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We sell and buy coins, medals, tokens, weights and scales, direct and by auction. We’ve been in this business since 1982. More than 40 years later we are still passionate about numismatics. We are no longer inviting consignments for future auctions as we try to take things a little easier in the future as we attempt to retire.. However, we are posting fixed price items for you to buy on this website and the occasional auction.

MB108095, Kent 162, Deal, John Watts 1/4d, 1664 hanging fleece
MB108095 Kent 161, Deal, John Watts 1664 1/4d – a hanging fleece ex Josland

AUCTION Our auction MB108 has just closed. It was a single collection of 17th century tokens – farthings and halfpennies with the occasional penny token. They are from Kent mainly but with other counties added.

Prices realised here. If there’s nothing in the third column then the token is available to buy (on a first come first served basis). To download the text only catalogue, click here.

These are humble pieces but any collector of 17th century tokens understands that high grade can be elusive or just far too expensive for the pocket. There are many pictorial tokens relating to trades and pub signs. Some are rebus for you to puzzle out. Many are the arms of the livery companies, predominantly the Grocers. The prices started very modestly but rose to their market value. and are in the main lower than in a single lot in a numismatic auction would command.

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