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  • Seventeenth Century Trade Tokens (1648-72)
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    H5538 Somersetshire, Taunton, Civic Issue, Copper Farthing Token, 1.58g., 22mm, 1667, TAVNTON FARTHING, T and Tun, two dots above, rev., Castle, (BW 229), fine. $35

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    H5535 Kent, Canterbury, Francis Maplisden, Copper Halfpenny Token, 1.31g., 19mm, 1666, bunch of hops,  (BW 59), fair. $30

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    H5536 Somersetshire, Taunton, Richard Snow, Copper Farthing Token, 0.82g., 16mm, 1655,  (BW 281), fair. $75

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    H5537 Somersetshire, Gloucester, Civic Issue, Copper Farthing Token, 2.16g., 21mm, 1667, TAVNTON FARTHING, (BW 81), very fine. $35

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    H5539 Somersetshire, Wells, Civic Issue, Copper Farthing Token, 2.31g., 21mm, 1669, (BW 301), almost extremely fine. $65

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    RM62 Wiltshire, Trowbridge, John Clarke, Copper Farthing Token, 1667, 1.09g., 16mm, (BW 248), fine. $115

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    EM238 Worcestershire, Evesham, Timothy Mathews, Copper Farthing Token, 1.21g., 16mm, TIMOTHY MATHEWS, rev., OF EVESHAM, Grocer's Arms, (BW 58), fine. $75

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    EM233 Cambridgeshire, Cambridge, John Bird, Copper Farthing Token, 1667, 1.60g., 16mm, JOHN BIRD 1667, Merchant Taylors Arms, rev., OF CAMBRIDGE, 1667, (BW 16), officially punched, good very fine. $45 SOLD

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    EM225 Kent, Canterbury, Thomas Hutten, Copper Penny Token, 1.74g., 21mm, 1669, THOMAS HVTTEN, Pewterers's Arms, rev., PEVTERER, griffin,  (BW 59), fair. $75

    The only penny token in the Kent series.

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    EM237 Somersetshire, Bath, John Pearce, Copper Farthing Token, 0.93g., 16mm, 1669, IOHN PEARCE, Mercer's Arms, rev., (BW 26/27), fair. $35 SOLD

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    EM228 London, Long Acre (Westminster, area of Covent Garden), Thomas Lucke, Copper Halfpenny Token, 1666, 1.77g., 22mm, THOMAS LVCKE IN. MERCERS, rev., STREETE BREWER.HIS.HAL PENY, around TML, (BW 1886), fine / very fine. $90 SOLD

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    EM77 London, Tower Street, P.S.M, Copper Farthing Token, 1648, 1.12g., 16mm, AT THE KINGS HEAD, bust of a king, rev., IN TOWER STREETE, 1648, PSM, (BW 3220), very fine. $95 SOLD

    This token is believed to be the earliest dated issue in the main body of the series. The Kings Head tavern was visited by the famous diarist Samuel Pepys on April 25, 1661, where he had what he described in his diary as "a dirty dinner". No further visits are recorded.

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    EM79 London, Fenchurch Street, John Morris, Copper Halfpenny Token, 1.50g., 19mm, AT THE EXCHANG, view of the Royal Exchnage, (BW 991), small flan split, otherwise solid fabric, very fine. $145 SOLD

    The Royal Exchange in London was founded in the in 1571 by the merchant Thomas Gresham to act as a centre of commerce for the City of London. The site was provided by the City of London Corporation and the Worshipful Company of Mercers, who still jointly own the freehold. It is trapezoidal in shape and is flanked by Cornhill and Threadneedle Street, which converge at Bank junction in the heart of the City. The design was inspired by a bourse Gresham had seen in Antwerp, and was Britain's first specialist commercial building.

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    EM76 Hampshire, Portsmouth, John Patten, Copper Farthing Token, 0.59g., 17mm, (BW 154), good very fine. $75 SOLD

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    EM78 Leicestershire, Melton Mowbray, Roger Waite, 1666, Copper Halfpenny Token, 1.55g., 19mm, (BW 98), very fine. $95 SOLD

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    MD707 Uncertain Location, Copper Farthing Token, struck c.1660-1672, 4.59g., 22mm, PRAY FOR THE KING, crowned rose, rev., LORD GIVE THY BLESSINGS, (BW 90), fine. $150

    Not in the Norweb Collection.