Heritage Auctions announced this week their upcoming sale of the Marshall
Collection of Conder Tokens. Here's the press release; I've added some images.
Marshall Collection of Conder Tokens launches new auction series at Heritage Auctions
A rare, 1797 Swan Penny Token, considered the finest known to exist, highlights The Marshall
Collection of Conder Tokens Part I - the first of a new series of special monthly world coin
auctions set to debut Oct. 2, 2014 at Heritage Auctions. The new venue seeks to elevate advanced or
specialty collections with customized marketing plans and single session auctions offered through
"The Marshall Collection is very advanced in this specialty area of collecting," said
Matt Orsini, Consignment Director of World Coins at Heritage. "This new series of special
monthly auctions is the perfect venue for specialized collections like this. We look forward to
showing other collectors how they can take advantage of this venue and have their coins marketed
and sold as single-collection auctions."
The Marshall Collection is one of the finest Conder token collections in the world in terms of
size and the number of rarities it contains. Conder tokens, aka 18th Century Provincial Tokens, are
a collectible form of privately-minted coinage struck in the 18th and early 19th century England,
Scotland, Ireland, Wales and Anglesey. They have long appealed to collectors because of the diverse
and imaginative themes ranging from historical figures, satirical, maritime, wildlife,
architectural, regional and more.
The 1797 Swan Penny Token is an extremely rare token that is perhaps the finest known of its
type. The specimen's sharp design elements and a sublime mixture of multicolored tone atop
glossy surfaces make it one of the most highly sought issues in the Middlesex series. It appears
with a $1,500 estimate.
Additional highlights in The Marshall Collection include an 1800 Leicestershire Elmsthorpe 1/2
Penny, a key issue within the Conder Token series (est. $1,000+); a 1789 Hampshire Basingstoke
copper Shilling Token (est. $400+); and a 1797 Hampshire Portsmouth 1/2 Penny Token, one of six to
10 known to exist (est. $800+).
Leicestershire. Elmsthorpe 1/2 Penny 1800
Hampshire. Basingstoke copper Shilling Token 1789
Hampshire. Portsmouth 1-2 Penny Token 1797
Following Part I, Part II of the Marshall Collection of Conder Tokens will close Oct. 30.
Heritage will then offer a second collection of Conder tokens at auction in November, followed by a
collection of Philippine Medals. Specialized world coin offerings are also on tap into the future,
Orsini said. "Collectors with similarly specialized collections could take advantage of this
venue and have their coins marketed and sold as single-collection auctions," he said.
Such collections are featured on HA.com, the largest numismatic auction site in the world, and
listed as a named collection on the homepage. Opening and closing announcements are sent via email
to qualified clients among Heritage's 850,000 online bidder members. Upcoming auctions in the
series include The Chatham Street Collection (Sale #241445), Oct. 30 - Nov. 27, 2014, and The Dr.
Rodger McFadden Collection (Sale #241449), Nov. 27- Dec. 25, 2014.
To view the sale online, see:
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