Dix Noonan Webb is offering Part 2 of the Ron Ward Collection of British Tokens in their upcoming December sale. -Editor
The second portion of Ron Ward’s British Tokens will be sold in London on December 7, 2015 by Dix Noonan Webb in their catalogue, “Coins,
Tokens, Historical Medals & Paper Money”. This catalogue can be viewed online at: www.dnw.co.uk
Ron Ward collected British tokens for over 50 years. Eighteenth and early 19th century copper tokens were sold by Stack’s several years
ago. His “Unofficial Farthings” (500+) were sold by DNW in 2014. The remaining tokens, largely Victorian copper tokens, will be auctioned
in about 50 lots by DNW next month.
Of particular interest are lots 325—329 with countermarked and engraved issues listed by J. Gavin Scott in his book British
Countermarks on Copper & Bronze Coins.
Imitation Spade Guineas are in lots 334-337. Several hundred Merchant Checks are listed (lots 338-348) with a strong emphasis on London.
Five lots ( 351-355) of Private tokens as listed by R.C. Bell Tradesmen Tickets and Private Tokens 1785-1819 are of special interest
as less than 10 pieces of some are known.
Ron’s favorite token (lot 329) is an engraved George III penny reading: "Fauntleroy the Robber of Widows & Orphans, etc." The
catalogue has long write-up about the notorious Fauntleroy. There are illustrations of several hundred tokens which were not shown in many
of the standard works on British tokens.
To view the complete catalog, see:
Wayne Homren, Editor
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