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THE TOKEN BOOK - 17th, 18th & 19th century British tokens and their values

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Winner of the Royal Numismatic Society's LHOTKA PRIZE, 2011.

Paul & Bente R Withers. Published by Galata Print Ltd., Llanfyllin, 2010, reprinted 2022. A few errors and faulty photos have have been corrected, but the prices have NOT been revised.  Hardback. 504 pages, illustrated throughout with colour photographs from some of the best collections in the UK.  135 x 215mm.

The catalogue begins with a 20-page introduction with a brief account of how to understand tokens, and a list of the standard reference works for each main type.

Nearly 3500 17th century tokens are listed, with Williamson/Dickinson ref. numbers, and prices for Fine condition. Over 2,500 of these are illustrated, including the most commonly found pieces, the most interesting, those that are heart-shaped, square, hexagonal or octagonal, and those depicting the tools and products of various trades and activities, inn signs, and the arms of the livery companies.
For each county there are details of the token-issuing towns, cities and villages with the number of tokens they issued.
18th-century tokens listed with Dalton & Hamer references, all types listed, with edge varieties, and prices for up to three grades. Gives more information and has many more illustrations than the Schwer guide.
19th-century silver tokens listed with Dalton references. All types listed, prices for EF condition.
19th-century copper tokens listed with Withers references. All types listed, prices for three grades.
Evasion halfpennies and farthings listed with Atkins references, prices for fair or Fine condition.
Select bibliography.  Detailed index with 2000 entries.

This has been our most popular and best-selling book. 


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