Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

Sale 5

Lot 3

(1688) James II Plantation Token tin farthing. Restrike. EF-45 but with the usual tin pesting. An early restrike of those struck in 1828, before the obverse die cracked. The surfaces are uniformly porous and the tin has started to crumble, see the excellent description in Breen's Encyclopedia, page 21. Head between EB on the obverse, diagnostic to the restrikes. Struck at the Tower Mint in London and called "Plantation" tokens since their time of issue under royal patent. Struck in nearly pure tin, much to the detriment of today's collectors trying to find a nice specimen. Scarce, even as a restrike.

Realized $311

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