Ayrshire 1797 half penny D&H-3

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 ANA sale, lot 23571
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This specimen was lot 23571 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $156. The catalog description[1] noted, "SCOTLAND. Ayrshire. 1/2 Penny Token, 1797. PCGS MS-65 BN Secure Holder. Obverse features armored bust left of William Fullarton (1754-1808) MP, later Governor of Trinidad in 1802, 'GULIELMUS VALLAS' around; Reverse: female seated, left arm resting upon a shield, 'SCOTIA REDIVIVA' around, 17 TC 97 in exergue, plain edge. A handsome chocolate brown Gem with hints of mint luster in the protected areas."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: copper.

Catalog reference: D&H-3.


  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The August 2018 Philadelphia ANA Auction: World Coins and Selections from the El Dorado Collection of Colombian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.
  • Lobel, Richard, Mark Davidson, Allan Hailstone and Eleni Calligas, Coincraft's Standard Catalogue of English and UK Coins, 1066 to Date, London: Coincraft, 1995.
  • Conder, James. An arrangement of Provincial Coins, tokens, and medalets issued in Great Britain, Ireland, and the colonies, within the last twenty years, from the farthing to the penny size. Ipswich: G. Jermyn, 1798.
  • Dalton, Richard, and Samuel H. Hamer. The Provincial Token Coinage of the 18th Century. 1910-1917.

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