The Collection of Yorkshire 17th Century Tokens formed by Christopher Street

Date of Auction: 12th June 2018

Sold for £460

Estimate: £200 - £260

Pontefract, Isabell Oats, Farthing, 1649, 1.10g/6h (N –; BW. 267). Fine, extremely rare £200-260


Provenance: DNW Auction T5, 8 November 2007, lot 152.

The earliest dated Yorkshire 17th century token; no example was present in the Hird collection. The obverse utilises one of David Ramage’s castle punches, doubtless redolent of the town’s castle, besieged three times prior to 24 March 1648/9