World Tokens, the Property of a North Country Collector
Date of Auction: 2nd October 2019
Sold for £240
Estimate: £80 - £100
FootnoteProvenance: Bt E. Roehrs 1983.
The purpose of the countermark (specimens are known countermarked 1, 3, and 4) remains uncertain, but it is thought that they might have been used as communion tokens. The general worn condition of countermarked examples would suggest usage over a considerable period of time