Some Numismatic Delicacies from my Collection

These are some of the rare coins from my collection. Some I won at the Dr. Nitka auction held in Baltimore, some are from the McCammon Auction held in London, and the others were acquired from Spink or via a private treaty.

The provenance or history of ownership of a particular coin is of special importance to many collectors. It not only establishes the origins of the piece, but also demonstrates the care and attention accorded to an exceptional item by its previous owners. It confirms the importance and desirability of the specimen to the great numismatists in whose collections it resided.

1813 Half Penny Token
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ex McCammon collection, lot 251;ex Pridmore collection, lot 537
Very fine and very rare.
(McC T12; Pr 63; W2050)
Unitl 2018, I had never seen a nicer example of this token, the most sought after item in the Jersey token series.
Then along came the following item.

1813 Half Penny Token
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Another half penny token but this one is graded by NGC.
(McC T12; Pr 63; W2050)
Although this token is graded as AU 55 BN, I find that overly optimistic.
It has a little more detail than the previous token.

1813 Prince of Wales Plumes / Jersey, Guernsey and Alderney Penny Token
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Penny Tokens (4), ex McCammon collection lot 245; one ex Pridmore collection, lot 536
Fine to very fine.
(McC T6iv; Pr 62; W2044)
This is a nice example even though it was struck with a rusted die.

Druid / Jersey, Guernsey and Alderney Penny Token
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Penny Token, ex McCammon collection, lot 241
(McC T5; Pr 52; W2043)
Although not the best known example, this is still an extremely rare token.

1813 Commerce/ Prince of Wales Plumes Penny Token
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Penny Tokens (10), ex McCammon collection lot 249; one ex R J Ford collection, lot 320; one ex Pridmore collection, lot 536
Fine to almost extremely fine, rare.
(McC T10; Pr 68; W1681)
Another nice token from the McCammon collection.

1813 Eighteen Pence Token
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18 Pence, ex Nitka collection lot 3096;
Almost Uncirculated.
(McC J2; Pr 2)
This token is a nice example of the Jersey 1813 1/6 token. Unfortunately, it appears to have been cleaned at one time.

1813 Eighteen Pence Token
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18 Pence, acquired via private treaty;
Uncirculated with toning.
(McC J2; Pr 2)
This coin is my finest example of a Jersey 1813 1/6 token minted for circulation.

1813 Three Shillings Token
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Three Shillings, ex Nobel collection;
Uncirculated.
(McC J1; Pr 1)
This token was acquired from Spink.

1813 Three Shillings Token
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Three Shillings
Uncirculated.
(McC J1; Pr 1)
This token was acquired in a private treaty. Note the lions' spots are more pronounced on this particular example as compared to the previous one.

1813 Three Shillings Token
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Three Shillings, ex Nitka collection lot 3097;
Extra Fine (per the catalog).
(McC J1; Pr 1)
Although this particular was listed as being in an extra fine condition, close examination reveals otherwise. However, I have included this particular coin, because it was the very first Jersey 3/- token I acquired.

1841 Farthing
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A nice example of the 1841 farthing.

1861 Proof Farthing
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A nice example of the rare 1861 proof only farthing.

1861 Half Penny
NGC
Proof 64 RB
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This is a very nice example of the rare 1861 proof issue.

1866 Half Penny
NGC
Proof 64 RB
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This is a very nice example of the rare 1866 proof issue.

1870 Proof Penny
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1870 Penny, ex Nitka collection lot 3109;
Proof.
(McC J10A; Pr 10A)
All Jersey pre-1957 proof coins are extremely rare. I believe this was the nicest proof coin Dr. Nitka had in his collection.

1871 Proof Penny
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1871 Penny, ex Professor Wayne Newton Palmer collection lot 14157;
Proof.
(McC J11A; Pr 11A)

1877 Proof Farthing
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1877 Farthing; ex Professor Wayne Newton Palmer collection lot 14151
Proof.

A rare proof farthing. This particular variety was struck at the Royal Mint and thus there is not a H mintmark.

1877 Proof Half Penny
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1877 Half Penny;
Proof.
(McC J42A; Pr 10A)
A rare proof half penny. This particular variety was struck at the Royal Mint and thus there is not a H mintmark.

1945 Liberation Proof Penny
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1945 Proof Penny

This rare proof penny was acquired from Spink.

1945 Liberation Proof Penny
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1945 Proof Penny

Unfortunately for this rare proof penny, there is a little problem on the reverse.



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