Make a bid on a 1794 Leighton Buzzard Halfpenny Condor Token and Splasher

A 1974 Bedfordshire Leighton Buzzard Halfpenny Condor Token and Splasher
A 1974 Bedfordshire Leighton Buzzard Halfpenny Condor Token and Splasher
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An eBay user is auctioning a 1794 Bedfordshire Leighton Buzzard Halfpenny Condor Token and Splasher for over $200.

Keynumis, of USA, started the bidding price at $249.99, there are currently no bids on the item.

Condor Tokens are also known as 18th Century provincial Tokens, they are a form of privately minted token coinage struck and used during the later part of the 18th Century and the early part of the 19th century in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland.

The reason behind their demand during this time was because of the shortage of small denomination coins for everyday transactions.

Collecting these coins became popular shortly after they were manufactured.

Keynumis said: “My expertise is in error coins and not Condor Tokens.

“I purchased the set from a coin dealer, I do not remember where or when because the lead trial was an interesting item and the coin was in good condition.

“I have been divesting my collection and have placed a lot of it on eBay.

“Price is an estimate at value to a token collector and will drop if no interest is shown.”

In the description tab it states it is a Uniface Hub Trial for Lace Manufactory Halfpenny Condor Token, Lead, 37 x 36mm, an image of a sheep, legend pay at Leighton Herkhamsted or London and date (1794). Dalton and Hammer number 3C.

The coin included has an image of a girl making lace on one side and a lamb on the reverse.

The auction ends at 10.10pm on Monday, July 20.

To bid on the item visit: http://www.ebay.com/itm/1794-Bedfordshire-Leighton-Buzzard-Halfpenny-Condor-Token-and-Splasher-/391199456290?_trksid=p2054897.l4275