New Book on British Tokens

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October 28, 2010 – 20 pages introduction with a brief account of how to understand tokens, and a list of the standard reference works for each main type.
Nearly 3500 17th century tokens listed, with Williamson/Dickinson ref. numbers, and prices for Fine condition. Over 2,500 of these are illustrated, including the most commonly found pieces, the most interesting, those that are heart-shaped, square, hexagonal or octagonal, and those depicting the tools and products of various trades and activities, inn signs, and the arms of the livery companies.

THE TOKEN BOOK. 17th, 18th & 19th century British tokens and their values by P & B R Withers. 14 x 22 cm 512 pages, over 3000 tokens illustrated, all in colour, from the best specimens in public and private collections. £48 (+ £4.50 p&p in UK, £7 Europe

For each county there are details of the token-issuing towns, cities and villages with the number of tokens they issued.
18th century tokens listed with Dalton & Hamer references, all types listed, with edge varieties, and prices for up to three grades. Gives more information and has many more illustrations than the Schwer guide.
19th century silver tokens listed with Dalton references. All types listed, prices for EF condition.
19th century copper tokens listed with Withers references. All types listed, prices for three grades.
Evasion halfpennies and farthings listed with Atkins references, prices for fair or Fine condition.
Select bibliography. Detailed index with 2000+ entries.
This book is vailable directly from: Galata Print Ltd, The old White Lion, Market Street, Llanfyllin, Powys SY22 5BX, GB. Tel/fax +44 1691 648765. Email: Website: