|Title||1794 TOKEN Franklin Press, BN|
|Service Catalog #||630|
1794 TOKEN Franklin Press Token, Plain Edge, Breen-1165, W-8850, R.1, AU50 NGC. Die alignment: 180?. A couple of minor scuffs and spots are all that keep this piece away from being very nearly Mint State, with nice coloration and a firm strike as well. A member of the English Conder token family, this piece has long been collected with American colonials due to its association with Benjamin Franklin, who worked at the London press in 1726. The press itself is preserved in the Smithsonian today. Listed on page 78 of the 2018 Guide Book. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Heritage Newman IX, November 2017, lot 15327, realized $360. Images and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.
|Image Collection||Eric P. Newman Collection, Part IX|