Lot #2. Undated (Circa 1828) American Plantations Token. 1/24 Part Real. Breen-78. Restrike. AU-50 (PCGS).
The September 2008 Beverly Hills Rarities Sale - 9/13/2008
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A heavy die crack (as struck) at the right-obverse border confirms this coin as a restrike of the rare American Plantations Token. Several hundred of these restrikes were prepared circa 1828 by London coin dealer Matthew Young. As with the originals, the tin composition proved a detriment to these pieces and many survivors have come down to us with noticeable pitting and/or corrosion to the surfaces. The present example, however, is quite well preserved with relatively smooth, pewter-gray features. Well defined in all but one of two isolated areas, and uncommonly problem free for an example of the type.