Obv: A bust of Bishop Blaize, SUCCESS TO THE YORKSHIRE WOOLLEN MANUFACTORY around. Rev: View of Leeds Cloth Hall, LEEDS HALFPENNY above, 1793 in exergue. Edge: PAYABLE AT H. BROWNBILL SILVERSMITH.
Uncirculated Bronzed Proof. Choice. In Air-tite container. Ex. McKivor, Ex. Collins, Ex. Millett, Ex. Boulton Estate.
This token is part of a larger group of tokens that I recently acquired from Mr. Cory Collins, a collector of mostly Matthew Boulton/Soho Mint tokens and medals. He had bought 36 tokens from both Bill McKivor and Allan Davisson, who had bought them from Timothy Millett in England. Mr. Millett had himself acquired them directly from the estate of Matthew Boulton. This token comes with letters from Bill McKivor, Timothy Millett, and Cory Collins that show the provenance history from the Boulton estate to myself. Bill stated in his letter that Cory was the first collector to own these tokens after being released from the Boulton Family holdings. Great piece of numismatic history!