Lot 252: (1789) Mott Token. Thick Planchet. Choice About Uncirculated
Historic Autographs, Civil War Encased Postage Stamps, Colonial, Revolutionary War, Federal Era, Coins, Currency, Medals
December 10, 2016
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USALive Auction
Mott Token Thick Planchet Choice About Uncirculated
(1789) Mott Token. Thick Planchet. Choice About Uncirculated.
A choice specimen, very close to full Mint State. Some typical irregularity in striking (as always) but for the issue far, far above average. William and John Mott, importers and manufacturers of and dealers in gold and silver wares, cloth, watches, and other art goods, issued a 1789-dated token which today is considered to be one of the earliest Advertising pieces to have circulated in America. This thick copper issue was possibly struck in England, although its precise origin is not known. The obverse depicts a Shelf Clock, and the reverse shows an American Heraldic Eagle. We are proud to offer this superior quality coin that has smooth hard medium chestnut-brown glossy surfaces and choice eye appeal. Ex: Early American Numismatics Mail Bid Sale, Dec. 11, 1993, Lot 71 with its insert tag.