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    1796 Myddelton Token, PR66
    Amazing Quality and Appeal, W-8905

    1796 TOKEN Myddelton Token, Silver PR66 PCGS. W-8905, R.6. The ambitious plan of Englishman Philip Parry Price Myddelton was to settle and populate a large tract of land he owned in Kentucky with transplanted English artisans, skilled craftsmen, artists, and immigrants. Part of his plan was to issue coinage for the settlement, striking a small number of beautiful tokens in silver and in bronzed copper at the Soho Mint of Boulton and Watt near Birmingham, England.

    The fruition of Myddelton's dream was denied when he was imprisoned for his colonization efforts, which were considered seditious. A few of his attractive and politically charged tokens survive, showing the figure of Liberty holding out a hand to welcome Peace and Plenty offered by Hope. On the reverse, the image of Britannia leans on her shield, defeated. This incredible Premium Gem token in silver is deeply mirrored with frosted motifs, dramatically toned in shades of azure-blue, violet, and magenta. It is among the finest known examples struck in silver. Listed on pages 76-77 of the 2016 Guide Book. Population: 1 in 66, 0 finer (7/15).

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2B67, PCGS# 649)

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    August, 2015
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