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 Middlesex, 1795 Newgate Prison, Uncirculated Example of

D&H 396

The London, England, auction house of Dix Noonan Webb will be selling the  collection of Conder tokens formed by the late Robinson S. Brown Jr in four parts, beginning October 7th 2009 (Bedfordshire thru Lincolnshire). Subsequent auctions are scheduled for October 2010 (Middlesex), October 2011 (Norfolk thru Yorkshire) and October 2012 (Wales, Scotland, Ireland and an extensive run of duplicates).

Catalogues may be ordered  from Dix Noonan Webb, 16 Bolton Street, London W1J 8BQ, England,  ww.dnw.co.uk.

They can also be contacted by phone at: 011-44-20-7016-1700.

For a direct link to the online catalogue use the following URL:  


This is sure to be another major “Copper Event” since the anticipation of sale of the Brown collection of British Tokens his  has long been awaited.  Many say Brown’s collection is among the most complete (if not the most complete) collection of Conder Tokens ever assembled. 

The last great Conder Token Sale was held July 7th & 8th, 1998 in Melborne, Australia.  It was the W.J. Noble Collection of British Tokens offered by Noble Numismatics Pty. Ltd. (sale No. 58, part B). 

This “UNDER PUBLICIZED” auction of Brown’s collection on October 7,2009 is sure to be an exciting  beginning to a fantastic group of events over the next several years for Provincial Token collectors of the 18th century.


The political satire of the illustrated token is that all the “issuers” were all currently prisoners residing in Newgate Prison.  They had been found guilty of subversive libel.  Notably, Ridgeway was publisher of Paine’s “Rights of Man”

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