DNW – Coins and Historical Medals, 4/5 May
The auction has 148 coins from a private collection made over 200 years ago by Samuel Birchall. The collection is of British hammered silver coins from the mid 9th century to the early 1660s.
Samuel was born in 1761 and moved to Leeds in 1788 where hegovernors of Ackworth School and of the Infirmary. Samuel Birchall, ardent naturalist and antiquarian, is best known among present-day numismatists for his A Descriptive List of the Provincial Copper Coins or Tokens issued between the Years 1786 and 1796. Apart from tokens, Samuel Birchall formed valuable collections of British gold and silver coins, stuffed animals.