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Choice Proof 1796 Silver Myddelton Token Great Britain. Kentucky. 1796 Myddelton Token. Silver. Plai

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Choice Proof 1796 Silver Myddelton Token Great Britain. Kentucky. 1796 Myddelton Token. Silver. Plai
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Choice Proof 1796 Silver Myddelton Token Great Britain. Kentucky. 1796 Myddelton Token. Silver. Plain Edge. Breen-1073, W-8905. Rarity-5. Proof-63 PCGS. OGH. Obv: Hope at left with anchor at feet delivers two infants to Liberty at right with liberty pole and cap, cornucopia at feet, sapling between Hope and Liberty, BRITISH SETTLEMENT KENTUCKY arcs above, 1796 below in exergue. Rev: dejected Britannia seated left, head down, scales and sword of Justice, fasces, and Phrygian cap underfoot, PAYABLE BY P.P.P. MYDDELTON arcs around, exergue empty. The reflective silver-gray fields uphold lightly frosted motifs on both sides, all aglow with soft champagne-gold radiance. Halos of peach iridescence gather at the rims, with the boldest tones on the reverse. The strike -- from dies by Conrad Küchler that many consider the most beautiful token dies ever rendered -- is sharp and renders the heraldic-themed devices all the more impressive. A rare and important “go-with,” this token has long been the focus of American collectors for its obvious ties to our nation’s 15th state. If you become the fortunate new steward of this English token turned American rarity, the end result of your bidding enthusiasm will be its own reward. Housed in a PCGS OGH with outer frame.
Philip Parry Price -- Myddelton later added for dramatic effect – schemed to bring Englishmen with good, solid trades to America and to colonize a fertile portion of Kentucky he owned that was situated on the Ohio River. He had already succeeded to the tune of some 1,200 souls who found their way to America’s 15th state, when he was arrested in August, 1796 and charged with enticing English artificers to leave the country; he was sentenced to one year at the notorious Newgate Prison, though he ended up serving three years all told in “gaol,” which effectively ended his hope of a colony on the mighty Ohio.
PCGS Population: 5; 7 finer (Proof-66 finest).
PCGS #649



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