Lot Archive


№ 1326


7 October 2004

Hammer Price:

Middlesex [incorporating London], Central London, Newgate street, Christ’s Hospital, octagonal Sixpence, 1800, 6.59g/12h (DH 2); Pennies, 1800 (5), 7.99g/6h (DH 9), 6.16g/6h (DH 10), 6.66g/12h (DH 11), 6.81g/12h (DH 12), 12.22g/12h (DH 13) [6]. DH 9 and 10 very fine, latter better, others fine to very fine, first scarce (£50-60)

All Fawcett/Litman Collection, additionally:
DH 9 and 10 W. Longman Collection, Glendining Auction, 12-13 March 1958, lot 94 (part) [DH 9 from J.H. Daniels July 1907, 10 from R. Dalton December 1912].

Christ's Hospital, or the Blue Coat School, as it was generally termed, from the outward garment of the children, was a royal foundation dating to 1552. The children of the school were obliged to change any money they possessed into these tokens, which were the only currency allowed within the precincts of the building