The London Elephant Tokens were undated but struck circa 1672 to 1694, and most were struck in copper, but some using brass. These pieces were not struck for the colonies, but are related by the obverse die to the Carolina and New England Elephant Tokens.
The Carolina Elephant Tokens were dated 1694 as a halfpenny denomination. The 1694 New England Elephant Tokens is the most rare of the three and is rarely seen on the market. It's believed that these Elephant Tokens were struck in England as a promotional piece for the American Colonies.
(1694) Halfpenny, GOD PRESERVE LONDON, Thick Planchet
(1694) Halfpennt, GOD PRESERVE LONDON, Thin Planchet
Brass example (Unique)
(1694) Halfpenny GOD PRESERVE LONDON, Diagonals in Center of Shield
(1694) Halfpenny, similar, Sword in Second Quarter of Shield
(1694) Halfpenny, LON DON
1684 PROPRIETERS, O over E
1694 NEW ENGLAND
(1694) TOKEN London Elephant Token
Bolen copy of 1694 TOKEN Carolina Elephant Token
VG - $350
VG - $550
VG - $700
VF - $14,000
VG - $1,000
VG - $5,000
VG - $4,500
VG - $50,000
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