Auction Date: 18/10/2016 at 10:30 am
C.1694 Private London Copper Lottery Ticket obverse Justice stands blindfolded with scales and sword, reverse ‘The Best and Fairest Last Chance’ 31mm (D&W 319/9, “not local”), condition is good, a very fine and rare example Note: The Lottery was instigated by a Mr. Thomas Hatfield and was drawn at the Hall of the Ironmongers’ Company. Hatfield hired the Hall for eight days at a guinea a day and the Company also received five tickets. See Some Account of the Worshipful Company of Ironmongers, pages 462 and 462 by John Nicholl, FSA, London 1851. Probably the 1694 Double chance lottery Main Prize ?5,000 Tickets cost 20s. 50,000 Tickets offered.