S3775, P913. Toned with a trace of wear to a couple high points. Attractive. Grade: Good extremely fine.
S3745, ESC 2128 (1222). The last 7 over 6 as are all shillings without stops beside the date. Light wear to the high points. Grade: Good very fine
S3950, P1553. Victoria 1838 copper farthing. Some minor marks from circulation. Grade: Good very fine
S2062, N1594. First reign penny of York episcopal mint under Abp. George Neville struck from local dies with G & key beside the neck. Slightly small as usual with a...
S1866, N1451ii. Rosette-Mascle penny of York struck under Abp. John Kemp with crosses beside the hair. The obverse with a pleasing blue tone. Weight 0.80g. ex R C Lockett 4017,...
S3786, Marsh 400. The first year of the milled Sovereign and its half. Minimal signs of circulation. Grade: Good extremely fine
George VI 1948 brass threepence. S.4112, P.2390. Variety with rounded corners. The occasional bagmark, a scarce year. Grade: uncirculated
George VI 1945 brass threepence. S.4112, P.2386. Lightly toning. Grade: uncirculated
William IV 1837 half-farthing. S.3849, P.1476. The obverse with blotchy toning and a little edgy, but rare in any grade. Books in the current Spink at £225 in VF. Grade:...
S.3985, ESC 3607 (2517), Davies 1610. A heavily toned set in an original dated box, this with some wear but fully functional. Grade: uncirculated.
S.3689, ESC 1668 (125). George II old head crown dated 1746, LIMA below, D.Nono edge. Minimal wear with antique toning. A most attractive Extremely Fine.
S4012, ESC 3759 (933), Davies 1737. George V 1914 two shillings. A few bagmarks and a bare trace of friction. Grade: Good extremely fine
S.4024, ESC 3888 (1810), Davies 1878. George V 1924 6d. Lightly toning. Grade: Uncirculated
S.3532, ESC.1261 (1555). William III 1697B sixpence, Bristol mint, late harp, small crowns. Well struck, the reverse die somewhat worn. Grade: Good very fine
S.4051, F.192. George V 1922 bronze penny. Toned with light wear. Grade: Extremely fine
cf.S1556, N1130. A crude imitation of a type XVI penny of York. Weight 0.72g. ex Lord Stewartby, purchased in 1944 Grade: nearly fine
Coin descriptions will contain references pertaining to that item. These are the main references used by collectors of their respective fields. A list of the prefixes used here is as follows: BCW The Hammered Silver Coins Produced at the Tower Mint During the Reign of Elizabeth I (I D Brown, C H Comber, W Wilkinson). A detailed study of dies, punches and die pairs for Elizabethan silver coins. The definitive reference. (2006) Dxxxx British Silver Coins since 1816 (Peter J Davies). A list of silver coins struck since 1816 which includes proofs and patterns together with more detailed die varieties than ESC. (1st Ed. 1982) ESC xxxx (xxxx) English Silver Coinage since 1649 (Maurice Bull). A list of silver coins...
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