S3991A, F380, P2220. A 1902 low tide halfpeny, toned with light wear. Rare. Grade: gVF
S3961, F145, P1943. 1897 Victorian old head penny with extensive subdued lustre and a little friction to the high points only. Grade: EF
S3419, P544. A 1687 James II tin halfpenny in fairly dire condition, but stable and retaining the copper plug. The edge is barely visible. Rare. Grade: Poor to fair
S.4012, ESC 3763 (937), D.1741, 1918 two shillings with even wear and light toning. Grade: VF
S.6601, DF 510. A 1723 Wood's Coinage halfpenny originally produced for Ireland, but rejected by the Irish and subsequently sent to America. Dark tone. ex Patrick Finn list 5/464. Grade:...
Catalogue for part one of the extensive collection formerly assembled by Virgil Brand and sold by the executors of the estate of his niece, Jane Brand Allen, in Zurich on...
A full set of Spink's Numismatic Circular for 1970 (11 issues, July/August combined) Clean, in good condition.
Seaby's Coin & Medal Bulletin for 1955, complete (12 issues) One cover distressed, rusty staples, internally clean.
Seaby's Coin & Medal Bulletin for 1979, complete (12 issues) Clean, in good condition.
Seaby's Coin & Medal Bulletin for 1968, complete. Bound hardback in Seaby's red binding. A few spots on the back board.
A full set of Seaby's Coin & Medal Bulletin from 1966. (11 issues, Sept/Oct combined). Punched for a ring binder, a couple covers with marks.
A full set of Seaby's Coin & Medal Bulletin from 1968. (12 issues). Punched for a ring binder, a couple covers with marks.
A full set of Seaby's Coin & Medal Bulletin from 1969 including the September supplement of 'A hoard of 'Double-Headed' Imperial Bronzes from Six Mints of Moesia Inferior and Thrace'...
D1882, ESC 3895 (1814), S4034. An attractively toned 1926 modified effigy sixpence as seen with minimal friction, mostly to the reverse. Grade: EF
D1820, ESC 3827 (1437), S4033. A pleasantly toned 1926ME shilling with minimal weal to the high points. Grade: EF
D1834, ESC 3837 (1443), S4039 1930 shilling with a few tiny contact marks and little in the way of appreciable wear. The key date and difficult in high grade. Rare....
KM 238. Canada, 1996 1/20oz dollar struck in 0.9999 gold. As struck and comes in its own protective capsule. Grade: Unc
D2193, ESC 4227 (1830), S4084. 1940 silver (0.500) sixpence. Practically as struck. Grade: Unc
S860, N186. Base silver styca. +EAHREDRE, ALFHE[ ]D. A strong obverse, the reverse somewhat weak with a small corrosion spot. Residual silvering, iridescent. Weight 0.60g. Grade: VF/gFine
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...
Why collect coins? People are attracted to the hobby for a variety of reasons, from taking an interest in a pile of coins found in Granny’s cupboard or inheriting a group of old coins in a bequest, to being interested in an old coin you found in the garden. Everyone handles coins on a daily basis, and some will take a few moments to look at them in closer detail. People often tell me they started collecting as a result of finding a specific 50p or £2 piece in their change. This is a cheap way into collecting, as you can always spend the collection for what it cost, should you get bored. A large number take up the hobby...