S1594/1595, N.1170/1177. Edward III pre-treaty penny, Durham episcopal mint under Bp. Hatfield. Toned and weak in parts, but extremely rare as a mule. ex W J Conte collection. Grade: Very...
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
S4024, ESC 3886 (1809), Davies 1877. George V 1923 6d. A hint of toning. The rarest debased silver sixpence by a considerable margin. Grade: Uncirculated
S.1415, N.1080, Blunt IVc. Penny of Berwick, weight 1.33g. Flat in parts, about fine, the reverse with a pleasing tone. ex Lord Stewartby (II), Spink 237, 28th June 2016, lot...
S.1415, N.1071, Blunt 1a. Edward I penny of Berwick, local dies. 1.28g. Weak in parts, good fine, the portrait better. ex. Lord Stewartby (II), Spink 237, 28th June 2016, lot...
S.2316, N.1762. Henry VIII groat, London Mint, i.m. crowned portcullis (obv. over crowned T), weight 3.04g. General wear with a slightly weak portrait. Rare with the obverse initial mark. Grade:...
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
S1845, N1432 Henry VI annulet issue penny of Calais. Some peripheral weakness, but a decent portrait. Weight 0.88g. ex E J Harris and Lord Stewartby Grade: Nearly very fine
S1856/1845, N1432. Henry VI penny of Calais, Annulet trefoil sub-issue with trefoil to left of crown and two annulets on the reverse. Pierced, but very rare. Weight 0.89g. ex R...
Macclesfield Token 1791, Charles Roe, DH 36. Charles Roe established the copper works 1758, bust right, edge - PAYABLE AT MACCLESFIELD LIVERPOOL OR CONGLETON, rev. top bar points to centre...
Macclesfield, Cheshire. 1789 Halfpenny Token, DH 11. Edge - PAYABLE AT MACCLESFIELD LIVERPOOL OR CONGLETON. Right hand bee between E & L, 8 spokes to the wheel. Grade: Good 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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