S3956, F360, P1845. Virtually full lustre, lightly toning in parts. Grade: UNC
S3952, P1606. A copper third farthing with light wear to the high points. Small G in REG. Scarce one year issue. Grade: EF
S1348A, N968/1. A Richard I short cross penny of Canterbury. REINAVD ON C. Weight 1.26g. Struck off-centre, flat in parts. Grade: Fair
S1361, N985/1. Class 2b1 long cross penny, London mint. NICOLE ON LVND. Weight 1.38g. The obverse with a dark tone. Grade: Very fine
S3556, P-. 1699 third issue halfpenny with the final A in BRITANNIA unbarred. Not listed in Peck. ex Peter Lawrence and Basil Nicholson 118, collection sold by ColinCooke in 2004...
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:...
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....
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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