S3822, P1407. George IV 1821 first issue farthing. Minimal wear to the highest points and a spot on the chin. Toned. Grade: EF
S3822, P1414. George IV first issue 1825 farthing with raised leaf ribs (obv.1) and the 5 of the date struck over a higher 5. Some residual original colour. Grade: Uncirculated...
S3722, P889. George II old head 1749 farthing. Even wear to the high points. Pleasing. Grade: VF
S3922, D540, ESC 2695 (394). Victoria 1887 double florin with a Roman I in the date. The scarce of the two types for this first year of issue. General wear....
S3923, D545, ESC 2702 (398A). Victoria 1889 double florin with the so-called inverted 1 in VICTORIA which is actually a broken serif on the second I. General wear with some...
S3787, Davies 12, ESC 2018 (220A). George III new coinage 1820/19 crown with LX edge. The upright of the 1 is seen passing through the inside angle of the 2....
S3808, Davies 181, ESC 2365 (634). George IV 2nd coinage 1823 halfcrown with the Garter reverse. Toned with general even wear and not unattractive. Grade: VF
S3981, Davies 1533, ESC 3591 (1414). Edward VII 1905 florin. The key date for the issue. General even wear. Grade: VF
S4012, Davies 1730 (1+A), ESC 3755 (929). George V 1st issue 1911 florin. The rarer of the two obverse dies. Scarce. Light wear to the high points. Grade: aEF
S4012, Davies 1733, ESC 3758 (932). George V 1st coinage (925) 1913 florin. Scarce. Lightly toned with even wear to both sides. Grade: VF
S4022A, Davies 1747, ESC 3768 (940). George V 2nd coinage 1921 florin. Some wear and a couple of obverse spots. Grade: VF+
S4022A, Davies 1755, ESC 3778 (945). George V 2nd coinage florin. Light wear. Grade: gVF
S4038, Davies 1773, ESC 3785 (950). George V 4th coinage 1930 florin. Scarce. Minimal wear. Grade: EF+
S4038, Davies 1778, ESC 3796 (955). George V 4th coinage 1936 florin. Toned with a trace of friction only. Grade: gEF
S4081, Davies 2072, ESC 4079 (958). George VI 1938 first issue florin. Scarce. A few small contact marks. Grade: EF
S4026, D1938, ESC 3941 (2137). George V 1922 second (debased) issue threepence with dull finish. A hint of friction only. Grade: gEF
S4026, D1936, ESC 3939 (2126). A George V 1921 second coinage threepence struck in 500 silver. The reverse appears to have originally had a cud between 3 & 6 o'clock...
S4042, D1951, ESC 3946 (2141). George V 1927 fourth coinage proof threepence. A proof only year for this denomination. Impaired with wear to the high points and an obverse flaw....
S4015, D1921 (2+A), ESC 3926 (2124). George V 1911 first issue threepence in 925 silver. Light wear to the high points. Grade: EF
S4011, Davies 1664, ESC 3713 (761). George V first issue (0.925 silver) 1914 halfcrown. Scarce. Light wear to the high points. Grade: gVF
S4037, Davies 1706, ESC 3739 (779). George V fourth coinage 1930 halfcrown. A key date and rare. General even wear. Grade: aVF
S4036, Davies 1632, ESC 3636 (369). George V 1929 bare head crown, 4994 struck. Light wear to the high points Grade: VF+
S3703, ESC 1724 (1205). George II 1745 old bust LIMA shilling. General wear. Grade: Fine
S3821, Davies 288d, ESC2456 (2435). George IV 1830 Maundy Penny. Practically as struck. Grade: Unc
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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