S1259, N852. William II penny of London. Moneyer Brunic. BRVNIC ON LVN. The variety with no annulet at the centre of the reverse cross is known for only a few mints....
S1158, N787. Cnut pointed helmet penny of London. Moneyer Lifinc. LIFINC ON LVNDE. Weight 0.99g. The obverse softly struck with a few peck marks and a small chip at 12 o'clock....
S1158, N787. Cnut pointed helmet penny of London. Moneyer Wynsige. PYNSIGE ON LVND. Weight 0.95g. All detail struck up, but creased with a small edge split by the reverse initial cross....
Set of 1937 currency coins in a specimen box. The silver and halfpenny lightly toned. The crown, florin, brass threepence and penny with a bare trace of friction, o/w practically as...
KM483.1. Mexico 1977 100 Pesos struck in 0.720 silver with sloping shoulder and low 7s in date. Light wear to the high points. Grade: EF.
S3926, Davies 982 (1+C), ESC 3137 (1351). 1887 Jubilee head shilling with looped Q. Toned, with light wear to the high points. Grade: aEF
S3961, F153. Victoria 1900 veiled head penny. Toned. Grade: gVF
S3555/3556, P686. A mule of the 2nd obv & 3rd rev. Peck noted only his own & one other. A comparable example in Baldwin's 44 (2006) sold for £260, another, corroded, in London...
S3990, F163. Edward VII 1907 bronze penny. Lustre traces. Grade: aEF
S3961, F154. Victoria 1901 veiled head penny. The last year of issue. Much original colour and no wear, but a few reverse marks. Grade: gEF
S3777, P1132. George III cartwheel penny with 10 leaves in the laurel. Wear to the higher points and a couple of tiny rim marks. Toned. Grade: VF
cf. Linecar & Stone 143. Obverse uniface in brass of the 1811 5s6d bank token by W. Philp. Weight 24.19g. Rare & unusual. Obverse scratches and traces of mounting on...
S3954, F60, Gouby BP1870 Ac with 12 teeth date width. Slabbed NGC MS65BN. Toned, no wear. Grade: Unc
S3824, P1431. George IV 1825 copper halfpenny. The rarest date for this issue by a wide margin. Very rare in high grade. Considerable original colour with a trace of friction to...
S4051, F191. George V 1921 bare head penny. Comes with an old ticket. Toned with a trace of friction to a couple high points. Grade: EF+
S3955, Freeman 108, Gouby BP1881Hb. Victoria 1881 bun head penny struck at the Heaton mint. Slabbed NGC MS64RB. Most lustre. Grade: Unc
S3954, Freeman 52, Gouby BP1866Ac with 12 teeth date width. Slabbed NGC MS64RB. Some subdued lustre. Grade: Unc
S3941, Davies 1188, ESC 3293 (1770). Victoria 1900 veiled head 6d. Even wear to both sides with a hint of toning. Grade: A bold VF
S3913, Davies 1229, ESC 3351 (1952). Victoria 1854 YH groat. Some wear, the obverse weaker as is normal for this issue. Grade: aVF/gVF
S3951, P1595. Victoria 1844 half-farthing with E over N corrected in REGINA. Light wear. Grade: gVF/nEF
S3384, ESC 616 (1846). Charles II 1675 groat (4d). Rare, rated R4 in ESC. Light, even wear. Grade: gVF
S3388, ESC 689 (2180A). Charles II 1678 over 6 halfgroat (2d) with legend reading CAROLVS.II. Toned with light wear. Grade: VF+
S3386, ESC 662(?). Charles II 1679 3d struck from a very flawed obverse die. The L of CAROLVS appears to be an I with no visible bottom limb. General wear,...
S4058, F412. George V 1929 small head halfpenny. Toned with a hint of friction. Grade: gEF
S2663, N2107. James I second coinage halfpenny with mm. Coronet. Weight 0.22g. ex S Hiil, Lockdales 69, lot 822. The rose slightly off centre, o/w a full coin. Grade: VF...
S3961, F577. Victoria 1899 veiled head farthing, mint toned. A slight loss of toning to the high points of the reverse. Grade: Uncirculated.
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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