S3746, ESC 2129 (1225). George III 1787 shilling with semee of hearts in the Hanoverian arms. Toned with wear to the high points. Struck from old dies with flaws both...
S3704, ESC 1734 (1213). George II 1758 old head shilling. Light wear to the high points. An attractive example. Grade: VF
S3371, ESC 500 (1022). Charles II 1663 1st bust shilling with inverted die axis (normal). Wear to the high points. A strong strike on the obverse, with the reverse correspondingly...
S3982, Davies 1555, ESC 3591 (1414). Edward VII 1905 shilling. The key date for the reign. General wear with a mark below the truncation. The reverse better. Grade: gFine
S4082, Davies 2111, ESC 4123 (1454). George VI 1938 first issue shilling with English reverse. The scarcest year for this issue. Toned with light wear to the highest points. Grade:...
S3940A, Davies 1022, ESC 3163 (1367). Victoria 1898 veiled head shilling. Toned with moderate wear. Grade: VF
S1605, N1213. Edward III pre-treaty ser. Gf penny of York struck under Abp. Thoresby. ex Lord Stewartby 1142d. Weight 0.95g. Worn with a few surface marks. Grade: Fair
S3645, ESC 1578 (1172). George I 1721/0 R & P shilling with 7 strings to the harp. Scarce. General wear. The overdate clear. Grade: Poor - Fair
S1928, N1512, Withers PL10/d. Henry VI leaf-pellet 1/2d. Weight 0.55g. ex Studio Coins list 91/9813. A good portrait with a couple weak areas. Grade: VF
S3954, F39. Victoria 1862 bronze young head penny. Sharply struck. A few spots of cabinet friction. Toned. Grade: gEF
S3948, P1506. Victoria 1854 plain trident copper penny. With old ticket indicating it was purchased in 1968 for 45/-. Light wear to the high points. Toned. Grade: nEF
S3980, Davies 1500, ESC 3560 (361). Edward VII 1902 currency issue crown. Lightly toned with a hint of cabinet friction. Grade: gEF
S2211. Henry VII Canterbury 2d, joint issue between Archbishop and King. No stops variety. Weight 1.10g. Clipped. Grade: gFine
S3848, P1471. William IV 1834 farthing with a raised line on the saltire. Scarce. General wear to both sides. Grade: nVF
S2199, N1705. Henry VII facing bust groat with mm. Greyhound's Head 2. A scarce mark. Weight 2.93g. Slightly creased with a dark tone. Grade: aVF
S3950, P1562. Victoria 1842 1/4d. Scarce. Somewhat pitted surfaces. Grade: Fine
S3950, P1582. Victoria 1855 1/4d with ww raised on the truncation. Scarce. General even wear. Grade: VF
S3958, F559, P1915. Victoria 1887 1/4d. A little friction to the high points. Grade: EF
S3950, P1583. Victoria 1856 copper 1/4d. Toned with little wear. Grade: EF
S4015, Davies 1934, ESC 3937 (2124). George V first issue 3d in sterling silver. Scarce. Toned. Grade: gVF
S3984, Davies 1593 (1B), ESC 3620- (2117). Edward VII 1904 3d. Scarce. General wear, the reverse better. Grade: VF
S3914C, Davies 1300, ESC 3418 (2080). Victoria type A4 young head 3d. Moderate wear. Grade: VF
S1605, N1158. Edward III pre-treaty 1d, ser. Ga of York with mm. Cross 3. Weight 1.05g. ex Lord Stewartby 1142a. General wear. Grade: Fine or slightly better.
S1565, N1147, LAL 30. Edward III 4th coinage pre-treaty 4d with mm. cross 1 and wedge tailed R. Weight 4.47g. ex-Lord Stewartby 1095c. Of good weight on a small flan....
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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