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S3950, P1568. Victoria 1847 copper farthing. Minimal friction with a trace of lustre. Attractive. Grade: EF+
S3949, P1542. Victoria 1854 copper halfpenny. Struck from worn dies. High grade, but the surfaces somewhat mucky. Grade: EF
S3719, P- (876 var.). George II 1746 old bust halfpenny. The 6 is made from a 1745 die with the loop closed by an added punch. All old bust halfpennies...
S3963, F571, P1958. Victoria 1895 veiled head bronze farthing. Most lustre, slightly spotty but not as obvious in the hand. Grade: Unc
S3950, P-. 1858 copper farthing with small date, this not recorded by Peck. High grade with minimal friction, but appears to have been lightly cleaned in the past. Very rare...
S6622, DF 602. 1806 Irish farthing. Light wear to the high points. Toned. Grade: gVF
S4084, Davies 2194, ESC 4230 (1831). George VI first issue sixpence. Practically as struck. Grade: Unc
S4149, Davies 2495, ESC 4536 (1838M). Elizabeth II 2nd issue sixpence. A couple bagmarks. Grade: gEF
S3838, Davies 410, ESC 2539 (2250). William IV threehalfpence. Light wear, toned. Grade: nEF
S4014, Davies 1868, ESC 3877 (1801). George V first issue sixpence struck in 0.925 silver. Light friction to the high points and a rim mark at 12 o'clock. Toned. Grade:...
S4105, Davies 2201, ESC 4249 (1837). George VI second issue sixpence with IND IMP, struck in Cu-Ni. A small spot to the cheek. Grade: gEF/UNC
S4040, Davies 1894, ESC 3905 (1819). George V 4th coinage sixpence with wider edge milling. Light wear to the high points. Scarce. Grade: EF
S3923, Davies 546, ESC 2703 (399). Victoria Jubilee Head double florin. Last year of issue. Light wear with a small rim mark at 12 o'clock. Toned. Grade: VF
S4156, F660 (1+A). From the plastic set. Mint state, full lustre. Grade: Uncirculated.
S4154, F245. 1st issue penny, beaded border both sides. Full lustre with a trace of light fingerprint to the reverse. Grade: Uncirculated
S4137, Davies 2310, ESC 4349 (798G). I of DEI points to space. Practically as struck Grade: Unc
S2654. James I 3rd bust shilling, im. Rose. Weight 5.39g. Graffiti before the face. Grade: good Fine
S2403. Edward VI groat struck in the nmae of Henry VIII, London mint, im. Martlet. Laker bust J. Weight 2.33g. Dark tone with a striking split at 6 o'clock. Rare....
S2369. Henry VIII, Tower mint, 3rd coinage groat, Laker bust B1 with narrower face. i.m.Lis. Pellet in annulet in forks. Slightly debased 9oz issue. Weight 2.56g. Small edge crack at...
S2339. Henry VIII ggroat of York struck under Archbishop Thomas Wolsey. im. Voided cross. T W by shield, Cardinal's Hat below. Weight 2.64g. Weak at 4 o'clock with a few...
S1105, N688. Eadmund 2 line penny type HT1. Moneyer Thorstan. Darkly toned with minimal friction. Grade: aEF
S870, N196. Four Archbishop Wigmund stycas, one by each of the known moneyers associated with this issue. VIGMVNDIREP/COENRED (Pirie 426), VIGMVNDIREP/EDILVEARD (Pirie 909), EIGMVND/EDELHELM (Pirie SB73), VIGMVHD/HVNLAF (Pirie 925). A...
S1868, N1451i. Henry VI rosette-Mascle penny of York, struck under Abp. Kemp 1430-1 with mullets beside crown. Weight 0.75g. Slightly small, toned. From the F A Walters (1932) lot 288,...
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...
Why collect coins? People are attracted to the hobby for a variety of reasons, from taking an interest in a pile of coins found in Granny’s cupboard or inheriting a group of old coins in a bequest, to being interested in an old coin you found in the garden. Everyone handles coins on a daily basis, and some will take a few moments to look at them in closer detail. People often tell me they started collecting as a result of finding a specific 50p or £2 piece in their change. This is a cheap way into collecting, as you can always spend the collection for what it cost, should you get bored. A large number take up the hobby...