Davis 30. obv. Coat of arms with crowned owl supporters, crest and two maces in saltire. rev. ONE SHILLING SILVER TOKEN PAYABLE AT THE LEEDS WORKHOUSE 1812. Light wear, toned,...
Davis 29. obv. JOHN SMALPAGE & S.LUMB LEEDS, arms between palm and olive branches, crest above, rev. ONE SHILLING TOKEN 1812, Female sat on a bale with scales and a...
1838 4d. S3913, D1202, ESC 3322 (1931A). Last 8 over a sideways 8. Superb toning, practically as struck. Grade: uncirculated
1841 4d. S3913, D1207, ESC 3330 (-). 4 of date over ? and second 1 out of line (R3). Toned, practically as struck. This not listed in the earlier editions...
S3704, ESC 1734 (1213). George II 1758 old head shilling. A pleasing problem free coin with even wear. Grade: VF
S3905, Davies 890, ESC 3027 (1314). Victoria 1866 second young head shilling with die no.1 above the date. General wear. Grade: Good fine - near very fine
S3907, Davies 919, ESC 3072 (1342). Victoria 4th young head shilling, the scarcer of the two Davies varieties with the shorter As in the legend. A few contact marks with...
USA 1983 Olympics Boxed Proof Set in presentation case with accompanying booklet. Comprising a proof silver dollar with eagle reverse and proofs of 50c, 25c, 10c, 5c & 1c. As...
S3920, Davies 1421, ESC 3504 (2470). Victoria 1859 silver Maundy penny. Minimal friction to the highest points and toned Grade: A bold extremely fine.
S3917, Davies 1422, ESC 3506 (2471). Victoria 1860 Maundy fourpence. Modest wear to the higher points Grade: Good very fine
S4028, Davies 1986, ESC 3987 (2544). George V 1927 Maundy fourpence struck in 0.500 silver. Practically as struck. Grade: Uncirculated
S4030, Davies 1986, ESC 3987 (2544). George V 1927 maundy twopence. A couple of minor spots, otherwise practically as struck. Grade: Uncirculated
S3837, D382, ESC 2520 (1922). William IV 1837 groat, obverse 2 with 'more wiry hair' and wider colons after D and G. 1837 is considerably scarcer than 1836. Minimal friction...
S3839, Davies 410, ESC 2539 (2250). William IV 1834 threehalfpence. Light friction with toning. Grade: Good very fine
S3817, Davies 284, ESC 2450 (2430). George IV 1826 Maundy fourpence. General even wear. Grade: Fine
S4062. George V 1913 Third Farthing. Blotchy toning. Grade: Unc
KM 150. USA 1922 Peace Dollar. Light friction. Grade: nEF
KM 110. USA 1921S Morgan Dollar. San Francisco mint. General wear. Grade: aVF
KM 110. USA 1888O Morgan Dollar. New Orleans mint. Light wear to the high points. Grade: Good VF
KM 62. South Africa 1962 50c. A few tiny contact marks. Grade: aEF
KM5. Macau 1952 5 Patacas. Minimal wear. Grade: EF
S6623, DF631. George IV 1823 Irish Penny. A few contact marks, toned. ex SNC May 1996, no. 2281 Grade: aVF/good VF
S6597, DF 497. William & Mary 1694 1/2d. Toned, ex SNC May 1996, no 2246 Grade: Fair/Fine
S2002, N1578. Class Xb London groat, mm long cross fitchee / sun, no marks by bust, trefiols on all cusps. weight 3.02g. A pleasing full coin, toned. Scarce. ex Lord...
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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