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
George VI 1946 year set in a plastic/card presentation pack, probably dating from the 1960s. Halfcrown to farthing. The 3d scarce. toned with varying degrees of wear. Grade: Fine to...
S4048 & 4111. A pair of crowns with the art-deco reverse of the 1935 and Pistrucci's original rendition of George & the Dragon. In a fitted case,this in good condition....
4040, Davies 1891, ESC 3896 (1815). George V 1927 fourth coinage sixpence. Proof only issued for this year. A small spot below the tip of the truncation. Grade: Unc
S4084, Davies 2190, ESC 4218 (1826). George VI proof 1937 6d from the set. Toned, practically as struck. Grade: Unc
S4149, Davies 2425, ESC 4484 (1475O). Proof from the set. 2nd A of GRATIA to bead, listed by Davies as 'To be confirmed', so presumably at least scarce. A hint...
S4146, Davies 2384, ESC 4435 (968V). 1970 proof florin from the set. Second A of GRATIA to space, listed by Davies as 'To be confirmed', so presumably at least scarce....
S4145, Davies 2338, ESC 4392 (798Y). 1970 proof halfcrown from the set. I of GRATIA to bead, listed by Davies as 'To be confirmed', so presumably at least scarce. Lightly...
S4083, Davies 2157, ESC 4170 (1467). George VI first issue shilling, Scottish reverse. A couple tiny bagmarks and lightly toned. Grade: Unc
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
S3470, ESC 995 (89). William III 1696 first bust crown, OCTAVO edge. General wear. Grade: aFine
S3912, Davies 1103, ESC 3257 (1745). Victoria 1884 third head 6d. A small flaw in front of the neck, o/w minimal wear. Grade: EF+
S3821, Davies 288d, ESC2456 (2435). George IV 1830 Maundy Penny. Practically as struck. Grade: Unc
S3790, Davies 80, ESC 2149 (1228). George III 1816 new coinage shilling. Some wear to the high points of both sides. Grade: Better than VF
S3600, ESC 1351 (103). Anne, 1707 E(dinburgh) crown, SEXTO edge, 13 harp strings. General wear, with more to the obverse as usual, the reverse being slightly concave and hence protected....
S3983, Davies 1576, ESC 3604 (1782). Edward VII 1908 6d. Scarcer date. General even wear. Grade: gVF
S3983, Davies 1578, ESC 3606 (1784). Edward VII 1910 6d. Light even wear. Grade: aEF
KM 1297. Canada 2013 5 dollars, 1 oz. 0.999 silver. Reverse with antelope. Brilliant, as struck. Grade: Unc
KM 1109. Canada 2011 5 dollars, 1 oz. 0.999 fine silver. Reverse with Grizzly bear. Brilliant as struck Grade: Unc
KM 625. Canada 2008 proof 1oz. maple leaf 5 dollars with Rat privy mark to the left of the leaf stem. In original sealed mint packaging. Grade: Unc
KM 625. Canada 2011 1oz. 0.9999 silver maple leaf 5 dollars. Brilliant. Grade: Unc.
S3781, P1383. 1807 bronzed proof halfpenny by W J Taylor from modified 1806 Soho mint dies. cf. SNC vol.77 (2007), p.301. No 1807 proof halfpennies struck at Soho are known....
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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