S3852, Marsh 25. Victoria 1842 first young head sovereign, shield reverse. Light wear with minimal marks, the reverse better. Grade: gVF/aEF
S3927, Davies 988, ESC 3144 (1357). Victoria 1890 large Jubilee Head shilling. Light wear to the high points. Grade: EF
S3434, ESC 830 (504). William & Mary 1st issue halfcrown, first shield reverse with caul and interior frosted, no pearls. Scarce. Even wear to both sides, pleasing. Grade: VF
S3350, ESC 340 (15A). Charles II 1662 first issue milled crown, edge undated, die axis inverted. General even wear with a small flan flaw above the head. Grade: VF
S3722, P887. George II 1746 copper farthing. General even wear. Grade: nVF
S3453, P616. William & Mary 1694 copper farthing. A single year issue. Scarce. General wear with some pitting. Grade: aFine
S2811, N2240. Charles I Tower mint 6d Group D, mm. Portcullis with a large harp in the arms. Weight 2.54g. ex Dr J R Hulett collection (bt. F. Rist, 5th...
S870, N196, Pirie 421/-. Archbishop Wimung styca by the moneyer Coenred. The reverse die not illustrated in Pirie. Weight 0.90g. Toned with strong detail. Grade: VF+
S1151, N774. Aethelred II long cross 1d of London, the moneyer Eadmund. EADMVND M-O LVND. Weight1.66g. Toned, the legend weak over the same area both sides. Grade: VF+
S4107, Davies 2101, ESC 4112 (968C).. George VI 1950 proof florin from the sets. A hint of toning. Grade: Unc
S4081, Davies 2078, ESC 4095 (964). George VI 1944 first issue florin. A trace of wear to both sides. Grade: gEF
S4038, Davies 1775, ESC 3789 (952). George V 1932 fourth coinage florin. The key date. General even wear. Grade: VF
S3919, Robinson 444. Victoria 1850 Maundy 2d. A hint of friction, o/w attractively toned with brilliance. Grade: gEF
S3913, Davies 1201, ESC 3319 (1930). Victoria YH 4d. The first year of issue. A trace of wear only. Weak hair as often seen the deeply engraved reverse sucks the metal...
S3662, P812. George I 1719 farthing with small obverse letters, obverse flaws and a small 9 in the date. Toned with wear to the high points. Grade: VF
S3615A, ESC 1152. Anne post-Union 1709E* shilling struck from local dies with Edinburgh bust and Z type 1 in date. Rare [R2]. Even wear. A respectable example of this variety....
S4011, Davies 1670, ESC 3718 (766). George V 1919 first issue half crown. Scarce. Light wear. Grade: EF
S3941, Davies 1189, ESC 3294 (1771). Victoria veiled head 6d. The last year of issue. Toned, o/w as struck. Grade: Unc
S3788, Davies 51, ESC 2090 (616). George III first issue new coinage halfcrown with the large laureate bust, dated 1817. A little wear to the high points and a grey...
S4038, Davies 1770, ESC 3779 (947). George V fourth coinage 1927 proof florin. A proof only year for this issue. Impaired, with rub to the cheekbone and eyebrows and a...
S4022A, Davies 1751, ESC 3774 (942). George V second coinage florin dated 1923 in 500 silver. Toned with modest wear to the high points. 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...
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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