S3845, P1459. William IV 1834 copper penny. Comes with old ticket indicating it was purchased in 1955 for 2s6d. General wear to the high points and small contact marks. Grade: nVF...
S3954, F130. Victoria 1890 bun head penny. General wear to the high points. Grade: gFine
S3954, F39. Victoria 1862 bronze young head penny. Sharply struck. A few spots of cabinet friction. Toned. Grade: gEF
S3948, P1509. Victoria 1855 plain trident copper penny. General wear. Grade: gFine
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
S4043, Davies 1995, ESC 3997 (2553). Edward VIII 1936 maundy set. The 1936 maundy issue used the obverse dies of the late king who had died the previous January. Practically...
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
KM#T5. 1930 British Trade Dollar, struck in 0.900 silver for circulation in the Far East. Small surface marks, but little wear. Grade: aEF
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
S872, Pirie 2106. Ethelred irregular issue styca. EDILRED, EAADIILE (Eardwulf). Weight 0.69g. Weak in parts Grade: aFine
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....
S3882, Davies 433, ESC 2564 (282). Victoria young head crown with cinquefoil stops and narrower date with plain 4. Reverse rim bruise at 3 o'clock and general wear. Grade: aVF...
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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