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,...
S1159, N790. Cnut short cross penny. AELFRIC ON NORD: Weight 1.18g. Little wear, but a trifle messy as the dies were badly rusted. Grade: gVF
S1350C, N970/969. London Mint cut half, Ricard. Weight 0.61g. Toned. Grade: nVF
S870, N196, Pirie 403. VIGMVNDIREP / COENRED. Weight 1.00g. Well struck, with a small deposit to the reverse. Grade: VF
S862, N186, Pirie 1642. EANREDRE / EORDRED (both retrograde). Weight 0.74g. A small chip and struck slightly off-centre. Grade: VF
S3930, ESC 3359 (1956), Davies 1236. Jubilee head groat struck for use in British Guiana. Minimal cabinet friction to a couple points, essentially uncirculated. Attractively toned. Grade: gEF
S3913, ESC -, Davies -. D over B in obverse legend. This unrecorded in any literature to my knowledge. Presumably rare. Light wear with a small rim mark to the...
S3837, ESC 2515 (1918), Davies 380. William IV fourpence, first year of issue. Light wear, dipped, bright. Grade: EF
S3656, ESC - (2221). Stop after GRA. This only listed in the new ESC with no stop after GRA, and the old ESC reference is incorrectly given as 2224 which...
S3761, ESC 2421. Old large cuirassed bust. Light wear to the high points. Grade: aEF
S3929, ESC 3279 (1757), Davies 1164. Victoria Jubilee Head sixpence dated 1889. The scarcer Davies variety with low outline under the fleur de lys. Slight wear. Grade: EF
S3941, ESC 3294 (1771), Davies 1189. Victoria veiled head sixpence. A bare trace of friction. Grade: gEF
S3769, ESC 2065 (408), D.48. 1811 first bust 3/- bank token. 26 acorns in wreath. Cabinet friction to the highest points of the obverse. Grade: gEF/UNC
Carausius billon antoninianus obverse brockage. Radiate and draped bust right. Weight 4.16g. Minimal wear and probably much as struck. ex Lockdales 95, lot 910 Grade: Better than VF
S1557, Withers 7, N1131. London Mint. A full flan but slightly porous. The first N of LONDON is flawed giving the appearance of LORDON. Weight 0.70g. Grade: Fine
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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