S3805, ESC2310 (246), Davies 131. George 4th 1821 crown with SECUNDO edge. General wear. Grade: Fine
S3921, ESC 2589 (299), Davies 483. 1889 Victoria Jubilee Head crown. Moderate wear to the higher points with a small rim mark by the crown. Grade: About very fine
S4078, ESC 4020 (392),Davies 2010. George VI Coronation crown Very light wear, the bust with a mark on the jaw. Grade: About extremely fine
S3472, ESC 1004 (94). William III 1696 3rd bust crown with OCTAVO edge. General wear and a small flan flaw at 11 o'clock Grade: About fine
Christie's 10th July 1962, James O'Byrne collection pt.2, Medals of British History. 150 lots, 12 plates. Bound hardback, clean, pristine, library quality. Condition: Excellent.
S1174, N817. AELFHERE ON EOFR, Aelfere, York mint. Dark tone with a peck mark to the neck and a weak patch on the reverse. ex Rasmussen list 9/18 (2006). Grade:...
KM.56. 1962 Australian penny with the obverse rotated double-struck - see nose and legend. Minimal wear, a small spot on the reverse. Grade: Extremely fine.
S3692, ESC 1675 (596). Young head halfcrown with Roses and Plumes in angles. SEXTO edge. General wear, but plenty of eye-appeal. Grade: Good fine or slightly better.
BW 235, Norweb 4915a this coin. Southwark farthing token of Henry Mumford. obv. HEN/MVMF/RD in three lines, IN GLEANE ALLEY around; rev. HMF diamonds and cinquefoils, IN TOOLEY STREET around....
S3941, Davies 1180, ESC 3285 (1762). Old head 6d. General even wear. A decent mid-grade example. Grade: Very fine or slightly better
S-, Davies-, ESC2725 (-). 1846 halfcrown with 8 over 6 in the date. Contrary to the revised edition of ESC, this was not a recognised variety in the previous (5th...
S4138, Davies 2361, ESC 4394 (968G). 1953 proof florin from the Coronation set. Practically as struck. Grade: uncirculated
S3913, Davies 1212, ESC 3334 (1938). 1843 4d. Weaker on the obverse, as usually seen. General wear. Grade: Good fine/VF
S3888, Davies 570, ESC 2726 (681). 1848 half crown. General wear and a small rim bruise at 10 o'clock. Rare. Grade: About fine.
S6617, DF622. Irish 10d Bank Token with first leaf of laurel between D & E. Light wear. Some haymarking to the obverse, the reverse attractively toned. Grade: Good very fine,...
S3923, Davies 544, ESC 2701 (398). 1889 Double florin. General wear from circulation. Grade: Fine
S3923, Davies 541, ESC 2697 (395). 1887 4/- with Arabic 1 in date. A few tiny bagmarks and a trace of friction to the highest points of the veil. Prooflike...
Davis 59. Obv. Bridge over river, BRISTOL & WILTSHIRE TOKEN 1811, rev. 6 PENCE within Radiant star, PAYABLE BY NIBLOCK & LATHAM AT THEIR WAREHOUSE BRIDGE ST & TROWBRIDGE Toned....
Davis 43. Obv. Bridge over river, BRISTOL & WILTSHIRE TOKEN 1811, rev. PAYABLE BY NIBLOCK & LATHAM AT THEIR WAREHOUSE BRIDGE St & TROWBRIDGE Prooflike fields with light wear to...
Davis 45. Obv. Arms of Bristol, supporters, LET TRADE FLOURISH, dated 6th Sept 1811, rev. 12 PENCE in wreath of oak, SOMERSETSHIRE, WILTSHIRE etc Light wear to the high points,...
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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