The Standard Catalogue. Spink's Coins of England 2017. In 2 parts, pre-decimal and decimal.
S4138, ESC 4394 (968G), D2361. Brilliant, practically as struck. Grade: UNC
S4107, ESC 4112 (968C), D2101. A small toning spot behind the head, otherwise attractively toned and practically as struck. Grade : UNC
S4081, ESC 4081 (959), D2073. A little friction to the highest points of both sides. Grade: EF+
S4038, ESC 3734 (777), D1771. Lightly toned with a couple bagmarks. Otherwise practically as struck. Grade: Good EF
S4022A, ESC 3769 (941), D1748. A little wear to the high points. Attractive and fault free. Grade: EF
S4011, ESC 3764 (762), D1665. Toned on the reverse. Grade: Good VF
S3980, ESC 3575 (754), D1517. Lightly toned with decent detail. Grade: Nearly very fine
S3980, ESC 3572 (751), D1514. Even wear. Grade: Good Fine
S3980, ESC 3571 (750), D1513 Worn with dark toning. Rare. Grade: Nearly fine/Fair
S3938, ESC 2786 (734), D673. Light wear with peripheral toning and lightly cleaned in the past, but not detrimentally so. Quite attractive. Grade: Good VF
S3788, ESC 2090 (616), D51. Practically as struck. Grade: Uncirculated
S3775, P913. Toned with a trace of wear to a couple high points. Attractive. Grade: Good extremely fine.
S3745, ESC 2128 (1222). The last 7 over 6 as are all shillings without stops beside the date. Light wear to the high points. Grade: Good very 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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