Hammered coins are those made by placing a blank between two dies and literally hitting the top die with a hammer. This was the standard method of coin production in Britain prior to the introduction of the milled coinage in 1662.
S2573, N1998, BCW CR-2:CR-c. Elizabeth I 1579 fifth coinage threepence with mm. Greek Cross. Weight 1.52g. A strong strike, but the obverse double struck and visually messy in consequence, though...
S3206. Charles I Rose farthing, mm. Crescent, weight 1.10g. Slightly irregular with general wear. Grade: aVF
Richmond 1c (Everson type 2) im. Large lis. P180 Everson 91. Struck on a full flan with good detail, particularly to the obverse. Weight 0.48g. ex-Johnstone and Cooke. Comes with...
S2776, N2211, Bull 387/30. Charles I 3a2 halfcrown with im. Triangle. Weight 14.68g. Struck on a fairly full flan with a couple of weaker patches. Grade: nVF
S2851, N2274. A presentable example with all detail present. Weight 0.25g. Grade: VF
S3198, P249, Everson 129g. Charles I Maltravers type 2(3B) farthing with mm. Rose. Slightly rough surfaces, but little sign of wear. A small edge split. Grade: VF+
S3199, P259. Charles I Maltravers 3c farthing with mm. harp/bell. Weight 0.27g. The underlying detail is not that bad, but the coin is extensively corroded. Grade: gFine or better.
S3198A, P234, Ev. C80. Charles I counterfeit Maltravers 2b farthing with mm. Bell. Weight 0.36g. Softly struck with a dark tone. Grade: nVF
S3198, P236, Ev. 131h. Charles I Maltravers farthing, 6 strings, mm. Bell. Weight 0.23g. Chipped, but high grade. Grade: gVF
S3183, Everson type 60b, P134. Copper farthing, im. Lombardic A. A full flan with slight weakness. Weight 0.42g. ex-Shuttlewood & Cooke. Grade: VF+
S3183, Everson C61, P182. Everson type 2 counterfeit(?) 'Richmond' copper farthing, im. 3 lis. Weight 0.39g. Ex-Patrick Finn. Possibly a poorly executed genuine piece. Grade: VF
S3183, Everson 62, P136. Everson type 2 copper farthing, im. Annulet. A full flan but slightly creased and with reverse flaws (noted by Everson as normal for this type. Weight...
S3183, Everson 71d, P150. Everson type 2 copper farthing, im. Cross patee. A slightly ragged flan with good detail. Weight 0.30g. ex-Shuttlewood and Cooke. Grade: VF/gVF
S3183, Everson 63, P138. Everson type 2 copper farthing, im. Pellet in Annulet. Struck slightly off centre with some pitting. Weight 0.38g. ex-Shuttlewood & Cooke. Scarce. Grade: VF
S3183, P182. Charles I Richmond farthing with mm. 3 Lis. Weight 0.17g. ex Shuttlewood lot 736pt and C Cooke collection (1251). Cut out off-centre, with the next coin in the...
S3183, P182. Contemporary counterfeit Charles I copper Richmond farthing with mm. 3 Lis. Weight 0.34g. ex Patrick Finn list 16, no.366 (1999). General even wear. Grade: aVF
S3183, Everson 101, P191. Charles I Richmond type 2 copper farthing, i.m. Tower Little wear, but the surfaces are somewhat pitted. Weight 0.42g. Grade: VF
S3183, P192, Everson 102a. Charles I Richmond type 2 farthing with mm. Trefoil. Weight 0.38g. Slight edge loss. Toned. Grade: nVF
S3184, P198, Everson 107b. Charles I Richmond type 3 1/4d with mm. Trefoil on the obverse only. Scarce. A full round coin, but weak in the obverse centre. Grade: VF...
S3187, P204, Everson 111a. Charles I Richmond 1g farthing with mm. Rose on the obverse only. Weight 0.36g. All detail present, but a crack at 2 o'clock. Grade: nVF
S3183, Everson 88b, P169. Everson type 2 copper farthing, im. Key (vert). Slightly crinkled with the usual messy mark. Weight 0.39g. Very Scarce. Grade: Fine
S3206, Everson 203, P343. Charles I Everson 4b copper farthing, im. Crescent/Mullet. Weight 1.10g. Good detail on a heavier than normal flan. Grade: gVF
S3206, P340, Everson 206a. Charles I rose 4b farthing with single arch crown and mm. crescent. Weight 0.66g. Good detail, slightly irregular at the top with the brass security wedge...
S3206, Everson 202, P345. Everson 4b copper farthing, im. Mullet. Lacquered. Weight 0.90g. Grade: VF
S2791, Sharp E3/2, N2225. im.Tun. A nice portrait struck on a slightly small irregular flan. Weight 5.96g. Grade: VF
S3204, P321, Ev. 176a.. Charles I transitional rose farthing 3/4a with mm. Mullet/Crescent. Weight 0.96g. General wear. Grade: nVF
S3321, N2761, ESC 299 (454). Charles 2nd third hammered issue halfcrown, mm.crown. Kings name reads CAROLV. Weight 15.19g. Toned with even wear. The legend error reading is rare. ex Hunt,...
S3221, N2728. Commonwealth ND halfgroat. Weight 0.97g. Slight peripheral weakness, but little actual wear with full hatching to the shield on both sides. Cleanly struck and much better than average....
S725, RIC VII 159, Cloke & Toone 9.01.009. Constantine I Ae3 follis of London with VICTORIAE reverse, two Victories and altar with central pellet. Weight 2.76g. A trace of exposed...
RIC VII 480. Ae3 follis of Constantius II, struck at Trier. Cuirassed, laureate head left and gatehouse reverse. Weight 3.32g. Struck on an ovoid flan with some wear, the reverse...
S733, RIC VII 291. Crispus Ae3 follis of London. Laureate head right/CAESARVM NOSTRVM, VOT/X within wreath. Weight 3.04g. Practically as struck. Grade: aEF
RIC 372. Crispus follis Ae3 (17-18.5mm) of Trier. Obv. Bust left, spear over shoulder. Rev. BEATA TRANQVILLITAS, altar, VO/TIS/XX, STR. in exergue. Weight 2.79g. Practically as struck, a little wear...
A small group of 6 cut halfpennies, 3x SC & 3x LC. Unattributed types and various mints. Varied state.
S1105, N691. Eadmund 2-line penny, NW variant with rosettes on the reverse. Struck by his namesake, the moneyer Eadmund. Scarce. Weight 1.51g. A couple small edge striking splits and even...
S1450, N1058. Farthing i.m. Cross pattee. Good detail with a little encrustation on an oval flan. Weight 0.34g. Grade: VF
S1431, N1044, Withers 1. Edward I cl. 3b halfpenny of London. Weight 0.67g. Rare. Slightly weak in the centre both sides. Grade: gFine or slightly better.
S1432, N1045/1, Withers 1a. Edward I cl. 3c halfpenny of London. Weight 0.63g. Weak in the legend above the crown and a slightly wavy flan. Grade: gFine, the reverse better...
S1433, N1045/1. London Mint halfpenny. No top bar to the A of TAS. Not recorded in Withers or any other reference to my knowledge and presumably rare. Obverse scratch. Weight...
S1420, N1022. Edward I cl.3g penny of Chester. Scarcer mint. Weight 1.28g. A flat portrait and struck off-centre. Grade: nFine/gFine.
S1434A, Withers 6a/6. Edward I cl. 6 halfpenny of London. The obv. legend reads DNhyB (i.e. no S) and the reverse Ns are double barred. This die pairing not documented...
S1433, North 1045/3, Withers 2b. Edward I cl. 3g 1/2d with wider splayed crown and reads ANG (no L). London mint. Weight 0.64g. Rare. Comes with a Vosper ticket from...
S1441, N1045/2, Withers type 1. Edward I class 3e halfpenny of Newcastle. Weight 0.67g. Rare. Weak in parts. Struck from different dies to those illustrated in Withers. Grade: Fine
S1419, N1024. Edward I class 4b penny of Canterbury with smaller face and bushy hair. Weight 0.99g. Porous surfaces. Grade: Fine or better for wear
S1415, N1071/1074. Edward I penny of Berwick, Blunt class Ia/IIb mule with trifoliate crown and mint reading BEREVVICI. Rare. Crude with some weakness to the legend. Grade: Good fine
S.1415, N.1080, Blunt IVc. Penny of Berwick, weight 1.33g. Flat in parts, about fine, the reverse with a pleasing tone. ex Lord Stewartby (II), Spink 237, 28th June 2016, lot...
S1419, N1042/2. Edward I class 10cf3b penny of Canterbury. Weight 1.31g. A weak portrait, the reverse stronger. Grade: Fine/gFine
S1419, N1039/1. Edward I class 10ab1 penny of Canterbury. Weight 1.38g. A strong strike with high relief and little wear from circulation, but a scuff across the portrait detracts somewhat....
S1419, N1040. Edward I class 10cf1 penny of Canterbury. The S of DNS is cut over a sideways S, this variety presumably rare. Weight 1.28g. Irregular and weak in parts...