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Civil War "Besieged" (Siege Coins) Issues
WCA-6419: 1648 Charles 1st
“Pontefract Besieged” Silver Shilling.
Emergency coinage made from silver plates from
WJC-5744: 1642 Charles 1st
“Declaration” Full Crown.
WJC-5707: 1643 Charles 1st
“Declaration” Half Crown.
WJC-4567: 1643 Charles 1st
“Declaration” Half Crown.
WJC-6318: 1644-45 Charles 1st
“Declaration” Half Crown.
WJC-6550: 1644 Charles 1st
WJC-5781: 1644 Charles 1st
WJC-6048: 1644 Charles 1st
Hammered Silver “Declaration” Threepence. Civil war -
WJC-6492: 1644 Charles 1st
Late Civil War Full Crown.
WJC-5690: Charles 1st Hammered Silver Half Crown. Tower mint under king, i.m. portcullis, 1633 – 1634. Group II, type 2c. High grade coin for issue (they were rarely well struck), ex 2009 Bedale Hoard. £295
WJC-6402: Charles 1st Hammered Silver Late Civil War Half Crown. Tower mint under Parliament, i.m. eye, 1645. Group III (3a3). Spink 2778. From the famous Middleham Hoard of 1993. £165
WJC-6468: Charles 1st Hammered Silver Late Civil War Half Crown. Tower mint under Parliament, i.m. sun, 1645-46. Group III (3a3). Spink 2778. A handsome coin that was slightly double struck. £165
WJC-6482: Charles 1st Hammered Silver Late Civil War Half Crown. Tower mint under Parliament, i.m. sun, 1645-46. Group III (3a3). Spink 2778. Toned and about as struck. £185
WJC-3558: Charles 1st Hammered Silver Shilling. Civil War issue – Tower mint under Parliament. Class 4(4), var. i.m. sun, 1645-46. £139
WJC-6465: Charles 1st Hammered Silver Shilling. Civil War issue – Tower mint under Parliament. Class 4.5 var. with the rare i.m. sun over eye, 1645-46. A very late reign silver shilling struck in troubled times at the Tower mint under Parliament, ie Cromwell. The Sun over Eye initial mark is recorded in Brooker (single example, this one better). £189
WJC-6466: Charles 1st Hammered Silver Shilling. Tower mint under Parliament. Class 3a. i.m. Tun, 1636-38. Attractive toning and very little wear – worn or ineffective obverse die. Spink 2791. £98
WJC-3285: Charles 1st Hammered Silver Sixpence. Tower mint, im portcullis (1633-34). Class 3. Good grade with interesting contemporary die flaw still very much evident. £125
WJC-3713: Charles 1st Hammered
Silver OXFORD Half Groat. Large
WJC-4796: Charles 1st Hammered Silver ABERYSTWYTH Half Groat. Large plume (rev), left facing bust of Charles, i.m. book. A very different coin from the regular half groat issues. Rare. £199
WJC-6374: Very Late Charles 1st Civil War Hammered Silver Half Groat. Initial mark (R) so 1644-45. Group 3a3 under Parliament with inner circle both sides – Spink 2833. Very nice grade. £65 RESERVED
WJC-6122: 1625 Dated Charles 1st
Silver Medal. A
silver medal commemorating the marriage of Charles 1st to Henrietta
WJC-6056: 1630 Dated Charles 1st Silver Medal. A silver medal commemorating the birth of the future king, Charles II. Whilst fascinating because the medal covers the period of two very interesting and controversial British monarchs, it has to be said that the overall design is probably one of the most uninspiring and dreary of all the Charles 1st AND Charles II medals combined. Eimer 117a, Medallic Illustration 255/38. Apart from the 1625 Charles 1st marriage medals (which are smaller), this is one of the earliest British silver medals generally available. Aesthetics aside, a desirable piece. £165
WCom-5932: 1642 English Civil War
Silver Medal. A military reward from
the 3rd Earl of Essex, Robert Devereaux
(Oliver Cromwell’s Captain-General and Commander-in-Chief of the Parliamentary
army) to an actual soldier in the Cromwellian
army. Silver, cast
& chased, 30x22mm. Listed in Medallic Illustration
(M.I.298/117, pt. 1) as Rare. See here. The Civil War was a particularly unpleasant
period in British history. Tensions were
extremely high between not just the Charles 1st and the Cromwell
combatants, but in fact every citizen of the land. Loyalty to either the Parliamentarians or the
Royalists ran deep, suspicion was everywhere and normal, everyday people were
actually scared (with good reason) to show loyalty in case the other person was
in the opposite camp. This medal is a
tangible link with the Civil War, being not just a generic propaganda or
supporters’ medal, but an actual medal given by the 3rd Earl of
Essex, Robert Devereaux, with Cromwell’s blessing, to
a real soldier who fought in the campaign.
WJC-6075: 1640’s Charles 1st
Military Reward Badge – Delightfully Crude.
“GOD BLES THE KING” with reversed D and N, single S for BLESS and ligated HE on THE.
The obverse depicts Charles 1st, crowned & robed, facing
right, again in very crude style. Medallic
Illustration 367/251 and listed there as Extremely Rare. M.I. state that this was,”… a Military Reward
in some beleaguered place where no artist could be found”. It would be interesting to research where
exactly that place was in the
WJC-6133: Charles 1st Official Coin Weight for Gold Double Crown. Portrait piece with an interesting adjustment mark to the obverse due to the weight being initially slightly too high. £65
WJC-6580: 1640 Dated Charles 1st
Silver Pattern Halfgroat by Briot. A pivotal year in the reign: Charles was
losing against the Scottish. The Battle
of Newburn Ford resulted in
WJC-4934: Charles 1st Richmond Farthing. Circa 1625 - 1649. type 2, i.m. crescent. £25
WJC-4237: Charles 1st Hammered Maltravers Farthing. Initial mark tun. Interesting legend (see image). £34
WJC-5004: Charles 1st Rose Farthing. High grade example. Initial mark mullet. £39