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Hammered Gold

 

WAu-5766:  Henry VIII Hammered Gold Angel.  First coinage (1509-26), i.m. Castle.  Spink 2265.  Lovely toning and in very nice grade.  A most attractive gold coin from the reign of Henry VIII.  £2,395

 

 

 

Hammered Silver

 

Groats

 

1st Issue:

 

WTH-5728:  Henry VIII Hammered Silver Groat.  First issue, portrait of Henry VII.  Initial mark crowned portcullis.  £385

 

WTH-6055:  Henry VIII Hammered Silver “TOURNAI” Mint Groat.  Dated to 1513.  CIVI TAS TOURnACEN.  The rarest of all the Henry VIII groats by a big margin.  Spink 2317.  Lloyd Bennet sold a Tournai groat for £2,500 some five years ago (it’s on the web).  That example was weak in the face, this coin is not.  An extremely rare issue that seldom turns up and when one does, it invariably has problems due to the nature of the miniscule French issue.  £2,775

 

 

2nd Issue:

 

WTH-5814:  Henry VIII Hammered Silver Groat.  Second issue, Laker bust D.  Initial mark lis.  £249

 

WTH-5890:  Henry VIII Hammered Silver Groat.  Second issue, Laker bust D.  Initial mark lis.  An obvious bargain.  £99

 

WTH-6420:  Henry VIII Hammered Silver Groat, Rare Irish Titles.  Second issue, Laker bust D.  Initial mark lis.  This is the rarer IRISH TITLE: Spink 2338.  An unrecorded variety.  Ex Platt, 1969 (his ticket), ex Spink 1978 (see detailed article), ex Clarendon collection.  There is a multitude of old tickets sold with this coin, some of which are imaged here.  A desirable coin.  £995

 

 

3rd and Posthumous Issues:

 

WTH-5954:  Henry VIII Hammered Silver Bristol Groat.  Posthumous issue struck under Edward VI, 1547-51 from the rarer Bristol mint (CIVITAS BRISTOLIE).  Initial mark TC (Under Treasurer Thomas Chamberlain) which is far and above the rarest of the two Bristol variations – W.S. coins (Under Treasurer William Sharrington) were part of the third coinage and the posthumous coinage whilst Thomas Chamberlain coins were just the tail end of the posthumous period.  Those of you familiar with Bristol groats will be aware that around 19 out of 20 such groats will be the WS initial mark.  £285

 

WTH-6100:  Henry VIII Hammered Silver Bristol Groat.  Posthumous issue struck under Edward VI, 1547-51 from the rarer Bristol mint (CIVITAS BRISTOLIE).  Bristol groats come with one of two initial marks:  Initial mark WS (William Sharrington), Under Treasurer during the third coinage and the posthumous coinage and Initial mark TC (Thomas Chamberlain), Under Treasurer for the tail end of the posthumous period.  The latter coins are far and away the rarest of the two.  This coin looks to be Bust B although the right ear is not visible and the bust is more squashed.  The most important difference is that there is no initial mark.  These are found on the reverse only on Bristol groats, left of the vertical fork just before CIVI.  This coin has neither WS or TC but rather appears to have a cancelled or erased i.m. resulting in a large round feature where the i.m. should be.  Giles Evenett was the engraver who famously incorporated elaborate lettering interspersed with roses and lis on these Bristol coins.  A rose can be seen on the reverse after TAS and another preceding BRIS but I don’t think the i.m. feature is a rose.  An interesting coin worthy of further research.  £285

 

 

 

Pennies

 

2nd Issue:

 

WTH-6000:  Henry VIII Hammered Silver “Sovereign” Penny.  Ecclesiastical second issue Durham mint under Bishop Tunstall, Spink 2354.  £85

 

 

3rd and Posthumous Issues:

 

WTH-6128:  Henry VIII Hammered Silver Penny.  Posthumous (debased) issue, much rarer BRISTOL mint.  High grade for issue.  £179

 

WTH-5949:  Henry VIII Hammered Silver Penny.  Posthumous (debased) issue, CANTERBURY mint.  Nice grade for issue.  Spink 2423.  £85

 

 

 

Halfpennies

 

1st Issue:

 

WTH-4839:  Henry VIII Hammered Silver Half Penny.  A 1st issue coin struck under Archbishop Warham at Canterbury (WA by bust).  A rare issue being sold at a cheap price.  £45

 

 

2nd Issue:

 

WTH-6130:  Henry VIII Hammered Silver Half Penny.  A 2nd issue coin struck in London.  Spink 2356.  Very nice grade.  £75

 

 

3rd and Posthumous Issues:

 

WTH-6129:  Henry VIII Hammered Silver Half Penny.  Posthumous issue, very nice grade for debased issue.  £95