Scottish Coins & Tokens

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Scottish Jacobite & Earlier Medals

 

WSC-5298:  1572 Medal – Mary Queen Of Scots.  Uniface, base metal (lead alloy), 67mm diameter.  At some point in history this medal has been bronzed on the obverse.  Medallic Illustration tell us that this medal doesn’t seem to commemorate anything in particular.  Parliament introduced a bill in 1571 barring Mary from the throne although Elizabeth unexpectedly refused to give it the royal assent.  Could this medal be part of a campaign supporting Mary’s claim to the thrown, bearing in mind Elizabeth’s apparent weekness?  A striking medal which gives a tangible insight into the complicated politics of the day.  £349

 

WTH-5777:  1574 Elizabeth 1st / Mary Queen of Scots Counter in High Grade – Smaller Variety.  From a series of such counters or tickets, all of which originated in London.  Lead-alloy and extremely well preserved in both metal and grade.  This is a crude, contemporary device proclaiming support for Mary, Queen of Scots.  During 1574, Mary was effectively under house arrest as she was considered a threat to the English throne.  In 1571 there was actually a plot to replace Elizabeth with Mary (Ridolfi plot) by the Duke of Norfolk and Spanish troops.  This failed and Norfolk was executed.  Immediately afterwards, there was a bill to bar Mary from the English throne.  Interestingly, Elizabeth refused to give Royal ascent to the bill.  The obverse has the legend, “HONI SON MAL Y PENS” which is a crude interpretation of HONI SOIT Q MAL PEN, meaning “Shamed Be He Who Thinks Evil Of It”.  The Order of the Garter was a title that Mary could only achieve if she were the sovereign of England so again, a useful device for Mary’s partisan die sinker.  Used very specifically in the City of London only (they have only ever been found there) and due to the affiliation, unlikely to have been prolific.  Crude workmanship yet somehow, all the more charming and evocative because of that.  Recorded in Medallic Illustration (M.I. 121/60).  Reported to be ex Roach Smith collection (see M.I.).  Extraordinarily high grade.  See Tudor:  Elizabeth 1st section

 

WTH-6390:  Dated 1574 Elizabeth 1st / Mary Queen of Scots Counter in High Grade – Larger Variety.  From a series of such counters or tickets, all of which originated in London.  Lead-alloy and extremely well preserved in both metal and grade.  This is a crude, contemporary device proclaiming support for Mary, Queen of Scots.  During 1574, Mary was effectively under house arrest as she was considered a threat to the English throne.  In 1571 there was actually a plot to replace Elizabeth with Mary (Ridolfi plot) by the Duke of Norfolk and Spanish troops.  This failed and Norfolk was executed.  Immediately afterwards, there was a bill to bar Mary from the English throne.  Interestingly, Elizabeth refused to give Royal ascent to the bill.  The obverse has the legend, “HONI SOIT MAL Y PENCE” which is a crude interpretation of HONI SOIT Q MAL PEN, meaning “Shamed Be He Who Thinks Evil Of It”.  The Order of the Garter was a title that Mary could only achieve if she were the sovereign of England so again, a useful device for Mary’s partisan die sinker.  Used very specifically in the City of London only (they have only ever been found there) and due to the affiliation, unlikely to have been prolific.  Recorded in Medallic Illustration (M.I. 121/58).  ex Spink (1998 ticket) where is sold for £200.  Extraordinarily high grade.  See Tudor:  Elizabeth 1st section

 

WSC-6379:  1745 Scottish Jacobite “Rebels Repulsed at Carlisle” Silver Medal.  Medallic Illustration 606/264 and listed as Rare.  £295

 

 

 

Hammered Gold Coinage

 

James VI

 

WAu-6072:  1601 James VI Scottish Hammered Gold Sword & Sceptre Piece.  Eighth coinage just prior to James VI  of Scotland becoming James 1st of England.  Some scuffs which are much enhanced due to the nature of the photography.  Sold with an old, pictorial sale’s printout.  A very desirable hammered gold coin from Scotland.  £1,825

 

 

 

Hammered Silver Coinage

 

David 1st

 

WSC-6382:  David 1st Hammered Silver Scottish Penny – struck in David’s name.  A definite classification of Spink “Period C” – S.5008 (£3,750 in 2015) – with the distinctive short stalks with two pellets in place of the usual four reverse pellets but more accurately attributed to Phase D (the Burn’s equivalent being Class II) where Bateson & Mathew state:  “(…coins of) local workmanship, legends blundered.”  In the Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles 35 – Scottish Coins, there is a similar type listed as # 12 (see illustrated coin here and listing here).  A compilation of x3 David 1st Spink 5008(var) coins is illustrated here, this coin being the best of the three.  Sold with an auction cut-out and other tickets etc together with a copy of an old printed information brochure with this actual coin illustrated.  This coin ex Patrick Finn (1980’s), ex Liebling collection.  I am aware of only two recent David 1st pennies being offered for sale in David’s name (ie discounting the Stephen pennies from Carlisle) and although both were the better Spink 5003, both were just north of £10,000 each.  This coin, unambiguously David 1st and with provenance, is realistically priced at SOLD

 

 

William 1st

 

WSC-6082:  William 1st “The Lion” Medieval Scottish Penny.  Phase A type: 1195 – 1205.  Moneyer is WALTER (WATER) from the Perth mint.  Spink 5027.  Full flan and above average for this generally poor issue.  A very nice coin.  £295.

 

WSC-6099:  William 1st “The Lion” Medieval Scottish Penny.  Phase B type:  1205 – 1230.  The much rarer +hENRY LE RVS reverse reading (Spink 5031) which is from the Perth mint.  Crude (stylised), very good grade and rare.  £395

 

WSC-6324:  William 1st “The Lion” Medieval Scottish Penny.  Phase B type:  1205 – 1230.  HVE WALTER working jointly from the Perth and Edinburgh mints.  Spink 5029.  Crude (stylised), very nice grade.  £165

 

 

 

Alexander II

 

WSC-6029:  Alexander II Hammered Silver Roxburgh Penny.  Voided short cross Phase C, 1230 – 1234.  Joint moneyers Peris & Adam of Roxburgh.  Spink 5034.  Rarer right facing bust.  Outstanding legends.  The very first issue of Alexander II in the name of is father William.  Alexander was 16 when his father died.  A rare coin.  £995

 

WSC-6113:  Alexander II Hammered Silver Roxburgh Penny.  Voided short cross Phase C, 1230 – 1234.  +PERIS ADAM:DE:ROC: - joint moneyers Peris & Adam of Roxburgh.  Spink 5034.  Left facing bust.  The very first issue of Alexander II in the name of is father William.  Alexander was 16 when his father died.  A good value, rare coin.  £465

 

 

 

Alexander III

 

1st Issue Pennies

 

WSC-5586:  Alexander III Rarer 1st Issue PERTH Mint Penny.  Long cross & stars, 1250-80.  Excellent portrait and the rarer Perth mint.  £345

 

WSC-6377:  Alexander III Rarer 1st Issue “DVN” Mint Penny.  Long cross & stars, 1250-80.  WALTER.ON.DVN – one of the mysteries of Scottish coinage is that we still do not know the mint town represented by the signature DVN.  Dunbar, Dunfermline, Dundee, even Dumbarton have all been muted as the possible location.  Type III, Spink 5043.  The new Spink book (2015 so not that new anymore) has this coin at £450.  This one for sale at  £395

 

WSC-5982:  Alexander III Rarer 1st Issue BERWICK Mint Penny.  Long cross & stars, 1250-80.  RO BER TON BE – Robert of Berwick.  Outstanding portrait piece.  Type III, SCBI 35, 93/A, Spink 5043.  £345

 

WSC-6131:  Alexander III Rarer 1st Issue ABERDEEN Mint Penny.  Long cross & stars, 1250-80.  ION.ON.ABERD  Ion of Aberdeen.  Very rare mint.  Type III, Spink 5043.  Sold with old ticket.  £395

 

 

 

2nd Issue Half Pennies

 

WSC-5053:  Alexander III Scottish Rare “Round” Halfpenny.  Two mullets of six points.  Very rare denomination and a very nice grade coin.  £345

 

 

2nd Issue FARTHINGS

 

WSC-5028:  Alexander III Scottish Rare “Round” Farthing.  Four mullets of six points.  Excessively rare denomination in lovely grade.  £795

 

 

 

John Baliol

 

Pennies

 

WSC-5369:  John Baliol Scottish Hammered Silver Penny.  The first issue, “rough” coinage of 1292 – 1296.  John Baliol was “chosen” out of thirteen competitors for the Scottish throne upon the death of Alexander III.  The English king, Edward I, was the arbitrator.  John Baliol’s four year reign ended in 1296 with his abdication when Berwick, Edinburgh, Perth, Roxburgh and Stirling all fell to the English.  £325

 

WSC-5583:  John Baliol Scottish Hammered Silver Penny.  Second issue, “smooth” coinage of 1292 – 1296.  CIVITAS SANDREE – the much rarer St Andrew’s mint.  John Baliol was “chosen” out of thirteen competitors for the Scottish throne upon the death of Alexander III.  The English king, Edward I, was the arbitrator.  John Baliol’s four year reign ended in 1296 with his abdication when Berwick, Edinburgh, Perth, Roxburgh and Stirling all fell to the English.  £495

 

 

Robert “The Bruce” 1st

 

WSC-6388:  Robert “The Bruce” 1st Medieval Scottish Hammered Silver Penny.  Bust of Robert Bruce left, reverse four mullets of five points each.  Coinage was only struck very late in this reign.  Spink 5076.  Rare.  £995

 

 

 

David II

 

WSC-5812:  David II Medieval Scottish Hammered Silver Groat.  Third “Light” coinage, 1367-71.  Star behind bust as well as on base of sceptre.  Edinburgh mint.  £195

 

WSC-6084:  David II Medieval Scottish Hammered Silver Penny.  Second coinage, 1351-57.  Attributed to Edinburgh.  A lovely grade coin from this usually indifferent issue.  £185

 

 

 

Robert II

 

WSC-5623:  Robert II Scottish Hammered Silver Groat.  1371-90, Perth mint.  Uncommon.  £225

 

WSC-5794:  Robert II Scottish Hammered Silver Groat.  1371-90, Edinburgh mint.  Uncommon.  £225

 

WSC-6093:  Robert II Scottish Hammered Silver Penny.  1371-90, Perth mint.  Spink 5146 – rarer variety.  £129

 

 

 

Robert III

 

WSC-5368:  Robert III Scottish Medieval Penny.  Debased billon silver issue of 1390 – 1406.  Edinburgh mint.  Coincraft states all pennies from this debased issue are “very rare”.  The coins were poorly struck and often left the mint in no better than fine condition.  It is suggested that VF coins do not exist.  I would suggest that this coin is not far off “as struck”.  £375

 

WSC-5893:  Robert III Scottish Hammered Silver Groat.  Heavy coinage issue of 1390 – 1403.  Edinburgh mint.  £335

 

WSC-5893:  Robert III Scottish Hammered Silver Groat.  Heavy coinage issue of 1390 – 1403.  Edinburgh mint.  £335

 

 

 

James IV

 

WSC-6398:  Scottish James IV Penny - lovely grade for issue.  1488 – 1513.  Class 4, Edinburgh.  Rare in this grade.  £149

 

 

 

James V

 

WSC-6103:  Scottish James V Third Groat.  Second coinage (there were three coinages but only the second issued silver coinage), 1526 – 1539.  Type IV, Edinburgh.  Sold with an old ticket.  A rare denomination.  Spink 5380.  £295

 

WSC-6192:  Scottish James V Bawbee.  Sixpence.  Third coinage, 1538 – 1542.  Spink 5383.  £145

 

 

 

Mary

 

WSC-6120:  1558 Scottish Mary Hammered Silver Testoon.  Attractive toning.  Spink 5406.  First period before marriage.  VF price is £800.  Counterstamped with the official 1578 revaluation (5s to 7s, 4d).  Sold with several old auction or sale’s slips.  £425

 

WSC-6126:  Scottish Mary Hammered Silver Bawbee.  Billon silver (3/4 alloy) issue, first period before marriage.  Voided saltire cross.  Very good grade for issue.  £165

 

WSC-5298:  1572 Medal – Mary Queen Of Scots.  Uniface, base metal (lead alloy), 67mm diameter.  At some point in history this medal has been bronzed on the obverse.  Medallic Illustration tell us that this medal doesn’t seem to commemorate anything in particular.  Parliament introduced a bill in 1571 barring Mary from the throne although Elizabeth unexpectedly refused to give it the royal assent.  Could this medal be part of a campaign supporting Mary’s claim to the thrown, bearing in mind Elizabeth’s apparent weekness?  A striking medal which gives a tangible insight into the complicated politics of the day.  £349

 

WTH-5777:  1574 Elizabeth 1st / Mary Queen of Scots Counter in High Grade.  From a series of such counters or tickets, all of which originated in London.  Lead-alloy and extremely well preserved in both metal and grade.  This is a crude, contemporary device proclaiming support for Mary, Queen of Scots.  During 1574, Mary was effectively under house arrest as she was considered a threat to the English throne.  In 1571 there was actually a plot to replace Elizabeth with Mary (Ridolfi plot) by the Duke of Norfolk and Spanish troops.  This failed and Norfolk was executed.  Immediately afterwards, there was a bill to bar Mary from the English throne.  Interestingly, Elizabeth refused to give Royal ascent to the bill.  The obverse has the legend, “HONI SON MAL Y PENS” which is a crude interpretation of HONI SOIT Q MAL PEN, meaning “Shamed Be He Who Thinks Evil Of It”.  The Order of the Garter was a title that Mary could only achieve if she were the sovereign of England so again, a useful device for Mary’s partisan die sinker.  Used very specifically in the City of London only (they have only ever been found there) and due to the affiliation, unlikely to have been prolific.  Crude workmanship yet somehow, all the more charming and evocative because of that.  Recorded in Medallic Illustration (M.I. 121/60).  Reported to be ex Roach Smith collection (see M.I.).  Extraordinarily high grade.  See Tudor:  Elizabeth 1st section

 

WSC-6316:  Scottish Mary Hammered Silver HALF Bawbee.  Billon silver (3/4 alloy) issue, first period before marriage.  Voided saltire cross.  Very good grade for issue.  Spink 5436.  £249

 

 

 

James VI

 

WSC-6111:  1572 Scottish James VI Hammered Silver Quarter Merk or Half Noble.  Second coinage in better grade with an extremely clear date.  Spink 5479.  £255

 

WSC-5567:  1580 Scottish James VI Hammered Silver Half Merk.  Second coinage in better grade with a clear date.  A lovely coin.  £375

 

WSC-6094:  1594 Scottish James VI Hammered Silver FIVE Shillings.  Seventh coinage, S.5494.  Very nice grade.  Ex Spink (sold with their ticket and printout).  £435

 

WSC-6101:  1594 Scottish James VI Hammered Silver Ten Shillings.  Seventh coinage, S.5493.  Exceptionally nice grade, being much better than the Spink plate coin.  £485

 

WSC-5171:  1601 Scottish James VI Hammered Silver 1/8th Thistle Merk.  Relatively unclipped (rare in itself), slightly rarer date but well circulated.  £49

 

WAu-6072:  1601 James VI Scottish Hammered Gold Sword & Sceptre Piece.  Eighth coinage just prior to James VI  of Scotland becoming James 1st of England.  Some scuffs which are much enhanced due to the nature of the photography.  Sold with an old, pictorial sale’s printout.  A very desirable hammered gold coin from Scotland.  £1,825

 

WSC-6104:  Scottish James VI Hammered Silver Two Shillings.  Initial mark Thistle.  Spink 5509.  A cheap Scottish coin.  £39

 

WSC-6109:  Scottish James VI Hammered Silver 30 Shillings.  Initial mark Thistle.  The rarer Type II variety - Spink 5504.  £245

 

 

 

Charles 1st

 

WSC-5367:  Scotland Charles 1st Hammered Silver 20d.  Third coinage, 1637 – 42.  Briot’s machine made issue.  £75

 

WSC-6087:  Scottish Charles 1st Hammered Silver 2 Shillings.  First coinage, 1625-34.  Initial mark thistle.  Spink 5544.  A rarer denomination.  £109

 

WSC-6361:  Scottish Charles 1st Hammered Silver Half Merk.  The rarer third coinage Nicholas Briot machine made Six Shillings & Eightpence: Spink 5773.  However, the 8 under the VI, denoting this coin as being of greater value that the proceeding six shillings (Spink 5566-72), has been partly removed and actually looks to have been gouged out on the actual die to make it back into a Six Shillings (see image).  Most unusual.  £189

 

WSC-6015:  Scottish Charles 1st Hammered Silver 12 Shillings.  Third coinage, 1637 – 1642.  Falconer’s second issue, type IV.  Spink 5563.  The coin is sold with a very old ticket, possibly WW2 period, stating that this coin was purchased for twenty five shillings.  £285

 

WSC-6107:  Scottish Charles 1st Hammered Silver 30 Shillings.  Falconer’s Third coinage, 1637 - 1642.  Type IV with round ground below horse.  Initial mark thistle.  Spink 5556.  £385

 

 

 

Milled Coinage

 

Charles II

 

Silver

 

WSC-5838:  1682 over 1680 Scottish Charles II Silver ¼ Dollar.  Second coinage, good grade for issue.  £195

 

WSC-6096:  1677 Charles II Scottish Silver 1/16th Dollar.  Second coinage and interestingly, the only denomination in the series to have a reverse Saltire Cross.  High grade for issue.  Spink 5624.  £295

 

 

 

William & Mary

 

WSC-4266:  1694 William & Mary Silver 5 Shillings.  Better grade (although pierced & plugged) and the much rarer “inverted A” variety.  £99

 

 

 

William II

 

WSC-5602:  1696 Scottish William II Silver 20 Shillings.  No date stop.  Unusual feature on date.  £245

 

WSC-5603:  1696 Scottish William II Silver 5 Shillings.  Good grade for issue.  £175

 

WSC-6076:  1697 Scottish William II Silver 5 Shillings.  Nice grade for issue.  £95

 

 

 

1700’s Church “Communion Tokens” (20% max off all marked prices when you buy 2 or more Communion Tokens!!)

 

WSC-5472:  1748 Scottish Communion Church Token.  A very early date indeed.  Dull, Perthshire.  Burzinski 3585 (image annotation for B number is incorrect).  Rare.  £25

 

WSC-4728:  1755 Scottish Communion Church Token.  A very early date indeed.  Cadder, Lanarkshire.  Minister Alexander Dun.  Burzinski 1190.  Rare.  £25

 

WSC-5473:  1793 Scottish Communion Church Token.  An early date.  Dull, Perthshire.  Burzinski 5029 (image annotation for B number is incorrect).  £25

 

WSC-4730:  1796 Scottish Communion Church token.  An early date.  Rare.  £25

 

WSC-5700:  1700’s Scottish Communion Church Token.  Mortlack, Banffshire.  Burzinski 4515.  £25

 

WSC-5701:  1700’s Scottish Communion Church Token.  Millbrex, Aberdeenshire.  Burzinski 4512.  £25

 

WSC-5702:  1790 Scottish Communion Church Token.  Craigend, Perthshire.  Minister Robert Forsyth.  Burzinski 1262.  £25

 

H174: 1700's Scottish Communion Token "LK" - Apparently Unrecorded in Burzinski.  See image for details.  Old collection piece.  £25

 

H173: 1700's Scottish Communion Token - Berwickshire - Burzinski 6841.  See image for details.  Old collection piece.  £25

 

H108: 1772 Scottish Communion Token - Larbert, Stirlingshire - Burzinski 2021.  See image for details.  Old collection piece.  £25

 

H031: 1791 Scottish Communion Token - Leith, Lothians, Burzinski 4197.  See image for details.  Old collection piece.  £25

 

H007: 1775 Scottish Communion Token - Lochgoilphead, Argyll, Burzinski 4167.  See image for details.  Old collection piece.  £25

 

WSC-5943:  1700’s Scottish Communion Church Token.  Lairg, Sutherland.  Burzinski 4067.  £25

 

WSC-5944:  1799 Scottish Communion Church Token.  Liff & Benvie, Angus.  Burzinski 4269.  £25

 

 

1800’s Church “Communion Tokens” (20% max off all marked prices when you buy 2 or more Communion Tokens!!)

 

WSC-5698:  1871 Scottish Communion Church Token.  Leven, Fife.  Minister John S. Hyslop.  Burzinski 4248.  £25

 

H180: 1800's Scottish Communion Token - St Ninians, North Leith, Burzinski 5280.  See image for details.  Old collection piece.  £25

 

H169: 1840 Scottish Communion Token - Glasgow, Lanarkshire - Burzinski 4818 VAR.  See image for details.  Old collection piece.  £25

 

H168: 1843 Scottish Communion Token - Monzie, Perthshire - Burzinski 4974.  See image for details.  Old collection piece.  £25

 

H167: 1835 Scottish Communion Token - Leitholm, Berwickshire - Burzinski 4206.  See image for details.  Old collection piece.  £25

 

H112: 1850 Scottish Communion Token - Musselburgh, Lothians - Burzinski 5108.  See image for details.  Old collection piece.  £25

 

H111: 1838 Scottish Communion Token - Dalkeith, Lothians - Burzinski 1858.  See image for details.  Old collection piece.  £25

 

H078: 1801 Scottish Communion Token - Mains & Strathmartine - Burzinski 4594.  See image for details.  Old collection piece.  £25

 

H073: 1802 Scottish Communion Token - Madderty, Perthshire - Burzinski 4581.  See image for details.  Old collection piece.  £25

 

H034: 1827 Scottish Communion Token - Kinnell, Angus, Burzinski 3832.  See image for details.  Old collection piece.  £25