Scottish Coins & Tokens

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Scottish Jacobite & Earlier Medals

 

WSC-6714:  1697 Scottish Jacobite Medal  The sun rising over a calm sea – the young Price being the sun and the calm sea being the world.  MI 194(ii) / 503.  Fortunes of Prince James, the Old Pretender, copper medallion dated 1697: advocating James (III) to be the English and Scottish monarch and for the incumbent, William III (William II of Scotland), to be removed.  These were produced by the old James II of England (James VII of Scotland) - James had been forced to abdicate the English throne in 1688 and live an exiled life in France from 1690 (any enemy of England was a friend of France!) - for distribution amongst the partisans of the Stuarts, most of which seemed to be in London at the time.  Indeed, two hoards of these highly symbolic medals from the small series were unearthed in Smithfield and Clement's Lane, Lombard Street in 1865.  Previously, the exiled James had sought to have his cause (namely his son, James, be placed upon the English and Scottish thrones and for William III be removed) and himself represented at the Treaty of Ryswick.  Deposing an incumbent monarch from such a royal seat, James's problematic devotion to Catholicism, and bizarrely, Louis XIV's outright rejection of James's claim, meant that this was never going to happen and indeed, the effort proved fruitless and the peace was signed, recognising William III's claim to the throne.  Contrary to what some people state, these medals were not issued to the delegates from the countries signing the Peace Treaty at Ryswick in the Netherlands in September 1697, they were simply a device to keep the cause alive, even though everyone knew the cause was dead.  £125

 

WSC-6715:  1697 Scottish Jacobite Medal  A dove holding an olive branch – the young Price being the dove, offering peace to the world.  MI 195(ii) / 504.  Fortunes of Prince James, the Old Pretender, copper medallion dated 1697: advocating James (III) to be the English and Scottish monarch and for the incumbent, William III (William II of Scotland), to be removed.  These were produced by the old James II of England (James VII of Scotland) - James had been forced to abdicate the English throne in 1688 and live an exiled life in France from 1690 (any enemy of England was a friend of France!) - for distribution amongst the partisans of the Stuarts, most of which seemed to be in London at the time.  Indeed, two hoards of these highly symbolic medals from the small series were unearthed in Smithfield and Clement's Lane, Lombard Street in 1865.  Previously, the exiled James had sought to have his cause (namely his son, James, be placed upon the English and Scottish thrones and for William III be removed) and himself represented at the Treaty of Ryswick.  Deposing an incumbent monarch from such a royal seat, James's problematic devotion to Catholicism, and bizarrely, Louis XIV's outright rejection of James's claim, meant that this was never going to happen and indeed, the effort proved fruitless and the peace was signed, recognising William III's claim to the throne.  Contrary to what some people state, these medals were not issued to the delegates from the countries signing the Peace Treaty at Ryswick in the Netherlands in September 1697, they were simply a device to keep the cause alive, even though everyone knew the cause was dead.  £125

 

WSC-6732:  1697 Scottish Jacobite Medal  A mine exploding at the corner of a bastion – a mine may be said to explode with a violence proportionate to the resistance by which it is compressed.  MI 194(ii) / 502.  Fortunes of Prince James, the Old Pretender, copper medallion dated 1697: advocating James (III) to be the English and Scottish monarch and for the incumbent, William III (William II of Scotland), to be removed.  These were produced by the old James II of England (James VII of Scotland) - James had been forced to abdicate the English throne in 1688 and live an exiled life in France from 1690 (any enemy of England was a friend of France!) - for distribution amongst the partisans of the Stuarts, most of which seemed to be in London at the time.  Indeed, two hoards of these highly symbolic medals from the small series were unearthed in Smithfield and Clement's Lane, Lombard Street in 1865 - this example is almost certainly from one of those hoards due to the condition of the reverse surface.  Previously, the exiled James had sought to have his cause (namely his son, James, be placed upon the English and Scottish thrones and for William III be removed) and himself represented at the Treaty of Ryswick.  Deposing an incumbent monarch from such a royal seat, James's problematic devotion to Catholicism, and bizarrely, Louis XIV's outright rejection of James's claim, meant that this was never going to happen and indeed, the effort proved fruitless and the peace was signed, recognising William III's claim to the throne.  Contrary to what some people state, these medals were not issued to the delegates from the countries signing the Peace Treaty at Ryswick in the Netherlands in September 1697, they were simply a device to keep the cause alive, even though everyone knew the cause was dead.  £125

 

WSC-6454:  1699 Scottish Jacobite Silver Medal – James Francis Edward Stuart.  Commemorating the succession of the young Prince James, in the Jacobites’ eyes at least.  The heavy symbolism typical of this and other tokens in this series.  It is interesting to note that this particular medal has either been in circulation as a Scottish Merk (the weights are virtually identical at around 6g) or it has been used as a pocket or touch piece.  An interesting and early item which oozes history.  Medallic Illustration 204/519 and listed as Rare (E).  £185

 

WSC-6634:  1745 Scottish Jacobite “Carlisle Taken” AE Medal.  Medallic Illustration 605/261.  The Scottish rebels, under Prince Charles, advanced as far south as Derby at which point they considered the dangers which threatened them, and promptly retreated back up the western side of England, back into Scotland.  They left a garrison in Carlisle which, after some show of resistance, was surrendered to the Duke of Cumberland (the son of George II).  It should be noted that these medals were struck quickly after the event and were in no way up to the quality of other medals issued from around this time.  From a small collection.  £195

 

WSC-6635:  1745 Scottish Jacobite “Carlisle Taken” AE Medal.  Medallic Illustration 605/262.  The Scottish rebels, under Prince Charles, advanced as far south as Derby at which point they considered the dangers which threatened them, and promptly retreated back up the western side of England, back into Scotland.  They left a garrison in Carlisle which, after some show of resistance, was surrendered to the Duke of Cumberland (the son of George II).  It should be noted that these medals were struck quickly after the event and were in no way up to the quality of other medals issued from around this time.  From a small collection.  £195

 

WSC-6664:  1745 Scottish Jacobite “Carlisle Taken” AE Medal.  Most unusual English (ie non Latin) legends.  That, coupled with the fact that this medal is completely unrecorded in Medallic Illustration, and the indifferent quality of the dies, implies this was the work of the enthusiastic Mr Pinchbeck, “a toyman” who was renowned for issuing Jacobite medallic material at the time. The Scottish rebels, under Prince Charles, advanced as far south as Derby at which point they considered the dangers which threatened them, and promptly retreated back up the western side of England, back into Scotland.  They left a garrison in Carlisle which, after some show of resistance, was surrendered to the Duke of Cumberland (the son of George II).  From a small collection.  £155

 

WSC-6667:  1746 Scottish Jacobite “Battle of Culloden” AE Medal.  Most unusual English (ie non Latin) legends.  That, coupled with the fact that this medal is completely unrecorded in Medallic Illustration, and the indifferent quality of the dies, implies this was the work of the enthusiastic Mr Pinchbeck, “a toyman” who was renowned for issuing Jacobite medallic material at the time. The Scottish rebels, under Prince Charles, advanced as far south as Derby at which point they considered the dangers which threatened them, and promptly retreated back up the western side of England, back into Scotland.  The Battle of Culloden was the final confrontation of the Jacobite rising of 1745. On 16 April 1746, the Jacobite forces of Charles Edward Stuart were decisively defeated by Hanoverian forces commanded by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland (the son of George II), near Inverness in the Scottish Highlands.  The battle lasted only an hour – the surviving Jacobites being hunted down and killed, earning Cumberland the title of “Billy the Butcher”.  Charles himself evaded capture by disguising himself as an Irish maid.  He then went into exile to France for around 40 years.  Culloden ended the claim of the descendants of James II to the British throne.  Contemporaneously pierced, presumably for use as a necklace by a supporter?  From a small collection.  £95

 

WSC-6637:  1746 Scottish Jacobite “Battle of Culloden – Rebellion Defeated” AE Medal.  Medallic Illustration 616/286.  An interesting image of Highlander, hat off, kneeling suppliantly before the crowned lion rampant of England.  The Scottish rebels, under Prince Charles, advanced as far south as Derby at which point they considered the dangers which threatened them, and promptly retreated back up the western side of England, back into Scotland.  The Battle of Culloden was the final confrontation of the Jacobite rising of 1745. On 16 April 1746, the Jacobite forces of Charles Edward Stuart were decisively defeated by Hanoverian forces commanded by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland (the son of George II), near Inverness in the Scottish Highlands.  The battle lasted only an hour – the surviving Jacobites being hunted down and killed, earning Cumberland the title of “Billy the Butcher”.  Charles himself evaded capture by disguising himself as an Irish maid.  He then went into exile to France for around 40 years.  Culloden ended the claim of the descendants of James II to the British throne.  It should be noted that these medals were struck quickly after the event and were in no way up to the quality of other medals issued from around this time.  From a small collection.  £225

 

WSC-6638:  1746 Scottish Jacobite “Battle of Culloden – Rebellion Defeated” AE Medal.  Medallic Illustration 617/287.  An interesting image of the English lion overcoming a wolf – the animal most associated with rebellion.  The translated legend reads: "Justice triumphant”.  This medal is listed as VERY RARE in M.I. although this particular example appears to have been modified in order to fit into an oval surround?  The Scottish rebels, under Prince Charles, advanced as far south as Derby at which point they considered the dangers which threatened them, and promptly retreated back up the western side of England, back into Scotland.  The Battle of Culloden was the final confrontation of the Jacobite rising of 1745. On 16 April 1746, the Jacobite forces of Charles Edward Stuart were decisively defeated by Hanoverian forces commanded by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland (the son of George II), near Inverness in the Scottish Highlands.  The battle lasted only an hour – the surviving Jacobites being hunted down and killed, earning Cumberland the title of “Billy the Butcher”.  Charles himself evaded capture by disguising himself as an Irish maid.  He then went into exile to France for around 40 years.  Culloden ended the claim of the descendants of James II to the British throne.  It should be noted that these medals were struck quickly after the event and were in no way up to the quality of other medals issued from around this time.  From a small collection.  £125

 

WSC-6639:  1746 Scottish Jacobite “The Failure of Prince Charles” AE Medal.  Medallic Illustration 618/290.  An interesting image of a tiny Prince Charles attempting to snatch the crown from the top of a column, being seized and pulled back by the larger Duke of Cumberland (the son of George II).  The translated legend reads: "Come back again”.  It should be noted that these medals were struck quickly after the event and were in no way up to the quality of other medals issued from around this time.  From a small collection.  £195

 

 

 

Hammered / Milled Scottish Gold Coinage

 

 

William II

 

WAu-6691:  1701 William II of Scotland Milled Gold Half Pistole.  A single year issue of this excessively rare Scottish gold coin which was current at £6 in Scotland.  Spink 5677.  Both the full and half pistole were struck from gold dust imported by the Darien Co. (The Scottish African Company) from the Central American colony of Darien.  The company asked that its crest, a sun rising from the sea, should be placed on the coinage as an acknowledgement to themselves and to the “Rising Sun”, the ship which had carried the gold.  That emblem is under William II’s bust.  The half pistole is rarer than the full pistole in terms of availability although find either for sale and you’re doing better than nearly everyone else. (E)  £2,950

 

 

 

Hammered Silver Coinage

 

 

William 1st

 

Crescent & Pellet coinage, circa 1174-95

 

WSC-6656:  William 1st “The Lion” Medieval Hammered Silver Cut Halfpenny.  The rarer, earlier Crescent & Pellet issue of 1174-95.  Cross Pommee sceptre head - Spink 5025.  Sold with an old Fred Rist (?) ticket.  A rare coin.  £75

 

 

 

Short Cross & Stars “PHASE A” coinage, circa 1195-1205

 

WSC-6913:  William (The Lion) 1st Scottish Hammered Silver Voided Short Cross Penny.  Phase A Penny, “Short Cross & Stars” coinage, 1195-1205, RAVL at Roxburgh: +RAVL.ON.(RO)CE.  Spink 5027.  A good, strong portrait together with clear legends – a very nice example of this rarer, earlier issue.  £475

 

 

 

Short Cross & Stars “PHASE B” coinage, circa 1205-1230

 

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

 

WSC-6870:  William 1st “The Lion” Medieval Scottish Penny.  Phase B type:  1205 – 1230.  Voided short cross.  The unusual +LE RVE WILA obverse reading (Spink 5029) which is from the Edinburgh & Perth mints jointly.  Crude and although stylised, getting progressively less so compared to earlier coins from the reign.  Very good grade and rare.  £325

 

 

 

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 (E).  £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 (E)  £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 (E).  £345

 

WSC-6793:  Alexander III Rarer 1st Issue STIRLING Mint Penny.  Long cross & stars, 1250-80.  hO(N) RI. ON^S TR – Henri of Stirling.  Type III, SCBI 35, 137/A, Spink 5043.  Old collection piece.  A rare Scottish mint.  £395

 

WSC-6794:  Alexander III Rarer 1st Issue FORFAR Mint Penny.  Long cross & stars, 1250-80.  SIM ON^D O(N F) O^R – Simond of Forfar.  Type III, SCBI 35, 115/A, Spink 5043.  Old collection piece.  A rare Scottish mint.  £595

 

WSC-6795:  Alexander III Rarer 1st Issue INVERNESS Mint Penny.  Long cross & stars, 1250-80.  IEFR (A) IO^N I^N(V) – Gefrai of Inverness.  Type III, SCBI 35, 123/A, Spink 5043.  Old collection piece.  A good quality repair on what is an intriguing coin – there appears to be only a single letter in the second quadrant on the reverse.  A rare Scottish mint.  Cheap.  £345

 

WSC-6830:  Alexander III Rarer 1st Issue St Andrew’s Mint Cut Halfpenny.  Long cross & stars, 1250-80.  TO(MAS.ON.)AN – Tomas of St Andrew’s.  Type IV, Spink 5044.  One of the rarest of the Scottish mints.  The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford has only a single example (a poor coin) whilst the Hunterian Museum in Glasgow holds no examples.  The National Museum (Edinburgh) holds two.  There were only two dies in use - one with AN the other as ANDER as the mint signatures.  This is a very rare coin.  £249

 

WSC-6889:  Alexander III Scottish Medieval Hammered Silver Cut Halfpenny.  First coinage, 1250-80.  The rare Inverness mint - GEF(RAI ON INVERO)N.  Type III, Spink 5043.  A single type / single moneyer issue from this rare Scottish mint – only Montrose and Wilanerter are rarer.  The coin is a cut half (current thinking is that cut half coins were officially cut at the mint and not by traders) and benefits from most of the king’s bust being there.  £135

 

 

 

2nd Coinage Pennies

 

WSC-6856:  Alexander III Scottish Hammered Silver Penny.  Second coinage, 1280-86.  Edinburgh mint town.  Class E, Spink 5056.  Not a great eye appeal coin (worn and centrally pierced) but a very rare 20 point reverse.  £55

 

WSC-6769:  Alexander III Scottish Hammered Silver Penny.  Second coinage, 1280-86.  Perth mint town.  Class E, Spink 5056.  £135

 

WSC-6881:  Alexander III Scottish Hammered Silver Penny.  Second coinage, 1280-86.  Perth mint town.  Rarer class D,   Spink 5057.  From an old collection – see original ticket here.  £135

 

WSC-6882:  Alexander III Scottish Hammered Silver Penny.  Second coinage, 1280-86.  Roxburgh mint town.  Spink 5054.  From an old collection – see original ticket here.  £98

 

 

 

2nd Coinage Half Pennies

 

WSC-5053:  Alexander III Scottish Rare “Round” Halfpenny.  Two mullets of six points.  Very rare denomination and a very nice grade coin (E).  £295

 

 

 

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 (E).  £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 (E).  £495

 

 

 

David II

 

WSC-6460:  David II Medieval Scottish Hammered Silver Penny.  Second coinage, 1351-57.  VILLA ABERDON – the very rare Aberdeen provincial mint.  Spink 5121 where the 2015 price guide lists this coin at £900.  I am unaware of any Aberdeen pennies coming up for sale in recent or even non recent times.  A great rarity (E).  £695

 

WSC-6753:  David II Medieval Scottish Hammered Silver Groat.  Second coinage, 1351-57.  VILLA EDINBVRGH – Edinburgh mint.  A type B coin, slightly double struck on the reverse, 3.54g.  Spink 5097.  Very nice grade for issue.  Excellent provenance: ex Dr William Triest collection, ex David Stuart collection – sold with their original tickets.  Also comes with an old auction listing.  £325

 

WSC-6787:  David II Medieval Scottish Hammered Silver Groat.  Second coinage, 1351-57.  VILLA EDINBVRGH – Edinburgh mint.  One of the later issues (class C) which you don’t see so much.  Spink 5098 – older head left; aquiline nose.  £275

 

WSC-6773:  David II Medieval Scottish Hammered Silver Groat.  Third (Light) coinage, 1367-71  VILLA EDINBVRGH – Edinburgh mint.  Spink 5125 – star on the base of the sceptre coupled with trefoils within the tressure.  £275

 

 

 

Robert II

 

WSC-5623:  Robert II Scottish Hammered Silver HALF Groat.  1371-90, Perth mint.  Spink 5143.  Uncommon (E).  £225

 

WSC-6758:  Robert II Scottish Hammered Silver Groat.  1371-90, Edinburgh mint, second issue, 1357-67.  Spink 5131.  £225

 

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

 

WSC-6776:  Robert II Scottish Hammered Silver Penny.  1371-90, Edinburgh mint, second issue, 1357-67.  Spink 5131.  £255

 

WSC-6834:  Robert II Scottish Hammered Silver Groat.  1371-90, Perth mint.  Spink 5136.  VILLA DE PERTh.  Star at the base of the sceptre.  An appealing coin from a rarer mint town.  £275

 

 

 

Robert III

 

WSC-6801:  Robert III Scottish Hammered Silver Groat.  Heavy coinage issue of 1390 – 1403.  First issue with tall, rough facing bust and three pellets at the cusps.  Spink 5165.  Edinburgh mint.  £275

 

WSC-6726:  Exceptionally Rare Robert III Scottish Hammered Silver Halfpenny.  Second issue, very rare Perth mint, Spink 5188.  +ROBERTVS DEI REX / +VILLA DE PERTH.  0.45 grams / 6.9 grains.  A high grade example of this very rare issue with unusually full legends.  Atypical obverse reading which I am unable to find elsewhere - it's usually ROBERTVS REX SCOT or rarely ROBERTVS  DEIG.  Possibly a mule of Spink 5188 and 5188A as the obverse of 1558A is similar to this coin (see Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles, 35, Scottish Coins).  Perth examples rarely come up for sale on the open market.  The ticket accompanying this coin states “Finest known?”.  A very rare coin in excellent grade.  £875

 

WSC-6886:  Robert III Medieval Scottish Hammered Silver Halfpenny.  Edinburgh mint, 1390 – 1406 (first issue).  A rare coin.  £175 / £575 in a now very outdated book.  £195

 

 

 

James III

 

WSC-6710:  High Grade Scottish James III Crux Pellit Copper “Three-Penny Penny”.  1460-88, class III, Spink 5311.  Previously regarded as an Ecclesiastical issue (a Crossraguel of Bishop Kennedy).  Old ticket here.  As good or possibly slightly better than the Spink plate coin (the best extant example they could source to photograph) and as such, choice.  £285

 

 

 

James IV

 

WSC-6861:  Scottish James IV Hammered Billon Silver Penny.  1496-1513, class IV, Spink 5362.  James IV, an educated man and able leader, although formally an ally of Henry VII of England, led a large army against Henry VIII and was ultimately killed at the slaughter of Flodden Field in 1513.  So little silver content that this was essentially a base metal coin.  Weak obverse strike but that aside, better than average for issue.  £95

 

 

 

James V

 

WSC-6486:  James V Hammered Billon Silver Plack.  First coinage, 1513-36.  Sold with an old ticket.  Spink 5381. (E)  £135

 

WSC-6780:  James V Hammered Silver Third Groat.  Second coinage, 1526 – 1539, Edinburgh mint.  Old Spink ticket, old Rasmusson ticket, very old unidentified ticket.  The obverse legends reads “IACOBVS:5:DEI:GRA:R:SOTORIA” as opposed to the normal “SCOTO(RO)”.  A definite error noted on the old Spink ticket.  Any redactions are ONLY in the image.  Rare with provenance.  £495

 

WSC-6799:  James V Scottish Stuart Hammered Billon Silver Bawbee.  Third coinage, 1538 – 1542.  Annulet over the obverse 1 so Spink 5384.  1.89 grams, 23mm.  Rarer monarch.  £235

 

 

 

Mary

 

WSC-6802:  1557 (and 1558!) Mary “Queen of Scots” Hammered Silver Testoon.  First period, before her first marriage.  Five shillings with 0.916 fineness.  Spink 5406.  The coin has been pierced and crudely plugged in antiquity.  Type IIIb and a combination of 1577 – the rarer of the only two dates on the obverse and 1558 on the reverse.  This is a very rare Mule (mixing up of dies at the mint- see this extract from Coincraft.  Mary was an interesting character – far more than was shown in the recent Mary Queen of Scots film – being queen at 7 days old, married several times, implicated in the suspicious death of her second husband, Henry Stewart, the Lord Darnley, abdicated, and finally beheaded.  A very rare and interesting coin.  £295 RESERVED (T.P.1-7-20)

 

WSC-6815:  Mary “Queen of Scots” Hammered (Billon) Silver Bawbee.  First period, before her first marriage, 1542-58.  Spink 5433 – the rarer voided cross reverse.  £169

 

WSC-6909:  1558 Mary Scottish Hammered Silver Testoon.  First period, before marriage.  Type IIIb – low arched crown with no annulets below M & R – Spink 5406.  A choice coin.  £895 RESERVED (E.M.22-6-20)

 

 

 

James VI

 

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

 

WSC-6885:  1575 Scottish James VI Hammered Silver Half Merk or Noble.  Second coinage, rare date.  Better grade with an extremely clear date.  Spink 5478.  £349

 

WSC-6809:  1599 James VI Hammered Silver Scottish Ten Shillings.  Seventh issue, Spink 5493.  Nice grade and a desirable date.  £385

 

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

 

 

 

Charles 1st

 

Silver

 

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

 

WSC-6687:  Scottish Charles 1st Hammered Silver 2 Shillings.  Fourth coinage of 1642.  Spink 5593.  Rare.  £155

 

WSC-6623:  Scottish Charles 1st Hammered Silver 3 Shillings.  Fourth coinage of 1642.  Spink 5592.  Rare.  £225

 

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 (E).  £285

 

 

 

Copper

 

WSC-6565:  Scottish Charles 1st High Grade Copper Turner.  Earl of Stirling coinage, 1632-39.  Spink 5601.  The rarer type 4a with im Saltire both sides.  Probably a contemporary counterfeit although Spink suggest these are mainly im Lis and Lion.  Choice (E).  £98

 

WSC-6874:  Scottish Charles 1st Copper Turner.  Earl of Stirling coinage, 1632-39.  Spink 5598.  Part of a single deceased collection put together from the 1960's onwards with this ticket looking to be dated 1989.  Type 1c with im flower over lozenge.  £48

 

WSC-6877:  Scottish Charles 1st Copper Turner.  Earl of Stirling coinage, 1632-39.  Spink 5599e.  Part of a single deceased collection put together from the 1960's onwards with this ticket where this coin cost ten shillings way back when.  Type 2e with im stop & saltire.  A nice grade coin.  £55

 

WSC-6879:  1692 William & Mary Scottish Charles 1st Copper Turner or Bodle.  Spink 5674.  Part of a single deceased collection put together from the 1960's onwards with this ticket.  A superb grade example for issue, being arguably as good as the Spink plate coin, presumably the best example they could lay their hands on.  £185

 

 

 

Milled Coinage

 

Charles II

 

Silver

 

WSC-6688:  1670 Charles II Scottish Silver Merk.  First coinage.  Interesting for two reasons: 1. There is a colon after the date and 2. The die axis is 85 degrees which is noted in Spink (p96) as considerably rarer than the standard 180 or en medaille die axis types.  £185

 

WSC-6455:  1671 Charles II Scottish Silver Merk.  First coinage.  Interesting for two reasons: 1. The grade is much better than usually seen and 2. The die axis is 85 degrees which is noted in Spink (p96) as considerably rarer than the standard 180 or en medaille die axis types (E).  £195

 

WSC-6697:  1672 Charles II Scottish Silver HALF Merk.  First coinage.  Spink 5614.  Above average for issue.  £125

 

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 (E).  £295

 

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

 

Copper

 

WSC-6657:  1677 Scottish Charles II Turner / Bodle.  The first date in only a three year issue.  Better grade for issue, being actually better than the Spink plate coin, and benefiting from being the rarer LAESSET error issue.  Spink 5632 (£200 in the 2015 guide).  A desirable coin.  £125

 

WSC-6666:  1677 Scottish Charles II Turner / Bodle.  The first date in only a three year issue.  Better grade for issue, being actually better than the Spink plate coin.  Spink 5630 (£135 in the 2015 guide).  £55

 

WSC-6650:  1677 Scottish Charles II Copper Bawbee or Sixpence.  First date in only a three year issue.  Spink 5628.  Better grade for issue, being about as good as the Spink plate coin.  £75

 

WSC-6651:  1678 Scottish Charles II Copper Bawbee or Sixpence.  Second date in only a three year issue.  Spink 5628.  Better grade for issue, being nearly as good as the Spink plate coin.  £65

 

WSC-6652:  1679 Scottish Charles II Copper Bawbee or Sixpence.  Third and rarest date in only a three year issue.  Spink 5628.  Better grade for issue, being nearly as good as the Spink plate coin.  £65

 

 

 

William II

 

WSC-6698:  1695 Scottish William II Copper BAWBEE.  Spink 5690 where it’s given very high values in the 2015 price guide.  £119

 

WSC-6717:  1695 Scottish William II Silver 40 Shillings.  A large Scottish silver coin in remarkably good grade for the issue.  Spink 5679.  Ex Spink, ex Coincraft (their ticket here).  Rare in this grade.  £445

 

WSC-6626:  1697 Scottish William II Silver 40 Shillings.  A large Scottish silver coin in remarkably good grade for the issue.  Spink 5682 (Spink 2015: £675, £2,250).  Rare in this grade.  £645

 

WAu-6691:  1701 William II of Scotland Milled Gold Half Pistole.  A single year issue of this excessively rare Scottish gold coin which was current at £6 in Scotland.  Spink 5677.  Both the full and half pistole were struck from gold dust imported by the Darien Co. (The Scottish African Company) from the Central American colony of Darien.  The company asked that its crest, a sun rising from the sea, should be placed on the coinage as an acknowledgement to themselves and to the “Rising Sun”, the ship which had carried the gold.  That emblem is under William II’s bust.  The half pistole is rarer than the full pistole in terms of availability although find either for sale and you’re doing better than nearly everyone else. (E)  £2,950

 

 

 

 

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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