This week’s fresh listings:


This page is to be updated every Tuesday and will contain all the latest Coin, Medal & Token listings for that particular week.


Additions to for week commencing Tuesday 20th June 2017



Previous Weeks’ Listings (scroll down this page for “This Week’s Listings”):

WMH-6408:  Stephen Norman Kings’ DELCA Mint Hammered Silver Halfpenny.  1136-45.  Cross Moline (Watford) type.  Willem of DELCA.  The location of this mint remains unknown to this day.  There are five recorded examples, all from the same dies: three from the 1971 Prestwich Hoard (Lankarshire) of 1,065 mainly Stephen pennies (the important ones such as the DELCA mints all going to major museums and institutions), one from Carnwath, South Lanarkshire, Scotland (NS 9846) and one from Clifton Reynes, Milton Keynes. M/d find, 2009. (EMC 2009.0267).  This coin represents only the sixth known example.  All are the Erased Dies type (North type 873) having a horizontal line to the right of the sceptre.  BNJ 50 (1980), p.51 states:  Another coin of the uncertain mint 'Delca' (Danson 149, given as 'Derby??') has a horizontal line to the right of the king's sceptre which could be either accidental or a somewhat half-hearted attempt at defacement (Three 'Delca' coins of the moneyer Willem, probably from the same reverse die, were found in the Prestwich hoard (Coin Hoards, i (1975), 92, pi. 20, 4).  DELCA was only operational during Stephen’s Cross Moline (Watford) type (1136-45).  An exceptionally rare mint, being even rarer than the Tamworth (William II) and perhaps even the Heden (Stephen) mint coins also listed for sale on this site.  £750


WAu-6406:  1793 George III Full Gold Guinea.  Fifth bust with spade shield.  High grade (hard to photograph: see here for a compilation of images in various lighting) with single blob of solder on reverse.  Spink 3729.  £494


WTH-6407:  1600 Elizabeth 1st Hammered Silver Sixpence.  Sixth issue, initial mark 0. Spink 2578b.   A rarer date that when it does turn up is invariably worn or damaged.  This is the best grade 1600 sixpence I have seen.  £395


WCom-6403:  1653 Commonwealth Hammered Silver Shilling.  Oliver Cromwell’s Commonwealth, initial mark Sun, 5.42g.  The obverse reads: COMMONWEATH [L missing] and there is no stop after THE.  The ticket states this is the recorded COMMONWEALH [T missing] variety which is E.S.C.989 (I’m told E.S.C. 130 in the revised edition?), rated at R4 rarity which means 11-20 known examples.  This coin is actually an E.S.C. unrecorded “missing L” variety.  If you look at the definitive guide to Commonwealth coinage (, you will see both varieties listed and both having six star rarity values.  The COMMONWEATH die (this coin) also has the missing stop after THE whereas the missing T variety doesn’t.  A great rarity in the Commonwealth series being unrecorded in E.S.C. (Spink don’t bother listing any variations), full of flan and nice grade.  £895


WG-6404:  1820 George III Silver Crown – High Grade.  LX edge, Spink 3787.  There are a couple of pin holes on the edge where this coin has been pivot-mounted.  Doesn’t detract from what is a lovely coin.  £85


WG-6405:  1787 George III Silver Sixpence.  The only sixpence struck in a period between 1758 (George II) and 1816.  Spink 3748 (no hearts).  Nice grade with some toning.  £65


WMH-6400:  William 1st Hammered Norman Penny.  Lewes mint: +PINRAEP.ON.LEPI, PAXS type (B.M.C. 8).  A rare Norman mint town.  There has been some speculation of late as to whether these BMC 8 issues are actually from the reign of William II with one auction house now actually listing BMC 8 coins as William II.  £780


WTH-6401:  1551-53 Edward VI Hammered Silver Sixpence.  Fine issue, im Tun.  Spink 2483.  Very good grade.  £395


WCA-6397:  1694 William & Mary Silver Proof Farthing.  Plain edge.  Peck 623.  EF grade and simply stunning.  Choice.  £745 


WMH-6389:  William 1st Hammered Norman Penny.  Sandwich mint: +IELFHEH.ON.SAND, Profile right type (B.M.C. 7).  Spink 1256 (listed £3,000 for type and moneyer in 2017).  The rarest of the William 1st types and from a rare mint town – there are only two examples of this type and moneyer listed on the EMC and SCBI databases with one of those being a fragment and the other not as good as this coin.  Ex Lord Stewartby, ex Spink.  Excessively rare and choice.  £2,395




This Week’s Listings:


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WI-6409:  Irish Edward IV Hammered Silver Groat.  Light cross & pellets issue of 1470-78.  Limerick mint with L on breast and CIVI TAS LIMI RICI as reverse reading.  Cinquefoils by the neck, in two of the reverse quarters and preceding POSI.  The rarest of the two Limerick mint variations: Spink 6343.  Sold with a very old ticket and a more recent one – both with incorrect Spink references.  Pierced in antiquity but still a very rare coin indeed.  £425


WI-6410:  Irish Edward IV Hammered Silver Groat.  Light cross & pellets issue of 1470-78.  Waterford mint with no marks on or by the breast and CIVI TASW ATER FORD as reverse reading.  Saltires in two of the reverse quarters.  Interesting dual initial mark (pierced cross / rosette).  Spink 6351A.  High grade for issue being equally as good as the Spink plate coin.  £875