This week’s fresh listings (scroll down):
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Previous Weeks’ Listings (scroll down this page for “This Week’s Listings”):
Edward III Medieval
Hammered Silver Halfgroat. Pre Treaty period,
Medieval Hammered Gold Noble. Type
Hammered Silver Irish Penny. Cross & Pellets coinage of 1483-5.
Richard III Late
Medieval Hammered Silver Groat. Initial mark Halved Sun and Rose (1),
VI Tudor Hammered Silver Shilling. Second period, January 1549 to April 1550; second debased issue. Initial mark Bow.
WTH-7143: Mary Tudor Hammered Silver Groat. Initial mark Pomegranate, 1553-1554 only. An affordable example. £185
WTH-7144: 1591 Elizabeth 1st Tudor Hammered Silver Sixpence. Initial mark Hand, sixth issue. 1591 as a date represents a frequency of 1.2% for the 2,716 recorded single finds of Elizabeth 1st coins and 1.2% for all 5,588 recorded Elizabeth 1st hoard coins. 1591 is the fifteenth rarest of all forty two dates. £165
WCA-7145: 1686 James II Tin Halfpenny. Copper plug intact, slabbed by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation as XF45 – the lower end of the EF grade bandwidth. All tin coins are extremely rare in this high grade with this date (the rarest of all three dates) stated as Very Rare by Peck. Further, the coin database shows this to be only the second example of a 1686 being offered on the open market since 2003, the other being ex Dr Nicholson collection. Choice. £1,950
WI-7140: 1559 Elizabeth 1st Irish Hammered Billon Silver Groat. First issue, preceding the 1561 fine silver issue, at 0.250 silver content. Ex Walter Wilkinson collection, accompanied by all his tickets. The Walter Wilkinson collection was one of the best collections of Elizabeth 1st coinage ever put together. Throughout the long life of the collection, Walter was constantly buying in better grade examples to improve the collection. This coin is a superb example which I have certainly not shown through my poor images. It’s a VF coin, regardless of the atrocious nature of the issue in general and the provenance is as good as it gets. £575
Norman Hammered Silver Rarer Mint Penny.
+ ÆLFPINE ON
PILT – rarer
1550 Edward VI
Hammered Silver Shilling. Struck at
Irish-American St Patrick Copper Farthing.
Brass anti counterfeiting plug very much in
situ with excellent detail both sides.
No damage or repairs. Spink 6569. Struck on a large flan (25mm diameter). This is possibly the best grade example I
have ever handled. Collectors of this
issue will be aware that they were struck in
WTH-7113: 1567 Elizabeth 1st Milled or Machine Pressed “Eloye Mestrelle” Silver Sixpence. Coins of exceedingly fine workmanship were produced at the start of the reign in a screw press introduced by the Frenchman, Eloye Mestrelle. Parts of the machinery were powered by a horse-drawn mill and thus the coins became known as “Mill Money”. Mestrelle was hanged in 1578! Spink 2599. Initial mark Lis and the much rarer, later date of 1567. £395
Provincial Aberystwyth Mint Hammered Silver Shilling. Initial mark Book – Aberystwyth mint,
2883. The mint at Aberystwyth had its beginnings in July 1637 when
Thomas Bushell had the idea of coining at the source
rather than sending the mined silver for coining to
This Week’s Listings
Edward II Medieval
Hammered Silver Penny. Class 15a (circa 1319-27),
Henry VIII Tudor
Hammered Silver Halfgroat. Second coinage, 1526-44,
WTH-7154: Philip & Mary Tudor Hammered Silver Groat. 1554-58, initial mark Lis, Spink 2508. Sold with an old cabinet ticket as well as an auction entry slip. Graded near VF on a toned, crimped flan. £375
WTH-7155: 1602 Elizabeth 1st High Grade Tudor Hammered Silver Sixpence. Seventh coinage, final date in the series. Initial mark 2, Spink 2585. Original image here – it didn’t turn out too well. 1602 as a date represents a frequency of 1.9% for the 2,716 recorded single finds of Elizabeth 1st coins and 2.1% for all 5,588 recorded Elizabeth 1st hoard coins. £449
WJC-7156: Charles 1st High Grade Hammered Silver Sixpence. Group E, Aberystwyth bust, initial mark Anchor (1638-9), Spink 2814. Ex Fitts collection. Sold with an auction information slip together with a collector’s cabinet ticket. Toned with some blue iridescence, struck on a broad, round flan. £235