This week’s fresh listings (scroll down):
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Previous Weeks’ Listings (scroll down this page for “This Week’s Listings”):
Henry II “Tealby” Hammered Silver Penny. Class A, 1158-63. +RIC(ARD):ON LERC –
WAu-7072: Henry VIII Hammered Gold Half Angel. Third coinage, 1544-47, initial mark Lis, Spink 2302. No annulet on the reverse ship. Unlike Angels, Half Angels rarely come up for sale. £1,450
WAu-7073: Charles 1st Hammered Gold Crown. Tower mint, group A, first bust, initial mark Lis, reverse “squat” shield indicating that this issue was the very first gold crown to be struck – the obverse shows Charles still in his coronation robes – in 1625. Spink 2709. How different the start of Charles’ reign was compared to the end! Nice coin. £1,250
Silver Medal – “The Seven Bishops Imprisoned”. Sancroft (actually
an Archbishop) wrote with his own hand the petition presented in 1688 against
the reading of James II Declaration of Indulgence (granting broad religious
freedom in England by suspending penal laws enforcing conformity to the Church
of England and allowing people to worship in their homes or chapels as they saw
fit), which was signed by himself and six of his suffragans
(collectively known as the Seven Bishops). For this they (of whom Sancroft was oldest, at 71) were all committed to the
WSC-7075: Scottish 1699 William II Silver 5 Shillings. The English (ie Norman) William I and William II were not the same person as the Scottish William I, but Scottish William II and English William III were indeed the same person!! Spink 5688. This is the rarest date in the series, bar the two you never see. Above average grade for issue, the reverse particularly so. A very good coin and a key date. £345
This Week’s Listings
WSax-7076: Aethelred II Late Saxon Hammered Silver Penny. B.M.C. i, Last Small Cross type, 1109-1017. +SAEPINE ON SCEFTE – Shaftsbury mint. Spink 1154. £495
“Rufus” Norman Hammered Silver Penny.
B.M.C. ii, Cross in Quatrefoil type, 1089-92. +ÐVRSTAN ON LIN (Ð is TH; IN of LIN ligated) –
“Profile Right” Issue Hammered Silver Groat. Regular issue, Spink 2258. Initial mark Pheon.
Henry VII Facing
Bust Issue Hammered Silver Groat. Rarer class 1 with open crown and initial mark Half Lis & Rose.
WTH-7080: Henry VIII Profile Right Issue Hammered Silver Groat. First coinage, initial mark Portcullis, 1509-26. Portrait of Henry VII, Spink 2316 being the first ever groat struck under Henry VIII. Ex Spink. £465
Profile Right Issue Hammered Silver Halfgroat. Second coinage, initial
mark the enigmatic “Uncertain Mark”, 1526-32. Struck under Archbishop
WTH-7082: Henry VIII Profile Right Issue Hammered Silver Halfgroat. A most interesting contemporary counterfeit based on the second coinage of Henry VIII. Fabricated legends, a weight of 1.10g and a die rotation of 12h. You see many Charles 1st contemporary counterfeits but I’m fairly sure this (and the accompanying groat from the same collection, which will be listed on this site sometime soon) is the first I’ve ever seen. Ex Eccles, ex Spink. £395
WJC-7083: James 1st Hammered Silver Stuart Penny. Second coinage, 1604-19. No crowns either side, initial mark Escallop (1606-7), Spink 2661. £75
WJC-7084: James 1st Hammered Silver “Portrait” Stuart Halfgroat. Rarer first bust, first coinage, 1603-4. Initial mark Thistle, mark of value behind King’s head. Spink 2649. £135
WSC-7085: James V Scottish Hammered Silver Bawbee. Billon (25% fineness) issue of 1538-42. Spink 5384. £185
Scottish Hammered Silver Groat.
WSC-7087: Charles 1st Scottish Hammered Silver Forty Pence. Third coinage, Briot’s 1st milled issue, Spink 5576. Much harder to come by that the twenty pence pieces. £165