This week’s fresh listings:
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Previous Weeks’ Listings (scroll down this page for “This Week’s Listings”):
WMH-6497: Edward 2nd Hammered Silver
Penny. A Blunt type vii penny of Berwick upon Tweed
with the spread out and wired hair.
Spink 1415, North 1083. One of
the better examples of this rarer type – indeed, North
rate this as VERY RARE. In 1291–92
Berwick was the site of Edward I of
WI-6498: Irish Edward IV Hammered
Silver Penny. Light cross &
pellets issue of 1470-78. Burns’ DU-22,
WTH-6499: Henry VIII Hammered Silver Halfgroat. Second coinage: the Sede Vacante issue of 1530-31 with no marks and initial mark Key. This is a much rarer issue than Spink suggest as it rarely turns up. Ex Lingford, Dupree, Lord Stewartby and a whole load of other collections over the years. Images of original old tickets here and here and here. £195
WCA-6500: 1686 James II Silver Twopence. A short-reigned monarch. This coin the rarer variety with an unbarred A in IACOBVS. £79
WCA-6494: William & Mary Pattern Copper Halfpenny. Circa 1689. William one side, Mary the other – a marked difference to the standard conjoined busts coinage that we are all familiar with. Listed in Peck (636). Rare. £245
WTH-6495: Early Elizabeth 1st Hammered Silver Groat. Initial mark Martlet, 1560 - 1561. Spink 2585. A problem-free, very nice grade coin. £245
WCom-6496: 1654 Commonwealth Hammered Silver Halfcrown. High grade and good weight (14.51) so more an irregular flan than excessive clipping, although there has been a degree of clipping as 15g was the standard. An interesting coin in that the obverse is an earlier 1653 die and the 5 in the reverse date looks to be over a 4, although this is definitely not a modified 1649 die. Of the many variations of 1654 halfcrowns listed on Sun&Anchor, this appears to be a new, unlisted variety. £1,295
WJC-6492: 1644 Charles 1st
Late Civil War Full Crown.
WCA-6487: Charles II Hammered Silver Restoration Sixpence. Third issue, initial mark crown. Spink 3323. This is immediately prior to the introduction of the new milled coinage of 1662. The third issue is notoriously poor, presumably because the writing was on the wall for hammered coinage therefore little effort went into both the dies and the end product. This coin is exceptional for the issue. £595
WCom-6483: 1651 Commonwealth Hammered Silver Sixpence – Rarer Variety. Full of flan with a very clear date. No stops after COMMONWEALTH indicating this is an earlier, 1650 obverse. Spink 3219 var. Ex Spink (see here). The 1650 obverse was problematic so effort was put into the 51 obverse in terms of improvements. This is a rare die combination. £595
WMH-6481: Empress Matilda (Rightful
Norman Heir of Henry 1st) Cardiff Hammered Silver Penny. Cross patonce over
cross fleuree in saltire. Struck 1139-48.
WMH-6476: William 1st
Hammered Norman Penny.
WSC-6479: 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. Once of the rarest, most iconic Scottish coins you can get and also very rare. This one much better than normally seen (although ‘normally’ is the wrong word when you bear in mind I’ve only seen three of four ever) and equally on a par with one that was doing the rounds at the UK coin fairs which had an asking price of over £2,000 and recently sold. This coin accompanied by an old auction printout. £1,250
This Week’s Listings:
Remember to check out the new Special Offers page (located on the FOR SALE page grid).
WTH-6501: 1596 Elizabeth 1st AE Medal – The Alliance of England, France and the United Provinces. Obverse: three armed soldiers unite hands upon an alter with the translated legend, “The liberty of our country”. Reverse: an armed soldier points to a tablet with the translated legend, “Hatred of tyranny”. Around the edge reads, “The foundation of our confederacy, 1596”. High grade (we mustn’t forget this was struck in the 1500’s). £195
WTH-6502: 1596 Elizabeth 1st Silver Medal – The Alliance of England, France and the United Provinces. Obverse: three armed soldiers unite hands upon an alter with the translated legend, “The liberty of our country”. Reverse: an armed soldier points to a tablet with the translated legend, “Hatred of tyranny”. Around the edge reads, “The foundation of our confederacy, 1596”. High grade (we mustn’t forget this was struck in the 1500’s). £425
Special Offer: It seems a shame to split these medals so whilst WTH-6501 and WTH-6502 are still both available, the pair can be purchased at a combined price of £500 – a saving of £120 or 20%. No other discounts are valid on this offer.