This week’s fresh listings (scroll down):


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 7th April 2020



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


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


WMH-6862:  Edward 1st Hammered Silver Penny.  ROBERT DE hADELEIE as the reverse reading – Bury St Edmonds mint, Spink 1417.  A rare coin.  £125


WMH-6863:  Edward 1st Hammered Silver Penny.  CIVI TAS EXO NIE – Exeter mint, class 9b1.  One of the (if not the) rarest of the 13 Edward 1st mints operating at this time.  Small and stable flan crack at 12 o’clock.  Ex Davis (2005) collection.  Spink 1425.  Rare.  £115


WMH-6864:  Henry III Voided Long Cross Medieval Penny.  London mint.  The rarer class 2a with hENRICVS REX TERCI as the obverse legend.  Moneyer = Nicole.  Spink 1361.  A very nice example of this scarcer, early issue.  £85


WSax-6865:  Cnut Late Saxon Hammered Silver Penny.  B.M.C. VIII - Quatrefoil type (1017-23), “+ELLEPINE ON LEC”.  Spink 1159.  The rarer Chester (Welsh Borders) mint.  A rarer mint and one from a very interesting part of the country.  £465


WMH-6860:  Edward 1st Medieval Hammered Silver “Mauberge” Mint Penny.  A Continental Sterling of John D'Agnes, after Edward 1st, Mauberge Mint. Basically, a Continental copy of an English Edward 1st penny, done at the time of Edward 1st reign.  Comes with x2 old tickets, both stating John D'Agnes, even though I can not find reference to any John D'Agnes in Spink’s “Sterling Imitations of Edwardian Type” reference book.  £85


WSax-6855:  Kings of Northumbria Early Saxon Styca.  Aethelred II, second reign, AD 843/4-849/50, moneyer MONNE.  Spink 868.  Very nice grade.  £79


WMH-6853:  William 1st Norman Hammered Silver Penny.  Profile left – B.M.C.i, Profile / Cross Fleury type, 1066-68 only.  GOLDMAN of COLCHESTER.  Ex Patrick Finn, ex Doubleday collection and possible ex Spink – see old tickets here.  This is the very first Norman coin to be issued after the Norman conquest of England in 1066.  Colchester is a rarer Norman mint but more significant, there is only one other recorded example of this mint & moneyer combination (EMC/SCBI database # 1042.1718) and that is a cut half.  £1,500 in VF (Spink 2020) but remember, that is the price for the commonest mint (London, Lincoln etc).  £1,250


WSC-6851:  Robert II Medieval Scottish Hammered Silver Penny.  1371-1390, VIL LAX DVN DEX – the excessively rare Dundee mint.  Spink 5149.  Dundee is the rarest coin of the entire reign of Robert II, including being rarer than the Dundee groat and halfgroat.  The Edinburgh Museum has no Dundee pernnies (only  Edinburgh & Perth mint pennies and a single Dundee groat).  The Huntarian Museum (Glasgow) has no Dundee mint pennies, only a single Dundee mint groat alongside Perth & Edinburgh coins.  The Ashmolean has no Dundee mint pennies, only a single Dundee mint groat alongside Perth & Edinburgh mint coins.  I have been unable to locate another example anywhere.  This is a seriously rare mint penny.  £1,950


WTH-6848:  1568 Elizabeth 1st  Silver Sixpence – “Screw Press” Machine Made Issue.  Small bust, initial mark Lis, Spink 2599.  Think how many 1562 milled sixpences you see compared to 1568 and then look in the 2020 Spink price guide to be amazed.  £295


WI-6849:  Henry VIII Posthumous (struck under Edward VI) IRISH Hammered Silver Threepence.  In the name of Henry but struck after his death, under his son, Edward VI.  Dublin mint.  This is the last issue, type IV, with the Tower bust – it is thought a lot of these Irish coins were actually struck using dies made in England.  Spink 6491.  A rarer denomination and a coin in very nice grade indeed, especially considering this was the billon or “watered down silver” period (it actually got worse in Ireland in 1552 with some coins being so debased that they looked like copper coins!).  £700 in VF in the very outdated Spink price guide.  £385


WMH-6847:  Henry V “Transitional” Hammered Silver Halfgroat. Very late class G obverse (class H if you use Stewart over Spink) with the frowning bust.  A very early London mint Annulet reverse from the reign of Henry VI.  Old tickets state that this is not a mule, rather the very last Henry V halfgroat, struck in August 1422, using annulet reverse dies that were intended to be used for Henry V, not Henry VI.  Spink 1775 / 1839.  A very rare and interesting coin.  £325




This Week’s Listings



WMH-6866:  William 1st Norman Hammered Silver Penny.  +BRVNMAN.ON.CIC – rare Chichester mint town.  PAXS type: B.M.C. 8, circa 1083-86 and according to modern research, possibly encroaching into the early part of William II.  Spink 1257.  Rare coin.  £695


WMH-6867:  Edward 2nd Hammered Silver Class 14 Penny.  Canterbury mint – large smiling face with leering eyes!  Spink 1466.  A fairly lengthy reign (1307-27) yet surprisingly sparse on coinage.  Edward was an unpopular king for many reasons, one being that people suspected his close relationship to Piers Gaveston, 1st Earl of Cornwall, was a little too close.  In 1314, Edward was decisively defeated by Robert the Bruce at the Battle of Bannockburn and then to rub salt into the wound, widespread famine followed.  £55


WJC-6868:  1632-33 Charles 1st Hammered Silver Sixpence.  Tower mint under king, im Harp.  Group D, 4th bust, type 3.  Ex Carlyon-Britton collection (1978) and sold with his old ticket plus another.  Spink 2811.  £265


WCA-6869:  William III “Bristol” 1696 Silver Sixpence.  A William III silver sixpence struck at the provincial mint town of Bristol - early harp, large crowns.  Spink 3521.  Very nice grade indeed.  £165


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