This week’s fresh listings (scroll down):
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Previous Weeks’ Listings (scroll down this page for “This Week’s Listings”):
WSax-7538: Harold Godwinson II Very Late Saxon Hammered Silver Penny. B.M.C.1 type – PAX across reverse field. +HAROLD REX AN and +GODRIC ON HVNI. This is the very rare Huntingdon mint – so rare that there is only a single example of B.M.C.1 recorded on the EMC / SCBI database and that coin is this coin – reference EMC 2021.0006 (found Great Paxton August 2020).1.24g, lightly toned, minor soil scratch across the mouth. A unique coin according to the database. £4,850
Henry V Class A “EMACIATED” Bust Medieval Hammered Silver Penny. The rarest of all the Henry V classes of
penny, regardless of mint (this is
Hammered Silver Medieval Groat.
Fourth coinage, pre-treaty period, class F, Spink 1569.
Hammered Silver Medieval Groat. Group 1,
WMH-7494: Henry IV Hammered Silver
Long Cross Plantagenet Penny. Light Coinage, 1412 – 1413
only. Struck under
Archbishop Bower at
WTH-7495: 1549 Edward VI Hammered
Silver Shilling. Tower (
WI-7500: Irish Edward IV Anonymous
“Crown” Groat. Edward IV first reign
coinage of 1460-63.
WSC-7346: 1605 Scottish Hammered Silver SIX SHILLINGS. Post accession to the English throne. Virtually identical to the English James 1st sixpence but this issue with initial mark Thistle only, as well as circulating at very much over six pennies (ratio of 12:1, similar to other denominations of this period) at six shillings. Another difference, other than the Scottish issues being much, much rarer, is that they were more crudely made in both style and production. Spink 5507. As good as the Spink plate coin – the very best example they could find with their vast resources and connections to collections. You might be interested in looking at this coin sold through CNG August 2022 – really not any better than the coin for sale on HistoryInCoins, and yet the CNG coin sold in the first few hours of it being listed for $6,750 and that’s before any add-ons. There are no add-ons here as even postage is free!! Chris Comber (of Wilkinson, Comber & Brown fame) was a great collector of these extremely rare coins. I sold him two over a very long period (the only two I'd ever had prior to this), both of which were several grades below this coin. They are a notoriously poor issue, if you are lucky enough to find one in the first place. This one choice. £2,950
WMH-7485: Henry V Medieval Hammered
Silver Penny. 1413-22,
This Week’s Listings
Hammered Silver Short Cross Penny – Rare Mint. Class 4b, ALEIN.ON DVR –
WMH-7544: King John Hammered Silver Short Cross Penny – Very Rare Mint. Class 4b, SIMON.ON RVLLA – Rhuddlam mint. Spink p.169. Initial mark Cross Pommee, group II, similar to the English Class 5, class iii. Strong portrait, toned, described in the accompanying information slip as Very Fine, which is might well be, just, for issue. £465
Henry V Hammered
Silver Long Cross Penny – Choice. Class G, no marks by the bust,
Henry V Hammered
Silver Long Cross Halfpenny. Class D, annulet and broken annulet by hair,
Hammered Silver Long Cross Penny. Cross-Pellet issue of 1454-61,
WTH-7548: Elizabeth 1st Hammered Silver Shilling. Seventh (and final) issue, initial mark 2 (final) equating to 1602. Spink 2584. Sold with a detailed information slip together with a cabinet ticket. Ex Cloudesely collection, ex Major Poll collection, ex St James Auction. One of my more successful attempts at murdering a coin via my photography “skills” – it’s an awful representation with the actual coin in your hand being much better. £325
WTH-7549: Rare Elizabeth 1st Hammered Silver Penny. Second issue, initial mark Cross Crosslet, Spink 2558. Excellent grade but more significantly, this is the rare E:D:G:ROSA.SINE.SPINE variety, (should read SINE.SPINA. This is recorded (indeed, there is also a SINE.SIE variety) but they are single dies and thus rare. It’s the first I’ve ever had. Interestingly, this SPINE die error was repeated in the sixth coinage on the penny, perhaps implying that some people never learn?! £285
WI-7550: 1690 Irish Gun Money Full Crown. James II emergency Civil War coinage of 1689-91. Spink 6578. Overstruck on the large Gun Money halfcrowns as by 1690, these were obsolete; replaced by the small size halfcrowns. The obverse of the Gun Money crown (and it is just the crowns) has similarities to the earlier Charles 1st halfcrowns and crowns, which I’m sure was far from accidental. It won’t have escaped readers’ attention that Gun Money coinage is currently riding high in terms of popularity. After fleeing from England to France in 1688 – an effective abdication from the English throne – James II landed in Ireland March 1689 in order to promote his Catholic cause, something we are perhaps still living with today?! He had insufficient funds to prosecute this war so the plan was to raise money by issuing base metal coinage in place of what would previously have been silver issues. This was a less subtle example of the Quantitative Easing that we all witnessed a few years ago. This coinage was set up with an intention for them to be exchanged for sterling coinage once the dust had settled. This never happened. The metal for these coins came from old cannon, bells and various other scrap metals that were termed “Gun Money”. £285
Hammered Silver Scottish Groat. Type VI, main issue of 1484-88.
WSC-7552: 1612 James VI Hammered Silver Scottish Six Shillings. Post accession to the English throne, Spink 5508. Scottish arms in the 1st and 4th reverse shield quarters. Virtually identical to the English James 1st sixpence but this issue, with initial mark Thistle only, circulated at very much over six pennies (ratio of 12:1, similar to other Scottish denominations of this period) at six shillings. Another difference, other than the Scottish issues being much, much rarer, is that they were more crudely made in both style and production. 1612 is one of the rarest English sixpence dates, which has absolutely nothing to do with the Scottish six shillings but is, perhaps, interesting never-the-less. Ex Chris Comber collection, ex Shuttlewood collection and you can’t get much better provenance than that! A very rare coin. £1,095