This week’s fresh listings:

 

This page is to be updated every Tuesday and will contain all the latest Coin, Medal & Token listings for that particular week.

 

Additions to www.HistoryInCoins.com for week commencing Tuesday 20th February 2018

 

 

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 England's arbitration in the contest for the Scottish crown between John Balliol and Robert Bruce, 5th Lord of Annandale. The decision in favour of Balliol was pronounced in the Great Hall of Berwick Castle on 17 November 1292. Part of the town walls. In 1296 England went to war with France, with which Scotland was in alliance. Balliol invaded England in response, sacking Cumberland.  Edward in turn invaded Scotland and captured Berwick.  £95

 

WI-6498:  Irish Edward IV Hammered Silver Penny.  Light cross & pellets issue of 1470-78.  Burns’ DU-22, Dublin.  Spink 6367.  An interesting coin: a Type 22 with x2 mullets by crown but an additional six pointed mullet (similar to those seen on Alexander III second issue coins) on the reverse inner beaded circle.  Better grade.  £75

 

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.  Exeter provincial Civil War mint.  Initial mark Rose.  No ground line.  Spink 3057.  Very nice grade indeed.  £1,350

 

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.  Cardiff mint – moneyer Beorhtmaer.  Ex Coed-y-Wenallt Hoard (June 1980), ex Spink (1982), ex Baldwin’s (1998), ex Coincraft 2010.  [MA]TILLI[S: IMPER:] and [BRIC]MER[:ON:CAIER]D[I].  This exact coin is illustrated in Boon (Coed-y-Wenallt 42).  100% unambiguously Matilda.  The Coed-y-Wenallt Hoard was small but it trebled the number of extant Matilda coins overnight.  The coins in this particular hoard were struck from silver that was brittle and as a result, most coins were found damaged similar to this one.  Cardiff Museum repaired (and obviously recorded) this and all the coins but they did so as a museum should – by making the repair as obvious as they possibly could.  There are skilled repairers of coins in business these days who could take this coin and make it so much better.  Needless to say they wouldn’t be using cheap PVA glue!  The Coincraft ticket is imaged here.  The coin also comes with a detailed printout.  To illustrate the desirability and price of Matilda coins, just last year an example of Spink 1326 sold for £8,000 which was presumably close to £10,000 after commissions.  Details of that coin can be seen here.  Don’t miss this rare opportunity to own one of the most iconic and significant Norman coins of the Civil War period.  £2,850

 

WMH-6476:  William 1st Hammered Norman Penny.  Wallingford (Oxford) mint: +SPARTBRAND.ON.P, Sword type (B.M.C. 6, circa 1077-80).  Spink 1255.  There are x89 William 1st Wallingford coins listed on the EMC & SCBI database with only three being BMC 6 and non of those Swartbrand.  This is a hugely rare type-mint combination being unrecorded on EMC & SCBI.  £1,295

 

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.