This week’s fresh listings (scroll down):
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Previous Weeks’ Listings (scroll down this page for “This Week’s Listings”):
WSC-6889: Alexander III Scottish
Medieval Hammered Silver Cut Halfpenny.
First coinage, 1250-80. The rare
WTH-6890: Edward VI Hammered “Fine Silver” Shilling, 1551-53. Spink 2482. This came from a very small group of coins that were found under floorboards in an old house being demolished. I managed to purchase two of the shillings (listed below this one, unless sold). The toning is something I've never seen before - presumably as a result of centuries of dirt and oxidation. The following image (here) is showing both coins together but using a cheap camera phone as I’m aware by main camera can exaggerate the toning. Just to be clear, this listing is for one coin only – the coin imaged at the start of the listing. £335
WTH-6891: Edward VI Hammered “Fine Silver” Shilling, 1551-53. Spink 2482. This came from a very small group of coins that were found under floorboards in an old house being demolished. I managed to purchase two of the shillings (listed above this one, unless sold). The toning is something I've never seen before - presumably as a result of centuries of dirt and oxidation. The following image (here) is showing both coins together but using a cheap camera phone as I’m aware by main camera can exaggerate the toning. Just to be clear, this listing is for one coin only – the coin imaged at the start of the listing. £335
WTH-6892: 1562 Elizabeth 1st Silver Sixpence – “Screw Press” Machine Made Issue. Small bust, initial mark Lis, Spink 2594. I recently saw a S.2594 with a £895 price ticket. This one realistically priced at £295
WJC-6893: James 1st Small
Flan “Harrington” Copper Farthing. Rarer class 1c, Spink 2663.
A short-lived issue being soon replaced by the much
more commonly seen (larger)
WSC-6886: Robert III Medieval
Scottish Hammered Silver Halfpenny.
WCom-6887: 1649 Commonwealth Hammered Silver Sixpence – Rarer Year. Spink 3219. Initial mark Sun. If you take out the anchor coins (58, 59, 60) and the 55 and 57 (both of which are excessively rare dates with only 2 and 3 examples recorded respectively), 1649 is the rarest of the lot, and by some margin. It is estimated that there are less than 15 extant examples of the 1649 sixpence. Further, there are roughly the same number of 1658 (anchor) sixpences extant as there are 1649s so you can see this is a very rare date in the series as well as being relatively full flan (2.87 grams / 44.3 grains) and very nice grade. £595
WI-6888: 1691 (this coin undated –
read on!) Limerick Besieged Copper Irish Halfpenny.
1. The central crown of the reverse gun money host coin can clearly be seen, inverted 180 degrees.
2. The V is IACOBVS is an inverted A whereas it was a definite V on the obverse die itself.
1. The king's hair of the host coin can clearly be seen, again inverted 180 degrees.
2. There is no date (1691) whatsoever as IACOBVS (and note the V is a V, not an inverted A) still remains.
3. The N of
A truly unique and extremely interesting coin! Spink 6594. £465
WSC-6885: 1575 Scottish James VI Hammered Silver Half Merk or Noble. Second coinage, rare date. Better grade with an extremely clear date. Spink 5478. £349
WMH-6880: William 1st
Hammered Norman Penny.
WTH-6883: Henry VII Hammered Silver
WTH-6875: Henry II “Tealby” Hammered Silver Penny. Cross & crosslets issue, class C, 1163-67
WTH-6876: 1554 (but undated) Philip
& Mary Facing Busts Hammered Silver Shilling. Issued very early in the
reign with Spanish titles. Spink 2498. Reported to be a diving find off the south coast of
WSC-6879: 1692 William & Mary Scottish Charles 1st Copper Turner or Bodle. Spink 5674. Part of a single deceased collection put together from the 1960's onwards with this ticket. A superb grade example for issue, being arguably as good as the Spink plate coin, presumably the best example they could lay their hands on. £185
WMH-6871: Henry 1st
Norman Hammered Silver Penny. Early B.M.C.
2 (profile left / cross fleury),
circa 1102 only. +AELPINE.ON.LN - Aelfwine of
WMH-6866: William 1st
Norman Hammered Silver Penny.
+BRVNMAN.ON.CIC – rare
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
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
Late Saxon Hammered Silver Penny. B.M.C. VIII - Quatrefoil type (1017-23), “+ELLEPINE ON LEC”. Spink 1159. The rarer
WMH-6853: William 1st
Norman Hammered Silver Penny.
Profile left – B.M.C.i, Profile / Cross Fleury type, 1066-68 only.
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.
This Week’s Listings
WTH-6894: Henry VII Hammered Silver
Type IIIc with IIIb bust. Spink 2199.
WMH-6895: Henry VI Hammered Silver
Leaf-Pellet issue of 1445-54. Spink 1914.
WMH-6896: Henry VI Hammered Silver
Leaf-Pellet issue of 1445-54. Spink 1915.
WMH-6897: Henry VI Hammered Silver
Medieval Penny. Cross-Pellet
issue of 1454-61. Spink 1940. Episcopal issue of
WAu-6898: 1788 over 87 George III Full gold Guinea. Fifth laureate bust, “spade” shield. Extremely rare overdate variety (see here) that is mentioned in Spink (S.3729) as being “known to exist”. Not mentioned at all in Coincraft. This image (here) shows the weight and the edge at to show there has been no mounting of this coin. A great rarity in the series. £1,750