This week’s fresh listings:

 

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This week's fresh listings:

 

 

WMH-8091:  Edward 1st Medieval Rarer Hammered Silver ROBERT de HADELIE Penny.  Class 4a2, Bury St Edmonds mint, Spink 1417.  This coin is remarkable as it has the name of the moneyer Robert de Hadelie (ROBE/RTDE/hADE/LEIE) solely on the reverse and not the usual mint location.  At the recoinage of 1279, a writ ordering dies to be prepared for John de Northwold, Abbot of Bury St Edmunds, was issued on 8 November 1279 and Robert de Hadeleie was sworn in as the abbot's moneyer around Christmas of that year.  An interesting provenance, being ex Haddiscoe Hoard, 2015.  About VF and remarkable thus as this issue nearly always turns up with problems.  £245

 

WMH-8092:  Edward III Medieval Hammered Silver Groat.  Fourth coinage, pre Treaty period, class Gb, 1356-61.  Initial mark Cross 3.  London mint, single annulet in one reverse quarter with annulet stops throughout the obverse and reverse legends - Spink 1570.  Ex Patrick Finn, January 1997.  Sold with a couple of old tickets.  A very nice coin.  £325

 

WMH-8093:  Edward III Medieval Hammered Silver Halfgroat.  Fourth coinage, pre Treaty period, class G, 1356-61.  Initial mark Cross 3.  London mint, single annulet below the bust with only two annulet stops on the obverse legends - Spink 1579.  A very nice coin.  £225

 

WMH-8094:  An Excellent Henry V Long Cross Hammered Silver Penny.  Initial mark Pierced Cross, York mint, mullet & lis by crown, initial mark Pierced Cross, annulet in reverse quarter - Spink 1791.  For a York mint coin, this is a remarkable, bordering on exceptional example, all the more so because this coin was struck from LOCAL DIES.  I have only ever had London mint coins as good as this before.  Henry V of the Battle of Agincourt fame: I pray thee, wish not one man more. By Jove, I am not covetous for gold, Nor care I who doth feed upon my cost; It yearns me not if men my garments wear; Such outward things dwell not in my desires: But if it be a sin to covet honour, I am the most offending soul alive.  This is obviously Shakespeare's interpretation on Henry's St Crispin's Day speech but it's generally believed that Henry V gave a rousing speech to his men, who, remember, were vastly outnumbered, just before they defeated the French.   Centrally struck both sides, good legends, minor clipping only, strong detail throughout.  This would have stood out when it was minted in amongst all the other coins that were poorly struck and from indifferent local dies.  Rare.  £385

 

WTH-8095:   Henry VII Tudor Hammered Silver hERIC Die Error Halfgroat.  Profile issue, initial mark Martlet, 1502-4.  York mint.  Spink 2261.  Ex Tim Owen, ex Potter, ex Lord Stewartby so solid provenance.  £395

 

WTH-8096:   Henry VII Tudor Hammered Silver Sovereign Penny.  Two pillars, no initial mark, London mint.  Spink 2228.  Rare to see such a full flan sovereign penny.  Ex Tim Owen.  £285

 

WTH-8097:   1551 Edward VI Hammered Billon Silver Penny.  Initial mark Mullet.  York mint.  Spink 2475.  Above average for issue.  £195

 

WJC-8098:   James 1st Hammered Silver Portrait Halfgroat.  Initial mark Thistle, first coinage, first bust, Spink 2649.  Full flan, nice grade.  £195

 

WJC-8099:  Charles 1st Hammered Silver Shilling.  Initial mark Tun (1636-8), group E, Aberystwyth bust, single arched crown.  Tower mint under the King, Spink 2796.  Ex Tim Owen.  £325

 

WI-8100:  1674 Irish-American St Patrick Copper Farthing.  Brass anti counterfeiting plug very much in situ with excellent detail both sides.  No damage or repairs.  Spink 6571.  Struck on a large flan (25mm diameter) but still termed “Small Size”.  This is the best grade example I had ever handled, even better than WI-7576 which some of you may remember.  Collectors of this issue will be aware that they were struck in Dublin on soft metal and that virtually all extant examples, and there aren’t really that many in total, are grim in the extreme.  A rare and desirable coin in any grade but clearly much more so this coin.  £975

 

WI-8101:  1690 Irish Gun Money Full Crown.  James II emergency Civil War coinage of 1689-91.  Spink 6578.  Overstruck on the large Gun Money halfcrowns because by 1690 these were obsolete; replaced by the small size halfcrowns.  Much original halfcrown detail still evident on the reverse, which is what sets this coin above nearly all others - I don't recall ever having seen the original host date of 1689 being not only so visible but literally next to the new date of 1690 before!  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”.  Although not looking high grade, it actually is - it's the soft strike resulting in the halfcrown detail being visible which accounts for this.  A very good and desirable coin indeed.  £445

 

WJC-8102:  1686 James II Coronation or Accession Medal.  One of the more crude and unusual medals, having a guarding lion passant one side and a large fleur-de-lis the other.  GOD SAVE KING JAMES II, in English, is the legend both sides.  Medallic Illustrations (i) 604/3 where it lists this particular medal as VERY RARE.  £295