This week’s fresh listings (scroll down):

 

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Additions to www.HistoryInCoins.com for week commencing Tuesday 7th July 2020

 

 

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

 

WSax-6910:  Harold “Harefoot” 1st late Saxon Hammered Silver Penny.  Silver Jewel Cross B.M.C.1 penny, 1036-38 only.  +  ON LINCOLI – Lincoln mint town.  Sold with an old ticket (see here).  Wavy flan but beautifully toned and otherwise problem-free.  It was hard to photograph this coin with my normal camera so I’ve included this low resolution image here.  Unbelievably, there were no Harold 1st Lincoln coins of any type in the famous Elmore Jones collection (such an extensive accumulation that it makes an excellent yardstick).  On the EMC database, there is no mention of this exact moneyer.  £875

 

WMH-6911:  Edward II Hammered Silver Round Farthing.  London.  Full flan, full legends.  Coincraft describes Edward 2nd farthings as rare.  Typical angular face, EDWARDVS REX, unusually normal (barred) N’s.  A high grade, centrally struck coin.  Choice.  £95

 

WI-6912:  Irish Henry VII Hammered Silver “Three Crowns” Groat. 1485-97, this is the earliest type and also the rarer of the two varieties normally seen – DOMINVS hYBERNIE both sides.  Spink 6415.  Rare.  £345

 

WMH-6907:  Stephen Hammered Silver Norman Voided Short Cross Penny.  B.M.C. ii, 1144-50 only.  Spink 1280.  ROGIER at Norwich.  Ex Wicklewood Hoard of 1990.  Sold with old tickets (see here).  Ex David Rogers’ collection.  £325

 

WMH-6908:  Henry V Medieval Hammered Silver Penny.  1413-22, class G, Spink 1781.  The rarer London mint – you can see up to a hundred York pennies for every London example.  Very nice grade.  £155

 

WTH-6904:  1561 Elizabeth 1st Hammered Silver Tudor Dated Threepence.  Third & fourth issues, Spink 2565.  Initial mark pheon – only in use from 26th October 1561 (to 30th Sept 1565) and is rarely seen on this denomination with this initial mark.  The very first dated threepence issued under Elizabeth 1st.  £165

 

WJC-6905:  1646 Charles 1st Civil War "Declaration" Hammered Silver Bridgenorth-on-Severn Sixpence.  Dies from the end of the Civil War (and bar the Pontefract siege pieces of 1648, this is the very last dated Charles 1st coin) were used to simply churn out badly needed currency – there was little regard for the aesthetics.  Further, provincial mints were set up in little more than camps in the middle of fields so you would perhaps not expect great workmanship, especially as time was of the essence.  Initial mark B.  Spink 3041.  Following the fall of Ashby de la Zouch on 28th February 1646, even though it had been reinforced by troops from Oxford, Royalist forces marched to Bridgnorth-on-Severn where they held out for barely two months, eventually capitulating on 26th April 1646.  This coin would have been minted at Bridgnorth-on-Severn, within that two month window.  Very good grade for issue.  £725

 

WI-6906:  Irish Henry VIII “Harp” Groat.  Second (2nd) Harp issue, Spink 6479.  These groats circulated at 6d during Henry’s reign and were subsequently devalued to 4d during a later reign (those being counterstamped with x4 pellets).  Initial mark Trefoil. With a silver content of 0.758 which although a lot better than the debased English Third Coinage issues of 1544 onwards, this does illustrate that debasement of silver was actively in progress in Ireland up to x4 years before it was introduced into England.  As we all know for our history lessons at school, Henry VIII led a lavish lifestyle as well as going to war with Scotland and France.  The country was fiscally challenged and so the idea was to create more coinage from the same amount of precious metal, resulting in coins often looking coppery in appearance.  Not really a good way of going about things (although I’m minded of quantitative easing in recent years!) as the practice led to inflation with the hoarding of earlier, high silver content coins.  This coin particularly nice grade with an old ticket shown here.  It would be nice to think you could buy this coin for the £24 stated but alas, you can’t as this was the price in the 1970’s!  £325

 

WJC-6902:  1645-46 Charles 1st Very Late Issue Hammered Silver Shilling.  One of the last issues struck under Parliament.  Class 4(4).  Spink 2800.  Initial mark Sun.  £145

 

WMH-6899:  Edward IV Medieval Hammered Silver Groat.  First reign, Light Coinage, 1464-70.  Initial mark long cross fitchee (11) obverse, sun (28) reverse – Spink 2002, one of the less common London types.  £125

 

WCom-6900:  1654 Commonwealth Hammered Silver Crown.  Initial mark Sun, 29.14 grams, 43mm.  Spink 3214.  A very large coin with several old tickets etc – see here.  The 1654 (rated R3) is similar in rarity to 1651 and 1652, with 1649 being slightly rarer still.  The two common dates that invariably turn up, 1653 (rated N) and 1656 (rated R) have many more extant examples compared to 1654.  Inverted A for V in VS (GOD IS WITH VS) which although ESC do list known varieties (ie the 56 has three listed), it is not recorded.  Obviously Spink don’t list it either.  A pleasant circulated, problem-free rarer date Commonwealth crown.  £2,650

 

WMH-6895:  Henry VI Hammered Silver Medieval Groat.  Leaf-Pellet issue of 1445-54.  Spink 1914.  London mint.  High grade coin, attractive dark tone.  £245

 

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 12 o’clock to show there has been no mounting of this coin.  A great rarity in the series.  £1,750

 

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

 

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

 

 

 


This Week’s Listings

 

 

WSC-6913:  William (The Lion) 1st Scottish Hammered Silver Voided Short Cross Penny.  Phase A Penny, “Short Cross & Stars” coinage, 1195-1205, RAVL at Roxburgh: +RAVL.ON.(RO)CE.  Spink 5027.  A good, strong portrait together with clear legends – a very nice example of this rarer, earlier issue.  £475

 

WMH-6914:  Richard II Medieval Hammered Silver Halfpenny.  1377-99, London mint.  Intermediate type, Spink 1699.  A very attractive coin with excellent detail (bear in mind the image is greatly magnified) and clear legends.  Off-struck on the reverse.  £79

 

WMH-6915:  Henry V Hammered Silver Penny.  York mint, Spink 1785.  Local dies, class C.  Tall neck, mullet and broken annulet by the crown.  A very nice grade coin for this indifferent issue.  £79