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 for week commencing Tuesday 14th August 2018



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


WMH-6579:  Edward III Hammered Silver Halfpenny.  Third Florin coinage, 1344-51.  The very rare Reading mint - escallop in 4th reverse quarter.  Reading Mint, issued by the Abbot of Reading, facing crowned bust with shoulders, beaded circles and legend surrounding without stops, +EDWARDVS REX A.  The right of Reading Abbey to have a mint and moneyer had originally been established in the reign of Henry I, but it subsequently lapsed. However, in 1338 the right was revived by Edward III and the mint struck some of the later star-marked halfpennies.  Half Pence rated as Extremely Rare by Lord Stewartby.  The third coinage halfpennies are thought to be reused dies from the only other Reading mint – the second coinage.  A very rare coin.  £225


WJC-6580:  1640 Dated Charles 1st Silver Pattern Halfgroat by Briot.  A pivotal year in the reign: Charles was losing against the Scottish.  The Battle of Newburn Ford resulted in Newcastle being taken by the Scots.  Charles 1st agreed to pay the invaders along the lines of Danegeld.  To raise the necessary funds Charles had to call the Long Parliament, thus setting in motion a process that would lead to the outbreak of the English Civil War two years later.  This coin was designed with the Scottish in mind – the thistle below the crown.  North 2688 where it’s listed as Rare.  Ex Baldwin’s (2010).  Old tickets here.  Reported as pierced and plugged.  A very interesting coin.  £495


WCA-6581:  1703 Queen Anne Silver Sixpence.  Struck using captured silver from the Vigo Bay expedition.  Spink 3590.  High grade and toned.  £255


WSC-6582:  1695 Scottish William II Copper Bodle.  Spink 5696 where it’s given very high values in the 2015 price guide.  £65


WMH-6575:  Richard II Hammered Silver Groat.  London mint.  The rarer, sought after class 1.  Spink 1678 - £525 F / £2,250 VF (2018).  Read Lord Stewartby’s excellent research (ENGLISH COINS 1180-1551) to appreciate just how rare these Richard II coins are.  £945


WTH-6576: 1564 Elizabeth 1st Hammered Silver Sixpence.  Date of Shakespeare’s birth.  3rd & 4th issues, initial mark Pheon.  Very nice grade.  Spink 2561.  1564 as a date represents a frequency of 2.2% for the 2,716 recorded single finds of Elizabeth 1st coins and 1.8% for all 5,588 recorded Elizabeth 1st hoard coins.  £235


WTH-6577:  1576 Elizabeth 1st Hammered Silver Sixpence.  3rd & 4th issues, initial mark Eglantine.  Very nice grade.  Spink 2563.  1576 as a date represents a frequency of 0.8% for the 2,716 recorded single finds of Elizabeth 1st coins and 1.0% for all 5,588 recorded Elizabeth 1st hoard coins.  1576 is the sixteenth rarest of all forty two dates.  £235


WCA-6578: 1693 William & Mary Silver Sixpence – high grade, ex Viola W&M collection.  Spink 3438.  Conjoined busts right; crowned cruciform shields.  Rare in this grade.  £795


WI-6571:  1690 Irish Pewter Money Halfpenny – High Grade.  Type II with smaller bust and leaf below.  A field find: uncleaned with remains of soil on both obverse and reverse.  High grade.  En medaille die axis, 4.31 grams, Spink 6592 - £2,000 in EF (£659 VF).  Sold with an old sale’s / auction cutting.  A rare coin.  £495


WTH-6572:  Elizabeth 1st Hammered Silver Groat.  Initial mark Martlet, second issue, December 1560 to October 1561.  Spink 2556.  Hammered groats were only struck for 18 months (Spring of 1560 to October 1561) – the Martlet was the last issue even though Elizabeth reigned for a further 40+ years.  £225


WTH-6573:  Elizabeth 1st Hammered Silver Halfgroat.  Initial mark 2, last of the seventh issue, 15th May 1602 – 20th May 1603.  Spink 2586.  A lovely coin, being full flan, clear legends, and very nice grade.  Interestingly, initial mark 2 coins continued to be struck two months after Elizabeth’s death so technically, ignoring the transition and the fact James was actually king of Scotland, this coin could have been struck during James 1st’s reign.  £145


WSC-6574:  David 1st Hammered Silver Scottish Penny – struck in David’s name.  David 1st, 1124-53.  A very early Scottish Hammered Silver Penny - the first independent Scottish king to issue coinage.  Son of Malcolm Ceanmor.  As well as King, David was also an English baron as he owned Northumberland.  Spink “Period C” – S.5008 (£3,750 in Spink 2015): this coin with the rarer x4 stalks on the reverse.  In the Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles 35 – Scottish Coins, there is a similar type listed as # 12 (see illustrated coin here and listing here).  A compilation of x3 David 1st Spink 5008(var) coins is illustrated here, this coin being the best of the three.  Sold with an old stiff cardboard information sheet with this actual coin illustrated.  I am aware of only two recent David 1st pennies being offered for sale elsewhere in David’s name (ie discounting the Stephen pennies from Carlisle) and although both were the better Spink 5003, both were north of £10,000 each.  Another Spink 5008 (x2 reverse stalks) was sold on this site for slightly under £4,000 in 2016 (see image).  This coin, unambiguously David 1st, is realistically priced at £3,795


WMH-6567:  Edward 1st Medieval Hammered Silver Penny.  London mint, class 9b2, old collection piece and reported as ex Aberdeen Hoard (1886) – note, this was not part of the recent collection that came via Baldwins.  Spink 1408.  High Grade and ex gilt.  £95


WTH-6568:  Philip and Mary Hammered Billon Silver Penny.  Initial mark halved sun & rose.  Very clear legends and above average for this generally poor issue.  Spink 2510A.  Reported to have been circulated as a halfpenny.  £155


WTH-6569:  1562 over 1561 Elizabeth 1st Hammered Silver Three Halfpence.  Initial mark pheon.  Spink 2569.  Nice grade and with the added bonus of the very clear overdate.  £165


WCA-6570:  1673 Charles II Copper Halfpenny in High Grade.  Spink 3394.  Up to 100 times rarer than the farthings and in this high grade, very rare indeed.  £285


WTH-6564:  Edward VI Hammered Silver Penny.  The base issue of 1551.  York.  Spink 2475.  Excellent silver for this very base issue.  Rare in this grade.  £135


WSC-6565:  Scottish Charles 1st High Grade Copper Turner.  Earl of Stirling coinage, 1632-39.  Spink 5601.  The rarer type 4a with im Saltire both sides.  Probably a contemporary counterfeit although Spink suggest these are mainly im Lis and Lion.  Choice.  £98


WMH-6566:  Henry 1st Hammered Silver Norman Penny.  B.M.C. XI, double inscription type, 1119 only.  Mint and moneyer:  PVLFGAR of London.  Spink 1272 and one of the rarest of all the Henry 1st types.  Official test cut at 11 o’clock (obv) which is entirely as expected.  Full flan and weight of 1.37 grams / 21.1 grains.  Weakly struck on the face – extra image here.  No examples recorded on the EMC or SCBI databases.  A very rare coin.  £1,275





This Week’s Listings:



WMH-6583:  King John Hammered Silver Penny.  Class 6b, ABEL.ON.LVNDE.  Spink 1354.  London mint town.  £129


WMH-6584:  Edward 1st Hammered Silver Penny.  VILL NOV CAS TRI – Newcastle mint, class 9b.  £49


WCom-6585:  Commonwealth Hammered Silver Penny.  1649-60.  The rarest of the minor denominations.  Spink 3223.  This coin is high grade with proof-like or even fine work-like surfaces which I’ve been completely unable to show in the images with my clearly inferior camera.  The actual coin is a lot better than these images suggest.  It is the best example of this elusive Commonwealth denomination I have ever seen.  Choice.  £195


WTH-6586:  1551-53 Edward VI Hammered Fine Silver Issue Shilling.  Initial mark Tun, Spink 2482.  My camera looks to be on its way out because unlike the image, this coin is very silver in appearance.  Accompanied by an old collector’s ticket.  £385