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 18th September 2018



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


WMH-6593:  Henry V Hammered Silver Halfgroat.  London mint, class C, 1413 – 1422.  Spink 1772.  The rarest of the three class C halfgroats (£525 Spink 2018) and much above average grade for issue.  £395


WTH-6594:  Elizabeth 1st Hammered Silver Groat.  Initial mark Martlet, second issue, December 1560 to October 1561.  Spink 2556.  Hammered groats were only struck for a total of 18 months (Spring of 1560 to October 1561) – the Martlet was the last issue even though Elizabeth reigned for a further 40+ years.  £245


WSax-6591:  Harold 1st Hammered Silver Saxon Penny.  Late Saxon – Jewel Cross type (1036-35).  B.M.C. v, 1038-40.  PVLFPINE O GRA – Cambridge mint.  Sold with old tickets (see here).  Wavy flan but beautifully toned and otherwise problem-free.  There were no Harold 1st Cambridge coins of any type in the famous Elmore Jones collection (such an extensive accumulation that it makes an excellent yardstick) and there are no examples of this mint and moneyer combination on the EMC / SCBI databases – indeed, there are only two examples of Harold 1st / Cambridge, regardless of moneyer.  £945


WMH-6592:  Edward IV (1st Reign) Hammered Silver YORK Groat.  Provincial issue, light coinage, 1467 – 1470.  Quatrefoils by neck, E on breast, initial mark Lis, Spink 2012.  £175


WMH-6588:  Henry VI Restored Hammered Silver Penny.  York mint, hEN(RIC DI GRA REX AN)GL, G & key by neck, clear initial mark, Lis.  Spink 2088.  The penny is actually rarer than the groat.  An extremely rare coin.  £395


WTH-6589:  Henry VII Hammered Silver Groat.  Initial mark Anchor, which a very pronounced annulet below the reverse anchor, 1499 – 1502.  Class IIIc, Spink 2199.  Ex Ivan Buck collection and the plate coin for his class IIIc in Medieval English Groats by Ivan Buck.  A very nice grade coin with excellent provenance.  £195


WAu-6590:  1601 James VI Scottish Hammered Gold Half Sword & Sceptre Piece.  Eighth issue, value 60 shillings.  Spink 5462.  Full weight at 40 grains and high grade.  A problem-free Scottish hammered gold coin that is actually rarer than the full Sword & Sceptre piece.  Choice in this grade.  £1,875


WTH-6587:  Philip and Mary Hammered Fine Silver Issue PORTRAIT Penny.  Initial mark Lis.  Very clear legends, good portrait and problem-free.  Spink 2510.  Sold with these old tickets.  This fine silver portrait issue is many times rarer than the billon issue but when it does turn up, coins are invariably damaged or come with problems or issues.  I’ve had one other of these and seen perhaps two more in 30 odd years.  Of the four, this is as easily the best and probably the cheapest as the other three were all over £2,000.  Rare and choice.  £1,995


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.  £385WMH-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


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


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


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-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-6595:  Stephen Hammered Silver Norman “Southern Variant” Civil War Penny.  An irregular Lincoln Southern issue, Spink 1301, North 897.  Obverse facing bust very much reminiscent of the earlier William 1st BMC 2 bonnet type.  Reverse is lozenge fleury.   Moneyer PAINE of Lincoln.  Ex Roderick Richardson (£1,600 in 2004) and a reverse die pair to the Lockett example which was sold on his death in 1950.  A very rare coin.  £995


WMH-6596:  Henry II “Tealby” Hammered Silver Penny.  Bust D3, 1167-1170, WILLAM of Carlisle.  Spink 1340.  Old tickets here.  An outstanding bust for the Tealby issue.  £245


WMH-6597:  Edward III Hammered Silver Halfgroat.  London mint, Pre Treaty, 1351-61.  Spink 1574.  Sold with an old detailed sales ticket.  £79