Cut FarthingEdward the Martyr (975-978). Small Cross. York mint. Moneyer BEOLAN. S.1142. This is a die duplicate of an example from the Chester find in the British Museum. (BM, 1920, 3-16-31). NVF, extremely rare, Ex-T.Everson collection, Ex-C.Cooke 2004 (£275)
Cut FarthingHarthacnut (1035-1042). Restoration period 1040-42. Arm and Sceptre type, with name HARTHACNUT. S.1168. N.811. Obv. hAR. Rev. GRIM. VF, very rare, Ex-T.Everson collection, C.Cooke 2004 (£275)
SixpenceElizabeth I 1567 S.2562 mintmark Lion, we note all other examples we have handled of this date have been mintmark Coronet, NVF with old scratches on the obverse, Ex-Lingford Collection, Baldwins 1951, Ex-R.Shuttlewood March 2001, Lot 339, comes with old ticket
PennyHenry I Double inscription type, S.1272 BMC type 11 Norwich mint, N.NORDI Fair with a large edge chip, believed to be one of only two pieces in existence, the only other example being in the Mack collection, Extremely rare
AngelRichard III mm Boars Head 2 obv RICΛRD:DI:GRΛ:REX ΛNGL:Z FRΛNC. and with double saltire colon after DI which does not match any of the 4 recorded Schneider 2B types, rev Schneider 488 PER/CR VCE:TVΛM.SΛLVΛ.NOS.XPC:REDE, North 1676, S2151, Coincraft R3AG-015, weight 5.11 grammes, Richard III of recent Leicester car park fame ruled from 1483 to 1485 when he was slain at the battle of Bosworth Field thus becoming the last of the Plantagenet Kings, owing to his short reign all his coins are scarce with the gold being especially rare. The vendor now in his 80s has had this coin in his possession for 15 - 20 years, and was given it as a gift by a night club owner in Liverpool who ran an antique shop as a hobby to enable him to acquire antiques "over the counter", neither the current vendor (who for many years believed the coin was a Sovereign) nor the night club owner were interested in coins and the presumption was it came in over the counter 20 - 40 years ago as part of an antique collection or perhaps contained in an antique piece or furniture. Well struck and pleasing VF without problems or weak areas all design and legend bold and clear.
ShillingElizabeth I First Issue as S.2548 but the reverse legend having inverted A's for V's VG/Fine, accompanied by a British Museum letter from 1976 stating 'This has been noted before on Shillings of Edward VI, but not for Elizabeth I, and none of the coins in the collection have this feature'
PoundElizabeth IS.2534, North 2008, Schneider 801 mintmark Key over Woolpack (to left of crown) obverse and Key over Woolpack reverse, approaching EF with a small weaker area on the shield, the portrait excellent a most attractive example with much eye appeal, Ex-D.F.Alder Collection, Ex-Spink Numismatic circular LXVIII/5 May 1960 (No.5241)
Shillings a collection (18) Edward VI Third Period mintmark Lis, Edward VI Fine Silver Issue mintmark Tun, Philip and Mary 1554 Full titles with mark of value, Elizabeth I First Issue mintmark Lis, Elizabeth I Second Issue mintmark Martlet, Elizabeth I Sixth Issue (3), mintmarks Bell, Woolpack and A, Elizabeth I Seventh Issue mintmark 1, James I First Coinage mintmark Lis, James I Second Coinage mintmark Lis, James I Second Coinage mintmark Grapes, Charles I (6) First Bust mintmark Lis, Fourth Bust mintmark Portcullis, Fourth Bust, no inner circles mintmark Tun, Fifth Bust mintmark Triangle, Fifth Bust mintmark Eye, Sixth Bust (Parliament) mintmark (P)
Hammered (3) Short cross pennies, Richard I Class 4a MENIR ON CANT, pelleted beard and crescent hair, Canterbury mint (S.1348a, N.968/1) AF or better, off-struck but with some pleasing russet tones, PennyJohn Class 5c ABEL ON LVNDE, letter E with spur and x of 2 thin strokes in saltire, London mint (S.1353, N.974/1) NVF with pleasing old collection toning, Penny Henry III Class 8c NICHOLE ON LVN, cross pommee as initial mark, London mint (S.1357C, N.981/3) weakly struck on one half of the flan, otherwise GF or better
Half PoundElizabeth I Milled Coinage S.2543North 2019/3 Mintmark Star BNJ 1983 Obv 3, Rev 1, this coin noted, Ex-Tom May Collection, Spink Nobles Sydney 17-19 April 2012, Ex-N.C.Jany 1974 (198) and Seaby Coin and Medal Bulletin June 1981 (EG52), Borden and Brown noted 8 specimens from these dies and a total of just 45 known from all dies, the flan with light creasing with a die cud on the reverse at 10 o'clock, GVF/NEF
GroatHenry VI Annulet issue, London mint, m.m. Cross II, fleur on breast, CIVI TAS LON DON (Blunt & Whitton IVa, N.1423, S.1835) VF with an old collection patina. Early Henry VI Groats of London were produced in much smaller numbers than those of Calais
PennyEdward I Class 3g, Chester mint, CIVI TAS CES TRIE (SCBI North 164-66, N.1022, S.1420) GF, small scratch to king's forehead, striking weakness in fourth quadrant of obverse and correspondingly so, otherwise a pleasing specimen of this rare mint. Old collection toning
GroatHenry VIILondon mint m.m. pansy/leopard's head crowned, outer arch only jewelled (Potter & Winstanley IIIc, SCBI 23 330-382, N.1705c, S.2199) VF on a large, round, centrally struck flan. Old collection tone. Pleasing and a rare reverse mintmark.
PennyEdward the Martyr Sole type Mossop Plate I, No.30 B.M.C. I, No.17 (same dies) S.1142North 763 Lincoln mint, moneyer LEVIG, weight 1.4 grammes, VF/GVF, Very Rare (bought Spink 1986 £1250) superior to the example in the Judson Collection which realised £2500 hammer price at DNW October 2002
Double CrownCharles I Group B Larger bust with short truncation mintmark, No inner circles Brooker 148 (this coin) Schneider 181 S.2699North 2161 die alignment 140 degrees Anchor/Anchor with flukes to right 4.52 grammes NVF, Ex-Brooker Collection no.148 (bought C.J.Martin 16/9/1985 £265)
A collection (47) mostly hammered silver with four early milled sixpences and a few miscellaneous items, the hammered ranging from early pennies and halfpennies including some cut pieces to James Ishillings mixed grades most in lower collectable grades some holed
PennyEdward the Confessor Facing Bust/Small Cross Type B.M.C. XIII, Elmore-Jones 868, S.1183 BUREPINE ON PA Wallingford Mint NVF Scarce mint This type/mint combination was not represented in the Eaglen collection, c.f. Baldwin's 18, October 1998
PennyCnut Quatrefoil Type B.M.C. VIII, No.- S.1157 Winchester Mint AELFSTAN ON PINCS VF with a pleasing bust but cracked at 7 o' clock. Toned. Ex. Stephen Mitchell, R.P.Mack (w/ticket) bt. Spink Nov. '66, Duke of Argyll colln This piece is the plate coin featured in SCBI 20: R.P. Mack Collection, No.1082 and is therefore also featured in the Fitzwilliam Museum's Early Medieval Corpus as E.M.C.1020.1082.
CrownCharles I 1644 Oxford Rawlins Declaration issue a copy in silver VF and probably about 'as made', comes with vendors ticket stating 'not the 'British Millionaires Club Issue (restrike) but from an unknown maker pre 1965' and 'Ex Thomas Parke Collection'
GroatEdward IV First Reign Light Coinage with Quatrefoils at neck, London mint mintmark Rose no fleur on breast, with extra pellet in third quarter of the reverse S.2000 NVF with pleasant underlying tone, Ex-Rochester Collection
Crown 1551 Edward VI mintmark y an unrecorded Reverse die POSVI:DEVM:A DIVTOR E?MEV?Y Lingford dies B-(21) Ex-Glendinning 12/10/1994 Lot 305 where it states 'The Reverse die is not listed in Lingford's 'Classification of Edward VI Dies'. It is similar to Reverse 4 but lacks a stop before MEV.', Ex-Alan Barr Collection Part 4 Reference C517, Fine, the date with some weakness
Tudor. Collection of St. Nicholas "Boy" Bishop tokens from circa 1485-1540.Includes a groat and 17 pennies. Also 3 lead Hop tokens 17th -18th century, a Nuremburg jetton and a bronze weight. Fair to very fine. (23)
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