Engraved Halfcrown 1885 EF nicely toned and with loop mount at the top, engraved with 'Sir W.T.Lewis' on the obverse, Note: William Thomas Lewis was the First Baron of Merthyr' a coal mining magnate, and was created Baronet of Nantgwyne in 1896, and in 1911 he was raised to the peerage as Baron Merthyr of Senghenydd in the County of Glamorgan. One of the pits owned by Lewis was the Senghenydd Colliery. Following a failure to implement a safety plan in early 1913, an explosion in the mine on 14 October of that year killed 439 miners and one rescuer. This remains the worst mining accident in the United Kingdom
Mint Error - Mis-StrikeHalfcrown 1707E a double strike the second strike around 45 degrees clockwise to the first, the reverse showing a second French shield, the obverse showing DEI and part of GRATIA, VG or slightly better, an interesting piece
Proof Sets and singles empty boxes (37) comprising 1902 Long Set boxes (2), 1902 Short set box (1), 1937 card box and 1953 box, India 1946 box and others (31) in mixed condition, and a money box Lloyds Bank for Halfcrowns to Threepences
A small group of forgeries and imitations (5) Philip and Mary Shillingundated type, of crude design, probably contemporary, Guinea 1798 gold imitation probably from the early 1970s, Halfcrown 1818 struck in copper, Shilling 1818 fantasy imitation in base metal, Crown 1932 unusual overweight imitation with a broad rim
Mint Errors - Mis-Strikes (9) GB Ten Pence 1969 A/UNC struck on a small flan of 24mm, Halfcrown Elizabeth II struck on a thin flan, weight 8.22 grammes, Obverse GF, the reverse weakly struck with the date illegible, the others include laminations, rim cuds, planchet clips etc. in mixed grades
Mint Errors - Mis-Strikes (2) Halfcrowns 1940 and 1944 both with uneven milling causing a small raised lip and doubling to the edge beading, along with a 'double headed' DecimalTen Pence 1968/1969 however close examination shows the 1968 side dropped into a hollowed out 1969 coin, all around Fine
Victoria (2) GothicFlorin 1886 with the design in the reverse angles cut away GF ex-brooch mount, Halfcrown Young Head Reverse with the shield and field cut away and replaced with a tasteful ML monogram, Fine, ex-pin mount
Engraved (6) Halfcrown William III Bristol, Pennies 1797 (2), Penny Victoria Bun Head, Threepence Token Birmingham Workhouse, and an unidentified Penny-size, an interesting and varied group, in mixed grades
Mint Errors - Mis-Strikes (2) Halfcrown 1963 the milled edge mis-struck thus giving the impression of a spiral effect of two edge millings with different spacings NVF highly unusual, Ireland 10 Euro Cent 2003 struck on a 2 cent bronze blank UNC and lustrous
Coin Weights (7) Charles I (3) for Gold Unite 19mm in brass NEF and pleasing, for Half Unite 17mm diameter in brass NVF, for Crown 14.5mm diameter in brass NEF/GVF, James I (4) for Spur Ryal of 15 Shillings, this square with Crowned XV S in two lines and Crowned II countermark in the top left corner, for Gold Double Crown in brass VF/GVF, for Unite of 22 Shillings 18.5mm diameter in brass, for Halfcrown 14mm diameter in brass About VF an interesting group
Mint Errors Mis Strikes (26) Victoria Halfcrown 1887 Young Head the 1 of the date almost completely missing, as part of a group of thin flans, planchet clips, laminations etc. Victoria to Elizabeth II in mixed grades
An Antique round silver box 51 mm diameter with hinged lid which has a bull head 1817 Halfcrown inlaid, the base with a small head 1817 Halfcrown inlaid elegant and unusual (no hallmark on the box presumed sterling)
Mint Errors (5) Halfcrown 1965 Weakly struck around the obverse and reverse legends GVF, Shilling 1958 Scottish weakly struck around the reverse legend VF, Sixpences (2) 1943 Fine with a planchet clip, 1958 VF with an extra piece protruding 2mm from the rim at 1 o'clock to 2 o'clock on the obverse, Threepence 1967 with a raised wavy edge
Brooch mounted (4) Crown George III reverse enamelled in six colours, very good workmanship, pin mounted on obverse, Shilling 1889 Good Fine in silver mount pin, Florin 1885 Reverse enamelled in seven colours, excellent workmanship, pin mounted with chain, South Africa Halfcrown 1892 in silver mount VF
Mis-Strikes (8) Halfcrown 1964 struck on a 33mm flan, plain edged and off centre A/UNC, Florins 1964 (2) the first on a 31mm flan with milled edge and off centre, the second on a 30mm flan with plain edge off centre and with around 3mm blank flan at one side both UNC, Fifty Pence 2001 struck on a smaller 23mm round flan EF with some reverse surface environmental damage, Ten Pence 2001 struck on a copper flan Lustrous UNC with the milled edge weak, Ten Pence 1997 struck on a smaller 22mm flan GEF, Pennies (2) 1945 Fine, struck on a thin flan, Penny 1940 with an impression of a 1927 Penny on the reverse, incuse, NF
Victoria Toy Money by Lauer (25) comprising 5 Sovereign (2), 2 Sovereign (2), Sovereign (2), Half Sovereign (2), Crown (2), Four Shillings (2), Halfcrown (2), Two Shillings (2), Shillings (2), Half Shillings (2), Threepences (2), Pennies (3) a high grade group AU-UNC most if not all with good lustre, comes in a miniature tin with a White £5 signature May on the top and inscribed on the back with a rider on horseback jumping a fence, an interesting lot
Countermarked Silver issues (2) Halfcrown 1679 WRIGHT marked obverse, Crown 1845 crowned K marked on the Queen's neck, along with a British Trade Dollar the obverse engraved as a love token from Harold to Edith various grades an unusual group, Countermark
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