Penny 1864 Crosslet 4 Peck 1664 with 239/136 scratched in the obverse field, toned UNC with traces of lustre and a few small spots. The numbers were scratched into the field during the mastership of Professor Thomas Graham (1855-1869) have been shown by G.P.Dyer to represent overall output in tons of bronze coin minted since 1860 (the higher figure) and output in tons of that particular denomination since 1860 (the lower figure) This is not the example pictured in Michael Gouby's 'The British Bronze Penny' - Specialised Edition (Page 49) but displays a superb sharp strike. A highly desirable piece of Victorian bronze coinage history, as stated by Gouby there are only 2 examples known, this, Ex-D.W.Grey 20/10/1971, Lot 111, Ex-Seaby Bulletin, September 1974, item K162, Ex-Sotheby Auction 9/10/1979 Lot 257, Ex-Michael Freeman, and one other, the other example illustrated in Gouby's book being the Ex-Norweb, Ex-A.H.F.Baldwin example, described by Spink as 'Extremely Fine and attractively patinated'. A total of 34 'scratched field' bronze coins are recorded of all dates and denominations, made up of 20 Pennies, 7 Halfpennies and 7 Farthings. Of the 20 Pennies, 12 are known to be in the British Museum Collection, this being one of the remaining 8 available to commerce. An extremely rare opportunity to bid on a piece of Victorian numismatic history. We note a standard currency 1864 Crosslet 4 Penny in UNC sold in our March 2014 auction (Lot 1844) for £3978 inclusive of buyers premium.
Farthing 1797 Restrike Pattern in copper Peck 1201 R72 nFDC with minor contact marks and a pleasing overall even tone, Ex-C.Cooke, March 1999 (£230), Ex-Glendening's Auction n24/2/1982 Lot 146 (£49), the previous three examples we have offered have all realised upwards of £450 inclusive of the buyers premium
PenniesAethelred II (2) Last Small Cross type S.1157 Winchester Mint, moneyer Willem VF with some peck marks, Crux type S.1148 VF, Canterbury Mint, moneyer Lifinc, holed, with a small amount of light showing through around the N of CENT
FarthingCommonwealthundated (1656) Pattern in copper Peck 387 Obverse THVS . VNITED . INVINCIBLE Three pillars linked by a cord, bearing a cross, a harp and a thistle, below the central pillar a letter R all within a roped circle, a mullet at top centre, Reverse AND . GOD . DIRECT . OVERCORSE Toothed border, Plain edge Fair with rough surfaces, very rare, Ex-C.Cooke list 38 February 2000
Halfpenny Private Patternundated (1788) by S.Moore Obverse Bust right GEORGIVS III REX, Reverse VIVAT! Edge ARMIS TUTERIS MORIBUS ORNES Fine, Montagu 14 described as a medalet by Peck, however it seems logical to say that this piece is the predecessor to the Pattern Peck 925 of similar size and with similar edge reading
Farthing 1662 Pattern in copper Peck 397, Obverse CAROLVS . A . CAROLO, followed by a lion passant, A rose, Thistle, Lis and Harp, each crowned, cruciform, Reverse A 3-masted ship in sail to left, weight 6.01 grammes, Fine/VG Very Rare, Ex-C-Cooke 1998, comes with ticket stating 'Oct 78, this duplicate released in 1998, Ex-Spink'
Farthing Oliver CromwellPattern Farthing. An electrotype copy of BMC 392, Fine, Note Montagu's comments on BMC 392 issue, as well as Peck's comments. Note, A piece now is known to exist which pairs this reverse with reverse of BMC 390, Ex-C.Cooke collection (£295), Ex-Bateman
Farthing 1654 CommonwealthPattern in Pewter Shield of St. George obverse Irish Shield reverse inset in rays Peck 373 Very rare, Peck states that this issue was released for circulation on 26 April 1654 and their use was prohibited just a fortnight later, Poor with corroded surfaces as normal for this issue, this type seldom seen , Ex-C.Cooke Jan 2006 (£95)
Farthings (4) 1665 Pattern in Copper, Bust with long hair, Straight grained edge, Peck 424 Poor, Ex-C.Cooke, 1684 Charles II edge only partially visible and exact attribution not possible, 1690 Poor, 1691 Poor, useful space fillers for these scarce earlier types
Pennies in LCGS holders (7) 1853 Ornamental Trident Peck 1500 UNC or near so, slabbed and graded LCGS 75, 1875 Freeman 82 dies 8+J UNC or near so and lustrous, slabbed and graded LCGS 70, Ex-London Coin Auction A119 December 2nd 2007 Lot 1061, 1886 Freeman 123 dies 12+N UNC with traces of lustre, slabbed and graded LCGS 78, 1897 Wide 97, LCGS Variety 02, UNC, slabbed and graded LCGS 80, 1903 Freeman 158 dies 1+B UNC and lustrous, slabbed and graded LCGS 78, 1909 Freeman 168 dies 2+D Lustrous UNC, slabbed and graded LCGS 80, 1910 Freeman 170 dies 2+E UNC with practically full lustre, slabbed and graded LCGS 82, the joint finest of 29 examples thus far recorded by the LCGS Population Report
Copper and Bronze (29) Pennies (2) 1826, 1858, Halfpennies (16) 1694, 1701 Peck 705 variant Inverted A's for V's on the obverse, with a Large 0 in the date touching the exergue line and inverted V's for A's on the reverse, 1717, 1723, 1733, 1735, 1740 (2), 1742, 1748, 1770, 1770 No Stop Reverse, 1799, 1826, 1848 8 over 7, 1871, Farthings (11) 1675, 1694, 1714 cast copy, 1720, 1746, 1773, 1754, 1806 Gilded, 1823, 18329 2-pronged trident, 1839, in mixed grades VG to GVF some with surface residue from vinyl storage, this possibly removable with care
Farthings in LCGS holders (4) 1821 Peck 1407 Choice UNC and nicely toned, slabbed and graded LCGS 82, 1822 Obverse 2, reverse also with unbarred A's in BRITANNIAR, LCGS Variety 04, the only example thus far recorded by the LCGS Population Report, 1826 Second Reverse Peck 1439 Choice UNC, nicely toned slabbed and graded LCGS 82, 1841 Peck 1560 UNC and lustrous the reverse with around 75% lustre, UNC slabbed and graded LCGS 78
Farthing 1843 Peck 1563 UNC and choice with practically full lustre, slabbed and graded LCGS 82, Ex-Farthing Specialist March 1998, the joint finest of 11 examples thus far recorded by the LCGS Population Report
Book 'English Copper, Tin and Bronze Coins in the British Museum 1558-1958' First Edition by C.Wilson Peck (no dust jacket) , English Hammered Coinage Volume 2 by J.J.North both in good second hand condition, along with other books (16) on a variety of other areas of numismatics, includes some useful titles
Books (3) Pick Standard Catalogue of World Paper Money 1368-1960 11th Edition, Pick Standard Catalogue of World Paper Money 1961-present (2) 12th and 14th Editions, Replica Million Pound note as described in the Mark Twain novel, later made into a 1954 film starring Gregory Peck, plus two replica notes, a Million Pound note dated 20 June 1903, and a 'Bank of Restriction' note these with BANKSY and 3nnLSU underneath on the reverse
Farthing 1684 Charles IIPeck 535 Obverse EF with some minor blisters near the rims, the reverse practically mint state with superb detail and little wear apparent, with a touch of original tin lustre, overall a superbly preserved example and worthy of a place in the most choice tin collection
Farthing 1685 James II edge type unlisted by Peck, the date figures followed by a 5-lobed mullet instead of the star-shaped mullet, GVF/VF with a few spots, retaining much original tin colour and attractive for the type
Twopence 1797 Peck 1077 UNC with dark chocolate tone, slabbed and graded CGS 78, scarce in this high grade, borne out by the Population statistics, showing this to be the third finest of 37 examples thus far recorded by the CGS Population Report
Halfpennies (10) 1770 GVF/VF, 1771 Peck 896 EF with traces of lustre, 1775 as Peck 908 with an unusual extra 'curl' struck on the King's cheek, certainly not a countermark or a die clash, EF with underlying lustre, 1827 VF, 1831 NEF, 1841 EF/GEF, 1853 Italic 5 EF, 1854 About UNC and lustrous, 1889 A/UNC, 1896 GEF/AU
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