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.
Maundy Money 1999 a parcel of 7 sets and three Pennies UNC along with two Maundy Purses and in a wooden box with inscribed plate on the lid 'The Royal Maundy, presented to J.E.J.Walter by H.M. The Queen Bristol Cathedral April 1st 1999, 6 of the sets FDC in the original plastic, the seventh set and three Pennies, along with a Five Pound CrownMillennium and DecimalFifty Pence both reverse side up, set under Perspex within the box, along with associated paperwork from the Royal Almonry Office, a letter from the Dean of Bristol, Order of Service for the Maundy Ceremony and a photograph of the recipient meeting the Queen
Maundy Money 1999 a parcel of 6 sets and three Pennies UNC along with two Maundy Purses and the Bristol Cathedral Maundy Companion ticket, associated newspaper articles, Order of Service, notice of Nomination letter and more, all in a blue album
Halfpennies Contemporary Counterfeits (2) George II but dated 1775 a muling of George II and George III dies, approaching Fine for issue, unlisted in the Coleman or Anton/Kesse books, struck slightly off-centre and very unusual, George III 1775 Reverse Brockage VG/Poor
Pennies (2) 1903 Freeman 158 dies 1+B UNC with around 80% lustre, with a contact mark on the neck, otherwise sharply struck and pleasing, 1900 Freeman 153 dies 1+B Lustrous UNC with a couple of spots on the reverse
Penny 1876H Wide Date (as Freeman 87 dies 8+J) with obverse die repairs to G of REG and F of F:D: (similar to the variety listed by Gouby for 1875H Pennies) EF, slabbed and graded LCGS 60, the only example thus far recorded by the LCGS Population Report, this die type previously unrecorded by Freeman or Gouby for this date, Ex-Dr.A.Findlow Hall of Fame Pennies
Penny 1902 High Tide Freeman 157 dies 1+B, Choice UNC, slabbed and graded LCGS 85, the third finest known of 63 examples thus far recorded by the LCGS Population Report, Ex-Dr.A.Findlow Hall of Fame Pennies
Pennies (2) 1902 Low Tide Freeman 156 dies 1+A UNC with good subdued lustre and a thin scratch on the King's jawline, 1918KN Freeman 184 dies 2+B VF with signs of the reverse legend die clashed in the date area
Pennies (3) 1897 Gouby BP1897Aa with tilted 7 in date UNC with good subdued lustre, 1911 mis-strike with a cross-shaped part of the obverse fully struck, the remainder weakly struck VG, plus a normal 1911 Penny EF cleaned
Halfpennies (2) 1845 Peck 1529 better than VG with all major details clear, Very rare in any grade, 1869 Freeman 306 dies 7+G NEF with some light surface corrosion in a part of the obverse legend, rare
Halfpennies (3) 1860 Toothed Border Freeman 266 dies 4+B the 8 and 0 broken in the date, VF, 1861 Freeman 273 dies 4+G the 8 and 6 in the date broken, GVF with traces of lustre, 1862 First N of PENNY double struck UNC with traces of lustre
Books - Peck - English Copper Tin and Bronze Coins in the British Museum 1558 - 1958 Second Edition 1970, Gouby - The British Bronze Penny Specialised Edition, John Jerrams - Satin Coins (4) A Comprehensive Listing of Varieties For The Currency Issue British Bun Penny of 1860 1861 1862 1863, Bronze Bun Pennies 1860 to 1865 and Their Varieties (3) (Currency Issues) (Currency Issues Only 1999) and (With Updates Valuations), Michael Freeman The Bronze Penny 3 different editions the 1970 Edition signed by Mr Freeman, British Numismatic Journals (2) Volume 52 1982 containing Numbered Strikings of Victorian Bronze Pennies G.P.Dyer (page 234) Volume 54 1984 Richard Sainthill and the Bronze Coinage G.P Dyer (page 263). Generally good second hand.
Sixpence 1887 Jubilee Head Withdrawn type R over V in VICTORIA NEF, Pennies (2) 1897 Dot between O and N of ONE VF, scarce this nice, 1863 Low 3 in date GF/F, HalfpennyGeorge V uniface Obverse Fair, Farthings (2) 1754 NVF, 1822 NVF
Pennies (2) 1847 DEF Close Colon Peck 1492 colon after BRITANNIAR barely visible as is often the case, VF/GVF with some contact marks, 1847 DEF Far Colon Peck 1493 EF with traces of lustre, the reverse with a spot by Britannia
Pennies 1897 (6) an interesting study group containing 10 teeth date spacings (3) and 10 1/2 teeth date spacings (3) these coins show a variety of different shapes and positions of the 7 in the date, different thicknesses of helmet plumes, and differences to the shape ands size of the rock, two coins are VG to NF the other four EF to A/UNC and lustrous, comes with a research dossier copiled by the vendor
Pennies (26) 1937 Freeman 217 dies 1+A UNC and lustrous, (Bought for £1), 1937 ProofFreeman 218 dies 1+A nFDC and lustrous, bought 17/8/1993 for £6), 1937 Freeman 219 dies 1+B A/UNC, Ex-KB Coins 25/11/1995 £3.50, 1937 Proof Freeman 220 dies 1+B, Ex-John of Satin 3/9/1998 £10, 1937 Freeman 221 dies 2+B UNC and attractively toned, Ex-KB Coins 28/4/1997 £3.50, 1938 Freeman 222 dies 2+B Lustrous UNC, Ex-W.Nicholls 17/11/1995 £2, 1939 Freeman 224 dies 2+B UNC/AU with traces of lustre, the reverse with a few spots, bought 30/10/1993 (£1.50), 1940 Freeman 226 dies 2+B UNC/AU the reverse with a few spots, Ex-KB Coin 25/11/1995 £7.50, 1940 Freeman 227 dies 2+C A/UNC and lustrous with a few small spots, Ex-P.Morris 25/11/1995 £6.50, 1940 Freeman 227 dies 2+C UNC and nicely toned, Ex-J.Welsh 28/9/1999 £18, 1944 Freeman 229 dies 2+C UNC toned with a few small spots, Ex-W.Nicholls £4, 1945 Freeman 231 dies 2+CA/UNC mint toned, Ex-W.Nicholls 13/3/1995 £5, 1946 Mint toned Freeman 233 dies 2+C UNC and attractively toned with a small spot on the 4 of the date, Ex-W.Nicholls 3/1/1996 £2, 1947 Freeman 235 dies 2+C UNC with good lustre, 1948 Freeman 236 dies 2+C GEF with dull lustre, 1949 Freeman 238 dies 2+C UNC and lustrous, 1953 Freeman 245 dies 1+B UNC with good subdued lustre, Ex-Marron Coins 13/1/1975 £2.50, 1953 Proof Freeman 246 dies 1+B, Ex-KB Coins 15/4/1995 £6.50, 1961 Freeman 248 dies 3+D Lustrous UNC, 1962 Freeman 250 dies 3+E UNC, 1963 Freeman 252 dies 3+F UNC with a few spots, 1964 Freeman 254 dies 3+G UNC, 1965 Freeman 255 dies 3+H UNC, 1966 Freeman 256 dies 3+I UNC, 1967 Freeman 257 dies 3+J, 1970 Proof Freeman 257A dies 3+J UNC and lustrous with spot on the Queen's head
Pennies (2) 1877 Freeman 91 dies 8+J GEF and lustrous with some contact marks and small spots, Ex-Croydon Coin Auction 18/5/1999 hammer price £60, 1879 Freeman 97 dies 9+J EF with traces of lustre, once cleaned, Ex-W.Nicholls 15/4/1996 £50
Penny 1860 as Freeman 10 dies 2+D but variety with the colon after D:G: pointing left of a tooth rather than directly at a tooth (see notes on page 14 Satin's 'British Bun Pennies and Their Varieties' 2003 edition), now listed as Gouby Obverse E with similar legend to edge alignments, GF/NVF once cleaned, Ex-London Coins Auction A123 7/12/2008 Lot 1243 hammer price £75
Pennies (8) 1928 Freeman 199 dies 5+C A/UNC, Ex-W.Nicholls 3/1/1996 £9, 1929 Freeman 201 dies 5+C EF and lustrous with a few spots, bought 19/3/1994 (£4), 1930 Freeman 203 dies 5+C, Ex-W.Nicholls 25/4/1995 £6, 1931 Freeman 205 dies 5+C UNC with good lustre, Ex-W.Nicholls 3/1/1996 £10, 1932 Freeman 207 dies 5+C, UNC or near so and toned, Ex-J.Welsh 27/11/1997 £45, 1934 Freeman 210 dies 5+C NEF toned with some contact marks, Ex-W.Nicholls 15/4/1996 £25, 1935 Freeman 212 dies 5+C UNC with around 60% lustre and a few small spots, bought 30/4/1994 (£4), 1936 Freeman 214 dies 5+C UNC and with practically full lustre and a few small spots, bought 17/8/1993 (£4),
Pennies (4) 1950 Freeman 240 dies 3+C A/UNC toned, Ex-J.Welsh 3/7/1997 £20, 1950 ProofFreeman 241 dies 3+C, UNC and retaining much lustre, bought 17/8/1993 £15, 1951 Freeman 242 dies 3+C GEF with traces of lustre, the reverse with some spots, bought for £8.75, 1951 Proof Freeman 243 dies 3+C nFDC with colourful toning, bought February 1994 (£16.50)
Pennies (4) 1921 Freeman 190 2+B NEF/EF toned, Ex-KB Coins 15/4/1995, 1921 Freeman 191 dies 3+B GEF toned, Ex-KB Coins 23/8/1995 £8.50, 1922 Freeman 192 dies 3+B GEF, Ex-W.Nicholls 14/3/1997 £40, 1926 First Head Freeman 193 dies 3+B GEF/EF with some lustre, Ex-W.Nicholls November £20, 1927 Freeman 197 dies 4+C A/UNC and lustrous with minor cabinet friction, Ex-W.Nicholls 20/10/1995 £8
Pennies (5) 1916 Freeman 180 dies 2+B EF and lustrous, Ex-W.Nicholls 20/10/1995 £18, 1918 Freeman 182 dies 2+B A/UNC with good lustre, Ex-W.Nicholls 17/11/1995 £16, 1919 Freeman 185 dies 2+B EF with traces of lustre, Ex-I.Jull 15/4/1995 £15, 1920 Freeman 188 dies 2+B UNC and lustrous with a few small areas of toning, Ex-KB Coins 23/8/1995 £8.50, 1920 Freeman 188 dies 2+B About UNC, the obverse with a very pronounced flat strike on the head, Ex-Saltford Coins 23/6/2001 £5
Pennies 1900 (2) as Gouby BP1900 Aa both with 11 teeth date spacing A/UNC and lustrous and VG, the VG example however has the 00 of the date closer together with the first 0 differently aligned in relation to the rim teeth
Pennies (2) 1888 I's in VICTORIA have no top left serifs Freeman dies 12+N EF with traces of lustre, Ex-Croydon Coin Auction 4/9/2001 hammer price £50, 1889 15 Leaves Freeman 127 dies 12+N, GEF with lustre and some contact marks, Ex-I.Robinson 28/10/1996 £23
Pennies (3) 1910 Freeman 170 dies 2+E UNC and lustrous (bought 5/11/1994 £15.50), 1911 Freeman 171 dies 1+A UNC or near so and with good, slightly uneven lustre, (bought 15/4/1995 £10), 1912 AU/GEF and lustrous with some contact marks, Ex-KB Coins 23/8/1995 £32.50
Pennies (4) 1895 Freeman 141 dies 1+B A/UNC with pale lustre and some contact marks, 1896 Freeman 1143 dies 1+B UNC/AU with traces of lustre, the reverse with some spots, (bought 30/4/1994 £8), 1898 Freeman 149 dies 1+B UNC with pale lustre and a few small spots, Ex-W.Nicholls 5/2/1996 £20, 1899 Freeman 150 dies 1+B A/UNC toned
Pennies (4) 1945 doubled date varieties. (3) The first slightly doubled outside the 9, NVF/VF, Ex-Croydon Coin Auction 18/1/2000 hammer price £40, the second doubled outside the 9 and outside the 5 VF, the third with slight doubling inside the 9 EF, Ex-Croydon Coin Auction 18/1/2000 hammer price £34, along with Penny 1946 with raised dot after ONE, Fine, Ex-KB Coins 5/12/1998 £24.40
Pennies (5) 1913 Freeman 174 dies 1+A UNC with around 30% lustre, Ex-KB Coins 10/3/1999 £37.50, 1913 Freeman 177 dies 2+B EF/AU and lustrous, the obverse with some hairlines, Ex-W.Nicholls November 1994 £18, 1914 Freeman 178 dies 2+B EF, Ex-W.Nicholls 13/3/1995 £10, 1915 Freeman 179 dies 2+B NEF, Ex-I.Robinson 3/3/1996 £4, 1917 Freeman 181 dies 2+B EF and lustrous, Ex-W.Nicholls November 1994 £10
Halfpennies (2) 1825 Britannia with short hair, Britannia has no sandal straps, unlisted by Peck or Bramah, Fine, Rare, 1826 Britannia with short hair, Britannia has no sandal straps, also unlisted by Peck or Bramah, Fine, Rare
Penny 1848 8 over 7 (7 to the left) Gouby CP1848C UNC or near so and nicely toned, slabbed and graded CGS 75, the joint finest of 3 examples thus far recorded by the CGS Population Report, Ex-Dr.A.Findlow Hall of Fame Pennies
Halfpennies (2) 1717 No Stops on obverse Peck 769 Fine/Near Fine with some surface marks, listed by Peck as 'Very Rare' and we note this is the first we have listed, 1718 No Stops on obverse Peck 775 Fine struck on a pitted flan, rare
Penny 1860 Freeman 10 dies 2+D with T over T in VICT, rocks to the left of the lighthouse fail to meet the linear circle (see illustration on page 14 of 'The Early British Bun Pennies and Their Varieties' by John Jerrams) UNC with good, slightly subdued lustre
Pennies (2) 1904 Freeman 159 dies 1+B UNC/GEF and lustrous with a couple of small tone spots on the reverse, 1907 Freeman 163 dies 1+C A/UNC and lustrous with some contact marks and a spot in the reverse field
Penny 1827 Peck 1430 Toned UNC, slabbed and graded CGS 80 the finest known of 5 examples thus far recorded by the CGS Population Report, 1827 Pennies are notorious for having poor surfaces and usually show up in grades VF or below, this superb example has no trace of the usual pitting associated with this issue and is one of only a handful of survivors in higher grades
Penny 1875 Freeman 82 dies 8+J Choice UNC and lustrous, slabbed and graded CGS 85, the finest known of 12 examples thus far graded on the CGS Population Report, Cataloguers note: At the time of writing, out of 698 currency issue Bun Pennies of all dates on the Population Report, a total of only 30 graded 85 or higher
Pennies (2) 1895 Freeman 141 dies 1+B UNC or near so with traces of lustre and a verdigris spot on the drapery, 1896 Freeman 143 dies 1+B UNC with around 80% lustre, and a light handling mark on the obverse , Ex-Michael Freeman
Pennies (2) 1862 struck on a thick flan of 10.7 grammes. Freeman notes that 1860 and 1861 coins have been recorded weighing 11.35 grammes. The coin though only in Poor grade appears struck from dies 6+G, unrecorded by Freeman, Peck, Gouby, Satin or Spink and highly unusual and 1860 Toothed Border with the top of the first T in BRITT extremely weak and just visible to the naked eye, the second T in BRITT also has the top left bar extremely weak, Fair and holed in the centre
Penny 1860 60 over 59 Copper Peck 1521 A/UNC and with traces of lustre, a most attractive example of this rare date. Interestingly the 0 of the date is complete, this feature seldom seen on 1860 copper Pennies. Ex-Spink Auction 68 23/3/1989 Ex-Hopetoun House £390
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