Triple Unite 1643. Oxford mint. Charles I Mint mark plume with bands, on obverse only. S2727. North 2384 (Very Rare) Schneider 295. Obverse, ornate taller bust CAROLVS. D: G: MAGN: BRIT: FRAN: ET: HIB: REX. Reverse, ‘Declaration’ on continuous scroll RELIG: PROT: LEG: ANG LIBER: PAR (This is Charles promising to protect ‘the religion of the Protestants, the laws of England, the liberty of Parliament’) with denomination numerals (III) above and date 1644 below. A tiny piece of excess metal is evident on the reverse above PROT. This is the same original flaw as seen on the Schneider specimen from the same dies. EF, An exceptional coin, fully round and well centred. All lettering and detail crisply struck. The Triple Unite was produced in the early years of the English Civil War in the period 1642-1644 and it was the most spectacular coin issued during a reign known for its numismatic diversity. Charles I moved his base from London to Oxford in 1642, but Parliament had secured the support of the City of London with its bankers and merchants. Nevertheless the king was determined to continue the production of gold and silver coinage and set up the Oxford mint in New Hall Inn, Oxford. The Triple Unite was in effect a large propaganda piece produced by the Royalists in their ongoing clash with the forces of Parliament, and was made in very small numbers over a 3 year period.
Halfcrowns to Halfpennies a wide ranging group (45) Halfcrowns Charles I (2) S.2776 mintmark Triangle, S.2777 mintmark Star, Shillings (11) Edward VI Fine Silver Issue S.2482 mintmark y, Elizabeth I (4) Second issue S.2555 mintmark Cross Crosslet, Sixth Issue (2) S.2577 mintmark Key, S.2577 mintmark Tun, Seventh Issue S.2584 mintmark 1, James I (2) Second Coinage S.2655 Fourth Bust, mintmark Bell, Second Coinage 1607 Fifth Bust S.2656 mintmark Grapes, Charles I (4) Group E, S.2797 mintmark Triangle, Group F, larger bust S.2799 mintmark Triangle in Circle, Group G (under Parliament) S.2800 mintmark Sun (2) one struck on an uneven flan, Sixpences (9) Elizabeth I (5) 1562 S.2560 mintmark Pheon, 1562 Milled Issue (2) S.2595 mintmark Star, S.2596 mintmark Star, 1567 Milled Issue S.2599, Small Bust, mintmark Lis, 1579 Fifth Issue S.2572 Mintmark Greek Cross, James I (2) First Coinage, First Bust 1603 S.2647 mintmark Thistle, Fourth Bust S.2658 mintmark Coronet, Charles I Group D, no inner circles, S.2813 mintmark Bell, Charles II Third Issue S.3323 mintmark Crown, Groats (4) Edward IVLondon Mint, Light Coinage, Henry VIII Facing Bust issue S.2199 mintmark Pansy, Elizabeth I Second Issue, S.2556 mintmark Martlet, Charles II Third IssueS.3324 mintmark Crown, Threepences (2) Elizabeth I Fifth Issue 1569 S.2573 mintmark Coronet, Elizabeth I Fifth issue 1578 S.2573 mintmark Greek Cross, Halfgroats (7) Henry VI Calais Mint, Pinecone-Mascle issue S.1877 Mintmark Cross Patonce, Edward IV Canterbury Mint clipped, Henry VII Canterbury Mint S.2209 Mintmark Tun, Elizabeth I, Pellets behind Bust S.2579 mintmark Crescent, James I (3) Smaller Crown on Obverse S.2660 mintmark Trefoil, S.2659 mintmark Trefoil, S.2660 mintmark Thistle, Pennies (8) Henry III Long Cross (3), Henry III Short Cross (2), Edward I London Mint (3), Halfpennies (2) James I S.2663 (2) Near Fine to GVF the majority of the coins evenly struck and Fine or better, with some nearer VF than Fine, a pleasing group
SixpenceEdward VI Fine Silver Issue S.2483 mintmark Tun, approaching EF/GVF with a superb portrait, the obverse with a thin scratch in the left field, on an even round flan, very desirable in this grade
SixpenceEdward VI Fine Silver Issue S.2484 Reverse reads EBORACI mintmark Mullet Fine or slightly better for wear, with a series of three incuse dots in the form of a triangle punched on either side, comes with a old collector's ticket
A mixed group with some lower grade hammered silver, Quarter Guineas 1718 and 1762 but these holed, a quantity of RomanSilver and Bronze generally in collectable grades, and a few GB and world milled issues (lot)
ShillingCharles IPattern or Medalet in silver 1628 by N.Briot 29mm diameter, Eimer 112, North 2676, Obverse the Royal Shield within collar and badge of the Order of the Thistle, crowned, all within the Garter CAROLVS D:G. ANG. SCO. FRAN. ET. HIB. REX. FIDEI. DEF. Reverse Crossed Sceptre and Trident, united by a cord. REGIT. VNVS. VITROQUE Exergue. 1628, Fine/About Fine with some dark areas in the reverse legend
Shillings (7) Edward VI Fine Silver issue mintmark y (2), James I Second Coinage (2) one mintmark Coronet, the other not visible, Charles I (2) mintmark Anchor on side, and mintmark Star, Commonwealth 1653 holed in centre, in mixed grades Fair to About Fine
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)
Edward VI (3) Shilling 1550 Very Base issue NVG holed, Shilling Fine Silver Issue S.2482 mintmark Tun, Fine, holed, Sixpence Fine Silver Issue S.2483 mintmark Tun, creased and holed, all with old 1960s dealer tickets
Groats Henry VIII (3) Southwark Mint S.2371 (2) the first Fine or better with S and E in forks flan clipped at 10 o'clock, the second with S and S in forks Fine or better and toned, Posthumous issue in debased silverCanterbury MintS.2408 Fine the reverse toned
Hammered (3) ShillingEdward VI fine silver issue m.m. tun (S.2482, N.1937) Fine, the centres weak but with good legends and on a full, centrally struck flan, SixpenceElizabeth I milled coinage m.m. star dated 1562 tall bust with plain dress (S.2594, N.2025/1, Borden and Brown Bust B) Fine, some flan loss due to Mestrelle's production methods, weakness to the face and a dig under the E of REGINA. Perhaps a cheaper specimen of this popular issue, Groat Mary sole reign m.m. pomegranate VERITAS TEMPORIS FILIA (S.2492, N.1960) Fine, weak portrait but full legends and on a round, problem-free flan
Hammered (5) ShillingElizabeth I second issue m.m. cross-crosslet 1560-61 transitional issue with pearled bodice (S.2555A, N.1985, Brown and Comber bust 1A) Fair with pock marks, presumably to test the metal but weighs correctly, Shilling Elizabeth I sixth issue m.m. A 1582-84 reads ELIZAB (S.2577, N.2014, Brown and Comber bust 3B) The bust fair with graffiti behind otherwise a presentable piece, Shilling Elizabeth I sixth issue m.m. escallop 1584-86 reads ELIZAB (S.2577, N.2014, Brown and Comber bust 3B) Fair, water worn and the portrait corroded away, possibly a river bed find, Shilling James I second coinage m.m. key (over coronet on rev) 1609-10 fifth bust reads QVAE DEVS (S.2656/S.2655, N.2101) Fair, but a rare reverse over mark, Shilling Charles I Group F m.m. triangle in circle 1641-43 with 'Briot' style bust and stellate lace collar (Brooker 549, S.2799, N.2231) NVF for this issue with a portion of the bust EF. Good silver.
Shillings Edward VI (4) Second Period Southwark mint MDL mintmark Swan Fine with striking crack across the coin, Third Period base issue Tower Mint MDLI VG mintmark not visible, Fine Silver Issue S.2482 (2) both mintmark Tun VG and VG/NF, Sixpence Edward VI Fine silver issue S.2483 mintmark Tun VG, Groat Mary S.2492 Good/VG
Sceat Early Anglo Saxon Period silver Series X radiate Wodan Head with chevron beard, monster in flight reverse looking back with gaping jaws Type 31, Spink 797 1.07 grms diameter 11.98 mm Good VF and pleasing
Ar sceat. Anglo-Saxon. C, 710-725. Series J, type 85. Mint in Northumbria. Obv; Diademed head right. Rev; Outline bird right on cross; quatrefoil to right of bird, annulets flanking cross. Spink 802. Good detail and silver. 1.25g 12mm. EF
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
CrownCharles I 1644 Oxford Mint Rawlin's Crown with the king riding over the city view, a cast copy in silver and of good style, NVF with some light pits in the fields (EX LCA 129 Lot 1044 realised £300 hammer)
Hammered. A large mixed group of English hammered silver with a some other miscellaneous items. Fragmented penny of Athelstan and some larger denominations of Elizabeth and James. Some good collectable grades. Poor-G VF. 
Sceat. Early Anglo-Saxon period. Ar Sceat. Type 18. C, 600-775. Obv; Bust right cross before. Rev; Standing figure in crescent boat holding cross and bird. Spinks 804f var. Silver a little base but nice surfaces. RARE. NVF.
Mixed group of 4 Hammered silver coins. 1 Anglo-Saxon Ar Sceat. Celtic cross group with two standing figures. Spinks 822 var. 1 Anglo-Saxon base Ar Sceat. Type 15. Standing figure holding two crosses. Spinks 804c. 1 Edward I penny, London mint and a Edward IIIHalfgroat also London mint. Mixed grades and conditions Fine to G Fine 
Hammered silver (2), Short cross penny of John. IOHAN ON NORWICH. Nice detail but split. A Charles I Scottish twenty pence and a Roman silver tetradrachm of Nero. Alexandrian mint. Mixed conditions. Average about fine. 
Shilling Scarborough besieged considered to be non-contemporary imitation in silver weighing 4.9 grammes Scarborough castle with S and I beneath obverse, the reverse with graffiti 'OBS Scarborough 1645' as alluded to by North 2650 there also appears evidence of 'OB NE' as on Newark pieces of the period, it has been contested that the planchet is an ex-Newark siege piece but this not definitive and bought as seen
CrownEdward VI Fine Silver Issue S.2478North 1933, Lingford dies B-21 similar to Lingford Reverse 4 but no stop before M, reverse reads POSVI : DEUM : A DIVTOR E ? MEV ? Y Fine the obverse perhaps a touch better
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'
Anglo-SaxonNorthumbriasilverSceat Eadberht (737-758) as S.847 Reads EDT BEREhTVT, reverse a stylized stag. Well struck and well-centred, Good EF with only minor friction to the highest points, a choice example and very hard to find in this high grade. Ex-Lockdales 28/3/2004
PennyAnglo-Saxon. Wulfred Archbishop of Canterburysilver group II, transitional monogram, Obv. facing bust with large pellet each side of face. R. monogram of DOROBERNIA. Moneyer Saeberht. North 240. S.888. Extremely rare. Attractive very fine or better, but with slight chipping to top edge and a stress crack to inner circle. Wavy flan.
Please browse the results of our past auctions using the navigation tools above.
Or browse our previous auctions using our text-based directory
Sell or auction your old hammered coins
With London Coins selling your material could not be easier. We offer free appraisals, house visits, free collection of bulky material from your home, immediate cash offers and an auctioneering service.
If you have material to sell we offer a straightforward and easy to follow service which gives you the option of consigning your material to auction, or selling it to us direct for cash.