Royal Mint Trial Strikes (3) each 25mm diameter, the first 1927 Obverse Britannia striking coin, BRITANNIA MONETA, Reverse 1927 within 6-pointed star ROYAL MINT TRIAL DIE, in aluminium?, 1.75 grammes, A/UNC, the second with Obverse and Reverse the same, Britannia striking coin, BRITANNIA MONETA 4.19 grammes, EF with the edge damaged, perhaps as a metal test, the third with Obverse and Reverse the same 1957 within 6-pointed star ROYAL MINT TRIAL DIE 4.18 grammes About EF, again the edge showing damage at fairly even intervals, perhaps as a metal test, an interesting trio
Papal Trial dies? (45) in lead most appear 19th Century, mostly octagonal, some square with a few round, uniface a wide variety of sizes up to 60mm diameter and up to 7mm in thickness, varied state, also USA Dollar Trials in lead (5), some in the pattern designs, each on an irregular flan and with the word COPY in the design, varied state
Royal Mint Trials (8) for 2 Euro Cent undated, each 23mm diameter, one side having the Crowned Coat of Arms flanked by Castle and Rose with ROYAL MINT on a ribbon below, the other having a number within a wreath, plain edge, in a variety of different metals Lustrous UNC
Royal MintTrial Dies (16) 1927 to 1960s a collection of many different designs and metals, some showing Britannia, others with Coat of Arms, or numeric reverses, many rare and previously unseen by this cataloguer, EF-UNC
Pattern or Trial George III One Florin 1871? Obverse bearing the right facing portrait of George III within a beaded border GEORGIUS III D.G. BRITT. REX , the reverse with a crowned shield within an inner circle in a much later style, legend ONE FLORIN 1871 NVF, a curious piece
Royal Mint related items (2) Royal Mint Trial Die 25mm diameter in cupro-nickel Obverse BRITANNIA MONETA showing a coin being struck, Reverse ROYAL MINT TRIAL DIE date 1957 within six-pointed star UNC with some lustre, Token undated square with rounded corners struck in iron and uniface, ROYAL MINT CANTEEN with 1 in centre VF scarce
Bombay Duncan Stratton and Co. Bronze Coining Trial Proving Piece undated (c.1905-6) by Greenwood and Batley, Leeds Obverse monogram, Reverse Tiger 24mm in bronze Ex-DNW 5/10/2002 sold with original description, GVF or better with toning area on the lion's face
Royal MintTrial Dieundated in silver weighing 1 troy ounce 36mm diameter Obverse BRITANNIA MONETA showing a coin being struck, Reverse THE ROYAL MINT LONDON Buildings, we have seen copper and bronze examples before, but not this large Silver piece, GVF
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