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
Coin Weights (2) Charles I undated Obverse Crowned bust CAROLVS REX, Reverse smoothed, weight 8.35 grammes VF, William III undated Obverse Bust right GVLIELMVS . III. DEI GRA : REX Reverse Crown over Sceptres 1 GUINEA W weight 8.29 grammes Good Fine
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
Germany medalundated in gold Obverse three trees in ornamental urns WOL DEM DER TREVDE AN SEINEN KINDERN ERLEBT Exergue: DAS HILF HERR ZELAOTH Reverse two tombstones with DV SOLT DEINER VATER VND DEINE MVTTER EHREN and AVT DAS DIRS WOHL GEHE on them GVF with some dirt in the reverse legend, presumed .900 purity
Mint Errors Halfpennies Contemporary Counterfeits (3) 1751, struck around 10% off-centre, 1775 Double struck a second coin struck around 40% across the first strike VG/NF, George III undated a spectacular double strike across 50% of the coin About VF and well-struck unusual for this type of coin, an interesting group
Mis-StrikeDecimalTen Penceundated a partial reverse brockage the 'obverse with parts of the number 10 and parts of the lion visible incuse and faint traces of the Queen's portrait on a flan with uneven surface, edge milled with a raised area about one-third of the way across consistent all the way round EF and highly unusual
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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