Engraved Halfcrown 1885 EF nicely toned and with loop mount at the top, engraved with 'Sir W.T.Lewis' on the obverse, Note: William Thomas Lewis was the First Baron of Merthyr' a coal mining magnate, and was created Baronet of Nantgwyne in 1896, and in 1911 he was raised to the peerage as Baron Merthyr of Senghenydd in the County of Glamorgan. One of the pits owned by Lewis was the Senghenydd Colliery. Following a failure to implement a safety plan in early 1913, an explosion in the mine on 14 October of that year killed 439 miners and one rescuer. This remains the worst mining accident in the United Kingdom
Books (7) Notes on English Silver Coins 1066-1648 by Seaby 1948, English Silver Coinage from 1649 Second Edition 1957 by Seaby, Standard Catalogue of the Coins of Great Britain and Ireland 10th edition 1959, A Guide to the Coins of Great Britain and Ireland by Col.Stewart Thorburn Second edition (signed by the author), Standard Catalogue of United States Coins 1947 Twelfth Edition by Wayte Raymond, The United States Cents 1798-1799 by George H.Clapp 1931, Annals of the coins of Britain and its dependencies by the Rev.Rogers Ruding B.D 1819, with the inscription 'John Tattersall bought at the W.Huxstables sale 21st May 1859' on the first page, all in good second-hand condition in line with age
Coin Weights (7) Charles I (3) for Gold Unite 19mm in brass NEF and pleasing, for Half Unite 17mm diameter in brass NVF, for Crown 14.5mm diameter in brass NEF/GVF, James I (4) for Spur Ryal of 15 Shillings, this square with Crowned XV S in two lines and Crowned II countermark in the top left corner, for Gold Double Crown in brass VF/GVF, for Unite of 22 Shillings 18.5mm diameter in brass, for Halfcrown 14mm diameter in brass About VF an interesting group
Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Crown-sized Proofs 2012 (25) in Platinum Coloured Alloy comprising Scotland (14), Isle of Man (6), New Zealand (2), United Kingdom (3, 2 different designs) FDC in the wallets of issue
Books a large group includes many useful reference titles, Freeman 1970, ESC 1992, Standard Premium List of all Rare United States and Early American Coins by Wayte Raymond 1930 First Edition, Krause catalogues etc. the vast majority coin-related, dating back to the 1930s, in mixed condition, total weight over 28 Kilos so unsuitable for posting
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