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Thanks Art!

 

 

 

The pick of today's arrivals.

 

Henry III Class 3a, Nicole on London.

 

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Very aesthetically pleasing and an outstanding portrait.

 

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Another rare Henry III mint penny, this time, class 3b, Nichole on Shrewsbury.

 

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Philip and Mary Base Penny. 1554-48, m.m. halfrose and castle. With a crucifix motif over the rose, perhaps to reflect the religious tension. A very interesting countermark on a relatively scarce coin.

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Because I didn't see portraits on the base penny, I assumed it was from the Cromwell era. Wonderful piece though! It's fascinating to look at and think about!

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Many thanks for your comments chaps, much appreciated.

 

 

 

Two in the post today. Neither win prizes for beauty...

 

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Richard I Shortcross penny, bought for the portrait, Class 3. Circa 1192. Spink 1347, having a hard time with the moneyer and mint as Shortcross pennies are not my forté.

 

 

 

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Henry III Voided Longcross penny, Willem on Wilton. Scarce mint in reasonable condition, worn dies. Class IIIb.

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Henry III Voided Longcross Penny. Ion on Gloucester. Slightly off-struck. Class IIIa.

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Very nice coin, good portrait, and very old too! ive got a few centuries to go back before I get anything this old!

 

You wait until you see what should arrive in a few days! :ninja:

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More nice coins Clive. Keep showing us your treasures and you'll make hammered fans of all of us.

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A few of my latest purchases.


William II/Rufus, cut halfpenny. Cross in Quatrefoil type, Thetford mint with either Folcaerd on Burhard as moneyer as only RD showing. A scarce monarch.

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Henry III, Irish Voided Longcross penny. Davi on Dublin, Class Ib, outstanding condition. Has to be in hand to be appreciated.

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Henry VI, Pinecone-Mascle Issue Groat. Calais mint on an unusually thick flan.

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Henry VI, Rosette-Mascle/Annulet Issue Mule. Calais mint with a stunning portrait. Not a common mule at all.

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What a haul, YeOldeCollector! All look wonderful. Did you conquer an auction house recently?

 

Thanks George. Surprisingly not, although I do have a few auctions pencilled in for the summer... :ninja:

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I received a copy of this book yesterday;

 

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"The Identification of British 20th Century Bronze Coin Varieties" and must say that it is one fantastic book! Not only is it concise but it is really easy to use. As a hammered coin collector I am far from familiar with 20th Century Bronze varieties but this book has made a difference and I've been looking at coins I have kept away for years in the hopes of uncovering their varieties.

 

It is described as "a newly published book covering the varieties of 20th Century bronze coins, from the smallest one-third farthing up to and including the brass threepenny bit. There are 145 pages of information and identifiers to enable the collector to swiftly and definitively identify their coins with 139 photographs showing the features that distinguish each type for a particular denomination and year. Not just the major varieties are covered, like the 1926 ordinary and modified effigy pennies. Also included are the minor types. For instance, there are descriptions of the 13 types of 1902 Low Tide penny and the two varieties of normal tide penny of this year. The book also covers the varieties of the decimal bronze coins. In writing this book, the author has investigated many sources of information concerning bronze varieties and has brought together all the disparate information concerning them into one informative manual, which will be invaluable to the collector."

 

All in all a superb book which I would certainly recommend. I can put you in touch with the author if you're interested in acquiring one yourself, just let me know.

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That sounds like a very interesting book Clive, could you please Pm me with the details? Wow you have been busy Clive some lovely coins there mate :ninja:

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This book caught my eye. A second edition of Hawkins' "Silver Coins of England", 1876, leather-bound hardback.

 

Plenty of line drawings which is my main interest as the academic material is a outdated now. Nonetheless, it's a lovely book and even looks nice with its gilt decoration.

 

Edward Hawkins, F.R.S., F.A.S., &c.. Keeper of Antiquities in British Museum. Now that would have been one splendid job! A hefty book running to an excess of 500 pages.

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I am jealous of your informative library :ninja:

The varieties book looks especially useful - though, are most of those varieties worth much more than normal?

Fascinating material any roads, I've no doubt.

 

Matt, I love old books but to own an old book which has a use is much more rewarding. As for the varieties book, it depends on the varieties as some make the coin worth more whilst others do not affect the value. Let me know if you do want a copy and I'll put you in touch with the author.

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Where'd you find it, Clive? Is there a sizable chance that you own coins he used to make the catalog?

 

eBay! :ninja: Most of my library comes from eBay; just a shame that the postage can be crippling...

 

I highly doubt it as Mr Hawkins' was Keeper of Antiquities at the British Museum and so would probably have used coins that are in the British Museum's collection and they rarely part with pieces. Although I do know that a couple of my coins have featured in various other publications, I know of none in publications of this age or older.

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Also, I'm very surprised to see that this thread has had over 175,000 views! Many thanks CPers. :ninja:

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Yeah. I don't know if it is us that make this thread so well-viewed. Something about your signature or your website directs a lot of people too. There aren't many words in this thread that would bring google searches here.

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