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Hello coinpeople, I was hoping someone could identify this shortcross penny for me, ive had a go myself but I havn't had much luck. I am sure it will be obvious to someone with more experience of these coins.

 

Thankyou in advance for any information.

 

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Hello coinpeople, I was hoping someone could identify this shortcross penny for me, ive had a go myself but I havn't had much luck. I am sure it will be obvious to someone with more experience of these coins.

 

Thankyou in advance for any information.

 

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I think it might be Henry II

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Thanks Frank, just got to try figure out the moneyer and the mint now. Anyone have any idea?

 

 

I can't really see the writing so I'm unsure, I think its quite valuable.. where did u get it?

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Thanks Ætheling. I spent a good while yesterday researching the coin and I came to the conclusion that it was either class 1b or 1c. I figured out that the moneyer must be Gocelm and I did think the mint may be Winchester but the book I was using doesn't give WNIC as a shortened version of Winchester so that threw me. Is WNIC commonly used or is it a misspelling do you know?

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Thanks Ætheling. I spent a good while yesterday researching the coin and I came to the conclusion that it was either class 1b or 1c. I figured out that the moneyer must be Gocelm and I did think the mint may be Winchester but the book I was using doesn't give WNIC as a shortened version of Winchester so that threw me. Is WNIC commonly used or is it a misspelling do you know?

 

 

Nice coin, what did u pay for it?

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Thanks Ætheling. I spent a good while yesterday researching the coin and I came to the conclusion that it was either class 1b or 1c. I figured out that the moneyer must be Gocelm and I did think the mint may be Winchester but the book I was using doesn't give WNIC as a shortened version of Winchester so that threw me. Is WNIC commonly used or is it a misspelling do you know?

 

Most likely a misspelling, you can get all kinds of variations on spellings, reversed letters, letters merged or joined letters. To tell you if it is actually an already recognised variety I'd have to dig out my North catalogues, but we'd had a sort out of late and i'm not entirely sure which storage boxes they are in!

 

Coincraft gives coins of this period as WINCE, although looking at the picture it does look more like your reading of WNIC is correct.

 

 

It might be useful to compare it with this (a different class to yours), note that this one also doesn't state 'WINCE' but 'WINC'

 

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