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I bought a lot (#23988) of nineteen British coins recently at the Heritage Long Beach auction on a whim and would like to request some help identifying and grading them plus assigning baseline values.

 

I plan on keeping about one third of these and selling off the rest (probably here) so any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

 

As you may or may not know I am pretty active collecting Conder Tokens, especially the Pidcock series, but will definitely need help with the others.

 

The first coin appears to be a Henry V Groat (Henricus). It weighs 3.75 grams and has a diameter of 25mm. I am told the condition is Nearly Fine.

 

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I will add a new coin or two every day or so and look forward to any and all comments.

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The second coin appears to be a 1697 Farthing or Half Penny. It weighs 5.61 grams and has a diameter of 23mm.

 

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I am very impressed! These are nice whim purchases. Fortunately this isn't a groat of Edward III! This is a groat of Henry V with hENRICVS on the obverse starting at 12 O'clock and a mullet on right breast. In this condition I'd say about £150GBP, nearly fine.

 

As for the halfpenny (depending upon diameter), it has a very large E in TERTIVS which is quite rare. About £75-£90GBP?

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Fantastic information YeOldeCollector, and greatly appreciated.

 

I have been told that the 1697 coin is most likely a farthing and not a half penny.

 

I realize now that I need to provide an accurate weight and diameter for these coins and will do so as soon as I get a day off from work and can liberate them from the sealed Heritage holders. Hopefully on Monday.

 

Until then here are the next two...

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1727 Shilling or Sixpence, weighs 5.97 grams and has a diameter of 26mm.

 

The quality of the G*R engraving suggests this may have been a presentation piece and not graffiti. Any experts out there who could say for sure?

 

Anyway, a fantastic coin despite the obvious graffiti.

 

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Fantastic information YeOldeCollector, and greatly appreciated.

 

I have been told that the 1697 coin is most likely a farthing and not a half penny.

 

I realize now that I need to provide an accurate weight and diameter for these coins and will do so as soon as I get a day off from work and can liberate them from the sealed Heritage holders. Hopefully on Monday.

 

Until then here are the next two...

 

I suspected so, hence my diameter reference. Good luck with the ruler! :grin:

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I must say, stunning photographs!

 

A very nice 1723 Dump Issue farthing, a good £50 or £60 GBP.

 

Shilling? Sixpence? Let's assume shilling - about £200 GBP if it didn't have the G*R but it does, so about £60 or £70.

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I'm afraid I cannot take credit for the photos, these came from the seller.

 

More great info, thanks again YeOldeCollector. I will have accurate weights and diameters sometime on Monday.

 

Here are the next two coins in line...

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The first of two 1787 sixpence. This one weighs 3.01 grams and has a diameter of 21mm.

 

The photos only hint at the incredible toning. This beauty is a keeper, even though it's possible that it may have been cleaned at one time.

Maybe, maybe not.

 

Also, what are those beads of sweat on his neck?

I will eventually post new photos of this coin as time permits, it deserves special attention in my opinion.

 

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Presuming it is a halfpenny, about £20.

 

1787 sixpence or shilling that has been cleaned and has no semée of hearts - about £50 to £70. The beads of sweat are most likely a die flaw.

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The beads of sweat are most likely a die flaw.

 

And a fairly interesting die flaw too. I'll post the second 1787 Sixpence which was struck from a normal die.

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The second of two 1787 sixpence. This one weighs 3.0 grams and has a diameter of 22mm. This coin appears to have been struck using new dies, especially the reverse.

 

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The second of two 1787 sixpence. This one weighs 3.0 grams and has a diameter of 22mm. This coin appears to have been struck using new dies, especially the reverse.

 

Nice and even colour.

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1794 Holloway's Bridgewater Half Penny Condor Token (D&H Somersetshire 86)

 

OBV: Post Office

REV: Borough Of Bridgewater Castle Tower and Turrets on the river Parret.

 

EDGE: On Demand We Promise To Pay

 

Looks Mint State to me, especially the castle side. Sharp strike.

 

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Nice token. You'll need Pat's advice on that one but I like the castle and post office depicted!

 

As for the cartwheel, pretty common and would probably fetch about £30 here in the UK. Probably more in the US.

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1799 Half Penny. Weighs 12.36g with a diameter of 30mm. Doubtful I will sell this one, the color is just amazing.

 

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1811 Newcastle Penny -- Weighs18.37 grams with a diameter of 34mm.

 

OBV: Sailing ship loading cargo at coal staith with "Bewicke Main Colliery -- 1811"

REV: "One Penny Payable at Newcastle On Tyne and London"

EDGE: Diagonally Milled

 

Davis Northumberland #16, Withers #885

 

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Make me a decent cash or trade offer and it's yours.....

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1819 Menlough Castle Token -- Weighs 9.77 grams with a diameter of 28mm.

 

OBV: Leopard with "Virtus Sola Nobilitat" (Virtue Alone Ennobles)

REV: Menlough Castle Sixpence Work Token -- 1819

 

Davis #1

 

Fairly rare and worth (I think) about $100 or more in this condition. Usually the leopards face is completely worn down.

 

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