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English Hammered and Early Milled Coins

Anglo-Gallic, Edward III, 1372 - 1377

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Edward III transformed the Kingdom of England into one of the most efficient military powers in Europe. His reign saw vital developments in the evolution of the English parliament, the ravages of the Black Death and the beginning of the Hundred Years' War. He remained on the throne for 50 years.

The outer obverse legend abbreviates, "BENEDICTUM SIT NOMEN DOMINI NOSTRI DEI," which means, "Blessed be the name of the Lord our God."
UK85377. Silver Gros Tournois au Leopard Au-Dessus, Elias 62f (R), SCBC 8060, Boudeau -, Poey d'Avant –, VF, toned, uneven strike with much of leopard and parts of legends unstruck, weight 2.003 g, maximum diameter 21.6 mm, die axis 0o, 1351 - 1356; obverse ED'· REX : AnGLIE / + BnDICTV · SIT · nOmE : DnI : nRI : DEI (crescent before REX, hammerhead on L), short cross pattée within inner circle; reverse DVX AQITAnIE, châtel aquitanique, annulets flanking crescent with horns up within, leopard left above, all surrounded by tressure of arches containing leaves ; rare; $320.00 SALE PRICE $288.00
 


Anglo-Gallic, Edward III, 1327 - 1377

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Edward III transformed the Kingdom of England into one of the most efficient military powers in Europe. His reign saw vital developments in the evolution of the English parliament, the ravages of the Black Death and the beginning of the Hundred Years' War. He remained on the throne for 50 years.

The outer obverse legend abbreviates, "BENEDICTUM SIT NOMEN DOMINI NOSTRI DEI IHESU CHRISTI," which means, "Blessed be the name of the Lord our God, Jesus Christ."
ME85375. Silver Gros Tournois a la Porte, SCBC 8063, Elias 63, Duplessy Féodales 1067, Elias Collection 120, Poey d'Avant 2856, Boudeau –, gF, toned, tight flan, weight 2.478 g, maximum diameter 23.9 mm, die axis 270o, 1351 - 1356; obverse ED'· REX : A*nGLIE / + BnDICTV · SIT · nOmE : DnI : nRI : DEI : IhV · XPI (annulet and double annulet stops, secret mark: asterisk between A and n), short cross pattée; reverse + DVX : AQITA*nIE (double annulet stops, secret mark: asterisk between A and n), châtel aquitanique, gateway below; all within tressure of arches containing twelve leaves; rare; $265.00 SALE PRICE $239.00
 


United Kingdom, George IV, 29 January 1820 - 26 June 1830

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From 1811 until his accession, George IV served as regent during his father's mental illness. He forbade his wife from attending his coronation and unsuccessfully attempted to divorce her, which brought the contempt of the people. For most of George's regency and reign, Prime Minister Lord Liverpool controlled the government with little help from George. George's extravagant lifestyle and wasteful spending angered taxpayers at a time when Britain was fighting the Napoleonic Wars. He did not provide leadership in a time of crisis, nor did he act as a role model for his people. Liverpool led Britain's ultimate victory, negotiated the peace settlement, and attempted to deal with the social and economic malaise that followed. George IV was succeeded by his younger brother William.
UK84145. Silver shilling, SCBC 3812, aEF, toned, reeded edge, weight 5.668 g, maximum diameter 23.5 mm, die axis 180o, Tower mint, 1825; obverse GEORGIUS IV DE GRATIA 1825 (George IV, by the grace of God, 1825), bare head left; reverse BRITANNIARUM REX FID ET DEFENSOR (King of The British territories, Defender of the Faith), crowned lion standing left, atop a larger crown; rose, shamrock, and thistle below; $160.00 SALE PRICE $144.00
 


United Kingdom, Victoria, 20 June 1837 - 22 January 1901

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Queen Victoria inherited the throne at 18, after her father's three elder brothers had all died leaving no legitimate, surviving children. The UK was already a constitutional monarchy, in which the Sovereign held relatively little direct political power. Privately, Victoria attempted to influence government policy and ministerial appointments. Publicly, she became a national icon and was identified with strict standards of personal morality. Her reign of 63 years and seven months, which is longer than that of any other British monarch and the longest of any female monarch in history, is known as the Victorian era.
UK84151. Silver shilling, SCBC 3927, UNC, toned, reeded edge, weight 5.643 g, maximum diameter 23.4 mm, die axis 0o, Tower mint, 1889; obverse VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITT REGINA F: D: (Victoria, by the grace of God, Queen of the British Territories, Defender of the Faith), Jubilee bust left, large head variety, crowned, veiled and draped; reverse crowned shield with arms in garter inscribed HONI SOIT QVI MAL Y PENSE (shamed be he who thinks evil of it), 18-87 below; $125.00 SALE PRICE $113.00
 


United Kingdom, Victoria, 20 June 1837 - 22 January 1901

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Queen Victoria inherited the throne at 18, after her father's three elder brothers had all died, leaving no legitimate surviving children. The UK was already a constitutional monarchy, in which the Sovereign held relatively little direct political power. Privately, Victoria attempted to influence government policy and ministerial appointments. Publicly, she became a national icon and was identified with strict standards of personal morality. Her reign of 63 years and seven months, which is longer than that of any other British monarch and the longest of any female monarch in history, is known as the Victorian era.
UK84147. Silver Double Florin, SCBC 3923, EF, toned, a few marks, scratches, reeded edge, weight 22.600 g, maximum diameter 35.9 mm, die axis 0o, Tower mint, 1887; obverse VICTORIA DEI GRATIA (Victoria, by the grace of God), Jubilee bust left, crowned, veiled, and draped; reverse FID: - DEF: - BRITT: - REG: 18-87 (Defender of the Faith, Queen of the British Territories, Arabic 1 in date), Coat of arms comprised of four crowned shields (England (x2), Scotland, and Ireland) in cruciform arrangement, the four crowns dividing the legend and date, scepters between the shields; $120.00 SALE PRICE $108.00
 


United Kingdom, Victoria, 20 June 1837 - 22 January 1901

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Queen Victoria inherited the throne at 18, after her father's three elder brothers had all died, leaving no legitimate surviving children. The UK was already a constitutional monarchy, in which the Sovereign held relatively little direct political power. Privately, Victoria attempted to influence government policy and ministerial appointments. Publicly, she became a national icon and was identified with strict standards of personal morality. Her reign of 63 years and seven months, which is longer than that of any other British monarch and the longest of any female monarch in history, is known as the Victorian era.
UK84148. Silver half crown, SCBC 3924, EF, nice rosy toning, a few light marks, reeded edge, weight 14.156 g, maximum diameter 32.1 mm, die axis 0o, Tower mint, 1887; obverse VICTORIA DEI GRATIA (Victoria, by the grace of God), Jubilee bust left, crowned, veiled and draped; reverse BRITANNIARUM REGINA FID DEF (Queen of the British Territories, Defender of the Faith), crowned shield with arms in garter and collar, HONI SOIT QVI MAL Y PENSE (shamed be he who thinks evil of it) on the garter, 18-87 in the margin, at the bottom, divided by St. George slaying dragon; $105.00 SALE PRICE $95.00
 







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