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  1. Wow! I've had a read and a look at the photos, and I have to say it looks like those examples look as close as it's going to get! I doubt it is double struck from the look of it in person but I am very grateful for the ID! I 100% agree, the period of the anarchy was definitely a numismatic free for all, whoever had a mint, minted whatever they like. I may hold onto it and see if I can get an even closer ID because there is some lettering to go off of in the obverse legend! Thank you so much once again for taking the time to help!
  2. Hello Everyone! I hope you are doing well. I came across a few coins which were being sold for basically the scrap weight (most likely detectorist finds) and amongst them was this coin. I have given it a clean and straightened the flan. Evidently there is a small chunk missing but still has quite a few nice details remaining, and a really nice tone! I have been through my Spink Catalogue but haven't found an exact match anywhere. The reverse bears a Quadrilateral On Cross Fleury Type design similar to a Henry I Penny Classified as Spink 1276 however the obverse of my coin clearly depicts the portrait of the king facing right rather than forward. Could it be a Norman Coin Type that I am not aware of? Perhaps a regional coin type from the anarchy period. Any info would be helpful. Thank you all so much in advance! Look forward to hearing from you. Kindest Regards
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    Richard II? Henry IV Penny? Hammered Identification

    Haha, thank you for your reply, very appreciated. Yes, the more I look at it, I do think it is a Richard II York Mint Penny which would be really nice. However I am still really keen for someone to pin it down, because as you said, I may also be two or three monarchs out! 😅
  4. Hello Everyone! I hope you are doing well and enjoying the festive season. I won the bid for this nice little hammered penny on ebay for £5, as I liked the look of it. It doesn't look like an Edward to me from what I know. I have been studying hammered coins for quite a bit now and the mark on the kings breast got me interested. Looks like it could be a worn cross from Richard II's pennies or perhaps the annulet/pellet from Henry IV's Light Coinage. Or perhaps just another type. Either way, might be an exciting coin but I would really appreciate if anyone could help me ID it. The part of the legend with the king's name is clipped or worn away making it more tricky to confirm. It is a York Mint Penny from what I can see. Does anyone recognise any other details? Dies? Bust? Any info would be amazing and thank you all in advance. Kindest Regards
  5. Thank you all so much for your insightful replies! Very helpful and informative and I am very grateful for this great forum! Have a wonderful weekend everyone. Kindest Regards
  6. Hello Everyone! I hope you are doing well. A couple days ago, a metal detectorist was selling a few coins when I saw relatively big celtic coin in amongst them and despite not knowing a lot about celtic coinage, I purchased it (I paid £15 for it, merely a punt on my part). It is roughly 1.5cm across, and weighs around 4 grams, and feels very heavy for a coin of it's size. It does have a very thin harline crack as you see in the photos but feels very complete and stable. The more I look at it, the more interesting it seems. At first I thought it was made of silver but the more I look, the more I see a gold tone. This got me thinking, the weight...the colour...maybe a pale gold stater? Probably my imagination running wild however it looks very interesting and I be extremely grateful if someone with more knowledge would take a look and let me know what they think. Even if it's just silver or a mix of metals, I would love to know more about it, e.g period, tribe etc...does it look authentic? Thank you all so much in advance! Look forward to hearing from you. Kindest Regards
  7. Hello Everyone! I hope you are all doing well. I recently released my newest video on Henry V and his coinage. Personally, I think it's one of the best videos I have produced ; I hope you will enjoy watching it as much as I enjoyed making it. If you find it interesting be sure to subscribe and share it across the community! Thank you all so much as always! And if you have any comments or suggestions, I would love to hear them! Best Regards, The Coin Realm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olcpFc--WxU&t=6s
  8. Hello Everyone! I hope you all are doing well. If you don't know, I am a young coin enthusiast and I have a youtube channel on coins called, The Coin Realm. I very recently made and collaborated on a video on a stunning Henry VII Gold Full Angel discovered by two detectorists. It's a really breathtaking example of a highly rare gold hammered coin and a really interesting video! If you are interested be sure to give it a watch! And of course, if you have any suggestions or comments, please do let me know! All of your expertise is appreciated! Thank you so much as always! The Coin Realm (click on the title of the video below to go to the video on youtube! 🙂👍)
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    Top 10 Christmas Coins!

    Hello Everyone! I hope you are all doing well. I would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! I recently made a new video, Top 10 Christmas Coins. If your looking for something Coin and Christmas related, be sure to give it a watch! It's very festive and interesting! As always if you have any suggestions or comments, please do let me know! I would also like to thank everyone who has invested time into helping me out! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! 🥳🎅🏻🎄 All the best! The Coin Realm
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    Charles III's New Coinage!

    Hello Everyone! I hope you are all doing well. In regards to the New King Charles III Coinage, there were a lot of questions, interest and opinions across the community. I made a video that explains most of the points made and helps clear the air around some of the questions. If you are interested, feel free to give it a watch! And don’t hesitate to leave a comment if you have any feedback! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pKN8eF2Ebg All the best! The Coin Realm
  11. I bought the coin for about £20, purely for the fact that if I ever wanted to own a Norman Penny, I simply would not be able to afford one. In this case, I have no intention for financial gain or re-sell, I would simply love to have this coin back or at least some what back to its former glory. The question raised from your replies, is very interesting. By restoring the coin would it hinder its originality, ruin the artifact. Or as i've seen in other cases, such as museums, they restore their coins and artifacts. For example, an ancient greek vase, broken into many pieces. The Museum would piece the vase back together an add contemporary gap-fillers? Would the coins historical value decrease if I did the same?
  12. Thank you very much for your advice and help.
  13. Thank you very much for your reply. Yes, I have also realised that the coin will never be complete, however I was just interested whether or not it would be worth putting whats there of the coin (80%) back together into one piece instead of having it in 4 chunks. Also you mentioned Barry Sherlock? Would it be possible to email him and ask for his opinion on restoring the coin? Do you by any chance have his contacts?
  14. Hello Everyone, I have this Norman looking penny which is currently broken into 4 pieces. If anyone can help me identify as much about it as possible, I would be very grateful. I was also wandering if it would be worth restoring the coin and if anyone knew who could do a restoration like this. Thank you! The Coin Realm
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    New Youtube Channel, History of Coins!

    That sounds like a great idea, thank you! I'll be sure to do some more research and look into it.