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  1. Rob

    1551 MM Y silver coins

    Y or y was the mark of Sir John Yorke who was at Southwark. It seems pretty conclusive given other marks tie in to specific people at this time. Bow - Sir Martin Bowes, t - William Tyllsworth, TC - Thomas Chamberlayne, WS William Sharrington, while Edmund Peckham (Treasurer) is assigned the ostrich head and G(all coins overmarked) for George Gale at York where coins were never struck, though dies were prepared.
  2. The rim is different by DG and MEV. Not the same items.
  3. Rob

    The crazy world of Top pop buyers

    They only book at £10 Unc or £35 BU, whatever that difference means, but I can't shift them at 35 (maybe 25-30), so given £700 hammer is £868 with juice, who in their right mind would pay 30x market rate for one of these?
  4. Further to the recent discussion regarding coin tickets and their attribution, the idea of having a stand-alone thread was mooted. Ideally this will be a list of attributed tickets alphabetically arranged by name with a different post for each person. It would also be useful if examples of handwriting attributed to distinguished past collectors could be added as this may assist in the future when confronted with an unknown ticket. There is a useful article in the 2001 BNJ entitled 'Coin Tickets in the British Hammered Series' by Robin Eaglen, but nothing directed towards milled coinage. A link to the BNJ article is http://www.britnumsoc.org/publications/Digital%20BNJ/pdfs/2001_BNJ_71_13.pdf It would help if the thread was a reference tool rather than a discussion board as this would keep the list clean and thus assist when searching. It would also help if admin were to contribute suggestions of what is and what is not possible when it comes to presenting the information in a workable form. I'm hoping (possibly unrealistically) that the ability of Admin to shunt files around can be extended to arranging the entries, or if not, at least an index at the head of the thread with the post number/name to aid searching. The ability to append information to an existing post would also be good.
  5. That's relatively easy. His last day at Spink I believe was 7/7/2005 which is obviously easy to remember. Sovereign Rarities have been around since 2016?
  6. Which wouldn't be a first. I've got the Charles I F3/1 previously discussed on this forum, and someone I know has the original Edward I Newcastle class 9 that cropped up on numerous occasions. All the originals have to be out there somewhere.
  7. Rob

    A comparison of two auction houses

    They were both at Huddersfield on Sunday, as usual.
  8. 'Charging majestically across the Savannah', I believe.
  9. I would say G1/2 on the grounds of the little circular detail towards the bottom of the bust, but the detail is not brilliant. There are two G bust types which look like these below, with the G1 bust having the lace detail mentioned. The reverse is definitely 2 on account of the cruder cross ends. Assuming a G1 bust, these were struck in triangle, star and triangle in circle marks which cover 1639-43. The mintmark is immediately to the left of CAROLVS and off flan on the reverse above the shield. If you can see a curved arc, then T in C it is, struck 1641-3. That is the commonest mark. It's struck in 0.925 silver, weighed approx. 6 grams when made and in that condition speaking from a numismatic point of view, worth maybe £10-15. It would have near zero appeal to a coin collector because of its condition and is worth more as part of the ladle.
  10. Is she hard of hearing?
  11. Rob

    Harold II penny ID

    Make your own. The number of variations in mint and moneyer names is extensive with variations for most mints and names. Every year we discover new moneyers for a particular mint or a new type for a mint. I've got a Cnut short cross of Lincoln by the moneyer PEDLOVS, or is it Waldos (as in North), or is it PEDLOS? It is thought that the actual name is WATHLAUSS, which is a Nordic name. Sometimes they doubled up on a letter to ensure there were no spaces in the legend to allow someone to change it. Chester is all over the place. Dorchester is represented by two moneyers for William I Sword type - GODPINE and OTER. The first uses DORC, DORE & DORI and the second DORECES, DORECST and DORECSTI on account of his shorter name. That's a lot of varieties for the scarcest issue from a small 2 moneyer mint! Overall, it's a mess.
  12. The BNJ drew a blank, so when I have time I'll have a quick look through the Circular Index to see if there's anything in vol.38, but all is currently stuck behind a 2 deep 2-3 foot stack of Leu, Baldwin's, St. James's and Glens catalogues!
  13. Rob

    Harold II penny ID

    In that case it's unligated ligated letters with the N diagonal missing and reads LVND. Legends in this period up to the end of the century are a pain in the a**e with so many letters often abbreviated to vertical lines. e.g. like this PAXS penny reverse.
  14. It could be connected to the fourth variety discovery or an example from an image. I thought it might have been a reference to the Cloncreen Bog hoard of 60 Elizabethan coins found in Co. Offaly in 1968, but there wasn't an Anchor in there (latest was Key), so I'm not sure yet.
  15. It requires people to retain all their notes and correspondence which doesn't happen very often. I have to confess I am remiss in that department, but I always keep any notes acquired that I can attribute or provide useful information. Edited to add that 10 years ago(?) or so, there was a lot in a London sale (forget which one) which had a Shepherd catalogue (1885) and a few other things. Anyway , I bid 3 or 400 and was surprised to subsequently find out it had all Shepherd's correspondence which wasn't noted hence the nearly £2K it made. Not being in London meant no viewing. Had I known, I would have gone down for a day to go through it. Apparently there was quite a lot of material. So it is out there if you keep your eyes open.
  16. Rob

    Harold II penny ID

    Beginning W and ending in D limits the options. There's one name in North that consistently crops up for Harold 2 - Wulfward/Wulfwerd and that ties with the visible legend. 4 mints listed - Stamford, London, Canterbury and Gloucester. Eliminate the first on the grounds of insufficient space to put ST in the chipped section and the last because there no Gloucester letters. That leaves Canterbury or London depending on how you interpret the small wedge plus III.
  17. That'd what happens when you combine nerd with sufficient storage space. Catalogues are 3 deep by now, but I still need to fill many gaps. Must be references to other coins because the earlier one was two and a half times the price of the other. Things got reduced and relisted if they didn't sell, but not that much.
  18. It just 79 B'win at a cost of £18.70. It's Michael Sharp's handwriting on the Baldwin ticket.
  19. Those two refer to listings in the Bulletin. The first was in the Sept. 1949 issue, item 9356 priced at 45/-, the second was in Dec. 1951 at. 17/6d
  20. Rob

    1862 penny with 6/6

    Wonder if it's to do with the manual entry of the last two digits. Until you have an impression it is very difficult to see if the alignment is correct. Once you have a mark you may well find it needs a little sideways or rotational adjustment.
  21. Rob

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Operator error - faulty moral compass.
  22. Rob

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    The description says they are copies, so no deception there. 1864 die 64 is the standard Chinese copy and has been around for a few years now. Other copies may be available.
  23. It will be. RCB, RCL, JGB, VJER, FEJ, PWP etc are all commonly used unambiguous abbreviations for the relevant collection. Simply because the names crop up so often.
  24. Rob

    Elizabeth I Maundy Coinage

    There will be better out there. It isn't a rare thing, though it is in this grade