BRITISH COIN GALLERY

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CELTIC BRITAIN

(c. 150 BC - c. AD 60)

Celtic 1 Obv.jpg (81330 bytes) DUROTRIGES

AR STATER

UNINSCRIBED ISSUE

Celtic 1 Rev.jpg (78977 bytes)
60 BC-AD 20 ICG VF-30 SPINK-366

Obtained from a private collection in 2002

 

Celtic 2 Obv.jpg (66397 bytes) ICENI

AR UNIT

ECEN

Celtic 2 Rev.jpg (69204 bytes)
AD 10-61 F SPINK-443a

Obtained from a private collection in c. 1992

 

ROMAN BRITAIN

(AD 138 - 400)

Carausius Obv.jpg (106479 bytes) CARAUSIUS

AD 287-293

AE ANTONINIANUS

UNKNOWN MINT

Carausius Rev.jpg (107682 bytes)
AD 287-293 G SPINK-681a

Possibly Colchester Mint based on style.

Purchased at the Asheville, North Carolina NCNA show in 1991

Licinius London Obv.jpg (80010 bytes) LICINIUS I

AD 308-324

AE FOLLIS

LONDON MINT

Licinius London Rev.jpg (77803 bytes)
AD 308-324 VF SPINK-717a

Purchased from Allen G. Berman at the 2006 ANA Show in Atlanta, Georgia

 

Constan I Obv.jpg (118357 bytes) CONSTANTINE I

AD 307-337

AE FOLLIS

LONDON MINT

Constan I Rev.jpg (119373 bytes)
AD 314 VF SPINK-724a var.

Obtained from a private collection in 2002

 

constan I Reduced Follis Obv.jpg (191028 bytes) CONSTANTINE I

AD 307-337

AE FOLLIS

LONDON MINT

Constan I Reduced Follis Rev.jpg (182977 bytes)
AD 314 VF SPINK-724a var.

Purchased from William J. Wright, July 2005

 

Crisp Obv.jpg (54154 bytes) CRISPUS

AD 317-326 (Caesar)

AE 3

LONDON MINT

Crisp Rev.jpg (51848 bytes)
AD 320-324 VF SPINK-732

Purchased from Francis J. Rath in 1987

 

Constan II Obv.jpg (51146 bytes) CONSTANTINE II

AD 317-337 (Caesar)

AD 337-340 (Augustus)

AE 3

LONDON MINT

Constan II Rev.jpg (51121 bytes)
AD 320-324 VF SPINK-738

Gift from Jean Reinholtz, 18 May 1987

 

MEDIEVAL ENGLAND

(AD 600-1485)

The Anglo-Saxons

841 Sceat Obv.jpg (31392 bytes) NORTHUMBRIA

AETHELRED II

AD 841-844

AE SCEAT

MONEYER:  WITHRED

841 Sceat Rev.jpg (31010 bytes)
AD 841-844 ICG VF-20 SPINK-865

Obtained from a private collection in 2002

 

997 Penny Obv.jpg (122723 bytes) AETHELRED II

978-1016

AR PENNY

CANTERBURY

MONEYER:  EADWOLD

997 Penny Rev.jpg (123238 bytes)
AD 997-1003 ICG AU-55 SPINK-1151

Purchased from William J. Wright in 1994

 

The Plantagenet Family

 

1181 Penny Obv.jpg (228310 bytes) HENRY II

1154-1189

AR PENNY

YORK  MINT

MONEYER:  TURKIL

1181 Penny Rev.jpg (241266 bytes)
AD 1180-1189 NGC EF-45 SPINK-1344

ex Brett Smith Collection, purchased November 2004

 

1194 Penny Obv.jpg (215781 bytes) RICHARD THE LIONHEARTED

1189-1199

AR PENNY

LONDON MINT

MONEYER:  FULKE

1194 Penny Rev.jpg (234916 bytes)
AD 1194-1205 ICG VF-30 SPINK-1348b

ex Don Rupp Collection, purchased December 2004

 

1210 Penny Obv.jpg (157991 bytes) JOHN

1199-1216

AR PENNY

LONDON MINT

MONEYER:  ILGER

1210 Penny Rev.jpg (152653 bytes)
AD 1210-1217 NGC VF-35 SPINK-1353

Purchased from Allen G. Berman at the 2003 FUN Show in Orlando, Florida

 

1217 Penny Obv.jpg (105804 bytes) HENRY III

1216-1272

AR PENNY

LONDON MINT

MONEYER:  LEDULF

1217 Penny Rev.jpg (111310 bytes)
AD 1217-1248 NGC F-12 SPINK-1356

Purchased from Allen G. Berman at the 2006 ANA Show in Atlanta, Georgia

 

1251 Penny Obv.jpg (166633 bytes) HENRY III

1216-1272

AR PENNY

LONDON MINT

MONEYER:  NICOLE

1251 Penny Rev.jpg (165045 bytes)
AD 1251-1272 NGC AU-55 SPINK-1367

Purchased from William J. Wright in 1994

 

1252 Penny Obv.jpg (234141 bytes) HENRY III

1216-1272

AR PENNY

LONDON MINT

MONEYER:  RENAUD

1252 Penny Rev.jpg (234129 bytes)
AD 1251-1272 F SPINK-1373

Gift from Jean Reinholtz, 18 May 1987

 

1279 Penny Obv.jpg (221377 bytes) EDWARD I

1272-1307

AR PENNY

TOWER MINT

1279 Penny Rev.jpg (218028 bytes)
AD 1280-1281 VF SPINK-1393

Purchased from William J. Wright in 1994

 

1280 Penny Obv.jpg (245853 bytes) EDWARD I

1272-1307

AR PENNY

TOWER MINT

1280 Penny Rev.jpg (250601 bytes)
AD 1302-1310 F SPINK-1409

My first Medieval English coin.

Purchased from Thomas R. Turscott in 1986

 

1281 Penny Obv.jpg (244781 bytes) EDWARD I

1272-1307

AR PENNY

CANTERBURY MINT

1281 Penny Rev.jpg (247876 bytes)
AD 1302-1310 NGC VF-35 SPINK-1413

Purchased from William J. Wright in 1994

 

1310 Penny Obv.jpg (118397 bytes) EDWARD II

1307-1327

AR PENNY

CANTERBURY MINT

1310 Penny Rev.jpg (126373 bytes)
AD 1310-14 F SPINK-1456

Purchased from William J. Wright in May 2007

 

1351 Groat Obv.jpg (252053 bytes) EDWARD III

1327-1377

AR GROAT

TOWER MINT

1351 Groat Rev.jpg (244076 bytes)
AD 1356-1361 VF SPINK-1570

Purchased from Rob Shinnick in 1995

 

1352 Halfgroat Obv.jpg (135950 bytes) EDWARD III

1327-1377

AR HALFGROAT

YORK MINT

1352 Halfgroat Rev.jpg (129047 bytes)
AD 1352-1353 F SPINK-1580

Purchased from William J. Wright in May 2007

 

The House of Lancaster

1422 Groat Obv.jpg (248860 bytes) HENRY VI

1422-1461

AR GROAT

CALAIS MINT

1422 Groat Rev.jpg (245844 bytes)
AD 1422-1427 NGC VF-30 SPINK-1836

ex. Reigate Hoard coin

Purchased from Steve Damron at the 2003 ANA Show Charlotte, North Carolina

 

The House of York

1461 Groat Obv.jpg (244379 bytes) EDWARD IV

1461-1470

AR GROAT

TOWER MINT

1461 Groat Rev.jpg (248713 bytes)
AD 1467-1468 VF SPINK-2000

Purchased from Rob Shinnick in 1995

 

RENAISSANCE ENGLAND

(AD 1485-1662)

 

The Tudors

1485 Groat Obv.jpg (256011 bytes) HENRY VII

1485-1509

AR GROAT

TOWER MINT

1485 Groat Rev.jpg (244557 bytes)
AD 1499-1502 PCGS VF-30 SPINK-2199a

Purchased from Allen G. Berman at the 2003 FUN Show in Orlando, Florida

 

1509 Halfgroat Obv.jpg (231992 bytes) HENRY VIII

1509-1547

AR HALFGROAT

CANTERBURY MINT

1509 Halfgroat Rev.jpg (233423 bytes)
AD 1526-1532 NGC F-15 SPINK-2343

Purchased from Rob Shinnick in 1995

ex Sam Petry Collection

 

1547 Halfgroat Obv.jpg (231065 bytes) HENRY VIII

1509-1547

AR HALFGROAT

CANTERBURY MINT

1547 Halfgroat Rev.jpg (246031 bytes)
AD 1544-1547 PCGS VF-20 SPINK-2378

Purchased at the 2003 FUN Show in Orlando, Florida

 

1551 Shilling Obv.jpg (396853 bytes) EDWARD VI

1547-1553

AR SHILLING

TOWER MINT

1551 Shilling Rev.jpg (381204 bytes)
AD 1551-1553 ICG VF-35 SPINK-2482

Purchased from William J. Wright in November 2005

 

1582 Shilling Obv.jpg (216415 bytes) ELIZABETH I

1558-1603

AR SHILLING

TOWER MINT

1582 Shilling Rev.jpg (218189 bytes)
AD 1582-1583 PCGS F-15 SPINK-2577

Purchased from William J. Wright in 1994

 

The Stuarts

1608 Shilling Obv.jpg (222546 bytes) JAMES I

1603-1625

AR SHILLING

TOWER MINT

1608 Shilling Rev.jpg (225228 bytes)
AD 1606-1607 PCGS VF-20 SPINK-2655

Purchased from Pegasi Coins at the 2003 ANA Show Charlotte, North Carolina

 

1639 Shilling Obv.jpg (212423 bytes) CHARLES I

1625-1649

AR SHILLING

TOWER MINT

1639 Shilling Rev.jpg (229907 bytes)
AD 1639-1640 PCGS VF-30 SPINK-2790

Purchased from William J. Wright in 1994

 

 

MODERN ENGLAND

(AD 1662 to date)

 

The Stuarts

1662 Charles II Obv.jpg (153143 bytes) CHARLES II

1660-1685

AR CROWN

1662 Charles II Rev.jpg (116147 bytes)
1662 PCGS  F-15 SPINK-3353

Purchased from William J. Wright in 1994

 

1677 Sixpence Obv.jpg (118518 bytes) CHARLES II

1660-1685

AR SIXPENCE

1677 Sixpence Rev.jpg (126167 bytes)
1677 F SPINK-3382

Purchased from William J. Wright in May 2006

 

1676 Groat Obv.jpg (89949 bytes) CHARLES II

1660-1685

AR GROAT

1676 Groat Rev.jpg (95656 bytes)
1676 7 over 6 VF SPINK-3384

Purchased from William J. Wright in 2007

 

1681 Halfgroat Obv.jpg (68328 bytes) CHARLES II

1660-1685

AR HALFGROAT

1681 Halfgroat Rev.jpg (71101 bytes)
1681 VF SPINK-3388

Purchased from William J. Wright in 2007

 

1683 Penny Obv.jpg (65106 bytes) CHARLES II

1660-1685

AR PENNY

1683 Penny Rev.jpg (66053 bytes)
1683 VF SPINK-3390

Purchased from Norm Brauner at the 2006 ANA Show in Atlanta, Georgia

 

1687 over 6 Threepence Obv.jpg (236532 bytes) JAMES II

1685-1688

AR THREEPENCE

1687 over 6 Threepence Rev.jpg (231057 bytes)
1687/6 ANACS VF-35 ESC-1983

Purchased from Pegasi Coins at the 2003 ANA Show Charlotte, North Carolina

 

1689 Halfcrown Obv.jpg (231679 bytes) WILLIAM & MARY

1688-1694

AR HALFCROWN

1689 Halfcrown Rev.jpg (242942 bytes)
1689 VG SPINK-3434

Purchased from Francis J. Rath in 1987

 

1689 Threepence Obv.jpg (223336 bytes) WILLIAM & MARY

1688-1694

AR THREEPENCE

1689 Threepence Rev.jpg (230461 bytes)
1689 ANACS VF-20 ESC-1987a

Purchased from William J. Wright in 2004

 

1696 Crown Obv.jpg (255607 bytes) WILLIAM OF ORANGE

1694-1702

AR CROWN

1696 Crown Rev.jpg (260525 bytes)
1696 VG SPINK-3470

Purchased from William J. Wright in 1994

 

1697 Halfcrown Obv.jpg (155919 bytes) WILLIAM OF ORANGE

1694-1702

AR HALFCROWN

1697 Halfcrown Rev.jpg (154188 bytes)
1697-C F SPINK-3489

Purchased from William J. Wright in May 2007

 

1697 Halfpenny Obv.jpg (122621 bytes) WILLIAM OF ORANGE

1694-1702

AR HALFPENNY

1697 Halfpenny Rev.jpg (119463 bytes)
1697 F SPINK-3556

Purchased from William J. Wright in 2008

 

1699 Halfpenny Obv.jpg (110579 bytes) WILLIAM OF ORANGE

1694-1702

AR HALFPENNY

1699 Halfpenny Rev.jpg (96486 bytes)
1699 VG SPINK-3556

Purchased from William J. Wright in 2008

 

1700 Halfpenny Obv.jpg (147625 bytes) WILLIAM OF ORANGE

1694-1702

AR HALFPENNY

1700 Halfpenny Rev.jpg (143888 bytes)
1700 F SPINK-3556

Purchased from William J. Wright in May 2007

 

1704 Groat Obv.jpg (95998 bytes) ANNE

1702-1714

AR GROAT

1704 Groat Rev.jpg (100121 bytes)
1704 F SPINK-3595

Purchased from William J. Wright in 2007

 

1706 Groat Obv.jpg (86279 bytes) ANNE

1702-1714

AR GROAT

1706 Groat Rev.jpg (96056 bytes)
1706 F SPINK-3595a

Purchased from William J. Wright in 2007

 

1707 Shilling.jpg (117623 bytes) ANNE

1702-1714

AR SHILLING

1707 Shilling Rev.jpg (139615 bytes)
1707-E VF SPINK-3609

Purchased from William J. Wright in 2008

 

1711 Shilling Obv.jpg (139563 bytes) ANNE

1702-1714

AR SHILLING

1711 Shilling Rev.jpg (149141 bytes)
1711 NGC VF-30 ESC-1158

Purchased from Joe Saldivar March 2003

 

The House of Hanover

1723 Shilling Obv.jpg (93080 bytes) GEORGE I

1714-1727

AR SHILLING

1723 Shilling Rev.jpg (92603 bytes)
1723 SSC ANACS VF-35 ESC-1176

Purchased from William J. Wright in 1994

 

1746 Halfcrown Obv.jpg (117164 bytes) GEORGE II

1727-1760

AR HALFCROWN

1746 Halfcrown Rev.jpg (130872 bytes)
1746 LIMA VF SPINK-3695

Purchased from William J. Wright in 2008

 

1745 Shilling Obv.jpg (104376 bytes) GEORGE II

1727-1760

AR SHILLING

1745 Shilling Rev.jpg (109052 bytes)
1745 LIMA VF SPINK-3703

Purchased from William J. Wright in 2008

 

1747 Shilling Obv.jpg (104872 bytes) GEORGE II

1727-1760

AR SHILLING

1747 Shilling Rev.jpg (107682 bytes)
1747 PCGS VF-35 ESC-1209

Purchased from William J. Wright in 1994

 

1758 Shilling Obv.jpg (111664 bytes) GEORGE II

1727-1760

AR SHILLING

1758 Shilling Rev.jpg (109909 bytes)
1758 ANACS AU-55 ESC-1213

Purchased from William J. Wright in 1994

 

1739 Sixpence Obv.jpg (77558 bytes) GEORGE II

1727-1760

AR SIXPENCE

1739 Sixpence Rev.jpg (101164 bytes)
1739 NGC EF-40 ESC-1612

Purchased from Steve Damron at the 2003 ANA Show Charlotte, North Carolina

 

1757 Sixpence Obv.jpg (87270 bytes) GEORGE II

1727-1760

AR SIXPENCE

1757 Sixpence Rev.jpg (87104 bytes)
1757 ANACS VF-30 ESC-1622

Purchased from William J. Wright in 2004


GEORGE III

The coinage of George III is listed on a separate page of this website.  To view the George III Type Set page please follow the link below.

GEORGE III TYPE SET


 

1823 Halfcrown Obv.jpg (129665 bytes) GEORGE IV

1820-1830

AR HALFCROWN

1823 Halfcrown Rev.jpg (147402 bytes)
1823 ANACS VF-30 ESC-634

Purchased from William J. Wright in 1994

 

1825 Halfcrown Obv.jpg (105742 bytes) GEORGE IV

1820-1830

AR HALFCROWN

1825 Halfcrown Rev.jpg (121313 bytes)
1825 NGC VF-35 ESC-642

Gift from Brett Smith, 2003

 

1825 Sixpence Obv.jpg (64737 bytes) GEORGE IV

1820-1830

AR SIXPENCE

1825 Sixpence Rev.jpg (73912 bytes)
1825 NGC EF-45 ESC-1659

Obtained from a private collection in 2003

 

1834 Halfcrown Obv.jpg (120480 bytes) WILLIAM IV

1830-1837

AR HALFCROWN

1834 Halfcrown Rev.jpg (132777 bytes)
1834 ANACS AU-50 ESC-660

This is the rare type with block "W.W." on truncation.

Obtained from a private collection in 1997

 

1836 Groat Obv.jpg (72983 bytes) WILLIAM IV

1830-1837

AR GROAT

1836 Groat Rev.jpg (72597 bytes)
1836 NGC MS-64 ESC-1918

Purchased from Don Rupp in December 2005

 

1895 Halfcrown Obv.jpg (178784 bytes) VICTORIA

1837-1901

AR HALFCROWN

1895 Halfcrown Rev.jpg (209420 bytes)
1895 ANACS MS-62 SPINK-3938

Purchased by me from William J. Wright in 1994

Sold to Rob Shinnick in 2000 who then sold it

Purchased from Don Rupp in 2002

 

1897 Shilling Obv.jpg (174040 bytes) VICTORIA

1837-1901

AR SHILLING

1897 Shilling Rev.jpg (193308 bytes)
1897 NGC MS-65 SPINK-3940a

Purchased from David C. Amey at the 2006 ANA Show in Atlanta, Georgia

 

1865over3 Penny Obv.jpg (190586 bytes) VICTORIA

1837-1901

AE PENNY

1865over3 Penny Rev.jpg (194541 bytes)
1865/3 F SPINK-3954

Purchased from William J. Wright in December 2006

 

1890 Penny Obv.jpg (172676 bytes) VICTORIA

1837-1901

AE PENNY

1890 Penny Rev.jpg (167099 bytes)
1890 ANACS MS-64 RB SPINK-3954

Purchased from Thomas Carroll in 2003

 

1897 Penny Obv.jpg (164185 bytes) VICTORIA

1837-1901

AE PENNY

1897 Penny Rev.jpg (154742 bytes)
1897 NGC MS-64 BN SPINK-3961

Purchased from William J. Wright in 1994

 

1901 Penny Obv.jpg (193244 bytes) VICTORIA

1837-1901

AE PENNY

1901 Penny Rev.jpg (182787 bytes)
1901 ANACS MS-64 RED SPINK-3961

Purchased from Thomas Carroll in 2003

 

 

The House of Saxe Coburg Gotha & The House of Windsor

 

1902 Penny Obv.jpg (217455 bytes) EDWARD VII

1901-1910

AE PENNY

1902 Penny Rev.jpg (215714 bytes)
1902 ICG MS-64 RB SPINK-3990

Purchased from Don Rupp in 2002

 

1903 Farthing Obv.jpg (107910 bytes) EDWARD VII

1901-1910

AE FARTHING

1903 Farthing Rev.jpg (101510 bytes)
1903 NGC MS-63 BN SPINK-3992

Purchased from Don Rupp in 2007

 

1902 TD Obv.jpg (233108 bytes) EDWARD VII

1901-1910

AR TRADE DOLLAR

1902 TD Rev.jpg (229532 bytes)
1902    

Purchased from William J. Wright in 2008

 

1935 Crown Obv.jpg (243996 bytes) GEORGE V

1910-1936

AR CROWN

1935 Crown Rev.jpg (255337 bytes)
1935 NGC MS-64 SPINK-4048

Purchased from Thomas Carroll in 2003

 

1912 Penny Obv.jpg (146200 bytes) GEORGE V

1910-1936

AE PENNY

1912 Penny Rev.jpg (141409 bytes)
1912 NGC MS-65 BN SPINK-4051

Purchased from Don Rupp in 2007

 

1951 Crown Obv.jpg (190807 bytes) GEORGE VI

1936-1952

CN CROWN

1951 Crown Rev.jpg (249431 bytes)
1951 NGC PF 64 SPINK-4111

Purchased from Thomas Carroll in 2003

 

2001 Crown Obv.jpg (236778 bytes) ELIZABETH II

1952-

AR 5

2001 Crown.jpg (87066 bytes)
2001 NGC PF-69 UCAM SPINK-4554

Gift from Wayne Whatley February 2003

 

ABOUT THIS PAGE:

All of the coins shown on this page are from my personal collection and are not for sale. This set is a work in progress and updates will be made as coins are added, upgraded or sent off for certification to third party grading services. Grading services used are PCGS, NGC, ANACS and ICG. In cases where no grading service is listed the stated grade is my personal opinion based on my 25 years of experience as a numismatist. References to SPINK refer to "Coins of England and the United Kingdon" 39th edition 2004 published by Spink & Son Ltd. of London.

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY OF REFERENCES USED IN THE CREATION OF THIS PAGE:

"COINS OF ENGLAND AND THE UNITED KINGDOM" - Spink & Son Ltd. 2003-2005

"COINS OF ENGLAND AND THE UNITED KINGDOM" - Seaby 1996 and 1984

"STANDARD CATALOGUE OF ENGLISH AND UK COINS" Coincraft 2000

"ENGLISH SILVER COINAGE SINCE 1649" Seaby 1992

"THE ROYAL MINT - AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY" Royal Mint 1986

"ENGLISH HAMMERED COINAGE Vol. 1" J. J. North 1980

"ENGLISH HAMMERED COINAGE Vol. 2" J. J. North 1975

"GUIDE BOOK OF ENGLISH COINS" Whitman 1967

"THE MILLED COINAGE OF ENGLAND" Spink & Son Ltd. 1950

"ENGLISH COINS" Spink & Son Ltd. 1932


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