14th Feb, 2024 10:30 GMT/BST

Coins & Banknotes

  Lot 19


Assorted Hammered Pennies, 5 coins comprising; John, short cross penny, 0.74g, class 5b-6b, London Mint, moneyer unknown (possibly N.970, S.1351-4); heavily clipped and cracked to centre o/wise near fine/ some detail fine; Scotland, possibly Alexander II, cut halfpenny, 0.56g, short cross phase D, bust facing left, no sceptre mint and moneyer unclear (possibly S.5037), flat spots some detail discernible o/wise fair; Henry III, short cross penny, 1.3g, possibly class 7, mint probably Canterbury, money unclear maybe Nicole (S.1356) all legends very worn, good bust and reverse cross o/wise fair; Robert De Bethune, sterling imitation penny, 1.17g, Alost mint, Flanders, near fine, reverse better; and, Edward III, post-treaty period penny, 0.98g, York Mint, saltire stops, cross on breast (S.1651, N.1295) edge of coin broken off, o/wise much discernible detail and fine; all coins are metal detecting finds with some engrained dirt

Sold for £50
Estimated at £60 - £80


Auction: Coins & Banknotes, 14th Feb, 2024

The upcoming specialist coins, banknotes, and tokens sale at Tennants offers a diverse selection of high-quality lots to appeal to numismatists of all interests. The sale includes ancient, hammered, and milled coins, both British and foreign, as well as an interesting collection of 18th-century tokens, Maundy money, and banknotes. Of particular note is an exceptional collection of coins from the late Michael Whiteley, president of The Yorkshire Numismatic Society in 2000, featuring Roman, hammered, and milled coins, including high-grade Georgian and Victorian silver coinage.

The gold section boasts some excellent 17th and 18th-century British gold coinage, including a Charles I gold unite, a George II, two guineas 1738, and a rare George III guinea 1763, all in highly collectable grades. These coins are in addition to a range of Victorian and modern gold coins.

Maundy sets are also well represented in the sale, with many sets in their original cases, mainly from the 19th and 20th centuries. The earliest set on offer is a Charles II Maundy set 1679. Collectors of tokens will be delighted to find a good number of 18th-century provincial tokens, many in top grades, including a lot of four choice Thomas Spence tokens.

The sale also includes a superb example of a 17th-century marriage medal by renowned medallist Sebastian Dadler, in good very fine or better condition. Finally, the sale boasts a significant number of modern Royal Mint silver proofs and commemorative coinage. Overall, the sale offers a wide variety of quality lots that will surely appeal to collectors of all numismatic fields.


Tuesday 13 February 10am-5pm and morning of sale from 8am

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