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Henry VIII, Silver Sovereign Penny, 2nd Coinage,  Durham Mint, Radiant Star Initial Mark, Bp. Tunstall, 1530


Obverse: Henry seated o throne, radiant star initial mark, H. D.G. ROSA SInE SPInA

Reverse: Long cross over royal shield, C-D either side for Bp Tunstall

15mm, 0.56g

Ref: S2354

Grade: VF

Prov: Ex DNW, comes with old ticket



£120 (P&P FREE to UK, other locations please ask)

Henry VIII, Silver Groat, 2nd Coinage, Young Portrait, London Mint, Rose Initial Mark, 1526-1529


Obverse:Crowned bust facing right, HENRIC+VIII+D+G+R+AGL+Z+FRANC

Reverse: Long cross over royal shield, saltires in cross ends, legend around

24.5mm, 2.52g

Ref: S2337, N1797

Grade: VF+, etremely fine portrait for type, pierced for touch-piece or devotional ornament


£200 SOLD


Henry VIII, Silver Groat, Posthumous Issue, 4th Bust, Lis Initial Mark, 1547-8



Obverse: Crowned bust three-quarter turn to right, legend around.

Reverse: Long cross over shield of arms, legend around.

25mm, 2.09g

Ref: S2403

Grade: Fine, debased metal, weak portrait, but rarest type




£98 SOLD

Ireland, Henry VIII Posthumous Issue, Silver Sixpence, Harp MM, 1547-1550



Obverse: Crowned bust, three-quarter turn to right, HENRIC 8 D G AG FRA Z HIB REX

Reverse: Harp mint mark, CIVI TAS DVB LINIE, long cross over shield of arms

Ref: S6488 

Grade: NVF, well centred and struck for type, good portrait, a little buckled

25mm, 2.49g

Prov: Ex Lockdales

Note: The only coins of Ireland to have the portrait of Henry VIII were those issued once his son was on the throne and therefore very rare.


£690 (P&P FREE to UK, other locations please ask)

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