Spanish, Charles IV Silver 8 Reales (Piece of Eight) 1795 Mexico Mint
Grade: VF+, dark cabinet toning
Prov: Ex Spink sale
Note: This 8 Reale coin was known as a Spanish dollar, but also more evocatively, as a 'piece of eight,' with all the romantic tales of Pirate treasure this evokes.
£350 (P&P FREE to UK, other loations ask first please)
Germany, Prussia, Wilhelm I, Silver Vereinstaler, Berlin, 1861
Reverse: Crowned eagle facing, head left, holding sceptre and orb
Grade: AUNC darkly toned
£180 (P&P FREE o UK, other locations please ask)
Holy Roman Empire, Maria Theresia, Taler, Mint 1817-1833 Venice
Reverse: Imperial double eagle facing, with crown above and double-crowned coat of arms on breast, ARCHID AVST DUX BURG CO TYR
Grade: AEF, slight scrape to rim on reverse
£160 (P&P FREE to UK, other locations please ask first)
Japan, Tokyo Olympics 1964, Mint State Silver 1000 Yen, PCGS Certified
Reverse: Olympic rings, denomination and date above, cherry blossoms to left and right, 昭和39年 = Year 39 of the Showa era under the Emperor Hirohito
£95 (P&P FREE to UK, other locations please ask first)
Early Medieval, Netherlands, County of Friesland, Bruno III, 1 Denier, c1038, RARE
Reverse: Legend around TIVA VREO (or similar) beaded band across middle with BRVN
Grade: Fine + for type
£140 (P&P FREE to UK, other locations please ask)
Judaea, First Jewish War AE Prutah, Yr 2= AD 67/8
Obv: Amphora with broad rim and two handles, Year 2 in Paeleo-Hebrew
Rev: Vine leaf on small branch with tendril.
Grade: VF, sandy deposits
£40 (P&P FREE to UK, other locations ask)
Judea,AE Prutah, First Jewish War, Amphora/Vineleaf, AD 67/8
Reverse: Vine leaf on small branch with tendril, 'The Freedon of Zion' in Paleo-Hebrew
Ref: Hendin 1360
£65 (P&P FREE to UK, other locations please ask first)
Scotland, James IV, Billon Plack, Group II, 1488-1513
Reverse: Floriate cross with central saltire, crwons in angles, legend around with star stops
Grade: VF edge a little ragged
Prov: Ex Classical Numismatic Group
£210 (P&P FREE to UK, other locations please ask first)
Ancient India, Silver 1 Unifaced Punch Marked Karshapanna,
Maurya Empire, BC350-185
Reverse: As this is a uniface type this side is not punched, but may have faint banker's mark
£65 (P&P FREE to UK) other locations please ask
Australia, Victoria Gold Sovereign, 1868, Sydney Mint
Reverse: Crowned wreath with AUSTRALIA across, SYDNEY MINT and ONE SOVERIEGN around, milled edge
Prov: Royal Mint authentication
Sizes as mint. One of the first sovereigns to be mint outside Britain in Australia from Australian newly discovered gold! A highly sought after coin at an affordable price.
£550 (+P&P to UK only, other location please ask first)
Reverse: Beast to centre, legend around, ДЕНГА ПСКОВСКАЯ (Denga of Pskov)
Grade: These so called 'wire money' coins were always irregular and whole legends etc are rare. This coin is considered VF for type.
Prov: Ex Bruun Rasmussen
£220 (P&P FREE to UK, other locations please ask)
Reverse: The 'three-legged' emblem of the Isle of Man, legend around
Large heavy coin, 34mm, 18.6g
Grade: Fair, a few knocks to edge
Would make a nice present!
£35 (P&P FREE to UK, other locations ask please)
INDO-GREEK, Nahapana, Silver Drachm, Satrap in Western India, 53-99AD
Reverse: Stylised thunderbolt and arrow, Brahmi and Kharoshti legend around
Grade: AVF, slight staining to reverse
Ref: Indian Coins of the British Museum - Rapson, Plate IX. (243-250)
£80 (P&P FREE to UK, other locations please ask)
These half cents have something of a history. They were issued by the Philadelphia mint and only two dies were ever used - to destruction! The actual number produced is not known but considered to be around 120,000 and many were hoarded never to be found again. By 1850, they were recalled to be melted down for the production of the new Flying Eagle Cents, so their numbers would have been reduced again. Considered a very collectable coin in the States, this example would be graded at about VF despite being a circulated coin.
Copper, 5.4g, 24mm
Ob: Head of Lady Liberty with 13 stars around (one for each original US region) date below
Rev: Denomination surrounded by a wreath and legend
The record for this coin was reached in 2011 for a mint state, rainbow-coloured example, fetching $8,700!
£90 (P&P FREE to UK, other locations please ask)
Reverse: The Madonna standing on a crescent set upon a coloum, holding sceptre and infant Jesus who hold orb. Patern to edge.
36mm, 21.25g Silver
Grade: Very fine
Ref: KM 848
£110 (P&P FREE to UK, other locations please ask)
Reverse: MONETA. NOVA. NANCEII. CVSA, crowned shield surmounted by date.
Grade: VF, minor flan flaws, toned.
£250 (+P&P, locations outside the UK please ask first)
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