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Terrific Tudors And Stunning Stuarts

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 Posted 10/07/2020  12:02 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Princetane to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Lovely shilling and a good strike.
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 Posted 10/14/2020  08:35 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add tdziemia to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I am not a collector of British coins any longer, so I haven't posted here in a while, BUT my wife is a student of Tudor & Stuart history, and has a small OFER (One From Every Reign) collection which I help with.
For a very significant birthday, I just got her this ELizabeth shilling, minted 1594-96. Neither the auction photos nor these do the coin justice. The toning is lovely with a slight irridescence.


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 Posted 10/18/2020  09:08 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add tdziemia to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I think @PaddyB also posted one of these upthread, but over a year ago. William and Mary 1689 Half Crown from my wife's Tudor/Stuart collection:


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 Posted 11/06/2020  6:02 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sjkrose to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here's a Edward-VI Shilling... Enjoy!
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 Posted 11/08/2020  12:26 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That is a great looking coin and an impressive photo as well!
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 Posted 11/09/2020  12:10 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Princetane to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I am - a beautiful strike and a great portrait.
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 Posted 12/27/2020  3:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Tom Goodheart to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Another 'compromise' coin. And another Sun privy mark (10 Nov 1645-15 Feb 1647) shilling of Charles I. This one issued a bit later then my previous post, although still from the period when Parliament controlled the Tower mint, and generally a very poor issue.

Curiously, it's not impossible to find the same bust design but with the (later) Sceptre mark both on a full round flan and well struck. Sadly, the Sun mark is a different matter entirely, coins are normally not struck centrally, with parts of the legend or mint mark missing and there is inevitably weakness to the design. My last example, which I kept for 16 years, was .. acceptable, but this is more central and full weight. Seller's pic for now due to Christmas post.

S.2802, Sharp H1/1. "type 4.5. Tall, coarse narrow bust" 6.0g



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 Posted 12/28/2020  11:10 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sjkrose to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Exceptional piece Tom...
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 Posted 12/31/2020  12:36 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Princetane to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I thought I had added my "Jimmy" to this thread (Everywhere else on the Forum, but not here).

Enjoy




1687. Year 3 - cleaned in the past but almost Fine, a good example and first I have seen. Me being me I had to get it.

I am a nice and accommodating guy in most things, except in coin acquisition, where its every collector for themselves. The British acquisition thread explains my mini epic on how I got this piece.
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Another boring old shilling of Charles I from me. This one with the Tun (barrel) mint mark. Spink 2791, Sharp E2/2.

Oddly, although Tun was widely used throughout all the coins of Group E and into Group F, it's very difficult to find it with the first two busts and particularly on nice looking coins.

This one is by no means perfect, but it is at least on a full flan with much of the edge beading visible. 5.98 g.

Sadly there's some corrosion to the edge in the first quarter, minor surface scratches and a few flaws that were in the flan before the coin was struck.

Despite this, it's still a reasonable example for the mint mark and more interesting in that the reverse mark is over the preceding Crown.

Since the changeover from Crown to Tun took place following that year's Trial of the Pyx on 8th May, we can be pretty certain that this particular coin was struck in the second or third week of May in 1638.





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 Posted Yesterday   4:20 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sjkrose to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Tom,
Very nice pickup... did you have any luck yesterday with the "North Yorkshire Moors Collection"? A lot of interesting Charles material that went way above my means! Later...
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