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May 21, 2024

United Kingdom coins price guide and values - Hammered coinage

1649 to 1660 - Commonwealth coins price guide and values added

When the House of Lords was abolished in March 1649 basis of government in Britain disappeared. The monarchy was restored in 1660, but coins were minted during this short period (1649 to 1660). These coins don't have a King bust on either side. Instead, design is a shield containing the cross of St George and shields of England and Ireland.

May 17, 2024

British Half Guinea - 1669 to 1701 - Price Guide

Half Guinea 1669 to 1701 - Price Guide and values

The half guinea gold coins were first produced in 1669, some years after the Guinea entered circulation. The Elephant and Castle symbol appears in some of them, from the emblem of the Royal African Company in Africa. It was founded, as The Company of Royal Adventurers Trading to Africa after Charles II ascended to the throne in 1660.

May 15, 2024

United Kingdom coins price guide and values - Hammered coinage

Hammered coinage added - Charles II 1660 to 1662

British hammered coins were first produced in 600AD and stayed in production until 1662 when the milling process dramatically improved quality and security levels. Most coin denominations looked the same, and usually featured a profile of the ruling monarch, a coat of arms, a rose and a cross.

May 8, 2024

British 10 Pence - 1968 to 2023 - Price Guide

10 Pence 1968 to 2023 - Price Guide and values

The reverse of the coin, before the Royal Arms, was designed by Christopher Ironside and was a crowned lion (formally, Part of the crest of England, a lion passant guardant royally crowned). A lion passant is walking, with the right fore paw raised and all others on the ground. The smaller coin was issued on 30th September 1992.

May 6, 2024

British Shilling - 1702 to 1798 - Price Guide

Shilling 1702 to 1798 - Price Guide and values

The shilling as a coin was introduced at the beginning of the 16th century during the last years of the reign of Henry VII and until the middle of that century was known as a testoon. It was one of the first English coins to bear a real portrait of the monarch instead of the representative portrait which had served for the previous ten centuries.

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