DNW – Coins and Historical Medals, 4/5 May

DNW – Coins and Historical Medals, 4/5 May

DNW are held an auction on 4/5 May of coins and historical medals . The full catalogue can be found here.

There is a buyer’s premium of  24% (plus VAT) on the hammer price.

Samuel Birchall

The auction has 148 coins from a private collection made over 200 years ago by Samuel Birchall. The collection is of British hammered silver coins from the mid 9th century to the early 1660s. 

Samuel was born in 1761 and moved to Leeds in 1788 where hegovernors of Ackworth School and of the Infirmary. Samuel Birchall, ardent naturalist and antiquarian, is best known among present-day numismatists for his A Descriptive List of the Provincial Copper Coins or Tokens issued between the Years 1786 and 1796. Apart from tokens, Samuel Birchall formed valuable collections of British gold and silver coins, stuffed animals.

Selected lots from Samuel Birchall's collection

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Æthelwulf, Penny

Portrait type, Canterbury mint and moneyer Eanmund.
Estimate: £1,500 – £2,000
Hammer: £3200
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Harold I, penny

Long Cross and Fleur-de-lis type, minted in Lincoln, moneyer is Osmund,
Estimate: £1,000 – £1,200
Hammer: £1600
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Harold II, penny

PAX type, Lincoln mint, moneyer is Ulf. Only a few specimens are known for this moneyer at Lincoln.
Estimate: £1,500 – £2,000
Hammer: £4800
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Edward I, Penny

Long cross penny,minted in London by the moneyer Phelip
Estimate: £120 – £150
Hammer: £260
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Edward III, Groat

Pre-Treaty groat, series E, minted in London.
Estimate: £100 – £120
Hammer: £400
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Philip and Mary, Shilling

Full titles on obverse and mark of value on the reverse
Estimate: £1,200 – £1,500
Hammer: £3400
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James I, sixpence

First coinage sixpence minted in 1603
Estimate: £400 – £500
Hammer: £1200
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James I, Halfcrown

Third coinage, mint mark lis. Plume over shield to indicate Welsh mined silver.
Estimate: £600 – £800
Hammer: £1000
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Charles I, halfgroat

Aberystwyth mint, mint mark: book.
Estimate: £200 – £240
Hammer: £340
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Charles I, sixpence

Newark siege sixpence
Estimate: £1,000 – £1,200
Hammer: £2200
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Charles II, sixpence

First issue; mint mark: crown.
Estimate: £1,200 – £1,500
Hammer: £1100
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