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Edward I Penny

Pictured here is another of Paul Marland’s finds. It’s an Edward I penny, which is one of the hammered silver coins most frequently found by detectorists.

Many detectorists and numismatists have difficulty with Edwardian pennies, as all look very similar but they have been separated out into numerous types and varieties. Paul’s find is a London penny of type IVe. The main distinguishing point is on the king’s breast. On this penny there are two pellets on the breast; there should be three but the missing pellet is likely to be due to a clogged up die.


For a collector the missing pellet could add interest. However, the coin would grade only about Fine and it has a small edge chip, so I’d price it no higher than £15 – £18.

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