Friday Update – 19 February 2021

Editorial

Plenty more news this week on how detectorists are unearthing coins and artefacts of significance to both archaeology and numismatics. The three auction reviews all contain significant detecting finds and in Detecting in the News is the story of a Viking hoard found by a detectorist in late 2020.

There’s the second part of my article on Henry VI and to accompany that, this week’s Quick Quiz has a guide to identifying the coins of Henry VI.

Plus valuations of readers’ coins, some found only a few days ago. If you’ve been out detecting again or taking the time to go through your collection, please contact me with anything you find of interest or would like me to identify.

Articles

Henry VI Part Two

Valuations and Identifications

In this week’s edition there are 5 new valuations including my Find of the Week and Runner Up.

Find of the Week

4 Reale cob - phil thomson

Spanish 4 Reales Cob

Include the story of the Spanish cob

Runner Up

Henry III Penny

Henry III Penny

From the the harder to find Lincoln mint

Auction News

All three contain significant detecting finds. Curiously two auctions contain a denarius of Carausius, both recent detecting finds, that are highly important to the study of numismatics. Denarii of Carausius used to be as rare as hens’ teeth but last year at least a couple of dozen came out of the ground.

Plus there are two impressive rings which are also recent detecting finds. In the Timeline review, there is a video of Tim Wonnacott talking about how the ring was found and thrill for the detectorist who found it.

Spink have a Charles I triple unite for sale. Read the story of the largest value English hammered coin and why it was issued.

Detecting in the News

Quick Quiz

Each week I will be publishing a Quick Quiz of typically 6 or 8 questions on a particular theme. You will receive an immediate score and explanation of the answers and so hopefully, these will be both fun and informative.

Quick Quiz

#5: Henry VI issues

To tie in with the publication of my Henry VI Part Two article, the Quick Quiz this week is on Henry VI Issues.

Henry VI Issues

The trick with these issues is to spot the privy marks. There’s a guide, example and 6 for you to identify

Previous Website Updates

You can find previous website updates in News

Next week

Help with the next edition

Please help me with next week’s edition. If you would like a coin identified or valued then please see my free online coin valuation service.

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