• aethlwulf
  • alfred
  • bergred
  • canut
  • coenwulf
  • edwardVII
  • georgeVI
  • harold
  • henryMaryRose
  • JamesV
  • williamIII
The House of Tudor, 1485-1603

Henry VIII (1509-1547) Groat

Ref 33/3Price £1,250.00

Wt. 2.71g. Second coinage, Tower mint, i.m. rose, 'Greek profile variety, with unbroken line from brow to nose, Whitton p.55 and pl. xiii no. 8; Laker bust C (this coin) p. 10; N.1797; S.2337D, an extremely rare variety
Ex. Alf Laker collection, purchased Patrick Finn List 12, 1998 (182). * Whitton describes it as 'a scarce type' while Laker mentions that there are none in the British Museum.
good VF

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Henry VIII (1509-1547) Testoon

Ref 33/5Price £5,000.00

Wt. 8.10g., Third Coinage, Southwark, i.m. S, bust 2, Roman lettering, Lombardic 'X', broken saltire stops, rev. CIVITAS LONDON, divided by groups of three florets, Lombardic letters, LONDON with Roman N, Jacob 0.2/R2; N.1842; S.2367, practically as struck, but weak in the legends, very good portrait, and in good silver, rare thus, for issue
Ex. Morton and Eden, 28-9 November 2018 (550).
VF

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Henry VIII (1509-1547) Groat

Ref 33/2Price £4,850.00

First coinage. 2.95g., TOURNAI, i.m. crowned T, reads HENRIC DI GRA REX FRANC Z AGLIE, saltire stops, rev. reads CIVITAS TORNACEN, no marks in cross-ends, Whitton-; S.2317, a full round example, with a very good portrait, small bruise in front of king's face, extremely difficult to find in this grade,
Ex. Morton and Eden, 28-20 November 2018 (548) and Dr. E Burstal, Glendining 15 May (118)
good VF

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Henry VIII (1509-1547) Testoon

Ref 33/4Price £5,250.00

Wt. 6.83g., third coinage, Tower mint, group B, i.m. pellet in annulet, bust 1, facing bust with prominent side locks, Lombardic lettering with Roman E and R both sides, reads HENRIC 8, saltire stops, rev. large crowned rose, crowned H and R at sides, reads ADIVTORIVM, broken saltire stops, Jacob O.13/R.17; Whitton Tower B, 5; N.1841; S.2365, a little weak on face, but a good portrait, about as struck on good metal, rare thus
Ex. Alf Laker Collection, purchased Spink.
good VF or better

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Henry VIII (1509-1547) Groat

Ref 33/6Price £1,850.00

Wt. 2.50g., Third coinage, London mint, i.m. lis, small crowned bust three quarter facing, bust 1, rev. long cross fourchée over shield, annulets in forks, Laker A (small bust); N.1844; S.2369, struck on an irregular flan, very good portrait, rev. double struck in legends,
Ex. Alf Laker Collection.
good VF

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Henry VIII (1509-1547) Groat

Ref 33/7Price £2,000.00

Wt.2.50g. Third coinage, base issue, Tower, mm. -/grapple, bust 6, Laker J2, crowned three-quarters facing bust, younger face with collar, Lombardic lettering, sleeve stops, rev. long cross fourchée over shield, rose in forks, Laker J2; Whitton pl. XIX 7; N.1871; S.2403, an exceptional example, struck in good metal on a large flan, with a superb portrait, very thus,
Ex. Alf Laker Collection.
EF

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Henry VIII (1509-1547) Groat

Ref 33/8Price £1,650.00

Wt. 2.61g., CANTERBURY, no m.m., bust 5, Roman lettering, lonzege stops on obverse only, rev. spur in fourth quarter, open forks, Laker bust D; Whitton pl.XX, 2(same dies), ; N.1875; S.2408, struck on an irregular large flan, an exceptional portrait, rare in this state of preservation,
Ex. Alf Laker Collection.
EF

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Edward VI (1547-1553) Half Sovereign

Ref 33/9Price £3,750.00

Wt.5.45g. second period, SOUTHWARK, i.m. Y, crowned bust right, rev. crowned oval garnished shield with ER at sides, small square stops, double after VI, Sch. 686 (minor var. punctuation); N.1911; Potter 2a, S.2438, edge test mark by king's name, creased and straightened,
about F

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Edward VI (1547-1553) Groat

Ref 33/10Price £6,000.00

Wt.2.23g. First period, Tower, m.m. arrow, crowned bust right, EDWARD 6 D G AG FR Z HI REX, lozenge stops, rev. long cross with ornate ends over square shield, POSVI DEV, lozenge stops, N.1897; S.2454, small striking perforations in legend at 9 o'clock, good metal, excellent portrait, very rare in this high grade,
Ex. Alf Laker and Shuttlewood Collection, Spink Auction 151, 15 March 2001 (220) collections.
EF

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Edward VI (1547-1553) Crown

Ref 33/11Price £6,250.00

Wt. 30.96g., third period, fine silver issue, 1551, i.m. Y, king on horseback right, date below, rev. shield on long cross fourchée, Lingford dies A-5; N.1933; S.2478, good horseman, attractively toned, tiny mark in obverse field,
good VF or better

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Edward VI (1547-1553) Crown

Ref 33/12Price £5,500.00

Wt. 30.66g., third period, fine silver issue, 1551, i.m. Y, king on horseback right, date below, rev. shield on long cross fourchée, Lingford dies A-17; N.1933; S.2478, a pleasing example, good horseman,
good VF

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Edward VI (1547-1553) Sixpence

Ref 33/13Price £2,500.00

Wt. 2.97g., third period, i.m. tun, crowned bust facing between rose and VI, crown with frosted caul, rev. long cross fourchée over shield, N.1938; S.2483, a superb example, practically as struck, attractively toned,
Ex. Alf Laker collection.

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Mary (1553-1554) Angel

Ref 33/14Price £7,750.00

Wt.4.97g., class 1, i.m. pomegranate, St Michael standing slaying the dragon, MARIA D G ANG FRA Z HIB REGI, rev. ship with decorated castles bearing shield and cross, M and rose at sides, on a sea of small neat waves, ADNO FACTV EST ISTVD Z EST MIRABI, wire line inner circles, annulet stops, cf. Schneider 710; N.1958; S.2490, slight ghosting on obverse
VF

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Mary (1553-1554) Groat

Ref 33/15Price £2,500.00

Wt.2.18g. m.m. pomegranate, crowned portrait of Mary left, MARIA D G ANG FRA Z HIB REGI, rev. long cross fourchée over shield, N.1960; S.2492 (this coin), an attractive piece, with a strong portrait, richly toned,
Ex Ex. Alf Laker, purchased Rasmussen List 6 (132); Slaney, Spink Auction 163, 15 May 2003 and Dr Carter, purchased en bloc by Baldwin, 1950 collections. Spink plate coin.
practically EF

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Philip and Mary (1554-1558) Shilling

Ref 33/16Price £3,500.00

Wt. 6.27g., 1555, English titles only, Philip and Mary facing, large crown above, reads ANG, rev. garnished shield with arms of Spain and England, crown dividing XII above, N.1968; S.2501, attractively toned, strong portraits, rare in this grade,
Ex. Alf Laker Collection.
practically EF

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Elizabeth I (1558-1603) Half Pound

Ref 33/17Price £5,750.00

Wt. 5.54g., Second issue, bust 3C, i.m. cross crosslet, crowned bust left in plain dress, reads FR, rev. crowned square shield with E R at sides, BC 1, 3C; BC 2, G7; Schneider 738; N.1982; S.2520, a little weakly struck in parts, otherwise
almost VF

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Elizabeth I (1558-1603) Shilling

Ref 33/18Price £1,450.00

5.85g. First issue. i.m. lis, bust 2A, smaller bust with plain dress, diagonal lines between straps, legend ends REGINA, rev. long cross fourchée over square shield, wire line inner circles, BC 2A; N.1985; S.2549, struck on a large round flan, good portrait,
a bold VF

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Elizabeth I (1558-1603) Shilling

Ref 33/19Price £1,375.00

Wt. 6.11g., milled coinage, i.m. star, intermediate flan (31mm.) bust with plain dress left, rev. long cross fourchée over square shield, B&B 16-O2/R1; N.2022; S.2589, slight ghosting on obverse, small edge flaw,
almost VF

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