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Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by ancientone, Apr 28, 2016.

  1. robp

    robp Well-Known Member

    All unique. I'll stick to the ancients section time bracket.

    Edward the Confessor Trefoil/Quatrefoil penny of Winchcombe
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    William II type 4 penny of Tamworth
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    Edward the Confessor PACX penny of Guildford
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    Edward IV halfpenny of Canterbury with trefoils by the neck
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    Harthacnut Arm & Sceptre penny of Bridport
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    Edward the Elder 2 line penny by the moneyer Thurlac
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    Edward the Confessor Pointed Helmet penny of Langport
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    Henry I type 4 penny of Wallingford
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    William I Sword type penny of Dorchester with small crosses by the bust
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  4. rasielsuarez

    rasielsuarez Active Member

    Wow, I can't take my eyes off that pointy-hatted Eddie!! Whatever you paid for it it was worth it. The William II is another major score. Getting nice ones nowadays can be a budget buster.

    It looks like you're putting together a set of the English monarchs. I started about a year ago and am halfway complete with some easy ones still missing (waiting for interesting ones) and then that deadly first row which might take many, many years to fill up :- )

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  5. robp

    robp Well-Known Member

    Thanks. The Langport was a bargain in a Kunker sale 10 years ago, less than VF price for the mint and it extended the opening period for the mint by one issue and as such a no brainer.

    William II types 2 to 5 and Henry I are probably the most problematic finding fully struck up and legible examples due to their relative scarcity as types, compared to say Stephen which is much commoner as a reign despite frequently grotty strikes.

    Included in my collecting criteria, I'm going for one of each person in whose name a coin was struck, including episcopals and one of each mint, trying not to duplicate types to make it challenging. Some duplication is inevitable because some types account for the only examples known (or available) from more than one mint.

    As for your gaps, half the top row are relatively easy to find something interesting at affordable prices. A good challenge would be a fully struck up Tealby for Henry II and for something harder, an uncirculated 1837 half farthing for William IV which is not easy to find in any presentable grade.
     
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