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Henry II Class 1b1 Penny, 1180-1182
image.png.9f74da9078b276b695d8831d35739fd6.pngWinchester. Silver, 1.41g. Facing bust with sceptre; 2 hair curls left and 6 right instead of 5; hENRICVS · REX. Short voided cross with four pellets in each quarter; ADAM · ON · WINC (S 1344; SCBI Mass 490, same dies; Winchester Mint 2434ff). Ex Lord Stewartby (the Academic Collection of Lord Stewartby). From the Croft Bank, Wainfleet (Lincolnshire) Hoard 1990 of 383 pennies and halfpennies found in a jug, deposited by 1205. In 1180, the moneyers at Winchester were moved to a single mint building on the site of the former royal palace, which had been destroyed during the Anarchy.

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Some more that I like:

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Henry I, king of England 1100-1135
Penny, Wulfgar on London

 

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Edward I, king of England, 1272-1307
Fourpence groat, London

 

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Henry VIII, king of England 1509-1547
Testoon (or shilling), London

 

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Charles I, king of England, Scotland, and Ireland 1625-1649
Fourpence groat, Oxford, Rawlins cartouche declaration type

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Stephen Voided Cross and Stars Cut Halfpenny, 1145-1150
image.png.3ff4584fdf1fb3fd488ba5ea65be2557.pngLondon. Silver, 20mm, 0.69g. Crowned facing bust holding sceptre; +(STIEFNE). Voided cross with a star in each angle; R.( )D:ON:LVN (S 1280). Ex David Rogers. From the Wicklewood Hoard 1989, EMC 1200.1105. The hoard was deposited around 1168 in a bank of sandy clay alongside a ditch. The bank collapsed and the ditch was filled, scattering the coins over 10 feet.

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John Class 6b1 Short Cross Penny, 1213-1215
image.png.43e9c0e2f63afd39feb8870012c6dc87.pngLondon. Silver, 18mm, 1.40g. Facing bust with sceptre; radial whiskers, hair as two ringlets on each side; HENRICVS REX, X crosses at right angles with short round-ended limbs. Short voided cross and quatrefoils; +ILGER.ON.LVNDE (moneyer Ilger of London). (S 1354). Found Romney Marsh, Kent, 2000s.

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Henry III Class 3d1 Long Cross Penny, 1250
image.png.c47d15ba1d275d2ccc6969a6b2062876.pngLondon. Silver, 18-19mm, 1.50g. Crowned head facing, annulet eyes with pellet, pellet between hair curls, pointed beard, neck lines, no sceptre, wedge-shaped R; hENRICVS REX: III'. Voided long cross, three pellets in each angle; NIC OLE ONL VND (moneyer Nicholas of London) (S 1364). From the Brussels (Belgium) Hoard 1908. Ex Michael Trenerry.

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Edward II Class 11b2 Penny, 1310-1314
image.png.4dd76a27214ec2c26792605935006cff.pngLondon. Silver, 18mm, 1.30g. Facing portrait, Group 11 crown, within inner beaded circle; + ЄDWAR’ ANGL’ DNS hyB. Long cross moline, pellets in angles; CIVI TAS LON DON (S 1456).

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Here are a few of the tougher missing ones:

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Matilda, queen of England (disputed), 1139-1148
Penny, Bricmer on Cardiff

 

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Henry IV, king of England 1399-1413
Fourpence groat, London

 

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Edward V, king of England, 1483
Fourpence groat, London

 

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Richard III, king of England 1483-1485
Fourpence groat, London

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1 hour ago, Nap said:

Here are a few of the tougher missing ones:

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Matilda, queen of England (disputed), 1139-1148
Penny, Bricmer on Cardiff

 

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Henry IV, king of England 1399-1413
Fourpence groat, London

 

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Edward V, king of England, 1483
Fourpence groat, London

 

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Richard III, king of England 1483-1485
Fourpence groat, London

That is quite some collection just in that post.

Richard II Long Cross Halfpenny, 1377-1380
image.png.d86aa8d9df6f1137b850225c210fb7be.pngTower. Silver, 0.47g. Early bust, intermediate, Lombardic Ns; +RICARD REX ANGL. Long cross and pellets; CIVITAS LONDON (S 1699)

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Wow!  Thank you all, especially John, for posting these incredible coins!   

John I am in awe of the scope and quality of your coins, something that I can only aspire to.  The Plantagenet coins are simply outstanding!

Here are a few more contributions from my helter skelter collection.

England, Commonwealth, crown, 1653.  Purchased at Coinex, London in 1986.

29.8 grams

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England, Commonwealth, half crown, 1654.  Purchased from CNG in the early 1990s.

Seaby 3215

14.85 grams

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Victoria, crown, 1845.

KM 741 

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We're missing a few recent ones.

George V Penny, 1911
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London. Bronze, 30.8mm, 9.40g. Uncrowned portrait of King George V facing left; GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP: B.M. Seated figure of Britannia right, with trident in left hand and shield bearing the Union flag in right, sea behind, denomination above and date in exergue; ONE PENNY (KM 810). Stamped across the head of the king is the phrase ‘VOTES FOR WOMEN’, the slogan of the suffragette movement.

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8 hours ago, John Conduitt said:

Henry II Class 1b1 Penny, 1180-1182
image.png.9f74da9078b276b695d8831d35739fd6.pngWinchester. Silver, 1.41g. Facing bust with sceptre; 2 hair curls left and 6 right instead of 5; hENRICVS · REX. Short voided cross with four pellets in each quarter; ADAM · ON · WINC (S 1344; SCBI Mass 490, same dies; Winchester Mint 2434ff). Ex Lord Stewartby (the Academic Collection of Lord Stewartby). From the Croft Bank, Wainfleet (Lincolnshire) Hoard 1990 of 383 pennies and halfpennies found in a jug, deposited by 1205. In 1180, the moneyers at Winchester were moved to a single mint building on the site of the former royal palace, which had been destroyed during the Anarchy.

Not much of a resemblance to Peter O'Toole.  The Lion in Winter - a great movie.

The Lion in Winter (1968) - Turner Classic Movies

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2 minutes ago, robinjojo said:

I think we still need Edward VII,  and Elizabeth II. 

For the 18th century we need a George II.  I thought I had a Lima half crown somewhere, but can't locate it.

I already did George II. After 1066, we're missing (Louis VIII), Mary, Philip and Mary, Edward VII, (Edward VIII), Elizabeth II and all the Scottish monarchs except David II.

I thought someone would have this guy...


Charles II Undated Milled Twopence, 1660-1662
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Tower. Silver, 12mm, 1.01g. Bust left to bottom of coin, single arched crown, II behind, toothed border; legend from lower left, CAROLVS. II. D. G. M. B. F. &. H. REX. Long cross fourchée over quartered shield of arms, initial mark crown on reverse only; legend from upper right, CHRISTO. AVSPICE. REGNO (S 3318). Ex William Christopher Boyd.

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5 minutes ago, John Conduitt said:

I already did George II. After 1066, we're missing (Louis VIII), Mary, Philip and Mary, Charles II, Edward VII, (Edward VIII), Elizabeth II and all the Scottish monarchs except David II.

 

Yes, I saw the George II 4 pence.  Nice coin!

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Here are some later coins. 

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The L'Abbaye Collection | William III (1694-1702), Shilling, 1700, smaller 0s, fifth bust, rev. stop after HIB, five strings to harp, seven billets, small lions, edge obliquely milled, 5.90g, 5h (Bull 1151; ESC 1121; Spink 3516),

 

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COUNTRY GREAT BRITAIN
TITLE WILLIAM IV SHILLING 1836
DENOMINATION SHILLING
UNIT SHILLING
YEAR 1836
MATERIAL SILVER
MINT LONDON
MINTMARK  
VARIETY  
CATALOG

S.3835

And the first year of the reign of HRH Queen Elizabeth.

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COUNTRY GREAT BRITAIN
TITLE ELIZABETH II SHILLING 1953
DENOMINATION SHILLING
UNIT  
YEAR 1953
MATERIAL  
MINT  
MINTMARK  
VARIETY SCOTTISH REVERSE
CATALOG S-4140
CONDITION

MS 65 PROOF

 

As she passed in Scotland I thought this reverse appropriate.

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