Or visit the original BNJ article at https://www.britnumsoc.org/images/PDFs/BNJ_2018/04_Martin_1853_3rd.pdf
Despite the fact that Henry III pennies are quite abundant, and have been well studied over many years, just now and again a rare variety turns up. This brief article documents one such example.
In a Research Blog article of 30/11/2022 the early Unusual types of the Florin coinage of Edward III were investigated with particular reference to the lettering of types A and C. In the short time since this article was posted important new information has been obtained by the author. The latest developments are discussed in this short note. It is recommended that the original article is read first. Or….
Coins from Edward III’s 3rd issue, the Florin coinage, are divided into two groups. Firstly, the rare Unusual types A to E and secondly, the Normal (or Main) types 1 to 4. Durham coins are dealt with separately. Occasionally a coin turns up which throws some new light on the issue, in this case the chronology of the earliest coins produced in the series. It is such a discovery by the author which is the subject of this note.
This is an update to an article published in late October. The original article featured a class 3 coin from Lincoln with a lettering error. We now have a second, and finer, example of that error, and we also have a similar error on a class 9 coin from London. One wonders if it also occurs on any other classes? With thanks to Jonathan Morris for sharing images of his coins.
A very brief note documenting some unusual lettering on the obverse of a Lincoln Edward I penny.
In Thompson’s Inventory he gives information for two coin hoards found in 1911 in Palmers Green; his “Palmers Green #1” (Ref 247) is a well documented hoard, consisting mainly of Henry III long cross pennies, and is not in any doubt. However, his second hoard, “Palmers Green #2”, (Ref 248) is almost undocumented, and it is this one that is the subject of this very brief article.
Continuing on from our description of the 2bi dies of Lincoln and Northampton. These two mints, together with Winchester described here, were the only provincial mints to issue pennies of this class, though the major mints of London, Canterbury and Bury also issued 2bi pennies. Below are links not only to the Winchester article, but also to the earlier articles on Lincoln and Northampton, and also the explanatory material which deals with the die comparison methodology – this latter document should be perused in order to fully understand the Winchester article. As always, the authors would welcome comments on the material, and especially news of any additional dies not described here. Lincoln (Link) Northampton (Link)
The original version, published in mid-June, resulted in a few further examples emerging. The article was therefore expanded on July 6th to include the additional coins. The conclusion on the number of dies remains unchanged.