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« on: July 28, 2018, 01:13:27 PM »

Managed to get out for a few hours this morning whilst dodging the rain showers!

Need help identifying the hammered coin and also found what looks to be a small toy, possibly a knight/soldier. Looks old but any help of identifying the age would be great.

Thanks!  Smiley


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« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2018, 03:01:03 PM »

I was going to say the toy was a Yeoman of the Guard, and could be but not wearing today’s uniform.
The coin is an Edward. No idea which one though.
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« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2018, 08:57:51 AM »

Hi Val. Yeah the shape of the clothing matches a Yeoman but the pattern doesn't. Can't find anything on google  Huh

I thought the coin was an Edward too but again, I'm not sure which one either!
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« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2018, 09:04:37 AM »

The coin also looks like it's been struck twice to form a cross over the kings face. Has anyone ever come across this before?
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« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2018, 09:32:04 AM »

I saw a reference recently to the strike of another Edward coin that had a ‘ghost’ of the cross showing through to the other side.
Probono is probably the one to give answers if he sees it or Dale, he’s pretty good with hammered coins.
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« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2018, 01:50:34 PM »

Interesting coin. It's a Henry V penny, York mint, with mullet and trefoil by crown and an annulet in one quarter of the reverse and also after 'TAS'. A variation of Spink 1788 or 1790.

The ghosting of the cross showing through on the obverse is not hugely unusual, but is quite striking when heavy.

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« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2018, 08:53:17 PM »

Thanks for the ID Doc   Smiley

That's interesting on the ghosting. First time I've seen it on one of my hammered!
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