Pictures of Coins of the UK

by Tony Clayton


Five Shillings (1461-1836)


Double Florin (4s) <<-- : -->> Five Shillings (1837-1901)

History of the Crown, Quarter Guinea and 5/6
Values of the Crown and Quarter Guinea


Quick find by reign:

Edward IV : Henry VIII : Edward VI : Elizabeth I : James I : Charles I : Commonwealth : Charles II : James II : William & Mary : William III : Anne : George I : George II : George III : George IV


Please note: as the images have come from a wide range of sources, they are not to scale relative to each other.


The Half Ryal


Edward IV

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Edward IV Half-Ryal

Light Coinage Half Ryal, Bristol Mint, mintmark sun
S.1960
Courtesy of Spink


The Crown of the Double Rose


Henry VIII

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Henry VIII crown

Crown of the Double Rose, Second Coinage, Tower Mint, 1529-1532
Mintmark: lis
Courtesy of Jean ELSEN & ses Fils S.A.


The Crown


Edward VI

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Edward VI Crown

1552 Crown, London Mint, mintmark tun
Courtesy of Spink


Elizabeth I

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Elizabeth Crown

6th coinage Crown, mintmark 1
Courtesy of Spink


James I

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Britain Crown

Britain Crown
First bust, mintmark rose 1604-1619
The first use of MAG BRIT (Great Britain) in the legend
Courtesy of Jean ELSEN & ses Fils S.A.


The Quarter Laurel


James I

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quarter laurel

Quarter Laurel
Second bust, mintmark thistle, 1619-1625.
Denomination V used for the first time on gold coins.
Courtesy of Spink


The Crown (continued)


Charles I

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gold crown

Gold crown, Tower Mint under the King, 1625 - 1642
Second bust, no inner circle, mintmark castle

Courtesy of Spink

crown

Silver crown, Oxford Mint, 1643
No mintmark, S.2946A

Courtesy of Spink

crown

Silver crown, Exeter Mint, 1643 - 1646
Mintmark rose, S.3055

Courtesy of Spink


Commonwealth

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1653 crown

1653 Commonwealth crown
Mintmark: sun

Courtesy of Spink

1658 crown

1658 crown, Cromwell type
8 over 7 as for all such coins

Courtesy of Spink


Charles II

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gold crown

Hammered gold crown, second issue (1660-2)
S.3306
Courtesy of Spink

1662 crown

1662 rose under bust crown, first bust
Courtesy of Spink

1668 crown

1668 crown, second bust
Courtesy of Spink

1671 crown

1671 crown, third bust
Courtesy of Spink

1673 crown

1673 crown, fourth bust
Courtesy of Spink

1676 crown

1676 crown, fourth bust
Donated anonymously


James II

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1687 crown

1687 crown
Second bust
Courtesy of Spink


William and Mary

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1692 crown

1692 crown
Donated anonymously


William III

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1696 crown

1696 crown, first bust
Donated anonymously


Queen Anne

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1707rp crown

1707 roses & plumes crown, London Mint, first bust & Pre-Union reverse
Courtesy of Spink

1707 crown

1707 crown, London Mint, second bust & Post-Union reverse
Courtesy of Spink

1707 crown

1707E crown, Edinburgh Mint, Post-Union reverse
Donated anonymously

1708 crown

1708 plumes crown, London Mint, obverse (second bust) & reverse
Courtesy of Spink

1708E crown

1708E crown, Edinburgh Mint, second bust
Courtesy of Spink

1713 crown

1713 crown, London Mint, third bust
Courtesy of Spink


George I

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1716 crown

1716 roses & plumes crown
Courtesy of Spink


George II

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1736 crown

1736 crown, first bust
Donated anonymously

1743 crown

1743 crown, roses on reverse, second bust, GEORGIUS
Courtesy of Spink

1746 crown

1746 LIMA crown, second bust, GEORGIVS
Courtesy of Spink

1750 crown

1750 crown, second bust, GEORGIVS
Courtesy of Spink


George III

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Counterstamped dollar

Oval Counterstamp on 1795 Mexico 8 reales
Courtesy of Spink

Counterstamped dollar

Octagonal Counterstamp on 1802 Mexico 8 reales
Donated anonymously

1804 Bank of England dollar

1804 Bank of England dollar, obverse
Traces of original coin at bottom right of the obverse, and at the left on the reverse

Donated anonymously

1817 Pattern Crown

1817 'Three Graces' Pattern Crown by W.Wyon
Courtesy of Spink

1819 Crown

1819 Crown
Courtesy of Spink


George IV

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1821 Crown

1821 Crown, first type.
Courtesy of Spink

1822 Crown

1822 Crown, first type, SECUNDO edge.
Courtesy of Martin Platt

1826 Crown

1826 Crown, second type.
Courtesy of Spink


William IV

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1831 Crown

1831 proof crown
'Harshly cleaned and now toned, good very fine'
An object lesson on why you should not clean coins of this rarity
Courtesy of Spink


Quick find by reign:

Edward IV : Henry VIII : Edward VI : Elizabeth I : Commonwealth : Charles II : James II : William & Mary :William III : Anne : George I : George II : George III : George IV : William IV


Acknowledgements

All those pictures with a blue background have been generously donated by a donor who wishes to remain anonymous. I am particularly grateful for the opportunity to display images of such fine specimens.


Links

Double Florin (4s) <<-- : -->> Five Shillings (1837-1901)
History of 5s and Quarter Guinea
Values of 5s and Quarter Guineas
Coins of the UK Index
Main Pictures Index
UK Coin Values Index

Help and Advice


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