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This website is a gallery for show-casing selected images of the Long Cross pennies of Henry III, and the posthumous class 6/7 coins issued under Edward I. In here will be found hundreds of images of scarce or rare types, as well as some examples of more common types but in better than average condition. On the Prices page you'll find the current approximate market values for many of the coins illustrated.
If you're having trouble determining which class a coin belongs to, try the Class Identifier
The site is continually under revision, so do check back at a future date to see the growing image collection.
Images are of coins not only from my own collection, but also selected examples from other enthusiasts and auction houses - if you have a coin that you think deserves to be shown then please email me using the contact section. Please note that this is a non-commercial website and so none of the coins are for sale. My spare coins are offered on a separate website: www.coinsales.eu
Throughout I have extensively used the Churchill-Thomas classification (2012), and varieties are often referenced to the Churchill-Thomas numbers as published in their highly useful reference book on the 1908 Brussels Hoard.
Another significant and valuable resource for background information is Ron Churchill's Mints and Moneyers book.
For a useful summary article by Richard Kelleher click here.
Acknowledgements: Thanks are due to the following organisations and individuals for allowing the use of their images and/or their information:
A.H. Baldwin & Sons Ltd, London, Ron Churchill, Bob Thomas, Alastair Wardle, AMR Coins Dix Noonan Webb Timeline Auctions CNG Mike Vosper Halls Hammered Coins Hiddenhistory Mark Winiger Ian M. Heavisides York Coins Lloyd Bennett A.G.& S Gillis Glenn Schaap The Fitzwilliam Museum (Cambridge University), UKDFD, Del Parker, Leodis Hammered Coins, Alfredo De La Fé of Agora Auctions, The Old Currency Exchange, Dr Patrick Brown, Rod Blunt, and various other coin owners and enthusiasts who wish to remain anonymous. Images from the Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS) are used under a CC BY-SA licence, and also images from the British Museum are used under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) license.
Please note that the fact that a person or organisation has contributed or allowed the use of their images does not imply that they endorse any of the comments made, or opinions expressed, by the website author.
Recent Updates ...
November - a rare class 1a/1b mule, an unusual class Ia of Dublin, and a scarce continental imitation of a class 2 penny. Also a marvellous and rare class 5e Willem of London.
A long summer break !
June - Class 1a updated, to reflect the difference between subclasses 1a1 and 1a2; one new sub-class 1a1 coin added.
April - Updated London 5a3.
February - added an Irish stylesemi-imitation of Rudolph von Habsburg. Added a section on the coinage of Henry's brother, Richard of Cornwall.
January 2018 - Added link to Rod Blunt's CoinSearcher online app.
Aug/Sept - Updates to the class 5 continental imitations, and addition of a section on modern forgeries. (Link), Bury 5g Stephen updated.
July - Some interesting Norwich coins added in classes 3a1, 3ab1, and 3c. Also a class 2 imitation.
April - June Numerous new coins added, 875 different coins now online.
March - Work in progress on the Continental Imitations Sections - particularly Class 3 imitations.
Currently mostly working on the Irish section.