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FORVM is an ancient coin specialist. Normally we do not handle modern world coins, but we occasionally receive them in collections or consignments.


Ireland, James II, Civil War, Limerick Siege Money, 1691
Click for a larger photo After the Battle of the Boyne in July 1690 the mint at Limerick continued to strike coins in the name of James II until the city fell to William on 3 October 1691. Just prior to and during the Siege of Limerick, the mint issued halfpennies and farthings over-struck on gunmoney coins and dated 1691.
SH66257. Copper farthing, SCBC-SII 6596, EF, typical flat strike, overstruck on gunmoney, weight 5.098 g, maximum diameter 23.0 mm, die axis 0o, Limerick mint, 1691; obverse IACOBVS II DEI GRATIA, laureate bust left; reverse HIBERNIA 1691 (normal N), Hibernia seated left, cross in right, resting left on Irish harp; $540.00 (€405.00)

Kingdom of Naples and Sicily, Philip IV of Spain, 31 March 1621 - 17 September 1665
Click for a larger photo Naples was ruled by the Crown of Aragon as part of the Spanish Empire from 1504 to 1714.
ME66312. Bronze 3 cavalli, MIR Napoli 276 (R4), F, weight 2.223 g, maximum diameter 19.0 mm, die axis 0o, Naples mint, 1647; obverse PHILIPP IIII D G REX, bare head right, GA/C (mint master Giovanni Andrea Cavo) left, 46 (or 47) below; reverse foliate cross, rosette at center, flame from each angle; extremely rare; $300.00 (€225.00)

Great Britain, George III, 1760 - 1820, Modified Into a "Secret" Box
Click for a larger photo Similar boxes made from American silver dollars are sometimes called "Opium Dollars."

In 1797, at the Soho Mint, James Watt and Matthew Boulton used their steam powered presses to strike 450 tons of the new "cartwheel" pennies, at 1 ounce of copper per coin. The penny was found to be too heavy for regular use and was only struck for that single year.
SH72322. Copper penny, SCBC 3777, Choice VF, modified from two coins into a screw top box, weight 15.865 g, maximum diameter 35.9 mm, die axis 225o, Soho mint, 1797; obverse GEORGIUS III D G REX, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse BRITANNIA 1797, Britannia seated left on rocks, olive-branch in right hand, trident in left, Union shield at side, tiny SOHO on rock below, sailing ship on water at a distance on left, diving whale right, waves in exergue; challenging to open; $250.00 (€187.50)

Great Britain, George III, 1760 - 1820, Modified Into a "Secret" Box
Click for a larger photo Similar boxes made from American silver dollars are sometimes called "Opium Dollars."

In 1797, at the Soho Mint, James Watt and Matthew Boulton used their steam powered presses to strike 50 tons of the new "cartwheel" twopence, at 2 ounces of copper per coin. The twopence was found to be too heavy for regular use and was only struck for that single year.
SH72321. Copper twopence, SCBC 3776, aVF, modified from two coins into a screw top box, weight 18.769 g, maximum diameter 41.0 mm, die axis 135o, Soho mint, 1797; obverse GEORGIUS III D G REX, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse BRITANNIA 1797, Britannia seated left on rocks, olive-branch in right hand, trident in left, Union shield at side, tiny SOHO on rock below, sailing ship on water at a distance on left, diving whale right, waves in exergue; $210.00 (€157.50)

Holy Roman Empire, Frederick II, 1215 - 1250
Click for a larger photo Cheb (German: Eger), is a city in the Karlovy Vary Region of the Czech Republic, with about 33,000 inhabitants. It is situated on the river Ohře (also called Eger in German), at the foot of one of the spurs of the Smrčiny and near the border with Germany. Prior to 1945, which saw the expulsion of the German speaking population, the town was the center of the German-speaking region known as Egerland, and was part of the Northern Austro-Bavarian dialect area.
SH59140. Silver pfennig, Haskova 43, Buchenau 3239, Bonhoff 2034, VF, weight 0.687 g, maximum diameter 18.8 mm, die axis 270o, Cheb mint, obverse crowned bust facing, lis topped scepter in each hand, annulets in fields; reverse two confronted crowned lions, heads turned facing, facing eagle with open wings and head right below; ex Lanz Auction 136 (2007), lot 6; rare; $195.00 (€146.25)

Lot of 20 Bronze Coins From Naples and Sicily, c. 1500 - 1800
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LT68390. Bronze Lot, 20 bronze coins from Naples and Sicily, c. 1500 - 1800, Fair - Fine, actual coins in the photograph, probably some scarce; as-is; no returns; $180.00 (€135.00)

Kingdom of Naples, Phillip III of Spain, 13 September 1598 - 31 March 1621
Click for a larger photo Naples was ruled by the Crown of Aragon as part of the Spanish Empire from 1504 to 1714.
ME66316. Bronze 2 cavalli, MIR Napoli 231 (R2), F, uneven strike, tight flan, weight 2.182 g, maximum diameter 18.9 mm, die axis 0o, Naples mint, obverse + PHILIPP III D G REX ARA, two flints and two flint locks forming a cross, a flame in each angle; reverse SICILIAE ET HIERVSA, crown, two crossed scepters inside; rare; $150.00 (€112.50)

Kingdom of Naples and Sicily, Phillip III of Spain, 13 September 1598 - 31 March 1621
Click for a larger photo Naples was ruled by the Crown of Aragon as part of the Spanish Empire from 1504 to 1714.
ME66317. Bronze tornese, MIR Napoli 225 var (unlisted control symbol), aF, weight 2.182 g, maximum diameter 18.9 mm, die axis 45o, Naples mint, 1619; obverse + PHILIPP III D G REX, cornucopia overflowing with bunches of grapes, other fruit, and stalks of grain, 16-19 flanking across field; reverse * VIGILAT ET CVSTODIT (watches and keeps), recumbent lion atop round altar with ornamented side, MV (control symbol) below; rare (R2); $120.00 (€90.00)

Kingdom of Naples, Phillip III of Spain, 13 September 1598 - 31 March 1621
Click for a larger photo Naples was ruled by the Crown of Aragon as part of the Spanish Empire from 1504 to 1714.
ME66318. Bronze 2 cavalli, MIR Napoli 225/6, aF, weight 3.954 g, maximum diameter 23.9 mm, die axis 180o, Naples mint, 1620; obverse + PHILIPP III D G REX, cornucopia overflowing with bunches of grapes, other fruit, and stalks of grain, 16-20 flanking across field; reverse * VIGILAT ET CVSTODIT (watches and keeps), recumbent lion atop round altar with ornamented side; rare (R2); $120.00 (€90.00)

France, Counts and Bishops of Meigueil, 11th - 13th Century
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ME66651. Silver Lot, types imitative of Narbonne; denier: Boudeau 753, Roberts 4336; obol: Boudeau 754, Poey-dAvant 3844, VF, Maguelonne (Lanquedoc) mint, 1080 - 1120; obverse + RAMVNDS (blundered), crude cross; reverse NAIDONA (blundered), four annulets, pellet in center, pellet in one quarter; $105.00 (€78.75)



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