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Edward III transformed the Kingdom of England into one of the most efficient military powers in Europe. His reign saw vital developments in the evolution of the English parliament, the ravages of the Black Death and the beginning of the Hundred Years' War. He remained on the throne for 50 years.
The outer obverselegend abbreviates, "BENEDICTUM SIT NOMEN DOMINI NOSTRI DEI IHESU CHRISTI," which means, "Blessed be the name of the Lord our God, Jesus Christ."ME85375. Silver Gros Tournois a la Porte, SCBC 8063, Elias 63, Duplessy Féodales 1067, Elias Collection 120, Poey d'Avant 2856, Boudeau –, gF, toned, tight flan, weight 2.478 g, maximum diameter 23.9 mm, die axis 270o, 1351 - 1356; obverse ED'· REX : A*nGLIE / + BnDICTV · SIT · nOmE : DnI : nRI : DEI : IhV · XPI (annulet and double annulet stops, secret mark: asterisk between A and n), short cross pattée; reverse + DVX : AQITA*nIE (double annulet stops, secret mark: asterisk between A and n), châtel aquitanique, gateway below; all within tressure of arches containing twelve leaves; rare; $265.00 (€225.25)
United Kingdom, George IV, 29 January 1820 - 26 June 1830
From 1811 until his accession, George IV served as regent during his father's mental illness. He forbade his wife from attending his coronation and unsuccessfully attempted to divorce her, which brought the contempt of the people. For most of George's regency and reign, Prime Minister Lord Liverpool controlled the government with little help from George. George's extravagant lifestyle and wasteful spending angered taxpayers at a time when Britain was fighting the Napoleonic Wars. He did not provide leadership in a time of crisis, nor did he act as a role model for his people. Liverpool led Britain's ultimate victory, negotiated the peace settlement, and attempted to deal with the social and economic malaise that followed. George IV was succeeded by his younger brother William.UK84145. Silver shilling, SCBC 3812, aEF, toned, reeded edge, weight 5.668 g, maximum diameter 23.5 mm, die axis 180o, Tower mint, 1825; obverse GEORGIUS IV DE GRATIA 1825 (George IV, by the grace of God, 1825), bare head left; reverse BRITANNIARUM REX FID ET DEFENSOR (King of The British territories, Defender of the Faith), crowned lion standing left, atop a larger crown; rose, shamrock, and thistle below; $160.00 (€136.00)
United Kingdom, Victoria, 20 June 1837 - 22 January 1901
The double florin was one of the shortest-lived British coin denominations ever, only being produced during four mint years, between 1887 and 1890. The coin acquired the nickname of "Barmaid's Grief" due to its similarity to the slightly larger crown coin (worth 5 shillings, 25% more than the double florin), as neither coin was marked with its denomination and both used an identical portrait of Queen Victoria on the obverse.UK84147. Silver Double Florin, SCBC 3923, EF, toned, a few marks, scratches, reeded edge, weight 22.600 g, maximum diameter 35.9 mm, die axis 0o, Tower mint, 1887; obverseVICTORIA DEI GRATIA (Victoria, by the grace of God), Jubilee bust left, crowned, veiled, and draped; reverse FID: - DEF: - BRITT: - REG: 18-87 (Defender of the Faith, Queen of the British Territories, Arabic 1 in date), Coat of arms comprised of four crowned shields (England (x2), Scotland, and Ireland) in cruciform arrangement, the four crowns dividing the legend and date, scepters between the shields; $105.00 (€89.25)
Coins of Scotland Ireland and the Islands - Pre-decimal Issues 2003
Second edition of the standard catalogue of British pre-decimal issue coins for Scotland, Ireland and the Islands (Jersey, Guernsey, Man and Lundy)BK12925. Coins of Scotland Ireland and the Islands - Pre-decimal Issues, Spink, 2003, 219 pages, color illustrated, hardcover, new; $13.00 (€11.05)
Coins of England & the United Kingdom - Decimal Issues
Standard catalogue of British coins by denomination. A second edition to the 2015 catalogue due to the quantity of commemorative issues released in 2015.BK12931. Coins of England & the United Kingdom - Decimal Issues, Spink, 2016, 173 pages, color illustrated, paperback, new; $6.00 (€5.10)
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