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Edward ('Longshanks') 1st, 1272 - 1307

Edward, son of Henry 3rd, oversaw the redesign of all English coinage shortly after he came to the throne in 1272. No longer was the moneyer credited - the only name on coins from now on would be that of the monarch. The quality of manufacture was also a big improvement on the standards of the previous 150 years, so much so that the design was copied internationally.

Penny, class 3b

This was my first medieval hammered silver coin. Not a particularly rare coin, but rare in this condition. Spink no. 1388.

Penny, class 3g2

Spink no. 1393

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Penny, class 5b

Spink no. 1400

Penny, class 9b

Struck in the summer of the year 1300 at Kingston-upon-Hull. Spink no. 1408

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Penny, class 10cf2

Spink no. 1411


Penny, Waterford mint, Ireland



Crockards were similar in appearance to coins of Edward I, but were in fact made across the Channel.

"This is a sterling or 'crockard' of John of Avesnes (1280-1304), count of Hainaut (I COMES HAYONIE on the coin), struck in Mons (MONETA MONTES). Crockards such as this were imported into England in large quantities in the 1290s."
(Dr. Martin Allen, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge)

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