It is strange the King Edward I silver pennies were always so common and readily available. Today they are getting harder and harder to find. Remember that during the reign of King Edward I (1272-1307) the only coin made was the silver penny. It was such good quality of silver, that they were illegally exported, melted down and then recoined with a lower quality of silver. Sometime ago we bought part of a very famous hoard of Edward I silver pennies, known as the Montrave Hoard and discovered in 1877. We have seen common mints from this hoard being sold for up to £195. We legally bought the declared hoard and we are selling them for a hell of a lot less money. The hoard is known as the Montrave Hoard and it was legally declared to the Government and so it is legal to own today. We are offering them by the Town or City they were struck in and all will grade Very Good or better. Here we present the Canterbury Penny. Get it while you still can…
c.1272-1275. Moneyer ION, Class 6. An excellent example of this fascinating early issue of Edward I transitional portrait displaying features of the earlier Henry III and the later, typical Edward I portrait. Wonderful icy tone, Good Very Fine and Rare.
This coin is from one of the most fantastic Treasure Trove Hoards we have ever bought. On the 10th of May 1877 at Montrave, Fifeshire, Scotland a hoard of King Edward I Silver Pennies were found. The coins are about 700 years old and the treasure was found 141 years ago! They were declared and sent to the British Museum for cataloguing. This Treasure hoard was found on the land belonging to Mr Allan Gilmour of Lundin and Montrave. Now for the first time in 141 years, collectors have the chance to own a specimen from this incredible hoard. We are offering this Edward I Canterbury Penny (Very Good condition) with a certificate at the same price we would charge for a normal Edward I Penny. But we do retain the right to raise the prices, as supplies run short. British Treasure over 700 years old and untouched for 139 years. Supplies are limited.
In the reign of King Edward I, the largest coin struck for regular usage was the Silver Penny. It was of such high quality silver that many were exported, melted down and then lower grade counterfeits or Sterlings were issued. This was of course illegal and the penalty was death. You have a facing portrait of the King on one side and a cross on the other side. This cross made it easy to make change cut it in half and it became a Halfpenny, cut it into quarters and it becomes a Farthing. Edward was both good and bad, a very tall man he was known as Long Shanks. He established Parliament as a permanent institution, while treating the Scottish people very brutally and kicking the Jews out of England, after taking all their money and property. The Silver Pennies on offer were put together by a dealer over many years; they have been carefully selected and are now over 700 years old. They are supplied in Fine which is better than they usually come. This Silver Penny was the largest coin struck for regular usage and it would purchase quite a bit at the time. A fantastic group and one that you should seriously consider.