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Admiral Gardner 10 Cash 1808 Fine_obv

Admiral Gardner 10 Cash 1808 Fine

In 1808 the British East India Company had some copper 10 Cash coins made in Birmingham, England. Unfortunately, these coins never made it to India. The ship, The Admiral Gardner sank on the Goodwin Sands losing the crew and the cargo. Some 200 years later the ship was discovered and because the coins were shipped in barrels they remained in nice condition. Remember they were buried in the sand for 200 years and were subject to some rather rough conditions at that time. We managed to buy some of these coins when they were first discovered and have just recently found a box that we had put away over 20 years ago. These are copper Ten Cash coins struck in Birmingham and dated 1808 we have them in Fine and Very Fine condition, the choice is yours. We are selling them for much less than the American dealers are charging, We think they are a good buy.
Picture of Admiral Gardner 20 Cash

Admiral Gardner 20 Cash

These are fantastic Treasure coins. They were struck in Birmingham for the East India Company and sent to India by ship. Unfortunately, the ship they were on, The Admiral Gardner, sunk on the Goodwin Sands. About 25 years ago it was discovered and salvaged. The coins are copper and dated 1808. Over the last 200 years, many of them corroded especially the 20 (XX) Cash pieces, the smaller 10 (X) Cash coins tend to have weathered the sands better. The 20 Cash seems to be alright on one side and very worn on the other side. British / India Treasure coins at a most reasonable price and with a history that is both tragic and fascinating.
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Choice Constantine London Treasure

Constantine the Great 307-337 AD - treasure trove roman bronze coin with London Mint Mark.
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Edward I, Penny (Bristol Mint) Very Good

In the reign of Edward I, the Silver Penny was the largest denomination made for circulation. Here we offer an example of an Edward I Silver Penny from the Bristol Mint in Very Good condition.
Picture of Edward I, Penny (Durham Mint) Fine

Edward I, Penny (Durham Mint) Fine

In the reign of Edward I, the Silver Penny was the largest denomination made for circulation. Here we offer an example of an Edward I Silver Penny from the Durham Mint in Fine condition.
Picture of Edward I, Penny (London Mint) Very Good

Edward I, Penny (London Mint) Very Good

Edward I, also known as Edward Longshanks reigned from 1272 to 1307. Historians have conflicting opinions on his reign, many credit the Monarch for restoring royal authority after the reign of Henry III, establishing Parliament as a permanent institution, and reforming the law through statutes. Others condemn his brutal actions towards the Welsh and the Scots. In the reign of Edward I, the Silver Penny was the largest denomination made for circulation. And regardless of where you stand on Edward I's reign, we think that adding a Silver Penny coined by one of England's most well-known monarchs to your collection will certainly enrich it. Here we offer an Edward I Silver Penny from the London Mint in Very Good condition with a certificate of authenticity!
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Edward I, Penny Fine

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, but he also treated the Scottish people brutally, persecuted Jewish people and took 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.
Elizabeth I, Sixpence (Ewerby Hoard)

Elizabeth I, Sixpence (Ewerby Hoard)

In 2016 a hoard of English silver coins, buried during the Civil War (1642-1651) was discovered in Ewerby, Lincolnshire. They were declared and are thus legal for you to own. They were put up for auction and we bought all the Elizabeth I Silver Sixpences at the auction. It is normal to find earlier coins in a hoard from the date it was buried, as they were buried to protect the hoard and the owner. We bought the Sixpences because that is one coin of Elizabeth I that has a date on it. Elizabeth I Silver Sixpences are dated between 1560 and 1602 and while having seen a lot of circulation they are struck in good silver. Don’t forget these coins are between 420-460 years old and are real British Treasure. The sixpence is great because it has a date on it and is also great for weddings, where the bride should carry a sixpence in her shoe. Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a sixpence in your shoe. In the days of Elizabeth I, you could get by for about a week if you had a sixpence. It was real money at the time. We offer these coins in five different grades. Each coin comes with a certificate of authenticity. Supplies are limited.
From £69.50
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Elizabeth I, Sixpence (Ewerby Hoard) Fair

The obverse has a reasonable impression of the portrait but will have flat areas. The reverse usually has a complete shield and date.
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Elizabeth I, Sixpence (Ewerby Hoard) Poor

Coins are occasionally clipped. The obverse portrait will be worn out but legends are readable. The reverse will usually have a clear impression of the shield and date.
Picture of India Uncut Sheet 10 Rupees x 4

India Uncut Sheet 10 Rupees x 4

This Indian banknote is a real treasure from World War II. A German bombing raid on Scotland led to the ship they were on sinking. The Bank of England had printed the watermarked paper for King George VI banknotes of India. The paper would be overprinted in India and used as money. The watermark shows the portrait of King George VI with the words ‘Reserve Bank of India’ and the denomination ‘Ten Rupees’. These banknote sheets were on the treasure ship for more than 50+ years. We bought the treasure ship that contained all the sheets. There was a great write up in IBNS Journal a few years back. We have had them cut into collectable sheets of four notes, which is a great size for display. Hold a light behind the sheet to see it in all its glory. India, World War II and treasure, what more could you want? We have seen the uncut sheet of 4 Indian banknotes bring £60-£65 each at auction. They probably bought them from us and then put them into auction... You can have them at our price and not the auction price.
Picture of India, East India Co. Treasure X Cash

India, East India Co. Treasure X Cash

These 10 and 20 cash coins were struck for the East India Company in Birmingham in 1808. Unfortunately the coins never made it to India; the ship carrying them sunk on the Goodwin Sands and lay undiscovered for almost 200 years. The coins struck were the 10 and the 20 Cash coins. Both denominations are copper and have the arms of the East India Company supported by two lions on one side. The other side has the denomination XX (20) Cash or X (10) Cash and the inscription is in the Arabic. Here we present the X coins, which are in Very Fine, but have seen some edge damage due to their being buried for almost 200 years. Own a piece of British / Indian Treasure coin for far less than you might expect to pay. These are a wonderful conversation piece as well as true treasure coins. Each coin comes with a certificate of authenticity...
£17.50 £22.50
India, East India Company Treasure Coin 1808 Very Good_obv

India, East India Company Treasure Coin 1808 Very Good

In 1808 the East India Company had some copper coins struck in Birmingham for use in India. The denomination was Ten Cash which was marked on the coin as X Cash. They were placed in wooden barrels and put on a ship called The Admiral Gardner to sail them to India. This is when the tragedy happened, the ship with all hands on board was sunk in the Goodwin Sands. It lay undiscovered for about 200 years until it was discovered by a crew of treasure hunters and brought up to the surface. Of course, after about 200 years under the sand and sea, the coins had some damage to them. I have graded these coins Grade B, which means that there is some damage to the edges what with all that has happened to them, they are still in very acceptable condition. We have graded them Very Good, Very Fine, and a very few in Extremely Fine. All the coins were professionally cleaned to preserve them. Each coin comes with a certificate of origin. British / Indian Treasure. These coins were purchased about 20 years ago when the Admiral Gardner was found.
Picture of India, East India Company Treasure, Ten Cash Coin, EF

India, East India Company Treasure, Ten Cash Coin, EF

200 year old shipwreck treasure recovered from the Goodwin Sands off the Kent coast.
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Magnentius Maiorina Compton Dundon Hoard

Magnentius was likely born to a British father and a Frankish mother in A.D. 303 in Amiens, France. He was a committed Christian who rose rapidly to top positions in the Roman army and A.D. 350 he usurped the unpleasant & unpopular Constans, son of Constantine the Great. The murder of his brother was not taken lightly by Constantius II who finally managed to defeat the usurper in A.D. 353. We recently sold out of the last group so we have managed to buy a few more of the Magnentius’ bronze Maiorina from the Compton Dundon Hoard discovered in Somerset in 2017. The hoard was recorded as GLO-574C93, declared as treasure, and a selection acquired by the Museum of Somerset after being recorded and partially cleaned by the British Museum. This second group shows his head on the obverse with two winged Victories on the reverse. It was winged Victory that inspired the later depiction of Christian angels! The coins are Very Fine with deposits from their time underground and are priced to please.
Picture of Victoria, Farthing 1890 (Arlington Hoard)

Victoria, Farthing 1890 (Arlington Hoard)

In 1890 two gentlemen had a bet for £5 on which raindrop would come down first. £5 was a hell of a lot of money in those days. The gentleman who lost was a poor loser and paid off his bet with a bag of Uncirculated 1890 Farthings. The smallest coin made those days. The winner, a member of the Arlington family of Crichen House, Dorset just put the bag aside and forgot about it. About ten years ago that bag was found and most of it was sold at auction. The coins are Brilliant Uncirculated but they have some black carbon spots on parts of the coins. At auction, these coins brought about £60 each and today they catalogue £90. We didn’t buy them at the auction. No, we bought them from the man who found them. They are in Brilliant Uncirculated condition, never used but they have those black spots, the same as the ones in the auction, only ours are half the auction price, but supplies are limited.