Rare Henry I Halfpenny Value and Better Pictures

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Rare Henry I Halfpenny Value and Better Pictures

Post by Atral » Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:58 pm

Hi all,
I posted a strange looking hammered about a month ago, and Allectus ID'd it as a very rare Henry I Halfpenny. There was quite a lot of interest in it, so I thought I'd upload some better pictures and see if anyone can give me an estimated value.

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For people interested, here is some further information on this type of coin, found here:
Following the death of William Rufus, his younger brother Henry claimed the throne of England. Notably, there was a period of monetary crisis during the reign, which led to a public lack of confidence in the quality of the coinage minted. Round halfpennies (as opposed to cut pennies) were struck at a range of mints during the reign, this example at Winchester. The obverse shows a facing head with pellet hair; the reverse a small cross potent with four pellets within each angle.
In sum, 8 of the now 12 known round halfpence of Henry I are in institutions
I know that the coin isn't in the kind of condition that collectors would usually be interested in, but considering its rarity I'm wondering if it's still valuable. Any thoughts would be appreciated ::g



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Re: Rare Henry I Halfpenny Value and Better Pictures

Post by f8met » Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:07 pm

You may be better off doing a web search or contacting coin dealers direct. There is a British hammered coin facebook page. There are a number of dealers on there who can give you a fair value. I find valuing hammered to be a minefield of rarity and condition.
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Re: Rare Henry I Halfpenny Value and Better Pictures

Post by Atral » Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:11 pm

f8met wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:07 pm
You may be better off doing a web search or contacting coin dealers direct. There is a British hammered coin facebook page. There are a number of dealers on there who can give you a fair value. I find valuing hammered to be a minefield of rarity and condition.
Thanks, I'll look into the page you suggested. I have done a few searches and found some auctions / sales of similar coins, but like you mentioned, condition plays a big factor in value and I have no idea how to assess that.

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Re: Rare Henry I Halfpenny Value and Better Pictures

Post by stupot » Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:23 pm

Absolutely brilliant coin find. Just what this hobby has been top at doing for many years, filling in the numismatic record. Top class stuff..

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Re: Rare Henry I Halfpenny Value and Better Pictures

Post by Mike. T. » Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:31 pm

::g

This one is listed at £1,500 in Fine condition according to my 2011 Spink. I'd say this is below fine, but most of his coins weren't well struck in the first place. In any case it's great to find such a rare coin whatever the condition or value.

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Re: Rare Henry I Halfpenny Value and Better Pictures

Post by fred » Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:33 pm

Very difficult to say and the condition is certainly against it, however, most of the ones that I can find are not up to much. Formal descriptions of the condition are not really valid for coins of this age and rarity. What you need to ascertain is what condition any others that have actually been sold in the last decade or two were in. Best of luck.

https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts ... /id/799081

http://www.yorkcoins.com/jcn37_-_henry_ ... fpenny.htm

https://www.spink.com/lot/19026000666
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Re: Rare Henry I Halfpenny Value and Better Pictures

Post by lordofthecoils » Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:54 pm

http://hammered-farthings.co.uk/ sorry if you already have this , very good site for farthings ::g ::g ::g ::g ::g ::g

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