Antique Coin Values
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Antique Coin Values
- (Coin Value) The value of a collector´s coin depends above all on the numbers still available (rarity), and, furthermore, the condition, if old coins are concerned (value specifications in catalogues are guidelines for sales prices).
- A collectible object such as a piece of furniture or work of art that has a high value because of its considerable age
- old-timer: an elderly man
- made in or typical of earlier times and valued for its age; “the beautiful antique French furniture”
- shop for antiques; “We went antiquing on Saturday”
antique coin values – Warman's U.S.
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Wm Webster Covent Gardens Dealer in Ancient and Modern Coins Medals Antiques Advertising Medallion – Obverse
At least one other version of this medallion exists, showing the address as number "17" Great Russell Street. My guess is that 7 came before 17.
William Till also issued copper medallions in 1834 and 1839 with the address as number 17.
Died 11 June 1885
Active: 1851 – 1885
Country of birth and death: England
Coin and medal dealer
Born at Portsea, Hampshire. He ran a successful coin and medal business from Russell Street and then Henrietta Street in Covent Garden, London.
The rationalisation of the Royal Mint Museum collection in preparation for its display to the public in 1874.
The decision was made to focus the collection on coins of Britain and the British Empire and the task of selection was entrusted to the London coin dealer William Webster, who disposed of pieces he considered duplicates and of hundreds of foreign coins acquired in 1818 from the collection of Sarah Sophia Banks. Much as the loss of this material may be regretted, the collection from then on was properly looked after and added to in a systematic fashion.
In November 1871 Charles Fremantle, the new Deputy Master of the Royal Mint, as part of an extensive spring-cleaning of the Royal Mint’s practices and premises, commissioned the London coin dealer William Webster to inspect the spectacular range of coins and medals collected by Sarah Sophia Banks and presented to the Royal Mint by Lady Banks in 1818. The commission was subsequently extended to include the large collection of coins and medals accumulated by the Die Department and Webster’s employment culminated in the publication in 1874 of a catalogue of the amalgamated collections. During the course of this work many coins were discarded as duplicates or as possessing no numismatic value, and this paper will identify as specifically as possible what was lost but also, in more general terms, what was gained by the exercise. (Paper by Graham Dyer).
In 1837, William Till published "A List of Coin and Medal Collectors in London, and in the Country)"
as part of an essay on the Roman Denarius, and English Silver Penny. He listed 58 people in London, and a further 115 "in the country", many of whom were in other European countries. Total 173 listed.
"Experts", "Antiques Road Trip", 15 May 2012
The coin is a gold-plated silver shilling of George IV, worth a few pounds, as anyone with an elementary knowledge of numismatics will tell you. The coin depicts a lion astride a crown. The word on the left BRITANNIARUM does not appear on a sovereign, which has a shield on the “tail” side and is smaller and much heavier. Most auctioneers would be able to tell whether a piece was gold from the “feel” of how heavy it seemed.
The buyer may have an opinion on this, especially since auction lots are not normally returnable. The value of the gold in the plating is negligible.
antique coin values