Minilist 2016-05 - September 2016

Ancient, Modern & Medieval Coins

September 2016 Mini-List

It’s been a few months since we’ve issued a mini-list. We hope that as the weather cools down we will get on a new schedule. Once we get our camera set up correctly we hope to be cracking out lists and adding coins, medals, tokens, banknotes and numismatic literature to our website on a regular basis.

If you have visited our website before you can see we have totally revamped the look. Hopefully it will be easier to navigate and be easier to see the images. If you are looking for something the search feature works very well. Just type the key words in the box and you should be able to find all occurrences of anything we’ve listed for the past 10 years or so. Eventually you will be able to search by category. By the way if there are things you don’t like about the site or you find a feature that is not working, please let me know and I’ll inform my tech staff.

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Ancient Coins


50473 Judaea, Yehud. Hellenistic Period. Ptolemy I 305-282 BC AR 1/4 Obol (.15 gram). Diademed head of Ptolemy I right/Eagle w. wings spread, half turned left, stg on thunderbolt, YHDH in paleo-Hebrew. Ex Gemini H-438, TJC-438 Fr/Nice VF, struck from worn die $325


56734 Judaea, Joppa, Severus Alexander. 222-235 AD. Æ19 (7.28g). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right /Athena standing right, holding spear and shield. ΦΛΑ to left. Ros-11, Sofaer-21 Fine. $300


55249 Sicily, Himera. c. 460-450 BC. Silver Tetras or1/4 Obol (.18g). Bearded Male Head right/3 Pellets. Le Rider Pl. 24, #39, NAC, 46, 193 F/VF, grainy. Very Rare $150


57746 Tabaristan, Ispahbads, Farkham.  711-731 (PYE 60-79). Silver Hemidrachm (2.04g). Bust right, with winged headdress, 2 dotted lines, 3 marginal crescents with stars, but no words/Fire Altar and attendants, 3 dotted lines, 4 crescents with stars and 4 groups of 3 dots. MACW-1332v, Malek-10 Toned VF, small chip $119


56038 Moesia Inferior . Marcianopolis, Diadumenian. 217-218. Æ20 (4.25g). Bare head right [M] OPELLIOC - ANTW(NEINOC K]/Dikaiosyne-Nemesis (or Aequitas) w. scales & cornucopia stg, at her feet wheel, MAPKIANO - ΠOLEITΩN. AMNG-793. Pretty VF, dark green patina$125


55662 Roman Egypt, Philip II, as Caesar. 247-249. Bi Tetradrachm (13.63g). Bare-headed cuirassed bust right/Tyche, naked to the waist, seated l., rudder in r. hand, cornucopia in left, LΔ = year 4 = 246/247. C-1404, E-3610, M-3673. VF. Ex-Keith Emmett collection. $130


55919 Rome Republic, Anonymous. 86 BC. Silver Denarius (3.71g). Laureate head of Apollo right/Jupiter in quadriga right, hurling a thunderbolt. A very late anonymous issue. Similar to issues of Gargonius, Oguinius & Vergilius but w/o legends or control letter. RSC-226, SR-266, Syd-723, Cr-350A/2. Nice VF $90


57713 Rome Republic, M. Aemilius Scarus & P. Plautius Hypsaeus. c. 58 BC. Silver Denarius (4.8g). King Aretas kneeling right beside camel, presenting olive branch, Rex Aretas in ex/Jupiter in quadriga l., brandishing thunderbolt, scorpion below horses, legends above & below. SR-379, Hen-1441, Aemilia-8. Nice VF, touch off-center. Ex Rev. Gilbert collection via Wayne Sayles in 2001, sold as lot # 132 in our sale 39E and repurchased by us this summer. An important Biblical coin.$175


56005 Rome, Faustina, Jr., daughter of Antoninus Pius. (154-156 AD). Æ Sestertius (27.14g). Draped bust right FAUSTINA AVG PII AVG FIL/Diana standing left, holding arrow and bow S-C to either side RIC-1383, SR-4717. F-VF, green-brown patina. Light porosity. $60


Modern and Medieval Coins of the World


56356 Angola, Portuguese Africa. 1770 12 Macutas. Crowned arms/Denomination within wreath. Last date of short 3 year type. Cr-13, KM-18, Dav-3. Choice VF, edge flaw $525


56358 Angola, Portuguese Africa. 1783 10 Macutas. Crowned arms/Denomination within wreath. One year type issued under Maria I and Pedro III. Cr-22, KM-24, Dav-6. Toned VF $600


56485 British West Africa, George V. 1917-H 2 Shillings. Y-17, KM-13.Toned EF/AU $100


56498 British West Africa, George VI. 1946-SA Penny. Struck at the South African mint in Pretoria. * This is the rarest of all regular BWA pennies* . Y-24, KM-19 Toned VF $400


56504 British West Africa, George VI. ND. Blank Flan on both sides. ND.  Six Pence. With security edge for either KM-22 or KM-31 Ex. Fred Pridmore collection, with old tag. Toned $115


56623 Egypt, Abdul Aziz, 1277/8 (1868), 10 Para. 1st year of Short and rare type with flower (rose) at right. Y-2a, KM-242. F-VF$560


56629 Egypt, Abdul Aziz. 1277/7 (1867). 20 Para, 1 year type 3, 29mm, struck at Cairo. Rare. Y-3b, KM-245. Crude aVF $350


56635 Egypt, Abdul Aziz. 1277/10 (1870). 40 Para, 36mm copper type, with rose at right. Struck in Cairo. Y-4a, KM-249, F/VF, Rough crude planchet which is typical of these Cairo mint products. Very rare.$560


56641 Egypt, Abdul Aziz. 1277/9 (1869). 2 1/2 Qirsh or Piastres.***2 year type, 22mm, (3.50 g.), with flower to right of toughra. Y-8a, KM-252.Toned VF+. $400


56658 Egypt, Muhammad V. 1327/-2H (1910). 2 Qirsh or Piastres. 1st year of short two year silver type. Y-30, KM-307. Choice BU, light toning. $110


  1. Egypt, British Protectorate/Fuad I. 1920-H/AH 1338 5 Piastres. Scarce one year type. Y-45, KM-326. Toned EF-AU. $180

  1. France, Louis XIV. 1695-I (Limoges mint) Half Ecu Aux Palms. Wolf under bust, overstruck over previous coin. Gad-185, KM-295. VG/aVF. $150

55282 Germany, Saxe-Weimar, Wilhelm IV. 1662 1/4 Taler (Death Commemorative). Obelisk with ribbons/2 arms from clouds tying 4 arrows together below a crown. Merseb-3886, KM-79. Gd Fine $120


55447 India, Cholas of Tanjore. Raja Raja. 985-1014. Gold Fanam (.44g) or 1/8 Kahavanu Tiger seated right, bow behind, facing two upright fishes/2 line legend, Yuddha Malla. Scarce. MNIS-726, Fr-286 VF $150


57760 Israel, King Norton’s Mint Archives. 5709 (1949) 5 Prutot with pearl Very rare. From the King Norton’s Mint Archives collection. KM-10, Y-3, P-5a Specimen or Proof strike $340


57761 Israel, King Norton’s Mint Archives 5709 (1949) 25 Prutot with pearl Very rare. From the King Norton’s Mint Archives collection. A few light marks and a bit of cloudiness, KM-12, Y-6, P-12a, Specimen or Proof strike $340


57762 Israel. Error. inverted reverse. 5709 (1949) 50 Prutot without pearl. Error, coin has coin alignment as opposed to medal alignment. Regular included for comparison. Known with rotated reverse, but perhaps unique as completely inverted. KM-13.1, Y-8, P-16 EF+, spots $400


57763 Israel, King Norton’s Mint Archives 5709 (1949) 50 Prutot without pearl. Very rare. From the King Norton’s Mint Archives collection. Unlsted by Krause and Haffner as proof or specimen (but not unknown). KM-13.1, Y-8, P-16. Specimen or Proof strike. $450

57764 Israel, King Norton’s Mint Archives 5709 (1949) 100 Prutot. Very rare. From the King Norton’s Mint Archives collection. A few marks and hairlines KM-14, Y-10,  P-20a. Specimen or Proof strike.$340


57765 Israel, King Norton’s Mint Archives 5712 (1952). 10 Pruta aluminum Very rare. From the King Norton’s Mint Archives collection. Unlisted and extremely rare. Only 2nd we can recall having KM-17, Y-5, P-9. Specimen or Proof strike $400


56172 Italy, Naples, Charles II of Spain. 1687 Silver Tari (5.54g). Crowned shield/Globe with raised date, crown above crossed fasces and cornucopia. KM-104 EF, light adj marks and porosity rev. $150


55773 Mexico, Republic 1863 Zs Mo 2 Reales of Zacatacas. Better date. Y-S23, KM-274.12. Lightly toned EF. $40


57136 Mombasa. British Colony. 1888-H. 1 Rupee. Scales above mint mark and date/Crown above radiant sun. Struck at Heaton Mint in Birmingham, England. Y-5, KM-5. Choice toned Proof or Specimen. A stunning coin! $1125


57034 Morocco, Moulay al-Hassan I. AH-1310 Fez 1/2 Falus. Short, scarce type formerly listed as “Mazuna” by Yeoman & 1/8 Mouzouna by Lecommpte.High grade for type Y-B1, Lec-15 EF $500


57037 Morocco, Moulay al-Hassan I. AH-1310 Fez1 Falus. Short, scarce type formerly listed as ‚2 1/2 Mazunas by Yeoman & 1/4 Mouzouna by Lecommpte. High grade for type. Y-1, Lec-45. VF-EF, few rim knocks$300


57092 Morocco, ‘Abd al-Aziz, Reform Coinage. 1320 Fez (1902). Mazuna. Date within circle/Value within circle, mint name below. Very scarce mint. 1st offered in years!Y-14.2, Lec-22 VF $200


57053 Morocco, ‘Abd al-Aziz. 1316 Paris. 1/2 Dirham (1/20 Rial). Y-9.2, Lec-106. Ch. BU $125


57046 Morocco, ‘Abd al-Aziz1316 Paris. 1 Dirham or 1/10 Rial Arrow heads point inward. Y-10.2, Lec-125. Gem BU, light golden toning$125


57237 Morocco, ‘Abd al-Aziz. 1321-London(1903) 1/4 Rial (2 1/2 Dirhams). Y20.2. Unc/BU $165


57077 Morocco, ‘Abd al-Aziz. 1321 London. 5 Dirhams (1/2 Rial). Y-21.2, Lec-174 BU $220


57094 Morocco, Yusuf 1331 Paris (1912). 2 1/2 Dirhams (1/4 Rial). One year type in very high grade. Y-31, Lec-155. Choice BU. $599


57139 Mozambique (?) Countermarked Coin. ND (1916-T). 20 Heller. Large M countermarked on German East Africa 20 Heller. Obverse A, small crown, reverse B, pointed tip on L’s. Brass. KM-15a (host coin). VF. $475


57249 Mozambique , Portuguese Colony. 1945 1 Escudo.  Y-14, KM-74. Ch. red & brown BU. One year type, rare this nice. $165


57388 Reunion, French Overseas Department. 1896. 1 Franc. One year type. Y-2, KM-5, Lec-46 Toned EF $219


57389 Reunion, French Overseas Department. 1920. 5 Centimes Bank Token Aluminum Hexagon 18mm. Demonitized 1941. Y-3, KM-Tn-1, Lec-47 EF$340


57422 Saint Thomas & Prince, Portuguese Colony. 1948. 50 Centavos. Y-5, KM-8. Gem BU. One year type in high grade. $200


57435 Senegal, Ziguinchor. 1921. 1 Franc 27 mm Brass token Palm tress on shore. Chamber of Commerce issue by J. Bory. Medal alignment. KM Tn18, Lec-15. Ch. BU, a few minor spots $475


57632 South Africa, Zuid Afrikaansche Republik. 1895 3 Pence. Bust of Paul Kruger left/Value divides date in wreath, Z.A.R. above. Key date Y-2, KM-3 EF, some light marks $280


57633 South Africa, Zuid Afrikaansche Republik. 1895 6 Pence. Bust of Paul Kruger left/Value divides date in wreath, Z.A.R. above. Key date Y-3, KM-4 Light toned AU $300


57637 South Africa, Zuid Afrikaansche Republik. 1897 2 Shillings. Bust of Paul Kruger leftArms, * ZUID AFRIK. *REP, Date and denomination around. Y-5, KM-6. Unc., a few minor marks. $140


57642 South Africa, Zuid Afrikaansche Republik.  1894 Gold 1 Pond. Bust of Paul Kruger left, ZUID AFRIKAANSCE  REPUBLIEK around/Flagged Arms, banner, eagle,  Date and denomination around. Uncommon date Y-9, KM-10.2, Fr-2 EF $450


57646 South Africa, Union of South Africa, Dominion. 1930 1//4 Penny (Farthing). Crowned bust of George V left/Wheat sprig and berries divide birds within circle. Y-11a, KM-12.2. Brown unc $390


57647 South Africa, Union of South Africa, Dominion. 1933 Penny. Crowned bust of George V left/Sailing Ship. A much scarcer coin in mint state than Krause indicates. Y-25, KM-14.3. Red & Brown unc. $220


57667 South Africa, Union of South Africa, Dominion. 1937. 1 Penny struck in Fiber. Bare-headed bust of King George VI left/Sailing ship. First year of type. A pattern or a trial strike? Y-33, KM-25. Unc.$140


57662 South Africa, Union of South Africa, Dominion. 1925 1 Florin. Crowned bust of George V left/Arms divides date. Denomination as FLORIN. The key date! Very rare! Seldom so nice! Y-20, KM-18. EF.$1100


57673 South Africa, Union of South Africa, Dominion. 1950 2 Shillings. Bare-headed bust of King George VI left/Shield divides date, denomination at bottom 2 SHILLINGS. The key date of a short type. Y-46, KM-38.1. Lightly toned Ch. Au/Unc. $165


57674 South Africa, Union of South Africa, Dominion. 1923 2 1/2 Shillings. Crowned bust of George V left/Shield divides date, denomination at bottom 2 1/2 Shillings 2 1/2. 1st year of type. Y-21, KM-19.1. Toned EF/AU $100


57675 South Africa, Union of South Africa, Dominion. 1924 2 1/2 Shillings. Crowned bust of George V left/Shield divides date, denomination at bottom 2 1/2 Shillings 2 1/2. Y-21, KM-19.1. Au-Unc. $155