Compare English Coin Prices 1980`s vs 2018

    How much were these English Silver coins worth 30 years ago, compared to TODAY?

     

     KINGS OF WESSEX 

    ALFRED THE GREAT  871 – 899

    Alfred the Great King of Wessex. AD 871-899, AR Penny, 890-899, Canterbury. Moneyer Biarnulf. 1.18 g. Lunette coinage. 871-876. REX +AELBRED, diademed, mantled bust right / LF MO BIARNV NETA in three lines.

    VF 1980`s          VF 2018          Approx %

    £3,500                £10,500           200% up

     

    EDWARD THE ELDER  899 – 924

    ANGLO-SAXON. Kings of Wessex. Edward the Elder. 899-924. AR Penny (1.60 g, 8h). Small cross/two-line (HCT 1) type. Late period, phase I, circa 915-920. London mint; Beahstan, moneyer. EADVVEARD REX, small cross / BEAHS/TAN MO in two lines; cross above, three crosses between, trefoil below

    VF 1980`s          VF 2018          Approx %

    £300                   £700                150% up

     

     KINGS OF ALL ENGLAND 

    AETHELSTAN 924 – 939

     Athelstan (924-939), Silver Penny, 1.19g., 20mm, Crowned Bust typeNorwich mint, moneyer Man, +ÆÐELSTAN REX, rev,. MANNE MO NORÐPE around small cross pattée.

    VF 1980`s          VF 2018          Approx %

    £1100                   £5500            400% up

     

    EADMUND 939 – 946

    Eadmund (939-46), Penny, 1.34g., bust crowned, Norwich, uncertain moneyer, +EADMVN RE+, crowned bust right,

    VF 1980`s          VF 2018          Approx %

    £850                   £3500              311% up

     

    EADRED 946 – 955

    Eadred (946-955), Penny, Bust Crowned type, no mint name, Saravar, saravar monet, 1.19g/1h (CTCE 263; SCBI BM 711; N 713; S 1115).

    VF 1980`s          VF 2018          Approx %

    £750                   £3500              366% up

     

    AEDWIG 955 – 959

    ANGLO-SAXON, Kings of Wessex. Eadwig. 955-959. AR Penny Circumscription Cross/Horizontal-Trefoil (HT 1 ‘York’) type. Eoferwic (York) mint; Hereger, moneyer. +E¯A¯DPIG REX, small cross pattée / (HE)RIG/ ΔER MO in two lines; +++ between, trefoils above and below.

    VF 1980`s          VF 2018          Approx %

    £400                   £950               366% up

     

    EADGAR 959 – 975

    ANGLO-SAXON, Kings of All England. Eadgar. AR Penny (20mm, 1.33 g, 1h). Circumscription Cross (CC) type (BMC iii). Eoferwic (York) mint; Fastulfr, moneyer. Struck circa 964/5-971. + EADGAR Î REX ·, small cross pattée / + FASTOLF Î MO(NE), small cross pattée.

    VF 1980`s          VF 2018          Approx %

    £200                   £550                150% up

     

    EDWARD THE MARTYR 975 – 978

    Edward the Martyr (975-978), Penny, Reform type, Lincoln, Eanwulf, eanvlf m’o lindeole, 1.42g/7h (Mossop pl

    VF 1980`s          VF 2018          Approx %

    £1500                 £5000              233% up

     

    AETHELRED II 978 – 1016

    AETHELRED II

    Last Small Cross Ty. Penny, ca.1009-17AD, +EDELRED REX ANGLO, diademed bust left / +P.VLFPINE M’O LVN, small cross pattée.

    VF 1980`s          VF 2018          Approx %

    £700                   £2700              285% up

     

    CNUT 1016 – 1035

    Cnut AR Penny. Thetford mint, struck c. 1017-1023. Cf. North-784; S-1157 var.; SCBI Cop.-3822. 1.07 grams. Cnut (the Great), 1016-1035 AD. Quatrefoil type. Moneyer, Eadwine.

    VF 1980`s          VF 2018          Approx %

    £150                   £300               100% up

     

    HAROLD I  1035 – 1040

    ANGLO-SAXON, Kings of All England. Harold I Harefoot. 1035-1040. AR Penny (18mm, 1.07 g, 3h). Fleur-de-Lis type (BMC v, Hild. B). Lundene (London) mint; Godric, moneyer.

    VF 1980`s          VF 2018          Approx %

    £350                   £800               128% up

     

    HARTHACNUT 1035 – 1042

    ANGLO-SAXON, Kings of All England. Harthacnut. 1035-1042. AR Penny (19mm, 1.13 g, 6h). Arm and Scepter type (BMC ii, Hild. B). Lundene (London) mint; Goldsige, moneyer.

    VF 1980`s          VF 2018          Approx %

    £1100                  £5000              354% up

     

     EDWARD THE CONFESSOR 1042 – 1066

    Edward the Confessor, Penny, York, Silver, Spink:1174,Great Britain, Anglo-Saxon, Edward the Confessor, Penny, York, 1046-1048 AD, Trefoil Quadrilateral type, Diademed and draped bust left; scepter before, quadrilateral, with pellet in center and trefoils at angles, over voided short cross.

    VF 1980`s          VF 2018          Approx %

    £135                   £400                196% up

     

    HAROLD II 1066

    Harold II (Godwinson) Penny, 1.25g., Pax or Sole type, Wilton – Ælfweald, crowned bust left holding sceptre, +HAROLD REX ANG, rev., PAX across the field, +ÆLFPOLD ON PILTI.

    VF 1980`s          VF 2018          Approx %

    £600                   £3500               483% up

     

    WILLIAM I 1066 – 1087

    William the Conqueror AR Penny. London mint, ca 1074-1077. Two Stars type. Moneyer, Godwin. +PILELM REX II around central circle enclosing a crowned, draped & mustachioed bust facing, star to either side / +GODPI ON LVND around central circle enclosing cross botonnee with annulet center, over quadrilateral with curved sides and pellet apexes.

    VF 1980`s          VF 2018          Approx %

    £250                   £800                220% up

     

    WILLIAM II 1087 – 1100

    NORMAN. William II Rufus. 1087-1100. AR Penny (20mm, 1.50 g, 12h). Cross in Quatrefoil type (BMC ii). Lundene (London) mint; Godwine, moneyer.

    VF 1980`s          VF 2018          Approx %

    £550                   £3500              536% up

     

    HENRY I 1100 – 1135

    Henry I. 1100-1135. AR Penny (18mm, 1.32 g, 3h). Facing Bust/Cross in Quatrefoil type (BMC ix). Bathan (Bath) mint; Aelfwine, moneyer.

    VF 1980`s          VF 2018          Approx %

    £950                   £4500              373% up

     

    STEPHEN 1135 – 1154

    Stephen 1135-1154. AR Penny. Cross & Piles type, circa 1150-1154. Castle Rising mint; Rodbert, moneyer. +STIEFNE, crowned bust facing left, holding scepter with lis / +RODBRET:O[N:RIS], cross fleury with pyramid & trefoil in each angle.

    VF 1980`s          VF 2018          Approx %

    £2500                  £4000              60% up

     

     PLANTAGENET KINGS 

    HENRY II 1180 – 1189

    HENRY II Penny (19mm, 1.35 g, 6h). Short Cross type, class Ia1. Northampton mint; Willelm, moneyer. Struck 1180. ҺENRICVS RE X, crowned facing bust, holding scepter / + WILLELm · ON · NORΛ, voided cross, with four pellets in angles.

    VF 1980`s          VF 2018          Approx %

    £100                   £500                400% up

     

    RICHARD I 1189 – 1199

    RICHARD I SHORTCROSS PENNY. 1184-1199 A  ROBERD-ON- CANT CLASS IVb CANTERBURY

     

    VF 1980`s          VF 2018          Approx %

    £175                   £400                128% up

     

    JOHN 1199 – 1216

    Plantagenets. King John, 1199-1216 AD. Silver penny. Short Cross type, class Vb2. Winchester mint; Lukas, moneyer. Struck c. 1205. Crowned bust facing, holding scepter / + MILES ON WINC, Short cross with quatrefoils in quarters.

    VF 1980`s          VF 2018          Approx %

    £100                   £400                300% up

     

    HENRY III 1216 – 72

    ENGLISH MEDIEVAL HENRY III – BURY ST EDMUNDS / ION – CLASS 2A VOIDED LONG CROSS PENNY

    1248 AD, Class 2a (curved limbs to X). Obv: facing bust with HENRICVS REX TERCI legend. Rev: voided long cross dividing ION ON SEINTED legend for the moneyer Ion at Bury St Edmunds mint

    VF 1980`s          VF 2018          Approx %

    £100                   £300                200% up

     

    EDWARD I 1272 – 1307

    EDWARD I GROAT 1272 – 1307  curved drapery with rosette in centre, quatrefoil in three lines surrounding bust, flowers in spandrels, colon stops, mm. cross pattée, 5.45g, (S.1379C, N.1005). Never gilt or mounted, full and well centred, a few light scrapes. Very Rare.

    VF 1980`s          VF 2018          Approx %

    £2700                 £9500              251% up

     

    EDWARD II 1307 – 27

    PLANTAGENET. Edward II. 1307-1327. AR long cross penny. 1.43 gm. 19 mm. Class 15a. Bury St. Edmunds mint. Cf. SCBI 39 (North) 924. N. 1066. S. 1460 (type) 1465 (mint).

    VF 1980`s          VF 2018          Approx %

    £45                     £150               233% up

     

    EDWARD III 1327 – 77

    EDWARD III GROAT 1327 – 77 Mint: York.  Date: 4th coinage, pre-treaty issue (1351 to 1361) with initial cross type 1 Obverse: Head of Edward III forward, with EDWAR D G ANGL Z FRANCI around. Reverse: Long cross with two circles of inscriptions.  The inner circle reads CIVITAS EBORACI.  The outer circle reads POSVI DEVM ADIVTORE MEV (meaning I HAVE MADE GOD MY HELPER).

    VF 1980`s          VF 2018          Approx %

    £50                     £300               500% up

     

    RICHARD II 1377 – 99

    Richard II (1377-1399), Silver Groat,Type III, London mint, fishtail serifs to letters, (N.1321a; S.1680)

    VF 1980`s          VF 2018          Approx %

    £600                    £1850             208% up

     

     HOUSE OF LANCASTER 

    HENRY IV 1399 – 1413

    Light coinage Groat, Type III, London Mint, 1412-3
    m.m. cross pattée. S.1728

    VF 1980`s          VF 2018          Approx %

    £3000                  £7500             150% up

     

    HENRY V 1413 – 22

    Henry V (1413-22), Groat, 3.61g, class C, London, m.m. pierced cross, crowned facing bust, mullet on right shoulder, rev. civitas london, quatrefoil after posvi, saltire stops (N.1387a; S.1765)

    VF 1980`s          VF 2018          Approx %

    £110                   £550                400% up

     

    HENRY VI 1422 – 61

    HENRY VI 1422 – 61 Annulet issue, lis each side of neck, fleur on breast, mm. cross II, rev. annulet after EBORACI and in second and fourth quarters, 3.78g, (S.1838, N.1425, Whitton 4a). Slightly convex flan, but very fine and extremely rare.

    VF 1980`s          VF 2018          Approx %

    £950                   £4000              321% up

     

     HOUSE OF YORK 

     

    EDWARD IV 1461 – 70

    Edward IV/V (1483), Groat, 2.99g, London, Large fleurs on cusps, none over crown, fleur on breast, pellet below bust, saltire stops, unbarred a, rev. saltire stops, chevron barred “a”. Blunt and Whitton XXII.1-3; N.1631; Sear 2146 Extremely rare.

    VF 1980`s          VF 2018          Approx %

    £750                   £3700              393% up

     

    RICHARD III 1483 – 85

    Richard III (1483-1485), Groat, London, type 1, mm. halved sun and rose (no. 1), 3.11g/4h (N 1679; S 2154). Slightly small of flan,

    VF 1980`s          VF 2018          Approx %

    £500                   £1900              393% up

     

     HOUSE OF TUDOR 

    HENRY II 1485 – 1509

    Henry VII, Profile Issue, testoon, type 2/II, m.m. lis, obv., die 4,(large lis) henric? septim? di’ gra’ rex angl’ z fr’, single saltire stops, crowned bust right, single arched crown with six jewels, beaded border, beaded and wire-line inner circles, rev., die 3, (large lis) posvi / devm a / divtor / e’ mevm, single saltire stops, square-topped shield over long cross fleury with cross-ends no.

    VF 1980`s          VF 2018          Approx %

    £8500                   £45000           429% up

     

    HENRY III 1509 – 47

    Henry VIII (1509-47), debased silver Testoon, Tower Mint, third coinage (1544-47), facing crowned bust of King in ruff, Latin legend and beaded borders surrounding both sides, cross on crown breaks inner border both sides, initial mark pellet in annulet both sides, lombardic lettering with slipped trefoil stops, hEnRIC; 8;: D;. G;. AGL’. FRA’: Z; HIB; REX; rev. crowned Tudor rose, crowned h to left, crowned R to right, POSVU; DEVm; ADIVTORIVm; mEVm; weight 6.60g (N.1841; S.2365)

    VF 1980`s          VF 2018          Approx %

    £325                   £7500             2207% up

     

    EDWARD VI 1547 – 53

    Edward VI (1547-1553), Silver Crown, 1551, Fine Silver issue, the King on horseback right, date below, circles and FRANC HIBER type legend surrounding, initial mark y both sides, rev quartered shield over long cross fourchée, wire line and beaded inner circles, legend surrounding, outer beaded border both sides, 30.85g (Lingford dies A/17; N 1933; S 2478).

    VF 1980`s          VF 2018          Approx %

    £650                   £3500              438% up

     

    MARY 1553 – 8

     

    MARY – GROAT 1553-1554 AD. Obv: profile bust with MARIA D G ANG FRA Z HIB REGI legend and ‘pomegranate’ mintmark. Rev: cross over arms dividing VERITAS TEMPORIS FILIA legend. 1.96 grams.

    VF 1980`s          VF 2018          Approx %

    £150                   £600                300% up

     

    ELIZABETH I 1558 – 1603

    ELIZABETH I 1558 – 1603 Seventh issue, 1601-2, Crown, m.m. 1, crowned bust left in elaborate dress holding sceptre and orb, rev. shield over long cross fourchée (N.2012, S.2582)

    VF 1980`s          VF 2018          Approx %

    £1000                  £5000             400% up

     

     HOUSE OF STUARTS 

    JAMES I 1603 – 49

    James I (1603-25), first coinage 1603-1604, Crown, 29.72g, m.m. thistle, king on horseback right, rev. garnished square topped shield (N.2070; S.2643)

    VF 1980`s          VF 2018          Approx %

    £650                   £3800              484% up

     

    CHARLES I 1625 – 49

    Charles I Horseman AR Crown. 1634-35, struck during the period known as Tower mint under the king, meaning prior to the outbreak of the Civil War. CAROLVS . D : G : MAG : BRI : FRA : ET : HIB : REX . (bell), king riding left holding sword / + CHRISTO . AVSPICE . REGNO + (bell), garnished oval shield.

    VF 1980`s          VF 2018          Approx %

    £650                   £2000              207% up

     

    COMMONWEALTH 1649 – 60

    COMMONWEALTH. 1649-1660. AR Crown (43mm, 30.27 g, 2h). Tower (London) mint; im: sun. Dated 1656/4. (sun) · THE · COMMONWEALTH · OF · ENGLAND ·, coat-of-arms of Commonwealth within palm frond and laurel branch / · GOD · WITH · VS · I656/small 6/4, conjoined coats-of-arms of the Commonwealth and Ireland; · V · (mark of value) above. ESC 9A; North 2721; SCBC 3214

    VF 1980`s          VF 2018          Approx %

    £550                   £6800              1136% up

     

    OLIVER CROMWELL 1656 

    Oliver Cromwell (1656-58), Crown, by Thomas Simon, 1658/7, draped bust facing left. Rev, crowned shield of arms (S.3226; N.2745; ESC.10; Bull 240)

    VF 1980`s          VF 2018          Approx %

    £1200                  £6800             466% up

     

     

    CHARLES II 1660 – 85

    Charles II (1660-85) Crown, 1677/6, V.NONO, third draped bust right, boar’s head flaw above bust, rev. crowned cruciform shields, interlinked C’s in angles, regnal year on edge in words (ESC.53/4, S.3358)

    VF 1980`s          VF 2018          Approx %

    £180                   £800                344% up

     

    JAMES II 1685 – 8

    James II, crown, 1686, SECVNDO, no stops on obverse, first laur. bust l., rev. crowned cruciform shields (S.3406; ESC.77[R2])

    VF 1980`s          VF 2018          Approx %

    £275                   £1200              336% up

     

    WILLIAM III & MARY II 1689 – 94

    William & Mary Crown, 1691.  William and Mary. Edge: TERTIO. Obverse; Conjoined busts right. Reverse; Four shields in cross form with WM monograms in angles, lion arms in center sourrounded by the date.  S.3433; ESC-82; Dav-3780.

    VF 1980`s          VF 2018          Approx %

    £450                   £1900              322% up

     

    WILLIAM III 1694 – 1702

    William III AR Crown. OCTAVO & dated 1696. Laureate, draped, & cuirassed bust right / Crowned cruciform shields. ESC 89.Seaby SE3470

    VF 1980`s          VF 2018          Approx %

    £115                   £400                247% up

     

    ANNE 1702 – 14

    Anne (1702-1714) Silver Crown Pre-union, 1703, VIGO below bust, edge TERTIO, (S.3576, ESC.99)

    VF 1980`s          VF 2018          Approx %

    £300                  £1400               366% up

     

     HOUSE OF HANOVER 

    GEORGE I 1714 – 27

    George I (1714-27), silver Crown, 1726, laureate and draped bust right, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, GEORGIVS. D. G. M. BR. FR. ET. HIB. REX. F. D. rev. crowned cruciform shields, garter star at centre, small roses and plumes in alternate angles, date either side of top crown, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, BRVN. ET L. DVX. S.R.I.A.TH. ET. EL. edge inscribed in raised letters and dated, all letter Ns inverted .DECVS. ET. TVTAMEN.ANNO. REGNI. DECIMO. TERTIO.

    VF 1980`s          VF 2018          Approx %

    £400                  £1700               325% up

     

    GEORGE II 1727 – 60

    George II 1734 Obverse : Head 1; “GEORGIVS II DEI GRATIA” Reverse : Four crowned cruciform shields, (different harp); roses and plumes; M B F ET H REX F D B ET L D S R I A T ET E, (date).

    VF 1980`s          VF 2018          Approx %

    £250                   £1100              340% up

     

    GEORGE III 1760 – 1820

    George III (1763 silver Shilling, so-called Northumberland type, young laureate and draped bust right, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, GEORGIVS. III DEI. GRATIA. rev. crowned cruciform shields, garter star at centre, date either side of top crown, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, M.B.F. ET. H. REX. F.D. B.ET. L. D. S. R. I. A. T ET. E. weight 6.08g (ESC 1214; Bull 2124; S.3742).

    VF 1980`s          VF 2018          Approx %

    £250                   £750                200% up

     

    GEORGE IV 1820 – 30

    GEORGE IV 1821 Crown Obverse: Laureate head left Obverse Legend: GEORGIUS IIII D:G: BRITANNIAR: REX F:D: Reverse: St. George slaying dragon right Edge Lettering: SECUNDO

    VF 1980`s          VF 2018          Approx %

    £45                     £500               1011% up

    EF 1980`s          EF 2018         Approx %

    £425                  £1100             158% up

     

    WILLIAM IV 1830 – 7

    William IV (1831 FDC silver Crown, engraved by William Wyon, bare head right, W.W. incuse on truncation, legend GULIELMUS IIII D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D: toothed border around rim both sides, rev. inverted die axis, quartered shield of arms with a crowned escutcheon of the Arms of Hanover, within Order of the Garter upon crowned robed mantle, date below ANNO 1831, edge plain (Bull 2462; L&S 1; ESC 271 R2; S.3833).

    FDC 1980`s          FDC 2018          Approx %

    £5500                   £18500               236% up

     

    QUEEN VICTORIA 1837 – 1901

    Victoria Proof Crown 1839, Royal mint, KM741, S-3882, plain edge. A very rare and popular type, with beautiful blue iridescence in the fields.

    FDC 1980`s          FDC 2018          Approx %

    £3250                   £19500               500% up

     

     HOUSE OF SAXE-COBURG-GOTHA 

    EDWARD VII 1901 – 10

    Edward VII 1902 Silver Crown 1902 bare head, matt proof (S.3797, ESC.362).

    Matt Proof:

    FDC 1980`s          FDC 2018          Approx %

    £165                     £350                  112% up

     

     HOUSE OF WINDSOR 

    GEORGE V 1910 – 36

    George V, Silver Proof FDC Half-crown, 1911 Modified bare head left. R. Shield.  Category: Milled half-crowns S. 4011, ESC 3710, OESC:758

    FDC 1980`s          FDC 2018          Approx %

    £95                       £350                  268% up


     

    Hope you enjoyed this comparison of 30 years of English Silver Coinage values.

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