Some Numismatic Delicacies from my Collection

These are some of the rare coins from my collection. Some I won at the Dr. Nitka auction held in Baltimore, some are from the McCammon Auction held in London, and the others were acquired from Spink or via a private treaty.


The provenance or history of ownership of a particular coin is of special importance to many collectors. It not only establishes the origins of the piece, but also demonstrates the care and attention accorded to an exceptional item by its previous owners. It confirms the importance and desirability of the specimen to the great numismatists in whose collections it resided.

Jersey 1813 Half Penny Token

Jersey 1813 Half Penny Token


ex McCammon collection, lot 251;ex Pridmore collection, lot 537
Very fine and very rare.
(McC T12; Pr 63; W2050)

I have never seen a nicer example of this token, the most sought after item in the Jersey token series.


Prince of Wales Plumes / Jersey, Guernsey and Alderney
Penny Token

Prince of Wales Plumes / Jersey, Guernsey and Alderney
Penny Token


Penny Tokens (4), ex McCammon collection lot 245; one ex Pridmore collection, lot 536
Fine to very fine.
(McC T6iv; Pr 62; W2044)

This is a nice example even though it was struck with a rusted die.

Druid / Jersey, Guernsey and Alderney
Penny Token

Druid / Jersey, Guernsey and Alderney
Penny Token


Penny Token, ex McCammon collection, lot 241
(McC T5; Pr 52; W2043)

Although not the best known example, this is still an extremely rare token.


Druid / Commerce
Penny Token

Druid / Commerce
Penny Token


Penny Tokens (10), ex McCammon collection lot 249; one ex R J Ford collection, lot 320; one ex Pridmore collection, lot 536
Fine to almost extremely fine, rare.
(McC T10; Pr 68; W1681)

Another nice token from the McCammon collection.


Eighteen Pence

Eighteen Pence


18 Pence, ex Nitka collection lot 3096;
Almost Uncirculated.
(McC J2; Pr 2)

This token is a nice example of the Jersey 1813 1/6 token.  Unfortunately, it appears to have been cleaned at one time.


Eighteen Pence

Eighteen Pence


18 Pence, acquired via private treaty;
Uncirculated with toning.
(McC J2; Pr 2)

This coin is my finest example of a Jersey 1813 1/6 token minted for circulation. 


Three Shillings

Three Shillings


Three Shillings, ex Nobel collection;
Uncirculated.
(McC J1; Pr 1)

This token was acquired from Spink.


Three Shillings

Three Shillings


Three Shillings
Uncirculated.
(McC J1; Pr 1)

This token was acquired in a private treaty. Note the lions' spots are more pronounced on this particular example as compared to the previous one.


Three Shillings

Three Shillings


Three Shillings, ex Nitka collection lot 3097;
Extra Fine (per the catalog).
(McC J1; Pr 1)

Although this particular was listed as being in an extra fine condition, close examination reveals otherwise.  However, I have included this particular coin, because it was the very first Jersey 3/- token I acquired.


One Fifty-Second of a Shilling
1841 and 1861

One Fifty-Second of a Shilling
1841 and 1861


1861 Proof Half Penny

A extremely rare 1861 proof only issue.


One Twenty-Sixth of a Shilling
1841, 1844, 1851, 1858, and 1861

One Twenty-Sixth of a Shilling
1841, 1844, 1851, 1858, and 1861


1861 Proof Half Penny

This is a very nice example of the rare 1861 proof issue.



One Thirteenth of a Shilling

One Thirteenth of a Shilling
1870

1870 Penny, ex Nitka collection lot 3109;
Proof.
(McC J10A; Pr 10A)

All Jersey pre-1957 proof coins are extremely rare.  I believe this was the nicest proof coin Dr. Nitka had in his collection.



One Thirteenth of a Shilling

One Thirteenth of a Shilling
1870

1871 Penny, ex Professor Wayne Newton Palmer collection lot 14157;
Proof.
(McC J11A; Pr 11A)


Jersey 1877 Proof 1/48 Shilling


1877 Farthing;ex Professor Wayne Newton Palmer collection lot 14151
Proof.

A rare proof farthing. This particular variety was struck at the Royal Mint and thus there is not a H mintmark.


Jersey 1877 Proof 1/24 Shilling

1877 half penny obverse 1877 half penny reverse

Jersey 1877 Proof 1/24 Shilling

1877 half penny obverse 1877 half penny reverse

1877 Half Penny;
Proof.
(McC J42A; Pr 10A)

A rare proof half penny. This particular variety was struck at the Royal Mint and thus there is not a H mintmark.


One Twelfth of a Shilling
1945 Liberation Commemorative

One Twelfth of a Shilling
1945 Liberation Commemorative

1945 Proof Penny
 

This rare proof penny was acquired from Spink.


One Twelfth of a Shilling
1945 Liberation Commemorative

One Twelfth of a Shilling
1945 Liberation Commemorative

1945 Proof Penny

Unfortunately for this rare proof penny, there is a little problem on the reverse.