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Hammered Coins


For numismatic collectors Hammered coins represent a chance to buy a piece of older history, whether in gold or silver. British hammered coins were in production up to 1662 at which point coin manufacture switched to milling, improving the quality and security. A hammered coin can usually be identified easily by its distinctive flattened edges and is often visually misshaped compared to modern milled coins.

Hammered coins cover the time period of some of England and Scotland’s most famous, and infamous, monarchs. Edward I, Henry VIII, Elizabeth I and Charles II are just some of the Kings and Queens that can be found on a hammered coin.

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1307-1327 Edward II Silver Penny. Bishop Beaumont. Class 15a

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from £95.40

1307-1327 Edward II Silver Penny. Canterbury. Class 11b

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from £95.40

1279-1307 Edward I Silver Penny. Bishop Bec. Class 10cf3

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from £95.40

1279-1307 Edward I Silver Penny Class 2a

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from £90.48

1422-61 Henry VI Hammered Silver Penny - Calais

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from £90.24

1279-1307 Edward I Silver Penny Class 10a

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from £88.40

1279-1307 Edward I Silver Penny Class 10ab

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from £88.40

1625-49 Scottish Charles I Hammered Silver Twenty Pence

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from £88.30

1377-99 Richard II Hammered Silver Halfpenny

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from £87.20

1361-69 Edward III Hammered Silver Halfpenny - Treaty Period

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from £86.64

1307-27 Edward II Hammered Silver Penny Bury St Edmunds

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from £86.50

1279-1307 Edward I Silver Penny Class 10cf5

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from £85.40

1307-1327 Edward II Silver Penny. Durham. Class 12

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from £85.40

1272-1307 Edward I Hammered Silver Penny - London

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from £85.40

1344-51 Edward III Silver Halfpenny Florin Issue

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from £85.20

1606 James 1 Silver Sixpence mm escallop

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from £84.96

1377-99 Richard II Silver Halfpenny - Good Fine

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from £84.24

1422-31 Henry VI Hammered Silver Halfpenny London

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from £83.20

1247-79 Henry III Hammered silver Penny Gilbert Canterbury

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from £82.50

1279-1307 Edward I Silver Penny Class 5b

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from £80.40

1180-89 Henry II Hammered Silver Penny Raul London

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from £80.40

1473-7 Edward IV Hammered Silver Halfpenny Second Reign

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from £80.10

1660 Charles II Hammered Silver Penny Undated

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from £79.30


The term ‘hammered’ refers to the manufacturing process of the coin, during which a blank piece of bullion was placed between two dies, and the pattern struck into both sides of the coin. The method was used for centuries and was largely unaltered from traditional techniques even years later.

Hammered coins suffered from a number of flaws that ultimately made their replacement necessary. Due to striking process it was impossible to produce coins that were uniform in size and weight. This made the coins vulnerable to various forms of fraud, of which the most popular was ‘clipping’. A clipped coin had slivers of the metal sheared from the edges and caused British coinage to be devalued significantly over the course of their history.

Non-hammered coins were first produced in England during the rule of Elizabeth I during the 1560s, but the skill-trade held off it's rival for just over a century. It wasn’t until 1662 that hammered coins finally came to an end.