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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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1361-69 Edward III Gold Half Noble London Mint

1361-69 Edward III Gold Half Noble London Mint

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from £3,169 Buy
1625 Charles I Unite Gold Coin

1625 Charles I Unite Gold Coin

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from £2,892 Buy
1361-69 Edward III Gold Half Noble Calais Mint

1361-69 Edward III Gold Half Noble Calais Mint

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from £2,817 Buy
1467-8 Edward IV Gold Half-Ryal mm Crown

1467-8 Edward IV Gold Half-Ryal mm Crown

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from £2,685 Buy
Edward IV Gold Ryal

Edward IV Gold Ryal

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from £2,625 Buy
1625 Charles I Unite Gold Coin - mm Lis

1625 Charles I Unite Gold Coin - mm Lis

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from £2,504 Buy
1413-22 Henry V Gold Half Noble Class G

1413-22 Henry V Gold Half Noble Class G

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from £2,117 Buy
1613 James I Gold Laurel mm "Trefoil" [Grade]

1613 James I Gold Laurel mm "Trefoil" [Grade]

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from £1,960 Buy
1632 - 1633 Charles I Unite Gold Coin - mm Harp

1632 - 1633 Charles I Unite Gold Coin - mm Harp

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from £1,899 Buy
1613 James I Gold Laurel mm "Trefoil"

1613 James I Gold Laurel mm "Trefoil"

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from £1,825 Buy
1625 Charles I Gold Unite Group A

1625 Charles I Gold Unite Group A

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from £1,794 Buy
James I Gold Laurel

James I Gold Laurel

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from £1,715 Buy
1607-9 James I Hammered Gold Double-crown mm Coronet

1607-9 James I Hammered Gold Double-crown mm Coronet

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from £1,685 Buy
1361-9 Edward III Hammered Gold Quarter Noble mm Cross Potent

1361-9 Edward III Hammered Gold Quarter Noble mm Cross Potent

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from £1,313 Buy
1555 Philip and Mary Hammered Silver Shilling

1555 Philip and Mary Hammered Silver Shilling

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from £1,251 Buy
1364-1380 France Charles V Gold Franc a Pied

1364-1380 France Charles V Gold Franc a Pied

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from £1,216 Buy
1551 Edward VI Silver Half Crown

1551 Edward VI Silver Half Crown

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from £1,110 Buy
1643-4 Charles I Hammered Silver Halfcrown York Mint Scarce

1643-4 Charles I Hammered Silver Halfcrown York Mint Scarce

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from £950.10 Buy
1035-1042 Harthacnut Hammered Silver Penny Thetford Tidread

1035-1042 Harthacnut Hammered Silver Penny Thetford Tidread

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from £870.00 Buy
Edward III Gold Quarter Noble - Very Fine

Edward III Gold Quarter Noble - Very Fine

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from £845.50 Buy
Edward III Gold Quarter Noble

Edward III Gold Quarter Noble

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from £687.50 Buy
1016-1035 Cnut Hammered Silver Penny Quatrefoil type Maldon Aefwine

1016-1035 Cnut Hammered Silver Penny Quatrefoil type Maldon Aefwine

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from £660.00 Buy
1016-1035 Cnut Hammered Silver Penny Quatrefoil type Gloucester Godric

1016-1035 Cnut Hammered Silver Penny Quatrefoil type Gloucester Godric

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from £594.00 Buy
1016-1035 Cnut Hammered Silver Penny Quatrefoil type Dover Goodman

1016-1035 Cnut Hammered Silver Penny Quatrefoil type Dover Goodman

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from £588.00 Buy

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.