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RM68 - George III (1760-1820), Coronation, 1761, Brass Medal, 33mm, unknown issuer, facing busts of George III and Queen Charlotte, a star in between and a crown above, K GEORGE III & Q CHARLOTTE CROWND SE 22 1761, rev., the Royal arms, good very fine for this poorly executed piece. $145

This medal was struck cheaply and in large numbers for the general populous. The use of English not Latin legends is indicative of it's target audience, the poor but nonetheless patriotic Englishman in the street.

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EM449 - Great Britain, Queen Caroline, wife of George IV, Death 1821,, Bronze Medal, 41mm, some surface marks, extremely fine. $65

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EM451 - Greta Britain, Great Exhibition, Crystal Palace, the Prince of Wales, 1851, White Metal Medal, 36mm, extremely fine. $45

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EM448 - Great Britain, Edward VII (1901-1910) Coronation, AE Medal, by G.W. de Saulles, official Royal Mint issue, 56mm, 1902, (Wollaston 27; BHM 3737), extremely fine, a few slight surface marks. $95

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EM249 - London, William Webster (1821-1885),  Coin Dealer, Brass Farthing, WM. WEBSTER / SUCCESSOR TO WM. TILL rev., 7 Gt. RUSSELL ST. COVt. GARDEN LONDON / DEALER IN ANCIENT AND MODERN COINS, MEDALS, ANTIQUES &c.. (BWS 2990; Bell 29; Batty 569), extremely fine toned. $45

Struck between c.1851 to his death in 1885.

William Webster (1821-1885) was an English coin and medal dealer born at Portsea, Hampshire, England. He ran a successful coin and medal business from Russell Street and later Henrietta Street in Covent Garden, London. He was commissioned to work for the Royal Mint in 1871 for purposes of preparation of its display to the public of a large collection of British and British Empire coinage.

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EM250 - London, William Webster (1821-1885),  Coin Dealer, Brass Farthing, WM. WEBSTER / SUCCESSOR TO WM. TILL rev., 7 Gt. RUSSELL ST. COVt. GARDEN LONDON / DEALER IN ANCIENT AND MODERN COINS, MEDALS, ANTIQUES &c.. (BWS 2990; Bell 29; Batty 569), extremely fine toned. $45

Struck between c.1851 to his death in 1885.

William Webster (1821-1885) was an English coin and medal dealer born at Portsea, Hampshire, England. He ran a successful coin and medal business from Russell Street and later Henrietta Street in Covent Garden, London. He was commissioned to work for the Royal Mint in 1871 for purposes of preparation of its display to the public of a large collection of British and British Empire coinage.

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EM251 - London, William Webster (1821-1885),  Coin Dealer, Brass Farthing, WM. WEBSTER / SUCCESSOR TO WM. TILL rev., 7 Gt. RUSSELL ST. COVt. GARDEN LONDON / DEALER IN ANCIENT AND MODERN COINS, MEDALS, ANTIQUES &c.. (BWS 2990; Bell 29; Batty 569), extremely fine toned. $45 SOLD

Struck between c.1851 to his death in 1885.

William Webster (1821-1885) was an English coin and medal dealer born at Portsea, Hampshire, England. He ran a successful coin and medal business from Russell Street and later Henrietta Street in Covent Garden, London. He was commissioned to work for the Royal Mint in 1871 for purposes of preparation of its display to the public of a large collection of British and British Empire coinage.

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EM28 - Engraved Coin, dated May 10th, 1807, engraved to H. L. Wolley, cows being milked by a man, on the obverse of England, Charles II (1660-1685), Milled coinage, Silver Crown, 1662, attractive work. $295

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M696 - John Manners, Marquess of Granby PC, (2 January 1721 – 18 October 1770), by John Kirk (1724-1776), AE medal, 6.17g., 26mm, very fine. $55

This medal was produced for and given away with the Sentimental Magazine in 1774, published in London, It was one of a series of twelve other medals distributed monthly with the magazine from 1773-1774. Granby was a celebrated British general famous for his victories during the Seven Years War in Europe.

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M694 - The Commonwealth, Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector (1653-1658), Death 1658, by John Kirk (1724-1776), AE medal, 5.25g., 24mm, armoured and laureate bust of Cromwell left, Kirk Fec around inner circle,  rev. OLIVAR CROMWELL 1658, good very  fine. $125

This medal was produced for and given away with the October 1773 edition of the Sentimental Magazine, published in London, It was one of a series of twelve medals distributed monthly with the magazine from 1773-1774.

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M553 - William III and Mary II (1688-1694), Battle of La Hogue, 1692, Lead Medal, by P. H. Müller, 46.16g., 50mm, Neptune with raised trident drives Louis XIV from his marine car, a naval battle scene beyond, rev., Victory tiumpant, the sun setting on the battle scene, with a sinking French ship in the foreground, allied ships sailing away on the horizon, (vL III,118/3), fine. $295

An allied Dutch and English fleet successfully engaged the remnants of a French invasion fleet off the Normandy coast at La Hogue on June 3-  4, 1692. Earlier actions at Barfleur and Cherbourg had seen Louis XIV's fleet, intent on restoring James II to the English throne,  dispersed in the days preceding.

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M521 - George I (1714-1727), Preservation of the Church of England, 1714, Brass Medal, 10.74g., 35mm, by unknown, STET PROTECTORE IEHOVA,  a church with a cockerel on the top if it's spire, rev., a serpent swallowing it's own tail and held in place by three hands, LOVE AS BRETHEREN (MI -), very fine. $75

The Hanoverian succession and the political deals struck in the last days of the protestant Stuart Anne's reign ensured the primacy of the protestant Church of England as the state religion in opposition to the catholic Jacobite pretender James Francis Edward Stuart.