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Corona Virus Update

Buying from us

We continue to operate here at Silbury Coins in these unprecedented times, albeit working from home. You can still buy items on our website as usual. Shipping may take a little longer as we are making fewer trips to the post office and some postal services are operating a reduced service. We will keep you updated at every step of the order/shipping process. If you have any questions regarding shipping you can contact Lucy (lucy@silburycoins.com) or John (info@silburycoins.com) and they will be happy to help. 

We are closely monitoring the postal service and will update on any changes, if you'd prefer we can safely store your items until a later date, just ask.

Selling to us

We are still buying single items and collections by post. If you’d prefer you can send pictures via email, phone or WhatsApp for a rough valuation first. To sell items please send them to us using Royal Mail Special Delivery (available at any post office, both insured and tracked). Please package well and include your contact details, we will be in touch when your package arrives with an exact price. If this is acceptable we will pay you by direct bank transfer, if not we will return the items to you via the same method of post.

Email: info@silburycoins.com Phone 01242 898107 / 07793 676309 WhatsApp 07793 676309 Post Po Box 281, Cirencester, Glos, GL7 9ET.

We wish all of our customers & friends well at this difficult time and we look forward to hearing from new and old friends over the coming months.

House of York 1461-1485AD

Medieval House of York coins for sale. To increase bullion supply to the mint, the Yorkist king Edward IV reduced the penny weight, raised the gold value, and introduced a new gold coin , the Ryal (or Rose Noble) with a value of 10 shillings. Thus we observe 'heavy' and 'light' coinage for this reign. It was soon to be replaced by the Angel, at two thirds its weight, which was a more usable coin. Provincial mints at Bristol, Coventry, Norwich and York were opened to deal with the re-coinage. The short restoration of Henry VI in 1470 saw little change to the system. When Edward IV returned to the throne in 1471, the Angel continued to be the gold standard. He expanded the use of initial marks (privy marks) to show dates of issue. From a numismatic viewpoint this provides another dimension for the collector. Right at the end of his reign the halved sun and rose mintmark was introduced which covered the short reign of Edward V and early into that of Richard III, when it was replaced by the boar's head. The sun and rose mintmark re-appeared trowards the end of Richards's reign. Although the Battle of Bosworth and rise of the Tudor dynasty was a significant point in English history, the first Tudor coinage differed only in name (Henry VII) and mintmark from the previous plantagenet system.

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