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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 less 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.

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.

Irish & Scottish

Medieval Irish & Scottish coins for sale. Throughout history, England , Ireland and Scotland operated as kingdoms, until in 1707 the three were united to form Great Britain, though Southern Ireland became a free state in 1920. The silver penny formed the basis of the early currencies from the Saxon and Viking period. Kingdoms were lost and annexed throughout history, giving rise to both similarities and differences compared to the english coinage, thus many unique types were issued specific to both Ireland and Scotland. Scotland's coinage began with the capture of the mint & silver mines at Carlisle during the reign of David I (1124-1153AD), the extremely rare first coin issued under a Scottish king copies the type XV penny of Henry I of England, possibly using the same, albeit altered dies. Early coins of Scotland vary from extremely rare to rare and it was only with the introduction of the Phase B coinage under William The Lion (circa 1205AD) that Scottish coinage really took off. As with contemporary coinage of the English series the early Scottish coins were generally not well struck and are extremely rare so collectors should look for type examples rather than high grade coins if collecting coins from this interesting period. In Ireland coinage began with an extensive series of Hiberno-Norse coins, some of which are affordable and most copy English/Scandinavian types. After this period came the exceedingly rare halfpenny of Prince John (circa 1185AD) and Ireland quickly established a comprehensive coinage under king John in the early 13th Century.

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Scotland, David I in name of Stephen Silver Penny, 1124-1153AD Carlisle Scotland, David I in name of Stephen Silver Penny, 1124-1153AD Carlisle