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Early Edwardian Pennies

Group 11

Type 11a (1310 - 1314) - Spink 1455; North 1060/1-3

Coins of type 11a are identifiable by a combination of the group 11 crown (broken left ornament, toadstool-shaped right ornament, sharply hooked right side-fleur with thin stalk) and the letters C and E, which are (with a few exceptions) round-backed. The type is sub-divided into 11a1, which has the small lettering of late group 10, including the stub-tailed R and squat A, 11a2, which has larger lettering with a scroll-tailed R and neater A, and 11a3, which has a new large open C and E. The coin illustrated is of type 11a2, with scroll-tailed R clear on the reverse.

King’s name: EDWA, EDWAR
Mints: Bury, Canterbury, Durham, London

Type 11b (1310 - 1314) - Spink 1456; North 1061/1-3

Coins of type 11b are identifiable by a combination of the group 11 crown (broken left ornament, toadstool-shaped right ornament, sharply hooked right side-fleur with thin stalk) and the letters C and E, which have angular backs. The type is sub-divided into 11b1, which, except for C and E, has similar lettering to 11a3, 11b2, which has new tall lettering with incurved uprights and no serifs (very evident on N), and 11b3, which has smaller lettering, including a distinctive square N with exaggerated serifs. The coin illustrated is of type 11b1.

King’s name: EDWA, EDWAR
Mints: Bury, Canterbury, Durham, London

Type 11c (1310 - 1314) - Spink 1457; North 1062/1

Coins of type 11c are identifiable by a combination of the group 11 crown (broken left ornament, toadstool-shaped right ornament, sharply hooked right side-fleur with thin stalk) and the use of a special form of A (sometimes with a normal A on the same die). The special form of A has a thick, nearly vertical, right limb, a thin slanting left limb, and a top bar that only projects leftwards. It can be seen on the reverse only of the illustrated coin, which is an 11b/11c mule.

King’s name: EDWA, EDWAR
Mints: Bury, Canterbury, Durham, London

Type 11d (1310 - 1314) - Spink -; North 1062/2

Coins of type 11d have the lettering of type 11b, but the crown of type 10cf3 or 10cf5. Another characteristic of the type is an initial cross consisting of four wedges. Since group 11 is primarily classified by the crown, the label is something of a misnomer, but the form of the lettering and the initial cross place its issue between groups 11 and 13, and it can’t satisfactorily be accommodated anywhere else in the classification structure. The coin illustrated has a reverse of 11c with the special form of letter A.

King’s name: EDWAR
Mints: Canterbury only