This month's meeting was on the theme of mintmarks. Here are some coins that were displayed.
Top Row; Spanish copper coins all Segovia Mint
The first two on the left was found at Worm’s Head, Gower, and North Wales in 1830s. Spanish coins were used a ballast in ships, at least one of which was wrecked off the Welsh coast. Shame they did not use gold coins for ballast!
Second Row: Copper 8 maravedis 1618 Madrid Mint mark. This coin has been revalued at 16 maravedis and back to 8 maravedis, 4 maravedis 1620 B for Barcelona
Third Row 1789 2 sous Cayenne Colony A mint for Paris, Isles du Vent (Guadeloupe) H mint for La Rochelle and Two 1815 Decimes both BB Strasbourg mint. One coin has L for Louis and the other N for Napoleon. The two coins mark the siege of Strasbourg. Bought for £2.50 each in 2002. Quite a bargain.
Second tray : all London Mint Roman coins.
PLON PLN PLN PLN
PLN PLN PLN
MLN PLN PLN PLON
You used to be able to buy these for a few pounds. A member commented that she never seen so many London mints coins in the same place!