Pennies of the Durham Mint, from the Collection of Ray Robinson

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Date of Auction: 8th June 2016

Sold for £320

Estimate: £400 - £500

Bp Beaumont, class 15c, London/Durham mule, mm. plain cross on obv. only, 1.39g/12h (Allen 104; SCBI North 940; N 1068; S 1471). Nearly very fine, very rare £400-500


Provenance: F. Elmore Jones Collection, Part III, Glendining Auction, 7 October 1986, lot 1888; P. Woodhead Collection.

Peter Woodhead’s ticket reads ‘Either struck during the Sede Vacante period between [Bishops] Beaumont and Bury or a London/Durham mule’. Coins of this class are now conventionally dated to the period 1321-7 and thus too early to coincide with the vacancy