ENGLAND. A choice York issue: The introduction of the ryal to English coinage. Edward IV. First reign, 1461-1470. Gold half ryal. 3.82 gm. 29 mm. York. Sun i.m. W&B VI. Light coinage. 1464/5-1470. King standing in a ship, facing, E (Eboracum) in the waves below; E—DWARD DI GRA REXANGL S FRANG, trefoil stops. (W&B VII, Pl XI:10) / A rose at the center of a radiate sun; ✵ DOMINE t NE t IN AVRORE tt TVO ARGVASME (t = trefoil, tt=trefoil colon) (W&B Pl. XI:9). S. 1963. N. 1558. Blunt and Whitton VI. Cf. Schneider 425. Extremely Fine; choice example, well struck, lightly toned, full round flan. Rare. (High quality examples of this coinage are particularly rare, an observation supported by a review of published examples. And all York gold coins are rare in high grade.).
The War of the Roses was a Plantagenet affair. Edward IV was a teenager when he ascended to the throne, replacing the ineffective Henry VI. This was an era when gold was in short supply, so Edward, a "somewhat headstrong and extragavant young man," introduced the lighter "new noble of gold," a "light coinage" that came to be known as ryal of 10 shillings. Half ryals "are much rarer than the large pieces with the exception of London…type VII with the I.M. Crown, and some are seldom obtainable." (information from Blunt and Whitten, BNJ Vol XXV)
Davissons Ltd uses a soft close for its auctions, which means no lot closes until everyone is done bidding. Every time a bid is placed within the final 40 seconds of a lot closing, the timer is reset to 40 seconds. This continues until no bids are placed for 40 seconds, at which point the lot closes. There will never be more than one lot closing at once, as the next lot is not allowed to begin closing until the current lot closes.
To bid: enter your maximum bid into the text box, and click submit. Only round dollar amounts are accepted. You are then required to confirm your bid. Once confirmed, all bids are final. If you have placed a bid in error you must call during office hours and speak to one of us. If you are the current high bidder then it will display “Current High Bidder: YOU” If you are not the high bidder, or if you are not logged in, then the current high bidder will be identified by their 5 digit client ID. You may find your client ID under the Account tab.
Bids are reduced automatically, so feel free to bid your maximum and it will be reduced to one increment over the current high bid. If a user places a bid that is higher than necessary to be the current high bidder on the lot, the displayed bid will reflect one advance over the next lower bid. For example, if a user "A" places a bid of $120 on a lot which opens at $100, "A" will be winning that lot at $100. If another user "B" bids $110, the winning bidder will be "A" at $120, one advance over the supporting bid of $110. If user "B" in this example instead placed a bid at $120, then user "A" will still be winning at $120 because they placed that maximum bid value first.
Increments can be viewed here. The next bid will always be on the next increment, so if a user is winning a lot at $100, or $105, or $109, the next bid will still always be $110.Close