Addition of 19 coins

May 20th, 2017

Today 19 coins, some very rare or unique, were added to the website. One of the coins bears the name of Julius Caesar! Go check it out:

Crockards & Pollards

February 4th, 2017

Today I added 6 crockards and pollards:

Short cross additions

May 18th, 2016

As promised this time an update with 11 short cross sterlings. They are much rarer than voided long crosses and was very pleased to acquire a couple last months, some with interesting provenance! Before I go further, I should mention that the important numismatic Jeffrey North died last month at the age of 96. We all know him for his 2 books 'English Hammered Coinage' and his fantastic article J. J. North, "Some imitations and forgeries of the English and Irish Long Cross pence of Henry III", British Numismatic Journal 65 (1995), 83-119, 4 pls.
To get a better overview at the short cross coins, I gave every ruler its own page like I've done with the voided long cross and long cross sterlings. I hope you like them all as much as I do, some very interesting pieces are listed:

Voided long cross additions

February 10th, 2016

This update contains 15 voided long cross sterlings (my reference no.'s 0213-0227). The most (9) are class 5 imitations but I also added 4 imitations of class 3. The last 2 are contemporary forgeries. Some coins have an interesting provenance. For example, a couple of coins I added come from the Ex J. Sazama collection and some from J.J. North and are also mentioned in his great article and reference work: J. J. North, "Some imitations and forgeries of the English and Irish Long Cross pence of Henry III", British Numismatic Journal 65 (1995), 83-119, 4 pls. I try to add the provenance to the other coins on the site, were available of course. The next update will be a short cross edition. Stay tuned!

12 Sterlings added

January 21st, 2016

Let's start 2016 with an addition of 12 coins:

Sterling #200!

September 24th, 2015

Today I added sterling #200 to my website. It is an amazing and extremely rare short cross imitation of Gottschalk II of Pyrmont. It's pierced but of great quality. Please have a look here!. I've also done some minor updates and added another example from a private collection of a Mayhew 382 coin and als added a picture of a rare and unrecorded Valéran of Ligny sterling, also in private hands. See comments under catalogue #0090.

9 Sterlings added

August 5th, 2015

A long cross by Henry I of Sternberg, a very rare short cross by Bernhard III of Lippe and a spectacular enigmatic imitation added + a few others. Also devided the "Voided Long Cross Sterlings" section into "Continental imitations of certain rulers" and "Anonymous imitations with English legends" otherwise the list with coins went too long. Now you can see them by ruler and by imitated class. Here is the complete list with additions:

11 Sterlings added

January 14th, 2015

We start 2015 with a nice update, 10 Edwardian and 1 Henry sterling. Here is the list:

26 Sterlings added

July 11th, 2014

Big update! I added 26 sterlings to the site. Here is the list:

Coins added

May 30th, 2014

It has been a while, but finally some new additions. Many to follow soon! Curious? Here they are:

Thanks to Mr. Heinrich Ihl, this half sterling (#0085) can be attributed to Bernhard III and it is minted in the city Lemgo.

Coin added

July 17th, 2013

Added a beautiful forged voided long cross sterling to the website. You can find it here, on top of the page with cat.# 0148.

New website launched

July 8th, 2013

July 2013 sees the birth of my website. It shows a large collection of continental sterling imitations as well as contemporary forgeries. All coins are in my collection. Hope this site will be used as a refence for detectorists and collectors. New additions will be anounced in the update section.

Sterling imitations dot com

June 19th, 2012

Registered the domain sterlingimitations.com. Now it's time to do some programming, photograph all the coins and make descriptions.