Rarity Charts – Coins with Sceptre

All English voided long cross pennies with a sceptre were produced by the London (‘L’), Canterbury (‘C’), Bury (‘B’) or Durham (‘D’) mints; the provincial mints having been closed down before the sceptre coins appeared. If you are trying to identify a Henry III long cross penny with a sceptre then first try to read the moneyer and mint names on the reverse of the coin; the tables below show which moneyers are known for each class from the four issuing mints, and their relative scarcity. You are more likely to have found one of the commoner coins, shown in purple or blue, than one of the rarer ones shown in orange or red. The tables may give you some clues as to what your coin might be.