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550 Five Guineas 1729 EIC S.3664 in an NGC holder and graded AU50 an impressive and pleasing piece with touches of red toning on the shield, and a good collectable example of the popular East India Company type £20,000 - £25,000
546 Five Guineas 1684 S.3331 Second Laureate Bust with rounded truncation, TRICESIMO SEXTO edge, with small traces of an overstrike on the 4 of the date, the underlying figure unclear. The obverse with a pleasing and even portrait, a small edge bruise by the V of CAROLVS, barely visible when viewed from the obverse, the reverse bold with minor haymarks Near EF, all Charles II Five Guineas popular in these grades as coins in the choice grades fetch tens of thousands of pounds more £18,000 - £24,000
544 Five Guineas 1679 Second Laureate Bust with rounded truncation, TRICESIMO PRIMO S.3331 Nearer EF than VF with excellent detail to both the bust and reverse designs, under strong magnification the coin shows more surface marks and hairlines for a coin of this grade, the fields nearer to a VF grade. Some unevenness in the fields near the rim and on the edge shows possibly once pin mounted, however the coin displays a pleasing overall appearance with much eye appeal, viewing of the coin in these areas is recommended . We note this is only the second Five Guineas we have offered of this date in 16 years £17,000 - £20,000
100 Proof Set 1911 Long Set (12 coins) comprising Gold Five Pounds, Gold Two Pounds, Sovereign, Half Sovereign, Halfcrown, Florin, Shilling, Sixpence and Maundy Set, nFDC - FDC with a superb matching tone, in the red box of issue £15,000 - £20,000
548 Five Guineas 1701 Fine Work DECIMO TERTIO S.3456 traces of flattening on the edge by FRA otherwise approaching EF, the coin however still exhibits the magnificent quality of the striking, vastly superior to the silver coin of the day, this coin when it was produced was an impressive and important milestone in numismatics £15,000 - £18,000
1247 Two Pounds 1831 Gold Proof S.3828 UNC/nFDC the obverse with signs of cleaning and smoothing in the fields, the portrait attractive and retaining some mint frosting, the reverse with minor contact marks otherwise with choice detail, these pieces with an extremely low mintage of just 225 pieces, in spite of the stated problems, still an attractive and greatly prized type, this issue being the centrepiece coin of the Proof Set of the Coronation Year £13,000 - £15,000
60 Five Pound Crowns 100th Anniversary of the First World War a 6-coin set in gold 2018 Fifth Set S.PGC24 comprising Remembrance Day, War Memorials, Poppies, Imperial War Museums, Commonwealth War Graves, and Peace coins, a fabulous eye-catching set all coins Gold Proofs FDC and as yet unlisted in the Spink catalogue. The first such set we have offered, and with only 25 sets minted this is sure to be a much sought after set £11,000 - £14,000
99 Proof Set 1911 Gold Five Pounds, Gold Two Pounds, Sovereign ,Half Sovereign, and Halfcrown to Maundy Set, the Five Pounds EF/UNC with some hairlines and signs of light smoothing on the King's portrait under magnification, Two Pounds GEF with hairlines, Sovereign UNC-nFDC with some hairlines, Half Sovereign in an NGC holder and graded PF62, Silver Set UNC to FDC with matching tone, the Threepence possibly once cleaned, comes with the 12-coin red box of issue £11,000 - £15,000
176 The 2013 United Kingdom Gold Proof Set a 15-coin set comprising Five Pound Crown 2013 60th Anniversary of the Coronation, Two Pounds (4) 2013 London Underground Train, 2013 London Underground Roundel sign, 2013 200th Anniversary of the last Gold Guinea, 2013 Standard issue, One Pound (2) 2013 Floral Emblems England and Wales, Fifty Pence 2013 Ironside, plus One Pound to One Penny all struck in 22 carat gold, (over 243 grammes) FDC, in the impressive Royal Mint box of issue with certificate and booklet. We note the Two Pounds, and Fifty Pence to One Penny coins bearing the 'standard 'designs have a mintage of just 60 pieces each, a superb and eye-catching set this set being the number 01, all number 01 sets extremely sought after £10,000 - £12,000
1234 Two Guineas 1709 S.3569 GVF, some old thin scratches and very light haymarks in the obverse field barely detract, a boldly struck example, the strong relief of the bust particularly eye-catching, According to our archive database stretching back to 2003, this is the finest we have offered of this date £10,000 - £12,000
45 Five Hundred Pounds 2019 Britannia Five Ounce (.999 Fine) Gold Proof, in an oversized PCGS holder, choice and graded PR69 Deep Cameo £9,000 - £10,000
46 Five Hundred Pounds 2019 Britannia Five Ounce (.999 Fine) Gold Proof, in an oversized PCGS holder, choice and graded PR69 Deep Cameo £9,000 - £10,000
685 Half Sovereign 1836 the obverse struck from the Sixpence die, this the key date and type rarity for this reign. Marsh 412A, S.3832. The head shows a different form to the curls at the back of the head, also the front tip of the truncation extends further down to a point between the two colon dots after F:D: GEF/AU and lustrous, one of the classic and most unusual varieties in the English Milled Gold series. Rated R5 by Marsh and excessively rare (estimated 9-14 examples known) we suspect less exist as this is the first we have seen in 25 years auctioneering, neither has an example been seen by LCGS which have now graded 43,000 coins. Must surely be the finest known example. £9,000 - £11,000
566 Five Pounds 1911 Proof S.3994 nFDC with a few hairlines and minor toning, retaining considerable mint lustre and brilliance, still with a lot of eye appeal. As the centrepiece to the 1911 Long Proof Set, these impressive coins are always sought after when offered as single pieces, also being the only Gold Five Pounds of the reign of George V, they are an important coin for the type collector £8,500 - £11,000
567 Five Pounds 1911 Proof S.3994 nFDC with very good surfaces, only a few minor hairlines and the odd contact mark, retaining almost full mint lustre, formerly in an NGC holder and graded PF62 by them. Being the centrepiece coin to the 1911 Long Proof Set, these impressive pieces are always sought after when offered as single items, also being the only Gold Five Pounds of the reign of George V, they are an important coin for the type collector £8,500 - £11,000
40 Fifty Years of the Fifty Pence a 5-coin set 2019 Gold Proof Piedforts comprising the following issues:- Battle of Britain, D-Day Landings, Victoria Cross - The Award, Victoria Cross - The Heroic Acts and Battle of Hastings all now dated 2019, all with the previously issued reverse, FDC and beautifully presented in the Royal Mint box of issue with certificate number 23 of just 50 sets issued, a superb set £8,000 - £1,000
184 The Queen's Coronation 60th Anniversary Portrait Collection 1953 - 2013 comprising four Five Pounds Gold each dated 2013 and with the four different obverse portraits that have been used during the period 1953 - 2013 namely Gillick, Machin, Maklouf and Rank-Broadley comes in the Royal Mint case of issue with certificates, the first portrait only previously on the excessively rare pattern gold coins of 1953 £8,000 - £10,000
448 Broad Cromwell 1656 Milled edge, die axis inverted, S.3225 VF with some hairlines in the obverse field EX LCA 155 Dec 2016 Lot 682 realised £9,800 hammer £8,000 - £12,000
547 Five Guineas 1687 First Bust S.3397 Ex-Jewellery with evidence of a clasp mount at the top of the obverse, in the form of a depression above the wreath and on the corresponding crown on the reverse the edge however has complete lettering in this area, the reverse with an old scuff below the date. VF and of otherwise pleasing appearance. We note an example described as 'NEF/GVF the fields showing some signs of light tooling under magnification' realised £14,000 hammer price in London Coins Auction A166 September 2019 (Lot 1602) £8,000 - £9,000
1813 Medals and diplomatic awards an impressive selection some in gold or silver, awarded to The Rt.Hon. Sir Robert Bellinger, formerly Lord Mayor of London 1966-1967, includes The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, Kingdom of Denmark Order of Grand Commander set with maker AM (crowned) on the silver, Frederick IX 19474-1972 with Queen Martgrethe Sash badge (Instituted 1671 under Christian IX), Cameroon Order of Merit, Knight by Arthus Bertrand of Paris, boxed, Belgium Order of Leopold, boxed, Order of St. John Long and Meritorious Service medals set (2 medals) , St. Johns Long and Meritorious Service Medal, boxed. The Eccentric Club 1st, 2nd and 3rd Degree Medal in Silver gilt, boxed. Alderman of the Worshipful Company of Borderers 1963-1964, boxed, Deputy Sheriff Alameda Co. with gold face, named, by Ed.Jones & Co. Oakland Cal. Gold Front. Court of Patrons pin badge, in a Mappin & Webb box. Greece Greek Order of the Phoenix, boxed, in mixed condition, an incredibly varied selection from an illustrious recipient £8,000 - £9,000
118 Proof Set 2015 the double set the definitive set in Gold comprising Fourth Portrait Ian Rank-Broadley final editions and Fifth Portrait Jody Clark first editions each set comprising 8 coins, Two Pounds to One Penny all coins in gold, S.PCG4P and S.PGC5P, FDC in the large and impressive Royal Mint box £7,500 - £8,500
570 Five Pounds 1937 Proof S.4074 Obv 1: Upright of  'E'  in Georgivs points to a space, upright of  'I' in  VI points to a space, upright of 'R' in BR: points to a space, upright of 'D' in F:D: points to a denticle This Obv. is the commonest with an estimated mintage of 1,700 pieces from the 5,001 struck, in a PCGS holder and graded PR64+ Cameo £7,500 - £8,500
596 Guinea 1714 Queen Anne S.3574 UNC with touches of red toning, in an LCGS holder and graded LCGS 80, the finest known of only 4 examples thus far recorded by the LCGS Population Report, Ex-London Coins Auction A126 6/9/2009 Lot 1042 £7,500 - £10,000
739 Halfcrown 1658 Oliver Cromwell ESC 447. S3227A choice Unc and graded MS62 by PCGS rare and desirable thus £7,500 - £9,500
981 Sovereign 1831 Second Bust, Plain Edge Proof S.3829B in an NGC holder and graded PF61 Ultra Cameo. The William IV Proof coin a much sought after issue with a very low mintage, this issue missing from many advanced collections £7,500 - £8,500
47 Five Hundred Pounds 2019 Chinese Lunar Year of the Pig - Sheng Xiao Collection, 5oz. Gold Proof FDC in the Royal Mint box of issue with certificate number 16 of just 38 pieces minted £7,000 - £8,000
103 Proof Set 1937 (4 coins gold set) Five Pounds, Two Pounds, Sovereign and Half Sovereign UNC to nFDC with minor marks only, lightly toning in the legends across the four coins consistent with being an original set, in the Royal Mint box of issue, the case in very good condition £7,000 - £10,000
163 Ten Pounds 2019 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Queen Victoria 5oz. Gold Proof FDC, an impressive new issue, in the Royal Mint box of issue with certificate, rare with only 70 pieces issued £7,000 - £8,500
164 Ten Pounds 2019 The Tower of London - The Ceremony of the Keys 5oz. Gold Proof FDC in the Royal Mint box of issue with certificate number 17 of just 45 issued, with only 35 issued in this format, our archive database indicates that this is the first example we have offered. All four of the 2019 5oz. Tower of London issues are offered here in this sale, and given the tiny mintages for these pieces, collectors for these impressive modern pieces will be able to purchase the entire set together £7,000 - £8,000
165 Ten Pounds 2019 The Tower of London - The Crown Jewels 5oz. Gold Proof FDC in the Royal Mint box of issue with certificate number 15 of only 45 minted, with only 35 having been issued in this format. All four of the 2019 5oz. Tower of London issues are offered here in this sale, and given the tiny mintages for these pieces, collectors for these impressive modern pieces will be able to purchase the entire set together £7,000 - £8,000
168 Ten Pounds 2019 The Tower of London - The Legend of the Ravens 5oz. Gold Proof FDC in Royal Mint box of issue with certificate number 21 of just 45 issued, only 35 have been issued in this format, all four of the 2019 5oz. Tower of London issues are offered here in this sale, and given the tiny mintages for these pieces, collectors for these impressive modern pieces will be able to purchase the entire set together £7,000 - £8,000
169 Ten Pounds 2019 The Tower of London - The Yeoman Warders 5oz. Gold Proof FDC in the Royal Mint box of issue with certificate number 23 of just 45 minted, with only 35 in this format. All four of the 2019 5oz. Tower of London issues are offered here in this sale, and given the tiny mintages for these pieces, collectors for these impressive modern pieces will be able to purchase the entire set together £7,000 - £8,000
568 Five Pounds 1911 Proof S.3994 UNC the obverse lustrous with signs of cleaning and a light rippling effect in the obverse field behind the bust, the reverse with some hairlines, retaining considerable mint lustre and brilliance £7,000 - £8,500
48 Five Hundred Pounds 2019 Queen's Beasts - Falcon of the Plantagenets 5oz. Gold Proof FDC in the Royal Mint box of issue with certificate number 21 of just 85 issued with just 75 in this format £6,750 - £7,750
157 Ten Pounds 2015 100th Anniversary of the First World War - Reality 5 oz. Gold Proof, the reverse with a matt finish FDC in the impressive box of issue with certificate, number 13 of just 50 minted, only the second example we have offered £6,600 - £7,000
41 Five Hundred Pounds 2017 Britannia , 5oz. .999 Gold Proof 30th Anniversary of the First Gold Britannia, with Trident and 30 privy mark, S.BR4 FDC in the Royal Mint box of issue with certificate number 039 of just 130 minted with just 125 in this presentation format £6,500 - £7,500
42 Five Hundred Pounds 2018 Britannia - The Spirit of a Nation 5oz. .999 Gold Proof S.BR5 FDC in the Royal Mint box of issue with certificate number 54 of just 95 issued, with only 90 in this format £6,500 - £7,500
43 Five Hundred Pounds 2018 The Queen's Beasts - The Red Dragon of Wales .999 Gold Proof S.QCH3 FDC in the Royal Mint box of issue with certificate number 73 of just 90 issued, with only 75 issued in this format £6,500 - £7,500
44 Five Hundred Pounds 2019 Britannia - The Spirit of a Nation 5oz. .999 Gold Proof FDC , comes in the Royal Mint box of issue with certificate number 10 of just 70 minted with just 57 in this presentation format £6,500 - £7,500
161 Ten Pounds 2017 Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip 70 Years of Marriage 5oz. Gold minted in .999 pure, Proof S.M10, a very impressive issue, FDC in the box of issue with certificate, only 175 minted, only 170 in this format £6,500 - £7,500
177 The 2016 United Kingdom Gold Proof Set an 8-coin set comprising Five Pound Crown 2016 Queen Elizabeth II 90th Birthday, Two Pounds (5) 2016 350th Anniversary of the Great Fire of London, 2016 World War I The Army, William Shakespeare 2016 Comedy - All the World's a Stage, William Shakespeare 2016 Tragedy - What a Piece of Work is a Man, William Shakespeare 2016 History - The Hollow Crown, One Pound 2016 The last Round Pound, Fifty Pence 2016 950th Anniversary of the Battle of Hastings, S.PGC18, all in gold an impressive set, FDC, and impressively presented in the wooden box of issue with certificate and booklet , number 12 of just 150 sets issued £6,500 - £7,500
2 Britannia Gold a 9-coin set commemorating the London 2012 Olympic Games, comprising One Hundred Pounds Gold (3) 2010 Neptune - Faster, 2011 Jupiter - Higher and 2012 Mars - Stronger and £25 Gold (3) 2010 Mercury - Faster, 2010 Diana - Faster, 2011 Juno - Higher, 2011 Apollo - Higher, 2012 Vulcan - Stronger, 2012 Minerva - Stronger, a superb set, nFDC to FDC with the odd small very light tone spot, in the impressive wooden box of issue with certificates, a popular set that is steadily increasing in price £6,000 - £6,500
20 Countdown to the London Olympic Games, a 4-coin set in gold, Five Pound Crowns (4) 2009 3-Year Countdown Gold Proof S.4920, 2010 2-Year Countdown S.4921, 2011 One Year Countdown S.4922 and 2012 Olympic Games S.4923 all Gold Proofs with the blue Olympic logo on the reverses, in NGC holders, in the long Royal Mint box of issue with certificate £6,000 - £7,000
159 Ten Pounds 2015 The Longest Reigning Monarch 5 oz. Gold Proof, Obverse with James Butler Portrait, S.M6 FDC in the box of issue with booklet and certificate No.87 of just 170 minted, the only date with the James Butler portrait £6,000 - £7,000
160 Ten Pounds 2016 Queen Elizabeth II 90th Birthday 5oz. Gold Proof S.M8 FDC in the Royal Mint box of issue with certificate number 034 of only 170 pieces issue with just 150 in this format £6,000 - £7,000
549 Five Guineas 1729 EIC S.3664 NVF/VF Ex-mount and with some surface marks and edge knocks, however the surfaces are far superior to those usually associated with ex-mount pieces, with the coin still retaining an impressive appearance and not without good eye appeal £6,000 - £7,000
627 Guinea 1813 S.3730 The 'Military' Guinea, the final year of minting, minted to pay troops fighting in the Napoleonic wars GEF and lustrous with some minor hairlines, very rare in high grades and desirable thus £6,000 - £7,000
991 Sovereign 1841 Unbarred A's in GRATIA as Marsh 24 Reverse Fine, the obverse near so, an extremely rare date and type, one of the key dates in the entire Sovereign series £6,000 - £7,500
1862 Australia Crown 1937 Proof KM#34 in an NGC holder and graded PF64, only 8 examples have been graded by NGC of which this is the second finest, the first minting of the Crown in Australia. The event of the minting of the Crown was well publicised, this being the only denomination minted in that year. Many examples were sold outside of the traditional numismatic market and as a result, many of the tiny mintage of just 100 pieces were either mishandled or spent into circulation. The coin attained the nickname 'Casey's Cartwheel'. Extremely rare with a mintage of just 100 pieces £6,000 - £7,000
178 The 2017 United Kingdom Gold Proof Set a 5-coin set S.PGC20, comprising Five Pound Crown 2017 Centenary of the House of Windsor S.L49, Five Pound Crown 2017 1000th Anniversary of the Coronation of King Canute S.L50, Two Pounds (2) 2017 World War I - The War in the Air S.K44, 2017 200th Anniversary of the Death of Jane Austen S.K45, Fifty Pence 2017 Isaac Newton S.H39 all Gold Proofs, FDC in the Royal Mint box of issue, a rare set, this being number 100 of only 100 sets produced £5,500 - £6,500

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