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Grange Hotel Bracknell, Charles Square, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 1ED

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Elephant And Castle

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Auction 158
English Coins 1687 First Bust S3397 Prooflike and Brilliant About Unc rare thus graded and slabbed by PCGS at MS61, and a coin with fantastic eye appeal, very hard to find gold in this grade, indeed we note that an example of a 1688 Elephant and Castle piece, marginally inferior in obverse detail, graded PCGS MS61 WINGS sold recently in a US auction for $108,688 (at the time of writing converted to £84,452), we also note another 1687 Five Guineas of the same type as this lot in NGC MS61 currently being offered for sale at $117,500 on-line
£54,000 London Coins : A158 : Lot 1920 : Five Guineas 1687 First Bust S3397 Prooflike and Brilliant About Unc rare thus graded and slabbed by... London Coins : A158 : Lot 1920 : Five Guineas 1687 First Bust S3397 Prooflike and Brilliant About Unc rare thus graded and slabbed by...

Auction 158
English Coins 1691 Elephant and Castle S.3427 Good Fine with some smoothing on the obverse
£2,000 London Coins : A158 : Lot 1983 : Guinea 1691 Elephant and Castle S.3427 Good Fine with some smoothing on the obverse London Coins : A158 : Lot 1983 : Guinea 1691 Elephant and Castle S.3427 Good Fine with some smoothing on the obverse

Auction 156
English Coins 1693 Obverse conjoined busts of joint monarchs right.  GVLIELMVS ET MARIA DEI GRATIA.  Reverse, crowned garnished square topped arms, lion of Nassau in centre Elephant and Castle below the bust S3423. Edge year QVINTO in raised letters on edge, GEF rare thus, not far off in grade to our lot 857 in LCA 155 Dec 2016 which realised £71,500 hammer. But this piece, the Elephant and Castle variety, is usually more sought after. The famous Samuel King Five Guineas sale by Spink included their well researched analysis of Five Guineas offered for sale in a 40 year period and the 1693 E & C offered here had a frequency of 19 compared to 91 of the S3422 type (1693 without E & C below). Last year a 5 Guineas of this same type S3423 Elephant and Castle below in MS63 realised $258,000 in the USA. William and Mary were spouses who reigned over the kingdoms of England, Scotland and Ireland. They began their joint reign in February 1689 after they were offered the throne by the Convention Parliament. (Mary’s father) had fled the country and William and Mary occupied what was in effect a vacant throne.  They were the first joint rulers in England for over 800 years, although Philip II and had appeared on English coinage together.  Mary was to reign until her death from smallpox in December 1694 and William continued his rule alone, until his death in March 1702.  The reign of William and Mary was brief and their coins are relatively scarce, the piece offered here has a very competitive starting price and would truly be a bargain in todays market at the low estimate or in our opinion at several bids above.
£55,000 London Coins : A156 : Lot 2006 : Five Guineas 1693 Obverse conjoined busts of joint monarchs right.  GVLIELMVS ET MARIA DEI GRAT... London Coins : A156 : Lot 2006 : Five Guineas 1693 Obverse conjoined busts of joint monarchs right.  GVLIELMVS ET MARIA DEI GRAT...

Auction 156
English Coins 1685 Elephant and Castle S.3401 UNC retaining much original mint lustre and with a peripheral light tone. Very attractive and fully struck, vastly superior in grade and strike than the Jacob.Y.Terner example (Ex-Bridgewater House collection), which graded NGC MS63, described as 'mint fresh and beautiful', and realised $18,400 at Ira and Larry Goldbergs Auction in 2003 (Lot 20), similar in quality to the illustration on page 9 of the Bentley Collection catalogue detailing the history of the and it predecessors. A truly stunning example of this rare two-year type, and seldom offered in any grade, perhaps one of the finest examples extant. The elephant and castle was the emblem of the Royal African company, founded in 1660 as the Company of Royal Adventurers Trading in Africa. This organisation held a monopoly on trade along the West African coast. In 1667 the original company collapsed but later merged with the Gambian Merchants Company to become in 1672 the Royal African Company. Trading was chiefly in gold and silver, and sadly for several decades, human slaves
£15,000 London Coins : A156 : Lot 2092 : Guinea 1685 Elephant and Castle S.3401 UNC  retaining much original mint lustre and with a periphera... London Coins : A156 : Lot 2092 : Guinea 1685 Elephant and Castle S.3401 UNC  retaining much original mint lustre and with a periphera...

Auction 156
Tokens (5) Mining and Company 1794 Female seated/Stork and cornucopia DH74a, Lutwyche's Conjoined Busts/Moneta seated, Plain edge DH220, 1792 Godiva/Elephant, Castle under Y, DH232, Coventry 1793 Godiva/Elephant, Cronebane/Dublin edge DH238c, scarce, Wilkinson's 1791 Bust/Vulcan seated, stop after MASTER to centre of R DH441 (Counterfeit) with collectors number inked into the obverse field, VF to EF the last with traces of lustre
£60

Auction 155
English Coins 1684 Elephant and Castle below bust TRICESIMO SEXTO edge S.3332 Good Fine/Fine the obverse with a small flan flaw in the right field
£8,000 London Coins : A155 : Lot 856 : Five Guineas 1684 Elephant and Castle below bust TRICESIMO SEXTO edge S.3332 Good Fine/Fine the obve... London Coins : A155 : Lot 856 : Five Guineas 1684 Elephant and Castle below bust TRICESIMO SEXTO edge S.3332 Good Fine/Fine the obve...

Auction 155
English Coins s (2) 1688 Elephant and Castle below bust S.3403 the first 8 struck over a lower 8 Good Fine with some edge nicks and contact marks, 1714 S.3574 About Fine/VG
£2,400 London Coins : A155 : Lot 928 : Guineas (2) 1688 Elephant and Castle below bust S.3403 the first 8 struck over a lower 8 Good Fine w... London Coins : A155 : Lot 928 : Guineas (2) 1688 Elephant and Castle below bust S.3403 the first 8 struck over a lower 8 Good Fine w...

Auction 153
English Coins 1684 Elephant and Castle below bust TRICESIMO SEXTO edge S.3332 Good Fine/Fine the obverse with a small flan flaw in the right field
£8,500 London Coins : A153 : Lot 2768 : Five Guineas 1684 Elephant and Castle below bust TRICESIMO SEXTO edge S.3332 Good Fine/Fine the obve... London Coins : A153 : Lot 2768 : Five Guineas 1684 Elephant and Castle below bust TRICESIMO SEXTO edge S.3332 Good Fine/Fine the obve...

Auction 153
English Coins 1696 Elephant and Castle S.3467 Good Fine
£1,300 London Coins : A153 : Lot 2871 : Half Guinea 1696 Elephant and Castle S.3467 Good Fine London Coins : A153 : Lot 2871 : Half Guinea 1696 Elephant and Castle S.3467 Good Fine

Auction 153
English Coins 1691 S.3430 NF/VG the reverse with a weak area at the top of the shield as often, rare, the first of this date and type we have offered, we note that since 2003, we have offered 6 of the 1691 Elephant and Castle variety, but none of this type, so it would appear that this is rarer than the catalogue value would suggest
£900 London Coins : A153 : Lot 2870 : Half Guinea 1691 S.3430 NF/VG the reverse with a weak area at the top of the shield as often, rare, ... London Coins : A153 : Lot 2870 : Half Guinea 1691 S.3430 NF/VG the reverse with a weak area at the top of the shield as often, rare, ...

Auction 152
English Coins 1676 Elephant and Castle S.3345 Fair, with mount attached to the top of the obverse
£320 London Coins : A152 : Lot 2780 : Guinea 1676 Elephant and Castle S.3345 Fair, with mount attached to the top of the obverse London Coins : A152 : Lot 2780 : Guinea 1676 Elephant and Castle S.3345 Fair, with mount attached to the top of the obverse

Auction 151
English Coins 1680 Elephant and Castle below bust S.3345 NVF with a slight scuff on the last A of GRATIA
£2,750 London Coins : A151 : Lot 2479 : Guinea 1680 Elephant and Castle below bust S.3345 NVF with a slight scuff on the last A of GRATIA London Coins : A151 : Lot 2479 : Guinea 1680 Elephant and Castle below bust S.3345 NVF with a slight scuff on the last A of GRATIA

Auction 151
English Coins 1688 S. Elephant and Castle below bust S.3403 Obverse Good Fine, the reverse a strong Fine, Rare
£2,600 London Coins : A151 : Lot 2481 : Guinea 1688 S. Elephant and Castle below bust S.3403 Obverse Good Fine, the reverse a strong Fine, R... London Coins : A151 : Lot 2481 : Guinea 1688 S. Elephant and Castle below bust S.3403 Obverse Good Fine, the reverse a strong Fine, R...

Auction 148
English Coins 1691 Elephant and Castle S.3423 a solid VF
£8,000 London Coins : A148 : Lot 1826 : Five Guineas 1691 Elephant and Castle S.3423 a solid VF London Coins : A148 : Lot 1826 : Five Guineas 1691 Elephant and Castle S.3423 a solid VF

Auction 148
World Coins and Plantation Tea Company check 'TO BE PRESENTED AT DUBLIN OR KINGSTOWN' () Elephant and castle reverse in White metal NVF
£38 London Coins : A148 : Lot 764 : India and China Plantation Tea Company One Pound check 'TO BE PRESENTED AT DUBLIN OR KINGSTOWN&... London Coins : A148 : Lot 764 : India and China Plantation Tea Company One Pound check 'TO BE PRESENTED AT DUBLIN OR KINGSTOWN&...

Auction 147
English Coins 1689 Elephant and Castle below busts S.3427 NEF with a slight weakness in the centre which barely detracts. Overall a most attractive piece with much eye appeal and seldom seen in this grade
£3,200 London Coins : A147 : Lot 2382 : Guinea 1689 Elephant and Castle below busts S.3427 NEF with a slight weakness in the centre which ba... London Coins : A147 : Lot 2382 : Guinea 1689 Elephant and Castle below busts S.3427 NEF with a slight weakness in the centre which ba...

Auction 147
English Coins 1684 Elephant and Castle below bust S.3336 Fine/Near Fine with surface marks
£2,000 London Coins : A147 : Lot 3391 : Two Guineas 1684 Elephant and Castle below bust S.3336 Fine/Near Fine with surface marks London Coins : A147 : Lot 3391 : Two Guineas 1684 Elephant and Castle below bust S.3336 Fine/Near Fine with surface marks

Auction 146
English Coins 1684 Elephant and Castle below bust S.3345 Fine with some small digs on the obverse by DEI GRATIA, our archive indicates this is the first we have offered of this date, indeed we have only handled 4 Elephant and Castle examples of all dates, so probably scarcer than catalogue values would suggest
£1,100 London Coins : A146 : Lot 2964 : Guinea 1684 Elephant and Castle below bust S.3345 Fine with some small digs on the obverse by DEI GR... London Coins : A146 : Lot 2964 : Guinea 1684 Elephant and Castle below bust S.3345 Fine with some small digs on the obverse by DEI GR...

Auction 145
English Coins 1694 Elephant and Castle S.3427 VG scratched on the obverse, Ex-Jewellery with the edge smoothed
£400 London Coins : A145 : Lot 1550 : Guinea 1694 Elephant and Castle S.3427 VG scratched on the obverse, Ex-Jewellery with the edge smoot... London Coins : A145 : Lot 1550 : Guinea 1694 Elephant and Castle S.3427 VG scratched on the obverse, Ex-Jewellery with the edge smoot...

Auction 141
English Coins 1685 First Bust Elephant and Castle below EF prooflike fields with a couple of minor nicks on the portrait
£6,500 London Coins : A141 : Lot 1571 : Guinea 1685 First Bust Elephant and Castle below EF prooflike fields with a couple of minor nicks on... London Coins : A141 : Lot 1571 : Guinea 1685 First Bust Elephant and Castle below EF prooflike fields with a couple of minor nicks on...

Auction 141
English Coins 1692 QVARTO conjoined busts with Elephant and Castle below S3423 VF
£6,000 London Coins : A141 : Lot 1518 : Five Guineas 1692 QVARTO William and Mary conjoined busts with Elephant and Castle below S3423 VF London Coins : A141 : Lot 1518 : Five Guineas 1692 QVARTO William and Mary conjoined busts with Elephant and Castle below S3423 VF

Auction 141
English Coins 1689 Elephant and Castle below bust S3427 near EF rare thus, without problems or detractions and much eye appeal, extremely hard to find Guineas as pleasing as this
£6,000 London Coins : A141 : Lot 1572 : Guinea 1689 Elephant and Castle below bust S3427 near EF rare thus, without problems or detracti... London Coins : A141 : Lot 1572 : Guinea 1689 Elephant and Castle below bust S3427 near EF rare thus, without problems or detracti...

Auction 141
English Coins 1684 Elephant and Castle below bust S.3336 NVF/GF
£2,400 London Coins : A141 : Lot 2219 : Two Guineas 1684 Elephant and Castle below bust S.3336 NVF/GF London Coins : A141 : Lot 2219 : Two Guineas 1684 Elephant and Castle below bust S.3336 NVF/GF

Auction 141
English Coins 1677 Elephant and Castle S.3345 VF with dull surfaces, Rare
£2,000 London Coins : A141 : Lot 1569 : Guinea 1677 Elephant and Castle S.3345 VF with dull surfaces, Rare London Coins : A141 : Lot 1569 : Guinea 1677 Elephant and Castle S.3345 VF with dull surfaces, Rare

Auction 139
English Coins 1683 Elephant and Castle S.3345 VG Rare
£550 London Coins : A139 : Lot 1799 : Guinea 1683 Elephant and Castle S.3345 VG Rare London Coins : A139 : Lot 1799 : Guinea 1683 Elephant and Castle S.3345 VG Rare

Auction 138
English Coins 1686 Elephant and Castle S.3403 GF with some haymarking on the obverse, our archive results indicate that since 2003 we have handled 15 Guineas only one of which was the Elephant and Castle type, this is the first of this date and type we have handled, probably a lot scarcer than catalogue values would imply
£1,600 London Coins : A138 : Lot 2142 : Guinea 1686 Elephant and Castle S.3403 GF with some haymarking on the obverse, our archive resul... London Coins : A138 : Lot 2142 : Guinea 1686 Elephant and Castle S.3403 GF with some haymarking on the obverse, our archive resul...

Auction 137
English Coins 1701 elephant and castle below bust edge DECIMO TERTIO ESC 566; S 3495, VG but seldom offered in any grade, excessively rare and probably impossible to find in grades above Fine
£2,400 London Coins : A137 : Lot 1572 : Halfcrown 1701 elephant and castle below bust edge DECIMO TERTIO ESC 566; S 3495, VG but sel... London Coins : A137 : Lot 1572 : Halfcrown 1701 elephant and castle below bust edge DECIMO TERTIO ESC 566; S 3495, VG but sel...

Auction 133
English Coins 1678 Elephant and Castle S.3345 Fine/ Good Fine
£1,000 London Coins : A133 : Lot 398 : Guinea 1678 Elephant and Castle S.3345 Fine/ Good Fine London Coins : A133 : Lot 398 : Guinea 1678 Elephant and Castle S.3345 Fine/ Good Fine

Auction 130
English Bulk Lots (7) 1739 Fair, Ex-Mount, Guineas (2) 1777, 1785 both VG ex-jewellery, s (2) 1696 Elephant and Castle NF damaged , 1810 NVF/VF with two scratches on the obverse, 1808 VF ex-mount, 1718 GVF with a small hole at the top of the obverse
£1,200

Auction 128
Certified Coins 1691 Elephant and Castle S.3423 EF 60 Ex-London Coin Auction A118 2/9/2007 Lot 1601
£5,800 London Coins : A128 : Lot 458 : Five Guineas 1691 Elephant and Castle S.3423 CGS EF 60 Ex-London Coin Auction A118 2/9/2007 Lot 1601 London Coins : A128 : Lot 458 : Five Guineas 1691 Elephant and Castle S.3423 CGS EF 60 Ex-London Coin Auction A118 2/9/2007 Lot 1601

Auction 128
Certified Coins 1692 Elephant and Castle S.3431 VF 40 the only example thus far recorded by the CGS Population Report
£1,350

Auction 127
English Coins 1692 QVARTO conjoined busts with Elephant and Castle below S3423 approaching EF and scarce thus
£6,750 London Coins : A127 : Lot 1299 : Five Guineas 1692 QVARTO William and Mary conjoined busts with Elephant and Castle below S3423 appro... London Coins : A127 : Lot 1299 : Five Guineas 1692 QVARTO William and Mary conjoined busts with Elephant and Castle below S3423 appro...

Auction 127
English Coins 1683 TRICESIMO QVINTO Second Laureate Bust Elephant and Castle below bust S3332 VF
£5,000 London Coins : A127 : Lot 1296 : Five Guineas 1683 TRICESIMO QVINTO Charles II Second Laureate Bust Elephant and Castle below bust S3... London Coins : A127 : Lot 1296 : Five Guineas 1683 TRICESIMO QVINTO Charles II Second Laureate Bust Elephant and Castle below bust S3...

Auction 123
English Coins 1682 Fourth Bust Elephant and Castle S.3345 NF with some slight damage to the edge, probably scarcer than catalogue values would suggest
£400

Auction 123
English Coins 1687 Second Bust Elephant and Castle S.3403 VG/NF an ex-jewellery piece with a mount having been removed from the top
£380

Auction 122
English Coins 1691 S.3431 Elephant and Castle below busts VG/Fair with much smoothing on the shield
£360 London Coins : A122 : Lot 1586 : Half Guinea 1691 S.3431 Elephant and Castle below busts VG/Fair with much smoothing on the shield London Coins : A122 : Lot 1586 : Half Guinea 1691 S.3431 Elephant and Castle below busts VG/Fair with much smoothing on the shield

Auction 119
English Coins 1681 stated by the vendor to be the very rare Elephant and Castle type, grading Poor with damaged surfaces so positive identification inconclusive
£50

Auction 114
English Coins 1692 S.3431 Elephant and castle below busts NVF with some adjustment marks on the left of the shield
£750

Auction 111
English Coins 1691 TERTIO S.3423 Elephant and castle below the busts 8 Harp Strings, 11 Billets VF or better with some surface marks and haymarking, an
£3,500

Auction 111
English Coins 1694 SEXTO S.3423 Elephant and castle below busts, 7 Harp Strings, 11 Billets GVF/VF with an edge knock at the top of the obverse, old sc
£3,500

Auction 111
English Coins 1693 S.3428 Elephant below busts. Clearly not an Elephant and castle coin as there is a clear gap between the elephant and the truncation (Coin
£3,400

Auction 111
English Coins 1689 S.3427 Elephant and castle below busts, 5 Harp Strings, Billets inconclusive due to weaker striking, G of REGINA overstruck over and I or
£2,200

Auction 111
English Coins 1693 S.3427 Elephant and castle below busts 6 Harp strings, 7 Billets, pearls on top of but not within band, listed as 'extremely rare' b
£1,700

Auction 111
English Coins 1691 S.3431 Elephant and castle below the busts 5 Harp Strings gVF/VF with some weakness to the upper part of the shield and an old thin s
£1,200

Auction 111
English Coins 1691 S.3427 Elephant and castle below busts 7 Harp Strings, 7 Bullets No stop after GRATIA pleasant VF with an old light scratch on William's h
£950

Auction 111
English Coins 1692 S.3431 Elephant and castle below busts 4 Harp Strings 7 Billets nVF/GF
£900

Auction 111
English Coins 1689 S.3427 Elephant and castle below busts, 5 Harp strings 7 Billets, with pearls on top of and within the band, No Stop after GRATIA, G
£750

Auction 111
English Coins 1691 S.3427 Elephant and castle below busts 4 Harp Strings, with stop after GRATIA bold Good Fine
£650

Auction 111
English Coins 1689 S.3427 Elephant and castle below busts 5 Harp Strings, 7 Billets GF/F
£600

Auction 111
English Coins 1691 S.3431 Elephant and castle below the busts VG
£190

Auction 111
English Coins 1694 4 over 3 S.3427 Elephant and castle below the busts, 5 Harp Strings, Billets inconclusive, pearls on but not within the band VG and
£110

Auction 108
English Coins 1681 S 3370 ESC 488 , Elephant and Castle below bust and rated at
£750

Auction 107
English Coins 1694 SEXTO with the elephant and castle below bust S3423 EF and scarce thus (listing in Spink's at £9,000)
£5,500

Auction 107
Certified Coins 1684 Second Laureate Bust with Elephant and Castle below S3332 AU58 very difficult to find in this high grade
£5,500

Auction 107
English Coins 1681 with Elephant and Castle below Bust ESC 488 (rarity 4) about VF toned some faint scratches reverse extremely rare in this higher grade
£2,800

Auction 105
English Coins 1681 Elephant and Castle below bust, ESC 488, S3370 rare bold Fine for wear and with some surface pitting and field digs the pitting heavie
£900

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