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Halfcrown Proof Set : English Coins

Date Sold Category Lot Description Sale Price

Auction 163
English Coins 1853 ESC 687, Bull 2736 UNC the obverse with some very minor contact marks and the coin has been cleaned. 14.12 grammes. Further research shows that PCGS and NGC have graded just 17 examples of this coin. Only issued as part of the 1853 Proof sets, which are of extreme rarity, this is a rare opporty to obtain a key coin in the n Halfcrown series. This last such coin offered by us was in February 2009.Our archive database indicates we have only previously offered one example, this being sold twice by us, as part of the Andrew Wayne and Roland Harris collections.
£5,000 London Coins : A163 : Lot 633 : Halfcrown 1853 Proof ESC 687, Bull 2736 UNC the obverse with some very minor contact marks and the c... London Coins : A163 : Lot 633 : Halfcrown 1853 Proof ESC 687, Bull 2736 UNC the obverse with some very minor contact marks and the c...

Auction 163
English Coins 1953 , Obverse 1 Reverse A. Obverse 1 I of DEI point to a space. Weakly Struck first portrait. The Proof version of the early portrait, as used in the 1953 currency plastic set. Davies 2310, S.4137 in a PCGS holder and graded PCGS PR66 the attribution wrongly stated on the label to be S.4137A. Very Rare and now listed in Spink at £1700 FDC
£500 London Coins : A163 : Lot 683 : Halfcrown 1953 Proof, Obverse 1 Reverse A. Obverse 1 I of DEI point to a space. Weakly Struck first ... London Coins : A163 : Lot 683 : Halfcrown 1953 Proof, Obverse 1 Reverse A. Obverse 1 I of DEI point to a space. Weakly Struck first ...

Auction 163
English Coins 1953 . Obverse 1 Reverse A. Obverse 1 :- I of DEI points to a space, weakly struck portrait, a Proof version of the early portrait as used in the 'plastic' set, of Davies 2310 (the standard proof is Davies 2311) this piece listed as 'to be confirmed' by Davies and extremely rare, UNC and lustrous with a few surface marks
£240 London Coins : A163 : Lot 684 : Halfcrown 1953 Proof. Obverse 1 Reverse A. Obverse 1 :- I of DEI points to a space, weakly struck po... London Coins : A163 : Lot 684 : Halfcrown 1953 Proof. Obverse 1 Reverse A. Obverse 1 :- I of DEI points to a space, weakly struck po...

Auction 162
English Coins 1953 . Obverse 1 Reverse A. Obverse 1 :- I of DEI points to a space, weakly struck portrait, a Proof version of the early portrait as used in the plastic set, of Davies 2310 (the standard proof is Davies 2311) this piece listed as 'to be confirmed' by Davies and extremely rare, nFDC retaining much original mint brilliance
£500 London Coins : A162 : Lot 2337 : Halfcrown 1953 Proof. Obverse 1 Reverse A. Obverse 1 :- I of DEI points to a space, weakly struck po... London Coins : A162 : Lot 2337 : Halfcrown 1953 Proof. Obverse 1 Reverse A. Obverse 1 :- I of DEI points to a space, weakly struck po...

Auction 155
English Coins 1953 . Obverse 1 Reverse A. Obverse 1 :- I of DEI points to a space, weakly struck portrait, a Proof version of the early portrait (used in the plastic set) of Davies 2310 (the standard proof is Davies 2311) this piece listed as 'to be confirmed' by Davies and extremely rare and reported to be one of only a few known, UNC and lustrous with a few surface marks
£650 London Coins : A155 : Lot 1046 : Halfcrown 1953 Proof. Obverse 1 Reverse A. Obverse 1 :- I of DEI points to a space, weakly struck po... London Coins : A155 : Lot 1046 : Halfcrown 1953 Proof. Obverse 1 Reverse A. Obverse 1 :- I of DEI points to a space, weakly struck po...

Auction 154
English Coins 1953 . Obverse 1 Reverse A. Obverse 1 :- I of DEI points to a space, weakly struck portrait, a Proof version of the early portrait (used in the plastic set) of Davies 2310 (the standard proof is Davies 2311) this piece listed as 'to be confirmed' by Davies and extremely rare and is reported to be one of only a few known nFDC
£350 London Coins : A154 : Lot 2252 : Halfcrown 1953 Proof. Obverse 1 Reverse A. Obverse 1 :- I of DEI points to a space, weakly struck po... London Coins : A154 : Lot 2252 : Halfcrown 1953 Proof. Obverse 1 Reverse A. Obverse 1 :- I of DEI points to a space, weakly struck po...

Auction 152
English Coins 1953 . Obverse 1 Reverse A. Obverse 1 :- I of DEI points to a space weakly struck portrait, a Proof version of the early portrait (used in the plastic set) of Davies 2310 (the standard proof is Davies 2311) this piece unlisted by Davies and extremely rare FDC, CGS 88
£700 London Coins : A152 : Lot 2976 : Halfcrown 1953 Proof. Obverse 1 Reverse A. Obverse 1 :- I of DEI points to a space weakly struck por... London Coins : A152 : Lot 2976 : Halfcrown 1953 Proof. Obverse 1 Reverse A. Obverse 1 :- I of DEI points to a space weakly struck por...

Auction 150
English Coins 1953 . Obverse 1 Reverse A. Obverse 1 :- I of DEI points to a space, weakly struck portrait, a Proof version of the early portrait (used in the plastic set) of Davies 2310 (the standard proof is Davies 2311) this piece listed as 'to be confirmed' by Davies and extremely rare nFDC with only a few minor contact marks
£750 London Coins : A150 : Lot 2444 : Halfcrown 1953 Proof. Obverse 1 Reverse A. Obverse 1 :- I of DEI points to a space, weakly struck po... London Coins : A150 : Lot 2444 : Halfcrown 1953 Proof. Obverse 1 Reverse A. Obverse 1 :- I of DEI points to a space, weakly struck po...

Auction 149
English Coins 1953 . Obverse 1 Reverse A. Obverse 1 :- I of DEI points to a space, weakly struck portrait, a Proof version of the early portrait (used in the plastic set) of Davies 2310 (the standard proof is Davies 2311) this piece listed as 'to be confirmed' by Davies and extremely rare and reported to be one of only a few known nFDC with only a few minor contact marks
£500 London Coins : A149 : Lot 2269 : Halfcrown 1953 Proof. Obverse 1 Reverse A. Obverse 1 :- I of DEI points to a space, weakly struck po... London Coins : A149 : Lot 2269 : Halfcrown 1953 Proof. Obverse 1 Reverse A. Obverse 1 :- I of DEI points to a space, weakly struck po...

Auction 149
English Coins 1953 . Obverse 1 Reverse A. Obverse 1 :- I of DEI points to a space, weakly struck portrait, a Proof version of the early portrait (used in the plastic set) of Davies 2310 (the standard proof is Davies 2311) this piece listed as 'to be confirmed' by Davies and extremely rare and reported to be one of only a few known UNC remaining much original lustre, slight unevenness and a couple of small spots
£320 London Coins : A149 : Lot 2270 : Halfcrown 1953 Proof. Obverse 1 Reverse A. Obverse 1 :- I of DEI points to a space, weakly struck po... London Coins : A149 : Lot 2270 : Halfcrown 1953 Proof. Obverse 1 Reverse A. Obverse 1 :- I of DEI points to a space, weakly struck po...

Auction 148
English Coins 1953 . Obverse 1 Reverse A. Obverse 1 :- I of DEI points to a space, weakly struck portrait, a Proof version of the early portrait (used in the plastic set) of Davies 2310 (the standard proof is Davies 2311) this piece listed as 'to be confirmed' by Davies and extremely rare and reported to be one of only a handful known About UNC Very Rare
£1,400 London Coins : A148 : Lot 2063 : Halfcrown 1953 Proof. Obverse 1 Reverse A. Obverse 1 :- I of DEI points to a space, weakly struck po... London Coins : A148 : Lot 2063 : Halfcrown 1953 Proof. Obverse 1 Reverse A. Obverse 1 :- I of DEI points to a space, weakly struck po...

Auction 145
English Coins 1953 . Obverse 1 Reverse A. Obverse 1 :- I of DEI points to a space, weakly struck portrait, a Proof version of the early portrait (used in the plastic set) of Davies 2310 (the standard proof is Davies 2311) this piece listed as 'to be confirmed' by Davies and extremely rare and reported to be one of only a handful known nFDC slabbed and graded CGS 88
£750 London Coins : A145 : Lot 1765 : Halfcrown 1953 Proof. Obverse 1 Reverse A. Obverse 1 :- I of DEI points to a space, weakly struck po... London Coins : A145 : Lot 1765 : Halfcrown 1953 Proof. Obverse 1 Reverse A. Obverse 1 :- I of DEI points to a space, weakly struck po...

Auction 129
English Coins 1902 Matt proof or having a more raised or detailed head. On a flat surface the coin distinctly rocks side to side unlike ordinary proofs which do not, and the even edge is broader and more satinised. The principal difference for this proof is having the 'rounded base 2' and 6.25mm wide date, this being the only example known to Peter Davies, as all other 1902 Two Pounds he has noted have the pointed base 2. Originally from a which also included Lots 1262 and 1263 from London Coins Auction A124 these being the and with similar raised head characteristics. Lightly toning FDC and Very Rare
£1,800 London Coins : A129 : Lot 1998 : Two Pounds 1902 Matt proof Pattern or Trial having a more raised or detailed head. On a flat surface... London Coins : A129 : Lot 1998 : Two Pounds 1902 Matt proof Pattern or Trial having a more raised or detailed head. On a flat surface...

Auction 124
English Coins 1887 Obv 1 Rev A -- B.S.C. 640P -- a very rare , unlisted previously in B.S.C. and differing from the usual proofs from the sets which are Obv 2. This difference is apparent in the treatment of the insignia which is smaller and surrounded with small pearls, also having a domed appearance with the 'VRI' monogram indistinct and positioned to the left, whereas the final adopted piece for currency is more central. The unusually broad edge has compensated for the slightly smaller bust. Cinnamon toning with sea blue flashing FDC
£700 London Coins : A124 : Lot 1184 : Halfcrown 1887 Obv 1 Rev A -- B.S.C. 640P -- a very rare pattern proof, unlisted previously in B... London Coins : A124 : Lot 1184 : Halfcrown 1887 Obv 1 Rev A -- B.S.C. 640P -- a very rare pattern proof, unlisted previously in B...

Auction 120
English Coins 1831 with WW in block, as issued in the sets ESC 657 UNC with a couple of very small edge nicks and some hairlines in the fields
£950

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