BurmaProof Set 1949 (5 coins) KM#PS1 comprising 8 Pe, 4 Pe, 2 Pe, Pe, and 2 Pyas VIP Proofs/Proofs of record, nFDC with light toning, retaining much original lustre and brilliance, with a mintage of only 100 pieces, this set in the Royal Mint maroon box with the Chinze crest in gold on the lid and accompanied by the original Burma Currency Board Secretary's compliment slip and note to the original recipient Mr. Sidney Wellington, Office of the High Commissioner for the United Kingdom, with extra notes on the back of this slip written by the original recipient. The set has been in the recipient's family for the entire 70 years since issue, only the second complete set to be offered for sale in recent times, the previous set lacking the accompanying paperwork realising £6200 hammer price in June 2016, also only two other incomplete sets have been offered, both lacking the 2 Pyas coin and also without the box

South Africa Proof Set 1937 Halfcrown to Farthing (8 coins) Krause states a mintage of just 116 Proof sets, the coins now all in PCGS holders and graded as follows:- Halfcrown PCGS PF65 Cameo, Florin PCGS PR66 Cameo, Shilling PCGS PR66 Cameo, Sixpence PCGS PR66 Cameo, Threepence PCGS PR65, Penny PR65 BN, Halfpenny PR66 BN and Farthing PCGS PR65 BN comes in a wooden box with 'Koninklike Munt Pretoria Proefmuntstukke - Royal Mint Pretoria Specimen Coins 1937' on the lid, The Halfcrown, Florin, Shilling, Sixpence and Threepence with frosted portraits, the Penny, Halfpenny and Farthing mint toned as issued, possibly a VIP set, believed to have once belonged to a South African diplomat, although there are now no supporting documents, a very rare low mintage set

New ZealandHalfpenny 1963 VIP Proof/Proof of record KM#23.2 UNC/nFDC with some light contact marks, with an attractive red and magenta tone, retaining much original mint brilliance

Mauritius5 Cents 1960 VIP Proof/Proof of record KM#34 nFDC, minor contact marks only, retaining almost full mint brilliance, with some eye-catching light magenta toning on the portrait

Saudi Arabia - Hejaz and Nejd Ghirsh AH1344 (1926) VIP Proof/Proof of record KM#6 in a PCGS holder and graded PR63, we note no examples recorded on the Heritage database, Extremely Rare, EX LCA 157 Lot 1599 realised £1700

Saudi Arabia - Hejaz and Nejd Quarter Ghirsh AH1344 (1926) VIP Proof/Proof of record KM#4 in a PCGS holder and graded PR65 EX LCA 157 Lot 1600 realised £1700

Ceylon a 6-coin set 1963 VIP Proofs/Proofs of record comprising 50 Cents KM#132 for type, 25 Cents KM#131 for type, 10 Cents KM#130 for type, 5 Cents KM#129 for type, 2 Cents KM#128 for type and 1 Cent KM#127 for type, nFDC to FDC and brilliant, we note that Krause does not list any of these pieces as Proofs so clearly issued in very small numbers

Malaya and British North Borneo1 Cent 1962 VIP Proof KM#6 nFDC with a spot in the reverse field, otherwise retaining almost full brilliance, only 25 struck, Extremely Rare, the first we have offered, we note also there are no examples recorded on the Heritage archive database, lists at $2500 and $3000 in Proof 63 and 65 respectively

Sixpence 1954 VIP Proof/Proof of record Davies 2490P, dies 1A, Bull 4527 (listed as not traced), estimates Rarity 6, nFDC the obverse with small spots on the portrait

Shilling 1966 Scottish a Specimen striking, the fields superior to the currency pieces but lacking the frosting associated with the VIP Proofs of the period, indeed the appearance is not dissimilar to the Polished die coins, 5.61 grammes, unlisted by Davies, we note the Proofs are listed by Bull but stated to be 'not traced', we also note these two Specimen 1966 Shillings are struck from the same obverse die, UNC and lustrous

Shilling 1966 English a Specimen striking, the fields superior to the currency pieces but lacking the frosting associated with the VIP Proofs of the period, indeed the appearance is not dissimilar to the Polished die coins 5.71 grammes, unlisted by Davies, we note the Proofs are listed by Bull but stated to be 'not traced', we also note these two Specimen 1966 Shillings are struck from the same obverse die, UNC and lustrous

Southern RhodesiaHalfpenny 1951 VIP Proof KM#28 nFDC retaining much original mint brilliance, the reverse with touches of magenta and green tone, Very Rare with Krause listing at $550 and $850 in Proof 63 and 65 respectively

Southern RhodesiaVIP Proof/Proof of record 6-coin set 1937 comprising Halfcrown 1937 KM#13 in a PCGS holder and graded PR65, Florin 1937 KM#12, in a PCGS holder and graded PR65, Shilling 1937 KM#11 in a PCGS holder and graded PR65, Sixpence 1937 KM#10 in a PCGS holder and graded PR65, Threepence 1937 KM#9 in a PCGS holder and graded PR66, and Penny 1937 KM#8 in a PCGS holder and graded PR65, a very rare set with a mintage of just 40

CeylonVIP Proofs/Proofs of record 1963 a 6-coin set comprising 50 Cents KM#132 for type, 25 Cents KM#131 for type, 10 Cents KM#130 for type, 5 Cents KM#129 for type, 2 Cents KM#128 for type, 1 Cent KM#127 for type, all unlisted as Proofs by Krause, an extremely rare set nFDC to FDC and brilliant

Crown 1951 Festival of BritainVIP ProofESC 393DDavies 2010V nFDC, a few very tiny contact marks, otherwise choice and retaining almost full mint brilliance, along with 1951 Proof issues Halfcrown to Farthing (9 coins), nFDC to FDC and lustrous, with some ribbon toning, in the maroon box of issue, this in excellent condition

Rhodesian and NyasalandShilling 1955 VIP Proof/Proof of record, struck in Cupro-Nickel, KM#5, in an NGC holder and graded PF66 Ultra Cameo, excessively rare, one of only 10 examples minted

Ceylon10 Cents 1926 VIP Proof/Proof of record KM#104a in an NGC holder and graded PF63, we note only one previous example listed in the Heritage Auction archive

CeylonQuarter Cent 1870 VIP Proof/Proof of record struck in copper KM#90 in an NGC holder and graded PF65 BN, we note that there are no example recorded by the Heritage auction archive

New ZealandHalfpenny 1962 VIP Proof/Proof of record KM#23.2 UNC/nFDC lightly toning, with some minor contact marks retaining much original mint brilliance

Panama1 Centesimo 1962 VIP Proof/Proof of record KM#22 in a PCGS holder and graded PR63 RB, Krause estimates a mintage of just 50 pieces, only one complete 1962 set is recorded by the Heritage database, this way back in June 2006

Panama 5 Centesimos 1962 VIP Proof/Proof of record KM#23.2 in a PCGS holder and graded PR65 CAM, Krause estimates a mintage of just 25 pieces, we note that there are no example on the Heritage database

Bulgaria a 2-coin set 100 Leva 1934 VIP Proof/Proof or record KM#45 in an NGC holder and graded PF65, 50 Leva 1934 VIP Proof/Proof of record KM#44 in an NGC holder and graded PF65, both Ex-Melbourne Mint Museum and only the second pair graded of these extremely rare issues, unpriced by Krause

New ZealandFlorin 1933 VIP Proof/Proof of record KM#4 in an NGC holder and graded PF64 Cameo, Krause states an estimated mintage of just 20 pieces, Extremely Rare with only one example previously recorded in the Heritage archive, this in a set

New ZealandFlorin 1937 VIP Proof/Proof of record KM#10.1 in an NGC holder and graded PF64, we note only one example in the Heritage archive, this as part of a set, Extremely rare

Halfpenny 1936 VIP Bronze Proof/Proof of record Freeman 427 dies 3+B in a PCGS holder and graded PR65 RB, Extremely Rare, rated R18 by Freeman, the only example recorded by the PCGS Population Report

IrelandPenny 1968 VIP Proof KM#11, nFDC starting to tone, slabbed and graded LCGS 91, one of 20 examples minted, examples have been realising upwards of $800 of late

New ZealandHalfpenny 1960 VIP Proof/Proof of record KM#23.2 UNC with very good original lustre, some light toning, the obverse with some light contact marks

New ZealandPenny 1962 VIP Proof/Proof of record KM#24.2 in an NGC holder and graded PF65 BN, Ex-Pittman collection, Heritage Auction 13/14 January 2015 Lot 35969

New ZealandHalfpenny 1962 VIP Proof/Proof of record KM#23.2 nFDC the obverse with minor contact marks, retaining practically full original mint brilliance

BritishHondurasOne Cent 1961 VIP Proof/Proof of record KM#30 UNC/nFDC with some light contact marks and toning, retaining much original mint brilliance

Costa RicaVIP Proofs/Proofs of record 1937 a 3-coin set comprising 1 Colon 1937 KM#177 in an NGC holder and graded PF66, 50 Centimos 1937 KM#176 in an NGC holder and graded PF65, 25 Centimos 1937 KM#175 in an NGC holder and graded PF65, an extremely rare set, we note a similar set with the 50 Centimos and 25 Centimos in lesser grades realised $3525 at Heritage in April 2014

Saudi Arabia - Hejaz and Nejd Ghirsh AH1344 (1926) VIP Proof/Proof of record KM#6 in a PCGS holder and graded PR63, wwe note no examples recorded on the Heritage database, Extremely Rare

Southern RhodesiaHalfcrown 1952 VIP Proof/Proof of record KM#24 in an NGC holder and graded PF67, we note there are no examples on the Heritage database, Extremely Rare and a choice example

Guatemala 1932 VIP Proof/Proofs of record a 3-coin set comprising 2 Centavos 1932 KM#250 in an NGC holder and graded PF65, One Centavo 1932 KM#249 in an NGC holder and graded PF66, Half Centavo 1932 KM#248.1 in an NGC holder, and graded PF64, all Ex-Melbourne Mint Museum

Ceylon50 Cents 1929 VIP Proof/Proof of record KM#109a practically FDC and with full brilliance, Extremely rare, we note that Heritage does not record any examples on their database

GuatemalaVIP Proofs/Proofs of record a 3-coin set comprising Half Centavo 1932 Proof KM#248.1 in an NGC holder and graded PF64 , Centavo 1932 Proof KM#249 in an NGC holder and graded PF63, 2 Centavo 1932 Proof KM#250 in an NGC holder and graded PF64, these London Mint issue Proofs seldom encountered, no mintage figures stated by Krause, Ex-Heritage Auction 3045 Lots 34154, 34145 and 34146

Ceylon 25 Cent 1919 VIP Proof/Proof of record KM#105a UNC and lustrous with some contact marks, Very Rare, we note there are no example in the Heritage auction archive

Ceylon10 Cents 1963 VIP Proof/Proof of record as KM#130, in an NGC holder and graded PF66 Cameo, unlisted as a Proof by Krause, the only example encapsulated by NGC, also no examples encapsulated by PCGS, Extremely Rare

GuatemalaOne Centavo 1929 VIP Proof/Proof of record KM#247 in an NGC holder and graded PF66 BN, Ex-Heritage Auction January 20/21 2014 Lot 28748, the only example previously listed on the Heritage database

Sixpence 1957 VIP Proof/Proof of record Davies 2494P, unlisted by Bull, in a PCGS holder and graded PCGS PR66CAM, Ex-Heritage Auction 3024, April 2013, Lot 24425

Sixpence 1939 VIP Proof/Proof of record Davies 2192P, Bull 4226, listed by Bull as R6 but also states 'not traced', in a PCGS holder and graded PCGS PR66CAM, Ex-Heritage Auction 3024, April 2013, Lot 24412

Sixpence 1948 VIP Proof/Proof of record Davies 2202P, Bull 4254, listed as R6 but also states 'not traced' in a PCGS holder and graded PCGS PR66CAM, Ex-Heritage Auction 3024, April 2013, Lot 24416

Sixpence 1938 VIP Proof/Proof of record Davies 2191P, Bull 4223, listed by Bull as R7 but also states 'not traced', in a PCGS holder and graded PCGS PR64CAM, Ex-Heritage Auction 3024, April 2013, Lot 24411

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