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March Auction Preview

This is a preview of some of the lots that will be featuring in our sale on Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th March 2018. Join our mailing list to receive our catalogue.

Commemorative and Campaign Medals

British Victories 1704 40mm diameter in silver by G.Hautsch, Eimer 411, Obverse: Bust left, draped, ANNA D.G.MAG. BR. FR. ET. HIB. REGINA Reverse: Britania Seated beneath a palm tree decorated with three shields, inscribed DE GALL ET BAVA AD DONAWERD / GERMANIA LIBERATA HOSTIB FVGAT / DE GALL ET BAVAITER AD HOCHSTAD beyond; GIBRALTAR and a fleet. DIVES TRIVUMPHIS ANGLIA, Exergue: FRETO GADITANOCCVPAT. CLASSE. GALL. FVGATA. MDCCIV. Edge: IN OMNI GENTE. QVAE ADVIERIT NOMENTVVM MAGNIFICABITVR SVPER TE DEVS ISRAEL.IVDITH. XIII 31 EF toned wthe obverse with some contact marks, the first of this type we have offered
£550 - £650
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Queen Anne's Bounty 1704 44mm diameter in silver by J.Croker, Eimer 404, Obverse: Bust left, laureate and draped, ANNA. D:G: MAG: BRI FR: ET.HIB:REG: Reverse Queen Anne, seated, presents a charter to kneeling clergy. PIETAS AVGVSTAE, Exergue: PRIMITIIS. ET. DECIMIS . ECCLESIAE . CONCESSIS . MDCCIV EF and attractively toned the obverse with minor contact marks
£325 - £450
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English Hammered Coins

Angel Elizabeth I Sixth Issue S.2531 mintmark Crescent, weight 5.07 grammes, GVF/NEF with a small area on the inner circle around 4 o'clock where a tiny amount of light shows through, nevertheless Very Rare and only the second example of the Sixth issue we have offered since 2003
£3,000 - £3,500
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Eight Testerns Elizabeth I Portcullis Money S.2607A mintmark 0, strong Fine, with minor signs of flan stress on the obverse, these were known as East India Company Trade Coinage and minted for the first voyage of the incorporated 'Company of Merchants of London Trading into the East Indies, weight 27.32 grammes, die axis with 3 o'clock alignment, similar to the example in the Victoria Museum, Very Rare with very few examples available in recent years, indeed we have not offered an Eight Testerns since November 2004
£12,000 - £20,000
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Half Ryal Edward IV Light coinage (1464-1470) S.1959 mintmark -/Crown, weight 3.81 grammes, EF with excellent portrait
£1,600 - £2,000
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Noble Richard II Calais Mint, French Title omitted, shows trefoil ? over sail, unclear due to shortage of flan in this area, S.1661, weight 7.56 grammes, VF
£2,500 - £3,500
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Penny William I Profile Bust right, Reverse Cross and Trefoils, S.1256 Cnihtpine on Scie (Shaftesbury?), 1.34 grammes, About EF and with an attractive and even tone, Very Rare especially in this high grade, a choice piece, possibly one of the finest known examples
£5,000 - £6,000
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Penny Offa, Kings of Mercia Portrait type, small flan S.905 moneyer Ethelward VF with a surface flaw running either side of the EL
£3,250 - £3,750
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Ryal (Rose Noble) Edward IV Light Coinage (1464-1470), Large fleurs in spandrels S.1950 mintmark Rose, weight 7.65 grammes, EF with very good portrait and a small edge nick, a most attractive example
£2,500 - £3,000
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Sovereign Elizabeth I Sixth Issue S.2529, North 2003 mintmark Escallop, weight 15.23 grammes, Good Fine with some hairlines on the obverse, scarce thus
£8,000 - £11,000
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World Coins Single Coins and Small Lots

Canada Halfpenny Token 1838 Bank of Montreal type as KM#Tn15, Chaloner type 30, Obverse Front and side view of a building. BANK OF MONTREAL. Below ground 1838, Each fence next to the building is divided by a tree, the left has 13 upright palings, 8 to the left of the tree and 5 to the right of the tree; the right has 8 palings, 3 to the left of the tree and 5 to the right. Reverse: No date under the arms, BANK OF MONTREAL on the ribbon in raised letters, the beaver's tail covers the top left stem of the M; the rose faces to the left; the lower right leaf does not touch the M; No stop after SALUS, There is a small dot in the lower angle of the shield above the beaver. NVF for type with some scratches in the field above HALF PENNY, Very Rare, listed at $2400 Fine and $3000 VF by Krause, very seldom offered for sale
£350 - £650
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USA Halfpenny 1787 Connecticut Mailed Bust left, 'Hercules Bust' Breen 793, listed as very rare, Breen states '$1100 VF' in a PCGS holder graded 'Environmental Damage - XF Detail'
£250 - £500
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English Coins Single Coins and Small Lots

Crown 1847 Gothic Plain Edge Proof ESC 291, 27.97 grammes, UNC with minor cabinet friction, and with an attractive and colourful tone, with much eye appeal, the plain edge with some small scratches not visible from either obverse or reverse
£4,750 - £5,750
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Half Sovereign 1853 Marsh 427 AU/UNC and lustrous with light cabinet friction, the fields with only a few light contact marks this very scarce on Victorian gold issues, a superior example of this scarcer date
£575 - £675
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Halfcrown 1845 5 over 3 Bull 2723, UNC with gold and olive tone, the reverse with veryt minor cabinet friction, the obverse virtually free from contact marks and a superior example
£800 - £1,000
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Halfcrown 1905 ESC 750 VF/GVF with small rim nicks, the key date in the series in a pleasing collectable grade
£1,500 - £2,500
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Penny 1860 Beaded Border Proof, 9.6 grammes, Thick rim, portrait with large 'bulging' eye, Gouby Obverse A1, Reverse a, (R of REG rotated slightly forwards, and the foot of the R does not touch the E), Reverse Shield with double raised lines, LCW below shield, no rock to left of lighthouse, die axis inverted, Gouby states 3 known, UNC with traces of lustre, in an LCGS holder and graded LCGS 80, Ex-Laurie Bamford Collection, DNW 20/6/2006 Lot 168 (£1412), Ex-B.Workman collection (by exchange) this an extremely rare opportunity to obtain this type seldom seen on the market
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Penny 1895 P of PENNY 2mm from trident Freeman 139 dies 1+A, UNC or near so and lustrous with few small spots, very rare in this high grade
£800 - £1,000
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Sixpence 1705 Roses and Plumes ESC 1585 A/UNC and colourfully toned, the obverse with minor haymarking, a superb example, this date very difficult to find in high grades. Our archive database shows that this is only the fourth example we have offered since 2003, and easily the finest, indeed an example described as NEF offered in our Auction A120 (March 2008) realised £280 hammer price
£650 - £750
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Sovereign 1841 as Marsh 24, unbarred A's in GRATIA, Fine with some edge nicks, very rare
£6,000 - £7,000
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Two Pounds 1823 S.3798 GVF/NEF with an edge bruise to the left of the date, otherwise a pleasing piece with plenty of eye appeal
£1,800 - £2,000
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£8,000 - £14,000
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English Cased and Proof Items

Proof Set 1902 Long Matt Set 13 coins Five Pounds, Two Pounds, Sovereign, Half Sovereign, Crown, Halfcrown, Florin, Shilling, Sixpence and Maundy Set, the Two Pounds and Maundy Penny each with an edge nick, nFDC with minor hairlines and the odd contact mark, the silver with a pleasing and even tone, in the red octagonal dated case, this in fair condition
£5,000 - £6,000
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United Kingdom 1989 500th Anniversary of the Gold Sovereign a 4-coin set Gold Five Pounds,Two Pounds,Sovereign and Half Sovereign, FDC in the Royal Mint box of issue with certificate of authenticity (box lid slightly scuffed) £2,600 - £3,200
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United Kingdom 2016 Gold Proof Set the five-coin set Five Pounds to Quarter Sovereign, nFDC to FDC the Quarter Sovereign with a very small tone spot, in the Royal Mint box of issue with booklet
£1,750 - £2,250
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United Kingdom Golden Jubilee Gold Proof Set 2002 the very impressive Royal Mint issue comprising 2002 £5 Crown, £2 ,£1, 50/20/10/5/2 and 1 Pence plus Maundy Money all struck in gold nFDC to FDC the Twenty Pence and Five Pence with minimal handling marks, in the red box of issue with certificate and booklet
£4,000 - £6,000
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Victoria 1887 Golden Jubilee Currency Set (11 Coins) Gold Five Pounds to Threepence GVF to GEF the silver with a pleasing and matching tone, in a black 'Specimen Coins 1887' box
£3,000 - £4,000
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