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A Collection of English Milled Silver formed from 1946 to 1969

Crown 1822 TERTIO ESC 252 UNC or very near so with old grey and gold toning over underlying original lustre, a superb original piece with plenty of eye appeal, much scarcer in this grade than the 1821 coin, comes with old collector's ticket stating 'Spink 1952, Seaby No.252 55/-, ESC 252'
£700 - £900
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Crown 1847 Gothic UNDECIMO ESC 288 UNC or very near so with minor cabinet friction and a few very light hairlines on the obverse, some tiny rim nicks visible under magnification barely detract, attractive with grey and gold tone and a most pleasing example of the Gothic type, comes with old collector's ticket stating 'From Spinks St.James's Jan 1969 £115'
£1,250 - £1,750
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Dollar George III Octagonal Countermark on a Mexico City 8 Reales 1801Mo (Mexico City) ESC 138, countermark GF, host coin NVF/VF with an old grey tone, and an edge nick, comes with old collector's ticket stating 'Grover 1955 Seaby No.138 50/-'
£300 - £600
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Dollar George III Oval Countermark on a Guatemala 8 Reales 1793NG (Nueva Granada) ESC 132, countermark VF, host coin EF with old attractive grey tone, over touches of original mint lustre with flashes of underlying gold tone, and choice eye appeal, a superb example of this rare piece, our archive database stretching back to 2003 show we have not previously handled an example of this type, probably rarer than the R2 rating given by ESC and Bull, Spink lists at £2250 VF for this coin with no price given for EF examples, , also, internet searches do not show any recent results for this piece, comes with old collector's ticket stating 'Forrer 1952 Seaby No.132 90/- Very Rare'
£1,500 - £3,000
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Dollar George III Oval Countermark on a Mexico City 8 Reales 1795 Mo (Mexico City) ESC 129, countermark and host coin EF or near so, the host coin with tone and lustre, a most attractive piece with plenty of eye appeal, comes with old collector's ticket stating 'Baldwin,1947 Seaby No.129 25/-'
£400 - £700
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Dollar George III Oval Countermark on a Spain 8 Reales 1795S CN (Seville) ESC 135, countermark EF, host coin GVF/EF the obverse with light adjustment lines, super eye appeal, choice and very rare, comes with old collector's ticket stating 'R2 Seaby 1954, Seaby No.135 90/-', interestingly now rated at R3 by ESC, our archive database shows we have only handled one previous example, this in Auction A118 September 2007, in slightly lesser grade to the coin offered here, which realised £1112
£750 - £1,500
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Half Dollar George III Octagonal Countermark on a Spain 4 Reales 1776PJ Crowned M (Madrid) countermark Good Fine, host coin Fine/VF, unlisted by ESC, Bull 1886 type B/1, listed as Rarity R5, with an accompanying footnote stating 'All octagonal countermarks are very rare, most on this (Bull's) list being unrecorded, comes with old collector's ticket stating 'Seaby 1952, Seaby No.612 70/-'
£400 - £700
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Half Dollar George III Octagonal Countermark on a Spain 4 Reales 1779S CF (Seville) countermark Fine, host coin GF/NVF, unlisted by ESC, Bull 1887 type B/1, listed as Rarity R5, with an accompanying footnote stating 'All octagonal countermarks are very rare, most on this (Bull's) list being unrecorded, comes with an old collector's ticket stating 'R2 Seaby 1953, Seaby No.612 75/-'
£250 - £450
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Half Dollar George III Oval Countermark on a Spain 4 Reales 1773S CF (Seville) ESC 611, Bull 1876 type A/1, countermark About Fine, host coin Fine/Good Fine with old toning, comes with old collector's ticket stating 'Seaby 1955, Seaby No.611 45/-'
£200 - £400
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Halfcrown 1741 Roses 41 over 39 ESC 601A VF the reverse retaining touches of underlying lustre, comes with old collector's ticket stating 'Seaby 1952 (Ex Oliver Collec) Seaby No.601 18/6'
£200 - £400
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Halfcrown 1821 ESC 631 Davies 171 dies 1A, UNC or very near so with minor cabinet friction, with attractive multicoloured toned, comes with old collector's ticket stating 'Baldwin 1951, Seaby No.661 Light Garnishing 8/6'
£250 - £350
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Shilling 1724 WCC ESC 1182 VG a collectable example for the grade, comes with old collector's ticket stating 'Baldwin 1949, Seaby No.1182 25/-'
£300 - £500
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Shilling 1763 Northumberland ESC 1214 EF/GEF grey toned with touches of red, green and blue, with two small scratches on the portrait, comes with old collector's ticket stating Baldwin 1950, Seaby No.1214 38/-'
£600 - £900
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English Coins Single Coins and Small Lots

Five Guineas 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 James II 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
£35,000 - £55,000
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Guinea 1774 Proof S.3728 Wilson & Rasmussen 95, upright die alignment, Plain bevelled edge, in a PCGS holder and graded PR64 Cameo, and with WINGS gold sticker (choice for the stated grade) a superb piece, choice and rare, showing the characteristic die flaw in the reverse field associated on some examples of this type (see notes in Wilson and Rasmussen Page 140 footnote). Stunning detail and eye appeal, the quality of strike considerably superior to the comparable currency issues of the period, a handsome and attractive addition to any quality collection of early milled gold
£14,000 - £16,000
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Broad 1656 Cromwell S.3225 a collectable low grade example Fine details with some field problems
£3,000 - £6,000
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Guinea 1798 S.3729 UNC and lustrous , slabbed and graded LCGS 78
£1,300 - £1,600
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Sovereign 1820 Open 2 Marsh 4 AU/GEF and lustrous, with some contact marks, the fields prooflike, with much eye appeal
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Sovereign 1879 Marsh 90 VF or slightly better with some surface marks, Very Rare
£1,100 - £1,400
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Half Sovereign 1837 7 over broken 7, the underlying 7 to the left the obverse, as Marsh 413, NEF lightly cleaned, an interesting overdate and the first we have noted
£1,200 - £1,400
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Crown 1658 8 over 7 Cromwell ESC 10 VF and with a pleasant even tone the die crack at a relatively early stage
£3,500 - £5,000
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Halfcrown 1905 ESC 750 GVF with some hairlines, possibly lightly wiped at some time, nevertheless far superior to most Halfcrowns of this date usually encountered, Very Rare in all grades above Fine
£1,750 - £2,750
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Florin 1890 ESC 872 UNC or near so and lustrous with some tiny rim nicks
£350 - £450
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One Shilling and Sixpence Bank Token 1812 Bust type Proof with small reverse lettering ESC 975 UNC with prooflike fields and a few light surface and rim nicks, Extremely Rare with only a few known
£500 - £800
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Sixpence 1677 ESC 1516 GEF with underlying tone, slabbed and graded LCGS 70
£950 - £1,150
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Halfpenny 1729 Peck 830 A/UNC toned, slabbed and graded LCGS 78, Ex-Andrew Wayne collection London Coins Auction A113 5/6/2006 Lot 980, the finest known of 5 examples thus far recorded by the LCGS Population Report
£650 - £750
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Halfpenny 1746 Peck 876 UNC toned, slabbed and graded LCGS 80, the finest known of 3 examples thus far recorded by the LCGS Population Report, Ex-Andrew Wayne collection London Coins Auction A113 5/6/2006 Lot 995
£600 - £700
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Farthing 1721 Peck 822 A/UNC and nicely toned, slabbed and graded LCGS 75, formerly in an NGC holder and graded MS64 BN (this recorded at the time of LCGS slabbing)
£850 - £950
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Farthing 1797 Restrike Pattern in Bronzed copper, Obverse: Wreath with 3 Berries, 2 Leaves projecting above brow, lowest berry without stem, Reverse: Ship with 2 stays from foremast to bowspirit, Peck 1199, R71, nFDC/UNC with pleasing tone
£400 - £500
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Farthing 1798 Pattern Restrike in Gilt, Reverse: The ship has disappeared, and also the sea, only part of the horizon remains, the olive leaves detached, numerous rust marks in the reverse fields, all the key identifiers for the type, Peck 1211 R74 UNC with some hairlines and lightly toned, retaining much original colour, the obverse with a darker toning line, we note a similar example in our June 2014 sale realised £819 inclusive of buyer's premium, the only previous example we have offered in 14 years
£300 - £500
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Farthing 1798 Pattern Restrike in copper or bronze Obverse: No K on shoulder drapery, Two small parallel lines above the lowest berry, A weak area in the curved fold at the front of the bust, shows minor rust spots on or around the bust, Reverse: Base of SOHO level with the base of the shield, all olive leaves detached, both sides showing file marks on the rim, (after striking) see notes in Peck Page 329, (weight 7.01 grammes), displays all the key identifiers for this rare type, UNC toned with small spots and minor hairlines, an attractive piece, our archive database shows we have only offered two examples of Peck 1216 and no examples of Peck 1215 in 14 years
£400 - £500
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Farthing 1806 Pattern Restrike in Bronzed copper, Obverse: King with long hair, Large raised K on shoulder, date and legend with traces of double striking, Reverse: 9 leaves on the olive branch, these mostly detached, Plain edge, Peck 1404 R103 UNC the obverse with some tone spots, only the third example we have offered in 14 years, we note a similar example in our June 2017 sale realised £491 inclusive of buyer's premium
£350 - £400
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Half Dollar George III Octagonal Countermark on a Mexico 4 Reales 1789Mo (Mexico City) countermark VG host coin Fine, unlisted by ESC, Bull 1889 type B/2, listed as Rarity R3, with an accompanying footnote stating 'All octagonal countermarks are very rare, most on this (Bull's) list being unrecorded
£550 - £650
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English Hammered Coins

Crown Elizabeth I Seventh Issue mintmark 1 (1601) S.2582 better than VF with much sharp detail especially the obverse, all the legend bold and sharp, even grey tone with a very pleasing orange/gold colour towards the periphery generally free of problems and with the usual minor stress marks obverse, a pleasing example
£4,000 - £6,000
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Half Noble Henry VI London Mint, with h in centre of the reverse S.1805 mintmark Lis Fine
£650 - £750
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Halfcrown Charles I Exeter Mint 1645, S.3076, Brooker 1056 (this coin), Besly N44 (the only recorded example of this die pairing by Besly), Obverse: Ill-conformed horseman walking left, sword upright, horse with twisted tail, Reverse: date to left of mintmark, no stop to right of initial mark, Oval shield with five small and one large scrolls, mintmark Rose, About VF with pleasing and even grey tone, Very Rare, Ex-Mrs.Street collection purcahsed privately by R.Marsham post mortem, Ex-R.Marsham Sotheby 19/11/1888, Lot 616, Ex-Montagu, Sotheby 13/11/1896, Lot 456, Ex-R.C.Lockett, Glendining, 11/10/1956, Lot 2524, Ex-J.G.Brooker SCBI 33, No.1056, Ex-Colin Adams Spink Auction 177, 1/12/2005, Lot 224, comes with six old collector's tickets
£3,250 - £3,750
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Laurel James I Third Coinage, Fourth head with very small ties, S.2638B mintmark Trefoil, NVF/VF on a wavy flan
£1,400 - £1,800
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Laurel James I Third Coinage, Third, smaller rounded head S.2638A mintmark Thistle, Good Fine with a light graze to the edge at 1 o'clock when viewed from the reverse
£1,250 - £1,500
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Unite Charles I Group A, First Bust, in coronation robes S.2685 mintmark Lis, Obverse legend MAG BR FR ET HI REX, Reverse with standard garniture, mintmark on reverse to the right of the crown, no corresponding exact type in Brooker, Fine/Good Fine, on a full round flan with a light crease mark
£1,600 - £2,000
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Unite Charles I Group C, Third Bust, shorter with heavier armour, Obverse legend MAG BRIT FR ET HIB REX, Reverse Oval Shield with CR at sides, with mintmark Plume to left of Crown, S.2690, North 2150, Brooker 68 NVF
£1,500 - £2,500
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World Coins Single Coins and Small Lots

Canada 25 Cents 1894 KM#5 UNC and choice with an attractive light golden tone
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Hong Kong Ten Cents 1905 KM#132 EF, Very Rare
£400 - £600
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USA Encased Postage Token, Ayer's Cathartic Pills, Lowell Mass., 3 Cent Rose, Long Arrows. Mica with small imperfections, Fine, Rare
£500 - £600
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USA Encased Postage Token, J. Gault, 1c Blue. Slight marks on the mica, Fine, the Reed census reports 11-15 known, Very Rare
£500 - £750
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USA Five Cents 1885 Breen 2540 Fine or better with a small dig by CENTS, Very Rare
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USA One Cent 1877 Breen 1994 VF and bold, a pleasing eample of this rare date
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World Cased and Proof Items

Russia 100 Roubles 2005 60th Anniversary of the Victory over Germany Y#895 1 Kilo of .925 silver, 100mm diameter, Proof FDC in capsule with certificate
£750 - £1,000
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Russia 100 Roubles 2008 European Beaver Y#1143 1 Kilo of .925 silver, 100mm diameter, Proof FDC in capsule with certificate
£800 - £1,000
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Russia 100 Roubles 2008 Udmurtiya, 450th Anniversary of the annexation into Russia Y#1120 1 Kilo of .925 silver, 100mm diameter, Proof FDC in capsule with certificate
£750 - £1,000
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Coming Soon in our December 2017 Auction

India - Mughal Empire Zodiac Mohur in gold AH1032 Capricornus (Goat) Agra Mint, KM#180.19 (Type 180) weight 10.05 grammes VG Extremely Rare, we note a GVF example in the gold Zodiac series realised £120,000 in St.James November 2016 sale
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India - Mughal Empire Zodiac Mohur in silver AH1027/13 Cancer (Crab) Ahmadabad Mint KM#150.10 (Type 150) weight 10.82 grammes NVG Rare
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India - Mughal Empire Zodiac Mohur in silver AH1027/13 Gemini (Twins) Ahmadabad Mint, KM#150.7 (Type 150) weight 10.68 grammes VG Rare
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India - Mughal Empire Zodiac Mohur in silver AH1027/13 Taurus (Bull) Ahmadabad Mint, KM#150.5 (Type 150) weight 11.11 grammes VG/NF with an attempted drilling on the reverse, Rare
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India Quarter Rupee 1880 Calcutta, incuse C, KM#490 in a PCGS secure holder and graded XF40, the only example on the PCGS Secure Population report, we also note that Heritage sold an NGC graded MS63 example for $17,037 in April 2014
£3,000 - £4,000
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Indian Mughal Empire - 5 Rupees silver AH1112 Aurangzeb (AH1068-1118) 1658-1707 Darul-khair Ajmer Mint 42mm diameter, weight 55.48 grammes, Obverse legend: Aurangzeb Alamgir Sha[h] [za]d Chu Badr Munir / Sikka [Dar Jahan], Reverse legend: Zarb Dar-ul'Khair Ajm[er] Manus / Maimnat /[Jalus] (Sanah), At Ajmer is the dargah (Holy Shrine) of the renowned saint Moin-ud-din Chishti. Mughal emperors used to visit the holy place periodically, and from this coin it appears that Aurangzeb visited in AH1112. This is the first silver coin known of a denomination higher than a silver Rupee. Good Fine and bold, the only known example, comes with an extract from The Numismatic Digest Vol. 19 1995 (IIRNS Productions), unpublished prior to this document. Ex-Ratilal Devshi Shah 2001, Ex-Amir of Bahawalpur (Pakistan) Sadiq Muhammad Khan collection, also comes with the following information:- Earliest coins of higher denominations were issued in India during the time of the Khilji Sultans of Delhi, but no such coin has surfaced fo far. Earliest coins of this nature are known only from ther time of Mughal Emperor Akbar. Abul Fazl has given a list of such gold coins in his Ain-i-Akbari. Jahangir in his autobiography has mentioned giant gold coins that he had ordered to be issued, but on 5 Mohur pieces of Akbar and Jahangir are known in the British Museum Collection.What is striking to note is that none of these emperors except Aurangzeb had used silver for these large high denomination coins. Aurangzeb issued a 200 Rupee coin which has been long known of, previously mentioned by P.L.Gupta. Now this 5 Rupee coin has come to light, of the highest rarity with Royal provenance, and would be the centrepiece of any Indian Mughal Empire collection
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Indian Princely States - Dhrangdhara, Coronation of Mayurdhvaji Singh Coronation Medals 1940s issues an 11-piece set with 4 pieces in gold dated VS2003 (1946) , each 19mm diameter and weighing 11.5, 9.7, 7.98 and 5.83 grammes respectively, other issues in Silver, aluminium (gold gilt), and copper GEF to UNC and lustrous, very rare as a full set (Gold Coins shown)
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