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Two Pounds Crown : English Coins

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Auction 160
English Coins 1887  from dies - a very rare piece struck from a unique Obv. die. The legend arrangement is similar to the standard proof dies, but the 'BRITT' is now at its highest known point above the and the 'R' and 'E' of 'Reg' do not touch as all other 1887 Two pounds. The crown supporter has 8 small pearls, not 7 larger ones as other proofs and currencies. This coin has a unique thin Obv. rim, with the bust now enlarged to accommodate this feature, whereas the Reverse still has the usual and inconsistent thick rim. An unpublished pattern struck from proof dies with only a few examples previously noted, NEF with contact marks
£1,600 London Coins : A160 : Lot 2720 : Two Pounds 1887 Pattern from Proof dies - a very rare trial piece struck from a unique Obv. die... London Coins : A160 : Lot 2720 : Two Pounds 1887 Pattern from Proof dies - a very rare trial piece struck from a unique Obv. die...

Auction 157
English Coins 1887 as S.3865 but struck from proof dies with the B of BRITT much closer to the , and with the R and E of REG not touching as on all other 1887 Two Pounds, A/UNC with prooflike fields, the design lightly frosted
£1,800 London Coins : A157 : Lot 3398 : Two Pounds 1887 as S.3865 but struck from proof dies with the B of BRITT much closer to the crown, a... London Coins : A157 : Lot 3398 : Two Pounds 1887 as S.3865 but struck from proof dies with the B of BRITT much closer to the crown, a...

Auction 156
English Coins 1887 as S.3865 but struck from dies with the B of BRITT much closer to the , and with the R and E of REG not touching as on all other 1887 Two Pounds, EF/GEF the reverse with some minor surface marks
£1,600 London Coins : A156 : Lot 2943 : Two Pounds 1887 as S.3865 but struck from proof dies with the B of BRITT much closer to the crown, a... London Coins : A156 : Lot 2943 : Two Pounds 1887 as S.3865 but struck from proof dies with the B of BRITT much closer to the crown, a...

Auction 155
English Coins 1887 S.3865 VF with a scuff by the and some small edge knocks
£500 London Coins : A155 : Lot 1655 : Two Pounds 1887 S.3865 VF with a scuff by the crown and some small edge knocks London Coins : A155 : Lot 1655 : Two Pounds 1887 S.3865 VF with a scuff by the crown and some small edge knocks

Auction 144
English Coins 1887 as S.3865 but the obverse legend having the B of BRITT now closer to the UNC or near so with some contact marks on prooflike fields, Very Rare
£2,000 London Coins : A144 : Lot 2199 : Two Pounds 1887 as S.3865 but the obverse legend having the B of BRITT now closer to the crown UNC o... London Coins : A144 : Lot 2199 : Two Pounds 1887 as S.3865 but the obverse legend having the B of BRITT now closer to the crown UNC o...

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 129
English Coins 1887 with Large B.P. this type several times rarer than the usual Small B.P. Proof. Two Pound Proofs for 1887 were struck from different die sinkings to the currency issue by having an expanded legend, especially with the BRITT which, as this coin, commences above the 's edge, UNC with some surface marks and hairlines
£1,200 London Coins : A129 : Lot 1995 : Two Pounds 1887 Proof with Large B.P. this type several times rarer than the usual Small B.P. Proof.... London Coins : A129 : Lot 1995 : Two Pounds 1887 Proof with Large B.P. this type several times rarer than the usual Small B.P. Proof....

Auction 125
English Coins 1887??PATTERN from PROOF dies - a very rare piece struck from a unique Obv. die. The legend arrangement is similar to the standard dies, but?the 'Britt' is now at its highest?known point above the and the 'R' and 'E' of 'Reg' do not touch as all other 1887 two pounds. The crown supporter has 8 small pearls, not 7 larger ones as other proofs and currencies. This coin has a unique thin Obv. rim, with the bust?now?enlarged to?accommodate this feature, whereas the rev. still has the usual and?inconsistent thick rim. An unpublished struck from proof dies with only?two other examples noted by the vendor.? Choice and virtually as struck
£1,600 London Coins : A125 : Lot 1171 : Two Pounds 1887??PATTERN from PROOF dies - a very rare trial piece struck from a unique Obv. die. Th... London Coins : A125 : Lot 1171 : Two Pounds 1887??PATTERN from PROOF dies - a very rare trial piece struck from a unique Obv. die. Th...

Auction 125
English Coins 1887?Currency -?large 'B.P.'. Currency two pounds for 1887 have a more compact legend with the 'Britt' lower down from the 's edge, showing quite a noticeable gap. This example is rare in having been almost certainly struck from dies, with the brilliant mirror fields, however, ?inevitably showing? some light scuffing. A slightly scarcer variety than the small B.P.' listed below, About UNC with some bag marks
£550 London Coins : A125 : Lot 1173 : Two Pounds 1887?Currency -?large 'B.P.'. Currency two pounds for 1887 have a more compact legend wit... London Coins : A125 : Lot 1173 : Two Pounds 1887?Currency -?large 'B.P.'. Currency two pounds for 1887 have a more compact legend wit...

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