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June Auction Preview

This is a preview of some of the lots that will be featuring in our sale on Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd June 2018. Join our mailing list to receive our catalogue.

English Hammered Coins

Noble Henry VI First Reign London Mint Annulet issue S.1799, North 1414, 6.93 grammes, EF on a full round flan, well struck with an excellent portrait of the King
£8,000 - £12,000
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World Coins Single Coins and Small Lots

German New Guinea 5 Marks 1894A KM#7 GVF, Rare
£700 - £1,100
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India Mohur 1891 KM#496 in a PCGS holder and graded AU58
£2,000 - £2,600
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India Quarter Rupee 1885C Incuse KM#490 Strong VF and nicely toned with a small spot in the obverse field, we note an example graded NGC MS63 sold for $17,047 in a US auction in 2014
£1,500 - £2,500
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Netherlands 1 Gulden 1945 P Acorn Privy Mark KM#161.2 EF/GEF with some spots, the reverse with some lustre, Krause states that although over 25 million pieces were minted, only a small number were placed into circulation, our archive database stretching back to 2003 shows that this is the first we have offered. We note an example sold in a US auction in 2010 graded NGC AU50 realised $2990
£800 - £1,200
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Palestine 100 Mils 1934 KM#7 UNC or near so with lightly toned with light cabinet friction, Rare
£600 - £800
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South Africa Florin 1937 Proof KM#29 UNC and lustrous with some small spots and hairlines, Very Rare with a mintage of just 116 pieces
£600 - £800
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Switzerland 1 Franc 1901B UNC with some toning, lists at $950 in MS63 by Krause, Rare
£450 - £650
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USA Half Dollar 1890 Breen 5040 in an NGC holder and graded MS61, Rare with only 12,000 minted
£500 - £600
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English Coins Single Coins and Small Lots

Crown 1672 ESC 45, Bull 388 A/UNC in an LCGS holder and graded LCGS 75, the finest known of 5 examples thus far recorded by the LCGS Population Report, furthermore, out of the 85 Charles II Crowns thus far submitted, this is not only finest of it's year and type, but finest in the entire Charles II series
£5,250 - £6,500
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Crown 1934 ESC 374 EF reverse better and with a lovely orange gold toning towards the rim
£2,000 - £3,000
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Five Guineas 1692 QVARTO S.3422 Obverse conjoined busts of joint monarchs right. GVLIELMVS ET MARIA DEI GRATIA. Reverse, crowned garnished square topped arms, lion of Nassau in centre. Edge year QVARTO in raised letters on edge, EF or better and lustrous, the obverse with some thin scratches and light haymarks, with two small edge nicks by the date, however a very sharp and crisply struck example with hints of red toning on the reverse, retaining some mint lustre, overall a superior grade example, high grade William and Mary gold very sought after and desirable, we note an example decribed as 'GEF the reverse better' sold for £83,655 inclusive of buyers premium in our December 2016 sale (Lot 857)
£70,000 - £80,000
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Guinea 1716 Fourth Laureate Head as S.3631 but with Hanoverian Shield at date, the shields and sceptres all rotated by 90 degrees clockwise. Now listed in the 2018 Spink catalogue as 'Extremely Rare', we note the only other example thus far recorded was described as 'in an NGC holder and graded XF40' sold in London Coins Auction A156 March 2017 (Lot 2100) for £17,550, this example similar in quality a strong British GF with some thin scratches
£20,000 - £25,000
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Halfcrown 1839 One Plain and One Ornate fillet, Plain edge Proof ESC 669, Bull 2707 Bright VF the obverse with some heavier surface marks, Rare
£500 - £1,000
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Maundy Fourpence 1765 ESC 1909 Excessively Rare, Near Fine/Fine, rated R5 by ESC, the first example we have offered, we note Spink lists this in Fine at £200, by comparison, auction archive results show the 1765 Threepence, of similar R5 rarity, in Good Fine/Fine (listed by Spink at £250 Fine) achieved £1400 hammer price in our December 2015 sale, this example previously appeared in London Coins Auction A 157 Lot 2372 and realised £1404 inclusive of buyers premium
£1,000 - £1,200
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Penny 1827 Peck 1430 GVF for wear with even porosity, this often the case on this issue, Very Rare in all grades above Fine
£1,000 - £1,500
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Penny 1860 Copper 60 over 59 Copper Peck 1521, the overstrike partricularly strong with evidence of both underlying figures and with a full 6, unusual for this type, EF/Near EF toned, with a small scuff on the a little weak on Britannia
£2,400 - £2,800
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Penny 1909 Freeman 169 dies 2+E a strong VG with all major details and the the variety very clear, Extremely Rare, we note examples in VG to Fine offered in previous London Coins sales have realised as much as £1400-£1600 hammer price
£500 - £750
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Penny 1926 Modified Effigy Freeman 195 dies 4+B About EF/EF the obverse with some contact marks, with some traces of lustre remaining, Rare in high grade
£400 - £600
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Sovereign 1879S George and the Dragon, Horse with long tail, WW buried in truncation S.3858A About EF
£900 - £1,100
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Two Pounds 1823 S.3798 NEF and lustrous with some contact marks
£1,500 - £2,000
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Two Pounds 1911 Proof S.3995 nFDC and brilliant with a small spot on the horses tail
£3,000 - £3,500
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English Cased and Proof Items

Proof Set 1911 Long Set (12 coins) Gold £5 to Maundy Penny all in PCGS holders:- Five Pounds PR65, Two Pounds PR65 Cameo, Sovereign PR65 Cameo, Half Sovereign PR65 Cameo, Halfcrown PR67+, Florin PR67, Shilling PR67, Sixpence PR66, Maundy Fourpence PR66, Maundy Threepence PR67, Maundy Twopence PR66, Maundy Penny PR67. With three of the four gold coins attaining a Cameo designation, the silver particularly attractive and with choice tone, this can be considered a top level set, comes with the Official Royal Mint long set box, so with all coins in PR65,66 or 67+ this set must be amongst the finest known in PCGS grades and we notice the Five Pounds alone in PR65 has recently been realising US$32,000 - $35,000 in North American auction sales
£25,000 - £35,000
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Proof Set 1937 (4 coins) Five Pounds to Half Sovereign nFDC to nFDC, generally with minor hairlines and a contact mark on the Two Pounds, retaining practically full mint brilliance, a most attractive set, in the original case of issue, this in very good condition
£7,500 - £11,000
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United Kingdom 1982 Gold Proof Four Coin Sovereign Collection, S.PGS03 Gold Five Pounds, Two Pounds, Sovereign and Half Sovereign nFDC to FDC, the Five Pounds with minor hairlines visible under magnification, also with a few minor flecks of toning visible under strong magnification, retaining practically full mint lustre and brilliance, in the box of issue with certificate. We note a similar set described as ' nFDC to FDC, the Five Pounds with a small tone spot'sold for £4446 inclusive of buyer's premium in our December 2016 sale (Lot 268)
£3,000 - £3,500
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