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289 One Thousand Pounds 2021 Sheng Xiao Collection - Chinese Lunar Year of the Ox, One Kilo of .999 Gold, 100mm diameter, Reverse design by Harry Brockway, of an Ox grazing, the contours and aspects of the relief emphasised on the larger coins, showing the full eye-catching beauty of the design. The latest release in the One Thousand Pound Sheng Xiao Collection series, FDC in the large Royal Mint box of issue with informative booklet and certificate number 02 of just 10 pieces minted, with only 8 in this presentation format. With this low mintage, sure to be sought after by larger Gold series enthusiasts £60,000 - £70,000
290 One Thousand Pounds 2021 The Queen's Beast - The Griffin of Edward III, One Kilo of .999 Gold and 100mm diameter, this impressive heraldic design seems to be even more imposing and well suited to the larger diameter coin. The Gold Kilos are the flagship issues to the Queen's Beasts series, comes with certificate number 07 of just 13 pieces issued, with just 10 in this format, would be a much prized coin in any collection of large gold pieces. Proof FDC in the deluxe Royal Mint box with booklet detailing the origins of the Griffin back to the times of The Romans and its subsequent influence on Medieval Britain, a spectacular piece £60,000 - £70,000
237 Five Hundred Pounds 2019 Una and the Lion stunning Royal Mint issue with W.Wyon's iconic design done in 1839 to commemorate Queen Victoria's ascendency to the throne (1837), recognised as one of the most beautiful designs ever to grace a British coin, date in Roman numerals MMXIX. FDC in the Royal Mint's presentation boxes as issued, certificate number 3 £45,000 - £60,000
1482 Two Pounds 1820 Gold Pattern with lettered edge S.3784, Wilson & Rasmussen 179, Reverse inverted, 15.82 grammes, signs of expert repair on the edge between TUTAMEN and ANNO, EF with many hairlines, thin scratches and some edge nicks, nevertheless excessively rare, one of the classic rarities of the Milled gold series, with a tiny mintage of only 60 pieces. This Pattern along with the Five Pounds of the same year were said to be have been minted in late January 1820, and remain one of the most sought after issues in the entire Gold series, very seldom being offered for sale £25,000 - £35,000
293 Proof Set 1911 Long Set 12 coins £5 to Maundy Penny in NGC holders and graded as follows £5 PF63, £2 PF63, Sovereign PF63, Half Sovereign PF63, Halfcrown PF65, Florin PF66, Shilling PF65, Sixpence PF65, Maundy 4d MS62, 3d MS61, 2d MS62, 1d MS63, the silver with a pleasing matching tone, comes with the original official Royal Mint box the set was issued in £20,000 - £25,000
378 Alderney Fifty Pounds 2019 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Queen Victoria, Reverse: Una and the Lion .999 Gold Proof by Hatton's of London, and weighing 142.61 grammes FDC in the box of issue with certificate, only 20 pieces have been struck of this type. With this iconic reverse design, sure to be popular with collectors, and with this tiny mintage, demand could well outstrip supply £20,000 - £25,000
950 Five Pounds 1887 Proof S.3864 FDC and graded PR62CAM by PCGS without B.P in exergue and a much rarer variety Linecar and Stone 73, considered by connoisseurs to be five times rarer than the issue that has the B.P (Linecar and Stone 72), a choice and beautiful piece and certainly not overgraded at PR62 £20,000 - £30,000
292 Proof Set 1911 Long Set (12 coins) Comprising Gold Five Pounds, Gold Two Pounds, Sovereign , Half Sovereign Halfcrown, Florin, Shilling, Sixpence and Maundy Set, aFDC the odd small nicks and minor hairlines are present as usual, the silver with a beautiful matching blue/green tone, very minor hairlines and the odd small tone spot mentioned for completeness of detail, an extremely eye-catching set comes in the red Royal Mint box of issue this in very good condition £18,000 - £22,000
238 Five Hundred Pounds 2020 5oz. Gold Proof - David Bowie - British Music Legend. FDC cased as issued by the Royal Mint with historical booklet and certificate number 34 of just 60 minted. David Bowie originates from South London UK and has sold hundreds of millions of records, his ground breaking Ziggy Stardust Album shot him to fame in the early 1970s, he had the ability to regularly re-invent himself staying at the top of the music profession throughout his life. He was an outstanding collaborator, Ric Wakeman played on his Hunky Dory Album and he has released recordings with other stars ranging from Queen to Bing Crosby £17,000 - £20,000
240 Five Hundred Pounds 2020 Elton John - British Music Legend 5oz. Gold Proof. The Royal Mint range of Elton John coins has proved as big a hit as many of the subjects compositions. The Reverse design by Bradley Morgan Johnson is particularly innovative and eye catching, in keeping with the music and performances of Elton John over his 50 Year career during which he sold over 300 million records. This issue will undoubtedly be sought after by Gold Collectors and Music fans alike. FDC in the Royal Mint box of issue with certificate and the accompanying informative booklet. Certificate number 23 of only 50 pieces issued. With only 4 examples of the Gold Kilo coin having been minted, this is one of the flagship coins of the Elton John range and is sure to be a much sought after issue £16,000 - £20,000
241 Five Hundred Pounds 2020 Elton John - British Music Legend 5oz. Gold Proof. The Royal Mint range of Elton John coins has proved as big a hit as many of the subjects compositions. The Reverse design by Bradley Morgan Johnson is particularly innovative and eye catching, in keeping with the music and performances of Elton John over his 50 Year career during which he sold over 300 million records. This issue will undoubtedly be sought after by Gold Collectors and Music fans alike. FDC in the Royal Mint box of issue with certificate and the accompanying informative booklet. Certificate number 26 of only 50 pieces issued. With only 4 examples of the Gold Kilo coin having been minted, this is one of the flagship coins of the Elton John range and is sure to be a much sought after issue £16,000 - £20,000
244 Five Hundred Pounds 2020 Queen – British Music Legends 5oz. Gold Proof. Formed in London in the early 1970s the pop group Queen are one of the most iconic and successful bands of all time, having sold over 300 million records. This impressive coin features an innovative reverse design, including an arrangement of each of the instruments played by each band member, the design fittingly reflecting the grandiose nature of some of their greatest songs. It is said that everybody owns a track by the band. The reverse design has been personally approved by band members Brian May and Roger Taylor. We note the gold Queen-related coins are already completely sold out by the Royal Mint, making this a must for both the collector of large gold issues, and the discerning Queen fan alike. FDC cased as issued with certificate number 29 of just 50 pieces minted, includes the Queen – Rock Royalty Historical booklet. £16,000 - £20,000
242 Five Hundred Pounds 2020 James Bond 007 Gold 5oz. .999 Gold Proof, the reverse design featuring the iconic Aston Martin DB5, the 007 logo, on the gun barrel background, a 'must have' for the James Bond collector FDC in the Royal Mint black 'Special Issue' box of issue with certificate and booklet. Certificate Number 30 of only 64 pieces issued with just 58 in this presentation format, sure to be keenly sought by James Bond collectors present and future, already proving to be to be a keenly sought after piece. We note a similar coin in our June 2020 Auction A169 realised £15,000 hammer price, making this issue one of the most popular and sought after in the Gold 5oz. series £15,000 - £18,000
949 Five Guineas 1691 TERTIO edge S.3422 pleasing VF, a few minor edge faults barely detract, a very sought after issue with a 1693 example of S3422 realising £135,000 in our last sale £15,000 - £20,000
382 Alderney Twenty Pounds 2019 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Queen Victoria, Reverse: Una and the Lion .999 Gold Proof by Hatton's of London and weighing 71.3 grammes, FDC in the box of issue with certificate, only 63 pieces minted of this type, which is the World's first Gold Twenty Pound coin. With this iconic reverse design, sure to be popular with collectors £14,000 - £18,000
953 Five Pounds 1911 Proof S.3994 Choice FDC and graded PR64CAM by PCGS £13,000 - £16,000
243 Five Hundred Pounds 2020 Making Peace 75th Anniversary of the end of the Second World War 5 Ounce Gold Proof FDC in the Royal Mint's presentation boxes as issued, certificate number 20 of just 85 issued £12,000 - £17,000
863 Spur Ryal James I Second Coinage (1606-1607) S.2614 North 2080, mintmark Escallop, weight 6.77 grammes, a small edge crack at 1 o'clock on the reverse, skilfully repaired, otherwise VF and with red toning, Ex-St. James Auction 17, 24 May 2011 Lot 92, Ex-Lingford, Glendinings 20/21 June 1951 Lot 892? (not illustrated), a seldom offered type £12,000 - £16,000
239 Five Hundred Pounds 2020 75th Anniversary of the End of World War II 5oz. Gold Proof Reverse: the words WAR and PEACE interlinked, on a matt background, design by Matt Dent and Christopher Davies. FDC in the Royal Mint box of issue with certificate and booklet. Certificate number 68 of only 85 pieces minted, with just 75 in this presentation format £10,000 - £12,000
245 Five Hundred Pounds 2021 Queen's Beasts - The Griffin of Edward III 5oz.Gold Proof FDC in the Royal Mint box of issue with certificate number 79 of just 129 minted with just 115 in this presentation format, the latest issue in the popular Queen's Beast Gold series £10,000 - £12,000
246 Five Hundred Pounds 2021 Sheng Xiao Collection - Chinese Lunar Year of the Ox 5oz. Gold Proof, Reverse: An Ox grazing, design by Harry Brockway, an eye-catching design, FDC in the Royal Mint box of issue with certificate and booklet. Number 21 of only 38 minted, with just 28 in this presentation format, the latest design in the ever-popular Sheng Xiao series £10,000 - £12,000
340 Two Hundred Pounds 2020 2oz. Gold Proof - David Bowie - British Music Legend. FDC cased as issued by the Royal Mint with historical booklet and certificate number 70 of just 100 minted. David Bowie originates from South London UK and has sold hundreds of millions of records, his ground breaking Ziggy Stardust Album shot him to fame in the early 1970s, he had the ability to regularly re-invent himself staying at the top of the music professions throughout his life. He was an outstanding collaborator, Ric Wakeman played on his Hunky Dory Album and he has released recordings with other stars ranging from Queen to Bing Crosby £10,000 - £15,000
985 Guinea 1688 James II Second Laureate Bust S3402 NGC MS62 rare and desirable thus £10,000 - £15,000
1441 Sovereign 1923S Marsh 283, McDonald 273 AU/GEF with some small rim nicks and some contact marks, a very rare issue, rated R4 by Marsh with a mintage for the year of 416,000 pieces £10,000 - £12,000
1442 Sovereign 1923SA Marsh 287 S.4004 the extremely rare currency strike VF with some contact marks and a rim nick at 11 o'clock on the reverse, rated R6 by Marsh with a tiny mintage of just 406 pieces, our archive database stretching back to 2003 shows that this is only the second example we have offered, very seldom offered for sale and always sought after £10,000 - £12,000
236 Five Hundred Pounds 2018 Sheng Xiao Collection - Chinese Lunar Year of the Dog, 5oz. Gold Proof, S.5204 Reverse design by Wuon-Gean Ho, FDC in the Royal Mint red box of issue with certificate and booklet. Certificate number 26 of only 58 pieces minted, with this extremely low mintage, this promises to be a much sought after series in future £9,000 - £11,000
326 Ten Pounds 2014 100th Anniversary of the First World War 5oz. 24 carat Gold Proof S.4890 FDC in the box of issue with certificate and booklet, only 110 pieces minted, and sure to be a sought after issue in future £9,000 - £11,000
499 Tristan Da Cunha Twenty Laurels 2020 5 Ounce Gold Proof FDC in Harrington and Byrne's presentation box certificate number 6 of just 10 minted, the Queen's portrait is unusual in so far as it is left facing, the vendor obtained this piece from the original issuers who told him special permission was required to have this "wrong" facing portrait £9,000 - £12,000
1484 Two Pounds 1893 Proof S.3873 Choice FDC and graded NGC PF66 ULTRA CAMEO very rare in this high grade and the best example we have seen £8,000 - £10,000
424 Guernsey Ten Pounds 2020 75th Anniversary of VE Day 5oz. Gold Proof FDC in the large box of issue with certificate. Certificate number 01 of a limited edition of 15 pieces £7,000 - £9,000
425 Guernsey Ten Pounds 2020 80th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain 5oz. Gold Proof FDC in the large box of issue with certificate number 4 of just 20 minted £7,000 - £9,000
460 Jersey Ten Pounds 2020 250th Anniversary of Captain James Cook's Discovery of Australia 5oz. Gold Proof FDC in the large box of issue with certificate number 3 of just 10 issued £7,000 - £10,000
461 Jersey Ten Pounds 2020 75th Anniversary of VE Day 5oz. Gold Proof FDC in the large box of issue with certificate number 1 of just 15 issued £7,000 - £10,000
462 Jersey Ten Pounds 2020 75th Anniversary of VE Day 5oz. Gold Proof FDC in the large box of issue with certificate number 8 of just 15 issued £7,000 - £10,000
951 Five Pounds 1911 Gold Proof S.3994 in an NGC holder and graded PF61, the flagship coin from the 1911 Proof set, the only Proof Gold Five Pounds issue from this reign £7,000 - £8,500
952 Five Pounds 1911 Gold Proof S.3994 in an NGC holder and graded PR62 appears conservatively graded £7,000 - £10,000
1481 Two Guineas 1717 NGC XF40, S3627 a seldom offered date £7,000 - £9,000
372 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, S.PGJS1, FDC Royal Mint box of issue with certificate £6,500 - £8,000
954 Five Pounds 1937 Proof S.4074 in an NGC holder and graded PR62 Cameo £6,500 - £7,500
367 Two Pounds Gold Proofs (10) The Queen Elizabeth II Gold Double Sovereign Complete Designs Collection comprising the £2 Double Sovereign issues as struck by the Royal Mint 1983 Second Portrait, 1987 Third Portrait, 2013 Fourth Portrait, 2019 Fifth Portrait, 1989 Anniversary of the Sovereign, 2002 Shield Reverse Design, 2005 Modern St George, 2012 Diamond Jubilee, 2016 90th Birthday and 2017 Bicentenary of the Modern Sovereign Proof FDC in Hatton's of London presentation case with an impressive historical booklet that devotes two pages to each of these ten different issues a fabulous presentation and includes the original invoice showing a purchase price of £20,999 £6,000 - £12,000
421 Guernsey Ten Pounds 2019 75th Anniversary of D-Day 5oz. Gold Proof, FDC in the impressive presentation box with certificate number 10 of just 15 issued £6,000 - £9,000
422 Guernsey Ten Pounds 2019 75th Anniversary of D-Day 5oz. Gold Proof, FDC in the impressive presentation box with certificate number 8 of just 15 issued £6,000 - £9,000
423 Guernsey Ten Pounds 2019 75th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings 5oz. Gold Proof FDC in the large box of issue with certificate number 6 of just 15 issued £6,000 - £9,000
459 Jersey Ten Pounds 2019 5oz.Gold Proof The Official British Legion Remember With Us Gold Proof 5oz Coin FDC cased as issued with certificate number 10 of just 20 issued £6,000 - £9,000
779 Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee 1897 the large Official Royal Mint issue 56mm diameter in Gold, weight 88.72 grammes, Eimer 1817a, UNC with two small contact marks on the obverse otherwise choice, very desirable and difficult to find this nice, these large Royal Mint issues now very sought after, in the official red Royal Mint box of issue £6,000 - £7,000
452 Isle of Man/Guernsey/Jersey Five Pounds 2018 Centenary of the First World War a 3-coin set in Gold each coin with selective rose gold plating on the reverse, in the box of issue with certificate number 6 of only 25 sets assembled. £5,500 - £6,500
463 Jersey/Guernsey/Isle of Man Five Pounds 2020 80th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain, a 3-coin set in gold, each One Ounce of 24 carat Gold comprising Five Pounds Jersey 2020 Reverse: Three fighter pilots with an aircraft in flight behind, Guernsey 2020 Reverse: planes in flight, Isle of Man 2020 Reverse: A fighter pilot standing with aircraft in flight behind, THE FEW in the field, nFDC to FDC the Isle of Man coin with some handling marks, in the box of issue with certificate number 16 of only 20 sets issued £5,000 - £6,000
273 Five Pounds Gold Proofs (3) 1998, 2008 and 2018 Prince Charles 50th, 60th and 70th Birthday Gold Proof Commemoratives as issued by the Royal Mint now re-configured in this Prince Charles Birthday Gold Proof Set by Westminster FDC and in their box with certificate, with Westminster having sourced these Royal Mint issues for this impressive presentation £4,500 - £6,000
394 Five Pounds Gold 2018 (3) Guernsey, Isle of Man and Jersey The Centenary of the First World War Five Pound Gold Three Coin Sent (each coin 39.94 gramms of 22 carat .916 gold) British Legion certificate number 7 of just 25 issued £4,500 - £6,000
555 Egypt 500 Piastres Gold 1938 KM#373 Gold Proof nFDC with practically full original mint brilliance, the reverse rim slightly flattened in a small area, this looks to be caused in striking £4,400 - £5,500

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