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This is a preview of some of the lots that will be featuring in our sale on Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th December 2021. Join our mailing list to receive our catalogue.

English (British) Banknotes

Fifty pounds Somerset B352 issued 1981 (10 consecutives) series B10 323210 through to B10 323219, Christopher Wren on reverse, Pick381a, about UNC-UNC
£700 - £1,000
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World Banknotes

Gibraltar set of Specimens (5 notes) £5 1 January 2011 A/AA 000000 (006 in bottom right corner), £10 1 January 2010 A/AA 000000 (027 in bottom right corner), £20 1 January 2011 A/AA 000000 (006 in bottom right corner), £50 1 January 2010 A/AA 000000 (027 in bottom right corner) and £100 1 January 2011 A/AA 000000 (006 in bottom right corner) designs as per Pick 35 to 39, SPECIMEN in red across both sides crisp Unc
£500 - £1,000
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English Hammered Coins

Eight Testerns Elizabeth I Portcullis Money S.2607A mintmark 0, ex Magnus Sale Spink Magnus sale Lot 903 (2012 Auction 12009), realised £42,000 in 2012, Spink gives a fascinating provenance in their description saying that a 3 coin set of Portcullis Money including this piece was purchased from Patrick Finn in 1976 for £5,500. This 8 Testern has also changed hands in the past for £60,000 on that occasion through Stanley Gibbons, so this coin has changed hands twice in the past at price levels above our low estimate. Spink described this coin in 2012 as well rounded EF and certainly one of the finest known, we totally agree it is certainly the best example we have seen. The portcullis money has a powerful historical significance as it is considered to be our first truly colonial issue £40,000 - £60,000
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English Coins Single Coins and Small Lots

Half Sovereign 1918P Marsh 534 GEF with two thin scratches on the obverse, an extremely rare piece, rated R3 by Marsh and fully justified. It is estimated that less than 250 examples survive today. Our archive database stretching back to 2003 shows this is the first example we have offered
£2,800 - £3,500
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Halfpenny 1723 Peck 803 EF with traces of lustre, in an LCGS holder and graded LCGS 70, currency copper coinage of George I is extremely hard to locate in top grade. This example unusually well struck on both sides and worthy of a place in the highest quality collection, the finest we have handled of this date, and the finest of just two examples thus far recorded by the LCGS Population Report. Ex-London Coins Auction A120 March 2008 Lot 1159 hammer price £900, Ex-Cheshire Collection NGC MS64 BN, Ex-Nicholson Collection 2003 (No. BN 197), Ex-Seaby 2/6/1982
£500 - £1,000
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Halfpenny 1724 Peck 806 EF with traces of lustre and some tone spots, exceptional for this type, in an LCGS holder and graded LCGS 70, the finest of just two examples thus far recorded by the LCGS Population Report, Ex-London Coins Auctrion A120 March 2008 Lot 1160 hammer price £750, Ex-Cheshire Collection, formerly in an NGC slab graded MS64 BN, Ex-Nicholson Collection (item No.BN198)
£500 - £1,000
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Halfpenny 1771 Peck 896 Choice UNC toned with traces of lustre, in an LCGS holder and graded LCGS 85, the finest known of 6 examples thus far recorded by the LCGS Population Report, the amount of survivors in this grade will be tiny, Ex-London Coins uction A116 March 2004 Lot 1053 hammer price £190
£400 - £600
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Halfpenny 1790 Pattern in Bronzed Copper by Droz. Peck 953, DH6, Obverse: Undraped bust to right with a wreath of 11 leaves and 3 berries, DROZ.F. on truncation. Reverse: Quatrefoil before and after the date, the exergue shows a small line-flaw from the 7 of the date and touches the F of DROZ.F. to the left of the exergue. Edge: guilloche, A Very Rare Pattern, indeed, Peck states ER (Extremely Rare) for this type, nFDC attractively toned, in an LCGS holder and graded LCGS 82, the joint finest known of just 3 examples thus far recorded by the LCGS Population Report, Ex-Colin Cooke 10/2/1995, Ex-Nicholson Collection 2003 (BN311)
£325 - £475
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Halfpenny 1795 Bronzed Pattern, Early Soho Striking, Peck 1041, KH2, Obverse: No Berries in wreath, the tie-ribands perfect, Reverse: Stop after date, Dot on ground to the left of the spear butt, no grass below the globe, nFDC the reverse with a verdigris spot on the B of BRITANNIA, in an LCGS holder and graded LCGS 88, Ex-Spink Numismatic Circular May 1997 (item 2403) £280, Ex-Nicholson Collection, 2003 (BN313)
£350 - £550
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Halfpenny 1826 Reverse B, Raised Line on Saltire Bronzed Proof, Peck 1437, nFDC with the lighest of cabinet friction to the highest points only, in an LCGS holder and graded LCGS 88, Rare and desirable
£240 - £350
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Halfpenny 1839 39 over 43 Bronzed Proof, Reverse Upright, Peck 1523, nFDC with much underlying lustre and attractive tone, in an LCGS holder and graded LCGS 90, the finest known of just 4 examples thus far recorded by the LCGS Population Report
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Halfpenny 1949 VIP Proof/Proof of Record, Freeman 456, dies 2+O, rated R18 by Freeman, nFDC and lustrous with hints of colourful toning, in an LCGS holder and graded LCGS 90, formerly in an NGC holder and graded NGC PF64 RB, Ex-London Coins Auction A108 March 2005 Lot 1312 hammer price £240, these VIP Proofs are Extremely rare and were only produced in very small numbers
£300 - £600
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Penny 1797 10 Leaves Peck 1132 UNC with touches of attractive blue-green toning, in an LCGS holder and graded LCGS 80, Ex-London Coins Auction A125 June 2009 Lot 1359 hammer price £480
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Penny 1806 Proof in Gilt Copper, the base of the 1 missing and the 0 open at the top, Peck 1325, KP31, nFDC with some minor field imperfections, retaining much original lustre and brilliance, in an LCGS holder and graded LCGS 82, Ex-London Coins Auction A112 Marsh 2006 Lot 1172 hammer price £290
£270 - £450
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Penny 1807 Bronzed Copper Proof Restrike Peck 1354, R98, UNC with some light contact marks to the obverse, in an LCGS holder and graded LCGS 80, Ex-London Coins Auction A111 November 2005 Lot 1158 hammer price £120
£300 - £400
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Penny 1807 Copper Proof, the base of the 1 missing and the 0 open at the top, Peck 1327 KP31 nFDC and attractively toned, in an LCGS holder and graded LCGS 88, Ex-London Coins Auction A107 November 2004 Lot 1137 hammer price £220
£350 - £450
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Penny 1834 Peck 1459 UNC with traces of lustre, in an LCGS holder and graded LCGS 80, Ex-London Coins Auction A116 March 2007 Lot 1135 hammer price £650, this date very rare in high grade, the finest known of 13 examples thus far recorded by the LCGS Population Report
£800 - £1,200
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Penny 1839 Proof, Peck 1479 nFDC with a few tiny spots, in an LCGS holder and graded LCGS 75, Ex-London Coins Auction A116 Marsh 2007 Lot 1137, hammer price £900
£500 - £1,000
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Penny 1859 Small Date Proof, Peck 1520 these Proofs stated by Peck to be late mint strikings, nFDC with the odd minor contact mark, a colourful underlying tone further enhances the eye appeal. In an LCGS holder and graded LCGS 88, and listed as 'Extremely Rare' by Peck. Ex-London Coins Auction A111 November 2005 Lot 1170, hammer price £1200
£800 - £1,500
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Penny 1860 Beaded Border Freeman 6 dies 1+B, UNC with around 50%/30% lustre, in an LCGS holder and graded LCGS 78, the joint finest known of 7 examples thus far recorded by the LCGS Population Report, Ex-London Coins Auction A150 September 2015 Lot 2578 hammer price £400
£300 - £600
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Penny 1860 Toothed Border as Freeman 10 dies 2+D but with N over sideways N in ONE as Satin 11 but also with A over damaged A in VICTORIA, LCGS Variety 85, in a 'Yellow Ticket' LCGS holder Cleaned EF, nevertheless a very rare type and always sought after, the only examp[le thus far recorded by the LCGS Population Report
£200 - £400
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Penny 1860 Toothed Border as Freeman 10 dies 2+D but with N over sideways N in ONE, Satin 11, UNC with around 80% lustre, in an LCGS holder and graded LCGS 80, the joint finest example thus far recorded by the LCGS Population Report, Ex-Baldwins St. James's Auction 2, 27/3/2017 Lot 258
£700 - £1,200
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Penny 1861 Freeman 28 dies 5+G, Fine/Good Fine, in an LCGS holder and graded LCGS 25, Ex-London Coins Auction A159 3/12/2017 Lot 3165 hammer price £600
£250 - £500
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Penny 1862 as Freeman 33 dies 6+G, with elongated top colon dot after F:D:, UNC the obverse with good pale lustre, the reverse with practically full lustre and some small trivial spots, in an LCGS holder and graded LCGS 85, Ex-Carlisle 9/3/2006 Lot 254, Ex-Frank Stephenson Collection, London Coins Auction A157 June 2017 Lot 2862 hammer price £100
£230 - £350
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Penny 1862 with two extra 'spikes' emanating from the left of Britannia's helmet plumes, this would appear to be a later die state variant of Satin 43 (Three short extra plumes), showing the upper and lower spikes only. A hand-drawn illustration of the 'Three short extra plumes' type is shown in 'The Early British Bronze Bun Pennies and Their Varieties' by John Jerrams 2003, page 41. LCGS Variety 16, Lustrous UNC with some toning, in an LCGS holder and graded LCGS 80, the only example thus far recorded by the LCGS Population Report
£250 - £500
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Penny 1865 Freeman 50 dies 6+G About UNC/UNC nicely toned with traces of lustre, in an LCGS holder and graded LCGS 80, Ex-London Coins Auction March 2017 A156 Lot 2512 hammer price £330
£400 - £600
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Penny 1868 Freeman 56 dies 6+G UNC and attractively toned, seldom seen in high grade, in an LCGS holder and graded LCGS 80, the joint finest known of just 3 examples thus far recorded by the LCGS Population Report, Ex-London Coins Auction A154 September 2016 Lot 2432 hammer price £320
£450 - £750
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Penny 1870 Freeman 60 dies 6+G, 11 1/2 teeth date spacing, Gouby BP1870Ab, Choice UNC the obverse with partial lustre, the reverse with almost full lustre, in an LCGS holder and graded LCGS 85, the finest known of 5 examples thus far recorded by the LCGS Population Report, Ex-London Coins Auction A148 March 2015 Lot 2190 hammer price £320
£350 - £550
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Penny 1870 Freeman 60 dies 6+G, 12 Teeth date spacing, Gouby BP1870 Ac, Lustrous UNC, in an LCGS holder and graded LCGS 85,, the finest known of 11 examples thus far recorded by the LCGS Population Report, Ex-London Coins Auction A159 December 2017 Lot 1015 hammer price £800
£360 - £550
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Penny 1876H Narrow date Freeman 89 dies 8+K, Choice UNC with practically full lustre, a most attractive and eye-catching example, in an LCGS holder and graded LCGS 82, Ex-Roland Harris Collection London Coin Auction A124 Feb 28 2009 Lot 740, Ex-London Coins Auction A161 June 2018 Lot 1828, hammer price £360, the joint finest known of 13 examples thus far recorded by the LCGS Population Report
£200 - £350
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Penny 1877 Freeman 91 dies 8+J Choice UNC with around 80% mint lustre, in an LCGS holder and graded LCGS 85, formerly in an NGC holder and graded NGC MS65 RB, this ticket no longer with the coin, the finest known of 10 examples thus far recorded by the LCGS Population Report. Very few Bun Pennies attain this high grade and those example are extremely sought after
£300 - £500
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Penny 1882H Freeman 115 dies 12+N, with unbarred H, LCGS Variety 06, UNC with around 80% lustre, in an LCGS holder and graded LCGS 82, the second finest known of 7 examples thus far reciorded by the LCGS Population Report, Ex-Frank Stephenson Collection, London Coins Auction A157 June 2017 Lot 2897 hammer price £220
£180 - £250
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Penny 1883 as Freeman dies 12+N with D of D:G: open at the top, and with both 8's of the date double struck, UNC and lustrous, in an LCGS holder and graded LCGS 82, the only example of this sub-variety thus far recorded by the LCGS Population Report, Ex-London Coins Auction A154 September 2016 Lot 2454 hammer price £180
£200 - £400
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Penny 1895 2mm Freeman 139 dies 1+A UNC and lustrous, in an LCGS holder and graded LCGS 80, the second finest of 7 examples thus far recorded by the CGS Population Report, Extremely rare in high grade, Ex-London Coins Auction A150 September 2015 Lot 2617, hammer price £950
£450 - £850
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Penny 1909 Freeman 169 dies 2+E, VG the reverse slightly better, the obverse with some heavier contact marks on the bust. The variety very clear and very rare in all grades, in an LCGS holder and graded LCGS 20, Ex-London Coins Auction A153 December 2016 Lot 3197 hammer price £500
£600 - £800
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Penny 1918KN Freeman 184 dies 2+B UNC the reverse with good lustre enhanced by gold and magenta toning, a most attractive and eye-catching example, in an LCGS holder and graded LCGS 80, the joint finest known of 18 examples thus far recorded by the LCGS Population Report, Ex-London Coins Auction A127 December 2009 Lot 2075, hammer price £900, Ex-London Coins Auction A161 June 2018 Lot 1833 hammer price £1400
£750 - £1,250
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Sovereign 1820 Roman 1 in date, the top of the 1 with a shorter top right serif, Marsh 4C, (plate 4, 2002 Edition) Spink 3785C stated by them to be Extremely Rare with no price given, pleasing and even VF or better. An excessively rare variety, the first we have ever seen, with no example in the Bentley or Park House Collection none recorded by NGC and one by PCGS
£5,000 - £10,000
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Two Guineas 1735 S.3667A VF with a few flecks of haymarking, and a small depression in the obverse field in front of the bust, a key date rarity, one of only two examples we have offered in 18 years, so perhaps rarer than catalogue values would suggest
£1,500 - £2,500
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Two Guineas 1739 Intermediate Laureate Head S.3668 GVF, Ex-London Coins Auction A161 Lot 2212 hammer price £2800
£1,500 - £3,000
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Two Guineas 1740 40 over 39 S.3668 VF or near so and pleasing
£1,500 - £3,000
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Two Guineas 1748 S.3669 GEF in an LCGS holder and graded LCGS 70, Ex-London Coins Auction A148 Lot 2589 hammer price £3400
£2,000 - £4,000
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Twopence 1797 Peck 1077 EF with traces of lustre and a couple of very minor edge bruises, a very pleasing example with good eye appeal, in an LCGS holder and graded LCGS 70, Ex-London Coins Auction A108 Marsh 2005 Lot 1256 hammer price £200
£240 - £350
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World Coins Single Coins and Small Lots

Australia Sovereign 1856 Sydney Branch Mint, First Bust type, Marsh 361 in an NGC holder 'VF Details - Obverse Repaired'. Close examination on the obverse legend reveals the D of F:D: is overstruck, with a double upright and a point outside the lower right curve of the D. (possibly D over L?). Examination of archive pictures for other examples of this date has revealed no further specimens displaying this feature. We also note that PCGS have slabbed more 1855 Sydney Sovereigns than 1856.
£2,000 - £3,000
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India Five Rupees 1870 Calcutta Mint, Gold Proof Restrike KM#476, in a PCGS holder and graded PR63 CAM, one of only two examples graded PR63 CAM by PCGS, the India Gold Restrikes very rare and desirable
£5,500 - £7,500
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India Mohur 1870 Calcutta Mint, Gold Proof Restrike KM#480, Young Bust with V on groundline of bust. SW 4.9, Prid.11. in a PCGS holder and graded PR63. This date/type combination very difficult to find with very few examples offered in the last 15 years. Only 6 examples have been certified by NGC, and only 5 have been certified by PCGS, this being the joint finest known thus far certified by PCGS. This coin is the piece illustrated on the PCGS website for the PR63 grade, the India Gold Restrikes very rare and desirable
£9,500 - £11,500
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India Mohur 1870 Calcutta Mint, Gold Proof Restrike KM#481, Mature Bust SW 4.10, Prid.10, Milled edge, in a PCGS holder and graded PR63, the India Gold Restrikes very rare and desirable
£7,500 - £8,500
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Portugal - The Golden Era of the Portuguese Discoveries - Series II, 1989-1990, 100 Escudos a four-coin set Gold Proofs, comprising 100 Escudos Gold 1989 Discovery of the Canary Islands KM#646b, 100 Escudos Gold 1989 Dicovery of Madeira KM#647b, 100 Escudos Gold 1989 Discovery of the Azores KM#648b, and 1990 Celestial Navigation KM#649b FDC in the black box of issue with certificate, unlisted by Krause as a set, the first set we have offered
£4,200 - £4,800
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Portugal - The Golden Era of the Portuguese Discoveries - Series IV The Arrival in Japan, 450 Years of Portuguese-Japanese Friendship 1993, 200 Escudos a four-coin set Gold Proofs KM##PS17, comprising 200 Escudos 1993 Tanegashima - The First Portuguese Ship to Japan KM#665b, 1993 Espingarda KM#666b, 1993 Enviados Daimios Kiushu KM#667b, and 1993 Arte Namban KM#668b FDC in the box of issue with certificate

£4,600 - £5,500
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Russia Five Roubles Gold 1833 CΠБ ΠД St. Petersburg Mint, KM#175.1, Friedberg 155, GEF this type seldom seen in high grade and desirable thus
£800 - £1,000
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Commemorative and Campaign Medals

A 1898 Sudan Distinguished Conduct Medal group of four awarded to Private A. Cameron, Seaforth Highlanders, comprising (1) Distinguished Conduct Medal (edge: Pte. A. Cameron. Sea: Highrs), (2) India General Service Medal 1898-1902 in silver with one clasp: Relief of Chitral (edge: Pte. A. Cameron 2nd Bn. Seaforth Highrs), (3) Queen's Sudan 1896-1898 (edge: 4663 Pte. A. Cameron 1/Sea Hrs), (4) Khedives's Sudan 1896-1908 in silver with two clasps The Atbara and Khartoum inscribed in English and Arabic. (edge: 4663 Pte. A. Cameron 1st Sea Highrs.) The top lugs filled with a retaining rod, overall VF with evidence of light cleaning and some light contact marks overall. The D.C.M recommendation was submitted to Queen Victoria on 6/4/1899, and was published in Army Order 153/99 September 1899. This is one of 8 D.C.M's awarded to the Seaforth Highlanders regiment for this Campaign. Ex-Stanley Gibbons Investments.
£4,000 - £8,000
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Blackfriars Bridge and Holborn Valley Viaduct Opened 1869 76mm diameter in bronze by G.G.Adams, issued by the Corporation of London Eimer 1604, BHM 2906, WE 1126, Welch 11, Obverse: Bust left, crowned, VICTORIA D:G: BRIT: REGINA F:D: Reverse: City shield in the centre linking two wreaths, each containing a view. HOLBORN VIADUCT above and BLACKFRIARS BRIDGE below. Londinia, left, with a scroll inscribed OPENED NOV.6 and Britannia, right, 1869 at the top UNC with a small spot in the obverse field, in the original Corporation of the City of London box with the gilt lettering on the lid, only 400 struck, Ex-London Coins Auction A161 2/6/2018 Lot 953 hammer price £280
£100 - £300
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Christian IX and Louise, Visit of the City of London 1893, a 2-medal set, both 75mm diameter in bronze, by F.Bowcher, Eimer 1783, BHM 3454, Welch 26, Obverse: Busts, right conjoined and draped, Louise diademed, Christian IX uniformed, CHRISTIANUS IX ET LOUISE D:G: DANIAE V:G: REX ET REGINA, Reverse: Londinia seated left almost facing, beside a pedestal decorated with the Danish shield to right, and holding a streaming pennantinscribed WELCOME CHRISTIAN IX TO LONDON. Beyond: a facade of Guildhall In Exergue: 8th JULY 1893, A/UNC to UNC in the 2-medal Corporation of the City of London box with full desription of the medals inside the lid, with gilt lettering on the outer lid, the two-medal sets seldom seen
£200 - £600
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City of London Imperial Volunteers 1900, 76mm diameter in bronze by G.Frampton, Eimer 1848, BHM 3684, Obverse: A soldier of the C.I.V proclaimed by a fanfare and welcomed by Londinia seated on a dais, , around- oak branches entwined with 14 labelscommemorating the C.I.Vs various actions in the South African War. In Exergue: PRO PATRIA REGINA ET VRBE, Reverse: The Union and C.I.V. flags flying on a hill surrounded by trees, sun on horizon and cannons in the foreground. In Exergue: THE CITY OF LONDON IMPERIAL VOLVNTEERS RAISED AND EQVIPPED FOR THE WAR IN SOUTH AFRICA BY THE CITIZENS OF LONDON FORMED DECEMBER 1899 RETVRNED TO LONDON OCTOBER 1900, UNC in a Corporation of the City of London box, only 550 issued
£100 - £300
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Colonial and Indian Reception, Guildhall, London 1886 a 2-medal set both 77mm diameter in bronze by Elkington & Co. Eimer 1726, BHM 3214, Welch 21, Obverse: A mantle decorated with the Royal Shield, crowned, from which hang three Colonial shields upon crossed flags, PEACE UNITY CONCORD on a ribbon below. TO COMMEMORATE THE COLONIAL & INDIAN RECEPTION AT THE GUILDHALL . LONDON 1886. Reverse: A detailed interior view of the Guildhall . In Exergue: City shield and motto, traces of a small spot in the obverse field of one medal, otherwise UNC in the original Corporation of the City of London 2-medal box with gilt lettering on the lid, the 2-medal sets seldom offered. BHM states that the Court of Common Council passed a resolution that in view of the approaching visit of our Colonial and Indian brethren to this country, it is expedient that this Corporation do recognise the occasion, and that a special Ward committee be appointed to consider and report as to the best manner of doing this, thereby cementing the bond of union between this country and her Colonies and her Indian Empire". As a result a service was held at St. Paul's and a reception and ball held at the Guildhall.There were 4500 guests
£200 - £600
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Colonial and Indian Reception, Guildhall, London 1886, 77mm diameter in bronze by Elkington & Co. Eimer 1726, BHM 3214, Welch 21, Obverse: A mantle decorated with the Royal Shield, crowned, from which hang three Colonial shields upon crossed flags, PEACE UNITY CONCORD on a ribbon below. TO COMMEMORATE THE COLONIAL & INDIAN RECEPTION AT THE GUILDHALL . LONDON 1886. Reverse: A detailed interior view of the Guildhall . In Exergue: City shield and motto, UNC in the original Corporation of the City of London box with gilt lettering on the lid, only 450 issued
£100 - £300
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Coronation of Queen Victoria 1838 36mm diameter in silver by B.Pistrucci, Eimer 1315, BHM 1801, Obverse: Bust of the Queen left, draped and wearing a bandeau VICTORIA D.G. BRITANNIARUM REGINA F:D: Reverse: Victoria enthroned left, receives a crown from Britannia, Hibernia and Scotia, ERIMUS TIBI NOBILE REGNUM, In Exergue: INAUGURATA DIE JUNII XXVIII MDCCCXXXVIII EF and lustrous with some hairlines, in the box of issue
£150 - £300
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Coronation of William IV 1831 33mm diameter in bronze by W.Wyon Eimer 1251, BHM 1475, The official Royal Mint issue after F.Chantrey, Obverse : Bust of William IV right, with raised C on truncation, WILLIAM THE FOURTH CROWNED SEP:8 1831, Reverse: Bust, right, diademed, of Queen Adelaide ADELAIDE. QUEEN CONSORT. CROWNED SEP : 8 1831. UNC or near so with minor cabinet friction, in the round black case of issue
£75 - £175
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King Edward VII and Alexandra, Visit to the City of London 1902, 76mm diameter in bronze by Searle & Co. Eimer 1874, BHM 3868, Obverse: Busts left, conjoined and draped, Alexandra crowned IN HONOUR OF THE VISIT OF THEIR MAJESTIES KING EDWARD VII AND QUEEN ALEXANDRA TO THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF LONDON 25.OCT. 1902. Reverse: Londonia presents a welcomin address to the King amd Queen seated, right, upon a dais. To the left, a ribbon inscribed CIVIVM AMOR ET FIDES and to right, a fanfare blown by Fame, beyond, a facade of the Guildhall, In Exergue: A sceptre and mace, A/UNC with minor cabinet friction, in the Corporation of the City of London box with gilt lettering on the lid, only 300 issued
£100 - £300
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Mayoralty of the City of London 700th Anniversary 1889, 81mm diameter in bronze by A.Kirkwood & Son, Eimer 1752, BHM 3377, Welch 23, Obverse: Busts, crowned and draped, of RICHARD I. 1189 and VICTORIA 1889, facing each other, within two open circular frames; a vignette of seven interlaced circles, above, and one of St.George and the Dragon below. TO COMMEMORATE THE 700th ANNIVERSARY OF THE MAYORALTY OF THE CITY OF LONDON . MDCCCLXXXIX. Reverse: Londinia seated, right, receivessymbols of Mayoralty from St. Michael standing before her; above, a radiate crown. Beyond: St. Paul's and the Tower. THE POWERS THAT BE ARE ORDAINED OF GOD. In Exergue: 1189-1889 UNC in the Corportation of the City of London box with gilt lettering on the lid, only 450 issued
£100 - £300
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Princess Alexandra of Denmark, Entry to the City of London 1863, 77mm diameter in bronze by W.Wyon, Eimer 1561, BHM 2783, Welch 9, Obverse: Bust left, ALEXANDRA, Reverse: Londinia with attendants, welcomes Alexandra accompanied by the Prince of Wales, WELCOME ALEXANDRA, In Exergue: MAR: 1863 divided by the City of London shield, UNC in the red Corporation of the City of London box, some tears to the inner lid, the outer lid with the description in gilt lettering, only 350 issued
£100 - £300
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Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee 1897 the Official Royal Mint issue 25mm diameter in Gold, weight 12.81 grammes, Eimer 1817b, BHM 3506, UNC with some edge nicks, GEF/AU with thin scratch in the obverse field, the Royal Mint issues now very sought after, in the official red Royal Mint box of issue.
£800 - £1,200
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Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee 1897 the large Official Royal Mint issue 56mm diameter in Gold, weight 94.98 grammes, Eimer 1817a, BHM 3506, UNC with some edge nicks, desirable in high grade, these large Royal Mint issues now very sought after, in the official red Royal Mint box of issue.
£5,000 - £8,000
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Queen Victoria Golden Jubilee 1887 the Official Royal Mint issue, 77mm diameter in silver by J.Boehm/ F.Leighton, Eimer 1733, BHM 3219, WE 2000, Obverse: left facing bust VICTORIA REGINA ET IMPERATRIX , Reverse: Enthroned figure of Empire facing, flanked by standing figures of Science, Letters, and Art, left opposite these of Industry and Agriculture, at their feet below Empire, are Mercury reclining, and Time. Above: Two cherubs displaying shields inscribed MDCCCLXXXVII and MDCCCXXXVII and VRI in a wreath, between IN COMMEMORATION. In Exergue: Five interlinked shields inscribed ASIA, AMERICA, EUROPE, AUSTRALASIA, and AFRICA, a high grade example, 217.00 grammes, practically UNC and lustrous with some light hairlines, in the red presentation case and accompanied by the descriptive card
£250 - £500
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English Cased and Proof Items

Fifty Pence 2012 - The London 2012 Gold Proof Piedfort Olympic Gold Medal winners Set, S.OGS11 a spectacular 11-coin set featuring the 11 sports in which Team GB won their 29 gold medals. Proof FDC with certificate number 13. (NO.13 is embossed in gold on the wooden lid). Housed in a quality cabinet-style wooden presentation box with a separate drawer for the certificate and CD (unopened) and a CHIEF ENGRAVER MASTER PROOFS presentation card showing the engraver's master proofs embossed in gold, the whole with outer card box. This is an extremely rare set and has the lowest mintage of any GB Royal Mint multi-coin set. It is certainly the Holy Grail of 50p sets. Some ambiguity has surrounded the mintages of these coins as the first time they appeared in The Coins of England reference book by Spink it was stated that just two of each coin had been struck one for the designer the other for the gold medallist. The certificate for this set states 13/29, however the vendor has obtained from the Royal Mint the actual sales figures (rather than the mintage limits) which indicate that just 15 of these 11-coin sets exist, (this now stated by the Spink catalogue) and states the additional coins issued separately so giving the following total mintages for each sport as:- Athletics 26, Boxing 18, Rowing 26, Cycling 26, Equestrian 22, Sailing 17, Shooting 17, Tennis 25, Taekwondo 15, Traithalon 22, Canoeing 17 (therefore no Taekwondo coins exist other than in these 15 sets). These are excessively low figures and anyone with an eye to wealth creation should reflect on the current values of Royal Mint proof sets that include gold from yesteryear, sets with mintages of 150 (10 times more than these 50p sets) can realise six figure sums. Only the second such set we have offered and highly desirable
£45,000 - £55,000
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