Search
Contact Us
London Coins

September Auction Preview

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

World Banknotes

India 10 Rupees King George V 1923 issue, serial number F/82 038961, Denning signature, Pick 5b, staple hole through the watermark otherwise EF rare and desirable in this high grade
£250 - £350
Click to enlarge Click to enlarge

English Hammered Coins

Halfcrown Elizabeth I Seventh issue S.2583 North 2013, mintmark 1, a pleasing example and ex Stanley Gibbons Investments some weak areas more so the reverse and a few edge faults as often seen on this type but legends and portrait bold overall probably nearer VF than Fine
£1,200 - £1,800
Click to enlarge Click to enlarge
Penny William I PAXS S.1257, Canterbury Mint, moneyer Simaer VF
£400 - £700
Click to enlarge Click to enlarge

English Coins Single Coins and Small Lots

Crown 1665 XVII edge, ESC 31, Bull 365 VG/Fine, the obverse with old grey toning, the reverse with the characteristic line flaw below the B of BR found on this date. Extremely rare and sought after in all grades, this date missing from many Crown collections, rated R3 by Bull, the first example we have offered since 2014.
£800 - £1,400
Click to enlarge Click to enlarge
Crown 1668 8 over 5, VICESIMO edge, ESC 37A, Bull 377 VG with an old pastel tone, the overdate clear and matching the plate coin in Bull, Excessively Rare, rated R4 by both Bull and the 1992 ESC, our archive database stretching back to 2003 shows that this is only the second example we have offered, the previous being in 2010
£300 - £600
Click to enlarge Click to enlarge
Crown 1669 unaltered date, VICESIMO PRIMO edge, 9 harp strings, ESC 38, Bull 378 VG or slightly better with old grey toning, the edge with a depression on the A of TVTAMEN, Extremely Rare and sought after in all grades, this date seldom offered
£200 - £450
Click to enlarge Click to enlarge
Crown 1675 5 over 3 with T over G in ET (see plate coin in Bull) VICESIMO SEPTIMO edge, a little weak above the 75 of the date, the down stroke of the underlying 3 clear, ESC 50A, Bull 396, About Fine/Fine, Extremely Rare and rated R5 by Bull
£350 - £700
Click to enlarge Click to enlarge
Crown 1703 VIGO, TERTIO edge, ESC 99, Bull 1340 Good Fine
£200 - £400
Click to enlarge Click to enlarge
Crown 1708 Plumes, SEPTIMO edge, ESC 108, Bull 1347 Fine/VF, with evidence that the coin has been overstruck, close examination of the reverse shows some shield detail on the undertype, the obverse also shows a letter A before GRATIA, an interesting piece worthy of further study
£300 - £550
Click to enlarge Click to enlarge
Crown 1741 Roses, QVARTO edge, ESC 123, Bull 1666 VF/GVF with pleasing portrait, the reverse with an underlying subtle gold and olive tone
£600 - £1,250
Click to enlarge Click to enlarge
Crown 1750 VICESIMO QVARTO edge, ESC 127, Bull 1670 NVF/Good Fine with an underlying subtle gold tone, the obverse with two small spots
£500 - £700
Click to enlarge Click to enlarge
Crown 1936 ESC 381, Bull 3649 Near EF/EF with gold toning, the obverse with a few small spots, Rare with only 2473 pieces minted
£400 - £600
Click to enlarge Click to enlarge
Halfcrown 1658 ESC 447, Bull 252 Cromwell GVF with some contact marks, the obverse with a thin scratch
£2,000 - £3,000
Click to enlarge Click to enlarge
Sovereign 1937 S.4076 UNC to nFDC the obverse with some hairlines, retaining considerable original brilliance, always a sought after, this being the only George VI issue
£2,000 - £3,000
Click to enlarge Click to enlarge
Two Pounds 1937 S.4075 Gold Proof nFDC retaining practically full mint brilliance
£2,000 - £2,500
Click to enlarge Click to enlarge

World Coins Single Coins and Small Lots

Chile 8 Escudos Gold 1851LA Santiago Mint, the I of CHILE struck over a lower I, KM#105 MES DE FEBRERO on edge denoting the month of issue, EF and lustrous, a most pleasing piece, this issue seldom offered
£1,500 - £2,000
Click to enlarge Click to enlarge
Chile Ten Pesos Gold 1868 Santiago Mint KM#131 VF GVF with some contact marks, Chile gold issues always popular on the rare occasions we offer them
£650 - £750
Click to enlarge Click to enlarge
Egypt 500 Piastres Gold AH1340 (1922) Proof KM#342, an impressive 42.50 grammes issue, with a gentle edge bruise at 1 o'clock and minor hairlines, nFDC retaining around 90% original mint brilliance, an imposing large Gold King Fuad I Royal Mint issue, only 1800 currency issues were minted, the Proof items with no mintage figure stated by Krause and offered far less frequently than the currency issues.
£3,000 - £4,000
Click to enlarge Click to enlarge
Egypt 500 Piastres Gold AH1357 (1938) Proof, Royal Wedding of King Farouk and Safinaz Zulficar, (Queen Farida) KM#373, an impressive 42.50 grammes issue, nFDC retaining around 90% original mint brilliance, an imposing large Royal Mint issue
£4,000 - £5,000
Click to enlarge Click to enlarge
Ireland Halfcrown Charles I Inchquin Money S.6533 with 9dwt. 16gr. Countermark, Issue of 1642, Type 2, with thick lettering and wire line inside beaded border, struck on an irregular hexagonal flan , weight 11.31 grammes, overall VF with most of the design struck clearly, extremely rare and keenly sought after in all grades
£1,500 - £2,000
Click to enlarge Click to enlarge
Italy 50 Lire Gold 1911R 50th Anniversary of the Kingdom UNC or near so and lustrous with some contact marks, a very pleasing example of this commemorative issue, our archive database stretching back to 2003 shows that this is the first we have offered
£1,200 - £1,500
Click to enlarge Click to enlarge
Montenegro 20 Perpera Gold 1910 Nicholas I KM#10 GEF, the first we have offered of this issue
£500 - £600
Click to enlarge Click to enlarge
Sarawak One Cent 1941H KM#12 EF with a few flecks of dirt in the legend, extremely rare with only 50 pieces believed to exist
£550 - £750
Click to enlarge Click to enlarge
USA Gorham Manufacturing Co. 1896, 'Bryan Dollar' 52mm diameter, 53.3 grammes of silver, Plain edge. Uniface, A GOVERNMENT DOLLAR CONTAINS// 412 1/2 GRAINS// COIN SILVER 900/1000 FINE// --- //THIS PIECE CONTAINS// 823 GRAINS COIN SILVER// IN VALUE THE EQUIVALENT OF// ONE GOLD DOLLAR// SEPT. 16th. 1896.// GORHAM MFG. CO, SILVERMITHS. in 9 Lines, About EF. These pieces were struck for the Presidential campaign of 1896, for William Jennings Bryan, and represent the difference in size between a Silver Dollar and the silver bullion equivalent of a Gold Dollar. The market price of silver on Sept. 16th was used for comparison. Bryan fought for monetary reforms as part of his Presidential campaign. He was narrowly defeated in the election by William McKinlay. An interesting piece of USA Political history. Uniface examples are recorded as are hand-inscribed reverse types. Gorham Silver was founded in 1831 by Jabez Gorham and Henry L. Webster, and was well-known for high quality spoons, thimbles, jewellery and other small items. They were the first in America to use a steam-powered drop press. Such was their prowess in manufacturing that even Tiffany & Co. outsourced all it's silverware production to them.
£225 - £275
Click to enlarge Click to enlarge

Roman and Ancient Coins

Roman Ar Antoninianus Balbinus Obverse: Bust right, radiate, draped and cuirassed, IMP CAES D CAEL BALBINVS AVG, Reverse: clasped hands PIETAS MVTVA AVGG, 21mm diameter, 5.12 grammes, RIC 12, RSC 17, BMC 74 NEF with a hint of gold tone, good metal, a very pleasing example and rare thus
£400 - £600
Click to enlarge Click to enlarge
Roman Denarius Julius Caesar (Feb to Mar 44BC) Obverse: Bust right, CAESAR DICT PE[ --- ] moneyer P.SEPULLIUS MACER, Reverse: Venus standing left, holding Victory in right hand, sceptre set on shield in left, 17.5mm-19mm diameter, 3.87 grammes, RSC 38 some weak areas otherwise VF or better and attractively toned, we note an example in London Coins Auction A157 (June 2017) described as Fine and having a test cut on the obverse realised £360 hammer price
£700 - £1,200
Click to enlarge Click to enlarge

English Cased and Proof Items

Five Hundred Pounds 2019 Una and the Lion 5 Ounce Gold Proof stunning Royal Mint issue with W.Wyon's iconic design original completed 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
£35,000 - £55,000
Click to enlarge Click to enlarge
Five Hundred Pounds 2020 The Great Engravers - William Wyon - The Three Graces 5 ounce Gold Proof, FDC in the Royal Mint box of issue with booklet and certificate. The reverse a stunning representation of William Wyon's famed design originally used on the Pattern Crown of 1817. The design based on Antonio Canova's original neoclassical sculpture. Another of Wyon's legendary designs beautifully reproduced on a superb large modern gold coin and fully displaying the skill and expertise of the designer's craft. All the Three Graces design coins were very quickly sold out by the Royal Mint
£20,000 - £40,000
Click to enlarge Click to enlarge
Tristan da Cunha - The 2020 Pre-Decimal 50th Anniversary Gold Sovereign Series - An 8-coin set all struck in 22 carat gold, comprising Fifty Pounds 2020 5oz. Gold Proof, Twenty Pounds 2020 2 1/2 oz. Gold Proof, Five Pounds 2020 Gold Proof, Two Pounds 2020 Gold Proof, Sovereign 2020 Gold Proof, Half Sovereign 2020 Gold Proof, Quarter Sovereign 2020 Gold Proof and One Eighth Sovereign 2020 Gold Proof, each reverse featuring aspects of the designs of the last £sd coins, FDC an impressive set in the box of issue with certificates, stating mintages of only 20 pieces for the Fifty Pounds, 50 pieces for the Twenty Pounds, and 69 pieces each for the other six coins
£15,000 - £25,000
Click to enlarge Click to enlarge
United Kingdom 1989 Gold Proof Four Coin Sovereign Collection, 500th Anniversary of the First Gold Sovereign, Gold Five Pounds to Half Sovereign, FDC, in The Royal Mint presentation box with certificate
£4,000 - £6,000
Click to enlarge Click to enlarge

World Cased and Proof Items

China - The Official Commemorative Gold and Silver Coins for the Games of the 29th Olympiad a 6-coin set comprising 150 Yuan Gold (2) 2008Z Reverse: Swimmers KM# 1696 Gold Proof and 2008Z Reverse: Ancient Chinese Weightlifter KM#1697 Gold Proof, and 10 Yuan One Ounce Silver 2008Z (4) Great Wall KM#1674, Summer Palace KM#1688, Traditional Residence KM#1733, and White Pagoda, North Sea Park KM#1732 FDC in the People's Bank of China Box, no certificate
£1,200 - £1,500
Click to enlarge Click to enlarge