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London Coins Auction 172
Grange Hotel Bracknell, Charles Square, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 1ED
London Coins Auction 173
Grange Hotel Bracknell, Charles Square, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 1ED
London Coins Auction 174
4th - 5th September 2021

Choice English Coins

The coins listed on these pages are available for sale now. All coins have been graded and encapsulated by LCGS and come in the LCGS plastic holder.

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Finest Known Coins

Many collectors believe quite rightly that the higher the grade of their acquisitions the better, so what could be more appealing than Finest Known (also known as best extant) examples.

It is not uncommon to see coins described on dealer's lists as "the best we have seen", or "surely the finest known", and although these items will certainly be nice coins a real Finest Known designation must be a comparative measurement rather than a matter of opinion.

We believe the numeric third party grading systems supply the necessary comparative measurement by attaching a numeric grade. So where we have a coin type such as a 1903 6d where over 50 different examples of this date and denomination have been graded by LCGS, the highest known grade so far is their UNC 85 of which there are 9 examples. If in future a 1903 6d was graded as UNC 88 or better this one therefore by statistical empirical fact would be the Finest Known and anyone else contending that they owned a superior example would need to prove it by submitting it for grading before they could ask a premium price for the piece.

Below is a selection of stock which LCGS has graded which are currently Finest Known examples either by series, denomination/monarch date or variety.

Farthing

Charles II Farthing 1674 Obverse Charles II Farthing 1674 Reverse
Standard type
LCGS 60 £850
FA.C2.1674.01
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George II Farthing 1735 Obverse George II Farthing 1735 Reverse
Date shifted to right.. Note: Olive branch centre leaf of three points to the left leg of the first N in BRITANNIA. Wide Date with the 1 of the date directly under the centre of Britannia's right foot. 14 teeth date spacing.
LCGS 65 £400
FA.G2.1735.07
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George II Farthing 1736 Obverse George II Farthing 1736 Reverse
Triple Tie Riband
LCGS 55 £275
FA.G2.1736.02
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George II Farthing 1739 Obverse George II Farthing 1739 Reverse
Standard type
LCGS 82 £800
FA.G2.1739.02
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George II Farthing 1746 Obverse George II Farthing 1746 Reverse
Standard type
LCGS 78 £500
FA.G2.1746.01
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George II Farthing 1746 Obverse George II Farthing 1746 Reverse
Inverted A for V in GEORGIVS. Note: this is of a different style to the other A's on the coin
LCGS 25 £65
FA.G2.1746.03
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George III Farthing 1771 Obverse George III Farthing 1771 Reverse
Reverse A:- Olive Branch points to right hand limb of the first N in BRITANNIA. (Rarest of the three reverse die types). Also with Short first 7 over longer 7. (As Cooke 365)
LCGS 65 £425
FA.G3.1771.01
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George III Farthing 1771 Obverse George III Farthing 1771 Reverse
Reverse B:- Olive branch points to left limb of first N of BRITANNIA.
LCGS 78 £500
FA.G3.1771.02
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George III Farthing 1773 Obverse George III Farthing 1773 Reverse
Obverse 1. Both 7's over lower 7's in date.
LCGS 70 £275
FA.G3.1773.10
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George III Farthing 1806 Obverse George III Farthing 1806 Reverse
2nd Portrait Incuse Dot on shoulder
LCGS 82 £250
FA.G3.1806.03
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Victoria Farthing 1839 Obverse Victoria Farthing 1839 Reverse
FID.DEF
LCGS 78 £125
FA.V1.1839.02
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Victoria Farthing 1843 Obverse Victoria Farthing 1843 Reverse
Reverse B. 9 3/4 teeth date spacing. B of BRITANNIAR has no top serif, and full lower serif. Second A of BRITANNIAR unbarred
LCGS 82 £225
FA.V1.1843.05
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Victoria Farthing 1850 Obverse Victoria Farthing 1850 Reverse
Standard type
LCGS 82 £250
FA.V1.1850.01
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Victoria Farthing 1850 Obverse Victoria Farthing 1850 Reverse
5 over 7. Unbarred second A in BRITANNIAR
LCGS 80 £200
FA.V1.1850.10
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Victoria Farthing 1853 Obverse Victoria Farthing 1853 Reverse
WW Raised
LCGS 82 £225
FA.V1.1853.01
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Victoria Farthing 1857 Obverse Victoria Farthing 1857 Reverse
Standard type
LCGS 85 £350
FA.V1.1857.01
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Victoria Farthing 1857 Obverse Victoria Farthing 1857 Reverse
Unbarred A's in BRITANNIAR.
LCGS 82 £250
FA.V1.1857.05
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Victoria Farthing 1858 Obverse Victoria Farthing 1858 Reverse
Large Date
LCGS 82 £225
FA.V1.1858.01
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Victoria Farthing 1860 Obverse Victoria Farthing 1860 Reverse
Dies 3+B.Toothed Border 5 Berries.
LCGS 82 £150
FA.V1.1860.07
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Victoria Farthing 1866 Obverse Victoria Farthing 1866 Reverse
Close 66. Dies 3+B
LCGS 82 £200
FA.V1.1866.01
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Victoria Farthing 1866 Obverse Victoria Farthing 1866 Reverse
Wide 66. Dies 3+B.
LCGS 82 £200
FA.V1.1866.02
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H. 4 Berries. Small Date. REG complete
LCGS 85 £250
FA.V1.1875.06
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Victoria Farthing 1881 Obverse Victoria Farthing 1881 Reverse
6+C. 3 Berries
LCGS 78 £80
FA.V1.1881.02
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Victoria Farthing 1897 Obverse Victoria Farthing 1897 Reverse
Dies 1+A. Bright Finish
LCGS 82 £70
FA.V1.1897.01
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George VI Farthing 1950 Obverse George VI Farthing 1950 Reverse
Dies 2+A
LCGS 85 £35
FA.G6.1950.01
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