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Grange Hotel Bracknell, Charles Square, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 1ED

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592 One Thousand Pounds 2020 James Bond 007 One Kilo of .999 Gold, 100mm diameter, the reverse design featuring the iconic Aston Martin DB5, the 007 logo, on the gun barrel background, a 'must have' for the James Bond enthusiast. The fine detail in the reverse design particularly apparent on this stunning large coin . We note all the gold issues are now completely sold out by the Royal Mint making this a particularly sought after item for both the discerning Bond fan and the modern large gold coin collector, FDC comes in the Royal Mint black '007 Special Issue' box with certificate and booklet. Certificate number 12 of only 20 pieces issued with just 17 in this presentation format. Sure to be keenly sought by Bond enthusiasts present and future £65,000 - £85,000
593 One Thousand Pounds 2020 Shengxiao Collection - Chinese Lunar Year of the Rat, One Kilo of .999 Gold, 100mm diameter, the P.J.Lynch reverse design showing intricate detail is particularly eye-catching on this large gold piece, FDC in the Royal Mint red box of issue with certificate and booklet, only 10 examples have been minted of this stunning piece, with just 8 in this presentation format, with this low mintage, sure to be sought after by larger Gold series enthusiasts £60,000 - £75,000
590 One Thousand Pounds 2018 100th Anniversary of the First World War, One Kilo of .999 Gold, 100mm diameter: S.WW101, Reverse design by Paul Day: A kneeling soldier ARMISTICE - THE GUNS FALL SILENT, the soldier in frosted design on a textured brilliant background, FDC in the large Royal Mint box of issue with certificate and booklet. Certificate number 8 of just 10 pieces issued. This piece the flagship coin of the Armistice series. £55,000 - £75,000
591 One Thousand Pounds 2018 Shengxiao Collection - Chinese Lunar Year of the Dog, One Kilo of .999 Gold, 100mm diameter S.5223 the Wuon-Gean Ho reverse design showing fine detail is particularly eye-catching on this large gold piece, FDC in the Royal Mint box of issue with certificate and booklet. Number 4 of only 10 examples minted and with this low mintage, sure to be sought after by collectors of the Shengxiao series, the first we have offered of this type £55,000 - £75,000
589 One Thousand Pounds 2017 The Platinum Wedding Anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, One Kilo of .999 Gold Proof S.S8 FDC, 100mm diameter, FDC. The only use of the conjoined portraits in the One Thousand Pound gold series. An hugely impressive and imposing piece, number 15 of only 31 issued of this type. Comes in the large Royal Mint box of issue with certificate and booklet. The One Thousand Pound coins would be a centrepiece coin to any advanced modern gold collection. We note that examples of the One Thousand Pound gold Kilo series are realising up to £60,000 hammer price in our recent auctions £48,000 - £60,000
487 Eight Hundred Pounds Britannia 2017 30oz. .999 Gold Proof, 100mm diameter, with trident mintmark marking the 30th Anniversary of Britannia Gold, S.BS1, thus far the only issue of this unusual denomination, a superb issue showing the full beauty of this unusual reverse design. FDC in the large Royal Mint box of issue with certificate and booklet, Number 02 of only 21 pieces minted £43,000 - £55,000
1344 Triple Unite 1642 Oxford Mint with tall narrow bust, declaration within wavy lines, plumes with bands on obverse only, Spink 2724, Schneider 284, Brooker 830, North 2381 a splendid example of the iconic coin graded and encapsulated by NGC as AU53 rare and desirable thus, comes with a retail ticket price of £65,000 which being the price the current vendor paid some years ago surely makes this lot a bargain at the current estimate. The English Civil War was in progress when this fabulous coin was stuck after Charles raised the Royal Standard in Nottingham on 22nd August 1642 he set up his court in Oxford where this spectacular piece was minted. The war against Cromwell's New Model Army dragged on until 1646 by which time Oxford was besieged with Charles escaping dressed as a servant. Charles joined the Scottish Presbyterian army but nine months later was handed over to the English Parliament after a payment of £100,000 was made. Negotiations between King and Parliament began but descended into intrigue as Charles made a secret deal with the Scots who invaded England in 1648 starting the Second Civil War. Once again Cromwell's New Model Army prevailed with Charles fleeing to Carisbrooke Castle on the Isle of Wight. Further negotiations collapsed into disarray with Parliament reducing itself to the so called Rump Parliament which eventually resulted in the trial and execution in January 1649 of Charles I £40,000 - £60,000
488 Fifty Pence 2009 a 16-coin set in Gold featuring all of the previously issued designs, Britannia 'NEW PENCE', EEC Membership, Britannia 'FIFTY PENCE', EU Presidency, D-Day Landings, EU 25th Anniversary, NHS 50th Anniversary, Public Libraries 150 Years, WSPU Centenary, 50th Anniversary of the 4-minute mile, Samuel Johnson's Dictionary, Victoria Cross - The Award, Victoria Cross - The Heroic Acts, Scouting 100th Anniversary, Royal Shield of Arms, and the rare Kew Gardens 250th Anniversary, now all bearing the 2009 date, all Gold Proofs (S.PG50PCS) set number 11 of only 125 sets issued, numbered on the outside of the box, FDC in the impressive box of issue with booklet, a rare low mintage set and seldom offered £15,000 - £20,000
1608 Guinea 1774 Proof S.3728 Wilson & Rasmussen 95, upright die alignment, Plain bevelled edge, in a PCGS holder and graded PR64 Cameo, and with WINGS gold sticker (choice for the stated grade) a superb piece, choice and rare, showing the characteristic die flaw in the reverse field associated on some examples of this type (see illustration and notes in Wilson and Rasmussen Page 140 footnote). Stunning detail and eye appeal, the quality of strike considerably superior to the comparable currency issues of the period, a handsome and attractive addition to any quality collection of early milled gold. The only one graded by PCGS so yet another indication of this coins rarity £15,000 - £18,000
506 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 number 22 and booklet. Only 64 pieces issued with just 58 in this presentation format, sure to be keenly sought by James Bond collectors present and future. We note a similar coin in our June 2020 Auction A169 realised £15,000 hammer price, making this issue one of the most sought after in the Gold 5oz. series £13,000 - £15,000
584 One Pound 2008 The 25th Anniversary Gold Proof Collection, a 14-coin set in gold S.PG1PCS, comprising the 14 previously issued different reverse designs, all coins now dated 2008 an impressive and eye-catching set, each coin weighs an impressive 19.81 grammes, (total gold weight 8.09 oz. AGW) FDC retaining full mint brilliance in the Royal Mint box of issue with certificate and booklet. Certificate number 122 of just 150 sets issued £12,000 - £15,000
1519 Five Guineas 1678 8 over 7 First Bust, S.3328A NGC XF 40 desirable thus £12,000 - £15,000
1520 Five Guineas 1701 Fine Work S.3456 NGC AU Details Cleaned £12,000 - £18,000
2254 Sovereign 1908C (Ottawa Mint) Satin Finish S.3970 in a PCGS holder and graded SP63. One of the rarest Sovereigns in the entire series. See Notes in Marsh pages 81-83. Marsh stated that he had only recorded 11 examples, a superb piece and missing from many advanced gold collections. £12,000 - £15,000
2174 Sovereign 1871 George and the Dragon, Large B.P., Die Axis upright, Plain Edge Proof S.3856, Wilson & Rasmussen 316, rated R4. Extremely Rare (Estimated 11-20 examples known) the portrait and reverse design retaining much original mint brilliance and frosting. in a PCGS holder and graded PR64 DCAM £11,000 - £15,000
600 Proof Set 1911 Long Gold Set (12 coins) comprising Five Pounds, Two Pounds, Sovereign, Half Sovereign, Halfcrown, Florin, Shilling, Sixpence and Maundy Set, nFDC to FDC, the gold with excellent surfaces and lightly toned the Two Pounds with a couple of tiny contact marks the other gold free of contact marks, the silver with a lovely matching tone, comes in the original red box of issue. The vendor, a member of the general public told us the set has been under floor boards for 80 years, and judging by the grade we can well believe it £10,000 - £16,000
722 Two Hundred Pounds 2020 2oz. Gold Proof - Elton John - British Music Legend. 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 35 of only 50 pieces minted. The Royal Mint website states that the entire issue of the Gold Two Hundred Pound Elton John coins are 'Reserved' £10,000 - £14,000
1635 Half Sovereign 1817 Milled Edge Proof S.3786, Wilson & Rasmussen 204. Reverse with crowned angular shield, with dot below. Frosted Bust and Reverse design on brilliant fields, in a PCGS holder and graded PR64DCAM. Of 7 examples on the PCGS Population Report, only this coin and one other have achieved the Deep Cameo designation. Only one is graded higher £10,000 - £12,500
620 Proof Set 2015 the double set in gold comprising Fourth Portrait Ian Rank-Broadley final editions and Fifth Portrait Jody Clark first editions S.PGC4P (175 sets minted) and S.PGC5P (211 sets minted) each set comprising 8 coins, Two Pounds to One Penny all Gold Proofs FDC in the large and impressive box of issue with certificate £9,000 - £10,000
505 Five Hundred Pounds 2020 Shengxiao Collection - Chinese Lunar Year of the Rat 5oz. Gold Proof Reverse: a finely styled representation by P.J.Lynch, FDC in the Royal Mint red box of issue with certificate and booklet. Number 25 of just 30 pieces minted, with just 28 in this presentation format, with very low mintage figures, this promises to be a future sought after series. £8,800 - £9,500
503 Five Hundred Pounds 2018 Queen's Beasts - The Black Bull of Clarence 5oz. Gold Proof S.QCH4 FDC in the Royal Mint box of issue with certificate and booklet. Certificate number 6 of only 85 minted with just 75 in this presentation format £8,500 - £9,500
504 Five Hundred Pounds 2018 Shengxiao 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 25 of only 58 pieces minted, this promises to be a future sought after series. £8,500 - £9,500
607 Proof Set 1937 (4 coins) in Gold comprising Gold Five Pounds, Two Pounds, Sovereign and Half Sovereign nFDC with some hairlines, the Five Pounds with a tiny edge fault, the set retaining much original mint brilliance, in the Royal Mint box of issue, the box with some small tears to the base overall in good condition £8,500 - £10,000
687 Ten Pounds 2018 100th Anniversary of the First World War, 5oz. Gold Proof Reverse: A soldier kneeling, the design of the soldier frosted on a textured brilliant background, S.4894 FDC in the Royal Mint box of issue with certificate and booklet. Certificate number 16 of just 50 issued £8,500 - £9,500
507 Five Hundred Pounds 2020 Queen's Beasts - The White Horse of Hanover 5oz. Gold Proof FDC in the Royal Mint box of issue with certificate and booklet. Number 27 of just 69 minted, with just 55 in this presentation format £8,200 - £9,000
704 Ten Pounds 2019 Tower of London - The Ceremony of the Keys 5oz. Gold Proof S.M15 Reverse: Lamp and The Keys to the Tower, a few scattered tiny nicks, otherwise FDC in the Royal Mint box of issue with booklet describing the history of the keys and ceremony dating from 1340, and certificate number 11 of just 45 issued, with only 35 issued in this format. The Tower of London gold series is proving to be a popular issue in both gold and silver with many collectors obtaining the full set of issues Crown Jewels, Ceremony of the Keys, Yeoman Warders and Legend of the Ravens types £8,000 - £1,000
705 Ten Pounds 2019 Tower of London - The Crown Jewels 5oz. Gold Proof S.M12, Reverse: The Crown of Mary of Modena, FDC in the Royal Mint box of issue with certificate and booklet describing the origins and history of the Crown Jewels from 1660 onwards from the Restoration of the Monarchy under Charles II. Number 06 of 45 minted with just 35 pieces issued in this format. The Tower of London gold series is proving to be a popular issue in both gold and silver with many collectors obtaining the full set of issues Crown Jewels, Ceremony of the Keys, Yeoman Warders and Legend of the Ravens types £8,000 - £1,000
708 The 2016 United Kingdom Gold Proof Set an 8-coin set comprising Five Pound Crown 2016 Queen Elizabeth II 90th Birthday, Two Pounds (5) 2016 350th Anniversary of the Great Fire of London, 2016 World War I, William Shakespeare 2016 Comedy - All the World's a Stage, William Shakespeare 2016 Tragedy - What a Piece of Work is a Man, William Shakespeare 2016 History - The Hollow Crown, One Pound 2016 The last Round Pound, Fifty Pence 2016 950th Anniversary of the Battle of Hastings all struck in gold an impressive set nFDC to FDC the Fifty pence with very light toning, in the Royal Mint wooden box of issue with certificate and booklet , number 81 of just 150 sets issued £7,500 - £8,500
834 Jersey Fifty Pounds 2017 Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip Platinum Wedding 10oz. Platinum Proof struck in .995 Platinum, this impressive coin features a conjoined busts obverse, the reverse E & P 1947 2017 within a border in the shape of Westminster Abbey's rose window, nFDC -FDC in the large box of issue with Coin Portfolio Certificate £7,500 - £8,500
1531 Five Pounds 1911 Gold Proof S.3994 in an NGC holder and graded PR62 appears conservatively graded £7,000 - £9,000
1532 Five Pounds 1911 Proof S.3994 GEF the fields retaining some brilliance, but show signs of tooling on either side. The only issue of the Gold Five Pounds in the reign of George V £7,000 - £9,000
1533 Five Pounds 1937 Gold Proof S.4074 in a PCGS holder and graded PR64, an ever-popular issue from the only gold set of the George VI reign £7,000 - £8,000
617 Proof Set 2012 The United Kingdom Diamond Jubilee Gold Proof Coin Set, 10-coin set with all coins in gold, comprising Five Pound Crown, Two Pounds, Two Pounds Dickens, then One Pound to One Penny FDC in the impressive case of issue with booklet £6,500 - £8,000
2268 Sovereign 1920M Marsh 238, S.3999, in a PCGS holder and graded MS62+, Very Rare and rated R2 by Marsh. Ex-Bentley collection Lot 833, Ex Winsor and Sons, Jamberoo, NSW Australia, purchased c.2004 (realised £6240 in the Bentley Sale) £6,500 - £8,000
377 Kings and Queens of England a rare 43 miniature medal set in 22 carat gold, each piece depicting a monarch's portrait with shield in garter reverse and each piece individually hallmarked as 22 carat gold on the rim and weighing 3.12 grams, Unc and displayed in a presentation box (contains 3.95 ounces of pure gold) £6,000 - £7,000
596 Proof Set 1902 Long Matt Set 13 coins all housed in PCGS holders as follows:- Gold Five Pounds PR62, Gold Two Pounds PR62, Sovereign PR62, Half Sovereign PR63, Crown PR64, Halfcrown PR63, Florin PR64, Shilling PR63, Sixpence PR64, Maundy Fourpence PR64, Maundy Threepence PR63, Maundy Twopence PR62, Maundy Penny PR63, the gold nicely matched, the silver with a pleasing and original tone, comes with the original red octagonal box of issue, this in good condition £6,000 - £8,000
597 Proof Set 1902 Long Matt Set 13 coins S.PS9, comprising Five Pounds, Two Pounds, Sovereign, Half Sovereign, Crown, Halfcrown, Florin, Shilling, Sixpence and Maundy Set nFDC-FDC the Sovereign, Half Sovereign and Crown with minor hairlines, the silver with matching tone, in the original octagonal dated box, this in good condition £6,000 - £7,000
840 Jordan Proof Set 1969 a 7-coin set includes the impressive large gold as follows:- 25 Dinars Gold 1969 Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem KM#27, 69.11 grammes of .900 gold, numbered on the reverse, 10 Dinars Gold 1969 Visit of Pope Paul VI KM#26, 27.64 grammes of .900 gold, 5 Dinars Gold 1969 Treasury of Petra KM#25 Forum in Jerash 5.52 grammes of .900 gold, One Dinar 1969 Temple Hill, Jerusalem KM#23, 40 grammes of .999 silver , Three-Quarters Dinar 1969 Shrine of the Nativity, Bethlehem KM# 22, 30.00 grammes of .999 silver (The only issue of this denomination), Half Dinar 1969 Al Harraneh Palace KM#21 20.00 grammes of .999 silver, the odd small contact marks and hairlines otherwise nFDC and retaining full original mint brilliance, comes in the original box of issue With King Hussein's signature in gold on the inside and outside of the lid. Also comes with certificate number 483 which also states the date of passing of the by-law to produce these sets (16.12.1968) and certificate with typewritten details of the metallic composition, thickness, diameter and weight of the 7 coins. An outstanding and seldom seen set and extremely desirable, the first such set we have offered £6,000 - £8,000
850 Ras Al-Khaima Proof Set 1970 Centenary of Rome as Capital of Italy an 8-coin Gold and Silver Set comprising 200 Riyals Gold 1970 Romulus and Remus KM#25, 41.40 grammes of .900 Gold, 150 Riyals Gold 1970 Italia Standing KM#24, 31.05 grammes of .900 Gold, 100 Riyals Gold 1970 Victory in World War I KM#23, 20.70 Grammes of .900 Gold, 75 Riyals Gold 1970 Figure with Gun walking left KM#22, 15.53 grammes of .900 Gold , 50 Riyals Gold 1970 Italicum Regnum KM#21, 10.35 grammes of .900 Gold, 15 Riyals Silver 1970 Three Heads facing right KM#19, 45.00 grammes of .925 Silver, 10 Riyals Silver 1970 Emperor Stands with charging horses KM#18 30.00 grammes of .925 Silver, 7 1/2 Riyals Silver 1970 Man Ploughing KM#17, 22.5 grammes of .925 Silver, nFDC the 200 Riyals with very small flecks of toning, retaining practically full mint brilliance, the remaining coins all with full mint brilliance, the odd small contact marks and very light hairlines barely detract, very seldom seen complete, a superbly designed and outstanding set, in the original box of issue with booklet style certificate £6,000 - £8,000
1266 USA Twenty Dollars Gold 1857S Breen 7187 in a PCGS holder with gold label stating S.S Central America 20A Spiked Shield SSCA 2061, Lustrous and choice, graded MS64. The 1857 Gold $20 is ranked number 75 in the '100 Greatest U.S Coins' book recommended by the Professional Numismatists Guild. This coin was recovered from the wreck of the SS Central America sunk in 1857 and recovered in 1989. Early US Gold Twenty Dollars are rare in high grades and seldom offered £6,000 - £7,000
1267 USA Twenty Dollars Gold 1857S Breen 7187 in a PCGS holder with gold label stating S.S Central America 20A Spiked Shield SSCA 3622, Lustrous and choice, graded MS64. The 1857 Gold $20 is ranked number 75 in the '100 Greatest U.S Coins' book recommended by the Professional Numismatists Guild. This coin was recovered from the wreck of the SS Central America sunk in 1857 and recovered in 1989. Early US Gold Twenty Dollars are rare in high grades and seldom offered £6,000 - £7,000
1534 Five Pounds 1937 Proof S.4074 UNC with much original brilliance the reverse with light tooling at the top, the work to an expert quality, and visible under strong magnification £6,000 - £7,500
1637 Half Sovereign 1826 Proof S.3804, Wilson & Rasmussen 249. Without the extra tuft of hair. in a PCGS holder and graded PR65DCAM, a stunning example of the Proof striking from the sets of the year. The Proof striking accentuates the intricacy of the design, and truly enhances the work of the designer. We note only 7 examples of this type have been graded by PCGS. An example graded PR65+ DCAM and a PR66 DCAM are the only finer graded pieces. A very sought after issue with a tiny mintage of 150 pieces, this type missing from many advanced milled gold and/or Half Sovereign collections £6,000 - £7,000
595 Proof Set 1902 Long Matt Set (13 coins) Gold Five Pounds UNC, Two Pounds nFDC with some hairlines, Sovereign nFDC with minor friction to the reverse, Half Sovereign UNC with minor hairlines and a thin scratch in the obverse field, Silver Crown to Maundy Penny UNC to FDC with matching tone, the Halfcrown with a small scuff at the top of the reverse, The Maundy Twopence with some small edge nicks, The Maundy penny with a thin scratch in the obverse field, in the red box of issue £5,500 - £6,500
780 Channel Islands - The Prince William of Wales Gold Collection a 3-coin set 2003 in gold comprising Guernsey Five Pounds 2003 Gold Proof KM#143b, Jersey Five Pounds 2003 KM#121b, and Alderney Five Pounds 2003 KM#31b, nFDC to FDC with the odd hairline, retaining practically full mint brilliance, in the Royal Mint box of issue, only 200 sets issued £5,500 - £6,500
781 Channel Islands Five Pound Crowns - 'The Queen's 80th Birthday' a 3-coin set 2006 in gold comprising Guernsey Five Pound Crown 2006 Reverse: Queen Elizabeth II 'Gillick' head KM#196a FDC, Jersey Five Pound Crown 2006 Reverse: Queen Elizabeth II 'Machin' head, unlisted by Krause, Alderney Five Pound Crown 2006 Queen Elizabeth II 'Maklouf' head KM#133b.1 FDC in the Royal Mint box of issue with certificate number 11, only 500 sets issued £5,500 - £6,500
2432 Two Guineas 1664 Elephant below bust S.3334 Good Fine/VF and pleasing, early Two Guinea pieces always desirable and sought after £5,500 - £6,500
743 United Kingdom Golden Jubilee Gold Proof Set 2002 very impressive Royal Mint issue comprising 2002 £5 Crown, Two Pounds, One Pound, Fifty Pence, Twenty Pence, Ten Pence, Five Pence, Two Pence and One Penny plus Maundy Set, all struck in gold, FDC, in the hard red box of issue with certificate £5,000 - £7,000
1268 USA Twenty Dollars Gold 1862S Breen 7213 in an NGC Harry Bass collection holder, and graded AU58, the Harry Bass collection was one of the most comprehensive collections of US Gold coins ever assembled. Early US Gold Twenty Dollars are rare in high grades and seldom offered £5,000 - £6,000
1309 Noble Richard II type IIIA French Title resumed, S.1656 VF, the reverse slightly better, the obverse struck from rusty dies but with bold portrait of the King, 7.73 grammes, Rare and very desirable in this grade £5,000 - £6,000

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