Halfpenny 1860 Toothed Border Freeman 261 dies 2+B (R12) UNC with approximately 50% lustre and scarce in this grade. (We note there was no example of this type in the Nicholson Collection), Ex-Andrew Wayne collection London Coin Auction A113 June 2006 Lot 1043 hammer price £150
Sixpence 1697E Third Bust Later Harp Small Crowns as ESC 1572 but with the second V in GVLIELMVS a clear inverted A this error legend not recorded by ESC for Exeter Mint coins About Fine with some scratches in the fields, presumably very rare
Sixpence 1887 Pattern by Spink and Son Obverse 'Victoria By The Grace Of God Queen Of Great Britain Emp: of India' Old Bust Crowned, Veiled and draped Left plain truncation Reverse Six Pence above Royal Arms with supporters MDCCCLXXXVII and spray below, with Plain edge (similar to the Crown Pattern ESC 343 illustrated on Page 40 of the 1992 edition of ESC) GVF listed as R2 by ESC
Sovereign 1839 S3852 currency issue die axis standard coin alignment practically mint state the reverse particularly choice, rare in any grade and extremely rare in this state of preservation and clearly amongst the finest known or perhaps the best extant
Sovereign 1841 S3852 and the key date rarity of the Victorian series this piece being the first example we have offered being a further indication of the coins elusiveness, lustrous EF with some surface marks the reverse better so with Spinks giving no price above EF this example surely amongst the finest known
Sovereign 1850 with Roman I in the date S3852C Spinks list a price of £1,000 in VF with no price given in higher grades this piece is VF/GVF with good eye appeal so presumed amongst the finest examples available of this rare type
Two Pounds 1823 S.3798 EF an ex-jewellery piece with evidence on the edge at 3 and 9 o'clock of a mount having been removed so some smoothing of the edge letters but with no problems to the faces of the coin
Five Pounds 1887?Currency - Obv 2 as above with?ordinary edge and weak Obv. rim circlet, especially above 'D: G:' representing nearly the total issue for 1887. This specimen, however, is unusual by having pronounced matte surfaces as against the more usual proof-like fields. Lustrous UNC with some bag marks
Five Pounds?1887 ?PROOF?having a?narrow date?and slightly dropped '7',?with?date only 7.4 mm wide. This Obv. 2 has a weak?upper unpublished and very rare. Some surface marking o/w About UNC. (Note: Proof 1887 five pounds nearly always have strong double crown lines and a 7.9 mm date. Those with no 'B.P.' ?have a weak first crown band and an 8.2 mm date).
Sovereign 1887 Currency - as the general issue with the legend further away from the crown, but the initials 'J.E.B.' are double struck - very scarce and unpublished - uncirculated. (Note: proofs have their Obv. legend nearer to the?crown and have 13 necklace pearls - a rarer?proof has 14 pearls and various other differences.)
Two Pounds 1887??PATTERN from PROOF dies - a very rare trial piece struck from a unique Obv. die. The legend arrangement is similar to the standard proof dies, but?the 'Britt' is now at its highest?known point above the crown and the 'R' and 'E' of 'Reg' do not touch as all other 1887 two pounds. The crown supporter has 8 small pearls, not 7 larger ones as other proofs and currencies. This coin has a unique thin Obv. rim, with the bust?now?enlarged to?accommodate this feature, whereas the rev. still has the usual and?inconsistent thick rim. An unpublished pattern struck from proof dies with only?two other examples noted by the vendor.? Choice and virtually as struck
Two Pounds 1887?Currency -?large 'B.P.'. Currency two pounds for 1887 have a more compact legend with the 'Britt' lower down from the crown's edge, showing quite a noticeable gap. This example is rare in having been almost certainly struck from proof dies, with the brilliant mirror fields, however, ?inevitably showing? some light scuffing. A slightly scarcer variety than the small B.P.' listed below, About UNC with some bag marks
Two Pounds 1902?Matte PROOF - a rare example having the designers initials 'De.S' and the commencement of the legend double struck -minor surface nicks on obverse?otherwise About FDC (Notes on Edwardian issues: All Five pound pieces, proofs and currencies appear struck from one die sinking. Proof dates occur either 7 mm?or 7.5 mm wide, whilst currencies are either 7.5 mm?or 8 mm wide. Proof two pound pieces have a pointed base to the figure '2', whilst currencies pieces are all rounded. Sovereigns and halfsovereigns appear to be struck from one die sinking) (Notes on George V issues: All five pound and two pound pieces and proof sovereigns and proof half-sovereigns are 'full neck' and from single die-sinkings. Currency pieces for 1911 are both 'full neck' and 'shallow neck', but unlike the silver issues? all share the same legend and border beading. The 'full neck has a more raised portion above the initial 'M'?whilst the shallow neck' almost touches the top of the 'M'. From 1912 ?onwards the 'full neck' dies appear to be almost exclusively used throughout the series for both London and branch mints until 1928, but?with some exceptions - a 1912 'P' has been noted with 'shallow neck'. Further examination is required to consolidate this series)
Five Pounds 1937?Obv 1:?Upright of? 'E' ?in Georgivs points?to???space, upright of ?'I'?in ?VI?points to a space, upright of 'R'?in?BR:?points to a space, upright of 'D'?in F:D:?points to a denticle This Obv. is the commonest?with an estimated mintage of 1,700 pieces?from the 5,001 struck - choice, nFDC with practically full lustre??
Five Pounds 1937 Obv 2:?Upright of? 'E'? in Georgivs points to? denticle. upright of 'I' in GEORGIVS points to a space.?upright of 'R'?in Rex?points to a?denticle. upright of 'F'?in F:D:?points to a space. This Obv. is common with an estimated mintage of 1,300 pieces?from the 5,001 struck. This example has a distinct detached upper dragon's paw, being somewhat scarcer than the attached - small edge flaw nFDC with much brilliance
Two Pounds 1937?Obv 2: Upright?of?'R'?in?Georgivs?points to a denticle, Right hand 'N'?of OMN:?points to a space, upright of 'R'?of Rex?points to a space, upright of?'I'?of IND:?points to a space, This obv. along with obv. 1 is the general issue?with each?having an estimated mintage of 1,200 pieces?from the 5,001struck. nFDC retaining some brilliance
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