Penny 1891 with wide date 15 1/2 teeth date spacing Gouby BP1891Ac (the Gouby plate coin) at the time this was the only recorded example, UNC with practically full lustre, the obverse with small spots, Ex-Laurie BamfordcollectionDNW 20/6/2006 Lot 135 hammer price £340, with Laurie's ticket, sold with a footnote stating 'that a second specimen in similar condition sold for £360 at Croydon Coin Auctions in November 2001 (Lot 171)'
Penny 1908 Matt Proof, as Freeman 167 dies 2+D, About as struck with subdued lustre, some small spots on either side, purchased from Glendinings 28/7/1999 hammer price £430, we note an example in a 2014 US auction Realised $8000
Penny 1909 Freeman 169 dies 2+E, 1 of the date points to a rim tooth, VG or better with all major details clear, much rarer than the R9 quoted by Freeman, excessively rare with only a few examples known, Ex-London Coins Auction 3/3/2013 hammer price £1600
Penny 1911 Hollow Neck, I of BRITT points to a rim tooth, unlisted by Freeman, Gouby BP1911 B (dies X+a) VF or better, our archive database shows this is by far the finest example we have offered, most examples show up in VG to Fine, Ex-DNW 1/11/1999 hammer price £75
Penny 1928 as Freeman 199 dies 5+C with die axis inverted, Fine or better with some contact marks and an edge bruise to the right of the date, most unusual, Ex-J.Workman sale, Colin Cooke September 2010, £600
Penny 1932 Bronze ProofFreeman 208 dies 5+C nFDC toned with traces of lustre and a small spot by NN of PENNY, Extremely Rare rated R18 by Freeman, Ex-London Coins Auction A131 9/12/2010 Lot 1702 hammer price £950
Penny 1967 Mint Error - Mis Strike a double reverse on a heavier flan weighing 9.76 grammes, the date on one side doubled on the first three digits, EF with some toning and a few small spots, Ex-DNW 30/11/2000 hammer price £100
Penny 1967 Mint Error Mis-strike, struck in Cupro-nickel, slightly off centre, weight 11.56 grammes UNC and lustrous, sold with Spink ticket for £350, Ex-Croydon Coin Auction 10/9/2002 £200 hammer price
Pennies (2) 1877 Freeman 91 dies 8+J GEF and lustrous with some contact marks and small spots, Ex-Croydon Coin Auction 18/5/1999 hammer price £60, 1879 Freeman 97 dies 9+J EF with traces of lustre, once cleaned, Ex-W.Nicholls 15/4/1996 £50
Pennies (2) 1888 I's in VICTORIA have no top left serifs Freeman dies 12+N EF with traces of lustre, Ex-Croydon Coin Auction 4/9/2001 hammer price £50, 1889 15 Leaves Freeman 127 dies 12+N, GEF with lustre and some contact marks, Ex-I.Robinson 28/10/1996 £23
Pennies (26) 1937 Freeman 217 dies 1+A UNC and lustrous, (Bought for £1), 1937 ProofFreeman 218 dies 1+A nFDC and lustrous, bought 17/8/1993 for £6), 1937 Freeman 219 dies 1+B A/UNC, Ex-KB Coins 25/11/1995 £3.50, 1937 Proof Freeman 220 dies 1+B, Ex-John of Satin 3/9/1998 £10, 1937 Freeman 221 dies 2+B UNC and attractively toned, Ex-KB Coins 28/4/1997 £3.50, 1938 Freeman 222 dies 2+B Lustrous UNC, Ex-W.Nicholls 17/11/1995 £2, 1939 Freeman 224 dies 2+B UNC/AU with traces of lustre, the reverse with a few spots, bought 30/10/1993 (£1.50), 1940 Freeman 226 dies 2+B UNC/AU the reverse with a few spots, Ex-KB Coin 25/11/1995 £7.50, 1940 Freeman 227 dies 2+C A/UNC and lustrous with a few small spots, Ex-P.Morris 25/11/1995 £6.50, 1940 Freeman 227 dies 2+C UNC and nicely toned, Ex-J.Welsh 28/9/1999 £18, 1944 Freeman 229 dies 2+C UNC toned with a few small spots, Ex-W.Nicholls £4, 1945 Freeman 231 dies 2+CA/UNC mint toned, Ex-W.Nicholls 13/3/1995 £5, 1946 Mint toned Freeman 233 dies 2+C UNC and attractively toned with a small spot on the 4 of the date, Ex-W.Nicholls 3/1/1996 £2, 1947 Freeman 235 dies 2+C UNC with good lustre, 1948 Freeman 236 dies 2+C GEF with dull lustre, 1949 Freeman 238 dies 2+C UNC and lustrous, 1953 Freeman 245 dies 1+B UNC with good subdued lustre, Ex-Marron Coins 13/1/1975 £2.50, 1953 Proof Freeman 246 dies 1+B, Ex-KB Coins 15/4/1995 £6.50, 1961 Freeman 248 dies 3+D Lustrous UNC, 1962 Freeman 250 dies 3+E UNC, 1963 Freeman 252 dies 3+F UNC with a few spots, 1964 Freeman 254 dies 3+G UNC, 1965 Freeman 255 dies 3+H UNC, 1966 Freeman 256 dies 3+I UNC, 1967 Freeman 257 dies 3+J, 1970 Proof Freeman 257A dies 3+J UNC and lustrous with spot on the Queen's head
Pennies (3) 1910 Freeman 170 dies 2+E UNC and lustrous (bought 5/11/1994 £15.50), 1911 Freeman 171 dies 1+A UNC or near so and with good, slightly uneven lustre, (bought 15/4/1995 £10), 1912 AU/GEF and lustrous with some contact marks, Ex-KB Coins 23/8/1995 £32.50
Pennies (4) 1921 Freeman 190 2+B NEF/EF toned, Ex-KB Coins 15/4/1995, 1921 Freeman 191 dies 3+B GEF toned, Ex-KB Coins 23/8/1995 £8.50, 1922 Freeman 192 dies 3+B GEF, Ex-W.Nicholls 14/3/1997 £40, 1926 First Head Freeman 193 dies 3+B GEF/EF with some lustre, Ex-W.Nicholls November £20, 1927 Freeman 197 dies 4+C A/UNC and lustrous with minor cabinet friction, Ex-W.Nicholls 20/10/1995 £8
Pennies (4) 1895 Freeman 141 dies 1+B A/UNC with pale lustre and some contact marks, 1896 Freeman 1143 dies 1+B UNC/AU with traces of lustre, the reverse with some spots, (bought 30/4/1994 £8), 1898 Freeman 149 dies 1+B UNC with pale lustre and a few small spots, Ex-W.Nicholls 5/2/1996 £20, 1899 Freeman 150 dies 1+B A/UNC toned
Pennies (4) 1945 doubled date varieties. (3) The first slightly doubled outside the 9, NVF/VF, Ex-Croydon Coin Auction 18/1/2000 hammer price £40, the second doubled outside the 9 and outside the 5 VF, the third with slight doubling inside the 9 EF, Ex-Croydon Coin Auction 18/1/2000 hammer price £34, along with Penny 1946 with raised dot after ONE, Fine, Ex-KB Coins 5/12/1998 £24.40
Pennies (4) 1950 Freeman 240 dies 3+C A/UNC toned, Ex-J.Welsh 3/7/1997 £20, 1950 ProofFreeman 241 dies 3+C, UNC and retaining much lustre, bought 17/8/1993 £15, 1951 Freeman 242 dies 3+C GEF with traces of lustre, the reverse with some spots, bought for £8.75, 1951 Proof Freeman 243 dies 3+C nFDC with colourful toning, bought February 1994 (£16.50)
Pennies (5) 1913 Freeman 174 dies 1+A UNC with around 30% lustre, Ex-KB Coins 10/3/1999 £37.50, 1913 Freeman 177 dies 2+B EF/AU and lustrous, the obverse with some hairlines, Ex-W.Nicholls November 1994 £18, 1914 Freeman 178 dies 2+B EF, Ex-W.Nicholls 13/3/1995 £10, 1915 Freeman 179 dies 2+B NEF, Ex-I.Robinson 3/3/1996 £4, 1917 Freeman 181 dies 2+B EF and lustrous, Ex-W.Nicholls November 1994 £10
Pennies (5) 1916 Freeman 180 dies 2+B EF and lustrous, Ex-W.Nicholls 20/10/1995 £18, 1918 Freeman 182 dies 2+B A/UNC with good lustre, Ex-W.Nicholls 17/11/1995 £16, 1919 Freeman 185 dies 2+B EF with traces of lustre, Ex-I.Jull 15/4/1995 £15, 1920 Freeman 188 dies 2+B UNC and lustrous with a few small areas of toning, Ex-KB Coins 23/8/1995 £8.50, 1920 Freeman 188 dies 2+B About UNC, the obverse with a very pronounced flat strike on the head, Ex-Saltford Coins 23/6/2001 £5
Pennies (8) 1928 Freeman 199 dies 5+C A/UNC, Ex-W.Nicholls 3/1/1996 £9, 1929 Freeman 201 dies 5+C EF and lustrous with a few spots, bought 19/3/1994 (£4), 1930 Freeman 203 dies 5+C, Ex-W.Nicholls 25/4/1995 £6, 1931 Freeman 205 dies 5+C UNC with good lustre, Ex-W.Nicholls 3/1/1996 £10, 1932 Freeman 207 dies 5+C, UNC or near so and toned, Ex-J.Welsh 27/11/1997 £45, 1934 Freeman 210 dies 5+C NEF toned with some contact marks, Ex-W.Nicholls 15/4/1996 £25, 1935 Freeman 212 dies 5+C UNC with around 60% lustre and a few small spots, bought 30/4/1994 (£4), 1936 Freeman 214 dies 5+C UNC and with practically full lustre and a few small spots, bought 17/8/1993 (£4),
Pennies 1897 (6) an interesting study group containing 10 teeth date spacings (3) and 10 1/2 teeth date spacings (3) these coins show a variety of different shapes and positions of the 7 in the date, different thicknesses of helmet plumes, and differences to the shape ands size of the rock, two coins are VG to NF the other four EF to A/UNC and lustrous, comes with a research dossier copiled by the vendor
Pennies 1900 (2) as Gouby BP1900 Aa both with 11 teeth date spacing A/UNC and lustrous and VG, the VG example however has the 00 of the date closer together with the first 0 differently aligned in relation to the rim teeth
Books - Peck - English Copper Tin and Bronze Coins in the British Museum 1558 - 1958 Second Edition 1970, Gouby - The British Bronze Penny Specialised Edition, John Jerrams - Satin Coins (4) A Comprehensive Listing of Varieties For The Currency Issue British Bun Penny of 1860 1861 1862 1863, Bronze Bun Pennies 1860 to 1865 and Their Varieties (3) (Currency Issues) (Currency Issues Only 1999) and (With Updates Valuations), Michael Freeman The Bronze Penny 3 different editions the 1970 Edition signed by Mr Freeman, British Numismatic Journals (2) Volume 52 1982 containing Numbered Strikings of Victorian Bronze Pennies G.P.Dyer (page 234) Volume 54 1984 Richard Sainthill and the Bronze Coinage G.P Dyer (page 263). Generally good second hand.
Crown 1894 LVII Davies 507 dies 1C a rare die pairing in high grade, slightly longer obverse beads and slightly wider spacing to the T.B. GEF the obverse with some contact marks, slabbed and graded CGS 65
Crown 1934 ESC 374 the key date in the series A/UNC and lustrous with a couple of small spots, one on the crown and another on the obverse rim, with only a few minor contact marks, far fewer than usually found
Crown 1953 VIP Proof with frosted design and highly polished fields ESC 393M, clearly a VIP issue, even though this is not stated on the PCGS label. PCGS PR67 DCAM a few small contact marks and full mint brilliance, the finest example graded by PCGS
Dollar Bank of England 1804 Pattern Shield in Garter Reverse Obverse I Reverse 3 ESC 182 UNC and lustrous with some scratches and contact marks, the under type date of 1796 clearly visible on the obverse
Double Florin 1887 Arabic 1 Davies 540A dies 1B with the obverse die usually found paired with the Roman 1 reverse, believed to occur on only 5% of the mintage, UNC and lustrous, with some edge nicks, lightly toning
Farthing 1690 Peck 578 edge inscription incomplete but enough of the edge punctuation is readable to determine the type, weight 5.32 grammes, Fair/VG with some pitting, but stable and with main details clear
Farthing 1691 About Fine for wear with some pitting, Peck 581/582/583 exact attribution not possible as the edge punctuation unclear in places, along with HalfpennyWilliam and Mary in Tin only Poor and with insufficient detail remaining to determine date or type
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