Penny 1863 Freeman 42 dies 6+G Choice UNC the obverse with around 25% lustre, the reverse with around 75% lustre, slabbed and graded CGS 85, the joint finest known of 28 examples thus far recorded by the CGS Population Report
Sovereign 1861 T over VICTORIA overstruck appears to be over 'T to the left' with the upright of the underlying T from the top left serif to the left foot of the main T CGS variety 02 Good Fine and graded 35 by CGS and the only one on the CGS population report
CGS slabbed items (13) Halfcrowns (2) 1845 Fine CGS 30, 1850 VG CGS 8, Shilling 1825 Lion on Crown Fine CGS 30, Pennies (6) 1853 Ornamental Trident Peck 1500 GVF CGS 55, 1858 WW with misaligned colon dots after DEF, VF CGS 45, 1874 Freeman 68 dies 6+H Fine CGS 30, 1918 A/UNC and lustrous CGS 78, 1921 A/UNC and lustrous CGS 75, 1922 UNC toned CGS 78, Halfpennies (4) 1853 GEF CGS 70, 1885 A/UNC with traces of lustre CGS 75, 1960 UNC or near so with practically full lustre CGS 75, 1963 UNC or near so with good lustre CGS 75
Farthings in CGS holders (11) 1865 Thin 8 UNC CGS 78, (Ex-C.Cooke collection), 1865 Fat 8 UNC CGS 78, 1869 EF toned CGS 60, 1878 UNC and lustrous CGS 78, 1881 3 Berries UNC and lustrous CGS 78 (finest known of 6 examples recorded by CGS), 1888 UNC with good lustre CGS 78, 1890 Wide Date A/UNC with pale lustre CGS 75, 1893 Normal (wide) date UNC toned CGS 78, 1896 UNC and lustrous CGS 78, 1903 UNC mint toned CGS 78, 1918 Dark Finish EF CGS 65
Farthings in CGS holders (6) 1839 High Small 9 VF CGS 50, 1839 FID:DEF: A/UNC CGS 75, 1840 GF CGS 35, 1843 UNC nicely toned, CGS 78, 1850 5 over 4 Fine, CGS 25, 1858 Large Date EF CGS 65, along with Half Farthings in CGS holders (2) 1843 Toned UNC CGS 78, 1844 A/UNC with traces of lustre
Farthings in CGS holders (7) 1746 VF CGS 40, 1749 GVF CGS 50, 1821 G over O in GRATIA Fine CGS 20, 1825 Obverse 1 8 over 8 and 5 over 5 A/UNC CGS 75, 1829 Fine CGS 20, 1831 EF toned CGS 65, 1837 GVF CGS 50
Farthings in CGS holders (7) 1862 Small 8 EF with traces of lustre CGS 60, 1872 A/UNC with glossy fields and traces of lustre, CGS 75, 1874H VF CGS 40, 1879 Large 9 UNC with traces of lustre CGS 78, 1893 Close Date GEF CGS 70, 1902 Bright Finish GEF CGS 70, 1903 Mint toned CGS 78
Pennies all Victorian bronze series in CGS holders (20) 1861 1 over lower 1 Fine CGS 30, 1861 Freeman 25 dies 4+G Fine CGS 20, 1862 GVF CGS 55, 1864 Crosslet 4 Fine the reverse slightly better CGS 30, 1866 Good Fine CGS 35, 1870 Wider date Gouby BP1870Ae VG CGS 15, 1873 VF CGS 50, 1874 Freeman 78 dies 8+H VF CGS 40, 1874H CGS variety 30 Freeman dies 7+H with extra linear circle under the date Fine CGS 35, 1874 Gouby BP1874Ad with 11.5 teeth date spacing VG, CGS 15, 1874 Close Date Gouby BP1874Db VG CGS 15, 1874H double linear circle to the left of the date (different dies to the previously named coin) Fine CGS 20, 1876H Freeman 89 VF CGS 45, 1877 Freeman 91 VF CGS 50, 1891 Fine/Good Fine CGS 35, 1896 Wide Date Gouby BP1896AD VG CGS 15, 1896 Gouby BP1896B EF CGS 70, 1897 Good Fine CGS 35, 1898 Wide date VG CGS 15, 1900 wide 00 Gouby BP1900AB UNC CGS 78, 13 are from the Dr.A.Findlow Hall of Fame Pennycollection, many of which are the only examples recorded on the CGS Population Report
Pennies in CGS holders (2) 1853 Ornamental Trident Peck 1500 EF with traces of lustre, slabbed and graded CGS 60, 1854 Plain Trident Peck 1506 EF with some toning on the obverse, slabbed and graded CGS 65
Pennies in CGS holders (20) 1903 Closed 9 in date VG CGS 10, 1907 Closed 9 in date A/UNC and lustrous CGS 75, 1909 UNC CGS 78, 1911 UNC or very near so with almost full lustre CGS 75, 1914 A/UNC and lustrous CGS 75, 1916 A/UNC and lustrous CGS 75, 1918 GEF or better and lustrous with contact marks CGS 70, 1921 A/UNC and lustrous CGS 75, 1922 EF toned CGS 60, 1926 Small Date with wiry numerals the 'ghosting' of a normal date visible on the flan underneath Fine CGS 20 and unusual, 1939 A/UNC and lustrous CGS 75, 1944 A/UNC toned CGS 75, 1946 A/UNC toned CGS 75, 1946 A/UNC toned CGS 75, 1948 GEF or better CGS 70, 1949 A/UNC and lustrous CGS 75, 1953 UNC CGS 78, 1962 GEF CGS 70, 1966 A/UNC CGS 78, 1967 UNC CGS 78, 7 are from the Dr.A.Findlow Hall of Fame Pennycollection
Proof Set 1953 VIP Set (10 coins) Crown to Farthing all slabbed comprising Crown (ESC 393H, Davies 2280V, dies 1A) CGS 90, Halfcrown (Davies 2310P, dies 1A) CGS 88, Florin (Davies 2360P, dies 1A) CGS 90, Shilling (English, Davies 2401P, dies 2A) CGS 90 , Shilling (Scottish, Davies 2441P, dies 2A) CGS 88, Sixpence (Davies 2481P, dies 2A) CGS 88, Threepence (Obverse 2 Proof) CGS 88, Penny (Freeman 244, dies 1+A) CGS 90, Halfpenny (Freeman -- dies 1+A) CGS 85, Farthing (Freeman -- dies 2+B) CGS 85 nFDC to FDC and lustrous with a hint of toning, retaining much original mint brilliance, the die pairings on the Halfcrown, Florin, Sixpence, Penny and Halfpenny different to the standard Proof issues, Extremely Rare, in maroon case, we note the last such set realised £10000 when auctioned by us in March 2014
USA Half Dollar 2014 John F.Kennedy 50th Anniversary First Strike Gold Proof PCGS PR70DCAM, Cataloguers note: the first coins issued were eagerly awaited and dealers were paying people $500 to queue for the coins from midnight on day of release, the first off the press was reported by Coin News to have changed hands for $100,000
Ireland slabbed items (3) Sixpence 1946 EF slabbed and graded CGS 60, Penny 1933 Lustrous UNC, slabbed and graded CGS 82, Halfpenny 1933 About UNC, slabbed and graded NGC MS63 BN, along with Ireland (5) Florin 1939 NEF, Sixpence 1947 EF, Pennies 1940 Fine, 1946 UNC, Halfpenny 1946 About UNC and lustrous, Jamaica Halfpenny 1870 Fine, and Mis-Strikes Decimal Five Pence (2) 1990 an off-metal striking Good Fine, the second a multiple strike with elements on the 5 Pence and 1 Penny design on a Penny sized flan, Good Fine and unusual
World Slabbed items (8) Russia (4) 10 Kopeks 1746 PCGS Fine 12, 1748 PCG XF45, 3 Kopek PCG XF45, Half Kopek 1888 PCGS Cleaning - XF details, GB Trade Dollar 1897B PCGS Genuine - Polished AU details, Palestine (3) 50 Mil 1940 PCGS AU58, 20 Mil 1935 PCGS AU53, 10 Mil 1941 NGC AU50, along with USA Dime 1952 EF (Raw)
Crown 1818 LIX Davies 4b - dies 1+C. Rev. C has 'Q' with a thick scroll tail and 'S' of 'Pense' pointing to denticle. This is a rare die pairing being the earliest use of the thick scroll 'Q' which was then used onwards for all George III crowns. This rare piece also has the last '8' over a defective '8' with a noticeable double 'T' in 'Soit' and a large 'Y' re-entered over a small 'y' CGS 55 (near EF)
Crown 1819 LIX Davies 5 - CGS 09 - dies 1+B ie small thin tail to 'Q' and 'S' of 'Pense' pointing to denticle. This die pairing is very rare for 1819 with only two in a hundred having this occurrence. Some rev. legend letters are re-entered, strengthened with small uprights, especially 'H' in 'Honi'. Both '1's in date have no bottom RH serifs. A choice example of this rarity nicely toned Unc or near so with prooflike fields slabbed and graded CGS 78 rare thus
Crown 1819 LIX Davies 5a - ESC 215 - dies 1+C Rev. C has 'Q' with a thick scroll tail and 'S' of 'Pense' pointing to denticle. This is the general die pairing for 1819 crowns. This example has a rare double bar in 'H' of 'Honi' and possibly struck from a proof obv. die, being somewhat cameo, slabbed and graded CGS 78
Crown 1893 LVI Davies 503 - dies 1+B. A scarce streamer variety being much rarer in this high grade, evenly tone about UNC, slabbed and graded CGS 78, the finest known of 6 examples thus far recorded by the CGS Population Report
Crown 1893 LVI Davies 503c -dies 1+F. CGS variety 19, previously unpublished, a thinner streamer variety with an doubled even undulation. This piece is the finest known by Davies bright and sharp UNC or very near and lustrous, with a few bag marks, slabbed and graded CGS 78
Crown 1893 LVI Davies 503f - dies 1+I. A very scarce rev. with an elongated, broad streamer having two bulges and the front bulge smaller than the rear. Examples of this reverse only known with a 15.5 mm spaced REGNI. Struck from proof dies and very rare in this grade, slabbed and graded CGS 70
Crown 1893 Obv 1 Rev A -- B.S.C. 502a -- LVII, having longer obv. beads more like denticles, producing a thinner rim. A rarer variety of this recently discovered type and only one other example known to Davies. UNC or near so, slabbed and graded CGS 75
Crown 1895 LIX ESC 309Davies 512 dies 1A EF or better and attractively toned, slabbed and graded CGS 70, the only recorded example of the CGS Population Report, and probably scarcer than catalogues would suggest
Crown 1898 LXI Davies 523 - dies 2+D. The rarest regnal year of old head crowns, further enhanced by this final use of rev. D in 1898, listed as 'to be confirmed' by British Silver Coins since 1816, UNC or near so with some contact marks, slabbed and graded CGS 75
DecimalTwenty PenceundatedmuleS.4631A Choice UNC slabbed and graded CGS 85, the joint second finest of 689 examples now recorded by the CGS Population Report, we note only 4 examples have graded CGS 85
Double Florin 1889 Obverse 2 Reverse B, CGS Variety 03, a rare die pairing occurring briefly at the beginning of 1889 About UNC and lustrous, slabbed and graded CGS 78, the only example thus far recorded by the CGS Population Report, very rare
Farthing 1821 as Peck 1407 with G over O in GRATIA the variety unlisted individually by Peck, UNC with traces of lustre and a dark spot to the right of the exergue, very rare in this high grade, we note the CGS Population Report has only recorded 3 examples, the highest being grade CGS 60
Florin 1863 ESC 822 VF and even and pleasing, problem-free example, the die axis with a rotation of 45 degrees, unusual, Extremely Rare and easily the best example of this date handled by us, or recorded by CGS
Florin 1918 Davies 1742 - dies 2+E. This has the small rev. coupled with an unusual obv. having a thicker rim with slightly smaller beads. The rev. has the best struck upper lions for this issue, possibly a specimen striking. A very rare coin, especially in this grade, slabbed and graded CGS 65
Halfcrown 1918 Davies 1669 - dies 1+A. A rare variety with the small rev. having a thicker rim and the '18' in date 'hand struck', producing a rare, wide spaced '8' CGS VF 45, the only example thus far recorded by the CGS Population Report
Halfcrown 1953 Frosted Proof CGS variety 05. Davies dies 2A (as the standard Proof dies) with the obverse and reverse design much more heavily frosted than the standard coin, most noticeable on the reverse in the crown detail, an unusual piece, nFDC the obverse with a couple of minor contact marks, retaining much original mint brilliance. We note an example slabbed and graded CGS 92 sold in our Auction A148 1/3/2015 (Lot 2694) for £421 inclusive of buyers premium
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