Quarter Farthing 1852 R of FARTHING has no lower left serif. R of REG is overstruck, the underlying figure unclear, and has two protrusions from the top, CGS Variety 06, UNC nicely toned, slabbed and graded CGS 80
Shilling 1826 with 6 over 2 in the date ESC 1257A and rarity 3 UNC with a pleasing grey tone with a hint of gold, some fine light scratches obverse field have resulted in the coin which has been graded as UNC by CGS and is in their holder with a Yellow Ticket which means the coins has been rejected for a numerical grade owing to the scratches but authenticated as the rare overdate type and graded as UNC with scratches, listed as simply Extremely Rare by Spink with no price given
Sixpence 1821 CGS variety 04 BRITANNIAR, the first R having base crossbar and resembling R/B, but from different dies to the recognized R/B (where the first letter is very weak and the B has been punched over the second letter in error) as in this case both letters are fully struck
Sixpence 1879 9 struck over an inverted 9, Die Number 24 unlisted by ESC, Spink or Davies, Fine with some scratches either side, most unusual, in a CGS 'yellow ticket' holder graded Scratches F, previously unseen by this cataloguer
Sovereign 1881 George and the Dragon. Sydney Mint. No BP in exergue Marsh 118b EF/GEF and graded 65 by CGS the finest recorded example on the CGS population report, CGS have graded nearly 4,000 Sovereigns to date but only two examples of this coin type have been graded so perhaps a rarer type than catalogues suggest
Sovereign 1887 Jubilee Head Pattern, with the obverse displaying 14 Beads to Queen’s necklace rather than 13 on the standard currency and Proof coin.
J.E.B. initials fully on the truncation, on the standard Proof issue they encroach slightly into the field. On the 14 bead coin there is a smaller gap between the A in VICTORIA and the following D of D:G: .This obverse as Baldwin's Bentley sale 8/5/2013 Lot 1228. Reverse: The P of the B.P. initials is poorly rendered, appearing more like a triangle. There are also no stops in between.
The top line of the streamer on the helmet makes a smooth curve onto the next line down, whereas on the standard Proof it is distinctly separate.
The 7 of the date has an extra piece protruding from the right of the horizontal stroke.
The Reverse characteristics are similar to a reverse uniface Proof in the Royal Mint Museum, and had previously not been recorded before on a Proof or currency piece. UNC with prooflike fields, the design and legend heavily frosted. This reverse is as the Royal Mint uniface trial piece. Both obverse and reverse dies types are known, but until now, not on the same coin, and the existence of this piece links together the two previously known types. Comes with a comprehensive folder full of interesting data and research relating to this piece and the other pieces bearing the obverse and reverse die types and their developments and origins, along with many useful and important photographs. Also with authentication from Robert Matthews(ex Royal Mint and a recognised expert in authentication). Slabbed and graded CGS 75, a unique opportunity to acquire this important and unique piece
Bronze in high grades and in US holders PCGS (1 the 1950 1d) or NGC (all others), Halfpenny 1905 MS64BN, Pennies 1912 MS64RB, 1912H MS64RB, 1913 MS63RB, 1930 MS65RB, 1950 MS64RB (this a proof issues), 1951 MS65RB
CGS slabbed items (3) Penny 1860 Toothed Border both obverse and reverse with split linear circles (CGS variety 37) VF graded CGS 40, Penny 1888 Second I in VICTORIA with short serif (intermediate stage to the 'missing serif' type) VF graded CGS 45, Halfpenny 1861 Freeman dies 5+G with first 1 over 1 in date VG, graded CGS 8
Farthings in CGS holders (2) 1854 5 over 5 in date, the 4 also filled, CGS Variety 03 A/UNC and nicely toned, slabbed and graded CGS 70, 1826 type 1 I over lower I in GEORGIUS A/UNC toned, slabbed and graded CGS 70
Crown 1667 Diagonally spaced stops on the edge after AN and REG, ESC 35A, GVF and pleasing, slabbed and graded CGS 55, the finest known of 3 examples thus far recorded by the CGS Population Report, Ex-London Coins Auction A131 December 6 2010 Lot 1084
Crown 1680 Third Bust, TRICESIMO SECVNDO edge, unaltered date ESC 58 EF, the obverse with some old scratches, struck on a full broad flan, slabbed and graded CGS 65, Ex-London Coins Auction A133 5/6/2011 Lot 232, Ex-London Coins Auction A107 28/11/2004 Lot 797 Trevor Stone collection
Crown 1695 OCTAVO ESC 87 Lustrous UNC, slabbed and graded CGS 80, a most attractive example with lots of eye appeal, a superb type or portrait coin, the finest known of 4 examples thus far recorded by the CGS Population Report
Crown 1732 Roses and Plumes SEXTO edge ESC 117, GEF and attractively toned, slabbed and graded CGS 70, the only and therefore finest example thus far recorded by the CGS Population Report, Ex-London Coins Auction A142 1/9/2013 Lot 1995
Crown 1746 LIMA ESC 125 Toned UNC with some very minor haymarking, slabbed and graded CGS 80,Ex-London Coins Auction A142 1/9/2013 Lot 1999, a choice example, the joint finest of 6 examples thus far recorded by the CGS Population Report
Crown 1746 ProofESC 126 FDC or very near so, a choice example, slabbed and graded CGS 88, Ex-London Coins Auction A135 4/12/2011 Lot 1484, the finest example thus far recorded by the CGS Population Report,
Crown 1819 LIX Obv 1 Rev B -- B.S.C. 5 -- having small stalk to 'Q' in 'QUI' and with 'S' of 'PENSE' pointing to denticle. This is a rare variety with only 2 per 100 of this issue having this old almost non-existent stalk to the 'Q'. A superb prooflike example with wonderful toning - Choice UNC slabbed and graded CGS 82, the finest of only 2 examples thus far recorded by the CGS Population Report, Ex-Peter J.Davies Collection London Coin Auction A124 Feb 28 2009 Lot 1135
Crown 1822 SECUNDO ESC 251 A/UNC, slabbed and graded CGS 70, cross-graded AU55 by ICCS, Ex-London Coins Auction A141 2/6/2013 Lot 1237, the joint finest known of 7 examples thus far recorded by the CGS Population report
Crown 1825 Plain Edge PatternESC 255 nFDC with an attractive grey tone, slabbed and graded CGS 88, the finest of 2 examples thus far recorded by the CGS Population Report, listed as R3 by ESC, we note a similar coin realised over $35,000 in the USA (January 2015 Heritage Auction)
Crown 1844 unfinished die where the hair at the back of the Queen's head falls below the knot ESC 338 A/UNC slabbed and graded CGS 70, cross-graded AU55 by ICCS, the only example thus far recorded by the CGS Population Report
Crown 1893 LVI ESC 303Davies 501 dies 1A a superb example, Choice UNC and with an attractive even golden tone, sharply struck and with only a minute amount of contact marks, this on a series well known to occur with heavy bagmarking, slabbed and graded CGS 85, the finest of 23 examples thus far recorded by the CGS Population Report, Ex-NGC MS65, all Veiled Head Crowns rare in grades above CGS 78
Crown 1929 ESC 369 Lustrous UNC and choice with original brilliance under a light grey tone, slabbed and graded CGS 82, the finest of 9 examples thus far recorded by the CGS Population Report, very few currency strike Wreath Crowns attain gardes above CGS 80
CrownGeorge IVundatedPattern (c.1829) ESC 265A struck in White Metal. Obverse similar in style to the 1826 crowns, Reverse Royal Arms with supporters, with M (Merlen) below. Similar in style to the Whiteaves patterns of the period. EF, slabbed and graded CGS 65, Ex-NGC AU50, Extremely Rare, rated R6 by ESC (3 or 4 examples known)
Halfcrown 1843 as ESC 676 with broken R in GRATIA, CGS variety 2, UNC or near so with a superb green and gold tone, slabbed and graded CGS 75, the finest of 3 examples thus far recorded by the CGS Population Report
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