Guinea 1682 S.3344 NVF/Fine with a small crack in the edge by REX, the obverse with some small thin scratches, overall of pleasing appearance, all Charles II Guineas hard to find in grades above Fine, only the second example we have offered since 2003
Farthing 1684 Charles IIPeck 535 Obverse EF with some minor blisters near the rims, the reverse practically mint state with superb detail and little wear apparent, with a touch of original tin lustre, overall a superbly preserved example and worthy of a place in the most choice tin collection
Five Guineas 1701 Fine Work DECIMO TERTIO choice mint state with proof like fields, Ex Roderick Richardson and with his price ticket £75,000 "Choice Mint State" graded and encapsulated by CGS as 80 (UNC) so offered here having three companies (LCA, CGS and Richardson) concur on a mint state grade. In the 10 years since CGS has been grading coins only two other pre 1750 gold coins have an 80 grade those being a Half Guinea of 1725 and a Guinea of 1713, As for current market indicators Five Guineas in EF of George II can be seen on display at UK coin shows around the £45,000 marker and it was reported to us by the seller and an independent source corroborated that a Charles II 5 Guineas in NGC 61 sold at the March MSCF show for £78,000, the read across table compiled empirically by CGS collectors suggest that USA slabbed coins in MS61 average CGS 65 grade. Regardless of the technically grade and price this is a spectacular coin surely never to be matched for eye appeal and beauty.
Touch PieceCharles IIundated in copper Peck *496 Obverse a three-masted ship in sail to left, Reverse St. Michael piercing the dragon with a 6-pointed star below, an edge nick at 12 o'clock, and some verdigris on the reverse, VG or better, scarce
Broad 1662 Charles IIS.3337ANorth 2780 by T.Simon, this the last coin of this denomination, as it was succeeded by the Guinea coinage, VF/GVF with a peripheral red toning, some slight flattening to the left part of the rim this caused in striking, comes with old collector's ticket, these pieces seldom seen on the market, indeed, our archive database stretching back to 2003 shows that this the first example we have handled. Cataloguers Note: we record that a NEF example realised 13,500 pounds hammer price at Spink in their Auction 14004, March 2014 sale
Guinea 1684 Elephant and Castle below bust S.3345 Fine with some small digs on the obverse by DEI GRATIA, our archive indicates this is the first we have offered of this date, indeed we have only handled 4 Elephant and Castle examples of all Charles II dates, so probably scarcer than catalogue values would suggest
HalfpennyCharles IIundated copper pattern CAROLVS A CAROLO left facing bust, reverse QVATVOR.MARIA.VINDICO around seated Britannia with BRITANNIA in exergue both sides within raised linear circle 32 mm diameter plain edge Peck 404 About EF with a couple of spots by Britannia, a pleasant and well-struck example of this type
Farthing 1685 Tin Charles IIPeck 538 with all the edge bold and clear, VF with some light blisters on NIA and an even colour across the coin, Extremely Rare, only issued for a short period with only a few examples known, Ex-Hoblyn, Ex-Colin Cooke 4/9/1996
FarthingCharles IIPattern in copper Peck 400 Obverse CAROLVS . A . CAROLO A rose, thistle. Lis and harp each crowned arranged cruciformly, legend interrupted by the crowns and followed by a lion passant, toothed border Reverse QVATVOR . MARIA . VINDICO . A three-masted ship in sail to left, toothed border Edge straight-grained (not right across) about Fine with some porosity, very rare
HalfpennyCharles IIundated copper pattern CAROLVS A CAROLO left facing bust, reverse QVATVOR.MARIA.VINDICO around seated Britannia with BRITANNIA in exergue both side within raised linear circle 32 mm diameter plain edge Peck 404 EF with some minor surface marks of the obverse, a pleasant and well-struck example of this type
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