Shilling 1727 George II Roses and Plumes as ESC 1190 the 2 of the date double struck, the underlying 2 being almost a full digit width to the left and touching the top crown EF with some light haymarking and a pleasant colourful underlying tone
Halfpennies Contemporary Counterfeits (2) George II but dated 1775 a muling of George II and George III dies, approaching Fine for issue, unlisted in the Coleman or Anton/Kesse books, struck slightly off-centre and very unusual, George III 1775 Reverse Brockage VG/Poor
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.
Five Guineas 1738 DVODECIMO George II Young Laureate Head reverse with revised shield S3663A in a PCGS holder and graded AU50 by them, the only example thus far recorded by PCGS on their Population Report
Shilling 1727 George II Roses and Plumes ESC 1190 the 2 in the date struck over a wildly misplaced 2, way to the left and almost fully visible as an extra digit, VF with some old scratches on the obverse, very unusual
Shilling 1727 George II Roses and Plumes as ESC 1190 but with the 2 of the date struck over another 2 misplaced way to the left so almost all of the underlying digit is visible and touching the top crown VF with a scratch in the obverse field, a most unusual overstrike
Half Guinea 1732 VF with some light surface scuffing, a scarce issue, we were surprised to notice that on our database of almost 32,000 lots sold there are currently no George II YH Half Guineas (our complete database can be viewed on the London Coins web site www.londoncoins.co.uk, "Realised Prices. What Is It Worth")
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