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Grange Hotel Bracknell, Charles Square, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 1ED
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James II : English Coins

Date Sold Category Lot Description Sale Price

Auction 158
English Coins 1687 First Bust S3397 Prooflike and Brilliant About Unc rare thus graded and slabbed by PCGS at MS61, and a coin with fantastic eye appeal, very hard to find gold in this grade, indeed we note that an example of a 1688 Elephant and Castle piece, marginally inferior in obverse detail, graded PCGS MS61 WINGS sold recently in a US auction for $108,688 (at the time of writing converted to £84,452), we also note another 1687 Five Guineas of the same type as this lot in NGC MS61 currently being offered for sale at $117,500 on-line
£54,000 London Coins : A158 : Lot 1920 : Five Guineas 1687 First Bust S3397 Prooflike and Brilliant About Unc rare thus graded and slabbed by... London Coins : A158 : Lot 1920 : Five Guineas 1687 First Bust S3397 Prooflike and Brilliant About Unc rare thus graded and slabbed by...

Auction 156
English Coins 1693 Obverse conjoined busts of joint monarchs right.  GVLIELMVS ET MARIA DEI GRATIA.  Reverse, crowned garnished square topped arms, lion of Nassau in centre Elephant and Castle below the bust S3423. Edge year QVINTO in raised letters on edge, GEF rare thus, not far off in grade to our lot 857 in LCA 155 Dec 2016 which realised £71,500 hammer. But this piece, the Elephant and Castle variety, is usually more sought after. The famous Samuel King Five Guineas sale by Spink included their well researched analysis of Five Guineas offered for sale in a 40 year period and the 1693 E & C offered here had a frequency of 19 compared to 91 of the S3422 type (1693 without E & C below). Last year a 5 Guineas of this same type S3423 Elephant and Castle below in MS63 realised $258,000 in the USA. William and Mary were spouses who reigned over the kingdoms of England, Scotland and Ireland. They began their joint reign in February 1689 after they were offered the throne by the Convention Parliament. (Mary’s father) had fled the country and William and Mary occupied what was in effect a vacant throne.  They were the first joint rulers in England for over 800 years, although Philip II and had appeared on English coinage together.  Mary was to reign until her death from smallpox in December 1694 and William continued his rule alone, until his death in March 1702.  The reign of William and Mary was brief and their coins are relatively scarce, the piece offered here has a very competitive starting price and would truly be a bargain in todays market at the low estimate or in our opinion at several bids above.
£55,000 London Coins : A156 : Lot 2006 : Five Guineas 1693 Obverse conjoined busts of joint monarchs right.  GVLIELMVS ET MARIA DEI GRAT... London Coins : A156 : Lot 2006 : Five Guineas 1693 Obverse conjoined busts of joint monarchs right.  GVLIELMVS ET MARIA DEI GRAT...

Auction 156
English Coins 1685 Peck 547 VG/Fair and stable with some dark toning to the surfaces, the edge legend almost complete and mostly clear
£80 London Coins : A156 : Lot 3219 : Farthing 1685 James II Peck 547 VG/Fair and stable with some dark toning to the surfaces, the edge l... London Coins : A156 : Lot 3219 : Farthing 1685 James II Peck 547 VG/Fair and stable with some dark toning to the surfaces, the edge l...

Auction 155
English Coins 1693 Obverse conjoined busts of joint monarchs right.  GVLIELMVS ET MARIA DEI GRATIA.  Reverse, crowned garnished square topped arms, lion of Nassau in centre. Edge year QVINTO in raised letters on edge, GEF reverse better and crisply struck rare thus, prooflike and brilliant fields a piece with remarkable eye appeal, the bust and reverse design lightly frosted, retaining much mint lustre, must surely be one of the examples of this short series. Earlier this year a 5 Guineas in MS63 realised $258,000 and in our opinion this coin would be at least MS62 on the US grading scale. William and Mary were spouses who reigned over the kingdoms of England, Scotland and Ireland. They began their joint reign in February 1689 after they were offered the throne by the Convention Parliament. (Mary’s father) had fled the country and William and Mary occupied what was in effect a vacant throne.  They were the first joint rulers in England for over 800 years, although Philip II and had appeared on English coinage together.  Mary was to reign until her death from smallpox in December 1694 and William continued his rule alone, until his death in March 1702.  The reign of William and Mary was brief and their coins are relatively scarce. 
£71,500 London Coins : A155 : Lot 857 : Five Guineas 1693 Obverse conjoined busts of joint monarchs right.  GVLIELMVS ET MARIA DEI GRAT... London Coins : A155 : Lot 857 : Five Guineas 1693 Obverse conjoined busts of joint monarchs right.  GVLIELMVS ET MARIA DEI GRAT...

Auction 154
English Coins 1685 edge type unlisted by Peck, the date figures followed by a 5-lobed mullet instead of the star-shaped mullet, GVF/VF with a few spots, retaining much original tin colour and attractive for the type
£950 London Coins : A154 : Lot 1900 : Farthing 1685 James II edge type unlisted by Peck, the date figures followed by a 5-lobed mullet ins... London Coins : A154 : Lot 1900 : Farthing 1685 James II edge type unlisted by Peck, the date figures followed by a 5-lobed mullet ins...

Auction 153
English Coins 1685 NVMMORVM [star] FAMVLVS [star] 1685 [star] Peck 547 NEF and stable with good surfaces, the edge strong and bold in most parts
£1,600 London Coins : A153 : Lot 2737 : Farthing 1685 James II NVMMORVM [star] FAMVLVS [star] 1685 [star] Peck 547 NEF and stable with good ... London Coins : A153 : Lot 2737 : Farthing 1685 James II NVMMORVM [star] FAMVLVS [star] 1685 [star] Peck 547 NEF and stable with good ...

Auction 153
English Coins Odds (4) s (2) 1685 ESC 1980, Good Fine, toned, 1687 7 over 6 ESC 1983 Good Fine, 1688 8 over 7 ESC 2195 GVF with some haymarking, 1688 8 over 7 ESC 2297 NEF/GVF
£160 London Coins : A153 : Lot 2256 : Maundy Odds James II (4) Threepences (2) 1685 ESC 1980, Good Fine, toned, 1687 7 over 6 ESC 1983 Goo... London Coins : A153 : Lot 2256 : Maundy Odds James II (4) Threepences (2) 1685 ESC 1980, Good Fine, toned, 1687 7 over 6 ESC 1983 Goo...

Auction 150
English Coins 1688 8 over 7 S.3399 GVF with some light haymarking on the reverse, a pleasing and evenly struck piece with much eye appeal, Two Guineas are rare in all grades, this being only the second example and by far the finest example offered by us since 2003
£9,000 London Coins : A150 : Lot 3117 : Two Guineas 1688 8 over 7 S.3399 GVF with some light haymarking on the reverse, a pleasing and evenl... London Coins : A150 : Lot 3117 : Two Guineas 1688 8 over 7 S.3399 GVF with some light haymarking on the reverse, a pleasing and evenl...

Auction 150
English Coins 1686 First Laureate Bust S3400 pleasing VF and graded XF45 by NGC and in their holder
£2,700 London Coins : A150 : Lot 2193 : Guinea 1686 James II First Laureate Bust S3400 pleasing VF and graded XF45 by NGC and in their holde... London Coins : A150 : Lot 2193 : Guinea 1686 James II First Laureate Bust S3400 pleasing VF and graded XF45 by NGC and in their holde...

Auction 149
English Coins mixed dates comprising 1687 7 over 6 ESC 1862 Fine, 1687 ESC 1982, 1686 ESC 2193 Good Fine/Fine with some digs on the reverse, 1688 ESC 2296 Good Fine
£95 London Coins : A149 : Lot 2375 : Maundy Set James II mixed dates comprising Fourpence 1687 7 over 6 ESC 1862 Fine, Threepence 1687 ES... London Coins : A149 : Lot 2375 : Maundy Set James II mixed dates comprising Fourpence 1687 7 over 6 ESC 1862 Fine, Threepence 1687 ES...

Auction 147
English Coins 1687 ESC 1526B Later Shields, scarcer type, NEF nicely toned with some light haymarking on the reverse, we note this is the finest we have handled of this type, all Sixpences hard to find in better grades
£650 London Coins : A147 : Lot 3136 : Sixpence 1687 ESC 1526B Later Shields, scarcer type, NEF nicely toned with some light haymarking on ... London Coins : A147 : Lot 3136 : Sixpence 1687 ESC 1526B Later Shields, scarcer type, NEF nicely toned with some light haymarking on ...

Auction 147
English Coins mixed dates comprising 1687 7 over 6 ESC 1862 Fine, 1687 ESC 1982, 1686 ESC 2193 Good Fine/Fine with some digs on the reverse, 1688 ESC 2296 Good Fine
£95 London Coins : A147 : Lot 2834 : Maundy Set James II mixed dates comprising Fourpence 1687 7 over 6 ESC 1862 Fine, Threepence 1687 ES... London Coins : A147 : Lot 2834 : Maundy Set James II mixed dates comprising Fourpence 1687 7 over 6 ESC 1862 Fine, Threepence 1687 ES...

Auction 143
English Coins 1688 QVARTO Second Laureate Bust S.3397A Choice EF with brilliant prooflike fields, and rare to find so nice, 5 Guineas in similar choice grade as this have been reported with retail ticket prices approaching £50,000 at major London Coin Shows
£25,000 London Coins : A143 : Lot 1747 : Five Guineas 1688 QVARTO Second Laureate Bust S.3397A Choice EF with brilliant prooflike fields, and... London Coins : A143 : Lot 1747 : Five Guineas 1688 QVARTO Second Laureate Bust S.3397A Choice EF with brilliant prooflike fields, and...

Auction 141
English Coins 1685 Tin Cuirassed bust no star before FAMVLVS on edge Peck 549 Good Fine/Fine with some old scratches, edge legend clear, Extremely Rare, Ex-Colin Cooke 17/1/1985
£240 London Coins : A141 : Lot 1334 : Farthing 1685 Tin James II Cuirassed bust no star before FAMVLVS on edge Peck 549 Good Fine/Fine wit... London Coins : A141 : Lot 1334 : Farthing 1685 Tin James II Cuirassed bust no star before FAMVLVS on edge Peck 549 Good Fine/Fine wit...

Auction 138
English Coins 1686 Elephant and Castle S.3403 GF with some haymarking on the obverse, our archive results indicate that since 2003 we have handled 15 Guineas only one of which was the Elephant and Castle type, this is the first of this date and type we have handled, probably a lot scarcer than catalogue values would imply
£1,600 London Coins : A138 : Lot 2142 : Guinea 1686 Elephant and Castle S.3403 GF with some haymarking on the obverse, our archive resul... London Coins : A138 : Lot 2142 : Guinea 1686 Elephant and Castle S.3403 GF with some haymarking on the obverse, our archive resul...

Auction 138
English Coins 1685 Tin edge reads NVMMORVM (star) FAMVLVS (star) 1685 (star) Peck 539 Fine for detail with much flan stress, though no corrosion and stable
£150 London Coins : A138 : Lot 2034 : Farthing 1685 James II Tin edge reads NVMMORVM (star) FAMVLVS (star) 1685 (star) Peck 539 Fine for d... London Coins : A138 : Lot 2034 : Farthing 1685 James II Tin edge reads NVMMORVM (star) FAMVLVS (star) 1685 (star) Peck 539 Fine for d...

Auction 129
English Coins 1685 ESC 1068 NEF/EF with some very light adjustment marks on the reverse and light contact marks on the portrait, very scarce in grades higher than VF, our records show we have only sold three Shillings in better than VF since 2003
£1,000 London Coins : A129 : Lot 1728 : Shilling 1685 ESC 1068 NEF/EF with some very light adjustment marks on the reverse and light contact... London Coins : A129 : Lot 1728 : Shilling 1685 ESC 1068 NEF/EF with some very light adjustment marks on the reverse and light contact...

Auction 127
English Coins 1687 TERTIO Second Laureate Bust S3397A nEF slight flan fault reverse rim near French shield, pleasing with sharp and reflective almost like fields
£6,500 London Coins : A127 : Lot 1298 : Five Guineas 1687 TERTIO James II Second Laureate Bust S3397A nEF slight flan fault reverse rim near... London Coins : A127 : Lot 1298 : Five Guineas 1687 TERTIO James II Second Laureate Bust S3397A nEF slight flan fault reverse rim near...

Auction 126
English Coins 1688 S.3404 Nearer EF than VF with some weakness on the higher points of the King's hair and correspondingly on the base of the French shield all Half Guineas hard to find and in our opinion under-rated in terms of rarity this borne out by the fact that we have handled only two examples since March 2003
£1,400 London Coins : A126 : Lot 1077 : Half Guinea 1688 S.3404 Nearer EF than VF with some weakness on the higher points of the King's hair... London Coins : A126 : Lot 1077 : Half Guinea 1688 S.3404 Nearer EF than VF with some weakness on the higher points of the King's hair...

Auction 126
English Coins Odds (4) 1686 GVF, s (2) 1687 7 over 6 GVF, 1685 Fine, 1686 Good Fine
£130

Auction 119
English Coins s (2) Tin issue type 1 Laureate and cuirassed bust, comes with Farthing Specialist ticket stating '1685 Peck 547' (the commonest variety) though no trace of the date discernable thus difficult to attribute with any certainty Fair with muc
£48

Auction 112
English Coins 1688 ESC 1528 approaching EF with even toning and some light haymarks to the reverse, the rarest of the Sixpences all of which are s
£600

Auction 107
English Coins 1685 in Tin Obverse No Stop after SECVNDVS. BMC 539. NVMMORVM FAMVLVS (5 pointed mullets). Weight 11.07g. With the exception of a f
£4,400

Auction 106
English Coins 1688 Good EF with a pleasant even tone, seldom seen as are all Sixpences in this high grade
£900

Auction 103
English Coins , edge seems to read *1684* Peck 545 listed in Spinks as extremely rare. Edge damage with rough surfaces otherwise a clear VG .
£120

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