Florins Elizabeth II Florin Engraver's Trial pieces undated c.1961 (5) each with TRIAL DIE on the reverse, the obverses with the standard early Elizabeth II portrait, the legend on each coin with a different typeface, with the type face abbreviated name raised in the field, i.e. Albertus (TRIAL ALB.) Albertus Light (ALB.L), Poliphilus (Pol.). Baskerville (BAS.), and Ionic (ION.) each coin UNC, comes with booklet and copy of original handwritten notes detailing each type face and the experiments conducted by the Deputy Master of the Mint into the suitability of certain styles of lettering for use in the design and minting of coins and medals, The set is accompanied by an additional handwritten note stating that there were originally seven sets made, these sets were then presented to the Queen for her consideration. One set had the handwritten note and typed manuscript, the other six sets, rather than having TRIAL DIE on the reverse, had plain reverses. This set is the original set, with a photostat copy of the folder from one of the six other sets which became detached from the coins. Comes in a large and impressive hard black case, originally purchased from the London Mint Office for £18,000, a wonderful documented insight into the processes involved in development of pre-decimal coinage in the early Elizabethan era
Fifty Cents Decimal Pattern 1961 Reverse Una and the Lion, 50 CENTS above and with date in exergue, edge PATTERN DECIMAL COINAGE in raised lettering, 26.5mm diameter struck in .925 silver, estimated around 6 known, in a London Mint Office box with certificate
The King George V Sovereign Mintmark set a 7-coin set comprising Sovereigns (7) 1911 GVF, 1913S EF, 1917S NEF, 1918I EF, 1923P NEF/EF, 1925M NEF, 1931SA EF, strangely containing two Sydney coins and lacking an Ottawa mint coin, in the London Mint Office box of issue with certificate
Fifty Pence Pattern or Trial undated (c.1961) 10-sided struck in cupro-nickel 12.34 grammes EF in a London Mint Office box with certificate, similar to the example in the Joanna Tansley collection DNW 28/9/2005 Lot 430
25 Pence 1981 Royal Mint Trial, nine sided, EXPERIMENTAL COIN 1981 around coat of arms ROYAL MINT beneath reverse, obverse ROYAL MINT TRIAL around crowned orb UNC in a London Mint Office box with certificate, believed to be one of only a small number in existence
Sovereign 2011 Proof with die crack on the horses neck and body FDC in the Royal Mint box of issue, accompanied by both the Royal Mint certificate and the London Mint Office certificate highlighting the error, an extremely unusual item
Proof Coins 1937 an 11-coin set Crown to Farthing (No Maundy money) along with George VI stamps, UNC to FDC in a London Mint Office box, along with the World War II collection of Banknotes, Stamps and Coins comprising a selection of European issues in mixed grades in a green hardback folder
Five Pound Crowns (2) 1997 Golden Wedding Silver Proof FDC cased with certificate, 2002 Queen Mother Memorial Silver Proof cased FDC with certificate, Crown 1981 Royal Wedding Silver Proof cased nFDC, no certificate, One Pound a 4-coin set 1994 - 1997 Silver Proof Piedforts FDC in a London Mint Office box with booklet, Crown 1965 UNC in slide case, USA Half Dollar 1892 Columbian Exposition NEF with certificate, Canada (2) 5 Dollar Maple Leaf 2008 One ounce Silver Proof wide gold highlighting on the reverse, FDC in the case of issue with certificate, Canada 5 Dollar Maple Leaf 2010 One Ounce Silver Proof Piedfort with reverse frosted design, FDC in the box of issue with certificate, Jersey Five Pound Crown 2009 Henry VIII 500th Anniversary of Accession Silver Proof Piedfort with gold highlighting FDC in the Westminster box with certificate (issue price £175), Tristan da Cunha a selection of modern Crown-sized silver items (10) nFDC to FDC most in the boxes of issue with certificates, also Replica Penny 1797 FDC in the London Mint box of issue with certificate
Edward VIII New Strike Pattern Set 1936 by London Mint Office a 6-coin set in .925 silver comprising Pattern Crown, Halfcrown, Florin, Shilling, Sixpence and Threepence nFDC to FDC in the box of issue with certificate, only 1936 sets issued, along with Edward VIII New Strike Pattern Set 1936 by London Mint Office a 6-coin set in .925 silver plated with 24 carat gold comprising Pattern Crown, Halfcrown, Florin, Shilling, Sixpence and Threepences nFDC to FDC in the box of issue with certificate, only 499 sets issued
Queen Mother 80th Birthday an 8-coin set Sovereign, Crown (silver), and Fifty Pence to Half Penny all Proof issues, the non gold coins layered with 22 carat gold and the reverses highlighted in rhodium-platinum, nFDC to FDC in the London Mint Office box of issue with booklet (set number 1 of only 80 sets issued)
London Mint Office Tristan Da Cunha issues a mixed group Five Pounds 2010 Engagement of Prince William and Kate Middleton Triple Thickness Silver Proof, Ten Pounds 2010 Royal Engagement of Prince William and Kate Middleton 5oz. Silver Proofs (2), 2010 84th Birthday of Queen Elizabeth II Silver Proof, Five Pounds 2008 George and the Dragon Gold Plated Silver Proof with 6 inset rubies, Five Pounds 2008 End of World War I Gold plated Silver Proof with 4 rubies inset and one black sapphire, GB Fantasy Penny 1797 in copper, Sierra Leone a 4-coin set 10 Dollars 2008 Silver Proofs each depicting different British monarchs, GB King Edward VIII New Strike Set 1936 a 6-coin set fantasy strikes depicting Crown to Threepence designs Silver Proofs, FDC in the boxes of issue with certificates, GB Pre-decimal and Decimal Coins a 26-coin set all with coloured surfaces, Great Briton's Heroes an 18-coin set in Gold Plated cupro-nickel FDC boxed as issued with certificates, plus an additional box containing World Crown-sized modern issues (6) UNC to FDC
London Mint Office sets (6) History of the 20p comprising Double Florin 1887, Decimal Twenty Pence 1982 Silver Proof Piedfort, Twenty Pence undated mule (2008) and Twenty Pence 2010 partly gilded, boxed with certificate, 40th Anniversary of the Decimal Changeover a double Proof set 1970 and 1971 boxed with certificate, Pre Decimal Coinage (8) coloured currency issues boxed as issued, Proof Set 1970 painted, boxed as issued, Tristan da Cunha 5oz. Silver Britannia 2010 Proof boxed as issued with certificate, USA Fantasy $20 Gold a large 88mm diameter gold plated fantasy of this famous coin, boxed with certificate, and singles (3) Tristan da Cunha Five Pounds base metal gold plated with five inlaid rubies UNC boxed with certificate, Ascension Island Five Pounds 2010 Silver Proof Piedfort with high relief portrait FDC boxed with certificate, Silver Drachm Alexander the Great Fine in a display box
London Mint Office GB and World sets as follows:- The Allied Forces a 6-coin set in Silver comprising Canada 5 Dollars 2005, GB Two Pounds 2005, Russia 3 Roubles, USA Silver Eagle, France 1 1/2 Euros and Australia Dollar all in silver the last with hologram reverse FDC in the box of issue with certificates. USA Half Dollars (7) 1893 Columbian Exposition, 1946 Booker T.Washington, 1952 Carver/Washington, 1943S, 1954, 1964, in mixed grades plus1982 Proof FDC. The British Silver World War I Coin set Halfcrown to Threepence (5 coins) all in .925 silver in mixed grades in the box of issue with certificate. Maundy Threepence 1763 Fine in the box of issue with certificate. King George V Shilling and Sixpence pair 1916 VG-Fine in the box of issue with certificate. Silver Penny Henry III Fine in the box of issue with certificate. World War II a collection of Stamps Banknotes and Coins in a Green book form folder
The SilverCommemorative Coin Collection a 13-coin set comprising Crowns (8) 1889 Fine, 1896 Fine, 1935 EF, 1937 EF, 1972 Silver Proof, 1977 Silver Proof, 1980 Silver Proof, 1981 Silver Proof, Five Pound Crown 1993 Silver Proof, Two Pounds (3) 1986 Commonwealth Games Silver Proof, 1994 Bank of England Tercentenary Silver Proof, 1998 Silver Proof, One Pound 1986 Silver Proof, in a London Mint Office box with certificates
Royal Mint Year Sets (4) 2003 (2), 2004 (2), Five Pound Crowns (6) 2007 Diamond Wedding (2), 2010 Churchill (4), Equestrian Crown collections (2) 3-coin sets comprising Crown 1953, Crown 1977 and Five Pound Crown 2002, Five Pound Crowns 2-coin sets 2005 Nelson and Trafalgar (4 sets), Two Pounds (10) 2004 Trevithick's Locomotive (4), 2007 300th Anniversary of the Act of Union (2), 2007 Abolition of the Slave Trade (2), 2008 100th Anniversary of the 4th Olympiad (2), One Pound 2011 2-coin sets Edinburgh and Cardiff (3), One Pound 2009 Royal Shield of Arms, Fifty Pences (5) 2004 50th Anniversary of the 4-minute mile (4), 2009 250th Anniversary of Kew Gardens, UNC in the Royal Mint wallets of issue, Crowns 1965 (2), 1977 (12) UNC, Fifty Pence 1977 UNC, Alderney Five Pound Crowns (5) 2004 England Football Team (2), 2009 50th Anniversary of the Mini (2), 2010 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain, Tristan da Cunha Five Pound Crown 2006 Queen Elizabeth II 80th Birthday, wartime trading card replicas and replica wartime memorabilia, along with Books (2) 'The Sovereign' by Daniel Fearon and Brian Reeds, 'Designing Change, The Art of Coin Design' edited by Kevin Clancy both in good condition, also London Mint Office coloured coins (2) in wallet of issue
Five Pound Crowns (3) 1990 Queen Mother 90th Birthday Silver Proof, 1999 Millennium Silver Proof, 2000 Queen Mother 100th Birthday Silver Proof Piedfort, Two Pounds 2008 Olympic Handover Ceremony Silver Proof Piedfort, Two Pounds (4) 1986 Commonwealth Games Silver Proof, 1994 Bank of England Tercentenary Silver Proof, 1995 Peace Dove Silver Proof, 1999 Rugby World Cup Silver Proof, Two Pounds 1989 a 2-coin set Bill and Claim of Rights Silver Proofs, Fifty Pence (2) 1994 D-Day Landings Silver Proof, 1998 NHS 50th Anniversary Silver Proof, Crown 1972 Silver Wedding Silver Proof FDC in the cases of issue with certificates, Royal Mint Year Sets (3) 1998, 2008 Royal Shield of Arms, 2012 UNC in the wallets of issue, Five Pound Crowns (5) 2000 Millennium (2), 2000 Millennium with Dome mintmark, 2012 Olympic Countdown, 2012 Official Olympic Coin (View of London) UNC in the Royal Mint packs of issue, Two Pounds Britannia 2008 UNC in capsule, Gibraltar Crown 1990 Queen Mother 90th Birthday Silver Proof FDC in the case of issue with certificate, Tristan da Cunha Five Pounds 2008 George and the Dragon in Gold plated silver with six small rubies on the reverse, Proof FDC with a London Mint Office certificate
Edward VIII New Strike Pattern Set 1936 by London Mint Office a 6-coin set in .925 silver comprising Pattern Crown, Halfcrown, Florin, Shilling, Sixpence and Threepences FDC in the box of issue with certificate
History of the 20 Pence a 4-coin set comprising Double Florin 1887 Arabic 1 GF cleaned, Twenty Pence 1982 Silver Proof Piedfort FDC, Twenty Pence undated (2008) mule NEF, and Twenty Pence 2009 layered with 24 carat gold and rhodium-platinum highlight EF, in a London Mint box with certificate, originally retailed at £945 by The London Mint Office
The Millionaires Collection (9) Modern Replica strikes of rare hammered coins all in .925 silver, James I Spur Ryal 14.5 grammes 32mm Gold Plated, Elizabeth I 4 Testerns Portcullis Money 14.5 grammes 32mm, Henry VIII Testoon 14 grammes 32mm, Elizabeth I Pound 20 grammes, 38.6mm Gold plated, Henry VII Testoon 14.5 grammes, 32mm, Edward III Double Leopard 20 grammes, 38.61mm, Charles I Oxford Crown 20 grammes, 38.61mm, Coenwulf Gold Penny 14 grammes, 32mm Gold Plated, Charles I Carlisle Shilling 14.5 grammes, 32mm FDC in the London Mint Office Album with certificates
Mint Sets (3) 1983 Heinz , 88 & 93, Five Pound Crowns 1990 on card (2) & 2006 (2 different) London mint office limited edition QE ll 80th birthday on card Crown & Royal mint vivat regina in folder. Two pounds 1989 Bill of Rights in folder, One Pound 1983 Ty-phoo on card & 1997 in folder . 50 pence 1973 EEC Proof COI.1953 sets (3) Farthing - Crown cased mixed grades, Five pound coin 2000 on first day cover plus 5 other medallic FDCs all with silvermedallions
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