Half Guinea 1787 Plain edge ProofS.3735 Wilson and Rasmussen 130, weight 4.78 grammes, Practically mint state with much brilliance, extremely rare with Spink now listing at £6500 FDC, Ex-London Coins Auction A128 7/3/2010 Lot 1306
Groat 1838 Plain Edge Proof, Reverse upright, unlisted by ESC, Coincraft VY4D-020, weight 1.89 grammes, only Good Fine and with some surface marks, including some to the edge. The rims on both sides in high relief, Very Rare
Halfcrown 1831 Plain edge Proof with WW in script, with upright die axis alignment, unrecorded by ESC, Davies or Spink however we note that Coincraft lists the piece as W4HC-025 and also Spink lists an 1831 Crown with a similar die axis alignment, FDC or very near so with a deep blue and green tone. Weight 13.74 grammes. Cataloguers note: Coincraft states that these pieces were possibly struck at a later date, indeed, close inspection of the coin shows that the rim is of a wider type and more akin to the later currency pieces 1834-1837 and also states that some of these weigh 'c.13 grammes', We note there was no example of this type in the Colin Adams Collection
Crown 1831 W.WYON on truncation, Plain edge ProofESC 273 UNC with very light cabinet friction, by far the rarer of the two silver types, slabbed and graded CGS 78, Ex-London Coins Auction A111 27/11/2005 Lot 885
Crown 1831 W.W. on truncation Plain Edge ProofESC 271 UNC, attractively toned with a couple of small edge bruises and nicks, the coin overall with much eye appeal, slabbed and graded by NGC somewhat conservatively at PF60
Crown 1847 Gothic Plain Edge in .999 silver ESC 291A, m over inverted m in dom, rated R6, far rarer than the standard Plain edge Proofs, As struck attractively toned with some hairlines and a light scratch in the obverse field
Crown 1839 Plain edge Proof, as ESC 279 with die axis inverted CGS variety 02, the reverse retaining much brilliance, the obverse with a choice blue and gold tone, slabbed and graded CGS 82, cross-graded MS65 by ICCS
Crown 1831 W.W on truncation Plain edge ProofESC 271 UNC toned with underlying mint lustre and some light contact marks, all William IV Crowns highly sought after and missing from most Crown collections
Crown 1847 GothicPlain Edge ProofESC 291 UNC with grey tone, slabbed and graded CGS 82, the finest of 4 examples thus far recorded by the CGS Population Report. Cataloguers note:- Gothic Crowns rarely achieve grades above CGS 80, study of the Population Report shows that at the time of writing only 4 examples of all Gothic types and dates have graded 80 or above (CGS 80 x 2 and CGS 82 x 2)
Crown 1821 Plain edge Proof struck in copper ESC 249 nFDC, slabbed and graded CGS 82, Ex-NGC PF61 BN. Ex-Cheshire Collection, Extremely Rare, rated R6 by ESC, (3 or 4 examples known) Cataloguers note:- having had the opportunity to examine the coin before slabbing, it is apparent that traces of edge lettering remain in places so the note in ESC stating that this may be the SECUNDO edge coin with the lettering removed, would seem to be correct.
Sixpence 1867 Plain Edge Proof, Davies Dies 3A with upright die alignment (similar to the rare 1871 and 1879 Proof issues), the Proof issue listed by ESC, Davies, Krause and Spink is listed only as a milled edge Proof and never listed as a Plain edge coin. Die Number 24, this number previously unrecorded on a Proof strike (previously it was thought that the Proof issues were only from Die Number 2) extensive research by the vendor over a number of years has recorded only 5 milled edge examples (all die number 2), and just this example as a Plain edge Proof, UNC and with an attractive grey tone, the high points with just a hint of cabinet friction, previously from the Alfred BoleCollection (Ex-DNW 16/3/2011 Lot 191), quite possibly unique
Groat 1839 Plain Edge Proof, Reverse Inverted ESC 1933A UNC with some hairlines and a couple of rim nicks, much rarer than the Reverse upright type struck for the Proof Sets of this year Ex LCA 133 Lot 395 realised £250
Crown 1831 Plain Edge Proof, ww on truncation, Reverse Inverted, ESC 271, S.3833 GEF unevenly toned, the obverse fields displaying some light tooling, with some scratches to the edge, thus accounting for the slightly lighter weight of 25.85 grammes as against the stated 27.0 to 28.0 grammes of a mint state piece, nevertheless very rare and missing from the majority of Crown collections, Ex-Baldwins 7/11/2007 retailed for £7,750
Crown 1847 GothicPlain Edge Proof as ESC 291 with M over inverted M in DOM UNC and lustrous with a light tone spot in front of the bust and some contact marks. Cataloguers Note: in cataloguing this piece, a total of 12 other pieces were studied, none had the overstruck DOM
Groat 1839 Plain Edge Proof, Reverse Inverted ESC 1933A Toned UNC the obverse with some scratches and a couple of tiny rim nicks, much rarer than the Reverse Upright type struck for the Proof Sets of this year
Crown 1840 INA Retro Pattern .925 silver Plain edge Proof. Obverse, young bust of queen, after William Wyon. Reverse Pistrucci?s St George and Dragon and ‘model? in exergue. One of the last pieces in the Patina series. 15 pieces struck nFDC lightly toning in the obverse legend
CrownEdward VIII Fantasy Pattern 1937 Gold Plated Copper Plain edge Proof (akin to Barton's metal) Obverse Large head left by Donald R.Golder, Reverse Pistrucci's St.George and the Dragon date in exergue with MODEL to left of horse. From a die originally intended for a run of patterns but never used for this purpose. Only 3 minted FDC
CrownEdward VIII Fantasy Pattern 1937 Gold Plated Copper Plain edge Proof (akin to Barton's metal) Obverse Large head left by Donald R.Golder, Reverse MODEL in centre nFDC lightly toning, only 3 minted FDC
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