SixpenceElizabeth I 1568 Fourth Issue, Intermediate Bust 4B, S.2562 EF with some lustre, an exceptional strike, struck on a full flan, the Spink catalogue plate coin, Ex-Baldwins Auction 83 24/9/2013 Lot 4323
SixpenceElizabeth I 1567 S.2562 mintmark Lion, we note all other examples we have handled of this date have been mintmark Coronet, NVF with old scratches on the obverse, Ex-Lingford Collection, Baldwins 1951, Ex-R.Shuttlewood March 2001, Lot 339, comes with old ticket
Sixpence 1837 Milled Edge ProofESC 1681 nFDC with attractive old toning, the reverse choice, Excessively rare, rated R6 by ESC, slabbed and graded CGS 82, purchased Spink 29/9/09 described by them as "toned, as struck, exceedingly rare" ex Baldwins A52 September 2007 lot 652. Described by Steve Hill in the catalogue as "Toned, as struck and of the highest rarity, this is the first example that the cataloguer has seen"
Shillings (2) 1787 Hearts ESC 1225 NEF with some old scratches on the obverse, comes with old collector's ticket stating Baldwin 1946 2/-, 1825 ESC 1254 GEF with grey tone and a small metal flaw below the date, comes with old collector's ticket stating Baldwins 1951 5/-
Farthing 1826 Second Issue 6 in date high and tilted back, CGS Variety 07, Toned UNC, slabbed and graded CGS 80, Ex-Baldwins Auction 70 Lot 272, the only example of this variety thus far recorded by the CGS Population Report
ScotlandMary Three Pound piece 1555 S.5397 Fine the obverse cleaned perhaps ex-jewellery and now slightly underweight at 7.54 grammes but no evidence of problems to the fields or legends an excessively rare issue and seldom seen in any grade, an example recently realised £17,000 in Baldwins sale 25/9/2015 Lot 3444 which weighed 7.51 grammes
Shillings (2) 1685 ESC 1068 Good Fine with a pleasing old grey tone, comes with an old collector's ticket from Baldwins 1947 17/6, 1739 Roses, with small Garter star on the reverse ESC 1201B NVF with old grey toning, the obverse with some small digs on the top of the King's hair, the reverse with a heavy edge knock at 4 o'clock, Very Rare, comes with an old collector's ticket from Baldwins 1947 6/-
17th CenturyLondon (20) Aldgate Without 84A, Baldwins Gardens 106, holed in the centre, Barbican 123 Bell Yard (Fleet Street) (2) 171,172 Bearhinder Lane 151, Bishopsgate 244, Bishopsgate without 325, Boss Alley 370 Fair, Bow Lane 375, Bridewell (Fleet Street) (2) 425, 426, Fleet Street 1074, Houndsditch 1505, Kings Street Wapping 1587, King's Street 1619, comes with old Spink envelope, Peternoster Row 2188, Red Cross 2383, St.Giles in the Fields 2504, West Smithfield 2871 in mixed grades mainly Fair
Halfcrowns (2) 1679 ESC 481 approaching Fine with an old grey tone, comes with an old collector's ticket from Seaby 1946 10/-, 1687 ESC 498 VG/NF toned with some light graffiti on either side, comes with an old collector's ticket from Baldwins 1946 12/6
Shilling 1866 ESC 1314, Die Number 58, CGS type SH.V1.1866.01, Choice UNC with an attractive golden tone, slabbed and graded CGS 82, Ex-Baldwins Auction New York 17, 9-10 January 2008 Lot 686, Ex-PCGS MS65 (ticket not supplied)
Sovereign 1862 Small Date. R over inverted R in VICTORIA. (Note: 1 over lower 1 in date), Ex-Baldwins Auction 79 8/5/2013 Bentley Collection Part 3 Lot 1013 (realised £2,500 against an estimate of £1,000) CGS variety 03 (not listed by Marsh) Good EF and graded 70 by CGS and the only one recorded on the CGS population report
Shillings (2) 1787 Hearts ESC 1225 NEF with some old scratches on the obverse, comes with old collector's ticket stating Baldwin 1946 2/-, 1825 ESC 1253 GEF with grey tone and a small metal flaw below the date, comes with old collector's ticket stating Baldwins 1951 5/-
Auction Catalogues (7) The Leonidas C.Hermes Collection of Russian Coins and Commemorative Medals 1997 Baldwins, good condition, The Conte Collection of Viking and Irish Coins 1997, The Ton Eijkelenkamp Collection of Coins of the Dutch South East Asian Territories 2001, Sir John Wheeler Collection of East India Company and British Imperial India Coins 2000, The Ken Wiggins Collection of Coins of the Indian Princely States and East India Companies 2001, all in good condition
Crown 1847 Cliché of Gothic reverse uniface in base metal Linecar and Stone 65/66, weight 16.72 grammes, VF, appears struck from Royal Mint dies with lettered UNDECIMO edge, some damage to the edge, the reverse similar to the Ex-Lingford, Ex-John Pinches piece (Linecar and Stone 66) listed on Baldwins Fixed Price List Summer 2013 (Item no.BM156 at £1500), the 'obverse' of this piece however having a series of concentric circles, a most unusual piece
South AfricaBurgers Pond 1874 Fine Beard KM#1.2 NGC AU55, EF/GEF and extremely rare in this pleasing and high grade. This 1874 issue was South Africa's first circulating Pond (Pound or Sovereign) issue, engraved by Leonard Wyon the then Royal Mint engraver and struck by the Heaton Mint Birmingham. The coin was rejected by South African legislators who objected to the use of the portrait of Thomas Burgers the 2nd president of the Republic and the man entrusted with the design. The total issue of 695 were sold off as novelties with the vast majority becoming jewellery pieces, hence the extreme rarity of undamaged examples in this high grade. As well as South African collectors the coin fits well into any comprehensive Sovereign collection being the same weight and fineness, and in fact an example was sold in the recent Bentley Sovereign Collection at Baldwins which realised £38,000
Five Guineas 1777, Pattern struck in white metal, 21.05g, by or after Richard Yeo, laureate head right, GEORGIVS.III DEI.GRATIA., toothed border both sides, rev struck en medaille, crowned quartered shield of arms, date at top, .M.B.F.ET.H.REX.F.D.B.ET.L.D.S.R.I.A.T.ET.E., edge plain (cf WR 78 [same dies]; S 3723A). Unc and graded 80 by CGS and unique, Ex Baldwins 100 Numismatic Rarieties sales 26/9/26 Lot 5034 realised £5,200
Sovereign 1843 3 in date struck over a higher 2. NB see illustrations in Marsh) the top of the 2 is visible above the horizontal top line of the 3. Also the underlying 2 downstroke is higher than in the Marsh illustration, and thus the end of the base is not visible at the right as it is obscured by the curve of the 3, Ex-Baldwins Auction 79 8/5/2013 Bentley Collection Part 3 Lot 972, EF and graded 60 by CGS
Halfpenny 1874H Freeman 320 dies 10+J struck on a 2mm thick flan, weighs 7.97 grammes, rated R20 by Freeman, graded CGS 60, Ex-London Coins Auction A132 March 2011 Lot 1409 realised £1,500, Ex-Nicholson Lot 441, Ex-Norweb, Spink Coin Auction 59 17/6/1987 Lot 1803, Ex-V.M.Brand (Chicago), many copper coins bought by Mrs Norweb, Ex-H.D.Davis (London), (see Peck page 567), collection purchased by Baldwins circa 1955, Ex-Stanley Bousfield, Sothebys, 19/12/1911 Lot 453, Ex-J.G.Murdoch, Part 3, 15/3/1904, Lot 659 (part) the only known example and probably unique, an important piece in the series as this impressive provenance shows
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
CrownElizabeth I mintmark 1 (1601) S.2582 the portrait with good detail, fields with a few minor surface stress marks and some slight weakness on the lower part of the face, a pleasing coin with much eye appeal, evenly toned VF with a small edge flaw at 3 o'clock, Ex Baldwins 23/3/07 £850
Farthing 1693 Corbet Issue in copper Peck 593 Obverse Busts to right the King cuirassed, laureated with long hair, the Queen draped, similar in style to the tin farthings of 1689-1692, differing slightly in the arrangement of the hair over the shoulder, Reverse a figure of Britannia from a punch as used for the farthings of Charles II, date 1693 in exergue. Toothed Border. 24mm diameter, graded Fine 25 by CGS, Excessively Rare with only 5 specimens known, 3 of the other 4 being in museums, the only other example available to commerce was sold at Baldwins 25/9/2006 Lot 508 VF £5750 hammer price, and again sold by Colin Cooke in the Oxford Collection 14/4/2008 (lot 307) for £9500 hammer price, Ex-Michael Freeman
Halfpenny 1796 Copper PatternPeck 924 probably by Pingo. EF with some weaknesses on either side. A specimen is in the British Museum Collection, another was sold in Spink Auction 95 Lot 330 where reference is made to Ex-Peck, Ex-Rogers specimen sold in the 1970s by Spink. Lot 330 claimed to be the third known example, this piece is probably a fourth example. Ex-Dr.Terry Aitken 5/6/1996 bought from Baldwins for £320 in earlier years, Aitken Collection was bought by C.Cooke in 1995/1996, Ex-Dr. Nicholson collection 2003
Halfcrown 1884 PatternESC 742, Davies 636, struck in silver on a 32mm flan, Obverse: Jubilee style bust with necklace of eleven pearls, larger earring and small crown facing left within wire circle, small letters in legend VICTORIA DEI GRATIA, toothed border, Reverse: Struck en medaille, toothed border, small quartered shield within crowned garter.HONI.SOIT.QUI.MAL.Y.PENSE normal stops, six strings to Irish harp, surrounded by Order of the Garter, date below, number 3 scratched in field next to the date, BRITANNIARUM REGINA FID: DEF plain edge toned mint state, rated R7 by ESC, Ex-Lingford collection, purchased en bloc by Baldwins in 1951, Ex-Colin Adams collection Spink Auction 5033 1/12/2005 lot 717
FarthingPattern The Protectorate undated (1654) struck in Brass with a copper centre Peck 384 Obverse ENGLANDS. FARDIN' Reverse FOR NECESSARY CHA' Fine or slightly better with a couple of weakly struck areas in the legend, Very Rare, Ex-Gregory collection Baldwins Auction 44 2/5/06 Lot 595 (hammer price £1050), we note that there was no example of this type in the Colin Cooke collection
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