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
Penny 1875 Freeman 79 dies 8+G ICG MS64 RB (Variety not on the slab) rated R13 by Freeman, probably rarer in this high grade, we note we have only offered 3 examples since 2003, this superior to the Andrew Wayne collection example, and similar in quality to the Laurie Bamford example which fetched £356 inclusive of buyers premium in June 2006
Guinea 1791 Pattern in White Metal by C.H.Kuchler Montagu 808, ICG PR63, Ex-Selig Part II 2/3/1999 Lot 1201, Ex-NorwebSpink Auction no.48 13/11/1985, Ex-V.M.BrandCollection dispersed c.1932, the notes in the Norweb catalogue state that the striated truncation marked with three dots are indicative of a restrike
Halfpenny 1875 Freeman 322A dies 13+J VF or better with some surface marks on the portrait, rated R17 by Freeman, we note that the example in the Andrew Wayne collection sold for £480 hammer price, we also note that there was no example in either the Nicholson or Roland Harris collections
Halfpenny 1861 Freeman 279 dies 7+F CGS 80, other than the Roland Harris and Andrew Wayne collection examples, only one other coin of this variety has been offered by us since 2003, possibly rarer than catalogue values and the Freeman rating of R12 would suggest
Florin 1905 ESC 923 AU and graded AU75 by CGS 2nd finest from 14, we understand that the finest known graded AU78 is in a long term collection and unlikely to be offered for sale, so this piece is currently the finest available to commerce (UIN 12194)
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
Penny 1874 Freeman 70CGS UNC 82 the joint finest of the 6 examples thus far recorded by the CGS Population Report, Ex-Roland Harris Collection London Coin Auction A124 Feb 28 2009 Lot 726 Ex Dr. A Findlow Hall of Fame Pennies 22/07/2011
Florin 1905 ESC 923CGS AU 75 rare thus CGS AU75 and 78 grades are often graded UNC in the raw traditional market where one aspect of a coins grade such as choice mint brilliance can be sufficient to encourage some to attach an Unc grade whereas CGS measures all aspects of a coin's grade striking, marks, friction, lustre and more and deduct points accordingly to arrive at the numeric grade, this closer scrutiny by individual grading attribute can result in a more conservative but also a more scientifically objective grade. This is the joint 2nd finest 1905 Florin from 10 graded by CGS the finest being AU78 which we know to be in a long term collection unlikely to be available to commerce (see www.cgs-uk.biz Population Report) UIN 14061
Florin 1905 ESC 923CGS AU 75 rare thus CGS AU75 and 78 grades are often graded UNC in the raw traditional market where one aspect of a coins grade such as choice mint brilliance can be sufficient to encourage some to attach an Unc grade whereas CGS measures all aspects of a coin's grade striking, marks, friction, lustre and more and deduct points accordingly to arrive at the numeric grade, this closer scrutiny by individual grading attribute can result in a more conservative but also a more scientifically objective grade. This is the joint 2nd finest 1905 Florin from 10 graded by CGS the finest being AU78 which we know to be in a long term collection unlikely to be available to commerce (see www.cgs-uk.biz Population Report) UIN 12194
Penny 1841 REG No Colon Peck 1484CGS AU 75 Ex-Dr.A.Findlow Hall of Fame Pennies (The CGS Hall of Fame allows collectors who have put together the finest collection to date of a given series to record their achievement for posterity and provenance)
Penny 1915 Freeman 179 dies 2+B CGS UNC 80 Ex-Dr.A.Findlow Hall of Fame Pennies, the joint finest of 4 examples thus far recorded by the CGS Population Report (The CGS Hall of Fame allows collectors who have put together the finest collection to date of a given series to record their achievement for posterity and provenance see www.cgs-uk.biz Hall of Fame)
Groat 1852 ESC 1948CGS EF 60 Ex-Andrew Wayne collection London Coins Auction A113 June 2006 Lot 849, and Ex- Roland Harris Collection London Coins Auction A124 2/ Feb 2009 Lot 412, very rare and one of only two example thus far recorded on the CGS Population Report
Halfpenny 1874 Freeman 315 dies 9+I CGS UNC 80, Ex-M.Freeman collection Christies 23/10/84 Lot 125 (part) Ex-J.H.M.Samuel Spink Coin Auction 109 4/7/1995 Lot 585 (part) Ex-K.Ashman 5/12/97 (via Colin Cooke) Ex-Dr.B.Nicholson collection purchased by Colin Cooke 2003 Ex-Andrew Wayne collection London Coin Auction A113 5/6/2006 Lot 1074, the only example thus far recorded by the CGS Population Report
Penny 1882 without H Freeman 112 dies 11+N CGS EF 60 very rare thus and surely amongst the finest known, we note that the example in the Laurie BamfordCollection (June 2006) was described as 'About Fine, with the reverse better, and an example in CGS grade G 3 (good) and the only other example recorded on the CGS population report realised £1,400 last year on the E-bay, this piece was purchased for £450 in the eighties from Spinks
Halfpenny 1860 Beaded Border Freeman 258CGS UNC 88 Ex-Roland Harris Collection London Coin Auction A124 Feb 28 2009 Lot 533, the finest example out of 23 coins thus far recorded by the CGS Population Report
Sixpence 1911 Davies 1862CGS UNC 85, a scarce die-pairing and the only example thus far recorded by the CGS Population Report, Ex-Peter.J.Davies Collection, London Coin Auction A124 28 Feb 2009 Lot 1345
Penny 1926 First Head Freeman 193CGS UNC 82 the finest of five examples thus far recorded on the CGS population report, extremely hard to find in true mint state, Ex-Roland Harris Collection, London Coin Auction A124 Feb 28 2009 Lot 837
Halfcrown 1926 First Head, OMN with weak lower colon CGS variety 04 CGS VG 15 the only example thus far recorded on the CGS population report, Ex-Roland Harris Collection, London Coin Auction A124 Feb 28 2009 Lot 496
Penny 1863 Slender 3 in date Freeman 44 dies 6+G CGS Fine 25, rated R20 by Freeman, we note that there was no example in the Laurie Bamfordcollection, John Jerrams 'Early British Bronze Bun Pennies and Their Varieties' states in a 2001 census records only one example, a highly important key coin in the series and extremely rare, this possibly being the only known example
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