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Grange Hotel Bracknell, Charles Square, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 1ED
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Grange Hotel Bracknell, Charles Square, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 1ED

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Penny 1881 : English Coins

Date Sold Category Lot Description Sale Price

Auction 156
English Coins 1881 Freeman 103 dies 9+M, Gouby BP1881Ga (dies M+p) Ex-Michael Freeman collection, with his ticket, Christie's 23/10/1984 Lot 65 (part), Fair, misty in parts including around the date area, listed in the Christie's catalogue as 'perhaps with H, extremely rare' hence the listing in the 1985 Freeman book 'with H below date (?)', rated at R19 by Freeman, with only one other example previously seen by this cataloguer, extremely rare and believed to be one of only three or four known examples, we note there were no examples in the Laurie Bamford, Copthorne, Alderly or James Workman collections, probably rarer than the 1877 Narrow date coin, of which an LCGS Fine 20 example realised £7020 in our June 2010 auction £750 London Coins : A156 : Lot 2526 : Penny 1881 Freeman 103 dies 9+M, Gouby BP1881Ga (dies M+p) Ex-Michael Freeman collection, with his t... London Coins : A156 : Lot 2526 : Penny 1881 Freeman 103 dies 9+M, Gouby BP1881Ga (dies M+p) Ex-Michael Freeman collection, with his t...

Auction 156
English Coins 1881 Freeman 105 dies 10+J EF or better and lustrous, scarce, Ex-Michael Freeman collection, with his ticket, Christie's 23/10/1984 Lot 65 (part) £650 London Coins : A156 : Lot 2527 : Penny 1881 Freeman 105 dies 10+J EF or better and lustrous, scarce, Ex-Michael Freeman collection, w... London Coins : A156 : Lot 2527 : Penny 1881 Freeman 105 dies 10+J EF or better and lustrous, scarce, Ex-Michael Freeman collection, w...

Auction 156
English Coins 1881 Freeman 105 dies 10+J GVF, purchased by the vendor in January 1981 £95 London Coins : A156 : Lot 2528 : Penny 1881 Freeman 105 dies 10+J GVF, purchased by the vendor in January 1981 London Coins : A156 : Lot 2528 : Penny 1881 Freeman 105 dies 10+J GVF, purchased by the vendor in January 1981

Auction 156
English Coins 1881 Freeman 106 dies 11+J VF Rare, rated R14 by Freeman, Ex-Michael Freeman collection, with his ticket, Christie's 23/10/1987 Lot 65 (part) £90 London Coins : A156 : Lot 3393 : Penny 1881 Freeman 106 dies 11+J VF Rare, rated R14 by Freeman, Ex-Michael Freeman collection, with ... London Coins : A156 : Lot 3393 : Penny 1881 Freeman 106 dies 11+J VF Rare, rated R14 by Freeman, Ex-Michael Freeman collection, with ...

Auction 156
English Coins 1881H Freeman 108 dies 11+M AU/GEF with traces of lustre, purchased by the vendor in October 1982
£50 London Coins : A156 : Lot 3394 : Penny 1881H Freeman 108 dies 11+M AU/GEF with traces of lustre, purchased by the vendor in October 1... London Coins : A156 : Lot 3394 : Penny 1881H Freeman 108 dies 11+M AU/GEF with traces of lustre, purchased by the vendor in October 1...

Auction 155
English Coins 1881 Freeman 102 dies 9+J UNC with some subdued lustre £270 London Coins : A155 : Lot 1213 : Penny 1881 Freeman 102 dies 9+J UNC with some subdued lustre London Coins : A155 : Lot 1213 : Penny 1881 Freeman 102 dies 9+J UNC with some subdued lustre

Auction 155
English Coins 1881H Freeman 108 dies 11+M Choice UNC and lustrous, slabbed an graded LCGS 82, the joint finest of 16 examples thus far recorded by the LCGS Population Report
£200 London Coins : A155 : Lot 1214 : Penny 1881H Freeman 108 dies 11+M Choice UNC and lustrous, slabbed an graded LCGS 82, the joint fine... London Coins : A155 : Lot 1214 : Penny 1881H Freeman 108 dies 11+M Choice UNC and lustrous, slabbed an graded LCGS 82, the joint fine...

Auction 155
English Coins 1881 Freeman 343A dies 15*+O* UNC with traces of lustre, slabbed and graded ICG MS64 BR
£110 London Coins : A155 : Lot 1077 : Halfpenny 1881 Freeman 343A dies 15*+O* UNC with traces of lustre, slabbed and graded ICG MS64 BR London Coins : A155 : Lot 1077 : Halfpenny 1881 Freeman 343A dies 15*+O* UNC with traces of lustre, slabbed and graded ICG MS64 BR

Auction 155
English Coins 1881H Freeman 108 dies 11+M GEF with traces of lustre
£40 London Coins : A155 : Lot 1215 : Penny 1881H Freeman 108 dies 11+M GEF with traces of lustre London Coins : A155 : Lot 1215 : Penny 1881H Freeman 108 dies 11+M GEF with traces of lustre

Auction 154
English Coins 1881 ESC 2495 EF to A/UNC with a matching grey tone, the and with some rim nicks, the with an old scratch on the portrait
£170 London Coins : A154 : Lot 2338 : Maundy Set 1881 ESC 2495 EF to A/UNC with a matching grey tone, the Fourpence and Penny with some ri... London Coins : A154 : Lot 2338 : Maundy Set 1881 ESC 2495 EF to A/UNC with a matching grey tone, the Fourpence and Penny with some ri...

Auction 154
English Coins 1881 Freeman 105 dies 10+J Near Fine, scarce £20 London Coins : A154 : Lot 2452 : Penny 1881 Freeman 105 dies 10+J Near Fine, scarce London Coins : A154 : Lot 2452 : Penny 1881 Freeman 105 dies 10+J Near Fine, scarce

Auction 152
English Coins 1881H Bronze Freeman 109 dies 11+M the fields UNC with some light hairlines
£800 London Coins : A152 : Lot 2439 : Penny 1881H Bronze Proof Freeman 109 dies 11+M the fields UNC with some light hairlines London Coins : A152 : Lot 2439 : Penny 1881H Bronze Proof Freeman 109 dies 11+M the fields UNC with some light hairlines

Auction 152
English Coins 1881 Freeman 105 dies 10+J AU/GEF with traces of lustre, Ex-Colin Adams collection Spink 23/7/2003 hammer price £520, we note a GVF example sold in London Coins Auction A146 6/9/2014 (Lot 2718) realised £538 inclusive of buyers premium £460 London Coins : A152 : Lot 2437 : Penny 1881 Freeman 105 dies 10+J AU/GEF with traces of lustre, Ex-Colin Adams collection Spink 23/7/... London Coins : A152 : Lot 2437 : Penny 1881 Freeman 105 dies 10+J AU/GEF with traces of lustre, Ex-Colin Adams collection Spink 23/7/...

Auction 152
English Coins 1881H Freeman 108 dies 11+M UNC with traces of lustre
£110 London Coins : A152 : Lot 3183 : Penny 1881H Freeman 108 dies 11+M UNC with traces of lustre London Coins : A152 : Lot 3183 : Penny 1881H Freeman 108 dies 11+M UNC with traces of lustre

Auction 152
English Coins 1881 Freeman 106 dies 11+J NVF, Rare, Ex-I.Robinson 23/1/1997 £65 £95 London Coins : A152 : Lot 2438 : Penny 1881 Freeman 106 dies 11+J NVF, Rare, Ex-I.Robinson 23/1/1997 £65 London Coins : A152 : Lot 2438 : Penny 1881 Freeman 106 dies 11+J NVF, Rare, Ex-I.Robinson 23/1/1997 £65

Auction 152
English Coins 1881 Freeman 102 dies 9+J EF toned with a few small spots and some contact marks, Ex-Croydon Coin Auction 6/12/1997 £75 £80 London Coins : A152 : Lot 2436 : Penny 1881 Freeman 102 dies 9+J EF toned with a few small spots and some contact marks, Ex-Croydon C... London Coins : A152 : Lot 2436 : Penny 1881 Freeman 102 dies 9+J EF toned with a few small spots and some contact marks, Ex-Croydon C...

Auction 152
English Coins 1881H Freeman 108 dies 11+M A/UNC with good subdued lustre and with a spot by the Queen's eye, Ex-W.Nicholls 25/10/1996 £50
£48 London Coins : A152 : Lot 2440 : Penny 1881H Freeman 108 dies 11+M A/UNC with good subdued lustre and with a spot by the Queen's... London Coins : A152 : Lot 2440 : Penny 1881H Freeman 108 dies 11+M A/UNC with good subdued lustre and with a spot by the Queen's...

Auction 151
English Coins 1881H Freeman 108 dies 11+M UNC with good subdued lustre, slabbed and graded CGS 78
£160 London Coins : A151 : Lot 2827 : Penny 1881H Freeman 108 dies 11+M UNC with good subdued lustre, slabbed and graded CGS 78 London Coins : A151 : Lot 2827 : Penny 1881H Freeman 108 dies 11+M UNC with good subdued lustre, slabbed and graded CGS 78

Auction 150
English Coins 1881H Freeman 108 dies 11+M UNC with traces of lustre, the reverse with a small spot in the field
£150 London Coins : A150 : Lot 2609 : Penny 1881H Freeman 108 dies 11+M UNC with traces of lustre, the reverse with a small spot in the fi... London Coins : A150 : Lot 2609 : Penny 1881H Freeman 108 dies 11+M UNC with traces of lustre, the reverse with a small spot in the fi...

Auction 148
English Coins 1881 Freeman 102 dies 9+J UNC some lustre on the obverse with good lustre on the reverse, the surfaces with some residue, this possibly removable £420 London Coins : A148 : Lot 2206 : Penny 1881 Freeman 102 dies 9+J UNC some lustre on the obverse with good lustre on the reverse, the ... London Coins : A148 : Lot 2206 : Penny 1881 Freeman 102 dies 9+J UNC some lustre on the obverse with good lustre on the reverse, the ...

Auction 148
English Coins 1881H Freeman 108 dies 11+J UNC with almost full subdued lustre exhibiting some minor surface marks and some surface residue, this possibly removable
£150 London Coins : A148 : Lot 2207 : Penny 1881H Freeman 108 dies 11+J UNC with almost full subdued lustre exhibiting some minor surface ... London Coins : A148 : Lot 2207 : Penny 1881H Freeman 108 dies 11+J UNC with almost full subdued lustre exhibiting some minor surface ...

Auction 146
English Coins 1881 Freeman 105 dies 10+J GVF/NEF Very Rare, superior to the example in the Andrew Wayne collection, we note there was no example in the Roland Harris collection, Ex-Croydon Coin Auction £26 £460 London Coins : A146 : Lot 2718 : Penny 1881 Freeman 105 dies 10+J GVF/NEF Very Rare, superior to the example in the Andrew Wayne coll... London Coins : A146 : Lot 2718 : Penny 1881 Freeman 105 dies 10+J GVF/NEF Very Rare, superior to the example in the Andrew Wayne coll...

Auction 146
English Coins 1881 Freeman 102 dies 9+J A/UNC with good lustre, Ex-Croydon Coin Auction £50 £280 London Coins : A146 : Lot 2717 : Penny 1881 Freeman 102 dies 9+J A/UNC with good lustre, Ex-Croydon Coin Auction £50 London Coins : A146 : Lot 2717 : Penny 1881 Freeman 102 dies 9+J A/UNC with good lustre, Ex-Croydon Coin Auction £50

Auction 146
English Coins 1881H Freeman 108 dies 11+M AU/UNC with traces of lustre and some light contact marks, Ex-M.Ellis £15
£95 London Coins : A146 : Lot 2719 : Penny 1881H Freeman 108 dies 11+M AU/UNC with traces of lustre and some light contact marks, Ex-M.El... London Coins : A146 : Lot 2719 : Penny 1881H Freeman 108 dies 11+M AU/UNC with traces of lustre and some light contact marks, Ex-M.El...

Auction 146
English Coins 1881 Freeman 343A dies 15*+O* Lustrous UNC with a small spot on the wreath
£60 London Coins : A146 : Lot 2607 : Halfpenny 1881 Freeman 343A dies 15*+O* Lustrous UNC with a small spot on the wreath London Coins : A146 : Lot 2607 : Halfpenny 1881 Freeman 343A dies 15*+O* Lustrous UNC with a small spot on the wreath

Auction 146
English Coins 1881 Freeman dies 15+O* this die pairing unrecorded by Freeman, Fine
£25 London Coins : A146 : Lot 2608 : Halfpenny 1881 Freeman dies 15+O* this die pairing unrecorded by Freeman, Fine  London Coins : A146 : Lot 2608 : Halfpenny 1881 Freeman dies 15+O* this die pairing unrecorded by Freeman, Fine

Auction 145
English Coins 1881H Freeman 108 dies 11+M Lustrous UNC, slabbed and graded CGS 82, the joint of 11 examples recorded on the CGS Population Report
£300 London Coins : A145 : Lot 2465 : Penny 1881H Freeman 108 dies 11+M Lustrous UNC, slabbed and graded CGS 82, the joint finest known of... London Coins : A145 : Lot 2465 : Penny 1881H Freeman 108 dies 11+M Lustrous UNC, slabbed and graded CGS 82, the joint finest known of...

Auction 145
English Coins 1881H Freeman 108 UNC with subdued lustre, slabbed and graded CGS 82, the joint finest of 11 example thus far recorded by the CGS Population Report, Ex-Dr.A.Findlow Hall of Fame
£220 London Coins : A145 : Lot 1928 : Penny 1881H Freeman 108 UNC with subdued lustre, slabbed and graded CGS 82, the joint finest of 11 e... London Coins : A145 : Lot 1928 : Penny 1881H Freeman 108 UNC with subdued lustre, slabbed and graded CGS 82, the joint finest of 11 e...

Auction 144
English Coins 1881 Freeman 102 dies 9+J UNC or near so with some lustre and a couple of small spots £360 London Coins : A144 : Lot 1861 : Penny 1881 Freeman 102 dies 9+J UNC or near so with some lustre and a couple of small spots London Coins : A144 : Lot 1861 : Penny 1881 Freeman 102 dies 9+J UNC or near so with some lustre and a couple of small spots

Auction 137
English Coins 1881H Freeman 344 dies 16+Q UNC and lustrous with a couple of small spots on the reverse
£190 London Coins : A137 : Lot 1675 : Halfpenny 1881H Freeman 344 dies 16+Q UNC and lustrous with a couple of small spots on the reverse London Coins : A137 : Lot 1675 : Halfpenny 1881H Freeman 344 dies 16+Q UNC and lustrous with a couple of small spots on the reverse

Auction 137
English Coins 1881H Freeman 108 dies 11+M Lustrous GEF
£60 London Coins : A137 : Lot 1734 : Penny 1881H Freeman 108 dies 11+M Lustrous GEF London Coins : A137 : Lot 1734 : Penny 1881H Freeman 108 dies 11+M Lustrous GEF

Auction 135
English Coins 1881H Freeman 108 dies 11+M GEF/AU with a few minor contact marks
£100 London Coins : A135 : Lot 1892 : Penny 1881H Freeman 108 dies 11+M GEF/AU with a few minor contact marks London Coins : A135 : Lot 1892 : Penny 1881H Freeman 108 dies 11+M GEF/AU with a few minor contact marks

Auction 134
English Coins 1881H Freeman 108 dies 11+M UNC with around 35% lustre and some light contact marks on the obverse
£170 London Coins : A134 : Lot 2231 : Penny 1881H Freeman 108 dies 11+M UNC with around 35% lustre and some light contact marks on the... London Coins : A134 : Lot 2231 : Penny 1881H Freeman 108 dies 11+M UNC with around 35% lustre and some light contact marks on the...

Auction 130
English Coins 1881H Freeman 108 dies 11+M UNC with good lustre and a few small carbon spots
£120 London Coins : A130 : Lot 1618 : Penny 1881H Freeman 108 dies 11+M UNC with good lustre and a few small carbon spots London Coins : A130 : Lot 1618 : Penny 1881H Freeman 108 dies 11+M UNC with good lustre and a few small carbon spots

Auction 130
English Coins 1881 as Freeman 105 dies 10+J but with a raised dot between V and I of VICTORIA (a similar variety to the 1897 Penny) GF/VF the variety very clear £36

Auction 130
English Coins 1881 Freeman 102 dies 9+J VF £15 London Coins : A130 : Lot 1617 : Penny 1881 Freeman 102 dies 9+J VF London Coins : A130 : Lot 1617 : Penny 1881 Freeman 102 dies 9+J VF

Auction 129
English Coins 1881H Freeman 108 dies 11+M UNC with around 85% lustre
£225 London Coins : A129 : Lot 1700 : Penny 1881H Freeman 108 dies 11+M UNC with around 85% lustre London Coins : A129 : Lot 1700 : Penny 1881H Freeman 108 dies 11+M UNC with around 85% lustre

Auction 129
English Coins 1881 Freeman 106 dies 11+J NVF/VF darkly toned £70 London Coins : A129 : Lot 1699 : Penny 1881 Freeman 106 dies 11+J NVF/VF darkly toned London Coins : A129 : Lot 1699 : Penny 1881 Freeman 106 dies 11+J NVF/VF darkly toned

Auction 128
English Coins 1881H Freeman 108 dies 11+M UNC with good subdued lustre
£250 London Coins : A128 : Lot 1570 : Penny 1881H Freeman 108 dies 11+M UNC with good subdued lustre London Coins : A128 : Lot 1570 : Penny 1881H Freeman 108 dies 11+M UNC with good subdued lustre

Auction 126
English Coins 1881H Freeman 108 dies 11+M Lustrous GEF/AU
£110 London Coins : A126 : Lot 1332 : Penny 1881H Freeman 108 dies 11+M Lustrous GEF/AU London Coins : A126 : Lot 1332 : Penny 1881H Freeman 108 dies 11+M Lustrous GEF/AU

Auction 125
English Coins 1881 Freeman 102 dies 9+J VF £24 London Coins : A125 : Lot 1065 : Penny 1881 Freeman 102 dies 9+J VF London Coins : A125 : Lot 1065 : Penny 1881 Freeman 102 dies 9+J VF

Auction 124
English Coins 1881H Freeman 109 dies 11+M Bronze nFDC with slight friction to the high points and retaining around 90% lustre, Ex-London Coin Auction A115 December 2006 Lot 957
£500 London Coins : A124 : Lot 752 : Penny 1881H Freeman 109 dies 11+M Bronze Proof nFDC with slight friction to the high points and reta... London Coins : A124 : Lot 752 : Penny 1881H Freeman 109 dies 11+M Bronze Proof nFDC with slight friction to the high points and reta...

Auction 124
English Coins 1881H Freeman 108 dies 11+M Lustrous UNC with much original mint brilliance
£400 London Coins : A124 : Lot 751 : Penny 1881H Freeman 108 dies 11+M Lustrous UNC with much original mint brilliance London Coins : A124 : Lot 751 : Penny 1881H Freeman 108 dies 11+M Lustrous UNC with much original mint brilliance

Auction 124
English Coins 1881 Freeman 105 dies 10+J GVF with some contact marks on the obverse, Rare £200 London Coins : A124 : Lot 2188 : Penny 1881 Freeman 105 dies 10+J GVF with some contact marks on the obverse, Rare London Coins : A124 : Lot 2188 : Penny 1881 Freeman 105 dies 10+J GVF with some contact marks on the obverse, Rare

Auction 124
English Coins 1881 Freeman 102 dies 9+J A/UNC with a small metal flaw on Britannia £130 London Coins : A124 : Lot 750 : Penny 1881 Freeman 102 dies 9+J A/UNC with a small metal flaw on Britannia London Coins : A124 : Lot 750 : Penny 1881 Freeman 102 dies 9+J A/UNC with a small metal flaw on Britannia

Auction 124
English Coins 1881 Freeman 342 dies 15+O UNC with about 75% lustre
£130 London Coins : A124 : Lot 598 : Halfpenny 1881 Freeman 342 dies 15+O UNC with about 75% lustre London Coins : A124 : Lot 598 : Halfpenny 1881 Freeman 342 dies 15+O UNC with about 75% lustre

Auction 124
English Coins 1881H Freeman 108 dies 11+J UNC with almost full subdued lustre with some graffiti on the portrait
£85 London Coins : A124 : Lot 2191 : Penny 1881H Freeman 108 dies 11+J UNC with almost full subdued lustre with some graffiti on the port... London Coins : A124 : Lot 2191 : Penny 1881H Freeman 108 dies 11+J UNC with almost full subdued lustre with some graffiti on the port...

Auction 124
English Coins 1881 Freeman 343A dies 15*+O* Lustrous UNC
£85 London Coins : A124 : Lot 599 : Halfpenny 1881 Freeman 343A dies 15*+O* Lustrous UNC London Coins : A124 : Lot 599 : Halfpenny 1881 Freeman 343A dies 15*+O* Lustrous UNC

Auction 124
English Coins 1881H Freeman 109 dies 11+M GEF
£75 London Coins : A124 : Lot 2192 : Penny 1881H Freeman 109 dies 11+M GEF London Coins : A124 : Lot 2192 : Penny 1881H Freeman 109 dies 11+M GEF

Auction 124
English Coins 1881H Freeman 344 dies 16+Q Lustrous UNC
£75 London Coins : A124 : Lot 600 : Halfpenny 1881H Freeman 344 dies 16+Q Lustrous UNC London Coins : A124 : Lot 600 : Halfpenny 1881H Freeman 344 dies 16+Q Lustrous UNC

Auction 122
English Coins 1881 Obverse 15 Reverse O* , not in Peck or Freeman GEF with uneven lustre
£130 London Coins : A122 : Lot 1692 : Halfpenny 1881 Obverse 15 Reverse O* mule, not in Peck or Freeman GEF with uneven lustre London Coins : A122 : Lot 1692 : Halfpenny 1881 Obverse 15 Reverse O* mule, not in Peck or Freeman GEF with uneven lustre

Auction 119
English Coins 1881 H Freeman 108 dies 11+M UNC near full lustre and with prooflike fields £460

Auction 119
English Coins 1881 Freeman 105 dies 10+J GF/VF rare £100

Auction 118
English Coins 1881 Freeman 102 dies 9+J UNC with very good slightly subdued lustre £400

Auction 118
English Coins 1881 Freeman 102 dies 9+J GEF with traces of lustre and a couple of spots on the reverse £160

Auction 115
English Coins 1881H Freeman 109 dies 11+M Bronze nFDC with slight friction to the high points and retaining around 90% lustre
£1,400

Auction 113
English Coins 1881H Freeman 108 dies 11+M UNC with considerable lustre
£180

Auction 113
English Coins 1881 Freeman 105 dies 10+J GF/VF rare £100

Auction 113
English Coins 1881 Freeman 102 dies 9+J EF cleaned and retoned with some surface nicks £85

Auction 112
English Coins 1881H Freeman 108 dies 11+M UNC with traces of lustre
£140

Auction 110
English Coins 1881 Freeman 102 dies 9+J UNC some lustre on the obverse with almost full lustre on the reverse and rare thus £360

Auction 110
English Coins 1881H Freeman 108 dies 11+J UNC with almost full subdued lustre exhibiting some minor surface marks
£150

Auction 107
English Coins 1881 H BMC 1903 nFDC and lustrous (ex Rasmussen)
£700

Auction 107
English Coins 1881 H Unc near full lustre and with prooflike fields £220

Auction 107
English Coins 1881 15 leaves 4 berries obverse chocolate EF £160

Auction 107
English Coins 1881 H lustrous Unc £140

Auction 107
English Coins 1881 H Good EF with about 30% lustre £90

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