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Penny Unit Collection : English Coins

Date Sold Category Lot Description Sale Price

Auction 162
English Coins 1877 Narrow date, Freeman 90 dies 8+H (Rarity 18) one of the rarest and most sought after currency types in the entire Bun Penny series, almost always encountered in low grade, this example around Fine, and considerably superior to the example sold in London Coins Auction A129 (Lot 2034) graded LCGS 20 which realised £7020 inclusive of buyers premium. The variety beyond dispute and this example quite possibly one of the finest examples in existence, we note we have handled only 5 other examples since 2003, we also note this is superior to the example in the Laurie Bamford sold in 2006 described as 'Fair', hence a rare opporty for the advanced collector of the key varieties in this series £5,500 London Coins : A162 : Lot 2440 : Penny 1877 Narrow date, Freeman 90 dies 8+H (Rarity 18) one of the rarest and most sought after curr... London Coins : A162 : Lot 2440 : Penny 1877 Narrow date, Freeman 90 dies 8+H (Rarity 18) one of the rarest and most sought after curr...

Auction 160
English Coins 1860 Beaded Border , 9.6 grammes, Thick rim, portrait with large 'bulging' eye, Gouby Obverse A1, Reverse a, (R of REG rotated slightly forwards, and the foot of the R does not touch the E), Reverse Shield with double raised lines, LCW below shield, no rock to left of lighthouse, die axis inverted, Gouby states 3 known, UNC with traces of lustre, in an LCGS holder and graded LCGS 80, Ex-Laurie Bamford Collection, DNW 20/6/2006 Lot 168 (£1412), Ex-B.Workman collection (by exchange) this an extremely rare opporty to obtain this type seldom seen on the market
£3,400 London Coins : A160 : Lot 2401 : Penny 1860 Beaded Border Proof, 9.6 grammes, Thick rim, portrait with large 'bulging' eye,... London Coins : A160 : Lot 2401 : Penny 1860 Beaded Border Proof, 9.6 grammes, Thick rim, portrait with large 'bulging' eye,...

Auction 156
English Coins 1864 Crosslet 4 Peck 1664 with 239/136 scratched in the obverse field, toned UNC with traces of lustre and a few small spots. The numbers were scratched into the field during the mastership of Professor Thomas Graham (1855-1869) have been shown by G.P.Dyer to represent overall output in tons of bronze coin minted since 1860 (the higher figure) and output in tons of that particular denomination since 1860 (the lower figure) This is not the example pictured in Michael Gouby's 'The British Bronze Penny' - Specialised Edition (Page 49) but displays a superb sharp strike. A highly desirable piece of n bronze coinage history, as stated by Gouby there are only 2 examples known, this, Ex-D.W.Grey 20/10/1971, Lot 111, Ex-Seaby Bulletin, September 1974, item K162, Ex-Sotheby Auction 9/10/1979 Lot 257, Ex-Michael Freeman, and one other, the other example illustrated in Gouby's book being the Ex-Norweb, Ex-A.H.F.Baldwin example, described by Spink as 'Extremely Fine and attractively patinated'. A total of 34 'scratched field' bronze coins are recorded of all dates and denominations, made up of 20 Pennies, 7 and 7 s. Of the 20 Pennies, 12 are known to be in the British Museum , this being one of the remaining 8 available to commerce. An extremely rare opporty to bid on a piece of Victorian numismatic history. We note a standard currency 1864 Crosslet 4 Penny in UNC sold in our March 2014 auction (Lot 1844) for £3978 inclusive of buyers premium.
£9,000 London Coins : A156 : Lot 2511 : Penny 1864 Crosslet 4 Peck 1664 with 239/136 scratched in the obverse field, toned UNC with traces o... London Coins : A156 : Lot 2511 : Penny 1864 Crosslet 4 Peck 1664 with 239/136 scratched in the obverse field, toned UNC with traces o...

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