Five Guineas 1693 Obverse conjoined busts of joint monarchs right. GVLIELMVS ET MARIA DEI GRATIA. Reverse, crowned garnished square topped arms, lion of Nassau in centre Elephant and Castle below the bust S3423. Edge year QVINTO in raised letters on edge, GEF rare thus, not far off in grade to our lot 857 in LCA 155 Dec 2016 which realised £71,500 hammer. But this piece, the Elephant and Castle variety, is usually more sought after. The famous Samuel King Five Guineas sale by Spink included their well researched analysis of Five Guineas offered for sale in a 40 year period and the 1693 E & C offered here had a frequency of 19 compared to 91 of the S3422 type (1693 without E & C below). Last year a William and Mary 5 Guineas of this same type S3423 Elephant and Castle below in MS63 realised $258,000 in the USA. William and Mary were spouses who reigned over the kingdoms of England, Scotland and Ireland. They began their joint reign in February 1689 after they were offered the throne by the Convention Parliament. James II (Mary’s father) had fled the country and William and Mary occupied what was in effect a vacant throne. They were the first joint rulers in England for over 800 years, although Philip II and Mary I had appeared on English coinage together. Mary was to reign until her death from smallpox in December 1694 and William continued his rule alone, until his death in March 1702. The reign of William and Mary was brief and their coins are relatively scarce, the piece offered here has a very competitive starting price and would truly be a bargain in todays market at the low estimate or in our opinion at several bids above.
Guinea 1716 Fourth Laureate Head as S.3631 but with Hanoverian Shield at date, the shields and sceptres all rotated by 90 degrees clockwise. Unlisted as such, and internet searches have failed to locate another such example offered for sale. Many silver varieties of this period have shield positioning varieties, however this is believed to be the first such error found on a gold coin of this period. A potentially unique opportunity for the milled gold or Guinea collector. In an NGC holder and graded XF40, with a scratch across the chin, Ex-Goldbergs 5/2/2013 Lot 4900
Andaman Islands One Rupee Token 1866 KM#Tn2 EF silvered, weight 9.14 grammes, noted by 'British Commonwealth Coins' by Remick/James/Dowle/Finn as being 'the rarest British Commonwealth coins' and records only 5 examples having been sold between the publications of the second and third editions between 1969 and 1971, Internet research has not revealed any past auction results for the pieces dated 1866
Halfpenny 1734 B over D in BRITANNIA, the 4 struck over a lower 4, as Nicholson 236 (same dies) one of several dies recorded for this overstrike, all being rare, 10.29 grammes, VF/NVF this example far superior to the Nicholson example and internet research shows this is possibly the finest of this type, comes with old collector's ticket
Crown 1834 ESC 275 the John Jay Pittman example (David Akers sale Numismatic Inc 6-8 August 1999 Lot 3864) choice FDC pleasing old grey tone with orange and gold hues in places, free of contact marks and hairlines a choice coin. Rated R5 by ESC 5 - 10 examples known, and in today's buoyant and international market a difficult piece to estimate. Heritage of Dallas sold a high grade example in 2011 which realised $69,000 (£44,000 at 2011 exchange rates, £56,000 at todays) but key date rarities in choice grades have surged forward since then. For example the sister coin to this the 1831 crown with a mintage 10 to 15 times greater than the 1834 would have realised £8000 - £10000 in 2011 or put another way the 1834 could expect to realise 4 - 5 times more than the 1831 in a like for like grade, but an 1831 Crown in MS65 just realised £61,000 hammer price in St James Coinex sale September 2016. As this piece is choice and has been graded 88 by LCGS one could predict an MS65 could be given if submitted to the US graders and could argue that a £200,000 - £300,000 price ticket would not be absurd. However we have estimated it more conservatively and will await the results of the bidding. All William IV crowns are rare and sought after by collectors ESC lists three varieties of the 1831 in silver these were made for inclusion in the 1831 Proof Sets which had a mintage of just 225, a gold example is known dated 1831, a trial strike in lead dated 1832 and rated R7 (one or two in existence) and the 1834. This is the first 1834 example we have offered and the only example graded by LCGS whilst we have previously offered 11 examples of the 1831 crown and LCGS have graded three 1831s. Our research has found no other 1834 crowns sold since 2011 and this Pittman example to our knowledge has not been offered at auction since 1999 so if you are interested in choice rarities of the sort offered globally once or twice a decade this is the lot for you.
ChinaProof Set 2008 a 6-coin set Beijing Olympics 2008 The Official CommemorativeGold and Silver Coins for the games of the 29th Olympiad Series III comprising 150 Yuan Gold (2) depicting Classical Wrestling and Classical Soccer player, 10 Yuan Silver (4) depicting Chinese Folk customs with coloured images on parts of the obverse FDC, issued by the Peoples Bank of China in the impressive box of issue, with all certificates, the box stating 'VIP - Beijing 2008' Limited Edition 23rd August 27/99 on the top of the lid in addition to the usual inscription found on other sets of this type, research indicates similar sets have been offered on the internet for around £1900
Accessories includes an impressive cabinet with 16 drawers, 14 with display trays, also albums, capsules, digital books, a USB Microscope, and many pages of research and descriptions of Roman and Ancient coins, the research an interesting read
Au solidus. Valens. C, 364–378 AD. Antioch .Obv; Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right DN VALENS PER F AVG. Rev. Valens standing with head right, holding labarum and Victory RESTITVTOR REIPUBLICAE// ANTS* in ex. Sear 4104. Light scratches on reverse. 4.41g. GVF/NVF
Syria, Antioch Tetradrachm (150-149BC) Obv. Diademed head of Alexander Balas right., filet border, Rev. Zeus enthroned, left holding Nike, cornucopia in left field, 16.2 grammes, Sear 7030, excellent portrait, Near EF with minor marks and porosity, Ex-Lodge Antiquities 271 (2004), Ex-CNG Auction 144 (2006) Lot 137 (realised $230)
Penny 1858 8 over 2, this variety previously thought to be 8 over 3 with die cracks showing thinly through the bottom of all four digits of the date showing an earlier stage of the die break associated with this type, recent research has stated this is more likely to be 8 over 2, indeed this coin shows a small point at the bottom left of the 8. Recent research suggest that this die only had a short working life (Source: Michael Gouby, article Spink Numismatic Circular May 2010 pages 72-73) A/UNC with a trace of lustre
Halfpenny 1860 Toothed Border F over P in HALF, dies as Freeman 267 dies 4+C, the complete foot and part of the curve visible under close magnification, previously unseen for 1860, (only seen for 1861) VF and worthy of further research for the variety specialist
Pennies 1897 (6) an interesting study group containing 10 teeth date spacings (3) and 10 1/2 teeth date spacings (3) these coins show a variety of different shapes and positions of the 7 in the date, different thicknesses of helmet plumes, and differences to the shape ands size of the rock, two coins are VG to NF the other four EF to A/UNC and lustrous, comes with a research dossier copiled by the vendor
Penny 1858 8 over 2, this variety previously thought to be 8 over 3 with die cracks showing thinly through the bottom of all four digits of the date showing an earlier stage of the die break associated with this type, recent research has stated this is more likely to be 8 over 2, indeed this coin shows a tiny point at the bottom left of the 8 under magnification. Recent research suggest that this die only had a short working life (Source: Michael Gouby, article Spink Numismatic Circular May 2010 pages 72-73) EF/NEF, Ex-I.Robinson 2/10/1997 £55
Au Tremissis. Anastasius. C, 491-518 AD. Rev; VICTORIA AVGVSTORVM, Victory advancing r., head l., holding wreath and glober cruciger; at r., star; in ex., CONOB. Sear 8. Old collection coin with lustre. 1.47g. G Fine.
Solidus Au. Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine. C, 610-641 AD. Obv; Crowned and draped facing busts of Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine; cross above. Rev: VICTORIA AVGЧ Є, CONOB in ex; Cross potent set upon three steps. Sears 738. 4.46g. N VF.
Solidus Au. Justinian I. C, 527-565 AD. Obv; Helmeted and cuirassed bust facing, holding globus cruciger and shield. Rev: VICTORIA AVGGG B, CONOB in ex; Victory standing facing, holding globus cruciger and long staff terminating in staurogram; star to right. Sears 140. Weak strike to one edge. 4.28g. N VF. Plus an Ae prutah (widows mite) of Alexander Jannaeus. Fine. 
Follis Ae. Justinian I. C, 527-565 AD. Constantinople mint, 1st officina. Dated RY 13. Obv; Helmeted and cuirassed facing bust, holding globus cruciger and shield; cross to right. Rev: Large M; cross above, date across field; A, in ex CON. Sears 163. Ex CNG 2014. Dark green patina. 23.128g. VF.
Sovereign 1887 Jubilee Head Pattern, with the obverse displaying 14 Beads to Queen’s necklace rather than 13 on the standard currency and Proof coin.
J.E.B. initials fully on the truncation, on the standard Proof issue they encroach slightly into the field. On the 14 bead coin there is a smaller gap between the A in VICTORIA and the following D of D:G: .This obverse as Baldwin's Bentley sale 8/5/2013 Lot 1228. Reverse: The P of the B.P. initials is poorly rendered, appearing more like a triangle. There are also no stops in between.
The top line of the streamer on the helmet makes a smooth curve onto the next line down, whereas on the standard Proof it is distinctly separate.
The 7 of the date has an extra piece protruding from the right of the horizontal stroke.
The Reverse characteristics are similar to a reverse uniface Proof in the Royal Mint Museum, and had previously not been recorded before on a Proof or currency piece. UNC with prooflike fields, the design and legend heavily frosted. This reverse is as the Royal Mint uniface trial piece. Both obverse and reverse dies types are known, but until now, not on the same coin, and the existence of this piece links together the two previously known types. Comes with a comprehensive folder full of interesting data and research relating to this piece and the other pieces bearing the obverse and reverse die types and their developments and origins, along with many useful and important photographs. Also with authentication from Robert Matthews(ex Royal Mint and a recognised expert in authentication). Slabbed and graded CGS 75, a unique opportunity to acquire this important and unique piece
PennyCnut Short Cross type S.1159North 790Warwick Mint, moneyer Leofwig L.EOFPIGONPER. GVF, an extremely rare mint, previously unseen by us, our research reveals no recent transactions of pieces from this type and mint
Tremissis Au. Anastasius. C, 491-518 AD. Rev: VICTORIA AVGVSTORVM / CONOB; Victory advancing right, holding globus cruciger and wreath; star in right field. Sear 8. Some slight weakness on strike. 1.50g. G Fine.
USA, Engraved 1693 on a flan of similar size and metal to a GunmoneyCrown Obverse inscribed ABRAHAM CATER ANNO 1693, Reverse Hand issuing from a cloud holds the scales of justice 44mm diameter NVF, we note that an internet search reveals the Birth of an Abraham Carter in 1693 in Newton, New England USA
NobleEdward III S1518 but a rare variety and unlisted in Schneider, obverse begins EDWARDVS, the piece is accompanied by a detail research paper from 2004 by Peter Woodhead explaining the variety VF and rare
Phoenicia (2) Silver One Twelfth Shekel, Tyre (c.400-360BC) Obverse Melqarth riding on Hippocamp., dolphin below, Reverse Owl Standing, head facing , cable border Sear 5913 Fine, One Eighth Shekel Sidon, Obverse War Galley with zigzag waves below, Reverse Bearded Deity about to slay lion Sear 5940 Fine
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
Penny, Model Coinage by Joseph Moore undated (1844) with PENNEY error in the obverse legend. Now listed in Krause 'Unusual World Coins' as X#10 with no prices given, our research has uncovered that 7 examples are known to exist, this example VF, superior to the example sold in our Auction A142 (Lot 2731) which realised £643 inclusive of buyers premium
Collection of Romansilverdenarius. C, 1st BC-3rd century AD. From the Republic through to Elagabalus. All identified. Mixed grades and conditions, some collectable grades.  Fine to VF. Also includes 'Roman Coins and their values' by David Sear 1981 edition.
A mixed group plenty in silver and including Victoria, an interesting Napoleon and Josephine Hotel De Ville AN XIII in silver, Moscow Olympics, a uniface GB 1945 set in need of further research and more (lot)
Group of Seven medals to Lt.Col W.H.West M.B.E. BerkshireRegiment, M.B.E. 2nd type military division, General Service Medal 1918 bar Iraq (2 Lieut . W.H.West, R.Berks R.), 1939-45, Africa (8th Army bar) and Italy Stars, Defence & War Medals. Together with a set of miniatures, Royal Berks cap badge, family photographs, M.B.E. certificate dated 1942 and folder of papers and research.
Thailand an interesting and comprehensive group (37) 800 Baht (2) 2005 Food Safety Award UNC boxed, 2007 King's 80th Birthday Proof FDC, 600 Baht (9) 1980 Queen's Anniversary and FAO Ceres Medal UNC, 1981 Centenary of the Birth of Rama VI UNC boxed, 1981 35th Anniversary of the Reign of King Rama IX UNC, 1988 Crown Prince's 36th Birthday UNC, 1989 Chulalongkorn University UNC, 1990 90th Birthday of Princess Mother (2) UNC, 1991 36th Birthday of Princess Sirindhorn (2) UNC, 300 Baht (3) 1979 Graduation of Princess Chulabhorn UNC, 1996 50th Anniversary of the Reign of King Rama IX UNC, undated Queen's Crowned bust facing (1992) Proof nFDC, 200 Baht (4) 1979 Royal Cradle Ceremony UNC, 1981 International Year of the Child Proof FDC, 1987 WWF 25th Anniversary Proof FDC, 1997 UNICEF Proof nFDC, 150 Baht (10) 1975 75th Birthday of the King's Mother UNC, 1977 FAO UNC, 1977 Investiture of Princess Sirindhorn UNC, 1977 Graduation of Princess Sirindhorn UNC, 1977 Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn and Princess Soamsawali Wedding UNC, 1978 9th World Orchid Conference UNC, 1978 Graduation of Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn UNC, undated Queen' crowned facing bust (1992) Proof FDC, 1996 50th Anniversary of the Reign of King Rama IX (2, one a Proof) UNC and FDC, 100 Baht (3) 1975 100th Anniversary of the Ministry of Finance UNC, 1991 World Bank IMF UNC, 1997 WWF Tiger Proof FDC, 50 Baht (5) 1971 20th Year Buddhist Fellowship UNC, 1974 National Museum Centenary UNC with some light verdigris, undated (2004) National Intelligence Agency UNC, undated (2003) 50th Anniversary of the Air Force UNC, 2005 Technological Research UNC in pack of issue, 20 Baht 1963 36th Birthday of Rama IX UNC, plus 5 Baht Set 1977-1987 (10 Coins) UNC in the white folder of issue
USAHalf Dollar 1857S Large S, unlisted as such by Breen, EF or better, nicely toned with some contact marks in the fields would grade AU by US standards, our research indicates many examples in this grade have traded for $800+ on the internet
Crown 1658 Oliver Cromwell high quality imitation in silver 30.1 grams nEF some dimples and surface bubbles reverse which would be inconsistent with the genuine issue, clearly a sharply struck rather than cast piece with edge lettering bold and of high quality, origin unknown and in need of further research
ChinaProof Set 2008 a 6-coin set Beijing Olympics 2008 The Official CommemorativeGold and Silver Coins for the games of the 29th Olympiad Series III comprising 150 Yuan Gold (2) depicting Classical Wrestling and Classical Soccer player, 10 Yuan Silver (4) depicting Chinese Folk customs with coloured images on parts of the obverse FDC, issued by the Peoples Bank of China in the impressive box of issue, with all certificates, the box stating 'VIP - Beijing 2008' Limited Edition 17th August 23/99 on the top of the lid in addition to the usual inscription found on other sets of this type, research indicates that Series I and Series II sets of similar make-up have been offered on the internet for around £1700, these without the VIP inscription on the box lid
Penny, Model Coinage by Joseph Moore undated (1844) with PENNEY error in the obverse legend. Now listed in Krause 'Unusual World Coins' as X#10 with no prices given, our research has uncovered that 7 examples are known to exist, examples selling in the £200-£900 range according to grade, this example NVF, previously unseen by this cataloguer
Penny 1858 8 over 2, this variety previously thought to be 8 over 3 with die cracks showing thinly through the bottom of all four digits of the date showing an earlier stage of the die break associated with this type, recent research has stated this is more likely to be 8 over 2, indeed this coin shows a small point at the bottom left of the 8. Recent research suggest that this die only had a short working life (Source: Michael Gouby, article Spink Numismatic Circular May 2010 pages 72-73) GEF
Pennies (2) 1861 with lower first 1, strongly double struck, 1863 possibly open 3 (worn) with another number below 6, low grade, in need of close examination and research, Halfpennies (3) 1861 with 8 over 8 and 6 over 6, both very clear, 1862 2 over 2, 1876H with the P of PENNY barely joined Poor to Fine an interesting study group
Penny 1858 8 over 2, this variety previously thought to be 8 over 3 with die cracks through the bottom and top of all four digits of the date showing an later stage of the die break associated with this type, recent research has stated this is more likely to be 8 over 2, indeed this coin shows a small point at the bottom left of the 8. Recent research suggest that this die only had a short working life (Source: Michael Gouby, article Spink Numismatic Circular May 2010 pages 72-73) EF with a couple of small rim nicks
Penny 1858 8 over 2, this variety previously thought to be 8 over 3 with die cracks through the bottom half of all four digits of the date showing an intermediate stage of the die break associated with this type, recent research has stated this is more likely to be 8 over 2, indeed this coin shows a small point at the bottom left of the 8. Recent research suggest that this die only had a short working life (Source: Michael Gouby, article Spink Numismatic Circular May 2010 pages 72-73) EF with a few small rim nicks
Penny 1858 8 over 2, this variety previously thought to be 8 over 3 with die cracks through the bottom half of all four digits of the date showing an intermediate stage of the die break associated with this type, recent research has stated this is more likely to be 8 over 2, indeed this coin shows a small point at the bottom left of the 8. Recent research suggest that this die only had a short working life (Source: Michael Gouby, article Spink Numismatic Circular May 2010 pages 72-73) EF/NEF with an edge bruise
A collection of Phoenicia (199) in silver (42) and copper (157) housed in a cabinet, The collector remarks: 'The Autonomous Coinage of Phoenicia, although firmly within the Greek series, is remarkable for its maritime imagery and unique script, including several early dated series. The strategic location of Phoenicia (modern Lebanon) led to repeated incursions by Alexander and his successors, the Ptolemies and Seleukids, and ultimately by the Romans ; a turbulent history reflected in a further wealth of coin types'. Lot includes Tetradrachms (16) Aradus (2), of Alexander and obv. Tyche, Berytus (Caracalla), Ake-Ptolemais (3), of Ptolemy II , Antiochus VIII, and Caracalla, Sidon (3) Ptolemy II, Alexander I, and obv. Tyche, Tyre (7) Ptolemy II, Melquarth, Trajan (3), Caracalla, Geta; Dishekels (4) Byblos, Sidon, Tyre (2); a Stater of Aradus and Didrachms of Tyre (2), with other silver (20) including two very rare fractions of Gebaal (Byblos) Lion/Lotus type. The copper represents the mints of Aradus, Berytus, Ake, Byblos, Carne, Marathus, Orthosia, Tripolis, 'uncertain mint', Sidon, Tyre, comprising a solid range of autonomous and Roman issues including rarities such as Galba (Berytus), Diadumenian, Rev. Temple of Diana, and Aquileia Severa, both of Tyre. Lot includes Books (3), in mixed grades many in VF a few better, the bronzes in particular worthy of further study and further detailed research
MontserratCountermarked Coinage 12 Dogs (2 Bits - Quarter Dollar) 1772-1789 KM#10 a cut quarter segment of a Spanish Colonial 8 Reales Obverse countermark Cross, Reverse Countermarked with three M's, host coin date visible (1781) weight 6.85 grammes, host coin largely smooth, countermarks Fine and bold, extremely rare and the first we have offered, our research indicates a specimen of similar appearance without the host coins date fetched £2600 hammer price in a London saleroom in September 2010
Henry Morton Stanley famous for his search for Dr. Livingstone 1890 66mm diameter in bronze awarded by the Belgian Municipal Council The Royal Geographical Society and the Chamber of Commerce of Antwerp April 1890 VF /GVF obverse cleaned comes with printed details of the famous explorer and his famous search for Dr. David Livingstone
Guernsey a comprehensive collection 1830 onwards (260), in an album thoroughly researched for minor varieties 8 Doubles to 1 Double comprising 1 Double (34), 2 Doubles (26), 4 Doubles (58), 8 Doubles (78), Ten Shilling (1), Threepence (4), Decimal Coinage Two Pounds (1), One Pound (5), Fifty Pence (7), Crown 25 Pence (6), Twenty Pence (7), Ten Pence (10), Five Pence (7), Two Pence (6), Penny (9), Half Penny (1), the majority in lustrous high grade includes numismatic literature relating to the series. A full list of the collectors notes is available by clicking a link which follows the lot description (on the London Coins web site) grades, authenticity and values are the collectors not ours so are not guaranteed correct or accurate by us, and please note our terms and conditions regarding bulk lots which states they are not subject to return, buyers should satisfy themselves before bidding that they are happy to purchase if they win the lot.
China Year Set 1980 (7 coins) 1 Yuan to 1 Fen UNC in the original black folder of issue, recent research shows that the more common blue folder issue recently sold for $586, with the black folder issue recently sold for $655 on the web
Ancient Greece (3) Dishekel Late 5th Century BC Phoenicia Tyre Obverse Melqarth riding Hippocamp with bow, waves and dolphin below, Reverse Owl standing right, head facing, carrying crook and flail under left wing Sear 5911 Good Fine, Dracm Alexander the Great 336-323BC Reverse Zeus enthroned holding eagle and sceptre and with right leg drawn back Fine, Argolis-Argos Triobol 465-430BC Obverse Wolf Reverse A with AP above Fine, holed
Japan "Ganshoshin" set of six replicas of rare early coinage Mayada Han Kaga Province, Tempo Koban, Koshu Kin Ban, Karigana, Odawara, Taiko Hundo Kon Ban, these attributions attached behind the coins which are in a glass frame and not ours, bought as seen and in need of further specialist research
RomanAntoninus Pius AD138-161 (2) Denarius Obverse as Sear 1247 Reverse as Sear 1243 Tranquility standing right holding rudder and corn ears TR POT XIX COS IIII, weight 2.9 grammes NVF (bought M.Trenerry 1983 £20) and Dupondius Antoninus Pius AD138-161 Obverse ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XVIII Reverse Britannia seated left on rock SC in exergue below Sear 1288, weight 12.8 grammes, Fine with green patina (bought C.J.Martin 1984 £98)
Penny 1858 8 over 2, this variety previously thought to be 8 over 3 with die cracks through the bottom half of all four digits of the date showing an intermediate stage of the die break associated with this type, recent research has stated this is more likely to be 8 over 2, indeed this coin shows a small point at the bottom left of the 8. Recent research suggest that this die only had a short working life (Source: Michael Gouby, article Spink Numismatic Circular May 2010 pages 72-73) this example NVF cleaned in the past, now retoning
RomanDenarii (2) Trajan AD98-117 Obverse IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P Reverse COS [V P P S P Q R] OPTIMO PRINC Sear 978RIC 118, weight 3.2 grammes, NVF (bought Clifton Coins, Bath Coin Fair 1983 £18) and DenariusHadrian AD117-138 Obverse IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG Reverse P M TR P COS III Clementia (?) standing left RIC 117 Fine (bought S.R.Porter 1983 £18)
Books (8) a selection of useful titles, Roman Coins 4th Edition by David Sear, The John Brooker Collection of Coins of Charles I by Spink, English Hammered Coinage by J.J.North Volumes I and II 1960-1964 editions, The British BronzePenny 1860-1970 by Michael Gouby, The British Numismatic Journal (3) Volumes 74, 75 and 76 2004, 2005 and 2006 all in good used condition
Two Guineas 1738 as S.3667B a top quality copy of correct composition as listed in the IBSCC Bulletin on Counterfeits January 1976 EF and offered here as a bullion item, or archive example for individuals or dealerships wishing to have an example for research and to aid future detection.
East AfricaShilling 1941 I KM#28.2 Thicker rim with legend and leaves very close to the edge, longer border teeth, VF toned, Krause gives no price for the rarer KM28.2 and our research has been unable to find any example previously sold other than the one we sold in Auction A135 (lot 896 hammer price £160)
IndiaMughal Empire and Indian Princely StatesSilver issues (167) includes many silver Rupees and unattributed silver minors, some square issues and some from an earlier period, in mixed circulated grades, worthy of further research
East AfricaShilling 1941 I KM#28.2 Thicker rim with legend and leaves very close to the edge, longer border teeth, VF cleaned, along with the common type KM28.1. Krause gives no price for the rarer KM28.2 and our research has been unable to find any example previously sold, difficult to estimate thus
Books (15) mostly Roman Coins-related includes Roman Coins and Their Values by David Sear (3 volumes), 2001-2005 editions, Roman Silver Coins by Seaby (5 volumes) two 1982 editions and three 2004 editions in good condition
Books (18) an interesting selection comprising Roman Silver Coins by Seaby (3 volumes), Roman Coins and Their Values by David R.Sear (2 Volumes, 2000 and 2002), Roman Coins and Their Values by David R.Sear 1974 Edition, English Hammered Coinage Volumes 1 and 2 by J.J.North, The Cistophori of Augustus by C.H.V.Sutherland, 1970 edition, Coins of the Roman Empire in the British Museum Augustus to Vitellius by Harold Mattingly, Late Roman Bronze Coinage by Carson, Hill and Kent 1978 Edition, Corpvs Nvmmorvm Romanorvm XVII by A.Banti and L.Simonetti 1978 Edition, Greek Imperial Coins and Their Values by David R.Sear, The Banknote Yearbook by Token Publishing 3rd Edition 2003, Spink Standard Catalogue of British Coins 2008 and 2009 editions, Coin Yearbook 2009 by Token Publishing, English Silver Coinage since 1649 by P.Alan Rayner 1992 edition all in very good condition, also a Lindner Stamp album with five packets of additional pages
Penny 1858 8 over 2, this variety previously thought to be 8 over 3 with die cracks through the top half and bottom half of all four digits of the date, recent research has stated this is more likely to be 8 over 2, indeed this coin shows a small part of the point of the 2 at the bottom left of the 8. Recent research suggest that this die only had a short working life (Source: Michael Gouby, article Spink Numismatic Circular May 2010 pages 72-73) this example UNC or near so with around 80% lustre on the obverse, the reverse with around 20% lustre and with minor cabinet friction and a couple of small spots, very rare in this grade
RomanGoldSolidus Theodosius II (AD 402-450) DN THEODOSIVS PF AVG helmeted and cuiraissed bust facing with spear and shield, Reverse IIMP. XXXXII . COS . XVII . P. P. ROMA Roma seated left holding cross on globe and sceptre, in ex., CONOB Sear 4288 NEF with a few light surface marks
RomanGoldSolidus Theodosius II (AD 402-450) DN THEODOSIVS PF AVG helmeted and cuiraissed bust facing with spear and shield, Reverse IVOT XX MULT XXX, Victory holding Long Cross, in exergue CONOB Sear 4290 VF
Shillings 1879 (4) all different die pairings Davies dies 5B with no Die Number (unlisted), Davies 911 dies 6B No Die Number, Davies 911 dies 6B Die Number 17 with the lower half of the die number weakly struck, Davies dies 6C (unlisted) Fair to VG all varieties clear, an interesting group and worthy of further research for die pairing specialists
World a large and interesting group including Roman issues, some large unsorted bags of Moroccan bronze, some Moroccan silver with examples in high grades, English Crowns back to William III (lower grades), other world crowns these a mixture of modern imitation and genuine silver examples, Middle East including a bag of unidentified early items presumed silver, Spanish bronze and others. A useful group in need of further research (lot)
Great Britain, A Sears Holdings collection of 37 certificates, Sears Holdings was the vehicle of Sir Charles Clore (1904-79), parent company of Selfridges and British Shoe Corporation. Clore was a major benefactor of the arts, (Clore Gallery at Tate Britain, Turner collection) and of Jewish charities. Certificates in lot are, J Sears & Co. (True Form Boot Co.), Ltd., 6 x certificates, four types, 1929-53, Sears Holdings Ltd., 10 x certificates, five types, 1955-58, all except one with ink facsimile signature of Charles Clore, 12 x certificates, 3 types, 1959-62, all with printed facsimile signature of Charles Clore, 8 x certificates, three types, 1971-74, and British Shoe Corporation Ltd., loan stock certificate 1974, various colours, some cancelled, mostly VF. (37).
Solidus Heraclius (610-641 AD) gold. Weighs 4.4 grams. Obv. draped and cuirassed bust facing with a short beard, wearing plumed helmet and holding cross, R. cross potent on two steps. Constantinople mint. Sear 730. Extremely fine.
Valentinian I goldaureus. R. Restitutor Republicae, Valentinian standing facing holding labarum and victory. Antioch mint. Sear 4088. Very fine with a few light scratches on reverse and possibly ex mount.
Books (8) Roman Coins and Their Values by David R.Sear Volumes I and II Millennium Editions, these new, Spink Standard Catalogue of British Coins 2007, English Silver Coinage since 1649 by P.Alan Rayner 1992 edition, Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles no.47 the Herbert Schneider Collection Volume I English Gold Coins 1257-1603 by Peter Woodhead, Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles no.33 The John Brooker Collection Coins of Charles I, Coincraft Standard Catalogue of the Coins of Scotland, Ireland, Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, Krause Standard Catalogue of World Coins 19th Century 1801-1900 Second Edition, in good to excellent condition
Books Coincraft (2) English and Irish, Scottish, Channel I., Brooker Charles I (2), ESC (5), Dalton and Hamer, Kruase World Coins 1601 - 1700 and 1801 - 1900 The GoldHalf Sovereign (2nd edition) Marsh (2), Peck English Copper Tin and Bronze, The Bronze Penny by Gouby, Sear Roman Coins and Their Values 280 BC - AD 96 Mlllennium Edition (2) and AD 96 - 235 (2) Volume 2, Schneider English Gold Coins 1257 - 1603 (2), Spink 2007 (3), The Soho Mint
USA Portrait Medallion with the portraits of Washington and Lincoln 19mm diameter enclosed in glass and mounted within a gold mount 31mm Cross Patee shaped with triangular arms almost forming a square, with suspension loop interesting and in need of further research
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