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. Edge year QVINTO in raised letters on edge, GEF reverse better and crisply struck rare thus, prooflike and brilliant fields a piece with remarkable eye appeal, the bust and reverse design lightly frosted, retaining much mint lustre, must surely be one of the finest known examples of this short series. Earlier this year a William and Mary 5 Guineas in MS63 realised $258,000 and in our opinion this coin would be at least MS62 on the US grading scale. 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.
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.
Royal Mint Year Sets (68) 1982 (6), 1983, 1984 (3), 1985 (6), 1986 (6), 1987 (4), 1988 (5), 1989 (3), 1990 (4), 1991 (5), 1992 (4), 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998 (2), 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2006, 2008, 2008 Royal Shield of Arms, 2008 Emblems of Britain, 2009, 2014 Definitive set, 2014 Annual set (14 coins), 2015 Annual set (13 coins), 2015 Jody Clark Portrait Set (in two-set case), 2016 Annual set (16 coins), UNC in the Royal Mint wallets of issue, Commemorative coins of the Year 2011 a 5-coin set comprising Two Pounds (2) Mary Rose and King James Bible, One Pound (2) Cardiff and Edinburgh, and Fifty Pence WWF 50th Anniversary, Five Pound Crowns (12) 1993 Coronation 40th Anniversary (2), 2009 500th Anniversary of the Accession of Henry VIII, 2009 Countdown to the London Olympics, 2010 Countdown to the London Olympics, 2010 Restoration of the Monarchy, 2015 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo (2), 2015 The Royal Birth of the Second Child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (2), 2015 50th Anniversary of the Death of Sir Winston Churchill (2), Five Pound Crown 2015 50th Anniversary of the Death of Sir Winston Churchill and Crown 1965 Churchill a 2-coin set UNC in the Royal Mint packs of issue, Two Pounds (18) 1986 Commonwealth Games (7), 2009 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Charles Darwin, 2009 250th Anniversary of the Birth of Sir Robert Burns (2), 2012 Olympic Handover to Rio, 2014 Trinity House, 2014 Outbreak of the First World War - Lord Kitchener, 2015 800th Anniversary of the Signing of the Magna Carta, 2015 First World War - Royal Navy, 2015 Britannia Reverse, 2016 First World War - The Army, 2016 350th Anniversary of the Great Fire of London, Two Pounds 2016 a 3-coin set Shakespeare Comedies, Tragedies and Histories UNC in the Royal Mint wallets of issue, Two Pounds 2-coin sets 1989 Bill and Claim of Rights (2) UNC in the Royal Mint wallets of issue, Two Pounds on Numismatic First Day covers (3) 1986 Commonwealth Games with 4 stamps, 2011 King James Bible with 7 stamps (2 sets) UNC as issued, Two Pounds 2002 4-coin sets Commonwealth Games on Numismatic First Day Covers (2) with 5 stamps on each UNC as issued, One Pound () 1983 (2), 1984 Scotland, 1985 Wales (3), 1986 Northern Ireland (5), 1987 England (4), 1988 (4), UNC in the Royal Mint Wallets of issue, One Pound Numismatic First Day Covers (17) 1983 with £1 stamp (4), 1983 with 16p stamp, 1985 with £1 stamp, 1985 with 17p stamp, 1986 with £1 stamp, 1986 with 17p stamp, 1987 with £1 stamp (2), 1987 with 18p stamp (2), 1988 with £1 stamp (2), 1988 with 18p stamp (2), UNC as issued, One Pound 2-coin sets (4) 2010 London and Belfast, 2013 England Floral and Wales Floral (2 sets), 2014 Scotland Floral and Northern Ireland Floral, UNC in the wallets of issue, Fifty Pence (6) 2010 100 Years of Girl Guiding, 2013 Benjamin Britten, 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games, 2015 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain (2), 2016 950th Anniversary of the Battle of Hastings, UNC in the Royal Mint wallets of issue, Crowns 1981 Royal Wedding Numismatic First Day Covers (3) UNC as issued
Hammered a small group (4) ShillingCharles I Group E S.2797 mintmark Anchor Good Fine with old toning, Sixpences Elizabeth I (2) 1574 S.2563 mintmark Eglantine, Fine with grey tone, Milled Issue 1562 Large Bust, with elaborately decorated dress S.2596 mintmark Star Fine with a hint of ancient tooling under an old grey tone, Sixpence James I 1624 Sixth Bust S.2670 Bold Fine with grey tone, all with old sales tickets
Two Pounds (9) 1994 Tercentenary of the Bank of England Silver Proof Piedfort, 1995 UN Silver Proof Piedfort, 1996 Euro 96 Football Silver Proof Piedfort, 1997 Silver Proof Piedfort, 1998 Silver Proof Piedfort, 1999 Rugby World Cup Silver Proof Piedfort with hologram reverse 2001 Marconi Silver 2011 King James Bible Silver Proof Piedfort, 2013 200th Anniversary of the Last Gold Guinea Silver Proof Piedfort, Two Pounds 1989 a 2-coin set Bill and Claim of Rights Silver Proof Piedforts, One Pound Silver Proof Piedforts (2) 1987, 1988, Fifty Pence a 2-coin set 1992-1993 EU Presidency and 1998 EEC 25th Anniversary Silver Proof Piedforts nFDC to FDC in the boxes of issue with certificate
Spur RyalJames I Second Coinage (1606-1607) S.2614North 2080, mintmark Escallop, weight 6.77 grammes, a small edge crack at 1 o'clock on the reverse, skilfully repaired, otherwise VF and with red toning, Ex-St. James Auction 17, 24 May 2011 Lot 92, Ex-Lingford, Glendinings 20/21 June 1951 Lot 892? (not illustrated), a seldom offered type
Halfcrowns to Halfpennies a wide ranging group (45) Halfcrowns Charles I (2) S.2776 mintmark Triangle, S.2777 mintmark Star, Shillings (11) Edward VI Fine Silver Issue S.2482 mintmark y, Elizabeth I (4) Second issue S.2555 mintmark Cross Crosslet, Sixth Issue (2) S.2577 mintmark Key, S.2577 mintmark Tun, Seventh Issue S.2584 mintmark 1, James I (2) Second Coinage S.2655 Fourth Bust, mintmark Bell, Second Coinage 1607 Fifth Bust S.2656 mintmark Grapes, Charles I (4) Group E, S.2797 mintmark Triangle, Group F, larger bust S.2799 mintmark Triangle in Circle, Group G (under Parliament) S.2800 mintmark Sun (2) one struck on an uneven flan, Sixpences (9) Elizabeth I (5) 1562 S.2560 mintmark Pheon, 1562 Milled Issue (2) S.2595 mintmark Star, S.2596 mintmark Star, 1567 Milled Issue S.2599, Small Bust, mintmark Lis, 1579 Fifth Issue S.2572 Mintmark Greek Cross, James I (2) First Coinage, First Bust 1603 S.2647 mintmark Thistle, Fourth Bust S.2658 mintmark Coronet, Charles I Group D, no inner circles, S.2813 mintmark Bell, Charles II Third Issue S.3323 mintmark Crown, Groats (4) Edward IVLondon Mint, Light Coinage, Henry VIII Facing Bust issue S.2199 mintmark Pansy, Elizabeth I Second Issue, S.2556 mintmark Martlet, Charles II Third IssueS.3324 mintmark Crown, Threepences (2) Elizabeth I Fifth Issue 1569 S.2573 mintmark Coronet, Elizabeth I Fifth issue 1578 S.2573 mintmark Greek Cross, Halfgroats (7) Henry VI Calais Mint, Pinecone-Mascle issue S.1877 Mintmark Cross Patonce, Edward IV Canterbury Mint clipped, Henry VII Canterbury Mint S.2209 Mintmark Tun, Elizabeth I, Pellets behind Bust S.2579 mintmark Crescent, James I (3) Smaller Crown on Obverse S.2660 mintmark Trefoil, S.2659 mintmark Trefoil, S.2660 mintmark Thistle, Pennies (8) Henry III Long Cross (3), Henry III Short Cross (2), Edward I London Mint (3), Halfpennies (2) James I S.2663 (2) Near Fine to GVF the majority of the coins evenly struck and Fine or better, with some nearer VF than Fine, a pleasing group
Farthing 1685 James II edge type unlisted by Peck, the date figures followed by a 5-lobed mullet instead of the star-shaped mullet, GVF/VF with a few spots, retaining much original tin colour and attractive for the type
The United Kingdom 2007 Family Silver Collection a 6-coin set comprising Five Pound Crown 2007 Diamond Jubilee, Two Pound Britannia 2007, Two Pounds (2) 2007 Abolition of the Slave Trade and 2007 300th Anniversary of the Act of Union, One Pound 2007 Gateshead Millennium Bridge and Fifty Pence 2007 100 Years of Scouting Silver Proofs, The United Kingdom Family Silver Collection 2008 a 5-coin set comprising Five Pound Crown 2008 Prince of Wales 60th Birthday, Five Pound Crown 2008 Elizabeth I 450th Anniversary of Accession, Two Pounds 2008 Centenary of London Olympics, Two Pounds Britannia and One Pound 2008 Royal Standard Silver Proofs, The 2009 Family Silver Collection a 6-coin set comprising Five Pound Crown 2009 Henry VIII 500th Anniversary of Accession, Two Pounds 2009 Silver Britannia, Two Pounds (2) 2009 Darwin, 2009 Robert Burns, One Pound 2009 Shield, Fifty Pence 2009 Kew Gardens Silver Proofs, The 2011 Silver Celebration set a 6-coin set comprising Five Pound Crown 2011 Prince Philip 90th Birthday, Two Pounds (2) King James Bible 2011 and Mary Rose 2011, One Pound (2) 2011 Cardiff and 2011 Edinburgh, Fifty Pence 2011 World Wildlife Fund all Silver Proofs, nFDC to FDC in the boxes of issue with certificates and booklets
World Proof and Mint Sets and singles, a varied group, comprising Australia Ten Dollars 2002 150th Anniversary of the Adelaide Pound Silver Proof bimetallic, the centre gold-coated, FDC in the box of issue with certificate, Ten Dollars (7) 1985 Victoria, 1986 South Australia, 1988 Governor Philip, Port Jackson, 1989 Queensland, 1991 Tasmania, 1992 Northern Territory, 1993 Australian Capital Territory, UNC in the wallets of issue, Five Dollars 2002 Queen Mother Memorial Silver Proof FDC boxed with certificate, One Dollar 1998 Parliament House Silver Proof FDC in the box of issue with certificate, One Dollar Kangaroo (2) 2002 Frosted UNC, 2006 Frosted UNC both on the Royal Australian Mint cards of issue, GB/USA Ladies of Freedom a 2-coin set comprising GB Two Pounds Silver Britannia 1998 and USA Silver Eagle 1998P both Silver Proofs FDC in the box of issue with certificate, Channel Islands Five Pound Crowns 2002 a 3-coin set comprising Alderney 2002 Silver Proof with red and yellow colours on the reverse, Jersey 2002 Silver Proof with green and black colours on the reverse, and Jersey 2002 Silver Proof with blue and black colours on the reverse, FDC in the box of issue with certificate, Russia One Rouble, a 6-coin set 1978-1980 Moscow Olympic issues, UNC in the red box of issue with certificate, Liberia Ten Dollars (2) 1994 Field Marshal Montgomery Silver Proof, 1994 General Erwin Rommel Silver Proof both FDC in the red boxes of issue with certificates, Isle of Man (2) Five Pound Crown 1995 50th Anniversary of the End of World War II Silver Proof FDC cased with certificate, Crown 1978 25th Anniversary of the Coronation Silver Proof FDC in the box of issue with certificate, Tonga 1993 One Pa'anga 1993 Silver Proof FDC boxed, no certificate, New Zealand One Dollar 1983 Royal Visit of Prince Charles and Princess Diana Silver Proof FDC in the box of issue with certificate, Guernsey Five Pound Crowns a 2-coin set 2000 and 2001 Centuries of the Monarchy depicting monarchs of the 19th and 20th Centuries Cupro-Nickel UNC in the wallet of issue, USA Coin and stamp set 1993S comprising Half Dollar James Madison Silver Proof and 25 Cents stamp UNC, in the US Mint wallet of issue, USA Half Dollar 1995 Clad Proof FDC in the blue box of issue with certificate, China 5 Yuan 1993 copper KM#469 Lustrous UNC, boxed
Shillings (2) James I Third Coinage Sixth Bust S.2668 mintmark Trefoil Fine/Good Fine with a small weak area on the shield, darkly tone at the lower part of the reverse, James I Second Coinage S.2655 mintmark Coronet Bold Fine, toned
Sixpences James I (3) 1623 Third Coinage Sixth Bust S.2670 mintmark Lis VG/Fine, 1623 Third Coinage S.2670 mintmark Lis Fine/Good Fine the obverse with some scratches, 1624 Third Coinage S.2670 mintmark Lis About Fine
USA Dollars (34) Morgans (28) 1878S, 1879, 1879S, 1880S, 1881S, 1882, 1883O, 1884, 1884O, 1885, 1887, 1888, 1888O, 1889, 1890S, 1891, 1892, 1896, 1897S, 1897, 1897, 1898, 1898O, 1899O, 1900O, 1901O, 1902O, 1904O, 1921S, Peace (4) 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, Eisenhower (2) 1971S Proof, 1972D, in mixed grades most of the Morgans GEF to UNC and lustrous, One Dollar Commemoratives (10) 1983S Los Angeles Olympics Silver Proof, 1984S Los Angeles Olympics Silver Proof, 1986 Statue of Liberty Centennial UNC, 1987S US Constitution Bicentennial Silver Proof, 1988 S Seoul Olympics Silver Proof, 1989S Congress Bicentennial Silver Proof, 1990P Eisenhower Centennial Silver Proof, 1991S United Service Organizations Silver Proof, 1991 Mount Rushmore Golden Anniversary UNC, 1993S Bill of Rights James Madison Silver Proof, UNC to FDC the Proofs unboxed, One Dollar Millard Fillmore UNC, 2000P Sacagawea UNC, in two Lindner trays in a carrying box
Proof Set 2009 12 coins all struck in Silver Five Pounds Henry VIII, Two Pounds (3) Darwin, Robert Burns and standard issues, Fifty Pence Kew Gardens 250th Anniversary, plus the Royal Shield of Arms set in Silver One Pound to One Penny nFDC-FDC in the black box of issue with certificate. Proof Set 2010 in Silver a 13-coin set comprising Five Pound Crown 2010 Restoration of the Monarchy, Two Pounds 2010 Florence Nightingale, One Pound (2) 2010 London, 2010 Belfast, Fifty Pence 2010 100 Years of Girl Guiding, plus Two Pounds 2010 and the full Royal Shield set Fifty Pence to One Penny all struck in silver FDC in the impressive large black box of issue with certificate. Proof set 2011 a 14-coin set comprising Five Pound Crown 2011 Prince Philip 90th Birthday, Two Pounds (2) 2011 King James Bible, 2011 Mary Rose, One Pound (2) 2011 Cardiff, 2011 Edinburgh, Fifty Pence 2011 WWF, plus Two Pounds to One Penny regular issues all struck in silver nFDC with slight toning, in the box of issue with certificate some coins with a suggestion of toning
Ireland Tokens 18th and 19th Century (32) 8 Pence Ballyglunin and Menlough Castle M.I.Blake, 6 Pence Ballyglunin and Menlough Castle M.I.Blake, 4 Pence Ballyglunin and Menlough Castle M.I.Blake, all undated, Halfpennies18th Century (9) 1789 Wicklow - Cronebane (4), 1792 Camac DH42, 1792 Dublin R L J and Co., 1794 Dublin - Talbot Fyan DH308a, Dublin 1795 H S and Co. Plumes Reverse DH324, 1794 A C M Co., Halfpennies 19th Century (5) 1804 Dublin 1804 For the convenience of Trade, 1806 St. Patrick APOS 432. 1813 Dublin J.Miles 1819 Non-local, Harp reverse, 1820 Hibernicus, Farthings 19th Century Dublin, Todd and Co. (Bell 2), Ferrar and Co Belfast (Bell 6), C and P McGlade Belfast (Bell 18), Pennies 19th Century (11) 1804 Bentley and Co. (Bell 1), Rare, 1813 Edward Stephens, James Street Dublin, 1813 Strabane, 1814 Edward Stephens (holed), 1815 Burke Hibernia 1816 Edward Stephens, 1818 Luke XX, Chap XXV Ver (2) , 1818 Wellington and Erin Go Bragh, 1820 Bust of George III/Crowned Harp, 1858 Cloghjordan William Hodgins Banker, silvered, in mixed grades most around Fine, a few EF and lustrous, along with Ireland Farthing token Youghal this in low grade
The 2011 Silver Proof Piedfort Set PSS46 a 6-coin set comprising Five Pound Crown 2011 Prince Philip 90th Birthday, Two Pounds 2011 King James Bible, Two Pounds 2011 500th Anniversary of the Launch of the Mary Rose, One Pound 2011 Cardiff, One Pound 2011 Edinburgh, Fifty Pence 2011 WWF Silver Proof Piedforts FDC in the black case of issue with certificate, now lists £455 in the Spink catalogue
Farthings (15) 1672 struck on a thick flan GF, 1675 O over A in CAROLVS Fair, 1675 Narrow date, Fair, 1675 No Stop after CAROLVS VG, James II Tin (2) both Poor, 1694 No Stops Obverse NVG, 1699 Date in legend Fair, 1699 Date in exergue, Fair, 1721 21 over 20 VG, 1723 VG, 1730 First N in BRITANNIA missing, About Fine, 1732 2 over 1 VG, 1735 wide spaced REX Good Fine, 1775 5 over 3 VG
Prince James III and Princess Louisa 1712 30mm diameter in silver by N.Roettier, Eimer 455, Obverse bust left IACOVBS.III.D.G.M.B.F.ET.H.REX. Reverse bust left PRINCEPS.LVD.SER.MAG.BRI.REGIS.SOROR Fine
Coronation of James II 1685 34mm diameter in silver Eimer 273 the official Coronation issue Obverse Bust right Laureate, armoured and draped, IACOBVS. II. D.G. ANG. SCO. FR. ET. HI. REX Reverse a Laurel Wreath upon a cushion; above a hand issuing from heaven. A. MILITARI. AD. REGIAM. Exergue: INAVGVRAT. 23. AR. 1685 by J.Roettier NVF/GF toned
Archbishop Sancroft and the Bishops 1688 Eimer 288b (cast, 49mm diameter with plain edge) Obverse: Bust facing right wearing a cap and clerically robed GVIL.SNCROFT.ARCHIEPISC.CANTAVR.1688. Reverse Seven medallions containing busts, clerically robed, of William Lloyd, Francis Turner, John Lake, Henry Compton, Thomas Ken, Thomas White, and Sir John Trelawney, a field of stars, NEF, scratched and lightly tooled in the fields, Cataloguers Note : William Sancroft (1617-1693) Archbishop of Canterbury refused to read James II's 'Declaration of Indulgence' exempting Catholics and dissenters from penal statutes. The bishops were committed to the Tower for opposing the edicts of James II
Penny 1868 Copper ProofFreeman 58A dies 6+G Ex-James Workman collection Lot 39 (£1500) September 2010 as struck with much original underlying lustre, with a blue and magenta tone, a couple of minor contact marks, otherwise choice
Halfpennies a collection (35) 1673, James II Tin issue date illegible, 1694 (4), 1697, 1697 I over E in TERTIVS, 1699 (2), 1700, 1717 (2), 1718, 1720, 1721, 1732, 1734, 1745 (2), , 1747, 1751, 1737, 1771 (2), 1799, 1807, 1826 Reverse A, 1826 Reverse B, 1834, 1853, 1855, 1862, 1886, 1889, the 1771 issues onwards mostly VF to EF, other in mixed grades NF to NVF
17th CenturyKent (36) Ashford 18 (holed), Canterbury (8) 50 James Cheever, 56 Anthony Fagg, 58 Edward Fray, 63 Francis Maplisden, 76 Richard Smith, 77/8 Sibb Smith, 79 Will Terrey, 81 The Three Kings, Chatham (2) 102 John Terell, 106 Francis Sanders, Deal (4) 145 William Brothers, 148 James Coston, 158 Moyses Potter, 161 Peter Underwood, Dover (6) 203 ICM, 209 At the Leopovldvs, 213 Thomas Fidg, 223 Thomas Kite, 225 John Parker, 230 Thomas Sharnel, Faversham 277 Francis Waterman, Gravesend 308 John Watson, Maidstone (3) 385 James Ruse, 389 Richard Walker, 397 Richard Wicking, 398 James Wolball, Milto-ext-Sittingbourne 432 William Covall, Minster 436 John Dyer, Rochester (3) 458 Art Brooker, 463 Alice Cobham, 478 Joseph Travers, Strood 535 Philip Ewer, Sturry 542 Thomas Johnson, Sutton Valence 546 John Bvrkhvest, Tenterden 551 James Mead Fair to Fine, many Fine, along with 17th Century Devon Great Torrington 1668 Fleur-de-Lis in water W.341 (5) VG to Near Fine
USA Dollars (22) 1880S VF, 1923 NVF, 1971S VF, 1976S Silver Proof, 1983S Los AngelesOlympics Silver Proof, 1984 Los Angeles Olympics Silver Proof, 1986S Statue of Liberty Silver Proof 1987 US Constitution 200th Anniversary Silver Proof, 1988S Olympic Games Seoul Silver Proof, 1989D Congress Bicentennial UNC, 1990 Eisenhower UNC, 1991P Korea Silver Proof, 1991 Mount Rushmore Silver Proof, 1992D White House UNC, 1992D Columbus UNC, 1992S Olympic Baseball Silver Proof, 1993D James Madison UNC, 1994S World Cup Football Silver Proof, 1994P Vietnam Memorial Silver Proof, 1995S Civil WarBattlefield Preservation Silver Proof, 2002 Shawnee Tribe UNC, plus 2001 Buffalo a copy in base metal, painted UNC, Proof Sets (2) 1973S, (8 coins), 1976S (6 coins), plus a host of sets of State Quarters and Washington Quarters in various presentation folders, Sacagawea Dollars in a presentation album 2000-2004 (12) Lustrous UNC, Presidential Dollars 2 collections in albums 2007-2011 20 pieces and 19 pieces respectively, all lustrous UNC, plus Books (3) Yeoman Blue Book 2010, State Quarters by Q.David Bowers, and 2007 North American Coins and Prices a Krause publication edited by Davis C.Harper all in very good condition
Coronation of James II 1685 34mm diameter in silver by J.Roettier Eimer 273 The official Coronation issue, Obverse Bust right laureate, armoured and draped, IACOBVS. II. UNC D.G.ANG.SCO.FR.ET.HI.REX Reverse A laurel wreath upon a cushion, a crown held by a hand issuing from heaven. A. MILITARI. AD. REGIAM. in Exergue INAVGVRAT. 23. AP. 1685 About EF with some light contact marks
Coronation of James II 1685 34mm diameter in silver by J.Roettier Eimer 273 The official Coronation issue, Obverse Bust right laureate, armoured and draped, IACOBVS. II. D.G.ANG.SCO.FR.ET.HI.REX Reverse A laurel wreath upon a cushion, a crown held by a hand issuing from heaven. A. MILITARI. AD. REGIAM. in Exergue INAVGVRAT. 23. AP. 1685 A/UNC nicely toned with some hairlines on the reverse
One Thousand Pounds 2013 CoronationCommemorative (one kilo) Gold Proof obv QEII portrait, Rev Orb and Sceptre, St Edward's Crown behind with flowers surrounding, only 27 pieces issued and rarely offered for sale, this piece being the first we have seen, Royal Mint issue price £60,000. Spink 4791, a rare opportunity to acquire a piece with such a tiny mintage. FDC in top quality wooden presentation as issued certificate number 007 the box with a secret James Bond style button behind to open
Two Guineas 1688 8 over 7 S.3399 GVF with some light haymarking on the reverse, a pleasing and evenly struck piece with much eye appeal, James II Two Guineas are rare in all grades, this being only the second example and by far the finest example offered by us since 2003
UniteJames I Second Coinage, Second Bust S.2618 mintmark Lis VF with some thin scratches on the obverse, the reverse particularly pleasing for the grade, nicely balanced and evenly struck, comes with old collector's ticket
Coronation of James II 1685 34mm diameter in silver Eimer 273 the official Coronation issue Obverse Bust right Laureate, armoured and draped, IACOBVS. II. D.G. ANG. SCO. FR. ET. HI. REX Reverse a Laurel Wreath upon a cushion; above, a hand issuing from heaven. A. MILITARI. AD. REGIAM. Exergue: INAVGVRAT. 23. AR. 1685 by J.Roettier NEF nicely toned with some contact marks
Farthings (17) Edward ILondon Mint, class 9 with E R at the beginning of the obverse legend, Fair, James I Harington type I (2), James I Harington type 2 (5), Charles IRichmond (5) some with old collectors tickets, Charles I Rose (4, 1 holed) VG to VF, along with a Coin weight 22.5mm diameter in brass, for a Halfcrown with D XXX in two lines on each side, About Fine, an interesting group with many varieties and worthy of further study for the variety specialist
Shillings (7) Edward VI Fine Silver issue mintmark y (2), James I Second Coinage (2) one mintmark Coronet, the other not visible, Charles I (2) mintmark Anchor on side, and mintmark Star, Commonwealth 1653 holed in centre, in mixed grades Fair to About Fine
Barbados Hurricane, silver medal, 1831, by B. T. Young, GENERAL SIR JAMES LYON, GOVERNOR,COMMEMORATIVE OF THE AWFUL HURRICANE OF THE 11TH AUGUST 1831 WHICH CALLED FORTH THE GENEROUS SYMPATHY & LIBERAL SUCCOUR OF OUR SISTER ISLES & OTHER FRIENDLY SHORES IN THE HOUR OF CALAMITY AND DISTRESS DONATIONS RECEIVED IN PRODUCE,....,38 mm (Forrer VI/707). Extremely fine and very rare.
SixpenceJames I 1608 Second Coinage, Fourth Bust S.2658 mintmark Coronet NVF nicely toned and even with an attractive portrait, struck on a full flan, Ex-London Coins Auction A125 7/6/2009 Lot 771 hammer price £160
USA in an album, Proof Sets including 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977. 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983 all San Francisco Mint together with mint sealed rolls (6) comprising One Dollar Benjamin Harrison (25) and James Polk (22), Quarters in rolls (4) one each of Guam, Puerto Rico, American Samoa and District of Columbia UNC to FDC
Rose Ryal30 ShillingsJames I Third Coinage 1619 - 25 Choice Good EF (practically as struck) an exceptional piece, outstanding detail especially the obverse where all the fine detail of the design is crystal clear
Silver Proof Decimal issues a comprehensive collection in an Abafil case Five Pound Crowns (26) 1990 Queen Mother 90th Birthday, 1993 Coronation 40th Anniversary (2), 1996 Queen Elizabeth II 70th Birthday, 1997 Golden Wedding, 1998 Prince of Wales 50th Birthday, 1999 Diana Memorial, 2000 Millennium, 2000 Queen Mother 100th Birthday, 2001 Victorian Era, 2002 Golden Jubilee, 2002 Queen Mother Memorial, 2003 Coronation 50th Anniversary, 2004 Entente Cordiale, 2005 Nelson, 2005 Trafalgar, 2006 Queen Elizabeth II 80th Birthday, 2007 Diamond Wedding, 2008 Elizabeth I 450th Anniversary of Accession, 2008 Prince of Wales 60th Birthday, 2009 Henry VIII 500th Anniversary of Accession, 2010 450th Anniversary of the Restoration of the Monarchy, 2011 Prince William and Catherine Middleton, 2011 Prince William and Catherine Middelton Gold plated Silver Proof, 2011 Prince Philip 90th Birthday, all Silver Proofs, Two Pounds (27) 1986 Commonwealth Games, 1989 Bill of Rights, 1989 Claim of Right, 1994 Tercentenary of the Bank of England, 1995 Peace Dove, 1996 Football European Championships, 1997, 1998, 1999 Rugby World Cup, 2001 Marconi, 2003 DNA (2), 2004 Trevithick's Locomotive, 2005 Gunpowder Plot, 2005 End of World War II, 2006 Brunel the Man, 2006 Brunel His Achievements, 2007 300th Anniversary of the Act of Union, 2007 200th Anniversary of the Abolition of Slavery, 2008 Beijing to London Olympic Handover, 2009 Robert Burns, 2009 Darwin 200th Anniversary, 2010 100th Anniversary of the Death of Florence Nightingale, 2011 Mary Rose, 2011 King James Bible, One Pound (34) 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 200, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 London, 2010,Belfast, 2011 Edinburgh, 2011 Cardiff, 2013, 2014 Scotland, 2014 Northern Ireland, Fifty Pence (16) 1992/3 EU, 1994 D-Day, 1997 Large, 1997 Small, 1998 EU, 1998 NHS, 2000 Public Libraries, 2003 WSPU, 2004 4-Minute Mile, 2005 Samuel Johnsons Dictionary, 2006 Victoria Cross the Award, 2006 Victoria Cross The Heroic Acts, 2007 100 Years of Scouting, 2009 Kew Gardens, 2010 100 Years of Girl Guiding, 2011 WWF, Crowns (4) 1972 Silver Wedding, 1977 Silver Jubilee, 1980 Queen Mother 80th Birthday, 1981 Royal wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer, Ten Pence (2) 1992 Large, 1992 Small Five Pence 1990 Large, 1990 Small all Silver Proofs nFDC to FDC comes with a large box of presentation boxes, along with Medals (3) 1939-1945 Star (2) and World War II medal
Proof Set 2009 in silver a 12-coin set comprising Five Pound Crown 2009 Henry VIII 500th Anniversary of Accession, Two Pounds (3) 2009 Robert Burns, 2009 Darwin, 2009 Standard 'Technology' design, Fifty Pence 2009 Kew Gardens, plus One Pound to One Penny Royal Arms all struck in silver Proof FDC in the black case of issue with certificate. The 2009 Silver Piedfort Set a 4-coin set comprising Five Pound Crown 2009 Henry VIII 500th Anniversary of Accession, Two Pounds 2009 Robert Burns, Two Pounds 2009 Darwin, Fifty Pence 2009 Kew Gardens Silver Proof Piedforts FDC cased as issued with certificates, Proof Set 2010 in Silver a 13-coin set comprising Five Pound Crown 2010 Restoration of the Monarchy, Two Pounds 2010 Florence Nightingale, One Pound (2) 2010 London, 2010 Belfast, Fifty Pence 2010 100 Years of Girl Guiding, plus Two Pounds 2010 and the full Royal Shield set Fifty Pence to One Penny all struck in silver in the impressive large black box of issue with certificate, Proof set 2011 a 14-coin set comprising Five Pound Crown 2011 Prince Philip 90th Birthday, Two Pounds (2) 2011 King James Bible, 2011 Mary Rose, One Pound (2) 2011 Cardiff, 2011 Edinburgh, Fifty Pence 2011 WWF, plus Two Pounds to One Penny regular issues all struck in silver nFDC with slight toning, in the box of issue with certificate
Shillings (5) Elizabeth I (2) Second Issue S.2555 mintmark Martlet pleasing Fine, Sixth Issue S.2577 mintmark Tun NVF, James I Third Coinage, Sixth Bust S.2668 mintmark Lis Good Fine and pleasing, Charles I (2) Group F, Sixth Large Briot Bust S.2799 mintmark Triangle in Circle Good Fine and bust, on an uneven flan as often, Group D Fourth Bust, S.2791 mintmark Tun, GF/GVF toned the bust weakly struck, the shield with excellent detail and little real wear, HalfgroatCommonwealth S. Good Fine with some scratches on the reverse, PennyHenry III Good Fine
Royal Mint Silver Piedfort sets (3) The 2009 Silver Proof Piedfort Collection a 4-coin set comprising Five Pound Crown 2009 Henry VIII 500th Anniversary of Accession, Two Pounds 2009 Robert Burns, Two Pounds 2009 Darwin, Fifty Pence 2009 Kew Gardens FDC in the case of issue: The 2010 Silver Piedfort Set a 5-coin set comprising Five Pound Crown 2010 Restoration of the Monarchy, Two Pounds 2010 Florence Nightingale, One Pound 2010 London, One Pound 2010 Belfast, Fifty Pence 2010 100 Years of Girl Guiding Silver Proof Piedforts FDC in the black case of issue with certificate: The 2011 Silver Piedfort Set a 6-coin set comprising Five Pound Crown 2011 Prince Philip 90th Birthday, Two Pounds 2011 King James Bible, Two Pounds 2011 500th Anniversary of the Launch of the Mary Rose, One Pound 2011 Cardiff, One Pound 2011 Edinburgh, Fifty Pence 2011 WWF Silver Proof Piedforts FDC in the black case of issue with certificate
Sixpence 1698 Plumes Fine/Good Fine, MaundyPenny 1753 About VF, Pennies (3) 1898 A/UNC, 1900 GEF, 1940 double reverse (two coins machined together) Fine, Halfpennies (11) 1772 GEORIVS error Fine, 1773 VG, 1856 VF/GVF, 1901 (2) both EF with lustre, 1936 UNC, 1943 UNC, 1944 GEF, 1848 A/UNC, 1952 GEF, Farthings James I Lennox VG, Charles I Rose Fine with an edge clip, Charles I Richmond NVG with a long flan crack
Death of Charles James Fox 1806, by T.Webb, bronze, Death of William Pitt 1806 by Webb, bronze, obverses of first two discoloured, Colonial and Indian Exhibition London 1886, by L.C.Wyon, bronze. GVF. Together with a Royal Tournament medal and an H.M.S. Royal Sovereign medal, both silver. (5).
Sixpence 1687 ESC 1526B Later Shields, scarcer type, NEF nicely toned with some light haymarking on the reverse, we note this is the finest we have handled of this type, all James II Sixpences hard to find in better grades
Noble, Henry IV Heavy Coinage (1399-1412) London Mint mint mark Cross Pattee, old arms with four lis in French quarters, crescent on rudder, nails on ships side point to the left S.1705North 1336 (a), as Schneider 189 with minor stop variations, Good EF about as struck, the portrait especially bold and clear and struck on a full round flan with all legends and details sharp and crisp, weight 7.71 grammes. A rarer type and in superior grade to the S.1706 cf.Schneider 194 specimen sold at St. James Auction 30/9/2010 which realised £56,000 hammer price. This coin is from the MPO Utrecht auction May 2003 where a large European hoard was sold which included over 130 English Nobles (mostly Edward III and Richard II) and many hundreds of continental gold pieces. The most recent English issues were 3 Henry IV Heavy Nobles this lot being one so the hoard must have been lost soon after these were struck thus the exceptionally high grade. A choice example of the extremely rare first type of Henry IV Heavy Coinage seldom offered for sale in any grade, this coin is certainly amongst the finest known or perhaps the best extant of this type. EX MPO Utrecht 30 May 2003, Ex Stephen Lockett Coins who the current vendor bought it off in September 2003 for £16,500, so not been on the market for 11 years
Medals and tokens (17) a mixed group with many in silver includes Christ's Hospital Edward VI UNC boxed, City of London Brokers Pass James Hutchinson (c.1801) GVF, Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea 1955 55mm diameter in silver GVF, 1966 900th Anniversary of the Battle of Hastings William the Conqueror (2) 56mm diameter and 38mm diameter both EF, the remainder of Brighton interest mostly base metal in brass or white metal includes token issues in mixed grades
Archbishop Sancroft and the Bishops 1688 Eimer 288a (Struck) Obverse: Bust facing right wearing a cap and clerically robed GVIL.SANCROFT.ARCHIEPISC.CANTAVR.1688. Reverse Seven medallions containing busts, clerically robed, of William Lloyd, Francis Turner, John Lake, Henry Compton, Thomas Ken, Thomas White, and Sir John Trelawney, a field of stars, edge: SI FRACTUS ILLABATUR ORBIS IMPAUIDOS FERIENT RUINAE. EF with grey toning and some edge nicks, Cataloguers Note : William Sancroft (1617-1693) Archbishop of Canterbury refused to read James II's 'Declaration of Indulgence' exempting Catholics and dissenters from penal statutes. The bishops were committed to the Tower for opposing the edicts of James II
USA 1859 James Ross Snowden Mint Medal, an impressive piece, 79mm diameter in Bronze with plain edge, by Anthony C. Paquet. Obverse: facing bust with legend, Presented to James Ross Snowden, Director Of The Mint, By His Personal Friends, As A Mark Of Regard For Him As An Officer, And Their Esteem For Him As A Citizen, in concentric lines. Paquet F. on the truncation and the date of 1859 below the bust. Reverse: United States Mint Building :- The Mint Of The United States Of AmericaPhiladelphia. In exergue: Built 1832, Rendered Fire Proof 1856. This is an extremely popular medal featuring Mint Director Snowden on the obverse, and an exceptional depiction of the second Philadelphia Mint building on the reverse, A/UNC and nicely tone with a few small spots
USA in an album, Proof Sets including 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977. 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983 all San Francisco Mint together with mint sealed rolls (6) comprising One Dollar Benjamin Harrison (25) and James Polk (22), Quarters in rolls (4) one each of Guam, Puerto Rico, American Samoa and District of Columbia UNC to FDC
Rose-Ryal30 ShillingsJames I Third Coinage 1619 - 25 Choice Good EF (practically as struck) an exceptional piece, outstanding detail especially the obverse where all the fine detail of the design is crystal clear
Resolution and Adventure Medal 1772 Eimer 744a 43mm diameter in copper showing the distinctive die break to the left of the exergue. Obverse Bust of George III laureate. GEORGE III. KING. OF. GR. BRITAIN. FRANCE. AND. IRELAND ETC. Reverse Two Ships at sea RESOLVTION ADVENTURE. Exergue. SAILED . FROM. ENGLAND MARCH MDCCLXXII Fine for wear, with corroded surfaces as is normal on this issue, and showing the mount mark at the top as do all examples. Eimer states:- 'The medal was commissioned by naturalist and benefactor Joseph Banks (1743-1820) who was to have accompanied Captain James Cook on his second voyage (1728-1729) but withdrew at a late stage. These medals were distributed at more than 30 places and generally show up in a worn and weathered state. 2000 medals are said to have been produced made from an alloy of copper, lead, zinc and tin. A further 142 example were struck in silver and 2 in gold. All examples appear to have been struck from a cracked die, as does this example.' Only a handful of examples have been discovered, mainly in New Zealand. Examples are held in the collections of Te Papa and the National Museum of Australia. A truly rare piece.
The 2003 Silver Proof Piedfort Collection comprising Two Pounds 2003 DNA Proof, One Pound 2003 and Fifty Pence WSPU: The 2004 Silver Proof Piedfort Collection a 3-coin set comprising Two Pounds 2004 Trevithick's Locomotive, One Pound 2004 Forth Rail Bridge, Fifty Pence 2004 4-minute mile 50th Anniversary: The 2005 Silver Proof Piedfort Collection a 4-coin set comprising Two Pounds (2) 2005 Gunpowder Plot, 2005 60th Anniversary of the End of World War II, One Pound 2005 Menai Straits Suspension Bridge, Fifty Pence 2005 Samuel Johnson's Dictionary : the 2006 Silver Proof Piedfort Collection a 6-coin set comprising Five Pound Crown Queen Elizabeth II 80th Birthday, Two Pounds (2) Brunel 'The Man' and Brunel 'His Achievements', One Pound Egyptian Arch, Fifty Pences (2) Victoria Cross 'The Award' and Victoria Cross 'The Heroic Acts' : The 2007 Silver Piedfort Set a 5-coin set comprising Five Pound Crown 2007 Diamond Jubilee, Two Pounds 2007 Abolition of the Slave Trade, Two Pounds 2007 300th Anniversary of the Act of Union, One Pound 2007 Gateshead Millennium Bridge, Fifty Pence 100 Years of Scouting Silver Proof Piedforts FDC in the cases of issue with certificates : The 2011 Silver Piedfort Set a 6-coin set comprising Five Pound Crown 2011 Prince Philip 90th Birthday, Two Pounds 2011 King James Bible, Two Pounds 2011 500th Anniversary of the Launch of the Mary Rose, One Pound 2011 Cardiff, One Pound 2011 Edinburgh, Fifty Pence 2011 WWF Silver Proof Piedforts FDC in the black case of issue with certificate
Ormskirk and Southport Agricultural Society 1857 prize medal in white metal : James Bryers prizes for heifers and horses, this piece apparently for the very first show UNC in a lunette style holder, cased with the hinge repaired
Tokens (20) AngleseyPenny 1788, Co-Op Lithgow loaf tokens, brown plastic (2), and white metal (3), Riccall Coop copper & tin tokens (12) some rusted. Glasgow Corporation 2d plastic, James Burness & Sons, uniface, bronze
Scotland Unit or Sceptre piece James VI Ninth Coinage with Scottish Arms in First and Fourth Quarters S.5464 mintmark Thistle GVF, an excellent portrait with some weakness on the Scottish emblems, Ex-London Coins Auction A137 3/6/2012 Lot 951 realised £2340
Shillings a collection (18) Edward VI Third Period mintmark Lis, Edward VI Fine Silver Issue mintmark Tun, Philip and Mary 1554 Full titles with mark of value, Elizabeth I First Issue mintmark Lis, Elizabeth I Second Issue mintmark Martlet, Elizabeth I Sixth Issue (3), mintmarks Bell, Woolpack and A, Elizabeth I Seventh Issue mintmark 1, James I First Coinage mintmark Lis, James I Second Coinage mintmark Lis, James I Second Coinage mintmark Grapes, Charles I (6) First Bust mintmark Lis, Fourth Bust mintmark Portcullis, Fourth Bust, no inner circles mintmark Tun, Fifth Bust mintmark Triangle, Fifth Bust mintmark Eye, Sixth Bust (Parliament) mintmark (P)
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