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March Auction Preview

This is a preview of some of the lots that will be featuring in our sale on Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th March 2018. Join our mailing list to receive our catalogue.

English Hammered Coins

Eight Testerns Elizabeth I Portcullis Money S.2607A mintmark 0, strong Fine, with minor signs of flan stress on the obverse, these were known as East India Company Trade Coinage and minted for the first voyage of the incorporated 'Company of Merchants of London Trading into the East Indies, weight 27.32 grammes, die axis with 3 o'clock alignment, similar to the example in the Victoria Museum, Very Rare with very few examples available in recent years, indeed we have not offered an Eight Testerns since November 2004
£12,000 - £20,000
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Noble Richard II Calais Mint, French Title omitted, shows trefoil ? over sail, unclear due to shortage of flan in this area, S.1661, weight 7.56 grammes, VF
£2,500 - £3,500
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Sovereign Elizabeth I Sixth Issue S.2529, North 2003 mintmark Escallop, weight 15.23 grammes, Good Fine with some hairlines on the obverse, scarce thus
£8,000 - £11,000
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English Coins Single Coins and Small Lots

Penny 1860 Beaded Border Proof, 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 opportunity to obtain this type seldom seen on the market
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