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London Coins Auction 159
Grange Hotel Bracknell, Charles Square, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 1ED

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This is a preview of some of the lots that will be featuring in our sale on Sunday 3rd & Monday 4th December 2017. Join our mailing list to receive our catalogue.

Commemorative and Campaign Medals

Peace of Breda 1667 56mm diameter in silver by J.Roettier, Eimer 241 Obverse Bust right, laureate, Reverse Britannia seated on sea-shore, left, surveys her fleet, above, sun pierces clouds, FAVENTAE DEO Exergue: BRITANNIA, edge: CAROLVS SECVNDVS PACIS ET IMPERII RESTITVTOR AVGVSTVS, GEF the reverse with some contact marks in the fields, Rare in this grade
£1,100 - £1,400
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English Hammered Coins

Halfcrown 1651 Pattern by Blondeau, edge reading TRVTH : AND : PEACE . 1651 olive branch PETRVS . BLONDÆVS . INVENTOR . FECIT . Palm branch, ESC 444, Ex-Slaney Collection I Spink Auction 3024, 15/5/2003 Lot 61, to paraphrase the Slaney description:- 'Notwithstanding ESC, the TRVTH AND PIECE reading is the rarer of the two inscribed edge varieties found on Blondeau pattern halfcrowns and the R3, R2 rating of ESC 443 and 444 should probably be transposed. The Blondeau patterns in the Slaney collection were acquired from Baldwin (in 1944) as one purchase'
£3,500 - £6,000
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Halfcrown 1660 Commonwealth ESC 442, S.3216, mintmark Anchor, rated R4 by ESC, (11-20 examples believed to exist) Ex-Baldwins Auction October 1997, Ex-Blackfriar's bridge hoard, Bold Fine on a dark toned flan with some porority, seldom seen, very few examples offered for sale, only the third we have offered, and the first since 2005
£4,500 - £6,500
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Penny Coenwulf , Canterbury Mint, Cross and Wedges type, Group II, moneyer Werheard, S.915, North 344, BMC 78, VF on a full round flan, superior overall to the Spink plate coin
£3,000 - £4,000
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Penny Harthacnut (1035-1042) Jewel Cross type, Watchet Mint, Godcild, +HARÐa CNVT REX, diademed bust right, Rev: GODCILD ON PECED, S.1167, North 809 (See North Page 171 Fig.3) GVF and of a pleasing and evne appearance, Very Rare, EX-Spink Auction n16005 27-29 June 2016 Lot 1172
£3,000 - £4,500
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Twopence-Farthing Elizabeth I Hammered Coinage bearing the portrait of Edward VI, countermarked coinage of 1560, with seated greyhound countermark S.2473, North 1990, mintmark Rose, countermark and host coin Fine, the countermark well struck and an excellent example of this extremely rare type, the lettering all bold and clear, 4.91 grammes, Ex-Dupree 1989, Ex-Spink Auction 13015, December 2013, Lot 611 (realised £6200), stated by the vendor to be from identical dies to the British Museum example
£6,500 - £7,500
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Unite Charles II Hammered Coinage, Second Issue, with mark of value, mintmark Crown on obverse only S.3304 VF/GVF
£7,000 - £9,000
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World Coins Single Coins and Small Lots

Belgium One Centime 1844 KM#1.2 UNC and attractively toned, Very scarce in high grades
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Brazil 6400 Reis KM387.1 choice and brilliant Unc and graded MS63 by PCGS and in their holder
£6,000 - £7,500
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China - Taiwan 2000 Yuan 1981 Chiang Ki-Shek Gold Proof, unlisted by Krause or Friedberg UNC with minor hairlines retaining much original mint lustre
£1,000 - £1,500
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Denmark Skilling Rigsmont 1856 KM#763 UNC with a superb colourful tone, small carbon spots on the reverse barely detract, the key date in the series with Krause now listing at $700 UNC
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Egypt 20 Piastres AH1341 (1923) H KM#338 UNC and lustrous with some minor contact marks and light cabinet friction
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Finland 10 Markka 1905L KM#8.2 EF and lustrous, Rare, with Krause listing at $5500 in XF40
£2,000 - £2,500
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France 2 Sols 1792 Essai, Obverse: Hercules, Reverse: Pyramid with date in exergue below, Lettered edge, upright die alignment, Toned UNC the reverse with very minor contact marks, unlisted by Krause, Rare
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Germany - Weimar Republic 3 Reichsmarks 1927A 400th Anniversary of the Philipps University in Marburg KM#52 UNC and lustrous
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Germany - Weimar Republic 5 Reichsmarks 1925A 1000th Year of the Rhineland KM#47 UNC with a choice pastel tone, a superb example
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Germany - Weimar Republic 5 Reichsmarks 1929A KM#56 UNC with a few small tone spots, Rare
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Germany - Weimar Republic 5 Reichsmarks 1930F Graf Zeppelin KM#68 UNC with subdued lustre
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Germany - Weimar Republic 5 Reichsmarks 1931A KM#56 UNC with hints of colourful tone
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Germany - Weimar Republic 5 Reichsmarks 1932A KM#56 UNC and choice with an underlying light golden tone, this series very rare in high grades
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Ireland Charles I Ormonde Issue Halfcrown (1643-44) IIs VId reverse, crowned CR obverse S.6545 VF for type and even, of comparable quality to the Spink plate coin, a most pleasing example and seldom seen this nice
£600 - £800
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Japan 20 Yen Year 5 (1916) Y#40.2 Lustrous UNC
£650 - £750
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Japan Yen 1893 (Year 26) Y#A25.3 UNC the reverse with a deep and colourful tone, the obverse lustrous with a hint of golden tone, attractive and rare in this high grade
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Lithuania 10 Litu 1936 Plain edge Pattern KM#Pn6, design as KM#83 UNC with some light contact marks, Rare
£1,750 - £2,250
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New Zealand Florin 1936 KM#4 UNC or near so and lustrous, Very Rare in high grades
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Palestine 20 Mils 1940 KM#7 UNC and attractively toned, Very Rare in high grade
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Portugal 50 Centavos 1930 KM#577 Choice UNC with a beautiful blue and green tone
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Russia One Rouble 1741 CΠБ Order of St.Andrew on bust KM#207.2 PCGS XF45, now listed at $17,500 in XF by Krause
£7,250 - £9,250
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Spain - Barcelona Real or Croat 1693 KM#50 Bold Good Fine, comes with old collector's ticket stating 'Bid in a Spanish Auction Nov.1969 Nov. 750 Ptas. £4-11-0
£25 - £50
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Spain 10 Reales 1855 mintmark 7-pointed star KM#595.3 GEF/EF toned, come with old collector's ticket stating 'Spink 1955', Half Real 1850 KM#591.3 Segovia Mint, mintmarfk Aqueduct NEF
£60 - £90
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Spain 20 Centimos 1870 (70) SN-M KM#650 EF toned with underlying lustre, Rare with a mintage of just 5000 pieces, comes with old collector's ticket stating 'FDC Seaby 1956, Very Scarce Calico'
£250 - £350
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Spanish Netherlands - Brabant Ducaton 1666 KM#79.2 Bold Good Fine, comes with old collector's ticket stating 'Recovered by Divers - June/July 1968 from the wreck of the Dutch East Indiaman 'De Lifde' which sunk off the Shetlands 1711'
£100 - £200
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Spanish Netherlands - Brabant Ducaton 1703 KM#131.3 mintmark Hand (Anvers) VF the reverse slightly better, with some adjustment lines, list at $800 in VF20 in Krause, comes with old collector's ticket stating 'Recovered by Divers June 1968 from the wreck of the Dutch East Indiaman 'De Liefde' sunk 1711'
£200 - £400
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Straits Settlements Half Cent 1889 KM#15 UNC with an old gold and magenta tone, small tone spots on the obverse barely detract, with lots of eye appeal and very rare in this high grade, vastly superior to the Krause plate coin
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Switzerland 10 Rappen 1875B KM#6 EF or slightly better, Very Rare, the key date in the series
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Switzerland 2 Francs 1874B KM#21 A/UNC with a small flan imperfection in the reverse field. EF or better, this series all rare in high grades
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Syria 50 Piastres 1933 KM#74 UNC and lustrous with some light contact marks, Rare in this high grade
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English Coins Single Coins and Small Lots

Crown 1844 Star stops on edge ESC 280 UNC with minor cabinet friction and minor hairlines, retaining some original colour and Rare in this high grade
£3,200 - £3,800
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Five Pounds 1887 S.3864 EF with some small rim nicks
£1,500 - £2,000
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Two Pounds 1887 S.3865 EF
£750 - £1,250
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English Cased and Proof Items

Britannia Gold Proof Set 2007 Four coin set nFDC in the case of issue with certificate
£1,750 - £2,500
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One Pounds 30th Anniversary of the One Pound Coin Royal Arms Gold Set 2013 (58.86 grams total coin weight) featuring the three "Royal Arms" £1 coin designs - The Royal Arms by Eric Sewell, A Crowned Shield of the Royal Arms by Derek Gorringe and A Shield of the Royal Arms by Matthew Dent. Proof FDC in the Royal Mint wooden presentation case with certificate, listed by internet retailers at £5150 (listed by Spink as PG31S and stated there that only 17 sets were issued)
£2,250 - £3,250
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Proof Set 1902 Long Matt Set 13 coins Five Pounds, Two Pounds, Sovereign, Half Sovereign, Crown, Halfcrown, Florin. Shilling, Sixpence and Maundy Set nFDC-FDC, the Soveign with one light hairline, the silver attractive and with matching tone, an attractive set, in the original octagonal dated box, this with a small dent in the top
£6,000 - £6,500
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Proof Set 1911 (4 coin gold set in custom box William Goldsworthy of Newquay) generally choice nFDC - FDC the £2, Sovereign and Half Sovereign with a light tone
£10,000 - £15,000
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Proof Set 1937 (4 coins) Five Pounds to Half Sovereign UNC to nFDC with some hairlines, in the original case of issue, case in good condition with a few scuffs on the base
£9,000 - £11,000
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The Royal Mint Britannia Masterpiece 10oz Gold Medal 2011 by Robert Evans 313 grams of fine gold (999.9) as issued in The Royal Mint's wooden presentation box with certificate with an issue limit of just 25 rare and desirable thus and listed by internet retailers at £18,000
£10,000 - £12,000
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World Cased and Proof Items

Australia 30 Dollars 1992 1 Kilo Silver Kookaburra KM#178 nFDC to FDC in capsule
£600 - £1,100
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Channel Islands '60th Anniversary oif the End of World War II' 2005 Five Pound Crowns a 3-coin set in Gold comprising Guernsey Five Pound Crown 2005 , Jersey Five Pound Crown 2005 and Alderney Five Pound Crown 2005 all Gold Proofs FDC in the box of issue with certificate, only 150 sets issued
£3,000 - £5,000
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Channel Islands 'The 60th Anniversary of D-Day' 2004 Five Pound Crowns in gold a 3-coin set comprising Guernsey Five Pound Crown 2004, Jersey Five Pound Crown 2004 and Alderney Five Pound Crown 2004 all Gold Proofs FDC in the box of issue with certificate, only 500 sets issued
£3,000 - £5,000
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