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Grange Hotel Bracknell, Charles Square, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 1ED
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Elephant And Castle : English Coins

Date Sold Category Lot Description Sale Price

Auction 175
English Coins 1680 80 over 79 below bust S.3332 Fine with some scratches in the obverse field and below the date on the reverse, an evenly struck example and one of the key date/type combinations in the series. Rare and desirable in all grades, our research into quantities of this date and type historically offered indicates this is many times rarer than the standard 80 over 79 coin. Our archive database stretching back to 2003 confirms we have not previously offered this date with the Elephant and Castle provenance mark, on the Samuel King Five Guineas population analysis only 2 are showing
£11,000 London Coins : A175 : Lot 2439 : Five Guineas 1680 80 over 79 Elephant and Castle below bust S.3332 Fine with some scratches in the o... London Coins : A175 : Lot 2439 : Five Guineas 1680 80 over 79 Elephant and Castle below bust S.3332 Fine with some scratches in the o...

Auction 174
English Coins 1692 , QVARTO edge, as S.3423 with R of REX over a higher R, NGC AU Details (cleaned) collectable and desirable thus
£10,000 London Coins : A174 : Lot 1607 : Five Guineas 1692 Elephant and Castle, QVARTO edge, as S.3423 with R of REX over a higher R, NGC AU ... London Coins : A174 : Lot 1607 : Five Guineas 1692 Elephant and Castle, QVARTO edge, as S.3423 with R of REX over a higher R, NGC AU ...

Auction 174
English Coins 1682 S.3332 Fine, an ex-jewellery piece, the edge largely smoothed, our archive database dating back to 2003 shows that this is the first 1682 Elephant and Castle example we have offered
£5,500 London Coins : A174 : Lot 1605 : Five Guineas 1682 Elephant and Castle S.3332 Fine, an ex-jewellery piece, the edge largely smoothed,... London Coins : A174 : Lot 1605 : Five Guineas 1682 Elephant and Castle S.3332 Fine, an ex-jewellery piece, the edge largely smoothed,...

Auction 174
English Coins 1691 S.3427, 7 Harp strings, NVF/VF with touches of red toning, and some haymarking and adjustment lines, Guineas very seldom found in grades above Fine, many having the characteristic weak strike on the reverse. This example a superior piece with a full strike with only very minor weakness just above the Irish shield. A desirable example, Guineas of this reign always keenly sought after
£4,200 London Coins : A174 : Lot 1647 : Guinea 1691 Elephant and Castle S.3427, 7 Harp strings, NVF/VF with touches of red toning, and some ... London Coins : A174 : Lot 1647 : Guinea 1691 Elephant and Castle S.3427, 7 Harp strings, NVF/VF with touches of red toning, and some ...

Auction 171
English Coins 1696 S.3467 Good Fine with some weakness on the lower part of the French shield and correspondingly on the higher parts of the King's hair, other than this the coin is a bold and collectable example of this short-lived, two year type
£1,900 London Coins : A171 : Lot 1429 : Half Guinea 1696 Elephant and Castle S.3467 Good Fine with some weakness on the lower part of the Fr... London Coins : A171 : Lot 1429 : Half Guinea 1696 Elephant and Castle S.3467 Good Fine with some weakness on the lower part of the Fr...

Auction 168
English Coins 1691 below bust S.3423 Fine for wear, Ex-Jewellery, the edge with some smoothing in places, comes in a London Mint Office box with certificate
£3,800 London Coins : A168 : Lot 1203 : Five Guineas 1691 Elephant and Castle below bust S.3423 Fine for wear, Ex-Jewellery, the edge with s... London Coins : A168 : Lot 1203 : Five Guineas 1691 Elephant and Castle below bust S.3423 Fine for wear, Ex-Jewellery, the edge with s...

Auction 167
English Coins 1684 below bust, TRICESIMO SEXTO edge, S.3332 VG or better with all major details and the legend clear, an even and collectable example, even in this grade an imposing and impressive coin
£5,000 London Coins : A167 : Lot 545 : Five Guineas 1684 Elephant and Castle below bust, TRICESIMO SEXTO edge, S.3332 VG or better with all... London Coins : A167 : Lot 545 : Five Guineas 1684 Elephant and Castle below bust, TRICESIMO SEXTO edge, S.3332 VG or better with all...

Auction 164
English Coins 1689 G of REGINA struck over an E S.3427 Fine, Ex-Jewellery, 7.18 grammes, Rare
£1,100 London Coins : A164 : Lot 997 : Guinea 1689 Elephant and Castle G of REGINA struck over an E S.3427 Fine, Ex-Jewellery, 7.18 grammes... London Coins : A164 : Lot 997 : Guinea 1689 Elephant and Castle G of REGINA struck over an E S.3427 Fine, Ex-Jewellery, 7.18 grammes...

Auction 163
English Coins 1680 S.3345 VG and Rare, our archive database shows we have handled only one other example since 2003
£1,050 London Coins : A163 : Lot 489 : Guinea 1680 Elephant and Castle S.3345 VG and Rare, our archive database shows we have handled only ... London Coins : A163 : Lot 489 : Guinea 1680 Elephant and Castle S.3345 VG and Rare, our archive database shows we have handled only ...

Auction 162
English Coins 1709 below bust S.3573 Good Fine/Fine, Very Rare, our archive database confirms that this is the first we have offered
£4,000 London Coins : A162 : Lot 2240 : Guinea 1709 Elephant and Castle below bust S.3573 Good Fine/Fine, Very Rare, our archive database co... London Coins : A162 : Lot 2240 : Guinea 1709 Elephant and Castle below bust S.3573 Good Fine/Fine, Very Rare, our archive database co...

Auction 161
English Coins 1691 S.3427 Fine or better/Fine with a pleasing even strike, many of this issue weak in the centre
£2,800 London Coins : A161 : Lot 1566 : Guinea 1691 Elephant and Castle S.3427 Fine or better/Fine with a pleasing even strike, many of this... London Coins : A161 : Lot 1566 : Guinea 1691 Elephant and Castle S.3427 Fine or better/Fine with a pleasing even strike, many of this...

Auction 159
English Coins 1691 below bust S.3423 Fine for wear, Ex-jewellery, the edge with some smoothing in places
£4,800 London Coins : A159 : Lot 759 : Five Guineas 1691 Elephant and Castle below bust S.3423 Fine for wear, Ex-jewellery, the edge with s... London Coins : A159 : Lot 759 : Five Guineas 1691 Elephant and Castle below bust S.3423 Fine for wear, Ex-jewellery, the edge with s...

Auction 158
English Coins 1687 First Bust S3397 Prooflike and Brilliant About Unc rare thus graded and slabbed by PCGS at MS61, and a coin with fantastic eye appeal, very hard to find gold in this grade, indeed we note that an example of a 1688 piece, marginally inferior in obverse detail, graded PCGS MS61 WINGS sold recently in a US auction for $108,688 (at the time of writing converted to £84,452), we also note another 1687 Five Guineas of the same type as this lot in NGC MS61 currently being offered for sale at $117,500 on-line
£54,000 London Coins : A158 : Lot 1920 : Five Guineas 1687 First Bust S3397 Prooflike and Brilliant About Unc rare thus graded and slabbed by... London Coins : A158 : Lot 1920 : Five Guineas 1687 First Bust S3397 Prooflike and Brilliant About Unc rare thus graded and slabbed by...

Auction 158
English Coins 1691 S.3427 Good Fine with some smoothing on the obverse
£2,000 London Coins : A158 : Lot 1983 : Guinea 1691 Elephant and Castle S.3427 Good Fine with some smoothing on the obverse London Coins : A158 : Lot 1983 : Guinea 1691 Elephant and Castle S.3427 Good Fine with some smoothing on the obverse

Auction 156
English Coins 1693 Obverse conjoined busts of joint monarchs right.  GVLIELMVS ET MARIA DEI GRATIA.  Reverse, crowned garnished square topped arms, lion of Nassau in centre 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 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 . (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 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.
£55,000 London Coins : A156 : Lot 2006 : Five Guineas 1693 Obverse conjoined busts of joint monarchs right.  GVLIELMVS ET MARIA DEI GRAT... London Coins : A156 : Lot 2006 : Five Guineas 1693 Obverse conjoined busts of joint monarchs right.  GVLIELMVS ET MARIA DEI GRAT...

Auction 156
English Coins 1685 S.3401 UNC retaining much original mint lustre and with a peripheral light tone. Very attractive and fully struck, vastly superior in grade and strike than the Jacob.Y.Terner example (Ex-Bridgewater House collection), which graded NGC MS63, described as 'mint fresh and beautiful', and realised $18,400 at Ira and Larry Goldbergs Auction in 2003 (Lot 20), similar in quality to the illustration on page 9 of the Bentley Collection catalogue detailing the history of the and it predecessors. A truly stunning example of this rare two-year type, and seldom offered in any grade, perhaps one of the finest examples extant. The elephant and castle was the emblem of the Royal African company, founded in 1660 as the Company of Royal Adventurers Trading in Africa. This organisation held a monopoly on trade along the West African coast. In 1667 the original company collapsed but later merged with the Gambian Merchants Company to become in 1672 the Royal African Company. Trading was chiefly in gold and silver, and sadly for several decades, human slaves
£15,000 London Coins : A156 : Lot 2092 : Guinea 1685 Elephant and Castle S.3401 UNC  retaining much original mint lustre and with a periphera... London Coins : A156 : Lot 2092 : Guinea 1685 Elephant and Castle S.3401 UNC  retaining much original mint lustre and with a periphera...

Auction 155
English Coins 1684 below bust TRICESIMO SEXTO edge S.3332 Good Fine/Fine the obverse with a small flan flaw in the right field
£8,000 London Coins : A155 : Lot 856 : Five Guineas 1684 Elephant and Castle below bust TRICESIMO SEXTO edge S.3332 Good Fine/Fine the obve... London Coins : A155 : Lot 856 : Five Guineas 1684 Elephant and Castle below bust TRICESIMO SEXTO edge S.3332 Good Fine/Fine the obve...

Auction 155
English Coins s (2) 1688 below bust S.3403 the first 8 struck over a lower 8 Good Fine with some edge nicks and contact marks, 1714 S.3574 About Fine/VG
£2,400 London Coins : A155 : Lot 928 : Guineas (2) 1688 Elephant and Castle below bust S.3403 the first 8 struck over a lower 8 Good Fine w... London Coins : A155 : Lot 928 : Guineas (2) 1688 Elephant and Castle below bust S.3403 the first 8 struck over a lower 8 Good Fine w...

Auction 153
English Coins 1684 below bust TRICESIMO SEXTO edge S.3332 Good Fine/Fine the obverse with a small flan flaw in the right field
£8,500 London Coins : A153 : Lot 2768 : Five Guineas 1684 Elephant and Castle below bust TRICESIMO SEXTO edge S.3332 Good Fine/Fine the obve... London Coins : A153 : Lot 2768 : Five Guineas 1684 Elephant and Castle below bust TRICESIMO SEXTO edge S.3332 Good Fine/Fine the obve...

Auction 153
English Coins 1696 S.3467 Good Fine
£1,300 London Coins : A153 : Lot 2871 : Half Guinea 1696 Elephant and Castle S.3467 Good Fine London Coins : A153 : Lot 2871 : Half Guinea 1696 Elephant and Castle S.3467 Good Fine

Auction 153
English Coins 1691 S.3430 NF/VG the reverse with a weak area at the top of the shield as often, rare, the first of this date and type we have offered, we note that since 2003, we have offered 6 of the 1691 variety, but none of this type, so it would appear that this is rarer than the catalogue value would suggest
£900 London Coins : A153 : Lot 2870 : Half Guinea 1691 S.3430 NF/VG the reverse with a weak area at the top of the shield as often, rare, ... London Coins : A153 : Lot 2870 : Half Guinea 1691 S.3430 NF/VG the reverse with a weak area at the top of the shield as often, rare, ...

Auction 152
English Coins 1676 S.3345 Fair, with mount attached to the top of the obverse
£320 London Coins : A152 : Lot 2780 : Guinea 1676 Elephant and Castle S.3345 Fair, with mount attached to the top of the obverse London Coins : A152 : Lot 2780 : Guinea 1676 Elephant and Castle S.3345 Fair, with mount attached to the top of the obverse

Auction 151
English Coins 1680 below bust S.3345 NVF with a slight scuff on the last A of GRATIA
£2,750 London Coins : A151 : Lot 2479 : Guinea 1680 Elephant and Castle below bust S.3345 NVF with a slight scuff on the last A of GRATIA London Coins : A151 : Lot 2479 : Guinea 1680 Elephant and Castle below bust S.3345 NVF with a slight scuff on the last A of GRATIA

Auction 151
English Coins 1688 S. below bust S.3403 Obverse Good Fine, the reverse a strong Fine, Rare
£2,600 London Coins : A151 : Lot 2481 : Guinea 1688 S. Elephant and Castle below bust S.3403 Obverse Good Fine, the reverse a strong Fine, R... London Coins : A151 : Lot 2481 : Guinea 1688 S. Elephant and Castle below bust S.3403 Obverse Good Fine, the reverse a strong Fine, R...

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