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Auction 172
English Coins 1691 TERTIO edge S.3422 pleasing VF, a few minor edge faults barely detract, a very sought after issue with a 1693 example of S3422 realising £135,000 in our last sale
£16,000 London Coins : A172 : Lot 949 : Five Guineas 1691 TERTIO edge S.3422 pleasing VF, a few minor edge faults barely detract, a very sou... London Coins : A172 : Lot 949 : Five Guineas 1691 TERTIO edge S.3422 pleasing VF, a few minor edge faults barely detract, a very sou...

Auction 171
English Coins 1693 S.3422 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, in a PCGS holder and graded MS62, with 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 examples of this short series. At the time of writing, the PCGS Population report shows one example graded MS62+ and another at MS63 being the only finer examples. Across the entire series combining all Five Guinea dates and varieties, only 4 examples have been graded higher by PCGS. and in August 2020 an example dated 1692 and graded MS63 by PCGS realised $384,000 in Heritage, and is now being offered for private treaty sale at $499,000, and we can tell you that that the difference in grade between MS62 and 63 is negligible. 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.
£135,000 London Coins : A171 : Lot 1363 : Five Guineas 1693 S.3422 Obverse conjoined busts of joint monarchs right.  GVLIELMVS ET MARIA DEI GR... London Coins : A171 : Lot 1363 : Five Guineas 1693 S.3422 Obverse conjoined busts of joint monarchs right.  GVLIELMVS ET MARIA DEI GR...

Auction 171
English Coins 1687 TERTIO second laureate bust S3397A better than EF with reflective almost prooflike fields with a pleasing orange/dark gold toning
£42,000 London Coins : A171 : Lot 1361 : Five Guineas 1687 TERTIO second laureate bust S3397A better than EF with reflective almost prooflike... London Coins : A171 : Lot 1361 : Five Guineas 1687 TERTIO second laureate bust S3397A better than EF with reflective almost prooflike...

Auction 171
English Coins 1701 Fine Work DECIMO TERTIO edge S.3456 VF/NVF plugged at the top of the obverse, the surfaces otherwise undamaged, and vastly superior to most ex-jewellery pieces that we see. the Fine Work coin marking a giant stride in minting quality at the time and very popular in today's Gold market. This represents a chance to own this type at a fraction of cost of a high grade example.
£4,200 London Coins : A171 : Lot 1364 : Five Guineas 1701 Fine Work DECIMO TERTIO edge S.3456 VF/NVF plugged at the top of the obverse, the ... London Coins : A171 : Lot 1364 : Five Guineas 1701 Fine Work DECIMO TERTIO edge S.3456 VF/NVF plugged at the top of the obverse, the ...

Auction 170
English Coins 1678 8 over 7 First Bust, S.3328A NGC XF 40 desirable thus
£13,000 London Coins : A170 : Lot 1519 : Five Guineas 1678 8 over 7 First Bust, S.3328A NGC XF 40 desirable thus London Coins : A170 : Lot 1519 : Five Guineas 1678 8 over 7 First Bust, S.3328A NGC XF 40 desirable thus

Auction 170
English Coins 1701 Fine Work S.3456 NGC AU Details Cleaned
£13,000 London Coins : A170 : Lot 1520 : Five Guineas 1701 Fine Work S.3456 NGC AU Details Cleaned London Coins : A170 : Lot 1520 : Five Guineas 1701 Fine Work S.3456 NGC AU Details Cleaned

Auction 169
English Coins 1701 Fine Work S.3456 VF or slightly better/About VF, bold and attractive, with a gentle edge bruise at 12 o'clock on the obverse, pleasing for the grade retaining much eye appeal, a popular coin in today's market. A highly important coin in the history of the milled coinage, the Fine Work type introduced more intricate detail and a superb sharp striking to the portrait, a significant advance to the quality of minting at the time, leading to further higher relief designs being produced in the 18th Century, right up to the introduction of the later machine-made milled coinage
£14,000 London Coins : A169 : Lot 1432 : Five Guineas 1701 Fine Work S.3456 VF or slightly better/About VF, bold and attractive, with a gentl... London Coins : A169 : Lot 1432 : Five Guineas 1701 Fine Work S.3456 VF or slightly better/About VF, bold and attractive, with a gentl...

Auction 169
English Coins 1669 VICESIMO PRIMO S.3328 About EF, with much fine detail apparent to the bust and the reverse design, some surface marks and scratches more than usually found on an EF coin, the edge with all lettering intact displays some consistent roughness suggests possibly an ex- piece, and perhaps once cleaned. With low grade and/or damaged Five Guineas realising £5000-£6000 in the recent past, this being several grades above represents very good value in today's market at the low estimate, or in our opinion at several bids above. We note Spink now lists this coin in VF at £16,000 and EF at £80,000
£12,000 London Coins : A169 : Lot 1431 : Five Guineas 1669 VICESIMO PRIMO S.3328 About EF,  with much fine detail apparent to the bust and th... London Coins : A169 : Lot 1431 : Five Guineas 1669 VICESIMO PRIMO S.3328 About EF,  with much fine detail apparent to the bust and th...

Auction 168
English Coins 1701 Fine Work S.3456 VF or slightly better, a bold middle grade example, a gentle edge bruise visible at 7 o'clock on the obverse, pleasing for the grade and with much eye appeal, comes in a London Mint Office box with certificate. This series very sought after in today's market, the Fine Work coin was a revolutionary advance to the minting process in the early 18th Century, leading to many higher relief designs being issued in the 18th Century, right up until the introduction of the later machine-made milled coinage
£8,500 London Coins : A168 : Lot 1204 : Five Guineas 1701 Fine Work S.3456 VF or slightly better, a bold middle grade example, a gentle edge... London Coins : A168 : Lot 1204 : Five Guineas 1701 Fine Work S.3456 VF or slightly better, a bold middle grade example, a gentle edge...

Auction 168
English Coins 1701 Fine Work S.3457 Near EF and retaining traces of original lustre, attractive and desirable in this pleasing grade, comes in a London Mint Office box with certificate stating Condition: PCGS About Uncirculated 55, lists at £25,000 in EF in the Spink Standard Catalogue. In 2014 the Standard Catalogue valued this coin in EF at £12,500, so has doubled it's catalogue value in just five years. We note that we have only offered two previous examples since 2003, and in the same period we have offered sixteen 1701 Fine Work , thus indicating this to be by far the scarcer coin, a rare opporty to obtain a high grade rarity such as this
£6,500 London Coins : A168 : Lot 1647 : Two Guineas 1701 Fine Work S.3457 Near EF and retaining traces of original lustre, attractive and de... London Coins : A168 : Lot 1647 : Two Guineas 1701 Fine Work S.3457 Near EF and retaining traces of original lustre, attractive and de...

Auction 168
English Coins 1678 8 over 7 First Bust, S.3328A Fine or better/Good Fine with touches of red and magenta toning in the legends, a pleasing and even example with good eye appeal. Only the second First Bust coin we have offered of this date, the first we have offered for 7 years, the previous example being an ex-jewellery piece. Far scarcer than the second bust coin. Comes in a London Mint Office box with certificate
£6,000 London Coins : A168 : Lot 1202 : Five Guineas 1678 8 over 7 First Bust, S.3328A Fine or better/Good Fine with touches of red and mage... London Coins : A168 : Lot 1202 : Five Guineas 1678 8 over 7 First Bust, S.3328A Fine or better/Good Fine with touches of red and mage...

Auction 168
English Coins 1691 Elephant and Castle 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 1729 EIC S.3664 in an NGC holder and graded AU50 an impressive and pleasing piece with touches of red toning on the shield, and a good collectable example of the popular type
£20,000 London Coins : A167 : Lot 550 : Five Guineas 1729 EIC S.3664 in an NGC holder and graded AU50 an impressive and pleasing piece with ... London Coins : A167 : Lot 550 : Five Guineas 1729 EIC S.3664 in an NGC holder and graded AU50 an impressive and pleasing piece with ...

Auction 167
English Coins 1684 Elephant and Castle 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 166
English Coins 1694 S.3422 SEXTO edge, in an NGC holder AU Details, Reverse Spot removed, Cleaned. The coin displays much detail and eye appeal, EF, the reverse with minor scratches between the base of the shield and the commencement of REX. A high grade example with excellent portraits, indeed the obverse is a bold even strike with the only significant wear being on the highest hair curl. With low grade and/or damaged Five Guineas now realising £5000-£6000, this being several grades above represents very good value in today's market at the low estimate, or in our opinion at several bids above
£15,000 London Coins : A166 : Lot 1603 : Five Guineas 1694 S.3422 SEXTO edge, in an NGC holder AU Details, Reverse Spot removed, Cleaned. The... London Coins : A166 : Lot 1603 : Five Guineas 1694 S.3422 SEXTO edge, in an NGC holder AU Details, Reverse Spot removed, Cleaned. The...

Auction 166
English Coins 1687 Second Bust, TERTIO edge S.3397A NEF/GVF the fields showing some signs of light tooling under magnification, displays small touches of red tone, light haymarks do not detract, overall of pleasing and even appearance and considerable eye appeal
£14,000 London Coins : A166 : Lot 1602 : Five Guineas 1687 Second Bust, TERTIO edge S.3397A NEF/GVF the fields showing some signs of light to... London Coins : A166 : Lot 1602 : Five Guineas 1687 Second Bust, TERTIO edge S.3397A NEF/GVF the fields showing some signs of light to...

Auction 166
English Coins 1729 EIC S.3664 Good Fine, Ex-Jewellery
£4,600 London Coins : A166 : Lot 1604 : Five Guineas 1729 EIC S.3664 Good Fine, Ex-Jewellery London Coins : A166 : Lot 1604 : Five Guineas 1729 EIC S.3664 Good Fine, Ex-Jewellery

Auction 165
English Coins 1709 Queen After Union with Scotland S3567 OCTAVO VF/EF desirable thus
£17,000 London Coins : A165 : Lot 2564 : Five Guineas 1709 Queen Anne After Union with Scotland S3567 OCTAVO VF/EF desirable thus London Coins : A165 : Lot 2564 : Five Guineas 1709 Queen Anne After Union with Scotland S3567 OCTAVO VF/EF desirable thus

Auction 164
English Coins 1677 first bust hair of different style S3328A approaching EF/EF with sharp reflective fields once cleaned, a much rarer date, we have sold 125 Five Guineas in the past but never an example dated 1677
£19,658 London Coins : A164 : Lot 965 : Five Guineas 1677 first bust hair of different style S3328A approaching EF/EF with sharp reflective ... London Coins : A164 : Lot 965 : Five Guineas 1677 first bust hair of different style S3328A approaching EF/EF with sharp reflective ...

Auction 164
English Coins 1693 QVINTO S.3422 Good Fine/Fine, Ex-Jewellery and with some light graffiti below the bust, the busts clear, bold and evenly struck
£5,000 London Coins : A164 : Lot 967 : Five Guineas 1693 QVINTO S.3422 Good Fine/Fine, Ex-Jewellery and with some light graffiti below the ... London Coins : A164 : Lot 967 : Five Guineas 1693 QVINTO S.3422 Good Fine/Fine, Ex-Jewellery and with some light graffiti below the ...

Auction 163
English Coins 1701 Fine Work DECIMO TERTIO edge near EF desirable thus
£16,000 London Coins : A163 : Lot 457 : Five Guineas 1701 Fine Work DECIMO TERTIO edge near EF desirable thus London Coins : A163 : Lot 457 : Five Guineas 1701 Fine Work DECIMO TERTIO edge near EF desirable thus

Auction 162
English Coins 1692 QVARTO S.3422 nEF/EF, desirable thus the obverse retaining some lustre
£14,000 London Coins : A162 : Lot 1749 : Five Guineas 1692 QVARTO S.3422 nEF/EF, desirable thus the obverse retaining some lustre London Coins : A162 : Lot 1749 : Five Guineas 1692 QVARTO S.3422 nEF/EF, desirable thus the obverse retaining some lustre

Auction 161
English Coins 1701 Fine Work S.3456 NEF a very small depression and some hairlines are visible in the obverse field below GRA, however a high grade coin overall
£19,000 London Coins : A161 : Lot 1525 : Five Guineas 1701 Fine Work S.3456 NEF a very small depression and some hairlines are visible in the... London Coins : A161 : Lot 1525 : Five Guineas 1701 Fine Work S.3456 NEF a very small depression and some hairlines are visible in the...

Auction 160
English Coins 1729 E.I.C. S3664 PCGS AU50
£18,500 London Coins : A160 : Lot 2092 : Five Guineas 1729 E.I.C. S3664 PCGS AU50 London Coins : A160 : Lot 2092 : Five Guineas 1729 E.I.C. S3664 PCGS AU50

Auction 160
English Coins 1748 VICESIMO SECVNDO S.3666 approaching EF and formerly in an NGC holder graded by them as AU55 and with the NGC ticket still included
£18,500 London Coins : A160 : Lot 2095 : Five Guineas 1748 VICESIMO SECVNDO S.3666 approaching EF and formerly in an NGC holder graded by the... London Coins : A160 : Lot 2095 : Five Guineas 1748 VICESIMO SECVNDO S.3666 approaching EF and formerly in an NGC holder graded by the...

Auction 160
English Coins 1699 UNDECIMO S.3454 GVF/nEF
£17,500 London Coins : A160 : Lot 2090 : Five Guineas 1699 UNDECIMO S.3454  GVF/nEF London Coins : A160 : Lot 2090 : Five Guineas 1699 UNDECIMO S.3454  GVF/nEF

Auction 160
English Coins 1701 Fine Work DECIMO TERTIO edge near EF desirable thus
£16,500 London Coins : A160 : Lot 2091 : Five Guineas 1701 Fine Work DECIMO TERTIO edge near EF desirable thus London Coins : A160 : Lot 2091 : Five Guineas 1701 Fine Work DECIMO TERTIO edge near EF desirable thus

Auction 160
English Coins 1729 Plain below bust TERTIO edge Spink 3663 VF
£15,000 London Coins : A160 : Lot 2094 : Five Guineas 1729 Plain below bust TERTIO edge Spink 3663 VF London Coins : A160 : Lot 2094 : Five Guineas 1729 Plain below bust TERTIO edge Spink 3663 VF

Auction 160
English Coins 1688 S3397 PCGS XF45
£11,000 London Coins : A160 : Lot 2089 : Five Guineas 1688 S3397 PCGS XF45 London Coins : A160 : Lot 2089 : Five Guineas 1688 S3397 PCGS XF45

Auction 159
English Coins 1692 QVINTO edge S.3422 in a PCGS holder graded AU53
£16,000 London Coins : A159 : Lot 761 : Five Guineas 1692 QVINTO edge S.3422 in a PCGS holder graded AU53 London Coins : A159 : Lot 761 : Five Guineas 1692 QVINTO edge S.3422 in a PCGS holder graded AU53

Auction 159
English Coins 1670 S.3328 PCGS XF40
£9,000 London Coins : A159 : Lot 758 : Five Guineas 1670 S.3328 PCGS XF40 London Coins : A159 : Lot 758 : Five Guineas 1670 S.3328 PCGS XF40

Auction 159
English Coins 1691 TERTIO edge S.3422 Good Fine with some edge nicks, overall a pleasing and even example for the grade, comes with old ticket 'Sotheby 22/5/1975 Lot 258 £700'
£6,000 London Coins : A159 : Lot 760 : Five Guineas 1691 TERTIO edge S.3422 Good Fine with some edge nicks, overall a pleasing and even exa... London Coins : A159 : Lot 760 : Five Guineas 1691 TERTIO edge S.3422 Good Fine with some edge nicks, overall a pleasing and even exa...

Auction 159
English Coins 1691 Elephant and Castle 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 Elephant and Castle 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 1741 S.3663A 4 of date truck over a 3, the 1 overstruck, appears to be over another 1 EF desirable thus
£22,000 London Coins : A158 : Lot 1922 : Five Guineas 1741 S.3663A 4 of date truck over a 3, the 1 overstruck, appears to be over another 1 E... London Coins : A158 : Lot 1922 : Five Guineas 1741 S.3663A 4 of date truck over a 3, the 1 overstruck, appears to be over another 1 E...

Auction 158
English Coins 1694 SEXTO S3422 nVF/Fine bright with a very minor edge bruise and some metal faults or haymarking obverse lower bust, a collectable example
£6,000 London Coins : A158 : Lot 1921 : Five Guineas 1694 SEXTO S3422 nVF/Fine bright with a very minor edge bruise and some metal faults or... London Coins : A158 : Lot 1921 : Five Guineas 1694 SEXTO S3422 nVF/Fine bright with a very minor edge bruise and some metal faults or...

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 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 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 155
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. 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 examples of this short series. Earlier this year a 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 . (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. 
£71,500 London Coins : A155 : Lot 857 : Five Guineas 1693 Obverse conjoined busts of joint monarchs right.  GVLIELMVS ET MARIA DEI GRAT... London Coins : A155 : Lot 857 : Five Guineas 1693 Obverse conjoined busts of joint monarchs right.  GVLIELMVS ET MARIA DEI GRAT...

Auction 155
English Coins 1706 QVINTO edge, Shield of Post-Union type S.3566 EF and lustrous with a small planchet fault below the first A of ANNA and in the corresponding position on the reverse below the E of REG, nevertheless a splendid example with a hint of red toning in the reverse legend. Queen Gold coinage seldom encountered in high grades, and would make a spectacular centrepiece to any , similar grade pieces were reported to be on offer with a £70,000 plus ticket price at recent London Coin Fairs
£30,000 London Coins : A155 : Lot 858 : Five Guineas 1706 QVINTO edge, Shield of Post-Union type S.3566 EF and lustrous with a small planche... London Coins : A155 : Lot 858 : Five Guineas 1706 QVINTO edge, Shield of Post-Union type S.3566 EF and lustrous with a small planche...

Auction 155
English Coins 1729 Plain below bust S.3663, our archive database show this to be scarcer than the 1729 EIC type, Good Fine or better with a pleasing overall appearance and very collectable
£9,250 London Coins : A155 : Lot 859 : Five Guineas 1729 Plain below bust S.3663, our archive database show this to be scarcer than the 172... London Coins : A155 : Lot 859 : Five Guineas 1729 Plain below bust S.3663, our archive database show this to be scarcer than the 172...

Auction 155
English Coins 1678 Second Bust 8 over 7 S.3331 VF with a gentle edge bruise at 8 clock
£8,000 London Coins : A155 : Lot 855 : Five Guineas 1678 Second Bust 8 over 7 S.3331 VF with a gentle edge bruise at 8 clock London Coins : A155 : Lot 855 : Five Guineas 1678 Second Bust 8 over 7 S.3331 VF with a gentle edge bruise at 8 clock

Auction 155
English Coins 1684 Elephant and Castle 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 154
English Coins 1729 Plain below bust, S.3663 GEF with touches of red toning in the legends, minor contact marks only, a glorious example, the reverse retaining original mint lustre, this type far more scarce than the E.I.C coin of this date, despite the pricing figures in the Spink catalogue. Our archive database shows we have handled 4 examples of this type and 11 examples of the E.I.C coin of this date
£30,000 London Coins : A154 : Lot 1947 : Five Guineas 1729 Plain below bust, S.3663 GEF with touches of red toning in the legends, minor cont... London Coins : A154 : Lot 1947 : Five Guineas 1729 Plain below bust, S.3663 GEF with touches of red toning in the legends, minor cont...

Auction 154
English Coins 1726 DECIMO TERTIO S.3626 solid VF/GVF with a pleasing orange hue a small edge bruise at 9 O'clock obverse otherwise choice VF (Ex Spink)
£11,000 London Coins : A154 : Lot 1946 : Five Guineas 1726 DECIMO TERTIO S.3626 solid VF/GVF with a pleasing orange hue a small edge bruise a... London Coins : A154 : Lot 1946 : Five Guineas 1726 DECIMO TERTIO S.3626 solid VF/GVF with a pleasing orange hue a small edge bruise a...

Auction 154
English Coins 1700 First Laureate Bust DVODECIMO edge S3454 nVF/VF (centre of portrait weak as often) a pleasant and collectable example graded 25 by CGS and this a very conservative grade in our opinion
£9,000 London Coins : A154 : Lot 1944 : Five Guineas 1700 First Laureate Bust DVODECIMO edge S3454 nVF/VF (centre of portrait weak as often)... London Coins : A154 : Lot 1944 : Five Guineas 1700 First Laureate Bust DVODECIMO edge S3454 nVF/VF (centre of portrait weak as often)...

Auction 154
English Coins 1692 QVARTO edge S.3422GVF/VF for wear, the obverse with a die flaw in the right field and some smoothing around this, the portrait also with a small smooth area on the King's neck and jawline, viewing recommended
£8,500 London Coins : A154 : Lot 1943 : Five Guineas 1692 QVARTO edge S.3422GVF/VF for wear, the obverse with a die flaw in the right field ... London Coins : A154 : Lot 1943 : Five Guineas 1692 QVARTO edge S.3422GVF/VF for wear, the obverse with a die flaw in the right field ...

Auction 154
English Coins 1673 VICESIMO QVINTO S.3328 bold and pleasing GF-NVF
£8,000 London Coins : A154 : Lot 1938 : Five Guineas 1673 VICESIMO QVINTO S.3328 bold and pleasing GF-NVF London Coins : A154 : Lot 1938 : Five Guineas 1673 VICESIMO QVINTO S.3328 bold and pleasing GF-NVF

Auction 153
English Coins 1701 Fine Work DECIMO TERTIO choice mint state with like fields, Ex Roderick Richardson and with his price ticket £75,000 "Choice Mint State" graded and encapsulated by CGS as 80 (UNC) so offered here having three companies (LCA, CGS and Richardson) concur on a mint state grade. In the 10 years since CGS has been grading coins only two other pre 1750 gold coins have an 80 grade those being a of 1725 and a Guinea of 1713, As for current market indicators Five Guineas in EF of can be seen on display at UK coin shows around the £45,000 marker and it was reported to us by the seller and an independent source corroborated that a 5 Guineas in NGC 61 sold at the March MSCF show for £78,000, the read across table compiled empirically by CGS collectors suggest that USA slabbed coins in MS61 average CGS 65 grade. Regardless of the technically grade and price this is a spectacular coin surely never to be matched for eye appeal and beauty.
£56,000 London Coins : A153 : Lot 2770 : Five Guineas 1701 Fine Work DECIMO TERTIO choice mint state with proof like fields, Ex Roderick Rich... London Coins : A153 : Lot 2770 : Five Guineas 1701 Fine Work DECIMO TERTIO choice mint state with proof like fields, Ex Roderick Rich...

Auction 153
English Coins 1692 QVARTO edge S.3422GVF/VF for wear, the obverse with a die flaw in the right field and some smoothing around this, the portrait also with a small smooth area on the King's neck and jawline, viewing recommended
£10,000 London Coins : A153 : Lot 2769 : Five Guineas 1692 QVARTO edge S.3422GVF/VF for wear, the obverse with a die flaw in the right field ... London Coins : A153 : Lot 2769 : Five Guineas 1692 QVARTO edge S.3422GVF/VF for wear, the obverse with a die flaw in the right field ...

Auction 153
English Coins 1684 Elephant and Castle 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 152
English Coins 1673 VICESIMO QVINTO S.3328 bold and pleasing GF-NVF
£14,000 London Coins : A152 : Lot 2700 : Five Guineas 1673 VICESIMO QVINTO S.3328 bold and pleasing GF-NVF London Coins : A152 : Lot 2700 : Five Guineas 1673 VICESIMO QVINTO S.3328 bold and pleasing GF-NVF

Auction 152
English Coins 1678 Second Bust 8 over 7 S.3331 VF with a gentle edge bruise at 8 o' clock
£11,000 London Coins : A152 : Lot 2701 : Five Guineas 1678 Second Bust  8 over 7 S.3331 VF with a gentle edge bruise at 8 o' clock London Coins : A152 : Lot 2701 : Five Guineas 1678 Second Bust  8 over 7 S.3331 VF with a gentle edge bruise at 8 o' clock

Auction 152
English Coins 1691 collectable Fair edge lettering crisp, design details all discernible
£2,500 London Coins : A152 : Lot 2702 : Five Guineas 1691 collectable Fair edge lettering crisp, design details all discernible London Coins : A152 : Lot 2702 : Five Guineas 1691 collectable Fair edge lettering crisp, design details all discernible

Auction 151
English Coins 1700 First Laureate Bust DVODECIMO edge S3454 nVF/VF (centre of portrait weak as often) a pleasant and collectable example
£5,500 London Coins : A151 : Lot 2412 : Five Guineas 1700 First Laureate Bust DVODECIMO edge S3454 nVF/VF (centre of portrait weak as often)... London Coins : A151 : Lot 2412 : Five Guineas 1700 First Laureate Bust DVODECIMO edge S3454 nVF/VF (centre of portrait weak as often)...

Auction 150
English Coins 1700 S.3454 NGC XF40 we grade VF the reverse slightly better, with a couple of small touches of haymarking, an even example and pleasing
£12,000 London Coins : A150 : Lot 2135 : Five Guineas 1700 S.3454 NGC XF40 we grade VF the reverse slightly better, with a couple of small to... London Coins : A150 : Lot 2135 : Five Guineas 1700 S.3454 NGC XF40 we grade VF the reverse slightly better, with a couple of small to...

Auction 150
English Coins 1741 S.3663A 4 of date truck over a 3, the 1 overstruck, appears to be over another 1 Near EF , the reverse with a small scuff either side of the shield, overall a most pleasing example
£9,400 London Coins : A150 : Lot 2136 : Five Guineas 1741 S.3663A 4 of date truck over a 3, the 1 overstruck, appears to be over another 1 N... London Coins : A150 : Lot 2136 : Five Guineas 1741 S.3663A 4 of date truck over a 3, the 1 overstruck, appears to be over another 1 N...

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