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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 6th & Sunday 7th March 2021. Join our mailing list to receive our catalogue.

English (British) Banknotes

Five Pounds Peppiatt London 13th June 1945 J44 000456 B255 original and pleasant VF very low serial number for this prefix, unusual to see three zeros in a white five pounds serial number. Westminster Bank Mansfield Road Nottingham stamp on reverse
£100 - £300
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English Hammered Coins

Angel Henry VII Type V. Large Crook-shaped abbreviation after HENRIC S.2187, North 1698, mintmark Pheon, (1505-1509) Obverse: HENRIC ? DI x GRΛ ?x REX x ΛNGL x FR x x, The Reverse PER CRUCE TVΛ NOS XPE RED with double saltire stops, and no stop after RED , the die pairing unlisted by Schneider, 5.18 grammes, Choice EF on a full round flan, evenly struck, with a round countermark to the left of the shield, a superb piece
£3,000 - £4,000
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Half Angel Henry VIII First Coinage S.2266, North 1761, Schneider 566, mintmark Castle 2.60 grammes, VF on a full round flan, a little double striking is evident towards the end of the obverse legend
£3,000 - £3,500
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Noble Henry V Mullet by Sword Arm, Annulet on ship rudder, Reverse with pellet before central h and slipped Trefoil in second quarter by the Lion'd head, type C/Henry IV mule, S.1741/1715, North Obv1371/Rev1337/1, Schneider 223, 6.96 grammes, About EF/EF a most pleasing example
£3,000 - £4,000
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English Coins Single Coins and Small Lots

Five Guineas 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
£15,000 - £20,000
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Guinea 1688 James II Second Laureate Bust S3402 NGC MS62 rare and desirable thus
£10,000 - £15,000
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Half Guinea 1691 S.3430 EF one old scratch obverse field and a moderate area of haymarking reverse, extremely rare in this high grade, and much rarer than S.3431 Elephant Below, proven by the fact we have offered 4 of the Elephant Below variety since 2005 and only one of this type and none of these previous five coins were above VF
£2,500 - £3,500
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Half Guinea 1764 Second Head S.3732 Choice EF/Unc only the fourth example of this date we have offered the other three all in grades lower than VF, rare and desirable thus
£1,200 - £1,800
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Half Guinea 1804 S.3737 Seventh Head GEF probably about as struck with little actual wear
£800 - £1,000
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Penny 1862 8 over 6 Freeman 39A dies 6+G, VG or better with all major details and the overdate very clear, Satin (2003) states '7 examples known', Ex-Freeman collection, sold with his ticket, Ex-Christies 23/10/1984 Lot 24 (part) £1,250 - £1,750
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Penny 1875 Freeman 79 dies 8+G UNC or very near so with traces of lustre, Very Rare in this high grade, possibly rarer than the R13 rated by Freeman
£325 - £425
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Penny 1919KN Freeman 187 dies 2+B EF/GEF darkly toned with some contact marks on the obverse
£700 - £900
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Proof Set 1911 Long Set 12 coins £5 to Maundy Penny in NGC holders and graded as follows £5 PF63, £2 PF63, Sovereign PF63, Half Sovereign PF63, Halfcrown PF65, Florin PF66, Shilling PF65, Sixpence PF65, Maundy 4d MS62, 3d MS61, 2d MS62, 1d MS63, the silver with a pleasing matching tone, comes with the original official Royal Mint box the set was issued in
£20,000 - £25,000
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Sovereign 1825 Bare Head Marsh 10 EF reverse better and with prooflike fields
£2,000 - £3,000
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Sovereign 1832 with double striking on all four digits of the date and, to a lesser extent, on all four letters of ANNO, as Marsh 17, but unlisted as a separate variety by Marsh or Spink, NEF with a slight flattening to the rim at 1 o'clock and a gentle edge bruise at 7 o'clock
£2,000 - £2,500
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Two Guineas 1717 NGC XF40, S3627 a seldom offered date
£7,000 - £9,000
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World Coins Single Coins and Small Lots

Australia Penny 1931 Normal date alignment KM#23 UNC with around 30%/70% lustre with minor cabinet friction, Very Rare and sought after in high grade, with a mintage of only 494,000, the second lowest mintage in the George V Australian Penny series, our archive database stretching back to 2003 indicates that is the first we have offered
£400 - £600
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World Cased and Proof Items

Guernsey Ten Pounds 2020 75th Anniversary of VE Day 5oz. Gold Proof FDC in the large box of issue with certificate. Certificate number 01 of a limited edition of 15 pieces
£7,000 - £8,000
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Guernsey Ten Pounds 2020 80th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain 5oz. Gold Proof FDC in the large box of issue with certificate number 4 of just 20 minted
£7,000 - £8,000
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Jersey Ten Pounds 2020 250th Anniversary of Captain James Cook's Discovery of Australia 5oz. Gold Proof FDC in the large box of issue with certificate number 3 of just 10 issued
£7,000 - £8,000
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Jersey Ten Pounds 2020 75th Anniversary of VE Day 5oz. Gold Proof FDC in the large box of issue with certificate number 1 of just 15 issued
£7,000 - £8,000
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United Kingdom 2021 Gold Proof 5-coin Sovereign Collection comprising Gold Five Pounds, Two Pounds, Sovereign, Half Sovereign and Quarter Sovereign Proof issues with Crowned 95 privy mark in honour of the 95th Birthday of Queen Elizabeth II. FDC in the Royal Mint box of issue with certificate and booklet. The Gold Proof Five Pounds as well as being a one-year type, will only be available as a part of this set. Very few sets are available as they are already listed as 'Out of Stock' by the Royal Mint
£4,000 - £5,000
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