• aethlwulf
  • alfred
  • bergred
  • canut
  • coenwulf
  • edwardVII
  • georgeVI
  • harold
  • henryMaryRose
  • JamesV
  • williamIII
Gold Coins

Edward VI (1547-1553) Half Sovereign

Ref 35/1Price £17,000.00

Wt. 5.49g., Second period January 1549 - April 1550, Southwark mint, m.m. Y both sides, bare-headed, cuirassed, bust of the young king right, inner beaded circles both sides, :SCVTVM * FIDEI * PROTEGET * EVM., rosette stops, rev., .EDWARD '. VI: D . G' AGL' . FRA'. Z . HIB'. REX., small square stops, double after VI, crowned oval shield in cartouche dividing E-R, N.1908; Potter 2b; Scneider 686 (minor var. punctuation); S.2435, a beautifully toned full round example, with very clear legends both sides, rare in this lovey grade,
Ex. Slaney part 2, Spink 229, 15 May 2015 (291)
practically EF

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James I (1603-1625) Rose-Ryal of Thirty-Shillings

Ref 35/3Price £23,000.00

Wt. 12.38g. Third Coinage, m.m. trefoil, King enthroned holding sword and sceptre, plain back to throne, portcullis at feet, IACOBVS D: G: MAG BRI: FR: ET HI: REX., rev. A DNO: FACTVM EST ISTVD ET EST MIRA: INOC: NRIS, shield on cross fleury value XXX above, Schneider 78 (same dies); N.2108; S.2633 , very rare,
VF

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Commonwealth (1649-1660) Unite

Ref 35/7Price £20,000.00

Wt. 9.12g., 1651/0, i.m. sun/-, shield of St George within wreath, THE COMMONWEALTH OF ENGLAND, rev. GOD WITH VS, conjoined shields of St George and Ireland, XX above, Schneider 339; N.2715; S.3208,, housed in a NGC holder MS62+, superb detail, with attractive pale red toning
Ex. Spink Auction 208, 23 June 2011 (753) and Spink Auction 244, 29 March 2017 (363)
EF

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Charles II (1660-1685) Milled Coinage Two Guineas

Ref 35/9Price £39,500.00

1675, second laureate head right, with rounded truncation, CHARLES. II. DEI. GRATIA, rev. MAG BR. FRA. ET. HIB. REX., crowned cruciform shields, sceptres in angles, Schneider II, 432 (same dies); MCE 36; S.3335 , some minor marks, with reflective fields and beautiful red toning, very rare in this high grade
Purchased Spink, circa 1990.
EF

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William and Mary (1689-1694) Half Guinea

Ref 35/12Price £8,250.00

1691, conjoined busts right, elephant and castle below, GVIELMVS. ET. MARIA. DEI. GRATIA., rev. crowned shield of arms Lion of Nassau in centre, MAG. BR. FR. ET. HIB. REX. ET. REGINA., MCE164; S.3431, encapsulated in a PCGS holder, MS61, rare,
Purchased Spink, 9 March 1990.
EF

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George I (1714-1727) Guinea

Ref 35/14Price £29,750.00

1714, 'Prince Elector' type, first laureate head right, GEORGIVS. D.G. MAG. BR. FR. ET. HIB. REX. F. D., rev. BR VN. ET.LVN. DVX S. R. I. A. TH ET. PR. EL., crowned cruciform shields, now incorporating the arms of Hanover, Schneider 544; MCE 245; S.3628 , housed in a NGC holder, MS64, a beautiful lustrous example, crisply struck, very rare,
good EF

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George II (1727-1760) Pattern or Proof Two Guineas

Ref 35/16Price £77,500.00

1733, by John Croker, GEORGIVS II DEI GRATIA, young laureate head left, GEORGIVS DEI GRATIA, rev. • M • B • F • ET • H • REX • F • D • B • ET • L • D • S • R • I • A • T • ET • E • 17, crowned garnished shield with straight top, crown with rounded arches, eight strings to Irish harp, edge plain, W&R 69 [R5]; Montagu 301; Murdoch 76; D-M 56; Spink 3667, housed in a NGC holder, MS 61 Cameo, faint cabinet friction before face and the usual tiny spots of die rust, with a hint of red toning, possibly under 10 examples known, extremely rare,
good EF

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George III (1760-1820) Early Coinages Pattern Half Guinea

Ref 35/18Price £22,500.00

1762, by Richard Yeo, young laureate bust facing right, re. crowned garnished shield of arms, edge plain, W&R 125 [R4]; Montagu 542; Murdoch 159; Nobleman-; Douglas-Morris 82, brilliant, practically as struck, extremely rare
Ex. "A number of spectacular English gold coins" Spink Auction 97, 13 May 1993 (70).
practically FDC

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George IV (1820-1830) Proof Two Pounds

Ref 35/22Price £13,750.00

1826, by W. Wyon after Chantry's model, reverse J. B. Merlen, bare head left, date below, rev. crowned shield of arms within ermine mantel, edge inscribed, SEPTIMO, W&R 228; S.3799, light scratch below chin otherwise brilliant, rare,
practically FDC

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Victoria (1837-1901) Proof Sovereign

Ref 35/27Price £4,850.00

1887, crowned Jubilee bust left, with 13 pearl necklace, VICTORIA D: G: BRITT: REG: F: D, rev. St. George and dragon right, edge straight grained, WR 333; S. 3866B, brilliant,
Ex. "A number of spectacular English gold coins" Spink Auction 97, 13 May 1993 (115).
FDC

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James I (1603-1625) Sovereign of Twenty Shillings

Ref 35/2Price £42,500.00

Wt. 11.06g., first coinage, mm. thistle, second crowned half-length bust right in decorated armour, holding sceptre and orb, .IACOBVS.D'. ANG. SCO'.FRAN'.ET. HIB'. REX, rev, .EXVRGAT.DEVS. DISSIPENTVR. INIMICI., crowned square-topped garnished shield dividing IR, cf.Schneider II, 2; Lingford 874; N.2066; S.2609, practically as struck on a full round flan, and extremely rare,
Ex. H M Lingford, Glendinings 20 June 1951 (874), J A M Patrick (collection purchased by Spink in 1954) and The Sharps Pixley Collection of gold coins, Spink Auction 72, 9 November 1989 (26). An inferior example recently sold in The New York sale in January 2021 for $39,000 plus buyers premium.
EF

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Charles II (1660-1685) Hammered Coinage Unite

Ref 35/4Price £25,000.00

Wt. 9.02g., first issue, class I, i.m. crown/-, laureated (no berries) and draped bust left, without mark of value, CAROLVS. II. D. G. MAG. BRIT. FRAN. ET. HIB. REX, rev. .FLORENT. CONCORDIA. REGNA., crowned oval garnished shield with C R at sides, Schneider, BNJ 37, O3/R6; Schneider, SCBI 57, 373 (same dies); N.2753; S.3301, a most superb example, delightful deep red toning, very rare thus
Ex. "A number of spectacular English gold coins" Spink Auction 97, 13 May 1993 (27), a front cover coin.
good EF

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Charles II (1660-1685) Hammered Coinage Unite

Ref 35/5Price £22,500.00

Wt. 9.01g., second issue, class II, i.m. crown/-, laureated and draped bust left, XX behind, CAROLVS. II. D. G. MAG. BRIT. FRAN. ET. HIB. REX, rev. .FLORENT. CONCORDIA. REGNA., crowned oval garnished shield with C R at sides, Schneider, BNJ 37, O9/R14, and pl. xi, this coin; Schneider, SCBI 57, 409 (same dies); N.2754; S.3304 , faint hairline scratch on king's cheek, a delightful specimen, with red toning, attractive and rare
Ex. The R Duncan Beresford-Jones Collection, Spink Auction 29, 2 June 1983 (136) and Spink 167, 31 March 2004 (29).

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Scotland-Charles I (1625-49) Unit

Ref 35/6Price £19,750.00

Wt. 9.94g., third coinage 1637-42, Briot's coinage, half length figure of king crowned holding sceptre and orb, wearing ornate armour, small thistle and B sideways to left above crown, CAROLVS D G MAG BRITANFRAN ET HIB REX, lozenge stops, rev. HIS PRÆSVM VT PROSIM, lozenge stops, crowned shield of arms divides crowned C-R, Burns 3, fig.1032; Stewart 206; S.5531 , with glorious red toning, housed in a NGC holder MS61+
These units show off the very best of Briot's extraorinary abilities.
EF

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Charles II (1660-1685) Milled Coinage Guinea

Ref 35/10Price £13,000.00

1668, third laureate head right, rev. crowned cruciform shields, interlinked C's in centre, sceptres in angles, edge grained, MCE62; S.3342, obverse two tiny blemishes, being almost indistinguishable, that have been lightly tooled out, one by the O in CAROLVS and the other by the king's nose, very lightly brushed, otherwise a crisp example, brilliant,
good EF

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William and Mary (1689-1694) Guinea

Ref 35/11Price £17,500.00

1691, conjoined busts right, elephant and castle below, rev. crowned shield of arms, edge grained, MCE 153; S.3427 , encapsulated in a PCGS holder MS63, a superb example, practically mint state, very rare thus
Ex. "A highly important collection of Scottish, English and French Gold Coins" Spink Auction 91, 1 May 1992 (67).
unc

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Anne (1702-1714) Half Guinea

Ref 35/13Price £6,750.00

1713, draped bust left, ANNA. DEI. GRATIA., rev. MAG BRI. FR ET. HIB REG., crowned cruciform shield in angles, sceptre in angles, Garter star in centre, MCE 236; S.3575, encapsulated in a PCGS holder, MS63, brilliant,
Ex. "A highly important collection of Scottish, English and French Gold Coins" Spink Auction 91, 1 May 1992 (74).
practically mint state

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George I (1714-1727) Guinea

Ref 35/15Price £9,500.00

1715, third head laureate head right, no hair below truncation, rev. crowned cruciform shields, now incorporating the arms of Hanover, garter star in centre, sceptres in angles, MCE 247; S.3630, encapsulated in a PCGS holder, MS62, brilliant practically as struck, rare,
Purchased Spink, 9 March 1990.
good EF

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George III (1760-1820) Early Coinages Guinea

Ref 35/17Price £20,000.00

1761, first laureate head (two leaves at top), GEORGIVS. III. DEI. GRATIA., rev. M. B. F. ET. H. REX. FD. B. ET. L. D. S. R. I. A. T. ET. E., crowned garnished shield, edge grained, MCE 367; S.3725 , some faint handling marks, brilliant, with reflective fields, very rare in this high grade,
Purchased Spink, 1990.
good EF - unc

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George III (1760-1820) Early Coinages Proof Half Guinea

Ref 35/20Price £21,000.00

1775, by Richard Yeo, third young laureate bust facing right, re. crowned garnished shield of arms, edge plain, W&R 129 [R3]; Montagu 545; Murdoch 163; Nobleman 18; Douglas-Morris 87, housed in a NGC holder, PF 64 Cameo, brilliant and frosted, very rare,
practically FDC

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George IV (1820-1830) Proof Two Pounds

Ref 35/21Price £15,750.00

1826, by W. Wyon after Chantry's model, reverse J. B. Merlen, bare head left, GEORGIVS IV DEI GRATIA, date below, rev. BRITANNIARUM REX FID: DEF:, crowned shield of arms within ermine mantel, edge inscribed, SEPTIMO, W&R 228; S.3799, brilliant, rare,
Purchased Spink, 27 July 1991.
practically FDC

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George IV (1820-1830) Proof Sovereign

Ref 35/23Price £15,000.00

1825, engraved by William Wyon after Francis Chantrey's model, second bare head left, date below, GEORGIUS IV DEI GRATIA, rev. by Jean Babtiste Merlen, crowned garnished shield of arms, eight hearts in semée in Hanovarian arms, edge straight grained, WR 236 [R5]; Montagu 930; Nobleman 137; Douglas-Morris 159; S.3801; B.391, brilliant practically as struck, and exceedingly rare
Purchased Spink, 9 March 1990.
practically FDC

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George IV (1820-1830) Pattern Half Sovereign

Ref 35/24Price £9,000.00

1825, by W. Wyon after Chantry's model, reverse J. B. Merlen, bare head left, date below, rev. crowned garnished shield, edge straight plain, W&R 248 [R5]; Montagu 936; Murdoch 387/8; Nobleman 139 (part); Douglas-Morris 152 , brilliant, some faint surface marks, reverse some scratches above crown, and edge mis-struck by BRITANNIARUM, exceedingly rare,
good EF

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William IV (1830-1837) Proof Sovereign

Ref 35/26Price £12,950.00

1831, by W. Wyon after F Chantry's model, reverse by J B Merlen, second bare head right, GULIELMUS IIII D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX: F: D:, w.w. incuse on truncation, rev. ANNO 1831, crowned garnished shield of arms, ANNO 1831 below, edge plain, W&R 261 [R3]: Montagu 1084; Murdoch 440; Nobleman 205/6; Douglas-Morris 179; S.3829B, encapsulated in PCGS holder, PR64DCameo, rare, brilliant
practically FDC

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Victoria (1837-1901) Proof Sovereign

Ref 35/28Price £5,000.00

1893, old veiled bust left, rev. St. George and dragon right, date below, edge straight grained, WR 341; S. 3874, , brilliant,
Ex. "A number of spectacular English gold coins" Spink Auction 97, 13 May 1993 (119).
FDC

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