James I (1603-1625) Rose-Ryal of Thirty-Shillings
|Ref 35/3||Price £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,
Commonwealth (1649-1660) Unite
|Ref 35/7||Price £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)
Charles II (1660-1685) Milled Coinage Two Guineas
|Ref 35/9||Price £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.
William and Mary (1689-1694) Half Guinea
|Ref 35/12||Price £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.
James I (1603-1625) Sovereign of Twenty Shillings
|Ref 35/2||Price £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.
Charles II (1660-1685) Hammered Coinage Unite
|Ref 35/4||Price £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.
Charles II (1660-1685) Hammered Coinage Unite
|Ref 35/5||Price £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).
Scotland-Charles I (1625-49) Unit
|Ref 35/6||Price £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.
Commonwealth (1649-1660) Pattern Halfcrown
|Ref 35/8||Price £20,000.00|
Wt. 15.9g., 1651, m.m. sun, by Blondeau, shield of England within palm and laurel wreath, THE COMMONWEALTH OF ENGLAND, rev. conjoined shields of England and Ireland, II.VI, mark of value above, GOD WITH VS, edge IN. THE. THIRD. YEARE. OF. FREEDOME. BY.GODS.BLESSING.RESTORED. 1651, ESC 62 [R3]; N.2731, housed in a NGC holder, MS63, rarer edge legend, with attractive golden tone and lustre, very rare,
Ex. The Tisbury Collection, Spink Auction, 25/26 September 2017 (810), purchased Baldwins, 3 June 1986. £1400.
EF - unc
Charles II (1660-1685) Milled Coinage Guinea
|Ref 35/10||Price £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,
William and Mary (1689-1694) Guinea
|Ref 35/11||Price £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).
Anne (1702-1714) Half Guinea
|Ref 35/13||Price £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