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The Bletchley Collection of Sovereigns

George IV (1820-1830) Sovereign

Ref 35/S20Price £3,000.00

1830, second bare head left, rev. crowned shield of arms, M.15; S.3801; B.23 , some light handling marks,
good EF-unc

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William IV (1830-1837) Pattern Sovereign

Ref 35/S21Price £25,000.00

1830, by William Wyon after Chantrey's Model, reverse by Johann Babtiste Merlen, GULIELMUS IIII D:G:BRITANNIAR: REX F:D:, second bare head right, king's nose to final 'I' in BRITANNIARUM, rev. ANNO 1830 below crowned garnished shield, edge plain, WR 260 [R5]; Montagu 1083; Murdoch 440; Nobleman 203; Douglas-Morris 178; S.3829B; B.394 , extremely rare, well frosted with mirrored fields, a few faint marks,
Ex. L M Noad collection, Rasmussen List 30 (234).
practically FDC

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William IV (1830-1837) Proof Sovereign

Ref 35/S22Price £6,250.00

1831, by William Wyon after Chantrey's Model, reverse by Johann Babtiste Merlen, GULIELMUS IIII D:G:BRITANNIAR: REX F:D:, second bare head right, king's nose to final 'I' in BRITANNIARUM, rev. ANNO 1831 below crowned garnished shield, edge plain, WR 261 [R3]; Montagu 1084; Murdoch 440; Nobleman 205/6; Douglas-Morris 179; S.3829B; B.24 , some edge knocks, and considerable surface marks, otherwise brilliant
EF

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William IV (1830-1837) Sovereign

Ref 35/S23Price £5,500.00

1831, first bare head right, W.W. on truncation, nose points to second N in BRITANNIAR, rev. crowned garnished shield of arms, date below, M. 16 [R2]; S.3829; B.25, an early striking with proof-like fields, very rare,
practically unc

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William IV (1830-1837) Sovereign

Ref 35/S24Price £525.00

1831, first bare head right, W.W. on truncation, nose points to second N in BRITANNIAR, rev. crowned garnished shield of arms, date below, M. 16 [R2]; S.3829; B.25
F

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William IV (1830-1837) Sovereign

Ref 35/S25Price £1,500.00

1831, first bare head right, W W incuse without stops on truncation, nose points to second N in BRITANNIAR, rev. crowned garnished shield of arms, date below, M. 16A [R5]; S.3829A; B.960, very rare,
Ex. DNW, 28 September 2005 (180).
a bold VF

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William IV (1830-1837) Sovereign

Ref 35/S26Price £7,250.00

1832, first bare head right, W.W. on truncation, nose points to second N in BRITANNIAR, rev. crowned garnished shield of arms, date below, M. 17A [R3]; S.3829; B.27, some faint bag marks, extremely rare, especially so in this high grade,
Ex. SNC September 2014 (51724) and DNW, 2/3 April 2014 (155)
unc

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William IV (1830-1837) Sovereign

Ref 35/S27Price £4,250.00

1832, second bare head right, W.W. on truncation, nose points to second I in BRITANNIAR, rev. crowned garnished shield of arms, date below, M. 17; S.3829B; B.28, little edge nick, above crown, a crisp example, with reflective fields,
good EF - unc

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William IV (1830-1837) Sovereign

Ref 35/S29Price £8,750.00

1836, second bare head right, rev. crowned garnished shield of arms, date below, extra N in shield variety, M.20A [R4]; S.3829B; B.31, fewer than ten specimens known, extremely rare,
An engraver's die error, evidentially the error was discovered very quickly as not many have survived. A letter from G Dyer (Librarian and Curator) from the Royal Mint discussing this anomaly accompanies this piece.
good F

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Victoria (1837-1901) Sovereign

Ref 35/S31Price £7,250.00

1838, first young head left, ponytail terminates in single curved strand of hair, w.w. raised on truncation, date below, rev. crowned garnished shield of arms, M. 22 [R]; S.3852; B.36, a superb example, faint bag marks, about a struck, rare thus,
unc

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Victoria (1837-1901) Proof Sovereign

Ref 35/S32Price £7,750.00

1839, first young head left, w.w. raised on truncation, date below, rev. struck en medaille, crowned garnished shield of arms, edge plain, WR 302 [R4]; S.3852; B.399, handling marks on obverse, otherwise brilliant,
good EF/ practically FDC

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Victoria (1837-1901) Sovereign

Ref 35/S33Price £25,000.00

1841, first young head left, w.w. raised on truncation, unbarred A's in GRATIA, date below, rev. crowned garnished shield of arms, M. 24 [R3]; S.3852; B.970, one of the finest examples, with some mint bloom, extremely rare,
Ex. Spink Auction, 4 December 2012 (226). A better example than the example sold in Bentley, (hammer £22,800).
EF

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Victoria (1837-1901) Sovereign

Ref 35/S34Price £9,750.00

1843, "narrow shield" variety, first young head left, w.w. raised on truncation, date below, rev. "narrow" crowned garnished shield of arms, laurel wreath of different leaf arrangement, crown with more prominent and acutely angled arches, smaller ribbons ends to bow, larger emblems below with no rosettes, M.26A [R4]; S.3852B; B.45, extremely rare, some minor edge knocks and handling marks otherwise
Ex. Baldwin's Auction 88, 3 October 2003 (13).
a bold VF

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Victoria (1837-1901) Sovereign

Ref 35/S35Price £925.00

1843, 3 over 2, first young head left, w.w. raised on truncation, date below, rev. crowned garnished shield of arms, M. 26B [R5]; S.3852; B.972, handling marks, very rare,
Ex. DNW, 2 June 2003 (56)
VF

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Victoria (1837-1901) Sovereign

Ref 35/S36Price £800.00

1848, first young head left, w.w. raised on truncation, date below, rev. crowned garnished shield of arms, M. 31A [R2]; S.3852; B.55, very rare,
F/good F

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Victoria (1837-1901) Sovereign

Ref 35/S37Price £1,750.00

1848, second young head left, w.w. raised on truncation, date below, rev. crowned garnished shield of arms, M. 31 [R2]; S.3852C; B.56, light handling marks,
good EF-unc

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Victoria (1837-1901) Sovereign

Ref 35/S39Price £850.00

1851, second young head left, w.w. raised on truncation, date below, rev. crowned garnished shield of arms, M. 34; S.3852C; B.62
EF-unc

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Victoria (1837-1901) Proof Sovereign

Ref 35/S40Price £21,000.00

1853, second young head left, w.w. raised on truncation, VICTORIA DEI GRATIA, date below, rev. crowned garnished shield of arms, BRITANNIARUM REGINA FID: DEF:, edge straight grained, WR 305 [R3]; Montagu 1570; Murdoch 505; Douglas-Morris 205; S.3852D; B.65, frosted, brilliant and very rare,
Ex. DNW 8 October 2002 (1312).
practically FDC

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Victoria (1837-1901) Sovereign

Ref 35/S42Price £3,250.00

1853, second young head left, w w incuse on truncation, rev. crowned garnished shield of arms, date below, M. 36F [R2]; S.3852D; B.66, a crisp piece, light bag marks, as struck, very rare thus,
unc

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Victoria (1837-1901) Sovereign

Ref 35/S44Price £18,500.00

1859, "Ansell" second young head left, with extra line depicted on lower fillet of hair, indicating struck from Australian "brittle" gold, W W incuse on truncation, date below, rev. crowned garnished shield of arms, M. 42A [R4]; S.3852E; B.426, without any doubt one of the finest known, removed from a PGCS (MS63) holder in history, extremely rare thus,
Ex. St. James's Auctions 13, 6 May 2010 (998).
practically mint state

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Victoria (1837-1901) Sovereign

Ref 35/S46Price £900.00

1861, Roman letter I in date for figure 1, second young head left, W W incuse on truncation, date below, rev. crowned garnished shield of arms, M. 44A [R2]; S.3852D; B.90, very rare,
VF/good VF

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Victoria (1837-1901) Sovereign

Ref 35/S47Price £650.00

1862, second young head left, W W incuse on truncation, date below, rev. crowned garnished shield of arms, M. 45 [R2]; S.3852D; B.91
EF

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Victoria (1837-1901) Sovereign

Ref 35/S49Price £12,500.00

1863, numbers 827 in relief on truncation, second young head left, date below, rev. crowned garnished shield of arms, die "22" below, M. 48A [R5]; S.3853A; B.1015, small edge knock om obverse, lightly cleaned, extremely rare,
Ex. Insta spa Auction (San Marino), 19 November 2011 (790).
a bold VF/good VF

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Victoria (1837-1901) Proof Sovereign

Ref 35/S54Price £15,000.00

1871, young head of third style left, engraved after William Wyon, WW buried over recut WW in thin truncation in relief, VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REG: F: D:, letter A's and colons doubled, re. struck en medaille, St. George slaying dragon, well defined intermediate tail ending in two strands, WWP in relief under lance, date widely spaced in exergue, large incomplete BP to right, edge plain, WR 319 [R7]; BM Collection 8466; D-M 212; B.304; M.84C, brilliant and frosted, very rare,
Ex. DNW, 11 December 2002 (232)."The Gold Sovereign" by Michael Marsh excellently revised by Steve Hills puts quite correctly a lower rarity rating against this piece. Wilson and Rasmussen will be reducing it's rarity rating accordingly in the next edition, which is currently being updated by yours truly!
practically FDC

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Victoria (1837-1901) Proof Sovereign

Ref 35/S55Price £4,000.00

1871, young head of third style left, engraved after William Wyon, from the same dies as last, edge plain, WR 319 [R7]; BM Collection 8466; D-M 212; B.304; M.84C, considerable contact marks both sides, some minor edge knocks, very rare
about EF

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Victoria (1837-1901) Sovereign

Ref 35/S57Price £2,000.00

1872, die no. 90, third young head, W.W. in relief on truncation, date below, rev. crowned shield within wreath, M.56; S.3853B; B.284, brilliant mint state with proof-like fields, specimen quality,
unc

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Victoria (1837-1901) Sovereign

Ref 35/S58Price £800.00

1872, no die no. third young head, W.W. in relief on truncation, date below, rev. crowned shield within wreath, M.47; S.3852C; B.253, some surface marks,
EF - unc

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Victoria (1837-1901) Sovereign

Ref 35/S59Price £650.00

1872, young head left, WW buried in thin truncation in relief, rev. St. George slaying dragon, long tail, ending in three strands, WWP in relief under lance, date in exergue, tiny BP to right, M.85; S.3856A; B.307
Purchased Seaby, 3 November 1978 and P A Robinson collection.
EF/good EF

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Victoria (1837-1901) Sovereign

Ref 35/S61Price £4,850.00

1874, die no. 32, third young head, W.W. in relief on truncation, date below, rev. crowned shield within wreath, M.58; S.3853B; B.1210 , scuffs and surface marks, extremely rare,
VF/good VF

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Victoria (1837-1901) Sovereign

Ref 35/S62Price £4,750.00

1879, young head left, WW buried in thin truncation in relief, rev. St. George slaying dragon, long tail, ending in three strands, WWP in relief under lance, date in exergue, tiny BP to right, M.90 [R4]; S.3856A; B.312, extremely rare,
Ex. St. James's Auction 3, 3 October 2005 (487).
almost EF/EF

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Victoria (1837-1901) Sovereign

Ref 35/S65Price £950.00

1880, 80 over 70, similar to last, rev. horse with long tail, no BP, cf. M.91A; S.3856A; B.-, apparently at this time not recorded, very rare,
This piece seems not to be recorded, 1880/70, WW buried, long tail, no BP. The BP often appears very weak.
EF - unc

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Victoria (1837-1901) Sovereign

Ref 35/S67Price £500.00

1880, 80 over 70, W.W. clear in relief, , rev. horse with long tail, small BP, M.91D; S.3856D; B.-, reverse two sizeable edge knocks, otherwise
practically unc

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Victoria (1837-1901) Sovereign

Ref 35/S70Price £475.00

1884, W.W. clear in relief, rev. horse with short tail, small BP, M.91E; S.3856F; B.1225, considerable handling marks and a minor edge knocks, otherwise
EF

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Victoria (1837-1901) Sovereign

Ref 35/S71Price £425.00

1884, WW buried in relief, rev. horse with short tail, small BP, M.92; S.3856B; B.317
almost EF

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Victoria (1837-1901) Sovereign

Ref 35/S73Price £1,275.00

1887, tiny initials on truncation, Jubilee veiled bust left, cross meets border, tiny J.E.B. fully on truncation, hooked type J, rev. horse with short tail, date in exergue, M.125A; S.3866A; B.324, light bag marks and nicks, extremely rare,
EF

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Victoria (1837-1901) Proof Sovereign

Ref 35/S74Price £4,850.00

1887, engraved by Joseph Edgar Boehm, l3 pearls to necklace, J.E.B. on edge of truncation, rev. horse with short tail, date in exergue, edge straight grained, WR 333; M.125E; S.3866B; B.32, brilliant, with cameo frosting,
practically FDC

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Victoria (1837-1901) Sovereign

Ref 35/S77Price £395.00

1890, similar, rev. short tail, M.128; S.3866B; B.327, bag marked,
EF - unc

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Victoria (1837-1901) Sovereign

Ref 35/S78Price £750.00

1891, similar, rev. short tail, M.129; S.3866B; B.331, extremely rare,
VF

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Edward VII (1901-1910) Matt Proof Sovereign

Ref 35/S81Price £685.00

1902, engraved by George Willian De Saulles, bare head right, rev. St. George slaying dragon, date in exergue, edge straight grained, WR 408; M.174A; S.3969
practically FDC

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George V (1910-1936) Proof Sovereign

Ref 35/S83Price £1,850.00

1911, designed by Edgar Bertram Mackennal, bare head left, rev. St. George slaying dragon, edge straight grained, WR 416; 213A; S.3996, brilliant, once encapsulated NGC PF 64 Cameo,
Ex. St. James's Auctions 13, 6 May 2010 (1110).
FDC

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George V (1910-1936) Sovereign

Ref 35/S87Price £16,500.00

1917, similar, M.219; S.3996; B.363, lightly bag marked, one of the finest of this exceedingly rare date,
Ex. Inasta Auction 42, 19 November 2011 (912).
EF

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George V (1910-1936) Sovereign

Ref 35/S88Price £395.00

1925, similar, M.220; S.3996; B.364
unc

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Elizabeth II (1952-) Proof Sovereign

Ref 35/S89Price £15,000.00

1959, designed by Mary Gillick, young laureate head right, M.G. incuse on truncation, +ELIZABETH.II.DEI.GRATIA.F:D:, rev. struck en medaille, by Benedetto Pistrucci, St. George slaying dragon with sword, date and B.P. in exergue, edge straight grained, WR 451 [R4]; M.299A [R6]; B.-, brilliant with cameo frosting, exceedingly rare,
This coin was not represented in the Bentley collection.
FDC

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Victoria (1837-1901) Sovereign

Ref 35/S90Price £900.00

1875-M, young head left, WW buried in truncation, M below, rev. St. George slaying dragon, with sword, long tail, date and small B.P. in exergue, M. 97; KM 7; Fr 16; S.3857; B.763, faintly bag marked,
unc

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Victoria (1837-1901) Sovereign

Ref 35/S97Price £2,500.00

1887-M, fourth young head left, w.w. in relief on truncation, date below, rev. crowned shield of arms, within laurel wreath, mint mark M below, M.68 [R3];KM 6; Fr 12; S.752; B.757, very rare,
VF/good VF

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Victoria (1837-1901) Sovereign

Ref 35/S98Price £400.00

1887-M, first legend, Jubilee veiled bust left, J.E.B. fully on truncation, angled type J, rev. horse with short tail, date in exergue, small B.P., M mint mark on ground, M.131; KM 10; Fr 20; S.3867A; B.789, some light surface marks,
good EF - unc

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Victoria (1837-1901) Sovereign

Ref 35/S99Price £450.00

1888-M, second legend, similar, rev. short tail, small B.P., M.132; KM 10; Fr 20; S.3867A; B.794, surface marks,
Ex. "The Quartermaster Collection", Monetarium, 4 June 2009 (133).
good EF

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Victoria (1837-1901) Sovereign

Ref 35/S102Price £600.00

1894-M, old veiled bust left, T.B. below,, similar, rev. long tail, small B.P., M.154; KM 13; Fr 24; S.3875; B.805, a crisp example,
unc

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Edward VII (1901-1910) Sovereign

Ref 35/S105Price £400.00

1903-M, bare head right, DeS. below, rev. St. George slaying dragon, M mint mark on ground, date and small B.P. in exergue, M.187; KM 15; Fr 33; S.3971; B.815
unc

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George V (1910-1936) Sovereign

Ref 35/S109Price £3,850.00

1928-M, similar, M.246 [R2]; KM 29; Fr 39; S.3999; B.840, rare, light surface marks, brilliant,
unc

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