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The Bletchley Collection of Sovereigns

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/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/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/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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George V (1910-1936) Sovereign

Ref 35/S110Price £2,500.00

1929-M, second smaller head, rev., similar, but WWP now removed from under the lance, M.247 [R3]; KM 29; Fr 39; S.4000; B.841
Ex. Noble Numismatics Sale 66, 28 March 2001 (1320) and St. James's Auction 2, 11 May 2005 (688)
EF

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George V (1910-1936) Sovereign

Ref 35/S111Price £595.00

1931-M, similar, M.249 [R2]; KM 29; Fr 39; S.4000; B.844
good EF

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Victoria (1837-1901) Sovereign

Ref 35/S112Price £1,750.00

1899-P, old veiled head left, T.B. below, rev., similar, rev., St. George slaying dragon, P mint mark on ground, date in exergue, B.P. to right, M.171 [R]; KM 13; Fr 25; S.3876; B.845, surface marks, brilliant, rare,
Ex. St. James's Auction 2, 11 May 2005 (689).
practically unc

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George V (1910-1936) Sovereign

Ref 35/S116Price £465.00

1921-P, similar, M.260; KM 29; Fr 40; S.3876; B.4001
practically unc

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George V (1910-1936) Sovereign

Ref 35/S119Price £485.00

1930-P, second smaller head left, rev. similar, WWP now removed from below lance, M.269[R]; KM 29; Fr 39; S.4001; B.4002
unc

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Victoria (1837-1901) Sovereign

Ref 35/S120Price £500.00

1866, Sydney Branch Mint, second head left, with wreath of banksia in hair, date below, rev., crown and laurel wreath around AUSTRALIA, denomination below, M.A371; KM 4; Fr 10
VF

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Victoria (1837-1901) Sovereign

Ref 35/S122Price £500.00

1871-S, young head left, WW in relief buried in truncation, S below, rev. St. George slaying dragon, with sword, short tail, date and large B.P. in exergue, M. 110A; KM 7; Fr 15; S.3858; B.673, scarce,
The large BP only occurs at Sydney mint for this date, it is a one year type.
VF

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Victoria (1837-1901) Sovereign

Ref 35/S127Price £365.00

1881-S, similar, W.W. buried in truncation, rev. short tail, no B.P., M. 118B; KM 7; Fr 15; S.3858B; B.685
VF

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Victoria (1837-1901) Proof Sovereign

Ref 35/S133Price £65,000.00

Wt. 7.988 gms., 1887, engraved by Joseph Edgar Boehm, Jubilee tall veiled bust left, 13 pearls to necklace, J.E.B. (hooked J) in straight line on truncation, VICTORIA D: G: BRITT: F: D:, G: further from the crown which touches linear circle, rev. by Benedetto Pistrucci, St. George slaying dragon, horse with short tail, broken lance on ground line, date in exergue, tiny B.P. to upper right, edge grained, McD 174c; S.3686A; KM 10, frosted, exceedingly rare,
Ex. John G. Murdoch, "The Coins and Tokens of the British Colonies and Dependencies, America and the European Continent", Sotheby, 21 July, 1903 and eight following days (625, part), A.H.F. Baldwin Spink (Australia) October 1978 (612), Spink (Australia) November 1981 (994), R.G. Pratley/ Spink (Australia) Private treaty to B. J. Windsor 1987, "The Quartermaster Collection", Monetarium, 4 June 2009 (122).
FDC

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Victoria (1837-1901) Sovereign

Ref 35/S136Price £425.00

1888, similar, J.E.B. fully on truncation, M.139; KM 10; Fr 19; S.3868; B.699, bag marked, otherwise
EF - unc

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Victoria (1837-1901) Sovereign

Ref 35/S137Price £525.00

1889, first legend, J.E.B. fully on truncation, right-angled J, rev., short tail, M.140; KM 10; Fr 19; S.3868; B.701, bag marked, scarce,
EF - unc

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George V (1910-1936) Sovereign

Ref 35/S147Price £2,450.00

1921-S, head left, B.M. on truncation, rev., similar, M.281; KM 29; Fr 38; S.4003; B.737, very rare,
unc

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George V (1910-1936) Specimen Sovereign

Ref 35/S149Price £40,000.00

1926-S, struck to proof quality, similar, McD 282; M.286 [R6]; KM 29; Fr 38; S.4003; B.740, a superb piece, practically flawless, and believed one of only three examples known , exceedingly rare,
It is thought that specimens strikes were produced as a matter of record for institutional collections and for rare presentation to V.I.P's. The Bentley, example realised £33,600 and an example was sold for £43,000 in Australia in 2017. The McDonald catalogue for 2012 rates it at a valuation of AU$195,000 (or £106,000).
practically FDC

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Edward VII (1901-1910) Satin Proof Sovereign

Ref 35/S150Price £11,500.00

1908-C, engraved by George De Saulles, bare head right, Des. below, EDWARDVS VII D:G:OMN:REX F:D:IND:IMP:;, rev. struck en medaille, engraved by Benedetto Pistrucci, St. George slaying dragon, with sword, WWP in relief below lance, C mint mark on ground. B.P. to right, edge straight grained, KM 14; Fr 1; M.183[R6]; S.3970, a superb example , extremely rare
Ex. Bennie Linden Collection. DNW 19 March 2003 (448)
practically FDC

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George V (1910-1936) Sovereign

Ref 35/S153Price £30,000.00

1916, bare head left, B.M. on truncation, rev. similar, KM 20; Fr 2; M.224 [R5]; S.3997; B.887 (this coin), obverse, tiny edge knock at 9 o'clock, extremely rare, the key date
Ex. Bentley Collection, part 2, aldwin's Auction 76, 27 September 2012 (887).
practically unc

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George V (1910-1936) Sovereign

Ref 35/S154Price £525.00

1918-I, bare head left, rev. St. George slaying dragon, I mint mark on ground, date in exergue, B.P. to right, KM 20; Fr 2; M.228; S.3997
good EF

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George V (1910-1936) Proof Sovereign

Ref 35/S155Price £3,450.00

1923-SA, designed by Edgar Bertram Mackennal, bare head left, BM on truncation, re., St. George slaying dragon, edge grained, M.287A; Hern 338; KM 21; Fr.5; S.4004, brilliant, rare,
Ex. St. James's Auction 13, 6 May 2010 (1138).
practically FDC

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George V (1910-1936) Sovereign

Ref 35/S156Price £7,950.00

1924-SA, similar M.288 [R5]; Hern 339; Kaplan 101 [RRR]; KM 21; Fr.5; S.4004, extremely rare,
Ex. St. James's Auctions 2, 11 May 2005 (711).
EF

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George V (1910-1936) Sovereign

Ref 35/S161Price £400.00

1930-SA, smaller head, similar M.294; Hern 345; Kaplan 107; KM 21; Fr.5; S.4005
unc

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George V (1910-1936) Sovereign

Ref 35/S163Price £375.00

1932-SA, smaller head, similar M.296; Hern 347; Kaplan 109; KM 21; Fr.5; S.4005
EF

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Victoria (1837-1901) Sovereign

Ref 35/S45Price £400.00

1861, T over tilting T in Queen's name, second young head left, W W incuse on truncation, date below, rev. crowned garnished shield of arms, M. 44; S.3852D; B.1007
VF

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Victoria (1837-1901) Sovereign

Ref 35/S56Price £465.00

1871, young head left, WW buried over recut WW in thin truncation in relief, rev. St. George slaying dragon,short tail, ending in two strands, WWP in relief under lance, date widely spaced in exergue, large incomplete BP to right, M.84A; S.3856; B.1215
almost EF

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Victoria (1837-1901) Sovereign

Ref 35/S68Price £395.00

1880, 80 over 70, same as last, M.91D; S.3856D; B-
VF

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Victoria (1837-1901) Sovereign

Ref 35/S69Price £400.00

1880, 80 over 70, W.W. clear in relief, , rev. horse with long tail, very faint small BP, M.91DD; S.3856D; B-, surface marks,
almost EF

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Victoria (1837-1901) Sovereign

Ref 35/S72Price £400.00

1887, first legend, Jubilee veiled bust left, cross meets border, J.E.B. fully on truncation, angled type J, rev. horse with short tail, date in exergue, M.125; S.3866; B.323
almost EF

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Edward VII (1901-1910) Sovereign

Ref 35/S82Price £425.00

1909, similar, M.181; S.3969; B.354
practically unc

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