The Sir Rodney Sweetnam KCVO CBE Collection of English Gold Coins and Other Properties - Conducted behind closed doors

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The Sir Rodney Sweetnam KCVO CBE Collection of English Gold Coins and Other Properties - Conducted behind closed doors

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Elizabeth I (1558-1603), Angel, 1587-1590, Sixth Issue, Tower, (m.m.) ELIZABETH: D.' G.' ANG.' FR.' ET: HI: REGINA ·, beaded inner circles, St. Michael vanquishing the Dragon, rev. (m.m.) A · DNO: FACTVM: EST: ISTVD ET: EST: MIRABI', ship surmounted by square-topped shield and mast dividing E and rose, 5.20g, 4h, m.m. crescent [over escallop on obv. only] (Spink 2531; Schneider I, 789; N.2005; Brown & Comber C35; Tyssen 1779[a]; Montagu III -; Murdoch II -; O'Hagan 114[a]; Carlyon-Britton 608), an impressive and an historic coin issued at the time of the Spanish Armada, struck with a moderatel...

Elizabeth I (1558-1603), Angelet, 1587-1590, Sixth Issue, Tower, (m.m.) ELIZABETH: D.' G.' ANG.' FR.' ET.' HI REGINA, St. Michael vanquishing the Dragon, rev. (m.m.) A : DNO.' FACTVM: EST: ISTVD ET EST · MIRA'. ship surmounted by square-topped shield and mast dividing E and rose, 2.54g, 5h, m.m. crescent over scallop [both sides] (Spink 2532; N.2006; Schneider 1, 792; Brown & Comber [1989] D17; Tyssen 1779[b]; Bergne 596 = Rostron 161; Montagu III -; Murdoch II, 615; Haddington 20 = Ryan 304), minor edge loss on an otherwise pleasingly broad flan, an historic issue from the time of the Spanish...

James I (1603-1625), Unite, 1604-1605, Second Coinage, 'Fine Gold', Tower, (m.m.) IACOBVS • D .' G .' MAG .' BRIT .' FRAN .' ET HIB .' REX, half-length King right, holding orb and sceptre, rev. • FACIAM • EOS • IN • GENTEM • VNAM •, crowned square-topped and garnished shield dividing cypher, 9.99g, 10h, m.m. rose (Spink 2618; cf. Schneider II, 22-23; N.2083), some peripheral striking softness and a scratch to reverse, otherwise on a remarkably circular flan tantamount to fine work strikings, very fine, a handsome coinSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Term...

Charles I (1625-1649), Double-Crown, 1625-1626, Group B, Class I, Tower (under King), : (m.m.) : CAROLVS: D: G: MAG: BR: FR: ET HI: REX, small crowned second bust with ruff, X behind, rev. crowned square-topped shield with light garnishing, 4.53g, 2h, m.m. cross calvary (Spink 2699; N.2160; Schneider II, 175; Brooker 133), a metal flaw on bust and moderate striking weakness to peripheries, otherwise a handsomely strong portrait and fresh original surfaces, good very fine and truly pleasing, rare especially in this stateprovenanceHeritage, 7-10 April 2017, lot 30796Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s...

Charles I (1625-1649), Royal Touchpiece Angel of 10-Shillings, 1628-1629, Tower (under King), : (m.m.) : CAROLVS · D: G: MAG: BRI: FR: ET · HI: REX (m.m.), St Michael vanquishing Dragon, small X in right field, rev. AMOR · POPVLI · PRÆSIDIVM · REGIS (m.m.), three-masted ship with Royal Arms on main sail, 3.93g, 12h, m.m. anchor [and castle over head on obv.] / anchor [over castle on reverse] (Spink 2683A; N.2144; Schneider [1960] dies 0-4a/R-5, pl. XV, no. 8, cf. SCBI Schneider II, nos 107-108; Brooker -), a small striking split at 4 o'clock, otherwise on a full round flan, good fine, and extr...

Commonwealth (1649-1660), Crown, 1653, Ns over inverted Ns, 29.56g, 1h, m.m. sun (on obv. only) (ESC 6 [6]; N.2721; S.3214), usual die breaks and with a rich dark cabinet tone, a really pleasingly good very fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(g) George VI (1936-1952), Proof Half-Sovereign, 1937, edge plain, 12h (Spink 4077; W&R 442; Schneider II, 673; Stratos 70), brilliant uncirculated with frosting in recesses, in NGC holder, graded PF66 STAR (Cert. #6027416-001) [Tied 1 of 5 / 2 Finer]Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Edward III (1327-1377), Noble, Pre-Treaty Period, Series F/Gg mule, struck AD 1356-1361, Tower, E | DWARD . DEI . GRA . REX . ANGL .' 7 . FRANC . D HY | B, saltire stops, King standing in ship, holding sword and shield, ropes 3/3, ornaments -11-11-, quatrefoils 3/4, rev. + IhE : AVTEM : TRANCIENS : P . MEDIVM : ILLORVM : IBAT :, double saltire stops, floriate cross, crowned leopards in angles, additional lys in second quarter, nothing by top lys, large E in centre, 7.69g, 11h, i.m. cross pattée (LAL 'F/Gg', dies AQ/94; Doubleday 89 same dies; Isladulcie - [cf. 8]; cf. Schneider I, 38; N.1173/8...

Edward III (1327-1377), Noble, Treaty Period, Treaty B1, struck AD 1361-1369, Tower, ED | WARD : DEI : GRA : REX : ANGL : DNS : HYB : Z AQ | T, double saltire stops including single before EDWARD (below sail), 'Curule X', King standing in ship, holding sword and shield, ropes 3/2, ornaments -11-11, quatrefoils 4/4, rev. + IhC : AVTEM : TRANSIENS : PER : MEDIV .' ILLORVM : IBAT, double saltire stops, floriate cross, unbarred As, crowned leopards in angles, large E in centre, 7.29g, 10h, i.m. cross pattée (LAL 'Group A', no. 1; Doubleday 214, same reverse die; Isladulcie 28; Schneider I, 75/76 s...

Richard II (1377-1399), Noble, Type IB, Tower, RIC | ARD : D : G : REX : ANGL .' 7 . FRANC : D : HIB : 7 . AQ, double saltire stops, King standing in ship, holding sword and shield, ropes 3/1, ornaments 1-1-1-1, quatrefoils 4/4, rev. + IhC : AVTEM : TRANSIENS : PER : MEDIVM : ILLORVM : IBAT :, double saltire stops, including after IBAT, floriate cross, crowned leopards in angles, large R in centre, 7.70g, 12h, i.m. cross pattée (Isladulcie -; Schneider I, 126/128 same obverse die; Webb-Ware 1b; N.1302; Spink 1654), struck with rusty dies, otherwise on a full flan, very fine, bolder still in pa...

Richard II (1377-1399), Noble, Type IIA, 'Crude Style', Calais, RIC | ARD : DEI : GRA : REX : ANGL .' 7 . DNS : HIB : Z : AQT, French title omitted, double saltire stops, King standing in ship, holding sword and shield, ropes 3/1, ornaments 1-1-1-1, quatrefoils 4/4, rev. :+: IhC : AVTEM : TRANSIENS : PER : MEDIV .' ILLORVM : IBAT, double saltire stops, including after IBAT, floriate cross, crowned leopards in angles, large R in centre, 7.71g, 4h, i.m. cross pattée (Isladulcie 48; cf. Schneider I, 145; Webb-Ware 2a; N.1307; Spink 1661), struck with rusty dies with some deposits in recesses, oth...

Richard II (1377-1399), Noble, Type IIIC, Calais, RICA | RD : DI : GRA : REX : ANGL : Z . FRANC : DNS : HIB Z AQ, French title resumed, double saltire stops, King standing in ship, holding sword and shield, trefoil stops, lion on rudder, additional pellet above and below shield, ropes 3/1, ornaments 1-1-1-1, quatrefoils 4/4, rev. + IhC .' AVTEM : TRANSIENS : PER : MEDIVM : ILLORVM : IBAT, double saltire stops, floriate cross, crowned leopards in angles, large R in centre, 7.05g, 2h, i.m. cross pattée (Isladulcie -; Schneider I, 180 same dies [cf. 174 for same die in unaltered state]; Clarendo...

Richard II (1377-1399), Noble, Type IVA, 'Henry IV Style', Tower, RIC | ARD : [DEI G REX] ANGL : S : F : DNS : HIB : S . AQT, double saltire stops, King standing in ship, holding sword and shield, scallop on rudder, slipped trefoil below shield, ropes 3/1, ornaments 1-1-1-1, quatrefoils 4[?]/4, rev. + IhC : AVTEM : TRANSIENS : PER : MEDIV .' ILLORVM : IBAT, double saltire stops, floriate cross, leopards in angles, large R in centre, 7.07g, 5h, i.m. cross pattée (Lockett 1331 same obverse die; Isladulcie -; Schneider I, 183-184 same obverse die; Webb-Ware 4a; Stewartby IVa2, III, 923, same obve...

Richard II (1377-1399), Noble, Type IVB, 'Henry IV Style', Tower, RIC | ARD .' DEI : GRA : REX : ANGL .' S : FRANC .' D .' HIB : Z . AQ | T, double saltire stops, King standing in ship, holding sword and shield, crescent on rudder, four additional pellets in shield, ropes 3/1, ornaments 1-1-1-1, quatrefoils 4/4, rev. + IhC : AVTEM TRANSIENS : PER : MEDIV .' ILLORVM : IBAT, double saltire stops, floriate cross, crowned leopards in angles, large R in centre, 7.60g, 11h, i.m. cross pattée (Isladulcie -; Schneider I, 187 same obverse die; Webb-Ware 4b; N.1304[3]; Spink 1658), slight crimping to ri...

Richard II (1377-1399), Noble, Type IVB, 'Henry IV Style', Tower, RIC | ARD .' DEI : GRA : REX : ANGL .' S : FRANC .' D .' HIB : Z . AQ | T, double saltire stops, King standing in ship, holding sword and shield, crescent on rudder, four additional pellets in shield, ropes 3/1, ornaments 1-1-1-1, quatrefoils 4/4, rev. + IhC : AVTEM : TRANSIENS : PER : MEDIV .' ILLORVM : IBAT, double saltire stops, floriate cross, crowned leopards in angles, large R in centre, 7.71g, 2h, i.m. cross pattée (Isladulcie -; Schneider I, 187 same obverse die; Webb-Ware 4b; N.1304[3]; Spink 1658), on a eyecatchingly f...

Henry IV (1399-1413), Noble, Type IB, 'Heavy Coinage', Tower, HEN | RIC : DI : GRA : REX : ANGL . S . FRANC : DNS .' HIB .' Z . AQ, double saltire stops, King standing in ship, holding sword and shield, crescent on rudder, three lis in shield, ropes 3/1, ornaments 1-1-1-1, quatrefoils 4/4, rev. + IhC .' AVTEM : TRANSIENS : PER : MEDIV .' ILLORVM : IBAT :, double saltire stops, including after IBAT, floriate cross, crowned leopards in angles, large H in centre, 6.75g, 11h, i.m. cross pattée (cf. Spink 206, 1-2 December 2010, lot 881, same dies; Isladulcie -; Schneider I, 194 same obverse die; N...

Flanders, Philip 'de Stoute' (1384-1404), 'Gouden Nobel' (Noble d'Or), in the style of the English Coinage, Brugge, Gand or Mechelen, P | HS | DEI : GRA : DVX : BVRG : COMES . Z . DNS : FLAND, double saltire stops, King standing in ship, holding sword and shield, ropes 3/2, ornaments -11-11, quatrefoils 4/3, rev. + IhC .' AVTEM : TRANSIENS : PER : MEDIV : ILLORVM : IBAT, double saltire stops, floriate cross, crowned leopards in angles, large P in centre, 7.72g, 2h, i.m. cross pattée (Schneider III, 152-153; Delmonte 474; Vernier 28; F.169), a lovely coin, good very fine, rareSubject to 20% VAT...

William and Mary (1688-1694), Five-Guineas, 1692 QVARTO, conjoined busts right, Elephant and Castle below, rev. crowned garnished shield, +•+• DECVS • ET • TVTAMEN • • ANNO • REGNI • QVARTO •, downwards on edge, 41.64g, 7h (Spink 3423; Schneider II, -; MCE 139; Murdoch II, 717; King 126; Stratos -), some flecking, good very fine, in NGC 'Sweetnam' holder, graded AU58 (Cert. #5878635-005)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

James II (1685-1688), Five-Guineas, 1688 QVARTO, second laureate head left, rev. crowned shields cruciform, emblem-adorned sceptres in angles, +•+• DECVS • ET • TVTAMEN • ANNO • REGNI • QVARTO •, upwards on edge, 41.81g, 7h (Spink 3397A; Schneider II, 453/-; MCE 119; King 118; Stratos 189), streaking across nose and brow, otherwise lustrous with a trace of peripheral orangey-tone, handsome and uniformly struck-up, a most pleasing extremely fine, in NGC 'Sweetnam' holder, graded MS62 (Cert. #5878635-003)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions...

James II (1685-1688), Guinea, 1688, second laureate head left, flared nostril, rev. crowned shields cruciform, emblem-adorned sceptres in angles, edge obliquely milled, 8.29g, 7h (Stratos 76; Schneider II, -; MCE 130; Spink 3402), lustrous with hints of reddish-brown tone, a pleasingly good very fine, in NGC 'Sweetnam' holder, graded AU58+ (Cert. #5878635-004)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(g) William IV (1830-1837), Sovereign, 1831, first bare head right, nose to second N, fine beading on obverse, rev. crowned shield on mantle, edge milled, 8.00g, 6h (Spink 3829; Marsh 16; MCE 489; Stratos -), brighter obverse and frosted reverse fields, extremely fine, the reverse much as struck, rare, especially in this condition, in NGC 'Sweetnam' holder, graded MS61 (Cert. #5878636-012)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(g) George IV (1820-1830), Half-Sovereign, 1824, laureate head left, rev. crowned square-shield, edge milled, 3.99g, 7h (Spink 3803; Marsh 405; MCE 484; Schneider II, 634; Stratos 55), choice, about mint state, in NGC 'Sweetnam' holder, graded MS63+ (Cert. #5878636-010)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

George II (1727-1760), Proof Shilling, 1746, edge grained, 6h (Stratos 212; ESC 1727 [1208]; S.3704), an attractively toned and well balanced coin, with flashes of iridescent brilliance in recesses, practically as struck, in NGC holder, graded PF64 (Cert. #2822099-001) [Tied 1 of 7 / 4 Finer]Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(g) George IV (1820-1830), Sovereign, 1829, bare head left, rev. crowned garnished shield, edge milled, 8.00g, 6h (Spink 3801; Marsh 14; MCE 480; Stratos 128), choice, practically mint state, in NGC 'Sweetnam' holder, graded MS64 (Cert. #5878636-009)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(g) William IV (1830-1837), Experimental Small Flan Half-Sovereign, 1834, bare head right, rev. crowned shield on mantle, edge milled, 3.99g, 6h (Spink 3830; Marsh 410; MCE 495; Stratos -), a marvellous coin, choice mint state, in NGC 'Sweetnam' holder, graded MS63 (Cert. #5878636-013)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(g) Victoria (1837-1901), Five-Pounds, 1893, old head left, rev. St George and Dragon, edge milled, 40.00g, 12g (Stratos 205; MCE -; Spink 3872), bright and lustrous, much as issued, in NGC 'Sweetnam' holder, graded UNC-Details ~ Obverse Cleaned (Cert. #5878636-014)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Edward VII (1901-1910), Matte Proof Shilling, 1902, bare head right, rev. lion atop crown, edge milled, 12h (ESC 3588 [1411]; S.3982), lightly toned, choice mint state, in NGC holder, graded PF67 MATTE (Cert. #6027534-003) [*Single Finest*]Matte Proofs are notoriously difficult to find in higher grades, having been mishandled soon after issue. The present offering is as appreciable an example as any serious collector of English milled Shillings could aspire to obtain.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(g) George IV (1820-1830), Half-Sovereign, 1825, laureate head left, rev. crowned square-shield, edge milled, 4.01g, 7h (Spink 3803; Marsh 406; MCE 485; Stratos -), choice mint state, in NGC 'Sweetnam' holder, graded MS65 (Cert. #5878636-011)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Anne (1702-1714), Post-Union, Guinea, 1709 Elephant and Castle below, second diademed and draped bust left, rev. crowned shields cruciform, emblem-adorned sceptres in angles, edge obliquely milled, 8.36g, 7h (Spink 3573; MCE 221; Schneider II, 536; Murdoch II, 855; King 150; Stratos -), attractively toned, a pleasingly good very fine, the reverse better, a classic rarity of the Guinea series, in NGC 'Sweetnam' holder, graded AU55 (Cert. #5878635-011)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Anne (1702-1714), Crown, 1708 SEPTIMO, second bust, rev. nine strings to harp, plumes in angles, 7h (Dr Erik Miller 33 same dies; ESC 1347 [108]; S.3602), a hint of striking softness by GRATIA and in corresponding area of reverse, otherwise a rich dark cabinet tone, almost extremely fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

George I (1714-1727), Two-Guineas, 1726, laureate head right, rev. crowned shields cruciform, emblem-adorned sceptres in angles, edge obliquely milled, 16.77g, 5h (Spink 3627; MCE 244; Schneider II, 543; Murdoch II, 8; Waterbird 18; Stratos 161), a hint of reddish tone overlying lustrous surfaces, a really pleasing good very fine, in NGC 'Sweetnam' holder, graded AU58 (Cert. #5878635-012)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

George I (1714-1727), 'Prince Elector' Guinea, 1714, first laureate head right, rev. legend ends PR. EL, crowned shields cruciform, emblem-adorned sceptres in angles, edge obliquely milled, 8.35g, 5h (Spink 3628; MCE 245; Schneider II, 544; Stratos 90), a hint of reddish tone overlying lustrous surfaces, a really pleasing good very fine, in NGC 'Sweetnam' holder, graded AU58 (Cert. #5878635-013)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

George I (1714-1727), Guinea, 1715, second laureate head right, rev. crowned shields cruciform, emblem-adorned sceptres in angles, edge obliquely milled, 8.36g, 5h (Spink 3629; MCE 246; Schneider II, 545; Murdoch III, 10[a]; King -; Stratos -), light tone, very fine, the rare one-year bust type, in NGC 'Sweetnam' holder, graded AU55 (Cert. #5878635-014)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

George II (1727-1760), 'Lima' Five-Guineas, 1746 DECIMO NONO, second older laureate head left, LIMA below, rev. crowned garnished shield, nine strings to harp, DECVS • ET • TVTAMEN • ANNO REGNI • DECIMO • NONO • downwards on edge, 41.97g, 7h (Spink 3665; MCE 285; Schneider II, 564, dies 8/8; King 168-169; Stratos 201), a hint of reddish tone, a pleasing very fine, in NGC 'Sweetnam' holder, graded AU58 (Cert. #5878635-016)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

George II (1727-1760), Two-Guineas, 1738, first younger laureate head left, stop above head, spaced DEI, A of GRATIA over hair curl, rev. crowned garnished shield with rounded arches, edge obliquely milled, 16.63g, 6h (Spink 3667B; MCE 291; Schneider II, 569, dies 3/3; Stratos 163), edges smoothed from a mount and rub to high points, otherwise lustrous a bold very fine, in NGC 'Sweetnam' holder, graded AU-Details ~ Removed from Jewellery (Cert. #5878635-017)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

George II (1727-1760), Guinea, 1756, older laureate head left, rev. crowned garnished shield, edge chevron milled, 8.42g, 6h (Spink 3680; MCE 330; Schneider II, 593; Stratos 102), a handsome and lustrous coin, near extremely fine, the reverse better still, in NGC 'Sweetnam' holder, graded MS62 (Cert. #5878635-018)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

George II (1727-1760), Half-Guinea, 1756, older laureate head left, rev. crowned garnished shield, edge chevron milled, 4.19g, 6h (Spink 3685; MCE 364), the obverse fields bright, otherwise lustrous, good extremely fine to much as struck, in NGC 'Sweetnam' holder, graded UNC-Details ~ Obverse Cleaned (Cert. #5878635-019)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

George II (1727-1760), Half-Guinea, 1760, older laureate head left, rev. crowned garnished shield, edge chevron milled, 4.19g, 7h (MCE 366; Spink 3685), bright surfaces, otherwise lustrous, a bold extremely fine, in NGC 'Sweetnam' holder, graded UNC-Details ~ Cleaned (Cert. #5878635-020)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

George III (1760-1820), Spade Guinea, 1798, fifth laureate head, rev. crowned Spade shield, edge chevron milled, 8.36g, 12h (Spink 3729; MCE 402; Schneider II, 612; Stratos 110), spectacularly choice mint state, in NGC 'Sweetnam' holder, graded MS65 (Cert. #5878636-001)provenancePurchased Spink, May 1975 - £225Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

George III (1760-1820), Rose Half-Guinea, 1764, second laureate head right, rev. crowned garnished shield, edge obliquely milled, 4.19g, 5h (Spink 3732; MCE 407; Selig 1040; Stratos 41), a most handsome and lustrous example, good extremely fine and much as issued, in NGC 'Sweetnam' holder, graded MS62 (Cert. #5878636-002)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(g) George III (1760-1820), Third-Guinea, 1810, second laureate head right, rev. crown, date below, edge obliquely milled, 2.78g, 11h (Spink 3740; MCE 460; Schneider II, 626; Murdoch III, 110[d]; Stratos -), lustrous and boldly struck up on hair, almost uncirculated, in NGC 'Sweetnam' holder, graded MS62 (Cert. #5878636-003)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

George III (1760-1820), Quarter-Guinea, 1762, laureate head right, rev. crowned garnished shield, edge obliquely milled, 2.10g, 7h (Spink 3741; MCE 463; Schneider II, 627; Stratos 25-26), almost extremely fine, in NGC 'Sweetnam' holder, graded MS61 (Cert. #5878636-004)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

George IV (1820-1830), Pattern Shilling, 1825, by W Wyon and J B Merlin, bare head left, rev. BRITANNIARUM - REX FID: DEF:, Lion atop narrow crown, lettering widely spaced beside, edge grained, 7h (La Renotière 177; Davies 261; ESC 2417 [1264] R5), a few light marks across brilliant surfaces, light overlying speckled tone with flashes of green to peripheries, extremely rare, in NGC holder, graded PF62 (Cert. #2825037-001) [*The Finest*]Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

William III (1694-1702), 'Fine-Work' Five-Guineas, 1701 DECIMO TERTIO, second laureate head right, rev. crowned shields cruciform, plain emblem-adorned sceptres in angles, + •+ DECVS • ET • TVTAMEN • ANNO • REGNI • DECIMO • TERTIO downwards on edge, 41.80g, 5h (Spink 3456; Schneider II, 480; MCE 172; King 138: Stratos 192), a most handsome coin with orangey-red tone overlying playfully lustrous fields, a touch of rub to portrait, otherwise good extremely fine, the reverse better and proudly struck-up but with a trace of adjustment to Lion of Nassau, in NGC 'Sweetnam' holder, graded MS62+ (Cert...

William III (1694-1702), 'Fine-Work' Two-Guineas, 1701, laureate head right, no stop after GRA, rev. crowned shields cruciform, emblem-adorned ornamental sceptres in angles, edge obliquely milled, 16.74g, 6h (Spink 3457; Schneider II, 482; MCE 173; Stratos 157), adjustment to hair and corresponding area of reverse, and flecking before nose, otherwise lustrous, almost extremely fine, in NGC 'Sweetnam' holder, graded AU58 (Cert. #5878635-007)The superlative example from our 'Stratos' Sale (15 September 2020), carried a stellar MS63 holder and brought a record-breaking £45,600 ($59,500). Whilst t...

William III (1694-1702), Half-Guinea, 1698, laureate head right, rev. crowned shields cruciform, plain emblem-adorned sceptres in angles, later harp, 4.16g, 7h (Spink 3468; MCE 193; Stratos -), delightful reddish tone, a pleasingly good very fine, scarce in this condition, in NGC 'Sweetnam' holder, graded AU58 (Cert. #5878635-008)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Anne (1702-1714), Post-Union, Two-Guineas, 1711, diademed and draped bust left, rev. crowned shields cruciform, emblem-adorned sceptres in angles, edge obliquely milled, 16.68g, 6h (Spink 3569; Schneider II, 532/-; MCE 206; Stratos 159), hint of reddish-blue tone in deepest recesses, with only hints of flecking, otherwise very fine, in NGC 'Sweetnam' holder, graded AU53 (Cert. #5878635-009)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(g) George IV (1820-1830), Sovereign, 1821, laureate head left, rev. St George and Dragon, edge milled, 7.99g, 7h (Spink 3800; Marsh 5; MCE 471; Stratos 119), struck with polished dies, good extremely fine, in NGC 'Sweetnam' holder, graded MS62 PL (Cert. #5878636-008)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

George II (1727-1760), 'East India Company' Five-Guineas, 1729 TERTIO, first young laureate head left, legend regularly spaced with large lettering, E.I.C below, rev. crowned garnished shield, + DECVS • ET • TVTAMEN • AUUO • REGNI • TERTIO, inverted Ns in ANNO, letters downwards on edge, 41.94g, 7h (Spink 3664; MCE 279; Schneider II, 556, dies 2/2; King 161-162; Stratos 198), edge lettering softly struck, otherwise toned, a pleasing good very fine, in NGC 'Sweetnam' holder, graded AU58 (Cert. #5878635-015)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditi...

(g) George III (1760-1820), Sovereign, 1817, 'New Coinage', laureate head right, rev. St George and Dragon, edge milled, 8.02g, 7h (Spink 3785; Marsh 1; MCE 464; Stratos 114), an outstanding example of this popular first date of issue, supremely choice, practically FDC, in NGC 'Sweetnam' holder, graded MS64+ (Cert. #5878636-005)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(g) George III (1760-1820), Half-Sovereign, 1817, laureate head right, rev. crowned shield, edge milled, 3.99g, 5h (Spink 3786; Marsh 400; MCE 467; Stratos 51-52), scuffing below truncation, otherwise virtually as issued, in NGC 'Sweetnam' holder, graded MS62+ (Cert. #5878636-006)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(g) George IV (1760-1820), Two-Pounds, 1823 IV, bare head left, rev. St George and Dragon, DECUS ET TUTAMEN ANNO REGNI IV upwards on edge, 15.99g, 7h (Spink 3798; MCE 470; Stratos 171), a delightfully choice example, good extremely fine, in NGC 'Sweetnam' holder, graded MS63 PL (Cert. #5878636-007)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Anne (1702-1714), Post-Union, Guinea, 1709, second diademed and draped bust left, rev. crowned shields cruciform, emblem-adorned sceptres in angles, edge obliquely milled, 8.35g, 7h (Spink 3572; MCE 220; Murdoch II, 854; Stratos -), the minutest trace of flecking in gloriously brilliant fields, practically as struck, a most captivating and rare survivor, in NGC 'Sweetnam' holder, graded MS63+ (Cert. #5878635-010)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(g) Edward VII (1901-1910), Coronation Specimen Set, 1902 (13), Matte Proof Five-Pounds to Half-Sovereign, Crown to Sixpence and Maundy Set (Stratos 283; Spink PS9), choice mint state, with Royal Mint case of issue (13)Certified by NGC (#5878637):i) 5-Pounds, PF63 MATTE (001)ii) 2-Pounds, PF64 MATTE (002)iii) Sovereign, PF62 MATTE (003)iv) Half-Sovereign, PF64 MATTE (004)v) Crown, PF65 MATTE (005)vi) Halfcrown, PF65 MATTE (006)vii) Florin, PF63 MATTE (007)viii) Shilling, PF64 MATTE (008)ix) Sixpence, PF65 MATTE (009)x) Maundy Fourpence, PF65 MATTE (010)xi) Maundy Threepence, PF66 MATTE (011)xi...

(g) George V (1910-1936), Coronation Specimen Set (12), Proof Five-Pounds to Half Sovereign, Halfcrown to Sixpence and Maundy Set (Stratos 284; Spink PS11), an exemplary and shimmeringly brilliant set, the gold handsomely cameo, the silver with universal light toning overlying astonishingly glassy surfaces, with distressed Royal Mint case of issue (12)Certified by NGC (#5878638):i) 5-Pounds, PF65 CAMEO (001)ii) 2-Pounds, PF65 CAMEO (002)iii) Sovereign, PF64+ (003)iv) Half-Sovereign, PF65+ CAMEO (004)v) Halfcrown, PF65 (005)vi) Florin, PF67 (006)vii) Shilling, PF66+ (007)viii) Sixpence, PF66 (0...

(g) George VI (1936-1952), Specimen Proof Five-Pounds, 1937, bare head left, rev. St George and Dragon, edge plain, 40.09g, 12h (Spink 4074; W&R 435; Stratos 274), brilliant uncirculated, in NGC holder, graded PF65 CAMEO (Cert. #5878639-001)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(g) George VI (1936-1952), Specimen Proof Two-Pounds, 1937, bare head left, rev. St George and Dragon, edge plain, 16.04g, 12h (Spink 4075; W&R 437; Schneider II, 671; Stratos 275), brilliant uncirculated, in NGC holder, graded PF65 CAMEO (Cert. #5878639-002)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(g) George VI (1936-1952), Specimen Proof Sovereign, 1937, bare head left, rev. St George and Dragon, edge plain, 8.03g, 12h (Spink 4076; W&R 439; Stratos 276), brilliant uncirculated, in NGC holder, graded PF65+ (Cert. #5878639-003)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(g) George VI (1936-1952), Specimen Proof Half-Sovereign, 1937, bare head left, rev. St George and Dragon, edge plain, 4.02g, 12h (Spink 4077; W&R 442; Stratos 277), brilliant uncirculated, in NGC holder, graded PF65 (Cert. #5878639-004)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(g) George VI (1936-1952), Coronation Specimen Gold Set, 1937 (4), Proof Five-Pounds to Half-Sovereign (Stratos 288; Spink PS15), a fine set, brilliant uncirculated, with personalised Royal Mint case of issue (4)Certified by NGC (#5878640):i) 5-Pounds, PF64 (001)ii) 2-Pounds, PF64 (002)iii) Sovereign, PF65 (003)iv) Half-Sovereign, PF63 (004)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

George VI (1936-1952), Coronation Specimen Silver Set, 1937 (15), Proof Crown to Threepence, Maundy Set and Threepence to Farthing (Stratos 288; Spink PS15), a fine set, some toned, otherwise brilliant uncirculated, with Royal Mint case of issue (15)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(g) Elizabeth II (1952-), Proof Five-Pounds, 1989, '500th Anniversary of the Sovereign', by Sindall, Queen seated in King Edward's chair, rev. Tudor Rose, edge milled, 12h (Spink SE6), brilliant uncirculated, in NGC holder, graded PF69 ULTRA CAMEOSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(g) Elizabeth II (1952-), Proof Two-Pounds, 1989, '500th Anniversary of the Sovereign', by Sindall, Queen seated in King Edward's chair, rev. Tudor Rose, edge milled,, 12h (Spink SD3 [4262]), brilliant uncirculated, in NGC holder, graded PF70 ULTRA CAMEOSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(g) Elizabeth II (1952-), Proof Sovereign, 1989, '500th Anniversary of the Sovereign', by Sindall, Queen seated in King Edward's chair, rev. Tudor Rose, edge milled, 12h (Marsh 313H; Spink SC3), brilliant uncirculated, in NGC holder, graded PF70 ULTRA CAMEOSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(g) Elizabeth II (1952-), Proof Half-Sovereign, 1989, '500th Anniversary of the Sovereign', by Sindall, Queen seated in King Edward's chair, rev. Tudor Rose, edge milled, 3.98g, 12h (Marsh 544H; Spink SB3), brilliant uncirculated, in NGC holder, graded PF70 ULTRA CAMEOSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Edward III (1327-1377), Half-Noble, Treaty Period, Tower, saltire before EDWARD, 3.33g, 4h, i.m. cross potent (Spink 1506; Schneider I, 79-80; N.1238), attractive reddish tone, a pleasing very fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Edward IV, First Reign (1461-1470), Ryal, Type VII, Tower, single trefoil stops, ropes 3/1, ornaments 1-|-1, quatrefoils 3/3, rev. reads MEDIVM ILLORVM IBAT, large trefoils in spandrels, 7.62g, 8h, m.m. -/crown (Blunt & Whitton, type VII; Schneider I, cf. 365-366/358-363; N.1549; S.1950), very fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Elizabeth I (1558-1603), Gold Halfcrown, 1561-1565, Second Issue, 'Crown Gold', (m.m.) ELIZABETH: D'. G.' AN: FR.' ET: HI.' REGINA, crowned bust 3F left, rev. (m.m.) SCVTVM: FIDEI: PROTEGET: EAM, crowned shield dividing E-R, 1.39g, 11h, m.m. cross crosslet (Spink 2524; Schneider I, 753; N.1984; Brown & Comber J5 this coin; Montagu III, 56; Murdoch II, 600; cf. Adams 16; Lockett II, 1996 = Wilkinson 1394), trace double striking to reverse and die-capping to flan, otherwise a pleasingly good very fine, very rareprovenanceThe Christopher Comber CollectionV J E Ryan, Glendining, 28 June 1950, lot...

Elizabeth I (1558-1603), Fine Sovereign of 30-Shillings, 1584-1586, Sixth Coinage, Tower, ELIZABETH • D.' G.' ANG.' FRA.' ET.' HIB.' REGINA •, Queen enthroned, holding orb and sceptre, rev. A•DNO.' FACTV.' EST. ISTVD. ET. EST MIRAB.' IN. OCVLIS. NRIS, shield atop Tudor rose, 15.43g, 5h, m.m. escallop (Spink 2529; cf. Schneider I, 780-81, albeit the reading NRIS not represented; N.2003), light tone, a pleasingly good very fine and with a solid pedigreeprovenanceHamilton-Smith, Part III, Glendining, 23 May 1927, lot 16 - £18.10.0Talbot-Ready, Sotheby, 15-19 November 1920, lot 589 - £14.0.0 (Bald...

Oliver Cromwell, Pattern Broad, 1656, by Thomas Simon, OLIVAR • D • G • R P • ANG • SCO • ET • HIB & PRO •, laureate head left, rev. PAX • QVÆRITVR • BELLO • 16 56 •, crowned shield, edge straight milled, 9.10g, 6h (Spink 3225; Lessen A2; Schneider II, 367; W&R 39; Stratos 72), a deft scratch below second 6 of date and a touch of surface friction, otherwise a truly sublime example superior even to the Stratos coin, majestically proof-like, good extremely fine, a coveted centrepiece of any British numismatic cabinet, in NGC 'Sweetnam' holder, graded MS63* (Cert. #5878635-001)The Chalaza-Selig c...

Oliver Cromwell, Halfcrown, 1658, laureate and draped bust left, rev. crowned and garnished shield, + • HAS • NISI • PERITVRVS • MIHI • ADIMAT • NEMO • [downwards] on edge, 6h (ESC 1658 [447]; S.3227A), in NGC holder, graded MS63 (Cert. #5879670-001)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Charles II (1660-1685), Royal Touchpiece, SOLI DEO GLORIA, St Michael vanquishing Dragon, rev. CAR.II.D.G.M.B.FR.ET.HI.REX., three-masted ship sailing left, 3.50g, 12h (Woolf O4/R4), carbonised spotting the result of fire damage, otherwise lustrous, almost extremely fine for issue and with a fascinating pedigree beyond its historic significance as coin touched by the 'Restoration' and 'Great Fire of London' King himselfprovenanceSpink (New York) 346, 17 May 2019, lot 92~ thence by descent ~ John Harford Stanhope Lucas-Scudamore (c. 1920)The Castleshane [Caisleán an tSiáin] Collection (Co. Mona...

Charles II (1660-1685), Guinea, 1679, fourth laureate head right, with rounded truncation, rev. crowned shields cruciform, emblem-adorned sceptres in angles, edge obliquely milled, 8.30g, 6h (Spink 3344; MCE 80; Schneider II, 446; Stratos 74), a small die flaw above CAROLVS, otherwise a superb coin with flashes of orange-blue overlying lustrous, original mint surfaces, good very fine to approaching extremely fine, seldom seen this nice, very rare thusSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Charles II (1660-1685), Half-Guinea, 1676 over 4, second laureate head right, rev. crowned shields cruciform, emblem adorned sceptres in angles, edge obliquely milled, 4.24g, 6h (Spink 3348; MCE 100), a hint of reddish tone overlying lustrous surfaces, near extremely fine and rare, especially so in this condition, in NGC 'Sweetnam' holder, graded MS61 (Cert. #5878635-002)provenancePurchased Spink, 1965 [with this ticket, further stating:]'A gift of Mr French of Glendining, Sale 26 June 1963, lot 12' Of the few examples to appear at global auction in the past two decades, this stands as a clea...

George III (1760-1820), 'Dorrien Magens' Shilling, 1798, GEORGIVS III DEI GRATIA, no stops except after GRATIA, second laureate and draped bust facing right, rev. . M . B . F. ET . H . REX . F . D . B . ET . L . D . S. R . I . A . T . ET . E., crowned shields cruciform, six strings to Irish harp, with semée of hearts, crown in each angle, edge obliquely milled, 11h (Spink 3747; ESC 2139 [1227] [R5]), rich dark cabinet tone with only a hint of rub to high points, traces of red wax in recesses, otherwise extremely fine, a highly prized numismatic rarity with an exemplary provenance to unquestion...
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30£1,800
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