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1629 – 30 CHARLES I TOWER MINT MM HEART HALFCROWN

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Charles I (1625 – 49) Tower mint under the King (1625 – 42) Halfcrown, Group II, type 2/1b Mule, second horseman, smaller figure of the king in armour with sword over his shoulder, on taller horse striding left, plume on horses’s head, rose on housing, reads MAG BR FR ET HI, rev. Lightly garnished square shield, large plume above mm. Heart (S.2768; N.2204; Bull 76/7) – Weight 14.68 grams

About Very Fine, extremely rare with a strong provenance. One of a few surviving examples of this brief transitional issue.

PROVENANCE

Ex V.J.E. Ryan Collection Part II, Glendining Auction, 22-4 January 1952, lot 1088

Ex R. Carlyon-Britton Collection; with Seaby 1959

Ex Dr. E. Burstal Collection, Glendining Auction, 15-16 May 1968, lot 267

Ex T.W.J.D. Dupree Collection

Ex P. Hunt Collection

Ex C. Adams Collection, Spink Auction 177, 1 December 2005, lot 82

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1644 CHARLES I EXETER MINT HALFCROWN

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Charles I (1625-1649), Exeter mint, Halfcrown, 1644, mm. rose, horse with twisted tail, rev. oval scroll-garnished shield, date to left of mm., (S 3076; N.2568; Bull 665/34; Besly N34; SCBI; Brooker -)

A superb example with a very bold and characterful horseman. Bull only records three specimens for this die variety, one of which is in the British Museums collection.

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1645 CHARLES I NEWARK HALFCROWN

£ 4,500.00
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£ 4,500.00

CHARLES I (1625 – 49) Siege Money, Newark ( 1645-1646)  Halfcrown.  1645 Large crown; C R across field, XXX below / OBS :/NEWARK/I645. (S 3140; N.2638; Bull 686; Hird 245, same dies; Brooker 1221, same dies) – Weight  14.51 grams

Struck on plate still showing signs of it’s original design at the top of the reverse and signs of red wax deposits in the obverse crown. This example has very strong eye appeal, and overall is Good Very Fine in grade.

Provenance

Ex Spink Auction 119, 4 March 1997, lot 107

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1648 CHARLES I PONTEFRACT SHILLING

£ 3,850.00
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Charles I (1625-1649). Civil War. Pontefract Besieged. Shilling, 1648..( S.3148; N.2646; JGB 1231 [same dies]; Hird 272-4 [same dies])  Weight 4.34 grams
Provenance 
Ex Seabys Coin Monthly Bulletin, May 1983, E293
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1826 GEORGE IV PROOF CROWN – PCGS PF64

£ 18,000.00
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£ 18,000.00

George IV (1820-30). Proof Crown, 1826, bare head left, date below, Rev. Crowned and crested helmet over quartered shield of arms, edge inscribed in raised letters, DECUS ET TUTAMEN* ANNO REGNI SEPTIMO (S.3806; ESC 257; L&S 27; Bull ESC 2336; L&S 27; Davies 151).

Certified and graded by PCGS as Proof 64.  Attractively toned, and practically as struck. Only 10 graded higher than this piece at PCGS & NGC combined.

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1887 QUEEN VICTORIA FIVE POUNDS

£ 2,250.00
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£ 2,250.00

CHARLES I (1625 – 49) Group IV, fourth horseman, type 4, Foreshortened horseman rev. Oval garnished shield mm. Triangle in Circle (S.2779) – Wesight 14.85 grams

Made on a good size flan, with attractive tone. The horseman for this issue pleasing and approaching Very Fine in grade overall.

Provenance

Ex Baldwins (Bought in 1945)

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1887 QUEEN VICTORIA JUBILEE HEAD TWO POUNDS

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Victoria (1837 – 1901), Two Pounds, 1887, crowned ‘Jubilee’ bust l., rev. St. George and the dragon (S.3865)

About Uncirculated

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1887 QUEEN VICTORIA PROOF FIVE POUNDS – PCGS 62+CAM

£ 27,000.00
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£ 27,000.00

Victoria (1837 – 1901), Proof Five Pounds, 1893, milled edge, veiled bust l., rev. St. George and the dragon, tiny raised letters B.P. in exergue to right of date (S.3872; W&R.287)

Certified and graded by PCGS as Proof 62 + Deep Cameo 

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1989 ELIZABETH II PROOF FULL SOVEREIGN

£ 1,250.00
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£ 1,250.00

Elizabeth II (1952 – present) , Proof Sovereign, 1989, 500th Anniversary of the Sovereign, monarch enthroned facing, rev. shield of arms upon crowned rose (S.4272)

FDC and arguably the most desirable sovereign thus far made by the Royal Mint of Queen Elizabeth II. Celebrating the 500th Anniversary of the first Sovereign struck under the the reign of Henry VII in 1489. This superb modern adaptation of the original coins design, features both the Queen seated on her coronation throne and a tudor rose reverse.

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