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1625 CHARLES I MM. LIS UNITE – EX J G BROOKER

£ 5,750.00
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Charles I (1625 – 49), Gold Unite, Tower mint under the King (1625 – 42), Group A, mm. lis (1625),Crowned first bust l., wearing ruff and collar, mark of value behind, rev. crowned, square-topped, garnished shield (S.2685; N.2146)

A exceptional example of this first bust with the King wearing his coronation robes. The coin crispyly s truck with a much sharper and well defined portrait than normally seen for this issue. Virtually as made thus very rare

Provenance

Ex J G Brooker (not in Syalloge)

Ex Spink .Auction 29/11/1989 lot 24.

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1626 CHARLES I CORONATION MEDAL

£ 1,400.00
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Charles I (1625 – 49), Coronation 1626, the official silver medal, by Nicolas Briot, crowned bust r., wearing ruff, collar of Order of the Garter and coronation robes, signed N.B., rev. arm issuing from clouds holding sword, DONEC PAX RED-DITA TERRIS(MI.243/10; Eimer 106; BMC [Jones] 125-126; Woll.ii; vL.II, 164; Cook 11; Platt pp.117-18)

To date the most alluring example of this coronation medal we have encountered. The toning simply breathtaking, about Extremely fine with a few stray surface marks in the fields.
 
Variety where sword divides legend after first D in REDDITA.

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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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1636 CHARLES I contemporary forgery of a Tower mint HALFCROWN

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Charles I (1625-1649), A contemporary forgery of a Tower mint Halfcrown, as Group II, mm. tun on rev. only, second horseman, no ground line rev. large oval garnished shield between C R, reads c · arolvs, reversed g in regno (Bull F3; SCBI Brooker 1186 [= Lockett 3404], same dies) weight – 15.61 grams

A contemporay forgery of good style, metal and weight, and in our opinion the work of a Tower Mint apprentice. Of the known other coins struck from this die, includes the J G Brookers specimen (1186), which was also formerly in the possesion of R C Lockett (lot 3404), Ex H Montagu, part II, Sotheby, 13 November 1896, lot 579 – £19.0.0, and Ex H Webb, part I, Sotheby, 9-14 July 1894, lot 413 – “this is struck on a piece of silver of diamond shape, well preserved and extra rare” – £20.10.0. In the Brooker Sylloge this actual coin is referenced as “a die duplicate is in the Messrs Baldwins forgery cabinet, on a properly sheared blank”. This also the illustrated coins featured in Bulls ” The Halfcrowns of Charles I”, Volume V.

  • In January 2019, the Brooker example of this contemporary forgery sold for £1860 in the Spink Auction 19025, lot 1694 where the following notes were added “Imitations struck from these dies are also known in base metal (cf. Adams, Spink 177, lot 100 and DNW 43, 8-9 October 1999, lot 631). Furthermore, at the Sotheby sale of 23 June 1898, lot 115 featured “an impression in pewter of a Tower Halfcrown, type 2c, m.m. on rev. ton”, the dies of which the cataloguer added: “are said to have been found beneath the Houses of Parliament and that only two examples were struck, the second one being in the BM”.

Provenance 

Ex Messrs A.H.Baldwins Forgery cabinet 

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1640 – 1 CHARLES I REVERSE MULE HALFCROWN – UNIQUE

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Charles I (1625 – 49), Tower Mint, Mule of two reverse false dies, mm. star (1640-1) Halfcrown (Brooker 1190 [hhis coin] ; Bull F1) – weight 14.70 grams

A Unique and fascinating false dies Error Halfcrown with a exceptional pedigree stretching back to the 18th century. Being contemporay, it is conceiveable, that this was possibly the work of a apprentice die sinker. 

Provenance 

Ex Bridgewater House Collection, Sothebys 15th  November 1972, lot  317

Ex J.G.Brooker Collection , 1190

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1642 EARL OF ESSEX MILITARY REWARD BADGE

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Robert Devereaux, 3rd Earl of Essex (1591-1646), Captain-General and Commander-in-Chief of the Parliamentary army, oval gilt-silver Military Reward badge, 1642, by Thomas Rawlins, half length armoured bust three-quarters left, wide lace collar, holding sword, SX above head, legend in script in two lines, “Should hear both houses of parliament for true religion and subjects freedom stand – Pro Religione lege Rege et Parliamento”, rev., the two Houses of Parliament with King and Speaker, wreath border around to both sides, 55.5 x 38mm (MI 295/113; Eim. 140A; Platt II, pp. 79-80)

Integral suspension loop and ring. Extremely fine and rare.

Devereaux was the eldest son of Elizabeth I’s favourite who had been executed in 1602. He had been a successful commander of forces in the Netherlands and his Parliamentary appointments came with the commencement of the Civil War. 

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1643-4 CHARLES I YORK MINT HALFCROWN

£ 1,900.00
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Charles I (1625-1649), York mint, Halfcrown, Group 3 [type 6], mm. lion, ebor below horse, rev. crowned oval shield, crowned c r at sides,  (Bull 571; Besly 3D; SCBI Brooker 1082; N 2314; S 2868) –  weight 14.92 grams.

Slight metal stress behind the King’s head showing a pin head of daylight otherwise, an exceptional example and about Extremely Fine.

Provenance 

Ex Lloyd Bennett, £1600 May 2009

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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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1644 CHARLES I WELSH MARCHES HALFCROWN

£ 11,950.00
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Charles I  (1625-1649) Halfcrown, Welsh Marches, mm: plume. Dated 1644. crude workmanship after the style of Bristol, Charles on horseback left, holding reins with left hand and sword in right rev. Declaration in two lines divided by row of pellets, three plumes above, date below, (Bull 684; SCBI Brooker 1212, same dies; N –; S 3135) – Weight 14.80 grams

One of the most enigmatic coinage issues of the Engish Civl war. The handful of known (12) examples are all of crude manufacture, and appear to have been made on a simple rocker press (like the Hartlebury Castle issue) and the with the form of Declaration style follows that of Bristol, certainly suggest a western origin. For issue this example is probably much as struck and extremely rare.

*In Maurice Bulls Book “The Halfcrowns of Charles I”, he lists 12 examples of this exceptionally rare halfcrown, with one referred to as “Hawkins 509 (unseen)”. Having obtained images of all of the other listed specimens and knowing that when Mr. Bull photographed the BM’s entire halfcrown collection of Charles I, there wasnt a specimen there, we have via the process of elimination conlcuded that this is infact the coin illustrated in Hawkins. Up until the 1920’s it wasnt unheard of for the British Museum curators to sell off coins that they may not of fancied at the time or to have sold off duplicates to collectors and dealers. This appears to be the case with this coin, as up until the mid 20th Century there was a doubt to the mints actual existence.

Provanance

Ex Alan Morris Collection

Ex Hawkins “The Silver Coinage of England” plate coin 509, from 1876 

Ex British Museum Collection 

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1645 CHARLES I HEREFORD MINT HALFCROWN

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Charles I (1625-1649) Hereford mint, Halfcrown, 1645, King on horseback left, rev. oval shield within Garter, supported by lion and unicorn, crown and small crowned C R above, date 1645 below (Bull 683/62; N 2359; S 2915).

Officially holed through centre during The Great Recoiange of 1696, excessively rare and one of the most enigmatic issues of the Englsih Civil War. This particular specimen of good silver, as the undated type in the British Museum. Six of the handful of known specimens of the type halfcrown, now reside in the Ashmoleon, Fitzwilliam, National Museum of Wales (2) and British Musuems (2) Collections.

Provenance

E. Elmann Collection, Glendining Auction, 11-12 July 1929, lot 449

A. E. Bray Collection Glendining Auction, 1985, lot 134 Glendining Auction, 4 June 1992, lot 447

The reverse type of this coin is unique among the silver issues of Charles I, showing as it does the Gartered arms with lion and unicorn supporters, a design normally reserved for gold coinage. This specimen was also the subject of an article by Garry Charman in which he postulated that the central piercing was done during the 1696 recoinage (SCMB May 1984, pp.129-132). The present specimen appears to be of fine silver, unlike the other ebased examples of the dated variety.

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1645 CHARLES I NEWARK HALFCROWN

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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

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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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1652 COMMONWEALTH HALFCROWN

£ 1,350.00
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Commonwealth (1649-60), Halfcrown, 1652, m.m. sun, English shield of arms within wreath, rev. conjoined shields, mark of value above (S.3215; ESC.437)

Struck on a large flan, signs of striking where the flan has turned through 45º, otherwise approaching Extremely Fine and well toned

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1821 GEORGE IV CORONATION MEDAL IN SILVER

£ 375.00
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GEORGE IV (1820 – 30)  The official Coronation medal, 1821,Laureate head of George IV to left. rev The King seated to left, about to be crowned. By Benedetto Pistrucci. Silver. 35 mm. (BHM 1070; Eimer 1146; Wollaston 24)

At the kings elaborate coronation ceremony medals such as this superb specimen were handed out as souvenirs to commemorate the kings coronation in Westminster abbey. Mark on the kings face otherwise a very handsome example with some rainbow tone.

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1826 GEORGE IV PROOF CROWN – PCGS PF64

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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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1850 QUEEN VICTORIA FULL SOVEREIGN – NGC MS66 !!!

£ 6,600.00
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Victoria (1837 – 1901), Sovereign, 1850, second larger young head left, date below , rev. crowned quartered shield of arms within laurel wreath, emblems below (S 3852C; Marsh 33)

NGC graded MS66 – The SINGLE finest graded 1850 Sovereign at NGC. This pheonominal specimen exhibits an exceptionally bold strike with fully glowing lustre. To remain at this level of grade after 169 years is truly outstanding and certainly a coin for the connoisseur.

Notes from The Bentley Collection Catalogue refering to the 1850 Sovereign

” Mintage 1,402,039 With a relatively low calendar year mintage the 1850 Sovereign has always been considered a rare date in the series, and was perhaps more highly thought of in dealer’s lists of some 50 or 60 years ago, where it is rated as very rare. Other specimens must have come to light since then, as in this cataloguer’s experience the date is merely rare and is on par for availability with the 1849 Sovereign, which is of a similar quantity of mintage, and rated therefore the same by Marsh. Of course in the top grades, as we have demonstrated here, any Sovereign, even for a more common mintage, can be considered rare or even very rare.”

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1886 VICTORIAN SILVER TANKARD CONTAINING A COIN FOR EACH MONARCH

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COINS OF ENGLISH HISTORY’.

A spectacular vessel, featuring a coin along with each monarchs name engraved with their year if accession to the throne from William I through until Queen Victoria. Some of the coins featured on this wonderful piece of numismatic art are rare and highly deseriable in todays collectors sphere.

 Coins Featured

William I PAXS, William II -> William I PAXS, Henry I type 15, Henry II penny, Stephen Waford type, Richard I denier, John Irish penny, Henry III penny
Edward I penny, Edward II penny, Edward III halfgroat, Richard II halfpenny, Henry IV groat -> Henry VI rosette mascle groat, Henry V groat -> Henry VI annulet groat, Henry VI groat, Edward IV groat, Richard III groat, Henry VII groat, Henry VIII groat (3rd coinage), Edward VI shilling (fine silver), Philip and Mary groat, Elizabeth I sixpence, James I shillingCharles I halfcrown, Commonwealth shilling, Cromwell shilling, Charles II halfcrown, James II halfcrown, William & Mary halfcrown, William III halfcrown, Anne shilling, George I shilling, George II shilling, George III shilling, George IV shilling, William IV shilling, Victoria gothic crown

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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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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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1887 VICTORIA UNCIRCULATED SET

£ 3,300.00
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Victoria (1837 – 1901), 1887 Set of Golden Jubilee Currency Coins, Gold Five Pounds, Two Pounds, Sovereign and Half-Sovereign, Silver Crown, Double-Florin, Halfcrown, Florin, Shilling, Sixpence and Threepence, (S 3864, 3865, 3866, 3869, 3921, 3923, 3924, 3925, 3926, 3927, 3928, 3931)

The gold with some marks however good Extremely Fine and the silver darkly toned with hints of blue. 

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1893 VICTORIA PROOF SOVEREIGN – PCGS 65DCAM

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Victoria (1837 – 1901), Proof Sovereign, 1893, veiled bust l., rev. St. George and the dragon (S.3874)

PCGS graded PR65DCAM, exceptional eye appeal with an extremely strong cameo contrast.

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1989 ELIZABETH II PROOF FULL SOVEREIGN

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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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2017 QUEEN ELIZABETH II PROOF FIVE POUNDS

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Elizabeth II (1952 -), Proof Five-Pounds, 2017, crowned head right, JC initials below for designer Jody Clark, Latin legend surrounding, ELIZABETH II. DEI. GRA. REG. FID. DEF., date at end of legend, rev. St George and dragon , within garter inscribed with motto HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE, BP initials on ground line below horse for designer Benedetto Pistrucci.

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