George II (1727-60), silver Sixpence, 1728, plumes reverse, young laureate and draped bust left, legend and toothed border surrounding, GEORGIVS. II. DEI. GRATIA., rev. crowned cruciform shields, plumes in angles, eight strings to Irish harp, garter star at centre, date either side of top crown, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, M.B.F. ET. H. REX. F.D. B. ET. L. D. S. R. I. A. T ET. E., some stops weak, weight 2.98g (Bull 1738; ESC 1605; C&R 867 R; S.3706). Toned with a few tiny fleck
George V (1910-36), Proof half-silver Florin, 1935, V.I.P. issue for silver Jubilee year, bare head left with raised BM for Bertram Mackennal on truncation, legend and toothed border surrounding, GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX, rev. crowned cruciform sceptres, G at centre, emblematic shields in angles, date and denomination in words in lower half surrounding, legend surrounding upper half, FID: DEF IND: IMP, small KG below lower crown (Bull 3794-5; Davies 1777; ESC 954B; S 4038). Brilliant,
Harthacanute (1035-42), silver Penny, Lincoln Mint, Moneyer Wulfnoth, diademed bust left with arm and sceptre, legend commences at top in full name, +HARD CNV RE, rev pellet at centre of quadrilateral with pellets on apexes, all over short voided cross which meets inner linear circle, legend and outer beaded border surrounding, +P.VLNOÐ ON LINCOL, weight 1.17g (N.811; S.1168). Toned with a peck mark or two each side, otherwise good very fine and rare with an old provenance.
Augustus (27 B.C. - A.D. 14), Silver Denarius. Mint of Rome, struck by C. Antistius Reginus, 13 B.C. CAESAR - AVGVSTVS, bare head of Augustus facing right, rev. C ANTISTIVS REGINVS III VIR, simpulum, and lituus above a tripod and a patera, 3.78g., 3h (RIC 410; BMC 120). Good portrait, cabinet toning, extremely fine.
Charles II (1660-85), Tin Farthing, 1684, copper plug at centre, laureate and cuirassed bust left, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, CAROLVS .A. CAROLO, rev. Britannia seated on globe with spear, shield and spray of leaves, plain exergue, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, BRITAN NIA. edge inscribed and dated in raised letters, NVMMORVM*.FAMVLVS 1684*. weight 5.58g (Peck 536; S.3395). With much original lustre both sides, some tiny corrosion spots on bust, though a few more
Victoria (1837-1901), gold Sovereign, 1844, small date with spread 44, first young filleted head left, W.W. raised on truncation for engraver William Wyon, date below, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, VICTORIA DEI GRATIA, rev. crowned quartered shield of arms, laurel wreath surrounding, emblems below, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, BRITANNIARUM REGINA FID: DEF: weight 7.97g (Bentley 404; Marsh 27B; S.3852). With surface marks and nicks, otherwise practically very fine.
Victoria (1837-1901), gold Sovereign, 1886 M, Melbourne Mint, second young filleted head left of the third style, W.W. raised and distinct on truncation for engraver William Wyon, date below, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, VICTORIA DEI GRATIA, rev. St George and dragon right, short tail to horse, date in exergue, small B P initials to upper right, the stops absent, weight 8.00g (Bentley 785; McDonald 171; Marsh 108; S.3857C). Attractively toned, good extremely fine.
Henry II (1154-89), silver "Tealby" Penny, type D2, Carlisle Mint, moneyer William, facing crowned bust with hand holding sceptre, Latin legend and beaded borders surrounding both sides, rev. short voided cross pattee, small cross pattee saltire in each angle, +[WILL]A [ME ON C]A., weight 1.37g (BMC 220-1; N.958/2; S.1340). Toned, flan slightly undulating, very fine for the parts of this crude issue that remain visible.
Caracalla (A.D. 198-217), with Septimius Severus and Julia Domna, Gold Aureus. Mint of Rome, A.D. 202. ANTON P AVG PON TR P V COS, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust facing right, rev. CONCORDIAE AETERNAE, conjoined busts of Septimius Severus, radiate and draped, and Julia Domna, diademed and draped, on a crescent, facing right, 7.36g., 6h (RIC 59a; Calicó 2850; C 2). A few light marks on edge, three excellent portraits, about extremely fine and very rare.
Anne (1702-14), silver Post-Union Halfcrown, 1708, second draped bust left, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, ANNA.DEI. GRATIA. rev. Post-Union crowned cruciform shields, garter star at centre, date either side of top crown, .MAG BRI. FR ET. HIB REG. edge inscribed in raised letters, .+. DECVS. ET. TVTAMEN. ANNO. REGNI. SEPTIMO, weight 15.05g (Bull 1370; ESC 577; S.3604). Attractively toned, a little weak on high points both sides with hairline adjustment marks visible in places, othe
James Stanley, 10th Earl of Derby (1702-36), bronze Penny, 1733, Stanley family crest of eagle over child in wicker basket, above the cap of maintenance with frosted interior, date below, legend with pellet stops, SANS CHANGER, rev. triskeles, I D and value 1 in each gap between legs, legend surrounding, QVOCVNQVE . GESSERIS . STABIT., weight 9.58g (Q.15; KM 5a; S.7408). Toned practically extremely fine and very pleasing, rare.
George IV (1820-30), copper Penny, 1826, laureate head left, date below, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, GEORGIUS IV DEI GRATIA rev. Britannia seated right with trident and shield, emblems in exergue, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, BRITANNIAR: REX FID: DEF: weight 18.90g (Peck 1422; S.3823). Toned, with a couple of light blemishes, extremely fine.
Charles I (1625-49), silver Newark siege Ninepence, 1646, issued in time of duress on lozenge shaped flan, Royal crown, C to left, R to right, denomination XXX below in Roman numerals, beaded border both sides, rev. three line inscription and date, OBS: / NEWARK / 1646, weight 3.98g (Brooker 1227; N.2641; S.3144). Toned, a little weakly struck on lower apex, otherwise good very fine, a lovely example of the final year of the Newark siege which surrendered just a few months into this year, on the
Victoria (1837-1901), gold Half Sovereign, 1877 die number 155 on reverse, fourth young head left with narrow hair fillet, type A4, date below, VICTORIA DEI GRATIA, toothed border around rim both sides, rev. crowned quartered shield of arms in frame, die number below, BRITANNIARUM REX FID: DEF: weight 3.91g (Marsh 452; S.3860E). Toned, fine.
Regensburg, Bishopric, Anton Ignaz von Fugger-Glött (1769-87), silver Thaler, 1786, ANTON IGNAT D G EPISC RATISBON, bust right in episcopal robe, KORNLEIN below for engraver Johann Nikolaus Körnlein, rev. PRAEP & D ELVAC S R I PR C FUGGER, crowned and mantled arms, GC - B below (Georg Christoph Busch), 27.99g (Dav. 2605). Light scratch behind neck of Bishop otherwise good extremely fine with full original lustre.
William and Mary (1688-94), silver Shilling, 1693, the 9 struck over an O or inverted 9, conjoined laureate and draped busts right, legend surrounding, GVLIELMVS. ET. MARIA. DEI. GRATIA, toothed border around rim both sides, rev crowned cruciform shields, WM monogram in angles, Lion of Nassau at centre, date surrounding, MAG. BR. ER. ET. HI. REX. ET. REGINA. weight 6.03g (Bull -; ESC 1076A R4; S.3437). Toned, a bold very fine and very rare.
Henry VI, first reign (1422-1461), gold Noble of six shillings and eight pence, Annulet issue (1422-1430), York mint, King standing in ship holding sword and shield, annulet by sword arm, lis at stern and after King's name, h EnRIC'+ DI; GRA; REX: AnGL; Z: FRAnC; DNS; hYB', rev. initial mark lis, h at centre, ornate cross with lis terminals, crown over lion in each angle, within beaded and linear tressure of eight arcs, fleurs in spandrels, annulet in upper right spandrel, beaded circle surround
William III (1694-1702), silver Sixpence, 1696, Exeter Mint, first laureate and draped bust right, legend and toothed border surrounding, GVLIELMVS. III.DEI.GRA, rev. crowned cruciform shields, large crowns, Lion of Nassau at centre, early harp in Irish arms, date either side of top crown, .MAG BR.FRA ET.HIB REX., weight 3.14g (Bull 1277; ESC 1537; S.3523). Struck a little off-centre, toned with flan adjustment marks on corresponding parts of both sides, otherwise a bold very fine.
Edward VII (1901-10), silver Halfcrown, 1908, bare head right, DES below truncation for engraver George William De Saulles, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, EDWARDVS VII D: G: BRITT: OMN: REX rev. crowned quartered shield of arms, garter motto in French surrounding, HONI. SOIT. QUI. MAL. Y. PENSE. beaded border surrounding, Latin abbreviated legend in upper half, FID: DEF: IND: IMP: denomination and date in lower half, weight 14.16g (Bull 3574; ESC 753; Davies 1516; S.3980). Toned, l
Victoria (1837-1901), gold Half-Sovereign, 1887 M, Melbourne Mint, Australia, Golden Jubilee style bust facing left, designed by J Edgar Boehm, small crown and veil on head, pearl earring with pearl necklace, J.E.B. initials close and raised on truncation with hooked J, arranged in a slight arc, J.E on the juncture of the truncation with the field, the .B. intruding the field below, the J quite tall, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, VICTORIA DEI GRATIA, rev. struck en medaille, crown
A quantity of pre-decimal coinage including brass threepences and sixpences through to halfcrowns, a 1953 set, approx fifteen commemoratives, 50 pences, £2 coins: Dove of Peace, United Nations and Bank of England, 1994 Royal Mint Issue UK Coin Collection etc. Condition Fine - UNC
Ostrogothic Kingdom, Theodoric (A.D. 493-526), Gold Solidus, in the name of Anastasius I. Mint of Rome. D N ANASTA-SIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, helmeted and cuirassed bust facing, slightly inclined to right, with a spear and a shield, rev. VICTOR-I-A AVGGG Θ, Victory standing left, holding a long cross, RM monogram on left, a star on right, COMOB in exergue, 4.43g., 6h (Metlich 6; MIB 7; BMC 63). Lustrous, good extremely fine.
New Zealand, Elizabeth II (1953- present), coronation year Proof Set, 1953, Crown to Halfpenny, in red leather case of issue (KM PS6). The case superb, some mistiness, area of slight discolouration to the reverse of the Penny, otherwise a mint state proof set.
Victoria (1837-1901), bronze Penny, 1890, laureate "bun style" bust left, legend and toothed border surrounding, VICTORIA D: G: BRITT: REG: F: D: rev. Britannia seated right with trident and shield, denomination in words surrounding, date in exergue (Freeman 130, dies 12+N; S.3954). A few hairlines, spots and blotches both sides, otherwise with full lustre, uncirculated.
Elizabeth II (1952 -), gold proof Five-Pounds 1992, crowned head right, RDM incuse on truncation for designer Raphael Maklouf, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, ELIZABETH II DEI. GRA. REG. F: D, rev. St George and dragon right, date in exergue, B.P. to upper right of exergue for designer Benedetto Pistrucci (S.4251). Lustrous mint state, in NGC holder graded PF69 ULTRA CAMEO.
George II (1727-60), silver Shilling, 1727, roses and plumes reverse, young laureate and draped bust left, legend and toothed border surrounding, small lettering both sides, GEORGIVS. II. DEI. GRATIA., last stop weak, rev. crowned cruciform shields, roses and plumes in alternate angles, seven strings to Irish harp, garter star at centre, date either side of top crown, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, M.B.F. ET. H. REX. F.D. B.ET. L. D. S. R. I. A. T ET. E., all stops weak, weight 5.9
Ghorid, Mu'izz al-Din Muhammad b. Sam (AH 567-601 / 1171-1206 AD), Gold Dinar, square in circle type, [Ghazna] AH 605, posthumous issue in the reign of Taj al-Din Yildiz, 11.32g (Album 1762). Usual areas of peripheral weakness, extremely fine for type, heavy, rare.
Anastasius I (A.D. 497-518), Gold Solidus. Mint of Constantinople. D N ANASTA-SIVS PP AVG, pearl-diademed, helmeted and cuirassed bust facing, slightly inclined to the right, holding a spear and a shield, rev. VICTORI-A AVGGG H, Victory standing left, holding a long inverted rho-headed cross, a star on left, CONOB in exergue, 4.47g., 6h (Sear 5; MIB 7). One small mark in obverse field, lustrous, extremely fine.
George III (1760-1820), gold Half-Sovereign, 1818, engraved by Benedetto Pistrucci, laureate head right, date below, legend GEORGIVS III DEI GRATIA raised rim both sides, rev. crowned shield of arms, dot below, REX FID: DEF: BRITANNIARUM, weight 4.01g (Marsh 401; S.3786). Toned a pleasing extremely fine, rare date.
Elizabeth II (1952 -), gold proof Five-Pounds, 1991, crowned head right, RDM incuse on truncation for designer Raphael Maklouf, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, ELIZABETH II DEI. GRA. REG. F: D, rev. St George and dragon right, date in exergue, B.P. to upper right of exergue for designer Benedetto Pistrucci (S.4251). Lustrous mint state, in NGC holder graded PF69 ULTRA CAMEO.
Kushan Empire, Kanishka I (c.127-152 AD), Gold Dinar, ÞAONANOÞAO KA-NHÞKI KOÞANO, caped and crowned Kanishka standing facing, head left, holding ankus over a small altar, left, and a sceptre right, rev goddess Ardoksho standing right, holding cornucopiae, tamgha in field, 7.98g (Göbl 77/1). Uncirculated.
Edward VII (1901-10), bronze Penny, 1903, open 3 variety, bare head right, DES below truncation for engraver George William De Saulles, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, EDWARDVS VII D: G: BRITT: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP: rev. Britannia seated right with shield and trident, date with more open 3 in exergue, denomination in words above (Fr.158A dies 1+B open 3 R7; Michael BP1903B; S.3990). Dark tone, good fine, has been graded and slabbed by NGC as Fine 12 BN, very rare in fine or bette
Edward VI (1547-53), gold Sovereign, second period (Jan. 1549-Apr. 1550), struck in crown gold of 22 carat at Twenty Shillings face value, Southwark Mint, crowned facing full-length seated figure of King on throne, holding orb and upright sword, cherub supporters on throne arms, linear inner and beaded outer circles surrounding with Latin legend both sides, Roman style lettering, initial mark Y, EDWARD; VI: DEI; GRA; AGL; FRAN; ET: HIB; REX. rev. crowned quartered shield of arms, lion supporter