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3 x Hammered Shillings comprising: Elizabeth I, 7th issue, MM 2, bust 6B (ear shows), slightly irregular flan, good shield detail; James I 2nd coinage, 3rd bust, MM lis. rev. QVAE DEVS etc, scratches in obv. field but full flan & good portrait; & Charles I Tower Mint MM harp, rev. garnished oval shield with CR at sides, good portrait; all similarly toned, generally Fine to GFine or+

Estimate: £80-120

Sold: £140
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Lot 2

Seleucid Kingdom, Antiochos VIII Epiphanes Nicknamed 'Grypos' ('hook nose'), 121-96BC Silver Tetradrachm, obv. diademed head right, rev. laurel wreath around standing figure of Zeus Ouranios, crescent above head, holding star & sceptre, Greek legend 'BASILEOS ANTIOCHOU EPIPHANOUS' (of) 'King Antiochos the Illustrious,' 16.59g, EF or+

Estimate: £200-300

Sold: £280
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Lot 3

India, Mughal Empire, 3 x Silver rupees: Akbar (1596-1605), 11.28g, test mark & some light surface corrosion Fine; Shah Jahan I1628-1658), 11.39g GVF & Muhammad Shah (1719-1748), 11.31g VF

Estimate: £60-80

Sold: £90
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Lot 4

India, Mughal Empire, 3 x silver rupees: Aurangzeb Alamgir (1658-1707) Khambayat Mint, 11.45g, test mark o/wise Fine, Farrukhsiyar (1713-1719), 11.28g, Akbarabad Mint GVF & Alamgir II (1754-1759), 11.38g, Delhi Mint VF

Estimate: £60-80

Sold: £90
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Lot 5

Sicily, Syracuse, Hieron II (275-215BC) Silver 8 Litrai, obv. diademed head of Gelon (son of Hieron), rev. Nike in biga, attractively toned, rev. less sharply struck than obv, 6.7g, overall EF

Estimate: £150-250

Sold: £450
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Lot 6

Parthia, Mithradates II (123-88BC), Silver Drachm, obv. cuirassed bust wearing tiara with ornamental star on side, rev. archer with bow seated on a throne, legend around; 4.2g, lustrous virtually as struck

Estimate: £60-80

Sold: £90
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Lot 7

Parthia, Orodes II (57-38BC), Silver Drachm, obv. diademed bust, wart on forehead, with star in field to left & star & crescent to right; rev. archer enthroned holding bow, anchor symbol behind throne, 3.94g, toned EF

Estimate: £50-70

Sold: £40
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Lot 8

Parthia, Vologases I (51-61AD), Silver Drachm, obv. diademed bust, struck off-centre, rev . archer with bow seated on a throne, 3.68g, virtually as struck

Estimate: £60-80

Sold: £50
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Lot 9

India, Mughal Empire, 3 x Silver Rupees: Farrukhsiyar (1713-1719AD), 11.4g, toned VF, Muhammad Shah (1719-1748AD) yr5, 11.4g, lustrous GVF & Shah Alam II (1759-1806AD), Hathras Mint, local governor issue, 11.1g, VF

Estimate: £60-80

Sold: £110
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Lot 10

India, Mughal Empire, 4 x Silver Rupees: Alamgir II (1754-1759AD), Delhi Mint, 11.4g, lustrous GVF, Jahangir (1605-1628AD), Patna Mint, 11.3g, Fine, Muhammad Shah (1719-1748AD), 10.8g, test marks both sides o/wise Fine & Shah Alam Bahadur (1707-1712AD) 11.3g, test marks both sides o/wise GFine

Estimate: £80-100

Sold: £110
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Lot 11

India, 6 x Miscellaneous Silver Coins comprising: Sultanate of Delhi tanka, Mohammed Shah I AVF to VF; Akbar, Mughal Emperor (1556-1605AD) square rupee VF; 2 x drachms of Skandagupta (Gupta Emperor of Northern India 455-467AD) garuda type VF; an 18th century chuckram & a shahrukhi tanka of Zahiruddin Mohammed Babur (1483-1530AD), test marks & 50% not struck up both sides o/wise Fine

Estimate: £60-80

Sold: £120
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Lot 12

2 x Medieval Hammered Coins: Kingdom of Sicily, Henry V1, Holy Roman Emperor 1191-1197AD & King of Sicily with his wife Constance of Sicily 1194 -1197AD, billon denaro, obv. C.IMPERATRIX around eagle with wings spread, scratch from 12 to 6 o'clock, rev. E.IMPERATOR around cross pattee with annulets in two quarters, 0.79g GFine & Crusader Coin Kingdom of Jerusalem, Amalric 1163-1174 billon denier, obv. AMALRICVS REX around cross pattee with annulets in two quarters, rev. DE IERVSALEM around Church of Holy Sepulchre, 0.97g, minor flat spots o/wise Fine, both RARE together with a Meissen bracteate, possibly Heinrich the Illustrious 1221-88, seated prince, wide cracks at 10 & 2 o'clock from edge to inner circle VG

Estimate: £80-120

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Lot 13

4 x English Hammered Silver Coins comprising: Stephen penny, Watford type, struck off-centre & left half of obv. not struck up (& correspondingly on rev.), obv. legend illegible, sceptre & parts of bust & beaded circle discernible, rev. cross moline with fleurs in angles, moneyer possibly TVRCHIL (Southwark Mint), parts Poor, parts Fair or+; Henry II short cross penny, clipped, edge crack, obv. hENRIC(VS), rev. clear moneyer's name PIERES (London Mint) Fair, parts of legend better; John cut halfpenny, obv. …RICVS R, rev. moneyer (WI)LELM L (London Mint), GFine or+; & a short cross penny with segment missing from 9 to 3 o'clock but inner circle intact with full, clear portrait, probably Henry III, Fair

Estimate: £80-120

Sold: £70
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Lot 14

Miscellaneous Hammered Coins comprising: Roman Imperial: Gallienus 4 x antoniniani: (1) rev. LVNA LVCIF around Diana as Luna walking right & holding torch, Antioch Mint, Fair/Fine; (2) rev. GERMANICVS MAX V, trophy of arms & shields, two seated captives below, Fine; (3) rev. PAX AETERNA AVG Pax standing left, holding olive branch & sceptre GFine or+ (4) hippocamp prancing right, legend mostly illegible (probably NEPTVNO CONS AVG), officina mark N (=9) VG & a billon tetradrachm, Alexandria mint, rev. eagle standing right, wings closed, holding wreath in beak, palm branch & regnal year 13 in field, Fine/GFine, together with Sassanian Empire, a silver drachm of Khusru II (590-628AD), obv. bust of Khusru, rev. fire altar & attendants EF, Byzantium, aspron trachy of Alexius III (?) VG/GFine & India, 3 x low grade Kushan Empire: AE 20 of Vasu Deva 1 (195-230AD), AE 25 of Vima Kadphises (105-130AD) & AE 15 of Kanerkes (circa 130AD)

Estimate: £60-80

Sold: £90
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Lot 15

Charles I, Halfcrown, Tower Mint under King, MM crown (1635-36), 3rd horseman, rev. oval garnished shield, double struck in parts of legend, toned with underlying lustre, 14.94g, S2773, Fine/AVF

Estimate: £60-80

Sold: £110
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Lot 16

Charles I, Halfcrown, Tower Mint under King, MM Star (1640-41), rev. oval garnished shield, 14.85g, S2779, AVF

Estimate: £60-80

Sold: £70
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Lot 17

Elizabeth I, 2 x Sixpences, both third/fourth issues: (1) 1567 MM coronet, intermediate bust, ear shows; full round flan with full clear legends and very good portrait detail, good edge & surfaces with traces of original lustre, parts of rev. shield weakly struck o/wise VF; (2) 1573 MM acorn, larger bust, full round flan & clear legends, good edge & surfaces, GFine, rev. better

Estimate: £80-120

Sold: £90
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Lot 18

Charles I Shilling MM crown, no inner circles, obv. bust with falling lace collar, rev. struck slightly off-centre, round garnished shield, no CR; bust a little weak in parts, blue/gold tone, overall Fine, parts better; Commonwealth half groat, irregular ovoid flan, obv. marks Fair/VG, together with Scotland, James VI Eighth Thistle Merk 1602 (one shilling & eight pence), eighth coinage; obv. IACOBVS 6 D.G.R. SCOTORVM around crowned royal shield, rev. REGEM IOVA PROTEGIT 1602 around crowned thistle, VG to AFine

Estimate: £50-70

Sold: £50
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Lot 19

Henry VI, First Reign, Groat, Calais Mint, MM Plain Cross, rosette/mascle issue (1430-31), pitted surfaces & possibly very lightly clipped; generally clear legends & good portrait, GFine to AVF

Estimate: £30-50

Sold: £60
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Lot 20

Sassanian Empire, Khusru II (590-628AD), 2 x Silver Drachms: each with obv. head of Khusru II & rev. fire altar & attendants: 4.12g, Fine & 3.82g, edge chipped between 10 & 12 o'clock o/wise VF

Estimate: £50-70

Sold: £40
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Lot 21

Ancient Greece, 2 x Silver Coins comprising: Athens tetradrachm, obv. head of Athena wearing helmet ornamented with olive leaves & a floral scroll, rev .owl standing facing, ATH(E) to right in field & olive twig & crescent to left, 16.97g, some light obv. corrosion, small test mark(?) between owl's legs VG/GFine+ & Thessalian League (196-146BC) double victoriatus, obv. head of Zeus facing right, rev. THESSA LON either side of Athena Itonia advancing right holding spear & shield, magistrates' names above & below; light obv. scratches o/wise toned with underlying lustre, 5.69g, VF, together with Roman Imperial, Hadrian silver denarius, rev. P M TR P COS 11 around Concordia enthroned, holding patera in outstretched right hand & resting left arm on statuette of Spes, cornucopia below seat, CONCORD in ex., VF to GVF

Estimate: £100-150

Sold: £170
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Lot 22

2 x Roman Coins: (1) Julius Caesar Silver Denarius, obv. diademed head of Venus facing right, rev. Aeneas advancing left holding Palladium & carrying his father Anchises on his left shoulder, CAESAR in field to right; ovoid flan, rev. struck off-centre o/wise AFine & (2) Hadrian brass sestertius, obv. bust of Hadrian, legend flat between 1 & 5 o'clock & correspondingly on rev; rev. CONCORDIA (EXERCITVVM) S C , Concordia standing left holding standard in each hand, one with legionary eagle, Ingrained dirt & a few old scratches o/wise AFine to Fine

Estimate: £70-90

Sold: £140
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Lot 23

Miscellaneous Lot comprising: Driffield Anglers silver medal, hallmarked 1870; obv. engraved with fish & basket on a river bank & 'Founded March 2oth 1833,' rev. engraved 'William Henry Harrison', 11.95g, 45mm, in original metal case, toned EF, a WM commemorative medal 'Victory at Alma 1854' struck at Crystal Palace 'In Aid of Widows & Orphans…' 41mm, GEF, Investiture of Prince Charles 1969, gilt bronze commemorative medal, 26.6g, 31mm, as issued, together with 4 x crowns 1953, a 'plastic' set 1953 & a small quantity of pre-decimal bronze & CuNi

Estimate: £80-120

Sold: £140
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Lot 24

Maundy Set 1893, 4d, 3d, 2d and 1d, attractive blue/gold tone, AUNC

Estimate: £80-120

Sold: £110
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Lot 25

Maundy Set 1893, 4d, 3d, 2d and 1d, blue/gold tone, AUNC

Estimate: £80-120

Sold: £120
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Lot 26

Maundy Set 1901, 4d, 3d, 2d & 1d, lustrous blue/gold tone, not cased, UNC

Estimate: £80-120

Sold: £100
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Lot 27

Maundy Set 1901, 4d, 3d, 2d & 1d, blue/gold tone, not cased, AUNC to UNC

Estimate: £80-120

Sold: £100
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Lot 28

Maundy Set 1902, 4d, 3d, 2d & 1d, lustrous blue/gold tone, not cased, AUNC to UNC

Estimate: £80-120

Sold: £100
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Lot 29

Maundy Set 1902, 4d, 3d, 2d & 1d, lustrous blue/gold tone, in modern case, AUNC to UNC

Estimate: £80-120

Sold: £100
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Lot 30

Two Albums Containing a Collection of 405 x Shillings comprising: a date run 1937-1966 E & S, (60 coins in total), plus 87 x 1937(E&S), 59 x 1938(E&S), 43 x 1940(E&S), 39 x 1941(E&S), 35 x 1943 (E&S), 21 x 1959(E&S) & 61 x 1961(E&S), together with 63 x pre-47 florins (mostly George V), 63 x sixpences various dates 1920-1936, 271 x brass threepences comprising 2 x date runs 1937-67 plus 63 x 1938, 51 x 1939, 53 x 1948 & 44 x 1967 & 82 x farthings various dates 1901-1953; all from circulation, (albums contain £22.02½ total face value pre-47 silver)

Estimate: £250-350

Sold: £400
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Lot 31

Miscellaneous Lot including: 4 x shillings: 1817, 1825 bare head & 2 x 1826, William III sixpence 1696 holed at 12 o'clock, 2 x groats 1839 & 1840, Poor(1839 groat) to VG; £5.47½ face value pre-47 silver; 5 x pre-20 silver threepences; 2 x £2 coins 1986; 5 x CuNi crowns 1953, 1965 & 1977(x3), a small quantity of pre-decimal bronze & 4 x 10 shilling notes: O'Brien (Britannia), Hollom & 2 x Fforde, Fine to EF

Estimate: £70-90

Sold: £130
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Lot 32

An Album Containing a Collection of English Coins, all from circulation & mostly pre-decimal bronze & CuNi but also including £2.22½ face value pre-47 silver, 2 x official commemorative silver medals Coronation 1902 by de Saulles (31mm) & Coronation 1911 by Mackennal (31mm) & a few foreign coins including South Africa shilling 1896 & sixpence 1893; 170+ coins in total

Estimate: £40-60

Sold: £60
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Lot 33

35 x RM Proof Sets 1970 - 2002 Inclusive, (includes 2 x 1970 & 2 x 1983); no outer packaging with 2000 set, with certs, in CofI, FDC

Estimate: £250-350

Sold: £350
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Lot 34

3-Coin Gold Proof 'Premium' Sovereign Set 2014 comprising: double sovereign, sovereign & half sovereign, set 129 of a limited edition of 500 sets, with cert, in de-luxe CofI, FDC

Estimate: £550-650

Sold: £600
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Lot 35

44 x UK Proof Sets comprising: 1970(x3), 1971(x3), 1972(x3) 1973(x3), 1974(x3), 1975(x3), 1976(x3), 1977(x3), 1978(x3), 1979, 1980(x2), 1981(x3), 1982(x3), 1983(x2), 1984(x2), 1985, 1986(x3), together with 20 x Brilliant Uncirculated sets; 1982(x10), 1983(x4), 1985(x4) & 1986(x2), 10 x Britain's First Decimal Coins & a few QEII year & type sets in Sandhill cases

Estimate: £180-250

Sold: £280
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Lot 36

'Queen's Portrait Collection 2013' comprising 4 x silver piedfort £5 (each 56.56g) with portraits by Gillick, Machin, Maklouf & Rank-Broadley commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Coronation, rev. a new design of the Royal Arms & supporters by James Butler; limited edition of 4800 sets, with cert, in CofI, FDC

Estimate: £100-150

Sold: £300
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Lot 37

3-Coin Gold Proof 'Premium' Sovereign Set 2013 comprising: double sovereign, sovereign & half sovereign, set 107 of a limited edition of 400 sets, with cert, in CofI, FDC

Estimate: £550-650

Sold: £600
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Lot 38

Gold Proof £2 1987, in wallet of issue, FDC

Estimate: £320-360

Sold: £320
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Lot 39

'Celebration Gold Set' commemorating the 25th anniversary (1987-2012) of the introduction of gold Britannia coins; combines a Britannia 4-coin gold proof set 1987 comprising £100, £50, £25 & £10 with a Britannia 4-coin gold proof set 2012 comprising £100, £50, £25 & £10; 8 coins with a total 22ct gold weight of 126g; limited edition of only 15 sets, with cert, in a single CofI, FDC

Estimate: £2200-2500

Sold: £2500
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Lot 40

Silver Piedfort Proof Set 2013 comprising 7 x commemorative coins: £5 '60th Anniversary of the Coronation', 3 x £2: '350th Anniversary of the Guinea' & 2 x '150th Anniversary of London Underground', 2 x £1 with new floral emblem designs for England & Wales & 50p 'Centenary of the Birth of Christopher Ironside' (designer of Britain's first decimal coins); with cert & illustrated booklet, in CofI, limited edition of 2013 sets, FDC

Estimate: £180-250

Sold: £280
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Lot 41

Charles II Halfcrown (168)1 TRICESIMO TERTIO, 4th draped bust, first three digits of date obliterated by adjustment marks & some weakness in rev. legends, lightly toned, overall VG or a little better in parts

Estimate: £70-90

Sold: £90
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Lot 42

Proof Sovereign 1980 & Proof Half Sovereign 1980, with certs, in wallets of issue, FDC

Estimate: £240-270

Sold: £250
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Lot 43

Proof Sovereign 1982 & Proof Half Sovereign 1982, with certs, in wallets of issue, FDC

Estimate: £240-270

Sold: £250
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Lot 44

4-Coin Gold Proof Set 1980, comprising £5, £2, sovereign & half sovereign, with cert, in CofI, FDC

Estimate: £1200-1300

Sold: £1400
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Lot 45

A Commemorative Set 1981 'Royal Wedding' comprising a proof sovereign 1981 & a silver proof crown 1981, with cert, in CofI, FDC

Estimate: £160-180

Sold: £180
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Lot 46

An Accumulation of Pre-Decimal Bronze & CuNi comprising: a large quantity of pre-decimal pennies & halfpennies (weight approx. 9.8kg), brass threepences (weight approx. 1.5kg), 93 x CuNi crowns: 16 x 1972, 24 x 1977, 20 x 1980 & 33 x 1981; 60+ x halfcrowns, 40+ x florins, 25 x shillings & 100+ x sixpences (almost all 1966/67 & mostly high grade), together with 26 x old 50p coins, 49 x old 10p coins & 72 x old 5p coins

Estimate: £50-70

Sold: £70
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Lot 47

Miscellaneous English Silver Coins comprising: William III sixpence 1695E (Exeter Mint) 1st bust, large crowns, early harp, numerous faint scratches/hairlines both sides, rev. worn, AFine/Fair, Victoria double florin 1887R AFine/Fine, George V 2 x halfcrowns 1923 & 1927 1st rev., George VI, 24 x halfcrowns: 1939(x2), 1940, 1941, 1942(x6), 1943, 1944(x2), 1945(x6) & 1946(x5), 5 x florins: 1940, 1942, 1945(x2) & 1946 & shilling 1940S, several with lustre; generally AVF or+ unless o/wise graded, together with £3.72½ face value pre-47 silver, mostly George V

Estimate: £100-150

Sold: £160
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Lot 48

A Collection of UK Silver Proofs comprising: 9 x crowns: 3 x 1977, 3 x 1980 & 3 x 1981, 3 x £1 1983, a 2-coin piedfort silver proof £2 set 2013 '150th Anniversary of London Underground,' with cert, a silver proof piedfort £2 2013 '350th Anniversary of the Guinea,' with cert, a silver proof piedfort 50p 2013 'Centenary of the Birth of Christopher Ironside' (no cert) & a silver proof piedfort 50p 1992/93 with cert, all in CofI FDC, together with 4 x proof CuNi 50p 1973 in CofI

Estimate: £150-200

Sold: £280
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Lot 49

A Collection of Silver Proof Piedforts comprising: a 2-coin £2 set 1989 '300th Anniversary Bill of Rights & Claim of Rights,' 9 x £1: 1983, a 4-coin set 1984, 1985, 1986 & 1987 in CofI, 1988, 1989 & 1993(x2), 50p 1992-93 'Presidency of the Council of EU Ministers etc,' 2 x 10p 1992 in CofI, 2 x 5p 1990, all in CofI & 3 x 20p 1982 in wallets of issue, all FDC

Estimate: £180-250

Sold: £220
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Lot 50

London 2012 Olympics Official Gold Proof £5, rev. London skyline in centre with outer circle depicting various sports & London 2012 logo, 39.99g 22ct gold, mintage 5000, with cert, in CofI FDC

Estimate: £800-1200

Sold: £850
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