Coins, Tokens & Banknotes: Wednesday 05 August 2015 12:00PM

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Silver Tetradrachm of Alexander the Great, lifetime issue, Babylon Mint circa 325BC; obv. head of young Herakles wearing lion-skin, rev. Zeus seated on throne with back, his legs parallel, feet on a stool & holding sceptre & eagle; ALEXANDROU, faint but legible, to right, mint symbols below throne & trace of M in field; 16.7g, .999 silver (tested); rev. a little weaker than obv, overall Fine

Estimate: £80-120

Sold: £90
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Lot 2

Charles I, Shilling York Mint, MM lion (issued 1642-44), obv. bust in scalloped lace collar, rev. crowned oval shield with lion's skin garniture, EBOR below; full, round flan, very slightly bent as often with this issue as a result of the minting process (machine-struck on a rotary press), full, clear legends, attractive blue/gold tone with underlying lustre, 4.86g, rare AVF

Estimate: £250-350

Sold: £300
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Lot 3

France Silver Teston of Charles IX 1562 2nd type, obv. CAROLVS VIIII.D.G.FRANC.REX. around laureate & cuirassed bust left, T (Nantes Mint) below, rev. + SIT.NOMEN.DNI.BENEDIC. M.D.LXII around crowned Royal Arms (three fleurs de lis in shield) with crowned C either side; 27mm, 9.37g; bust flat & lacking detail Fair, full clear legends, overall AFine (rev.better)

Estimate: £30-50

Sold: £40
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Lot 4

Elizabeth I, 3 x Silver Coins comprising: sixpence 1573 3rd/4th issues, MM ermine; intermediate bust, ear shows, a few marks & minor edge imperfections Fine/AVF, groat 2nd issue, without rose or date, MM cross crosslet, minor marks & a few small rust-coloured stains, full round flan & full, clear legends GFine or+ & threepence 1565 3rd /4th issues MM rose, portrait weak but better than Fair, full flan (slightly creased across crown) VG/Fine, together with Mary groat MM pomegranate, flan creased in three places & edge striking crack at 7 o'clock, obv. most of legend discernible but virtually no portrait detail, rev. better, Poor/VG

Estimate: £80-120

Sold: £100
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Lot 5

Roman Imperial: Gold Solidus of Theodosius I (AD379-395), obv. D N THEODOSIVS P F AVG around diademed & draped bust, rev. CONCORDIA AVGGG, Constantinopolis seated on throne holding sceptre & globe, COMOB in ex., 4.45g, very good edge & surfaces, nice EF

Estimate: £400-500

Sold: £700
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Lot 6

4 x English Hammered Silver Coins comprising: Edward I penny, London Mint, rose on breast, double-barred N, holed at 12 o'clock o/wise full, clear legends, original lustre GFine or+; Edward I penny, York Mint, obv. legends not struck up between 6 & 9 o'clock & correspondingly on rev, quite good portrait, rev. struck off-centre, VG to AFine; Henry VIII 'sovereign' penny, London Mint, first coinage, MM castle, crack from 11 o'clock to centre o/wise GFine/AFine; Elizabeth I threehalfpence 1573 third/fourth issue, London Mint, MM acorn, crack from 6 o'clock to centre o/wise AFine, together with Roman Imperial, silver denarius of Trajan, rev. (P.M.TR.P.) COS. VI. P.P.S.P.Q.R. Mars walking right carrying spear & trophy, contact marks, obv. metal flaw in field o/wise GFine/Fine & Charles II Maundy twopence 1678/6 flecking o/wise AFine

Estimate: £60-80

Sold: £100
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Lot 7

Anglo-Saxon, Eadred (946-955) Silver Penny: moneyer Maneca, obv. EADRED REX around inner circle & small cross pattée, rev. MANECA MONETA divided by three crosses, a rosette above MANECA & below MONETA; small hole just above second D of EADRED o/wise VF

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £220
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Lot 8

Elizabeth I Sixpence 1566, 3rd/4th issue, MM portcullis, type with smaller flan & small bust, fully detailed portrait & full, round flan, toned AVF

Estimate: £50-70

Sold: £140
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Lot 9

Crusader States, Lusignan Kingdom of Cyprus, Henry II (1285-1324) Silver Gros, 2nd issue (1310-1324) obv. hEnRI REI DE around King seated facing on curule chair with foreparts of lions either side, holding sceptre over right shoulder & orb in left hand, no mark in field; rev. IERVSAL'M E D ChIPRE around heraldic cross pattée of the Kingdom of Jerusalem, crosslets in angles; 4.51g, full, round flan, lustrous GVF or+

Estimate: £100-150

Sold: £180
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Lot 10

Crusader States, Lusignan Kingdom of Cyprus, Henry II (1285-1324) Silver Gros, 2nd issue (1310-1324) obv. hEnRI REI DE around King seated facing on curule chair with foreparts of lions either side, holding sceptre over right shoulder & orb in left hand, no mark in field; rev. IERVSAL'M E D ChIPRE around heraldic cross pattée of the Kingdom of Jerusalem, crosslets in angles; 4.54g, some light corrosion around hE of hEnRi & minor flat spots in legends o/wise toned with underlying lustre VF

Estimate: £80-120

Sold: £120
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Lot 11

Crusader States, Lusignan Kingdom of Cyprus, Hugh IV (1324-1359) Silver Gros, obv. (hVGVE) REI DE around King, cross at throat, seated facing on curule chair with foreparts of lions either side, holding sceptre over right shoulder & orb in left hand, no mark in field; rev. IERVSAL'(M E D Ch)IPRE around heraldic cross pattée of Jerusalem, crosslets in angles; 4.12g, obv. legend not struck up between 1 & 6 o'clock & correspondingly on rev. o/wise toned AVF to VF, together with silver half gros of Hugh IV, 2.28g, similar legends etc to gros but with B in left obv. field, double struck o/wise toned with underlying lustre GVF

Estimate: £100-150

Sold: £130
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Lot 12

Crusader States, Lusignan Kingdom of Cyprus, Peter II (1369-1382) Silver Gros, obv. PIERE PAR LA GRACE D DIE RO around King seated facing on plain throne, holding sceptre over right shoulder & orb in left hand, shield with lion rampant of Cyprus to right, no mark in field; rev. DE IERVSALEM E DE ChIPRE around heraldic cross pattée of Jerusalem, crosslets in angles; 4.46g, toned with traces of original lustre, VF to GVF

Estimate: £80-120

Sold: £130
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Lot 13

Crusader States, Principality of Achaia (Southern Greece), 6 x Billon Deniers: (1) Guillaume de Villehardouin (1245-1248) obv. G PRINCE ACH, 0.86g, VF+, (2) Florent de Hainaut (1289-1297), obv. FLORENS P ACH, 0.74g, AFine/Fine (3) Isabelle de Villehardouin, obv. YSABELLA P ACH, 0.87g, Fine to GFine (4) Philippe de Savoie (1301-1307), obv. PhS D SAB P ACHE, 0.79g, rev. 5-pointed star below Castle Tournois GVF (5) Philippe de Tarente (1307-1313) obv. PhS P ACh TAR D R, .79g, AVF & (6) Mahaut (Maud) de Hainaut (1313-1318) obv. MAhAVTA P ACh, rev. annulet in field to left of castle tournois & pheon below,.76g, GFine; all with obv. legend around cross pattée in beaded circle & all with rev. D(E) CLARENCIA/CLARENTIA around Castle tournois

Estimate: £100-150

Sold: £150
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Lot 14

Crusader States, 9 x Billon Deniers comprising: (1) Antioch Bohemund III or IV (1162-1232), obv. BOANVNDVS around helmeted bust, star in right field, rev. ANTIOCHIA around cross pattée with crescent in second quarter, .65g, (2) Antioch Bohemund III (1162-1201), 'barehead' type BOANVND(VS), rev. ANTIOC(HIA) around cross pattée, .96g (3) Jerusalem Amaury I (1162-1163), obv. (AM)ALRICVS REX around cross pattée with annulet in third quarter, rev. (DE) IERVSALEM around Church of the Holy Sepulchre, .92g (4) Jerusalem Baldwin III obv. BALDVINVS REX, rev. IERVSALEN around Tower of David, .95g (5) Athens, Guillaume de la Roche (1280-1287) obv. G DVX ATENIS , rev. THEBE CIVIS, 0.81g, (6 & 7)2 x Athens, Guy II de la Roche(1287-1308) obv. GVI DVX ATENES, rev. THEBANI CIVIS (Thebes Mint) around Castle tournois, (one with star below), .89g & .84g (8) Tripoli, Bohemond VI (1268-1274), BOEMVND COMES, rev. CIVITAS TRIPOLI around 6-pointed star with annulets between rays, .55g, & (9) Epirus, Philippe de Tarente (1294-1313), obv. PhS P TAR DESP, rev. NEPANTI CIVIS (Lepanto Mint) around Castle tournois, .73g; (3) to (8) all with obv. legend around cross pattée, generally Fine to GVF

Estimate: £120-180

Sold: £220
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Lot 15

Crusader States, 4 x AE Coins comprising: (1) Cyprus, James II (1460-1473) sezin, obv. IACOBVS DEI GRAIA around lion rampant of Cyprus rev. (REX IDERV)SALEM CIPRI around cross of Jerusalem, 1.9g (2 & 3) Antioch, Roger of Salerno (1112-1119) 2 x follis, 4.21g & 6.19g, obv. nimbate St George on horseback spearing dragon, rev. Greek text in 3 / 4 lines, (4) Antioch, Tancred (Regent 1101-1112) follis, obv. facing bust of Tancred wearing a turban & with sword over right shoulder, rev. cross botonnée with IC-XC-NI-KA in angles, 2.51g, together with Jerusalem, billon obole of Baldwin III (1143-1163) obv. BALDVINVS REX around cross pattée, rev DEIERVSALEN around Tower of David, letters ornamented with annulets, 0.51g, generally AFine to GFine

Estimate: £100-150

Sold: £160
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Lot 16

Knights of Rhodes, Silver Gigliato of Philibert de Naillac (1396-1421), obv. Grand Master kneeling before patriarchal cross, m below cross, shield with arms of Naillac to right, F (FIL)IB (DE NEILACO) mGRI RO, rev. OSPITAL I(O)AnVS Ih(RLM) around cross fleury with arms of Order of St John at the end of each limb, edge striking cracks at 2 & 6 o'clock, legends weak in parts but good detail in centres both sides, lustrous blue/gold tone, 3.9g, AVF to VF, scarce

Estimate: £100-150

Sold: £90
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Lot 17

William III shilling 1697C (Chester Mint) 1st bust, rev. centre & bust worn but full, clear legends, generally good edge & surfaces, overall Fair but legends & parts of rev. Fine & Sixpence 1697E (Exeter Mint), 3rd bust, small crowns, later harp, sometime creased & straightened, GFine to AVF

Estimate: £50-70

Sold: £50
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Lot 18

Victoria, 25 x 1887JH Sixpences, all shield reverse; a couple Fine (one with several obv. digs/scratches), rest generally AVF to GVF, all with similar blue/gold toning

Estimate: £100-150

Sold: £160
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Lot 19

USA Gold 20 dollars 1904, 'Coronet Head' mark on cheek & other minor marks, 33.49g, .900 gold, VF to GVF

Estimate: £600-700

Sold: £620
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Lot 20

USA Gold 20 dollars 1908, 'Saint-Gaudens' trivial contact marks, 33.48g, .900 gold, lustrous GVF

Estimate: £600-700

Sold: £650
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Lot 21

USA Gold 20 Dollars 1910D, 'Saint-Gaudens' minor contact marks, 33.5g, .900 gold, lustrous VF to GVF

Estimate: £600-700

Sold: £720
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Lot 22

USA Gold 5 Dollars 1881, 'Coronet Head' minor contact marks, 8.36g, .900 gold, VF to GVF

Estimate: £150-200

Sold: £160
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Lot 23

USA Gold 5 Dollars 1903s, 'Coronet Head' 8.36g, .900 gold, AVF/VF+

Estimate: £150-200

Sold: £170
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Lot 24

USA Gold 50 Dollars 1987, 1oz fine gold, 34.1g, ABU

Estimate: £600-700

Sold: £750
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Lot 25

USA Gold 50 Dollars 1992, 1oz fine gold, 34g, BU

Estimate: £600-700

Sold: £800
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Lot 26

USA Gold 50 Dollars 2012, 1oz fine gold, same design as a 'Buffalo' 5 cents, 31.2g, BU

Estimate: £600-700

Sold: £780
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Lot 27

USA, 3 x Gold Coins comprising: 25 dollars 1986 (half oz fine gold), 10 dollars 1986 (quarter oz fine gold) & 5 dollars 1991 1/10 oz fine gold), all BU

Estimate: £450-500

Sold: £500
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Lot 28

USA Gold 2½ Dollars 1851 'Coronet Head', trivial contact marks, 4.17g, .900 gold, AVF

Estimate: £80-100

Sold: £140
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Lot 29

USA Gold 2½ Dollars 1912 'Coronet Head', minor marks, 4.18g, .900 gold, VF

Estimate: £80-100

Sold: £120
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Lot 30

USA Gold 2½ Dollars 1913 'Coronet Head', trivial marks, 4.14g, Fine/AVF

Estimate: £80-100

Sold: £140
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Lot 31

Gold £5 2002, 40.06g, BU

Estimate: £600-700

Sold: £850
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Lot 32

Gold Proof £5 1989, '500th Anniversary of the Sovereign,' 40.09g, BU

Estimate: £800-1200

Sold: £850
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Lot 33

Britannia Gold £100 1989 (1oz fine gold), 34.13g, scratches on bust o/wise BU

Estimate: £600-700

Sold: £600
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Lot 34

Gold Proof £2 1989, '500th Anniversary of the Sovereign,' 16g, BU

Estimate: £500-600

Sold: £500
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Lot 35

Victoria, Sovereign 1861 'Shieldback,' minor obv contact marks/hairlines o/wise VF/AEF

Estimate: £180-220

Sold: £300
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Lot 36

Victoria, Sovereign 1887M (JH), contact marks, Fine/AVF

Estimate: £160-180

Sold: £200
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Lot 37

Proof Sovereign 1989 '500th Anniversary of the Sovereign,' trivial marks, BU

Estimate: £500-700

Sold: £500
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Lot 38

Sovereign 2002 BU

Estimate: £160-180

Sold: £170
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Lot 39

Sovereign 2005 Hoad rev. BU

Estimate: £160-180

Sold: £220
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Lot 40

Sovereign 2012 BU

Estimate: £160-180

Sold: £220
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Lot 41

Sovereign 2012 BU

Estimate: £160-180

Sold: £190
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Lot 42

George III, Half Sovereign 1817, obv. contact marks/light scratches, VG to AFine

Estimate: £100-150

Sold: £110
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Lot 43

George III, Half Sovereign 1817, contact marks, small dig on neck, AFine

Estimate: £100-150

Sold: £130
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Lot 44

Victoria, Half Sovereign 1876 die 71, contact marks, obv. minor metal flaw to right of Queen's neck o/wise AVF

Estimate: £100-150

Sold: £100
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Lot 45

Victoria, Half Sovereign 1887JH GVF

Estimate: £100-150

Sold: £120
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Lot 46

Victoria, Half Sovereign 1893, contact marks, GVF

Estimate: £100-150

Sold: £130
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Lot 47

Proof Half Sovereign 1989 '500th Anniversary of the Sovereign,' minor hairlines & scratch on Queen's neck o/wise ABU

Estimate: £180-250

Sold: £140
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Lot 48

Half Sovereign 2002 BU

Estimate: £80-90

Sold: £100
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Lot 49

Half Sovereign 2005 BU

Estimate: £80-90

Sold: £90
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Lot 50

Half Sovereign 2012 BU

Estimate: £80-90

Sold: £90
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