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Gallo-Belgic Gold Quarter Stater, attributed to the Morini tribe of Northern Gaul circa 65-60BC; obv. tree symbolising the Celtic 'Tree of Life,' above a line representing a stream, crescent & heart below, rev. worn but possibly depicting two men in a boat; 10mm, 1.39g, Fine

Estimate: £100-150

Sold: £90
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Lot 2

Edward III Gold Noble, fourth coinage, Treaty Period (1361-69), MM cross potent; obv. EDWARD DEI GRA REX ANGL DNS HIB Z ACQ around king with sword & shield in ship, curule-shaped X, rev. IHC AVTEM TRANSIENS PER MEDIVM ILLORV IBAT around ornate cross with lis terminals, crown over lion in angles, all within beaded tressure of eight arcs with fleurs in spandrels, 'E' in central cross with trefoils at corners, Lombardic M & N in legends, saltire stops; 7.73g, full, round, well-struck flan, very attractive GVF or+

Estimate: £1800-2500

Sold: £2200
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Lot 3

Henry VIII Gold Half Sovereign, third coinage (1544-47), Southwark Mint MM S, obv. HENRIC 8 DI GRA AGL FRANCI Z HIB REX around king enthroned holding orb (no sceptre), rev. HIS AVTEM TRANSIENS PER MEDI ILLORVM IBAT around crowned shield, lion & dragon either side, 'E' below shield; full, round flan, minor flat spots in legends & king, lion & dragon weakly struck; edge crimped at 12 o'clock so possibly ex-mount but no trace of solder; overall AFine to Fine

Estimate: £600-800

Sold: £950
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Lot 4

Henry VIII Gold Crown of the Double Rose, second coinage (1526-44), MM rose; obv. HENRIC VIII RVTILANS ROSA SINE SPIA around crowned double rose dividing crowned initials H K (Katherine of Aragon), rev. DEI GR AGL Z FRANC DNS HIBERNIE around crowned arms; pierced at 12 & 3 o'clock o/wise good edge & surfaces GVF

Estimate: £600-800

Sold: £650
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Lot 5

James I Gold Unite, second coinage (1604-19) MM lis, obv. IACOBVS D G MAG BRIT FRAN ET HIB REX around crowned half-length second bust of king holding orb & sceptre, rev. FACIAM EOS IN GENTEM VNAM around crowned royal arms dividing I R; full, almost perfectly round flan & full, clear very well struck legends, parts of portrait & shield weakly struck o/wise good edge & surfaces, very attractive GVF

Estimate: £1500-1800

Sold: £2000
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Lot 6

James I Gold Half Laurel, third coinage (1619 - 25) MM thistle; obv. IACOBVS D G MAG BRI FRA ET HIB REX around laureate fourth bust of king, value (X) in field behind, rev. HENRICVS ROSAS REGNA IACOBVS around crowned royal shield; irregular edge, facial features & second quarter of shield weak o/wise AVF

Estimate: £500-700

Sold: £450
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Lot 7

James I Gold ('Britain') Crown, second coinage (1604-19) MM obv mullet, rev. pierced cinquefoil; obv. IACOBVS D G MAG BRI FRAN ET HI REX around crowned fifth bust, rev. HENRICVS ROSAS REGNA IACOBVS around crown dividing I R over royal shield; right half of portrait & third quarter of shield weakly struck, edge chip at 5 o'clock o/wise GFine

Estimate: £180-250

Sold: £200
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Lot 8

Commonwealth Crown 1653, MM sun; very minor striking stress marks on weakly struck Irish shield o/wise generally good edge & surfaces, well struck legends, uniform grey tone, Fine to GFine, parts better

Estimate: £1000-1500

Sold: £1100
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Lot 9

Elizabeth I Halfcrown, seventh issue (1601-2), MM 1; obv. striking stress marks o/wise good portrait detail, attractive dark tone with underlying lustre; the only halfcrown of Elizabeth's reign, RARE AVF

Estimate: £1200-1500

Sold: £1800
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Lot 10

Charles I Halfcrown, Tower Mint under Parliament, MM sun; obv no groundline, a few letters in legend double-struck & light scratches in field o/wise good detail both sides, toned VF

Estimate: £80-120

Sold: £150
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Lot 11

Philip & Mary Shilling, undated & no MM, obv facing busts with full titles, scratch from 11 to 4 o'clock (deliberately 'slashed' to express disapproval of Mary's marriage to Philip), full, round flan with only a couple of flat spots in legends, some light pitting; rev. shield weak; portraits VG, shield Fair, legends better

Estimate: £180-250

Sold: £140
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Lot 12

Elizabeth I Shilling, sixth issue without rose or date, MM tun; sixth bust (ear shows); full, round flan with full, clear legends; a few faint hairlines o/wise good edge & surfaces, Fine to GFine

Estimate: £50-70

Sold: £80
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Lot 13

James I Shilling, second coinage, third bust, MM lis; obv a couple of light scratches in field below XII & rev. part of third quarter of shield (Irish harp) weakly struck (very good detail in rest of shield) o/wise good edge & surfaces; full flan & full, clear legends VF to GVF

Estimate: £80-120

Sold: £230
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Lot 14

Charles I Shilling, Oxford Mint 1642, MM Oxford plume, obv. small Oxford bust, rev. three Oxford plumes above Declaration in three lines: RELIG: PROT LEG:ANG LIBER: PAR; v-shaped edge chip at 6 o'clock & crack to tip of king's beard; clear legends both sides, bust VG o/wise GFine to AVF

Estimate: £200-300

Sold: £140
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Lot 15

Commonwealth Shilling 1653 MM sun; slightly irregular flan but full, clear legends both sides, Fine or a little better

Estimate: £150-180

Sold: £220
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Lot 16

3 x Groats comprising: Edward III Pre-Treaty period, London Mint, MM cross 1, obv. EDWARD D G REX ANGL (Z FRANC) HYB; Lombardic M & closed C & E, R with wedge-shaped tail; full flan, flat spots in legends (Z FRANC) AFine/Fine; Henry VI Calais Mint, annulet issue, MM incurved pierced cross, annulets at king's neck & in two quarters of rev, clipped o/wise good surfaces & good portrait VF & Edward IV Light Coinage (1464-70), London Mint, MM crown; obv quatrefoils at neck; quite severely clipped (about 60% of obv legend missing) but good portrait & traces of original lustre VF

Estimate: £100-150

Sold: £120
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Lot 17

Henry VII, 2 x Groats comprising: Facing Bust Issue London Mint, MM escallop, obv bust with realistic hair & crown with two jewelled arches, obv & rev cinquefoil stops; clipped between 6 & 10 o'clock, hairlines & light scratches on bust o/wise good portrait detail AVF/VF & Profile Issue London Mint regular issue, MM cross crosslet, obv HENRIC VII DI GRA REX ANGL Z FR around right-facing bust with triple band to crown; edge chipped between 8 & 9 o'clock & v-shaped crack at 9 o'clock extending 2mm into inner beaded circle, sometime cleaned (hairlines & light scratches both sides) o/wise GFine or+

Estimate: £100-150

Sold: £100
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Lot 18

Henry VIII Testoon, third coinage (1544-47), Southwark Mint, MM worn (rev CIVITAS LOnDOn), obv crowned facing bust,, rev crowned rose between crowned 'H' & 'R'; irregular flan, v-shaped edge crack at 9 o'clock, poorly struck legends & scratches both sides but quite good portrait detail, legends Poor to Fair, portrait & rev crowned rose AFine; RARE

Estimate: £400-500

Sold: £800
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Lot 19

Henry VIII Groat, posthumous coinage, London Mint, MM martlet(?), sixth bust, rev POSVI etc; a couple of small edge striking cracks o/wise full flan, obv struck slightly off-centre; good portrait detail & traces of original lustre, AVF for issue

Estimate: £100-150

Sold: £170
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Lot 20

Henry VIII Groat, posthumous coinage, Southwark Mint, fifth bust; rev. CIVITAS LONDON, 'S' in forks, irregular edge in parts, good portrait detail, GFine or+

Estimate: £70-90

Sold: £150
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Lot 21

Edward VI Shilling, debased silver, second issue (1549-1550) Tower Mint, MM arrow; obv. EDWARD VI DG AGL FRA Z HIB REX around tall, narrow bust with small crown (third bust), rev. TIMOR DOMINI FONS VITE MDXLIX followed by arrow over G (privy mark of George Gale, under-treasurer at York Mint) around garnished oval shield dividing E R ('R' worn); flat spots in legends, good portrait, GFine for issue

Estimate: £100-150

Sold: £180
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Lot 22

Anglo-Gallic, Henry VI, Silver Grand Blanc Aux Ecus, Rouen Mint MM leopard; obv. FRANCORVM ET ANGLIE REX around conjoined shields of France & England, hERICVS above with abbreviation mark over 'E,' rev. SIT Nomen DnI BENEDICTV around Latin cross dividing lis & leopard passant, hERICVS below with abbreviation mark over hE; struck 1433-44; edge slightly crimped at 8 o'clock, flat spots in legends, VG to AFine

Estimate: £40-60

Sold: £40
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Lot 23

Crusader Coinage, 2 x Billon Deniers comprising: Kingdom of Jerusalem Baldwin III (1143-63), obv BALdVINVS REX around cross pattée, rev. DE IERVSALEH around Tower of David within circle of large pellets, 0.79g & Frankish Greece, Athens, Guy II de la Roche (1287-1308) denier tournois, obv GVI DVX ATENES around cross pattée, rev. ThEBANI CIVIS around castle tournois, 0.88g; both well struck with full, clear legends VF or+

Estimate: £60-80

Sold: £90
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Lot 24

Elizabeth I, 4 x Hammered Silver Coins comprising: sixpence 1570 third/fourth issue MM castle, intermediate bust, ear showing, full, round flan & full, clear legends, good portrait detail, toned with underlying lustre, threepence 1565 third/fourth issue MM rose, smaller flan (inner beaded circle 14mm), full, round flan & full, clear legends, very good portrait, threepence 1579 fifth issue MM Greek cross, queen's portrait & part of inner beaded circle double struck, full, round flan & full, clear legends & penny second issue (1560-61), London Mint, MM martlet, bust 3c, irregular edge between 2 & 5 o'clock, good portrait; all AVF to VF

Estimate: £120-180

Sold: £280
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Lot 25

James I, Shilling, second coinage, fourth bust, MM rose, rev QVAE DEVS etc; legend weakly struck between 11 & 1 o'clock & correspondingly on rev o/wise AFine, together with Charles I shilling Tower Mint under king, MM tun, no inner circles, rev. round garnished shield; bust weak apart from crown & part of drapery o/wise generally good edge & surfaces, bust Fair o/wise Fine & Ireland James I, 2 x shillings: (1) first coinage MM bell, rev. EXVRGAT DEVS etc around crowned harp, flan sometime creased & straightened, surface marks/small digs o/wise full flan, bust VG o/wise Fine & (2) second coinage MM escallop, rev. HENRICVS ROSAS etc around crowned harp; flan creased & straightened & small piercing at base of bust just above inner beaded circle, small edge striking crack at 2 o'clock, bust VG o/wise Fine

Estimate: £80-120

Sold: £110
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Lot 26

Henry VII, 3 x Halfgroats comprising: (1) Canterbury Mint, King & Archbishop Morton jointly (1490-1500), MM tun, ornate lettering & rosette stops; struck on small flan so part of obv & most of rev outer legend missing; facing bust of king with double-arched crown, good portrait, VF for issue; (2) York Ecclesiastical Mint under Archbishop Savage, MM martlet, facing bust of king with double arched crown, keys at neck & no tressure; small edge chip at 5 o'clock & some light surface corrosion o/wise good portrait GFine or+ & (3) York Ecclesiastical Mint under Archbishop Bainbridge, MM rose, profile bust, rev. two keys below shield; flan creased & small piercing at 4 o'clock, full flan; VG, legends better

Estimate: £70-90

Sold: £110
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Lot 27

Henry VIII, 3 x Halfgroats comprising: (1) York Ecclesiastical Mint under Archbishop Wolsey, second coinage (1526-44) MM voided cross; obv. HENRIC VIII D G R AGL Z F around youthful profile bust, rev. CIVITAS EBORACI, T W divided by shield, galero (cardinal's hat) below; good portrait detail, clear legends, toned VF, (2) Canterbury Royal Mint, second coinage MM rose, obv HENRIC VIII D G R AGL Z FR around youthful profile bust, rev. CIVITAS CANTOR, W A (Archbishop Wareham) divided by shield; good edge & surfaces Fine & (3) Canterbury Mint, third coinage (1544-47), no MM, obv. HENRIC 8 D G AGL FR Z HIB REX around crowned facing bust (bust 1), rev. CIVITAS CANTOR around royal arms; base silver, VG to AFine for issue

Estimate: £100-150

Sold: £160
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Lot 28

7 x Hammered Silver Pennies comprising: 2 x Henry VII: 'Sovereign Coinage,' both York Ecclesiastical Mint under Archbishop Rotherham: (1) obv King seated on throne with no pillars, rev CIVIS EBORACI, keys below shield & (2) King seated on throne with two pillars, rev. keys below shield; 2 x Henry VIII: 'Sovereign Coinage' Durham Ecclesiastical Mint, Sede Vacante issue (1529-1530) MM star, obv. King seated on throne, rev. plain shield & Posthumous Coinage London Mint, no MM, obv. facing bust; 2 x James I: first coinage, MM lis, rev. square shield with MM above & Second Coinage MM escallop, obv rose in centre, rev thistle in centre & Charles I Tower Mint under King, MM two pellets, rose within inner circle both sides, together with Mary Queen of Scots, First Period billon lion (1½d) 1588, obv. large crowned M, rev VICIT VERITAS around crowned lion rampant; generally AFine to GFine or+

Estimate: £80-120

Sold: £190
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Lot 29

5 x English Hammered Silver Coins comprising: Edward I penny, London Mint, edge striking cracks & flan bent VG; Elizabeth I sixpence 1572 MM ermine (just discernible on obv., worn on rev), intermediate bust, possibly lightly clipped between 1 & 4 o'clock VG; James I shilling, second coinage fourth bust, MM rose, flat spots in legends, quite good bust detail, AFine; Charles I shilling MM triangle, double-arched crown, square-topped shield; obv facial features weak, flat spots in legends, rev. second quarter of shield not struck up, overall AFine to Fine & Charles I shilling MM star, double-arched crown, square-topped shield; most of legends worn, some bust detail, irregular flan VG

Estimate: £50-70

Sold: £60
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Lot 30

Henry III, Long Cross Silver Penny, from the Brussels Hoard (discovered 1908), London Mint, class 3a1; obv. hENRICVS REX III around bust, no sceptre, MM 6-pointed star, rev. hENRI ON LVNDE; full, round flan with full clear legends & good portrait, traces of original lustre; with a certificate of authenticity (282/500) issued by the Royal Mint & encapsulated in a RM CofI, GVF or+, together with Elizabeth I sixpence 1568 3rd/4th issue MM coronet, intermediate bust; full, round flan with lustre traces; bust weak, slightly better than Fair o/wise full, clear legends & good shield detail AVF

Estimate: £60-80

Sold: £70
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Lot 31

Canute Silver Penny, short cross type, Lincoln Mint; obv. CN(VT) RECX around draped & diademed bust holding sceptre, rev. PEDLES ON LINCO around voided short cross with pellet in circle at centre; full, round flan with considerable original lustre, VF/GVF

Estimate: £180-250

Sold: £220
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Lot 32

Edward the Confessor Silver Penny, hammer cross type, Hastings Mint; obv. EADPARRD RE around crowned & draped bearded bust right, sceptre in front, rev. PVLFRIC ON HIESTI around voided short cross with incurved segment of a circle at each cross end; full, round flan with small piercing at 12 o'clock o/wise good edge & surfaces, original blue/gold lustre AVF

Estimate: £120-150

Sold: £130
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Lot 33

Henry VIII, Silver Groat, second coinage MM rose, Lombardic lettering, obv. hEnRIC VIII D G R AGL Z FRAnC around Laker profile bust D, rev. long cross fourchée over royal shield; full, round flan with full, clear legends with only a couple of minor flatspots, good edge & surfaces & original blue/gold lustre, AVF to VF

Estimate: £120-150

Sold: £130
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Lot 34

Commonwealth Shilling 1651 MM sun; obv. struck slightly off-centre, a few contact marks, AFine

Estimate: £100-150

Sold: £160
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Lot 35

Commonwealth Shilling 1651, MM sun; obv. Irish shield weak & rev scratches on shield o/wise Fine

Estimate: £120-160

Sold: £180
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Lot 36

Commonwealth Shilling 1653, MM sun; full, round flan, centrally struck; a few hairline scratches on rev o/wise Fine to GFine

Estimate: £120-160

Sold: £180
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Lot 37

Roman Imperial, 12 x Silver Denarii comprising: Vespasian S2301, Domitian S2734, Hadrian(x3) S3477, S3487 & S3521, Antoninus Pius S4078, Marcus Aurelius S4919, Commodus S5630, Septimius Severus(x2) S6307 & S6393, Caracalla S6814 & Maximinus I S8363, together with 3 x silver antoniniani: Gordian III S8617, Trajan Decius S 9384 & Herennius Etruscus (as Caesar under Trajan Decius) S9520; all with good portraits, generally VF or+ (references: Sear: 'Roman Coins & Their Values' Vol I 2000, Vol II 2002 & Vol III 2005)

Estimate: £150-200

Sold: £380
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Lot 38

Roman Republic, 2 x Silver Denarii comprising: M. Baebius Q.f. Tampilus (137BC) obv. helmeted head of Roma facing left, X below chin & TAMPIL to right, rev. Apollo in quadriga, holding laurel branch, bow & arrow, ROMA below & M BAEBI Q F in ex. (the first appearance of Apollo on a Roman denarius) S113 AVF; P. Plautius Hypsaeus (60BC) obv. head of Neptune, trident behind, P YPSAE S C to right, rev. Jupiter in quadriga, CEPIT to right & C YPSAE COS PRIV in ex, struck off-centre Fine S375, together with Roman Imperatorial denarius: Augustus obv. (CAESAR) AVGVSTVS around bare head of Augustus facing right, rev. OB CIVIS SERVATOS in three lines within wreath of oak leaves, some surface corrosion o/wise Fine S 1625; (References: Sear: 'Roman Coins & Their Values' Vol I 2000)

Estimate: £80-120

Sold: £130
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Lot 39

Ptolemaic Egypt, Ptolemy VI Philometor Silver Tetradrachm, obv. diademed head of Ptolemy I wearing aegis, rev. PTOLEMAIOU BASILEOS around eagle standing on thunderbolt, regnal date in field; 13.05g, VF

Estimate: £40-60

Sold: £160
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Lot 40

Charles I, 3 x Shillings comprising: (1) Tower Mint, third bust, MM plume, rev. oval garnished shield with C R above; striking crack at 4 o'clock o/wise full, round flan, blue/gold tone in legends; (2) Tower Mint, fourth bust, MM crown, no inner circles, rev. round garnished shield, no C R, (3) Tower Mint, sixth bust, MM triangle, double-arched crown, stellate lace collar, rev. square-topped shield over cross moline, blue/gold tone; all with full, clear legends & good portrait detail, GFine to VF

Estimate: £80-120

Sold: £110
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Lot 41

Celtic Silver Stater, Durotriges type (circa 50BC - 50AD), derived from Westerham stater; obv deconstructed head of Apollo, rev. disjointed horse, pellets in field; 5.77g, 81% silver (tested & verified), undamaged flan with good detail, VF or+

Estimate: £60-80

Sold: £90
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Lot 42

South Africa Krugerrand 1974 1oz fine gold BU

Estimate: £800-850

Sold: £790
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Lot 43

South Africa 2 x Krugerrands 1974, each 1oz fine gold, BU

Estimate: £1600-1700

Sold: £1600
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Lot 44

South Africa 2 x Krugerrands 1974, each 1oz fine gold, BU

Estimate: £1600-1700

Sold: £1600
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Lot 45

South Africa 2 x Krugerrands 1974, each 1oz fine gold, BU

Estimate: £1600-1700

Sold: £1600
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Lot 46

South Africa 3 x Krugerrands 1974, each 1oz fine gold, BU

Estimate: £2400-2550

Sold: £2300
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Lot 47

South Africa 3 x Krugerrands 1974, each 1oz fine gold, BU

Estimate: £2400-2550

Sold: £2200
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Lot 48

South Africa 3 x Krugerrands 1974, each 1oz fine gold, BU

Estimate: £2400-2550

Sold: £2300
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South Africa 4 x Krugerrands 1974, each 1oz fine gold, BU

Estimate: £3200-3400

Sold: £3000
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British India Gilt Copper Proof Half Pice 1794, Bombay Presidency, obv. East India Company bale mark, rev. scales, edge milled, faint hairlines o/wise lustrous BU, together with bronzed copper proof half pice 1794 with same obv & rev as gilt copper proof, edge engrailed, dark blue/gold tone, lustrous UNC

Estimate: £80-120

Sold: £500
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