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The February Coin Sale: Preview

27th January 2020.

Tennants Auctioneers’ Coins, Banknotes and Tokens Sale on 12th February is set to include a number of high-quality rarities in a sale strong on gold. It is a small but select sale full of excellent collector’s pieces.

The top lot of the sale is a George V Proof Five Pounds from 1911 (S3994), which is offered with an estimate of £6,000-8,000 (plus buyer’s premium). In about flawless condition and was part of a set release to celebrate the King’s coronation.

Further highlights include a 1937 four-coin Specimen Set (PS15) is one of the top lots of the sale with an estimate of £4,500-5,500 (plus buyer’s premium). In superb condition, it is housed in the original case, also in excellent condition. A Charles II 1664 Two Guineas first bust with Elephant below (S3334) in AVF/VF condition is on offer with an estimate of ££2,500-3,500 (plus buyer’s premium). The elephant symbol denotes the gold was supplied by the Africa Company. A Victoria 1895 Five Pounds (S3872) in extremely fine condition from the Diamond Jubilee celebrations is offered with an estimate of £2,000-3,000 (plus buyer’s premium).

An A.Schweitzer (1875-1965) ‘Lamberene’ 3 medal proof 22ct gold set, which is number 188 of only 200 made (estimate: £4,000-6,000 plus buyer’s premium). Albert Schweitzer was an Alsatian theologian, philosopher, concert organist and missionary doctor, who built a hospital at Lamberene in French Equatorial Africa (Gabon) and who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1952. The medals weigh 138g, 48g and 8.5g, a total of 6.152 troy ounces.

Also of interest is a 2005 Proof Gold Four Sovereign Collection Limited Edition Set (estimate: £1,800-2,200 plus buyer’s premium). One of only 2,500 set made, it includes the special 2005 sovereign design, and comprises a quintuple-sovereign (five-pound coin), a double-sovereign (two-pound coin), a sovereign and a half-sovereign, all in proof condition. The original box and Certificate of Authenticity are also included.

The sale will be open for public viewing on 11th February, which coincides with a Coins and Banknotes valuation day at the Leyburn Salerooms.


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