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The May Coin Sale: Preview

27th April 2021.

The Coins, Tokens and Banknotes Sale on 12th May is set to include many fine, rare and interesting lots. Highlights include Early British Celtic gold staters, such as an early uninscribed ‘Remic’ gold stater made circa 65B.C. with a stylised triple-tailed horse to the reverse. In extremely fine condition, the coin is offered with an estimate of £800-1,200 plus buyer’s premium. From the same date is an early uninscribed ‘Savernake Forest’ gold stater, offered with an estimate of £300-400.

 A Byzantine gold solidus of the Emperor Heraclius and his son Heraclius Constantine (610-641 A.D.), made in the Constantinople mint and featuring crowned busts to the obverse and a cross potent to the reverse, is also of interest. Despite some weaknesses in the legends, it is in very fine condition and estimated at £350-400.

 Amongst a good selection of 20th century British coins is a George VI Coronation 15-coin proof set, comprising crown, halfcrown, florin, ‘England’ shilling, ‘Scotland’ shilling, sixpence, silver threepence, brass threepence, penny, halfpenny, farthing, silver maundy groat, threepence, twopence and penny. Complete with original Royal Mint presentation case, the lots is offered with an estimate of £200-250.

 The sale will also offer a diverse range of sovereigns, dating from Victoria to Elizabeth II.


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