Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

Sale 46

The Millennia Collection

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Lot 818
Scotland. Silver Ryal, or Sword Dollar, 1570. S-5472; Dav-8463. James VI, 1567-1625. Crowned arms between I-R. Reverse: Crowned sword separating hand, date and value ("XXX" to right, standing for 30 Shillings). This type coined before the king's accession to the English throne, therefore a purely Scottish issue. And here is one of the finest examples obtainable: Good EF in English terms, superbly toned in shades of mauve and rich bluish gray, with a needle-sharp strike, on a clearly superior flan of fine metal and nearly fully round, without cracks or damage, therefore truly exceptional. A prize for any collection. Very rare in this outstanding state of preservation. NGC graded MS-62.

The cataloguer has described dozens of these over the years for auctions, and never seen a finer piece.
Estimated Value $5,000 - 6,000.
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Lot 819
Scotland. Gold Unite, ND (1637-1642). S-5531; Fr-56. 9.91 grams. Charles I, 1625-49. Third Coinage (Briot's) of 1637-42. Crowned half-figure right, in intricately embellished armor, holding sword and globus cruciger. Reverse: Crowned, quartered square-top shield, crowned C - R flanking. Briot's signature "B" and a Scots thistle as mintmarks. Superbly struck, fully detailed example. Lovely, old reddish toning. Very scarce in this super condition. A gorgeous design perhaps looking forward to the Civil War which would strafe the land a few years hence from the manufacture of this coin. NGC graded AU-55.
Estimated Value $4,500 - 5,000.
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