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Sale 85

May 31-June 2, 2015 Pre Long Beach


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Lot Photo Description Realized
Lot 3900
Great Britain. Medal, 1897. Brown-3506. Silver. 85 grams. 55 mm. By G.W. De Saulles after T. Brock and W. Wyon. Victoria. Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria. Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $50 - 75.
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Realized
$71
Lot 3901
  Great Britain. Maundy Set, 1902. S.3985; ESC-2517. Edward VII. Lovely red and blue tone. With dated maundy box. Lot of 4 coins. Uncirculated.
Estimated Value $150 - 175.
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Realized
$223
Lot 3902
Great Britain. Shilling, 1902. S.3982; ESC-1410; KM-800. Edward VII. A boldly uncirculated currency coin with a subtle blue and gray tone and a wonderful satin sheen normally only associated with the matt proof specimens of this year. NGC graded MS-65.
Estimated Value $110 - 130.
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Realized
$270
Lot 3903
Great Britain. Halfcrown, 1904. S.3980; ESC-749; KM-802. Edward VII. Obverse, bust of king right by de Saulles. Reverse crowned shield within garter. The third rarest date in the short and popular series of Edwardian Halfcrowns. Mint state. A rare coin which has never seen circulation. A light golden tone complements the crisp detail. NGC graded MS-64.
Estimated Value $2,400 - 2,700.
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Realized
$3,173
Lot 3904
Great Britain. Florin, 1904. S.3981; ESC-922; KM-801. Edward VII. Crisp detail on this, one of the better dates in a short and popular series. Sharp hair detail and significant eye appeal. Mint state. NGC graded MS-63.
Estimated Value $300 - 350.
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Realized
$541
Lot 3905
Great Britain. Florin, 1905. S.3981; ESC-923; KM-801. Edward VII. The key date in the series, this is a lightly toned mint state example. Glossy surfaces. The date often appears in Very Fine or Extremely Fine, but in the loftiest grades it is extra rare. NGC graded MS-63.
Estimated Value $1,750 - 2,000.
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Realized
$2,291
Lot 3906
Great Britain. Halfcrown, 1908. S.3980; ESC-753; KM-802. Edward VII. One of the scarcer dates in the series of Halfcrowns of this brief reign. This coin is mint state with the tiniest of surface marks. A golden tinge in the lettering and virtually full original mint luster. Current catalogue value is nearly $2000 in Unc. NGC graded MS-63+.
Estimated Value $1,000 - 1,200.
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Realized
$940
Lot 3907
Great Britain. Penny, 1908. S.3990; KM-794.2. Edward VII. Uncirculated with virtually full original mint red. This is the rare type of 1907 (Freeman 164 - Obverse 1/reverse C). Difficult to find in top grades.
Estimated Value $100 - 125.
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Realized
$100
Lot 3908
Great Britain. Halfcrown, 1910. S.3980; S.802. Edward VII. NGC graded AU-50.
Estimated Value $250 - 300.
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Realized
$270
Lot 3909
Great Britain. Proof Halfcrown, 1911. S.4011; ESC-758; KM-818.1. George V. Obverse portrait by McKennal. Reverse, crowned shield of arms in royal garter. An exceptionally pretty mint state example of this Halfcrown struck for inclusion in the boxed (silver and gold) Proof Sets minted to celebrate the coronation of King George V. Iridescent blue toning both sides. NGC graded Proof 65.
Estimated Value $450 - 500.
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Realized
$564
Lot 3910
Great Britain. Proof Florin, 1911. S.4012; ESC-930; KM-817. George V. Gem mint state and deeply toned. NGC graded Proof 64.
Estimated Value $225 - 250.
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Realized
$294
Lot 3911
Great Britain. Proof Shilling, 1911. S.4013; ESC-1421; KM-816. George V. A lightly toned mint state example from the 1911 Proof silver coin set. Very high grade.
Estimated Value $100 - 125.
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Realized
$123
Lot 3912
Great Britain. Proof Sixpence, 1911. S.4014; ESC-1796; KM-815. George V. A beautiful lilac and royal blue tone on this practically flawless 104 year old Proof sixpence.
Estimated Value $75 - 100.
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Realized
$112
Lot 3913
Great Britain. Sixpence, 1911. S.4014; KM-815. George V. Brilliant mint state with a gorgeous golden brown and peripheral blue toning. A well struck and attractive coin which normally was poorly made and saw heavy circulation.
Estimated Value $70 - 90.
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Realized
$65
Lot 3914
Great Britain. Sixpence, 1911. S.4014; KM-815. George V. Brilliant mint state with a deep and very attractive tone. Far superior to normal currency issue sixpences of this era.
Estimated Value $70 - 90.
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Realized
$59
Lot 3915
Great Britain. Halfcrown, 1915. S.4011; ESC-762; KM-818.1. George V. Uncirculated. This is not a rare coin in grades below uncirculated, but truly rare in mint state. Unusually well struck up for this poorly made issue. Attractive gold-blue tone. NGC graded MS-64.
Estimated Value $200 - 250.
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Realized
$188
Lot 3916
Great Britain. Halfcrown, 1915. S.4011; ESC-762; KM-818.1. George V. Uncirculated. Another mint state example. Delightful multi-hue tone with the predominance of bronze and green. Very rare thus. NGC graded MS-65.
Estimated Value $200 - 250.
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Realized
$317
Lot 3917
Great Britain. Halfcrown, 1918. S.4011; ESC-765; KM-818.1. George V. An uncirculated specimen from the year when the World War 1 ended. Paste blue toning. Exceptional. NGC graded MS-64.
Estimated Value $200 - 250.
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Realized
$270
Lot 3918
Great Britain. Halfcrown, 1918. S.4011; ESC-765; KM-818.1. George V. Uncirculated with a deep golden brown overall hue. Seldom seen so nice. NGC graded MS-65.
Estimated Value $200 - 250.
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Realized
$294
Lot 3919
Great Britain. Halfcrown, 1919. S.4011; ESC-766; KM-818.1. George V. Nicely toned mint state example of this rare date. NGC graded MS-63. WINGS Approved.
Estimated Value $75 - 100.
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Realized
$129
Lot 3920
Great Britain. Halfcrown, 1923. S.4021A; ESC-770; KM-818.2. George V. Uncirculated with a deep golden brown overall hue. Seldom seen so nice.
Estimated Value $75 - 100.
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Realized
$129
Lot 3921
Great Britain. Halfcrown, 1926. S.4021A; ESC-773; KM-818.2. George V. Type 1. A rare coin in the higher grades, this uncirculated specimen is well struck, and a little golden toning clings to the lettering. NGC graded MS-66.
Estimated Value $250 - 300.
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Realized
$676
Lot 3922
Great Britain. Matte Proof Crown, 1927. S.4036; ESC-367A (Rarity-7); KM-836. George V. Obverse portrait of King George V facing left, surrounded by legend: GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX. The designer's initials BM (Bertram McKennal) appear on the truncation. Reverse, large crown and date within ornate wreath. Designer's initial KG (Kruger Gray) appear at bottom of design. Mint state and of the highest rarity. NGC graded Matte Proof 67.

The reference work 'English Proof And Pattern Crown Size Pieces 1658-1960' by Linecar & Stone (1968) refers (p106, no.27) to this or a similar coin as 'Obverse and reverse from the same dies as the regular proof 1927 Crown, but with a matte surface,' and listed in the book is the appearance of a set of 1927 silver pieces in Glendining's sale, 4 April 1966, lot 167, which sold for £125. Described thus: 'Matte proof set of 1927 coins 5 shillings to threepence in card case. Very rare as matte proofs, practically mint state.'

This was the first British crown issued since 1902 - a quarter century had passed since the production of a crown to celebrate the coronation of Edward VII. There was much interest at the time in 'Mr George (Kruger) Gray's new designs, and in The Times an eager journalist noted:
'No Crowns have been struck since 1902, and many had feared that the series of these splendid coins had come to an end, as Mr A.G. Wyon's Crown of 1910 for King George V, showing a spirited design of St George in a rather awkward attitude killing a quite convincing dragon was not an official issue. The rose, thistle and shamrock which are to appear on the new Crown, in a wreath which appears rather too heavy for the design, have been absent from our coinage since the last year of Queen Victoria.'
It seems that a tiny number of examples of the new silver coins were made with a matte surface for photographic purposes.
Comes with original British newspaper article.
Estimated Value $7,500-UP.
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Realized
$29,375
Lot 3923
Great Britain. Matte Proof Halfcrown, 1927. S.4037; ESC-776A (Rarity-7); KM-835. George V. Obverse portrait of king by McKennal, reverse shield of arms by Kruger Gray. An unusual item. Impressively well struck with flawless surfaces. Believed made for photographic purposes, and of the highest rarity. NGC graded Matte Proof 67.
Estimated Value $2,000-UP.
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Realized
$7,931
Lot 3924
Great Britain. Matte Proof Shilling, 1927. S.4039; ESC-1440A (Rarity-7); KM-833. George V. Modified Reverse. Another high grade specialist piece, struck when Gray's new coinage was introduced. Very few specimens are believed to exist. NGC graded Matte Proof 65.
Estimated Value $1,000-UP.
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Realized
$7,638
Lot 3925
Great Britain. Proof Crown, 1927. S.4036; ESC-367; KM-836. George V. Regular Proof issue. Choice mint state with practically flawless mirror fields. A light overall golden tone gives this superb specimen great eye appeal. NGC graded Proof 65.
Estimated Value $450 - 500.
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Realized
$734
Lot 3926
Great Britain. Proof Crown, 1927. S.4036; ESC-367; KM836. George V. Regular Proof issue. Choice mint state with practically flawless mirror fields under a most attractive tone. Excellent eye appeal. NGC graded Proof 65.
Estimated Value $450 - 500.
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Realized
$588
Lot 3927
Great Britain. Proof Florin, 1927. S.4038; ESC-947; KM-834. George V. Superbly struck proof with a powerful iridescent tone. This coin would complement any fine collection of British coins! NGC graded Proof 65.
Estimated Value $150 - 175.
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Realized
$188
Lot 3928
Great Britain. Proof Threepence, 1927. S.4042; KM-831. George V. Well struck coin with superb deep tone. Rare. NGC graded Proof 65.
Estimated Value $150 - 175.
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Realized
$165
Lot 3929
Great Britain. Proof Halfcrown, 1927. S.4037; ESC-776; KM-835. George V. This is a beautiful example of the regular issue Halfcrown made for inclusion in the silver Proof set of that year. Real eye appeal. NGC graded Proof 66.
Estimated Value $125 - 150.
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Realized
$212
Lot 3930
Great Britain. Proof Shilling, 1927. S.4039; ESC-1440; KM-833. George V. Deep multicolored toning over flawless mirror surfaces. Exceptional.
Estimated Value $80 - 100.
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Realized
$141
Lot 3931
Great Britain. Sixpence, 1927. S.4040; ESC-1816; KM-832. George V. Outstanding eye appeal. A crisply struck and beautifully toned early 20th century British Proof.
Estimated Value $75 - 100.
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Realized
$59
Lot 3932
Great Britain. Halfcrown, 1930. S.4037; ESC-779 (R2); KM-835. George V. Uncirculated with some golden tone. This is the sought after key date in the George V, fourth coinage Halfcrown series. Usually found with 'bag-marks' or scuffs, due to the storage and transportation methods, this coin has relatively unblemished surfaces. NGC graded MS-63.
Estimated Value $800 - 1,000.
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Lot 3933
Great Britain. Crown, 1930. S.4036; ESC-370; KM-836. George V. Obverse portrait of king left, reverse, crown in wreath, date above. Nice glossy surfaces. Although only 4847 of these pieces were made, they were intended for circulation, and consequently most were worn from use as pocket change, or they were melted. Very few have survived in this high state of preservation. NGC graded MS-64.
Estimated Value $500 - 600.
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Realized
$911
Lot 3934
Great Britain. Crown, 1931. S.4036; ESC-371; KM-836. George V. Obverse, portrait of king left. Reverse, crown within ornate wreath. NGC graded AU-58.
Estimated Value $550 - 650.
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Lot 3935
Great Britain. Crown, 1933. S.4036; ESC-373; Dav-110; KM-836. George V. Head left. Reverse :; Wreath. Mintage 7,132. Lightly toned with reflective fields. NGC graded MS-64.
Estimated Value $650 - 750.
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Lot 3936
Great Britain. Crown, 1934. S.4036; ESC-374 (R2); Dav-110; KM-836. George V. Obverse portrait of King left by Bertram MacKennal. Reverse G. Kruger Gray's iconic 'wreath and crown' design. This is the rarest and most desirable of the nine dates in the series. Only 932 pieces were struck and although they do appear in the market place occasionally, they are seen less frequently now. The slightest evidence of wear, but good surfaces and a crisp edge distinguish this coin. The current (Spink 2015) catalogue value is £4000 (over $6000) in Extremely Fine, and of course much more in Uncirculated. A great coin with prooflike reverse fields. NGC graded EF-45.
Estimated Value $3,700 - 4,000.
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Realized
$3,760
Lot 3937
Great Britain. Pattern Fantasy Crown, 1936. KM-X#M2b. Edward VIII. In silver by Geoffrey Hearn. Obverse, Hearn's portrait of King left, reverse stylised St George on rampant horse, spearing dragon. Brilliant mint state with light and attractive tone. NGC graded Proof 65.

This coin was made by Hearn in 1954-1955, and was the first type of Edward VIII pattern Crown which he produced. Struck by John Pinches (as were many famous patterns in the 19th and 20th centuries) the reverse design was soon changed to the more familiar Hearn design of a sideways facing St George. It is estimated that less than 100 specimens (of this, the first reverse type) were made, and it is rarely offered.
Estimated Value $200 - 250.
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Realized
$558
Lot 3938
Great Britain. Matte Proof Florin, 1937. S.4080; ESC-957A (Rarity-7); KM-855. George VI. Obverse, Paget's portrait of the king left. Reverse, crowned rose with thistle to left and shamrock to right. Royal initials G R below. A beautiful, flawless specimen, similar to that offered as part of a complete 1937 matt proof set in the Norweb collection Part 2 lot 729. NGC graded Matte Proof 66.

In the Norweb catalogue it was stated 'It is understood that the practice of making a small number of matte proofs, of this and other issues, was to facilitate ease of photography at the time. Another set of matte proofs, less the Maundy money, is illustrated in the Royal Mint Report for 1935/1936 (pl. A, 1-12). Linecar and Stone (p. 111) only record one other (complete) set of 1937 matte proofs noted in commerce.
Estimated Value $1,200-UP.
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Realized
$7,344
Lot 3939
Great Britain. Matte Proof 'English' Shilling, 1937. S.4082; ESC-1451A; KM-854. George VI. Obverse portrait of King left. Reverse, lion on large crown, date at sides, denomination below. An extremely rare and unusual striking produced in the coronation year of 1937. As struck. Of the highest rarity. NGC graded Matte Proof 66.
Estimated Value $1,000-UP.
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Realized
$7,638
Lot 3940
Great Britain. VIP Proof Halfcrown, 1949. KM-879. George VI. Obverse portrait of king by H Paget left. Reverse, Royal arms with interlinked crowned Gs at sides. An excessively rare coin from the later years of the reign of the brother of King Edward VIII. There are probably only around 5 or 6 of these 'VIP' Proof coins known - an insufficient mintage to satisfy today's collectors - and they were given as presentation pieces. A brilliant mint state specimen. NGC graded Proof 67.
Estimated Value $2,400 - 2,700.
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Realized
$3,408
Lot 3941
Great Britain. VIP Proof Florin, 1949. KM-878. George VI. Obverse portrait of king by H Paget. Reverse, crowned rose and G R (George Rex) at sides. Another excessively rare VIP Proof. Mint state with frosted design, and atractive light blue-gold toning over mirror surfaces. NGC graded Proof 66 Cameo.
Estimated Value $1,800 - 2,000.
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Realized
$2,820
Lot 3942
Great Britain. Matte Proof Shilling, 1950. S.4109; KM-877. George VI. Scottish reverse. Obverse, Paget's portrait of George VI, reverse Scottish lion, facing, seated on small crown holding sword and sceptre. An unusual and choice piece struck for photographic purposes in exceedingly small numbers. NGC graded Matte Proof 66.
Estimated Value $1,000 - 1,200.
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Realized
$6,169
Lot 3943
Great Britain. Proof Crown, 1953. S.4136; KM-894. Elizabeth II. By Gilbert Ledward. Superior Proof finish or VIP Proof issue. Obverse HM Queen on horseback left, denomination below. GL behind hoof. Reverse, crown in center, shields in angles. Edge: + FAITH AND TRUST I WILL BEAR UNTO YOU in large incuse letters. The rims are slightly broader and the finish slightly better than on the regular issue 1953 cupro-nickel proofs. A most attractive specimen. NGC graded Proof 65 Cameo.
Estimated Value $400 - 500.
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Realized
$1,528
Lot 3944
Great Britain. Trade Dollar, 1930. KM-T5. Britannia standing. Lovely original brilliant mint luster. NGC graded MS-63.
Estimated Value $150 - 175.
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Realized
$259
Lot 3945
  Great Britain. Miscellaneous Lot of Minors: Lot includes: Shilling, 1787. With hearts; 2 Pence 'Cartwheel', 1797; Maundy Singles: 4 Pence's: 1822, 1830, 1838; Threepence's: 1822, 1830, 1839; Twopence's: 1822, 1826, 1839; Pennies: 1830, 1838. Lot of 13 coins. Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $150 - 200.
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Realized
$400
Lot 3946
  Great Britain. Trio of rare date silver threepences: 1942, 1943, 1944. S.4085; KM-848. George VI. Lot of 3 coins. All Uncirculated.
Estimated Value $150 - 200.
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$153
Lot 3947
  Great Britain. A group of crowns: 1887 (2) 1902, 1935 Specimen, 1951, 1981 (Royal Wedding) silver. Double Florin 1887 Arabic 1 in date. Lot of 7 coins. Generally, Uncirculated.
Estimated Value $750 - 850.
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Realized
$1,116
Lot 3948
  Great Britain. A collection of Halfcrowns plus Bank Token 1813: 1817 (large head), 1883, 1887JH (2), 1893, 1902, 1918, 1923, 1928 (2), 1931, 1942(2) 1949, 1951, 1954, 1959. Plus Bank Token 3 Shillings 1813. Lot of 18 coins. Generally all, Uncirculated.
Estimated Value $1,200 - 1,400.
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Realized
$2,820
Lot 3949
  Great Britain. A Collection of Florins: 1887Jubilee head (2) 1902, 1911, 1912, 1935, 1936, 1940(2) 1941, 1942(2) 1943,1951, 1954, 1957. Lot of 16 coins. Generally all, Uncirculated.
Estimated Value $500 - 600.
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Realized
$517



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