British and World Coins (14 March 2012) - Auction Report


Gross Total £304,475 (£365,370 including buyers' premium)
Number of lots 873
Exchange rate of the GB pound US $1.57 and €1.20

Principal Lots
Lot no.

1-146 The David Greenhalgh Collection of Medieval Halfgroats (Part I), £43,220 (£51,864)
147-335 The late Jim Sazama Collection of Medieval Coins (Part II), £42,170 (£50,604)
557-613 English Coins from the Collection of the late Dave Elliott, £12,115 (£14,538)
492 George IV, Proof Five Pounds, 1826, £10,000 (£12,000)
457 Charles II, Five Guineas, 1668, elephant below, £8,200 (£9,840)
474 George II, Proof Crown, 1746, £7,000 (£8,400)
413 Richard III, Penny, London, £6,500 (£7,800)
830 South Africa, Schalk Burger, Veld Pond, 1902, £6,500 (£7,800)
63 Henry IV, Heavy coinage Halfgroat, London, £5,000 (£6,000)
778 Sicily,Peter of Aragon and Constance of Hohenstaufen, Pierreale, Messina, £5,000 (£6,000)
427 Elizabeth I, Second issue, Half-Pound, £3,900 (£4,680)
237 Edward I, Penny, Long Cross coinage, class VI, £3,800 (£4,560)
146 Richard III, Halfgroat, London, £3,600 (£4,320)

Saleroom Notices
The following were amendments to the catalogue descriptions
378 EMC 2012.0019 and UKDFD 27126, found near Market Rasen. There are coins of a moneyer Frith(e)gist or Friothekest in William I types 2 and 3 with ambiguous mint signatures (LEGE, LEG and LEI) in addition to a William I type 7 penny of Fretthgest with a clear Leicester signature (LHR), but no other mint has a moneyer with any version of this name in the Norman period and it may be suggested that all of these coins should be attributed to Leicester (ex inf. Dr Martin Allen)
379 The mint is London; the footnote can be disregarded
383 Possible moneyers for this coin are Alvret and Thuret
384 There are two other known coins of the moneyer in this type, BM ex Lincoln hoard (CM 1973, 8-23, 90) and BM (CM 1982, 7-25, 1)
386 The only known type 12 coin of Colchester. Unique
686 The 1903 coin is a Florin
690 Sold with a letter relating to the 1684 farthing from Colin Cooke, dated October 1978
804 4 pieces in the lot, as described

The following lots were withdrawn before the auction:
380, 475, 609, 610, 611, 612, 613, 674, 675, 679, 680, 688 and 860