British Coins (18 September 2012) - Auction Report


Gross Total £543,310 (£651,972 including buyers' premium)
Number of lots 923
Exchange rate of the GB pound US $1.62 and €1.24

Principal Lots
Lot no.

2370-2382 Anglo-Gallic Coins from the Collection of Arthur M. Fitts III, £76,300 (£91,560)
2770-2860 The Collection of Shillings formed by the late Gerald Sommerville, £49,925 (£59,910)
2756 George V, Proof Crown, 1935, in gold, £30,000 (£36,000)
2145-2218 A Collection of British Hammered Coins, £29,665 (£35,598)
2219-2369 The Late Jim Sazama Collection of Medieval Coins (Part IV), £29,235 (£35,082)
2081-2144 The David Greenhalgh Collection of Medieval Halfgroats (Part II), £18,215 (£21,858)
2643 George III,Pattern Crown, 1817, by W. Wyon, £18,000 (£21,600)
2376 Edward III, Pavillon d'or, Bordeaux, £17,000 (£20,400)
2372 Edward III, Guyennois d'or, third type, £16,000 (£19,200)
2375 Edward the Black Prince, Pavillon d'or, La Rochelle, £16,000 (£19,200)
2001-2080 Coins from the Corringham (Essex) Hoard, 2009 – Part I, £15,415 (£18,498)
2495 Oliver Cromwell, Broad, 1656, £15,000 (£18,000)
2370 Edward III, Léopard d'or, second issue, £13,000 (£15,600)
2501 Charles II, Five Guineas, 1673, £13,000 (£15,600)
2371 Edward III, Léopard d'or, third issue, £11,000 (£13,200)
2571 George I, Five Guineas, 1720, £9,800 (£11,760)
2584 George II, Five Guineas, 1729, £8.800 (£10,560)

Saleroom Notices
The following were amendments to the catalogue descriptions
2112 The catalogue illustration is of Lot 2121; the internet illustration is correct
2171 The coin has a crack
2143 The coin has been pierced and plugged. Provenance: SNC May 1996 (2058). Estimate £1,000-1,500
2441 Another coin of BMC type I by this moneyer was recorded in the BNJ Coin Register 1994, no. 263
2490 The footnote should read ‘one of only two specimens known’; the other is a seriously clipped-down example in the British Museum donated by J.D. Cuff in 1832
2535 The coin has no pearls, the reference is ESC 506
2735 One coin is dated 1897, the others are all 1901
2804 The coin has a very light surface scratch near the point of the neckbr>

The following lots were withdrawn before the auction:
2317 and 2722