World Coins (1 October 2012) - Auction Report


Gross Total £264,760 (£317,712 including buyers' premium)
Number of lots 529
Exchange rate of the GB pound US $1.61 and €1.25

Principal Lots
Lot no.

4001-4152 The 'Ben Simon' Collection of World Coins, £84,540 (£101,448)
4153-4364 West Indies Coins and Tokens, the property of a Gentleman, £81,045 (£97,254)
4385 China, Republic, Chang Tso-lin, Pattern Dollar, 1926, £30,000 (£36,000)
4245 Jamaica, Authority of 1758, Doubloon, ex King Farouk, £22,000 (£26,400)
4470 South Africa, Thomas Burgers, Pond, 1874, fine beard, £12,000 (£14,400)
4086 South Africa, Paul Kruger, Half-Pond, 1893, £11,000 (£13,200)
4095 South Africa, Schalk Burger, Veld Pond, 1902, £10,000 (£12,000)
4097 South Africa, George V, Sovereign, 1924SA, ex 'Cheshire', £7,200 (£8,640)

Saleroom Notices
The following were amendments to the catalogue descriptions
4218 The first line of the description should read revalued from 10 Bitts. The footnote in the catalogue should read: “Research by Bob Lyall (SNC December 2007 and February 2008) identifies Gibraltar as the origin for these coins with heart-shaped holes that are now identified as the Type I piercing. Ongoing research continues to look at this series, but unpublished research would seem to indicate that the Type IV is also Gibraltar. The Dominica Act of September 1798 clearly states that dollars with heart shaped holes were in circulation on that island. Local finds now suggests that these might be the Type II piercings.”
4513 In the second line the description should read KM. Tn 267, not 257

The following lot was withdrawn before the auction:
4438