British Coins (20 March 2013) - Auction Report


Gross Total £383,420 (£460,104 including buyers' premium)
Number of lots 890
Exchange rate of the GB pound US $1.51 and €1.17

Principal Lots
Lot no.

639 Victoria, Proof set, 1887, £16,200 (£19,440)
640 Victoria, Proof set, 1893, £15,500 (£18,600)
1-54 The late Jim Sazama Collection of Medieval Coins (Part VII), £15,120 (£18,144)
227 Elizabeth I, Second issue, Fine Sovereign, £14,000 (£16,800)
546 William IV, Proof Crown, 1831, £6,800 (£8,160)
490 George III, Pattern Five Guineas, 1777, in white metal, £6,200 (£7,440)
421 William and Mary, Five Guineas, 1693, £6,000 (£7,200)
479 George II, Proof Crown, 1732, £5,000 (£6,000)
205 Edward VI, Third period, Half-Sovereign, £4,900 (£5,880)

Saleroom Notices
The following were amendments to the catalogue descriptions
350 The coin has been pierced and plugged on the obverse at 6 o’clock. Revised estimate £300-350
377 The reference is S 3310
378 The reference is S 3310
395 The footnote should read: The countermark is the ‘view’ mark of the Gunsmiths Company which has “no significance as countermarks impressed on coins for a currency purpose” (Pridmore, SNC August-September 1954, p.340)
421 Possibly removed from a mount
555 The reference is S 3859A
653 There is one coin in the lot, as described
699 There are a total of 12 coins in the lot
824 There are 15 English coins in the lot, 16 pieces in total

The following lots were withdrawn before the auction:
122, 543 and 627