Coins, Tokens, Historical Medals and Paper Money (7 & 8 December 2015) - Auction Report

Gross Total £472,610 (£567,132 including buyers' premium)
Number of lots 1,114
Exchange rate of the GB pound US $1.50 and €1.39

Principal Lots
Lot no.

695-795 A Collection of British Gold Coins, 1662-1813, the Property of a Cambridge Scholar, £126,220 (£151,464)
1-61 A Good Group of Specimen Banknotes, £73,200 (£87,840)
201-272 Tokens from the late David Griffiths Collection (Part VI), £23,170 (£27,804)
696 Charles II, Five Guineas, 1681, £19,000 (£22,800)
952 George V, Proof set, 1911, £18,000 (£21,600)
42 Malaya & British Borneo, Board of Commissioners of Currency, 1,000 Dollars, 1953, £17,000 (£20,400)
43 Malaya & British Borneo, Board of Commissioners of Currency, 10,000 Dollars, 1953, £17,000 (£20,400)
706 William III, Five Guineas, 1699, £9,000 (£10,800)
486-511 British Historical Medals from the Collection formed by Robert Thomas, £7,420 (£8,904)
715 George I, Guinea, 1715, £7,000 (£8,400)
318-355 British Tokens from the Collection formed by Dr Ronald Ward (Part II), £6,460 (£7,752)
563-605 French Historical Medals in Silver, from the Collection formed by James Spencer, £6,180 (£7,416)
695 Charles II, Broad, 1662, £5,500 (£6,600)
299-317 The Collection of 18th Century Tokens formed by the late Robinson S. Brown Jr (Duplicates II), £5,080 (£6,096)
61 Singapore, Board of Commissioners of Currency, 1,000 Dollars, 1967, £4,800 (£5,760)
834 Henry V, Groat, class A, £4,600 (£5,520)
714 George I, Two Guineas, 1726, £4,000 (£4,800)
744 George III, Proof Guinea, 1787, £4,000 (£4,800)

Saleroom Notices
The following were amendments to the printed catalogue descriptions
84 8 notes in the lot, as described
207 N 8525 is pierced
376 The Chinese cash sword is not in the lot
427 The issuer was Patrick Cassin, grocer, 14 Castle street, 1796-8, cf. Francis Heaney, TCSB September 2012, p.316
918 The catalogue illustration is incorrect
985 Revised description: Maundy sets (3), 1902, 1906, 1909 (ESC 3607, 3612, 3615; S 3985); together with Proof Fourpence, Twopence and Penny, all 1902 [15]. Extremely fine or better; sets in contemporary dated cases £260-300

The following lots were withdrawn before the auction:
104, 451, 635, 636, 637, 1036, 1046, 1047, 1051, 1053, 1055, 1058, 1061, 1064, 1079, 1105, 1108, 1111, 1112, 1114, 1117, 1118, 1119, 1132, 1133, 1134, 1137, 1140, 1142, 1143, 1144, 1145, 1146, 1147 and 1148