Coins, Tokens, Historical Medals, Cabinets & Books (21 - 23 September 2016) - Auction Report

Gross Total £1,098,520 (£1,318,224 including buyers' premium)
Number of lots 2,343
Exchange rate of the GB pound US $1.29 and €1.15

Principal Lots
Lot no.

664-846 British Coins from the Collection of the late Edward Watkin, £81,040 (£97,248)
847-913 Coins of Charles I from the Lyall Collection (Part III), £65,670 (£78,804)
1939 Chile, Republic, Peso, 1828, Coquimbo, £32,000 (£38,400)
1476 Victoria, Proof set, 1887, £24,000 (£28,800)
1-150 London 17th Century Tokens from the Collection of Quentin Archer (Part I), £22,460 (£26,952)
941-1011 A Collection of British Coins sold on behalf of the Royal Flying Corps Veterans Association, £22,245 (£26,694)
1191 William III, Five Guineas, 1700, £17,000 (£20,400)
1382 Victoria, Proof Crown, 1853, £17,000 (£20,400)
1478 Victoria, Proof set, 1893, gold only, £17,000 (£20,400)
223-285 The Collection of Staffordshire Tokens formed by the late Edward Watkin, £12,425 (£14,910)
1484 George V, Proof set, 1911, £12,000 (£14,400)
341-388 British Historical Medals from the Collection of Derek Platts, £11,395 (£13,674)
1487 George VI, Proof set, 1937, gold only, £10,000 (£12,000)
2023 India, EIC, William IV, Proof Restrike Mohur, 1835, £10,000 (£12,000)
2111 Russia, Catherine II, 5 Roubles, 1767, £10,000 (£12,000)
1488 George VI, Proof set, 1937, gold only, £9,500 (£11,400)
914-940 A Good Group of Coining Trials and Proving Pieces, £8,525 (£10,230)
1192 William III, Five Guineas, 1701, £8,500 (£10,200)
1293 George IV, Proof Two Pounds, 1826, £8,500 (£10,200)
1492 Scotland, David I, Penny, Quadrilateral on Cross Fleury/Cross Moline mule, Carlisle, £8,500 (£10,200)
286-303 Other British Tokens from the Collection formed by the late Edward Watkin, £7,290 (£8,748)
1480 Edward VII, Proof set, 1902, £7,000 (£8,400)
2241 USA, Dime, 1804, £7,000 (£8,400)
1012-1059 The Berscar (Dumfries & Galloway) 2014 Hoard of Edwardian Sterlings, £6,945 (£8,334)
864 Charles I Shrewsbury Halfcrown, 1642, ex Fitch, Hamilton-Smith, Farquhar, Ashley and Brooker, £6,500 (£7,800)
899 Charles I Exeter Halfcrown, '1642', £6,000 (£7,200)
1160 Charles II, Five Guineas, 1668, elephant below, £6,000 (£7,200)
1221 George II, Guinea, 1732, EIC, £6,000 (£7,200)
1300 George IV, Proof Sovereign, 1826, £6,000 (£7,200)
1352 Victoria, Proof Five Pounds, 1887, £5,500 (£6,600)

Saleroom Notices
The following were amendments to the printed catalogue descriptions
30 The illustration in the catalogue is incorrect
102 Perhaps only one other specimen known
174 The last token is BW. 50
188 Two other PMP 110s believed known
192 Probably only 4-5 specimens known
207 One token in the lot, as described. N 4071, this piece. Revised provenance: Norweb Collection, Spink Auction 104, 6 July 1994, lot 467 (part) [from Baldwin, bt D. Young October 2003
322 No 6070 in the lot, one other unidentified piece added, total remains 16 pieces
333 The fifth token is of E. Johnson, 7950
784 The coin is 1727 plumes, ESC 1694, S 3697
804 The date is 1818
898 This is a coin of Truro
962 There are 4 coins in the lot, as described
968 The dies are Ed, Gouby L, Bamford 18, F 13, BMC 1625
1259 Slabbed in ANACS holder, graded AU 58
1793 The reference is RIC 19c2
1848 7 other Denarii in the lot, total 21 pieces
2231 The bust has possibly been smoothed

The following lots were withdrawn before the auction:
1020, 1871, 1873, 1930, 2232, 2233 and 2298