Coins, Paper Money, Tokens and Historical Medals (12 & 13 December 2016) - Auction Report

Gross Total £826,100 (£991,320 including buyers' premium)
Number of lots 1,688
Exchange rate of the GB pound US $1.26 and €1.19

Principal Lots
Lot no.

2001-2117 British Coins from the C.J. Boismason Collection (Part I), £155,910 (£187,092)
3176-3288 A Fine Collection of Racing Tickets and Passes, the property of a North Country Collector, £39.745 (£47,694)
2484 Victoria, Proof set, 1893, £28,000 (£33,600)
3396 Greece, Otto I, 5 Drachmai, 1844, £26,000 (£31,200)
2504-2541 Irish Coins from the C.J. Boismason Collection, £21,520 (£25,824)
3399 Greece, Death of Otto I, gold medal, c. 1871, £16,000 (£19,200)
3456 USA, Five Dollars, 1795, small eagle, £13,000 (£15,600)
2489 George V, Proof set, 1911, £12,000 (£14,400)
2151 Anglo-Saxon, Paulinus, Abp of York, Thrymsa, £9,500 (£11,400)
2108 George IV, Proof Crown, 1826, £9,000 (£10,800)
2284 James II, Five Guineas, 1687, £9,000 (£10,800)
2495 George VI, Proof set, 1937, gold only, £8,500 (£10,200)
2706-2730 A Collection of City of London Medals, the property of a Gentleman, £7,710 (£9,252)
3397 Greece, Otto I, Half-Drachma, 1842, £7,500 (£9,000)
2681-2705 British Historical Medals from the Collection of Michael Longfield, £6,895 (£8,274)
2028 Oliver Cromwell, Crown, 1658/7, £6,500 (£7,800)
2155 Edward the Elder, Penny, Portrait type, East Anglia, £6,500 (£7,800)
2175 Henry I, round Halfpenny, Salisbury, £6,000 (£7,200)
2156 Eadgar, Penny, Reform type, Lewes, £5,500 (£6,600)
2157 Eadgar, Penny, Reform type, Lincoln, £5,500 (£6,600)
3457 USA, Five Dollars, 1808, £5,500 (£6,600)
2485 Edward VII, Proof set, 1902, £5,500 (£6,600)
2013 Charles I, Tower mint, Crown, mm. sun, ex Cooper, £5,000 (£6,000)
2563 Ireland, Free State, Pattern Shilling, 1927, by P. Morbiducci, £5,000 (£6,000)

Saleroom Notices
The following were amendments to the printed catalogue descriptions
2089 This is an original Soho proof, not a restrike
2156 This is a coin of Eadgar, the references are HHK 6, BMC 20, N 752 and S 1141. The correct footnote is: Apart from the British Museum specimen, only two coins of Theodgar are recorded, one in Hastings Museum (SCBI 42, 795), the other in St Petersburg (SCBI 50, 264)
2317 The date is 1745, ESC 1756, S 3710
2480 The reference is S 4131
2527 This is an original Soho proof, not a restrike
2534 The date is 1823
2606 The 3 medals are excluded; total 6 pieces
2801 There is no ribbon with the badge
3284 Only 3 specimens known. Full Provenance: J.F. Crellin Collection, Chrystals Auction (Douglas), 22 June 1983, lot 173 (part); R.J. Ford Collection, Part I, Spink Auction 79, 15 October 1990, lot 251 (part). The lot is sold with much further background information
3321 The date of the first coin in 1866
3348 Lot sold as viewed

The following lots were withdrawn before the auction:
2800, 2850, 2869 and 3451