Coins, Historical Medals & Paper Money (12 - 14 December 2017) - Auction Report

Gross Total: £1,245,210 (£1,494,252 including buyers' premium)
Number of lots: 2,105
Exchange rate of the GB pound: US $1.34 and €1.13

Principal Lots
Lot no.
1317. George IV, Proof coins, 1826, Five Pounds to Sixpence, £130,000 (£156,000)
648-813. English Coins from the Collection of the late Dr John Hulett (Part II), £70,745 (£84,894)
1318. William IV, Proof set, 1831, £65,000 (£78,000)
555-647. British Coins from the Collection of Arthur M. Fitts III, £47,485 (£56,982)
1319. Victoria, Proof set, 1887, £36,000 (£43,200)
964. Richard III, Half-Angel, found in Leicestershire 2017, £34,000 (£40,800)
814-897. A Collection of Maundy Sets, £32,880 (£39,456)
1320. Victoria, Proof set, 1893, £28,000 (£33,600)
1199. Victoria, Proof Five Pounds, 1893, £26,000 (£31,200)
1034. Charles II, Five Guineas, 1684, elephant and castle below bust, £24,000 (£28,800)
380-447. Banknotes of Iran, the property of a Gentleman, £22,840 (£27,408)
1090. William III, Five Guineas, 1701, £22,000 (£26,400)
1324. George V, Proof set, 1911, £20,000 (£24,000)
1703-1797. Coins of France from the Collection of the late Tony Merson (Part II), £19,085 (£22,902)
2069. Russia, Alexander I, Rouble, 1807, St Petersburg, £19,000 (£22,800)
1029. Charles I, Pattern Unite or Shilling by N. Briot, ex Duke of Devonshire, Durrant, Bergne, Brice, Montagu, Bliss, Farquhar and Brooker, £17,000 (£20,400)
1088. William III, Five Guineas, 1699, £16,000 (£19,200)
1097. Anne, Five Guineas, 1706, £16,000 (£19,200)
1119. George II, Five Guineas, 1729, £15,000 (£18,000)
568. Northumbria, Æthelwald Moll with Abp Ecgberht, Sceatta, ex ‘Beowulf’, £13,000 (£15,600)
1120. George II, Five Guineas, 1748, £13,000 (£15,600)
1069. William and Mary, Five Guineas, 1692, elephant and castle below bust, £12,000 (£14,400)
1218. Victoria, Proof ‘Gothic’ Crown, 1847, £11,000 (£13,200)
1-69. British Educational Award Medals from the Collection formed by the late T.H. Watts, £10,840 (£13,008)
1033. Charles II, Five Guineas, 1668, elephant below bust, £10,000 (£12,000)

Saleroom Notices
The following were amendments to the printed catalogue descriptions
151. The 1953 medal in the lot is plated
441. Twenty Thousand Rials
442. Twenty Thousand Rials
443. Twenty Thousand Rials
562. The catalogue illustration is incorrect
611. The coin is roses and plumes, ESC 1450 [1585]; S 3594
639. There are 6 coins in the lot, as described
913. The find spot is in Hampshire
940. The find spot is Stockbridge parish (Hampshire)
975. The bust is bust 3
986. The bust is bust 1A or 1B
1017. Provenance: J.R. Hulett Collection [from Baldwin July 1992]
1622. There are 18 Sovereigns in the lot, two of 1913, no 1918 and one of 1979, total 21 pieces
1698. There are 2 silver and 7 base metal coins in the lot, total 9 pieces
2069. Footnote: This coin, from the same source as the example sold in DNW Auction 140, has been in the same family ownership since the 1930s and is understood to have been previously owned by a descendant of Matthew Boulton

Withdrawn Lots
The following lots were withdrawn before the auction:
211, 551, 651, 1171, 1479, 1514, 1554, 1555, 1556, 1562, 1570, 1571, 1621, 1629, 1770, 173, 1781, 1859, 1869, 1878, 1879, 1882, 1883, 1884, 1918, 1983 and 1984