Coins, Tokens and Historical Medals (4 & 5 December 2019) - Auction Report

Gross Total: £547,990 (£679,508 including buyers' premium)
Number of lots: 1,494
Sell-through rate: 90.0%
Exchange rate of the GB pound: US $1.31 and €1.18

Principal Lots
Lot no.
1397-1502. A Collection of Historical Medals, the property of a Gentleman (Part II), £90,185 (£111,829)
1-84. The ‘Millennium’ Hoard of Æthelred II Pennies and cut Halfpence from Suffolk, £72,160 (£89,478)
126-212. English Coins from the Collection of the late Dr John Hulett (Part XIV), £41,410 (£51,348)
233-325. The Gordon Freestone Collection of 20th Century British Coins, £20,210 (£25,060)
346. Henry V, Heavy coinage, Noble, Calais, £16,000 (£19,840)
85-125. Coins of the Carlisle Mint from the John Mattinson Collection (Part II), £11,775 (£14,601)
61. Æthelred II, Penny, Intermediate Small Cross/CRVX type mule, London, £11,000 (£13,640)
679-701. A Collection of Masonic Jewels and Medals, £8,850 (£10,974)
33. Æthelred II, Penny, Small CRVX type, Louth, £8,500 (£10,540)
877. Agrippina Senior, Sestertius, Rome, ex Bement and Spencer-Churchill, £8,500 (£10,540)
1418. Flight of Prince James, 1688, a silver medal by J. Smeltzing, £8,000 (£9,920)
36. Æthelred II, Penny, Small CRVX type, Melton Mowbray, £7,000 (£8,680)
1487. Italy, Commodus, bimetallic medal by G. da Cavino, £7,000 (£8,680)
444. George IV, Proof Crown, 1826, £6,500 (£8,060)
509-514. An Important Group of Ephemera relating to Thomas Graham, Master of the Mint, £6,150 (£7,626)
1499. Sweden, Frederick I and Ulrika Eleonora, 1739, a silver medal by J. Hedlinger, £6,000 (£7,440)

Saleroom Notices
The following were amendments to the printed catalogue descriptions:
273. 3 coins in the lot, as described
320. No 1947 brass Threepence in the lot
440. The host coin is Mexico, 1795, assayer FM, Mexico City, ESC 1852 [129]
566. 5 coins in the lot, as described
614. The last coin is dated 1902
680. The weight is 19.12g
697. This is Oddfellows
698. The catalogue illustration is incorrect
699. This is Druids
1402. Probably a later copy. Sold as viewed and not subject to return
1409. A later copy, possibly 18th century. Sold as viewed and not subject to return
1410. A later copy, possibly 18th century. Sold as viewed and not subject to return
1419. The weight is 79.50g

Withdrawn Lots
The following lots were withdrawn before the auction:
327, 428, 435, 457, 462, 559, 687 and 968