British Coins (26 September 2011)

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Date of Auction: 26th September 2011

Sold for £155,000

Estimate: £80,000 - £100,000

Mary (1553-1554),
, Ryal, MDLIII, mm. pomegranate on
obv. only, crowned figure of Queen holding orb and sceptre standing facing in ship, rose on ship’s side, m on flag at stern, rev. ornate cross with rose over sun in centre, crowned lions in angles, 7.63g/11h (N 1957; S 2489). Tiny knock in obverse field, otherwise well struck on a full round flan, nearly extremely fine with old red toning, extremely rare £80,000-100,000


Provenance: W.L. Raynes Collection, Glendining Auction, 15-17 February 1950, lot 109; Dr E.C. Carter Collection; bt Spink