British Coins (26 September 2011)

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Date of Auction: 26th September 2011

Sold for £60,000

Estimate: £50,000 - £60,000

Victoria (1837-1901),
, Proof set,
1839, comprising Five-Pounds, reads dirige, 13 leaves, edge tertio (WR 280), Sovereign, Half-Sovereign, Crown, Halfcrown, Shilling, Sixpence, Britannia Groat, Maundy set, copper Penny, Halfpenny and Farthing [15]. Better than extremely fine, the gold rather hairlined, the silver toned; in original fitted case £50,000-60,000

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Five-Pounds, 38.37g/12h; Sovereign, 7.81g/6h; Half-Sovereign, 4.10g/12h; Crown, 28.13g/12h; Halfcrown, 14.19g/12h; Shilling, 5.59g/12h; Sixpence, 2.86g/12h; Britannia Groat, 1.91g/12h; Maundy Fourpence, 1.91g/12h, Maundy Threepence, 1.44g/12h, Maundy Twopence, 0.95g/12h; Maundy Penny, 0.49g/12h; copper Penny, 18.78g/12h; Halfpenny, 9.47g/12h; Farthing, 4.73g/12h