The Late Robinson S. Brown Jr Collection

Date of Auction: 7th December 2015

Sold for £600

Estimate: £700 - £1,000

Scotland, ANGUS, Dundee, James Wright Jr, Shilling, 1797, in silver-gilt, ancient citadel, rev. Highlander, edge plain, 6.09g/12h (DH 2, not listed in this metal). Minor hairlines, otherwise extremely fine and brilliant, extremely rare


Provenance: F.S. Cokayne Collection; with Spink; R.S. Brown Collection, Part IV, DNW Auction T12, 3 October 2012 [from J. Spingarn April 1999, $6,000], recté silver-gilt.

Sold with a related letter from the Goldsmiths’ Company, 17 October 2012, detailing the results of X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy on the coin, which was acquired by Cokayne as gold and described as such on prior occasions