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UK 1911 Five Pounds
COIN AUCTION

 Monday 2 November 2009
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UK 1831 Half Sovereign








 

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The sale is arranged in the following order;
    Lots 1-9 Mixed Lots (non-gold)
    Lots 10-34 UK Five Pounds
    Lots 35-43 UK Two Pounds

    Lots 44-164 UK Sovereigns
    Lots 165-215 UK Half Sovereigns
    Lots 216-222 UK Gold Sets
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Coins, 2 November 2009                            Page 2                                     Estimate.

                   Mixed Lots.

        1     Two Lindner coin trays with a seln. of mixed world coins, plus various others loose.
         
     (100s)    ..                 ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    24.
        2     A collection of €uro coins in three Lindner coin trays, apparently of coins taken from
         
     circulation therefore in a variety of circulated condition. Comprises; €2 (18), €1 (25),
         
     50c (17), 20c (23), 10c (26), 5c (36), 2c (36), and 1c (33).                  ..               ..                    45.
        3     United States of America; 1993 Liberty silver dollar unc./proof. Also a 50g sterling silver
         
     medallion for Queen Elizabeth’s Bicentennial Visit.            ..                   ..               ..                    15.

             
United Kingdom (other than gold)
        4     A collection/accumulation in 13 Lindner coin trays, apparently of coins taken from circulation
         
     therefore in a variety of circulated condition. Comprises; pre-decimal ¼d (45), ½d (137), 1d
         
     (183), brass 3d (48), 6d (58), 1/- (54), 2/- (35), 2/6 (29), decimal ½p (74), 1p (112), 2p (126),
         
     5p (42 large, 81 small), 10p (34 large, 36 small), 20p (80), 50p (78 large and small), £1 (83),
         
     and £2 (uni-metal and bi-metal). All pre-decimal “silver” coins are cupro-nickel.     £260.
        5     A selection of pre-1947 silver coins, including some pre-1920, comprising 3d (104), 6d
         
     (49), 1/- (30), 2/- (6), and 2/6 (21).                ..               ..                   ..               ..                    70.
        6     One ounce silver Britannia £2 coins for 1998 to 2004 inclusive, all unc. or proof. (7) 50.
        7     1994 silver proof D-Day 50p (cat.£25.), 1995 silver proof Welsh £1 (£20.), and 1995 silver
         
     proof UN £2 (£25.).  ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    24.
        8     1953-2007 seln. of commemorative crowns comprising Coronation (2), 1960 (1), Churchill
         
     (9), S.Wedding (6), S.Jubilee (7), Q.Mother (3), R.Wedding (3), and £5 Coron. Anniv. (4),
         
     1996 Birthday (2), Wedding (1), Charles (1), Diana (2), Millennium (2), Golden Jubilee (2),
         
     2002 Q.Mother (3), 2003 Coronation (1), 2004 Entente (1), and Diamond Wedding. Mainly
         
     EF/unc.  ..                 ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £100.
        9     Scotland; 1992 silver 25ecu (23g weight) produced privately by International Currency
         
     Bureau.  ..                 ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    10.

 

                   United Kingdom Gold Coins

             
Five Pounds. (39.94g, 91.7%. AGW 1.1773oz)
      10     1911 gold five pounds, 2,812 issued only as proofs, this one showing a small amount of

         
     handling such as finger marks and a couple of minor edge knocks.          ..               ..                £800.
      11     1981 proof, in box of issue. (# 5,400)              ..               ..                   ..               ..                £600.
      12     1982 proof. (# 2,500)                  ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £600.
      13     1984 uncirculated. (# 25,000)       ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £600.
      14     1985 uncirculated, in box of issue. (# 14,000)  ..               ..                   ..        £600.
      15     1986 uncirculated, in box of issue. (# 7,723)    ..               ..                   ..        £600.
      16     1987 uncirculated, in box of issue. (# 10,000)  ..               ..                   ..        £600.
      17     1988 uncirculated, in box of issue. (# c.10,000)                ..                   ..               ..                £600.
      18     1989 uncirculated, in box of issue, commemorative Tudor Rose design. (# 10,000) £600.
      19     1990 uncirculated, in box of issue. (# 1,226)    ..               ..                   ..        £600.
      20     1991 uncirculated, in box of issue. (# 976)       ..               ..                   ..               ..                £600.
      21     1993 uncirculated, in box of issue. (# 906)       ..               ..                   ..               ..                £600.
      22     1994 uncirculated, in box of issue. (# ?)           ..               ..                   ..               ..                £600.
      23     1995 uncirculated, in box of issue. (# ?)           ..               ..                   ..               ..                £600.
      24     1996 uncirculated, in box of issue. (# 901)       ..               ..                   ..               ..                £600.
      25     1997 uncirculated, in box of issue. (# 802)       ..               ..                   ..               ..                £600.
      26     1998 uncirculated, in box of issue. (# 1,000 ?) ..               ..                   ..        £600.
A Buyer’s Premium of 11½% (vat-inclusive) will be added to all sale prices.

Coins, 2 November 2009                            Page 3                                       Estimate.
                  
                  
United Kingdom Gold Coins
             
Five Pounds. (continued)
      27     1999 uncirculated, in box of issue. (# 1,000 ?) ..               ..                   ..        £600.
      28     2001 uncirculated, in box of issue. (# 1,000)    ..               ..                   ..        £600.
      29     2003 uncirculated, in box of issue. (# 1,250)    ..               ..                   ..        £600.
      30     2004 uncirculated, in box of issue. (# 1,000)    ..               ..                   ..        £600.
      31     2005 uncirculated, in box of issue, Noad St. George design. (# 1,500)   ..        £600.
      32     2002 gold proof of Golden Jubilee commemorative £5 crown, in box of issue. (# 5,502)           £600.
      33     2006 gold proof of Eightieth Birthday commemorative £5 crown, in box of issue.

         
     (# 2,750)                   ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £600.
      34     2007 gold proof of Diamond Wedding commemorative £5 crown, in box of issue.

         
     (# 2,500)                   ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £600.

             
Two Pounds. (15.92g, 91.7%. AGW 0.4694oz)
      35     1986 proof (Commonwealth Games, Edinburgh), in box of issue.           ..               ..                £240.
      36     1989 proof (Tudor Rose design), in box of issue.              ..                   ..               ..                £240.
      37     1990 proof, in box of issue.          ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £240.
      38     1995 proof (United Nations), in box of issue.   ..               ..                   ..        £240.
      39     1997 proof, in box of issue.          ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £240.
      40     2003 proof (DNA), in box of issue.                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £240.
      41     2004 proof (Trevithick), in box of issue.           ..               ..                   ..               ..                £240.
      42     2005 proof (End of WW2), in box of issue.     ..               ..                   ..               ..                £240.
      43     2007 proof (Act of Union), in box of issue.      ..               ..                   ..               ..                £240.
     
Ü     See also Gold Sets (2002)

             
Sovereigns. (7.9881g, 91.7%. AGW 0.2354oz)
              KING GEORGE III. Sovereigns were first issued in 1817, and the famous “Saint George

         
     and the Dragon” design has remained constant since, as have the size, weight, and gold purity.
      44     1817 F/VF.               ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £300.
      45     1818 F/VF.               ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £300.
      46     1820 F.  ..                 ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £300.

              KING GEORGE IV
      47     1821 F, scraped in front of neck.  ..                 ..               ..                   ..        £200.
      48     1822 about EF though some general pitting, which casts some doubt on its authenticity.

         
     Sold therefore “as is”.                   ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                  £50.
      49     1823 Fair.                 ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £300.
      50     1824 VF.                  ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £300.
      51     1825 St. George, about Fair.        ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £300.
      52     1825 Shield, almost EF.                ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £300.
      53     1826 F/VF.               ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £250.
      54     1827 EF+, knock and scratch near neck.         ..               ..                   ..               ..                £300.
      55     1829 F/VF.               ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £250.
      56     1830 VF.                  ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £250.

              WILLIAM IV
      57     1831 about VF, scratches on reverse.              ..               ..                   ..               ..                £300.
      58     1832 EF.                   ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £350.
      59     1832 F+.                   ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £200.
      60     1833 VF.                  ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £300.
      61     1835 VF.                  ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £320.
A Buyer’s Premium of 11½% (vat-inclusive) will be added to all sale prices.

Coins, 2 November 2009                            Page 4                                       Estimate.
                  
                  
United Kingdom Gold Coins
             
Sovereigns. (continued)
              WILLIAM IV
      62     1836 F/VF.               ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £300.
      63     1837 F.  ..                 ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £250.

              VICTORIA; Shield Type
      64     1838 F/VF. Incorrectly aligned.    ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £250.
      65     1839 F.  ..                 ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £400.
      66     1842 VF+.                ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £200.
      67     1843 obverse F, reverse EF.        ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £200.
      68     1844 F/VF.               ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £200.
      69     1845 VF.                  ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £200.
      70     1846 about VF.         ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £200.
      71     1847 F.  ..                 ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £180.
      72     1848 VF.                  ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £200.
      73     1849 VF.                  ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £200.
      74     1850 VF/EF.             ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £220.
      75     1851 VF/EF.             ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £200.
      76     1852 VF.                  ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £180.
      77     1853 F/VF.               ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £180.
      78     1853 about F/VF. Sold “as is” - slight misalignment, and apparently misshapen numerals.            £50.
      79     1854 EF+. Shows slight double strike at date, also has a die crack which is evident from

         
     the edge, between the “1” and “8” and onto the truncation. ..                   ..        £200.
      80     1855 F/VF.               ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £180.
      81     1856 VF.                  ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £200.
      82     1857 EF.                   ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £200.
      83     1858 VF.                  ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £220.
      84     1859 F/VF.               ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £220.
      85     1860 VF+, with slightest double strike at date. ..               ..                   ..        £200.
      86     1861 VF/EF.             ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £180.
      87     1861 with capital “I” instead of numeral “1” in date, F.                           ..               ..                £220.
      88     1862 EF.                   ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £180.
      89     1863 without die number, no numbers on truncation. Initially appears EF but has some

         
     general light surface scratching possibly from being polished.                  ..               ..                £180.
      90     1864 die 82, VF/EF. ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £180.
      91     1865 die 15, EF.       ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £200.
      92     1866 die 52, F.         ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £180.
      93     1868 die 22, F/VF.   ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £180.
      94     1875 “S” (Sydney Mint), about VF.                ..               ..                   ..               ..                £180.
      95     1877 “S”, EF+.         ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £180.
      96     1878 “S”, about EF+ though scored above ear.                ..                   ..               ..                £200.
      97     1879 “S”, EF+.         ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £180.
      98     1880 “S”, EF.           ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £160.
      99     1881 “S”, VF/EF.     ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £170.
    100     1882 “S”, VF.           ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £160.
    101     1883 “S”, about EF but polished.  ..                 ..               ..                   ..        £170.
    102     1884 “S”, EF.           ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £160.
    103     1885 “S”, EF.           ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £160.
    104     1886 “S”, almost EF but small edge knock at foot.            ..                   ..               ..                £160.
    105     1887 “S”, EF.           ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £170.
A Buyer’s Premium of 11½% (vat-inclusive) will be added to all sale prices.

Coins, 2 November 2009                            Page 5                                       Estimate.
                  
                  
United Kingdom Gold Coins
             
Sovereigns. (continued)
              VICTORIA; Saint George type
    106     1881 M, 1882 M, 1884 M, 1885 M, and 1887 S, all about F/VF, in box. (5)        ..                £700.
    107     1889, 1890, 1891, 1892, and 1893 Jubilee Head, all about EF, in box. (5)             ..                £700.
    108     1893, 1896, 1898, and 1899, all about VF, in box. (4)     ..                   ..               ..                £520.
    109     1875 “M” (Melbourne Mint), about VF.          ..               ..                   ..               ..                £150.
    110     1876 F, edge knock.                    ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £150.
    111     1877 “M”, F/VF.      ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £150.
    112     1878 “M”, F (numerous scratches on obverse).                ..                   ..               ..                £140.
    113     1879 “M”, about F/VF (couple of scratches on portrait).                       ..               ..                £150.
    114     1880 VF.                  ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £140.
    115     1883 “S”, about VF but very light surface scratches (abrasive polish).    ..        £150.
    116     1886 “M”, EF.          ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £160.
    117     1888 Jubilee Head EF.                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £150.
    118     1894 “S” Old Head VF/EF.         ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £140.
    119     1895 “S” VF/EF.      ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £140.
    120     1897 “S” VF/EF.      ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £140.
    121     1900 EF.                   ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £140.
    122     1901 EF+.                ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £140.

              EDWARD VII
    123     1903 M, 1904 S, 1905, 1906, 1908, and 1909 M, all about F/EF, in box. (6)        ..                £780.
    124     1902 “P” (Perth Mint), EF.           ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £140.
    125     1907 EF.                   ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £140.
    126     1910 “M”, VF/EF.    ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £130.

              KING GEORGE V
    127     1912, 1913, 1914, 1916, 1917 S, 1920 P, 1921 P, 1922 P, 1927 SA, and 1928 SA, all

         
     about EF, in box. (10)                  ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..             £1,300.
    128     1911 “C” (Ottawa Mint), EF.       ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £140.
    129     1915 “M” showing a die crack from the edge, between the numerals “19”, to between the

         
     horse’s legs. EF.        ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £140.
    130     1918 “I” (Bombay Mint), EF.       ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £140.
    131     1919 EF+.                ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £130.
    132     1923 “P”, EF.           ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £130.
    133     1924 “P”, with large date, EF.      ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £130.
    134     1925 EF. (Came described as “high side
”. Is this one of the official restrikes of 1949-52 ?)       £140.
    135     1925 “SA” (Pretoria Mint), EF.    ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £130.
    136     1926 “SA”, EF.         ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £130.
    137     1929 “P”, EF.           ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £140.

              KING GEORGE VI
    138     1937 sovereign in virtually proof quality, the only detractions being some very minor

         
     surface marks and a small abrasion at the King’s jaw.
              It should be noted that the 1937 sovereign, the only one to bear the effigy of George VI,

         
     was not issued in the normal way, and all coins produced were of specimen status. This is
         
     highlighted by the fact that the coin’s edge is not reeded (“milled”). Only about 5,500
         
     were produced, and this is one of British coin collecting’s rarities.           ..                  £600 to £1,000.


A Buyer’s Premium of 11½% (vat-inclusive) will be added to all sale prices.

Coins, 2 November 2009                            Page 6                                       Estimate.
                  
                  
United Kingdom Gold Coins
             
Sovereigns. (continued)
              QUEEN ELIZABETH
    139     1982 proof, in original box.           ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £130.
    140     1983 proof, light finger marks.      ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £130.
    141     1984 proof, in original box.           ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £130.
    142     1985 proof, light finger marks.      ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £130.
    143     1986 proof, light finger marks.      ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £130.
    144     1987 proof, light finger marks.      ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £130.
    145     1988 proof, light finger marks.      ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £130.
    146     1989 (500th Anniversary commemorative) proof, in original box.            ..               ..                £500.
    147     1990 proof, light finger marks and small area of slight discolouration.      ..        £130.
    148     1991 proof, light finger marks.      ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £130.
    149     1992 proof, light finger marks.      ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £130.
    150     1993 proof, light finger marks.      ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £130.
    151     1994 proof, light finger marks.      ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £130.
    152     1995 proof, light finger marks.      ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £130.
    153     1996 proof, light finger marks.      ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £130.
    154     1997 proof, light finger marks.      ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £130.
    155     1998 proof, in original box.           ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £130.
    156     2005 (different St. George design), uncirculated.               ..                   ..               ..                £130.
    157     2006 uncirculated.     ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £130.
    158     2007 uncirculated. Weakly struck on reverse.  ..               ..                   ..        £130.

              Facsimile Sovereigns, etc.
    159     Reproduction of 1818 George III sovereign, to normal specifications of weight and purity.

         
     Produced by Pobjoy Mint and sold by them as a “restrike” (which it is not, as it is not from
         
     the original dies).        ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £100.
    160     A similar item dated 1819.            ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £100.
    161     A similar reproduction of a George IV 1828 sovereign.     ..                   ..               ..                £100.
    162     A similar reproduction of a Victoria 1839 sovereign.         ..                   ..               ..                £100.
    163     A similar item dated 1841.            ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £100.
    164     “Fantasy” piece, being in the style, size and weight of a sovereign, dated 1936, and with

         
     the portrait of King Edward VIII. 9ct, fine gold plated. Some fingering marks.         ..                  £40.

             
Half Sovereigns. (3.994g, 91.7%. AGW 0.1177oz)
              KING GEORGE III
    165     1817 F.  ..                 ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £100.
    166     1818 almost uncirculated, showing double striking at some places on the obverse

         
     (especially at the date).                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £300.
    167     1818 F-.                   ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                        .. £75.
    168     1820 about F, a couple of edge knocks.          ..               ..                   ..               ..                  £75.

              KING GEORGE IV
    169     1821 Laureated Head, ornate shield. Obverse VF, reverse about F with lump of solder at

         
     foot which has been largely filed off. Also polished. Very scarce, but sold “as is”. £75.
    170     1823 Laureated Head, standard shield. F/VF.  ..               ..                   ..          £75.
    171     1824 about VF but small gouge in king’s neck.                 ..                   ..               ..                  £80.
    172     1825 F but scraped on head.        ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                  £75.
    173     1826 Bare Head quite worn and with minor bend.             ..                   ..               ..                  £65.
    174     1827 VF.                  ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £100.
A Buyer’s Premium of 11½% (vat-inclusive) will be added to all sale prices.

Coins, 2 November 2009                            Page 7                                       Estimate.
                  
                  
United Kingdom Gold Coins
             
Half Sovereigns. (continued)
              KING GEORGE IV
    175     1828 almost uncirculated, small edge knock at top.           ..                   ..               ..                £250.

              KING WILLIAM IV
    176     1831 small size proof with plain (not reeded) edge. Virtually as minted quality, though

         
     with some very minor surface abrasions and two or three small edge knocks.
         
     A rare coin.               ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..             £1,000.
    177     1834 small size, about F/VF but a couple of scores in front of portrait.   ..        £150.
    178     1835 normal size, F.  ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                  £80.
    179     1836 worn (below F). Normal obverse.           ..               ..                   ..               ..                  £80.
    180     1837 about F but some knocks etc.                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                  £80.

              QUEEN VICTORIA
    181     1841, 1842, 1843, 1844, 1846, 1847, 1848, 1849, 1851, and 1852, all about good to VF,

         
     in box. (10)               ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £650.
    182     1853, 1855, 1856, 1857, 1858, 1859, 1860, 1861, 1863, and 1864, all about fair/good to

         
     F, in box. (10)           ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £650.
    183     1865, 1866, 1867, 1869, 1870, 1871, 1872, 1873, 1874, and 1875, generally about F, in

         
     box. (10)                   ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £650.
    184     1876, 1877 M, 1878, 1879, 1880, 1883, 1885, 1887 S (Young Head), 1889, and 1893

         
     (Jubilee Head), generally about F, some better, in box. (10)                   ..               ..                £650.
    185     1893 Old Head, 1894, 1895, 1896 M, 1897, 1898, 1899, 1900 S, and 1901, generally fair

         
     to fine, in box. (9)      ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £580.
    186     1838 VF.                  ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                  £75.
    187     1845 obverse F, reverse VF, scarce date.       ..               ..                   ..               ..                £100.
    188     1850 F/VF, scarce date.               ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                  £90.
    189     1856 F+.                   ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                  £70.
    190     1862 in fair condition only, rare date.               ..               ..                   ..               ..                £200.
    191     1882 “S”, about VF, scuffed, scarce date.                        ..                   ..               ..                  £80.
    192     1885 overstruck on 1883, about VF.               ..               ..                   ..               ..                £100.
    193     1890 VF+.                ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                  £65.
    194     1891 “S”, obverse F at best, reverse F+.         ..               ..                   ..               ..                £100.
    195     1892 VF/EF.             ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                  £65.

              KING EDWARD VII
    196     1902, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1908, 1909, 1910, generally about F/VF, in box. (8)              £520.
    197     1907 almost unc.       ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                  £80.

              KING GEORGE V
    198     1911, 1912, 1913, 1914, 1915 S, and 1916 S, generally about EF, in box (6)        ..                £400.
    199     1913 EF+.                ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                  £65.
    200     1925 “SA”, EF+.      ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                  £65.
    201     1926 “SA”, EF+.      ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                  £65.

              KING GEORGE VI
    202     1937 half sovereign in virtually proof quality, the only detraction being some very minor

         
     surface marks. The only 1937 halves produced were of specimen status, and were not
         
     reeded. Rare.            ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..                     £200 to £300.

A Buyer’s Premium of 11½% (vat-inclusive) will be added to all sale prices.

Coins, 2 November 2009                            Page 8                                       Estimate.
                  
                  
United Kingdom Gold Coins
             
Half Sovereigns. (continued)
              QUEEN ELIZABETH
    203     1980 proof, in original box.           ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                  £65.
    204     1982 unc.                  ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                  £65.
    205     1983 proof, in original box.           ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                  £65.
    206     1985 proof, in original box.           ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                  £65.
    207     1987 proof, in original box.           ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                  £65.
    208     1988 proof, in original box.           ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                  £65.
    209     1989 (500th Anniversary commemorative) proof, in original box.            ..               ..                £100.
    210     1990 proof, in original box.           ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                  £65.
    211     1991 proof, in original box.           ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                  £65.
    212     1994 proof, in original box.           ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                  £65.
    213     1995 proof, in original box.           ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                  £65.
    214     1997 proof, in original box.           ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                  £65.
    215     2007 unc.                  ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                  £65.

             
Gold Sets.
    216     1983 “Gold Proof Collection” comprising two pound, sovereign, and half sovereign, in box
         
     of issue. ..                 ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..        £430.
    217     1994 “Gold Proof Sovereign Three-Coin Set” comprising two pound (Bank of England),

         
     sovereign, and half sovereign, in box of issue. Some light fingering marks. (# 1,250 sets)            £430.
    218     1998 “Gold Proof Three-Coin Sovereign Set) comprising two pound, sovereign, and half

         
     sovereign, in box of issue. (# 2,000 sets)          ..               ..                   ..               ..                £430.
    219     2000 “Gold Proof Four-Coin Sovereign Collection” comprising five pound, two pound,

         
     sovereign, and half sovereign. (# 1,000 sets)    ..               ..                   ..               ..             £1,000.
    220     2002 “Gold Proof Three-Coin Sovereign Set” comprising two pound, sovereign, and half

         
     sovereign, in box of issue. Some light fingering marks. (# 5,000)             ..               ..                £430.
    221     2002 Commonwealth Games “4-Coin Gold Proof Collection” comprising the four different

         
     commemorative two pound coins. (# 500 sets) ..               ..                   ..     £1,000.
    222     Uncirculated sovereigns (5) and half sovereigns (5) for the years 2000 to 2004 inclusive,

         
     uncirculated, in box.   ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..        £900.

THE END OF THE SALE
© Robert Murray 2009

 
A Buyer’s Premium of 11½% (vat-inclusive) will be added to all sale prices.
                  

Coins, 2 November 2009                            Page 11                                                      .
                  
Customers should note that some of the arrangements vary from those for our normal Stamp or Stamps and Collectables Auctions.

Viewing in the week preceding the auction will be by appointment only. Viewers will be asked to provide some form of proof of identity.

Viewing at the auction will start at 4pm and will be at viewing tables. There will be a limited number of spaces, with staff handing out lots as requested. Separate groups of lots will be at different tables. If other viewers are waiting, customers will be allowed a maximum of twenty minutes at any one viewing table. If no one else is waiting this restriction will not be applied. Viewing will stop promptly at 6.50pm.
It will help our plans if we know who is coming, so priority will be given to customers who have given us advance notice of their intention to view on the day.
The Buyer’s Premium will be 11.5% (that is 10% plus v.a.t.).

We expect buyers to have settled their accounts within seven days of the auction. Our plan is that all items that need to be posted out will be sent by us within seven days, and that buyers will pay within seven days of that. Any other arrangements for payment must be agreed prior to bidding.

Payments will be accepted in any of the following manners;

              Cash (Sterling – Euros or other major currencies by agreement)

              Cheque (Sterling, drawn on a UK bank, with appropriate bank guarantee)

              Credit Card (MasterCard or Visa, both subject to a 1% surcharge – the other part of the bank fees
              paid by ourselves)

              Debit Card (Maestro or Delta, no surcharge applicable).

Bid Steps will often be in smaller increments that we normally use. In the case of any gold coins where the values are tied closely to gold market prices, we will use increments of approximately 2% (e.g. £1 steps up to £100, then £2 steps to £200, then £5 steps to £500, then £10 steps, etc.).
Estimates have been decided upon when the market price for gold was £625 per ounce, shortly before printing. Any subsequent changes in market prices should of course be taken into account.
Minimum Bids in our auctions are normally about two-thirds of the estimate. In this auction, those coins where the value is principally the bullion value are very unlikely to sell for much less that the estimates, so we will probably open the bidding at about ten or twenty percent below estimate. For lots where the value is a collectable rather that bullion value, we will open bidding at two-thirds of estimate. No bids below these levels will be recorded. Any lots sold “as is” will be sold without any reserve.
Authenticity; All lots are sold as genuine and as described. Should the authenticity of any item be called into question, we will declare at the time of the auction whether the lot is being sold as genuine, or sold “as is”. If sold as genuine, the buyer should state any doubts at the time they receive their lots. No lot sold “as is” can be returned for any reason.
Gradings given in the descriptions are for guidance only. Anybody viewing the lots will be taken to have satisfied themselves as to the quality. Bidders who cannot view in person should accept that our gradings might be one stage away from their own, and that this would not be considered misdescription. More detailed descriptions are available by phone, or by email.
Illustrations in this catalogue are from scans rather than photographs, and in some cases do not represent the true colour of the coins
Security at the auction viewing will be treated differently. Video and still photography may be used. Any customers who have a problem with this should speak to us in advance.

VIEWING ARRANGEMENTS
Tuesday 27 October  to Saturday 31 October; viewing of all lots at our shop, by appointment only, during
              normal shop hours (Tue 10-6, Wed 2-9, Thu 10-6, Fri 10-6, Sat 10-7).
Monday 2 November; viewing of all lots at auction venue 4pm-6.50pm, by appointment. Priority will be given to people who have told us in advance what they will be viewing on auction day.

 

AUCTION PROGRAMME

 

²     26 October 2009 – Stamps    ²
²     2 November 2009 – Coins    ²
²     7 December 2009 – Stamps (two sales, one of specialised modern UK, one general)   ²
²     Approx. January 2010 – Stamps and Collectables    ²
These dates, though fairly firm, are still provisional. Especially during the period in which there are major road works in our area we intend to stay flexible. The publication of the auction catalogue is confirmation of the date.



0845 0500 886   Use this number to make bids or to check on prices after the auction – or any time you want to speak to us – from anywhere in the UK for the cost of a local rate phone call.

 

€uro Currency; We are happy to accept Euro cash payments in our shop. We display our rate beside the counter. We normally allow the market rate rounded down to the next whole penny. For example, at the time of writing, the market rate is 0.9001, so we are allowing 90p per Euro (which is probably better than your bank will give you). You can also pay for auction lots in Euro banknotes (postal customers please confirm before sending). We also accept payments in our shop in Euros, and we buy many of the old “legacy” currencies, as well as other coins and notes.

 

 

NORMAL BIDDING STEPS
We list here our normal bid steps for your information. This may be of help to bidders who are unable to
attend the sale, as any written bids received which do not fit our normal pattern would usually be taken
down to the next normal step. (We keep to these increments as much as possible, but do sometimes
change if circumstances make it desirable.)
Up to £20, bids are in £1 steps.                From £20 to £30, bids are in £2 steps.
>From £30 to £50, bids are in £2 or £3 steps (i.e. £30, £32, £35, £38, £40, £42, £45, £48, £50).
>From £50 to £100 in £5 steps.                           From £100 to £200, bids are in £10 steps.
>From £200 to £300, bids are in £20 steps.
>From £300 to £500, bids are in £20 or £30, and above this in 5% to 10% steps.

THIS IS HOW YOU CAN BID;
            In Person. This is a public auction, and bids are made in the traditional manners.
            Bids by post. Please use the Bid Form supplied, and send first class.
            Telephone bids will be accepted at any time before the sale (but the earlier the better). These bids should be confirmed in writing, even if the written confirmation will not reach us until after the auction. Numbers are 0131 552 1220, 0131 478 7021, or UK local rate 0845 0500 886.
            A mobile number (07974 962649) can be called on the afternoon and evening of sale only.
            Fax bids; no fax facility is available.
            E-mail bids should be sent to us at auction@stamp-shop.com at any time from the moment you receive this catalogue until
3pm on the day of the auction. Please do not e-mail bids to us after that time. Please use the format and wording used on the bid form that comes with your auction catalogue. (We have a back-up email address of rmstamps@popaccts.quik.com in case of problems.)
            We normally confirm receipt of email bids within 24 hours (not on the Sunday before the auction,
and usually within one hour on the auction day)

CREDIT CARDS

We are happy to accept MasterCard and Visa credit card payments, as well as payments by Maestro and Delta. This facility can be used by room purchasers (who pay their accounts at the auction), by other local customers (who pay their bill in our shop), and by postal buyers.
In order to deal with postal clients, our bid forms have been designed to make space for credit card instructions.
If you want your purchases charged in this way, please complete the appropriate section.
Do not complete these details unless you want to pay by credit card, and to have the lots posted.
We have negotiated good rates with our bank, and are only charging 1% for this service, as long as postal bidders give us their details in advance of posting. Only for postal buyers where card details are given after posting, we will charge 1.9% extra (Visa/MasterCard) or 18p (Maestro and Delta), plus cost of posting receipt slip.



BID FORM - Sale Date 2 November 2009

to Robert Murray,
 5 & 6 Inverleith Gardens,
 Edinburgh, Scotland, EH3 5PU

Please bid on my behalf for the undermentioned lots, up to the limits stated. I understand that lots will be purchased as cheaply as other bids, or reserves, if any, permit. My bids are in pounds sterling, and exclude the buyer's premium of 11½%, which will be added to any purchases.

                    Date; .............................. Signed; ..................................................

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FORTHCOMING AUCTIONS; Our next stamps auction will be on 7 December 2009.
This auction is conducted according to the "Philatelic Auctioneers Standard Terms and Conditions of Sale" (available if requested).
A Buyer’s Premium of 11½% (inclusive of global v.a.t.) will be added to the sale price of all lots.
Postal Bidders should remember that they may give alternative bids, or state a total spending limit.
 Telephone bids are accepted, but must later be confirmed in writing.
Material can be accepted at any time for inclusion in future sales. Our commission is 10% of the sale price, plus administration fee of £1.10 per lot + £5.00 per vendor (all plus v.a.t.). Full details on request.
 We DO NOT charge buyers a handling charge per lot, nor is there VAT added to any sale prices.
Please bid early. In the case of equal bids, the lot will be sold to the person whose bid was received first (unless free bidding in the room equals the top book-bid, although the Auctioneer will try to regulate the bidding in such a way as to avoid this).
 Apart from viewing the lots in person, you can get a better description of any lot, by telephoning or writing.
 (Photocopies are available, at a charge of 15p per copy (colour copies A4 pages; 1st copy 50p, 30p per page thereafter), plus postage.)
Remember the Buy or Bid Sale - bring items along on the night. We will try to sell them for you, at a charge of 10% + 25p (optional insurance 1% extra). Have a look at what’s on offer before and during the main auction. You can buy items outright or place a bid. (Larger lots delivered to our shop are charged £1 per lot entry fee.)
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Successful postal bidders should note that postage stamps are not an acceptable means of paying your account.
 Prices realised for this sale will be published with our next catalogue. If you are not normally on our mailing list, the List of Prices Realised can be had by simply sending us a stamped addressed envelope. Alternatively, you can be put on our auction mailing list (see above).
The telephone number at the Stewart’s-Melville Pavilion is  0131 551 2331 (mobile 07974 962649).
 Open Bids ("Buy Bids") are not normally accepted. If such bids are made, they will be taken to mean a bid of ten times the printed estimate.
Any invoices remaining unpaid fourteen days from the auction date (or after delivery to a postal buyer) will attract interest at the rate of 2% per month or part thereof.
Robert Murray
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