This week’s fresh listings (scroll down):
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Please note that Lay-Away is no longer available on any gold coinage. This is because early gold coins appreciate in value so quickly in the current market that it has gotten to the stage – in fact it’s been this way for a while now – that after several months on Lay-Away, I’m selling at a fair bit under market value; in fact I’m sometimes selling at under what I’d pay to get new stock in!
WAu-7760: Alexander III Ancient Greek Macedonian Kingdom Gold Stater. Head of Athena, not Alexander III which seems to be a common misrepresentation, wearing a Corinthian helmet; Nike on the reverse. 8.35g. Many staters from this period are not Alexander but earlier examples struck under Philip. A really good Alexander III gold stater will cost you upwards of £5,000 today and if you’ve read the bit above about Lay-Away, that price will be more as time goes on! Alexander III began his “career” as King of Macedon but literally only spent the first two years of his reign in his native kingdom, being busy elsewhere building a vast empire stretching from Greece to India. He died at just 33. A rare opportunity to not just own a piece of history but an opportunity to own it in solid gold and at a fraction of the usual price. Ex Bruun Rasmusson, ex Dr Daniel Offer, ex Spink. £1,650
Roman Gold Flavian Dynasty Stater – Titus as
Caesar. Titus (full name Titus
Flavius Vespasianus) as Caesar was a somewhat junior
rank as he had not at this point become emperor. This coin was issued under the earlier reign
of his father, Vespasian. Titus succeeded to the imperial throne upon
the death of Vespasian on
Saxon Merovingian Gold Tremissis. Wico in Pontio (Quentovic), c. 620-640. Tremissis
(Gold, 13mm, 1.26g,
0h), Moneyer Dutta. +VVICCO FIT Laureate bust to
right. Rev. DVTTA MONET, Cross on three steps.
WAu-7763: Robert III Medieval Hammered Gold Demy-Lion. Heavy coinage, 1390-1403, second issue. 1.77g. Circulated at 2s, 6d. Shield in tressure / long saltire cross with lis. Spink 5158. Ex Mark Rasmusson. £3,995
WAu-7764: James 1st Stuart Hammered Gold Quarter-Laurel. Third coinage, initial mark Thistle, 1621-3. 2.10g. Circulated at five shillings. Spink 2642. Very good detail. SOLD
WAu-7765: 1710 Queen Anne Full Gold Guinea. Post Scottish union, third draped bust, Spink 3574. 8.36g. It won’t have escaped your notice that with Queen Anne gold coinage in particular, when they do come up, they are almost always HALF guineas. It really is hard work finding full guineas. Very light ex mounting marks at 11, 12 and but again, find one that doesn’t these days. However, they really are minor and do not detract. Sold with a ticket that made no mention of mount marks. RESERVED
This Week’s Listings:
Medieval Hammered Silver Groat. Pre-Treaty period of 1351-61.
Medieval Hammered Silver MULE Half Groat.
First reign: a mule of an Annulet issue of 1422-30 obverse
and a Rosette-Mascle issue of 1430-31 reverse.
Medieval Hammered Silver Penny.
First reign: an Episcopal issue struck under Archbishop John Kemp at the
Medieval Hammered Silver Penny. A coin of numismatic importance and significance – a Queenhithe Hoard penny. In 1980, 495 medieval pennies were discovered
of the now-demolished
Medieval Hammered Silver Penny. An
Episcopal issue struck under Bishop Sherwood of
WTH-7771: Philip & Mary Tudor Hammered Silver Groat. Initial mark Lis, 1554-58, Spink 2508. This is an anomaly in the coinage of Philip & Mary in that sixpences, shillings and even the pattern halfcrown all depict portraits of BOTH monarchs, whereas the groat is a throwback to the earlier, sole rein where just Mary was depicted. Although the sole reign of Mary was shorter in years, the dual reign groats are actually scarcer. A terrific example of this usually worn and problematic issue. £595
WTH-7772: 1572 Elizabeth 1st Tudor Hammered Silver Sixpence. Initial mark Ermine, bust 4B, third & fourth issues, Spink 2562. This is an example of the UNCORRECTED die sinker’s error of the 2 in the date being both reversed and inverted. Several recorded errors were made on various Elizabethan dies but I think this is the most unforgivable because even if you were illiterate, you’d surely notice an upside down, reversed 2 and if you didn’t, then surely the quality control people would flag it up?! And for it to then go into production to not only strike coinage but for that coinage to then be deemed correct and good enough for distribution into general circulation…???!!! It doesn’t seem possible but it certainly happened. It obviously was quickly discovered and corrected because coins exist that are normal 2 struck over this inverted 2 die. Ex Arthur Fitts’ collection. £275