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№ 656

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7 October 2004

Hammer Price:
£23,000

Victoria (1837-1901), Proof set, 1839, comprising gold Five Pounds, Sovereign and Half-Sovereign; silver Crown, Halfcrown, Shilling, Sixpence, Britannia Groat and Maundy set; copper Penny, Halfpenny and Farthing [15]. Gold lightly brushed, Five Pounds with some wear on the high points, bagmarked by eye and with minor rim nicks, silver with matching attractive tone, mostly better than good extremely fine; contained in a modern maroon fitted case by Spink (£20,000-25,000)

Five Pounds reads dirige, 39.71g/12h (L & S 18; WR 279; S 3851); Sovereign 7.85g/12h (WR 302; S 3852); Half-Sovereign 3.98g/12h (WR 344; S 3859); Crown 28.21g/6h (ESC 279; S 3882); Halfcrown 13.98g/12h (ESC 670; S 3887); Shilling 5.68g/6h (ESC 1282; S 3903); Sixpence 2.96g/12h (ESC 1685; S 3908); Britannia Groat 1.86g/6h (ESC 1933a; S 3913); Maundy set all die-axes 12h; Penny 18.87g/12h (BMC 1479; S 3948); Halfpenny 9.28g/12h (BMC 1523; S 3949); Farthing 4.78g/12h (BMC 1556; S 3950)