Category Archives: English gold coins

Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique Proof Gilt Reverse Pattern 1831 Half Sovereign

Gilt Uniface Reverse Die Trial NGC Proof 65 Ultra Cameo UNIQUE & UNRECORDED   By Mike Byers for Mint Error News …… This is a unique and unrecorded Proof gilt reverse pattern for the 1831 Great Britain William IV Half Sovereign. The regular issue was struck in Proof-only and is rare. This reverse pattern is […]

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The Caranett Collection of Gold Sovereigns Month-Long Heritage Auction

The Caranett Collection of Sovereigns is well-represented in the PCGS registry, with a current #1 rank in at least five different sets. Now, as a part of our series of Month-Long auctions, Heritage is privileged to be able to offer the sovereigns from these sets to our member-bidders, with coins available to collectors of all […]

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World Coin Profiles: Finest Known Gold Ship Ryal of Elizabeth I

Our upcoming April 22-27 Central States World Coins Signature Auction features an absolutely spectacular Elizabeth I (1558-1603) gold “Ship” Ryal of 15 Shillings, graded MS64 by PCGS. This piece’s very survival seems miraculous. It is one of the rarest and most popular coins of Elizabeth I’s reign, absent from most British collections in any condition, […]

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NGC Certifies Extremely Rare 1819 British Sovereign for Royal Mint

The Royal Mint of the United Kingdom entrusted Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) to certify an example of one of the greatest rarities of British coinage: the 1819 George III Sovereign. The Royal Mint sold the sovereign through a ballot, with the winning collector purchasing it for £100,000 (about $129,000 USD). The 1819 Sovereign was submitted […]

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English Coin Rarities to Star in JustCollecting’s November 14 Auction

A look at three of the most intriguing numismatic pieces in JustCollecting’s November 14 Prestige Collectibles Auction JustCollecting’s online November 14 Prestige Collectibles Auction, hosted on Invaluable, features a wealth of prize coins, postage stamps, and rare memorabilia. Ranging from ancient Greek to 19th-century British, the coin selection offers some tantalizing prospects for numismatists. James […]

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World Coins: Gold Sovereigns on MA-Shops

By Joël van Dam – Owner, Joëlnumismatics, for MA-Shops.com …… Saint George and the Dragon A few days ago I bought a small lot of 19th-century golden world coins; one of these coins was a golden sovereign. I looked at the iconography of the coin and I liked it more than I realized. I appreciated […]

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Detectorists Find Medieval Coin Hoard of King Edward Silver, Gold Nobles

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek …. Earlier this month, a coin hoard dating to the late 13th and early 14th centuries was uncovered by a group of metal detectorists in Buckinghamshire, England who took part in a new biannual metal detecting rally. Four men searching a field near Hambleden discovered a total of 557 coins–545 […]

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A World of Money – An Enthralling Bloody Mary Gold Sovereign

By Heritage Auctions …… Queen Mary ruled England alone from July 19, 1553 to July 25, 1554, after which she joined with Philip of Spain: a union that produced no children, as Mary died of stomach cancer only two years into her monarchy. When this coin was minted, she was fairly benevolent. After she married […]

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New Exhibit Takes Center Stage at ANA Money Museum

“Money of Empire: Elizabeth to Elizabeth” The British Empire, more than any other, set the stage for the modern world in which we live. From small origins during the late 16th century, the British Empire expanded to become the largest empire in history and the most powerful global economic and military power for over a […]

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Lion Dollar, Beautiful Bavarian Pattern 3 Mark Coin Among Highlights From Atlas Numismatics

By Atlas Numismatics …… We will be attending the New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) from January 10-13, 2019. If you would like us to bring any specific items for your examination at the show please contact us at your earliest convenience. New Inventory These five items are just a sample of the 560 recent […]

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Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1913 Great Britain Gold Sovereign

By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ….. These two counterfeits share some of the same imperfections. The British gold Sovereign is one of the most popular and enduring coins around. It has been struck from 1817 to present, and well over 1.1 billion were struck over those two centuries. During those years, the coins were struck at […]

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When Oxford Was the Capital of England: Gold Triple Unite of Charles I

For a few years during the English Civil War, Oxford acted as royal capitol. This article presents an extremely fine “triple unite” of Charles I from this period in time, which will be put to auction in the upcoming Künker auction on June 21, 2018. The situation was too tempting: Germany was already in the […]

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CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: The Terrible Ninth Century

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek …. MOST PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT MEDIEVALISTS would be hard pressed to name one thing that happened between the years 800 and 900. For many Europeans during that terrible century, it was the worst of times. Viking raiders descended from the north, Arab marauders attacked from the south, and kingdoms […]

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First USA Display of Rare Edward III Gold Double Leopard, One of England’s Most Important Coins

The upcoming inaugural exhibit of rarities from the privately owned Tyrant Collection of coins (www.TheTyrantCollection.com) will include the first public displays in the United States of some of England’s most important numismatic treasures. Among the historic items will be one of the three known Edward III gold “Double Leopard” coins. The other two examples are […]

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English Gold Coins – Detectorist Finds Rare Richard III Half Angel Near Bosworth Field

By Dix Noonan Webb …… A rare gold coin dating from the brief reign of Richard III has been found by a metal detectorist just a few miles from Bosworth Field where the king famously met his death in combat in 1485. It is possible that the Half Angel, discovered by Michelle Vall from Blackpool […]

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Exceptional Fine Sovereign of Elizabeth I at Stack’s Bowers NYINC Auction

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stacks Bowers …… This preview for our January 2018 New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) Auction hails from the Golden Age of English history, the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. One of the most famous historical events to occur in her long and illustrious reign was the sinking […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for April 7, 2017

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for April 7 2017 Brain Food 1.) How tough is the new £5 note? The new UK’s new £5 bank note – made of polymer rather than paper – gets the “chemistry treatment”. Featuring Professor Sir Martyn Poliakoff [Of popular Youtube channel Periodic Videos. The professor donated an equivalent […]

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New Ancient, World Coin Inventory from Atlas Numismatics

By Atlas Numismatics ……   New Inventory These six coins are just a sample of the 738 recent additions to our inventory. We have added new material in Ancient (37), World (751) and US (13). Beautifully Toned Alexander III Tetradrachm http://atlasnumismatics.com/1040195 This and the following images courtesy of Atlas Numismatics 1040195 | GREEK. KINGDOM OF […]

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New Ancient, World Coin Inventory from Atlas Numismatics

By Atlas Numismatics ……   New Inventory These six coins are just a sample of the 738 recent additions to our inventory. We have added new material in Ancient (37), World (751) and US (13). Beautifully Toned Alexander III Tetradrachm http://atlasnumismatics.com/1040195 This and the following images courtesy of Atlas Numismatics 1040195 | GREEK. KINGDOM OF […]

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New Coins from Atlas Numismatics – November 2016

By Atlas Numismatics ……   New Inventory These six coins are just a sample of the 304 recent additions to our inventory. We have added new material in Ancient (14), World (287) and US (3). Choice Ptolemy III Octodrachm http://atlasnumismatics.com/1039714 This and the following images courtesy of Atlas Numismatics 1039714 | GREEK. PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF […]

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Rose-Ryals, 30 Shilling Gold Coins of King James I

Lot 1008 – James I, third coinage, rose ryal, mm. spur rowel (1619-1620) A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ….. Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #350 As part of a major sale on September 30, 2016, St. James Auctions in London will offer a Rose-Ryal, 30 Shilling gold coin from the third […]

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World Coins – Rose-Ryals, 30 Shilling Gold Coins of King James I

Lot 1008 – James I, third coinage, rose ryal, mm. spur rowel (1619-1620) A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ….. Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #350 As part of a major sale on September 30, 2016, St. James Auctions in London will offer a Rose-Ryal, 30 Shilling gold coin from the third […]

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Spink Auctions: Leopards Can’t Change Their Spots, but England Can Change Its Coinage

Spink are pleased to announce the perfect accompaniment to the golden sunshine – a gold coin auction! Earlier in the year Spink had the pleasure of selling parts 1 and 2 of Lord Stewartby’s vast collection, and the time has come to sell the third. The collection, being offered across five sales, is one of […]

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English Gold Noble Coins of Kings Richard II, Henry IV and Henry V

GREAT BRITAIN. Henry IV, 1399-1413. Noble A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ….. Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #346 This discussion is about the English Gold Noble coins of Richard II (ruled 1377-99), Henry IV (r. 1399-1413) and Henry V (r. 1413-22). A month ago, the topic was the English Gold Nobles […]

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World Coins – Baldwin & Sons Summer 2016 Fixed Price List

A H Baldwin & Sons are delighted to announce the release of the latest installment in our Fixed Price List series, available on-line from 19 July 2016 and in catalogue form soon thereafter Baldwin’s standing within the world of numismatics has never been higher, and this has allowed us to amass the largest selection we […]

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English Gold Noble Coins of King Edward III (1327-77)

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #342 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …… English Noble gold coins minted during the era of King Edward III are historically important, attractive, intricately designed and modestly priced in contrast to rare gold coins of […]

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