The "St Albans" Collection of English Gold Coins

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(g) The St. Albans Collection of English Gold Coins | NGC PF62 UCAM | William IV (1830-1837), Pattern Proof Two-Pounds, 1831, by W Wyon and Merlen, bare head right, rev. crowned shield in mantle, edge plain, 15.90g, 7h (W&R 258; Murdoch III, 438; King 206; Stratos 172; Spink 3828), the deftest cabinet friction in otherwise brilliant original fields, gorgeously accentuated by rich orange-red cabinet toning, the central devices beautifully frosted and handsomely cameo completing the extraordinary eye appeal of this talismanic 19th Century rarity - a fulsome superlative would be difficult to prof...

The St. Albans Collection of English Gold Coins | NGC UNC Details | Edward III (1327-1377), Treaty Period, Group A, Quarter-Noble, London, + EDWARD DEI GRA REX ANGL, 'curule' X, shield in tressure, trefoils on cusps, rev. + EXALTABITVR IN GLORIA, floriate cross, lis in centre, leopards and trefoils in angles, double saltire stops on both sides, 1.87g, 11h, m.m. cross potent (LAL 6/6; Schneider I, - [cf. 83-84], N.B. both with 'Treaty' X on obv., as nos. 90-91; North 1243; Spink 1510), a scrape along reverse edge at 6 o'clock, otherwise handsomely uniform and well-struck on a full flan, a pleas...

The St. Albans Collection of English Gold Coins | NGC MS61 | Henry V (1413-1422), Class C, Noble, London, h | EnRIC ' DI' GRA' REX AnGL' S FRAnC DnS' hYb', King standing in ship, holding sword and shield, quatrefoil over sail, mullet by wrist, broken annulet on ship, single saltire stops, rev. (i.m.) IhC AVTEM TRAnSIEnS PER MEDIV' ILLORV' IBAT, floriate cross, h at centre, trefoils and crowned leopards in angles, quatrefoil by leopard in first quarter, double saltire stops, 6.99g, 5h, i.m. pierced cross (Schneider I, 235 [N6, I3]; Isladulcie 66; North 1371; Spink 1742), on a small, irregular f...

The St. Albans Collection of English Gold Coins | NGC MS62 | Henry VI, First Reign (1422-1461), Annulet Issue, Noble, 1422-1427, London, h | EnRIC' DI' GRA' REX AnGL' S FRAnC DnS' hYb', King standing in ship, holding sword and shield, quatrefoil over sail, annulet by wrist, trefoil stops, lis after hEnRIC, rev. IhC AVT' TRAnSIEnS PER MEDIVM ILLORV' IBAT, floriate cross, h at centre, trefoils and crowned leopards in angles, annulet in spandrel, annulet stops, mullet after IhC, 6.91g, 11h, i.m. lis (Schneider I, -; North 1414; Spink 1799), a minute flan split by hYb, otherwise uniformly struck u...

The St. Albans Collection of English Gold Coins | NGC UNC Details | Edward IV, Second Reign (1471-1483), Type XXI, Angel, 1480-1483, London, EDWARD DEI GRA' REX ANGL S FRAnC, St Michael vanquishing Dragon, no stops except after FRAnC, rev. PER | CRVCEM TVA SALVA nOS XPE REDEMPT, ship surmounted by square-topped shield and mast dividing E and Rose, 5.14g, 10h, m.m. cinquefoil (Schneider I, 467-468; North 1626; Spink 2091), struck with rusty dies, otherwise elements bolder than very fine, with NGC 'St Albans' Certification, nonsensically graded UNC Details ~ Edge Filing (#6295553-004)Provenance'...

The St. Albans Collection of English Gold Coins | NGC MS64 | Henry VII (1485-1509), Class V, Angel, 1505-1509, Tower, hEnRIC? DI' GRA' REX AnGL Z FRA', single saltire stops, a quatrefoil of saltires after FRA, St Michael vanquishing Dragon, rev. PER CRVCE' TVA SALVA nOS XPE' RED', saltire stops, double after PER, SALVA, and nOS, ship surmounted by square-topped shield and mast dividing h and Rose, 5.23g, 9h, m.m. pheon/pheon (Schneider I, 542-544; North 1698; Spink 2187), slight flan crimping to peripheries, otherwise on a pleasingly full round flan, notably striking 'freshness' to fields and...

The St. Albans Collection of English Gold Coins | NGC AU Details | Henry VIII (1509-1547), Third Coinage, Type IIb, Sovereign of 20-Shillings, 1544-1547, Southwark, (m.m.) >hEnRIC : 8 : DI .' GRA .' AGL ' FRAnCIE : Z : hIBERn .' REX, trefoil stops, King enthroned, holding orb and sceptre, rose below, rev. IhS '. AVTEM : TRAnSIEnS : PER MEDIVM : ILLOR '. IBAT ', trefoil stops, crowned square topped shield with Royal supporters, HR below, 11.84g [182.5grns], 8h, m.m. S (Schneider I, 611, same dies; North 1825; Spink 2291), a trace of smoothing below cypher and striking softness otherwise attract...

The St. Albans Collection of English Gold Coins | Elizabeth I (1558-1603), First Issue, 'Crown Gold' [.917 Fine], Half-Pound of 10-Shillings, Tower, (m.m.) ELIZABETH : D .' G .' ANG .' FRA .' Z . HIB .' REG .', wire line inner circles, crowned bust 1B left, wearing beaded bodice, rev. (m.m.) SCVTVM : FIDEI : PROTEGE'. EAM, crowned square-topped shield dividing E-R, 5.56g, 10h, m.m. lis (Brown and Comber G4 = [British Museum]; Schneider I, 737, same reverse die}; North 1982; Spink 2519), a faint trace of creasing otherwise of full flan, crisply struck and extremely rare, perhaps only this and o...

The St. Albans Collection of English Gold Coins | NGC AU Details | Elizabeth I (1558-1603), Second 'Restoration' Coinage, Sixth Issue, Fine Gold [.995 Fine], "Double Rose Noble" or Fine Sovereign of 30-Shillings, 1 February 1592 - 8 May 1594, Tower, ELIZABETH • D .' G .' ANG .' | FRA .' ET • HIB •' REGINA • (m.m.), Queen seated on ornamented throne with fine latice work and pellet backing, holding orb and sceptre, flanked by pellet adorned pillars, Portcullis below atop ornate tressure through which it and only her crown breaks, rev. (m.m.) A '• DNO '• FACTV .' EST • ISTVD ET • EST • MIRAB •'...

The St. Albans Collection of English Gold Coins | NGC AU58 | James I (1603-1625), Second Coinage, Rose-Ryal of 30-Shillings, 1605-1606, Tower, · (m.m.) · IACOBVS • D .' G .' MAG .' BRIT | FRAN .' ET • HIBER .' REX • King seated on plain throne with small volutes, holding orb and sceptre, flanked by pillars, Portcullis below atop plain tressure through which it and the throne breaks, rev. (m.m.) • A • DNO .' FACTVM • EST • ISTVD • ET • EST • MIRAB .' IN • OCVLIS • NRIS • Royal Shield set atop Tudor Rose, spandrels plain, 13.76g, 4h, m.m. rose (Stewartby [2001], dies A/c; AHH Virtual 159 same di...

The St. Albans Collection of English Gold Coins | NGC MS62 | James I (1603-1625), Third Coinage, Laurel of 20-Shillings, 1623-1624, Tower, (m.m.) • IACOBVS : D : G : MA : BRI : FRAN : ET : HI : REX, fourth laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left, small ties, rev. FACIAM EOS IN GENTEM VNAM (m.m), crowned shield over cross fourchée, 9.01g, 8h, m.m. trefoil (Schneider I, -; North 2114; Spink 2638B), a pleasingly honest coin with natural, lightly toned and residually lustrous surfaces, the portrait struck soft, nevertheless good very fine, and highly sought after in present commerce, with NGC 'St...

The St. Albans Collection of English Gold Coins | NGC AU58 | Charles I (1625-1649), Group C, Class IIa, 'Fine Work' Unite of 20-Shillings, 1630-1631, after the Model by Nicholas Briot, Tower (under King), (m.m.) • CAROLVS • D .' G .' MAG .' BRIT .' FR .' ET • HIB .' REX • crowned, draped and cuirassed bust 3a left, wearing ruff, rev. • FLORENT • CONCORDIA • REGNA • second crowned, oval garnished shield 4 dividing C-R, harp K with five strings, 9.04g, 6h, m.m. plume (Slaney II, lot 302 {same dies}; Brooker I, - [cf. 68]; Schneider I, 137; North 2150; Spink 2690), bright but lustrous with a smal...

The St. Albans Collection of English Gold Coins | NGC AU58 | Commonwealth (1649-1660), Unite, 1651, Tower, • THE COMMONWEALTH OF ENGLAND • English shield within palm and laurel wreath of fifteen leaves, rev. • 1651 • GOD • WITH • VS, conjoined shields of England and Ireland, • XX • above, 8.97g, m.m. sun [on obverse only] (Schneider II, 339; Tisbury -; EGC 10; North 2715; Spink 3208), traces of doubling in obverse legend, otherwise handsomely toned with enchanting reddish flare overlying lustrous original fields, die wear to high points, good very fine, the scarcer obverse variety as identifie...

The St. Albans Collection of English Gold Coins | NGC UNC Details | Charles II (1660-1685), "Company of Royal Adventurers Trading into Africa", 'Elephant' Five-Guineas, 1668 VICESIMO, first laureate and draped bust right, elephant below, rev. crowned shields cruciform, seven strings to harp, emblem-adorned plain sceptres in angles, •+• DECVS • ET • TVTAMEN • ANNO • REGNI • VICESIMO upwards on edge, 41.71g, 6h (MCE 2; Schneider II, 423/-; EGC 167; Murdoch II, 498; King 91-92; Spink 3329), the edge lettering soft, occasionally smoothed and with further subtle traces of tooling in otherwise origi...

The St. Albans Collection of English Gold Coins | NGC AU58 | Charles II (1660-1685), Five-Guineas, 1684 over 3, TRICESIMO SEXTO, second laureate and draped bust right, rev. crowned shields cruciform, eight strings to harp, emblem-adorned plain sceptres in angles, •+••+• DECVS • ET • TVTAMEN • ANNO • REGNI • TRICESIMO • SEXTO, narrowly spaced and upwards on edge, 41.76g, 6h (MCE 29; Schneider II, 427; EGC 202; Spink 3331), small metal flaw to reverse at 1 o'clock and light sporadic marks in otherwise lustrous fields, the portrait softly struck as usual for type, strictly good very fine, but muc...

The St. Albans Collection of English Gold Coins | NGC XF40 | William and Mary (1688-1694), Five-Guineas, 1692 QVARTO, conjoined busts right, 'apostrophe flaw' between L and M of GVLIELMVS, rev. crowned garnished shield, rev. crowned garnished shield, +•+• DE[CVS] • ET • TVTAMEN • • ANNO • REGNI • QVARTO • upwards on edge, 41.45g, 5h (MCE 138; Schneider II, -; King 127; Stratos -; Spink 3422), lightly wiped otherwise lustrous, occasional bagmarks across largely clean fields, some degradation of rim lettering, nevertheless about very fine, with NGC 'St Albans' Certification, generously graded XF...

The St. Albans Collection of English Gold Coins | NGC MS62 | James II (1685-1688), Guinea, 1686, second laureate bust left, rev. crowned shields cruciform, five strings to harp, emblem-adorned plain sceptres in angles, edge obliquely milled, 8.28g, 6h (MCE 126; Farey 280; EGC 324; Spink 3402), a small flaw on hair and a trace of flecking in fourth quarter of reverse, otherwise a handsomely balanced and compact striking, sharp devices accentuated by lustrous and somewhat frosty obverse surfaces, the reverse enhanced by a light ochre tone ensnaring inwards from the peripheries on reverse, a real...

The St. Albans Collection of English Gold Coins | NGC AU53 | James II (1685-1688), Guinea, 1687, second laureate bust left, rev. crowned shields cruciform, five strings to harp, emblem-adorned plain sceptres in angles, edge obliquely milled, 8.28g, 6h (MCE 128; Farey 290; EGC 329; Spink 3402), the odd wisps of flecking before nose, otherwise handsomely bold for strike on portrait with underlying lustre in softly toned fields, a touch of weakness above French shield, nevertheless good very fine, with NGC 'St Albans' Certification, strictly graded AU53 (#6295553-018)Provenance'A Distinguished Co...

The St. Albans Collection of English Gold Coins | NGC XF40 | William and Mary (1688-1694), Guinea, 1690, "D over G in DEI Error", stop after GRATIA, conjoined laureate busts right, rev. crowned and garnished shield, three lis in both upper and lower quadrant of first quarter, no pearls between lis or jewels of crown, edge obliquely milled, 8.33g, 6h (cf. MCE 150; Farey 322 [ER]; EGC - [cf. 366] // Bull Crown 1 [NN2]; Shield 2w; Spink 3425), struck soft on portraiture as typical for issue, nevertheless with much residual lustre, good fine / approaching very fine, the legend error exceptionally...

The St. Albans Collection of English Gold Coins | William III (1694-1702), Guinea, 1695, first laureate head right, rev. stops after MAG, FRA and HIB, crowned shields cruciform, six strings to early harp, nine billets, emblem-adorned plain sceptres in angles, edge obliquely milled, 8.34g, 7h (MCE 174; Farey 370; EGC 403; Spink 3458), lightly cleaned with traces of flecking around truncation, otherwise residually lustrous, the central devices pleasingly struck-up for issue, a bold very fine, with NGC 'St Albans' Certification, graded AU Details ~ Cleaned (#6295553-023)Provenance'A Distinguished...

The St. Albans Collection of English Gold Coins | NGC AU53 | William III (1694-1702), Guinea, 1701, second laureate head right, rev. no stops after MAG, FRA and HIB, crowned shields cruciform, five strings to late harp, six billets, emblem-adorned plain sceptres in angles, edge obliquely milled, 8.34g, 6h (MCE 186; Schneider II, 511; Farey 440; EGC 425; Spink 3463), small mark on chin and light flecking on throat, otherwise lightly toned and lustrous, a pleasing very fine, with NGC 'St Albans' Certification, graded AU53 (#6295553-024)Provenance'A Distinguished Collection', purchased en bloc vi...

The St. Albans Collection of English Gold Coins | NGC AU58 | Anne (1702-1714), 'Pre-Union' Guinea, 1702, laureate and draped bust left, rev. crowned shields cruciform, rose at centre, small pellet above upper-most crown, seven strings to harp, emblem-adorned sceptres in angles, edge obliquely milled, 8.36g, 7h (MCE 209; Farey 460; Schneider II, 525; EGC 458 [R2]; Murdoch II, 845; Douglas-Morris 4; King -; Spink 3562), light flecking, otherwise lustrous and residually flashy, almost extremely fine, the exceedingly rare first date of issue, seldom encountered in commerce, with NGC 'St Albans' Ce...

The St. Albans Collection of English Gold Coins | NGC AU58 | Anne (1702-1714), 'Post-Union' Guinea, 1710, third laureate and draped bust left, rev. crowned shields cruciform, six strings to harp, emblem-adorned sceptres in angles, edge obliquely milled, 8.36g, 6h (MCE 222; Farey 530; EGC 474; Spink 3574), some tiny scratches by I of HIB, otherwise really handsome with reddish-orange tone overlying lustrous fields, approaching extremely fine, with NGC 'St Albans' Certification, graded AU58 (#6295553-027)Provenance'A Distinguished Collection', purchased en bloc via Spink, August 2018Spink, by pr...

The St. Albans Collection of English Gold Coins | NGC AU55 | Anne (1702-1714), 'Post-Union' Guinea, 1713, second N of ANNA over higher misaligned N, third laureate and draped bust left, tie touches R of GRATIA, rev. crowned shields cruciform, seven strings to harps, emblem-adorned sceptres in angles, edge obliquely milled, 8.33g, 6h (MCE 225; Farey 560; EGC 477; Spink 3574), lightly cleaned but lustrous, a bold very fine, with NGC 'St Albans' Certification, generously graded AU55 (#6295553-028)Provenance'A Distinguished Collection', purchased en bloc via Spink, August 2018M Roberts, by private...

The St. Albans Collection of English Gold Coins | NGC MS63+ | Anne (1702-1714), 'Post-Union' Guinea, 1714, third laureate and draped bust left, rev. crowned shields cruciform, six strings to harp, emblem-adorned sceptres in angles, edge obliquely milled, 8.35g, 6h (MCE 226; Farey 570; EGC 479; Spink 3574), a scarcely perceptible scuff behind ties and residual flecking, otherwise boldly struck and most handsomely uniform, fully lustrous with notes of honey-orange overlying tone in recesses, attractively choice, much as struck, and truly rare in such honest, original state, with NGC 'St Albans'...

The St. Albans Collection of English Gold Coins | NGC UNC Details | George I (1714-1727), 'Prince Elector' Guinea, 1714, first laureate head right, rev. crowned shields cruciform, eight strings to harp, emblem-adorned sceptres in angles, edge obliquely milled, 8.37g, 6h (MCE 245; Schneider II, 544; Farey 580; EGC 502 THE PLATE COIN [cf. pp. 387]; Spink 3628), two small flecks and die striations across otherwise happily lustrous fields, the die softness by ear less obtrusive than typically encountered with only minor resultant softness to Garter star, a most pleasing extremely fine, an iconic a...

The St. Albans Collection of English Gold Coins | NGC AU Details | George I (1714-1727), Guinea, 1716, third laureate head right, no hair below truncation, rev. small S in S R I A, crowned shields cruciform, eight strings to harp, seven hearts, emblem-adorned sceptres in angles, edge obliquely milled, 8.36g, 5h (MCE 248; Farey 600; EGC 505; Spink 3630), lightly wiped with subtle smoothing in third quarter of reverse, a scarcely perceptible rim bruise at reverse 2 o'clock, otherwise residually lustrous especially so in recesses, struck details a pleasingly bold very fine, rare thus and not to b...

The St. Albans Collection of English Gold Coins | NGC UNC Details | George I (1714-1727), Guinea, 1721, fourth laureate head right, rev. crowned shields cruciform, six strings to harp, six hearts, emblem-adorned ornamental sceptres in angles, edge obliquely milled, 8.31g, 5h (MCE 253; Farey 650; EGC 514; Spink 3631), smoothed on cheek, a tiny test cut at reverse 3 o'clock and once lightly wiped, otherwise residually lustrous and most handsomely struck up and uniform, almost extremely fine, with NGC 'St Albans' Certification, harshly graded UNC Details ~ Obverse Repaired (#6295553-034)Provenanc...

The St. Albans Collection of English Gold Coins | NGC AU Details | George II (1727-1760), Guinea, 1746, reading GEORGIVS, intermediate laureate head left, rev. crowned and garnished shield, edge chevron milled, 8.36g, 6h (MCE 321; Schneider II, 592; Farey 890; EGC 608 [R3] {Bull P/3}; Murdoch III, -; Douglas-Morris 54; King -; Stratos 101; Spink 3678A), lightly polished and flecked but residually lustrous, nevertheless a bolder very fine, a surprising rarity in the Guinea series seldom encountered in public commerce, with NGC 'St Albans' Certification, graded AU Details ~ Cleaned (#6295553-036...

The St. Albans Collection of English Gold Coins | NGC VF35 | George III (1760-1820), 'Rose' Guinea, 1777, 'J type 1', fourth laureate head right, rev. crowned and garnished shield, edge chevron milled, 8.27g, 6h (MCE 382; Farey 1170; EGC 695; Stratos 107; Spink 3728), quite circulated, a bolder fine, with NGC 'St Albans' Certification, graded VF35 (#6295553-037)Provenance'A Distinguished Collection', purchased en bloc via Spink, August 2018~ 'By inheritance' ~ Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(g) The St. Albans Collection of English Gold Coins | NGC UNC Details | George III (1760-1820), 'Garter' Half-Guinea, 1811, seventh laureate head right, nose to G of GRATIA, rev. Garter shield, edge obliquely milled, 4.20g, 11h (MCE 447; EGC 857 [R4]; Selig -; Stratos 49; Spink 3737), softer details to hair and tiny graffiti marks in fields, otherwise brilliant, much as issued, the key date of series, rare thus, with NGC 'St Albans' Certification, harshly graded UNC Details ~ Obverse Scratched (# 6295553-040)Provenance'A Distinguished Collection', purchased en bloc via Spink, August 2018Spink,...

(g) The St. Albans Collection of English Gold Coins | NGC UNC Details | George III (1760-1820), 'Military' Guinea, 1813, sixth laureate head right, rev. crowned shield within Garter, edge chevron milled, 8.37g, 12h (MCE 404; Farey 1390; EGC 737; Stratos 113; Spink 3730), tiny graffito in the shape of a crucifix between hair ties, otherwise residually brilliant, with pleasing overlying reddish tone, near extremely fine, with NGC 'St Albans' Certification, fairly graded UNC Details ~ Obverse Graffiti (#6295553-039)Provenance'A Distinguished Collection', purchased en bloc via Spink, August 2018Sp...

(g) The St. Albans Collection of English Gold Coins | NGC MS63 | George III (1760-1820), 'Military' Guinea, 1813, sixth laureate head right, rev. crowned shield within Garter, edge chevron milled, 8.41g, 12h (MCE 404; Farey 1390; EGC 737; Stratos 113; Spink 3730), arrestingly brilliant even for this frequently encountered 'high grade' one year type, notes of ochre-red encroaching from peripheries, otherwise an exceptional example for type, good extremely fine, and truly much as struck, a highly prized type in modern commerce and rare even thus, with NGC 'St Albans' Certification, graded MS63 (...

(g) The St. Albans Collection of English Gold Coins | NGC AU58 | George III (1760-1820), 'New Coinage', Sovereign, 1817, laureate head right, rev. St George and Dragon, edge milled, 8.01g, 6h (Marsh 1; MCE 464; Stratos 114; Spink 3785), rubbed but attractive with handsome honey-orange peripheral tone overlying lustrous fields, a pleasing very fine, the immensely sought after first year of issue, with NGC 'St Albans' Certification, graded AU58 (#6295553-041)Provenance'A Distinguished Collection', purchased en bloc via Spink, August 2018Jeffers, by private treaty, October 2011Subject to 20% VAT...

(g) The St. Albans Collection of English Gold Coins | NGC MS63 | George III (1760-1820), 'New Coinage', Sovereign, 1820, 'Large Date, Open 2', close colon, laureate head right, rev. St George and Dragon, edge milled, 7.99g, 6h (Marsh 4; MCE 466; Spink 3785C), lustrously choice with much frosted mint bloom, a sumptuous example, practically FDC, with NGC 'St Albans' Certification, conservatively graded MS63 (#6295553-042)Provenance'A Distinguished Collection', purchased en bloc via Spink, August 2018Baldwin, by private treaty, June 2012Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information...

(g) The St. Albans Collection of English Gold Coins | NGC MS63+ | George IV (1820-1830), Sovereign, 1821, Type 1, laureate head left, rev. St George and Dragon, edge milled, 8.00g, 7h (Marsh 5; MCE 471; Bentley 13; Stratos 119-120; Spink 3800), a few minor rim nicks to reverse and a scuff on chin, otherwise lustrous, a really bold extremely fine, and truly much as issued, with NGC 'St Albans' Certification, graded MS63+ (#6295553-043)Provenance'A Distinguished Collection', purchased en bloc via Spink, August 2018Spink, by private treaty, August 2011 - [SPK31062/65] - £1,250A private collection...

(g) The St. Albans Collection of English Gold Coins | NGC MS63* | GEM EYE APPEAL | George IV (1820-1830), Sovereign, 1821, Type 1, laureate head left, rev. St George and Dragon, edge milled, 8.01g, 7h (Marsh 5; MCE 471; Bentley 13; Stratos 119-120; Spink 3800), a scuff on neck and wisps of handling in otherwise brilliant obverse fields, the obverse evidently struck with a repurposed Proof die, the reverse lustrous, a pleasingly bold extremely fine, the reverse much as struck, with NGC 'St Albans' Certification, graded MS63 STAR (#6295553-044)Provenance'A Distinguished Collection', purchased en...

(g) The St. Albans Collection of English Gold Coins | NGC MS61 | George IV (1820-1830), Chantrey's Sovereign, 1825, Type 2, bare head left, rev. crowned garnished shield, edge milled, 8.01g, 7h (Marsh 10; MCE 476; Stratos 124; Spink 3801), light tone encroaching from peripheries, a peck on cheek bone, otherwise lustrous, the reverse struck with a polished (Proof ?) die, a pleasingly bold extremely fine, with NGC 'St Albans' Certification, very strictly graded MS61 (#6295553-045)Provenance'A Distinguished Collection', purchased en bloc via Spink, August 2018Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium...

(g) The St. Albans Collection of English Gold Coins | NGC AU Details | George IV (1820-1830), Chantrey's Sovereign, 1829, Type 2, bare head left, rev. crowned garnished shield, edge milled, 7.99g, 6h (Marsh 14; MCE 480; Spink 3801), some smoothing on neck and light sporadic bagmarks in otherwise bright and lustrous obverse fields, the reverse with a toning spot on garnish, otherwise extremely fine, with NGC 'St Albans' Certification, very harshly graded AU Details ~ Obverse Repaired (#6295553-046)Provenance'A Distinguished Collection', purchased en bloc via Spink, August 2018Subject to 20% VAT...

(g) The St. Albans Collection of English Gold Coins | NGC AU Details | William IV (1830-1837), Sovereign, 1832, second bare head right, rev. crowned shield in mantle, edge plain, edge milled, 7.99g, 5h (Marsh 17; MCE 490; Spink 3829B), polished with smoothing before chin to remove deeper scratches, the struck details otherwise a remarkably bold very fine, with NGC 'St Albans' Certification, fairly graded AU Details ~ Obverse Repaired (#6295553-048)Provenance'A Distinguished Collection', purchased en bloc via Spink, August 2018Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please v...

(g) The St. Albans Collection of English Gold Coins | NGC UNC Details | William IV (1830-1837), Sovereign, 1833, second bare head right, rev. crowned shield in mantle, edge milled, 7.98g, 6h (Marsh 18; MCE 491; Spink 3829B), scuffing and pecking to shield in second quarter, and a nick to rim in first, the reverse a touch untidy, otherwise with much residual lustre, struck details approaching extremely fine, with NGC 'St Albans' Certification, carelessly graded UNC Details ~ Cleaned (#6295553-049)Provenance'A Distinguished Collection', purchased en bloc via Spink, August 2018Spink, by private t...

(g) The St. Albans Collection of English Gold Coins | NGC UNC Details | Victoria (1837-1901), Sovereign, 1846, 'Arabic' 1, first young head left, WW in relief on truncation, rev. crowned shield in wreath, edge milled, 7.99g, 6h (Marsh 29; MCE 507; Spink 3852), softer strike on high points, and with light cabinet friction across otherwise lustrous surfaces, near extremely fine / the reverse displaying full mint bloom and much as struck, with NGC 'St Albans' Certification, preposterously graded UNC Details ~ Obverse Cleaned (#6295553-050)Provenance'A Distinguished Collection', purchased en bloc...

(g) The St. Albans Collection of English Gold Coins | NGC MS62 | Victoria (1837-1901), Sovereign, 1847, 'Arabic' 1, first young head left, WW in relief on truncation, rev. crowned shield in wreath, edge milled, 8.00g, 6h (Marsh 30; MCE 508; Spink 3852), the 1 of the date re-entered, with a softer strike on hair and light bagmarks in otherwise lustrous fields, a pleasing extremely fine and much as issued, with NGC 'St Albans' Certification, sensibly graded MS62 (#6295553-051)Provenance'A Distinguished Collection', purchased en bloc via Spink, August 2018Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. Fo...

(g) The St. Albans Collection of English Gold Coins | NGC AU58 | Victoria (1837-1901), Sovereign, 1856, second young head left, WW incuse on truncation, rev. crowned shield in wreath, edge milled, 7.98g, 7h (Marsh 39; MCE 517; Spink 3852D), the date integers re-entered with a die flaw below 1, lustrously choice with much mint brilliance, good extremely fine and much as issued, the fabric of handsome rose-gold appearance, with NGC 'St Albans' Certification, graded AU58 (#6295553-052)Provenance'A Distinguished Collection', purchased en bloc via Spink, August 2018Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Pre...

(g) The St. Albans Collection of English Gold Coins | NGC MS63 | Victoria (1837-1901), 'Jubilee' Sovereign, 1891, London, 'Short Tail' Variety, 'Jubilee' bust left, J.E.B. in relief on truncation, rev. St George and Dragon, horse with short tail, edge milled, 7.99g, 12h (Marsh 129; MCE 551; Spink 3866B), a softer striking from aged died, nevertheless frosty and fully lustrous, practically FDC, the variety extremely rare and this presumably amongst the finest known, with NGC 'St Albans' Certification, graded MS63 (#6295553-053)Provenance'A Distinguished Collection', purchased en bloc via Spink,...

The St. Albans Collection of English Gold Coins | NGC AU58 | Charles II (1660-1685), Two-Guineas, 1678 over 7, second laureate and draped bust right, rev. crowned shields cruciform, five strings to harp, emblem-adorned plain sceptres in angles, edge obliquely milled, 16.71g, 7h (MCE 40; EGC 216 [R2]; Baumhauer III, 1163 same dies; Spink 3335), two inconsequential pin scratches in reverse field, otherwise lustrous with a hint of orangey-tone, a pleasingly good very fine, seldom encountered in commerce, rare, especially in this honest higher grade and with an exalted 17th Century provenance, wit...

The St. Albans Collection of English Gold Coins | NGC AU Details | James II (1685-1688), Two-Guineas, 1688 over 7, laureate head left, rev. no stop after HIB, crowned shields cruciform, emblem-adorned sceptres in angles, eight strings to harp, edge obliquely milled, 16.72g, 6h (MCE 122; Schneider II, 454; EGC 318; King 121; Spink 3399), two unfortunate lamination flaws on cheek, and a second more significant flaw through French shield, softly struck on hair as usual for type, nevertheless residually brilliant in recesses, a bolder very fine, the overdate rare, with NGC 'St Albans' Certificatio...

The St. Albans Collection of English Gold Coins | NGC AU55 | William and Mary (1688-1694), Two-Guineas, 1693, conjoined laureate busts right, rev. crowned garnished shield, edge obliquely milled, 16.73g, 7h (MCE 145; Schneider II, 463; EGC 357; Spink 3424), even wear to highest points the result of light circulation and softening of the die, otherwise lustrous with flares of residual brilliance in recesses further accentuated by an overlying aurora of honey-red-brown tone, an attractive and pleasing very fine, a very seldom encountered coin in public commerce, with NGC 'St Albans' Certificatio...

The St. Albans Collection of English Gold Coins | NGC AU58 | William III (1694-1702), "Fine Work" Two-Guineas, 1701, laureate head right, soft stop after GRA, rev. crowned shields cruciform, six strings to harp, emblem-adorned ornamental sceptres in angles, edge obliquely milled, 16.68g, 6h (Schneider II, 482; MCE 173; EGC 402; Stratos 157; Spink 3457), slight rub to highest points and a trace of cabinet friction in otherwise lustrous and residually brilliant fields cloaked with light overlying ochre tone, almost extremely fine, a highly prized one-year type and apogee of the tenure of Sir Isa...

The St. Albans Collection of English Gold Coins | NGC AU58 | Anne (1702-1714), 'Post-Union', Two-Guineas, 1711, diademed and draped bust left, rev. crowned shield cruciform, nine strings to harp, emblem-adorned plain sceptres in angles, edge obliquely milled, 16.65g, 6h (MCE 206; EGC 455; Stratos 159; Spink 3569), bright and lustrous, a small surface mark in fourth quarter, otherwise a really pleasingly bold very fine, with NGC 'St Albans' Certification, helpfully graded AU58 (#6295553-025)Provenance'A Distinguished Collection', purchased en bloc via Spink, August 2018Spink, by private treaty,...

The St. Albans Collection of English Gold Coins | NGC AU55 | George I (1714-1727), Two-Guineas, 1717, laureate head right, rev. crowned shields cruciform, nine strings to harp, emblem-adorned sceptres in angles, edge obliquely milled, 16.74g, 5h (MCE 242; EGC 499; Spink 3627), residually lustrous with ochre-reddish tone overlying such in recesses, a pleasing very fine / a really good very fine, with fulsome eye appeal further augmenting the technical qualities, a very seldom encountered date in commerce, with NGC 'St Albans' Certification, graded AU55 (#6295553-030)Provenance'A Distinguished C...

The St. Albans Collection of English Gold Coins | NGC UNC Details | George I (1714-1727), Two-Guineas, 1726, laureate head right, rev. crowned shields cruciform, emblem-adorned sceptres in angles, seven strings to harp, edge obliquely milled, 16.77g, 5h (MCE 244; Schneider II, 543; EGC 501; Murdoch II, 8; Waterbird 18; Stratos 161; Spink 3627), tiny marks on chin, otherwise bright and cartwheel lustrous, flares of brilliance in legends, a pleasingly bold extremely fine, and immensely sought after in this exemplary technical grade, a handsome coin in any connoisseur's rigorous consideration, wi...

The St. Albans Collection of English Gold Coins | NGC AU58 | George II (1727-1760), Two-Guineas, 1740 over 39, intermediate laureate head left, rev. crowned garnished shield, chevron milled edge, 16.72g, 6h (MCE 294; Schneider II, 577, dies 8/8; EGC 575; Stratos 167; Spink 3668), rub to high points and lightly scattered nailmarks in otherwise lustrous fields, very fine, the reverse boldly so, with NGC 'St Albans' Certification, helpfully graded AU58 (#6295553-035)Provenance'A Distinguished Collection', purchased en bloc via Spink, August 2018Spink, by private treaty, 30 January 2013 - [SPK2972...