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Auction: 23151 - The St Helier Collection of English Gold Coins - Part II
Lot: 2005

NGC UNC | Charles II (1660-1685), Five-Guineas, 1673 VICESIMO QVINTO, first laureate head right, rev. crowned shields cruciform, emblem-adorned sceptres in angles, * * DECVS ET TVTAMEN ANNO REGNI VICESIMO QVINTO, 41.51g [640.60grns], 6h (MCE 8; Schneider II, -; EGC 176 [R3]; Holloway GH 10 [R3]; Montagu V, 440 "extremely fine, a rare date" = Murdoch II, 504; Prankerd 414; Whetmore -; Wertheimer 139 same dies; J C S Rashleigh III, -; Basmadjieff 60 same dies; George O. Walton 2405 same dies; Duveen 85; Princeton University 22; King 96; Spink 3328), lightly cleaned and haymarked, nevertheless attractively uniform and a laudable survivor, a really bold very fine / near extremely fine, rare thus and an unquestionable 'cabinet' piece, in NGC 'St. Helier' holder, graded UNC Details ~ Cleaned (Cert. #6767923-001)


Spink, by private treaty, 20 January 1966 - "slight spotting of the metal, otherwise extremely fine, rare" - £750.0.0

Davidson, by private treaty, to Spink, 1965

Glendining, 27 November 1963, lot 121 - "metal spotted, otherwise extremely fine, rare thus" - £500.0.0 [Davidson]

The King corpus lists 19 instances for this date. Since then, there have been an additional 20 offerings, four of which are the same coin, originating from an Hess Divo Sale.

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