Our focus continues to be on quality and rarity rather than geographical areas, meaning it's again a mix of coins from all over the world, although with particular strength in British, German and Scandinavian material. Big part of coins is filmed for quality assurance and your convenience in evaluating the coins, auction Youtube playlist can be viewed here.
The live online-only session will be held on June 4th, at 3 PM BST. We have kept the auction small with 305 lots, featured lots include (click on country to go to this category on Biddr)
Lot 63. GERMANY: BRANDENBURG-ANSBACH. Alexander, 1757-91). Taler 1779, Ansbach. Dav. 2018; Slg. Wilm. 1101. Konventionstaler. Revival of the Order of the Red Eagle. Uncirculated.
Lot 64. GERMANY: BREMEN. Free city. 1/2 Taler 1650, Bremen. 14.47 g. Jungk 523, Slg. Danziger 462. Very rare. Prachtexemplar, beautiful toning, much appealing. EF / vzgl.
Lot 91. GERMANY: POMERANIA - SWEDISH RULE. Carl X Gustav, 1654-60. Taler 1655, Stettin. Ahlstrom 36; Dav. 4577. Pleasant toning. Scarce issue. Extremely fine.
Lot 126. GERMANY: SAXONY. Albert, 1873-1902. 5 Mark 1900-E, Dresden. J.125. Light marks on otherwise mirror-like fields. Periferal toning adds to the eye-appeal. Very attractive and scarce in this uncirculated condition.
Lot 140. GREAT BRITAIN. Commonwealth (republic), 1649-60. Crown 1653, London. ESC-6; S-3214 .
Lot 144. GREAT BRITAIN. George I, 1714-27. Crown 1716, London. S.3639; ESC.110; Bull 1540. Good very fine.
Lot 151. GREAT BRITAIN: BANK OF ENGLAND ISSUE. George III, 1760-1820. Three Shillings 1811, London. S.3769. Near FDC.
Lot 172. GREAT BRITAIN. Victoria, 1837-1901. Gold Sovereign 1849, London. Roman I. S.3852. Roman I in date. The best we have seen, exceptionally rare in this condition. Minute edge knock by T in VICTORIA, otherwise practically mint state, lustruous and much appealing.
Lot 193. GREAT BRITAIN. Victoria, 1837-1901. Crown 1893, London. Choice uncirculated with dark toning. First date in the series.
Lot 207. GREAT BRITAIN. Elizabeth II, 1953-. Gold Proof Set 2017, London. 56.27 g. Mintage 750. 5 coin proof 'long' set, with gold five pound, two pound, sovereign, half sovereign and quarter sovereign. 200 year jubilee edition with the reworked original George and dragon as by Benedetto Pistrucci's first design in 1817, only 750 issued. In original set as issued by the mint, issue number 55.
Lot 220. NORWAY. Christian V, 1670-99. Speciedaler 1674, Kongsberg. KM# 109. Speciedaler from Christian V are rarely seen on the market in any condition. The coin on offer here boasts a high grade for the type, certainly one of the best coins of this date available. Remarkable detail throughout, a sharp portrait of a young Christian and a pleasant dark red-purple hue, darkening further around the devices. A couple scratches in the fields on obverse do not detract too much from the overall impression. A 'very good' very fine, reverse nearly extremely fine. Deserves a strong bid from a collector or investor of Northern European talers.
Lot 221. NORWAY. Oscar I, 1844-59. Speciedaler 1849, Kongsberg. 28.9 g. Mintage 114,000. KM# 317. Some friction marks on obverse but very pleasant with nice lustre, toned. Extremely fine, reverse better. This lot can be viewed in our YouTube channel, to see the video please copy the link below and paste into your browser.
Lot 239. SWEDEN. Karl X Gustav, 1655-60. Riksdaler No date (1654), Stockholm. 28.77 g. SM 14a; JH 219; NJL 28; Dav 4528. The king is famous for crossing the Great Belt in 1658 which brought Swedish control in the Baltic sea to its zenith. He died in 1660 after reigning only 6 years. Riksdaler were struck in 1654 and are undated. The coin on offer is problem-free with an even wear and very attractive toning. Nearly very fine, reverse better with some retained lustre. Very scarce, especially in this condition.
Lot 241. SWEDEN. Frederick I, 1720-51. Riksdaler 1747, Stockholm. Dav. 1728; KM# 423. Magnificent toning. Tiny scratch in obverse field. A remarkable specimen. Extremely fine. This lot can be viewed in our YouTube channel, to see the video please copy the link below and paste into your browser.