19-05-2015 – 01-01-1970
Very rare Russian Coins at St. James’ Auctions
St James’s Auction 33 will take place at the Cavendish Hotel, 81 Jermyn Street, London SW1 on Wednesday May 20th.
It features a broad selection of coins, medallions and banknotes to suit all tastes. As well as an interesting run of Celtic gold staters and an excellent group of Anglo-Saxon pennies, it will contain some rare and interesting hammered gold coins, including a possibly unique Henry IV quarter noble, an attractive angel of Henry VI restored and a rare Richard III angel.
Lot 83 – Henry VIII, third coinage, sovereign, Southwark, mm. Estimate: 26,000 GBP – 28,000 GBP.
There is also a choice Henry VIII sovereign, a good Edward VI sovereign and one of the rarest issues in the hammered gold series, the ship ryal of Mary.
Lot 112 – Charles I, triple unite, Oxford mint, mm. Estimate: 70,000 GBP – 80,000 GBP.
A sizeable offering of gold coins of Elizabeth I is followed by a group of James I unites and laurels, a very desirable Charles I Briot unite and a couple of triple unites.
Of note in the English milled section is an almost uncirculated William and Mary 5 guineas, high grade 1903 and 1904 halfcrowns, a very choice 1905 shilling and a couple of practically uncirculated 1934 crowns. A good selection of sovereigns is also included as usual.
Lot 601 – Russia, Catherine I, ‘Mourning’ rouble, 1725, bust l., rev. crowned double-headed eagle. Estimate: 20,000 GBP – 30,000 GBP.
The Foreign section includes some very rare and choice Russian coins, a number of German coins, a good group of Indian gold including a gold striking of a 1900 ¼ rupee, and a very large group of Iranian gold coins and medallions.
Lot 646 – USA, 5 dollars, 1808, capped bust of Liberty l., rev. eagle with shield on breast. Estimate: 12,500 GBP – 15,000 GBP.
There are also selections of Islamic coins and commemorative medals and the sale ends with a small but interesting selection of banknotes, some of which have not been on the market for nearly 50 years.
The whole catalogue can be viewed online on the website of St James’s Auctions.