Spink's coin sale features mint proof sets from George IV to Victoria worth up to £55,000

A superb collection of British coins is set to lead the way at Spink's "Ancient, English & Foreign Coins, Commemorative Medals & Numismatic Books" auction on Thursday September 30th.

A proof set of coins dating back to 1839 and Queen Victoria is undoubtedly the lot to watch at next week's sale.

The practically mint state collection includes the famous gold five pound coin that features five scrolls on the front fillet and nine leaves on the rear.

This piece is accompanied by the sovereign and half sovereign coins as well as a silver crown, half crown, shilling, sixpence and groat.

Also included is a mint Maundy set, copper Penny half penny and farthing. The collection is reported as having very light hairlines on the five pound piece but is otherwise near perfect.

Presented in a black shagreen case, this lot carries a target price of £45,000 - 55,000 ($70,000 - 85,560).

A George IV 1826 proof set of coins could also prove popular with collectors and investors alike.

This set encompasses gold five pound, two pound, sovereign and half sovereign coins along with a silver crown, half crown, shilling and sixpence.

The lot also features a copper penny, half penny and farthing. Despite minor hairlines, this set is also in a near mint state and carries a pre-auction estimate of £30,000 - 35,000 ($46,670 - 54,440).

Just behind this is another proof set dating back to 1831 and the reign of William IV.

The array of coins features a gold two pound piece, a sovereign and half sovereign and a silver crown and half crown.

In addition to this there is an excellent shilling, sixpence and silver Maundy set as well as a copper penny, half penny and farthing.

Presented in a brilliant mint state, these coins are certainly worth investing in and carry a pre-auction estimated price of £23,000 - 26,000 ($35,780 - 40,440).

For those new collectors looking to invest in a complete set of coins, Spink's sale also offers a Victoria proof set dating to 1893 that could be the ideal starter to a valuable collection.

The lot features gold five pound, two pound, sovereign and half sovereign pieces along with silver crown, half crown, florin, shilling, sixpence and three pence coins.

Once again, they come presented in a brilliant mint state and carry a pre-sale price of £9,000 - 11,000 ($14,000 - 17,110), making them a potential entry level investment for new collectors and investors alike.


The auction commences at 10.00am on Thursday September 30, 2010 in London.



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