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Drake Sterling coins

April 2018 Price List

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Latest Arrivals

1858 Sydney Mint Sovereign - The key date of the Sydney Mint series. PCGS AU58 $6,500 1923 Threepence - Catalogues $2,500 in UNC in Renniks. PCGS MS63 $1,500
2016 Round Silver Fifty Cent PCGS MS68 $75 1924 Sydney Sovereign - A scarcer date. PCGS MS63 $4,250
1921 Sydney Sovereign - In an old holder. A scarcer date. PCGS MS63 $3,750 1908 Melbourne Sovereign PCGS MS63 $695
Great Britain, 2007 Sovereign PCGS MS64 $550 1933 Florin - A fresh example of this key date. Catalogues $14,000 in Choice UNC and $22,000 in Gem UNC in the latest Renniks. RARE. PCGS MS64+ $11,500
Great Britain, 1902 Proof Half Sovereign - The average grade of a 1902 half sovereign is 61.9 with PCGS and 61.1 with NGC. Although it might not look it, PCGS PR63 is actually a pretty good grade for this typically-hairlined issue. PCGS PR63 $950 Canada, 1917 Ottawa Sovereign PCGS MS63 $675
1899 Melbourne Sovereign PCGS MS62 $595 India, 2017 Delhi Sovereign PCGS MS69 $650
India, 2016 Delhi Sovereign PCGS MS69 SOLD India, 2015 Delhi Sovereign PCGS MS69 SOLD
Great Britain, 1868 Sovereign PCGS MS62+ $1,450 Great Britain, 1866 Sovereign - Ex-Bentley Collection, September 2012, lot 506, and ex-the Douro hoard, sold through Spink London, November 1996, part of lot 1359. Not many sovereigns have a solid 136-year pedigree! PCGS MS62+ $1,750

Rarities

1852 Adelaide Pound Type II - An affordable example of this popular coin. PCGS MS61 SOLD 1858 Sydney Mint Half Sovereign Double R Error - A rare and popular error of which only ten coins exist (two of which are in museums). From an old English source. PCGS VG - Details $19,500
1900 Melbourne Proof Sovereign - There are few Australian rarities rarer than proof sovereigns. They were not struck every year, and in the years that they were struck, a mintage of three is considered high. These are the crème de la crème of Australian and British numismatics. This 1900-M proof sovereign, photographed above, is one of the more "common" proof issues, with an estimated mintage of three or four pieces. It is stunning and original, with very few marks in the design and only the lightest of die polish in the fields. Naturally, the strike is bold and the design exhibits a fully cameo. Ex-Spink (Australia) March 1988, ex-Nobles March 2000, and ex-Rare Coin Company November 2000. This coin has also been ascribed to the Murdoch and Baldwin collections, although these pedigrees are unverified. Very RARE this nice, and an opportunity to acquire a classic world rarity. PCGS PR65DCAM $85,000 1918 Perth Half Sovereign - A key date. Fewer than 200 pieces are estimated to be in existence. Scarce in general, and very scarce in this grade. PCGS MS63 SOLD
1934 Proof Halfpenny - An attractive example of this early Commonwealth proof. Fully struck and mostly red, with only the lightest remnants of a fingerprint on the reverse marring an otherwise pristine and original coin. NGC PR64RB $7,950 1942 Bombay Proof Halfpenny - As is known amongst collectors of British Indian coins, it was standard practice at the Bombay mint to strike, at the request of collectors, specially-prepared proof examples of coins that were no longer available in circulation. The mint’s commercial restriking services started in 1947 (although restrikes were also made available to influential people or institutions prior to that) and was limited to Indian coins initially. However, so popular was the service with worldwide collectors that it wasn’t long before Bombay began striking world coins for which they had the dies. Coins from Australia, British East Africa, Ceylon, and the Straits Settlements were all restruck, and continue to trade today as collector coins, many quite rare with high values. British Indian restrikes are particularly popular. Of the Australian restrikes, only the 1942 and 1943 penny and halfpenny were struck, but they were not struck for long: The Australian government of the day did not look favourably upon the unauthorised striking of what was then still legal tender, and promptly ensured that the striking of Australian coins was discontinued and the dies returned to Australia. Nevertheless, a very small number of coins was released to the collecting public before production ceased. These coins today are very scarce and turn up for sale once or twice a year, if that, and command high prices when put to the auction block: Indeed, they are treated and traded in the same way as original proofs, with the five-figure price tag to match. The coin on offer here, a 1942 Bombay halfpenny, is a pleasing example of the type. It is well-struck and has lost only some of its original brilliance. It is also free from excessive spotting or other impairments, although the colour is uneven. Underrated, in my view, and very scarce, with only a small number of examples available to collectors. PCGS PR63RB $9,500
Canada, 1916 Ottawa Sovereign - Mintage of only 6,111 pieces, but only a few hundred examples are known today. PCGS MS63 SOLD India, 1870 Young Bust Mohur Restrike - An attractive example of this rare Indian restrike. The restrike of this year, 1870, is available with both the mature bust and young bust of Queen Victoria. While both types are rare, the young bust is particularly so. The last example I could find on the market sold in 2013. PCGS PR62 $17,500

Sovereigns

1852 Adelaide Pound Type II - An affordable example of this popular coin. PCGS MS61 SOLD 1856 Sydney Mint Sovereign - Evenly-worn, but totally original. PCGS VG10 SOLD
1857 Sydney Mint Sovereign PCGS AU50 $1,950 1858 Sydney Mint Sovereign - The key date of the Sydney Mint series. PCGS AU58 $6,500
1859 Sydney Mint Sovereign PCGS AU53 $1,950 1859 Sydney Mint Sovereign PCGS AU50 $1,250
1859 Sydney Mint Sovereign PCGS XF45 ON HOLD 1860 Sydney Mint Sovereign PCGS AU50 $1,750
1863 Sydney Mint Sovereign - Dozens of coins come and go across my desk every month, but very few of them catch my eye the way this coin did. Lustrous, sharply-struck, and with a hint of cameo on the obverse, this 1863 Sydney Mint sovereign is the finest example of this date I’ve seen on the market in recent years. Take a look at the detailing in the Queen’s wreath, the sharpness in the crown on the reverse, the smoothness in the fields, the wholeness of the rims: This piece was surely put aside very early on in its life. From an old North Sydney collection, and the equal-finest graded by PCGS (4/18). VERY RARE this nice. PCGS MS63 $25,000 1863 Sydney Mint Sovereign - A somewhat scarcer date. PCGS AU50 SOLD
1864 Sydney Mint Sovereign - Scarce this nice. Equal-finest graded by PCGS (11/17). PCGS MS62 $6,500 1864 Sydney Mint Sovereign PCGS AU55 $950
1865 Sydney Mint Sovereign PCGS AU58 $1,500 1865 Sydney Mint Sovereign PCGS AU55 $1,250
1867 Sydney Mint Sovereign - Uncommon in this grade. PCGS MS62 $3,250 1867 Sydney Mint Sovereign PCGS AU58 $950
1870 Sydney Mint Sovereign - Fully lustrous. PCGS MS62 ON HOLD 1870 Sydney Mint Sovereign - Some light cabinet friction on the high points. Otherwise, a totally original coin that is well-priced at this level. (It is priced at essentially my cost.) PCGS MS62 $1,950
1871 Sydney Shield Reverse Sovereign - S-3855A, McD 188b, with incused William Wyon initials. This is the scarcer of the two types. PCGS MS62 $2,250 1871 Sydney Shield Reverse Sovereign - WW raised. PCGS MS62 $1,950
1871 St George Reverse Sovereign with large BP - S-3858, with large BP initials on reverse. A scarce date and the key to the series. PCGS AU55 SOLD 1871 Sydney Shield Reverse Sovereign - S-3855, with WW raised. From an old western Sydney collection. PCGS AU55 $650
1871 Sydney Shield Reverse Sovereign -  S-3855A, McD 188b, with incused William Wyon initials. PCGS AU55 $650 1872 Melbourne Shield Reverse Sovereign - Second-finest graded by PCGS (9/17). Scarce in this grade, and the first that I have had in Mint State since August 2016. PCGS MS63 $3,950
1872/1 Melbourne Shield Reverse Overdate Sovereign - The best example of this popular overdate that I've had in stock for some time. PCGS AU55 SOLD 1872/1 Melbourne Shield Reverse Overdate Sovereign - An attractive example of this popular issue. Residual lustre in devices. PCGS AU53 $2,500
1872 Sydney St George Reverse Sovereign - The key date of the St George Young Head series. PCGS AU55 $950 1872 Melbourne St George Reverse Sovereign - S-3857. One of the key dates in the St George Young Head sovereign series. PCGS XF45 SOLD
1872 Sydney St George Reverse Sovereign - S-3858A. A difficult coin in this grade. PCGS MS62 $3,250 1872 Sydney St George Reverse Sovereign PCGS AU58 $950
1872 Sydney Shield Reverse Sovereign - A scarcer early date. PCGS AU58 $950 1873 Melbourne St George Reverse Sovereign - The scarcer small "3" variety. This variety is currently not mentioned in the catalogues. PCGS AU55 $850
1873 Sydney Shield Reverse Sovereign - Ex-Quartermaster Collection, where it was described as "Choice UNC" and sold for $4,431. PCGS MS61 $2,250 1873 Sydney Shield Reverse Sovereign PCGS MS61 $1,950
1873 Sydney Shield Reverse Sovereign - A scarcer date. PCGS AU55 $950 1874 Melbourne St George Reverse Sovereign - S-3857. Early Young Head St George reverse sovereigns are scarce in PCGS MS62 or better. The 1874-M St George reverse is no exception. In fact, this is the first example that I have had in stock graded PCGS MS62 or better since October 2011, and one of the nicest I’ve seen on the broader market to boot. Of PCGS-certified coins, it is bettered by four examples, three in PCGS MS63 and another in MS64, and equalled by only three others (7/17). If you’re looking for a collectable example of an early Young Head St George reverse sovereign, but don’t want to outlay $10,000+ for an 1871-S or 1872-M in the same grade, this is your coin. PCGS MS62 $3,250
1875 Melbourne St George Reverse Sovereign - S-3857, with long tail on reverse. Catalogues $1,700 in UNC in Renniks. PCGS MS62 $1,250 1873 Sydney Shield Reverse Sovereign - Equal-finest graded by PCGS (12/17), and rare in this grade. PCGS MS62 $3,950
1875 Sydney Shield Reverse Sovereign - Equal-second finest graded by PCGS (2/18). Scarce. PCGS MS62 $3,250 1875 Sydney St George Reverse Sovereign - S-3858A. PCGS MS61 $1,250
1875 Sydney Shield Reverse Sovereign PCGS MS61 $950 1875 Sydney Shield Reverse Sovereign PCGS AU55 $650
1876 Melbourne St George Reverse Sovereign - S-3857, McD 153. Scarce this nice. PCGS MS64 $3,500 1876 Melbourne St George Reverse Sovereign - S-3857. PCGS MS61 $950
1876 Melbourne St George Reverse Sovereign - S-3857. PCGS AU55 ON HOLD 1877 Sydney Shield Reverse Sovereign - Equal-finest graded by PCGS (3/18). Rare in this grade. PCGS MS64 $5,250
1877 Sydney Shield Reverse Sovereign - A common date, but very scarce in PCGS MS63. PCGS MS63 $2,250 1879 Melbourne St George Reverse Sovereign - S-3857, with long tail. Equal-third finest graded by PCGS (6/17). PCGS MS63 $1,950
1879 Melbourne St George Reverse Sovereign - S-3857, with long tail on reverse. PCGS MS62 $1,250 1879 Sydney St George Reverse Sovereign - S-3858A. A key coin in the Young Head St George sovereign series. Catalogues $7,250 in UNC in Renniks. PCGS MS62 $4,950
1879 Sydney St George Reverse Sovereign - S-3858A. A key date that is scarce in this grade. Catalogues $3,000 in aUNC and $7,250 in UNC in Renniks. PCGS MS61 $2,750 1879 Sydney St George Reverse Sovereign PCGS AU53 $695
1880 Sydney St George Reverse Sovereign - S-3858C, with WW complete and with BP initials. Equal-second finest graded example of this variety by PCGS (3/18). Catalogues $3,500 in McDonald in UNC. PCGS MS62 $2,250 1880 Sydney Shield Reverse Sovereign - A scarcer date. PCGS AU55 SOLD
1881 Melbourne St George Reverse Sovereign - S-3857A, no BP and with short tail. Equal-second finest graded by PCGS (4/18). PCGS MS63 $1,950 1881 Sydney Shield Reverse Sovereign PCGS MS62 $2,950
1882 Melbourne St George Reverse Sovereign - S-3857B, WW buried, BP initials. A scarcer date. PCGS AU58 $750 1882 Melbourne Shield Reverse Sovereign PCGS AU55 $650
1882 Sydney St George Reverse Sovereign - S-3858E, with BP initials. Scarce in PCGS MS63. Equal-finest graded by PCGS (3/18). PCGS MS63 $2,250 1882 Sydney St George Reverse Sovereign - S-3858E, with a very weakly-struck BP. PCGS MS62 $750
1883 Melbourne St George Reverse Sovereign - S-3857B, with WW buried and with BP. PCGS MS63 $1,500 1883 Melbourne St George Reverse Sovereign - S-3857B, with WW buried and BP present. PCGS MS62 $950
1884 Melbourne Shield Reverse Sovereign PCGS MS62 $950 1884 Sydney Shield Reverse Sovereign PCGS AU58 $595
1885 Melbourne St George Reverse Sovereign - S-3857C, with BP and with complete WW. PCGS MS62 $1,450 1886 Sydney Shield Reverse Sovereign PCGS MS62 $950
1886 Melbourne Shield Reverse Sovereign - The key date of the shield sovereign series, and scarce in any grade. This example is only the third piece that I’ve had in stock since 2011. If you’re after an 1886-M sovereign, but don’t want to spend $30,000+ for an example in Mint State, then this is your coin. From a source based in Monaco. PCGS AU53 $10,500 1886 Melbourne St George Reverse Sovereign - S-3857C. Scarce in PCGS MS64. Equal-finest graded by PCGS (8/17). PCGS MS64 $2,950
1886 Melbourne St George Reverse Sovereign - S-3857C, McD 171. PCGS MS63 $1,950 1886 Sydney Shield Reverse Sovereign - A lot harder to source in this grade than you'd think. Scarce. PCGS MS63 $3,250
1887 Melbourne Jubilee Head Sovereign - S-3867B, with second obverse and angled "J" in "JEB". Equal-third finest graded by PCGS (4/18). PCGS MS63 $2,250 1887 Melbourne St George Reverse Sovereign - S-3857C. An attractive example with somewhat cameo fields. PCGS MS63 $1,950
1887 Melbourne Jubilee Head Sovereign - S-3867A, McD 175a, second obverse and angled J in JEB. PCGS MS62+ $1,250 1887 Sydney Jubilee Head Sovereign - S-3868A. Small, spread JEB, with last stop on arc of truncation. One of the nicest 1887-S Jubilee head sovereigns I’ve seen. Very scarce this nice, particularly in this state of preservation. Catalogues $11,000 in Choice UNC in the latest Renniks. PCGS MS64 $8,500
1887 Sydney St George Reverse Sovereign - S-3858E, McD 172. Scarce in this grade, and the equal-finest graded by PCGS (10/17). PCGS MS63 $2,250 1888 Melbourne Sovereign - S-3867B, McD 177b, second obverse. Equal-fourth finest graded by PCGS (4/18). Proof-like reverse. Scarce this nice. PCGS MS63 $2,500
1888 Melbourne Sovereign - S-3867A, 1st obverse and angled "J". A scarce variety. PCGS AU58 SOLD 1888 Melbourne Sovereign - S-3867B, with second obverse and angled "J" in "JEB". PCGS MS62 ON HOLD
1888 Sydney Sovereign - S-3868, first obverse with angled "J" in "JEB". Very scarce this nice. Equal-finest graded by PCGS (1/18). PCGS MS63 $3,250 1888 Sydney Sovereign -  S-3868B, with second obverse. Equal-fourth finest graded by PCGS (11/17). PCGS MS63 $1,950
1888 Sydney Sovereign - S-3868B, with second obverse and angled "J" in "JEB". PCGS MS62+ $1,250 1888 Sydney Sovereign - S-3868, first obverse with angled "J". A scarcer variety. Some lustre in devices. PCGS AU50 $650
1889 Melbourne Sovereign - S-3867B, with second obverse and angled "J" in "JEB". Equal-second finest graded by PCGS (4/18), and the first that I have had of this date in PCGS MS63 since 2007. PCGS MS63 $2,950 1889 Sydney Sovereign - Scarce this nice. S-3868B, McD 178a, second obverse, with D:G closer to crown. Second-finest graded by PCGS (11/17). PCGS MS63+ $2,250
1889 Sydney Sovereign - S-3868, 1st obverse with tip of crown overlapping denticles. A scarce variety in Mint State. PCGS MS62 $1,950 1889 Sydney Sovereign - S-3868B, McD 178a, second obverse, with D:G closer to crown. PCGS MS63 $1,250
1889 Sydney Sovereign - S-3868, 1st obverse with tip of crown overlapping denticles. A scarce variety. PCGS AU55 $750 1890 Sydney Sovereign - S-3868B, second obverse.  PCGS MS62 $750
1891 Melbourne Sovereign - S-3867B, McD 183, short tail. A very scarce variety. PCGS XF45 ON HOLD 1891 Sydney Sovereign - S-3868C. Equal-third finest graded by PCGS (11/17). Very scarce this nice, and the first that I have had in stock in this grade since June 2014. PCGS MS63 $2,250
1892 Melbourne Sovereign - S-3867C, McD 185. Very scarce this nice. Equal-fourth finest graded by PCGS (12/17). PCGS MS63 $1,950 1892 Melbourne Sovereign PCGS MS62 $750
1892 Sydney Sovereign - S-3868C. Not so common in this grade. PCGS MS63 ON HOLD 1893 Melbourne Veiled Head Sovereign - An underrated date. PCGS MS62 $1,450
1893 Sydney Jubilee Head Sovereign - S-3868C. PCGS MS62+ $1,500 1894 Melbourne Sovereign PCGS MS63 $1,250
1894 Sydney Sovereign PCGS MS63 $1,250 1894 Sydney Sovereign PCGS MS62 $650
1895 Sydney Sovereign - From an old Western Sydney collection. PCGS MS63 $1,250 1896 Melbourne Sovereign PCGS MS63 $995
1896 Sydney Sovereign - Equal-second finest graded by PCGS (11/17), and scarce in this grade. PCGS MS63 $2,250 1896 Sydney Sovereign PCGS MS62 $750
1897 Melbourne Sovereign - Uncommon in this grade. PCGS MS63 $950 1897 Sydney Sovereign - Equal-second finest graded by PCGS (11/17). PCGS MS63 $2,950
1897 Sydney Sovereign - Ex-Bentley Collection, London, September 2012, lot 713. PCGS MS62 $1,250 1898 Melbourne Sovereign - Proof-like reverse. PCGS MS63 $1,250
1898 Sydney Sovereign PCGS MS62 $1,250 1899 Melbourne Sovereign - Equal-second finest graded by PCGS (11/17). Scarce this nice. PCGS MS63+ $1,250
1899 Melbourne Sovereign PCGS MS63 $1,250 1899 Melbourne Sovereign PCGS MS62 $595
1899 Perth Sovereign PCGS MS61 $1,450 1899 Sydney Sovereign - Equal-second finest graded by PCGS (4/18). PCGS MS63 $1,500
1900 Melbourne Proof Sovereign - There are few Australian rarities rarer than proof sovereigns. They were not struck every year, and in the years that they were struck, a mintage of three is considered high. These are the crème de la crème of Australian and British numismatics. This 1900-M proof sovereign, photographed above, is one of the more "common" proof issues, with an estimated mintage of three or four pieces. It is stunning and original, with very few marks in the design and only the lightest of die polish in the fields. Naturally, the strike is bold and the design exhibits a fully cameo. Ex-Spink (Australia) March 1988, ex-Nobles March 2000, and ex-Rare Coin Company November 2000. This coin has also been ascribed to the Murdoch and Baldwin collections, although these pedigrees are unverified. Very RARE this nice, and an opportunity to acquire a classic world rarity. PCGS PR65DCAM $85,000 1900 Perth Sovereign PCGS MS63 SOLD
1900 Perth Sovereign PCGS MS62 $950 1901 Perth Sovereign - Scarce in this grade. PCGS MS63 $1,250
1901 Perth Sovereign PCGS MS62 $750 1901 Sydney Sovereign - Equal-fourth finest graded by PCGS (11/17). PCGS MS63 $950
1902 Melbourne Sovereign PCGS MS62 $595 1902 Melbourne Sovereign PCGS MS61 $495
1902 Perth Sovereign - The key date to the Perth Edward VII series. PCGS MS62 SOLD 1902 Perth Sovereign PCGS AU58 $525
1902 Sydney Sovereign PCGS MS62+ ON HOLD 1903 Perth Sovereign - A semi-key date. PCGS MS61 $495
1903 Sydney Sovereign PCGS MS63 $750 1904 Melbourne Sovereign - A semi-key date in high grade. Equal-third finest graded by PCGS (4/18), and scarce this nice. PCGS MS63 $1,250
1904 Perth Sovereign - I don’t usually list AU58 sovereigns from Edward VII’s reign, but it’s been so long since I’ve had a semi-decent 1904-P sovereign in stock. A key date. PCGS AU58 $525 1904 Sydney Sovereign PCGS MS63 $1,250
1905 Melbourne Sovereign PCGS MS62 $495 1905 Perth Sovereign - Equal-third finest graded by PCGS (7/17). PCGS MS63 $1,950
1905 Perth Sovereign - A scarcer date. PCGS MS62 ON HOLD 1905 Perth Sovereign PCGS MS61 $525
1905 Sydney Sovereign - Scarce this nice and the first that I've had in stock since February 2015. Equal-third finest graded by PCGS (4/18). PCGS MS63 $1,750 1905 Sydney Sovereign - A semi-key date. PCGS MS62 $650
1906 Melbourne Sovereign - A common date, but not so easy to get in PCGS MS63. PCGS MS63 $1,250 1906 Melbourne Sovereign PCGS MS62 $550
1906 Perth Sovereign PCGS MS62+ $1,450 1906 Sydney Sovereign PCGS MS63 $950
1906 Sydney Sovereign PCGS MS62 $525 1907 Melbourne Sovereign PCGS MS63+ $750
1907 Perth Sovereign - A fresh example. Equal-third finest graded by PCGS (4/17). PCGS MS63 $1,250 1907 Sydney Sovereign - Equal-second finest graded by PCGS (12/17) and very scarce this nice. PCGS MS64 $950
1907 Sydney Sovereign PCGS MS63 $575 1907 Sydney Sovereign PCGS MS62 $525
1908 Melbourne Sovereign PCGS MS63 $695 1908 Perth Sovereign PCGS MS63 $550
1908 Perth Sovereign PCGS MS62 $495 1908 Sydney Sovereign - It's been a long time since I had a 1908-S sovereign in stock. PCGS MS62+ $750
1909 Melbourne Sovereign - A gemmy coin. Equal-fourth finest graded by PCGS (5/17). PCGS MS63+ $1,250 1909 Melbourne Sovereign PCGS MS63 ON HOLD
1909 Melbourne Sovereign PCGS MS62 $495 1909 Sydney Sovereign - A scarcer date. PCGS MS63 $850
1909 Sydney Sovereign - A semi-key date. PCGS MS62 $575 1910 Perth Sovereign PCGS MS62 $1,500
1910 Sydney Sovereign - Equal-finest graded by PCGS (2/18). Scarce. PCGS MS64 $2,250 1910 Sydney Sovereign PCGS MS63 $595
1911 Melbourne Sovereign - Equal-second finest graded by PCGS (4/18). An underrated date. PCGS MS64 $2,950 1911 Melbourne Sovereign NGC MS63 $550
1911 Sydney Sovereign PCGS MS64 $575 1912 Perth Sovereign - A somewhat scarcer date. PCGS MS63 $850
1912 Perth Sovereign - Early George V Perth sovereigns tend to be scarce, although in PCGS MS61 they are still quite affordable. PCGS MS61 $495 1912 Sydney Sovereign PCGS MS64 $650
1913 Melbourne Sovereign PCGS MS64 $575 1913 Melbourne Sovereign PCGS MS63+ $550
1913 Melbourne Sovereign PCGS MS63 $525 1913 Perth Sovereign PCGS MS62 $525
1913 Sydney Sovereign - Equal-second finest graded by PCGS (8/17). PCGS MS65 ON HOLD 1914 Melbourne Sovereign PCGS MS63 $550
1914 Perth Sovereign PCGS MS63 $650 1914 Perth Sovereign PCGS MS62+ $550
1914 Sydney Sovereign - Equal-finest graded by PCGS (2/18). PCGS MS65+ $2,500 1914 Sydney Sovereign PCGS MS64+ $625
1914 Sydney Sovereign PCGS MS64 SOLD 1915 Melbourne Sovereign PCGS MS63 $595
1915 Perth Sovereign - A key date. PCGS MS63 $1,950 1915 Perth Sovereign PCGS MS62 $695
1915 Sydney Sovereign PCGS MS64 $575 1915 Sydney Sovereign PCGS MS64 SOLD
1916 Melbourne Sovereign - A semi-key date. PCGS MS63 SOLD 1916 Perth Sovereign PCGS MS62 $525
1916 Sydney Sovereign PCGS MS64 $695 1916 Sydney Sovereign - A semi-key date. PCGS MS63 ON HOLD
1917 Melbourne Sovereign - A somewhat scarcer date, particularly in this grade. PCGS MS64 $1,750 1917 Melbourne Sovereign PCGS MS62+ $575
1917 Perth Sovereign PCGS MS64 $950 1917 Perth Sovereign PCGS MS63 $550
1917 Sydney Sovereign PCGS MS64 ON HOLD 1918 Melbourne Sovereign - A somewhat scarcer date. PCGS MS62 SOLD
1918 Perth Sovereign - Equal-second finest graded by PCGS (12/17). PCGS MS64 $1,250 1918 Perth Sovereign PCGS MS63 SOLD
1918 Sydney Sovereign PCGS MS65 $950 1918 Sydney Sovereign PCGS MS63 SOLD
1918 Sydney Sovereign PCGS MS63 SOLD 1919 Melbourne Sovereign - Equal-finest graded by PCGS (4/18). The 1919M sovereign is a scarce date in any Mint State grade, but it is rare in PCGS MS64. PCGS MS64 $4,500
1919 Melbourne Sovereign - A scarce and underrated date. PCGS MS63 SOLD 1919 Melbourne Sovereign - A scarcer date. PCGS MS62+ $950
1919 Melbourne Sovereign PCGS MS62 $750 1919 Perth Sovereign PCGS MS63 $525
1919 Perth Sovereign PCGS MS62 $495 1919 Sydney Sovereign - An underrated date in high-grade. Equal-finest graded by PCGS, with only three other examples available in this grade (2/18). RARE in this grade. PCGS MS64 $5,250
1919 Sydney Sovereign - A scarcer date. PCGS MS63 ON HOLD 1919 Sydney Sovereign - A semi-key date. PCGS MS62 $575
1919 Sydney Sovereign - An underrated date. PCGS MS62 SOLD 1920 Melbourne Sovereign - A key date. Rare in this grade. PCGS MS63 SOLD
1920 Melbourne Sovereign - A rare date. PCGS MS62 $9,500 1920 Perth Sovereign PCGS MS62 $495
1921 Perth Sovereign - A semi-key date. PCGS MS63+ $1,250 1921 Perth Sovereign PCGS MS63 SOLD
1921 Perth Sovereign - A semi-key date. PCGS MS62 SOLD 1921 Sydney Sovereign - In an old holder. A scarcer date. PCGS MS63 $3,750
1921 Sydney Sovereign - A key date. PCGS MS63 SOLD 1921 Sydney Sovereign PCGS MS61 $2,950
1922 Perth Sovereign PCGS MS63 SOLD 1922 Perth Sovereign - Ex-Park House Collection. PCGS MS62 SOLD
1923 Melbourne Sovereign - Scarce this nice. PCGS MS64+ $1,450 1923 Melbourne Sovereign PCGS MS64 SOLD
1923 Melbourne Sovereign - From an old Adelaide collection. PCGS MS63 SOLD 1923 Perth Sovereign PCGS MS63 $750
1923 Perth Sovereign PCGS MS62 SOLD 1923 Sydney Sovereign - A key date that is rare in any grade. If you need a 1923 Sydney sovereign for your sovereign set, but don't want to spend $50,000+ on a Mint State example, this is your coin. PCGS AU55 $22,500
1924 Melbourne Sovereign - Equal-second finest graded by PCGS (12/17). PCGS MS64+ $1,500 1924 Melbourne Sovereign PCGS MS64 ON HOLD
1924 Perth Sovereign - A key date. PCGS MS61 $850 1924 Perth Sovereign - A semi-key date. PCGS AU58 $550
1924 Sydney Sovereign - A scarcer date. PCGS MS63 $4,250 1924 Sydney Sovereign - A key date. PCGS MS63 SOLD
1924 Sydney Sovereign - A key date. PCGS MS62 $3,250 1925 Melbourne Sovereign PCGS MS64 SOLD
1925 Melbourne Sovereign PCGS MS64 ON HOLD 1925 Melbourne Sovereign PCGS MS63 SOLD
1925 Melbourne Sovereign PCGS MS62 SOLD 1925 Perth Sovereign - A key date. PCGS MS62 $1,500
1925 Perth Sovereign PCGS AU58 $525 1925 Sydney Sovereign - A common date in uncommon grade. Equal-second finest graded by PCGS (2/18). PCGS MS65 $1,750
1925 Sydney Sovereign PCGS MS63 SOLD 1926 Melbourne Sovereign PCGS MS63 $850
1926 Perth Sovereign - A key date of the Perth series. PCGS MS62 $2,250 Riddle/Heathershaw, (1927) One Pound - R26. PMG VF30 $525
1927 Perth Sovereign PCGS MS63 $1,250 1928 Melbourne Sovereign - A key date that is seldom seen. PCGS MS63 ON HOLD
1928 Perth Sovereign PCGS MS63 $875 1928 Perth Sovereign - A semi-key date. PCGS MS62 $650
1929 Melbourne Sovereign - A key date. PCGS MS62 $5,500 1929 Melbourne Sovereign PCGS MS61 $4,500
1929 Melbourne Sovereign - A key date. PCGS AU58 $3,950 1929 Perth Sovereign PCGS MS63 $625
1929 Perth Sovereign PCGS MS62 $525 1930 Melbourne Sovereign - A low-mintage issue. PCGS MS63 SOLD
1930 Melbourne Sovereign - A scarce date with a low mintage. PCGS MS62+ $950 1930 Perth Sovereign PCGS MS63 $750
1930 Perth Sovereign PCGS MS62 SOLD 1931 Melbourne Sovereign - A scarce date. PCGS MS63 SOLD
1931 Melbourne Sovereign PCGS MS62 $1,750 1931 Perth Sovereign PCGS MS64 SOLD
2005 "Sydney Mint Sovereign" Twenty-five Dollars - Mintage of 2,909 pieces, according to the Greg McDonald catalogue. PCGS PR69DCAM $550 2005 "Sydney Mint Sovereign" Twenty-five Dollars PCGS MS69 $550
2005 "Sydney Mint Sovereign" Twenty-five Dollars - Not recorded in the McDonald catalogue. PCGS MS68 $525 2009 Perth "Sovereign" Twenty-five Dollars - Only 2,500 pieces minted. PCGS PR69DCAM $575
2009 Perth "Sovereign" Twenty-five Dollars PCGS PR68DCAM $550 2010 Perth "Sovereign" Twenty-five Dollars - Mintage of 2,500 pieces. PCGS PR70DCAM $695
2010 Perth "Sovereign" Twenty-five Dollars - Mintage of 2,500 pieces. PCGS PR69DCAM $650 2011 Perth "Sovereign" Twenty-five Dollars - Mintage 2,500 pieces. PCGS PR70DCAM $695
2012 Perth "Sovereign" Twenty-five Dollars PCGS PR69DCAM $695 2013 Perth "Sovereign" Twenty-five Dollars PCGS PR70DCAM $595
2013 Perth "Sovereign" Twenty-five Dollars PCGS PR69DCAM $550 2013 Perth "Sovereign" Twenty-five Dollars - Mintage of 2,500 pieces. PCGS PR67DCAM $525
2014 Perth "Sovereign" Twenty-five Dollars - A low-mintage issue. Mintage of 1,500 pieces. PCGS PR69DCAM $550 2014 Perth "Sovereign" Twenty-five Dollars PCGS PR70DCAM $625
2016 "Sovereign" Twenty-five Dollars - Mintage of only 1,500 pieces. PCGS PR69DCAM $625 Canada, 1910 Ottawa Sovereign - A rare issue in high grade. PCGS MS64 $10,000
Canada, 1910 Ottawa Sovereign - Scarce, with a mintage of a mere 28,012 pieces. I don't know why Canadian sovereigns aren't worth more. PCGS MS62 SOLD Canada, 1911 Ottawa Sovereign - Far better than the average 1911-C sovereign, the coin photographed above is only a whisper off MS65. The last 1911-C sovereign in MS65 sold for AU$2,981 through an online auction in December 2014, so the coin on offer here is good value by comparison. PCGS MS64+ $950
Canada, 1911 Ottawa Sovereign PCGS MS64 $695 Canada, 1911 Ottawa Sovereign PCGS MS63 $575
Canada, 1913 Ottawa Sovereign - A key date with an ultra-low mintage of only 3,715 pieces. RARE in this grade, and undervalued, in my view. PCGS MS63 SOLD Canada, 1913 Ottawa Sovereign - Mintage of only 3,715 pieces. Scarce this nice. PCGS MS62 SOLD
Canada, 1914 Ottawa Sovereign PCGS MS62 $1,450 Canada, 1916 Ottawa Sovereign - Mintage of only 6,111 pieces, but only a few hundred examples are known today. PCGS MS63 SOLD
Canada, 1917 Ottawa Sovereign PCGS MS63 $675 Canada, 1917 Ottawa Sovereign PCGS MS63 SOLD
Canada, 1918 Ottawa Sovereign PCGS MS63 $675 Canada, 1919 Ottawa Sovereign PCGS AU58 $525
Great Britain, 1820 Sovereign - Large date, open 2 variety. PCGS MS62 $5,250 Great Britain, 1820 Sovereign - Large date, open 2 variety. PCGS AU55 $2,750
Great Britain, 1821 Sovereign PCGS MS62 $3,500 Great Britain, 1824 Sovereign PCGS MS62 $5,250
Great Britain, 1836 Sovereign - Equal-finest graded by PCGS (8/17). Very scarce this nice. PCGS MS64 $14,500 Great Britain, 1838 Sovereign - An attractive example of Queen Victoria's first currency-issue sovereign. PCGS MS64 ON HOLD
Great Britain, 1850 Sovereign - Equal-fourth finest graded by PCGS (2/18). A lustrous and high-grade example. PCGS MS65+ $7,500 Great Britain, 1851 Sovereign - An attractive and original coin. PCGS MS63 $2,500
Great Britain, 1853 Sovereign - S-3852C, WW raised. PCGS MS63 $1,950 Great Britain, 1856 Sovereign PCGS MS62 $1,500
Great Britain, 1863 Sovereign - With Arabic "1". PCGS MS62 $1,450 Great Britain, 1866 Sovereign - Ex-Bentley Collection, September 2012, lot 506, and ex-the Douro hoard, sold through Spink London, November 1996, part of lot 1359. Not many sovereigns have a solid 136-year pedigree! PCGS MS62+ $1,750
Great Britain, 1868 Sovereign PCGS MS62+ $1,450 Great Britain, 1870 Sovereign - WW raised. PCGS MS62 $1,750
Great Britain, 1871 St George Reverse Sovereign - S-3856, with short tail and large BP. Equal-third finest graded by PCGS (12/17) and rare in this grade. Although it doesn’t appear to be widely known, the large BP variety of this date is extremely rare, with only five graded by PCGS in Mint State. Compare that to the 82 small BP examples graded. Nevertheless, the catalogue value for each type is the same! PCGS MS63 $3,500 Great Britain, 1872 St George Reverse Sovereign - S-3856A. I’ve seen a lot of Young head St George reverse sovereigns over the last seven years, but very few have graded as fine as the one photographed above. The last Young head St George reverse sovereign in PCGS MS65 to sell on the market sold for a record $11,500 through auction in November 2013. That coin was dated 1876-M, and, like the coin photographed above, was the single-finest of the date graded by PCGS (9/17). Does that mean all MS65 St George Young heads are worth $11,500? No, but it does set a benchmark. I’ve priced the coin on offer here at a somewhat lower level. The 1872 London is not as hard as the 1876-M, but in PCGS MS65, both coins have “condition rarity”. Equal-finest graded by PCGS, and superior, in my view, to the NGC MS66 example that sold in the US in January 2013 for almost US$6,500. VERY RARE this nice. PCGS MS65 $6,500
Great Britain, 1872 Sovereign - No die number. PCGS MS63 $1,250 Great Britain, 1872 St George Reverse Sovereign - S-3856A. PCGS MS63 $950
Great Britain, 1879 Sovereign - One of the keys to the Young head series. If you'd like an 1879 London sovereign but don't want to spend five figures, this is your coin. PCGS VF25 $2,250 Great Britain, 1884 Sovereign - S-3856B, with BP, short tail, and buried WW. Uncommon in this grade. PCGS MS62 $1,450
Great Britain, 1887 Proof Jubilee Head Sovereign - Full cameo. Mintage of 797 pieces. PCGS PR64DCAM $10,000 Great Britain, 1887 Proof Jubilee Head Sovereign - Mintage of 797 pieces. PCGS PR63CAM $6,500
Great Britain, 1887 Sovereign - S-3866, with angled "J" in "JEB" initials. PCGS MS63+ $1,250 Great Britain, 1887 Jubilee Head Sovereign - S-3866, with angled J. PCGS MS63 $950
Great Britain, 1890 Sovereign - S-3866B. PCGS MS63 $750 Great Britain, 1892 Sovereign - Equal-finest graded by PCGS (11/17), and scarce this nice. PCGS MS64 $2,950
Great Britain, 1893 Proof Sovereign - A premium example of this popular issue. Only 773 pieces were minted, but far fewer exist in a high state of preservation. The specimen here is graded PCGS PR65DC, and carries the much coveted Deep Cameo designation, which indicates premium reflectivity in the fields and on the design. Very scarce this nice. PCGS PR65DCAM $15,000 Great Britain, 1893 Proof Sovereign - Single-finest graded by PCGS with the Cameo designation (2/18). Ex-Terner collection. PCGS PR65+CAM $14,500
Great Britain, 1893 Proof Sovereign - An attractive example in an older PCGS holder. Scarce this nice. PCGS PR64 $8,950 Great Britain, 1896 Sovereign - Equal-finest graded by PCGS (12/17). Very scarce this nice. PCGS MS64 $4,500
Great Britain, 1899 Sovereign - Equal-finest graded by PCGS (9/17). PCGS MS63 $1,250 Great Britain, 1900 Sovereign - Equal-finest graded by PCGS out of three coins (10/17) and very scarce this nice. PCGS MS64 $4,500
Great Britain, 1902 Sovereign - Equal-second finest graded by PCGS (9/17). PCGS MS64 $2,500 Great Britain, 1902 Proof Sovereign PCGS PR62 $1,250
Great Britain, 1904 Sovereign PCGS MS62 $850 Great Britain, 1905 Sovereign - A slightly more difficult date. PCGS MS62 $950
Great Britain, 1906 Sovereign - Equal-finest graded by PCGS, with only one other piece graded this highly (1/18). PCGS MS64 $3,950 Great Britain, 1906 Sovereign - Ex-Park House Collection. PCGS MS62 $750
Great Britain, 1910 Sovereign - Equal-second finest graded by PCGS (12/17). Uncommon in this grade. PCGS MS64 $1,250 Great Britain, 1911 Sovereign PCGS MS64 $650
Great Britain, 1912 Sovereign PCGS MS63 $495 Great Britain, 1913 Sovereign PCGS MS64 $525
Great Britain, 1913 Sovereign PCGS MS63 $495 Great Britain, 1914 Sovereign - Equal-finest graded by PCGS (9/17). PCGS MS65 $1,250
Great Britain, 1916 Sovereign - Equal-finest graded by PCGS (4/18). PCGS MS65 $2,500 Great Britain, 1916 Sovereign - A semi-key date. PCGS MS64 $850
Great Britain, 1916 Sovereign - A semi-key date. PCGS MS63 $650 Great Britain, 1917 Sovereign - Equal-finest graded by PCGS of three coins (4/18). RARE this nice. PCGS MS64 SOLD
Great Britain, 1925 Sovereign PCGS MS66 $850 Great Britain, 1925 Sovereign PCGS MS64 $550
Great Britain, 1980 Sovereign PCGS MS64 $495 Great Britain, 1981 Sovereign - Equal-finest graded by PCGS (9/17). PCGS MS66 $650
Great Britain, 1981 Sovereign PCGS MS64 $495 Great Britain, 2003 Sovereign PCGS MS64 $495
Great Britain, 2005 Sovereign PCGS MS64 $495 Great Britain, 2006 Sovereign PCGS MS65 $495
Great Britain, 2007 Sovereign PCGS MS64 $550 Great Britain, 2009 Sovereign PCGS MS67 $495
Great Britain, 2010 Quarter Sovereign PCGS MS67 $175 Great Britain, 2012 Sovereign - Equal-finest graded by PCGS (10/17). PCGS MS68 SOLD
Great Britain, 2012 Sovereign PCGS MS65 $550 Great Britain, 2013 Sovereign - A small amount of the rim was squeezed up between the die and the collar during striking, resulting in a small milled lip around a part of the rim. An interesting minor error. PCGS MS65 $550
Great Britain, 2016 Sovereign PCGS MS66 $550 Great Britain, 2017 Sovereign 200 Shield Privy PCGS MS68 $695
Great Britain, 2017 Sovereign 200 Shield Privy PCGS MS67 $650 India, 1918 Fifteen Rupees - An attractive, Mint State example of this popular issue. PCGS MS62 $4,750
India, 1918 Bombay Sovereign PCGS MS63 ON HOLD India, 2013 Delhi Sovereign PCGS MS67 $650
India, 2013 Delhi Sovereign - A popular and scarce issue. PCGS MS66 $550 India, 2014 Delhi Sovereign PCGS MS68 ON HOLD
India, 2015 Delhi Sovereign PCGS MS69 SOLD India, 2015 Delhi Sovereign PCGS MS67 $550
India, 2016 Delhi Sovereign PCGS MS69 SOLD India, 2017 Delhi Sovereign PCGS MS69 $650
South Africa, 1923 Pretoria Proof Sovereign - Of the examples graded by PCGS that don't have the Cameo designation, this 1923-SA sovereign is the equal-finest (4/18). PCGS PR66 $10,000 South Africa, 1924 Pretoria Sovereign - A scarce date with a low mintage of 2,660 pieces. PCGS MS64 $19,500
South Africa, 1924 Pretoria Sovereign - There are only two key dates in the South African sovereign series, the 1923-SA currency issue and 1924-SA. The 1923-SA is a great rarity and in a league of its own, but the 1924-SA has a number of comparables that can be used to determine fair value. Without thinking too hard, the 1916-C sovereign comes to mind. Both coins have mintages under 10,000 pieces (2,660 and 6,111 for the 1924-SA and 1916-C, respectively), exist today in small numbers, and have similar grade profiles with PCGS (26 examples graded of each, with most of those in Mint State and only two or three in PCGS MS65 or MS66). Despite these similarities, the 1924-SA sovereign sells for a fraction of the price of its Canadian counterpart. Is this a pricing anomaly that can be taken advantage of, or does the broader market know something? More research is certainly required. In any case, the 1924-SA sovereign is a scarce issue, and one that I don’t often get on hand. PCGS MS62 $17,500 South Africa, 1925 Pretoria Sovereign - Equal-finest graded by PCGS out of 220 coins (8/17). PCGS MS66 $3,500
South Africa, 1925 Pretoria Sovereign - Equal-fourth finest graded by PCGS, which isn’t bad considering that PCGS has graded over 200 examples of this date (10/17). PCGS MS65 $1,250 South Africa, 1927 Pretoria Sovereign PCGS MS63 $495
South Africa, 1928 Pretoria Sovereign - PCGS has graded 409 1928-SA sovereigns, and of those, only four are finer than the example on offer here (10/17). A common date, but scarce in PCGS MS65. PCGS MS65 $1,250 South Africa, 1928 Pretoria Sovereign PCGS MS64 $575
South Africa, 1930 Pretoria Sovereign - Equal-finest graded by PCGS (8/17). PCGS MS65 $2,500 South Africa, 1930 Pretoria Sovereign PCGS MS64 $575
South Africa, 1930 Pretoria Sovereign PCGS MS62 $495 South Africa, 1931 Pretoria Sovereign - An above-average example. PCGS MS64 $750

Half Sovereigns

1856 Sydney Mint Half Sovereign PCGS VF25 ON HOLD 1858 Sydney Mint Half Sovereign Double R Error - A rare and popular error of which only ten coins exist (two of which are in museums). From an old English source. PCGS VG - Details $19,500
1860 Sydney Mint Half Sovereign - The key date to the series, and rare in this grade. This example is the first that I’ve seen in this grade on the market in about twelve months. PCGS AU55 SOLD 1866 Sydney Mint Half Sovereign PCGS F15 SOLD
1881 Sydney Half Sovereign - S-3862E, cross buried and beaded denticles. PCGS F12 $350 1882 Melbourne Half Sovereign PCGS XF45 $650
1882 Sydney Half Sovereign PCGS VF25 $650 1883 Sydney Half Sovereign - S-3862D, with toothed denticles. This is the scarcer variety of this somewhat common date. PCGS VF25 $550
1886 Melbourne Half Sovereign - An underrated date with a mintage of only 38,000 pieces. PCGS XF40 $1,250 1886 Sydney Half Sovereign - An original example, lightly touched on the high points, but otherwise, fully-rendered and well-struck. PCGS AU55 $2,250
1887 Sydney Jubilee Head Half Sovereign - S-3871, McD 032, spread JEB. Scarce in this grade. PCGS MS62 $2,500 1889 Sydney Half Sovereign - This is the thirteen-pearl variety, but the thirteenth pearl is hardly visible. PCGS XF45 $950
1891 Sydney Half Sovereign - S-3871D, without JEB initials. Residual lustre in devices. PCGS AU55 SOLD 1896 Melbourne Half Sovereign - A somewhat scarcer date. PCGS AU50 $550
1896 Melbourne Half Sovereign PCGS XF45 $395 1896 Melbourne Half Sovereign PCGS XF40 $325
1897 Sydney Half Sovereign - Scarce this nice, and the second-finest graded by PCGS (11/17). PCGS MS62+ $3,250 1897 Sydney Half Sovereign - From an old German source. Looks UNC. PCGS AU58 $1,250
1897 Sydney Half Sovereign PCGS AU55 $650 1897 Sydney Half Sovereign PCGS AU50 $450
1899 Melbourne Half Sovereign - Scarce this nice, and not often available in this grade. PCGS AU55 $1,950 1899 Melbourne Half Sovereign - A key date. PCGS XF40 $395
1900 Melbourne Half Sovereign - A whisper off UNC. PCGS AU58 $1,500 1900 Melbourne Half Sovereign - A scarcer date. PCGS XF45 $450
1900 Perth Half Sovereign - Ex-Reserve Bank of Australia, lot 858, November 2005. Very scarce in this grade. Catalogues $9,500 in UNC. PCGS MS62 $7,500 1900 Perth Half Sovereign PCGS AU53 $950
1900 Perth Half Sovereign PCGS XF40 $550 1900 Sydney Half Sovereign - Scarce in this grade. PCGS MS62 $3,500
1900 Sydney Half Sovereign PCGS XF45 $350 1903 Sydney Half Sovereign PCGS XF45 $350
1904 Perth Half Sovereign - A harder date in collectable grade. Ex-Reserve Bank of Australia hoard, lot 881, November 2005. PCGS AU55 $2,250 1906 Melbourne Half Sovereign - A key date of the series. Scarce, even in this grade. PCGS AU58 $1,950
1906 Sydney Half Sovereign - Scarce in this grade. PCGS MS62 $2,500 1906 Sydney Half Sovereign - Looks UNC. PCGS AU58 $495
1908 Melbourne Half Sovereign - Equal-finest graded by PCGS (10/17). PCGS MS63 $2,250 1908 Melbourne Half Sovereign - It’s been a long time since I’ve had a 1908-M half sovereign in stock. Looks UNC. PCGS AU58 $495
1908 Sydney Half Sovereign PCGS MS63 $1,250 1908 Sydney Half Sovereign PCGS MS62 $850
1908 Sydney Half Sovereign PCGS AU58 $495 1908 Sydney Half Sovereign PCGS AU55 $350
1909 Perth Half Sovereign - Scarce this nice, with residual lustre in the devices. PCGS AU58 $2,950 1909 Perth Half Sovereign PCGS AU55 $1,500
1910 Sydney Half Sovereign - The 1910-S half sovereign might be a common date, but try finding one in PCGS MS64. Equal-second finest graded by PCGS (10/17), and very scarce in this grade. PCGS MS64 $2,500 1910 Sydney Half Sovereign PCGS MS62 $750
1911 Perth Half Sovereign - Not common in this grade. PCGS MS63 $1,250 1911 Sydney Half Sovereign - A key date. PCGS MS63 $1,450
1912 Sydney Half Sovereign PCGS MS63 $495 1914 Sydney Half Sovereign PCGS MS64 $495
1915 Melbourne Half Sovereign PCGS MS64+ $650 1915 Melbourne Half Sovereign PCGS MS64 $425
1915 Melbourne Half Sovereign PCGS MS63 SOLD 1915 Sydney Half Sovereign PCGS MS65 $550
1915 Sydney Half Sovereign PCGS MS64 $375 1915 Sydney Half Sovereign PCGS MS63 $325
1916 Sydney Half Sovereign - Equal-second finest graded by PCGS (2/18), with only one finer in PCGS MS66+. PCGS MS66 $1,500 1916 Sydney Half Sovereign PCGS MS65 $950
1916 Sydney Half Sovereign PCGS MS64 SOLD Cerutty/Collins, (1918) Half Sovereign - A crisp and original example of this early paper half sovereign. Free from rips, tears, pin holes, or other unnatural faults. Scarce. PMG VF30 EPQ $5,250
1918 Perth Half Sovereign - Equal-second finest graded by PCGS (8/17). Scarce this nice. PCGS MS64 $15,000 1918 Perth Half Sovereign - A key date. Fewer than 200 pieces are estimated to be in existence. Scarce in general, and very scarce in this grade. PCGS MS63 SOLD
2016 "Half Sovereign" Fifteen Dollars PCGS PR69DCAM $350 Great Britain, 1820 Half Sovereign - An attractive and original example of this early half sovereign. PCGS MS62 $1,500
Great Britain, 1826 Proof Half Sovereign - With extra tuft of hair in front of the King's ear. Equal-third finest graded by PCGS (4/18). Very scarce this nice. PCGS PR65DCAM $14,500 Great Britain, 1887 Proof Jubilee Head Half Sovereign - Mintage of 797 pieces. PCGS PR63+DCAM $4,500
Great Britain, 1887 Proof Jubilee Head Half Sovereign - An affordable example of an uncommon issue. Mintage of 797 pieces. PCGS PR62CAM $2,500 Great Britain, 1887 Proof Jubilee Head Half Sovereign PCGS PR61CAM $2,250
Great Britain, 1887 Half Sovereign PCGS MS65 SOLD Great Britain, 1887 Half Sovereign PCGS MS64 $550
Great Britain, 1893 Proof Half Sovereign - Equal-fifth finest graded by PCGS (11/17). PCGS PR65DCAM $8,500 Great Britain, 1893 Veiled Head Half Sovereign - Equal-third finest graded by PCGS (7/17). PCGS MS65 $1,750
Great Britain, 1902 Proof Half Sovereign - The average grade of a 1902 half sovereign is 61.9 with PCGS and 61.1 with NGC. Although it might not look it, PCGS PR63 is actually a pretty good grade for this typically-hairlined issue. PCGS PR63 $950 Great Britain, 1904 Half Sovereign - Ex-Terner Collection, with BP. Equal-third finest graded by PCGS (10/17), and a scarce date. PCGS MS64 $650
Great Britain, 1906 Half Sovereign PCGS MS64 $450 Great Britain, 1907 Half Sovereign PCGS MS63 $350
Great Britain, 1908 Half Sovereign PCGS MS63 $325 Great Britain, 1910 Half Sovereign PCGS MS63 $325
Great Britain, 1911 Half Sovereign - Equal-third finest graded by PCGS (9/17). PCGS MS64+ $550 Great Britain, 1912 Half Sovereign PCGS MS64 $350
Great Britain, 1913 Half Sovereign - Although the 1913 half sovereign is not rare, this is the first that I have had in stock for some time. PCGS MS63 $295 India, 2014 Delhi Half Sovereign - 2014-I half sovereigns are the first half sovereigns to be minted in India. PCGS MS68 SOLD
South Africa, 1923 Pretoria Proof Half Sovereign PCGS PR65 $3,950 South Africa, 1923 Pretoria Proof Half Sovereign - Mintage of only 655 pieces. PCGS PR63 $2,950
South Africa, 1925 Pretoria Half Sovereign PCGS MS64 $450      

Gold £5 and £2

Great Britain, 1823 Two Pound - Very scarce in PCGS MS63, and a strong performer at auction: In August 2015, a similar example graded NGC MS63 sold for US$6,463 (the equivalent of AU$8,760) through auction. My coin here, at $7,950, is very competitively priced. Mintage just 16,119 pieces. PCGS MS63 $7,500 Great Britain, 1887 Five Pound PCGS MS64 $10,950
Great Britain, 1887 Proof Two Pound PCGS PR62DCAM $8,500 Great Britain, 1887 Five Pound PCGS MS63 $6,500
Great Britain, 1887 Proof Two Pound - Mintage 797 pieces. PCGS PR61CAM $5,950 Great Britain, 1887 Five Pound PCGS MS62 ON HOLD
Great Britain, 1887 Five Pound PCGS MS61 $3,950 Great Britain, 1887 Two Pound - An attractive example with satin smooth fields. PCGS MS64 $3,250
Great Britain, 1887 Two Pound PCGS MS63 $2,250 Great Britain, 1887 Two Pound with "B" of "Britt" closer to crown - Scarce variety, with the "B" of "Britt" closer to crown. PCGS XF45 $2,250
Great Britain, 1887 Two Pound PCGS MS62+ $1,950 Great Britain, 1887 Two Pound PCGS MS62 $1,750
Great Britain, 1887 Two Pound PCGS MS61 $1,500 Great Britain, 1893 Proof Two Pound - Equal-fourth finest graded by PCGS (6/17). PCGS PR65DCAM $29,500
Great Britain, 1893 Five Pound - Scarce in this grade, and the first 1893 five pound that I've had on hand for some time. PCGS MS63 $17,500 Great Britain, 1893 Two Pound - Very scarce this nice, and probably underrated. Mintage of only 52,000 pieces. PCGS MS64 $4,950
Great Britain, 1902 Proof Five Pound - The matte proofs of Edward VII are tough, even in lower grades. PCGS PR63 $12,500 Great Britain, 1902 Five Pound - Very scarce this nice, and rarer than the proofs, in my view. PCGS MS62+ $6,500
Great Britain, 1902 Five Pound - Mintage 35,000, but 27,000 were melted, leaving a net mintage of 8,000 pieces. Scarcer than the proof version, in my view. PCGS MS62 $5,950 Great Britain, 1902 Proof Five Pound - Die polish appears on coins as hairlines that may impair the appearance of the coin, and this results in a lower technical grade. This is the reason the 1902 gold proofs tend to grade on the lower side. This particular example here, sourced from Germany, is free from major die polishing lines. Unfortunately, it has been somewhat mishandled, resulting in a light sprinkling of bag marks over both ‘verses. Nevertheless, it is an attractive example of this popular issue that would look comfortable in a PR61 holder. Mintage 8,066 pieces. PCGS PR60 $5,500
Great Britain, 1902 Two Pound - Equal-third finest graded by PCGS (1/18). PCGS MS64 $4,500 Great Britain, 1902 Proof Two Pound PCGS PR62 $2,950
Great Britain, 1902 Two Pound PCGS MS63 $2,950 Great Britain, 1911 Proof Five Pound PCGS PR62 SOLD
Great Britain, 1937 Proof Five Pound PCGS PR63DCAM $12,500 Great Britain, 1937 Proof Two Pound PCGS PR65CAM $4,500
Great Britain, 1937 Proof Two Pound - From a Swedish source. PCGS PR64+CAM $3,950 Great Britain, 1981 Proof Five Pound PCGS PR67DCAM $2,750
Great Britain, 1986 Five Pound - Mintage 7,723 pieces. PCGS MS67 $2,750 Great Britain, 1989 Tudor Rose Proof Five Pound - A popular issue. PCGS PR69DCAM $4,500
Great Britain, 1990 Proof Five Pound Queen Mother's Birthday PCGS PR69DCAM $3,500 Great Britain, 2016 Proof James Butler Five Pound PCGS PR69DCAM ON HOLD

World Coins

Canada, 1910 Ottawa Sovereign - A rare issue in high grade. PCGS MS64 $10,000 Canada, 1910 Ottawa Sovereign - Scarce, with a mintage of a mere 28,012 pieces. I don't know why Canadian sovereigns aren't worth more. PCGS MS62 SOLD
Canada, 1911 Ottawa Sovereign - Far better than the average 1911-C sovereign, the coin photographed above is only a whisper off MS65. The last 1911-C sovereign in MS65 sold for AU$2,981 through an online auction in December 2014, so the coin on offer here is good value by comparison. PCGS MS64+ $950 Canada, 1911 Ottawa Sovereign PCGS MS64 $695
Canada, 1911 Ottawa Sovereign PCGS MS63 $575 Canada, 1913 Ottawa Sovereign - A key date with an ultra-low mintage of only 3,715 pieces. RARE in this grade, and undervalued, in my view. PCGS MS63 SOLD
Canada, 1913 Ottawa Sovereign - Mintage of only 3,715 pieces. Scarce this nice. PCGS MS62 SOLD Canada, 1914 Ten Dollars PCGS MS63+ $1,450
Canada, 1916 Ottawa Sovereign - Mintage of only 6,111 pieces, but only a few hundred examples are known today. PCGS MS63 SOLD Canada, 1917 Ottawa Sovereign PCGS MS63 $675
Canada, 1917 Ottawa Sovereign PCGS MS63 SOLD Canada, 1918 Ottawa Sovereign PCGS MS63 $675
Canada, 1919 Ottawa Sovereign PCGS AU58 $525 Fiji, 1934 Florin - Scarce this nice. PCGS MS64 $650
Fiji, 1935 Florin - Mintage only 50,000 pieces. Scarce. PCGS MS62 $395 Fiji, 1937 Florin - Like many Fijian Commonwealth coins, the 1937 florin has an extremely low mintage; indeed, the Royal Mint only minted 30,000 pieces that year. Very scarce this nice, with very few examples currently certified by PCGS. PCGS MS63 $525
Fiji, 1942 San Francisco Florin PCGS MS63 $195 Fiji, 1964 Threepence - Equal third-finest graded by PCGS (10/17). PCGS MS64+ $50
Fiji, 1965 Penny Off-centre Hole Punch mint error - An attractive example of this impressive error. PCGS MS64 $250 Fiji, 1991 Twenty-five Dollars War Fan Counterstamp - Scarce issue with a low worldwide mintage of 512 pieces. PCGS MS66 $525
Great Britain, 1820 Sovereign - Large date, open 2 variety. PCGS MS62 $5,250 Great Britain, 1820 Sovereign - Large date, open 2 variety. PCGS AU55 $2,750
Great Britain, 1820 Half Sovereign - An attractive and original example of this early half sovereign. PCGS MS62 $1,500 Great Britain, 1821 Sovereign PCGS MS62 $3,500
Great Britain, 1823 Two Pound - Very scarce in PCGS MS63, and a strong performer at auction: In August 2015, a similar example graded NGC MS63 sold for US$6,463 (the equivalent of AU$8,760) through auction. My coin here, at $7,950, is very competitively priced. Mintage just 16,119 pieces. PCGS MS63 $7,500 Great Britain, 1824 Sovereign PCGS MS62 $5,250
Great Britain, 1826 Proof Half Sovereign - With extra tuft of hair in front of the King's ear. Equal-third finest graded by PCGS (4/18). Very scarce this nice. PCGS PR65DCAM $14,500 Great Britain, 1836 Sovereign - Equal-finest graded by PCGS (8/17). Very scarce this nice. PCGS MS64 $14,500
Great Britain, 1838 Sovereign - An attractive example of Queen Victoria's first currency-issue sovereign. PCGS MS64 ON HOLD Great Britain, 1847 Gothic Crown - "UNDECIMO" on edge. An attractive and glossy example of this iconic coin. PCGS PR63 SOLD
Great Britain, 1849 Gothic Florin - An outstanding example of this, the world’s most beautiful coin. Attractively toned, sharply struck, and a keeper for the long-term, in my view. Very scarce this nice, and the equal-second finest graded example of this date with PCGS (10/17). PCGS MS66 SOLD Great Britain, 1850 Sovereign - Equal-fourth finest graded by PCGS (2/18). A lustrous and high-grade example. PCGS MS65+ $7,500
Great Britain, 1851 Sovereign - An attractive and original coin. PCGS MS63 $2,500 Great Britain, 1853 Sovereign - S-3852C, WW raised. PCGS MS63 $1,950
Great Britain, 1856 Sovereign PCGS MS62 $1,500 Great Britain, 1863 Sovereign - With Arabic "1". PCGS MS62 $1,450
Great Britain, 1866 Sovereign - Ex-Bentley Collection, September 2012, lot 506, and ex-the Douro hoard, sold through Spink London, November 1996, part of lot 1359. Not many sovereigns have a solid 136-year pedigree! PCGS MS62+ $1,750 Great Britain, 1868 Sovereign PCGS MS62+ $1,450
Great Britain, 1870 Sovereign - WW raised. PCGS MS62 $1,750 Great Britain, 1871 St George Reverse Sovereign - S-3856, with short tail and large BP. Equal-third finest graded by PCGS (12/17) and rare in this grade. Although it doesn’t appear to be widely known, the large BP variety of this date is extremely rare, with only five graded by PCGS in Mint State. Compare that to the 82 small BP examples graded. Nevertheless, the catalogue value for each type is the same! PCGS MS63 $3,500
Great Britain, 1872 St George Reverse Sovereign - S-3856A. I’ve seen a lot of Young head St George reverse sovereigns over the last seven years, but very few have graded as fine as the one photographed above. The last Young head St George reverse sovereign in PCGS MS65 to sell on the market sold for a record $11,500 through auction in November 2013. That coin was dated 1876-M, and, like the coin photographed above, was the single-finest of the date graded by PCGS (9/17). Does that mean all MS65 St George Young heads are worth $11,500? No, but it does set a benchmark. I’ve priced the coin on offer here at a somewhat lower level. The 1872 London is not as hard as the 1876-M, but in PCGS MS65, both coins have “condition rarity”. Equal-finest graded by PCGS, and superior, in my view, to the NGC MS66 example that sold in the US in January 2013 for almost US$6,500. VERY RARE this nice. PCGS MS65 $6,500 Great Britain, 1872 St George Reverse Sovereign - S-3856A. PCGS MS63 $950
Great Britain, 1879 Sovereign - One of the keys to the Young head series. If you'd like an 1879 London sovereign but don't want to spend five figures, this is your coin. PCGS VF25 $2,250 Great Britain, 1884 Sovereign - S-3856B, with BP, short tail, and buried WW. Uncommon in this grade. PCGS MS62 $1,450
Great Britain, 1887 Five Pound PCGS MS64 $10,950 Great Britain, 1887 Proof Jubilee Head Sovereign - Full cameo. Mintage of 797 pieces. PCGS PR64DCAM $10,000
Great Britain, 1887 Proof Two Pound PCGS PR62DCAM $8,500 Great Britain, 1887 Five Pound PCGS MS63 $6,500
Great Britain, 1887 Proof Jubilee Head Sovereign - Mintage of 797 pieces. PCGS PR63CAM $6,500 Great Britain, 1887 Proof Two Pound - Mintage 797 pieces. PCGS PR61CAM $5,950
Great Britain, 1887 Proof Jubilee Head Half Sovereign - Mintage of 797 pieces. PCGS PR63+DCAM $4,500 Great Britain, 1887 Five Pound PCGS MS62 ON HOLD
Great Britain, 1887 Five Pound PCGS MS61 $3,950 Great Britain, 1887 Two Pound - An attractive example with satin smooth fields. PCGS MS64 $3,250
Great Britain, 1887 Proof Jubilee Head Half Sovereign - An affordable example of an uncommon issue. Mintage of 797 pieces. PCGS PR62CAM $2,500 Great Britain, 1887 Two Pound PCGS MS63 $2,250
Great Britain, 1887 Proof Jubilee Head Half Sovereign PCGS PR61CAM $2,250 Great Britain, 1887 Two Pound with "B" of "Britt" closer to crown - Scarce variety, with the "B" of "Britt" closer to crown. PCGS XF45 $2,250
Great Britain, 1887 Two Pound PCGS MS62+ $1,950 Great Britain, 1887 Two Pound PCGS MS62 $1,750
Great Britain, 1887 Two Pound PCGS MS61 $1,500 Great Britain, 1887 Sovereign - S-3866, with angled "J" in "JEB" initials. PCGS MS63+ $1,250
Great Britain, 1887 Jubilee Head Sovereign - S-3866, with angled J. PCGS MS63 $950 Great Britain, 1887 Crown PCGS MS64 ON HOLD
Great Britain, 1887 Half Sovereign PCGS MS65 SOLD Great Britain, 1887 Jubilee Head Threepence - Fantastically toned. PCGS MS66+ $550
Great Britain, 1887 Half Sovereign PCGS MS64 $550 Great Britain, 1887 Jubilee Head Shilling - Beautifully toned. PCGS MS65 $325
Great Britain, 1890 Sovereign - S-3866B. PCGS MS63 $750 Great Britain, 1893 Proof Two Pound - Equal-fourth finest graded by PCGS (6/17). PCGS PR65DCAM $29,500
Great Britain, 1893 Five Pound - Scarce in this grade, and the first 1893 five pound that I've had on hand for some time. PCGS MS63 $17,500 Great Britain, 1893 Proof Sovereign - A premium example of this popular issue. Only 773 pieces were minted, but far fewer exist in a high state of preservation. The specimen here is graded PCGS PR65DC, and carries the much coveted Deep Cameo designation, which indicates premium reflectivity in the fields and on the design. Very scarce this nice. PCGS PR65DCAM $15,000
Great Britain, 1893 Proof Sovereign - Single-finest graded by PCGS with the Cameo designation (2/18). Ex-Terner collection. PCGS PR65+CAM $14,500 Great Britain, 1893 Proof Sovereign - An attractive example in an older PCGS holder. Scarce this nice. PCGS PR64 $8,950
Great Britain, 1893 Proof Half Sovereign - Equal-fifth finest graded by PCGS (11/17). PCGS PR65DCAM $8,500 Great Britain, 1893 Two Pound - Very scarce this nice, and probably underrated. Mintage of only 52,000 pieces. PCGS MS64 $4,950
Great Britain, 1893 Veiled Head Half Sovereign - Equal-third finest graded by PCGS (7/17). PCGS MS65 $1,750 Great Britain, 1893 Crown - With LVI edge. PCGS MS64 SOLD
Great Britain, 1893 Veiled Head Sixpence NGC MS66 $325 Great Britain, 1893 Veiled Head Threepence NGC MS64 SOLD
Great Britain, 1896 Sovereign - Equal-finest graded by PCGS (12/17). Very scarce this nice. PCGS MS64 $4,500 Great Britain, 1899 Sovereign - Equal-finest graded by PCGS (9/17). PCGS MS63 $1,250
Great Britain, 1900 Sovereign - Equal-finest graded by PCGS out of three coins (10/17) and very scarce this nice. PCGS MS64 $4,500 Great Britain, 1902 Proof Five Pound - The matte proofs of Edward VII are tough, even in lower grades. PCGS PR63 $12,500
Great Britain, 1902 Five Pound - Mintage 35,000, but 27,000 were melted, leaving a net mintage of 8,000 pieces. Scarcer than the proof version, in my view. PCGS MS62 $5,950 Great Britain, 1902 Proof Five Pound - Die polish appears on coins as hairlines that may impair the appearance of the coin, and this results in a lower technical grade. This is the reason the 1902 gold proofs tend to grade on the lower side. This particular example here, sourced from Germany, is free from major die polishing lines. Unfortunately, it has been somewhat mishandled, resulting in a light sprinkling of bag marks over both ‘verses. Nevertheless, it is an attractive example of this popular issue that would look comfortable in a PR61 holder. Mintage 8,066 pieces. PCGS PR60 $5,500
Great Britain, 1902 Two Pound - Equal-third finest graded by PCGS (1/18). PCGS MS64 $4,500 Great Britain, 1902 Proof Two Pound PCGS PR62 $2,950
Great Britain, 1902 Two Pound PCGS MS63 $2,950 Great Britain, 1902 Sovereign - Equal-second finest graded by PCGS (9/17). PCGS MS64 $2,500
Great Britain, 1902 Proof Sovereign PCGS PR62 $1,250 Great Britain, 1902 Proof Half Sovereign - The average grade of a 1902 half sovereign is 61.9 with PCGS and 61.1 with NGC. Although it might not look it, PCGS PR63 is actually a pretty good grade for this typically-hairlined issue. PCGS PR63 $950
Great Britain, 1904 Sovereign PCGS MS62 $850 Great Britain, 1904 Half Sovereign - Ex-Terner Collection, with BP. Equal-third finest graded by PCGS (10/17), and a scarce date. PCGS MS64 $650
Great Britain, 1905 Sovereign - A slightly more difficult date. PCGS MS62 $950 Great Britain, 1906 Sovereign - Equal-finest graded by PCGS, with only one other piece graded this highly (1/18). PCGS MS64 $3,950
Great Britain, 1906 Sovereign - Ex-Park House Collection. PCGS MS62 $750 Great Britain, 1906 Half Sovereign PCGS MS64 $450
Great Britain, 1907 Half Sovereign PCGS MS63 $350 Great Britain, 1908 Half Sovereign PCGS MS63 $325
Great Britain, 1910 Sovereign - Equal-second finest graded by PCGS (12/17). Uncommon in this grade. PCGS MS64 $1,250 Great Britain, 1910 Half Sovereign PCGS MS63 $325
Great Britain, 1911 Sovereign PCGS MS64 $650 Great Britain, 1911 Half Sovereign - Equal-third finest graded by PCGS (9/17). PCGS MS64+ $550
Great Britain, 1912 Sovereign PCGS MS63 $495 Great Britain, 1912 Half Sovereign PCGS MS64 $350
Great Britain, 1913 Sovereign PCGS MS64 $525 Great Britain, 1913 Sovereign PCGS MS63 $495
Great Britain, 1913 Half Sovereign - Although the 1913 half sovereign is not rare, this is the first that I have had in stock for some time. PCGS MS63 $295 Great Britain, 1914 Sovereign - Equal-finest graded by PCGS (9/17). PCGS MS65 $1,250
Great Britain, 1916 Sovereign - Equal-finest graded by PCGS (4/18). PCGS MS65 $2,500 Great Britain, 1916 Sovereign - A semi-key date. PCGS MS64 $850
Great Britain, 1916 Sovereign - A semi-key date. PCGS MS63 $650 Great Britain, 1917 Sovereign - Equal-finest graded by PCGS of three coins (4/18). RARE this nice. PCGS MS64 SOLD
Great Britain, 1925 Sovereign PCGS MS66 $850 Great Britain, 1925 Sovereign PCGS MS64 $550
Great Britain, 1937 Proof Five Pound PCGS PR63DCAM $12,500 Great Britain, 1937 Proof Two Pound PCGS PR65CAM $4,500
Great Britain, 1937 Proof Two Pound - From a Swedish source. PCGS PR64+CAM $3,950 Great Britain, 1949 VIP Proof Penny - A very rare proof VIP issue from the United Kingdom. These desirable proofs were issued for collectors and dignitaries in very small numbers. Compared to our pre-1955 proofs, which were minted in similar numbers but can sell for five times the price, British VIP proofs look cheap. PCGS PR64RB $3,250
Great Britain, 1980 Sovereign PCGS MS64 $495 Great Britain, 1981 Proof Five Pound PCGS PR67DCAM $2,750
Great Britain, 1981 Sovereign - Equal-finest graded by PCGS (9/17). PCGS MS66 $650 Great Britain, 1981 Sovereign PCGS MS64 $495
Great Britain, 1986 Five Pound - Mintage 7,723 pieces. PCGS MS67 $2,750 Great Britain, 1989 Tudor Rose Proof Five Pound - A popular issue. PCGS PR69DCAM $4,500
Great Britain, 1990 Proof Five Pound Queen Mother's Birthday PCGS PR69DCAM $3,500 Great Britain, 2003 Sovereign PCGS MS64 $495
Great Britain, 2005 Sovereign PCGS MS64 $495 Great Britain, 2006 Sovereign PCGS MS65 $495
Great Britain, 2007 Sovereign PCGS MS64 $550 Great Britain, Undated 20 Pence Mule (2008) - An attractive Mint State example of this popular British error coin. Minted by accident by the Royal Mint, Llantrisant, Wales, when the undated obverse die of the old twenty pence design was muled with the undated reverse die of the new (and current) twenty pence design. A great companion piece to the Australian 2000 $1/10C mule. PCGS MS62 SOLD
Great Britain, 2009 Sovereign PCGS MS67 $495 Great Britain, 2010 Quarter Sovereign PCGS MS67 $175
Great Britain, 2012 Sovereign - Equal-finest graded by PCGS (10/17). PCGS MS68 SOLD Great Britain, 2012 Sovereign PCGS MS65 $550
Great Britain, 2013 Sovereign - A small amount of the rim was squeezed up between the die and the collar during striking, resulting in a small milled lip around a part of the rim. An interesting minor error. PCGS MS65 $550 Great Britain, 2013 Twenty Pounds - Legal tender in the United Kingdom. An attractive rendition of Benedetto Pistrucci’s design. PCGS MS68 $75
Great Britain, 2016 Proof James Butler Five Pound PCGS PR69DCAM ON HOLD Great Britain, 2016 Sovereign PCGS MS66 $550
Great Britain, 2017 Sovereign 200 Shield Privy PCGS MS68 $695 Great Britain, 2017 Sovereign 200 Shield Privy PCGS MS67 $650
India, Madras Presidency, Pagoda (1740 - 1807) - KM-304. A great proclamation coin. PCGS AU55 SOLD India, Bengal Presidency, AH1202//19 Mohur - KM-112, with vertical milling. Equal-finest graded by PCGS (9/17), and an attractive example of this popular proclamation coin. Scarce in this grade. PCGS MS64 $5,500
India, Bengal Presidency, AH1202//19 (1830) Proof Mohur - KM-114. An attractive example of this rare issue, and one of the few to turn up on the market in recent years. Very scarce in this grade. PCGS PR64CAM $19,500 India, Bengal Presidency, AH1202//19 Mohur - An attractive example of one of colonial New South Wales' original proclamation coins. PCGS MS63 $2,500
India, Bengal Presidency, AH1202//19 Mohur - KM-103.1, oblique milling. Fully lustrous and original. PCGS MS62 SOLD India, Bengal Presidency, AH1202//19 Mohur PCGS MS62 SOLD
India, 1841 Bombay or Calcutta Mohur, continuous legend - An attractive and problem-free example. PCGS AU58 $6,950 India, 1841 Bombay or Calcutta Mohur, continuous legend - The continuous legend is the scarcer of the two 1841 mohur design types. PCGS AU58 SOLD
India, 1841 Calcutta Mohur, divided legend - KM-462.1, normal 4 and large date. PCGS AU55 SOLD India, 1862 Mohur - "V" on reverse. Equal-finest example of this variety graded by PCGS (4/18). PCGS MS63 $7,500
India, 1862 Mohur - "V" on bust and one flower in the bottom panel of the jabot. Very scarce in PCGS MS63. PCGS MS63 $6,950 India, 1862 Mohur - "V" on bust and two flowers in bottom panel of jabot. Scarce this nice. PCGS MS62 SOLD
India, 1870 Young Bust Mohur Restrike - An attractive example of this rare Indian restrike. The restrike of this year, 1870, is available with both the mature bust and young bust of Queen Victoria. While both types are rare, the young bust is particularly so. The last example I could find on the market sold in 2013. PCGS PR62 $17,500 India, 1870 Young Bust Ten Rupee Restrike - KM-477, with CM in trucation of neck. Single-finest graded by PCGS (10/17). PCGS PR64 $17,500
India, 1881 Mohur - A scarce coin in any grade, but particularly so in Mint State. With a mintage of only 23,000 pieces, it is also very underrated. Equal-finest graded by PCGS of only two coins (9/17). PCGS MS62 $8,500 India, 1882 Calcutta Mohur - Mintage 12,000 pieces, which is one of the lowest for the series. Equal-third finest graded by PCGS (11/17). PCGS MS62 $9,500
India, 1918 Fifteen Rupees - An attractive, Mint State example of this popular issue. PCGS MS62 $4,750 India, 1918 Bombay Sovereign PCGS MS63 ON HOLD
India, 2013 Delhi Sovereign PCGS MS67 $650 India, 2013 Delhi Sovereign - A popular and scarce issue. PCGS MS66 $550
India, 2014 Delhi Sovereign PCGS MS68 ON HOLD India, 2014 Delhi Half Sovereign - 2014-I half sovereigns are the first half sovereigns to be minted in India. PCGS MS68 SOLD
India, 2015 Delhi Sovereign PCGS MS69 SOLD India, 2015 Delhi Sovereign PCGS MS67 $550
India, 2016 Delhi Sovereign PCGS MS69 SOLD India, 2017 Delhi Sovereign PCGS MS69 $650
New Zealand, 1935 Waitangi Crown - A fully lustrous example of this popular New Zealand issue. Mintage of 468 pieces. PCGS PR65 $9,500 Saudi Arabia, 1947 One Pound - I’ve never stocked a Saudi Arabian coin before, so my interest was piqued when I was offered this famous Saudi Arabian gold coin. Issued in 1947 by the Philadelphia mint in the United States, it was used by the largest and most valuable company in the world, Saudi Aramco (previously known as the Arabian American Oil Company), to make payments to the Saudi government. They were struck to exactly the same purity and weight as the British sovereign, although it was the American eagle that adorned it rather than St George and the dragon. Many of the coins appear to have been circulated (accounting for the large quantity of circulated examples on the market), but a majority were later melted and converted into bars, according to sovereign dealer Andrew Crellin. The example on offer here is an attractive piece in decent mint state grade, and one of the nicer examples I’ve seen on the market. Popular with collectors and not exactly common, it is an interesting example of token coinage from another time. PCGS MS62 $3,950
South Africa, 1892 Single-shaft Pond - A collectable example of this rare type. PCGS AU53 $11,500 South Africa, 1893 Pond - Mintage of 62,000 pieces only. PCGS XF45 $650
South Africa, 1893 Pond - A scarce issue with only 62,000 pieces originally minted. PCGS VF20 $550 South Africa, 1894 Pond PCGS VF30 $595
South Africa, 1894 Half Pond - Mintage of only 39,000 piece. Scarce in any grade. PCGS XF45 $595 South Africa, 1895 Half Pond PCGS XF45 $450
South Africa, 1895 Half Pond PCGS XF40 $425 South Africa, 1896 Pond - Mintage of 235,000 pieces. PCGS AU55 $1,950
South Africa, 1896 Pond PCGS XF40 $625 South Africa, 1897 Pond - A scarce date that sells well at auction. PCGS AU58 $2,950
South Africa, 1897 Half Pond - Mintage of 75,000 pieces. PCGS XF45 $495 South Africa, 1898 Pond - Equal-third finest graded by PCGS (10/17), and scarce this nice. PCGS MS64 $3,950
South Africa, 1898 Pond - Practically UNC. Looks better than PCGS AU58. PCGS AU58 $950 South Africa, 1898 Pond PCGS AU55 $550
South Africa, 1898 Pond PCGS AU50 $525 South Africa, 1898 Pond - Ponds are the same weight and purity as a gold sovereign. PCGS VF35 $495
South Africa, Kaal Pond without Rim, circa 1900 - In an NGC holder, but not assigned a numerical grade, which is NGC's standard treatment of South African pond blanks. An interesting piece of South African history. $2,750 South Africa, Kaal Pond with Rim, circa 1900 - In an NGC holder, but not assigned a numerical grade, which is NGC's standard treatment of South African pond blanks. This is the rimmed version, with scraper marks on both sides, and some discolouration on one side. Scarce. $2,750
South Africa, 1923 Pretoria Proof Sovereign - Of the examples graded by PCGS that don't have the Cameo designation, this 1923-SA sovereign is the equal-finest (4/18). PCGS PR66 $10,000 South Africa, 1923 Pretoria Proof Half Sovereign PCGS PR65 $3,950
South Africa, 1923 Pretoria Proof Half Sovereign - Mintage of only 655 pieces. PCGS PR63 $2,950 South Africa, 1924 Pretoria Sovereign - A scarce date with a low mintage of 2,660 pieces. PCGS MS64 $19,500
South Africa, 1924 Pretoria Sovereign - There are only two key dates in the South African sovereign series, the 1923-SA currency issue and 1924-SA. The 1923-SA is a great rarity and in a league of its own, but the 1924-SA has a number of comparables that can be used to determine fair value. Without thinking too hard, the 1916-C sovereign comes to mind. Both coins have mintages under 10,000 pieces (2,660 and 6,111 for the 1924-SA and 1916-C, respectively), exist today in small numbers, and have similar grade profiles with PCGS (26 examples graded of each, with most of those in Mint State and only two or three in PCGS MS65 or MS66). Despite these similarities, the 1924-SA sovereign sells for a fraction of the price of its Canadian counterpart. Is this a pricing anomaly that can be taken advantage of, or does the broader market know something? More research is certainly required. In any case, the 1924-SA sovereign is a scarce issue, and one that I don’t often get on hand. PCGS MS62 $17,500 South Africa, 1925 Pretoria Sovereign - Equal-finest graded by PCGS out of 220 coins (8/17). PCGS MS66 $3,500
South Africa, 1925 Pretoria Sovereign - Equal-fourth finest graded by PCGS, which isn’t bad considering that PCGS has graded over 200 examples of this date (10/17). PCGS MS65 $1,250 South Africa, 1925 Pretoria Half Sovereign PCGS MS64 $450
South Africa, 1927 Pretoria Sovereign PCGS MS63 $495 South Africa, 1928 Pretoria Sovereign - PCGS has graded 409 1928-SA sovereigns, and of those, only four are finer than the example on offer here (10/17). A common date, but scarce in PCGS MS65. PCGS MS65 $1,250
South Africa, 1928 Pretoria Sovereign PCGS MS64 $575 South Africa, 1930 Pretoria Sovereign - Equal-finest graded by PCGS (8/17). PCGS MS65 $2,500
South Africa, 1930 Pretoria Sovereign PCGS MS64 $575 South Africa, 1930 Pretoria Sovereign PCGS MS62 $495
South Africa, 1931 Pretoria Sovereign - An above-average example. PCGS MS64 $750 United States of America, 1831 Fifty Cent - An attractive example of early American coinage. Subdued lustre, great eye appeal, and minimally toned.  PCGS MS63 SOLD
United States of America, 1899 Five Dollars or Half Eagle PCGS MS64 $1,250 United States of America, 1900 Twenty Dollars or Double Eagle PCGS MS64 $2,450
United States of America, 1904 Double Eagle or Twenty Dollar PCGS MS61 $1,950 United States of America, 1904 San Francisco Double Eagle or Twenty Dollar - Scarce this nice, with only twenty-one coins graded finer out of a total 21,993 examples graded (4/18). PCGS MS65 $4,500
United States of America, 1908 Liberty Five Dollars or Half Eagle - CAC approved. PCGS MS64+ $1,750 United States of America, 1912 Five Cent or Nickel PCGS MS64 $195
United States of America, 1915 San Francisco Double Eagle or Twenty Dollar PCGS MS64 $2,250 United States of America, 1916 Denver Twenty-five Cent or Quarter - Attractively toned. PCGS MS63 $395
United States of America, 1922 Peace Dollar - Fully lustrous and fresh. PCGS MS64+ $150 United States of America, 1923 Double Eagle or Twenty Dollar PCGS MS64 $2,250
United States of America, 1925 Double Eagle or Twenty Dollar PCGS MS63 $1,950 United States of America, 1927 Double Eagle or Twenty Dollar PCGS MS64 $2,250
United States of America, 1928 Double Eagle or Twenty Dollar PCGS MS62 $1,950      

Commonwealth Coins

1910 Florin - An eye-catching coin with original, iridescent toning. PCGS MS64 $3,250 1910 Florin - A beautifully-toned and original example of our first national coinage. PCGS MS63 $2,500
1910 Florin PCGS MS62 $1,250 1910 Threepence - From an old north-western Sydney collection. PCGS MS66 $525
1910 Shilling PCGS MS63 $495 1910 Sixpence PCGS MS64 $350
1910 Threepence - Very attractively toned. Looks better than MS65. PCGS MS65 $295 1910 Threepence - An attractive and original example. PCGS MS64 $225
1911 Florin - Catalogues $6,500 in UNC in the latest Renniks. PCGS MS62 $3,950 1911 Shilling - An attractive coin in collectable grade. Catalogues $1,850 in UNC and $3,350 in Choice UNC in Renniks. PCGS MS63 $1,950
1911 Threepence - A totally original example. Looks better than PCGS MS65. PCGS MS65 $1,450 1912 Threepence PCGS MS63 $650
1912 Florin PCGS VF30 $250 1913 Penny PCGS MS63RB $950
1914 Threepence - The 1914 threepence is a scarce and underrated date. Not often available in high grade. PCGS MS63 $1,950 1914 London Florin - Catalogues $1,350 in aUNC in the latest Renniks. PCGS AU58 $1,250
1914 Shilling - A completely original type coin and very good value at this price. The example from the Borg Collection, which was also graded PCGS MS63, sold for $2,097 including buyer's premium. Catalogues $1,350 in UNC. PCGS MS63 $850 1914 Shilling - Could pass off as UNC. A great coin for your PCGS "Everyman" set. PCGS AU55 $295
1914 Birmingham Florin - A key date. PCGS VG10 $125 1915 Threepence - The key date to the threepence series. Very scarce this nice. PCGS MS63 $2,250
1915 Birmingham Shilling - Could pass as UNC if it were uncertified. PCGS AU58 $1,950 1915 Birmingham Florin PCGS VG08 $95
1916 Melbourne Shilling PCGS MS64 $525 1916 Melbourne Florin - Catalogues $1,100 in aUNC in the latest Renniks. PCGS AU58 $350
1917 Calcutta Penny PCGS MS64RB $695 1917 Calcutta Penny - An attractive coin with great eye appeal. PCGS MS64+BN $525
1917 Melbourne Threepence - If you are a collector of mint errors, the example on offer here is the "three-legged emu" type that is widely collected by mint error collectors. PCGS MS65 $1,250 1917 Melbourne Threepence - Fully lustrous and attractive. PCGS MS64 $525
1918 Calcutta Penny - Proof-like and with great eye appeal. Scarce this nice. PCGS MS64RB $7,500 1918 Melbourne Sixpence - One of the key dates to the sixpence series, and very scarce in this high grade. PCGS MS65 $6,250
1918 Melbourne Shilling - An attractive example of this early date. From an old north-west Sydney collection. PCGS MS64 $850 1918 Melbourne Threepence - Beautifully toned and totally original. PCGS MS64 $495
1918 Melbourne Threepence - Fully lustrous and attractive. PCGS MS64 $395 1919 Plain Penny PCGS MS64RB $950
1919 Dot below scroll Penny - From an old Queanbeyan collection. PCGS MS64RB $850 1919 Halfpenny PCGS MS64RD $595
1919 Melbourne Sixpence - Scarce this nice. PCGS MS64 $1,950 1919 Melbourne Threepence - Catalogues $625 in UNC in Renniks. PCGS MS62 $295
1920 Double dot Penny - The last 1920 double dot penny I have on record sold in auction for $4,715 in June 2015, also graded PCGS AU55. As far as I can see, no other examples in PCGS AU55 have come to market since then. A scarce variety. PCGS AU55 $3,250 1920 Double dot Penny - A scarce variety. PCGS XF40 $650
1920 Plain Penny - A scarce variety, even in circulated condition. PCGS XF40 $295 1920 Dot below Penny with English obverse - From an old north-western Sydney source. PCGS VF25 $295
1920 Dot below Penny with English obverse - A scarce variety. PCGS F12 $150 1920 Melbourne Threepence - Scarce this nice and seldom available in decent grade. Equal-third finest graded by PCGS (5/17). Catalogues $3,000 in Choice UNC. PCGS MS64 $1,950
1921 Halfpenny - An attractive coin for the grade. PCGS MS64RB $325 1921 Penny - The last example I could find on record sold for $350 in an NGC MS63BN holder in January 2017. PCGS MS63BN $295
1921 Melbourne Threepence - I’ve had a fair few 1921M threepences in stock over the years, but only two have graded MS65 with PCGS. If you’re looking for a nice example of this not uncommon date, but don’t want to pay top dollar for an MS66, this is your coin. PCGS MS65 $750 1922 Threepence - Equal-third finest graded by PCGS (7/17). Scarce this nice. PCGS MS65 $1,500
1922 Threepence PCGS MS63 $350 1923 Threepence - Catalogues $2,500 in UNC in Renniks. PCGS MS63 $1,500
1923 Halfpenny - The key date of the series. PCGS VF25 $1,450 1923 Halfpenny - A problem-free, ridgy-didge example of this ever-popular date. PCGS F12 SOLD
1923 Halfpenny - An affordable example of this popular date. PCGS VG10 $750 1924 Threepence - Equal-third finest graded by PCGS (12/17). This is the first 1924 threepence that I've had in stock since 2011. PCGS MS64 $3,500
1924 Penny with Indian obverse - A scarce variety. PCGS VF20 $75 1924 Penny with Indian obverse PCGS VG10 $45
1925/23 Shilling PCGS MS64 $650 1925 Sixpence - Attractively toned. PCGS MS62 $525
1926 Florin - Well-priced with a high catalogue value. Catalogues $6,250 in Choice UNC. PCGS MS63 $2,250 1926 Penny - A scarcer date with a high value, even in MS64BN. PCGS MS64BN $1,950
1926 Shilling - An attractive and fully lustrous example. Catalogues $850 in UNC and $1,500 in Choice UNC. PCGS MS63 $695 1926 Sixpence - Cameo fields. PCGS MS63 $450
1926 Sixpence - Without serif on "2" variety. Weakly struck. Catalogues $375 in UNC in the latest Renniks. PCGS MS62 $225 1926 Sixpence - With serif on "2". A scarce variety. PCGS AU50 $225
1927 Threepence - Equal-finest graded by PCGS (10/17) and scarce this nice. PCGS MS66 $2,950 1927 Penny - An attractive coin with great colour. PCGS MS64RB $750
1927 Penny PCGS MS64RB $650 1927 Canberra Florin - An attractively-toned example of our very first commemorative coin. PCGS MS65 $395
1927 Canberra Florin - Attractively toned. PCGS MS64 $150 1928 Shilling - Scarcer date. Catalogues $2,600 in UNC and $5,250 in Choice UNC. PCGS MS63 $2,500
1928 Penny - Scarce this nice, and one of the better 1928 pennies currently graded by PCGS. Well-priced at this level: The Borg Collection coin, which sold in June 2012, was one point lower and sold for over twice the price, at $2,913. PCGS MS63RB $1,250 1928 Sixpence - A wholly original coin with even, oatmeal-yellow hue. Catalogues $775 in Choice UNC. PCGS MS64+ $550
1928 Threepence - Flatly struck on the reverse, but otherwise a great type coin. Scarce. PCGS MS64 $450 1931 Dropped 1 Penny with Indian obverse - A difficult variety that is rarer than the 1930 penny. PCGS VF25 $3,500
1931 Shilling - Catalogues $1,100 in Choice UNC in Renniks. PCGS MS64 $650 1931 Florin - Fully brilliant with great eye appeal. The 1931 florin is not rare in this grade, but if you’re a quality-conscious collector looking for a George V florin with nice eye appeal, this is your coin. In January 2014, a similar example also graded PCGS MS64 sold for $948.75 through public auction. The coin photographed above is well-priced by comparison. PCGS MS64 $450
1931 Aligned 1 Penny with Indian obverse - A scarce variety. PCGS XF45 $395 1931 Aligned 1 Penny with Indian obverse - A scarce variety. PCGS XF40 $225
1931 Aligned 1 Penny with Indian obverse PCGS VF35 $150 1933 Florin - A fresh example of this key date. Catalogues $14,000 in Choice UNC and $22,000 in Gem UNC in the latest Renniks. RARE. PCGS MS64+ $11,500
1933/2 Overdate Penny - An attractive example of this popular overdate. From an old Swedish source. PCGS AU58 $750 1933 Florin PCGS F15 $95
1934-35 Melbourne Centenary Florin - Practically full wreath to rider. PCGS MS65 $1,250 1934 Sixpence - Catalogues $2,000 in Choice UNC in the latest Renniks. PCGS MS64 $950
1934 Threepence - This is a great coin for a high-grade type set or threepence collection. Scarce in PCGS MS65. PCGS MS65 $525 1934/3 Overdate Threepence - From an old German source. PCGS AU55 $495
1934-35 Melbourne Centenary Florin PCGS MS64 $650 1934-35 Melbourne Centenary Florin - Looks UNC at first glance. PCGS AU58 $395
1935 Florin - Proof-like and overflowing with eye appeal. Better than your average MS65. PCGS MS65 $3,950 1935 Shilling PCGS MS65 $950
1935 Shilling - Catalogues $950 in Choice UNC in Renniks. Scarce this nice. PCGS MS64 $550 1936 Threepence - Equal-third finest graded by PCGS (7/17). PCGS MS66 $750
1936 Sixpence PCGS MS65 $595 1936 Threepence - A great type coin. PCGS MS64 $125
1937 Crown PCGS MS64 $750 1937 Crown - Beautifully toned, and scarce this nice. Catalogues $850 in Gem UNC. PCGS MS64 $650
1937 Crown PCGS MS63 $195 1937 Crown - Beautifully toned. PCGS MS62 $150
1938 Crown PCGS MS62 $750 1938 Crown - Probably the cheapest 1938 Crown in PCGS MS62 around. Catalogues $450 in aUNC and $1,000 in UNC in Renniks. PCGS MS62 ON HOLD
1938 Florin PCGS MS64 $325 1938 Sixpence PCGS MS65 $295
1938 Sixpence - Somewhat weakly struck on the reverse. PCGS MS65 $250 1938 Penny PCGS MS64RB $195
1938 Shilling PCGS MS64 $150 1938 Threepence PCGS MS64 $95
1938 Halfpenny - A great type coin with good colour and lots of eye appeal. Only three graded finer by PCGS (10/17). PCGS MS64RB $95 1939 Sixpence - One of the harder dates of the George VI sixpence run and very scarce this nice. I haven't had a 1939 sixpence in PCGS MS64 in stock since November 2011. PCGS MS64 $850
1939 Threepence PCGS MS65 $595 1939 Penny PCGS MS64RB $295
1939 Commonwealth reverse Halfpenny PCGS MS64RB $250 1939 Threepence PCGS MS64 $225
1940 Sixpence - Ex-Borg auction, where it sold for $2,563. Equal-finest graded by PCGS (5/17). Scarce this nice. PCGS MS65 $1,500 1940 Sixpence - A key date and very scarce this nice. PCGS MS64 $650
1940 Halfpenny - Ex-Benchmark Collection. Looks better than PCGS MS64RB. PCGS MS64RB $450 1941 Sixpence - Ex-Benchmark Collection, where it sold for $596. PCGS MS64 $450
1941 Sixpence PCGS MS64 $395 1941 Threepence - There are a couple of dates across the George VI threepence series that don’t come up too often in MS64. One of them is the 1941 threepence.  Although the coin is supposedly common, according to the Greg McDonald catalogue, I have had only a few in stock in the last two years. It is certainly rarer than the 1947 threepence, which rates as rarer in the catalogue. This date is a sleeper, in my view. PCGS MS64 $350
1941 Shilling PCGS MS64 $195 1941 Florin - A scarcer date. PCGS MS63 SOLD
1941 Perth KG Penny - The coin photographed above has far better eye appeal than you’d expect for a coin graded PCGS MS63BN. Scarce and attractive. PCGS MS63BN $325 1941 Halfpenny PCGS MS64RB $195
1941 Perth KG Penny - From an old Melbourne source. PCGS MS62BN $175 1941 Perth Penny PCGS MS63BN $125
1942 Melbourne Sixpence - The last public sale of this coin was in a May 2017 auction, where it sold for $230. PCGS MS64 $195 1942 Bombay Penny without I mintmark - A scarce variety. PCGS AU50 $250
1942 Denver Sixpence PCGS MS64 SOLD 1942 Bombay Penny without I mintmark - A problem-free example of this popular variety. PCGS XF45 $125
1942 Bombay Penny PCGS MS63+RB $125 1942 Bombay Penny PCGS MS63RB $95
1942 Bombay Penny without I mintmark PCGS XF40 $95 1942 Bombay Penny without I mintmark - An essential Set Registry coin. PCGS VF35 $65
1942 Bombay Penny without I mintmark - An essential Set Registry coin. PCGS VF30 $50 1942 Melbourne Threepence - The key date of the George VI threepence series, and scare this nice. PCGS MS63 $3,250
1942 San Francisco Florin - An attractive and original example of San Francisco’s first florin. PCGS MS64 SOLD 1942 San Francisco Threepence PCGS MS64 $95
1943 Melbourne Halfpenny - Full red. PCGS MS64RD $225 1943 Denver Threepence PCGS MS65 $50
1943 Bombay Penny Broadstrike mint error PCGS AU55 $225 1943 Bombay Penny with long reverse denticles PCGS XF45 $150
1943 Bombay Penny with long reverse denticles PCGS XF40 $95 1943 Bombay Penny with long reverse denticles - An interesting variety and an essential Set Registry coin. PCGS VF35 $50
1943 Melbourne Penny Partial Collar Strike mint error PCGS AU55 $125 1943 Melbourne Threepence PCGS MS64 $50
1943 San Francisco Sixpence - Scarce this nice. PCGS MS64 $350 1943 San Francisco Florin PCGS MS64 $225
1943 San Francisco Threepence - Very attractively toned on obverse. Otherwise, a scarcer date. PCGS MS64 $195 1943 San Francisco Shilling PCGS MS64 $95
1944 Melbourne Shilling PCGS MS64 $295 1944 Melbourne Penny - Equal-finest brown example graded by PCGS (6/17). A scarce date. PCGS MS64BN $750
1944 Melbourne Florin PCGS MS64 ON HOLD 1944 Perth Penny PCGS MS64RB $650
1944 Perth Penny PCGS MS63RB $75 1944 San Francisco Florin PCGS MS65 $195
1944 San Francisco Shilling PCGS MS65 ON HOLD 1944 San Francisco Florin PCGS MS64 SOLD
1944 San Francisco Shilling - A fair dinkum example of this popular date. PCGS MS64 $50 1945 Sixpence - Equal-second finest graded by PCGS (10/17). PCGS MS66 $950
1945 Florin PCGS MS64 $350 1945 Sixpence - Scarce this nice. PCGS MS65 $295
1945 Sixpence PCGS MS64 $95 1946 Penny PCGS AU58 $495
1946 Sixpence PCGS MS64 $95 1946 Melbourne Shilling PCGS MS64 $75
1946 Perth Shilling - Like a lot of Perth mint issues during the 1940s and 1950s, the 1946P shilling is usually weakly-struck. This is most evident on the ram’s forehead and face. The example photographed above is better-than-average, and superior to the other 1946P shilling I currently have listed, so if you’re looking for a well-struck 1946P shilling, this is your coin. Equal-finest graded by PCGS (10/17). PCGS MS64 $1,250 1946 Perth Shilling - One of the key dates of the George VI shillings series. Equal-finest graded by PCGS (10/17). Weakly struck, but priced accordingly. PCGS MS64 $950
1947 Florin - An attractive example with smooth fields and glossy appearance. From an old Melbourne source. PCGS MS64 ON HOLD 1948 Sixpence - The last public sale for this coin was in May 2017, where it sold for $500 through auction. PCGS MS65 $450
1948 Threepence PCGS MS64+ $75 1948 Threepence PCGS MS64 $50
1948 Sixpence PCGS MS63 $45 1948 Threepence PCGS MS63 $35
1948 Melbourne Penny - Full mint red. PCGS MS64RD $150 1948 Melbourne Penny - Practically full red. PCGS MS64RB $75
1949 Melbourne Penny - Full red. PCGS MS64RD $150 1949 Threepence PCGS MS64 $95
1950 Sixpence - Slightly scarcer date, particuarly in this grade. PCGS MS64 $195 1950 Threepence PCGS MS65 $195
1950 Melbourne Penny - Full, blazing mint red. PCGS MS64RD $195 1950 Melbourne Penny - An attractive coin with nice eye appeal. PCGS MS64RB $50
1950 Perth Penny Broadstrike mint error PCGS XF40 $95 1950 Perth Penny - Scarcer date, particularly with red brown. PCGS MS63RB $95
1951 Perth Halfpenny with dot and obverse type 5 - A high-grade example of this scarcer variety, where the first and second I of “FIDEI” on the obverse align with gap between the denticles. PCGS MS64RB $150 1951 Federation Florin PCGS MS64 $125
1951 Melbourne Threepence PCGS MS64 $125 1951 Sixpence PCGS MS64 $95
1951 Perth Halfpenny with dot PCGS MS63RB $75 1951 Federation Florin PCGS MS63 $45
1951 Melbourne Penny PCGS MS64RD $225 1951 Melbourne Penny - Very scarce with full red. PCGS MS63RD $95
1951 London Penny PCGS MS65RD $295 1951 London Penny PCGS MS65RD $295
1951 London Sixpence PCGS MS65 $195 1951 London Halfpenny - Full red. Brimming with eye appeal. PCGS MS64RD $95
1951 London Threepence PCGS MS64 $50 1951 London Halfpenny PCGS MS64RB $45
1952 Melbourne Penny - Equal-finest red brown example graded by PCGS (12/17). PCGS MS65RB SOLD 1952 Melbourne Shilling PCGS MS64 SOLD
1952 Threepence PCGS MS64 $50 1952 Melbourne Penny - Ex-Borg Collection. PCGS MS64RD $125
1952 Melbourne Penny - Full red. PCGS MS63RD $75 1952 Perth Penny PCGS MS64RB $125
1953 Sixpence PCGS MS65 $395 1953 Sixpence PCGS MS64 $250
1953 Threepence Broadstrike mint error PCGS MS64 $195 1953 Florin - With small reverse denticles. PCGS MS64 $125
1954 Royal Visit Florin - From an old English collection. PCGS MS65 $395 1954 Shilling Partial Collar Strike mint error - An impressive coin that looks great in-hand. PCGS MS63 $350
1954 Florin PCGS MS63 $95 1954 Sixpence PCGS MS65 $50
1954 Royal Visit Florin PCGS MS63 $45 1955 Sixpence PCGS MS65 $295
1955 Shilling PCGS MS64 $150 1955 Threepence PCGS MS65 $95
1955 Threepence PCGS MS64 $50 1956 Sixpence PCGS MS65 $450
1956 Sixpence PCGS MS64 $125 1956 Melbourne Penny - Almost full red and deserving of a premium to a typical Red Brown example. PCGS MS64RB $95
1957 Threepence PCGS MS66 $35 1958 Shilling - Beautifully-toned, and not easy in this grade. PCGS MS66 $495
1958 Shilling PCGS MS64+ $95 1958 Florin PCGS MS64 SOLD
1958 Perth Penny - Equal-finest graded by PCGS (2/17). PCGS MS65RB $525 1958 Perth Penny PCGS MS63RB $50
1959 Sixpence Broadstrike mint error PCGS MS62 $225 1959 Florin PCGS MS64 SOLD
1959 Shilling PCGS MS64 $35 1959 Perth Penny - Equal-finest graded by PCGS (12/17). PCGS MS65RB $495
1960 Sixpence - A high-grade example of this scarcer date. PCGS MS65 $225 1960 Florin PCGS MS64 $35
1960 Perth Penny - An attractive example, with glossy, multicoloured fields. Worth a premium on its eye appeal alone. PCGS MS64RB $50 1961 Perth Halfpenny PCGS MS64RD $50
1961 Perth Halfpenny - Cheap at this level. PCGS MS64RB $35 1961 Shilling PCGS MS66 SOLD
1961 Perth Halfpenny PCGS MS63RB $25 1961 Shilling PCGS MS65 SOLD
1961 Perth Penny PCGS MS64RB $50 1962 Sixpence PCGS MS67 $150
1962 Perth Penny Broadstrike mint error PCGS AU58 $95 1962 Perth Penny - Scarce with the red designation. PCGS MS63RD $95
1962 Sixpence PCGS MS66 $25 1962 Halfpenny PCGS MS64RD $50
1963 Sixpence PCGS MS66 $35 1963 Penny PCGS MS64RB $25
1964 Threepence PCGS MS64 $25 1964 Melbourne Penny PCGS MS65RD $95
1964 Melbourne Penny - Fully brilliant. PCGS MS64RD SOLD 1964 Perth Penny PCGS MS64RB $35

Pre-decimal Proofs

1934 Proof Halfpenny - An attractive example of this early Commonwealth proof. Fully struck and mostly red, with only the lightest remnants of a fingerprint on the reverse marring an otherwise pristine and original coin. NGC PR64RB $7,950 1942 Bombay Proof Halfpenny - As is known amongst collectors of British Indian coins, it was standard practice at the Bombay mint to strike, at the request of collectors, specially-prepared proof examples of coins that were no longer available in circulation. The mint’s commercial restriking services started in 1947 (although restrikes were also made available to influential people or institutions prior to that) and was limited to Indian coins initially. However, so popular was the service with worldwide collectors that it wasn’t long before Bombay began striking world coins for which they had the dies. Coins from Australia, British East Africa, Ceylon, and the Straits Settlements were all restruck, and continue to trade today as collector coins, many quite rare with high values. British Indian restrikes are particularly popular. Of the Australian restrikes, only the 1942 and 1943 penny and halfpenny were struck, but they were not struck for long: The Australian government of the day did not look favourably upon the unauthorised striking of what was then still legal tender, and promptly ensured that the striking of Australian coins was discontinued and the dies returned to Australia. Nevertheless, a very small number of coins was released to the collecting public before production ceased. These coins today are very scarce and turn up for sale once or twice a year, if that, and command high prices when put to the auction block: Indeed, they are treated and traded in the same way as original proofs, with the five-figure price tag to match. The coin on offer here, a 1942 Bombay halfpenny, is a pleasing example of the type. It is well-struck and has lost only some of its original brilliance. It is also free from excessive spotting or other impairments, although the colour is uneven. Underrated, in my view, and very scarce, with only a small number of examples available to collectors. PCGS PR63RB $9,500
1955 Melbourne Proof Penny - Fully brilliant, moreso than usual. Mintage of 1,200 pieces. PCGS PR64RD $850 1955 Melbourne Proof Penny - Mintage 1,200 pieces. A better-than-average example with full red and great eye appeal. PCGS PR64RD $750
1955 Melbourne Proof Penny PCGS PR65RB $595 1955 Perth Proof Penny - The rare proof issue, which has a mintage of only 301 pieces. From an old American collection. PCGS PR62RB $3,950
1956 Perth Proof Penny - Spotting on the reverse, but otherwise full, brilliant red. Scarce, with a mintage of only 417 pieces. PCGS PR61RD $3,950 1958 Perth Proof Penny - Full red. PCGS PR64RD $395
1958 Perth Proof Penny - Two spots on the reverse. PCGS PR65RD $395 1959 Melbourne Proof Halfpenny - Evenly coloured and scarce this nice.  PCGS PR64RB $295
1959 Perth Proof Penny PCGS PR66RD $650 1961 Perth Proof Halfpenny PCGS PR66RD $650
1961 Perth Proof Penny - Fully brilliant. PCGS PR66RD $650 1961 Perth Proof Penny - Full brilliant red. PCGS PR65RD $450
1961 Perth Proof Halfpenny - Full red. PCGS PR65RD $395 1962 Perth Proof Halfpenny - Mintage 1,064 pieces. PCGS PR66RD $695
1963 Perth Proof Penny PCGS PR65RD $450      

Decimal Coins

1966 Wavy 2 Twenty Cent - A rare and popular variety in high grade. PCGS MS65 $5,250 1966 Wavy 2 Twenty Cent - A high-grade example of this popular issue. Scarce this nice, and the first that I've had in PCGS MS64 for some time. PCGS MS64 $3,500
1966 Wavy 2 Twenty Cent - An ever-popular variety. PCGS MS63 $2,250 1966 Perth One Cent - A scarcer early decimal issue. PCGS MS64RB $75
1969 Yarralumla PNC Specimen Fifty Cent - Mintage of only 2,000 pieces, of which only 1,330 were issued in the PNC. PCGS SP65 $1,750 1969 Yarralumla PNC Specimen Fifty Cent - A scarce coin with an original mintage of 2,000 pieces, of which only 1,330 were issued in the PNC. Could be a keeper for the long-haul. PCGS SP64 $1,500
1971 One Cent - Equal-finest graded by PCGS (5/15). PCGS MS67RD SOLD 1988 Five Dollar Parliament House - Single-finest graded by PCGS and scarce in PCGS MS67 (7/15). PCGS MS67 SOLD
2000 One Dollar Mule with Ten Cent Obverse - A high-grade example of this popular coin. PCGS MS62 $5,250 2000 Fifty Cent Millennium Incused Flag - With the incused Union Jack on flag. A popular variety. PCGS AU53 $95
2000 Fifty Cent Millennium Incused Flag - A collectable example of this popular variety. PCGS AU50 $75 2004 Twenty Cent Small Head - This is the scarce "Small Head" type. Although the "Large Head" has a lower mintage, all 2004 mint sets contain an example so the number available in superior grade is high. On the other hand, the 2004 twenty cent with the smaller head on the obverse was released into circulation, so fewer examples in high Mint State exist. The example photographed above is one of only six examples certified MS66 by PCGS and is the equal-finest for the type (12/17). Scarce. PCGS MS66 $225
2004 Twenty Cent Small Head - Scarcer small head variety. PCGS MS64 $45 2005 "Sydney Mint Sovereign" Twenty-five Dollars - Mintage of 2,909 pieces, according to the Greg McDonald catalogue. PCGS PR69DCAM $550
2005 "Sydney Mint Sovereign" Twenty-five Dollars PCGS MS69 $550 2005 "Sydney Mint Sovereign" Twenty-five Dollars - Not recorded in the McDonald catalogue. PCGS MS68 $525
2005 Twenty Cent - Not available in mint sets. Scarce and underrated this nice. PCGS MS65 $50 2009 Perth "Sovereign" Twenty-five Dollars - Only 2,500 pieces minted. PCGS PR69DCAM $575
2009 Perth "Sovereign" Twenty-five Dollars PCGS PR68DCAM $550 2010 Perth "Sovereign" Twenty-five Dollars - Mintage of 2,500 pieces. PCGS PR70DCAM $695
2010 Perth "Sovereign" Twenty-five Dollars - Mintage of 2,500 pieces. PCGS PR69DCAM $650 2011 Perth "Sovereign" Twenty-five Dollars - Mintage 2,500 pieces. PCGS PR70DCAM $695
2012 Perth "Sovereign" Twenty-five Dollars PCGS PR69DCAM $695 2013 Perth "Sovereign" Twenty-five Dollars PCGS PR70DCAM $595
2013 Perth "Sovereign" Twenty-five Dollars PCGS PR69DCAM $550 2013 Perth "Sovereign" Twenty-five Dollars - Mintage of 2,500 pieces. PCGS PR67DCAM $525
2014 Perth "Sovereign" Twenty-five Dollars - A low-mintage issue. Mintage of 1,500 pieces. PCGS PR69DCAM $550 2014 Perth "Sovereign" Twenty-five Dollars PCGS PR70DCAM $625
2015 Silver Twenty Cent PCGS PR69DCAM $50 2015 Silver Two Dollar PCGS PR67DCAM $50
2016 "Sovereign" Twenty-five Dollars - Mintage of only 1,500 pieces. PCGS PR69DCAM $625 2016 "Half Sovereign" Fifteen Dollars PCGS PR69DCAM $350
2016 Round Silver Fifty Cent PCGS MS68 $75      

Gold-bearing banknotes

Cerutty/Collins, (1918) Half Sovereign - A crisp and original example of this early paper half sovereign. Free from rips, tears, pin holes, or other unnatural faults. Scarce. PMG VF30 EPQ $5,250 Riddle/Heathershaw, (1927) One Pound - R26. PMG VF30 $525

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