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October 2018 Price List

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Latest Arrivals

Great Britain, 1866 Sovereign PCGS MS62 $1,450 Great Britain, 1862 Sovereign - S-3852D, with wide date. PCGS MS62 $1,750
Great Britain, 1857 Sovereign PCGS MS62 $1,750 1918 Perth Half Sovereign - A key date to the half sovereign series. PCGS MS63 $9,500
1855 Sydney Mint Sovereign - Residual lustre in devices. PCGS AU53 $9,500 1912 Perth Sovereign PCGS MS62 $595
1906 Perth Sovereign - A semi-key date. PCGS MS62 $950 1934 Sixpence PCGS MS64 $850
1901 Perth Sovereign PCGS MS63 $950 1900 Perth Sovereign PCGS MS62 $950
1899 Perth Sovereign - The key date to the Perth sovereign series. PCGS MS62 $1,950 2000 One Dollar Mule with Ten Cent Obverse - For our parents and grandparents, it was the 1930 penny. For us, it’s the 2000 $1 mule. Nothing quite captures the imagination more than finding a rare coin in your pockets, and when the 2000 dollar mule was first discovered a few years after its issue, it inspired a whole new generation of collectors to start looking at their change. In fact, this popular mint error has been in circulation for eighteen years but collectors are still scouring coin bags for this elusive issue. While lower-grade examples are widely collected and easily sourced, Mint State examples are scarce, while the best examples, in PCGS MS64, make up only 2% of the population of graded mules. In fact, since 2000, PCGS has graded 293 dollar mules across all grades, but only five examples have graded MS64, with none finer. Three of those are in long-term collections and will not hit the market in the near term, while the fourth was placed by a Sydney dealer in the last eighteen months. The example on offer here is numerically equal to the other four pieces, but is the nicest mule I’ve seen, even amongst those in MS64. It is practically fully-lustrous, as though just cracked out of a roll, with minimal marks, spots, or blemishes. There are two larger bag marks in front of the Queen’s forehead, mentioned for accuracy. Overall, it’s a superior coin, and one of the nicest examples of this modern rarity I’ve handled. RARE in this grade, and one to put aside for the long-term. PCGS MS64 ON HOLD
Great Britain, 1916 Sovereign - Equal-finest graded by PCGS (10/18). PCGS MS65 $1,950 Great Britain, 1912 Sovereign PCGS MS64 $595
1929 Perth Sovereign PCGS MS63 $650 1887 Sydney St George Reverse Sovereign - S-3858E. PCGS MS62 $950

Rarities

1871 Sydney Shield Reverse Sovereign - S-3855A, with incused William Wyon initials. This 1871-S young head sovereign has to be one of the nicest Australian shield sovereigns I’ve ever had the pleasure of owning. Crisply and deeply struck, with a clear kiss curl, this piece was discovered in the accumulation of a numismatic friend from the Netherlands. It is the single-finest of the date and variety graded by PCGS (6/18), and the equal-finest graded of the date. RARE this nice, and one to put aside. PCGS MS64 $7,500 1918 Perth Half Sovereign - Equal-second finest graded by PCGS (8/17). Scarce this nice. PCGS MS64 $15,000
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 2000 One Dollar Mule with Ten Cent Obverse - For our parents and grandparents, it was the 1930 penny. For us, it’s the 2000 $1 mule. Nothing quite captures the imagination more than finding a rare coin in your pockets, and when the 2000 dollar mule was first discovered a few years after its issue, it inspired a whole new generation of collectors to start looking at their change. In fact, this popular mint error has been in circulation for eighteen years but collectors are still scouring coin bags for this elusive issue. While lower-grade examples are widely collected and easily sourced, Mint State examples are scarce, while the best examples, in PCGS MS64, make up only 2% of the population of graded mules. In fact, since 2000, PCGS has graded 293 dollar mules across all grades, but only five examples have graded MS64, with none finer. Three of those are in long-term collections and will not hit the market in the near term, while the fourth was placed by a Sydney dealer in the last eighteen months. The example on offer here is numerically equal to the other four pieces, but is the nicest mule I’ve seen, even amongst those in MS64. It is practically fully-lustrous, as though just cracked out of a roll, with minimal marks, spots, or blemishes. There are two larger bag marks in front of the Queen’s forehead, mentioned for accuracy. Overall, it’s a superior coin, and one of the nicest examples of this modern rarity I’ve handled. RARE in this grade, and one to put aside for the long-term. PCGS MS64 ON HOLD
Canada, 1916 Ottawa Sovereign - The key date to the Canadian sovereign series. RARE in this grade. PCGS MS63 $49,500 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
South Africa, 1923 Pretoria currency-issue Sovereign - The 1923 Pretoria sovereign is a rare instance when the circulation version of the coin is rarer than the proof. Unlike the proof version, which was minted in the many hundreds, the circulation version of the sovereign of 1923 was coined from a single consignment of old jewellery. (In those days, the public could trade raw gold for gold coin.) Presumably, the coins were subsequently circulated or otherwise put to use. The world went off the gold standard a decade or so later, and the existence of a circulation version 1923 sovereign was lost in time. It wasn’t until the late 1970s that the issue was rediscovered by numismatists when a clearly non-proof 1923 Pretoria sovereign was brought into Spink London for examination. After a thorough investigation that involved letters to the South African Mint and the International Anti-Forgery Bureau, and visits to several London coin dealers, numismatists concluded that this non-proof 1923-SA sovereign was indeed a currency issue version of what was hitherto a proof-only date. Today, the currency-issue 1923-SA sovereign is a great rarity, and although the exact number of coins in existence is not known, only a few examples have appeared in auction since its discovery in the 1970s. In fact, in the last ten years, I’ve only seen four or five instances of this issue come to market. The example on offer here has had a few good years in circulation, but still retains enough eye appeal and detail to be very collectable. Graded PCGS AU55, if you’re looking for an example of this underrated rarity but don’t want to pay over $50,000 for a mint state example, this is your coin. PCGS AU55 ON HOLD      

Sovereigns

1855 Sydney Mint Sovereign - Residual lustre in devices. PCGS AU53 $9,500 1858 Sydney Mint Sovereign - The key date of the Sydney Mint series. PCGS AU58 $7,500
1859 Sydney Mint Sovereign PCGS AU55 $1,950 1859 Sydney Mint Sovereign PCGS AU53 $1,750
1860 Sydney Mint Sovereign PCGS AU55 $1,950 1860 Sydney Mint Sovereign PCGS AU50 $1,250
1861 Sydney Mint Sovereign - Lightly touched on the high points, but otherwise as close as you can get to UNC without paying thousands. Catalogues $3,500 in aUNC in Renniks. PCGS AU58 $1,950 1861 Sydney Mint Sovereign PCGS AU55 $950
1863 Sydney Mint Sovereign PCGS MS61 $2,950 1863 Sydney Mint Sovereign - A semi-key date that is somewhat harder than the catalogues indicate. Catalogues $2,400 in aUNC in Renniks. PCGS AU58 $1,750
1863 Sydney Mint Sovereign - A slightly scarcer date. PCGS AU55 $1,250 1864 Sydney Mint Sovereign - Scarce this nice. Equal-finest graded by PCGS (8/18). PCGS MS62 $6,250
1865 Sydney Mint Sovereign PCGS AU58 $1,500 1865 Sydney Mint Sovereign PCGS AU55 $950
1866 Sydney Mint Sovereign - A common sovereign date in better grade, although in MS62 they seemed to have dried up the last six months. It’s good to have another one to offer. PCGS MS62 $2,500 1866 Sydney Mint Sovereign PCGS MS61 $1,250
1866 Sydney Mint Sovereign PCGS AU55 ON HOLD 1867 Sydney Mint Sovereign - Uncommon in this grade. PCGS MS62 $2,950
1870 Sydney Mint Sovereign - Fully lustrous. All Sydney Mint sovereigns are scarce in PCGS MS62 or better, even common dates like the 1870. PCGS MS62 $2,250 1870 Sydney Mint Sovereign - Light cabinet friction on high points. From a German source. PCGS MS62 $1,950
1870 Sydney Mint Sovereign - Some light cabinet friction on the high points. Otherwise, a totally original coin that is probably the most affordable MS62 Sydney Mint sovereign around. (It is priced at my cost.) PCGS MS62 ON HOLD 1870 Sydney Mint Sovereign PCGS AU58 ON HOLD
1870 Sydney Mint Sovereign PCGS AU53 $650 1871 Sydney Shield Reverse Sovereign - S-3855A, with incused William Wyon initials. This 1871-S young head sovereign has to be one of the nicest Australian shield sovereigns I’ve ever had the pleasure of owning. Crisply and deeply struck, with a clear kiss curl, this piece was discovered in the accumulation of a numismatic friend from the Netherlands. It is the single-finest of the date and variety graded by PCGS (6/18), and the equal-finest graded of the date. RARE this nice, and one to put aside. PCGS MS64 $7,500
1871 Sydney St George Reverse Sovereign - S-3858A, with small BP initials. Equal-third finest graded by PCGS (9/18). Scarce in this grade, and a key date. PCGS MS61 ON HOLD 1871 Sydney St George Reverse Sovereign - S-3858A, with small BP initials. Catalogues $4,000 in aUNC and $9,250 in UNC in Renniks. An attractive and collectable example of this key date, and the first that I’ve handled in Mint State in some time. PCGS MS61 ON HOLD
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 $1,750
1871 St George Reverse Sovereign with large BP - S-3858, with large BP. A scarce variety. PCGS AU53 $950 1871 St George Reverse Sovereign with large BP - S-3858, with large BP initials. A scarce variety. PCGS XF45 $850
1871 Sydney St George Reverse Sovereign with small BP - S-3858A, with small BP. A scarce date in affordable grade. A great coin for the "Everyman" Set on the PCGS Set Registry. PCGS AU50 $750 1871 Sydney Shield Reverse Sovereign - S-3855, with WW raised. From an old western Sydney collection. PCGS AU55 $650
1872 Melbourne St George Reverse Sovereign - S-3857. The key date to the series. Cabinet friction on high points, but otherwise a well-priced example. Catalogues $4,750 in Renniks in aUNC. PCGS AU58 $2,500 1872/1 Melbourne Shield Reverse Overdate Sovereign - An attractive example of this popular issue. Residual lustre in devices. PCGS AU53 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 - S-3858A. PCGS MS61 $1,250
1872 Sydney St George Reverse Sovereign - S-3858A. A great coin for the “Everyman” PCGS Set Registry. PCGS AU55 $650 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 PCGS MS61 $1,950 1873 Sydney Shield Reverse Sovereign - A scarcer date. PCGS AU55 $950
1874 Melbourne St George Reverse Sovereign -  S-3857. Scarce in this grade, as are most early Young Head sovereigns. 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 Shield Reverse Sovereign PCGS AU55 $650 1875 Sydney Shield Reverse Sovereign PCGS XF45 $575
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 $850
1876 Sydney St George Reverse Sovereign - S-3858A. Catalogues $2,400 in UNC in Renniks.The earlier St George reverse young head sovereigns are scarcer than the later ones, especially in Mint State. PCGS MS62 $1,950 1876 Sydney St George Reverse Sovereign - S-3858A.  PCGS AU55 ON HOLD
1877 Sydney Shield Reverse Sovereign - Equal-finest graded by PCGS (6/18). Rare in this grade. PCGS MS64 $5,500 1877 Sydney Shield Reverse Sovereign - A common date, but very scarce in PCGS MS63. PCGS MS63 $2,250
1878 Sydney Shield Reverse Sovereign - Catalogues $725 in aUNC and $1,600 in UNC in Renniks. PCGS MS61 SOLD 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 $850 1879 Sydney St George Reverse Sovereign - S-3858A. Equal-second finest example of this key date. Ex-Bentley Collection, and rare this nice. PCGS MS63 $6,950
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 $3,950 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 Shield Reverse Sovereign PCGS MS62 $1,450 1879 Sydney St George Reverse Sovereign - S-3858A. One of the key dates to the series. PCGS AU55 $850
1879 Sydney St George Reverse Sovereign PCGS AU53 $650 1879 Sydney St George Reverse Sovereign - S-3858A, a scarce date, and although this coin is only graded PCGS XF45, it's still very collectable.  PCGS XF45 $575
1880 Melbourne St George Reverse Sovereign - S-3857, with long tail. Equal-finest graded by PCGS (7/18). PCGS MS63 $2,250 1880 Melbourne St George Reverse Sovereign - S-3857, with long tail. PCGS MS62 $950
1880 Sydney Shield Reverse Sovereign - Scarce in this grade. PCGS MS62+ $2,950 1880 Sydney St George Reverse Sovereign - S-3858A, WW buried, with BP. Equal-third finest graded by PCGS (9/18). Scarce this nice. PCGS MS62 $2,500
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 (8/18). Catalogues $3,500 in McDonald in UNC. PCGS MS62 SOLD 1880 Sydney Shield Reverse Sovereign PCGS AU58 $850
1880 Sydney Shield Reverse Sovereign PCGS AU55 $695 1880 Sydney St George Reverse Sovereign - S-3858C, with BP and raised WW. A somewhat scarcer date. PCGS XF45 $575
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 - Second-finest graded by PCGS (9/18). PCGS MS63+ $3,950
1881 Sydney St George Reverse Sovereign - S-3858D, with WW complete. Second-finest graded by PCGS (9/18) and scarce this nice. PCGS MS63+ $3,250 1881 Sydney Shield Reverse Sovereign PCGS MS62 $2,750
1881 Sydney St George Reverse Sovereign - S-3858B, no BP, with WW buried. Somewhat scarce. PCGS AU55 $650 1882 Melbourne St George Reverse Sovereign - S-3857B, WW buried, BP initials. A scarcer date. PCGS AU58 $750
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 Shield Reverse Sovereign - A key date in the shield sovereign series. RARE in this grade, and only the fourth 1883-M shield reverse sovereign that I've had in stock in Mint State since 2007. PCGS MS62 $7,500 1883 Melbourne St George Reverse Sovereign - S-3857B, with WW buried and with BP. PCGS MS63 $1,750
1883 Melbourne St George Reverse Sovereign - S-3857B. Ex-Quartermaster Collection, June 2009, lot 107. Scarce. PCGS MS62+ $1,500 1883 Melbourne St George Reverse Sovereign - S-3857C, with WW initials complete. PCGS MS62 $1,250
1883 Melbourne St George Reverse Sovereign - S-3857B, with WW buried and BP present. Catalogues $1,400 in UNC in Renniks. PCGS MS62 $950 1883 Sydney St George Reverse Sovereign - S-3858E. The 1883-S St George Reverse sovereign is probably not as rare as the catalogues indicate. Nevertheless, the example here is in collectable grade, and is well-priced at $950 compared to the Renniks price of $1,500 in aUNC. PCGS AU58 $950
1883 Sydney St George Reverse Sovereign - S-3858E. A great coin for the “Everyman” (non-Mint State) PCGS Set Registry. A semi-key date. PCGS AU53 $650 1883 Sydney St George Reverse Sovereign - S-3858E. A scarcer date. PCGS AU50 $595
1884 Melbourne Shield Reverse Sovereign - Ex-Quartermaster Collection, June 2009. Equal-finest graded by PCGS (8/18). PCGS MS64 $6,500 1884 Melbourne Shield Reverse Sovereign PCGS MS62 $1,250
1884 Melbourne Shield Reverse Sovereign - From a European source. PCGS MS61 $850 1884 Sydney Shield Reverse Sovereign PCGS AU58 ON HOLD
1885 Melbourne Shield Reverse Sovereign - Equal-finest graded by PCGS (8/17). RARE in this grade. PCGS MS64 $6,500 1885 Melbourne St George Reverse Sovereign - S-3857C, with BP and with complete WW. PCGS MS62 $1,450
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 $10,250 1886 Melbourne St George Reverse Sovereign - S-3857C. Scarce in PCGS MS64. Equal-finest graded by PCGS (8/17). PCGS MS64 $2,500
1886 Melbourne St George Reverse Sovereign - S-3857C, McD 171. PCGS MS63 $1,750 1886 Melbourne St George Reverse Sovereign - S-3857C. PCGS MS62 $950
1886 Sydney Shield Reverse Sovereign - A lot harder to source in this grade than you'd think. Catalogues $3,750 in Choice UNC in Renniks. Scarce. PCGS MS63 $2,750 1886 Sydney Shield Reverse Sovereign PCGS MS62 $1,250
1886 Sydney St George Reverse Sovereign - S-3858E. Looks UNC. PCGS AU58 ON HOLD 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, with 1st obverse and angled J that looks like an "I". From an old London collection. 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 Jubilee Head Sovereign - S-3868A, with small spread JEB and last stop slightly above the arc in the truncation. Scarce in PCGS MS62. PCGS MS62 $4,250
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 1887 Sydney Jubilee Head Sovereign - S-3868D, with JEB aligned right. A scarce date. PCGS AU55 $1,500
1887 Sydney St George Reverse Sovereign - S-3858E. PCGS MS62 $950 1888 Melbourne Sovereign - S-3867A, with 1st obverse and angled JEB (or IEB). Scarce in Mint State. This piece here, sourced from the UK, is the best example of this variety that I’ve had in stock since 2007, and the equal third-finest graded by PCGS (7/18). RARE this nice. PCGS MS61 $2,750
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 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-3868, first obverse with angled "J" in "JEB". Scarce in Mint State. PCGS MS62 $2,250 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. 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 Melbourne Sovereign - S-3867A, with 1st obverse and angled J. A scarce variety. From an old English collection. PCGS XF45 $750
1889 Sydney Sovereign - S-3868, 1st obverse with tip of crown overlapping the denticles. A scarce variety, particularly in this grade. Equal-second finest graded by PCGS (5/18). PCGS MS63 $3,250 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-3868B, McD 178a, second obverse, with D:G closer to crown. PCGS MS63 $1,250 1889 Sydney Sovereign - S-3868, 1st obverse. A scarcer variety. PCGS AU58 ON HOLD
1889 Sydney Sovereign - S-3868B, with second obverse. PCGS MS62 $695 1889 Sydney Sovereign - S-3868, 1st obverse with tip of crown overlapping denticles. A scarce variety. PCGS AU55 ON HOLD
1890 Sydney Sovereign - S-3868B, second obverse. Jubilee head sovereigns are notorious for their baggy, marked fields. As a consequence, Uncirculated examples tend to grade MS61 or MS62 with PCGS. Finding a Jubilee head sovereign in MS63 is actually quite difficult, which is why collectors have been driving up their prices at auction. Equal-third finest graded by PCGS (7/18). Scarce. PCGS MS63 $1,950 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 - The 1892-S sovereign is supposedly a common date, but I haven’t had one listed on the site in PCGS MS62 since October 2017. Catalogues $850 in Renniks in UNC. PCGS MS62 $750 1893 Melbourne Veiled Head Sovereign - Equal-second finest graded by PCGS (10/18). A scarce date in high grade. PCGS MS63 $3,950
1893 Melbourne Jubilee Head Sovereign - S-3867D, with long tail. PCGS MS62 $1,500 1893 Melbourne Veiled Head Sovereign - The key date to the Veiled head series. PCGS MS62 $1,450
1893 Sydney Jubilee Head Sovereign - S-3868C. PCGS MS62+ $1,250 1893 Sydney Jubilee Head Sovereign - S-3868C. Scarce in this grade. PCGS MS62 $950
1894 Melbourne Sovereign PCGS MS63 $1,250 1894 Melbourne Sovereign PCGS MS62 $650
1894 Sydney Sovereign PCGS MS63 $1,250 1894 Sydney Sovereign - In an older PCGS holder from late 2007 or early 2008. PCGS MS62 $650
1895 Melbourne Sovereign - Equal-finest graded by PCGS (10/18). RARE in this grade. PCGS MS64 $4,500 1895 Melbourne Sovereign PCGS MS63 SOLD
1895 Sydney Sovereign - From an old Western Sydney collection. PCGS MS63 $950 1896 Melbourne Sovereign - Equal-finest graded by PCGS (8/18). Scarce. PCGS MS64 $2,250
1896 Melbourne Sovereign PCGS MS63 $850 1896 Sydney Sovereign - Equal-second finest graded by PCGS (7/18). Scarce. PCGS MS63 $2,250
1896 Sydney Sovereign PCGS MS62 $750 1897 Melbourne Sovereign - Uncommon in this grade. PCGS MS63 $950
1897 Melbourne Sovereign - In an older PCGS holder from late 2010. PCGS MS62 ON HOLD 1897 Sydney Sovereign - Equal-second finest graded by PCGS (11/17). PCGS MS63 $2,950
1897 Sydney Sovereign - A semi-key date. PCGS MS62 $950 1898 Melbourne Sovereign - Proof-like reverse. PCGS MS63 $1,250
1898 Sydney Sovereign PCGS MS62 $895 1899 Melbourne Sovereign - Equal-second finest graded by PCGS (11/17). Scarce this nice. PCGS MS63+ $1,250
1899 Melbourne Sovereign PCGS MS63 $850 1899 Perth Sovereign - The key date to the Perth sovereign series. PCGS MS62 $1,950
1899 Perth Sovereign - The key date of the Perth series. PCGS MS62 SOLD 1899 Perth Sovereign PCGS MS61 $1,450
1899 Perth Sovereign PCGS AU58 $750 1899 Sydney Sovereign - Equal-second finest graded by PCGS (4/18). PCGS MS63 $1,500
1899 Sydney Sovereign PCGS MS62 $650 1900 Melbourne Sovereign - Uncommon in this grade. PCGS MS63 $1,450
1900 Perth Sovereign PCGS MS62 $950 1900 Perth Sovereign PCGS MS62 ON HOLD
1900 Sydney Sovereign - Scarce this nice. PCGS MS63 $1,750 1900 Sydney Sovereign - From an old English source. PCGS MS62 $750
1901 Perth Sovereign PCGS MS63 $950 1901 Perth Sovereign PCGS MS63 ON HOLD
1901 Perth Sovereign PCGS MS62 $650 1901 Sydney Sovereign - Equal-fourth finest graded by PCGS (11/17). PCGS MS63 $950
1902 Melbourne Sovereign - Equal-finest graded by PCGS (8/18). PCGS MS63 $1,950 1902 Melbourne Sovereign - A problem-free genuinely UNC Edward VII sovereign. PCGS MS62+ $650
1902 Melbourne Sovereign PCGS MS62 $595 1902 Sydney Sovereign - The last time I had a 1902-S sovereign in PCGS MS63 was in August 2016. This is a genuinely difficult grade for this otherwise not uncommon date. Equal-third finest graded by PCGS (8/18). PCGS MS63 $1,450
1903 Melbourne Sovereign PCGS MS63 $1,500 1903 Sydney Sovereign - Equal-finest graded by PCGS (9/18) and the first that I've handled in this grade since 2013. PCGS MS64 $3,500
1903 Sydney Sovereign PCGS MS63 SOLD 1904 Melbourne Sovereign - A semi-key date in high grade. Equal-third finest graded by PCGS (4/18), and scarce this nice. PCGS MS63 $850
1905 Sydney Sovereign - A semi-key date in better-than-average grade. Equal-third finest graded by PCGS (8/18). PCGS MS63 $1,750 1905 Sydney Sovereign - A semi-key date. PCGS MS62 SOLD
1905 Sydney Sovereign PCGS MS62 $650 1906 Melbourne Sovereign - The 1906M sovereign is a common date, but it's not that easy to get in PCGS MS63. PCGS MS63 $850
1906 Melbourne Sovereign PCGS MS62 ON HOLD 1906 Perth Sovereign PCGS MS62+ SOLD
1906 Perth Sovereign - A semi-key date. PCGS MS62 $950 1906 Perth Sovereign PCGS MS62 SOLD
1906 Sydney Sovereign PCGS MS63 $950 1906 Sydney Sovereign PCGS MS62 $650
1907 Melbourne Sovereign PCGS MS63+ $750 1907 Melbourne Sovereign PCGS MS63 $595
1907 Perth Sovereign PCGS MS63 $1,250 1907 Sydney Sovereign - Equal-second finest graded by PCGS (10/18). PCGS MS64 SOLD
1907 Sydney Sovereign PCGS MS63 $575 1908 Melbourne Sovereign - Equal-finest graded by PCGS (10/18). PCGS MS64 $2,950
1908 Melbourne Sovereign PCGS MS63 SOLD 1908 Perth Sovereign PCGS MS63 ON HOLD
1908 Sydney Sovereign - Equal-finest graded by PCGS (10/18), and only the fourth example that I've handled in this grade since 2007. PCGS MS64 SOLD 1909 Melbourne Sovereign - A gemmy coin. Equal-fourth finest graded by PCGS (5/17). PCGS MS63+ $1,250
1909 Melbourne Sovereign PCGS MS62 $525 1909 Sydney Sovereign PCGS MS63 $850
1909 Sydney Sovereign - A somewhat more difficult date. PCGS MS63 $750 1909 Sydney Sovereign - A semi-key date. PCGS MS62 $575
1910 Melbourne Sovereign - A somewhat tougher date. Scarce in this grade. PCGS MS63 $950 1910 Sydney Sovereign - Equal-finest graded by PCGS (9/18). Scarce. PCGS MS64 $1,250
1911 Melbourne Sovereign - A semi-key date. PCGS MS63 $750 1911 Sydney Sovereign PCGS MS64 $575
1912 Melbourne Sovereign PCGS MS63 $525 1912 Melbourne Sovereign PCGS MS63 SOLD
1912 Perth Sovereign - A somewhat scarcer date. PCGS MS63 SOLD 1912 Perth Sovereign PCGS MS62 $595
1912 Sydney Sovereign - Equal-second finest graded by PCGS (6/18). PCGS MS65 $2,500 1912 Sydney Sovereign PCGS MS64 $595
1912 Sydney Sovereign PCGS MS63 $525 1913 Melbourne Sovereign PCGS MS64 $575
1913 Melbourne Sovereign PCGS MS63+ $550 1913 Sydney Sovereign - Single-finest graded by PCGS (9/18). RARE in this grade. PCGS MS66 $6,950
1913 Sydney Sovereign PCGS MS64 $695 1913 Sydney Sovereign PCGS MS63 $525
1914 Melbourne Sovereign PCGS MS63 SOLD 1914 Perth Sovereign PCGS MS63 $650
1914 Perth Sovereign PCGS MS62+ $525 1914 Sydney Sovereign - Equal-finest graded by PCGS (8/18). Scarce this nice. PCGS MS65+ $2,500
1914 Sydney Sovereign PCGS MS64 $550 1915 Sydney Sovereign PCGS MS64 $575
1916 Perth Sovereign PCGS MS63 $595 1916 Sydney Sovereign PCGS MS64 $695
1917 Melbourne Sovereign - Equal-third finest graded by PCGS (10/18). PCGS MS64+ $1,950 1917 Melbourne Sovereign - Somewhat underrated. PCGS MS64 ON HOLD
1917 Sydney Sovereign PCGS MS64 SOLD 1918 Sydney Sovereign PCGS MS65 SOLD
1918 Sydney Sovereign - Upset by about 30 degrees. An interesting error. PCGS MS63 $575 1919 Melbourne Sovereign - Equal-finest graded by PCGS (7/18). Very scarce this nice. PCGS MS64 $4,250
1919 Melbourne Sovereign - A scarcer date. PCGS MS62+ $850 1919 Perth Sovereign PCGS MS64 SOLD
1919 Sydney Sovereign - An underrated date. PCGS MS63 $1,250 1920 Melbourne Sovereign - A rare date. PCGS MS62 $8,750
1920 Perth Sovereign PCGS MS64 $950 1920 Perth Sovereign PCGS MS62 SOLD
1921 Perth Sovereign - A semi-key date. PCGS MS63+ SOLD 1921 Perth Sovereign PCGS MS63 $750
1921 Sydney Sovereign - A key date. PCGS MS63+ $3,950 1921 Sydney Sovereign - In an old holder. A scarcer date. PCGS MS63 $3,750
1921 Sydney Sovereign PCGS MS61 $2,950 1922 Melbourne Sovereign - A rare date that is not often available. PCGS MS62+ $25,000
1923 Melbourne Sovereign - Scarce this nice. PCGS MS64+ $1,250 1923 Perth Sovereign PCGS MS63 $750
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+ ON HOLD
1924 Perth Sovereign - A scarce and underrated date, even in PCGS MS62. PCGS MS62 $1,950 1924 Sydney Sovereign - A scarcer date. PCGS MS63 $3,950
1924 Sydney Sovereign - Catalogues $4,250 in Renniks in UNC and £2,750 in Spink in UNC. A scarce date. PCGS MS62+ $3,500 1925 Perth Sovereign - A semi-key date. PCGS MS62 $1,250
1925 Sydney Sovereign - A common date in uncommon grade. Equal-second finest graded by PCGS (2/18). PCGS MS65 $1,750 1926 Melbourne Sovereign - A semi-key date. PCGS MS63+ $1,450
1926 Perth Sovereign - They key date to the very popular Perth sovereign series. PCGS MS63 $2,500 1926 Perth Sovereign - Catalogues $3,250 in UNC in the latest Renniks and £1,100 in EF in the latest Spink. PCGS MS62 SOLD
1926 Perth Sovereign - A popular date. PCGS AU58 $1,450 Riddle/Heathershaw, (1927) One Pound - R26. PMG VF30 $525
1927 Perth Sovereign - A semi-key date. PCGS MS63 $950 1928 Melbourne Sovereign PCGS MS63 $5,250
1928 Perth Sovereign PCGS MS63 $850 1928 Perth Sovereign PCGS MS62 $675
1929 Melbourne Sovereign - A key date. Catalogues $6,750 in UNC in Renniks. PCGS MS62 $5,250 1929 Melbourne Sovereign - Catalogues at $6,750 in Renniks and £3,000 in Spink in UNC. PCGS MS61 $4,250
1929 Melbourne Sovereign - A key date. PCGS AU58 $3,950 1929 Perth Sovereign PCGS MS63 $650
1929 Perth Sovereign PCGS MS62 ON HOLD 1930 Melbourne Sovereign - Equal-second finest graded by PCGS (9/18). PCGS MS64 $2,250
1930 Melbourne Sovereign - Looks better than PCGS MS63. PCGS MS63 $1,250 1930 Perth Sovereign - Ex-Park House Collection. PCGS MS63 SOLD
1930 Perth Sovereign PCGS MS63 $750 1930 Perth Sovereign PCGS MS63 ON HOLD
1931 Melbourne Sovereign - A scarce date with a low mintage of 57,809 pieces. PCGS MS63 $2,250 1931 Melbourne Sovereign PCGS MS62 $1,500
1931 Perth Sovereign - A common date that is scarce in this grade. PCGS MS65 $2,250 1931 Perth Sovereign PCGS MS64+ $950
1931 Perth Sovereign PCGS MS64 ON HOLD 1999 Perth Mint One Hundred Dollars "Sovereign" PCGS PR69DCAM SOLD
2005 "Sydney Mint Sovereign" Twenty-five Dollars - Not recorded in the McDonald catalogue. PCGS MS68 $525 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 PR69DCAM $550 2013 Perth "Sovereign" Twenty-five Dollars - Mintage of 2,500 pieces. PCGS PR67DCAM $525
2014 Perth "Sovereign" Twenty-five Dollars PCGS PR70DCAM ON HOLD 2016 "Sovereign" Twenty-five Dollars - Mintage of only 1,500 pieces. PCGS PR69DCAM ON HOLD
Canada, 1910 Ottawa Sovereign - A rare issue in high grade. PCGS MS64 $10,000 Canada, 1911 Ottawa Sovereign - Rare in this grade. PCGS MS65 $3,950
Canada, 1911 Ottawa Sovereign PCGS MS64 $695 Canada, 1911 Ottawa Sovereign NGC MS64 $675
Canada, 1911 Ottawa Sovereign PCGS MS63 $575 Canada, 1913 Ottawa Sovereign - The key date after the 1916-C sovereign. PCGS MS62 SOLD
Canada, 1913 Ottawa Sovereign - A rare date with a low mintage of only 3,715 pieces.  PCGS MS62 SOLD Canada, 1914 Ottawa Sovereign PCGS MS62 SOLD
Canada, 1916 Ottawa Sovereign - The key date to the Canadian sovereign series. RARE in this grade. PCGS MS63 $49,500 Great Britain, 1817 Sovereign - At their 200th anniversary, 1817 sovereigns have become immensely popular with collectors. PCGS MS63+ $12,500
Great Britain, 1817 Sovereign - Uncommon in this grade. PCGS MS63 $9,500 Great Britain, 1820 Sovereign - S-3785C, open 2. Although the 1820 sovereign is the most common George III sovereign, all early sovereigns are scarce in Mint State. PCGS MS62 $5,250
Great Britain, 1820 Sovereign - Large date, open 2 variety. PCGS AU55 $2,500 Great Britain, 1821 Sovereign PCGS MS62 $3,750
Great Britain, 1821 Sovereign PCGS AU53 $1,950 Great Britain, 1824 Sovereign PCGS MS62 $4,500
Great Britain, 1836 Sovereign - Equal-finest graded by PCGS (9/18). Very scarce this nice. PCGS MS64 $17,500 Great Britain, 1839 Proof Sovereign - S-3852, plain edge and medallic alignment between the reverse and obverse. An attractive example of this early proof. Lightly hairlined, as can be expected in this grade, but otherwise lustrous with full obverse cameo. Rare in this grade, and only a handful known. Single-finest cameo example graded by PCGS (10/18). PCGS PR63+CAM $29,500
Great Britain, 1845 Sovereign PCGS MS63 $3,500 Great Britain, 1845 Sovereign PCGS AU53 $750
Great Britain, 1849 Sovereign PCGS AU58 $1,250 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 $2,950 Great Britain, 1853 Sovereign - S-3852C, WW raised. PCGS MS63 $2,250
Great Britain, 1856 Sovereign PCGS MS62 $1,750 Great Britain, 1857 Sovereign PCGS MS62 $1,750
Great Britain, 1861 Sovereign PCGS MS63 $2,450 Great Britain, 1891 Sovereign - S-3866C, with long tail. PCGS MS62 $650
Great Britain, 1862 Sovereign - S-3852D, with wide date. PCGS MS62 $1,750 Great Britain, 1863 Sovereign - With Arabic "1". No die number. Better-than-average in this grade. PCGS MS63+ ON HOLD
Great Britain, 1866 Sovereign PCGS MS62 $1,450 Great Britain, 1868 Sovereign PCGS MS62+ $1,750
Great Britain, 1869 Sovereign - Die #15. 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, 1871 St George Reverse Sovereign - S-3856A, with small BP. PCGS MS63+ $950
Great Britain, 1871 St George Reverse Sovereign - S-3856, with large BP. An evenly worn and collectable example of this scarce variety. If the PCGS population report numbers are anything to go by, the large BP type is ten times rarer than the small BP type, even more so in Mint State. PCGS AU50 $950 Great Britain, 1871 St George Reverse Sovereign - S-3856A, with small BP. PCGS MS63 $850
Great Britain, 1871 St George Reverse Sovereign with small BP - S-3856A, with small BP and WW buried. PCGS MS62 $695 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, 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, 1891 Sovereign short tail - S-3866B, horse with short tail. A scarce variety. PCGS XF45 ON HOLD 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 ON HOLD 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, 1898 Sovereign - Looks better. PCGS MS62 $650 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 (8/18). PCGS MS64 $2,500 Great Britain, 1902 Proof Sovereign - Scarce in PCGS PR63. PCGS PR63 $1,950
Great Britain, 1902 Proof Sovereign PCGS PR61 $950 Great Britain, 1904 Sovereign - A semi-key date. PCGS MS62 $650
Great Britain, 1905 Sovereign - A slightly more difficult date. PCGS MS62 $950 Great Britain, 1906 Sovereign - Ex-Park House Collection. PCGS MS62 $650
Great Britain, 1910 Sovereign - Equal-third finest graded by PCGS (8/18). Uncommon in this grade. PCGS MS64 $1,250 Great Britain, 1911 Proof Sovereign PCGS PR65CAM ON HOLD
Great Britain, 1911 Proof Sovereign PCGS PR64 $2,750 Great Britain, 1911 Sovereign PCGS MS64 $650
Great Britain, 1912 Sovereign PCGS MS64 $595 Great Britain, 1912 Sovereign PCGS MS63 $495
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 (10/18). PCGS MS65 $1,950 Great Britain, 1916 Sovereign - A semi-key date. PCGS MS64 $950
Great Britain, 1916 Sovereign - A semi-key date. PCGS MS63 $650 Great Britain, 1925 Sovereign PCGS MS66 $850
Great Britain, 1925 Sovereign PCGS MS64 $550 Great Britain, 1925 Sovereign PCGS MS63 $525
Great Britain, 1958 Sovereign PCGS MS65 ON HOLD Great Britain, 1958 Sovereign PCGS MS64 $550
Great Britain, 1962 Sovereign PCGS MS64 SOLD Great Britain, 1963 Sovereign PCGS MS64 SOLD
Great Britain, 1966 Sovereign - Equal-third finest graded by PCGS (8/18). PCGS MS65 SOLD Great Britain, 1967 Sovereign PCGS MS64 $550
Great Britain, 1968 Sovereign PCGS MS64+ ON HOLD Great Britain, 1974 Sovereign PCGS MS64 ON HOLD
Great Britain, 1980 Sovereign PCGS MS64 $495 Great Britain, 1981 Sovereign - Equal-finest graded by PCGS (9/17). PCGS MS66 $650
Great Britain, 1981 Proof Sovereign PCGS PR69DCAM $525 Great Britain, 1981 Sovereign PCGS MS64 $495
Great Britain, 1983 Proof Sovereign - Equal-second finest graded by PCGS (9/18). PCGS PR69DCAM $595 Great Britain, 1989 Tudor Rose Sovereign PCGS PR69DCAM ON HOLD
Great Britain, 1991 Proof Sovereign - Mintage of 7,201 pieces issued singly and in sets. Equal-second finest graded by PCGS (7/18). PCGS PR69DCAM SOLD Great Britain, 1992 Proof Sovereign - Equal-finest graded by PCGS (9/18). PCGS PR69DCAM SOLD
Great Britain, 2000 Sovereign PCGS MS65 $550 Great Britain, 2003 Sovereign PCGS MS64 $495
Great Britain, 2006 Sovereign PCGS MS65 $495 Great Britain, 2007 Sovereign PCGS MS64 $550
Great Britain, 2008 Sovereign PCGS MS64 $525 Great Britain, 2009 Sovereign PCGS MS67 $495
Great Britain, 2012 Sovereign - Equal-third finest graded by PCGS (8/18). PCGS MS67 $695 Great Britain, 2012 Sovereign PCGS MS66 $595
Great Britain, 2012 Sovereign PCGS MS65 $525 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 Platinum Wedding Sovereign - A scarce modern sovereign with a mintage of just 750 pieces. The entire mintage was struck on the 20th November 2017 to commemorate the 70th wedding anniversary of Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. PCGS PR69DCAM $1,250
Great Britain, 2017 Sapphire Jubilee Sovereign - With normal edge milling. PCGS PR69DCAM $1,250 Great Britain, 2017 Sovereign 200 Shield Privy PCGS MS68 $595
Great Britain, 2017 Sovereign 200 Shield Privy PCGS MS67 $550 Great Britain, 2018 Sovereign PCGS MS68 $575
India, 1918 Fifteen Rupees - An attractive, Mint State example of this popular issue. PCGS MS62 $4,950 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, 2015 Delhi Sovereign - This is the last 2015 Indian sovereign I have on hand. The older issues are proving hard to buy on the secondary market. PCGS MS69 $950 India, 2017 Delhi Sovereign PCGS MS68 $595
South Africa, 1923 Pretoria currency-issue Sovereign - The 1923 Pretoria sovereign is a rare instance when the circulation version of the coin is rarer than the proof. Unlike the proof version, which was minted in the many hundreds, the circulation version of the sovereign of 1923 was coined from a single consignment of old jewellery. (In those days, the public could trade raw gold for gold coin.) Presumably, the coins were subsequently circulated or otherwise put to use. The world went off the gold standard a decade or so later, and the existence of a circulation version 1923 sovereign was lost in time. It wasn’t until the late 1970s that the issue was rediscovered by numismatists when a clearly non-proof 1923 Pretoria sovereign was brought into Spink London for examination. After a thorough investigation that involved letters to the South African Mint and the International Anti-Forgery Bureau, and visits to several London coin dealers, numismatists concluded that this non-proof 1923-SA sovereign was indeed a currency issue version of what was hitherto a proof-only date. Today, the currency-issue 1923-SA sovereign is a great rarity, and although the exact number of coins in existence is not known, only a few examples have appeared in auction since its discovery in the 1970s. In fact, in the last ten years, I’ve only seen four or five instances of this issue come to market. The example on offer here has had a few good years in circulation, but still retains enough eye appeal and detail to be very collectable. Graded PCGS AU55, if you’re looking for an example of this underrated rarity but don’t want to pay over $50,000 for a mint state example, this is your coin. PCGS AU55 ON HOLD South Africa, 1924 Pretoria Sovereign - There’s been a rush of 1924-SA sovereigns in the last twelve months. I’m not sure whether a hoard was discovered, or if it’s just a coincidence, but for years the 1924-SA sovereign was impossible to find. Over 2017 and 2018, however, I’ve picked up three from two different sources, and have enjoyed owning them. However, with so many on the market, prices have eased off somewhat, so if you’ve always wanted this rare date, it’s perhaps a good time to buy one. In any case, with a mintage of a mere 2,660 pieces, according to Marsh, supply is sure to dry up at some point, and when it does, it may be some time before I have another on hand. PCGS MS63+ $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 $16,000 South Africa, 1924 Pretoria Sovereign - A key date in the South African series. Mintage 3,184 pieces. If you’re looking for an example of this rare date, but don’t want to pay closer to $20,000 to acquire one, this is your coin. PCGS MS61 SOLD
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 MS62 $495 South Africa, 1931 Pretoria Sovereign - An above-average example. PCGS MS64 $650
South Africa, 1932 Pretoria Sovereign PCGS MS64 $950 South Africa, 1932 Pretoria Sovereign - Ex-Cheshire Collection. NGC MS64 SOLD

Half Sovereigns

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 - The 1887-S Jubilee head half sovereign might be a common date, but the example here, graded PCGS MS65, is the single-finest example graded by PCGS (6/18). Perhaps more importantly, it is also the second-finest graded half sovereign assessed by PCGS across the entire Australian Victorian half sovereign series. Whether you collect half sovereigns by date or type, this example would make an ideal addition to your set. PCGS MS65 $7,950
1887 Sydney Jubilee Head Half Sovereign - S-3871, McD 032, spread JEB. Scarce in this grade. PCGS MS62 $1,950 1889 Sydney Half Sovereign - This is the thirteen-pearl variety, but the thirteenth pearl is hardly visible. PCGS XF45 $950
1896 Melbourne Half Sovereign - A somewhat scarcer date. PCGS AU50 $550 1896 Melbourne Half Sovereign PCGS XF40 $325
1897 Sydney Half Sovereign - From an old German source. Looks UNC. PCGS AU58 $1,250 1897 Sydney Half Sovereign PCGS AU55 $650
1899 Melbourne Half Sovereign - Scarce this nice, and not often available in this grade. PCGS AU55 $1,950 1900 Melbourne Half Sovereign - A whisper off UNC. PCGS AU58 $1,500
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 $6,950 1900 Perth Half Sovereign PCGS AU53 $950
1900 Sydney Half Sovereign - Scarce in this grade. PCGS MS62 $3,500 1904 Perth Half Sovereign - A harder date in collectable grade. Ex-Reserve Bank of Australia hoard, lot 881, November 2005. PCGS AU55 $2,500
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
1908 Melbourne Half Sovereign - Equal-finest graded by PCGS (10/17). PCGS MS63 $2,500 1908 Sydney Half Sovereign PCGS MS63 $1,250
1908 Sydney Half Sovereign PCGS MS62 $850 1908 Sydney Half Sovereign PCGS AU58 $495
1909 Perth Half Sovereign - Scarce this nice, with residual lustre in the devices. PCGS AU58 $3,250 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 1911 Sydney Half Sovereign - A key date. PCGS MS63 $1,250
1912 Sydney Half Sovereign - Equal-third finest graded by PCGS (7/18), and scarce this nice. PCGS MS64 $1,250 1914 Sydney Half Sovereign - In an older 2009 holder. PCGS MS64 $495
1915 Melbourne Half Sovereign - Equal-finest graded by PCGS (6/18). Scarce this nice. PCGS MS65 $1,500 1915 Melbourne Half Sovereign PCGS MS64+ $650
1915 Melbourne Half Sovereign - From an old Canadian collection. PCGS MS64 SOLD 1915 Sydney Half Sovereign - Not a rare date, but still a nice example of this World War I issue. PCGS MS64 SOLD
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 $4,500
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 to the half sovereign series. PCGS MS63 $9,500
2016 "Half Sovereign" Fifteen Dollars PCGS PR69DCAM ON HOLD 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 ON HOLD
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 $2,750
Great Britain, 1887 Proof Jubilee Head Half Sovereign PCGS PR61CAM $2,250 Great Britain, 1887 Half Sovereign PCGS MS65 $850
Great Britain, 1887 Half Sovereign PCGS MS64 SOLD Great Britain, 1887 Half Sovereign PCGS MS63 SOLD
Great Britain, 1893 Proof Half Sovereign - Equal-fifth finest graded by PCGS (11/17). PCGS PR65DCAM ON HOLD Great Britain, 1893 Veiled Head Half Sovereign - Equal-third finest graded by PCGS (5/18). PCGS MS65 $1,750
Great Britain, 1902 Proof Half Sovereign - An attractive and better-than-average example of this early 20th century proof. PCGS PR63 $995 Great Britain, 1904 Half Sovereign - Ex-Terner Collection, with BP. Equal-third finest graded by PCGS (10/17), and a scarce date. PCGS MS64 SOLD
Great Britain, 1905 Half Sovereign - Ex-Cheshire collection. PCGS MS63+ ON HOLD Great Britain, 1906 Half Sovereign PCGS MS64 SOLD
Great Britain, 1907 Half Sovereign PCGS MS63 SOLD Great Britain, 1908 Half Sovereign PCGS MS63 SOLD
Great Britain, 1910 Half Sovereign PCGS MS63 ON HOLD Great Britain, 1911 Proof Half Sovereign - An attractive, untoned example that is free of blemishes or fingerprints. PCGS PR65CAM ON HOLD
Great Britain, 1911 Half Sovereign - Equal-third finest graded by PCGS (9/17). PCGS MS64+ SOLD Great Britain, 1912 Half Sovereign PCGS MS64 SOLD
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 ON HOLD Great Britain, 1983 Proof Half Sovereign - Equal-third finest graded by PCGS (10/18). PCGS PR69DCAM ON HOLD
Great Britain, 1986 Proof Half Sovereign - Equal-second finest graded by PCGS (9/18). PCGS PR69DCAM ON HOLD Great Britain, 1989 Tudor Rose Half Sovereign - Equal-finest graded by PCGS (9/18). PCGS PR69DCAM ON HOLD
Great Britain, 1992 Proof Half Sovereign PCGS PR69DCAM $350 Great Britain, 2009 Proof Half Sovereign - Equal-finest graded by PCGS of only two coins (9/18). PCGS PR70DCAM $550
South Africa, 1923 Pretoria Proof Half Sovereign PCGS PR65 $3,500 South Africa, 1923 Pretoria Proof Half Sovereign PCGS PR65 $3,250
South Africa, 1923 Pretoria Proof Half Sovereign PCGS PR64 SOLD South Africa, 1923 Pretoria Proof Half Sovereign PCGS PR62 $2,500
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. PCGS MS63 $6,950 Great Britain, 1823 Two Pound PCGS MS63 SOLD
Great Britain, 1887 Five Pound PCGS MS64 $10,250 Great Britain, 1887 Proof Two Pound PCGS PR62DCAM $7,500
Great Britain, 1887 Proof Two Pound PCGS PR62CAM $6,250 Great Britain, 1887 Five Pound PCGS MS63 $4,950
Great Britain, 1887 Five Pound PCGS MS62 $4,250 Great Britain, 1887 Five Pound PCGS MS61 $3,750
Great Britain, 1887 Two Pound with "B" of "Britt" closer to crown - Scarce variety, with the "B" of "Britt" closer to crown. PCGS XF45 SOLD 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 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 PCGS PR65DCAM SOLD 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 - A better-than-average example of this large British gold coin. PCGS PR62 $6,750 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 $5,750 Great Britain, 1902 Two Pound - Equal-third finest graded by PCGS (1/18). PCGS MS64 $4,500
Great Britain, 1902 Proof Two Pound - A premium example. Equal-third finest graded by PCGS (8/18). PCGS PR64 $4,250 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 $3,950
Great Britain, 1902 Two Pound PCGS MS63 $2,950 Great Britain, 1902 Proof Two Pound - The 1902 proofs are notorious for being graded rather low because of the die polishing marks that often mar their surfaces. Indeed, the average grade of a 1902 proof £2 with PCGS is 62.3 and the median is 62. The example on offer here is graded PCGS PR63, which is comfortably above average, despite the low number of its grade. PCGS PR63 $2,750
Great Britain, 1902 Proof Two Pound PCGS PR62 $2,500 Great Britain, 1911 Proof Two Pound - Equal-third finest graded by PCGS with the cameo designation (9/18). Uncommon in this grade. PCGS PR66CAM $7,950
Great Britain, 1937 Proof Two Pound PCGS PR65CAM ON HOLD Great Britain, 1981 Proof Five Pound PCGS PR67DCAM $2,500
Great Britain, 1983 Proof Two Pound PCGS PR68DCAM $1,250 Great Britain, 1985 Five Pound PCGS MS67 $2,350
Great Britain, 1986 Five Pound - Mintage 7,723 pieces. PCGS MS67 $2,500 Great Britain, 1986 Two Pound Commonwealth Games PCGS PR68DCAM $1,250
Great Britain, 1989 Tudor Rose Five Pound PCGS MS68 $2,950 Great Britain, 1990 Proof Five Pound Queen Mother's Birthday PCGS PR69DCAM $2,500
Great Britain, 1992 Proof Two Pound - Equal-second finest graded by PCGS (9/18). PCGS PR69DCAM $1,450 Great Britain, 2002 Proof Two Pound PCGS PR68DCAM $1,350

World Coins

Canada, 1910 Ottawa Sovereign - A rare issue in high grade. PCGS MS64 $10,000 Canada, 1911 Ottawa Sovereign - Rare in this grade. PCGS MS65 $3,950
Canada, 1911 Ottawa Sovereign PCGS MS64 $695 Canada, 1911 Ottawa Sovereign NGC MS64 $675
Canada, 1911 Ottawa Sovereign PCGS MS63 $575 Canada, 1913 Ottawa Sovereign - The key date after the 1916-C sovereign. PCGS MS62 SOLD
Canada, 1913 Ottawa Sovereign - A rare date with a low mintage of only 3,715 pieces.  PCGS MS62 SOLD Canada, 1914 Ten Dollars PCGS MS63+ $1,450
Canada, 1916 Ottawa Sovereign - The key date to the Canadian sovereign series. RARE in this grade. PCGS MS63 $49,500 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 (8/18). PCGS MS64+ $50
Great Britain, 1817 Sovereign - At their 200th anniversary, 1817 sovereigns have become immensely popular with collectors. PCGS MS63+ $12,500 Great Britain, 1817 Sovereign - Uncommon in this grade. PCGS MS63 $9,500
Great Britain, 1817 Laureate Head Half Crown - Equal-finest graded by PCGS with only one other example available in this grade (9/18). Scarce this nice. PCGS MS66 SOLD Great Britain, 1820 Sovereign - S-3785C, open 2. Although the 1820 sovereign is the most common George III sovereign, all early sovereigns are scarce in Mint State. PCGS MS62 $5,250
Great Britain, 1820 Sovereign - Large date, open 2 variety. PCGS AU55 $2,500 Great Britain, 1821 Sovereign PCGS MS62 $3,750
Great Britain, 1821 Sovereign PCGS AU53 $1,950 Great Britain, 1823 Two Pound - Very scarce in PCGS MS63, and a strong performer at auction. PCGS MS63 $6,950
Great Britain, 1823 Two Pound PCGS MS63 SOLD Great Britain, 1824 Sovereign PCGS MS62 $4,500
Great Britain, 1826 Proof Crown - An affordable example of this impressive issue. If you’ve been chasing an 1826 proof crown but don’t want to pay closer to AU$30,000 for a perfect proof, this is your coin. PCGS PR58 $15,000 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 ON HOLD
Great Britain, 1826 Penny - Single-finest 1826 penny graded by PCGS, and the single-finest George IV penny graded overall (10/18). It's confidently-priced, but where can you get a better example? If you’re a type collector and would like a high-grade George IV penny for your set, this is your coin. PCGS MS66RB SOLD Great Britain, 1836 Sovereign - Equal-finest graded by PCGS (9/18). Very scarce this nice. PCGS MS64 $17,500
Great Britain, 1839 Proof Sovereign - S-3852, plain edge and medallic alignment between the reverse and obverse. An attractive example of this early proof. Lightly hairlined, as can be expected in this grade, but otherwise lustrous with full obverse cameo. Rare in this grade, and only a handful known. Single-finest cameo example graded by PCGS (10/18). PCGS PR63+CAM $29,500 Great Britain, 1839 Proof Half Crown - S-3885, plain edge. Somewhat cameo in appearance, but not enough to warrant a "Cameo" designation. PCGS PR62 SOLD
Great Britain, 1841 Penny - For a coin designated Brown, this has a lot of colour. No colon variety. PCGS MS62BN $350 Great Britain, 1845 Sovereign PCGS MS63 $3,500
Great Britain, 1845 Sovereign PCGS AU53 $750 Great Britain, 1849 Sovereign PCGS AU58 $1,250
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 $2,950
Great Britain, 1853 Sovereign - S-3852C, WW raised. PCGS MS63 $2,250 Great Britain, 1856 Sovereign PCGS MS62 $1,750
Great Britain, 1857 Sovereign PCGS MS62 $1,750 Great Britain, 1861 Sovereign PCGS MS63 $2,450
Great Britain, 1861 Shilling - Single-finest graded by PCGS (7/18). PCGS MS66+ ON HOLD Great Britain, 1891 Sovereign - S-3866C, with long tail. PCGS MS62 $650
Great Britain, 1862 Sovereign - S-3852D, with wide date. PCGS MS62 $1,750 Great Britain, 1863 Sovereign - With Arabic "1". No die number. Better-than-average in this grade. PCGS MS63+ ON HOLD
Great Britain, 1866 Sovereign PCGS MS62 $1,450 Great Britain, 1868 Sovereign PCGS MS62+ $1,750
Great Britain, 1869 Sovereign - Die #15. 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, 1871 St George Reverse Sovereign - S-3856A, with small BP. PCGS MS63+ $950
Great Britain, 1871 St George Reverse Sovereign - S-3856, with large BP. An evenly worn and collectable example of this scarce variety. If the PCGS population report numbers are anything to go by, the large BP type is ten times rarer than the small BP type, even more so in Mint State. PCGS AU50 $950 Great Britain, 1871 St George Reverse Sovereign - S-3856A, with small BP. PCGS MS63 $850
Great Britain, 1871 St George Reverse Sovereign with small BP - S-3856A, with small BP and WW buried. PCGS MS62 $695 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, 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 $10,250 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 $7,500 Great Britain, 1887 Proof Jubilee Head Sovereign - Mintage of 797 pieces. PCGS PR63CAM $6,500
Great Britain, 1887 Proof Two Pound PCGS PR62CAM $6,250 Great Britain, 1887 Five Pound PCGS MS63 $4,950
Great Britain, 1887 Proof Jubilee Head Half Sovereign - Mintage of 797 pieces. PCGS PR63+DCAM $4,500 Great Britain, 1887 Five Pound PCGS MS62 $4,250
Great Britain, 1887 Five Pound PCGS MS61 $3,750 Great Britain, 1887 Two Pound with "B" of "Britt" closer to crown - Scarce variety, with the "B" of "Britt" closer to crown. PCGS XF45 SOLD
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 $2,750
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 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 Half Sovereign PCGS MS65 $850
Great Britain, 1887 Jubilee Head Threepence - Fantastically toned. PCGS MS66+ $550 Great Britain, 1887 Half Sovereign PCGS MS64 SOLD
Great Britain, 1887 Half Sovereign PCGS MS63 SOLD Great Britain, 1887 Jubilee Head Shilling - Beautifully toned. PCGS MS65 $325
Great Britain, 1891 Sovereign short tail - S-3866B, horse with short tail. A scarce variety. PCGS XF45 ON HOLD Great Britain, 1893 Proof Two Pound PCGS PR65DCAM SOLD
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 ON HOLD 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 ON HOLD
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 (5/18). PCGS MS65 $1,750
Great Britain, 1893 Half Crown PCGS MS64 $650 Great Britain, 1893 Shilling - Ex-NGC MS66. PCGS MS65 $525
Great Britain, 1893 Florin PCGS MS64 $495 Great Britain, 1896 Sovereign - Equal-finest graded by PCGS (12/17). Very scarce this nice. PCGS MS64 $4,500
Great Britain, 1898 Sovereign - Looks better. PCGS MS62 $650 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 - A better-than-average example of this large British gold coin. PCGS PR62 $6,750 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 $5,750
Great Britain, 1902 Two Pound - Equal-third finest graded by PCGS (1/18). PCGS MS64 $4,500 Great Britain, 1902 Proof Two Pound - A premium example. Equal-third finest graded by PCGS (8/18). PCGS PR64 $4,250
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 $3,950 Great Britain, 1902 Two Pound PCGS MS63 $2,950
Great Britain, 1902 Proof Two Pound - The 1902 proofs are notorious for being graded rather low because of the die polishing marks that often mar their surfaces. Indeed, the average grade of a 1902 proof £2 with PCGS is 62.3 and the median is 62. The example on offer here is graded PCGS PR63, which is comfortably above average, despite the low number of its grade. PCGS PR63 $2,750 Great Britain, 1902 Sovereign - Equal-second finest graded by PCGS (8/18). PCGS MS64 $2,500
Great Britain, 1902 Proof Two Pound PCGS PR62 $2,500 Great Britain, 1902 Proof Sovereign - Scarce in PCGS PR63. PCGS PR63 $1,950
Great Britain, 1902 Proof Half Sovereign - An attractive and better-than-average example of this early 20th century proof. PCGS PR63 $995 Great Britain, 1902 Proof Sovereign PCGS PR61 $950
Great Britain, 1902 Proof Crown PCGS PR64 $950 Great Britain, 1902 Proof Half Crown - Equal-finest graded by PCGS (6/18), although there have been a fair number graded at this level. PCGS PR64 $650
Great Britain, 1904 Half Sovereign - Ex-Terner Collection, with BP. Equal-third finest graded by PCGS (10/17), and a scarce date. PCGS MS64 SOLD Great Britain, 1904 Sovereign - A semi-key date. PCGS MS62 $650
Great Britain, 1905 Sovereign - A slightly more difficult date. PCGS MS62 $950 Great Britain, 1905 Half Sovereign - Ex-Cheshire collection. PCGS MS63+ ON HOLD
Great Britain, 1906 Sovereign - Ex-Park House Collection. PCGS MS62 $650 Great Britain, 1906 Half Sovereign PCGS MS64 SOLD
Great Britain, 1907 Half Sovereign PCGS MS63 SOLD Great Britain, 1908 Half Sovereign PCGS MS63 SOLD
Great Britain, 1910 Sovereign - Equal-third finest graded by PCGS (8/18). Uncommon in this grade. PCGS MS64 $1,250 Great Britain, 1910 Half Sovereign PCGS MS63 ON HOLD
Great Britain, 1911 Proof Two Pound - Equal-third finest graded by PCGS with the cameo designation (9/18). Uncommon in this grade. PCGS PR66CAM $7,950 Great Britain, 1911 Proof Sovereign PCGS PR65CAM ON HOLD
Great Britain, 1911 Proof Sovereign PCGS PR64 $2,750 Great Britain, 1911 Proof Half Sovereign - An attractive, untoned example that is free of blemishes or fingerprints. PCGS PR65CAM ON HOLD
Great Britain, 1911 Sovereign PCGS MS64 $650 Great Britain, 1911 Half Sovereign - Equal-third finest graded by PCGS (9/17). PCGS MS64+ SOLD
Great Britain, 1912 Sovereign PCGS MS64 $595 Great Britain, 1912 Sovereign PCGS MS63 $495
Great Britain, 1912 Half Sovereign PCGS MS64 SOLD 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 ON HOLD Great Britain, 1914 Sovereign - Equal-finest graded by PCGS (9/17). PCGS MS65 $1,250
Great Britain, 1916 Sovereign - Equal-finest graded by PCGS (10/18). PCGS MS65 $1,950 Great Britain, 1916 Sovereign - A semi-key date. PCGS MS64 $950
Great Britain, 1916 Sovereign - A semi-key date. PCGS MS63 $650 Great Britain, 1925 Sovereign PCGS MS66 $850
Great Britain, 1925 Sovereign PCGS MS64 $550 Great Britain, 1925 Sovereign PCGS MS63 $525
Great Britain, 1937 Proof Two Pound PCGS PR65CAM ON HOLD Great Britain, 1949 VIP Presentation Proof Penny - A very rare proof of record 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. Equal-finest graded by PCGS (9/18). PCGS PR64RB $3,250
Great Britain, 1958 Sovereign PCGS MS65 ON HOLD Great Britain, 1958 Sovereign PCGS MS64 $550
Great Britain, 1962 Sovereign PCGS MS64 SOLD Great Britain, 1963 Sovereign PCGS MS64 SOLD
Great Britain, 1966 Sovereign - Equal-third finest graded by PCGS (8/18). PCGS MS65 SOLD Great Britain, 1967 Sovereign PCGS MS64 $550
Great Britain, 1968 Sovereign PCGS MS64+ ON HOLD Great Britain, 1974 Sovereign PCGS MS64 ON HOLD
Great Britain, 1980 Sovereign PCGS MS64 $495 Great Britain, 1981 Proof Five Pound PCGS PR67DCAM $2,500
Great Britain, 1981 Sovereign - Equal-finest graded by PCGS (9/17). PCGS MS66 $650 Great Britain, 1981 Proof Sovereign PCGS PR69DCAM $525
Great Britain, 1981 Sovereign PCGS MS64 $495 Great Britain, 1983 Proof Two Pound PCGS PR68DCAM $1,250
Great Britain, 1983 Proof Sovereign - Equal-second finest graded by PCGS (9/18). PCGS PR69DCAM $595 Great Britain, 1983 Proof Half Sovereign - Equal-third finest graded by PCGS (10/18). PCGS PR69DCAM ON HOLD
Great Britain, 1985 Five Pound PCGS MS67 $2,350 Great Britain, 1986 Five Pound - Mintage 7,723 pieces. PCGS MS67 $2,500
Great Britain, 1986 Two Pound Commonwealth Games PCGS PR68DCAM $1,250 Great Britain, 1986 Proof Half Sovereign - Equal-second finest graded by PCGS (9/18). PCGS PR69DCAM ON HOLD
Great Britain, 1989 Tudor Rose Five Pound PCGS MS68 $2,950 Great Britain, 1989 Tudor Rose Sovereign PCGS PR69DCAM ON HOLD
Great Britain, 1989 Tudor Rose Half Sovereign - Equal-finest graded by PCGS (9/18). PCGS PR69DCAM ON HOLD Great Britain, 1990 Proof Five Pound Queen Mother's Birthday PCGS PR69DCAM $2,500
Great Britain, 1991 Proof Sovereign - Mintage of 7,201 pieces issued singly and in sets. Equal-second finest graded by PCGS (7/18). PCGS PR69DCAM SOLD Great Britain, 1992 Proof Two Pound - Equal-second finest graded by PCGS (9/18). PCGS PR69DCAM $1,450
Great Britain, 1992 Proof Sovereign - Equal-finest graded by PCGS (9/18). PCGS PR69DCAM SOLD Great Britain, 1992 Proof Half Sovereign PCGS PR69DCAM $350
Great Britain, 2000 Sovereign PCGS MS65 $550 Great Britain, 2002 Proof Two Pound PCGS PR68DCAM $1,350
Great Britain, 2003 Sovereign PCGS MS64 $495 Great Britain, 2006 Sovereign PCGS MS65 $495
Great Britain, 2007 Sovereign PCGS MS64 $550 Great Britain, 2008 Sovereign PCGS MS64 $525
Great Britain, Undated 20 Pence Mule (2008) - A Mint State example of this popular British mule. A good pair to our own $1 mule from 2000. PCGS MS62 $195 Great Britain, 2009 Proof Half Sovereign - Equal-finest graded by PCGS of only two coins (9/18). PCGS PR70DCAM $550
Great Britain, 2009 Sovereign PCGS MS67 $495 Great Britain, 2012 Sovereign - Equal-third finest graded by PCGS (8/18). PCGS MS67 $695
Great Britain, 2012 Sovereign PCGS MS66 $595 Great Britain, 2012 Sovereign PCGS MS65 $525
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 Sovereign PCGS MS66 $550 Great Britain, 2017 Platinum Wedding Sovereign - A scarce modern sovereign with a mintage of just 750 pieces. The entire mintage was struck on the 20th November 2017 to commemorate the 70th wedding anniversary of Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. PCGS PR69DCAM $1,250
Great Britain, 2017 Sapphire Jubilee Sovereign - With normal edge milling. PCGS PR69DCAM $1,250 Great Britain, 2017 Sovereign 200 Shield Privy PCGS MS68 $595
Great Britain, 2017 Sovereign 200 Shield Privy PCGS MS67 $550 Great Britain, 2018 Sovereign PCGS MS68 $575
India, Bengal Presidency, AH1202//19 Mohur - KM-112, with vertical milling. Equal-finest graded by PCGS (9/18), and an attractive example of this popular proclamation coin. Scarce in this grade. PCGS MS64 $4,950 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 $15,000
India, Bengal Presidency, AH1202//19 Mohur - An attractive example of one of colonial New South Wales' original proclamation coins. PCGS MS63 $2,750 India, 1841 Bombay or Calcutta Mohur, continuous legend - An attractive and problem-free example. PCGS AU58 $6,950
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, 1870 Young Bust Ten Rupee Restrike - KM-477, with CM in trucation of neck. Single-finest graded by PCGS (7/18). PCGS PR64 $22,500 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, 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 $7,500 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, 1885 Mohur - Mintage of 15,000 pieces only. RARE in this grade. Second-finest graded by PCGS (9/18). PCGS MS62 $7,500 India, 1918 Fifteen Rupees - An attractive, Mint State example of this popular issue. PCGS MS62 $4,950
India, 1835 Two Mohurs or Double Mohur Restrike - A not unattractive example of this popular and rare Indian restrike issue. If you're chasing an 1835 double mohur restrike for your collection, but don’t want to spend closer to $100,000 to acquire a high-grade example, this is your coin. PCGS PR58 $37,500 India, 2013 Delhi Sovereign PCGS MS67 $650
India, 2013 Delhi Sovereign - A popular and scarce issue. PCGS MS66 $550 India, 2015 Delhi Sovereign - This is the last 2015 Indian sovereign I have on hand. The older issues are proving hard to buy on the secondary market. PCGS MS69 $950
India, 2017 Delhi Sovereign PCGS MS68 $595 New Zealand, 1935 Waitangi Crown - A fully lustrous example of this popular New Zealand issue. Mintage of 468 pieces. PCGS PR65 $8,950
New Zealand, 1935 Waitangi Crown - A popular, low-mintage issue, and a key New Zealand coin. PCGS PR64 $7,500 South Africa, 1892 Single-shaft Pond - A collectable example of this rare type. PCGS AU53 $10,500
South Africa, 1892 Double-shaft Pond - An elusive coin with a mintage of just 15,650 pieces. An August 2018 sale in a large US auction saw a similar piece (graded NGC MS63) sell for around AUD $7,300. Scarce and desirable. PCGS MS63 $6,500 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 $2,500
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 PCGS MS62 $1,250 South Africa, 1898 Pond - Practically UNC. Looks better than PCGS AU58. PCGS AU58 $950
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 currency-issue Sovereign - The 1923 Pretoria sovereign is a rare instance when the circulation version of the coin is rarer than the proof. Unlike the proof version, which was minted in the many hundreds, the circulation version of the sovereign of 1923 was coined from a single consignment of old jewellery. (In those days, the public could trade raw gold for gold coin.) Presumably, the coins were subsequently circulated or otherwise put to use. The world went off the gold standard a decade or so later, and the existence of a circulation version 1923 sovereign was lost in time. It wasn’t until the late 1970s that the issue was rediscovered by numismatists when a clearly non-proof 1923 Pretoria sovereign was brought into Spink London for examination. After a thorough investigation that involved letters to the South African Mint and the International Anti-Forgery Bureau, and visits to several London coin dealers, numismatists concluded that this non-proof 1923-SA sovereign was indeed a currency issue version of what was hitherto a proof-only date. Today, the currency-issue 1923-SA sovereign is a great rarity, and although the exact number of coins in existence is not known, only a few examples have appeared in auction since its discovery in the 1970s. In fact, in the last ten years, I’ve only seen four or five instances of this issue come to market. The example on offer here has had a few good years in circulation, but still retains enough eye appeal and detail to be very collectable. Graded PCGS AU55, if you’re looking for an example of this underrated rarity but don’t want to pay over $50,000 for a mint state example, this is your coin. PCGS AU55 ON HOLD South Africa, 1923 Pretoria Proof Half Sovereign PCGS PR65 $3,500
South Africa, 1923 Pretoria Proof Half Sovereign PCGS PR65 $3,250 South Africa, 1923 Pretoria Proof Half Sovereign PCGS PR64 SOLD
South Africa, 1924 Pretoria Sovereign - There’s been a rush of 1924-SA sovereigns in the last twelve months. I’m not sure whether a hoard was discovered, or if it’s just a coincidence, but for years the 1924-SA sovereign was impossible to find. Over 2017 and 2018, however, I’ve picked up three from two different sources, and have enjoyed owning them. However, with so many on the market, prices have eased off somewhat, so if you’ve always wanted this rare date, it’s perhaps a good time to buy one. In any case, with a mintage of a mere 2,660 pieces, according to Marsh, supply is sure to dry up at some point, and when it does, it may be some time before I have another on hand. PCGS MS63+ $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 $16,000
South Africa, 1924 Pretoria Sovereign - A key date in the South African series. Mintage 3,184 pieces. If you’re looking for an example of this rare date, but don’t want to pay closer to $20,000 to acquire one, this is your coin. PCGS MS61 SOLD 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 MS62 $495 South Africa, 1931 Pretoria Sovereign - An above-average example. PCGS MS64 $650
South Africa, 1932 Pretoria Sovereign PCGS MS64 $950 South Africa, 1932 Pretoria Sovereign - Ex-Cheshire Collection. NGC MS64 SOLD
United States of America, 1900 Twenty Dollars or Double Eagle PCGS MS64 $2,450 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, 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, 1924 Peace Dollar PCGS MS63 ON HOLD United States of America, 1925 Double Eagle or Twenty Dollar PCGS MS63 $1,950
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 $2,950 1910 Florin - A beautifully-toned and original example of our first national coinage. PCGS MS63 $2,250
1910 Shilling - An attractive and original example of our first shilling. PCGS MS64 $650 1910 Threepence - From an old north-western Sydney collection. PCGS MS66 $495
1910 Shilling PCGS MS63 $395 1910 Sixpence PCGS MS64 $350
1910 Threepence - An attractive and original example. PCGS MS64 $175 1911 Florin - Catalogues $6,500 in UNC in the latest Renniks. PCGS MS62 $2,950
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 $1,250
1912 Shilling - A wholly original example of this early date. Scarce. PCGS MS63 $3,500 1912 Threepence PCGS MS63 $650
1912 Florin PCGS VF30 $250 1913 Penny PCGS MS63RB $850
1914 Threepence - The 1914 threepence is a scarce and underrated date. Not often available in high grade. Catalogues $2,250 in Renniks in UNC. Priced significantly under cost. PCGS MS63 $1,500 1914 London Florin - Catalogues $1,350 in aUNC in the latest Renniks. PCGS AU58 $950
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 $495 1914 Shilling - Could pass off as UNC. A great coin for your PCGS "Everyman" set. PCGS AU55 $250
1914 Birmingham Florin - A key date. PCGS VG10 $125 1915 Threepence - The key date to the threepence series. Very scarce this nice, and priced under my cost. PCGS MS63 $1,950
1915 Birmingham Shilling - Could pass as UNC if it were uncertified. PCGS AU58 $1,950 1915 Birmingham Florin PCGS VG08 $75
1916 Melbourne Shilling PCGS MS64 $525 1917 Calcutta Penny PCGS MS64RB $695
1917 Calcutta Penny - An attractive coin with great eye appeal. Catalogues $600 in UNC and $1,450 in Choice UNC in Renniks. Good value at this level, and priced under cost. PCGS MS64+BN $395 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 $495 1917 Melbourne Shilling - An attractive and lustrous example with just a little too much noise in the fields to make AU58. PCGS AU55 $50
1918 Calcutta Penny - Proof-like and with great eye appeal. Scarce this nice. PCGS MS64RB $5,250 1918 Melbourne Shilling - An attractive example of this early date. From an old north-west Sydney collection. PCGS MS64 $750
1919 Plain Penny PCGS MS64RB $850 1919 Dot below scroll Penny - From an old Queanbeyan collection. PCGS MS64RB $750
1919 Halfpenny PCGS MS64RD $495 1919 Melbourne Sixpence - Scarce this nice. Catalogues $2,650 in Choice UNC. PCGS MS64 $1,950
1919 Melbourne Threepence - Catalogues $625 in UNC in Renniks. PCGS MS62 $250 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 $2,950
1920 Double dot Penny - A scarce variety. PCGS XF40 $595 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. Catalogues $1,500 in UNC. Priced under my cost, and good value at this level. PCGS MS63 $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 1922/1 Overdate Threepence - It’s been over two years since I had my last PCGS-graded overdate 1922/1 threepence on hand. Scarce and always popular. PCGS VG08 SOLD
1922 Threepence - Equal-third finest graded by PCGS (6/18). Scarce this nice. PCGS MS65 $1,250 1922 Threepence PCGS MS63 $350
1923 Halfpenny - The key date of the series. PCGS VF25 $1,450 1923 Halfpenny PCGS VF20 $1,250
1924 Threepence - Equal-third finest graded by PCGS (8/18). This is the first 1924 threepence that I've had in stock since 2011. At this level, it's priced under my cost. PCGS MS64 $2,250 1924 Penny with Indian obverse - A scarce variety. PCGS VF20 $50
1924 Penny with Indian obverse - A scarce variety. PCGS VG10 $35 1925 Sixpence - Attractively toned. Catalogues $850 in UNC. PCGS MS62 $350
1925 Penny - From an old Perth source. PCGS XF40 SOLD 1925 Penny NGC VF20 $175
1926 Florin - Well-priced with a high catalogue value. Catalogues $6,250 in Choice UNC. PCGS MS63 $1,950 1926 Penny - A scarcer date with a high value, even in MS64BN. Catalogues $2,250 in UNC and $4,500 in Choice UNC. Good value at this level. PCGS MS64BN $1,250
1926 Shilling - An attractive and fully lustrous example. Catalogues $850 in UNC and $1,500 in Choice UNC. PCGS MS63 $695 1926 Threepence PCGS MS63 $495
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 $550
1927 Canberra Florin - An attractively-toned example of our very first commemorative coin. PCGS MS65 $425 1927 Canberra Florin PCGS MS65 $395
1927 Canberra Florin - Attractively toned. PCGS MS64 $125 1928 Shilling - Scarcer date. Catalogues $2,600 in UNC and $5,250 in Choice UNC. PCGS MS63 $1,950
1928 Sixpence - A wholly original coin with even, oatmeal-yellow hue. Catalogues $775 in Choice UNC. PCGS MS64+ $495 1928 Threepence - Flatly struck on the reverse, but otherwise a great type coin. Scarce. PCGS MS64 $395
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 PCGS F15 $95
1933 Florin PCGS F12 $75 1934 Shilling - A somewhat underrated date that appears to be far tougher in high grade than the market appreciates. In fact, while researching this piece, I could find no recent sales in PCGS MS64 or better since 2016. The example here is somewhat weakly struck on both ‘verses, but the fields are clear and free from excessive marks. Notwithstanding, it is an overall attractive example that will be hard to replace once it sells. PCGS MS64 $1,750
1934 Sixpence PCGS MS64 $850 1934-35 Melbourne Centenary Florin PCGS MS64 SOLD
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 $450
1934-35 Melbourne Centenary Florin PCGS MS64 $575 1935 Florin - Proof-like and overflowing with eye appeal. Better than your average MS65. Probably ex-Draper Hoard. PCGS MS65 $3,500
1935 Shilling PCGS MS65 $850 1935 Shilling - Catalogues $950 in Choice UNC in Renniks. Scarce this nice. PCGS MS64 $495
1936 Threepence - Equal-third finest graded by PCGS (6/18). PCGS MS66 $750 1936 Sixpence PCGS MS65 $595
1936 Threepence - A great type coin. PCGS MS64 $125 1937 Crown PCGS MS64 $650
1937 Crown - Not unattractively toned, with full semi-cameo lustre. PCGS MS64 $595 1937 Crown - Beautifully toned, and scarce this nice. Catalogues $850 in Gem UNC. PCGS MS64 $595
1937 Crown PCGS MS63 $150 1937 Crown - Beautifully toned. PCGS MS62 $125
1938 Crown PCGS MS62 $595 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 $175 1938 Shilling PCGS MS64 SOLD
1938 Sixpence PCGS MS64 SOLD 1938 Halfpenny - A great type coin with good colour and lots of eye appeal. Only three graded finer by PCGS (8/18). PCGS MS64RB SOLD
1938 Threepence PCGS MS64 $65 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 $495 1939 Commonwealth reverse Halfpenny - Equal-fourth finest graded by PCGS (8/18). This particular example has superior eye appeal, and looks better. PCGS MS64RB $325
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 $1,450
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 $350
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 $125
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 $175
1941 Perth KG Penny - From an old Melbourne source. PCGS MS62BN $95 1941 Perth Penny PCGS MS63BN $95
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 Bombay Penny PCGS MS63+RB $125 1942 Bombay Penny without I mintmark - A problem-free example of this popular variety. PCGS XF45 $95
1942 Bombay Penny without I mintmark PCGS XF40 $75 1942 Bombay Penny without I mintmark - An essential Set Registry coin. PCGS VF35 $65
1942 Bombay Penny - Priced under cost. PCGS MS63RB $45 1942 Melbourne Threepence - The key date of the George VI threepence series, and scare this nice. PCGS MS63 $2,950
1942 Melbourne Shilling - Sometimes the price guides are correct, but sometimes they’re not and a little bit of market research can reveal rarities that the price guides don’t seem to rate. One example is the 1942 Melbourne shilling, a coin that appears so infrequently on the market in high grade that it makes you wonder how it is possible that they’re priced at less than the very common 1938 shilling. The example photographed here is graded PCGS MS64, and is only the third example that I've had on hand since 2007. Very scarce. PCGS MS64 $650 1942 San Francisco Threepence PCGS MS64 $75
1943 Melbourne Halfpenny - Full red. PCGS MS64RD $225 1943 Denver Threepence PCGS MS66 $125
1943 Denver Threepence PCGS MS65 $45 1943 Bombay Penny with long reverse denticles - A reasonably scarce variety. PCGS XF45 $95
1943 Bombay Penny with long reverse denticles PCGS XF40 $75 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 $150 1943 San Francisco Shilling PCGS MS64 $75
1944 Melbourne Shilling PCGS MS64 $295 1944 Melbourne Penny - Equal-finest brown example graded by PCGS (8/18). A scarce date. Catalogues $925 in Choice UNC in Renniks. PCGS MS64BN $395
1944 Perth Penny PCGS MS64RB $395 1944 Perth Penny - Looks better, PCGS MS63RB $45
1944 San Francisco Threepence - A beautifully-toned example of this American-made issue. PCGS MS66 $395 1944 San Francisco Shilling PCGS MS65 $195
1944 San Francisco Florin PCGS MS65 $150 1944 San Francisco Florin PCGS MS64 $75
1944 San Francisco Shilling - A fair dinkum example of this popular date. PCGS MS64 $50 1945 Florin PCGS MS64 $350
1945 Sixpence - Scarce this nice. PCGS MS65 $295 1945 Sixpence PCGS MS64 $95
1946 Sixpence PCGS MS64 SOLD 1946 Melbourne Shilling PCGS MS64 SOLD
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 (9/18). PCGS MS64 $850 1946 Perth Shilling - One of the key dates of the George VI shillings series. Equal-finest graded by PCGS (9/18). Weakly struck, but priced accordingly. PCGS MS64 $750
1947 Florin PCGS MS64 $95 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+ $50 1948 Threepence PCGS MS64 $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 $125 1949 Threepence PCGS MS64 $75
1950 Sixpence - Slightly scarcer date, particuarly in this grade. PCGS MS64 $175 1950 Threepence PCGS MS65 $150
1950 Melbourne Penny - Equal-second finest graded by PCGS, with only one finer in MS65+RD (10/18). PCGS MS65RD $1,950 1950 Melbourne Penny - Ex-Wayne Borg collection, dispersed in June 2012. PCGS MS64RD $195
1950 Melbourne Penny - Full, blazing mint red. PCGS MS64RD $150 1950 Melbourne Penny - An attractive coin with nice eye appeal. PCGS MS64RB $45
1950 Perth Penny - Scarcer date, particularly with red brown. PCGS MS63RB $95 1951 Florin - A somewhat scarcer date that is not often seen in good nick. PCGS MS63 $175
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 $125 1951 Melbourne Threepence PCGS MS64 $125
1951 Federation Florin PCGS MS64 $95 1951 Sixpence PCGS MS64 $75
1951 Perth Halfpenny with dot PCGS MS63RB SOLD 1951 Florin PCGS MS64 $595
1951 Melbourne Penny PCGS MS64RD $225 1951 Melbourne Penny - Very scarce with full red. PCGS MS63RD $95
1951 Perth Halfpenny with dot PCGS MS64RB $75 1951 Perth Halfpenny with dot PCGS MS63+RB $50
1951 London Penny PCGS MS65RD $225 1951 London Penny PCGS MS65RD $225
1951 London Sixpence PCGS MS65 $175 1951 London Halfpenny - Full red. Brimming with eye appeal. PCGS MS64RD $95
1951 London Penny PCGS MS64RD $75 1951 London Halfpenny PCGS MS64RB $45
1951 London Threepence PCGS MS64 $45 1951 London Threepence - Originally toned. PCGS MS64 $35
1952 Threepence PCGS MS64 $50 1952 Melbourne Penny - Ex-Borg Collection. PCGS MS64RD $95
1952 Melbourne Penny - Full red. PCGS MS63RD $45 1952 Perth Penny PCGS MS64RB $75
1953 Sixpence PCGS MS65 $395 1953 Sixpence - Good value at this level. Catalogues $350 in UNC and $750 in Choice UNC. PCGS MS64 SOLD
1953 Florin - With small reverse denticles. PCGS MS64 $125 1953 Florin - With small reverse denticles. PCGS MS63 $75
1953 Perth Penny - Equal-third finest graded by PCGS (9/18). PCGS MS64RB $150 1954 Florin - Scarce and underrated. This particular example is originally toned. PCGS MS64 $750
1954 Royal Visit Florin - From an old English collection. PCGS MS65 $395 1954 Florin PCGS MS63 $95
1954 Sixpence PCGS MS65 $45 1954 Royal Visit Florin PCGS MS63 $45
1955 Sixpence PCGS MS65 $150 1955 Shilling PCGS MS64 $125
1955 Threepence PCGS MS65 $95 1955 Threepence PCGS MS64 $45
1956 Sixpence PCGS MS65 $450 1956 Florin - It's been a long time since I've had a 1956 florin in stock. PCGS MS64 $325
1956 Sixpence PCGS MS64 $95 1956 Melbourne Penny - Almost full red and deserving of a premium to a typical Red Brown example. PCGS MS64RB $50
1958 Shilling - Beautifully-toned, and not easy in this grade. PCGS MS66 $495 1958 Shilling PCGS MS64+ $50
1958 Perth Penny - Equal-finest graded by PCGS (2/17). PCGS MS65RB $525 1958 Perth Penny PCGS MS63RB $50
1959 Melbourne Penny - A scarcer date. PCGS MS64RB $195 1959 Perth Penny - Equal-finest graded by PCGS (7/18). PCGS MS65RB $450
1960 Sixpence - A high-grade example of this scarcer date. PCGS MS65 $225 1960 Florin PCGS MS65 $95
1960 Sixpence PCGS MS64 $50 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 $45
1961 Shilling PCGS MS66 $35 1961 Perth Halfpenny - Cheap at this level. PCGS MS64RB $35
1961 Threepence PCGS MS65 $25 1961 Shilling PCGS MS65 $25
1961 Perth Halfpenny PCGS MS63RB $25 1961 Perth Penny PCGS MS64RB $35
1962 Sixpence PCGS MS67 $125 1962 Perth Penny - Scarce with the red designation. PCGS MS63RD $75
1962 Sixpence PCGS MS66 $25 1962 Halfpenny PCGS MS64RD $45
1963 Proof Florin PCGS PR65+ $250 1963 Sixpence PCGS MS66 $25
1963 Penny PCGS MS64RB $25 1964 Threepence PCGS MS66 $35
1964 Threepence PCGS MS64 $25 1964 Melbourne Penny PCGS MS65RD $75
1964 Perth Penny PCGS MS64RB $25      

Pre-decimal Proofs

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 $3,250 1956 Proof Florin PCGS PR66 $350
1956 Proof Florin PCGS PR65 $295 1956 Melbourne Proof Penny PCGS PR65RB $425
1956 Melbourne Proof Penny - Full red with minimal spotting. PCGS PR64RD $395 1956 Melbourne Proof Penny PCGS PR64RB $295
1956 Perth Proof Penny - Spotting on the reverse, but otherwise full, brilliant red. Scarce, with a mintage of only 417 pieces. PCGS PR61RD $3,500 1958 Proof Florin PCGS PR66 $395
1958 Perth Proof Penny - Full red. PCGS PR64RD $395 1958 Melbourne Proof Penny PCGS PR64RD $375
1959 Perth Proof Penny PCGS PR66RD $650 1960 Perth Proof Halfpenny - From a Swedish source. PCGS PR66RD $550
1960 Perth Proof Halfpenny PCGS PR65RD $395 1961 Perth Proof Halfpenny PCGS PR66RD $550
1961 Perth Proof Penny - Full brilliant red. PCGS PR65RD $450 1961 Perth Proof Halfpenny - Full red. PCGS PR65RD $395
1962 Perth Proof Halfpenny PCGS PR65RD $295 1962 Perth Proof Penny PCGS PR66RD $650
1962 Perth Proof Halfpenny PCGS PR66RD $550 1962 Perth Proof Penny - Full red. PCGS PR65RD $450
1963 Perth Proof Penny PCGS PR65RD $450 1963 Proof Florin PCGS PR66 $325
1963 Proof Florin PCGS PR65+ $250 1963 Proof Shilling PCGS PR65 $125
1963 Proof Sixpence PCGS PR66 SOLD 1963 Perth Proof Penny PCGS PR66RD $650
1963 Perth Proof Halfpenny PCGS PR66RD $550      

Decimal Coins

1966 Wavy 2 Twenty Cent - A rare and popular variety in high grade. PCGS MS65 $4,950 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 $3,250
1966 Wavy 2 Twenty Cent - An ever-popular variety. PCGS MS63 $2,250 1966 Perth One Cent - A scarce date. PCGS MS64RB $95
1969 Yarralumla PNC Specimen Fifty Cent - Mintage of only 2,000 pieces. This is a lower mintage than many of the popular mint issues that come out today. PCGS SP65 $1,750 1969 Yarralumla PNC Specimen Fifty Cent - A scarce coin with an original mintage of 2,000 pieces. Could be a keeper for the long-haul. PCGS SP64 $1,500
1999 Perth Mint One Hundred Dollars "Sovereign" PCGS PR69DCAM SOLD 2000 One Dollar Mule with Ten Cent Obverse - For our parents and grandparents, it was the 1930 penny. For us, it’s the 2000 $1 mule. Nothing quite captures the imagination more than finding a rare coin in your pockets, and when the 2000 dollar mule was first discovered a few years after its issue, it inspired a whole new generation of collectors to start looking at their change. In fact, this popular mint error has been in circulation for eighteen years but collectors are still scouring coin bags for this elusive issue. While lower-grade examples are widely collected and easily sourced, Mint State examples are scarce, while the best examples, in PCGS MS64, make up only 2% of the population of graded mules. In fact, since 2000, PCGS has graded 293 dollar mules across all grades, but only five examples have graded MS64, with none finer. Three of those are in long-term collections and will not hit the market in the near term, while the fourth was placed by a Sydney dealer in the last eighteen months. The example on offer here is numerically equal to the other four pieces, but is the nicest mule I’ve seen, even amongst those in MS64. It is practically fully-lustrous, as though just cracked out of a roll, with minimal marks, spots, or blemishes. There are two larger bag marks in front of the Queen’s forehead, mentioned for accuracy. Overall, it’s a superior coin, and one of the nicest examples of this modern rarity I’ve handled. RARE in this grade, and one to put aside for the long-term. PCGS MS64 ON HOLD
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 (6/18). Scarce. PCGS MS66 $295
2004 Proof Twenty Cent Small Head - This is the scarcer variety with flat tops on the letters "A" and a smaller effigy. Equal-second finest graded by PCGS (9/18). PCGS PR69DCAM $95 2004 Twenty Cent Small Head - Scarcer small head variety. PCGS MS64 $55
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
2010 Silver Proof Fifty Cent - An ultra-rare issue that has a mintage of only 401 pieces. Scarce and infrequently available on the market. Equal-finest graded by PCGS (7/18). PCGS PR69DCAM $2,250 2010 Proof One Cent - A rare and popular issue with an ultra low mintage of a mere 401 pieces. Equal-finest graded by PCGS (7/18). PCGS PR69RD DCAM $1,450
2010 Proof Two Cent - Mintage of only 401 pieces. PCGS PR68RD DCAM $950 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 PR69DCAM $550 2013 Perth "Sovereign" Twenty-five Dollars - Mintage of 2,500 pieces. PCGS PR67DCAM $525
2014 Perth "Sovereign" Twenty-five Dollars PCGS PR70DCAM ON HOLD 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 ON HOLD
2016 "Half Sovereign" Fifteen Dollars PCGS PR69DCAM ON HOLD      

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 $4,500 Riddle/Heathershaw, (1927) One Pound - R26. PMG VF30 $525

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