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October 2017 Price List

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Latest Arrivals

1887 Melbourne St George Reverse Sovereign - S-3857C. An attractive example with somewhat cameo fields. PCGS MS63 $1,950 1871 Sydney St George Reverse Sovereign - S-3858A, with small "BP" initials. Residual lustre in devices. PCGS XF45 $650
India, 2016 Delhi Sovereign PCGS MS69 $650 1858 Sydney Mint Half Sovereign PCGS VG08 SOLD
1855 Sydney Mint Half Sovereign PCGS VG10 SOLD 1881 Melbourne Shield Reverse Sovereign - A semi-key date. PCGS AU55 ON HOLD
1888 Melbourne Sovereign - S-3867A, 1st obverse and angled "J". A scarce variety. PCGS AU58 $1,950 1888 Sydney Sovereign - S-3868, first obverse with angled "J". A scarcer variety. Some lustre in devices. PCGS AU50 $750
1904 Perth Half Sovereign PCGS XF45 $550 1908 Perth Half Sovereign - Mintage only 24,668 pieces. Equal-finest graded by PCGS (10/17), and scarce this nice. PCGS AU55 ON HOLD
1908 Sydney Half Sovereign PCGS MS62 ON HOLD South Africa, 1898 Pond - Equal-third finest graded by PCGS (10/17), and scarce this nice. PCGS MS64 $4,500
Great Britain, 1937 Proof Half Sovereign PCGS PR65CAM $1,750 1872 Sydney St George Reverse Sovereign - S-3858A. A scarcer early date. PCGS MS61 $1,950
1875 Sydney St George Reverse Sovereign - S-3858A. PCGS MS61 $1,250 Great Britain, 1852 Sovereign - S-3852C, normal (Hindu-Arabic) "1" in date. PCGS MS61 SOLD

Rarities

1852 Adelaide Pound Type II - Like the 1813 Holey Dollar and Dump coins, the Adelaide Pounds were crudely struck. Standard sovereigns were struck from dies manufactured in London, where Tower Hill had had centuries of experience minting and producing the Empire’s specie. The dies for the Adelaide Pound, however, were engraved by a local die sinker, Joshua Payne, and the coins themselves were struck in Adelaide on local machinery by inexperienced mint staff. The first batch of coins were struck on high pressure, quickly cracking the reverse die (and producing the famous Type I Adelaide Pound). A second reverse die, with a somewhat modified design, was hastily prepared and the coins struck were minted at far lower die pressure so as to avoid another mishap. The resulting coins were softly struck, often with crumbling edges and a poorly-formed crown. The coin photographed above, while not unpleasant to the eye, is similarly poorly struck, with rounded edges, weak crown, and planchet aberrations in the fields, possibly related to metal flow. Conversely, the fields are otherwise free from major bag marks, thus accounting for its above-average grade of PCGS MS63. The lustre is also fully intact, and cartwheels as the coin is rotated beneath a light. I spent some time determining at what level I should price this coin, as it is technically superior to the PCGS MS62 example that I currently have in stock, but obviously inferior to it in strike. I therefore decided to price it at a discount to what I believe a fully-struck MS63 should sell for. In any case, it is an attractive specimen with decent eye appeal, and a pleasing example of what many consider our first gold coin. Please call +61 421 229 821 or 1800 832 328 to discuss. PCGS MS63 $39,500 1852 Adelaide Pound Type II - An affordable example of this popular coin. PCGS MS61 $29,500
1855 Sydney Mint Half Sovereign PCGS VG10 SOLD 1858 Sydney Mint Half Sovereign Double R Error - A rare and popular error of which only ten coins exist (two of which are in museums). From an old English source. PCGS VG - Details $19,500
1899 Perth Sovereign - There are coins and then there are coins. From the moment I first laid eyes on this 1899-P sovereign in June 2009, I knew I was looking at something special. Flashy and original, with silken fields and a relatively sharp strike, this specimen was—and is—undoubtedly the finest-known example of the Perth Mint’s first sovereign. The oldest record of its appearance on the market comes from way back in July 1993, where the coin went under the hammer in a Spink Noble Numismatics auction (lot 1377). Coin dealers Windsor and Sons placed the coin into the Quartermaster Collection in 2005, where it resided until it came up for sale again during the Quartermaster auction in June 2009. The coin was hotly contested, with a Perth dealer and Sydney dealer competing for it toward the end. Coin dealers KJC (Australia) Pty Ltd placed it into the collection of one of their clients, where it resided for five or six years. In late 2015, the coin re-emerged, at which point I arranged for it to be certified with PCGS. It graded a solid PCGS MS65, and became the equal finest-graded example certified by PCGS. It was the equal-finest graded example in 2015 and continues to be the equal-finest graded example today (9/17). In fact, I’m surprised it didn’t make MS66, as it looks the part and is only minimally bagged. One to keep for the long haul, in my view. PCGS MS65 SOLD 1918 Perth Half Sovereign - A key date. Fewer than 200 pieces are estimated to be in existence. Scarce in general, and very scarce in this grade. PCGS MS63 $8,500
1918 Perth Half Sovereign PCGS MS62 $6,250 1923 Sydney Sovereign - One of the great melt rarities of the George V era. Very scarce in this grade. PCGS MS62 $45,000
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 $12,500 Canada, 1916 Ottawa Sovereign - Mintage of only 6,111 pieces, but only a few hundred examples are known today. 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 $19,500      

Sovereigns

1852 Adelaide Pound Type II - Like the 1813 Holey Dollar and Dump coins, the Adelaide Pounds were crudely struck. Standard sovereigns were struck from dies manufactured in London, where Tower Hill had had centuries of experience minting and producing the Empire’s specie. The dies for the Adelaide Pound, however, were engraved by a local die sinker, Joshua Payne, and the coins themselves were struck in Adelaide on local machinery by inexperienced mint staff. The first batch of coins were struck on high pressure, quickly cracking the reverse die (and producing the famous Type I Adelaide Pound). A second reverse die, with a somewhat modified design, was hastily prepared and the coins struck were minted at far lower die pressure so as to avoid another mishap. The resulting coins were softly struck, often with crumbling edges and a poorly-formed crown. The coin photographed above, while not unpleasant to the eye, is similarly poorly struck, with rounded edges, weak crown, and planchet aberrations in the fields, possibly related to metal flow. Conversely, the fields are otherwise free from major bag marks, thus accounting for its above-average grade of PCGS MS63. The lustre is also fully intact, and cartwheels as the coin is rotated beneath a light. I spent some time determining at what level I should price this coin, as it is technically superior to the PCGS MS62 example that I currently have in stock, but obviously inferior to it in strike. I therefore decided to price it at a discount to what I believe a fully-struck MS63 should sell for. In any case, it is an attractive specimen with decent eye appeal, and a pleasing example of what many consider our first gold coin. Please call +61 421 229 821 or 1800 832 328 to discuss. PCGS MS63 $39,500 1852 Adelaide Pound Type II - An affordable example of this popular coin. PCGS MS61 $29,500
1855 Sydney Mint Sovereign - The market for early Sydney Mints has really tightened up these last six months. PCGS XF45 $6,500 1856 Sydney Mint Sovereign - Evenly-worn, but totally original. PCGS VG10 $3,250
1858 Sydney Mint Sovereign - The key date to the Sydney Mint series. PCGS AU53 $2,250 1858 Sydney Mint Sovereign - The key date to the Sydney Mint sovereign series. PCGS AU53 SOLD
1858 Sydney Mint Sovereign - The key date to the Sydney Mint series. PCGS XF45 $1,250 1858 Sydney Mint Sovereign PCGS VF20 ON HOLD
1859 Sydney Mint Sovereign PCGS AU53 $1,950 1860 Sydney Mint Sovereign PCGS AU50 $1,500
1860 Sydney Mint Sovereign PCGS VF30 ON HOLD 1861 Sydney Mint Sovereign PCGS AU55 SOLD
1864 Sydney Mint Sovereign PCGS AU58 SOLD 1864 Sydney Mint Sovereign PCGS AU55 $750
1864 Sydney Mint Sovereign PCGS AU50 $695 1865 Sydney Mint Sovereign PCGS AU58 SOLD
1865 Sydney Mint Sovereign PCGS AU55 $950 1865 Sydney Mint Sovereign PCGS VF25 $575
1866 Sydney Mint Sovereign - Scarce in this grade, as all Sydney Mint sovereigns are. PCGS MS62 ON HOLD 1866 Sydney Mint Sovereign - Not a bad price for a Mint State Sydney Mint sovereign. PCGS MS61 SOLD
1867 Sydney Mint Sovereign - Well-priced for a Sydney Mint sovereign in Mint State. PCGS MS61 SOLD 1867 Sydney Mint Sovereign PCGS AU58 $850
1867 Sydney Mint Sovereign PCGS VF35 $575 1870 Sydney Mint Sovereign - Some light cabinet friction on the high points. Otherwise, a totally original coin. PCGS MS62 $2,250
1870 Sydney Mint Sovereign PCGS VF35 $575 1870 Sydney Mint Sovereign - Residual lustre in the devices. PCGS VF30 $550
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 - S-3855, McD 118a, WW raised. Not easy in this grade. PCGS MS62 $1,950
1871 Sydney Shield Reverse Sovereign - S-3855, with WW raised. From an old western Sydney collection. PCGS AU55 $650 1871 Sydney St George Reverse Sovereign - S-3858A, with small "BP" initials. Residual lustre in devices. PCGS XF45 $650
1871 Sydney Shield Reverse Sovereign -  S-3855A, McD 188b, with incused William Wyon initials. PCGS AU55 $650 1872 Melbourne Shield Reverse Sovereign - Second-finest graded by PCGS (9/17). Scarce in this grade, and the first that I have had in Mint State since August 2016. PCGS MS63 $3,950
1872/1 Melbourne Shield Reverse Overdate Sovereign - The best example of this popular overdate that I've had in stock for some time. PCGS AU55 $3,250 1872/1 Melbourne Shield Reverse Overdate Sovereign - An attractive example of this popular issue. Residual lustre in devices. PCGS AU53 $2,950
1872 Melbourne St George Reverse Sovereign PCGS AU53 $950 1872 Melbourne St George Reverse Sovereign - S-3857. One of the key dates in the St George Young Head sovereign series. PCGS XF45 $750
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. A scarcer early date. PCGS MS61 $1,950
1872 Sydney St George Reverse Sovereign -  S-3858A. A scarcer early date. PCGS AU58 $950 1872 Sydney Shield Reverse Sovereign PCGS AU50 ON HOLD
1873 Melbourne St George Reverse Sovereign PCGS AU55 SOLD 1873 Sydney Shield Reverse Sovereign - A scarcer date. PCGS AU55 $850
1874 Melbourne St George Reverse Sovereign - S-3857. Early Young Head St George reverse sovereigns are scarce in PCGS MS62 or better. The 1874-M St George reverse is no exception. In fact, this is the first example that I have had in stock graded PCGS MS62 or better since October 2011, and one of the nicest I’ve seen on the broader market to boot. Of PCGS-certified coins, it is bettered by four examples, three in PCGS MS63 and another in MS64, and equalled by only three others (7/17). If you’re looking for a collectable example of an early Young Head St George reverse sovereign, but don’t want to outlay $10,000+ for an 1871-S or 1872-M in the same grade, this is your coin. PCGS MS62 $3,250 1874 Melbourne Shield Reverse Sovereign - Catalogues $1,400 in UNC in Renniks. PCGS AU58 $850
1874 Melbourne Shield Reverse Sovereign - From an old western Sydney collection. PCGS AU55 $595 1874 Sydney St George Reverse Sovereign - S-3858A, McD 184. A scarcer early date. From an old English source. PCGS MS61 $1,250
1875 Melbourne St George Reverse Sovereign - S-3857, McD 151a, long tail. An attractive example of this early date. Could pass as Choice UNC, if uncertified. PCGS MS62 $1,250 1873 Sydney Shield Reverse Sovereign - Equal-finest graded by PCGS (9/17), and rare in this grade. PCGS MS62 $3,950
1875 Sydney St George Reverse Sovereign - S-3858A. PCGS MS61 $1,250 1875 Sydney Shield Reverse Sovereign PCGS AU55 $650
1876 Melbourne St George Reverse Sovereign - S-3857, McD 153. Scarce this nice. PCGS MS64 $3,500 1876 Melbourne St George Reverse Sovereign - S-3857. PCGS MS61 $950
1876 Melbourne St George Reverse Sovereign - S-3857. PCGS AU55 $525 1877 Melbourne St George Reverse Sovereign - S-3857, long tail. Equal-finest graded by PCGS (10/17). PCGS MS63 $1,750
1877 Sydney Shield Reverse Sovereign - A common date, but very scarce in PCGS MS63. PCGS MS63 $2,250 1879 Melbourne St George Reverse Sovereign - S-3857, with long tail. Equal-third finest graded by PCGS (6/17). PCGS MS63 $2,250
1879 Melbourne St George Reverse Sovereign - S-3857D, medium tail. PCGS MS62 SOLD 1879 Sydney Shield Reverse Sovereign - The 1879-S shield sovereign is supposed to be a common date, but it’s been almost a year since I’ve had a Mint State example on hand. PCGS MS62 SOLD
1880 Melbourne St George Reverse Sovereign - S-3857D, medium tail. PCGS MS62 $950 1880 Sydney Shield Reverse Sovereign - A scarcer date. PCGS AU55 $950
1881 Melbourne St George Reverse Sovereign - S-3857A, no BP and with short tail. Equal-second finest graded by PCGS (9/17). PCGS MS63 $2,250 1881 Melbourne Shield Reverse Sovereign - A semi-key date. PCGS AU55 ON HOLD
1882 Melbourne St George Reverse Sovereign - S-3857B, WW buried, BP initials. A scarcer date. PCGS AU58 $750 1882 Melbourne Shield Reverse Sovereign PCGS AU55 $695
1882 Sydney St George Reverse Sovereign - S-3858E, with BP. Equal-finest graded by PCGS (10/17). Common PCGS MS62, but very scarce in better grades. PCGS MS63 $2,250 1882 Sydney St George Reverse Sovereign - S-3858E, with BP initials. PCGS MS62 SOLD
1883 Melbourne St George Reverse Sovereign - S-3857B, McD 165a, WW initials buried, with BP initials. NGC MS62 $850 1884 Melbourne Shield Reverse Sovereign PCGS MS62 $1,250
1884 Sydney St George Reverse Sovereign - S-3858E,  PCGS MS61 SOLD 1884 Sydney Shield Reverse Sovereign - Looks UNC. PCGS AU58 $650
1885 Melbourne Shield Reverse Sovereign PCGS MS61 SOLD 1885 Sydney Shield Reverse Sovereign PCGS MS61 SOLD
1886 Sydney Shield Reverse Sovereign PCGS MS62 $1,250 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 $12,500
1886 Melbourne St George Reverse Sovereign - S-3857C. Scarce in PCGS MS64. Equal-finest graded by PCGS (8/17). PCGS MS64 $3,950 1886 Melbourne St George Reverse Sovereign - S-3857C, McD 171. PCGS MS63 $1,950
1886 Melbourne St George Reverse Sovereign PCGS MS62 $750 1886 Sydney Shield Reverse Sovereign - A lot harder to source in this grade than you'd think. Scarce. PCGS MS63 $3,250
1886 Sydney St George Reverse Sovereign - S-3858E. PCGS AU58 $550 1887 Melbourne Shield Reverse Sovereign - A key date. Residual lustre in devices. Scarce this nice. PCGS AU55 $6,500
1887 Melbourne St George Reverse Sovereign - S-3857C. An attractive example with somewhat cameo fields. PCGS MS63 $1,950 1887 Melbourne Jubilee Head Sovereign - S-3867A, McD 175a, with normal JEB. PCGS MS62+ $1,500
1887 Sydney Jubilee Head Sovereign - S-3868A. Small, spread JEB, with last stop on arc of truncation. One of the nicest 1887-S Jubilee head sovereigns I’ve seen. Very scarce this nice, particularly in this state of preservation. Catalogues $11,000 in Choice UNC in the latest Renniks. PCGS MS64 $8,500 1887 Sydney St George Reverse Sovereign - S-3858E, McD 172. Scarce in this grade, and the equal-finest graded by PCGS (10/17). PCGS MS63 $2,250
1887 Sydney St George Reverse Sovereign - S-3858E. PCGS MS62 $950 1887 Sydney Shield Reverse Sovereign PCGS AU55 $750
1888 Melbourne Sovereign - S-3867B, McD 177b, second obverse. Equal-third finest graded by PCGS (6/16). Proof-like reverse. Scarce this nice. PCGS MS63 $2,500 1888 Melbourne Sovereign - S-3867A, 1st obverse and angled "J". A scarce variety. PCGS AU58 $1,950
1888 Sydney Sovereign - S-3868, first obverse with angled "J" in "JEB". Very scarce this nice. PCGS MS63 $2,950 1888 Sydney Sovereign -  S-3868B, with second obverse. Equal-second finest graded by PCGS (7/17). PCGS MS63 $2,250
1888 Sydney Sovereign - S-3868B, McD 176c, second obverse. PCGS MS62 $950 1888 Sydney Sovereign - S-3868, first obverse with angled "J". A scarcer variety. Some lustre in devices. PCGS AU50 $750
1888 Sydney Sovereign - S-3868, with first obverse and angled "J" on "JEB". A scarcer variety. PCGS XF45 ON HOLD 1889 Sydney Sovereign - S-3868, 1st obverse with tip of crown overlapping denticles. A scarce variety in Mint State. PCGS MS62 $2,250
1889 Sydney Sovereign - Scarce this nice. S-3868B, McD 178a, second obverse, with D:G closer to crown. PCGS MS63+ $1,950 1889 Sydney Sovereign - S-3868B, McD 178a, second obverse, with D:G closer to crown. PCGS MS63 $1,250
1889 Sydney Sovereign - S-3868, McD 178, first legend, with "D:G" further from crown. A scarce variety. PCGS AU55 ON HOLD 1890 Melbourne Sovereign - S-3867B, McD 181. One of the keys to the Jubilee head series. Very scarce this nice, and the equal-second finest graded by PCGS (8/17). PCGS MS62 $1,950
1890 Sydney Sovereign - S-3868B, second obverse.  PCGS MS62 $750 1891 Melbourne Sovereign - S-3867B, McD 183, short tail. A very scarce variety. PCGS XF45 $595
1891 Sydney Sovereign - S-3868C. Equal-third finest graded by PCGS (10/17). Very scarce this nice, and the first that I have had in stock in this grade since June 2014. PCGS MS63 $2,950 1892 Melbourne Sovereign - S-3867C, McD 185. Very scarce this nice. Equal-third finest graded by PCGS (5/17). PCGS MS63 $2,250
1892 Melbourne Sovereign PCGS MS62 SOLD 1892 Sydney Sovereign - S-3868C. Not so common in this grade. PCGS MS63 $1,250
1892 Sydney Sovereign PCGS MS62 SOLD 1893 Melbourne Veiled Head Sovereign - An underrated date. PCGS MS62 $1,450
1893 Sydney Jubilee Head Sovereign - S-3868C. PCGS MS62+ $1,450 1894 Melbourne Sovereign PCGS MS61 SOLD
1894 Sydney Sovereign PCGS MS63 $1,450 1895 Melbourne Sovereign PCGS MS63 $1,250
1895 Melbourne Sovereign PCGS MS62 $650 1895 Sydney Sovereign - From an old Western Sydney collection. PCGS MS63 $1,250
1895 Sydney Sovereign PCGS MS62 SOLD 1896 Melbourne Sovereign - Equal-finest graded by PCGS (6/17). PCGS MS64 SOLD
1896 Melbourne Sovereign PCGS MS63 $995 1896 Sydney Sovereign - Equal-second finest graded by PCGS (5/17), and scarce in this grade. PCGS MS63 $2,500
1896 Sydney Sovereign PCGS MS62 $750 1897 Melbourne Sovereign - Uncommon in this grade. PCGS MS63 $1,250
1897 Melbourne Sovereign PCGS MS62 $575 1897 Sydney Sovereign - Equal-second finest graded by PCGS (5/17). PCGS MS63 $2,950
1897 Sydney Sovereign - Ex-Bentley Collection, London, September 2012, lot 713. PCGS MS62 $1,450 1898 Melbourne Sovereign - Proof-like reverse. PCGS MS63 $1,450
1898 Melbourne Sovereign PCGS MS62 $695 1898 Sydney Sovereign PCGS MS62 $1,250
1899 Melbourne Sovereign - Equal-second finest graded by PCGS (6/17). Scarce this nice. PCGS MS63+ $1,500 1899 Melbourne Sovereign PCGS MS63 $1,250
1899 Melbourne Sovereign PCGS MS62 $650 1899 Perth Sovereign - There are coins and then there are coins. From the moment I first laid eyes on this 1899-P sovereign in June 2009, I knew I was looking at something special. Flashy and original, with silken fields and a relatively sharp strike, this specimen was—and is—undoubtedly the finest-known example of the Perth Mint’s first sovereign. The oldest record of its appearance on the market comes from way back in July 1993, where the coin went under the hammer in a Spink Noble Numismatics auction (lot 1377). Coin dealers Windsor and Sons placed the coin into the Quartermaster Collection in 2005, where it resided until it came up for sale again during the Quartermaster auction in June 2009. The coin was hotly contested, with a Perth dealer and Sydney dealer competing for it toward the end. Coin dealers KJC (Australia) Pty Ltd placed it into the collection of one of their clients, where it resided for five or six years. In late 2015, the coin re-emerged, at which point I arranged for it to be certified with PCGS. It graded a solid PCGS MS65, and became the equal finest-graded example certified by PCGS. It was the equal-finest graded example in 2015 and continues to be the equal-finest graded example today (9/17). In fact, I’m surprised it didn’t make MS66, as it looks the part and is only minimally bagged. One to keep for the long haul, in my view. PCGS MS65 SOLD
1899 Perth Sovereign PCGS MS61 $1,250 1899 Perth Sovereign - The key date. PCGS AU55 $750
1899 Sydney Sovereign - Equal-second finest graded by PCGS (6/17). PCGS MS63 $1,750 1900 Melbourne Sovereign - The last time I had this date in stock in PCGS MS63 was October 2015. PCGS MS63 SOLD
1900 Melbourne Sovereign PCGS MS61 ON HOLD 1900 Perth Sovereign PCGS MS62 $1,450
1900 Sydney Sovereign - A somewhat scarcer date. PCGS MS62 ON HOLD 1901 Perth Sovereign - Scarce in this grade. PCGS MS63 $1,250
1901 Perth Sovereign PCGS MS62 $850 1901 Sydney Sovereign PCGS MS63 $1,250
1901 Sydney Sovereign PCGS MS62 SOLD 1902 Melbourne Sovereign PCGS MS62 SOLD
1902 Melbourne Sovereign PCGS MS61 $495 1902 Perth Sovereign PCGS AU58 $525
1903 Perth Sovereign PCGS MS61 $550 1903 Sydney Sovereign PCGS MS63 $950
1904 Perth Sovereign - The key date to the Edward VII series. PCGS MS62 SOLD 1904 Perth Sovereign - I don’t usually list AU58 sovereigns from Edward VII’s reign, but it’s been so long since I’ve had a semi-decent 1904-P sovereign in stock. A key date. PCGS AU58 $550
1905 Melbourne Sovereign PCGS MS62+ $650 1905 Melbourne Sovereign PCGS MS62 $525
1905 Perth Sovereign - Equal-second finest graded by PCGS (8/17). PCGS MS63+ $2,950 1905 Perth Sovereign - Equal-third finest graded by PCGS (7/17). PCGS MS63 $2,250
1905 Perth Sovereign PCGS MS61 $525 1905 Sydney Sovereign - A semi-key date. PCGS MS62 $850
1906 Melbourne Sovereign - A common date, but not so easy to get in PCGS MS63. PCGS MS63 $1,250 1906 Perth Sovereign PCGS MS62+ $1,450
1906 Perth Sovereign PCGS MS62 $1,250 1906 Sydney Sovereign PCGS MS62 $595
1907 Melbourne Sovereign PCGS MS62 $525 1907 Perth Sovereign - A fresh example. Equal-third finest graded by PCGS (4/17). PCGS MS63 $1,450
1907 Perth Sovereign - A scarcer date. PCGS MS62 $750 1907 Sydney Sovereign - Equal-second finest graded by PCGS (2/17) and very scarce this nice. PCGS MS64 $1,500
1907 Sydney Sovereign PCGS MS63 $575 1907 Sydney Sovereign PCGS MS62 $525
1908 Melbourne Sovereign PCGS MS63 $850 1908 Perth Sovereign PCGS MS63 $550
1908 Perth Sovereign PCGS MS62 $495 1908 Sydney Sovereign PCGS MS63 SOLD
1908 Sydney Sovereign - It's been a long time since I had a 1908-S sovereign in stock. PCGS MS62+ $750 1908 Sydney Sovereign PCGS MS62 $650
1909 Melbourne Sovereign - A gemmy coin. Equal-fourth finest graded by PCGS (5/17). PCGS MS63+ $1,250 1909 Melbourne Sovereign PCGS MS63 $750
1909 Melbourne Sovereign PCGS MS62 $525 1909 Sydney Sovereign - A scarcer date. PCGS MS63 $850
1909 Sydney Sovereign - A slightly scarcer date. PCGS MS62 $550 1910 Melbourne Sovereign - A somewhat scarcer date. PCGS MS62 $595
1910 Perth Sovereign PCGS MS62 $1,500 1910 Perth Sovereign - Looks MS62. PCGS MS61 SOLD
1910 Sydney Sovereign PCGS MS63 ON HOLD 1910 Sydney Sovereign PCGS MS62 $525
1911 Melbourne Sovereign NGC MS63 $550 1911 Sydney Sovereign PCGS MS64 $575
1911 Sydney Sovereign PCGS MS63 $525 1912 Melbourne Sovereign PCGS MS63 $495
1912 Perth Sovereign - A somewhat scarcer date. PCGS MS63 $850 1912 Sydney Sovereign PCGS MS64 $650
1913 Melbourne Sovereign PCGS MS64+ $1,450 1913 Melbourne Sovereign PCGS MS64 $550
1913 Melbourne Sovereign PCGS MS63 $495 1913 Perth Sovereign PCGS MS62 $575
1913 Sydney Sovereign - Equal-second finest graded by PCGS (8/17). PCGS MS65 $2,950 1913 Sydney Sovereign PCGS MS63 SOLD
1914 Melbourne Sovereign PCGS MS63 $550 1914 Perth Sovereign PCGS MS62+ $550
1914 Sydney Sovereign - Equal-finest graded by PCGS (7/17). PCGS MS65 $1,950 1914 Sydney Sovereign PCGS MS64 $650
1915 Melbourne Sovereign - Supposedly a common date, but it's been almost six months since I've had one in stock. PCGS MS63 $595 1915 Perth Sovereign - A key date. PCGS MS63 $1,950
1915 Sydney Sovereign PCGS MS64 $550 1915 Sydney Sovereign PCGS MS63 $495
1916 Perth Sovereign PCGS MS62 $525 1916 Sydney Sovereign - A slightly scarcer date. PCGS MS63 $575
1917 Melbourne Sovereign - A scarcer date. PCGS MS63 $650 1917 Melbourne Sovereign PCGS MS62+ $575
1917 Perth Sovereign PCGS MS64 $850 1917 Perth Sovereign PCGS MS61 $450
1918 Melbourne Sovereign - A somewhat scarcer date. PCGS MS62 $525 1918 Perth Sovereign - Equal-second finest graded by PCGS (4/17). PCGS MS64 $1,250
1918 Perth Sovereign PCGS MS63 $495 1918 Sydney Sovereign PCGS MS65 $995
1918 Sydney Sovereign PCGS MS63 $525 1919 Melbourne Sovereign - A scarce and underrated date. PCGS MS63 $1,750
1919 Melbourne Sovereign - A semi-key date. PCGS MS62 $950 1919 Perth Sovereign PCGS MS63 $550
1919 Perth Sovereign PCGS MS62 $525 1919 Sydney Sovereign - A scarcer date. PCGS MS63 $1,750
1919 Sydney Sovereign PCGS MS62 $750 1921 Perth Sovereign - A semi-key date. PCGS MS63+ $1,250
1921 Perth Sovereign - A semi-key date. PCGS MS62 $525 1921 Sydney Sovereign - A scarce date in a high grade. PCGS MS64 SOLD
1922 Perth Sovereign - Ex-Park House Collection. PCGS MS62 $595 1923 Melbourne Sovereign - Scarce this nice. PCGS MS64+ $1,450
1923 Perth Sovereign PCGS MS63 $850 1923 Perth Sovereign PCGS MS62 $525
1923 Sydney Sovereign - One of the great melt rarities of the George V era. Very scarce in this grade. PCGS MS62 $45,000 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 (6/17). PCGS MS64+ $1,750 1924 Melbourne Sovereign PCGS MS64 $850
1924 Perth Sovereign - An underrated date, and the first that I've had in stock in PCGS MS62 since August 2016. PCGS MS62 SOLD 1924 Perth Sovereign - A key date. PCGS MS61 $950
1924 Perth Sovereign - A semi-key date. PCGS AU58 $550 1924 Sydney Sovereign - A key date. PCGS MS63 $3,950
1925 Melbourne Sovereign - Looks better than MS64. PCGS MS64 SOLD 1925 Melbourne Sovereign PCGS MS63 $525
1925 Melbourne Sovereign PCGS MS62 $495 1925 Perth Sovereign - A key date. PCGS MS62 $1,950
1925 Perth Sovereign PCGS AU58 $575 1925 Sydney Sovereign - The 1925-S sovereign is a common date, but this piece is only the second example that I've had in PCGS MS65 since 2013. Equal-second finest graded by PCGS (9/17), and scarce this nice. PCGS MS65 $1,750
1926 Melbourne Sovereign PCGS MS63 $950 1927 Perth Sovereign - A scarce date. PCGS MS63 $1,250
1928 Melbourne Sovereign - A key date that is seldom seen. PCGS MS63 $5,250 1928 Perth Sovereign PCGS MS63 $875
1928 Perth Sovereign - A semi-key date. PCGS MS62 $650 1929 Melbourne Sovereign - A key date. PCGS MS62 $6,250
1929 Melbourne Sovereign - A key date. Looks UNC. PCGS AU58 SOLD 1929 Perth Sovereign PCGS MS63 SOLD
1930 Melbourne Sovereign PCGS MS63 $1,250 1930 Perth Sovereign PCGS MS63 $795
1930 Perth Sovereign PCGS MS62 $550 1931 Melbourne Sovereign - A key date with a low mintage of only 57,809 pieces. PCGS AU55 $995
1931 Perth Sovereign PCGS MS62 ON HOLD 2005 "Sydney Mint Sovereign" Twenty-five Dollars - Mintage of 2,909 pieces, according to the Greg McDonald catalogue. PCGS PR69DCAM $595
2005 "Sydney Mint Sovereign" Twenty-five Dollars PCGS MS69 $550 2005 "Sydney Mint Sovereign" Twenty-five Dollars - Not recorded in the McDonald catalogue. PCGS MS68 $495
2009 Perth "Sovereign" Twenty-five Dollars - Only 2,500 pieces minted. PCGS PR69DCAM $650 2010 Perth "Sovereign" Twenty-five Dollars - Mintage of 2,500 pieces. PCGS PR69DCAM $695
2010 Perth "Sovereign" Twenty-five Dollars - Mintage of 2,500 pieces. PCGS PR68DCAM $595 2012 Perth "Sovereign" Twenty-five Dollars PCGS PR69DCAM $695
2013 Perth "Sovereign" Twenty-five Dollars - Mintage of 2,500 pieces. PCGS PR67DCAM $550 2014 Perth "Sovereign" Twenty-five Dollars - A low-mintage issue. Mintage of 1,500 pieces. PCGS PR69DCAM $595
2016 "Sovereign" Twenty-five Dollars - Mintage of only 1,500 pieces. PCGS PR69DCAM $625 Canada, 1910 Ottawa Sovereign - Scarce, with a mintage of a mere 28,012 pieces. I don't know why Canadian sovereigns aren't worth more. PCGS MS62 $1,750
Canada, 1911 Ottawa Sovereign - Far better than the average 1911-C sovereign, the coin photographed above is only a whisper off MS65. The last 1911-C sovereign in MS65 sold for AU$2,981 through an online auction in December 2014, so the coin on offer here is good value by comparison. PCGS MS64+ $950 Canada, 1911 Ottawa Sovereign PCGS MS64 $650
Canada, 1911 Ottawa Sovereign PCGS MS63 $595 Canada, 1913 Ottawa Sovereign - A key date with an ultra-low mintage of only 3,715 pieces. RARE in this grade, and undervalued, in my view. PCGS MS63 $4,950
Canada, 1914 Ottawa Sovereign - From an old Californian source. Calendar year mintage of only 14,891 pieces. Very scarce, particularly in this state of preservation. PCGS MS64 $2,950 Canada, 1916 Ottawa Sovereign - Mintage of only 6,111 pieces, but only a few hundred examples are known today. PCGS MS63 $49,500
Canada, 1917 Ottawa Sovereign PCGS MS63 $675 Canada, 1918 Ottawa Sovereign PCGS MS63 $650
Canada, 1918 Ottawa Sovereign PCGS MS62 SOLD Canada, 1919 Ottawa Sovereign - Equal-fourth finest graded by PCGS (9/17). Uncommon in this grade. PCGS MS64 $995
Canada, 1918 Ottawa Sovereign PCGS AU58 $525 Great Britain, 1820 Sovereign - Large date, open 2 variety. PCGS MS62 $5,250
Great Britain, 1820 Sovereign - Large date, open 2 variety. PCGS AU55 $1,950 Great Britain, 1821 Sovereign PCGS MS62 $3,500
Great Britain, 1824 Sovereign PCGS MS62 $5,250 Great Britain, 1832 Sovereign Second Bust - S-3829B, with second bust. Equal-third finest graded by PCGS (8/17). PCGS MS64 SOLD
Great Britain, 1836 Sovereign - Equal-finest graded by PCGS (8/17). Very scarce this nice. PCGS MS64 $14,500 Great Britain, 1851 Sovereign - An attractive and original coin. PCGS MS63 $2,500
Great Britain, 1852 Sovereign - S-3852C, normal (Hindu-Arabic) "1" in date. PCGS MS61 SOLD Great Britain, 1871 Shield Reverse Sovereign PCGS AU58 $550
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, 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 Jubilee Head Sovereign - S-3866, with angled J. PCGS MS63 $950 Great Britain, 1890 Sovereign - S-3866B. PCGS MS63 $750
Great Britain, 1891 Sovereign short tail - S-3866B, short tail. A scarce variety. PCGS AU55 SOLD Great Britain, 1891 Sovereign short tail - S-3866B, short tail. Scarce variety and the first I've seen in a while. PCGS VF35 $595
Great Britain, 1892 Sovereign - Equal-finest graded by PCGS (8/17), 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 $19,500
Great Britain, 1893 Proof Sovereign - An attractive example in an older PCGS holder. Scarce this nice. PCGS PR64 $10,500 Great Britain, 1896 Sovereign - Equal-finest graded by PCGS (10/17). Very scarce this nice. PCGS MS64 $4,500
Great Britain, 1899 Sovereign - Equal-finest graded by PCGS (9/17). PCGS MS63 $1,250 Great Britain, 1900 Sovereign - Equal-finest graded by PCGS out of three coins (10/17) and very scarce this nice. PCGS MS64 $4,500
Great Britain, 1902 Sovereign - Equal-second finest graded by PCGS (9/17). PCGS MS64 $2,500 Great Britain, 1902 Proof Sovereign PCGS PR62 $1,250
Great Britain, 1904 Sovereign PCGS MS62 $850 Great Britain, 1906 Sovereign - Ex-Park House Collection. PCGS MS62 $750
Great Britain, 1906 Sovereign PCGS MS62 SOLD Great Britain, 1911 Sovereign PCGS MS64 $650
Great Britain, 1912 Sovereign PCGS MS63 $495 Great Britain, 1913 Sovereign - A great type coin, and probably one of the cheapest sovereign on the site. PCGS MS62 $475
Great Britain, 1913 Sovereign PCGS MS63 $475 Great Britain, 1914 Sovereign - Equal-finest graded by PCGS (9/17). PCGS MS65 $1,250
Great Britain, 1916 Sovereign - A semi-key date. PCGS MS64 $850 Great Britain, 1925 Sovereign - Equal-finest graded by PCGS out of 974 coins (9/17). PCGS MS67 SOLD
Great Britain, 1925 Sovereign PCGS MS64 $525 Great Britain, 1937 Proof Sovereign PCGS PR65 $5,250
Great Britain, 1979 Proof Sovereign PCGS PR67DCAM $495 Great Britain, 1980 Sovereign PCGS MS64 $495
Great Britain, 1980 Proof Sovereign PCGS PR65DCAM $475 Great Britain, 1981 Sovereign - Equal-finest graded by PCGS (9/17). PCGS MS66 $650
Great Britain, 1981 Sovereign PCGS MS64 $475 Great Britain, 1982 Proof Sovereign PCGS PR68DCAM SOLD
Great Britain, 1983 Proof Sovereign PCGS PR68DCAM SOLD Great Britain, 1988 Proof Sovereign PCGS PR68DCAM SOLD
Great Britain, 1989 Tudor Rose Proof Sovereign - A popular issue. PCGS PR69DCAM $1,750 Great Britain, 1989 Tudor Rose Proof Sovereign - A popular issue. PCGS PR68DCAM $1,500
Great Britain, 2003 Sovereign PCGS MS64 $495 Great Britain, 2005 Sovereign PCGS MS66 $525
Great Britain, 2005 Sovereign PCGS MS64 $495 Great Britain, 2006 Sovereign PCGS MS65 $495
Great Britain, 2009 Proof Sovereign PCGS PR69DCAM $575 Great Britain, 2009 Sovereign PCGS MS67 $495
Great Britain, 2010 Proof Sovereign PCGS PR69DCAM $495 Great Britain, 2012 Sovereign - Equal-finest graded by PCGS (10/17). PCGS MS68 $750
Great Britain, 2012 Sovereign PCGS MS65 SOLD 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 Sovereign PCGS MS67 ON HOLD Great Britain, 2016 Sovereign - Featuring the new obverse design by Jody Clark. Sadly, this fresh rendition of Her Majesty will not be available on Australia’s coins. PCGS MS66 $525
India, 1918 Bombay Sovereign PCGS MS65 $1,250 India, 1918 Bombay Sovereign PCGS MS63 SOLD
India, 2013 Delhi Sovereign PCGS MS67 $650 India, 2013 Delhi Sovereign NGC MS69 $595
India, 2013 Delhi Sovereign - A popular and scarce issue. PCGS MS66 $550 India, 2014 Delhi Sovereign PCGS MS68 $550
India, 2015 Delhi Sovereign PCGS MS67 $525 India, 2016 Delhi Sovereign PCGS MS69 $650
South Africa, 1923 Pretoria Proof Sovereign - Mintage of only 655 pieces. Scarce. PCGS PR64 $5,950 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 (3,184 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 $19,500
South Africa, 1925 Pretoria Sovereign - Equal-finest graded by PCGS out of 220 coins (8/17). PCGS MS66 $3,500 South Africa, 1925 Pretoria Sovereign - Equal-fourth finest graded by PCGS, which isn’t bad considering that PCGS has graded over 200 examples of this date (10/17). PCGS MS65 $1,250
South Africa, 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, 1929 Pretoria Sovereign PCGS MS64 $950
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 $525      

Half Sovereigns

1855 Sydney Mint Half Sovereign PCGS VG10 SOLD 1856 Sydney Mint Half Sovereign with Type II Reverse - Half sovereign collectors may be aware that there are several varieties across the series, especially amongst the earlier issues. One of the earliest varieties is the 1856 Sydney Mint half sovereign with no berry above the “L” of “HALF”, what numismatists call the Type II reverse. I have had only three examples in stock since 2008. While the exact number in existence is not known, it has to be low, if their market appearances are any indication. Scarce, and one to keep in the long run. Ex-Reserve Bank of Australia, November 2005, lot 531. PCGS G04 $3,950
1856 Sydney Mint Half Sovereign PCGS VF25 SOLD 1856 Sydney Mint Half Sovereign - A great type coin. PCGS G04 ON HOLD
1858 Sydney Mint Half Sovereign PCGS VG08 SOLD 1858 Sydney Mint Half Sovereign Double R Error - A rare and popular error of which only ten coins exist (two of which are in museums). From an old English source. PCGS VG - Details $19,500
1862 Sydney Mint Half Sovereign PCGS VF35 $650 1863 Sydney Mint Half Sovereign - Believe it or not, but this piece is the first 1863 half sovereign that I’ve had in stock in five years. An underrated date.  PCGS VF25 SOLD
1865 Sydney Mint Half Sovereign PCGS F12 SOLD 1866 Sydney Mint Half Sovereign PCGS F15 $350
1881 Sydney Half Sovereign - S-3862E, cross buried and beaded denticles. PCGS F12 $350 1882 Melbourne Half Sovereign - S-3863B, fifth head with bun almost touching "G" of "GRATIA". Ex-Reserve Bank of Australia sale. PCGS AU55 $2,500
1882 Melbourne Half Sovereign PCGS XF45 $650 1883 Sydney Half Sovereign - S-3862E, McD 025a, with cross buried in beaded denticles. PCGS VF30 SOLD
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 Melbourne Young Head Half Sovereign - A scarcer date. PCGS XF40 $1,500
1887 Sydney Jubilee Head Half Sovereign - S-3871, McD 032, spread JEB. Scarce in this grade. PCGS MS62 $2,750 1891 Sydney Half Sovereign - S-3871D, without JEB initials. Residual lustre in devices. PCGS AU55 $750
1896 Melbourne Half Sovereign PCGS AU53 ON HOLD 1896 Melbourne Half Sovereign - A somewhat scarcer date. PCGS AU50 $550
1896 Melbourne Half Sovereign PCGS XF40 $325 1897 Sydney Half Sovereign - Scarce this nice, and the second-finest graded by PCGS (9/17). PCGS MS62+ $3,950
1897 Sydney Half Sovereign - From an old German source. Looks UNC. PCGS AU58 $1,250 1897 Sydney Half Sovereign PCGS AU55 $650
1897 Sydney Half Sovereign PCGS AU50 $450 1899 Melbourne Half Sovereign - Scarce this nice, and not often available in this grade. PCGS AU55 $1,950
1899 Melbourne Half Sovereign - A key date. PCGS XF40 $395 1900 Melbourne Half Sovereign - A whisper off UNC. PCGS AU58 $1,500
1900 Melbourne Half Sovereign - A scarcer date. PCGS XF45 $450 1900 Perth Half Sovereign PCGS AU53 $950
1900 Perth Half Sovereign PCGS XF40 $550 1900 Sydney Half Sovereign PCGS AU55 SOLD
1900 Sydney Half Sovereign PCGS XF45 $350 1903 Sydney Half Sovereign PCGS XF45 $350
1904 Perth Half Sovereign PCGS XF45 $550 1906 Melbourne Half Sovereign - A key date of the series. Scarce, even in this grade. PCGS AU58 $1,950
1906 Melbourne Half Sovereign - A key date. PCGS AU50 $525 1906 Sydney Half Sovereign - Looks UNC. PCGS AU58 $495
1908 Melbourne Half Sovereign - Equal-finest graded by PCGS (10/17). PCGS MS63 $2,250 1908 Melbourne Half Sovereign - It’s been a long time since I’ve had a 1908-M half sovereign in stock. Looks UNC. PCGS AU58 $495
1908 Perth Half Sovereign - Mintage only 24,668 pieces. Equal-finest graded by PCGS (10/17), and scarce this nice. PCGS AU55 ON HOLD 1908 Sydney Half Sovereign PCGS MS63 $1,250
1908 Sydney Half Sovereign PCGS MS62 ON HOLD 1908 Sydney Half Sovereign PCGS AU58 $495
1908 Sydney Half Sovereign PCGS AU55 $350 1909 Perth Half Sovereign - Scarce this nice, with residual lustre in the devices. PCGS AU58 $2,950
1909 Perth Half Sovereign PCGS AU55 $1,500 1910 Sydney Half Sovereign - The 1910-S half sovereign might be a common date, but try finding one in PCGS MS64. Equal-second finest graded by PCGS (10/17), and very scarce in this grade. PCGS MS64 $2,500
1910 Sydney Half Sovereign PCGS MS62 $750 1910 Sydney Half Sovereign - Looks UNC. PCGS AU58 SOLD
1911 Perth Half Sovereign - Not common in this grade. PCGS MS63 $1,250 1911 Sydney Half Sovereign - A key date. PCGS MS63 $1,450
1912 Sydney Half Sovereign PCGS MS63 $495 1914 Sydney Half Sovereign PCGS MS64 $495
1914 Sydney Half Sovereign PCGS MS63 SOLD 1915 Melbourne Half Sovereign PCGS MS64+ $750
1915 Melbourne Half Sovereign PCGS MS64 $395 1915 Melbourne Half Sovereign PCGS MS63 $375
1915 Melbourne Half Sovereign - In an old green holder. Looks undergraded. PCGS MS62 $350 1915 Sydney Half Sovereign PCGS MS65 $650
1915 Sydney Half Sovereign PCGS MS64 $375 1915 Sydney Half Sovereign PCGS MS63 $295
1916 Sydney Half Sovereign PCGS MS65 $950 1916 Sydney Half Sovereign PCGS MS64 $395
Cerutty/Collins, (1918) Half Sovereign - A crisp and original example of this early paper half sovereign. Free from rips, tears, pin holes, or other unnatural faults. Scarce. PMG VF30 EPQ $5,250 1918 Perth Half Sovereign - Equal-second finest graded by PCGS (8/17). Scarce this nice. PCGS MS64 $14,500
1918 Perth Half Sovereign - A key date. Fewer than 200 pieces are estimated to be in existence. Scarce in general, and very scarce in this grade. PCGS MS63 $8,500 1918 Perth Half Sovereign PCGS MS62 $6,250
Riddle/Heathershaw, (1927) Half Sovereign - Issued in lieu of gold half sovereigns. PMG VF35 $1,250 Riddle/Heathershaw, (1927) Half Sovereign - Exchangeable for a gold half sovereign. PMG VF25 SOLD
2016 "Half Sovereign" Fifteen Dollars PCGS PR69DCAM $350 Great Britain, 1826 Proof Half Sovereign - With extra tuft of hair in front of the King's ear. Equal-second finest graded by PCGS (8/16). Very scarce this nice. PCGS PR65DCAM $17,500
Great Britain, 1887 Proof Jubilee Head Half Sovereign - Mintage of 797 pieces. PCGS PR63+DCAM $4,500 Great Britain, 1887 Proof Jubilee Head Half Sovereign - An affordable example of an uncommon issue. Mintage of 797 pieces. PCGS PR62CAM $2,500
Great Britain, 1887 Half Sovereign PCGS MS65 $850 Great Britain, 1887 Half Sovereign PCGS MS64 $550
Great Britain, 1893 Veiled Head Proof Half Sovereign - Mintage 733 pieces. PCGS PR64DCAM ON HOLD Great Britain, 1893 Veiled Head Half Sovereign - Equal-third finest graded by PCGS (7/17). PCGS MS65 $1,750
Great Britain, 1902 Proof Half Sovereign PCGS PR62 $750 Great Britain, 1904 Half Sovereign - Ex-Terner Collection, with BP. Equal-third finest graded by PCGS (10/17), and a scarce date. PCGS MS64 $650
Great Britain, 1905 Half Sovereign - Equal-third finest graded by PCGS (10/17). PCGS MS64 $450 Great Britain, 1906 Half Sovereign PCGS MS64 $450
Great Britain, 1907 Half Sovereign PCGS MS63 SOLD Great Britain, 1908 Half Sovereign PCGS MS63 $325
Great Britain, 1910 Half Sovereign PCGS MS63 $325 Great Britain, 1911 Half Sovereign - Equal-third finest graded by PCGS (9/17). PCGS MS64+ $550
Great Britain, 1912 Half Sovereign PCGS MS64 $350 Great Britain, 1912 Half Sovereign PCGS MS63 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 $295 Great Britain, 1937 Proof Half Sovereign - A nearly perfect example from an old Sydney source. PCGS PR66CAM $2,250
Great Britain, 1937 Proof Half Sovereign PCGS PR65CAM $1,750 Great Britain, 2017 200th Anniversary Half Sovereign PCGS PR69DCAM $550
India, 2014 Delhi Half Sovereign - 2014-I half sovereigns are the first half sovereigns to be minted in India. PCGS MS68 $325 South Africa, 1923 Pretoria Proof Half Sovereign - Mintage of only 655 pieces. PCGS PR63 $2,950
South Africa, 1925 Pretoria Half Sovereign PCGS MS64 $450      

Gold £5 and £2

Great Britain, 1823 Two Pound - Very scarce in PCGS MS63, and a strong performer at auction: In August 2015, a similar example graded NGC MS63 sold for US$6,463 (the equivalent of AU$8,760) through auction. My coin here, at $7,950, is very competitively priced. Mintage just 16,119 pieces. PCGS MS63 $7,500 Great Britain, 1823 Two Pound PCGS AU58 SOLD
Great Britain, 1887 Five Pound PCGS MS64 SOLD Great Britain, 1887 Proof Two Pound - Mintage 797 pieces. PCGS PR61CAM $6,500
Great Britain, 1887 Five Pound PCGS MS63 $6,500 Great Britain, 1887 Five Pound PCGS MS62 $4,750
Great Britain, 1887 Five Pound PCGS MS61 $4,250 Great Britain, 1887 Five Pound PCGS MS60 $3,950
Great Britain, 1887 Two Pound PCGS MS64 SOLD Great Britain, 1887 Two Pound PCGS MS63 $2,250
Great Britain, 1893 Proof Two Pound - Equal-fourth finest graded by PCGS (6/17). PCGS PR65DCAM $29,500 Great Britain, 1893 Five Pound - Scarce in this grade, and the first 1893 five pound that I've had on hand for some time. PCGS MS63 $15,000
Great Britain, 1893 Two Pound - Equal-fourth finest graded by PCGS (10/17). Very scarce this nice, and probably underrated. Mintage of only 52,000 pieces. PCGS MS64 $4,950 Great Britain, 1902 Five Pound - Very scarce this nice, and rarer than the proofs, in my view. PCGS MS62+ $6,950
Great Britain, 1902 Proof Five Pound PCGS PR62 $6,500 Great Britain, 1902 Five Pound - Mintage 35,000, but 27,000 were melted, leaving a net mintage of 8,000 pieces. Scarcer than the proof version, in my view. PCGS MS62 $5,950
Great Britain, 1902 Two Pound - Equal-third finest graded by PCGS (1/17). PCGS MS64 $4,950 Great Britain, 1902 Proof Five Pound - Die polish appears on coins as hairlines that may impair the appearance of the coin, and this results in a lower technical grade. This is the reason the 1902 gold proofs tend to grade on the lower side. This particular example here, sourced from Germany, is free from major die polishing lines. Unfortunately, it has been somewhat mishandled, resulting in a light sprinkling of bag marks over both ‘verses. Nevertheless, it is an attractive example of this popular issue that would look comfortable in a PR61 holder. Mintage 8,066 pieces. PCGS PR60 $4,500
Great Britain, 1902 Proof Two Pound PCGS PR62 $2,950 Great Britain, 1902 Two Pound - Mintage of 46,000 pieces. Scarce this nice, and harder than the proof. PCGS MS63 $2,450
Great Britain, 1911 Proof Five Pound PCGS PR62 $15,000 Great Britain, 1937 Proof Five Pound PCGS PR63DCAM $12,500
Great Britain, 1937 Proof Two Pound - One of the nicest examples that I've had on hand in recent years. Equal-fourth finest graded by PCGS with the Cameo designation (9/17). PCGS PR66CAM $5,950 Great Britain, 1937 Proof Two Pound PCGS PR65CAM $4,500
Great Britain, 1937 Proof Two Pound PCGS PR64 $3,250 Great Britain, 1980 Proof Two Pound PCGS PR68DCAM $995
Great Britain, 1983 Proof Two Pound PCGS PR68DCAM $995 Great Britain, 2005 Proof Five Pound PCGS PR69DCAM ON HOLD
Great Britain, 2005 Proof Two Pound PCGS PR69DCAM $1,250 Great Britain, 2009 Proof Five Pound PCGS PR69DCAM $2,500
Great Britain, 2009 Five Pound - Equal-finest graded by PCGS (3/17). Mintage a maximum of 1,000 pieces. PCGS MS69 $2,500 Great Britain, 2009 Five Pound - Mintage a maximum of 1,000 pieces. PCGS MS68 $2,250
Great Britain, 2009 Proof Two Pound - Equal-finest graded by PCGS (7/17). PCGS PR69DCAM $995 Great Britain, 2010 Proof Five Pound PCGS PR69DCAM $2,500
Great Britain, 2010 Proof Two Pound PCGS PR69DCAM SOLD Great Britain, 2011 Proof Five Pound PCGS PR69DCAM ON HOLD
Great Britain, 2011 Proof Two Pound PCGS PR68DCAM $995      

World Coins

Canada, 1910 Ottawa Sovereign - Scarce, with a mintage of a mere 28,012 pieces. I don't know why Canadian sovereigns aren't worth more. PCGS MS62 $1,750 Canada, 1911 Ottawa Sovereign - Far better than the average 1911-C sovereign, the coin photographed above is only a whisper off MS65. The last 1911-C sovereign in MS65 sold for AU$2,981 through an online auction in December 2014, so the coin on offer here is good value by comparison. PCGS MS64+ $950
Canada, 1911 Ottawa Sovereign PCGS MS64 $650 Canada, 1911 Ottawa Sovereign PCGS MS63 $595
Canada, 1913 Ten Dollars - Ex-Canadian Gold Reserve. PCGS MS63 $1,250 Canada, 1913 Five Dollars PCGS MS64 $950
Canada, 1913 Ottawa Sovereign - A key date with an ultra-low mintage of only 3,715 pieces. RARE in this grade, and undervalued, in my view. PCGS MS63 $4,950 Canada, 1914 Ten Dollars - Ex-Canadian Gold Reserve. PCGS MS63+ ON HOLD
Canada, 1914 Ottawa Sovereign - From an old Californian source. Calendar year mintage of only 14,891 pieces. Very scarce, particularly in this state of preservation. PCGS MS64 $2,950 Canada, 1916 Ottawa Sovereign - Mintage of only 6,111 pieces, but only a few hundred examples are known today. PCGS MS63 $49,500
Canada, 1917 Ottawa Sovereign PCGS MS63 $675 Canada, 1918 Ottawa Sovereign PCGS MS63 $650
Canada, 1918 Ottawa Sovereign PCGS MS62 SOLD Canada, 1919 Ottawa Sovereign - Equal-fourth finest graded by PCGS (9/17). Uncommon in this grade. PCGS MS64 $995
Canada, 1918 Ottawa Sovereign PCGS AU58 $525 Fiji, 1934 Florin - Scarce this nice. PCGS MS64 $650
Fiji, 1934 Penny PCGS MS65 SOLD 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 $950 Fiji, 1941 Halfpenny - Mintage only 96,000 pieces. PCGS MS64 SOLD
Fiji, 1942 San Francisco Florin PCGS MS63 $195 Fiji, 1955 Threepence PCGS MS63 $45
Fiji, 1959 Penny PCGS MS64 $25 Fiji, 1961 Penny PCGS MS64 $25
Fiji, 1964 Threepence - Equal third-finest graded by PCGS (10/17). PCGS MS64+ $50 Fiji, 1964 Penny PCGS MS65 $25
Fiji, 1965 Penny Off-centre Hole Punch mint error - An attractive example of this impressive error. PCGS MS64 $250 Fiji, 1991 Twenty-five Dollars War Fan Counterstamp - Scarce issue with a low worldwide mintage of 512 pieces. PCGS MS66 $550
Great Britain, 1701 Guinea, second bust - S-3463, second bust. Equal-finest graded by PCGS (9/17), and very scarce this nice. PCGS MS63 $22,500 Great Britain, 1707 Guinea - S-3572, second bust. Single-finest graded by PCGS, and the only example certified in Mint State (8/17). PCGS MS62 $22,500
Great Britain, 1788 Half Guinea - Single-finest graded by PCGS (10/17). PCGS MS63 $2,950 Great Britain, 1791 Guinea PCGS MS62 $2,250
Great Britain, 1791 Guinea PCGS AU58 $1,450 Great Britain, 1798 Guinea - A great Proclamation coin. PCGS MS63 $2,950
Great Britain, 1813 Guinea - Equal-third finest graded by PCGS (9/17). A choice example. PCGS MS63 $10,000 Great Britain, 1820 Sovereign - Large date, open 2 variety. PCGS MS62 $5,250
Great Britain, 1820 Sovereign - Large date, open 2 variety. PCGS AU55 $1,950 Great Britain, 1821 Sovereign PCGS MS62 $3,500
Great Britain, 1823 Two Pound - Very scarce in PCGS MS63, and a strong performer at auction: In August 2015, a similar example graded NGC MS63 sold for US$6,463 (the equivalent of AU$8,760) through auction. My coin here, at $7,950, is very competitively priced. Mintage just 16,119 pieces. PCGS MS63 $7,500 Great Britain, 1823 Two Pound PCGS AU58 SOLD
Great Britain, 1824 Sovereign PCGS MS62 $5,250 Great Britain, 1826 Proof Half Sovereign - With extra tuft of hair in front of the King's ear. Equal-second finest graded by PCGS (8/16). Very scarce this nice. PCGS PR65DCAM $17,500
Great Britain, 1832 Sovereign Second Bust - S-3829B, with second bust. Equal-third finest graded by PCGS (8/17). PCGS MS64 SOLD Great Britain, 1836 Sovereign - Equal-finest graded by PCGS (8/17). Very scarce this nice. PCGS MS64 $14,500
Great Britain, 1849 Gothic Florin - An outstanding example of this, the world’s most beautiful coin. Attractively toned, sharply struck, and a keeper for the long-term, in my view. Very scarce this nice, and the equal-second finest graded example of this date with PCGS (10/17). PCGS MS66 $3,250 Great Britain, 1851 Sovereign - An attractive and original coin. PCGS MS63 $2,500
Great Britain, 1852 Sovereign - S-3852C, normal (Hindu-Arabic) "1" in date. PCGS MS61 SOLD Great Britain, 1871 Shield Reverse Sovereign PCGS AU58 $550
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, 1887 Proof Jubilee Head Sovereign - Full cameo. Mintage of 797 pieces. PCGS PR64DCAM $10,000 Great Britain, 1887 Five Pound PCGS MS64 SOLD
Great Britain, 1887 Proof Two Pound - Mintage 797 pieces. PCGS PR61CAM $6,500 Great Britain, 1887 Five Pound PCGS MS63 $6,500
Great Britain, 1887 Proof Jubilee Head Sovereign - Mintage of 797 pieces. PCGS PR63CAM $6,500 Great Britain, 1887 Five Pound PCGS MS62 $4,750
Great Britain, 1887 Proof Jubilee Head Half Sovereign - Mintage of 797 pieces. PCGS PR63+DCAM $4,500 Great Britain, 1887 Five Pound PCGS MS61 $4,250
Great Britain, 1887 Five Pound PCGS MS60 $3,950 Great Britain, 1887 Two Pound PCGS MS64 SOLD
Great Britain, 1887 Proof Jubilee Head Half Sovereign - An affordable example of an uncommon issue. Mintage of 797 pieces. PCGS PR62CAM $2,500 Great Britain, 1887 Two Pound PCGS MS63 $2,250
Great Britain, 1887 Jubilee Head Sovereign - S-3866, with angled J. PCGS MS63 $950 Great Britain, 1887 Crown PCGS MS64 $850
Great Britain, 1887 Half Sovereign PCGS MS65 $850 Great Britain, 1887 Half Sovereign PCGS MS64 $550
Great Britain, 1887 Jubilee Head Threepence - Fantastically toned. PCGS MS66+ $525 Great Britain, 1887 Jubilee Head Shilling - Beautifully toned. PCGS MS65 $325
Great Britain, 1890 Sovereign - S-3866B. PCGS MS63 $750 Great Britain, 1891 Sovereign short tail - S-3866B, short tail. A scarce variety. PCGS AU55 SOLD
Great Britain, 1891 Sovereign short tail - S-3866B, short tail. Scarce variety and the first I've seen in a while. PCGS VF35 $595 Great Britain, 1893 Proof Two Pound - Equal-fourth finest graded by PCGS (6/17). PCGS PR65DCAM $29,500
Great Britain, 1893 Proof Sovereign - A premium example of this popular issue. Only 773 pieces were minted, but far fewer exist in a high state of preservation. The specimen here is graded PCGS PR65DC, and carries the much coveted Deep Cameo designation, which indicates premium reflectivity in the fields and on the design. Very scarce this nice. PCGS PR65DCAM $19,500 Great Britain, 1893 Five Pound - Scarce in this grade, and the first 1893 five pound that I've had on hand for some time. PCGS MS63 $15,000
Great Britain, 1893 Proof Sovereign - An attractive example in an older PCGS holder. Scarce this nice. PCGS PR64 $10,500 Great Britain, 1893 Veiled Head Proof Half Sovereign - Mintage 733 pieces. PCGS PR64DCAM ON HOLD
Great Britain, 1893 Two Pound - Equal-fourth finest graded by PCGS (10/17). Very scarce this nice, and probably underrated. Mintage of only 52,000 pieces. PCGS MS64 $4,950 Great Britain, 1893 Veiled Head Half Sovereign - Equal-third finest graded by PCGS (7/17). PCGS MS65 $1,750
Great Britain, 1893 Crown NGC MS64 $1,250 Great Britain, 1893 Half Crown NGC MS64 $550
Great Britain, 1893 Shilling NGC MS66 $450 Great Britain, 1893 Florin NGC MS64 $395
Great Britain, 1893 Veiled Head Sixpence NGC MS66 $325 Great Britain, 1893 Veiled Head Threepence NGC MS64 $95
Great Britain, 1896 Sovereign - Equal-finest graded by PCGS (10/17). Very scarce this nice. PCGS MS64 $4,500 Great Britain, 1899 Sovereign - Equal-finest graded by PCGS (9/17). PCGS MS63 $1,250
Great Britain, 1900 Sovereign - Equal-finest graded by PCGS out of three coins (10/17) and very scarce this nice. PCGS MS64 $4,500 Great Britain, 1902 Proof Five Pound PCGS PR62 $6,500
Great Britain, 1902 Five Pound - Mintage 35,000, but 27,000 were melted, leaving a net mintage of 8,000 pieces. Scarcer than the proof version, in my view. PCGS MS62 $5,950 Great Britain, 1902 Two Pound - Equal-third finest graded by PCGS (1/17). PCGS MS64 $4,950
Great Britain, 1902 Proof Five Pound - Die polish appears on coins as hairlines that may impair the appearance of the coin, and this results in a lower technical grade. This is the reason the 1902 gold proofs tend to grade on the lower side. This particular example here, sourced from Germany, is free from major die polishing lines. Unfortunately, it has been somewhat mishandled, resulting in a light sprinkling of bag marks over both ‘verses. Nevertheless, it is an attractive example of this popular issue that would look comfortable in a PR61 holder. Mintage 8,066 pieces. PCGS PR60 $4,500 Great Britain, 1902 Proof Two Pound PCGS PR62 $2,950
Great Britain, 1902 Sovereign - Equal-second finest graded by PCGS (9/17). PCGS MS64 $2,500 Great Britain, 1902 Two Pound - Mintage of 46,000 pieces. Scarce this nice, and harder than the proof. PCGS MS63 $2,450
Great Britain, 1902 Proof Sovereign PCGS PR62 $1,250 Great Britain, 1904 Sovereign PCGS MS62 $850
Great Britain, 1904 Half Sovereign - Ex-Terner Collection, with BP. Equal-third finest graded by PCGS (10/17), and a scarce date. PCGS MS64 $650 Great Britain, 1905 Half Sovereign - Equal-third finest graded by PCGS (10/17). PCGS MS64 $450
Great Britain, 1906 Sovereign - Ex-Park House Collection. PCGS MS62 $750 Great Britain, 1906 Sovereign PCGS MS62 SOLD
Great Britain, 1906 Half Sovereign PCGS MS64 $450 Great Britain, 1907 Half Sovereign PCGS MS63 SOLD
Great Britain, 1908 Half Sovereign PCGS MS63 $325 Great Britain, 1910 Half Sovereign PCGS MS63 $325
Great Britain, 1911 Proof Five Pound PCGS PR62 $15,000 Great Britain, 1911 Sovereign PCGS MS64 $650
Great Britain, 1911 Half Sovereign - Equal-third finest graded by PCGS (9/17). PCGS MS64+ $550 Great Britain, 1912 Sovereign PCGS MS63 $495
Great Britain, 1912 Half Sovereign PCGS MS64 $350 Great Britain, 1912 Half Sovereign PCGS MS63 SOLD
Great Britain, 1913 Sovereign - A great type coin, and probably one of the cheapest sovereign on the site. PCGS MS62 $475 Great Britain, 1913 Sovereign PCGS MS63 $475
Great Britain, 1913 Half Sovereign - Although the 1913 half sovereign is not rare, this is the first that I have had in stock for some time. PCGS MS63 $295 Great Britain, 1914 Sovereign - Equal-finest graded by PCGS (9/17). PCGS MS65 $1,250
Great Britain, 1916 Sovereign - A semi-key date. PCGS MS64 $850 Great Britain, 1925 Sovereign - Equal-finest graded by PCGS out of 974 coins (9/17). PCGS MS67 SOLD
Great Britain, 1925 Sovereign PCGS MS64 $525 Great Britain, 1937 Proof Five Pound PCGS PR63DCAM $12,500
Great Britain, 1937 Proof Two Pound - One of the nicest examples that I've had on hand in recent years. Equal-fourth finest graded by PCGS with the Cameo designation (9/17). PCGS PR66CAM $5,950 Great Britain, 1937 Proof Sovereign PCGS PR65 $5,250
Great Britain, 1937 Proof Two Pound PCGS PR65CAM $4,500 Great Britain, 1937 Proof Two Pound PCGS PR64 $3,250
Great Britain, 1937 Proof Half Sovereign - A nearly perfect example from an old Sydney source. PCGS PR66CAM $2,250 Great Britain, 1937 Proof Half Sovereign PCGS PR65CAM $1,750
Great Britain, 1979 Proof Sovereign PCGS PR67DCAM $495 Great Britain, 1980 Proof Two Pound PCGS PR68DCAM $995
Great Britain, 1980 Sovereign PCGS MS64 $495 Great Britain, 1980 Proof Sovereign PCGS PR65DCAM $475
Great Britain, 1981 Sovereign - Equal-finest graded by PCGS (9/17). PCGS MS66 $650 Great Britain, 1981 Sovereign PCGS MS64 $475
Great Britain, 1982 Proof Sovereign PCGS PR68DCAM SOLD Great Britain, 1983 Proof Two Pound PCGS PR68DCAM $995
Great Britain, 1983 Proof Sovereign PCGS PR68DCAM SOLD Great Britain, 1988 Proof Sovereign PCGS PR68DCAM SOLD
Great Britain, 1989 Tudor Rose Proof Sovereign - A popular issue. PCGS PR69DCAM $1,750 Great Britain, 1989 Tudor Rose Proof Sovereign - A popular issue. PCGS PR68DCAM $1,500
Great Britain, 2003 Sovereign PCGS MS64 $495 Great Britain, 2005 Proof Five Pound PCGS PR69DCAM ON HOLD
Great Britain, 2005 Proof Two Pound PCGS PR69DCAM $1,250 Great Britain, 2005 Sovereign PCGS MS66 $525
Great Britain, 2005 Sovereign PCGS MS64 $495 Great Britain, 2006 Sovereign PCGS MS65 $495
Great Britain, Undated 20 Pence Mule (2008) - An attractive Mint State example of this popular British error coin. Minted by accident by the Royal Mint, Llantrisant, Wales, when the undated obverse die of the old twenty pence design was muled with the undated reverse die of the new (and current) twenty pence design. A great companion piece to the Australian 2000 $1/10C mule. Equal-third finest graded by PCGS (9/17). PCGS MS62 $250 Great Britain, 2009 Proof Five Pound PCGS PR69DCAM $2,500
Great Britain, 2009 Five Pound - Equal-finest graded by PCGS (3/17). Mintage a maximum of 1,000 pieces. PCGS MS69 $2,500 Great Britain, 2009 Five Pound - Mintage a maximum of 1,000 pieces. PCGS MS68 $2,250
Great Britain, 2009 Proof Two Pound - Equal-finest graded by PCGS (7/17). PCGS PR69DCAM $995 Great Britain, 2009 Proof Sovereign PCGS PR69DCAM $575
Great Britain, 2009 Sovereign PCGS MS67 $495 Great Britain, 2010 Proof Five Pound PCGS PR69DCAM $2,500
Great Britain, 2010 Proof Two Pound PCGS PR69DCAM SOLD Great Britain, 2010 Proof Sovereign PCGS PR69DCAM $495
Great Britain, 2011 Proof Five Pound PCGS PR69DCAM ON HOLD Great Britain, 2011 Proof Two Pound PCGS PR68DCAM $995
Great Britain, 2012 Sovereign - Equal-finest graded by PCGS (10/17). PCGS MS68 $750 Great Britain, 2012 Sovereign PCGS MS65 SOLD
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 Sovereign PCGS MS67 ON HOLD
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 - Featuring the new obverse design by Jody Clark. Sadly, this fresh rendition of Her Majesty will not be available on Australia’s coins. PCGS MS66 $525
Great Britain, 2017 200th Anniversary Half Sovereign PCGS PR69DCAM $550 India, Madras Presidency, Star Pagoda (1740 - 1807) - KM-303. PCGS MS62 $850
India, Madras Presidency, Pagoda (1740 - 1807) - KM-304. PCGS AU58 ON HOLD India, Madras Presidency, Star Pagoda (1740 - 1807) - KM-303 PCGS AU55 ON HOLD
India, Madras Presidency, Pagoda (1740 - 1807) - KM-304. PCGS AU55 ON HOLD India, Mysore, Pagoda (1761 - 1782) PCGS XF45 ON HOLD
India, Bengal Presidency, AH1202//19 Mohur - KM-112, with vertical milling. Equal-finest graded by PCGS (9/17), and an attractive example of this popular proclamation coin. Scarce in this grade. PCGS MS64 $5,500 India, Madras Presidency, 1819 Mohur - KM-421.3. An attractive example of this scarcer mohur. Although not strictly a proclamation coin, it no doubt circulated along side the actively-collected Bengal Presidency mohurs, as well as the ever-collectable Madras pagodas. Single-finest of this type graded by PCGS, and the only example in Mint State (7/17). Scarce. PCGS MS62 $4,500
India, Bengal Presidency, AH1202//19 (1830) Proof Mohur - KM-114. An attractive example of this rare issue, and one of the few to turn up on the market in recent years. Very scarce in this grade. PCGS PR64CAM $19,500 India, Bengal Presidency, AH1202//19 Mohur - KM-103.1, oblique milling. Equal-second finest graded by PCGS (1/17). Scarce in this grade. PCGS MS63 $2,500
India, Bengal Presidency, AH1202//19 Mohur - KM-103.1, oblique milling. Fully lustrous and original. PCGS MS62 $1,950 India, Bengal Presidency, AH1202//19 Mohur - KM-103.1. PCGS AU58 ON HOLD
India, 1841 Bombay or Calcutta Mohur, continuous legend - Practically full lustre. The continuous legend is the scarcer of the two 1841 mohur design types. PCGS AU58 $6,500 India, 1841 Calcutta Mohur, divided legend - KM-462.1, normal 4 and large date. PCGS AU55 $4,250
India, 1862 Mohur - "V" on reverse. Equal-finest example of this variety graded by PCGS (6/16). PCGS MS63 $8,500 India, 1862 Mohur - "V" on bust and one flower in the bottom panel of the jabot. Very scarce in PCGS MS63. PCGS MS63 $6,950
India, 1862 Mohur - "V" on bust and two flowers in bottom panel of jabot. Scarce this nice. PCGS MS62 $4,950 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 $19,500
India, 1870 Young Bust Ten Rupee Restrike - KM-477, with CM in trucation of neck. Single-finest graded by PCGS (10/17). PCGS PR64 $17,500 India, 1881 Mohur - A scarce coin in any grade, but particularly so in Mint State. With a mintage of only 23,000 pieces, it is also very underrated. Equal-finest graded by PCGS of only two coins (9/17). PCGS MS62 $8,500
India, 1918 Bombay Sovereign PCGS MS65 $1,250 India, 1918 Bombay Sovereign PCGS MS63 SOLD
India, 2013 Delhi Sovereign PCGS MS67 $650 India, 2013 Delhi Sovereign NGC MS69 $595
India, 2013 Delhi Sovereign - A popular and scarce issue. PCGS MS66 $550 India, 2014 Delhi Sovereign PCGS MS68 $550
India, 2014 Delhi Half Sovereign - 2014-I half sovereigns are the first half sovereigns to be minted in India. PCGS MS68 $325 India, 2015 Delhi Sovereign PCGS MS67 $525
India, 2016 Delhi Sovereign PCGS MS69 $650 Netherlands, 1794 Gulden - Ex-NGC MS64. From an old European source. PCGS MS63 $550
Saudi Arabia, 1947 One Pound - I’ve never stocked a Saudi Arabian coin before, so my interest was piqued when I was offered this famous Saudi Arabian gold coin. Issued in 1947 by the Philadelphia mint in the United States, it was used by the largest and most valuable company in the world, Saudi Aramco (previously known as the Arabian American Oil Company), to make payments to the Saudi government. They were struck to exactly the same purity and weight as the British sovereign, although it was the American eagle that adorned it rather than St George and the dragon. Many of the coins appear to have been circulated (accounting for the large quantity of circulated examples on the market), but a majority were later melted and converted into bars, according to sovereign dealer Andrew Crellin. The example on offer here is an attractive piece in decent mint state grade, and one of the nicer examples I’ve seen on the market. Popular with collectors and not exactly common, it is an interesting example of token coinage from another time. PCGS MS62 $3,950 South Africa, 1892 Single-shaft Pond - A collectable example of this rare type. PCGS AU53 $11,500
South Africa, 1893 Pond - Mintage of 62,000 pieces only. PCGS XF45 $650 South Africa, 1893 Pond - A scarce issue with only 62,000 pieces originally minted. PCGS VF20 $550
South Africa, 1894 Pond PCGS VF30 $595 South Africa, 1894 Half Pond - Mintage of only 39,000 piece. Scarce in any grade. PCGS XF45 $595
South Africa, 1895 Half Pond PCGS XF45 $450 South Africa, 1895 Half Pond PCGS XF40 $425
South Africa, 1896 Pond - Mintage of 235,000 pieces. PCGS AU55 $1,950 South Africa, 1896 Pond PCGS XF40 $625
South Africa, 1897 Pond - A scarce date that sells well at auction. PCGS AU58 $3,950 South Africa, 1897 Half Pond - Mintage of 75,000 pieces. PCGS XF45 $495
South Africa, 1898 Pond - Equal-third finest graded by PCGS (10/17), and scarce this nice. PCGS MS64 $4,500 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, 1923 Pretoria Proof Sovereign - Mintage of only 655 pieces. Scarce. PCGS PR64 $5,950 South Africa, 1923 Pretoria Proof Half Sovereign - Mintage of only 655 pieces. PCGS PR63 $2,950
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 (3,184 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 $19,500 South Africa, 1925 Pretoria Sovereign - Equal-finest graded by PCGS out of 220 coins (8/17). PCGS MS66 $3,500
South Africa, 1925 Pretoria Sovereign - Equal-fourth finest graded by PCGS, which isn’t bad considering that PCGS has graded over 200 examples of this date (10/17). PCGS MS65 $1,250 South Africa, 1925 Pretoria Half Sovereign PCGS MS64 $450
South Africa, 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, 1929 Pretoria Sovereign PCGS MS64 $950
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 $525 United States of America, 1831 Fifty Cent - An attractive example of early American coinage. Subdued lustre, great eye appeal, and minimally toned.  PCGS MS63 $1,950
United States of America, 1899 Five Dollars or Half Eagle PCGS MS64 $1,250 United States of America, 1900 Twenty Dollars or Double Eagle PCGS MS64 $2,450
United States of America, 1904 Double Eagle or Twenty Dollar PCGS MS61 $1,950 United States of America, 1904 San Francisco Double Eagle or Twenty Dollar - Scarce this nice, with only sixteen coins graded finer out of a total 20,616 examples graded (12/16). PCGS MS65 $5,250
United States of America, 1908 Liberty Five Dollars or Half Eagle - CAC approved. PCGS MS64+ $1,750 United States of America, 1911 Denver Double Eagle or Twenty Dollar - A collectable example. PCGS AU58 $1,850
United States of America, 1912 Five Cent or Nickel PCGS MS64 $195 United States of America, 1915 San Francisco Double Eagle or Twenty Dollar PCGS MS64 $2,250
United States of America, 1916 Denver Twenty-five Cent or Quarter - Attractively toned. PCGS MS63 $395 United States of America, 1922 Peace Dollar - Fully lustrous and fresh. PCGS MS64+ $150
United States of America, 1923 Double Eagle or Twenty Dollar PCGS MS64 $2,250 United States of America, 1925 Double Eagle or Twenty Dollar PCGS MS63 $1,950
United States of America, 1927 Double Eagle or Twenty Dollar PCGS MS64 $2,250 United States of America, 1928 Double Eagle or Twenty Dollar PCGS MS62 $1,950

Gold Guineas

Great Britain, 1701 Guinea, second bust - S-3463, second bust. Equal-finest graded by PCGS (9/17), and very scarce this nice. PCGS MS63 $22,500 Great Britain, 1707 Guinea - S-3572, second bust. Single-finest graded by PCGS, and the only example certified in Mint State (8/17). PCGS MS62 $22,500
Great Britain, 1791 Guinea PCGS MS62 $2,250 Great Britain, 1791 Guinea PCGS AU58 $1,450
Great Britain, 1798 Guinea - A great Proclamation coin. PCGS MS63 $2,950 Great Britain, 1813 Guinea - Equal-third finest graded by PCGS (9/17). A choice example. PCGS MS63 $10,000

Commonwealth Coins

1910 Florin - A totally original example of our first national coinage. PCGS MS63 $2,950 1910 Threepence - From an old north-western Sydney collection. PCGS MS66 $850
1910 Shilling PCGS MS63 $495 1910 Threepence - Very attractively toned. Looks better than MS65. PCGS MS65 $350
1910 Sixpence PCGS MS64 $350 Australia, Penny blank - An interesting piece of numismatics. PCGS MS62BN $275
1910 Threepence - An attractive and original example. PCGS MS64 $250 1911 Shilling - An attractive coin in collectable grade. Catalogues $1,850 in UNC and $3,350 in Choice UNC in Renniks. PCGS MS63 $1,950
1911 Threepence - A totally original example. Looks better than PCGS MS65. PCGS MS65 $1,450 1912 Threepence PCGS MS63 $950
1912 Birmingham Halfpenny - Full red. PCGS MS64RD $695 1913 Penny PCGS MS63RB $950
1914 Threepence - The 1914 threepence is a scarce and underrated date. Not often available in high grade. PCGS MS63 $2,950 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 $850
1914 Florin - An attractive coin with full eight pearls and centre diamond. Catalogues $600 in Extremely Fine in the latest Renniks. PCGS AU55 $350 1914 Shilling - Could pass off as UNC. A great coin for your PCGS "Everyman" set. PCGS AU55 $295
1915 Threepence - The key date to the threepence series. Very scarce this nice. PCGS MS63 $3,950 1915 Birmingham Shilling - Could pass as UNC if it were uncertified. PCGS AU58 $1,950
1916 Melbourne Shilling PCGS MS64 $525 1917 Calcutta Penny - The 1917-I penny in PCGS MS64RB has sold for as much as $2,330 as recently as July 2014. The average sale price of the 1917-I penny in this grade in auction is about $1,500 (from records over the last two years). The coin on offer here, priced at $750, is good value. PCGS MS64RB $750
1917 Calcutta Penny - An attractive coin with great eye appeal. PCGS MS64+BN $650 1917 Melbourne Threepence - If you are a collector of mint errors, the example on offer here is the "three-legged emu" type that is widely collected by mint error collectors. PCGS MS65 $1,250
1917 Melbourne Threepence - Fully lustrous and attractive. PCGS MS64 $525 1917 Melbourne Florin - From an old German collection. PCGS AU55 ON HOLD
1917 Melbourne Shilling PCGS MS63 SOLD 1918 Calcutta Penny - Proof-like and with great eye appeal. Scarce this nice. PCGS MS64RB $7,500
1918 Melbourne Sixpence - One of the key dates to the sixpence series, and very scarce in this high grade. PCGS MS65 $6,250 1918 Melbourne Shilling - An attractive example of this early date. From an old north-west Sydney collection. PCGS MS64 $850
1918 Melbourne Threepence - Beautifully toned and totally original. PCGS MS64 $495 1918 Melbourne Threepence - Fully lustrous and attractive. PCGS MS64 $395
1919 Plain Penny PCGS MS64RB $950 1919 Halfpenny PCGS MS64RD $595
1919 Melbourne Sixpence - Scarce this nice. PCGS MS64 $1,950 1919 Melbourne Threepence - Catalogues $625 in UNC in Renniks. PCGS MS62 $295
1920 Double dot Penny - Scarce type, particularly in this grade. PCGS AU55 $2,950 1920 Double dot Penny - A scarce variety. PCGS XF40 $1,250
1920 Plain Penny - A scarce variety, even in circulated condition. PCGS XF40 $450 1920 Dot below Penny with English obverse - From an old north-western Sydney source. PCGS VF25 $250
1920 Double dot Penny - A scarce variety. PCGS VF25 $175 1920 Dot below Penny with English obverse - A scarce variety. PCGS F12 $150
1920 Double dot Penny - Scarce variety in collectable grade. PCGS F12 $75 1920 Melbourne Threepence - Scarce this nice and seldom available in decent grade. Equal-third finest graded by PCGS (5/17). Catalogues $3,000 in Choice UNC. PCGS MS64 $1,950
1921 Star Shilling - Catalogues $250 in VF and $1,100 in EF in Renniks. PCGS AU50 $450 1921 Halfpenny - An attractive coin for the grade. PCGS MS64RB $325
1921 Penny PCGS MS63BN $295 1921 Melbourne Threepence - I’ve had a fair few 1921M threepences in stock over the years, but only two have graded MS65 with PCGS. If you’re looking for a nice example of this not uncommon date, but don’t want to pay top dollar for an MS66, this is your coin. PCGS MS65 $750
1922 Threepence - Equal-third finest graded by PCGS (7/17). Scarce this nice. PCGS MS65 $1,450 1922 Threepence PCGS MS63 $450
1923 Halfpenny - Half of the centre diamond and six pearls are present. PCGS VF35 $1,450 1923 Halfpenny - The key date of the series. PCGS VF25 $1,250
1923 Halfpenny - A problem-free, ridgy-didge example of this ever-popular date. PCGS F12 $950 1924 Threepence - Equal-third finest graded by PCGS (5/17). This is the first 1924 threepence that I've had in stock since 2011. PCGS MS64 $3,250
1924 Penny with Indian obverse - A scarce variety. PCGS VF20 $75 1924 Penny with Indian obverse PCGS VG10 $45
1925/23 Shilling PCGS MS64 $650 1925 Sixpence - Attractively toned. PCGS MS62 $525
1926 Florin - Well-priced with a high catalogue value. Catalogues $6,250 in Choice UNC. PCGS MS63 $2,250 1926 Penny - Last sold for $4,660 in PCGS MS64BN through an online auction in September 2014; prior to that, in May 2013, it sold for $3,495. A scarcer date with a high value, even in MS64BN. PCGS MS64BN $1,950
1926 Shilling - An attractive and fully lustrous example. Catalogues $850 in UNC and $1,500 in Choice UNC. PCGS MS63 $695 1926 Sixpence - Cameo fields. PCGS MS63 $450
1926 Sixpence - Without serif on "2" variety. Weakly struck. Catalogues $375 in UNC in the latest Renniks. PCGS MS62 $225 1926 Sixpence - With serif on "2". A scarce variety. PCGS AU50 $225
1927 Threepence - Equal-finest graded by PCGS (10/17) and scarce this nice. PCGS MS66 $2,950 1927 Penny - An attractive coin with great colour. PCGS MS64RB $750
1927 Penny PCGS MS64RB $650 1927 Canberra Florin - An attractively-toned example of our very first commemorative coin. PCGS MS65 $450
1927 Canberra Florin - Attractively toned. PCGS MS64 $195 1928 Shilling - Scarcer date. Catalogues $2,600 in UNC and $5,250 in Choice UNC. PCGS MS63 $2,500
1928 Penny - Scarce this nice, and one of the better 1928 pennies currently graded by PCGS. Equal-fifth finest graded by PCGS in Red Brown (5/17) and well-priced at this level: The Borg Collection coin, which sold in June 2012, was one point lower and sold for over twice the price, at $2,913. PCGS MS63RB $1,250 1928 Penny PCGS MS63BN $595
1928 Sixpence - A wholly original coin with even, oatmeal-yellow hue. Catalogues $775 in Choice UNC. PCGS MS64+ $550 1928 Threepence - Flatly struck on the reverse, but otherwise a great type coin. Scarce. PCGS MS64 $450
1931 Shilling - Catalogues $1,100 in Choice UNC in Renniks. PCGS MS64 $650 1931 Florin PCGS MS64 $550
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
1933/2 Overdate Penny - An attractive example of this popular overdate. From an old Swedish source. PCGS AU58 $950 1934 Sixpence - Catalogues $2,000 in Choice UNC in the latest Renniks. PCGS MS64 $1,250
1934 Threepence - This is a great coin for a high-grade type set or threepence collection. Scarce in PCGS MS65. PCGS MS65 $750 1934/3 Overdate Threepence - From an old German source. PCGS AU55 $550
1934-35 Melbourne Centenary Florin PCGS MS65 SOLD 1934-35 Melbourne Centenary Florin PCGS MS64 $650
1935 Florin - Proof-like and overflowing with eye appeal. Better than your average MS65. PCGS MS65 $3,950 1935 Shilling PCGS MS65 $950
1935 Shilling - Catalogues $950 in Choice UNC in Renniks. Scarce this nice. PCGS MS64 $550 1936 Threepence - Equal-third finest graded by PCGS (7/17). PCGS MS66 $750
1936 Sixpence PCGS MS65 $595 1936 Threepence - A great type coin. PCGS MS64 $195
1937 Crown - Scarce this nice. Somewhat weakly struck. PCGS MS64 $750 1937 Crown - Beautifully toned, and scarce this nice. Catalogues $850 in Gem UNC. PCGS MS64 $650
1937 Crown PCGS MS63 $195 1937 Crown - Fully lustrous. PCGS MS62 ON HOLD
1938 Crown - Probably the cheapest 1938 Crown in PCGS MS62 around. Catalogues $450 in aUNC and $1,000 in UNC in Renniks. PCGS MS62 $550 1938 Florin PCGS MS64 $395
1938 Sixpence - Somewhat weakly struck on the reverse. PCGS MS65 $250 1938 Penny PCGS MS64RB $225
1938 Shilling PCGS MS64 $150 1938 Threepence PCGS MS64 $95
1938 Halfpenny - A great type coin with good colour and lots of eye appeal. Only three graded finer by PCGS (10/17). PCGS MS64RB $95 1939 Kangaroo reverse Halfpenny - One of the key dates to the halfpenny series. Equal-second finest graded by PCGS (6/17). PCGS MS64RB $2,250
1939 Florin - The key date of the George VI series. PCGS MS63 $1,450 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 Penny PCGS MS64RB $325 1939 Commonwealth reverse Halfpenny PCGS MS64RB $250
1939 Threepence PCGS MS64 $225 1940 Sixpence - Ex-Borg auction, where it sold for $2,563. Equal-finest graded by PCGS (5/17). Scarce this nice. PCGS MS65 $1,500
1940 Sixpence - A key date and very scarce this nice. PCGS MS64 $650 1940 Halfpenny - Ex-Benchmark Collection. Looks better than PCGS MS64RB. PCGS MS64RB $450
1940 Melbourne Penny PCGS MS64RB $495 1940 Perth K.G Penny - Very scarce this nice, with only two graded red-brown examples finer (5/17). PCGS MS63RB $1,950
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 $450 1941 Sixpence - Ex-Benchmark Collection, where it sold for $596. PCGS MS64 $450
1941 Shilling PCGS MS64 $195 1941 Perth KG Penny - From an old Melbourne source. PCGS MS62BN $175
1941 Florin - A scarcer date. PCGS MS63 $175 1941 Perth KG Penny - The coin photographed above has far better eye appeal than you’d expect for a coin graded PCGS MS63BN. Scarce and attractive. PCGS MS63BN $325
1941 Halfpenny PCGS MS64RB $195 1941 Perth Penny PCGS MS63BN $225
1942 Melbourne Florin PCGS MS64 SOLD 1942 Melbourne Sixpence - The last public sale of this coin was in a May 2017 auction, where it sold for $230. PCGS MS64 $195
1942 Bombay Penny without I mintmark - A scarce variety. PCGS AU50 $250 1942 Denver Sixpence PCGS MS64 $25
1942 Bombay Penny PCGS MS63+RB $195 1942 Bombay Penny without I mintmark - A problem-free example of this popular variety. PCGS XF45 $150
1942 Bombay Penny PCGS MS63RB $125 1942 Bombay Penny without I mintmark PCGS XF40 $95
1942 Bombay Penny without I mintmark - An essential Set Registry coin. PCGS VF35 $65 1942 Bombay Penny without I mintmark - An essential Set Registry coin. PCGS VF30 $50
1942 Melbourne Threepence - The key date of the George VI threepence series, and scare this nice. PCGS MS63 $3,250 1942 San Francisco Threepence PCGS MS64 $150
1943 Melbourne Halfpenny - Full red. PCGS MS64RD $225 1943 Melbourne Threepence PCGS MS64 $50
1943 Denver Threepence - Not a bad looking coin. PCGS MS66 $150 1943 Denver Threepence PCGS MS66 $125
1943 Denver Sixpence PCGS MS64 $75 1943 Denver Threepence PCGS MS65 $50
1943 Bombay Penny Broadstrike mint error PCGS AU55 $225 1943 Bombay Penny with long reverse denticles PCGS XF45 $150
1943 Bombay Penny with long reverse denticles PCGS XF40 $95 1943 Bombay Halfpenny Broadstrike mint error PCGS XF40 $50
1943 Bombay Penny with long reverse denticles - An interesting variety and an essential Set Registry coin. PCGS VF35 $50 1943 Melbourne Penny Partial Collar Strike mint error PCGS AU55 $125
1943 San Francisco Sixpence - Scarce this nice. PCGS MS64 $350 1943 San Francisco Threepence - Very attractively toned on obverse. Otherwise, a scarcer date. PCGS MS64 $195
1943 San Francisco Shilling PCGS MS64 $95 1943 San Francisco Florin PCGS MS63 $95
1944 Melbourne Halfpenny - One of the key dates of the George VI halfpenny series. PCGS MS64RB SOLD 1944 Melbourne Florin PCGS MS64 $150
1944 Melbourne Penny - Equal-finest brown example graded by PCGS (6/17). A scarce date. PCGS MS64BN $750 1944 Melbourne Halfpenny - A scarcer date. PCGS MS63RB $250
1944 Perth Penny PCGS MS64RB $650 1944 Perth Penny PCGS MS63RB $75
1944 San Francisco Threepence - Serif mintmark variety. PCGS MS66 $395 1944 San Francisco Sixpence - From an old German source. PCGS MS64 $195
1944 San Francisco Florin PCGS MS65 $195 1944 San Francisco Florin PCGS MS64 $85
1944 San Francisco Threepence - With serifs on the "S" mintmark. PCGS MS65 $75 1944 San Francisco Shilling - A fair dinkum example of this popular date. PCGS MS64 $50
1945 Sixpence - Equal-second finest graded by PCGS (10/17). PCGS MS66 $850 1945 Florin PCGS MS64 $350
1945 Sixpence - Scarce this nice. PCGS MS65 $295 1946 Penny PCGS AU58 $495
1946 Sixpence PCGS MS65 ON HOLD 1946 Sixpence PCGS MS64 $95
1946 Melbourne Shilling PCGS MS64 $95 1946 Perth Shilling - One of the key dates of the George VI shillings series. Equal-finest graded by PCGS (10/17). Weakly struck, but priced accordingly. PCGS MS64 $950
1947 Florin 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 - In June 2014, a 1948 threepence graded PCGS MS65+ sold for $925 (including commission) through a Queensland auction. This coin here, photographed above, is good value by comparison. PCGS MS65 $150 1948 Threepence PCGS MS64+ $125
1948 Threepence PCGS MS64 $50 1948 Sixpence PCGS MS63 $45
1948 Threepence PCGS MS63 $45 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 $250
1950 Threepence PCGS MS65 $295 1950 Sixpence - Slightly scarcer date, particuarly in this grade. PCGS MS64 $195
1950 Melbourne Penny - Equal-third finest red example graded by PCGS (5/17). PCGS MS64RD $350 1950 Melbourne Penny - An attractive coin with nice eye appeal. PCGS MS64RB $75
1950 Perth Penny - Scarcer date, particularly with red brown. PCGS MS63RB $195 1950 Perth Penny Broadstrike mint error PCGS XF40 $95
1950 Perth Halfpenny PCGS MS63RB $50 1951 Perth Halfpenny with dot and obverse type 5 - A high-grade example of this scarcer variety, where the first and second I of “FIDEI” on the obverse align with gap between the denticles. PCGS MS64RB $150
1951 Perth Penny PCGS MS63BN $125 1951 Melbourne Threepence PCGS MS64 $125
1951 Sixpence PCGS MS64 $95 1951 Federation Florin PCGS MS64 SOLD
1951 Perth Halfpenny with dot PCGS MS63RB $75 1951 Federation Florin - Attractively toned. PCGS MS64 ON HOLD
1951 Federation Florin PCGS MS63 SOLD 1951 Federation Florin PCGS MS63 $50
1951 Melbourne Penny PCGS MS64RD $295 1951 Melbourne Penny - Very scarce with full red. PCGS MS63RD $95
1951 London Penny PCGS MS65RD $325 1951 London Threepence PCGS MS65 $125
1951 London Halfpenny - Full red. Brimming with eye appeal. PCGS MS64RD $95 1951 London Penny - Fully brilliant. PCGS MS64RD ON HOLD
1951 London Sixpence PCGS MS64 $50 1951 London Halfpenny PCGS MS64RB $45
1951 London Threepence PCGS MS64 $45 1952 Sixpence - A key date. PCGS MS64 SOLD
1952 Melbourne Penny PCGS MS65RB $395 1952 Melbourne Shilling PCGS MS64 $150
1952 Threepence - A great type coin. PCGS MS65 $125 1952 Threepence PCGS MS64 $50
1952 Melbourne Penny - Ex-Borg Collection. PCGS MS64RD $150 1952 Melbourne Penny - Full red. PCGS MS63RD $75
1952 Perth Penny PCGS MS64RB $195 1953 Sixpence PCGS MS65 $495
1953 Florin with large reverse denticles - Equal-second finest graded by PCGS (10/17). A scarce variety, especially in this grade. PCGS MS64 SOLD 1953 Sixpence PCGS MS64 $350
1953 Threepence Broadstrike mint error PCGS MS64 $295 1953 Florin with large reverse denticles PCGS MS63 $150
1953 Florin - With small reverse denticles. PCGS MS64 SOLD 1954 Royal Visit Florin - A common coin in uncommon grade. PCGS MS65 ON HOLD
1954 Royal Visit Florin - From an old English collection. PCGS MS65 $495 1954 Shilling Partial Collar Strike mint error - An impressive coin that looks great in-hand. PCGS MS63 $350
1954 Florin PCGS MS63 $225 1954 Royal Visit Florin PCGS MS64 SOLD
1954 Sixpence PCGS MS65 $50 1954 Royal Visit Florin PCGS MS63 SOLD
1954 Royal Visit Florin PCGS MS63 $50 1954 Royal Visit Florin PCGS MS62 SOLD
1955 Sixpence - Equal-second finest graded by PCGS (5/17). PCGS MS66 SOLD 1955 Sixpence PCGS MS65 $295
1955 Threepence PCGS MS65 $95 1955 Threepence PCGS MS64 $50
1956 Sixpence PCGS MS65 $495 1956 Shilling PCGS MS64 SOLD
1956 Sixpence PCGS MS64 $150 1956 Melbourne Penny - Almost full red and deserving of a premium to a typical Red Brown example. PCGS MS64RB $95
1957 Threepence PCGS MS66 $45 1958 Shilling PCGS MS64+ $95
1958 Florin PCGS MS64 $95 1958 Sixpence Broadstrike mint error PCGS XF40 $50
1958 Perth Penny - Equal-finest graded by PCGS (2/17). PCGS MS65RB $525 1958 Perth Penny PCGS MS63RB $50
1959 Sixpence Broadstrike mint error PCGS MS62 $225 1959 Florin PCGS MS64 $65
1959 Shilling PCGS MS64 $35 1959 Perth Penny - Equal-finest graded by PCGS (2/17). PCGS MS65RB $525
1960 Florin PCGS MS65 $95 1960 Florin PCGS MS64 $50
1960 Threepence - Very attractively toned. A real gem. PCGS MS65 $25 1960 Perth Penny - An attractive example, with glossy, multicoloured fields. Worth a premium on its eye appeal alone. PCGS MS64RB $150
1961 Perth Halfpenny PCGS MS64RD $50 1961 Threepence PCGS MS65 $45
1961 Perth Halfpenny - Cheap at this level. PCGS MS64RB $35 1961 Shilling PCGS MS66 $35
1961 Perth Halfpenny PCGS MS63RB $25 1961 Perth Penny PCGS MS64RB $50
1962 Perth Penny Broadstrike mint error PCGS AU58 $150 1962 Perth Penny - Scarce with the red designation. PCGS MS63RD $95
1962 Sixpence PCGS MS66 $25 1962 Halfpenny PCGS MS64RD $50
1963 Florin PCGS MS65 $95 1963 Sixpence PCGS MS66 $25
1964 Threepence PCGS MS64 $25 1964 Melbourne Penny PCGS MS65RD $95
1964 Melbourne Penny - Fully brilliant. PCGS MS64RD $45 1964 Perth Penny PCGS MS64RB $35

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 $12,500 1955 Proof Shilling PCGS PR65 $225
1955 Proof Sixpence PCGS PR65 $175 1955 Proof Shilling PCGS PR64 $175
1955 Proof Threepence - Mintage of only 1,200 pieces. PCGS PR63 ON HOLD 1955 Melbourne Proof Penny - Mintage 1,200 pieces. A better-than-average example with full red and great eye appeal. PCGS PR64RD $950
1955 Melbourne Proof Penny PCGS PR65RB $650 1956 Perth Proof Penny - Spotting on the reverse, but otherwise full, brilliant red. Scarce, with a mintage of only 417 pieces. PCGS PR61RD $4,500
1958 Proof Shilling PCGS PR66 $195 1958 Proof Threepence PCGS PR66 $125
1959 Proof Sixpence PCGS PR65 $95 1959 Proof Threepence PCGS PR64 $75
1959 Melbourne Proof Halfpenny - Evenly coloured and scarce this nice. PCGS has graded only four finer with Red Brown (7/16). PCGS PR64RB $450 1959 Perth Proof Penny PCGS PR66RD $950
1960 Proof Threepence - Mintage 1,509 pieces. PCGS PR65 $95 1961 Perth Proof Penny - Fully brilliant. PCGS PR66RD $850
1961 Perth Proof Penny - Full red. PCGS PR66RD $750 1961 Perth Proof Halfpenny PCGS PR66RD $650
1961 Perth Proof Penny - Full red. PCGS PR65RD $495 1961 Perth Proof Halfpenny - Full red. PCGS PR65RD $395
1961 Proof Threepence PCGS PR66 $195 1961 Proof Sixpence PCGS PR66 $125
1962 Perth Proof Halfpenny - Mintage 1,064 pieces. PCGS PR66RD $695 1962 Proof Sixpence PCGS PR66 $225
1962 Proof Shilling PCGS PR66 $150 1962 Proof Threepence PCGS PR66 $145
1962 Proof Sixpence PCGS PR65 $95 1962 Proof Sixpence PCGS PR64 $75
1963 Perth Proof Penny PCGS PR65RD $450 1963 Proof Threepence PCGS PR67 $175

Decimal Coins

1966 Wavy 2 Twenty Cent - A high-grade example of this popular variety. As both the examples that are in PCGS MS66 are in long-term collections, MS65 is effectively the highest grade available to collectors. Scarce this nice. PCGS MS65 $4,500 1966 Wavy 2 Twenty Cent - A high-grade example of this popular issue. Scarce this nice, and the first that I've had in PCGS MS64 for some time. PCGS MS64 $3,500
1966 Wavy 2 Twenty Cent - An ever-popular variety. PCGS MS63 $2,250 1966 Proof Five Cent - Equal-finest graded by PCGS (8/16). PCGS PR69DCAM ON HOLD
1966 Proof Silver Fifty Cent - A beautifully-toned example. PCGS PR67CAM $175 1966 Proof Five Cent - There is a small spot on the obverse that is not visible in the image. PCGS PR68DCAM $75
1966 Melbourne One Cent PCGS MS65RD SOLD 1966 Perth One Cent - Practically full red. PCGS MS64RB $95
1969 Yarralumla PNC Specimen Fifty Cent - Mintage of only 2,000 pieces, of which only 1,330 were issued in the PNC. PCGS SP65 $1,750 1969 Yarralumla PNC Specimen Fifty Cent - A scarce coin with an original mintage of 2,000 pieces, of which only 1,330 were issued in the PNC. Could be a keeper for the long-haul. PCGS SP64 $1,500
1971 One Cent - Equal-finest graded by PCGS (5/15). PCGS MS67RD $150 1972 Twenty Cent PCGS MS65 SOLD
1988 Five Dollar Parliament House - Single-finest graded by PCGS and scarce in PCGS MS67 (7/15). PCGS MS67 $150 2000 One Dollar Mule with Ten Cent Obverse - Scarce this nice, and one of the nicest examples of this popular error that I've had in stock in recent times. PCGS MS63 $5,950
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 $150
2000 Fifty Cent Millennium Incused Flag - A collectable example of this popular variety. PCGS AU50 $95 2003 Ten Cent Broadstrike mint error PCGS MS64 $275
2003 Five Cent Partial Collar Strike mint error PCGS AU58 $195 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 (11/16). Scarce. PCGS MS66 $195
2004 Twenty Cent Small Head - Scarcer small head variety. PCGS MS64 $45 2005 "Sydney Mint Sovereign" Twenty-five Dollars - Mintage of 2,909 pieces, according to the Greg McDonald catalogue. PCGS PR69DCAM $595
2005 "Sydney Mint Sovereign" Twenty-five Dollars PCGS MS69 $550 2005 "Sydney Mint Sovereign" Twenty-five Dollars - Not recorded in the McDonald catalogue. PCGS MS68 $495
2005 Twenty Cent - Not available in mint sets. Scarce and underrated this nice. PCGS MS65 $50 2005 Twenty Cent - Circulation-only issue: Not available in mint sets. PCGS MS64 SOLD
2009 Perth "Sovereign" Twenty-five Dollars - Only 2,500 pieces minted. PCGS PR69DCAM $650 2010 Twenty Cent PCGS MS66 SOLD
2010 Perth "Sovereign" Twenty-five Dollars - Mintage of 2,500 pieces. PCGS PR69DCAM $695 2010 Perth "Sovereign" Twenty-five Dollars - Mintage of 2,500 pieces. PCGS PR68DCAM $595
2012 Perth "Sovereign" Twenty-five Dollars PCGS PR69DCAM $695 2013 Perth "Sovereign" Twenty-five Dollars - Mintage of 2,500 pieces. PCGS PR67DCAM $550
2014 Perth "Sovereign" Twenty-five Dollars - A low-mintage issue. Mintage of 1,500 pieces. PCGS PR69DCAM $595 2014 Albany One Dollar 100 Years of ANZAC - A popular issue. PCGS MS64 $65
2014 Melbourne Counterstamp One Dollar ANZAC - Equal-finest graded by PCGS (4/15). PCGS MS65 $125 2014 Melbourne Counterstamp One Dollar ANZAC - Counterstamped in Melbourne on 11th November 2014. PCGS MS64 $50
2015 Silver Twenty Cent PCGS PR69DCAM $50 2015 Silver Two Dollar PCGS PR67DCAM $50
2016 "Sovereign" Twenty-five Dollars - Mintage of only 1,500 pieces. PCGS PR69DCAM $625 2016 "Half Sovereign" Fifteen Dollars PCGS PR69DCAM $350

Gold-bearing banknotes

Cerutty/Collins, (1918) Half Sovereign - A crisp and original example of this early paper half sovereign. Free from rips, tears, pin holes, or other unnatural faults. Scarce. PMG VF30 EPQ $5,250 Riddle/Heathershaw, (1927) Half Sovereign - Issued in lieu of gold half sovereigns. PMG VF35 $1,250
Riddle/Heathershaw, (1927) Half Sovereign - Exchangeable for a gold half sovereign. PMG VF25 SOLD      

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