The upcoming April 25-30 Central States World Coins Signature Auction is set to be loaded with outstanding material, with an especially strong selection of British coins. One of the featured collections is The Lake Country Collection, a privately assembled collection of nearly 300 coins, almost all of which are British.
The Lake Country Collection contains a wide variety of types including coins dating as far back as the Viking era, such as a Penny of Aethelred II (978-1016), graded MS63 by NGC. The collection is particularly strong in issues of George III and Victoria, with virtually all monarchs from Henry VIII to the present day represented.
Some of the best coins in this collection are proofs, including among many others:
- 1746 Halfcrown, PR63 PCGS
- 1821 Half Sovereign, PR64 NGC
- 1839 Crown, PR63 NGC
- 1853 Half Sovereign, PR64 Deep Cameo PCGS
The collection also includes patterns, such as the ND (1820) proof Pattern Crown of George III, PR64 NGC, engraved by Benedetto Pistrucci with what the artist himself regarded as his finest portrait of George III.
This auction will open for bidding in about one month, but you can view previews now at coins.HA.com, with more treasures still to be added.
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