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Coin, medal and banknote auction - 14 June 2012 (realised prices)
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This auction took place on 14 June 2012. Estimates and realised prices are shown below for information only.
Sale 34 - British Historical Medals
Lot Thumbnail Description of lot Estimate Realised
733
1750 George II, The State of England copper medal by J A Dassier, bust left in armour, with garter sash, rev Mercury emptied cornucopia at feet of Britannia who holds Liberty Cap atop staff, 55mm (MI 659/364). Die flaw on rev (11 o'clock to 2 o'clock), very fine. ** The medal is known in two varieties, Dassier having been forced to make new dies after the first broke. Examples of the medal struck from broken dies are rare. £50 to 70 £68.00
734
1811 George III, The Providence Lodge of Loyal Britons, procession by members to Tipton New Church, white metal medal by Benjamin Patrick, the King enthroned to right, rev Britannia seated at shore, naval ships beyond, 54mm (BHM 722), nearly very fine, scarce. **Tipton is located about halfway between Birmingham & Wolverhampton. The Lodge seems to have been established to support the Royal Family for Law, Order & Liberty. £25 to 35 £40.00
735
1814 William Pitt the younger, Leicester Pitt Club, silver members medal by T Webb, bare head left, rev Pitt Club of the town & county of Leicester, around wreath, 48mm, original suspension loop. Very fine but deep scratches within wreath. £30 to 40 £42.00
736
1827 Thomason's metallic bronze vase, white metal medal, the two sides of the vase depicted, with details, 52mm (BHM 1359), extremely fine. £10 to 15 £14.00
737
1831 (8th Sept) William IV & Queen Adelaide Coronation medal in silver, diameter 33m, GEF, toning a little patchy on reverse. Scarce. £120 to 150 N/S
738
1837-97 small silver Diamond Jubilee medals (x3 pieces), GVF-EF. (3) £20 to 30 £32.00
739   1838 Victoria Coronation, large white metal medal by J Barber, crowned bust left holding sceptre, rev the Queen in regalia in procession under a canopy held aloft by Lords, 61mm (Eimer 1311), a superb example, much as struck, choice extremely fine. £50 to 70 N/S
740
1851 Prince Albert, The Great Exhibition (Crystal Palace) white metal medal by Allen & Moore, bare head right, rev panoramic facade, details below, 52mm (BHM 2422), extremely fine, a few minor spots. £25 to 30 N/S
741
1870's Education, white metal prize medal by J Moore & Allman, seated lady winds her yarn, rev REWARD OF MERIT, 45.5mm in maroon leather case of issue, virtually mint state, a delightful medal. £10 to 15 £15.00
742
1887 Victoria, official Royal Mint Golden Jubilee copper medal by J E Boehm & Frederick, Lord Leighton, engraved by L C Wyon, bust left, rev Empire enthroned, 77mm (BHM 1329; Eimer 1733) in very badly damaged case of issue, 'dusty' surface, nearly extremely fine. £60 to 80 N/S
743
1897 Victoria Diamond Jubilee (small size) & 1902 Edward VII Coronation (halfcrown size) silver pieces, both in original boxes of issue in top condition. (2) £30 to 50 £34.00
744
1902 Silver Coronation Medal, halfcrown size, matt EF. £10 to 20 £10.00
745
1906 Edward VII, The Inter Parliamentary Union 14th Conference, Palace of Westminster, silvered bronze medal by Allan Wyon, bare head left, rev draped figure beside legend, 51mm, deeply toned, extremely fine. £20 to 25 N/S
746
1922 Geo V, The Smithfield Club silver prize medal by B Mackennal, head left, rev obverses of earlier medals of the Duke of Richmond & Earl Spencer, named on edge, 'Awarded Jules Fricker, Marsh Farm, Stalbridge, Dorset, Winner of Challenge Cup, Best Pig Carcase,' 56mm, somewhat bruised, VF. £35 to 45 £35.00
747
1935 Silver Jubilee halfcrown-sized silver medals (2 pieces) plus 1937 silver Coronation medal similar, VF to EF. (3) £30 to 40 £36.00
748   1945 World War II, Achievements of XXXX Corps bronze medal by P Devrees, Brussels, rampant boar, Alamein Cuxhaven, rev 1944-45 Normandy . . final advance into Germany, 51mm (Eimer 2068), in box of issue, as struck. £10 to 15 N/S
749
1951 Festival of Britain, Yachting Regatta silvered-bronze medal, Britannia on star, rev wreath, 45mm, matt surface, EF (scarce) £25 to 30 £30.00
 
   
       
   
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