English coin collector. The item is priced at £49,500. Highlights from the British section continue with item SC002, a 1593 James VI, sixth coinage, hat piece or Eighty Shillings. This is one of the rarest Scottish coins to carry a Renaissance style portrait of the King. Very few examples of the coin are known to be in private hands and this is one of the finest examples encountered by Baldwin’s specialists. The item is priced at £30,000. During the compilation of this list the Baldwin’s specialist team discovered a new transitional die variety of the William IV Crown, unrecorded in English Silver Coinage. The proof crown of 1831 created by William Wyon would appear to be the first die proposed for the new William IV Crown. Wyon spelt his surname in full on the bust of the King’s portrait, which must have been considered as far too bold, but rather than waste a valuable obverse die Wyon must have re-filled the signature on the die’s truncation and re-engraved with an incuse WW over the top. This is an extremely interesting discovery for English coin enthusiasts and William Wyon aficionados alike.
A smaller selection of numismatic books completes the list with a few notable items of great interest.
Item NB01, a copy of Edward Burns ‘The Coinage of Scotland’ is illustrated in part from the collections
of Thomas Coats Esq. The three volumes were printed in Edinburgh in 1887 and are one of only 45
large paper copies ever produced. Other copies can be found in libraries and institutions
internationally and so it is unusual for these volumes to be offered for sale on the open market. The
books are priced at £875. Item NB040, is perhaps one of the most interesting items in the list. A copy
of both volumes of T.E. Mionnet’s book De La Rareté Et Du Prix Des Médailles Romaines, have been
interleaved and rebound with photographs and photocopies of illustrations taken from contemporary
auction catalogues, cut and pasted onto the relevant pages. These images are accompanied throughout
by numerous handwritten notes in French but sadly there are no clues as to the identity of the compiler . These unique volumes are priced at £365.
A. H. Baldwin & Sons Ltd were established 1872 and are one of the oldest numismatic dealers and auctioneers in the industry. Since our formation we have built the largest stock of coins in the UK and the Baldwin’s specialist team scour three continents to source the rarest and highest quality items through attendance at international fairs and auctions. The bi-annual list produced by Baldwin’s retail department is a product of all of our hard work and a compliment to the online stock listed at www.baldwin.co.uk and the extensive selection of coins held at the Baldwin’s offices in London.
All of the coins included in the list are available to view at the Baldwin’s London office by appointment. For more information about the items included in the price list or to make