Baldwin's London Auction 71 Baldwin's London auction 71 offers a spectacular array of Indian, Islamic and Latin-American coinage. Including the Yashoda Singh Collection of Indian Coins and the Alan Harley Collection of Latin Ame
on portrait 8-Reales, 20.96g, 15 (two not struck up) and15 stars (Pridmore 153). A very clear overstrike, good fine. From The Alan Harley collection of Countermarked Latin American coins. bought Rist 1989
1842 FOREIGN COINS. Spain. Base Silver Imitation of Mexico Philip IV 8-Reales(?), (16)20 or D over N, 20.72g. Fine. From The Alan Harley collection of Countermarked Latin American coins. from old French collection, Simmons 1995 This is a puzzle. Although this has no localised provenance, it may be an Eastern copy.
1860 FOREIGN COINS. Countermarks listed by area of Circulation. Brazil. Mexico, Mexico City, Philip IV, 8-Reales, mm P (1634-1665), 27.37g, countermarked with crowned “600” (1663), crowned armillary globe (1668), as 600-Reis, the milled edge has been added. Very fine. From The Alan Harley collection of Countermarked Latin American coins. bought Simmons The milled edge could have been added as an experiment. The technology was well established having been used on the Spanish coins from the early 19th century
1949 FOREIGN COINS. Countermarks. Soumanep. Indonesia, Bartadip, Mexico, Mexico City, 4-Reales, 1730 R, 13.32g, countermarked in Arabic Bartadip. Very fine. From The Alan Harley collection of Countermarked Latin American coins. Ponterio auction 27 February 1993, lot 1539
1952 FOREIGN COINS. Crusader Coins. Achaia, Robert of Anjou Tarentum (1346-1364), Florin d’or, undated, Chiarenza, R CLAR/ENTIA, lily, rev S IOHA/NES B R, St John the Baptist standing facing (Schl pl.XII, 33; F 38). Some old light scratches in the reverse field, otherwise very fine and rare.
1973 FOREIGN COINS. Bhutan. Bhutan: Jigme Wangchuck (1926-1952), Silver ½-Rupee, ND (1928), original striking (KM 24). In NGC holder graded PF64, superb tone, extremely rare. A Royal Mint VIP proof. Until the mass production of commercial sets of Bhutan coinage in 1996, the only known proofs from this country are the two 1928 Royal Mint struck coinages, the Pice and the ½-Rupee. Both are extremely rare.
1987 FOREIGN COINS. France. Louis XVI, Ecu de Calonne, Pattern Ecu, by J-P Droz, 1786, Paris, laureate bust of the King left, rev two intertwined “L”s formed by palm and olive branches under a crown, three fleur-de-lis at centre, 29.49g (C 2202; VG 90). A very desirable pattern of refined style and delightful tone, FDC and very rare.
2047 FOREIGN COINS. Italy. Milan, Giovanni Galeazzo Maria Sforza Duke and Bona di Savoia Regent (1476-1481), Testone, undated, head of St Ambrose, BONA 7 IO GZ M DVCE MELI VI, veiled bust of Bona di Savoia right, rev head of St Ambrose, SOLA FACTA SOLVM DEVM SEQVOR, Phoenix with spread wings standing on fire, 9.52g (Cr 2; N/V 208). Some faint old scratches beneath toning on the obverse and two tiny edge splits, very fine and very rare. A very important coin of beautiful style, featuring the only portrait of a woman in the Italian Renaissance coinage
2064 FOREIGN COINS. Poland. Alexander I (1815-1825), Gold 25-Zlotych Polskich, 1833 KG, Warsaw, 4.89g (Kop 2734; F 110).