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Spencer Collection George III Type Gold with Pattern 2 Guinea - 1st

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About This Set: The Spencer Collection of George III Type Gold won the Best British Set of the Year in 2005. At that time, the overall GPA of the set was 61.38. The coins have been upgraded whenever possible, and the overall GPA now sits at 63.313! The Collection includes a 1768 Pattern Proof Two-Guineas of George III, WR 79, R4, Ex Slaney Collection, Auctioned by Spink May 15, 2003, Lot# 100, originally Ex Baldwin, purchased in 1945 at 95 British Pounds! The set also contains the key 1798/7 overdate guinea which crossed-over from an NGC-MS64 slab. This rare overdate was missing from the famed Terner Collection.

Spencer Collection George III Type Gold with Pattern 2 Guinea

Image Item PCGS # Date Denom Grade PCGS # Pop PCGS # Pop Higher Pop Pop Higher Comments
Five Guineas 786706 1770 5 G
Two Guineas 160746 1768 P2 G PR63 1 1
Great Britain, 1768, Gold Pattern 2 Guinea, WR 79, R4, Ex Slaney Collection, (Spink 5/15/2003, Lot 100), Ex Baldwin 1945. A Wow Coin, photo used (with permission) by major numismatic dealer in magazine advertisements 2005. Tied for Finest Known. Coin is part of a type set that won PCGS best British Set of the Year 2005. cf. St. James Auction No. 15, Lot 505, a lower grade example sold for $34,000 GBP; cf. StacksBowers, NYINC Sale#182, Lot 1004, Same Grade, Realized $199,750 with BP, 1/11/2014.
Guinea 160755 1798/7 Guinea MS63 1 4227
Great Britain Rare Overdate Gold Guinea (1798/7), Crossed from NGC MS64. Key Coin of Series. Finest Known.
Half-Guinea 168078 1775 P1/2 G PR64 1 115
Great Britain, Pattern Proof Gold 1/2 Guinea, WR 129, R3, Ex Terner, Finest Known, Plain Edge, Third Laureate Head, dated 1775. George III, 3rd Head. Type of S-3733. DM-87. This is a very rare (R3) Proof of Record showing the late bust of the king (portrait by Yeo) with long curls draped beneath the bust and a sort of melon-shaped head. Over the years, Terner acquired two of these proofs, one in PR63 and one in PR64, This is the best of the two and Finest Known. PCGS PR-64. Provenance: Ex Terner II (5/2004, lot 1207)
Third-Guinea 618032 1808 1/3 G MS63 3 198
Great Britain, Gold 1/3 Guinea, Mint State & Tied for Finest
Quarter-Guinea 166122 1764 P1/4 G PR64 2 3
Great Britain, Gold Pattern Proof One Quarter Guinea, WR 141, DM-76, R5 Dated 1764. Design by Yeo. George III, Young Laureate Head. Exquisite portrait, Rev. Crowned garnished shield with arms of England and Scotland (quartered) France, Ireland and Hanover, the latter with semee’ of hearts. Possibly the Terner example which was Ex Douglas Morris Collection.
Sovereign 163385 1818 Sov PR64DC 1 165
Great Britain, Sovereign Proof Gold Dated 1818. George III. PCGS PR64DCAM, WR 198, R6. Perhaps three or four 1818 dated Proof Sovereigns exist, this being the Finest. A Wow Coin!
Half-Sovereign 206579 1817 1/2 Sov PR64 3 1910
Great Britain, Gold Proof 1/2 Sovereign, WR 204, R4, KM-673, Tied for Finest, cameo appearance, cf. St. James Auction No 15, September 30, 2010, Lot 528 (NGC64) realized 7,200 GBP.