NGC-graded British Proof Set and Hong Kong Rarity in Tokyo Sale

The Auction World sale is being held April 20-22.

Auction World Co. Ltd., in association with World Coins Japan, is presenting its 16th Auction, featuring coins and other rare items from all over the world.

The top lot in the auction is a complete 1839 Great Britain Proof Set, which is entirely certified by NGC. The amazing set includes 15 gold, silver and copper coins, representing each denomination and type issued in 1839. Among these is an NGC PF 64 Cameo example of the most famous of all British coins: the "Una and the Lion" Gold Five Sovereign.

This 1839 Great Britain "Una and the Lion" Gold Five Sovereign, graded NGC PF 64 Cameo, is the centerpiece of a 15-coin Proof Set.
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The starting price for these coins, being sold as a single lot, is 35,000,000 yen, or about $313,000 USD. In addition to the NGC PF 64 Cameo Una and the Lion Five Sovereign, the other coins in the set are:

  • 1839 Plain Edge Gold Sovereign, NGC PF 64 Cameo
  • 1839 Plain Edge Gold Half Sovereign, NGC PF 64 Ultra Cameo
  • 1839 Crown, NGC PF 65
  • 1839 Plain Edge Half Crown, NGC PF 64 Cameo
  • 1839 1 Shilling (ESC-1284), NGC PF 63
  • 1839 Plain Edge Sixpence, NGC PF 64
  • 1839 Fourpence, NGC PF 65 Cameo
  • 1839 Bronzed Penny, NGC PF 63 BN
  • 1839 Bronzed Half Penny, NGC PF 63 BN
  • 1839 Bronzed Farthing, NGC PF 64 BN
  • 1839 Maundy Fourpence, NGC PF 65
  • 1839 Maundy Threepence, NGC PF 66 Cameo
  • 1839 Maundy Twopence, NGC PF 64 Cameo
  • 1839 Maundy Pence, NGC PF 63

Other NGC-certified highlights in the sale include:


All estimates provided by the auction house.


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