NGC-graded Victoria Proof Set rules Auction World sale

Posted on 5/13/2019

A set of 15 NGC-certified coins from 1839 realizes 45,428,000 yen ($408,079 USD).

A set of 15 gold, silver and copper England coins from 1839 certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) realized 45,428,000 yen ($408,079 USD) at the Auction World Co. Ltd. event April 20-22. Held in association with World Coins Japan, the sale featured coins and other rare items from around the world.

The top lot in the auction was a complete 1839 Great Britain Proof Set entirely certified by NGC. The centerpiece of the set was an NGC PF 64 Cameo example of perhaps the most famous of all British coins: the "Una and the Lion" Gold Five Sovereign.

The coin depicts Queen Victoria and was designed by William Wyon to commemorate the beginning of her reign.

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. Realized: 45,428,000 yen ($408,079 USD).
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In addition to the NGC PF 64 Cameo Una and the Lion Five Sovereign, the set consisted of:

  • 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 included:

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