NGC-certified Coins from Britain and Elsewhere Highlight October Auction

Posted on 9/30/2020

A British gold coin certified by NGC is among the top lots in the Baldwin’s of St James’s sale.

The Baldwin's of St James's Auction 49 sale is offering high-grade coins from Britain and elsewhere certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®), ranging from the 17th to 20th century. Baldwin’s of St James’s, located in the heart of London, is one of the UK’s most reputable auction houses. Online bidding is now open and ends October 13, 2020.

1701 England 5 Guineas with Ornamental Sceptres graded NGC MS 61.
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One of the top lots in the sale is a rare England 1701 5 Guineas with Ornamental Sceptres graded NGC MS 61, with an estimate of £40,000 (about $51,000 USD). The coin features the bust of William III, King of England, Scotland and Ireland from 1689 to 1702.

The 5 Guineas was the largest and most valuable of the gold coins issued during his reign, only attainable by the most affluent in society. They were produced in limited quantities by Sir Isaac Newton, who helped to revitalize the Royal Mint during the reigns of William III and his successors.

Other NGC-certified highlights include:

All estimates are provided by the auction house.

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