NGC-certified Rarities from Great Britain Showcased in Sovereign Rarities’ Auction

Posted on 4/19/2021

The top lot is an NGC-certified 2020 1 Kilogram "Three Graces" Gold Proof coin.

A selection of NGC-certified coins from Great Britain are highlighted in Sovereign Rarities’ Auction 3. The offerings range from modern rarities issued as recently as 2020 to rare coins from the Middle Ages. Bidding is open now through April 27, 2021.

Great Britain 2020 1 Kilogram Gold “Three Graces” £1,000 graded NGC PF 70 Ultra Cameo
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The top lot of the sale is a 2020 1 Kilogram Gold "Three Graces" £1,000 graded NGC PF 70 Ultra Cameo with a First Day of Issue label (lot 182). Its estimated value is between £90,000 and £100,000 (about $124,000 to $137,800). The three women on the obverse symbolize England, Scotland and Ireland, with a harp, thistle and shield at their feet. Queen Elizabeth II’s portrait is on the reverse.

The original Three Graces coin was designed by William Wyon in 1817. Among many other well-known designs, William Wyon also created the Una and the Lion, which is considered one of the most beautiful coins in the world.

This ultra-rare coin is number 9 out of 20 Gold £1,000 Three Graces issued as part of the Royal Mint’s Great Engravers series, which is a limited collection commemorating the artists who shaped British coinage over the last 300 years. The limited-edition coin comes with its original Royal Mint box and Certificate of Authenticity.

Other NGC-certified highlights include:

  • an England 1692 5 Guineas graded NGC MS 61+ (lot 38), with an estimate of £40,000 to £60,000 (about $55,100 to $82,700).
  • a Great Britain 1729 E.I.C. 5 Guineas graded NGC MS 61+ (lot 39), with an estimate of £40,000 to £60,000 (about $55,100 to $82,700).
  • a Great Britain 2020 Three Graces 5-ounce Gold £500 graded NGC PF 70 Ultra Cameo with NGC’s First Day of Issue label (lot 185), with an estimate of £35,000 to £40,000 (about $48,200 to $55,100).
  • a Great Britain 2019 Una and the Lion 2-ounce Gold £200 graded NGC PF 70 Ultra Cameo (lot 187), with an estimate of £30,000 to £40,000 (about $41,300 to $55,100).
  • an England (1584-86) Elizabeth I Ryal graded NGC MS 61 (lot 30), with an estimate of £30,000 to £40,000 (about $41,300 to $55,100).
  • a Great Britain 1798 Shilling graded NGC MS 62 (lot 145), with an estimate of £20,000 to £30,000 (about $27,500 to $41,300).
  • an Anglo-Gallic (1327-77) Edward III 1 Guyennois d’Or graded NGC MS 63+ (lot 10), with an estimate of €8,000 to €10,000 (about $11,000 to $13,800).

All estimates are provided by the auction house.


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