Estimate: 200 000 GBP
Price realized: 220 000 GBP
PROOF AND SPECIMEN SETS
PROOF and SPECIMEN SETS, Victoria (1837-1901), Proof set, 1839, comprising Five-Pounds, reads dirige, 13 leaves, edge tertio (WR 280), Sovereign, Half-Sovereign, Crown, Halfcrown, Shilling, Sixpence, Britannia Groat, Maundy set, copper Penny, Halfpenny and Farthing . Virtually mint state and brilliant, gold with minimal hairlines, silver with attractive light tone, copper as struck and bronzed; in original contemporary black fitted case £200,000-260,000
Provenance: Bt Spink 24 February 1938, £37, and has remained with the family of the purchaser ever since.
Five-Pounds, 39.40g/12h; Sovereign, 7.92g/12h; Half-Sovereign, 4.04g/12h; Crown, 28.00g/12h; Halfcrown, 13.60g/12h; Shilling, 5.62g/12h; Sixpence, 2.73g/12h; Britannia Groat, 1.90g/12h; Maundy Fourpence, 1.91g/12h, Maundy Threepence, 1.43g/12h, Maundy Twopence, 0.89g/12h; Maundy Penny, 0.41g/12h; copper Penny, 18.28g/12h; Halfpenny, 9.68g/12h; Farthing, 4.01g/12h