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Auction 75  16 May 2022
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Lot 339

Starting price: 150 000 CHF
Price realized: 400 000 CHF
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SINCONA BRITISH COLLECTION – PART 2. GREAT BRITAIN. VICTORIA, 1837-1901.
Pattern Proof 5 Pounds 1839, London. Una and the lion. Young head. 11 leaves to rear fillet. Plain edge. 38.40 g. Spink 3851. WR 280. Fr. 386. Von grösster Seltenheit / Of the highest rarity. Prachtexemplar / Cabinet piece. NGC PF62+ CAMEO.
(~€ 145'630/USD 161'290)

This piece with eleven leaves in the rear fillet and a plain edge (WR 280 – as also shown on the NGC label) is one of the high rarities of the different Una and the Lion varieties. Wilson and Rasmussen indicate its rarity with 7, which in their opinion means 1-2 pieces were struck. One piece was sold in the Distinguished Collection formed by Captain K. J. Douglas-Morris, at the Sotheby's auction in London in November 1974, lot 231. This coin type was also sold during the famous auctions of Murdoch and Montagu in London.
Finest certified by NGC.
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