Gold in ANA Sale|
June 12, 2013
British gold coins from the collection of Thomas H. Law will be put on the auction block Aug. 9-11 by Stack’s Bowers Galleries during the official American Numismatic Association convention auction in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, Ill.
More than 450 coins will be offered.
The firm says the coins range from hammered pieces emitted by Edward III (1327-1377), to those of Queen Elizabeth II (1952-present).
Law assembled the collection over four decades and won Best of Show exhibit honors displaying them.
The collection features broad large sovereigns from Henry VII, the first sovereign issue in 1489, Henry VIII, Edward VI, Mary I and Elizabeth I are especially noteworthy, according to the firm.
There are Commonwealth of Oliver Cromwell choice hammered coins and a milled 1656 gold broad.
The firm notes that crossover from hammered to milled coinage took place during the reign of Charles II. Milled examples from this collection also rank among the finest sold in the United States. There are 21, 5 guineas, many in choice condition.
Important crown-size 5-pound proof coins in the collection are other highlights. An exceedingly rare 1831 William IV crown in gold stands out as do two choice and iconic 1839 Una and Lion 5-pound pieces from Victoria.
Stack’s Bowers Galleries is preparing a specialized catalog with over 400 illustrations, extensive historical and enlightening information.
All lot descriptions and images can be viewed online beginning in July at StacksBowers.com. Printed catalogs are available upon request by telephoning (800) 458-4646.
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