Directoire, 1795-1799. 2 Decimes An 4 A (Paris mint). Obv: Marianne bust left. Rev: Value and date within wreath. Copper. 19.78 grams. Gad. 300. Uncirculated. Trace of red mint, struck on a large planchet.
Victoria Gold Sovereign, 1880 M, Melbourne Mint. This is the third most difficult to acquire Victorian shield reverse for the Melbourne Mint though 1880 represented the highest calendar year mintage of the type. This was the first year the Melbourne Mint had struck shield reverse type Sovereigns in six years and they were no doubt in demand and must have had a very high attrition rate as the survival rate is very low today.
Of the six proofs produced, two reside in the Museum of Victoria, Melbourne (one from the A.M. Le Souef Collection, acquired direct from the Sydney Mint on its closure in 1926). Both of these are inferior in condition to the current specimen which has lain un-noticed in a private collection for decades. The cataloguers cannot trace any example of this coin offered for sale within the last 30 years
George V Waitangi Proof Crown 1935, reeded edge, rare, just 468 proofs struck,. Struck during the king's Jubilee Year to commemorate the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, and long considered to be one of the world's most beautiful crowns.