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Smalls Auctions

The Gold Sale

May 9, 2021 12:00 PM AEST

Timed Auction

73 Lots

Estimate: A$50 - A$60

Passed
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Smalls Auctions

Location: Paddington, Sydney, Australia

Phone: +61 (0)2 9357 5492

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AUSTRALIA :

Purchases within Australia will be charged a MINIMUM SHIPPING FEE of $10.00 and will be sent by Registered Post.

Additional insurance is optional at the buyer's expense.

Larger lots may incur an additional charge.

OVERSEAS :

Overseas purchases will be charged a MINIMUM SHIPPING FEE of $35.00 and will be sent by standard International Post.

Additional insurance is optional at the buyer's expense

Larger lots may incur an additional charge.

If we are unsure of the bona fides of a successful bidder we may request identification such as a Passport Photo or Drivers's Licence that matches the Credit Card details registered with Invaluable before we despatch an item.

Both Australian and International packages are traceable in transit and may require a signature on delivery.

Welcome to Smalls Auctions Sale 120. Although we have labelled this sale the ‘Gold Sale’ there are several other factors that make some of the items important, notably extreme rarity. Certainly, the standout coin of the Sale is a 1702 ‘Pre-Union’ Queen Anne Gold Guinea NGC MS62. From the famous Millenia Sale of 2008 it was then described as “extremely rare as a type and also as a date in this grade.” The description goes on to state that it was “believed by in-the-know dealers to be the finest Pre-Union guinea seen in the past 50 or more years.” It exhibits slight proof-like characteristics and stands out as a truly international rarity. Other British coins to excite are an 1893 ‘Queen Victoria’ Proof £2 PCGS PR65 Cam an exceptionally high grade for this coin and a 1902 ‘Edward VII’ Matte Proof £5 NGC PF61 which to our eye is harshly graded. There is a strong selection of Australian Gold Sovereigns across all types including an 1872 M Shield Reverse Sovereign PCGS AU55 with a ‘medal alignment.’ This coin was one of about 50 that were distributed amongst the dignitaries in attendance at the opening of the Melbourne Mint in 1872 and were distinct from the normal circulation coins which had a ‘coin alignment.’ As a testament to its rarity, it was not represented in the 'Quartermaster' Collection which was described as "the most comprehensive collection of Australian Ingots, Patterns, Proofs, Sovereigns and Half Sovereigns ever assembled by a private collector or public institution." From South America we have a Chile. 1845 - So IJ 8 Escudos PCGS MS62 which is the equal finest known. A similar coin graded NGC MS62 sold in the April 2019 Heritage Sale for USD $8,400. For those who admire shipwreck coins we have on offer the ultimate paperweight in the form of sea-salvaged Gold Sovereigns (14 visible) subsumed into the surface of the iron holding safe that was recovered from shipwreck of the Royal Mail Steamer 'Douro.' A stunning reminder of the perils of sea travel in past centuries. All in all, there is plenty in this sale to inspire the gold bugs. Smalls Auctions
Buyer's Premium
AUD0-99: 20.0%
AUD100-499: 20.0%
AUD500-999: 20.0%
AUD1,000-4,999: 20.0%
AUD5,000+: 20.0%
Bid Increments
From: To: Increments:
A$0 A$249 A$5
A$250 A$999 A$10
A$1,000 A$4,999 A$25
A$5,000 A$9,999 A$50
A$10,000 + A$100

Conditions of Sale

VAT and taxes: The Buyer's Premium is inclusive of the Australian G(oods) & S(ervices T(ax) incurred by our service.

VAT and taxes: The Buyer's Premium is inclusive of the Australian G(oods) & S(ervices T(ax) incurred by our service.

Shipping Terms: AUSTRALIA :

Purchases within Australia will be charged a MINIMUM SHIPPING FEE of $10.00 and will be sent by Registered Post.

Additional insurance is optional at the buyer's expense.

Larger lots may incur an additional charge.

OVERSEAS :

Overseas purchases will be charged a MINIMUM SHIPPING FEE of $35.00 and will be sent by standard International Post.

Additional insurance is optional at the buyer's expense

Larger lots may incur an additional charge.

If we are unsure of the bona fides of a successful bidder we may request identification such as a Passport Photo or Drivers's Licence that matches the Credit Card details registered with Invaluable before we despatch an item.

Both Australian and International packages are traceable in transit and may require a signature on delivery.

Shipping Terms: AUSTRALIA :

Purchases within Australia will be charged a MINIMUM SHIPPING FEE of $10.00 and will be sent by Registered Post.

Additional insurance is optional at the buyer's expense.

Larger lots may incur an additional charge.

OVERSEAS :

Overseas purchases will be charged a MINIMUM SHIPPING FEE of $35.00 and will be sent by standard International Post.

Additional insurance is optional at the buyer's expense

Larger lots may incur an additional charge.

If we are unsure of the bona fides of a successful bidder we may request identification such as a Passport Photo or Drivers's Licence that matches the Credit Card details registered with Invaluable before we despatch an item.

Both Australian and International packages are traceable in transit and may require a signature on delivery.

Buyers Premium: All purchases are subject to an all inclusive 20.0 % Buyer's Premium on the hammer price.

Buyers Premium: All purchases are subject to an all inclusive 20.0 % Buyer's Premium on the hammer price.

Tax Details: Taxes, Duties and Customs Charges that apply in the country of delivery are the express responsibility of the buyer.

Please notify us if you require a specific description on the outside of the package for customs purposes.

Tax Details: Taxes, Duties and Customs Charges that apply in the country of delivery are the express responsibility of the buyer.

Please notify us if you require a specific description on the outside of the package for customs purposes.