Updated December 1, 2019

Patterns and Proofs  - Fall/Winter, 2019 (All prices in USD)

COUNTRYDENOMINATIONYEARDESCRIPTIONPRICE
BAHAMAS PENNY 1806 PLAIN EDGE PROOF, RUSTY DIES RESTRIKE BY TAYLOR, CHOICE 550
BAHAMAS PENNY 1807 CHOICE PROOF ONLY DATE. 6 PIECES OR SO KNOWN 4000
BARBADOES PENNY 1792 SUPERB GLOSSY PROOF, PR-16A 550
BRITISH GUIANA GUILDER 1836 PATTERN STUCK WITH A REEDED EDGE. STRUCK TO PROOF STANDARDS, BUT HANDLING MARKS. ONLY THE 2ND ONE THAT I AM AWARE OF 2500
BRITISH HONDURAS 1 CENT 1924 NGC PROOF 65, EX STUART COLLECTION AND SOUTH AFRICA MINT ARCHIVES (RW NUMISMATICS INBETWEEN0 3000
BRITISH HONDURAS 1 CENT 1954 CHOICE PROOF, RED REVERSE, GLOSSY OBVERSE 500
BRITISH HONDURAS 1 CENT 1956 NGC PROOF 64 BN, EX STUART COLLECTION 350
BRITISH HONDURAS 5 CENTS 1949 NGC PR 64, EX STUART COLLECTION. 1500
BRITISH HONDURAS 10 CENTS 1939 NGC PR 64 EX STUART COLLECTION, BRILLIANT 1250
BRITISH WEST AFRICA 1/10 PENNY 1906 PATTERN, PROOF ONLY DATE. SLIGHT CORROSSION SPOT AT 11:30 ON REVERSE, O/W CHOICE 2000
BRITISH WEST AFRICA 1/10 PENNY 1908 MATTE PROOF, CHOICE 1000
BRITISH WEST AFRICA 1/10 PENNY 1920KN UNIFACE OBVERSE AND REVERSE. BLANK SIDE WITH RAISED RIM, SO ATTENTION WAS PAID TO THAT SIDE AS WELL, FT 343 & 344. A FEW OF THE INTERESTING STRIKES THAT CAME OUT OF THE KING'S NORTON MINT. WHILE ALL OF THE DENOMINATIONS FOR THIS DATE ARE KNOWN UNIFACE, THEY ALSO STRUCK THE 1 CENT UNIFACE OBV. & REV. FOR EAST AFRICA IN 1923. THERE MUST BE A PURPOSE FOR THIS ISSUE AND IT WOULD TAKE DELVING INTO THE MINT RECORDS (IF STILL AVAILABLE) TO FIND OUT WHY. (2) 1000
BRITISH WEST AFRICA 1/10 PENNY 1954 CHOICE SUBDUED MINT RED PROOF 450
BRITISH WEST AFRICA 1/2 PENNY 1912H PCGS SP 63, EX HEATON MINT ARCHIVE 1000
BRITISH WEST AFRICA 1/2 PENNY 1918H SPECIMEN STRIKE FROM THE HEATON MINT ARCHIVE, SOME UNFORTUNATE MISHANDLING 500
BRITISH WEST AFRICA 1/2 PENNY 1920KN REVERSE UNIFACE STRIKE, SEE 1920KN 1/10 PENNY 500
BRITISH WEST AFRICA 1/2 PENNY 1927 NGC SP 65, FROM SOUTH AFRICA MINT ARCHIVE TO DAVID VICE 1000
BRITISH WEST AFRICA 1/2 PENNY 1940KN CHOICE SPECIMEN STRIKE 250
BRITISH WEST AFRICA 1/2 PENNY 1949KN CHOICE SPECIMEN STRIKE 250
BRITISH WEST AFRICA 1/2 PENNY 1952 CHOICE GLOSSY PROOF 300
BRITISH WEST AFRICA PENNY 1918H CHOICE SPECIMEN STRIKE. MY RECORDS SHOW THAT ONLY 1 OF THIS DATE WAS IN THE HEATON ARCHIVES 750
BRITISH WEST AFRICA PENNY 1920(KN) REVERSE UNIFACE STRIKE, SEE 1920KN 1/10 PENNY 600
BRITISH WEST AFRICA PENNY 1937KN CHOICE SPECIMEN STRIKE 300
BRITISH WEST AFRICA PENNY 1947KN CHOICE SPECIMEN STRIKE 300
BRITISH WEST AFRICA 3 PENCE 1913H NGC SP 67, EX DAVID VICE COLLECTION. 4 PIECES IN THE HEATON ARCHIVES. DAVID WAS CO-OWNER OF THE COIN FIRM "FORMAT OF BIRMINGHAM" AND WAS THE FIRST DEALER TO HAVE HAD ACCESS TO THIS WONDERFUL CACHE OF COINS. HE WAS ABLE TO PICK THE BEST COINS FOR HIS COINS OF COLONIAL AFRICA COLLECTION BEFORE THEY MADE THEIR WAY TO SPINK AND PARAMOUNT. 2000
BRITISH WEST AFRICA 3 PENCE 1915H NGC SP 67, EX DAVID VICE COLLECTION. 3 PIECES IN THE HEATON ARCHIVES 2500
BRITISH WEST AFRICA 3 PENCE 1918H NGC SP 66, EX DAVID VICE COLLECTION. 2 PIECES IN THE HEATON ARCHIVES 2000
BRITISH WEST AFRICA 3 PENCE 1933 NGC PR 65, EX DAVID VICE COLLECTION 1000
BRITISH WEST AFRICA SHILLING 1915H NGC SP 66 EX DAVID VICE COLLECTION. 2 PIECES IN THE HEATON ARCHIVES 4000
BRITISH WEST AFRICA SHILLING 1916H NGC SP 66+, EX DAVID VICE COLLECTION. 3 PIECES IN THE HEATON ARCHIVES 3000
BRITISH WEST AFRICA SHILLING 1918H NGC SP 66 SUPERB TONE. EX DAVID VICE COLLECTION. 2 PIECES IN THE HEATON ARCHIVES 3400
BRITISH WEST AFRICA SHILLING 1940 NGC PR 64 EX DAVID VICE COLLECTION 2000
BRITISH WEST AFRICA SHILLING 1946H GEM SPECIMEN STRIKE. SIGNIFICANTLY NICER THAN THE VICE EXAMPLE THAT SOLD FOR $4900. WITH LESS THAN 10 PIECES KNOWN IN ALL GRADES, THIS IS A SIGNIFICANT RARITY FOR THE BRITISH COLONIES IN AFRICA. 6000
BRITISH WEST AFRICA 2 SHILLINGS 1922 NGC SP 66 EX DAVID VICE COLLECTION. FROM THE SOUTH AFRICA MINT ARCHIVE 3000
BRITISH WEST INDIES 1/8 DOLLAR 1820 GEM TONED PROOF. THIS DATE WAS INITIALLY STRUCK FOR USE IN MAURITIUS, BUT ENDED UP ALSO USED IN THE WEST INDIES AND INTO CANADA WHERE BRETON PUT IT INTO HIS CATALOGUE OF THE TOKENS OF CANADA AS BRETON 859 2000
CEYLON 1/4 CENT 1898 PROOF RESTRIKE IN SILVER. O.M.S., SOME HANDLING MARKS AS THE FEW PIECES KNOWN SEEM TO HAVE 600
CEYLON 1/4, 1/2, 1 CENT 1870 PROOF RESTRIKES IN SILVER. O.M.S. SOME LIGHT HANDLING MARKS, EX ARIELLE SALE (3) 4000
CEYLON 1/4, 1/2, 1, 5 CENT 1892 PROOF RESTRIKES IN SILVER. O.M.S., SOME HANDLING MARKS ON THE 1/4, 1/2 AND 1 CENT AS THE FEW PIECES KNOWN SEEM TO HAVE, WHILE THE 5 CENTS IS SUPERB AND TONED. IF ONE USES THE INDIAN SERIES AS A GUIDE, THEY WERE STRUCK AT DIFFERENT TIMES STARTING c1898, WHEN THE FIRST RESTRIKES WERE MADE FOR MURDOCH AND MONTAGU. THE NEXT SERIES OF O.M.S.'S APPEAR FOR FAROUK OF EGYPT. EX ARIELLE (4) 8500
CEYLON 1/2 CENT 1908 NGC PF 65 BN. THIS WAS STRUCK AS A 'BRILLIANT' PROOF, UNLIKE MOST OF THE EDWARD COINS STRUCK AS MATTE. QUITE AN IMPRESSIVE COIN FOR ASCETICS AND FOR THE STUDENTS OF PROOF AND PATTERN COINS 2000
CEYLON 1/2 CENT 1926 PCGS SP 65 RD. THESE CAME OUT OF THE KN MINT ARCHIVES THAT BECAME AVAILABLE AT THE FINAL SALE OF THE KN MINT IN BIRMINGHAN. THE AMOUNT OF CARE TAKEN IN THE STRIKING OF THE SPECIMEN COINS IS QUITE 'EXTREME', WHICH HAS LEFT A SOMEWHAT HAZY DESCRIPTION ACKNOWLEDGED FOR THE 'SPECIMEN' COINS GRADED BY THE 3RD PARTY GRADERS. 200
CEYLON 1 CENT 1926 PCGS SP 66 RD, AS ABOVE 225
CEYLON 1 CENT 1929 GEM RED SPECIMEN STRIKE AS ABOVE (NOT GRADED) 200
CEYLON 10 CENTS 1928 NGC PR 63 750
GIBRALTAR QUART 1861 PROOF ONLY DATE, THESE OFF YEAR PROOFS OF THE SMALLER BRITISH COLONIES WERE STRUCK TO BE SHOWN AT EXHIBITIONS OUTSIDE OF ENGLAND, (AUSTRALIA AND CANADA AND ?) AS EXAMPLES AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRIES THAT MIGHT ONLY HAVE BEEN READ ABOUT. THERE WAS LITTLE ELSE TO SHOW FOR THESE COUNTRIES BEYOND THEIR COINAGE. I IMAGINE IT WAS EASIER TO STRUCK NEW DATES THAN FIND 20 YEAR OLD EXAMPLES OF THE REGULAR COINAGE. THESE P.O.D.'S WERE ALSO STRUCK FOR CANADA AND THE PROVINCES OF NEWFOUNDLAND AND NEW BRUNSWICK. AFTER THE CLOSING OF THE EXHIBITIONS, IT WAS MUCH EASIER TO GIVE THE COINS AWAY THAN TO SEND THEM BACK TO THEIR SOURCE IN ENGLAND. EX ARIELLE 2500
GIBRALTAR 2 QUARTS 1861 NGC PR 64, O/W AS ABOVE 6000
      INDIA PROOFS AND PATTERNS WILL BE IN WITH THE COINS OF INDIA PART OF THIS LIST  
GOLD COAST 1/4 ACKEY 1796 CHOICE OFF METAL STRIKE IN COPPER PROOF. FT-8B 1250
GOLD COAST 1/2 ACKEY 1818 ATTRACTIVE PROOF, SOME HANDLING MARKS MOSTLY HIDDEN BY THE LIGHT TONE 3000
IRELAND FARTHING 1737 CHOICE BRONZED PROOF. S-6608 1000
ISLE OF MAN 1/2 PENNY 1733 GEM PROOF OFF METAL STRIKE IN SILVER. S-7509a, INSIDE OF CAP PLAIN. THESE ARE NOT PARTICULARLY RARE IN EF (CAN'T IMAGINE WHY THEY WERE STRUCK UNLESS USED AS A FORM OF ADVERTISING FOR THE ISLAND). THIS IS BY FAR THE FINEST I HAVE SEEN. 1950
ISLE OF MAN 1/2 PENNY 1786 CHOICE RED AND BROWN PROOF 750
ISLE OF MAN 1/2 PENNY 1798 GEM BRONZED PROOF 950
ISLE OF MAN 1/2 PENNY 1860 CHOICE BRONZED PROOF. STRUCK FOR THE SAME REASON AS THE GIBRALTAR O.M.S.'S 4750
ISLE OF MAN 1 PENNY 1786 CHOICE PROOF, ATTRACTIVE MAHOGANY TONE 950
JAMAICA 1/4,1/2 AND 1 PENNY 1950 CHOICE LIGHTLY TONED PROOFS (3) 1200
JAMAICA 1/2 PENNY 1918C MATTE SPECIMEN STRIKE FROM THE OTTAWA MINT. THESE WERE NOT STRUCK WITH MUCH CARE BUT IT APPEARS TO ME THAT THESE WERE STRUCK WITH THE SAME TECHNOLOGY AS THE 1908 COINS STRUCK AT THIS CANADIAN MINT. IT ALSO APPEARS, THAT (MOST/ALL?) OFTHESE COINS ONLY CAME TO LIGHT IN THE LAST 50-60 YEARS, APPEARING FIRST IN OTTAWA FROM RELATIVES OF THE OTTAWA MINT EMPLOYEES AT THE TIME. THIS ALSO EXPLAINS, SOMEWHAT, THE LACK OF CARE IN THEIR STORAGE. 600
JERSEY 1/48,1/24,1/12 OF 1/ 1877 CHOICE PROOFS STRUCK AT THE THE ROYAL MINT BEFORE THE 'H' WAS ADDED FOR THE HEATON MINT. I HAVE 'HEARD' FROM OTHERS WHO BELIEVE THAT THESE WERE STRUCK AT THE HEATON MINT AS WELL. WHEN YOU HAVE THE COINS IN HAND FROM THE ROYAL AND HEATON MINT, IT IS QUITE OBVIOUS THAT THESE WERE STRUCK AT 2 DIFFERENT MINTS. THE ROYAL MINT COINS ARE VERY DIFFERENT FROM HEATON WITH A DEEPER PROOF SURFACE (3) 3500
JERSEY 1/48,1/24,1/12 OF 1/ 1877H CHOICE, MOSTLY RED SPECIMEN STRIKES. I WOULD SELL BOTH SETS OF THE 1877(H) PIECES FOR $4750. 1800
JERSEY 1/52 OF SHILLING 1861 CHOICE PROOF ONLY DATE. THE SAME STORY AS THE GIBRALTAR AND ISLE OF MAN PIECES IN THIS LISTING. PRIDMORE SAYS THAT THESE COME IN BRONZE AND COPPER, DUE TO THE POOR MIX OF THE METALS. THIS IS APPARENT ON THIS PIECE WITH A STREAK OF BRONZE ACROSS THE BOTTOM HALF OF THE OBVERSE. THIS IS 'AS STRUCK' AND A PIECE OF NUMISMATIC HISTORY 2750
MALAYA AND BR. BORNEO 5 CENTS 1961KN GEM SPECIMEN STRIKE. 275
MAURITIUS 10 CENTS 1877H GEM ATTRACTIVELY TONED SPECIMEN STRIKE 850.00
MAURITIUS 20 CENTS 1877H GEM ATTRACTIVELY TONED SPECIMEN STRIKE 1,250.00
MAURITIUS 20 CENTS 1878 NGC PR 64, BRILLIANT 1,750.00
MAURITIUS 1/2 RUPEE 1934 NGC PR 64, EX MELBOURNE MINT ARCHIVE. THIS IS ATTRACTIVELY TONED AND I BELIEVE IT WAS STRUCK AS A MATTE PROOF. THERE ARE A FEW OTHER EXAMPLE OF COLONIAL COINS OF GEORGE V (AND LATER) STRUCK AS MATTE, BUT GENERALLY RARER THAN THE TYPICAL BRILLIANT PROOFS OF THAT ERA 2,500.00
NEW ZEALAND PENNY TOKEN -1857 KM-TN-39.2 PCGS GRADED SP65BN, BUT AS TN40. RESTRIKE STRUCK BY TAYLOR FOR COLLECTORS 750.00
SAINT HELENA 1/2 PENNY TOKEN 1821 BRONZED DEEP MIRROR PROOF, SOME HANDLING MARKS  
SARAWAK 1 CENT 1927H CHOICE MOSTLY BRILLIANT SPECIMEN STRIKE. FROM MY RECORDS, IT SHOWS THAT THERE WERE 3 OF THIS DATE IN THE HEATON ARCHIVES, BUT THEY WERE SOLD INTO MALAYSIA EARLY ON. THE KINGS NORTON ARCHIVES HAD A FEW OF THIS DATE AS WELL AND THIS IS WERE ALL OF THE RECENT SPECIMEN COINS OF THIS SERIES CAME FROM. IN A SLIGHT 'TWIST', THE 1941H WAS THE MOST NUMEROUS, PERHAPS 10 OF THEM, WHILE THE 1937H, BY FAR THE MOST COMMON COIN IN MINT STATE, ONLY HAD A FEW SPECIMENS. I DO NOT THINK I HAVE SEEN ANY OF THE DATES BESIDE 1937 AND 1941 IN CHOICE MINT STATE. PERHAPS THE CATALOGUE PRICE IS TOO LOW 1,750.00
SEYCHELLES 25 CENTS 1951 GEM PROOF 975.00
SEYCHELLES 10 CENTS 1976 2 PROOFS, STRUCK ON 2 DIFFERENT WEIGHT PLANCHETS, ONE IS 3.55 GMS, THE OTHER 6.11 GMS. CHOICE (2) 450.00
SIERRA LEONE 1 CENT 1791 BRONZED PROOF, FT-9a. THIS SEEMS TO COME WITH 2 DIFFERENT SIZES OF THE '1's ON THE REVERSE. I HAVE ONE OF EACH FOR COMPARISON PIECES. I CAN SEND PHOTOS TO THOSE SERIOUSLY INTERESTED IN THIS SERIES. $300 EACH OR PAIR FOR $575. 575 (2)
SIERRA LEONE 20 CENTS 1791 ATTRACTIVE PROOF, SOME HAIRLINE'S 3,500.00