The ultimate collection of British gold sovereigns is being auctioned in London.
Compiled over 34 years by a private collector, the Bentley Collection is being sold by Baldwin’s in three separate parts.
Part two, which comes under the hammer on September 27, includes a remarkable range of colonial branch mint gold coins and is thus of most interest to Australian collectors and investors.
The highlight and most valuable coin in the sale is the fabled 1920 Sydney Mint sovereign – one of 251 lots of Australian based material. Among them are notable dates from The Perth Mint, including 1899, 1926 and 1931.
A feast for any sovereign enthusiast, the sumptuous catalogue includes biographical information on each of the monarchs reigning over the British Empire during the period and profiles of each of the colonial branch mints.
The catalogue can be viewed online at Baldwin’s (click image).
- Adelaide Type II Gold Pound Token – Lot 628
- Sydney Branch Sovereigns 1855 to 1926 – Lots 629-743
- Melbourne Branch Sovereigns 1872 to 1931 – Lots 744-844
- Perth Branch Sovereigns 1899 to 1931 – Lots 845-878
The sale will be broadcast over the internet using the services of www.the-saleroom.com.
UPDATE: The Australian – Mystery man buys rare coin for $1 million