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Choice 1705 Five Guineas

Triton XXI, Lot: 1504. Estimate $50000.
Sold for $180000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

STUART. Anne. 1702-1714. AV 5 Guineas (36.5mm, 5h). Pre-Union issue. Tower (London) mint. Dually dated RY quarto and 1705. Draped bust left / Crowned cruciform coats-of-arms around central rose; scepters in quarters. Edge: QVARTO. Schneider 524 var. (date); MCE 198; SCBC 3560. In NGC encapsulation graded AU 58, Attractive warm red tone. Very rare.


From the Jonathan P. Rosen Collection. Ex Spink 125 (3 March 1998), lot 758.

The rarest Five Guineas of Anne after the celebrated 1703 VIGO. In our opinion, this specimen is conservatively graded.