David Fore

Completed Auctions in 2012-2014 with prices Realized


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1 1 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Original Proof 1/12-Anna, 1862, obv VICTORIA QUEEN (SW 4.183; Pr 778). Choice bronzed proof, uncirculated. £200-300 200 480
1 2 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Early Proof Restrike 1/12-Anna, 1862, obv VICTORIA QUEEN (SW 04.187; Pr 716a). Choice Proof, two-thirds toned, uncirculated. £200-300 200 150
1 3 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Original Proof 1/12-Anna, 1862, obv VICTORIA QUEEN (SW 4.185; Pr 779). Choice Proof, subdued mint red, uncirculated. ex Pridmore collection, with ticket £300-500 300 560
1 4 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Gold Proof 1/12-Anna, 1862, off-metal strike in gold, 19th Century, obv VICTORIA QUEEN (SW 4.186). Numerous light marks, otherwise uncirculated. £1500-2000 1500 3400
1 5 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Original Proof 1/12-Anna, 1875C , obv VICTORIA QUEEN (SW 5.6). Choice bronzed Proof, a few light marks, uncirculated. £250-350 250 520
1 6 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Proof Restrike 1/12-Anna, 1877B, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.611). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £150-200 150 170
1 7 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Proof Restrike 1/12-Anna, 1877C, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.613). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £150-200 150 170
1 8 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Original Proof 1/12-Anna, 1878C, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.615). Toned, uncirculated. £250-350ex J J Pittman collection 250 480
1 9 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Original Proof 1/12-Anna, 1890C, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.634). Toned, uncirculated, a few light marks. £250-350 250 340
1 10 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Proof Restrike 1/12-Anna, 1891C, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.636). Lacquer removed, one obverse scratch, otherwise uncirculated. £120-180 120 110
1 11 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Original Proof 1/12-Anna, 1891C, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.636). Toned, choice uncirculated. ex J J Pittman collection £250-350 250 540
1 12 Silver Original Proof 1/12-Anna, 1891C, off-metal strike in silver, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.638). Toned, choice uncirculated. ex J J Pittman collection £1000-1500 1000 1000
1 13 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Proof Restrike 1/12-Anna, 1892C, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.641). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £150-200 150 160
1 14 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Early Proof Restrike 1/12-Anna, 1892C, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.641). Mostly toned, choice uncirculated. £200-300 200 220
1 15 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Early Proof Restrike 1/12-Anna, 1892C, off-metal strike in silver, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW unlisted ). In PCGS holder, graded PR61, poorly lacquered and a litte light spotting on the reverse. The unlisted silver pieces were all bought by David Fore some time ago as one lot, strongly suggesting that these were all struck at the same time. Unfortunately, the box housing them was rediscovered after Coins of British India 1835-1947 was finished. It is most unlikely this coin was struck earlier than the other pieces, but you will note in the silver 1/2-Pice series, a number of different obverses were used, indicating different striking times. Most interesting! £500-800 500 480
1 16 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Original Proof 1/12-Anna, 1892C, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.641). Mostly toned, choice uncirculated. £250-350 250 500
1 17 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Early Proof Restrike 1/12-Anna, 1893C, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.645). A few reverse spots, the obverse has been wiped, otherwise uncirculated. £100-150 100 160
1 18 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Original Proof 1/12-Anna, 1893C, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.645). Toned, choice uncirculated. £300-400ex Pridmore collection, with ticket 300 520
1 19 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike 1/12-Anna, 1893C, off-metal strike in silver, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW unlisted). In PCGS holder, graded PR62, poorly lacquered. With thin but long reverse die break making one suspect this was done late in the restrike series £500-800 500 600
1 20 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Gold Early Proof Restrike 1/12-Anna, 1893C, off-metal strike in gold, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.647). Light hairlines, otherwise very pleasing and uncirculated. £1000-1500 1000 2800
1 21 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Cupro-nickel Proof Restrike 2-Annas, 1929C , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.257). Lacquered, superb uncirculated, almost as nice as the coin in the previous lot. £250-350 250 980
1 22 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Original Proof 1/12-Anna, 1894C, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.649). A few spots of discolouration, otherwise uncirculated. £120-180 120 520
1 23 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Early Proof Restrike 1/12-Anna, 1896C, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.656). Red and brown, nice uncirculated. £200-300 200 640
1 24 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike 1/12-Anna, 1896C, off-metal strike in silver, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW unlisted). In PCGS holder, graded PR63, poorly lacquered with a few small areas of discolouration where the lacquer was not applied properly. £500-800 500 920
1 25 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Original Proof 1/12-Anna, 1896C, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.656). Toned, choice uncirculated. ex Brand collection ex Pridmore collection, with ticket £250-350 250 1050
1 26 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Proof Restrike 1/12-Anna, 1896B, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.658a). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £120-180 120 740
1 27 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Proof Restrike 1/12-Anna, 1897C, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.660). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £120-180 120 220
1 28 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof 1/12 -Anna, 1897C, off-metal strike in silver , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW unlisted). In PCGS holder, graded PR63. £500-800 500 900
1 29 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Gold Proof Restrike 1/12-Anna, 1897C, off-metal strike in gold, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.662). A few very light marks, otherwise choice uncirculated. £1000-1500 1000 3400
1 30 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Proof Restrike 1/12-Anna, 1898C, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.664). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £120-180 120 190
1 31 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Original Proof 1/12 -Anna, 1898C , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.664). Toned, a few light marks, otherwise uncirculated. £200-300 200 500
1 32 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Early Proof Restrike 1/12 -Anna, 1898C, off-metal strike in silver, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.665). Toned, choice uncirculated. ex J J Pittman collection £500-800 500 1100
1 33 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Gold Early Proof Restrike 1/12-Anna, 1898C, off-metal strike in gold, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.666). Choice, brilliant uncirculated. £1000-1500 1000 3000
1 34 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Original Proof 1/12-Anna, 1899C, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.668). Toned, uncirculated and superb. £250-400 250 460
1 35 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike 1/12-Anna, 1899C, off-metal strike in silver, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.669). Uneven tone due to inadequate lacquer removal, otherwise uncirculated. £500-800 If conserved properly this would probably become a choice coin 500 960
1 36 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Proof Restrike 1/12-Anna, 1899B, Proof Restrike-only mintmark issue, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.671). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated, though a few marks in the lacquer. £300-400 300 300
1 37 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Proof Restrike 1/12-Anna, 1900C, Proof Restrike-only date and mintmark, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.671a). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £300-500 300 520
1 38 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Proof Restrike 1/12-Anna, 1901C, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.673). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £150-200 150 180
1 39 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Early Proof Restrike 1/12 -Anna, 1901C, off-metal strike in silver, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.674). Toned, choice uncirculated. £500-800 500 960
1 40 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Original Proof 1/12-Anna, 1903, obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR (SW 7.209). Uncirculated, superb and mostly brilliant. £250-350 250 600
1 41 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Proof Restrike 1/12-Anna, 1904, obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR (SW 7.211). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated and with a superb frost on King’s bust. £200-300 200 180
1 42 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Original Proof 1/12-Anna, 1904, obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR (SW 7.211). Red and brown, choice uncirculated. £300-400 300 520
1 43 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Proof Restrike 1/12-Anna, 1905, obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR (SW 7.216). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £200-300 200 190
1 44 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Original Proof 1/12 -Anna, 1905, off-metal strike in silver , obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR (SW 7.218). Toned, choice uncirculated. £500-800 500 1500
1 45 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Original Proof 1/12-Anna, 1905, obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR (SW 7.216). Lightly toned, choice uncirculated. £300-400 300 520
1 46 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Proof Restrike 1/12-Anna, 1906, obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR (SW 7.220). Lacquered, choice uncirculated. £200-300 200 190
1 47 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Original Proof 1/12-Anna, 1906, obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR (SW 7.222). Red and brown, choice uncirculated. £300-400 300 600
1 48 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Original Proof 1/12-Anna, 1907, obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR (SW 7.224). Red and brown, uncirculated. £300-400 300 500
1 49 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Proof Restrike 1/12-Anna, 1908, obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR (SW 7.226). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. ex J J Pittman collection £200-300 200 170
1 50 9 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike 1/4-Rupee, 1936B , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.179). Nicely toned, a few marks, about uncirculate d . £250-350 250 720
1 51 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Proof Restrike 1/12-Anna, 1909, obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR (SW 7.228). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £100-150 100 150
1 52 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Original Proof 1/12-Anna, 1909, obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR (SW 7.228). Red and brown, a little dull on the portrait, otherwise uncirculated. £300-400 300 520
1 53 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Proof Restrike 1/12-Anna, 1910, obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR (SW 7.231). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £200-300 200 150
1 54 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Proof Restrike 1/12-Anna, 1912, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.531). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £100-150 100 120
1 55 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Original Proof 1/12-Anna, 1912, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.531). Darkly toned, about uncirculated. £200-300 200 620
1 56 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Proof Restrike 1/12-Anna, 1913, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.533). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £100-150 100 110
1 57 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Proof Restrike 1/12-Anna, 1914, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.535). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £100-150 100 140
1 58 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Proof Restrike 1/12-Anna, 1915, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.537). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £100-150 100 110
1 59 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Proof Restrike 1/12-Anna, 1916, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.539). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £100-150 100 110
1 60 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Proof Restrike 1/12-Anna, 1917, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.541). Lacquered, spot on the rim, otherwise brilliant about uncirculated. £100-150 100 95
1 61 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Proof Restrike 1/12-Anna, 1918, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.543). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £100-150 100 120
1 62 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Proof Restrike 1/12-Anna, 1919, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.545). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £100-150 100 130
1 63 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Proof Restrike 1/12-Anna, 1920, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.547). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £100-150 100 110
1 64 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Proof Restrike 1/12-Anna, 1921, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.549). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £100-150 100 110
1 65 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Proof Restrike 1/2-Anna, 1923B, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.553). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £100-150 100 110
1 66 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Proof Restrike 1/12-Anna, 1924C, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.555). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £100-150 100 130
1 67 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Proof Restrike 1/12-Anna, 1924B, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.557). Lacquered, brilliant about uncirculated, a few marks. ex Pridmore collection, with ticket £100-150 100 110
1 68 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Proof Restrike 1/12-Anna, 1925C, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.559). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £100-150 100 110
1 69 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Proof Restrike 1/12-Anna, 1925B, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.561). Lacquer removed from obverse leaving many small spots, otherwise brilliant uncirculated. £100-150 100 110
1 70 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Proof Restrike 1/12-Anna, 1926C, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.563). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £100-150 100 110
1 71 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Proof Restrike 1/12-Anna, 1926B, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.565). Lacquered, a few marks, otherwise brilliant uncirculated. £100-150 100 110
1 72 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Proof Restrike 1/12-Anna, 1927C, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.567). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £100-150 100 380
1 73 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Proof Restrike 1/12-Anna, 1927B, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.569). Lacquered, toned under the bust where the lacquer was not applied properly, otherwise brilliant uncirculated. £100-150 100 110
1 74 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Proof Restrike 1/12-Anna, 1928B, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.573). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £100-150 100 320
1 75 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Original Proof 1/12-Anna, 1929C, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.576). Lightly toned, choice uncirculated. ex Spencer collection ex Pridmore collection, with ticket £200-350 200 560
1 76 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Proof Restrike 1/12-Anna, 1929C, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.576). Lacquered, a few marks, otherwise brilliant uncirculated. £100-150 100 150
1 77 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Proof Restrike 1/12-Anna, 1930C, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.578). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £100-150 100 150
1 78 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Proof Restrike 1/12-Anna, 1931C, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.580). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £100-150 100 160
1 79 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Proof Restrike 1/12-Anna, 1932C, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.582). Lacquered, a few light obverse hairlines, otherwise brilliant uncirculated. £100-150 100 200
1 80 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Proof Restrike 1/12-Anna, 1933C, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.584). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £100-150 100 160
1 81 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Proof Restrike 1/12-Anna, 1934C, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.586). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £100-150 100 170
1 82 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Proof Restrike 1/12-Anna, 1935C, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.588). Lacquered, a few light marks, otherwise brilliant uncirculated. £100-150 100 170
1 83 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Proof Restrike 1/12-Anna, 1936C, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.590). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £100-150 100 170
1 84 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Proof Restrike 1/12-Anna, 1938C, obverse 1 , obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (SW 9.265). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £150-250 150 420
1 85 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Original Proof 1/12-Anna, 1939B, obverse 2, obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (SW 9.268). Mostly brown, 30% red, not lacquered, uncirculated. ex Spencer collection ex Pridmore collection, with ticket £200-300 200 600
1 86 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Original Proof 1/12-Anna, 1939C, obverse 2, obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (SW 9.270). Mostly brown, uncirculated. ex J J Pittman collection £200-300 200 560
1 87 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Original Proof Pattern 1/12-Anna, 1941B, obverse 1, obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (SW 9.277). In NGC holder, graded PF63RB. ex Spencer collection ex Pridmore collection £500-800 500 660
1 88 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Early Proof Restrike 1/12-Anna, 1941B, obverse 1, obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (SW 9.276a). Lightly laquered, still with some tone, uncirculated. £200-300 200 170
1 89 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Proof Restrike 1/12-Anna, 1942B, obverse 2, obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (SW 9.279). La cquered , some light hairlines, otherwise brilliant uncirculated. £100-150 100 240
1 90 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Proof Restrike 1/2-Pice, 1853C, rev EAST INDIA COMPANY (SW 3.85). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £200-300 200 400
1 91 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Gold Proof Restrike 1/2-Pice, 1853C, off-metal strike in gold , rev EAST INDIA COMPANY (SW 3.86). Brilliant uncirculated and superb. £1000-1500 1000 3500
1 92 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Proof Restrike 1/2-Pice, 1862, obv VICTORIA QUEEN (SW 4.175). Lacquered, a few hairlines, otherwise brilliant uncirculated. £150-200 150 160
1 93 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Proof Restrike 1/2-Pice, 1862 , obv VICTORIA QUEEN (SW 4.178). Lacquer removed poorly, now re-toning, about uncirculated. £100-150 100 200
1 94 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Original Proof 1/2-Pice, 1862, obv VICTORIA QUEEN (SW 4.178). Mostly red, a touch of obverse spotting, otherwise about uncirculated. £400-600 400 600
1 95 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Original Proof 1/2-Pice, 1862, obv VICTORIA QUEEN (SW 4.180). Subdued red, uncirculated with a lovely frosted bust. There is a touch of die rust on the Queen’s face, usually indicating a die that has not been used for some time, but this piece was struck sometime in 1862 or very close to it £500-800 500 1200
1 96 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Gold Early Proof Restrike 1/2-Pice, 1862, off-metal strike in gold, obv VICTORIA QUEEN (SW 4.177). Numerous small handling marks, as is often seen on these gold restrikes, otherwise uncirculated. £1000-1500 1000 3400
1 97 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Proof Restrike 1/2-Pice, 1875C, a proof only date, obv VICTORIA QUEEN (SW 5.56). Lacquer improperly removed, uneven toning and some marks, otherwise uncirculated. £150-300 150 400
1 98 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Cop per Original Proof 1/2-Pice, 1875C , obv VICTORIA QUEEN (SW 5.56). Chocolate brown colour, superb uncirculated. £300-500 300 1400
1 99 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Proof Restrike 1/2-Pice, 1877C, proof only date, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.559). Brilliant about uncirculated, light hairlines. £150-300 150 300
1 100 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Original Proof 1/2-Pice, 1878C, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.560). Toned, choice uncirculated. £300-500 300 780
1 101 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Early Proof Restrike 1/2-Pice, 1890C, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.567). Toned, lower left of Queen’s jabot polished off, otherwise uncirculated. £200-300 200 280
1 102 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Original Proof 1/2-Pice, 1890C, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS, full jabot on the lower part of the Queens’s dress (SW 6.567). Has been cleaned long ago, now re-toning, otherwise uncirculated ex J J Pittman collection. £200-300 200 340
1 103 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Original Proof 1/2-Pice,1891C, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.569). Two small spots of verdigris on the reverse, toned with some mint red, otherwise uncirculated . £200-300 200 480
1 104 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Original Proof 1/2-Pice, 1891C, off-metal strike in silver, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6-569a). Heavily toned, choice uncirculated. ex J J Pittman collection £500-800 500 1250
1 105 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Early Proof Restrike 1/2-Pice, 1892C, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.573). Has been lightly polished to remove some verdigris on the reverse, otherwise brilliant uncirculated. £200-300 200 180
1 106 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Original Proof 1/2-Pice, 1892C , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.573). Toned with mint red in the devices, choice uncirculated. £300-400 300 500
1 107 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver 1/2-Pice,1892C, off-metal strike in silver, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.574). In PCGS holder, graded PR63, discolouration by the Queen’s mouth and a few light hairlines in the lacquer. £500-800 500 980
1 108 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Gold Early Proof Restrike 1/2-Pice, 1892C, off-metal strike in gold, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.575). A f ew light marks in the field, otherwise uncirculated. £2000-3000 2000 4000
1 109 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Proof Restrike 1/2-Pice, 1893C, probably an early restrike , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.577). Has been cleaned, now re- toning, a number of light marks overall, otherwise uncirculated. ex Remick collection, therefore cleaned, now re-toning The lower corner of the Queen’s jabot has been polished away, and the lower part of her chin strengthened through die re-working. £150-250 150 200
1 110 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Original Proof 1/2-Pice, 1893C, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.577). Toned, choice uncirculated. £300-400 300 640
1 111 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Early Proof Restrike 1/2-Pice, 1893C, off-metal strike in silver, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.578). In PCGS holder, graded PR65, superb. same characteristics as the copper piece in the previous lot £500-800 500 1750
1 112 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Gold Early Proof Restrike 1/2-Pice, 1893C, off-metal strike in gold, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.579). One small reverse scratch, otherwise superb uncirculated. £1000-1500 1000 4200
1 113 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Original Proof 1/2-Pice, 1894C, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.581). Lightly toned, one very small spot of verdigris, otherwise uncirculated. £300-400 300 520
1 114 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof 1/2-Pice, 1894C, off-metal strike in silver, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.582). In PCGS holder, graded PR62, has been cleaned at one time and some discolouration around the “1/2” on the reverse. £400-600 400 1150
1 115 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Original Proof 1/2-Pice, 1896C, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.588). Toned a light chocolate colour, some mild reverse toning streaks, otherwise uncirculated. £250-350 250 540
1 116 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof 1/2-Pice, 1896C, off-metal strike in silver, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.589). In PCGS holder, graded PR62, an attempt has been made to remove the lacquer, leaving a little cloudiness. £400-600 400 920
1 117 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Gold Proof Restrike 1/2-Pice, 1896C, off-metal strike in gold, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.590). A number of handling marks, otherwise uncirculated. £800-1200 800 3800
1 118 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Early Proof Restrike 1/2-Pice, 1897C, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS, lower part the jabot missing and the Queen’s chin re-punched (SW 6.592). Toned and pleasant, a few light spots, otherwise uncirculated. £200-300 200 360
1 119 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof 1/2-Pice, 1897C, off-metal strike in silver, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS, the chin has been re-punched and the corner on the lower part of the jabot is missing (SW 6.593). In PCGS holder, graded PR62, a few hairlines from the attempted lacquer removal. £500-800 500 940
1 120 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Gold Early Proof Restrike 1/2-Pice, 1897C, off-metal strike in gold, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS, lower part of the chin re-punched and lower corner of the jabot missing (SW 6.594). Superb, uncirculated, the finest gold piece in the collection so far. £1500-2000 1500 9200
1 121 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Proof Restrike 1/2-Pice, 1898C, probably an early restrike , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.596). Uncirculated Proo f. ex Remick collection, therefore cleaned With the same characteristics as the other early Proof Restrikes in this collection £200-300 200 320
1 122 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Early Proof Restrike 1/2-Pice, 1898C, off-metal strike in silver, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.597). Heavily toned, choice uncirculated. ex J J Pittman collection £500-800 500 1050
1 123 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Proof Restrike 1/2-Pice, 1899C, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.600). A few cloudy spots, otherwise uncirculated. £150-200 150 220
1 124 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Early Proof Restrike 1/2-Pice, 1899C, off-metal strike in silver, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.601). Lightly toned, superb uncirculated. £600-800 600 1500
1 125 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Proof Restrike 1/2-Pice, 1900C, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.604). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £150-250 150 200
1 126 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Original Proof 1/2-Pice, 1900C, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.604). The obverse is a mahogany colour while the reverse has much red, choice uncirculated. £250-350 250 460
1 127 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike 1/2-Pice, 1900C, off-metal strike in silver, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.605). In PCGS holder, graded PR62, partial lacquer removal but a nice coin underneath. £500-800 500 920
1 128 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Early Proof Restrike 1/2-Pice, 1901C, off-metal strike in silver, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.608). Poor attempt to remove the lacquer which has left some cloudiness, otherwise uncirculated. With the same characteristics as the other early Proof Restrikes in this collection £400-600 400 820
1 129 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Original Proof 1/2-Pice, 1903C, obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR (SW 7.183). Choice uncirculated. Not quite up to the high standards of the Victoria issues. The obverse dies for the new monarch had so much relief in the details of the head that the reverse striking is often weak due to a lack of metal and, as a result, we see a lot of different effects on this date. The tell of the weak strike on this piece is the reverse letters. £250-400 250 540
1 130 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Original Proof 1/2-Pice, 1903C, off-metal strike in silver, obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR (SW 184). Toned, superb uncirculated. ex Brand collection ex Pridmore collection £800-1200 800 2600
1 131 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Proof Restrike 1/2-Pice, 1904C, obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR (SW 7.187). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. ex J J Pittman collection £250-350 250 280
1 132 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike 1/2-Pice, 1904C, off-metal strike in silver, obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR (SW 7.190). In PCGS holder, graded PR62, lacquer partially removed, toning spot on the reverse. £500-800 500 860
1 133 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Original Proof 1/2-Pice, 1905, off-metal strike in silver, obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR (SW 7.194). In NGC holder, graded PF65. £800-1200 800 2700
1 134 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Proof Restrike 1/2-Pice, 1905C, obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR (SW 7.193). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £250-350 250 240
1 135 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Early Proof Restrike 1/2-Pice, 1905C, obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR (SW 7.193). Subdued brown, choice uncirculated. £300-400 300 280
1 136 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Proof Restrike 1/2-Pice, 1906C, obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR (SW 7.196). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £200-300 200 240
1 137 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Original Proof 1/2-Pice, 1906C, obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR (SW 7.198). Subdued red, choice uncirculated. £400-600 400 660
1 138 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Proof Restrike 1/2-Pice, 1908C, obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR (SW 7.202). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £250-350 250 200
1 139 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Original Proof 1/2-Pice, 1908C, obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR (SW 7.202). Red and brown, superb proof, uncirculated. £400-600 400 620
1 140 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Proof Restrike 1/2-Pice, 1909C, obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR (SW 7.204). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £200-300 200 220
1 141 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Proof Restrike 1/2-Pice, 1910C, obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR (SW 7.207). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £200-300 200 170
1 142 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Original Proof 1/2-Pice, 1912C, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.391). Red and brown, choice uncirculated. £200-300 200 720
1 143 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Proof Restrike 1/2-Pice, 1913C, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.393). In NGC holder, graded PL63RD, fully brilliant, hairlines in lacquer only. £150-250 150 220
1 144 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Proof Restrike 1/2-Pice, 1914C, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.395). Lacquered and hairlined, otherwise brilliant uncirculated. £100-150 100 170
1 145 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Proof Restrike 1/2-Pice, 1915C, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.397). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £100-150 100 190
1 146 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Proof Restrike 1/2-Pice, 1916C, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.399). Lacquered and hairlined, otherwise brilliant uncirculated. £100-150 100 190
1 147 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Proof Restrike 1/2-Pice, 1917C, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.401). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £100-150 100 110
1 148 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Proof Restrike 1/2-Pice, 1919C, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.405). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £100-150 100 130
1 149 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Proof Restrike 1/2-Pice, 1920C, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.407). Lacquered, a few light hairlines, otherwise brilliant uncirculated. £100-150 100 190
1 150 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Proof Restrike 1/2-Pice, 1921C, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.409). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £100-150 100 190
1 151 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Proof Restrike 1/2-Pice, 1922C, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.501). Lacquered, a few light hairlines, otherwise brilliant uncirculated. £100-150 100 190
1 152 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Proof Restrike 1/2-Pice, 1923C, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.503). Lacquered, moderate hairlines, otherwise brilliant uncirculated. £100-150 100 160
1 153 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Proof Restrike 1/2-Pice, 1924C, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.505). Lacquered, a few light hairlines, otherwise brilliant uncirculated. £100-150 100 170
1 154 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Proof Restrike 1/2-Pice, 1925C, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.507). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £100-150 100 180
1 155 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Proof Restrike 1/2-Pice, 1927C, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.511). Lacquered, a few moderate hairlines, otherwise brilliant uncirculated. £100-150 100 160
1 156 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Proof Restrike 1/2-Pice, 1929C, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.515). Lacquered, a few light hairlines, otherwise brilliant uncirculated. £100-150 100 140
1 157 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Proof Restrike 1/2-Pice, 1930C, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.517). Lacquered, a few light hairlines, otherwise brilliant uncirculated. £100-150 100 180
1 158 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Proof Restrike 1/2-Pice, 1932C, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.521). Lacquered, a few light hairlines, otherwise brilliant uncirculated. £100-150 100 160
1 159 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Proof Restrike 1/2-Pice, 1933C, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.523). Lacquered, a few light hairlines, otherwise brilliant uncirculated. £100-150 100 180
1 160 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Proof Restrike 1/2-Pice, 1934C, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.525). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £100-150 100 160
1 161 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Proof Restrike 1/2-Pice, 1935C, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.527). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £100-150 100 180
1 162 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Proof Restrike 1/2-Pice, 1936C, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.529). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £100-150 100 180
1 163 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bron ze Proof Restrike 1/2-Pice, 1938C, proof only date, obverse 1, obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (SW 9.254). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £150-200 150 940
1 164 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Proof Restrike 1/2-Pice, 1938C, obverse 2 , obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (SW unlisted). Lacquered, a few light hairlines, otherwise brilliant uncirculated. £180-220 180 940
1 165 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Proof Restrike 1/2-Pice, 1939C, obverse 1 , obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (SW 9.256). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £180-220 180 380
1 166 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Proof Restrike 1/2-Pice, 1939C, obverse 2 , obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (SW 9.257). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £100-150 100 340
1 167 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Original Proof 1/2-Pice, 1939B, obverse 1 , obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (SW 9.257). Darkly toned, choice uncirculated. ex Spencer collection ex Pridmore collection, with ticket £300-500 300 920
1 168 Bronze Proof Restrike 1/2-Pice, 1942B, obverse 2, obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (SW 9.263). Lacquered, a few light hairlines, otherwise brilliant uncirculated . £250-350 250 620
1 169 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Proof Restrike 1/2-Pice Mule, 1942B, obverse 1, obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (SW 9.263a). Lacquered, a few light hairlines, otherwise brilliant uncirculated . £250-350 250 720
1 170 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Proof Restrike 1/4-Anna, 1835C, slanted top to the “1” in the date, rev EAST INDIA COMPANY, 18 berries (SW 1.89). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £200-300 200 560
1 171 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Original Proof 1/4-Anna, 1835M, slanted top to the “1” in the date, rev EAST INDIA COMPANY, 17 berries (SW 1.99). Toned, uncirculated. ex Pridmore collection, with ticket £500-800 500 740
1 172 Gold Proof Restrike 1/4-Anna, 1835C, off-metal strike in gold, rev EAST INDIA COMPANY (SW 1.92). Gem uncirculated . £2000-3000 2000 7000
1 173 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Original Proof 1/4-Anna, 1858, rev EAST INDIA COMPANY , double leaves at top of wreath (SW 3.81). Toned, very light spotting, otherwise uncirculated. £500-800 500 700
1 174 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Proof Restrike 1/4-Anna, 1862C, obv VICTORIA QUEEN (SW 4.162). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £250-350 250 280
1 175 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Original Proof 1/4-Anna, 1862C, obv VICTORIA QUEEN (SW 4.162). Light brown tone, uncirculated. ex Farouk collection (as noted on the back of the Pridmore ticket) ex Pridmore collection, with ticket £400-600 400 880
1 176 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Original Proof 1/4-Anna, 1862C, obv VICTORIA QUEEN (SW 4.167). Toned, choice uncirculated. £400-600 400 920
1 177 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Gold Early Proof Restrike 1/4-Anna, 1862C, off-metal strike in gold, obv VICTORIA QUEEN (SW 4.164). A few light marks in the fields, otherwise very pleasing, otherwise uncirculated. £3000-4000 3000 4600
1 178 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Original Proof 1/4-Anna, 1875C, obv VICTORIA QUEEN (SW 5.50). Toned, choice uncirculated. £400-600 400 1050
1 179 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper O riginal Proof 1/4-Anna, 1876C, obv VICTORIA QUEEN (SW 5.55). Toned, choice uncirculate d . £400-600 400 920
1 180 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Proof Restrike 1/4-Anna, 1877C, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.487). Lacquered, light hairlines and a touch of reverse tone, otherwise brilliant uncirculated. £200-300 200 240
1 181 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Original Proof 1/4-Anna, 1878C, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.491). Toned, choice uncirculated. ex J J Pittman collection £400-600 400 1350
1 182 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Original Proof 1/4-Anna, 1879C, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.493). Toned, choice uncirculated. ex Pridmore collection, with ticket £400-600 400 1300
1 183 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Early Proof Restrike 1/4-Anna, 1890C, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.512). Toned, choice uncirculated. £200-300 200 380
1 184 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Original Proof 1/4-Anna, 1890C, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.512). Lightly toned, a few very light marks, otherwise uncirculated. ex J J Pittman collection £300-500 300 620
1 185 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Original Proof 1/4-Anna, 1891C, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.514). Toned, choice uncirculated. £400-600 400 660
1 186 Silver Proof Restrike 1/4-Anna, 1891C, off-metal strike in silver, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.515). Lacquering a little uneven, choice uncirculated. £800-1000 800 1600
1 187 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Proof Restrike 1/4-Anna, 1891B, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.517). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £200-300 200 240
1 188 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Proof Restrike 1/4-Anna, 1892C, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.520). Brilliant about uncirculated, some marks and once cleaned. ex Remick collection, therefore cleaned £100-150 100 130
1 189 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Original Proof 1/4-Anna, 1892C, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.520). Lightly toned with mint red, uncirculated. £400-600 400 500
1 190 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Early Proof Restrike 1/4-Anna, 1892C, off-metal strike in silver, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.521). Toned, choice uncirculated. £800-1000 800 1600
1 191 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India G old Proof Restrike 1/4-Anna, 1892C, off-metal strike in gold , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.522). Choice uncirculated. £1000-1500 1000 3600
1 192 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Early Proof Restrike 1/4-Anna, 1893C, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.524). Toned, choice uncirculated. £300-400 300 360
1 193 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Early Proof Restrike 1/4-anna, 1893C, off-metal strike in silver, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.525). Toned with a few marks, otherwise uncirculated. £800-1000 800 1550
1 194 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Gold Proof Restrike 1/4-Anna, 1893C, off-metal strike in gold, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.526). A few very light marks and some reverse cloudiness, otherwise uncirculated. £1000-1500 1000 4200
1 195 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Original Proof 1/4-Anna, 1894C, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.528). Moderately toned, superb uncirculated. £500-800 500 620
1 196 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike 1/4-Anna, 1894C, off-metal strike in silver, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.529). A few hairlines in the lacquer, otherwise pleasing uncirculated. £800-1000 800 1550
1 197 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Proof Restrike 1/4-Anna, 1895C, probably an early restrike, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.531). Once cleaned but still attractive, about uncirculated. ex Remick collection, therefore cleaned £100-150 100 190
1 198 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Early Proof Restrike 1/4-Anna, 1895C. off-metal strike in silver, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.532). In PCGS holder, graded PR65 Cameo. £800-1000 800 2000
1 199 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Early Proof Restrike 1/4-Anna, 1897C, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.539). Moderately toned, choice uncirculated. £300-400 300 460
1 200 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Early Proof Restrike 1/4-Anna, 1897C, off-metal strike in silver, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.540). In PCGS holder, graded PR63, toned. £500-800 500 1300
1 201 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Gold Early Proof Restrike 1/4-Anna, 1897C, off-metal strike in gold, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.541). A number of handling marks but the bust still nicely frosted, otherwise uncirculated. £1000-1500 1000 4200
1 202 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Proof Restrike 1/4-Anna, 1898C, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.543). Lacquered, two small spots on the obverse, otherwise brilliant uncirculated. £150-200 150 240
1 203 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Original Proof 1/4-Anna, 1898C, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.543). Toned, choice uncirculated. £400-600 400 680
1 204 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Early Proof Restrike 1/4-Anna, 1898C, off-metal strike in silver, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.544). Toned, a few small marks, otherwise uncirculated. £500-800 500 1200
1 205 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike 1/4-Anna, 1899C, off-metal strike in silver, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.548). In PCGS holder, graded PR62. £800-1000 800 1350
1 206 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Original Proof 1/4-Anna, 1900C, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.550). Uncirculated, obverse lightly wiped. The obverse has been lightly wiped making a decision on when this was struck difficult, but the reverse has all the characteristics of an original proof £250-350 250 300
1 207 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike 1/4-Anna, 1900C, off-metal strike in silver, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.552). Laquered with hairlines in the lacquer, otherwise uncirculated. £450-650 450 1100
1 208 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Proof Restrike 1/4-Anna, 1901C, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.555). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £200-300 200 240
1 209 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Cop per Original Proof 1/4-Anna, 1901C, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.555). Choice uncircula ted . £400-600 400 640
1 210 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike 1/4-Anna, 1901C, off-metal strike in silver, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.556). The lacquer uneven and cloudy, otherwise uncirculated. £400-600 400 900
1 211 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Original Proof 1/4-Anna, 1903C, obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR (SW 7.158). Lightly toned, superb uncirculated. £400-600 400 1550
1 212 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Proof Restrike 1/4-Anna, 1904C, obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR (SW 7.161). Lacquered, light hairlines, otherwise brilliant uncirculated. ex J J Pittman collection £150-200 150 180
1 213 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Original Proof 1/4-Anna, 1904C, obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR (SW 7.161). Moderately toned, choice uncirculated. £350-450 350 920
1 214 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Proof Restrike 1/4-Anna, 1905C, obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR (SW 7.166). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. ex J J Pittman collection £200-300 200 190
1 215 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Original Proof 1/4-Anna, 1905C, obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR (SW 7.166). Moderately toned, choice uncirculated. £350-450 350 660
1 216 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Proof Restrike 1/4-Anna, 1906C, obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR (SW 7.169). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £150-200 150 170
1 217 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Original Proof 1/4-Anna, 1906C, obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR (SW 7.171). Moderately toned, choice uncirculated. £350-450 350 860
1 218 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Early Proof Restrike 1/4-Anna, 1907C, obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR (SW 7.174). Moderately toned, choice uncirculated. Few early Proof Restrikes are known for King Edward VII £300-500 300 280
1 219 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Proof Restrike 1/4-Anna, 1908C, obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR (SW 7.176). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £150-250 150 160
1 220 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Original Proof 1/4-Anna, 1908C, obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR (SW 7.176). Moderately toned, choice uncirculated. £350-450 350 600
1 221 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Proof Restrike 1/4-Anna, 1909C, obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR (SW 7.179). Lacquered, light hairlines, otherwise brilliant uncirculated. ex J J Pittman collection £150-250 150 540
1 222 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Original Proof 1/4-Anna, 1909C, obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR (SW 7.179). Obverse rather heavily toned, the reverse mostly red, uncirculated. £350-450 350 1800
1 223 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Proof Restrike 1/4-Anna, 1910C, obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR (SW 7.181). Lacquered, light hairlines, otherwise brilliant uncirculated. £200-300 200 200
1 224 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Proof Restrike 1/4-Anna, 1911C, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.336). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £500-800 500 720
1 225 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Original Proof 1/4-Anna, 1912C, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.338). Toned, choice uncirculated. £300-400 300 820
1 226 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Proof Restrike 1/4-Anna, 1913C, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.340). Lacquered, numerous hairlines, otherwise brilliant uncirculated. £200-300 200 200
1 227 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Proof Restrike 1/4-Anna, 1914C, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.342). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £200-300 200 200
1 228 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Proof Restrike 1/4-Anna, 1916C, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.344). Lacquered, a few small spots, otherwise brilliant uncirculated. £200-300 200 320
1 229 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Proof Restrike 1/4-Anna, 1917C, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.346). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £200-300 200 200
1 230 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Proof Restrike 1/4-Anna, 1918C, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.348). Lacquered, light hairlines, otherwise brilliant uncirculated. £150-250 150 220
1 231 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Proof Restrike 1/4-Anna, 1919C, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.350). Lacquered, two spots on the edge where the lacquer was not applied have toned, otherwise brilliant uncirculated. £150-250 150 180
1 232 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Proof Restrike 1/4-Anna, 1921C, proof only date, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.353). Lacquered, light hairlines, otherwise brilliant uncirculated. £500-800 500 900
1 233 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Proof Restrike 1/4-Anna, 1924B, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.355). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £150-250 150 280
1 234 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Proof Restrike 1/4-Anna, 1925B, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.358). Lacquered, tone spot on the edge where the lacquer was not applied, otherwise brilliant uncirculated. £150-250 150 150
1 235 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Proof Restrike 1/4-Anna, 1926C, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.360). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £150-250 150 220
1 236 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Proof Restrike 1/4-Anna, 1926B, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.362). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £150-250 150 170
1 237 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Proof Restrike 1/4-Anna, 1927C, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.364). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £150-250 150 200
1 238 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Proof Restrike 1/4-Anna, 1927B, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.366). Lacquer removed, allowing the coin to tone somewhat, otherwise uncirculated. ex Pridmore collection, with ticket £150-250 150 220
1 239 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Proof Restrike 1/4-Anna, 1928B, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.370). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £150-250 150 200
1 240 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Proof Restrike 1/4-Anna, 1929C, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.372). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £150-250 150 200
1 241 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Proof Restrike 1/4-Anna, 1930C, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.374). Lacquered, light hairlines, otherwise brilliant uncirculated. £150-200 150 180
1 242 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Proof Restrike 1/4-Anna, 1930B, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.376). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £150-250 150 200
1 243 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Proof Restrike 1/4-Anna, 1931C, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.379). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £150-250 150 190
1 244 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Proof Restrike 1/4-Anna, 1933C , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.381). Lacquer applied unevenly, brilliant uncirculated. £150-250 150 200
1 245 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Proof Restrike 1/4-Anna, 1934C, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.383). Lacquered, light hairlines, otherwise brilliant uncirculated. £150-250 150 200
1 246 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Proof Restrike 1/4-Anna, 1935C, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.385). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £150-250 150 220
1 247 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Proof Restrike 1/4-Anna, 1936C, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.387). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £150-250 150 200
1 248 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Proof Restrike 1/4-Anna, 1936B, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.389). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £150-250 150 180
1 249 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Proof Restrike 1/4-Anna, 1938C, obverse 1, obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (SW 9.220). Lacquered, light hairlines, otherwise brilliant uncirculated. £100-150 100 300
1 250 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Proof Restrike 1/4-Anna, 1938B, obverse 1 , obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (SW unlisted). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculate d. £200-300 200 300
1 251 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Original Proof 1/4-Anna, 1939B, obverse 1, obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (SW 9.225). Mostly toned, some mint red, choice uncirculated. ex Spencer collection ex Pridmore collection, with ticket £300-500 300 780
1 252 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Proof Restrike 1/4-Anna, 1939B, obverse 2, obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (SW 9.226). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £300-500 300 400
1 253 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Original Proof 1/4-Anna, 1940C, obverse 2, obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (SW 9.228). A little discolouration on the edge, otherwise very pleasant, uncirculated. £250-450 250 780
1 254 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Proof Restrike 1/4-Anna, 1941C, obverse 2, obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (see SW 9.233, this date not listed). Lacquered, some marks in the lacquer, uncirculated. £250-450 250 260
1 255 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Proof Restrike 1/4-Anna, 1942C, obverse 2, obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (SW 9.234). Lacquered, light hairlines, otherwise brilliant uncirculated. £150-250 150 180
1 256 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Proof Restrike Pice, 1944B, with flat crown (SW 9.241a). Red and brown, choice uncirculated. £100-150 100 300
1 257 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Original Proof Pice, 1944L (SW 9.243). Red and brown, uncirculated. ex J J Pittman collection £200-300 200 600
1 258 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Proof Restrike Pice, 1945B (SW 9.247a). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £100-150 100 240
1 259 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Original Proof Pice,1945L (SW 9.248a). Red and brown, uncirculated. ex J J Pittman collection £200-300 200 540
1 260 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Proof Restrike Pice, 1947B (SW 9.253). Lacquered, one edge spot, otherwise brilliant uncirculated. £100-150 100 280
1 261 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Bronze Proof Restrike 1/2-Anna, 1835B, rev EAST INDIA COMPANY (SW 1.80). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £300-400 300 540
1 262 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Original Proof 1/2-Anna, 1835B, rev EAST INDIA COMPANY (SW 1.81). Red and brown, choice uncirculated. £500-800 500 1150
1 263 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India G old Proof Restrike 1/2-Anna, 1835B, off-metal strike in gold , rev EAST INDIA COMPANY (SW 1.82). Superb uncircula ted . £2000-3000 2000 6200
1 264 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Original Proof 1/2-Anna, 1862C, obverse B, obv VICTORIA QUEEN, rev flat topped “1” in date (SW 4.156). Red and brown, choice uncirculated. £1500-2000 1500 2400
1 265 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Proof Restrike 1/2-Anna, 1862C, obverse B, obv VICTORIA QUEEN, rev flat topped “1” in date (SW 4.156). Lacquered, light hairlines, otherwise brilliant uncirculated. £500-800 500 460
1 266 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Proof Restrike 1/2-Anna, 1862C , obverse B, obv VICTORIA QUEEN , rev slanted top to the “1” in date (SW 4.152). Lacquered, light hairlines, otherwise brilliant uncirculated. £500-800 500 520
1 267 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Early Proof Restrike 1/2-Anna, 1862C, off-metal strike in silver , obverse B , obv VICTORIA QUEEN (SW 4.153). Toned, choice uncirculated. ex Farouk collection (as noted on the back of the Pridmore ticket) ex Pridmore collection, with ticket £2000-3000 2000 2700
1 268 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Original Proof 1/2-Anna, 1875C , obverse B , obv VICTORIA QUEEN (SW 5.46). Nicely toned, choice uncirculated. £1000-1500 1000 9200
1 269 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Gol d Proof Restrike 1/2-Anna, 1877B, off-metal strike in gold , obverse B , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.460). Choice uncirculated. £3000-4000 3000 7200
1 270 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Proof Restrike 1/2-Anna, 1877B , obverse B , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.462). Lightly toned, choice uncirculated. £500-800 500 520
1 271 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Proof Restrike 1/2-Anna, 1878C , obverse B , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.463a). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £500-800 500 540
1 272 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Original Proof 1/2-Anna, 1878C , obverse C , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.463). Toned, choice uncirculated. £1000-1500 1000 1500
1 273 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Gold Proof Restrike 1/2-Anna, 1878C, off-metal strike in gold, obverse B, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.464). Numerous light hairlines, otherwise brilliant uncirculated. £3000-4000 3000 4200
1 274 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Proof Restrike 1/2-Anna, 1879C, probably an early restrike , obverse C , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.466; proof only date). Lacquer has been removed leaving the coin somewhat dull, but the edges suggest an earlier striking, otherwise uncirculated. £800-1000 800 980
1 275 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Original Proof 1/2-Anna, 1890C, obverse C, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.471). Toned, choice uncirculated. £1000-1500 1000 1800
1 276 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Gold Proof Restrike 1/2-Anna, 1890C, off-metal strike in gold, obverse B, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.472). Some light handling marks and a bit of cloudiness in the reverse field, still pleasing, otherwise uncirculated. £2500-3000 2500 6400
1 277 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Proof Restrike 1/2-Anna, 1890B , obverse B , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.473). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated, lacquering uneven on the obverse. £500-800 500 500
1 278 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Original Proof 1/2-Anna, 1891C, obverse C , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.474). Darkly toned, choice uncirculated. £1000-1500 1000 3400
1 279 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Gold Restrike Proof 1/2-Anna, 1891C, off-metal strike in gold , obverse B , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS. Very light hairlines, brilliant uncirculated. £3000-4000 3000 9000
1 280 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Proof Restrike 1/2-Anna, 1891C , obverse B , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.476). Lacquered, a few spots and light hairlines, otherwise brilliant uncirculated. £400-600 400 500
1 281 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Original Proof 1/2-Anna, 1892C , obverse B , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.478). Moderately toned, choice uncirculated. £1000-1500 1000 3400
1 282 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Early Proof Restrike 1/2-Anna, 1892C, off-metal strike in silver , obverse C , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.479). Choice uncirculated. £1500-2000 ex Pridmore collection, with ticket 1500 3600
1 283 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Gold Early Proof Restrike 1/2-Anna, 1892C, off-metal strike in gold , obverse C , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.480). Light hairlines, otherwise uncirculated. £3000-4000 3000 8500
1 284 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Original Proof 1/2-Anna, 1893C , obverse C, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.481). Darkly toned, superb uncirculated. £1000-1500 1000 2900
1 285 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Early Proof Restrike 1/2-Anna, 1893C, silver off-metal strike, obverse CC , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.482). Toned, choice uncirculated. £1500-2000 1500 3600
1 286 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Gold Early Proof Restrike 1/2-Anna, 1893C, off-metal strike in gold , obverse C , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.483). Choice uncirculated. ex Farouk collection, Palace Collections of Egypt, Sothebys, Cairo, 1954 £3000-4000 3000 9800
1 287 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Cupro-nickel Proof Restrike 1/2-Anna, 1940C, proof only date, obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (SW 9.194). Light hairlines, otherwise uncirculated. ex Pridmore collection, with ticket £300-500 300 420
1 288 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Nickel-brass Proof Restrike 1/2-Anna, 1942B , obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (SW 9.199a). Light handling marks, otherwise uncirculated. ex Pridmore collection, with ticket £100-150 100 200
1 289 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Nickel-brass Proof Restrike 1/2-Anna, 1943B , obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (SW 9.201). Light handling marks, otherwise uncirculate d. ex Pridmore collection, with ticket £100-150 100 260
1 290 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India N ickel-brass Proof Restrike 1/2-Anna, 1944B , obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (SW 9.204). Light handling marks, otherwise uncirculated . £100-150 ex Pridmore collection, with ticket 100 280
1 291 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Gilt-copper Restrike 1/2-Anna, 1944C, off-metal strike in copper(?), obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (SW 9.204). In NGC holder, graded PF64. We are not sure about this grading assessment and view it more as a laquered proof restrike. The disadvantage of third-party holders is that one is not able to weigh the coin or to undertake other tests, such as “specific gravity”. £200-300 200 420
1 292 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India N ickel-brass Proof Restrike 1/2-Anna, 1945C , obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (SW 9.206). Light handling marks, otherwise uncirculated . ex Pridmore collection, with ticket £100-150 100 280
1 293 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Cupro-nickel Proof Restrike 1/2-Anna, 1946B, obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (SW 9.212). Light handling marks, otherwise uncirculated . ex Pridmore collection, with ticket £100-150 100 320
1 294 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Cupro-nickel Original Proof 1/2-Anna, 1946C , obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (SW 9.210). A few handling marks, not lacquered, otherwise uncirculated . ex J J Pittman collection £200-300 200 380
1 295 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Cupro-nickel Original Proof 1/2-Anna, 1946C (SW 9.210). About uncirculated. As we have noted before, the original proofs produced close to the start of the restrike series make it difficult to discern the differences between original and restrike unless you have both in hand. Comparing with the restrike in lot 293, one can see the differences in the fields and on the edge, though minor, they are important reference points. £200-300 200 380
1 296 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Cupro-nickel Proof Restrike 1/2-Anna, 1947C , obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (SW 9.215). Light handling marks, otherwise uncirculated . ex Pridmore collection, with ticket £100-150 100 160
1 297 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Cupro-nickel Original Proof 1/2-Anna, 1947C , obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (SW 9.215). Choice uncirculated. £250-400 250 320
1 298 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Cupro-nickel Proof Restrike Anna, 1907B , obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR (SW 7.145). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. ex J J Pittman collection £300-400 300 340
1 299 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Cupro-nickel Original Proof Anna, 1907B , obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR (SW 7.145). Choice uncirculated, with somewhat of the matte finish one would expect on an Edward VII Proof. £500-800 500 900
1 300 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Cupro-nickel Original Proof Anna, 1908B , obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR (SW 7.147). Choice uncirculated, uneven tone, but a deeper mirror surface than the previous lot. £600-800 600 720
1 301 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Cupro-nickel Proof Restrike Anna, 1909B , obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR (SW 7.149). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £300-400 300 380
1 302 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Cupro-nickel Original Proof Anna, 1909B , obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR (SW 7.149). Dull tone, choice uncirculated. £600-800 600 960
1 303 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Cupro-nickel Proof Restrike Anna, 1910B , obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR (SW 7.151). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £400-600 400 360
1 304 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Cupro-nickel Proof Restrike Anna, 1910, without B mintmark , obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR (SW 7.152). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £600-800 600 640
1 305 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Cupro-nickel Original Proof Anna, 1912B , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.278). A few light marks, otherwise uncirculated . £300-500 300 680
1 306 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Cupro-nickel Original Proof Anna, 1913B , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.280). Some toning, otherwise choice uncirculated. £300-500 300 680
1 307 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper-nickel Proof Restrike Anna, 1913B , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.280). Lacquered, a few light marks, otherwise brilliant uncirculated. £200-300 200 260
1 308 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Cupro-nickel Proof Restrike Anna, 1915B , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.284). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £200-300 200 420
1 309 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Cupro-nickel Proof Restrike Anna, 1916B , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.286). Lacquered, a few light marks, otherwise brilliant uncirculated. £200-300 200 340
1 310 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Cupro-nickel Proof Restrike Anna, 1917B , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.288). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £200-300 200 220
1 311 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Cupro-nickel Proof Restrike Anna, 1918B , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.290). Lacquered, a few light marks, otherwise brilliant uncirculated. £200-300 200 240
1 312 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Cupro-nickel Proof Restrike Anna, 1919B , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.293). Lacquered, a few light marks, otherwise brilliant uncirculated. £200-300 200 220
1 313 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Cupro-nickel Proof Restrike Anna, 1920B , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.295). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £200-300 200 280
1 314 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Cupro-nickel Proof Restrike Anna, 1924C , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.299). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £200-300 200 380
1 315 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Cupro-nickel Proof Restrike Anna, 1925B , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.305). Lacquered, a few light marks, otherwise brilliant uncirculated. £200-300 200 280
1 316 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Cupro-nickel Proof Restrike Anna, 1926B , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.309). Lacquered, toned area on the reverse where lacquer was not applied properly, otherwise brilliant uncirculated. £150-250 150 260
1 317 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Cupro-nickel Proof Restrike Anna, 1927B , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.313). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £200-300 200 300
1 318 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Cupro-nickel Proof Restrike Anna, 1928C , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.315). Patchy tone due to improper lacquering, uncirculated. £200-300 200 240
1 319 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Cupro-nickel Proof Restrike Anna, 1928B , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.317). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £200-300 200 300
1 320 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Cupro-nickel Proof Restrike Anna, 1929C , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.319). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £200-300 200 300
1 321 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Cupro-nickel Proof Restrike Anna, 1930C , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.321). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £200-300 200 260
1 322 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Cupro-nickel Proof Restrike Anna, 1933C , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.323). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £200-300 200 260
1 323 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Cupro-nickel Proof Restrike Anna, 1934C , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.325). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £200-300 200 240
1 324 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Cupro-nickel Proof Restrike Anna, 1935C , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.327). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £200-300 200 260
1 325 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Cupro-nickel Proof Restrike Anna, 1935B , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.329). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £200-300 200 240
1 326 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Cupro-nickel Proof Restrike Anna, 1936B , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.332). The lacquer a little uneven but choice uncirculated. £200-300 200 240
1 327 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Cupro-nickel Proof Restrike Anna, 1938C, obverse 1 , obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (SW 9.144). Choice uncirculated. £100-150 100 340
1 328 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Cupro-nickel Proof Restrike Anna Mule, 1938C, obverse 2 , obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (SW 9.145). Light hairlines in the lacquer, otherwise uncirculated. £100-150 100 780
1 329 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Cupro-nickel Proof Restrike Anna, 1939C obverse 2, obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (SW 9.149a). The lacquer uneven at the edge, ot herwise choice uncirculated. £100-150 100 200
1 330 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Cupro-nickel Proof Restrike Anna, 1939B, obverse 1, obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (SW 9.151). Light handling marks in the lacquer, otherwise uncirculated . £100-150 100 240
1 331 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India C upro-nickel Origi nal Proof Anna, 1939B, obverse 1, obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (SW 9.151). A little cloudy, otherwise choice uncirculated. ex Spencer collection ex Pridmore collection, with ticket £350-450 350 640
1 332 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Cupro-nickel Proof Restrike Anna, 1939B, obverse 1 , obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (SW 9.151a). Choice uncirculated. £100-150 100 240
1 333 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Cupro-nickel Proof Restrike Anna Mule, 1940C, obverse 1 , obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (SW 9.153). Choice uncirculated. £150-200 150 320
1 334 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Gold Proof Restrike Anna, 1940C, off-metal strike in gold, obverse 1 , obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (SW 9.154). Light marks, otherwise uncirculated. £1500-2000 1500 6000
1 335 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Cupro-nickel Proof Restrike Anna, 1940C, obverse 2 , obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (SW 9.156). Choice uncirculated. £150-200 150 340
1 336 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Cupro-nickel Proof Restrike Anna, 1941C, obverse 2 , obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (SW 9.161). Choice uncirculated. £150-250 150 340
1 337 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Cupro-nickel Proof Restrike Anna, 1941B, obverse 2 , obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (SW 9.163). Choice uncirculated. £150-250 150 240
1 338 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Cupro-nickel Proof Restrike Anna Mule, 1941B, obverse 1 , obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (SW 9.164). Choice uncirculated. ex Pridmore collection, with ticket £200-300 200 220
1 339 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Cupro-nickel Proof Restrike Anna, 1942C, obverse 2 , obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (SW 9.166). Light hairlines, otherwise uncirculated. £200-300 200 380
1 340 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Cupro-nickel Proof Restrike Anna Mule, 1942C, obverse 1 , obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (SW 9.167). Choice uncirculated. £200-300 200 300
1 341 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Nickel-brass Proof Restrike Anna Mule, 1943C, obverse 1 , obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (SW 9.171). Choice uncirculated. 1943 was the year the mint decided to increase the size of the numbers in the date £250-350 250 260
1 342 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Nickel-brass Proof Restrike Anna Mule, 1944C, obverse 1 , obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (SW 9.175). Choice uncirculated. £250-350 250 240
1 343 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Nickel-brass Proof Restrike Anna Mule, 1945C, obverse 1, obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (SW 9.178a). Choice uncirculated. £250-350 250 220
1 344 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Nickel-brass Proof Restrike Anna, 1945B, obverse 2 , obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (SW 9.180). Light hairlines, otherwise uncirculated. £200-300 200 180
1 345 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Nickel-brass Proof Restrike Anna Mule, 1945B, obverse 1 , obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (SW 9.181). Choice uncirculated. £250-350 250 200
1 346 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Cupro-nickel Original Proof Anna, 1946C, obverse 2, obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (SW 9.183). A little clou dy, otherwise choice uncirculated . ex J J Pittman collection £350-450 350 400
1 347 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Cupro-nickel Proof Restrike Anna, 1946C, obverse 2 , obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (SW 9.183). Choice uncirculated. £200-300 200 180
1 348 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Cupro-nickel Proof Restrike Anna, 1946B, obverse 2 , obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (SW 9.186). Lacquer removed, resulting in a few hairlines, otherwise uncirculated. £150-200 150 160
1 349 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Cupro-nickel Proof Restrike Anna, 1947C, obverse 2 , obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (SW 9.189). Choice uncirculated. £150-250 150 190
1 350 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Cupro-nickel Proof Anna (2), 1947B, obverse 2, first a Proof Restrike, the second an earlier strike or an original proof , obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (SW 9.192). Second with similar fields to the original proofs in this collection but with some light marks, the edge is squarer with the die polishing lines on the edge still visible, which is unusual, otherwise both uncirculated. (2) £450-550 450 420
1 351 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Cupro-nickel Proof Restrike Anna Mule, 1947B, obverse 1 , obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (SW 9.183). Choice uncirculated. ex Pridmore collection, with ticket £200-300 200 260
1 352 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike 2-Annas 1841B, obverse I, obv VICTORIA QUEEN , rev EAST INDIA COMPANY (SW 2.54). Nicely toned, no hints of lacquer ever having been applied, uncirculated. Interestingly, with a diamond test mark behind the Queen’s head, indicating a later restrike £400-600 400 1100
1 353 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Original Proof 2-Annas 1841M, obverse I, obv VICTORIA QUEEN, rev EAST INDIA COMPANY (SW 255c). Rather darkly toned, otherwise choice uncirculated with a wonderful pedigree. ex Brand collection (as noted on the Pridmore ticket) ex Pridmore collection, with ticket £700-900 700 1800
1 354 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike 2-Annas 1841C obverse II , obv VICTORIA QUEEN , rev EAST INDIA COMPANY , 9 berries (SW 3.63). Lacquered, choice uncirculated. £300-500 300 720
1 355 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Original Proof 2-Annas 1862C, obverse A , obv VICTORIA QUEEN , reverse I (SW 4.143). Lightly toned, a few very light marks under the tone, otherwise uncirculated. £500-800 500 1150
1 356 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike 2-Annas 1862C, obverse A , obv VICTORIA QUEEN , reverse II (SW 4.145). Very choice, touch of attractive tone, uncirculated. £300-500 300 280
1 357 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Gold Early P roof Restrike 2-Annas 1862C, off-metal strike in gold, obv VICTORIA QUEEN (SW 4.146). A few light marks , nicely frosted bust, otherwise uncirculated. £10,000-15,000 10000 7200
1 358 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Original Proof 2-Annas, 1875C, obv VICTORIA QUEEN (SW 540). Toned, superb uncirculated. £500-800 500 1100
1 359 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike 2-Annas Mule 1877C, obverse A , obv VICTORIA QUEEN , reverse I (SW 652). No hint of lacquering, uncirculated. This coin has the appearance of an early restrike with no rust marks on the neck, but it has three diamond die tests in the obverse field £400-600 400 460
1 360 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike 2-Annas, 1877C, obverse C, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS, appears not to have any hint of a mark on the lower part of the bust, reverse I. Choice uncirculated and nicely toned. £300-400 300 960
1 361 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Early Proof Restrike 2-Annas, 1878C, obverse B , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS , reverse II, no mintmark (SW 6.453a). Toned, superb uncirculated. £400-600 400 400
1 362 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Early Proof Restrike 2-Annas, 1882C, obverse C , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS , reverse II (SW 6.372). Toned, choice uncirculated. ex Brand collection ex Pridmore collection £500-800 500 420
1 363 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Early Proof Restrike 2-Annas, 1890C, obverse B , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS , reverse II (SW 6.400). Superb uncirculated and attractively toned. The lower part of the bust is uneven as seen on some of the 1861 patterns and some of the restrikes £500-800 500 440
1 364 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike 2-Annas, 1890C, obverse B , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS , reverse II (SW 6.400). Lacquered, choice uncirculated. With a full lower part to the bust line, indicating that the dies were repunched and parts of the design was added £350-450 350 440
1 365 Silver Original Proof 2-Annas, 1891C, obverse B , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS , reverse II (SW 6.407). Nicely toned, choice uncirculated. ex J J Pittman collection The look of the coin is that of an original proof, but the lower part of the bust appears to be more unfinished than even the 1890 in this auction. Perhaps that is the characteristic of original proofs as the mint did not finish the die. £500-800 500 640
1 366 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Early Proof Restrike 2-Annas, 1891C, obverse B , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS , reverse II (SW 6.407). Superb uncirculated and attractively toned. Bust as the 1890C Proof Restrike (lot 364), unfinished in the centre at the lower part but more finished than the Original Proof (lot 365). For our next book, we hope to have the answer as to why this occurred. It looks like it has been with the 1890C above since striking, suggesting it might have been one of the few pieces made in the late 19th Century for either Murdoch or Montague, two of the prolific collectors of the 19th Century. £500-800 500 1500
1 367 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof 2-Annas, 1881C , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.362). In PCGS holder, graded PR63, lacquered with a little toning where the lacquer did not quite reach. £350-450 350 520
1 368 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Restrike 2-Annas, 1882C, obverse 3 , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS , with only a little of the lower part of the jabot visible, the rest has either worn away during the restriking or over time, but the bust goes right to the edge, reverse II (SW unlisted). In PCGS holder, graded PR62. £400-600 400 320
1 369 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Copper Early Proof Restrike 2-Annas, 1892C, off-metal strike in copper, obverse B, obv VICTORIA EMPRES S , reverse II (SW 6.415). Toned, choice uncirculated. £400-600 400 540
1 370 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Gold Proof Restrike 2-Annas, 1892C, off-metal strike in gold, obverse B , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS , reverse II (SW 6.416). A few light contact marks, otherwise uncirculated. £1000-1500 1000 2900
1 371 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Original Proof 2-Annas, 1893C, obverse B , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS , reverse II (SW 6.422). Toned, some contact marks, otherwise uncirculated. We believe this is an original proof due to the width of the rim £400-600 400 320
1 372 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Gold Proof Restrike 2-Annas, 1893C, off-metal strike in gold, obverse B , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS , reverse II (SW 6.423). A few light marks only, very pleasant and uncirculated. £1000-1500 1000 3200
1 373 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silv er Early Proof Restrike 2-Annas, 1894C, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.428). Cleaned, otherwise uncirculated. The edge strongly suggests it is an early Proof Restrike £250-350 250 320
1 374 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Early Proof Restrike 2-Annas, 1895C, obverse B , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS , reverse II (SW 6.430a). Toned, choice uncirculated. £400-600 400 400
1 375 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike 2-Annas, 1896C, obverse B , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS , reverse II (SW 6.432). Lightly toned, choice uncirculated. £200-300 200 280
1 376 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike 2-Annas, 1897C, obverse C , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS , reverse II (SW 6.437a). Some marks, but a pleasant tone, otherwise uncirculated . This bust is usually seen on the 1901 coinage, it is a fuller, older bust of Victoria. £150-250 150 280
1 377 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Original Proof 2-Annas, 1897B, obverse B , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS , reverse II (SW 6.440) Pleasing tone, choice uncirculated. An original proof or struck very shortly after £400-600 400 620
1 378 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike 2-Annas, 1898C, obverse B , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS , reverse II (SW 6.443). Light marks, otherwise mostly brilliant, otherwise uncirculated. £200-300 200 200
1 379 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Early Proof Restrike 2-Annas, 1898B , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.442). Nicely toned, choice uncirculated. £300-400 300 320
1 380 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike 2-Annas, 1899C, obverse B, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS, reverse II, proof only date (SW 6.445). Toned over a few very light marks, otherwise uncirculated. £500-700 500 520
1 381 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike 2-Annas, 1900Br, obverse A , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS , reverse I (SW 6.449a). Lightly toned, choice uncirculated. £200-300 200 190
1 382 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Gold Early Proof Restrike 2-Annas, 1900Br, obverse A , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS , reverse I, probably an earlier strike from the modern series (SW 6451a). Choice uncirculated. £1000-1500 1000 3600
1 383 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Original Proof 2-Annas, 1901C, obverse B , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS , reverse II (SW 6452a). Attractively toned, die polishing lines evident under the tone, otherwise uncirculated. £400-600 400 740
1 384 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike 2-Annas, 1901B, obverse C , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS , reverse I (SW 6.454a). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £200-300 200 400
1 385 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Original Proof 2-Annas, 1903C , obv EDWARD VII KING AND EMPEROR (SW 7.98). Superb with attractive tone that hides most of the die polishing lines, uncirculated. ex J J Pittman collection £400-600 400 780
1 386 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike 2-Annas, 1904C , obv EDWARD VII KING AND EMPEROR (SW 7.100). Brilliant uncirculated, some tone where the lacquer is missing on the edge. ex J J Pittman collection £150-250 150 300
1 387 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Original Proof 2-Annas, 1904C , obv EDWARD VII KING AND EMPEROR (SW 7.100). Moderately toned, hiding much of the die polishing lines, uncirculated. The original proof die polishing tends to be horizontal while the Proof Restrikes tends to be random. It is one of the characteristics we can use to “date” when the coin was struck. £400-600 400 560
1 388 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Gold Proof Restrike 2-Annas, 1904C, off-metal strike in gold, obv EDWARD VII KING AND EMPEROR (SW 7.101). A number of small handling marks, otherwise uncirculated. From the number of impaired gold restrikes seen, it would appear that these gold examples would be the pieces that a collector may be most proud of and the coins that he would want to show his non-numismatic friends, therefore the handling marks. £1000-1500 1000 2600
1 389 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike 2-Annas, 1905C , obv EDWARD VII KING AND EMPEROR (SW 7.103). Brilliant uncirculated, light hairlines in the lacquer. £150-250 150 340
1 390 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike 2-Annas, 1906C , obv EDWARD VII KING AND EMPEROR (SW 7.105). Brilliant uncirculated, light hairlines in the lacquer. £150-250 150 220
1 391 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike 2-Annas, 1907C , obv EDWARD VII KING AND EMPEROR (SW 7.108). Lightly toned, some light handling marks, otherwise uncirculated. £250-350 250 240
1 392 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike 2-Annas, 1908C , obv EDWARD VII KING AND EMPEROR (SW 7.110). Brilliant uncirculated, light hairlines in the lacquer. £250-350 250 300
1 393 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Original Proof 2-Annas, 1908C , obv EDWARD VII KING AND EMPEROR (SW 7.110). Superb about uncirculated, toned, one small obverse edge mark. £500-800 500 620
1 394 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Original(?) Proof 2-Annas, 1909C , obv EDWARD VII KING AND EMPEROR (SW7.112). Toned, uncirculated. Probably an original proof, but the heavy tone makes it difficult to be certain £400-600 400 900
1 395 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Original Proof 2-Annas, 1909C , obv EDWARD VII KING AND EMPEROR (SW 7.112). Moderately toned, the obverse is superb, a few light marks on the reverse, otherwise uncirculated. £800-1200 800 1150
1 396 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike 2-Annas, 1910C , obv EDWARD VII KING AND EMPEROR (SW 7.115). Brilliant uncirculated, light hairlines in the lacquer. £150-250 150 220
1 397 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Gold Proof Restrike 2-Annas, 1910C, off-metal strike in gold , obv EDWARD VII KING AND EMPEROR (SW 7.115). Numerous light handling marks, similar to the Gold Proof Restrike 2-Annas in lot 388, otherwise uncirculated. £1000-1500 1000 2200
1 398 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike 2-Annas, 1911C, using the obverse of the 1912 2-Anna , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.195). Lightly toned, uncirculated. Appears to be from the earliest striking of the “modern era” £400-600 400 600
1 399 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike 2-Annas, 1912B, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.199). Brilliant uncirculated. £200-300 200 200
1 400 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Original Proof 2-Annas, 1913C , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.201). Lightly toned, superb uncirculated. £400-600 400 800
1 401 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Original Proof 2-Annas, 1913B , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.203). Moderately toned, superb uncirculated with heavy frost on the bust and the devices. Original proofs of Bombay are quite different from those of the Calcutta mint. Even the originals that came out of the mint the year they were struck were more highly polished than the coins of Calcutta. The wide edge is the main indicator for these original proofs. £400-600 400 660
1 402 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver 2-Annas, 1913C , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.201). In NGC holder, graded PL65, attractively toned. £200-300 200 280
1 403 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Early Proof Restrike 2-Annas, 1914C , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.205). Lightly toned, choice uncirculated. £200-300 200 420
1 404 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike 2-Annas, 1914B , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.207). Mottled tone, choice uncirculated. £200-300 200 520
1 405 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Early Proof Restrike 2-Annas, 1915C , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.209). Lightly toned, choice uncirculated. £200-300 200 420
1 406 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike 2-Annas, 1916C , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.213). Moderately toned, choice uncirculated. £150-250 150 190
1 407 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike 2-Annas, 1917C , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.215a). Attractively toned, uncirculated. With the blues of the Bombay mint envelopes, which tells us that by 1955 the Bombay mint had possession of the 1917 Calcutta dies £150-250 150 200
1 408 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike 2-Annas, 1917B , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW unlisted). Choice uncirculated with light peripheral tone. This coin has the dot mintmark of the Bombay mint, but Bombay was not supposed to have struck this coin! There has to be some explanation as to why this happened, however, the importance of this for the date collector is obvious. £500-800 500 460
1 409 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Cupro-nickel Original Proof 2-Annas, 1918B , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.224). Toned an attractive purple, uncirculated. £500-800 500 980
1 410 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Cupro-nickel Proof Restrike 2-Annas, 1918B , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.224). Some light handling marks and toned at 9 o’clock where the lacquer was poorly applied, otherwise uncirculat ed. Reverse has what appears to be the results of a piece of lint or fibre caught in the process of striking £100-150 100 240
1 411 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Cupro-nickel Proof Restrike 2-Annas, 1919C , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.226a). Uneven tone due to uneven lacquering, the coin appears to be mark free though, uncirculated. £200-300 200 190
1 412 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Cupro-nickel Proof Restrike 2-Annas, 1920B, proof only mintmark , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.229a). Choice uncirculated. £300-400 300 280
1 413 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Cupro-nickel Proof Restrike 2-Annas, 1921C, proof only date , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.230). Uneven tone due to poor lacquering, mostly just on the obverse, uncirculated. While there is no dot to indicate a Bombay mint striking, the strong odds are that it was struck there £500-800 500 940
1 414 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Cupro-nickel Proof Restrike 2-Annas, 1923C , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.223). Lacquered, choice uncirculated. £200-300 200 190
1 415 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Cupro-nickel Proof Restrike 2-Annas, 1924B , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.239). Lacquered, choice uncirculated. £200-300 200 240
1 416 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Cupro-nickel Proof Restrike 2-Annas, 1925C , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.241). Attempted removal of some of the lacquer has left a little mottled toning, otherwise choice uncirculated. £200-300 200 200
1 417 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Cupro-nickel Proof Restrike 2-Annas, 1926C , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.245a). Lacquered, choice uncirculated. £200-300 200 190
1 418 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Cupro-nickel Proof Restrike 2-Annas, 1926B , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.247a). Lacquered for the most part, a small part of the edge was missed, otherwise choice uncirculated. Interesting coin in that the obverse has an obvious doubling in the strike £200-300 200 220
1 419 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Cupro-nickel Proof Restrike 2-Annas, 1927B , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.251). Lacquered, though a little of the obverse edge was missed by the lacquer where it has now toned, choice uncirculated. £200-300 200 200
1 420 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Cupro-nickel Proof Restrike 2-Annas, 1928B , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 9.255). Lacquered, gem uncirculated. Most unusual to find Copper-nickel pieces this nice £300-400 300 280
1 422 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Cupro-nickel Proof Restrike 2-Annas, 1930B, proof only mintmark, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.260). Attempted removal of the lacquer has resulted in an uneven tone and some lacquer remaining, but no marks to speak of, otherwise uncirculated. £250-350 250 240
1 423 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Cupro-nickel Proof Restrike 2-Annas, 1933B, proof only mintmark, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.263). Lacquered and choice uncirculated. £250-350 250 340
1 424 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Cupro-nickel Proof Restrike 2-Annas, 1934C , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.265a). The lacquering a little uneven, otherwise choice uncirculated. £200-300 200 480
1 425 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Cupro-nickel Original Proof 2-Annas, 1935C , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.266a). A few light marks, otherwise uncirculated. Distinctly different in look, especially the rim, compared to the other Copper-nickel 2-Annas in this auction. £400-600 400 620
1 426 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Cupro-nickel Proof Restrike 2-Annas, 1935B , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.268). The lacquer missing at 3 o’clock on the reverse, otherwise choice uncirculated. £200-300 200 240
1 427 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Cupro-nickel Proof Restrike 2-Annas, 1936B , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.270). The lacquer missing at 3 o’clock on the obverse, some light handling marks, otherwise uncirculated. If a census was possible for all the restrikes known, we would find out just how rare these later dates are! £200-300 200 190
1 428 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Cupro-nickel Original Proof 2-Annas, 1939B, obverse 1, obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (SW 9.110a). The toning is a little uneven with a few light marks, otherwise choice uncirculated. ex Spencer collection ex Pridmore collection £400-600 400 620
1 429 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Cupro-nickel Original Proof 2-Annas, 1939B, obverse 2, obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (SW 9.112a). A few very light marks, choice uncirculated. This coin has the wide rims and heavily frosted devices that we expect from original proofs. Even though the fields are highly reflective, as on Proof Restrikes, this was a characteristic of the Bombay mint for at least the previous 40 years. £400-600 400 740
1 430 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Cupro-nickel Original Proof 2-Annas, 1939C, obverse 2 , obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (SW 9.108). Choice uncirculated. Our findings seem to show that the wide rims of the George VI and many of the George V coins are the indicator of an original proof. It becomes very difficult during this period, when the restrikes were being struck, to differentiate between restrike and original. We are very fortunate to have this many coins from the Fore collection to compare and help us to form opinions. £400-600 400 720
1 431 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Cupro-nickel Proof Restrike 2-Annas, 1940C , obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (SW 9.115). No lacquer, possibly having been removed long ago, a few marks but with the same “look” as the 1939C proof in the previous lot, otherwise uncirculated. £120-180 120 130
1 432 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Cupro-nickel Proof Restrike 2-Annas, 1941C , obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (SW 9.119). Lacquered, choice uncirculated. £120-180 120 160
1 433 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Cupro-nickel Proof Restrike 2-Annas, 1941B , obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (SW 9.121). Lacquered, choice uncirculated. ex Pridmore collection, with ticket. This is almost the same edge as the 1939 original proofs, but not quite, it is a touch more polished, but the lack of the heavy frostiness of the 1939B indicates that it is a restrike, although done very early in the series. £150-250 150 240
1 434 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Nickel-brass Original Proof 2-Annas, 1944L , obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (SW 9.128). A few light marks, but the beginning of some beautiful colours in the tone, uncirculated. ex J J Pittman collection £400-600 400 820
1 435 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Nickel-brass Proof Restrike 2-Annas Mule, 1945B, obverse 1, obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (SW 9.133). Lacquered, choice uncirculated. £120-180 120 220
1 436 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Nickel-brass Proof Restrike 2-Annas, 1945B, obverse 2, obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (SW 9.132). Lacquered, choice uncirculated. £120-180 120 260
1 437 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Cupro-nickel Original Proof 2-Annas, 1946C , obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (SW 9.137). A touch of the die polishing visible, otherwise choice uncirculated. ex J J Pittman collection £400-600 400 620
1 438 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Cupro-nickel Proof Restrike 2-Annas, 1946B , obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (SW 9.137). Lacquered, choice uncirculated. £150-250 150 220
1 439 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Cupro-nickel Original Proof 2-Annas, 1947C , obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (SW 9.140). Very light die polishing lines can be seen, otherwise superb uncirculated. £400-600 400 620
1 440 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Cupro-nickel Proof Restrike 2-Annas, 1947C , obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (SW 9.140). A few handling marks in the lacquer, otheriwse uncirculated. £120-180 120 190
1 441 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Cupro-nickel Proof Restrike 2-Annas, 1947B, obverse 1 , obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (SW 9.142a). Lacquered, choice uncirculated. £120-180 120 220
1 442 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Cupro-nickel Proof Restrike 2-Annas, 1947B, obverse 2 , obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (SW 9.142). Lacquered, superb uncirculated. £150-250 150 160
1 443 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof 1/4-Rupee, 1835B, original proof or very early restrike (within 10-20 years of the original) , obv WILLIAM IIII KING , without initial on truncation, rev EAST INDIA COMPANY, dot after date, 18 berries, but with a single leaf to the cluster at the right hand loop of the bow (SW 1.73a; Pr 97). Toned, uncirculated, but with a small flaw before the King’s cheek. So the difference is with the leaf as compared to the new catalogue. The coin itself is, with a bit of unevenness in the metal which may be from die rust, indicating a slightly later strike. Still undoubtedly a 19th Century striking. £1000-1500 1000 980
1 444 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike 1/4-Rupee, 1835C, obv WILLIAM IIII KING, F raised on truncation , rev EAST INDIA COMPANY, 18 berries and a single leaf, similar to the previous lot, but minor differences are apparent (SW 1.70). Choice uncirculated. £300-500 300 560
1 445 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike 1/4-Rupee Mule, 1840B, obv WILLIAM IIII KING, bust of William IV, raised F on truncation, rev EAST INDIA COMPANY, dated 1840, 10 berries and plain “4” in date, no dot after date (SW 1.71). Lightly tone d, very choice, uncirculated . £600-800 600 3800
1 446 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike 1/4-Rupee, 1840C, obverse I, obv VICTORIA QUEEN , no initial on truncation, “English” head, plain second band in the Queen’s hair, rev EAST INDIA COMPANY, 20 Berries and a hint of a crescent on the bow (SW 2.42a). Toned, very choice, uncirculated. £300-500 300 320
1 447 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike 1/4-Rupee, 1840C, obverse I , obv VICTORIA QUEEN , no initial on truncation, “Indian” head, second band in Queen’s hair has a cross hatch, the first band has one small lock of her hair over the band, rev EAST INDIA COMPANY, 34 berries, with crescent (SW 2.44). Lacquered, uncirculated. £300-400 300 300
1 448 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Original Proof 1/4-Rupee, 1840, obverse II, obv VICTORIA QUEEN , rev EAST INDIA COMPANY , 10 berries, no crescent (SW 3.53). Toned, superb uncirculated. ex J J Pittman collection £600-800 600 1350
1 449 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike 1/4-Rupee, 1840, obverse II, obv VICTORIA QUEEN , rev EAST INDIA COMPANY , 10 berries, no crescent (SW 3.53). Brilliant, choice uncirculated. £200-300 200 440
1 450 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Original Proof 1/4-Rupee, 1840, obverse II, obv VICTORIA QUEEN , rev EAST INDIA COMPANY , 34 berries, crescent on bow (SW 3.56). Toned, a few underlying light marks, choice uncirculate d. ex J J Pittman collection Technically this is a mule with the reverse of the previous type. £1000-1500 1000 1650
1 451 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Early Proof Restrike 1/4-Rupee, 1862C , obv VICTORIA QUEEN , reverse I (SW 4.129). Has been lightly cleaned on the obverse, now retoning back, about uncirculated. Die rust and the general appearance gives the effect of an early 20th Century strike £300-500 300 300
1 452 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Original Proof 1/4-Rupee, 1862C , obv VICTORIA QUEEN , reverse II (SW 4.131). Lightly toned, superb uncirculate d . £500-800 500 1450
1 453 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike 1/4-Rupee Mule, 1862B , obv VICTORIA QUEEN , mature bust (SW 4.135). Lightly toned, choice uncirculated. This is a late restrike from the dies that were used on the gold 5-Rupees, only known as a late restrike £200-300 200 380
1 454 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Original Proof 1/4-Rupee, 1875C , obv VICTORIA QUEEN (SW 5.32a). Light even grey tone over virtually mark free surfaces, otherwise uncirculated. £500-800 500 1350
1 455 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Early Proof Restrike 1/4-Rupee, 1877C, struck in the first half of the 20th Century , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.252). Lightly toned, superb uncirculated. £300-500 300 320
1 456 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Early Proof Restrike 1/4-Rupee, 1878C, no mintmark, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS, rev short “7” in date which is the characteristic of a Calcutta die (SW 6.254). Light grey tone, free of any marks, uncirculated. struck before the coin in the previous lot, with a raised wire rim and clean, ie unrusted dies £300-500 300 300
1 457 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Early Proof Restrike 1/4-Rupee, 1878C , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.254). Grey tone, a few light spots but basically free of any marks, uncirculated. Struck very early in the modern restrike era, without any extra polishing of the die and lacquering that took place. Comparing the two 1878s one can see die deterioration in the restrike helping to date it. £250-350 250 240
1 458 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Restrike 1/4-Rupee, 1881C, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.259). In PCGS holder, graded PR64. £250-350 250 340
1 459 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Early Proof Restrike 1/4-Rupee, 1882C , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.265). Lightly toned, superb with a wonderful deep proof-like surface, uncirculated. £300-500 300 380
1 460 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Early Proof Restrike 1/4-Rupee, 1887B , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.289). About uncirculated. If this was a Calcutta issue there would be no doubt about calling this an original proof because the surfaces are very much like those that Calcutta produced in contrast to the “shinier” Bombay issues. This has very little of the brilliance of a proof but it has the surface cleanliness of a proof; there are a few light hairlines in the field but the portrait is perfect with no hint of die rust and the rims are flat and not polished. This is part of the enigma of Indian coins which helps to date them. £300-500 300 340
1 461 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Original Proof 1/4-Rupee, 1890C , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.298). Nicely toned, superb surfaces, uncirculated. ex J J Pittman collection £400-600 400 800
1 462 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India S ilver Proof Restrike 1/4-Rupee, 1890C, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS, full lower bodice on Queen’s dress (SW 6.298). Dull grey tone, not lacquered and only a few light hairlines, otherwise uncirculated. £250-350 250 260
1 463 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike 1/4-Rupee, 1890C, a slightly later strike than the coin in the previous lot, the lower part of the Queen’s dress has been polished off , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.298). Light hairlines in the lacquer, otherwise brilliant uncirculated . £250-350 250 260
1 464 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Sil ver Original Proof 1/4-Rupee 1891B, no mintmark, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS, rev the first “1” in the date is double punched while the last “1” is too low (SW 6.305). Nicely toned, superb surfaces, uncirculated. £400-600 ex J J Pittman collection It has the appearance of a Calcutta mint striking 400 600
1 465 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike 1/4-Rupee, 1891C , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.302). Light hairlines in the lacquer, brilliant uncirculated. £250-350 250 220
1 466 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Gold Proof Restrike 1/4-Rupee, 1892B, off-metal strike in gold, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.313). Very light hairlines, otherwise uncirculated. This coin has the appearance of an early strike and fits in with those from the era of coins that Murdoch and Montague had struck for their collections £2000-3000 2000 4600
1 467 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Early Proof Restrike 1/4-Rupee, 1893C , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.317). Toned, choice uncirculated. ex J J Pittman collection £350-550 350 360
1 468 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Gold Proof Restrike 1/4-Rupee, 1893C, off-metal strike in gold , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW unlisted). Choice uncirculated. £1500-2000 1500 3800
1 469 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Early Proof Restrike 1/4-Rupee, 1894C , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.321). Toned, choice uncirculated. £350-550 350 380
1 470 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike 1/4-Rupee, 1894B, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.323). Toned, choice uncirculated. £250-350 250 340
1 471 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike 1/4-Rupee, 1896C , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.325). Moderately toned, choice uncirculated. £250-350 250 240
1 472 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Original Proof 1/4-Rupee, 1896C , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.325). Darkly toned, a few spots, otherwise uncirculate d . £400-600 400 700
1 473 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike 1/4-Rupee, 1897C , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.328). Toned, a few hairlines, otherwise uncirculated . £250-350 250 280
1 474 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Original Proof 1/4-Rupee, 1897B, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.330). Toned, choice uncirculated. £450-650 450 1000
1 475 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver E arly Proof Restrike 1/4-Rupee, 1898C , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.333). Moderately toned, choice uncirculated. £350-450 350 400
1 476 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Original Proof 1/4-Rupee, 1898B , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.337). Darkly toned, choice uncirculated. ex J J Pittman collection £400-600 400 820
1 477 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Gold Proof Restrike 1/4-Rupee, 1898B, off-metal strike in gold , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.338). Superb uncirculated . £1500-2000 1500 4200
1 478 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike 1/4-Rupee, 1899C, proof only date , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.339). Choice uncirculated. £400-600 400 360
1 479 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike 1/4-Rupee, 1900C , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.341). Moderately toned, a few light marks under the tone, otherwise uncirculated. £200-300 200 260
1 480 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Original Proof 1/4-Rupee, 1901C , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.345). Nicely toned, a few light hairlines, otherwise uncirculated. £450-650 450 640
1 481 Silver Proof Restrike 1/4-Rupee, 1901C , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.345). Toned, light hairlines, otherwise uncirculated . £200-300 200 220
1 482 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Original Proof 1/4-Rupee, 1903C , obv EDWARD VII KING AND EMPEROR (SW 7.79). Satin finish, beautifully toned, superb uncirculated. £500-800 500 720
1 483 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike 1/4-Rupee, 1904C , obv EDWARD VII KING AND EMPEROR (SW 7.81). Darkly toned with one spot, otherwise uncirculated . £200-300 200 260
1 484 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike 1/4-Rupee, 1905C , obv EDWARD VII KING AND EMPEROR (SW 7.83). Lacquered, light hairlines, otherwise brilliant uncirculated. £200-300 200 200
1 485 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike 1/4-Rupee, 1906C , obv EDWARD VII KING AND EMPEROR (SW 7.85). Lacquered, light hairlines, otherwise brilliant uncirculated. £200-300 200 200
1 486 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike 1/4-Rupee, 1907C , obv EDWARD VII KING AND EMPEROR (SW 7.87). Lacquered, light hairlines, otherwise brilliant uncirculated. £200-300 200 180
1 487 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike 1/4-Rupee, 1908C , obv EDWARD VII KING AND EMPEROR (SW 7.89). Lacquered, light hairlines, otherwise brilliant uncirculated. £200-300 200 220
1 488 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Original Proof 1/4-Rupee, 1908C , obv EDWARD VII KING AND EMPEROR (SW 7.89). Moderately toned, choice uncirculated. a bit ‘deeper’ proof surface than the satin finish of the 1903 in this sale (lot 482) £500-800 500 920
1 489 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike 1/4-Rupee, 1909C, proof only date , obv EDWARD VII KING AND EMPEROR (SW 7.90). Lightly toned and a few hairlines, some scratches under the “E” of “RUPEE” on the reverse, good extremely fine. £400-600 400 1400
1 490 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike 1/4-Rupee, 1910C , obv EDWARD VII KING AND EMPEROR (SW 7.92). Unusually nice for one of these, nicely toned, otherwise uncirculated. £250-350 250 300
1 491 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike 1/4-Rupee, 1910B(?) , obv EDWARD VII KING AND EMPEROR , rev with the dot on the vine as the Bombay issues, but no hint of a B mintmark in the crown (SW 7.92). Lacquered, with hairlines, otherwise brilliant uncirculated. £250-350 250 220
1 492 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Original Proof 1/4-Rupee, 1912C , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.139). Toned, choice uncirculated. £400-600 400 1350
1 493 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Early Proof Restrike 1/4-Rupee, 1913C , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.143). Moderately toned, choice uncirculated, with a satin fini sh that is more usually found on coins produced in the Edward VII period than those of George V. £300-500 300 300
1 494 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Original Proof 1/4-Rupee, 1913B , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.145). Nicely toned, choice uncirculated. £400-600 400 780
1 495 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Early Proof Restrike 1/4-Rupee, 1914C , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.147). Brilliant about uncirculated, a few very light marks in the field. £300-500 300 260
1 496 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike 1/4-Rupee, 1914C , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.147). Brilliant, choice uncirculated. £250-350 250 240
1 497 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike 1/4-Rupee, 1915C , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.151). Brilliant, choice uncirculated. £250-350 250 200
1 498 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Sil ver Proof Restrike 1/4-Rupee, 1916C , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.155). Pleasantly toned, light hairlines, uncirculat ed. £250-350 250 220
1 499 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike 1/4-Rupee, 1917C , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.157). Very nicely toned, light hairlines beneath the tone, uncirculated. £250-350 250 260
1 500 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Cupro-nickel Proof Restrike 4-Annas, 1919C , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.183). Lacquered, brilliant uncircula ted. £250-350 250 240
1 501 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Cupro-nickel Proof Restrike 4-Annas, 1919B , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.185). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £250-350 250 260
1 502 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Cupro-nickel Original Proof 4-Annas, 1920C , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.187). Superb uncirculated. £600-800 600 1700
1 503 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Cupro-nickel Proof Restrike 4-Annas, 1920C , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.187). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £250-350 250 280
1 504 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Cupro-nickel Proof Restrike 4-Annas, 1920B , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.189). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £250-350 250 280
1 505 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Cupro-nickel Proof Restrike 4-Annas, 1921C , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.190). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £350-500 350 540
1 506 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Cupro-nickel Proof Restrike 4-Annas, 1921B , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.192). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £350-500 350 600
1 507 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India S ilver Proof Restrike 1/4-Rupee, 1925B , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.163). Lightly toned, light hairlines, otherwise uncirculat ed . £250-350 250 240
1 508 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike 1/4-Rupee, 1928B , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.167). Pleasantly toned, choice uncirculated. £250-350 250 420
1 510 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike 1/4-Rupee, 1938C, obverse 1 , obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (SW 9.75). Lacquered, though hairlined, otherwise brilliant uncirculated . £250-350 250 760
1 511 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike 1/4-Rupee, 1938C, obverse 2 , obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (SW 9.76). Lacquered with minimum hairlines, brilliant uncirculated. £500-800 500 760
1 512 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Original Proof 1/4-Rupee, 1943L , obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (SW unlisted). Toned, choice uncirculated. £500-800 500 500
1 513 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Original Proof 1/4-Rupee, 1944L , obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (SW 9.95). Moderately toned, a few very small marks, otherwise uncirculated. ex J J Pittman collection £500-800 500 540
1 514 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike 1/4-Rupee, 1945B , obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR, rev large “5” in date (SW 9.470a). Lacquered, a few light marks, otherwise brilliant uncirculated. £500-800 500 480
1 515 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Original Proof 1/4-Rupee, 1945L , obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (SW 9.99). Brilliant, choice uncirculated. ex J J Pittman collection No real frostiness to the bust which is characteristic of the Lahore mint £500-800 500 620
1 516 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike 1/4-Rupee, 1947B , obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (SW 9.104). Lacquered, with a touch of cloudiness in the lacquer, otherwise uncirculated. £200-300 200 280
1 517 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Original Proof 1/2 Rupee, 1835C , obv WILLIAM IIII KING , rev EAST INDIA COMPANY (SW 1.59). Pleasantly toned, choice uncirculated. £1000-1500 1000 2700
1 518 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike 1/2-Rupee, 1835C , obv WILLIAM IIII KING , rev EAST INDIA COMPANY (SW 1.59). Pleasantly toned, choice uncirculated. £400-600 400 1100
1 519 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike 1/2-Rupee Mule, 1840 , obv WILLIAM IIII KING , portrait of William IV, dated 1840 , rev EAST INDIA COMPANY , 19 berries (SW unlisted). Brilliant, choice uncirculated. £800-1200 800 5400
1 520 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Original Proof 1/2-Rupee, 1840C, obverse I, obv VICTORIA QUEEN, rev EAST INDIA COMPANY (SW 2.36). Nicely toned, superb uncirculate d. £1000-1500 1000 2900
1 521 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silv er Proof Restrike 1/2-Rupee, 1840C, obverse I , obv VICTORIA QUEEN , rev EAST INDIA COMPANY (SW 2.33). Moderately toned, choice uncirculate d . £400-600 400 600
1 522 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Original Proof 1/2-Rupee, 1840, obverse II , obv VICTORIA QUEEN , rev EAST INDIA COMPANY, as the 1849 coinage (SW 3.48). Moderately toned, choice uncirculated. £1000-1500 1000 1900
1 523 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike 1/2-Rupee, 1840, obverse II, obv VICTORIA QUEEN , rev EAST INDIA COMPANY , 11 berries left, 12 right, no dot after date, correct spelling of Persian legend (SW unlisted). Lacquered, minor hairlines, brilliant uncirculated. £500-800 500 640
1 524 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Original Proof 1/2-Rupee, 1862C, obverse I, obv VICTORIA QUEEN, rev flat topped “1” in date (SW 4.118). Toned, superb uncirculated . £600-800 600 1100
1 525 Silver Original Proof 1/2-Rupee, 1862C, obverse I, obv VICTORIA QUEEN, rev flat topped “1” in date (SW 4.120). Toned, superb uncirculated . £600-800 600 1100
1 526 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike 1/2-Rupee, 1862C, obv VICTORIA QUEEN (SW 4.118). Brilliant, superb uncirculated. £400-600 400 680
1 527 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike 1/2-Rupee, 1862 , obv VICTORIA QUEEN (SW 4.124). Brilliant about uncirculated, light hairlines. £300-500 300 320
1 528 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Original Proof 1/2-Rupee, 1875C , obv VICTORIA QUEEN (SW 5.26). Moderately toned, choice uncirculated. £500-800 500 2200
1 529 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Early Proof Restrike 1/2-Rupee, 1877C , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.170). Toned, a number of hairlines beneath the tone, otherwise uncirculated. £400-600 400 420
1 530 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike 1/2-Rupee, 1877B, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.173). Brilliant, choice uncirculated. £400-600 400 640
1 531 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India S ilver Early Proof Restrike 1/2-Rupee, 1878C , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.175). Toned, light hairlines, otherwise uncirculat ed. £400-600 400 780
1 532 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Original Proof 1/2-Rupee, 1878C, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.175). Brilliant, superb uncirculated. £800-1000 800 1800
1 533 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Si lver Early Proof Restrike 1/2-Rupee, 1882C , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.185). Beautifully toned, superb uncirculat ed . £800-1000 800 860
1 534 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike 1/2-Rupee, 1890C, proof only date , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.205). Lightly toned, light hairlines, uncirculated. £800-1000 800 840
1 535 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Early Proof Restrike 1/2-Rupee, 1891C, date not struck for circulation , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.206). The lacquering a little uneven, otherwise choice uncirculated. £800-1000 800 780
1 536 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Original Proof 1/2-Rupee, 1891C , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.206). Darkly toned, choice uncirculated. ex J J Pittman collection £800-1000 800 1300
1 537 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Early Proof Restrike 1/2-Rupee, 1892C , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.212). Nicely toned, choice uncirculated. ex J J Pittman collection £800-1000 800 740
1 538 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Early Proof Restrike 1/2-Rupee, 1893C , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.219). Moderately toned, a few marks and one edge knock, otherwise uncirculated. £300-500 300 420
1 539 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silv er Original Proof 1/2-Rupee, 1894C , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.222). Toned, a few light spots, otherwise uncirculated. £800-1000 800 1050
1 540 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Original Proof 1/2-Rupee, 1896C , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.225). Nicely toned, superb uncirculated. £800-1000 800 1800
1 541 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Original Proof 1/2-Rupee, 1897C , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.229). Darkly toned, choice uncirculated. £800-1000 800 1350
1 542 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Early Proof Restrike 1/2-Rupee, 1897B, hint of 7/6 in date , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.232). Lightly toned, choice uncirculated. £500-800 500 560
1 543 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Original Proof 1/2-Rupee, 1897B , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.232). Darkly toned, a few small marks, otherwise uncirculated . £500-800 500 1250
1 544 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Original Proof 1/2-Rupee, 1898B, 8/7 in date , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.238). Moderately toned, choice uncirculated. £600-800 600 2700
1 545 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike 1/2-Rupee, 1899C , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.241). The lacquer very uneven on the obverse, uncirculated. £300-500 300 420
1 546 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Gold Proof Restrike 1/2-Rupee, 1899B, off-metal strike in gold , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.244). Choice uncirculated. £1500-2000 1500 8600
1 547 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike 1/2-Rupee, 1900C, proof only date , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.245). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £800-1000 800 1200
1 548 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Original Proof 1/2-Rupee, 1904C, proof only date, obv EDWARD VII KING AND EMPEROR (SW 7.55). Toned, choice uncirculated. £800-1000 800 2400
1 549 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike 1/2-Rupee, 1904C, proof only date, obv EDWARD VII KING AND EMPEROR (SW 7.55). Moderately toned, choice uncirculated. £500-800 500 1350
1 550 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Original Proof 1/2-Rupee, 1905C, obv EDWARD VII KING AND EMPEROR (SW 7.57). Toned, superb uncirculated. £500-800 500 2100
1 551 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike 1/2-Rupee, 1905C , obv EDWARD VII KING AND EMPEROR (SW 7.57). Lacquered, light hairlines, otherwise brilliant uncirculated. £300-500 300 520
1 552 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike 1/2-Rupee, 1906C, obv EDWARD VII KING AND EMPEROR (SW 7.59). Toned, choice uncirculated. £300-500 300 420
1 553 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silv er Proof Restrike 1/2-Rupee, 1907C , obv EDWARD VII KING AND EMPEROR (SW 7.63). Lacquered, very light hairlines, brilliant uncircu lated. £300-500 300 460
1 554 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Original Proof 1/2-Rupee, 1908C, obv EDWARD VII KING AND EMPEROR (SW 7.67). Toned, superb uncirculated. £800-1000 800 2900
1 555 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike 1/2-Rupee, 1908C, obv EDWARD VII KING AND EMPEROR (SW 7.67). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £300-500 300 360
1 556 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Original Proof 1/2-Rupee, 1909B, obv EDWARD VII KING AND EMPEROR (SW 7.69). Moderately toned, superb uncirculated. £1000-1500 1000 3400
1 557 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike 1/2-Rupee, 1909B , obv EDWARD VII KING AND EMPEROR (SW 7.69). Lacquered, light hairlines, otherwise brilliant uncirculated. £500-800 500 1200
1 558 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike 1/2-Rupee, 1910C , obv EDWARD VII KING AND EMPEROR (SW 7.71). Lacquered and hairlined, brilliant uncircula ted. £400-600 400 400
1 559 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike 1/2-Rupee, 1910B, only a hint of both mintmarks, but they are there, obv EDWARD VII KING AND EMPEROR (SW 7.73). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £500-800 500 640
1 560 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike 1/2-Rupee, 1911C , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.62). Lacquered, a touch of light tone, brilliant uncirculated. £1500-2000 1500 4600
1 561 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Original Proof 1/2-Rupee, 1912C, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.64). Toned, choice uncirculated. £400-600 400 1250
1 562 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Original Proof 1/2-Rupee, 1913C, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.68). Lightly toned, choice uncirculated. £400-600 400 1100
1 563 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Early Proof Restrike 1/2-Rupee, 1913B, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.70). Toned, choice uncirculated. £300-400 300 480
1 564 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Early Proof Restrike 1/2-Rupee, 1914C, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.72). Brilliant, choice uncirculated. £350-450 350 360
1 565 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silve r Proof Restrike 1/2-Rupee, 1914B , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.74). Cloudy tone on the obverse, otherwise uncirculate d . £250-350 250 320
1 566 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike 1/2-Rupee, 1915C, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.76). Lightly toned and very lightly hairlined, still very attractive, otherwise uncirculated. £300-400 300 400
1 567 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike 1/2-Rupee, 1916B, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.51). Toned, choice uncirculated. £300-400 300 400
1 568 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike 1/2-Rupee, 1917B, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.83). Toned, choice uncirculated. £300-400 300 440
1 569 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike 1/2-Rupee, 1918B, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.87). Lightly toned, choice uncirculated, but a touh of cloudiness on the obverse. £300-400 300 300
1 570 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Gold Proof Restrike 1/2-Rupee, 1918C, off-metal strike in gold , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.85). Choice uncircu lated. £2500-3500 2500 7600
1 571 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike 1/2-Rupee, 1919B, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.89). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £300-400 300 420
1 572 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Gold Proof Restrike 8-Annas, 1919C, off-metal strike in gold, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.130). A few light marks, choice uncirculated. £2500-3500 2500 9000
1 573 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Cupro-nickel Proof Restrike 8-Annas, 1919B, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.132). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £300-400 300 320
1 574 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Cupro-nickel Proof Restrike 8-Annas, 1920C, proof only date, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.133). The lacquer has been removed which makes the coin look rather different to what we are used to, uncirculated. ex Pridmore collection, with ticket £400-600 400 980
1 575 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India C upro-nickel Original Proof 8-Annas, 1920B, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.135). Lightly toned, choice uncirculated. £1000-1500 1000 3800
1 576 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Cupro-nickel Proof Restrike 8-Annas, 1920B, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.135). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £400-600 400 1400
1 577 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike 1/2-Rupee, 1921C , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.91). Lacquer removed, now dull, otherwise about uncirculated. £200-400 200 280
1 578 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike 1/2-Rupee, 1923B, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.100). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £300-400 300 300
1 579 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike 1/2-Rupee, 1924B, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.104). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £300-400 300 300
1 580 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike 1/2-Rupee, 1925B, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.108). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £300-400 300 280
1 581 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike 1/2-Rupee, 1926B , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.112). Dull, a few light marks, otherwise uncir culated. £200-300 200 260
1 582 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike 1/2-Rupee, 1928B, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.116). Nicely toned, choice uncirculated. £350-550 350 440
1 583 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike 1/2-Rupee, 1936B, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.127). Nicely toned, choice uncirculated. £350-550 350 480
1 584 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Original Proof 1/2-Rupee, 1938C, obverse 1, obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (SW 9.41). Toned, choice uncirculated. £400-600 400 980
1 585 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike 1/2-Rupee, 1938C, obverse 1, obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (SW 9.41). Cloudy with numerous marks, about uncirculated. £150-200 150 200
1 586 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Early Proof Restrike 1/2-Rupee, 1938B, obverse 2 , obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (SW 9.42). Moderately toned, choice uncirculated. £800-1200 800 1200
1 587 7 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike 1/2-Rupee, 1938B, obverse I , obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (SW 9.42). Moderately toned, choice uncirculat ed . £250-400 250 620
1 588 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Original Proof 1/2-Rupee, 1939B, obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (SW 9.45). Darkly toned, choice uncirculated. ex Spencer collection ex Pridmore collection, with ticket £1000-1500 1000 1500
1 589 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Original Proof 1/2-Rupee, 1944L, obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (SW 9.65). Attractively toned, superb uncirculated. ex J J Pittman collection £500-800 500 980
1 590 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Original Proof 1/2-Rupee, 1945L, obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (SW 9.69). Attractively toned, superb uncirculated. ex J J Pittman collection £500-800 500 1100
1 591 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike 1/2-Rupee, 1945B, obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (SW 9.67). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £200-300 200 220
1 592 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike 1/2-Rupee, 1947B, obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (SW 9.74). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £200-300 200 280
1 593 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Original Proof Rupee, 1835B, coin die axis, obv WILLIAM IIII KING , the letters are slightly smaller than the other original proofs in this auction, no initial on truncation, rev EAST INDIA COMPANY (SW 1.49). Choice uncirculated. £1500-2000 1500 5400
1 594 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Early Proof Restrike Rupee, 1835C, obv WILLIAM IIII KING , rev EAST INDIA COMPANY (SW 1.43). Toned, superb uncirculated. Looks like an original proof, but a bit of die rust would suggest it was struck somewhat later than 1835. I am sure it is a 19th Century production. £1000-1500 1000 2300
1 595 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike Rupee, 1835C, obv WILLIAM IIII KING , rev EAST INDIA COMPANY (SW 1.83). Attractively toned, choice uncirculated. Also looks like this could be from a slightly earlier era than the modern proof restrikes. £500-800 500 700
1 596 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Original Proof Rupee, 1840B, obv VICTORIA QUEEN , rev EAST INDIA COMPANY, 25 berries from the 1849 series (SW 3.35). In NGC holder, graded PF64, even dark grey tone. £1500-2000 1500 3400
1 597 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Original Proof Rupee, 1840C, obverse I, obv VICTORIA QUEEN, rev EAST INDIA COMPANY, 35 berries (SW 2.17). Moderately toned, choice uncirculated. £1000-1500 1000 3600
1 598 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Original Proof Rupee, 1840M, obverse I, obv VICTORIA QUEEN , “S” on truncation, rev EAST INDIA COMPANY, 19 berries (SW 2.27). Brilliant, choice uncirculated. £1500-2000 1500 5800
1 599 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Original Proof Rupee, 1840C, obverse I, obv VICTORIA QUEEN , rev EAST INDIA COMPANY , 34 berries (SW 2.18). Even grey tone, choice uncirculated. £1000-1500 1000 3400
1 600 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Early Proof Restrike Rupee, 1840C, obv VICTORIA QUEEN , rev EAST INDIA COMPANY (SW 2.18). Mottled tone, choice uncirculated. Much like the coin in the previous lot but with some die rust on the neck. A 19th Century striking. £800-1200 800 820
1 601 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike Rupee, 1840C, obv VICTORIA QUEEN , rev EAST INDIA COMPANY (SW 2.18). Brilliant, choice uncirculated. Much like the coin in the previous lot but the die rust has been polished off. £400-600 400 700
1 602 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike Rupee, 1840B, obverse I, obv VICTORIA QUEEN, bust 1mm from the edge, no lock of hair o n front ribbon, ridge on back ribbon, small trace o f rust at lower part of bust, rev EAST INDIA COMPANY, 35 berries, no crescent (SW unlisted). Brilliant about uncirculated, a few light hairlines. £400-600 400 580
1 603 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike Rupee, 1840B, obverse I, obv VICTORIA QUEEN , bust 2mm from the edge, no lock of hair on the front ribbon but there is one on the back ribbon, no ridge on back ribbon, no sign of rust, rev EAST INDIA COMPANY, as previous lot but a later striking with die wear evident, especially in the berries (SW unlisted). Brilliant with a touch of tone, choice uncirculated. £400-600 400 740
1 604 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Original Proof Rupee, 1862C, obverse A , obv VICTORIA QUEEN , reverse I (SW 4.52). Toned, choice uncircu lated . £1000-1500 1000 2000
1 605 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Early Proof Restrike Rupee, 1862C, A/II, obv VICTORIA QUEEN (SW 4.44). Toned, choice uncirculated. £500-800 500 500
1 606 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Early Proof Restrike Rupee, 1862C, obverse 3.75 panels, with V and J, round beads which is obverse F, obv VICTORIA QUEEN , the reverse is from the Pattern by Dass (SW unlisted). Toned, choice uncirculated. The difference is that the bud and the top leaves are very close together and this seems to be found on most restrikes £500-800 500 780
1 607 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike Rupee, 1862C, A/I, obv VICTORIA QUEEN, as previous lot but later restrike (SW 4.52). Brilliant, choice uncirculated. £400-600 400 860
1 608 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Si lver Proof Restrike Rupee, 1874C , obv VICTORIA QUEEN (SW 5.6). Brilliant, choice uncirculated, touch of obver se tone. ex J J Pittman collection £400-600 400 620
1 609 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Original Proof Rupee, 1875C, obverse A, obv VICTORIA QUEEN , reverse I, no C mintmark but the “7” in the date is a Calcutta “7” (SW 5.13). Toned, choice uncirculated. £1000-1500 1000 2500
1 610 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike Rupee, 1875, obverse A, obv VICTORIA QUEEN , reverse I, with the C in the lower flower (SW 5.13). Toned, a few small marks, otherwise uncirculated. £400-600 400 580
1 611 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike Rupee, 1876C, obverse A1, obv VICTORIA QUEEN , reverse I (SW 5.18a). Brilliant, light hairlines but still choice uncirculated. £400-600 400 400
1 612 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike Rupee, 1876C, obverse A2, obv VICTORIA QUEEN , reverse I (SW 5.19). Brilliant, some hairlines and toning spots on the edge, otherwise uncirculated. ex J J Pittman collection £400-600 400 420
1 613 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike Rupee, 1877C , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.30). Brilliant with a touch of cloudiness, choice uncirculated £400-600 400 600
1 614 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Early Proof Restrike Rupee, 1878C, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.38). Toned, choice uncirculated. £500-800 500 1050
1 615 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike Rupee Mule, 1878B, obv VICTORIA QUEEN, Queen Victoria, no mintmark, except for the slant topped “1” in the date indicative of Bombay (SW unlisted). Dark blue tone, choice uncirculated. £500-800 500 1250
1 616 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Restrike Rupee, 1880C, obverse A4 , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS , reverse I (SW unlisted). In NGC holder, graded PL63, very pleasantly toned in the blue of the Bombay mint envelopes. £800-1000 800 700
1 617 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike Rupee, 1881C, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.57). Gem uncirculated. The most impressive frosted bust one could possibly hope to find £1000-1500 1000 2200
1 618 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike Rupee, 1882C, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.62). Darkly toned, choice uncirculated. £500-800 500 700
1 619 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Early Proof Restrike Rupee, 1882C, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.63). Darkly toned, choice uncirculated. ex Pridmore collection £800-1000 800 1500
1 620 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike Rupee, 1884C, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.74). Brilliant, choice uncirculated. £500-800 500 600
1 621 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike Rupee, 1887C, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.97). Darkly toned, choice uncirculated. £500-800 500 820
1 622 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike Rupee, 1888C, obverse A1 , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW unlisted). Brilliant uncirculated with light hairlines. £500-800 500 500
1 623 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike Rupee, 1890C, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.113). Brilliant, a few light marks, otherwise uncirculated . £500-800 500 500
1 624 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Early Proof Restrike Rupee, 1890C, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.113a). Darkly toned, superb uncirculated. £800-1200 800 820
1 625 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Early Proof Restrike Rupee, 1890C, obverse C, 3 ⅓ panels, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS, reverse I (SW unlisted). Toned, superb uncirculated. £800-1200 800 940
1 626 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Early Proof Restrike Rupee, 1891C, obverse A , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.117a). Nicely toned, choice uncirculated. £800-1000 800 820
1 627 Silver Proof Restrike Rupee, 1891C, obverse C , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.117). Brilliant uncirculated, light hairlines. £400-600 400 580
1 628 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Original Proof Rupee, 1891B, obverse C, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.120). Toned, superb uncirculated. £1000-1500 1000 1900
1 629 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Rupee , 1892C , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.126). In NGC holder, graded PL62, light hairlines, mostly in the lacq uer. £500-800 500 540
1 630 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Original Proof Rupee, 1893C, obverse C, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.134). Toned, superb uncirculated. £1000-1500 1000 1900
1 631 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India S ilver Early Proof Restrike Rupee, 1893C, obverse A1 , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW unlisted). Toned, superb uncirculat ed. £500-800 500 780
1 632 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Early Proof Restrike Rupee, 1893C, obverse C , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.134). Brilliant uncirculated with light hairlines. £500-800 500 600
1 633 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Gold Early Proof Restrike Rupee, 1893C, off-metal strike in gold, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6134a). A few light marks, choice uncirculated. £4000-6000 4000 14000
1 634 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Original Proof Rupee, 1893B, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.137). Darkly toned, choice uncirculated. £1000-1500 1000 1600
1 635 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Early Proof Restrike Rupee, 1894C, proof only date, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.139). Moderately toned, choice uncirculated. £1000-1500 1000 1600
1 636 Silver Proof Restrike Rupee, 1897C, obverse A, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS, with V and J on Queen’s dress (SW unlisted). Brilliant uncirculated with light hairlines. £1000-1500 1000 1050
1 637 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Original Proof Rupee, 1897B, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.144). Toned, superb uncirculated. £1000-1500 1000 2000
1 638 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike Rupee, 1897B, obverse A1, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.143). Brilliant uncirculated with superb frost on the bust, a few light hairlines. £500-800 500 920
1 639 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Original Proof Rupee, 1898C, C/1, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.146). Uncirculated and toned. The coin has been lightly polished some time ago so it is impossible to assess when it was struck, however, the edge and the portrait have the look of an early restrike. £800-1000 800 800
1 640 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Rupee, 1898B, very early Proof Restrike or Original Proof, obverse A3, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.148). Nicely toned, superb uncirculated. ex J J Pittman collection £1000-1500 1000 980
1 641 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Rupee, 1898B, very early Proof Restrike or Original Proof, obverse C2 , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.150). Nicely toned, superb uncirculated. £1000-1500 1000 1050
1 642 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike Rupee, 1900C, obverse C3, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.154). Has been lightly polished after it left the mint, about uncirculated. £300-500 300 420
1 643 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike Rupee, 1900B, obverse A3 , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.156). Attractive blue tone, choice uncirculated. £500-800 500 720
1 644 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Early Proof Restrike Rupee, 1901C, obverse C2 , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW unlisted). Nicely toned, superb uncirculated. £600-800 600 520
1 645 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike Rupee, 1901B, obverse A1, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.165). Brilliant, choice uncirculated. £500-800 500 620
1 646 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Rupee, 1903C, obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR (SW 7.16). Toned, a few light marks but still very attractive, otherwise uncirculated. Important in that it is one of the few early brilliant proofs of King Edward VII £1000-1500 1000 1700
1 647 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Original Matte Proof Rupee, 1903C, obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR (SW 7.16). Attractively toned, superb uncirculated. ex J J Pittman collection £800-1000 800 2200
1 648 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silv er Proof Restrike Rupee, 1903C , obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR (SW 7.16). Brilliant uncirculated with a few minor sp ots . £300-500 300 480
1 649 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Original Proof Rupee, 1903B, raised B mintmark, obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR. Satin finish, gem uncirculated. It is very difficult to see this B mintmark with the naked eye and it is easy to see why it may have been missed many times in the past, but with a powerful glass it is quite identifiable £1000-1500 1000 2600
1 650 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Original Matte Proof Rupee, 1904C, obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR (SW 7.24). Toned, choice uncirculated. £1000-1500 1000 2200
1 651 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike Rupee, 1904B, probably an early Proof Restrike, obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR (SW 7.26). Brilliant finish, but a number of marks and mishandling which make the restrike attribution difficult, about uncirculated. £300-500 300 280
1 652 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike Rupee, 1904B, obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR (SW 7.26). Lacquered, brilliant about uncirculated, a few light hairlines and toning spots on the edge. £300-500 300 280
1 653 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike Rupee, 1905C, obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR (SW 7.28). Lightly toned, choice uncirculated. £300-500 300 420
1 654 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike Rupee, 1905B, obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR , rev dot on vine (SW 7.30). Lacquered, a few light hairlines and small toning spots on the edge where the lacquer was not applied properly, brilliant uncirculated. £300-500 300 340
1 655 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike Rupee, 1906B , obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR (SW 7.34). Lacquered, light hairlines, otherwise brilliant uncirculated. £300-500 300 340
1 656 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike Rupee, 1907B , obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR (SW 7.38). Lacquered, light hairlines, otherwise brilliant uncirculated. £300-500 300 420
1 657 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Original Proof Rupee, 1908C, obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR (SW 7.40). Matte finish, toned, gem uncirculated. £1500-2000 1500 2700
1 658 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike Rupee, 1908B, obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR , rev dot on vine, very weak B mintmark (SW 7.43). Lacquered with some cloudiness in the fields, otherwise uncirculated. £300-500 300 320
1 659 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike Rupee, 1909C, obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR (SW 7.45). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £400-600 400 700
1 660 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike Rupee, 1909B, obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR , rev no hint of the B mintmark, dot on vine (SW 7.48). Lacquered with a touch of cloudiness on the reverse, uncirculated. £350-550 350 420
1 661 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Original Proof Rupee, 1909B, obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR (SW 7.48). Moderately toned, but not enough to mar the effect of the beautiful mirror surface, choice uncirculated. £1500-2000 1500 3000
1 662 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike Rupee, 1910C, obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR (SW 7.50). Lacquered, some light handling marks, otherwise brilliant uncirculated. £400-600 400 480
1 663 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Early Proof Restrike Rupee, 1910B, obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR , rev dot on vine, hint only of B mintmark (SW 7.53). Moderately toned, some light handling marks, otherwise uncirculated. £500-800 500 600
1 664 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike Rupee, 1910B, obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR , rev dot on vine, hint only of the upright of the B mintmark (SW 7.53). Lacquered, a few light hairlines, otherwise brilliant uncirculate d. £300-500 300 460
1 665 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike Rupee, 1911C, with a later George V die without the “pig”, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.13). Lacquered, lightly toned with a bit of cloudiness in the lacquer, uncirculated. £500-800 500 680
1 666 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Original Proof Rupee, 1911B, “pig” obverse , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.16). Moderately toned, superb uncirculated. £2000-3000 2000 4000
1 667 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike Rupee, 1912C, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.18). Moderately toned, choice uncirculated. £500-800 500 440
1 668 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike Rupee, 1912B, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.20). Grey and blue tone, choice uncirculated. £500-800 500 560
1 669 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Original Proof Rupee, 1913B, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.24). Toned, superb uncirculated. £1000-1500 1000 1700
1 670 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike Rupee, 1913B, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.24). Lacquered with a bit of cloudiness, uncirculated. £500-800 500 540
1 671 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Original Proof Rupee, 1914C, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.26). Light grey tone, choice uncirculated. £1000-1500 1000 1400
1 672 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike Rupee, 1914B , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.28). Light toning, minimum hairlines, otherwise choice uncirculated. £500-800 500 680
1 673 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike Rupee, 1915B, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.32). Moderate blue tone, superb uncirculated. £800-1000 800 900
1 674 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Original Proof Rupee, 1916C, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.34). Moderate grey tone, choice uncirculated. £1000-1500 1000 1500
1 675 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Original Proof Rupee, 1916C, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.36).Toned with a horizontal dark stripe on the obverse, otherwise choice uncirculated. £1000-1500 1000 1400
1 676 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike Rupee, 1916B, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.36). Lightly toned with light hairlines, but still choice uncirculated. £500-800 500 620
1 677 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike Rupee, 1917B, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.40). Attractively toned, superb uncirculated. £500-800 500 620
1 678 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike Rupee, 1918B , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.44). Cloudy surfaces, a few light marks, about uncirculated. £400-600 400 440
1 679 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike Rupee, 1919C, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.46). Brilliant, superb uncirculated. £500-800 500 580
1 680 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike Rupee, 1919B, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.49). Brilliant uncirculated, a few light hairlines. £500-800 500 460
1 681 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Original Proof Rupee, 1920C, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.51). Toned, choice uncirculated. £1000-1500 1000 1150
1 682 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Original Proof Rupee, 1920B, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.53). Pleasantly toned, superb uncirculated. £1000-1500 1000 2600
1 683 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Rupee, 1920B, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.53). Brilliant about uncirculated, light hairlines. £500-800 500 520
1 684 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Original Proof Rupee, 1921B, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.55). Nicely toned, a few light marks under the tone, choice uncirculated. £1500-2000 1500 2800
1 685 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike Rupee, 1921B, overdate 21 struck over 19, most unusual, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.56). Pleasantly toned, superb uncirculated. £1000-1500 1000 1600
1 686 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike Rupee, 1922B , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.58). Lightly toned with light hairlines, otherwise uncirculated. £1000-1500 1000 1000
1 687 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike Rupee Mule, 1938C, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR, bust of George V (SW 8.10). Choice uncirculated. £800-1000 800 3800
1 688 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike Rupee, 1938C, obverse 1, obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (SW 9.7). Choice uncirculated. £500-800 500 1200
1 689 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike Rupee, 1938C, obverse 2, obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (SW 9.8). Lacquered, brilliant uncirculated. £500-800 500 2100
1 690 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Original Proof Rupee, 1938C, obverse 2, obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (SW 9.8). Superb uncirculated. Has somewhat the look of a restrike but this was characterisitc of the dies of the time. Comparing this piece and the coin in the previous lot is a great way to learn about the differences between original and Proof Restrikes £2000-3000 2000 3600
1 691 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Original Proof Rupee, 1944L, obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (SW 9.28a). Attractively toned, choice uncirculated. £1000-1500 1000 1700
1 692 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Early Proof Restrike Rupee, 1945B, obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR, security edge (SW 9.30). Superb frosting on the bust and polished rims, lacque red, uncirculated. £800-1000 800 820
1 693 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Original Proof Rupee, 1945L, obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (SW 9.35). Nicely toned, a number of very light hairlines on the obverse, otherwise uncirculated. ex J J Pittman collection £1000-1500 1000 1700
1 694 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Restrike Rupee, 1947B , obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (SW 9.38). Lacquered, a few light marks, otherwise choice uncirculated . £400-600 400 580
1 695 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Gold 5-Rupees, 1870C , obv VICTORIA QUEEN , mature bust currency issue (SW 4.21). Light handling marks, about extremely fine. £2000-3000 2000 4800
1 696 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Gold Proof Restrike 5-Rupees, 1870C , obv VICTORIA QUEEN , mature bust (SW 4.22). A few handling marks, otherwise uncirculated. £1500-2000 1500 4200
1 697 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Gold Early Proof Restrike 5-Rupees, 1870C, obv VICTORIA QUEEN , young bust (SW 4.23). Light hairlines in the obverse field, otherwise uncirculated . It is much harder to assess when these gold coins were struck because gold does not tone that much. This piece has the raised outer sliver of metal at the outside of the rim, the earliest proof restrikes had these and it was not until later on in the striking run that the mint started to file this off. The bust is heavily frosted making for an attractive coin. £2000-3000 2000 4600
1 698 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Gold Proof Restrike 5-Rupees, 1875C, obv VICTORIA QUEEN (SW 5.4). Has been harshly cleaned with resultant hairlines, about uncirculated. Still with the raised bit of metal at the edge, but very little in the way of a frosted obverse £1000-1500 1000 8500
1 699 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Gold Proof Restrike 5-Rupees, 1879C, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS, young bust, flower in lower part of jabot in centre (SW 6.25). Choice uncirculated. £1500-2000 1500 6800
1 700 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Gold Proof Restrike 5-Rupees, 1879C, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS , mature bust (SW 6.29). A little dull but very few hairlines, about uncirculated . £1500-2000 1500 6200
1 701 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Gold 10-Rupees, 1870C, obv VICTORIA QUEEN , mature bust currency issue (SW 4.15). Light handling marks, otherwise about extremely fine. £2000-3000 2000 5600
1 702 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Gold Proof Restrike 10-Rupees, 1870C, obv VICTORIA QUEEN , mature bust (SW 4.16). Heavily frosted bust, a few light marks, otherwise uncirculated. £1500-2000 1500 5200
1 703 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Gold Early Proof Restrike 10-Rupees, 1870C, obv VICTORIA QUEEN , young bust (SW 4.18). Superb frost, a few light handling marks, otherwise uncirculated. A deep yellow gold and with the raised rim that, as of yet, had not been filed off £2000-2500 2000 7000
1 704 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Gold Proof Restrike 10-Rupees, 1870C, obv VICTORIA QUEEN , young bust (SW 4.18). Nice uncirculated proof. The raised rim is still there but now the gold is a brighter yellow, without quite as much of a three-dimensional effect as the other 10-Rupees in this auction £1500-2000 1500 6400
1 705 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Restrike 10-Rupees, 1870, off metal strike in silver, obv VICTORIA QUEEN , mature bust (SW 4.17). In NGC holder, graded PF65 Cameo, lightly toned. £1500- The David Fore Collection Coins of British India 2000 2000 4000
1 706 Gold Original Proof 10-Rupees, 1875C, by all appearances an original proof, obv VICTORIA QUEEN (SW 5.3 ). Superb uncirculated with a minimum of hairlines. A slightly different ‘look’ from the coin in the previous lot, which helps the assessment of this coin as an original proof £5000-7000 5000 14000
1 707 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Gold Proof Restrike 10-Rupees, 1878C , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.20). Gem uncirculated with heavily frosted mature bust. £2000-2500 2000 8000
1 708 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Gold Proof Restrike 10-Rupees, 1879C, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.21). Gem uncirculated with heavily frosted m ature bust . £2000-2500 2000 7200
1 709 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Restrike 10-Rupees, 1879, off metal strike in silver, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS , mature bust (SW 6.22). In NGC holder, graded PF63, moderately toned and slightly overgraded. £1200-1500 1200 3200
1 710 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Gold Early Proof Restrike 15-Rupees, 1918 , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.2). A few light hairlines, but still choice uncirculated. £1500-2000 1500 2700
1 711 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver 15-Rupees, 1918, off metal strike in silver, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.4). In NGC holder, graded PF64, moderately toned and slightly overgraded. £500-800 500 2600
1 712 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Gold Proof Restrike Mohur, 1835B, obv WILLIAM IIII KING , no initial on truncation of dot after date, rev EAST INDIA COMPANY (SW 1.16). Heavily frosted bust, gem uncirculated. £2000-3000 2000 6600
1 713 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Gold Proof Restrike Mohur, 1841C, plain “4” in date, obv VICTORIA QUEEN , rev EAST INDIA COMPANY, earlier design with fuller vegetation (SW 3.9). Superb uncirculated. £1500-2000 1500 6800
1 714 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Gold Proof Restrike Mohur, 1862C, obv VICTORIA QUEEN , mature bust (SW 4.8). A little cloudy in part of the obverse field but choice uncirculated. £1500-2000 1500 4200
1 715 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Gold Proof Restrike Mohur, 1870C, obv VICTORIA QUEEN , young bust (SW 4.9). Numerous light hairlines from a poor attempt at cleaning, about uncirculated. £1000-1500 1000 3600
1 716 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Gold P roof Restrike Mohur, 1870C , obv VICTORIA QUEEN , mature b ust (SW 4.10). Numerous very light marks, about uncirculated . £1000-1500 1000 4200
1 717 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Mohur, 1870, off metal strike in silver , obv VICTORIA QUEEN , mature bust (SW 4.11). In NGC holder, graded PF64. £1200-1500 1200 3400
1 718 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Gold Early Proof Restrike Mohur, 1875C , obv VICTORIA QUEEN (SW 5.2). Numerous marks on the obverse, otherwise uncirculated. £1500-2000 1500 3000
1 719 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Mohur, 1878B, off-metal strike in silver, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.4). In NGC holder, graded PR64, small number of light marks. £1000-1500 1000 3200
1 720 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Gold Proof Restrike Mohur, 1878C, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS , young bust (SW 6.5). Gem uncirculated. £5000-8000 5000 25000
1 721 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Silver Proof Mohur, 1879, off metal strike in silver, young bust pattern, obverse A, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.8). In NGC holder, graded PF62, moderately toned and correctly graded. £1200-1500 1200 3200
1 722 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Gold Proof Restrike Mohur, 1879B, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS , young bust (SW 6.7). Gem proof with an amazing cameo from the frosted bust and proof fields. £4000-6000 4000 9000
1 723 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Gold Proof Restrike Mohur, 1885C , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.14). Lightly brushed but still very attractive, otherwise uncirculated. £2000-3000 2000 4600
1 724 The David Fore Collection Coins of British India Gold Early Proof Restrike 2-Mohurs, 1835C, obv WILLIAM IIII KING , rev EAST INDIA COMPANY (SW 1.4). Superb frosted bust, a few light marks in the fields, otherwise choice uncirculated. £10,000-15,000 10000 15000
2 725 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Copper Pattern 1/12-Anna 1861, obv VICTORIA QUEEN , coin die axis (SW 4.182; Pr 775). In NGC holder, graded PF63RB, deep mirrored surfaces. It is clear that the mint at this time cared about the patterns they produced. The attention to detail, even on small coins such as this, is hard to miss. £500-800 500 520
2 726 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Bronze Pattern Die Trial 1/12-Anna, 1904, obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR , rev counterstamped “1” the right of INDIA and ANNA, on the thinner flan of the series (SW 7.213; Pr 1051A). In NGC holder, graded MS64RB. We are defining this coin as a pattern due to the metal used. Both “1” and “2” countermarks are known to exist on these coins. It would make sense for these marks to demarcate the metal used for the trial with the “1” punched on the copper planchets, as these came first, and the “2” on the bronze planchets. However, this does not appear to be the case, so why was it done? £500-800 500 600
2 727 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Aluminium Pattern, 1/12-Anna 1909, off-metal strike in aluminium, obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR (SW 7.229). In PCGS holder, graded PR62. Opinions differ as to where these aluminium pieces fit in the Indian series. We have put them with the patterns on the basis that they were a genuine part of the mints plans to strike these minor coins in a metal other than bronze. This is supported by the fact that we have not seen aluminium as a metal that was ever available from the mint as restrikes. £500-800 500 1050
2 728 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Copper Pattern 1/12-Anna, 1941, obverse 1 , obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (as SW 9.227, where the price should be in the G3 spot). In NGC holder, graded PF63RB. This date is normally known with the second head. While this is an original striking, we believe this was intended as a pattern £400-600 400 Withdrawn
2 729 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Copper Pattern Piedfort 1/2-Pice, 1861, obv VICTORIA QUEEN (SW 4.173; Pr 707). In NGC holder, graded PF64RB, 30% mint red. There are a few light marks in the field and some light die rust in front of the Queen’s bust, which is most unusual. This was obviously struck with great care due to the deep mirrored fields but why the rust? There have not been any hints of restrikes of the 1861 coinage so this is probably not the answer. £800-1000 800 1300
2 730 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Copper Pattern 1/2-Pice, 1861, obv VICTORIA QUEEN (SW 4.174, this coin illustrated; Pr 708). In NGC holder, graded PF63RB, some very light marks that are hard to see without a good glass, and a spot on the reverse, which seems to be why it was graded “63”, it has the look of a better grade. £500-800 500 1650
2 731 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Copper Die Trial 1/2-Pice 18-- (c.1877), obv VICTORIA EMPRESS , “B” stamped the field behind the Queen’s head (SW states that this may be for Bombay), date shown as “18” only (SW 6.558, this coin illustrated). In NGC holder, graded PF62BN. £2000-3000 2000 3200
2 732 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Copper Pattern Die Trial 1/2-Pice, 1904, in copper rather than the bronze of the circulating coins , obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR , rev counterstamped “1”, thin flan (SW 7.188; Pr 1051A). In NGC holder, graded PF64BN. As with the 1/12-Anna in lot 726, we are calling this a Pattern due to the metal used. There is a “1” counterstamped on the reverse to the right of the space between PICE and INDIA. Note that this has been struck on a thinner planchet than the 1/2-Pice in the following lot which has been counterstamped “2”. £500-800 500 1100
2 733 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Bronze Pattern Die Trial 1/2-Pice, 1904, in bronze which was also used in the circulating coins , obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR , rev counterstamped “2”, thick flan (SW 7.189). In NGC holder, graded PF65RB. £500-800 500 1200
2 734 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Nickel Pattern 1/2-Pice, 1904, off-metal strike in nickel, obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR (SW 7.191). In NGC holder, graded PF65. It is not too far-fetched to imagine that, while all the work was being done on making the patterns for the 1904-1906 Annas, this piece, of similar size, was struck. Possibly as an experiment in the use of aluminium as a metal for the circulating coins or just for a bit of fun. £800-1200 800 1700
2 735 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Aluminium Pattern 1/2-Pice, 1909, off-metal strike in aluminium, obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR (SW 7.205). In NGC holder, graded PF61, it would seem that NGC was quite conservative in the grading of this. £500-800 500 1700
2 736 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Copper Pattern 1/4-Anna mule, 1833, obverse of the 1835 large letters 1/4-Annas, reverse of the 1833 Bombay 1/4-Annas, rev EAST INDIA COMPANY, coin die axis (SW 185, this coin illustrated; Pr 139). In NGC holder, graded PF63 RB, reverse is full red while the obverse is toned in the lettering and design but the fields are mostly red. £1500-2000 1500 1750
2 737 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Copper Pattern 1/4-Anna, 1849, obv struck with the small letters of the 1835 series , rev EAST INDIA COMPANY (SW 3.73; Pr 150). In NGC holder, graded PF65RB, 30% mint red. £1000-1500 1000 1800
2 738 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Copper Pattern 1/4-Anna, 1861, obv VICTORIA QUEEN , rev both numerals “1” in the date are the same (SW 4.160; Pr 596). In NGC holder, graded PF64RB, very pleasing with deep mirrored surfaces. £800-1000 800 1800
2 739 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Copper Pattern 1/4-Anna, 1861, obv VICTORIA QUEEN , rev last “1” of the date is the Roman numeral (SW 4.161; Pr 597). In NGC holder, graded PR62BN, erroneously identified as “Pridmore 599”, the fields are not as mirror-like as the coin in the previous lot. £600-800 600 1400
2 740 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Bronze Pattern Die Trial 1/4-Anna, 1904, in bronze rather than the usual copper for this date, obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR , rev counterstamped “1” (SW 7.163; Pr 1051A). In NGC holder, graded PF64BN. The reverse counterstamped “1” in a similar position to that on the coins in lots 726 and 732, however, it does appear that a different “1” punch was used on each piece. The base of the digit is very slightly different. This is coin is bronze, but the thickness of the planchet does not match our records for either bronze or copper. £800-1000 800 1600
2 741 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Copper Pattern 1/4-Anna, 1904 , obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR (SW 7.156; Pr 1051). In NGC holder, graded PF63BN. Three of these coins are known to exist, but with only two available to private collectors (this and one in a collection in Canada), the third is in the Calcutta Museum. This is one of the most attractive patterns struck in the whole British India series. The careful balance in the design of the lettering, the bullocks and farmer in the farming scene is most appealing. £8000-10,000 800 1700
2 742 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Cupro-nickel Pattern 1/4-Anna, 1906, off-metal strike in nickel, struck on the copper-sized planchet, obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR (SW 7.172). Small reverse edge knock, has been lightly polished but still an attractive mint state. One of only two known to exist. Nickel would have been a viable metal for the lower denomonations but availability and cost would have been two of the deciding factors to remain with copper. £2000-3000 2000 2600
2 743 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Aluminium Pattern 1/4-Anna, 1908, off-metal strike in aluminium , obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR ( SW 7.177). Some aluminium oxidation, otherwise uncirulated, it would probably grade as “PF60 ”. £600-800 600 1200
2 744 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Copper Early Proof Restrike 1/4-Anna mule, 1938(B), obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR , portrait of George V, but dated during the reign of George VI (not listed in SW). Uncirculated Proof. A nice companion piece to the 1/2-Anna (lot 751) and the 2-Annas (lots 777 and 778, though dated 1937) patterns with the same muling, although this piece clearly struck later than they were. £1500-2000 1500 2000
2 745 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Bronze Pattern Pice, 1943, obv central hole with Imperial crown above, the hole divides the date , ONE PICE INDIA , rev central hole surrounded by a wreath divided into four parts, on three of the four parts is an incuse inscription of the value in three languages (SW 9.236; Pr 1091). In PCGS holder, graded PR62RD. A most impressive design, unlike anything else produced by the India mints. £2000-3000 2000 3400
2 746 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Bronze Pattern Pice, 1945, obv INDIA, crown above, rev flower each side of the numeral “1”, lotus on one side and rose on the other (SW 9.264; Pr 1092). In NGC holder, graded MS65BN. In the Stevens & Weir reference, the last sentence of the description for this entry should read “1945 above a large 1 and PIE below” £1000-1500 1000 1150
2 747 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Silver Pattern 1/2-Anna, 1835, off-metal strike in silver , rev EAST INDIA COMPANY , reeded edge (SW 1.77). In NGC holder, graded PF65. It is hard to rationalise why this exists. Most likely a numismatist of the time put in an order for a few to be struck. Four are believed to exist. Maybe to add to the appeal of these coins, a reeded edge was added that was not used on any of the circulating pieces. It is also quite possible that these were special presentation pieces £2000-3000. 2000 3200
2 748 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Copper Pattern 1/2-Anna, 1904, on the same size planchets as the 1862-1877 circulating 1/2-Anna coinage , obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR , 31mm (SW 7.153). In NGC holder, graded PF63BN. ex G Hearn collection ex F Steinberg ex Kaslove collection, sold to David Fore in private trade for US$30,000 There are only three of these coins known to exist, of which only two are available to private collectors (this and the example in the Jacobs collection), the third is in the Calcutta Museum. Clearly the Mint Master was thinking “outside of the box” when he decided to strike a few of these. Yes, the Rupee die was available as the obverse, but a fresh reverse die was made to strike this 31mm coin I have seen one of the other coins in an NGC holder, graded PF63, and there is no doubt that the Fore piece here is more attractive. It should really be graded PF65 £20,000-30,000. 20000 20000
2 749 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Cupro-nickel Uniface Pattern of the Reverse of the 1/2-Anna, 1908, on a large flan the size of the circulating Anna (SW 7.155/7.154; Pr 1073). In NGC holder, graded MS61. There are no other examples of any other coin like this in the whole British India series. So it probably is not an official strike. It was likely to have been struck in the mint but only as a unofficial experiment, not as a serious attempt for a pattern 1/2-Anna £1000-1500 1000 760
2 750 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Cupro-nickel Pattern 1/2-Anna, 1908 , obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR (SW 7.154; Pr 1073). In NGC holder, graded PF64. It is quite interesting to try to follow the design processes for this denomination as it moves from the large 31mm flan in 1904 to this small 18mm flan coin in just four years. It would be another 32 years before this denomination entered circulation again, then it was much the same size as this coin but of a completely different design. £2000-3000 2000 3200
2 751 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Cupro-nickel Pattern 1/2-Anna mule, 1938 , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR , bust of George V, who had died two years earlier (SW 8.333; Pr 1095). In NGC holder, graded PF64. Again thoughts in the mint had turned to a circulating 1/2-Anna, so the Calcutta mint engraver, A P Spencer, produced the reverse die using the same planchet shape as the 1921 pattern Anna. No current obverse die was available to use so a George V die was selected in place of it. It is believed that up to four pieces were struck. £2000-3000 2000 4200
2 752 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Copper Pattern 1/2-Anna, 1943, off-metal strike in copper , obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (SW 9.202). In NGC holder, graded MS65RB, a glossy, most attractive coin with about 40% mint red. It is no surprise that the mint considered striking all the minor coins in copper, most countries in the world did just that. In the end, it was probably the need of copper for the war effort that prevented them from using it for the 1/2-Annas, especially when one looks at the mintages of more than 400 million 1/2-Annas for 1943 alone. £800-1000 800 1800
2 753 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Nickel Pattern Anna, 1904, obv INDIA EMPIRE 1904 around central hole, ornate “E” to either side, rev ANNA 1 above central hole, palm tree to left, “ 1 ANNA ” in Urdu below (SW 7.120; Pr 1056). In NGC holder, graded PF64. It really is quite amazing how much effort went into the making of patterns for such an inconsequential coin, but we are fortunate that they did as this allows us to try to add them to our collections. £1500-2000 1500 3200
2 754 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Nickel Pattern Anna, 1904, struck in nickel on a smaller planchet than most of this series, obv EDWARD VII KING AND EMPEROR around bare head of the king right, rev large numeral “1”, value in Persian and Nagri to either side, ONE ANNA 1904 around (SW 7.125; Pr 1061). In NGC holder, graded PF55, with light mishandling. There are silver strikings known for this piece (see the following lot), perhaps the smaller planchet was due to some consideration of making this a silver issue. One would like to think that the mishandling of this coin happened due to the discussion on the nature of this piece, as it was on a nickel planchet, and therefore handled more by contemporary mint officials £1500-2000 1500 2200
2 755 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Silver Pattern Anna, 1904, as the coin in the previous lot but struck in silver, obv EDWARD VII KING AND EMPEROR around bare head of the king right, rev large numeral “1”, value in Persian and Nagri to either side, ONE ANNA 1904 around (SW 7.127). In NGC holder, graded PF63, moderately toned. Pridmore states that an example of this coin exists in tin. It is possible that he was actually referring to this coin, as he has no silver piece listed. Silver really would not have been a practical metal for this issue as the obverse is almost identical to the 1/4-Rupee. What else then could have been the rationale behind this issue? £2000-3000 2000 3800
2 756 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Nickel Pattern Anna, 1904, as the coins in the previous two lots but with the letter “N” struck on the reverse at 8 o’clock, obv EDWARD VII KING AND EMPEROR around bare head of the king right, rev large numeral “1”, value in Persian and Nagri to either side, ONE ANNA 1904 around (SW 7.126). In NGC holder, certified “Proof Details Environmental Damage”, most of this damage is on the obverse and is quite odd in appearance in that it is very patchy . The assumption is that the “N” countermark is to designate the metal (nickel) for the contemporary decision makers. £1500-2000 1500 2000
2 757 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Nickel Pattern Anna, 1905, obv central hole with an ornate “E” on either side, INDIAN EMPIRE 1905 around, rev large “1” through the hole, ANNA across the centre, a decorative diamond surrounds this, on the four sides of the diamond is the value in four native languages, Urdu, Telugi, Nagri and Bengali, coin die axis (SW 7.130, die axis not listed in SW; Pr 1057). In NGC holder, graded PF63. £2000-3000 2000 5200
2 758 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Nickel Pattern Anna, 1905, edge of 24 scallops, otherwise as the currency issue except for a smaller portrait of King Edward, obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR , coin die axis (SW 7.131, die axis not listed in SW; Pr 1066). In NGC holder, graded PR64, nicely frosted bust with quite deep Proof surfaces on the obverse. The colour is also a little different from the original proofs of the 1907-1910 issues so there is probably a slightly different nickel content. £1500-2000 1500 3400
2 759 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Nickel Pattern Anna, 1905, edge of 16 scallops, otherwise as above but with a change in the nickel content, closer to that which was actually used on the currency coins, obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR (SW 7.132, this coin illustrated; Pr 1067). In NGC holder, graded PF60, graded thus due to old cleaning and a little corrosion on the obverse edge, seemingly lacquered after the corrosion appeared, still quite attractive. £1500-2000 1500 2800
2 760 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Silver Pattern Anna, 1905, as above but struck in silver , obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR (SW 7.133; Pr 1068). In NGC holder, graded PF62, nicely frosted bust but a number of handling marks. Pridmore states that these are.925 silver, but why was a fineness like this required for a low value coin? The coin here honestly has the look of a lower fineness of silver. One would expect that the mint was able to experiment with content mix, but with some sound reasoning behind it, to date there has been no access to any records that may exist of this at the mint. What is ideally needed for all these patterns is a proper assay of the metal content. £2000-3000 2000 3800
2 761 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Copper Pattern Anna, 1905, as above but struck in copper, obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR (SW 7.134; Pr 1069). In NGC holder, graded MS64BN, a touch of mint red on the reverse, but without any heavy polishing to the dies. This has a die break through the O of EMPEROR, so presumably this coin was one of the last struck from this set of dies. It is unusual to see a die break on a coin of which only a few were struck, but this is how they learned what was needed for the striking of these various metals. £1500-2000 1500 3000
2 762 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Nickel Pattern Anna, 1905, edge of 12 scallops as the currency issue but still not the same nickel mix that was eventually used, reverse edge is unfinished compared to the final product, the obverse edge is as issued while the planchet is slightly smaller, obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR (SW 7.135; Pr 1070A). In NGC holder, graded PF63, nicely frosted bust with mirrored fields on the obverse. All of these pieces have seen more care in the production of the obverse than the reverse, maybe in respect for the King? £1500-2000 1500 2700
2 763 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Silver Pattern Anna, 1905, as above but in silver , obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR (SW 7.136, this coin illustrated; Pr 1070B). In NGC holder, graded PF63, pleasantly toned. Pridmore also calls this.925 fineness but the silver content is probably actually lower, see footnote to lot 760. £2000-3000 2000 4000
2 764 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Cupro-nickel Pattern Anna, 1906, edge with 16 double bars , obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR (SW 7.138, this coin illustrated; Pr 1065). In NGC holder, graded PF62. It is a little difficult to understand why this edge was considered. Maybe as some form of “nod” to the scalloped edge or just to make it easier to recognise when viewed from the edge. It would not be difficult to counterfeit these double bars so any security initiative would be hard to believe. £1500-2000 1500 2000
2 765 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Cupro-nickel Pattern Anna, 1906B , obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR , 3.90g (SW 7.140; Pr 925 and 1072). In NGC holder, graded MS63. Pridmore has this coin listed under patterns as well as currency coins. The mint records show that they struck 200,000 of this date but this is very hard to believe because of the rarity of the date in commerce today. We have not seen any circulated examples which would suggest that this was a special coin, appreciated by contemporary numismatists, but only as a date, not as a pattern of proof. We have seen some that are early strikes from fresh dies but not struck to proof standards. Maybe these were used as examples to be given to mint officials. Hopefully, the next updated SW reference would list this as one date known in “uncirculated”, with the Pr 1072 ignored and the Pr 1071 as a separate pattern. £2000-3000 2000 3600
2 766 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. White Metal Pattern Anna, 1906, 12 scallops, large “1” for the denomination, otherwise as the currency design , obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR (SW 7.142; Pr 1071). In NGC holder, graded PF60 SILVER, see footnote. NGC have described this coin as silver, Pridmore implies that it is “white metal” which is probably closer to the truth. It has been lacquered but it looks mostly nickel. However, this is not the same mixture as the currency coins. SW lists these in with the currency issues but a rethink of their placement may be sensible in order to separate them from all the other patterns. It is easy to understand why this was done as they do look essentially like the currency coins. There does need to be some acknowledgement of the metal mix, the large “1” and its true status as a pattern. £1500-2000 1500 2900
2 767 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Cupro-nickel Pattern Anna, 1911 , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.276; Pr 241). In NGC holder, graded PF64 ORIGINAL, extremely rare, possibly unique. ex Diana collection, Baldwin’s Auction 54, 6 May 2008, lot 408, and still the only one we are aware of. This date was not struck for circulation, but with the four piece original proof set available in this auction also (lot 828); it would seem to be a bit of a “fifth wheel”! The obverse is not of the “pig” variety, as used on the 1911 coinage, which would indicate a slightly later production, probably 1912. We have only seen one boxed set of the 1911 coinage and there was no space for this coin. This could suggest that this coin was made in anticipation for a large production of the 1912 coinage, by striking an example to show what they would look like. £8000-10,000 8000 10500
2 768 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Nickel Pattern Anna, 1921, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.271, this coin illustrated; Pr 1080). In NGC holder, graded PF63, reverse spots. One would have thought that this design would have been easier to produce than the scalloped edge of the circulating coins of the time, but obviously this idea didn’t go any farther than a few patterns. Studying the reverse, there seems to have been some sort of plating (chromium?) of the coin and the spots have partially eaten through this. The plating might have been part of the intent at the time to change the metal content of this series too. £2000-3000 2000 1900
2 769 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Gold Pattern Restrike Anna, 1921, off-metal strike in gold , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.273). In NGC holder, graded PF63 EARLY RESTRIKE. Rather than being early restrike as identified by NGC, this was probably struck close to the end of the series along with many of the other known gold restrikes. The most likely scenario is that they were struck at the request of someone close to a ranking mint official. £5000-8000 5000 8000
2 770 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Cupro-nickel Pattern Anna, 1929 , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.274; Pr 1083). In NGC holder, graded MS65 (sic), beautiful glossy fields. In 1929 it seems that there was some thought at the mint to change the design of the Anna slightly, perhaps in the hope of increasing the longevity to the dies. They tried to make the rims a little different, wider and more rounded, as on this piece. It appears that nothing came of these ideas except for the few patterns known today. £1500-2000 1500 2200
2 771 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Cupro-nickel Pattern Anna, 1929 , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.275; Pr 1084). In NGC holder, graded PF65. This was a second attempted redesign. Very similar to the Anna in the lot above but with slightly smaller letters and a slightly wider and flatter rim. As new dies had to be made specifically in order to produce these (the coin listed as SW 8.274 used the regular size letters of the currency coins), there was more care in their production and, as a result, we have nicely polished dies to give these their proof look. £2000-3000 2000 3500
2 772 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Iron Trial Strike 2-Annas, 1841 , obv VICTORIA QUEEN , obverse 1, 2-Annas dies with the obverse 2 dies used for the reverse, 9 berries in the wreath (SW 2.49). In NGC holder, graded MS63. It is a little difficult to understand why this exists. It is struck in iron, which is obvious when you inspect the edge, clad in brass or lower fineness gold and then two “X” stamps were punched into the obverse field. Rather a lot of work to cancel a die! An interesting piece of Indian mint history never the less. £2000-3000 2000 3800
2 773 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Silver Pattern 2-Annas, 1861 , obv VICTORIA QUEEN , coin die axis (SW 4.138; Pr 480, where it is called “thick edge”). In NGC holder, graded PF63. The difference is weight is inconsequential, perhaps 0.04g, but it does look a touch thicker. £1500-2000 1500 1350
2 774 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Silver Pattern 2-Annas, 1861 , obv VICTORIA QUEEN , coin die axis (SW 4.139; Pr 481). In NGC holder, graded PF63, dark grey tone. This has the same toning as the 1861 Pattern 1/4-Rupee in this auction (lot 779), so it is very likely to have been part of the same set for some time in order to acquire this grey colour. £1000-1500 1000 1150
2 775 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Silver Pattern 2-Annas, 1861 , obv VICTORIA QUEEN , medal die axis (SW 4.141; Pr 481). In NGC holder, graded PF65, very attractively toned. £1500-2000 1500 2100
2 776 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Brass Pattern 2-Annas, 1917, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR , coin die axis (SW 8.193, this coin illustrated, where it is listed as copper-nickel; Pr 1078, where it is listed as nickel). In NGC holder, graded PF62. It is a shame that something so rare and important was improperly stored for some time, but that is what we are left with today. An important coin nonetheless. £20,000-30,000 20000 14000
2 777 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Cupro-nickel Pattern 2-Annas mule, 1937, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.219, this coin illustrated; Pr 1094). In NGC holder, erroneously graded as MS65 (should be PR65). As with the 1938 Pattern 1/2-Anna mule (lot 751), this coin was prepared by the engraver, A P Spencer, at the Calcutta mint for the coinage of George VI. Because no George VI obverse dies had yet been received by the mint “they used a punch of the obverse head of 1936” and this remains as the common reasoning behind the existence of this coin. There is great beauty in the simplicity in the design of this coin. It is believed that up to four of these were produced. £4000-6000 4000 5000
2 778 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Cupro-nickel Pattern 2-Annas mule, 1937, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR , same die as the coin in the previous lot, rev slight changes in the design, including a larger “2” that is much closer to the final design used on the George VI circulating coins (SW 8.218, this coin illustrated; Pr 1093). In NGC holder, erroneously graded as MS63 (should be PR63). £4000-6000 4000 4200
2 779 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Silver Pattern 1/4-Rupee, 1861 , obv VICTORIA QUEEN , coin die axis (SW 4.127; Pr 371). In NGC holder, graded PF63, probably lacquered at some time in the past and then the lacquer removed with a rather harsh hand leaving it toned a dark grey. £1500-2000 1500 1750
2 780 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Copper Pattern 1/4-Rupee, 1904 , obv EDWARD VII KING AND EMPEROR (SW 7.7, this coin illustrated; see Pr 1075, listed a “nickel or white metal” flan, not in copper). In NGC holder, graded MS63BN . This is the first date for a scalloped edge coin. Pridmore has two possible reasons for its existence but only the first really makes any sense, where he writes “possibly a test striking for scalloped edges using existing dies”. £2000-3000 2000 2600
2 781 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Silver Pattern 1/2-Rupee, 1835B , obv WILLIAM IIII KING , medal die axis (SW 1.5, this coin illustrated; Pr 180). In NGC holder, graded PF62, lacquered with numerous hairlines. Due to lack of working dies from Calcutta, a Bombay mint engraver, whose surname was Merlen, made Rupee and 1/2-Rupee dies and one or two examples of each coin were struck with these dies. However, as a possible design for a circulating coin, these did not pass muster either and have come to us today as very rare “what could have been” coins. £10,000-15,000 10000 6000
2 782 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Silver Pattern 1/2-Rupee, 1861 , obv VICTORIA QUEEN , centre jewel in the Queen’s crown does not have any pearls around it, coindie axis (SW 4.114; Pr 250). In NGC holder, graded PF55. ex Pridmore collection SW states that there are two varieties of this coin with different placements of the “1”in the date on the reverse, however, this and the coin in the following lot appear to be from the same reverse die and have the same placement of the “1”. £1500-2000 1500 1900
2 783 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Silver Pattern 1/2-Rupee, 1861, obv VICTORIA QUEEN , centre jewel has pearls around it, coin die axis (SW 4.115; Pr 251). In NGC holder, graded PF60, it appears to have received this low grade for the hairlines that are now mostly covered by the tone. £2000-3000 2000 2000
2 784 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Original Cupro-nickel Proof Set, 8-Annas (2), 4-Annas (2), 2-Anna (2) and Anna (2), 1919C , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR , in fitted case with a small silver plaque that reads WITH THE COMPLIMENTS OF THE MASTER OF THE MINT CALCUTTA 1919 , a silver crown mounted above the plaque (SW 8.129, 8.183, 8.226, 8.291). Choice Proofs, the case is perfectly sound but the edges are a little worn from the handling of past collectors who have owned the set. (8) Two of each denomination in order to present both the obverse and reverse. One of the few sets complete with box that has been seen outside of India - another centrepiece for any collection. £15,000-20,000 15000 16000
2 785 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Silver Original Proof 1/2-Rupee, 1943L , obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (SW 9.60; Pr 366). In NGC holder, graded PF64. The Lahore mint experimented with moving the mintmark on the 1/2-Rupee this year. They put it in the middle thistle of the set of three at the bottom left and right. The right side has the L mm backwards. This is the only time we see this. £800-1000 800 1550
2 786 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Silver Pattern Rupee, 1834, obv GULIELMUS IIII D:G: BRITANNIAR: REX: F:D: , plain edge (SW 1.21; Pr 169). In NGC holder, graded AU55. This is the first pattern struck for the new coinage planned for India. Struck on a thick flan with plain edge and a weight of c.11.6g. It is likely that no later strikes are known as listed in ‘comments’ in the SW book. This pattern is unusual for two reasons: the thick dumpy flan and the large obverse die break, which is known on all the pieces. £10,000-15,000 10000 13000
2 787 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Silver Pattern Rupee, 1834, obv GULIELMUS IIII D:G: BRITT. ET IND. REX. , plain edge (SW 1.22; Pr 170). In NGC holder, graded PF64. Now we have the size of the Rupee that we will watch transform over the next 133 years. The Governor General complained about the incongruity of the Latin legend on the obverse and the English legend on the reverse. The coin in the previous lot (SW 1.21) also had the same issue, but no complaints. Maybe the Governor General had not actually seen the first piece, after all it was not anything to be really proud of with die break. Despite this issue, a number of these were struck, perhaps even 10 pieces, for what reason though it is impossible to say. £10,000-15,000 10000 10000
2 788 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Silver Pattern Rupee, undated (1834), obv WILLIAM IIII KING , his portrait right, rev a lion facing right with a palm tree above BRITISH INDIA in exergue (SW 1.31; Pr 176). In NGC holder, graded AU55, dark grey tone. It is a little difficult to understand why this was considered because it is undated and looks like a medal. The fact that there is a gold striking of this does reinforce the thinking that this was intended more as a medallic issue, than as a design for a coin. £10,000-15,000 10000 10000
2 789 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Silver Pattern Rupee, 1834, obv WILLIAM IIII KING , reeded edge (SW 1.25; Pr 172). In NGC holder, graded PF55, obverse edge knock. Although lightly cleaned and not particularly well looked after, as it should have been, it is still the finest piece that we were able to find in all the years of searching. £10,000-15,000 10000 6200
2 790 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Silver Pattern Rupee, 1834, obv WILLIAM IIII KING , plain edge (SW 1.26, Pr 173). In NGC holder, graded PF61. Many would assume that a plain edge would be struck before a reeded edge, because it is the least important part of a pattern coin, but Pridmore does not agree. £10,000-15,000 10000 6000
2 791 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Silver Early Proof Restrike Rupee, 1834, obv WILLIAM IIII KING , struck in the 19th century, 32mm (SW 1.27; Pr 174). In NGC holder, graded PR63, erroneously identified as “Pr 175”, beautifully toned and a lovely example of this Proof. ex Sir John Wheeler collection, Baldwin’s Auction 22, 2 May 2000, lot 193 £5000-8000 5000 5600
2 792 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Silver Early Proof Restrike Rupee, 1834 , obv WILLIAM IIII KING , 31mm (SW 128; Pr 175). In NGC holder, graded PF65, which may be a little generous for the obverse, darkly toned mostly in blues. We have to re-examine the diameter parameters for these coins, as we have two coins here that are larger than the listed diameters. £5000-8000 5000 5200
2 793 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Silver Proof Restrike Rupee mule, 1835, obv of the pattern (SW 129), rev of the currency issue with 19 berries, 30mm (SW 130). In NGC holder, graded PF61. £1500-2000 1500 2000
2 794 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Silver Pattern Rupee, 1835, obv WILLIAM IIII KING in very small letters, R.S. on truncation, medal die axis (SW 1.32; Pr 178). In NGC holder, graded PF62, evenly and pleasantly toned. ex Brand collection It is easy to see why this design was not chosen due to the weakness in the letters and the reverse design. However, it is believed that this obverse die was strengthened somewhat and the coin put into circulation for a short time (see SW 137). £10,000-15,000 10000 12000
2 795 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Gold Proof Set of the Currency Coins, Rupee, 1/2-Rupee and 1/4-Rupee, 1835C, obv WILLIAM IIII KING (S W 1.44, 1.56, 1.67). All in NGC holders, first graded PF61, the others graded PF63. (3) It is believed that this set was known about as far back as the 19th century, although probably later in the century due to the die rust on the Rupee. Records indicate that Spink sold one of these sets in the early 1980s, but we are unsure if this is the same set £50,000-80,000. 50000 80000
2 796 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Silver Pattern Rupee, 1839, prepared by an Indian engraver (possibly Jewran Shamji) at the Bombay mint, obv VICTORIA QUEEN , young head left, rev EAST INDIA COMPANY , value within wreath, edge grained (SW 2.8; Pr 181; KM Pn14). Gem Proof, moderately toned. ex Nobleman collection, March 1922, lot 581 (part) ex Brand collection, 14 June 1985, lot 212 ex Sir John Wheeler collection, Baldwin’s Auction 22, 2 May 2000, lot 197 This is probably the most important coin in the Fore collection. Due to crossed wires between Dr Fore and myself we had to move heaven and earth to buy this from the Wheeler collection in 2000 for just under £30,000. Wheeler purchased it from Andre de Clermont who had bought it at the Brand auction for less than US$3,000. There is a great deal still unknown about this coin. All Pridmore has to say is “Pattern prepared by a native at the Bombay Mint. Submitted to the Supreme Government in Feb., 1839 but rejected”, He does not add much in his writings on the History of the East India Company, except to say that the Bombay engraver of this coin is not named but that in 1838 the die cutter and engraver at the mint was one Jewran Shamji. An early 20th century catalogue of the coins in the Calcutta mint states that two of these reside there, but are they still there today? This piece is a joy to behold. The next owner will certainly go down into history as someone who owned one of the most important coins of British India. £60,000-80,000 60000 110000
2 797 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Uniface Obverse Test Strike of the Rupee in Pewter, 1839, for the new Rupees of Victoria, probably designed by Kenneth Dass at the Calcutta mint to give an indication of the size and design that would be needed for the upcoming circulating coins, obv VICTORIA QUEEN. In NGC holder, graded MS63. £4000-6000 4000 6200
2 798 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Silver Original Pattern Rupee, 1849 , obv VICTORIA QUEEN , plain edge (SW 3.31; Pr 84). In NGC holder, graded PF66 ULTRA CAMEO. While the circulating coins for Victoria dated to 1840, work was being done in the early 1850s to get a new coinage into production. But it can be speculated that the 1849s original plain edge issues were struck at the Tower Mint for some special occasion. They have the deepest mirror fields and frostiest bust of all of the coins of this era. Pridmore states that the coins were struck from dies engraved by William Wyon at the Royal Mint, London, but it is possible that he had some of these struck in London before the dies were shipped off to India, where they sat in Calcutta and then Bombay to be used occassionally over the next 115 years or so for the reeded edge restrikes. £5000-8000 5000 19000
2 799 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Silver Proof/Pattern Restrike Rupee, 1849 , obv VICTORIA QUEEN , reeded edge (SW 3.31). In NGC holder, graded PF65, attractively toned. It is interesting that there were no new dies made for this date in its 120 year or so history. This means that good care taken of these dies. Any thoughts of adding the reeded edge did not take place until late in the 19th century. £3000-5000 3000 6200
2 800 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Silver Proof/Pattern Restrike 1/2-Rupee and 1/4-Rupee, 1849, obv VICTORIA QUEEN , reeded edge (SW 3.43, 3.59). Both in NGC holders, graded PR65 and PF63 respectively, there is no real reason for this low grade on the 1/4-Rupee other than the usual die polish on the reverse. (2) £3000-5000 3000 4200
2 801 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Silver Original Pattern 1/2-Rupee, 1/4-Rupee and 2-Annas, 1849 , obv VICTORIA QUEEN , plain edge proofs (SW 3.44, 3.60). All in NGC holders, graded PF65 CAMEO, PF67 and PF64 CAMEO respectively, all nicely toned. (3) For all collectors who have wondered how to tell original proofs from restrikes, inspection of this set would show what an original proof really looks like. The beauty of it would still some of these questions. £10,000-15,000 10000 18000
2 802 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Silver Proof Restrike Mules, Rupee, 1/2-Rupee, 1/4-Rupee and 2-Annas, 1849 , obv VICTORIA QUEEN (SW 3.32 (25 berries), 3.45, 3.61, 3.72). All in NGC holders, graded PF64, PF64, PF63 and PF64 respectively, the 1/2-Rupee and Rupee are both brilliant (having been together since they were struck), the 1/4-Rupee has 50% blue tone, the 2-Annas has a grey and blue tone. (4) The 2-Annas for all three of these types of sets are rarer than the larger coins. £5000-8000 5000 6200
2 802 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Silver Proof Restrike Mules, Rupee, 1/2-Rupee, 1/4-Rupee and 2-Annas, 1849 , obv VICTORIA QUEEN (SW 3.32 (25 berries), 3.45, 3.61, 3.72). All in NGC holders, graded PF64, PF64, PF63 and PF64 respectively, the 1/2-Rupee and Rupee are both brilliant (having been together since they were struck), the 1/4-Rupee has 50% blue tone, the 2-Annas has a grey and blue tone. (4) The 2-Annas for all three of these types of sets are rarer than the larger coins. £5000-8000 5000 6200
2 803 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Silver Pattern Piedfort Rupee, 1860 , obv VICTORIA QUEEN , L.C. WYON below the bust (SW 4.29; Pr 48). In NGC holder, graded PF65, beautifully toned. This is one of the most impressive coins in this sale. The date, the double thickness, the quality (there are too many mishandled patterns due to the fact that they are almost always made for non-numismatists) all combine to make this a very special coin. £10,000-15,000 10000 18000
2 804 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Silver Pattern Rupee, 1861 , obv VICTORIA QUEEN , plain edge, medal die axis (as SW 4.31, this coin illustrated; as Pr 49, but the reverse right top bulb has thick lips and two extra lines engraved into the bulb, the design of the inside of the flower is more strongly engraved, and there is the die cut on the top left leaf). In NGC holder, graded PF64 . ex Brand collection It is quite difficult to discern if the bust is broader or normal, they all seem to be 16mm at the lower part of the bust. SW has this as reverse II. There is no indentation at the lower part of the bust. There is a third reverse. £5000-8000 5000 5400
2 805 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Silver Pattern Rupee, 1861 , obv VICTORIA QUEEN , plain edge, medal die axis (SW 4.35; Pr 49). In NGC holder, graded PF65 P.E. COIN ALIGNMENT MODIFIED REVERSE. If five people were asked to inspect five 1861 Pattern Rupees, you would probably be offered five different descriptions of what to look at. The differences are so minor that it makes it difficult to describe the details. There are a few easy differences, such as die axis and edge but to describe the minor changes in the design is most challenging. So, while trying to acknowledge what Pridmore and SW have to say, this coin is Pr 49 with SW reverse 1, coin die axis, plain edge, top right bulb under the top flower has small thin lips for the opening of the bough. No indentation at the lower part of the bust. (which is what SW calls the broader bust, but it would be better if we just called the two busts with and without lower central indentation. One would imagine the indentation “variety” came first as an unfinished die). £5000-8000 5000 5600
2 806 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Silver Pattern Rupee, 1861 , obv VICTORIA QUEEN , indentation at lower part of bust, weak L. C. WYON below the bust, rev top flower is different in that the inside of the flower bud design itself is raised for the flower but it comes from a flat field, so it is actually quite different from the reverse I and II in SW, plain edge, coin die axis (SW 4.35). In NGC holder, graded PF63 CAMEO. Other very minor differences in the design can be found, please see footnote to the previous lot. £5000-8000 5000 5000
2 807 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Silver Pattern Rupee, 1861 , obv VICTORIA QUEEN , plain edge, coin die axis (as SW 4.31; as Pr 49). Uncirculated Proof. Only part of the “L” of L. C. Wyon is evident which suggests one of two things; that the initials were very weak to start with, or a number were struck and the initials wore down quickly. It would not be surprising to hear that 50 of these were struck to show to various officials in London and India, but that the majority were subsequently turned in to be melted down and, therefore, we are fortunate to have the few pieces available today. £5000-8000 5000 4600
2 808 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Copper Pattern Rupee, 1861, obverse A , obv VICTORIA QUEEN , L.C. WYON below the bust, medal die axis (as SW 4.33 except for the obverse). Uncirculated Proof. Some people have asked why there are different die axes on these coins. It was probably the mint’s way to test die flow and what pressure was needed to strike the coins so that the full design was filled in. Copper was an inexpensive metal to use to test these things. £4000-6000 4000 3200
2 809 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. S ilver Pattern Rupee, 1867 , obv VICTORIA QUEEN , L.C.W. at the base of the bust, plain edge, medal die axis (SW 4.108, listed wit h and without L.C.W. backwards: obverse A has the L.C.W. , obverse B has no L.C.W. ; Pr 108). In NGC holder, graded PF62. With quite a different bust to than that which ended up being used on the circulating coinage. £10,000-15,000 10000 13000
2 810 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Si lver Pattern Rupee, 1867, obv VICTORIA QUEEN , without L.C.W. at the base of the bust, although there is a blank area for placement, the obverse lettering is small and probably would not handle long term use in circulation, reeded edge, die axis ­¯ (SW 4.109; Pr 110). In NGC holder, graded PF64 . It is possible to imagine that if Queen Victoria saw this bust she would have said she did not find it very flattering. It was probably a good representation of how she looked (based on the images on some of the English Pattern coins) but that doesn’t mean she had to like it. £10,000-15,000 10000 14000
2 811 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Uniface Reverse Strike of the Pattern Rupee in Pewter/Tin, 1867, minor difference in the design over the previous two pieces, especially in the lower flower, the centre is cross hatched on the silver pieces but plain on this piece (SW 4.112; Pr 111B). In NGC holder, graded PF63. It is interesting that they went to this much work on a coin that would never be put into circulation. With these differences it strongly suggests that they were not produced in the manner that Pridmore suggests “with molten tin poured over the silver piece”. £5000-8000 5000 2000
2 812 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Copper Pattern/Die Trials, 1/2-Rupee (no mintmark), 1/4-Rupee and 2-Annas, 1884B, off-metal strikes in copper , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.192, 6.278, 6.383, where the listing should be under mintmark “Br”). All in NGC holders, graded MS63BN, MS64BN and MS63BN respectively, all with a touch of mint red. (3) This is the year that the Mint seems to have started striking some of its coins in copper. Whether to test the dies or as inexpensive examples to be given out it may never be known. The copper pieces disappear by 1892, but by then they have become a very serious issue struck to proof standards. £2000-3000 2000 2400
2 813 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Copper Die Trial Rupee, 1885C, off-metal strike in copper , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS , reeded edge, coin die axis (SW 6.81). In NGC holder, graded MS64BN, some lustre on the reverse and some darker streaking on the obverse. £1000-1500 1000 2200
2 814 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Copper Pattern Rupee, 1887B, obverse C2 , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS , reverse 1, the B mintmark is struck backwards, reeded edge, coin die axis (SW 6.99, where value is marked as “NV”, now, with this piece we will know what it is currently worth). In NGC holder, graded MS63BN. £700-900 700 1400
2 815 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Uniface Copper “Pattern” Set, Rupee (2), 1/2-Rupee (2), 1/4-Rupee (2) and 2-Annas (2), 1891B , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.122/6.123, 6.209/6.210, 6.306/6.307, 6.411/6.412, see p.169 for the complete set). All in NGC holders, graded PF65RB, PF65RB, PF65RD, PF64RD, PF65BN, PF64RB, PF64RB and PF65RD respectively, all with a raised border on the blank side. (8) It is possible that there was a need to display them somewhere, so a few sets were struck. £4000-6000 4000 5800
2 816 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Silver Pattern Restrike Rupee mule, 1901, obverse C2 of Victoria , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS , rev the from the pattern by F K Wezel, modern restrike (SW 7.1; Pr 1045). Uncirculated Proof. £4000-6000 4000 4400
2 817 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Silver Original Proof/Pattern Rupee, 1901, prepared by F K Wezel, the chief engraver at the Calcutta Mint , obv EDUARDUS VII REX ET IMPERATOR (SW 7.1; Pr 1045). In NGC holder, graded PF65, moderately toned, beautiful and rather conservatively graded by NGC. The two Patterns that F K Wezel produced were quite beautiful in themselves but may not have been sturdy enough to stand up to the rigours of circulation. The mintages for Edward would demand a great number of dies. Pridmore is very informative on these two patterns, a great deal of back and forth correspondence went into the agreement for the production of the Edward VII series of coins. Also unusual, is that Latin was used for the obverse inscription EDWARDUS VII REX ET IMPERATOR £10,000-15,000 10000 14000
2 818 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Si lver Early Proof/Pattern Restrike Rupee, 1901 , obv EDUARDUS VII REX ET IMPERATOR , as the previous original pattern but with the Pattern Reverse Pr 1045 that Wezel produced (SW 7.2; Pr 1046). In NGC holder, graded PF65, die rust on the reverse beside the crown and around some of the letters in RUPEE , the only piece in this auction with this ru st. The fields have the look of a fairly modern restrike but the die rust was probably scrubbed out for the later strikings, making a good argument for this being an early restrike. That Wezel was able to produce these dies so quickly is quite impressive in itself. £4000-6000 4000 5400
2 819 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Silver Proof/Pattern Restrike Rupee mule, 1901, a later striking than the coin in the previous lot , obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR , from the 1910 Pattern Rupee, SW 7.12, rev from SW 7.2 and Pr 1046 (SW 7.5). Uncirculated Proof, the obverse field is a little wavy which is rarely seen but probably one of the indicators of a later restrike. £4000-6000 4000 4600
2 820 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Silver Proof/Pattern Early Restrike Rupee mule, 1901 , obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR , from the 1910 Pattern Rupee, SW 7.12, modelled after a design for a crowned bust by D G de Saules, rev from the Wezel pattern, SW 7.2 and Pr 1046 (SW 7.5). In NGC holder, graded PF63, moderately toned and with what appears to be the aftermath of a bubble in the metal on the obverse at 2 o’clock, running partially into the field from the edge. This is the only piece in the David Fore collection with this obverse flaw. £4000-6000 4000 5000
2 821 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Silver Proof/Pattern Restrike Rupee mule, 1901, obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR , from the 1910 Pattern Rupee, SW 7.12, rev from the pattern, SW 7.1 and Pr 1045, value in Hindi below the tiger (SW 7.6). In NGC holder, graded PF65, obverse is brilliant while the reverse has a pleasant dark blue tone. £4000-6000 4000 5200
2 822 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Silver Proof Restrike Mules, Rupee, 1/4-Rupee and 2-Annas, 1901C, obv EDWARD VII, rev from Victoria, while SW states there is no mm, all three have the C mm (SW 7.4, 7.74, 7.96). All in NGC holders, graded PF63, PF63 and PF64 respectively. (3) There is no 1/2-Rupee because the last date struck of this denomination was the Proof Restrikes for the 1900C. Anyone who has been involved with Indian coins for some time would expect a set like this to be quite modern as that is when most of the cross monarch muling took place. However, but this set might be 40-50 years old. More study is required. £4000-6000 4000 2100
2 823 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Silver Original Pattern Rupee “mule”, 1907B, obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR , from a Straits Settlements large size 50-Cents, therefore struck from a 1905B die (it was also struck in 1902 and 1903 but without any mintmarks), crowned bust of Edward, incuse B on the cross pattée of the crown, rev as reverse 1 for Victoria, without any mm but dated 1907 (!) (SW 7.9; Pr 1048). In NGC holder, graded XF45 . A most unusual pairing of dies! The wear has the look of a circulated coin, but it is hard to believe this coin made it into circulation, so it is likely to have been a pocket piece for some time to acquire this wear. £8000-10,000 8000 6200
2 824 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Silv er Original Pattern Rupee mule, 1907, obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR , similar to the smaller size Straits Settlements 50-Cents of 1907-1909 but has been sized for this larger Rupee, crowned head of Edward, rev regular Rupee of the Edward type with no mm (SW 7.10, the mm should be taken out of SW). In NGC holder, graded PF63, the Proof surfaces are more apparent on the reverse. There is no doubt that this is an original striking, but for what purpose it is really impossible to say. A fascinating coin. As a matter of interest, when this was bought c.1985, it came with a British Trade Dollar struck in nickel! £10,000-15,000 10000 15000
2 825 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. S ilver Pattern Restrike Rupee mule, 1907B , obv EDUARDUS VII REX ET IMPERATOR , the Wezel pattern 1901 Latin obverse, rev the currency issue for 1907, coin die axis (SW 7.11, listed as an Early Proof Restrike only, this should be changed to Proof Restrike only). In NGC holder, graded PF63, brilliant but a number of light marks in the fi elds. The B mintmark is extremely weak, but there is a strong dot on the lower vine, indicative of Bombay mint issues. £5000-8000 5000 5600
2 826 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Silver Early Pattern Restrike Rupee, 1910 , obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR , obv crowned bust of Edward, by de Saules, rev as the currency pieces for George V (SW 7.12; Pr 1049). In NGC holder, graded PF64, moderately and evenly toned. £4000-6000 4000 5400
2 827 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Gold Pattern Proof Restrike Rupee, 1910, off-metal strike in gold , obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR , crowned bust of Edward, by de Saules, rev as the currency pieces for George V (SW 7.13; Pr 1050). In NGC holder, graded early restrike PF64 . This first became known at the Singapore Coin Auction 8, Spink-Taisei, February 1990, lot 372, sold for US$6600. Probably not important, but the rim has very few of the polishing lines that are apparent on all of the 1910 obverse mules in this collection. £15,000-20,000 15000 34000
2 828 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Silver Original Proof Rupee, 1/2-Rupee, 1/4-Rupee and 2-Annas, 1911C , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR , in original fitted burgundy leather case with silver crown on the outside, “ H.M’S MINT CALCUTTA ” in gold leaf on the inside cover. All uncirculated Proofs with light peripheral tone and superb fields . (4) A beautifully matching set, struck with the 1911 dies (the “pig” rather than the “elephant” on the King’s chest). A similar set, without the box, sold at a Heritage sale for US$40,000 plus premium. £15,000-20,000 15000 24000
2 829 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Silver Proof Restrike Rupee, 1935C, proof only date , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.59). In NGC holder, graded PF66 Early Restrike. This is probably not an early restrike as defined by NGC, but that does not affect the rarity. £3000-5000 3000 6000
2 830 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Silver Proof Restrike Rupee mule, 1936C , obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR , second head of George VI as used on the Rupees of 1939- 1945, reeded edge (SW 9.4). Uncirculated Proof. The look of this suggests it was struck fairly close to the date on the coin. The obverse has the flat edge along with teeth of equal length, while the reverse has the later uneven teeth. I believe that the 1935 and 1936 Rupees in this collection were struck at the Bombay mint (regardless of lack of mm) and this was struck at the Calcutta mint. £4000-6000 4000 6000
2 831 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Silver Early Proof Restrike Rupee, 1936C, proof only date, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.6 0). In NGC holder, graded PF65. £3000-5000 3000 4000
2 832 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. S ilver Early Proof Restrike Rupee mule with Pattern Reverse, 1937(C) , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR , as used on the circulating coins of George V, rev the so-called 1937 Pattern reverse which is quite similar to the circulating coinage but has the value added in Persian, English and Nagri (SW 8.9). In NGC holder, graded PF64. Current thinking is that the 1937 reverse was actually made in 1937, but was not put into any sort of use until a few restrikes and mules were made in the 1940s-1970s. £3000-5000 3000 5600
2 833 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Silver Pattern Rupee mule, 1937(C) , obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR , as used on the 1942-1945 Rupees, rev obverse of the 1942-1945 Rupee (SW 9.5). In NGC holder, graded PF63. It is quite possible that this was struck sometime early in the war years as a true pattern for the circulating coinage. Perhaps dies were at a premium due to the high war demand for silver and this die was used for the striking of a few patterns to consider this as a circulating coin. Inspection of the centre of the reverse suggests that this would not have been a hardy design for a heavy coinage and this die was not used again for restrikes until 10 and more years later. It is worthy of serious study. £3000-5000 3000 6200
2 834 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Silver Early Proof Restrike Rupee mule, 1938C, obverse 2 , obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR , reeded edge (SW 9.7). In NGC holder, graded PR64. Same edge teeth as the 1936 mule in lot 830, with even teeth on the obverse and uneven on the reverse. A much more polished die than the 1936, including the rim, makes one think that this is a slightly later restrike, probably mid-1950s. £3000-5000 3000 2000
2 835 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Sterling Silver Proof Rupee, 1940(C) , obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR , security edge (SW 9.16). In NGC holder, graded PR65 CAMEO, fully brilliant and struck with very deep mirror fields and heavily frosted devices, while there are a few minor marks on the coin, this should have received a higher grade. This is quite an amazing coin. The fineness screams its high silver content. This fineness had come to an end the previous year and a mint official obviously wanted to say “good-bye” with an impressive proof coin. £5000-8000 5000 8000
2 836 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Silver Proof Restrike Rupee, 1940C , obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR , reeded edge (SW 9.16). In NGC holder, graded PF63. This coin in included in this section of the collection because it has a reeded edge rather than the security edge with which the 1940 issues were struck. £1500-2000 1500 980
2 837 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Silver Proof Restrike Rupee, 1943, diamond mintmark , obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR , reeded edge (SW 9.24). In NGC holder, graded PF64. As with the coin in the previous lot, this is included here because of the reeded edge which was not used on the circulating coins. £1500-2000 1500 1000
2 838 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Silver Original Proof Rupee, 1943B, diamond mintmark, obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR , security edge, as the currency issue (see SW 9.24, original proof not listed). In NGC holder, graded PF65. This is where the study of the George VI coins would be fulfilling for the patient collector. There are a number of quirks and unlisted minor varieties in this series. One could spend many years looking through these coins before all the differences could be recognised and recorded. This should include the characteristics of the known original proofs, as slight as they can be, so that the new collector could tell the difference. The tell-tale sign of an original strike is the edge. The other characteristics are minor, but apparent. £3000-5000 3000 3500
2 839 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Silver Proof Restrike Rupee, 1945B, obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR , reeded edge (SW 9.31). In NGC holder, graded PF63. Listed with these patterns due to the edge. £1500-2000 1500 1050
2 840 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Nickel Pattern Rupee, 1946B , obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR , large letters, security edge (SW p.307, where the whole double set is illustrated from the coins in the British Library, at the time SW was unable to ascertain the variety of the two different Rupees). In NGC holder, graded PF63. There were no 1946 Rupees struck for circulation but a few proofs/patterns were struck for presentation purposes. This piece came with the 1946 Proof Set in the auction (lot 841) and was purchased in Canada in 1978. It must have been given to a visiting dignitary and then made its way somehow to the Fore collection. We do know of a third set, but have not been able to check the variety. £2000-3000 2000 5000
2 841 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Nickel Proof/Pattern 1946 Bombay Set, Rupees (2), one with small obverse letters and a wide rim, as we see on the 1947 patterns, the other has larger obverse letters and a narrow rim, unlike any other 1946 or 1947 Rupees that we have seen, it is even slightly different from the single 1946B Rupee in this auction (lot 840), so obviously there was some experimentation going on with this new alloy, 1/2-Rupees (2), 1/4-Rupee, in a case with a magnet, the case clearly original for this set but without any inscription to indicate so (SW p.307, where the whole double set is illustrated from the coins in the British Library). First two in NGC holders, graded PF64 and PF61 respectively, the others uncirculated Proofs, another fascinating part of Indian Numismatic history. (5) The magnet was an interesting way to prove that these are nickel coins, as this was the first year that this metal was used on these denominations. We are sadly missing the second 1/4- Rupee, but we have seen a few of them on their own and perhaps this set can be put back together at some point by the new owner. The Rupees were not struck for circulation and what makes this set even more interesting is that it has two different varieties of this date. £ 7000- 9 000 - 10000
2 842 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Nickel Original Proof Rupee, 1947L , obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (totally unlisted as a proof of any sort). In NGC holder, graded PF63, still the only one this cataloguer has ever seen. The Lahore mint Rupee has been under-priced for years. Too many collectors accept a Bombay example as their “type” coin, but as the market is now more sophisticated and collectors have become interested in date collections, many have discovered that this coin can take years to find. £5000-8000 5000 3000
2 843 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Nickel Proof Mules of the Rupee, 1/2-Rupee and 1/4-Rupee, 1947, obv Asoka Pillar, GOVERNMENT OF INDIA, rev tiger left, ONE RUPEE above, INDIA below, as the 1947B currency issues (SW 9.36, 9.71, 9.101). All in NGC holders, graded PF65, PR64 and PF64 respectively. (3) These may have been struck as patterns for the new government after independence from England. Pridmore considered them as later strikes for collectors, but they have all the appearance of original proofs struck sometime before 1949. I have only seen two sets. There is a 1948 Rupee known to exist with this reverse and a tiger on the obverse. £5000-8000 5000 8500
2 844 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Cupro-nickel Pattern Set 1949, Silver Rupee, 1/2-Rupee, 1/4-Rupee, 2-Annas (3), Anna and Pice, by Patrick Brindley, for the new proposed coinage for the New Republic: Rupee, rev man winnowing wheat; 1/2-Rupee, rev type II, worker pouring metal in a foundry, the building behind; 1/4-Rupee, rev miner holding pick inside a mine; 2-Annas, in nickel, rev type I, side view of peacock; 2-Annas, in brass, rev type I, side view of peacock, without the obverse stars at 3, 6, 9 and 12 o’clock; 2-Annas, rev type II, facing peacock in full plumage; Anna, rev water buffalo; Pice, rev two sheaves of wheat; all obv GOVERNMENT OF INDIA around the lion capital of Asoka. All mint state Proofs that would probably grade at around “64” in American standards, the first two of the 2-Annas has a few handling marks. (8) A similar set (except with two different 1/2-Rupees, this has only one, but only one peacock standing 2-Annas) sold in Baldwin’s Auction 71, September 2011, lot 1609, for £52,000. It is generally considered that four sets were struck and a few of the 2-Annas have come to market since. These designs are far superior to those which were eventually used in India but this is one of the great joys of patterns – the what could have been of these coins. £30,000-40,000 30000 36000
2 845 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Silver Proof Restrike 5-Rupees, 1870, off-metal strike in silver, the 1/4-Rupee die was use for the obverse (SW 4.24). In NGC holder, graded PR63. £1000-1500 1000 4200
2 846 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Silver Original Pattern 10-Rupees, 1854, off-metal strike in silver, medal die axis (SW 3.20; Pr 28). In NGC holder, graded PF64, dark grey tone. Half of the coins of this set are in the Fore collection. It would be wonderful to see a full set put back together again. £20,000-30,000 20000 16000
2 847 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Silver Proof Restrike 10-Rupees, 1870, off-metal strike in silver, obv mature bust (SW 4.17). In NGC holder, graded PF65 CAMEO. £1000-1500 1000 Withdrawn
2 848 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Silver Proof Restrike 10-Rupees, 1879, off-metal strike in silver, obv mature bust (SW 6.22). In NGC holder, graded PF63. With similar toning to the 10-Rupees in the previous lot, so it is likely that they have been together since striking. £1000-1500 1000 Withdrawn
2 849 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Silver Original Pattern Dollar, 1941, a touch of die rust on the King’s neck which suggests a restrike, but under the attractive blue tone it has the surfaces of an original proof, they are so rare that the originals and restrikes have been priced the same in the SW book (SW 9.1, this coin illustrated; Pr 1088A). In NGC holder, graded PF66 and described as a c.1950 RESTRIKE PATTE RN. This is the pattern photographed in the Stevens & Weir book and is exciting just to look at. These were produced because of the shortage of silver due to the war and with thoughts of making commerce easier by producing a higher denomination coin. Also it was felt that they could get away with only putting in 2-Rupees worth of silver into a 21/2-Rupee coin. Students of this period of economic history will know the story behind the silver that was sent from India to England for safekeeping. Needless to say, this coin did not get much further than a few patterns being made. It was around this time that the mint started to reduce the silver in their coins and maybe they thought this would be too much for the public to take. David Fore and I spent 20 years chasing one of these, always being the under-bidder. We both smiled for a week after finally buying this superb coin. £30,000-40,000 30000 47000
2 850 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Copper Proof/Pattern Mohur, 1835C, off-metal strike in copper (SW 1.15, this coin illustrated, called “silver” in error). In NGC holder, graded MS61BN, spot on the King’s bust and scratches in the reverse field, even with these flaws it is a most attractive coin. £5000-8000 5000 3200
2 851 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Copper Die Trial(?) of the Mohur, 1862, struck over a 1/4-Anna, 1862, no sign of the overstrike on the obverse but it can be seen in the centre of the reverse , obv VICTORIA QUEEN , reeded edge (cf SW 4.7 for the Mohur, 4.165). In NGC holder, graded MS64BN, struck with care but not as a proof. ex Pridmore collection There is no doubt this was struck in 1862 but for what reason? If it was a die trial, why use a coin that has already been struck, instead of a blank planchet? Was this just an example of someone at the mint playing around? £1000-1500 1000 4000
2 852 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Silver Proof Restrike Mohur, 1870, off-metal strike in silver , obv VICTORIA QUEEN (SW 4.11). In NGC holder, graded PF64. £1000-1500 1000 Withdrawn
2 853 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Gold Original Proof Mohur, 1870RM, obv VICTORIA QUEEN, mature bust, plain edge proof-pattern (SW 4.12). Very choice Proof, a few light marks but a beautifully frosted bust of Victoria. £4000-6000 4000 11000
2 854 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Cupro-nickel Proof/Pattern Mohur, 1870, off-metal strike in copper-nickel, obv VICTORIA QUEEN, mature bust, coin die axis (SW 4.14; not listed in Pridmore). In NGC holder, graded PR66, superb and believed to be unique. ex Nobleman and Brand collections Probably the only Mohur of any date known to exist in this metal. £10,000-15,000 10000 7800
2 855 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Copper Original Proof Mohur, 1878, off-metal strike in copper, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS , reeded edge (SW 6.3). In NGC holder, graded MS63BN. ex Pridmore collection £5000-8000 5000 3000
2 856 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Silver Proof Restrike Mohur, 1879, off-metal strike in silver , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.7). In NGC holder, graded PF62, a number of small marks in the field behind the bust, this is probably the reason for the lowish grade “62”. £1000-1500 1000 Withdrawn
2 857 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Copper Proof/Pattern 2-Mohurs, 1835, off-metal strike in copper , obv WILLIAM IIII KING , reeded edge, coin die axis (SW 1.7, this coin illustrated; Pr 5). At one time housed in an NGC holder, graded MS62, still with ticket, this rather conservative grade is probably due to some obverse streaking of the metal, not for marks, still a most impressive coi n. ex Pridmore collection £10,000-15,000 10000 7200
2 858 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Silver Original Proof/Pattern 2-Mohurs, 1854, off-metal strike in silver, obv VICTORIA QUEEN (SW 3.2; Pr 7). At one time housed in an NGC holder, graded PF65, still with ticket, darkly toned. ex Brand collection £15,000-20,000
2 859 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Silver Proof Restrike Set, 2-Mohurs, Mohur, 10-Rupees and 5-Rupees, 1854, off-metal strikes in silver, obv VICTORIA QUEEN (SW 3.4). All in NGC holders, graded PF63, PF62, PF66 and PF65 respectively, the last with a die crack from rim through hair, which is quite unusual. (4) These are modern restrikes but it is one of the few ways for any collector to have an 1854 dated coin. £10,000-15,000 10000 20000
2 860 † The David Fore Collection – Part Two. INDIA. British India. Gold Proof Restrike Set, 2-Mohurs, Mohur, 10-Rupees and 5-Rupees, 1854, proof only dates, obv VICTORIA QUEEN , all reeded edge (SW p.64, listed as a set). At one time housed in an NGC holders, graded as PF65 with the 5-Rupees and 10-Rupees defined as “CAMEO”, attractive Proofs. (4) ex Diana collection, Baldwin’s Auction 54, 6 May 2008, lot 995 A few of these sets turned up in the 1970s and quickly disappeared into collectors hands. The coins in this lot were “rediscovered” again a few years ago in the Diana collection. Some sets were silver, some yellow gold and some a silvery gold. These are.800 fine gold. Pridmore had the originals with plain edge, the set sold for £9000 in 2001. £15,000-20,000 15000 65000
3 2153 † Coins of India. British India. Copper 1/12-Anna (6), 1835 (5), 1848 (SW 1.102-104, 2.61; KM 445). All extremely fine or better, the last with much mint red. (6) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £100-150 100 170
3 2154 † Coins of India. British India. Co pper 1/12-Anna, 1835M, upside down M in COMPANY (SW 1.105).Good extreme ly fine. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £150-200 150 2100
3 2155 † Coins of India. British India. Copper 1/4-Anna, 1857, rev double leaf at top of wreath (SW 3.75; KM 463.2). Brilliant uncirculated. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. 200 1150
3 2156 † Coins of India. British India. Copper 1/12-Anna (3), 1862 (SW 4.184, 4.189, 4.190; KM 465).All good extremely fine with mint red. (3) all ex Pridmore collection, with tickets Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £150-180 150 150
3 2157 † Coins of India. British India. Copper 1/12-Anna (5), 1874, 1875 (2), 1876 (2) (SW 5.57, 5.59, 5.59a, 5.62, 5.63; KM 465).Generally extremely fine. (5) three ex Pridmore collection, with tickets Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £150-200 150 1250
3 2158 † Coins of India. British India. Copper 1/12 Anna (26), 1877 (2), 1878, 1882, 1883 (2), 1884, 1885 1886 (2), 1887 (2), 1888 (2), 1889 (2), 1890, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1895, 1897, 1898, 1899, 1901, (SW 6.61-6.75; KM 483). Generally extremely fine, most with much mint red, viewing recommended.. (26) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. 400 900
3 2159 † Coins of India. British India. Copper 1/12 Anna (9), 1903 (2), 1904, 1905, 1906 (2) 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910 (SW 7.208-7.230; KM 497-498).All uncirculated with much mint red. (9) three ex Pridmore collection All nine of the Edward dates represented. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £200-300 200 350
3 2160 † Coins of India. British India. Bronze 1/12 Anna (30), 1912, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1923 (2), 1924 (2), 1925 (2), 1926, 1927 (2), 1928 (2), 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936 (2) (SW 8.530-8.591; KM 509). Mostly uncirculated with much mint red. (30) twenty-nine ex Pridmore collection Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £250-300 250 320
3 2161 † Coins of India. British India. Copper 1/2-Pice (2), 1853, 1862 (SW 3.84, 4.179; KM 464, 466). Both good extremely fine with some mint red. (2) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £ 50-80 50 140
3 2162 † Coins of India. British India. Copper 1/2-Pice (5), 1885C-1890C, 1885C, 1886C, 1888C, 1889C, 1890C (SW 6.561-6.566; KM 484). Generally good extremely fine or better, three lacquered with a hint of mint red, the 1886C toned, the 1889C uncirculated with almost full red. (5) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £200-300 200 360
3 2163 † Coins of India. British India. Copper 1/2-Pice (11), 1891C-1895C, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1895, 1896, 1897, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1901 (SW 6.568-6.606; KM 484). Generally extremely fine or better, 1894, 1895 and 1897 with some mint red, 1898 almost full mint red. (11) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £200-300 200 540
3 2164 † Coins of India. British India. Copper 1/2-Pice (8), 1903, 1905, 1906 (2), 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910 (SW 7.182, 7.192, 7.195, 7.197, 7.199, 7.201, 7.203, 7.206). Generally extremely fine, the 1903 and 1905 with some mint red, the 1909 brilliant. (8) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £ 150-200 150 360
3 2165 † Coins of India. British India. Bronze 1/2-Pice (25), 1912-1932, 1934-1936 (SW 8.390-8.528).Generally extremely fine to brilliant uncirculated.(25) A good lot to try to upgrade and complete by finding a 1933 Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £100-150 100 480
3 2166 † Coins of India. British India. Copper 1/4-Anna (26), 1835 (SW 1.86-1.100; KM 446). Mostly extremely fine or better, a few uncirculated with some mint red. (26) four ex Pridmore collection, with tickets A really good lot for study! Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £200-300 200 440
3 2167 † Coins of India. British India. Copper 1/4-Anna, 1857, single leaf at top of wreath (SW 3.74; KM 463.1).Extremely fine. all ex Pridmore collection Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £100-150 100 340
3 2168 † Coins of India. British India. Copper 1/4-Anna (5), 1858, (SW 3.78 (4), 3.80; KM 463.1 (4), 463.2). First four good extremely fine, the last brilliant uncirculated. (5) four including the last are ex Pridmore collection Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £100-150 100 180
3 2169 † Coins of India. British India. Copper 1/4-Anna Die Trial, 1858, obv “J.W. & CO.” at the corners of the denomination, single leaf at top of wreath (SW 3.83). Defaced with a diagonal cross across the whole of the reverse, otherwise very f ine. ex Pridmore collection, with ticket stating it was purchased from the (Spink) Numismatic Circular Sept. ’60 Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £200-300 200 660
3 2170 † Coins of India. British India. Copper 1/4-Anna (16), 1862 (SW 4.162-4.172; KM 467). Generally about extremely fine, some with mint red. (16) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £200-300 200 340
3 2171 † Coins of India. British India. Copper 1/4-Anna, 1862, with dot (SW 4.171). Glossy good extremely fine. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £150-200 150 460
3 2172 † Coins of India. British India. Copper 1/4-Anna (3), 1874C, 1875B, 1875B (SW 5.48, 5.52, 5.53; KM 467). First uncirculated, the others about extremely fine. (3) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £100-150 100 100
3 2173 † Coins of India. British India. C opper 1/4-Anna (14), 1877C, 1877B, 1878C, 1879C, 1880C, 1882C, 1882B, 1883B, 1883C, 1885C, 1886C, 1886B, 1887C, 1887B (SW 6.486, 6.488, 6.490, 6.492, 6.494, 6.495, 6.496, 6.497, 6.498, 6.502, 6.503, 6.504, 6.505, 6.506).Generally good extremely fine to uncirculated, 1882B and 1887B very fine, some with mint red. (1 4) all ex Pridmore collection, with tickets Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £150-200 150 2100
3 2174 † Coins of India. British India. Copper 1/4-Anna (16), 1888C, 1888B, 1889C, 1889B, 1890C, 1891C, 1892C, 1893C, 1894C, 1895C, 1896C, 1897C, 1898C, 1899C, 1900C, 1901C (SW 6.507, 6.508, 6.509, 6.510, 6.511, 6.513, 6.519, 6.523, 6.527, 6.530, 6.534, 6.538, 6.542, 6.546, 6.550, 6.554).Generally extremely fine to brilliant uncirculated, 1888C, 1896C and 1898C very fine, some with mint red, 1897C and 1899C lacquered.(16) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £200-300 200 460
3 2175 † Coins of India. British India. Copper 1/4-Anna (4), 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906 (SW 7.157, 7.160, 7.165, 7.168; KM 501).First two brilliant uncirculated, the others uncirculated and mostly red.(4) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £200-250 200 200
3 2176 † Coins of India. British India. Bronze 1/4-Anna (4), 1906, 1907, 1908, 1910 (SW 7.170, 7.173, 7.175, 7.180; KM 502).All uncirculated and mostly red, the first lacquered.(4) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £200-250 200 200
3 2177 † Coins of India. British India. Bronze 1/4-Anna, 1911C (SW 8.335; KM 511). Uncirculated with about 60% mint red. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £300-400 300 760
3 2178 † Coins of India. British India. Bronze 1/4-Anna, 1911C (SW 8.335; KM 511). Very fine. This has been messed around with at some point in the past. First it seems that someone has added reading, and then either they, or someone else, removed it and in the process reducing the size of the coin by about 1mm. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £80-120 80 55
3 2179 † Coins of India. British India. Bronze 1/4-Anna (26), 1912, 1913, 1914C, 1916, 1917C, 1918C, 1919C, 1920C, 1924B, 1925B, 1926C, 1926B, 1927C, 1927B, 1928C, 1928B, 1929C, 1930B (2), large and small dates, 1931C, 1933C, 1934C, 1935C, 1936C, 1936B (SW 8.337-8.386; KM 512).Mostly brilliant uncirculated, 1914C, 1927C and 1929C with about 50% red.(26) 1919C, 1926B, 1928B and 1936C ex Pridmore collection Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £200-300 200 500
3 2180 † Coins of India. British India. Copper 1/2-Anna (2), 1835B, minor differences in the leaves on the reverse, 29mm (SW 1.79; KM 447.1).Extremely fine. (2) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £100-150 100 180
3 2181 † Coins of India. British India. Copper 1/2-Anna (2), 1835B, minor differences in the leaves on the reverse and in the tufts of hair on the backside of the lion on the left, first has two tufts on the tail, the second has four tufts, 30mm (SW 1.79; KM 447.1). Both uncirculated, first with a touch of mint red, the other has been cleaned at some time and is now red and brown. (2) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £150-200 150 460
3 2182 † Coins of India. British India. Copper 1/2-Anna, 1835M, left lion’s left foot does not touch the scroll, 30.2mm (SW 1.83; KM 447.1).Uncirculated with much mint red. The coin diameter is probably not the best indicator of where the coin was struck. The thin or broad edge may be a better indicator Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £150-200. 150 320
3 2183 † Coins of India. British India. Copper 1/2-Anna, 1835M, left lion’s foot touches the scroll, 30.5mm (SW 1.83; KM 447.1). Uncirculated with some mint red. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £100-150 100 260
3 2184 † Coins of India. British India. Copper 1/2-Anna, 1835M, left lion’s foot touches scroll, rev thicker letters with HALF ANNA closer to the wreath, 30.7mm (SW 1.83; KM 447.1). Good very fine. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £50-80 50 45
3 2185 † Coins of India. British India. Copper 1/2-Anna, 1845, “4” with serif, therefore struck before 1849 (SW 2.59; KM 447.1). Uncirculated with some mint red. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £200-300 200 320
3 2186 † Coins of India. British India. Copper 1/2-Anna, 1845, “4” without serif, therefore struck after 1849 (SW 2.60; KM 447.1). Uncirculated with almost full red, carbon spot under date on the reverse. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £400-500 400 400
3 2187 † Coins of India. British India. Copper 1/2-Anna, 1845, reverse brockage (SW 2.60). Very fine. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £100-150 100 260
3 2188 † Coins of India. British India. Copper Proof 1/2-Anna, 1861, pattern-proof only date, die axis(SW 4.150, this coin illustrated; Pr 575). In NGC holder graded PR62 BN, one verdigris spot in the obverse field but the reverse is superb. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £800-1200 800 1800
3 2189 † Coins of India. British India. Copper 1/2-Anna, 1862C, sloping “1” in date, struck before 1865 (SW 4.151; KM 468).Glossy extremely fine, a few light scratches on the obverse. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £80-120 80 580
3 2190 † Coins of India. British India. Copper 1/2-Anna, 1862C (SW 4.151; KM 468). Choice about uncirculated with 40% mint red, a little weakness on the reverse at 6 o’clock but a wonderful type coin. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £400-600 400 1000
3 2191 † Coins of India. British India. Copper 1/2-Anna, 1862C, flat “1” in date, struck after 1865 (SW 4.155; KM 468). Uncirculated with some mint red, a little discolouration that seems to be a part of many of the early copper coins of India. The coin has a different look to the sloping “1” examples. The mint realised that there was a serious need for these coins, so for this type they took much more time in the production of the dies, allowing better and much more pleasing detail. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £200-300 200 720
3 2192 † Coins of India. British India. Copper 1/2-Anna (2), 1875, 1876C, (SW 5.45, 5.47, this coin illustrated; KM 468).First very fine, the second extremely fine with a flaw on the reverse rim at 10 o’clock. (2) The examples of these dates from the Diana collection (Baldwin’s Auction 54, 6 May 2008) still seem to be among the finest known. These were the best that David Fore and I could find after we were outbid at the Diana auction, a lesson learnt too late for us, but hopefully not for future collectors. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £150-200 150 1800
3 2193 † Coins of India. British India. Copper 1/2-Anna (2), 1877C, obverse C, 1877B, obverse B (SW 6.458, 6.461; KM 487). Both extremely fine. (2) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £300-400 300 500
3 2194 † Coins of India. British India. Cop per 1/2-Anna, 1884B (SW 6.467; KM only lists this as a proof). Glossy about uncirculate d. Three to four of these have come on the market as non proofs in recent years, enough to make it clear that they were also thought to be used as a circulating coin. We will probably never know the full story of their history, but it is a very interesting example of Indian Numismatics. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £1500-2000 1500 2400
3 2195 † Coins of India. British India. Cupro-nickel Anna (2), 1907B, 1908B (SW 7.144, 7.146; KM 504). Both brilliant uncirculated. (2 ) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £100-150 100 300
3 2196 † Coins of India. British India. C upro-nickel Anna (2), 1909B, 1910B (SW 7.148, 7.150; KM 504). Both virtually mint state. (2) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £150-200 150 400
3 2197 † Coins of India. British India. Cupro-nickel Anna (2), 1912B, 1913B (SW 8.277, 8.279; KM 513). Both mint state. (2) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £100-150 100 360
3 2198 † Coins of India. British India. Cupro-nickel Anna (2), 1914B, 1915B (SW 8.281, 8.283; KM 513).First mint state, the second extremely fine. (2) A challenge for any collector would be to complete the Anna series in mint state but the coins on offer here are a good start. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £100-150 100 140
3 2199 † Coins of India. British India. Cupr o-nickel Anna (3), 1917B, 1918B, 1919B (SW 8.287, 8.289, 8.291). Good extremely fine. (3 ) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £100-150 100 150
3 2200 † Coins of India. British India. Cupro-nickel Anna (4), 1920B, 1924C, 1925C, 1925B (SW 8.294, 8.298, 8.302, 8.304). First very fine, the others good extremely fine.(4) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £150-200 150 220
3 2201 † Coins of India. British India. Cupro-nickel Anna, 1925/3B (not listed in SW as an overdate). Light bagmarks, otherwise uncirculated. A good magnifying glass is needed to see the top and bottom of the “3” under the “5”, but once you have spotted it, it is very clear Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £250-350. 250 520
3 2202 † Coins of India. British India. Cupro-nickel Anna (4), 1926C, 1926B, 1927C, 1927B (SW 8.306, 8.308, 8.310, 8.312). First three generally about extremely fine, the 1927B mint state.(4) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £150-200 150 560
3 2203 † Coins of India. British India. Cupro-nickel Anna (4), 1928C, 1928B, 1929C, 1930C (SW 8.314, 8.316, 8.318, 8.320). All lightly toned, uncirculated. (4) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £200-300 200 400
3 2204 † Coins of India. British India. Cupro-nickel Anna (5), 1933C, 1934C, 1935C, 1935B, 1936B (SW 8.322, 8.324, 8.326, 8.328, 8.331). First fine, the others good extremely fine or better. (5) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £100-150 100 200
3 2205 † Coins of India. British India. Cupro-nickel Anna, 1940C, obverse 1 (SW 9.152; not listed in KM).Uncirculated. This is known as a Proof Restrike.In ten years of looking I have seen only a few other pieces, one in fine condition and two others in uncirculated. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £100-150 100 280
3 2206 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 2-Annas (2), 1841C, A/1 and B/1, with the lock of hair on the ribbon (SW 2.50, 2.51; KM 459).Both mint state. (2) first ex Pridmore collection, with ticket A number of these Victorian silver coins are not as nice as those in the Diana collection (Baldwin’s Auction 54, 8 May 2008).David and I gave it a much though before adding these to the collection but, in the end, there were so many patterns that we really wanted we decided to focus all our attention on those. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £50-80 50 440
3 2207 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 2-Anna, 1841M, “S” incuse on the bust and hair across one of the ribbons. Choice uncirculated. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. 100 180
3 2208 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 2-Annas mules (2), 1841, obverse 1, reverse 2, nine berries, and obverse 2, reverse 1, sixteen berries (SW 2.--, 3.62). First poor, the second choice mint state.(2) There is a mistake in the SW listing 3.62, it should read reverse 2, not 1 Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £250-350 250 1300
3 2209 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 2-Annas (2), 1841C, reverse 1, nine berries, 1841M, reverse with nine berries (SW 3.64, 3.68). Both mint state. (2) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £100-150 100 160
3 2210 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 2-Annas (5), 1862C (3), 1874C, 1874B (SW 4.143, 5.36, 5.37; KM 469). Generally good extremely fine. (5) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £100-150 100 260
3 2211 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 2-Annas, 1874B, dot (SW 5.38, with NV which means that no price has been recorded in a public sale). Very fine, rare. This coin is only known in the Fore collection Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £150-200 150 520
3 2212 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 2-Annas (5), 1875C (2), one possibly a 5/4 overdate, 1875B, 1876C, 1876B (SW 5.39 (2), 5.41, 5.42, 5.43; KM 469). Generally extremely fine. (5) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £100-150 100 620
3 2213 † Coins of India. British India. S ilver 2-Annas (5), 1877B (2), first appears to have a dot in the top flower, second reverse 1 with dot, 1878(c), 1879C, 1880C (SW 6.351, 6.353, 6.354, 6.358, 6.360; KM 488). Generally good extremely fine. ( 5) all ex Pridmore collection, with tickets Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £200-250 200 900
3 2214 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 2-Annas (5), 1881C, 1881B, dot C/II, 1882B (3), dot A/I, dot A/II, and dot B/II (SW 6.361, 6.365, this should be reference Fore in SW, not the B/II listed above, 6.367, 6.369, 6.370). First choice uncirculated, the others generally very fine. (5) first ex Pridmore collection, with ticket Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £150-200 150 620
3 2215 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 2-Annas (4), 1883C, 1883B (3) A/II no dot, A/I dot, and C/II dot (SW 6.373, -, 6.375, 6.377). First uncirculated, toned, the others very fine to extremely fine, last lacquered. (4) first ex Pridmore collection, with ticket Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £150-200 150 880
3 2216 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 2-Annas (3), 1884C, 1884B, no mm, A/I, 1884Br, A/I (SW 6.378, 6.379, 6.384).First mint state, second uncirculated, the last good extremely fine, toned.(3) first ex Pridmore collection, with ticket Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £150-200 150 280
3 2217 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 2-Annas (5), 1885C, 1885B, A/I, no mm, 1885Br, A/I, 1886C, 1886B (SW 6.386, 6.387, 6.388, 6.390, 6.391).Third fine, otherwise generally good extremely fine to uncirculated, first and fourth darkly toned, last brilliant.(5) first and fourth ex Pridmore collection, with ticket Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £150-200 150 190
3 2218 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 2-Annas (5), 1887C, 1887B (2), 1888C, 1888B (SW 6.392, 6.393 (2), 6.394, 6.396). One 1887B very fine, cleaned, otherwise generally extremely fine to uncirculated, a couple heavily toned.(5) first and fourth ex Pridmore collection, with ticket Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £150-200 150 200
3 2219 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 2-Annas (5), 1889C, 1889B, 1890C, 1890Bi, 1890Br (SW 6.397, 6.398, 6.399, 6.402, 6.403). Generally extremely fine to uncirculated, first darkly toned.(5) first and third ex Pridmore collection, with ticket Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £150-200 150 200
3 2220 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 2-Annas, 1890(B), no mintmark (SW 6.401, with NV which means that no price has been recorded in a public sale). Mint state. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £150-200 150 300
3 2221 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 2-Annas (6), 1891C, 1891Bi, 1892C, 1892B, 1893C, 1893B (SW 6.406, 6.409, 6.414, 6.421, 6.424).Generally very fine to extremely fine. (6) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £150-200 150 220
3 2222 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 2-Annas, 1893/2B (SW 6.425).Mint state. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £100-150 100 140
3 2223 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 2-Annas (5), 1894C, 1894B, 1895C, 1896C, 1896B (SW 6.427, 6.429, 6.430, 6.431, 6.434). Generally extremely fine to uncirculated, third darkly toned. (5) first, fourth and fifth ex Pridmore collection, with tickets Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £200-250 200 200
3 2224 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 2-Annas (4), 1897C, 1897B, 1898C, 1898B (SW 6.436, 6.439, 6.441, 6.442).Generally extremely fine to uncirculated. (4) first and third ex Pridmore collection, with tickets Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £100-150 100 100
3 2225 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 2-Annas (4), 1900C, 1900Br, 1901C, 1901Bi (SW 6.446, 6.448, 6.452, 6.455).All uncirculated, the third toned. (4) first and third ex Pridmore collection, with tickets Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £150-200 150 160
3 2226 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 2-Annas (3), 1903, 1904, 1905 (SW 7.97, 7.99, 7.102; KM 505). Mint state, toned. (3) all ex Pridmore collection, with tickets Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £100-150 100 100
3 2227 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 2-Annas (3), 1906, 1907, 1908 (SW 7.104, 7.107, 7.109; KM 505). Mint state, toned. (3) all ex Pridmore collection, with tickets Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £150-200 150 160
3 2228 † Coins of India. British India. Si lver 2-Annas, 1909 (SW 7.111; KM 505). Extremely fine, toned, small spot behind king’s head. ex Pridmore collection, with ticket Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £150-200 150 420
3 2229 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 2-Annas (3), 1910, third with a hint of a dot on the vine, this would usually designate a Bombay striking (SW 7.113 (2), 7.115). All uncirculated, first two toned. (3) first two ex Pridmore collection, with tickets where he has marked one as “Variety with large 9”.The difference between the two “9”s is miniscule but can be seen. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £100-150 100 130
3 2230 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 2-Annas, 1911C (SW 8.194; KM 514). Choice uncirculated. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. ex Pridmore collection, with ticket £200-300 200 680
3 2231 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 2-Annas (5), 1912C, 1912B, 1913B, 1914C, 1914B (SW 8.196, 8.198, 8.202, 8.204, 8.206; KM 515).Generally good extremely fine to uncirculated, last two toned. (5) all ex Pridmore collection, with tickets Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £150-200 150 200
3 2232 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 2-Annas (3), 1915B, 1916C, 1917C (SW 8.210, 8.212, 8.214). All mint state. (3) all ex Pridmore collection, with tickets Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £80-120 80 150
3 2233 † Coins of India. British India. Cupro-nickel 2-Annas (3), 1918C, 1918B, 1919C (SW 8.220, 8.223, 8.225; KM 516). All brilliant uncirculated. (3) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £200-300 200 380
3 2234 † Coins of India. British India. C upro-nickel 2-Annas (3), 1920C, 1923C, 1923B (SW 8.227, 8.232, 8.234). All uncirculated. (3) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £250-300 250 560
3 2235 † Coins of India. British India. C upro-nickel 2-Annas (3), 1924C, 1924B, 1925B (SW 8.236, 8.238, 8.242). All uncirculated. ( 3) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £250-300 250 520
3 2236 † Coins of India. British India. Cupro-nickel 2-Annas (3), 1926C, 1926B, 1927C (SW 8.244, 8.246, 8.248). All brilliant uncirculated. (3) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £ 300-400 300 500
3 2237 † Coins of India. British India. Cupro-nickel 2-Annas (3), 1927B, 1928C, 1928B (SW 8.254, 8.252, 8.254). First uncirculated, second extremely fine, dirty, the last uncirculated but with line of carbon from king’s nose into field. (3) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £100-150 100 220
3 2238 † Coins of India. British India. Cupro-nickel 2-Annas (3), 1929C, 1930C, 1933c (SW 8.256, 8.258, 8.261). All brilliant uncirculated. (3) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £ 200-300 200 480
3 2239 † Coins of India. British India. Cupro-nickel 2-Annas (4), 1934C, 1935C, 1935B, 1936B (SW 8.264, 8.266, 8.267, 8.269). First good extremely fine, the others uncirculated . (4) last ex Pridmore collection, with ticket Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £150-200 150 420
3 2240 † Coins of India. British India. Cupro-nickel 2-Annas (20), 1939-1947, various dates and varieties of the George VI series. Mostly mint state.(20) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £150-200 150 360
3 2241 † Coins of India. British India. Silv er 1/4-Rupee, 1835C, obv WILLIAM IIII KING, RS incuse, Hindi as the language of value (SW 1.61; KM 448). Uncirculated, some irregular toning. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £200-300 200 360
3 2242 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 1/4-Rupee, 1835C , obv WILLIAM IIII KING , RS incuse, Persian as the language of value (SW 1.63). Uncirculated, lightly and pleasantly toned. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £250-350 250 560
3 2243 † Coins of India. British India. Silve r 1/4-Rupee, 1835C , obv WILLIAM IIII KING , F incuse, rev 19 berries (SW 1.65). Choice uncirculated, nicely ton ed . Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £200-250 200 320
3 2244 † Coins of India. British India. S ilver 1/4-Rupee, 1835C , obv WILLIAM IIII KING , F raised, rev 18 berries (SW 1.69). Uncirculated, though struck with rusty dies. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £ 150-200 150 280
3 2245 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 1/4-Rupee, 1835B , obv WILLIAM IIII KING , no initial on truncation, rev reverse IV with 18 berries (SW 1.72). Brilliant uncirculated. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £150-200 150 400
3 2246 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 1/4-Rupee, 1840C , obv VICTORIA QUEEN , obverse I, rev 34 berries (SW 2.43; KM 453). Uncirculated. ex Pridmore collection, with ticket Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £80-120 80 130
3 2247 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 1/4-Rupee, 1840C , obv VICTORIA QUEEN , obverse I, rev 20 berries (SW 2.45; KM 453). Good extremely fine. ex Pridmore collection, with ticket Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £150-200 150 240
3 2248 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 1/4-Rupee, 1840M , obv VICTORIA QUEEN , obverse I, S incuse on truncation, reverse III, 20 berries and “V” on bow (SW 2.47; KM 453).Brilliant uncirculated. ex Pridmore collection, with ticket Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £100-150 100 170
3 2249 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 1/4-Rupee mule, 1840 , obv VICTORIA QUEEN , obverse of type 2, reverse of type 1, reverse III (SW 3.55, where this should be described as a mule). Extremely fine. ex Pridmore collection, with ticket Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £200-300 200 900
3 2250 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 1/4-Rupees (2), 1840 , obv VICTORIA QUEEN , obverse II, reverse I, without serif to “4”, first with no extension of the crossbar of the “4” past the upright, the second with the crossbar extending to the right of the upright (SW 3.52). Both brilliant uncirculated. (2) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £50-80 50 110
3 2251 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 1/4-Rupee, 1840M, obv VICTORIA QUEEN , obverse II, with W.W.S. on truncation, reverse II (SW 3.57). Good extremely fine, nicely toned. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £80-120 80 130
3 2252 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 1/4-Rupee , 1840M, obv VICTORIA QUEEN, obverse II, with W.W.B. on truncation, reverse II (SW 3.58). Extremely fine. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £ 50-80 50 300
3 2253 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 1/4-Rupees (3), 1862C, 1874C, 1874B, dot , obv VICTORIA QUEEN (SW 4.130, 5.29, 5.30; KM 470). First brilliant uncirculated, the others about extremely fine. (3) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £200-300 200 320
3 2254 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 1/4-Rupee (2), 1875C, 1875B , obv VICTORIA QUEEN (SW 5.31, 5.33). Good extremely fine and uncirculated. (2) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £200-300 200 340
3 2255 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 1/4-Rupees (2), 1876C, 1876B , obv VICTORIA QUEEN (SW 5.34, 5.35). Both good extremely fine, first struck with rusted dies. (2) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £150-200 150 190
3 2256 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 1/4-Rupees (3), 1877C, 1877B, dot, obverse A with flower to right, 1877B, dot, obverse B , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.247, 6.249, 6.250; KM 490). First good extremely fine, second mint state, toned, the third very fine. (3) second ex Pridmore collection, with ticket Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £300-400 300 240
3 2257 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 1/4-Rupee, 1878C , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.253). Good extremely fine. low mintage of only 44,240 Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £150-250 150 380
3 2258 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 1/4-Rupee, 1879C, reverse II, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.255a). About uncircu lated. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £150-200 150 400
3 2259 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 1/4-Rupee, 1880C, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.257). Darkly toned but unci rculated. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £300-400 300 7600
3 2260 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 1/4-Rupees (2), 1881C, 1881B, A/II , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.258, 6.260).First extremely fine, lacquered, the second uncirculated, darkly toned. (2) second ex Pridmore collection, with ticket Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £300-400 300 560
3 2261 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 1/4-Rupees (4), 1882C, 1882B (3), dot, A/I, dot B/I, and dot, B/II, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.264, 6.266a, 6.267, 6.268). Second fair, third very fine, the others uncirculated, last toned. ( 4) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £300-400 300 340
3 2262 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 1/4-Rupees (3), 1883C, 1883B (2), B/I and C/II , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.270, 6.271, 6.272).First lacquered, brilliant uncirculated, second uncirculated, toned, the third about very fine. (3) last ex Pridmore collection, with ticket Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £400-500 400 480
3 2263 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 1/4-Rupees (3), 1884C, 1884B (2), B/I and C/I , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.273, 6.275, 6.276). First brilliant uncirculated, lacquered, second extremely fine with some light marks, last about extremely fine. (3) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £200-300 200 440
3 2264 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 1/4-Rupees (2), 1885C, 1885B , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.281, 6.282a). Choice brilliant uncirculated and good extremely fine with a few minor spots. (2) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £200-250 200 260
3 2265 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 1/4-Rupees (2), 1886C, 1886B , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.283, 6.285).Good extremely fine, lacquered, and brilliant uncirculated. (2) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £200-250 200 190
3 2266 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 1/4-Rupees (5), 1887C, 1887B, 1888C, 1888Br, 1888Bi , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.286, 6.285, 6.290, 6.292, 6.293).First good ve ry fine, second and third uncirculated, fourth good extremely fine, lacquered, last very fine . ( 5) last ex Pridmore collection, with ticket Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £150-200 150 220
3 2267 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 1/4-Rupees (4), 1889C, 1889B, 1890C, 1890B, B incuse only , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.294, 6.296, 6.297, 6.300).First and third uncirculated, third with a little spotting on the reverse, second and fourth extremely fine. ( 4) first ex Pridmore collection, with ticket Some of the indicators that we have identified for earlier coins have changed as these dies became worn through use. The spiky wreath for reverse II on the Bombay issues is now half the size and although Pridmore continues to call these “reverse II”, as he did on the 1889B in this lot, these differences should be acknowledged.Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £300-500 300 320
3 2268 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 1/4-Rupees (3), 1891C, 1891B, C/I, 1892B , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.301, 6.304, 6.311).First and third uncirculated, the second extremely fine, last toned. (3) second and third ex Pridmore collection, with ticket Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £200-300 200 300
3 2269 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 1/4-Rupees (4), 1893C, 1893B, 1894C, 1894B , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.316, 6.318, 6.320, 6.322).First three extremely fine, second lacquered, the last choice uncirculated, toned.(4) last ex Pridmore collection, with ticket Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £150-200 1520 220
3 2270 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 1/4-Rupees (4), 1896C, 1897C, 1897B, 1897/4B , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.324, 6.327, 6.329).Last very fine, the others extremely fine, third toned.(4) third ex Pridmore collection, with ticket Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £100-150 100 160
3 2271 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 1/4-Rupees (4), 1898C, 1898B, 1900C, 1901C , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.332, 6.335, 6.340, 6.344). Third good extremely fine, the others uncirculated or nearly so. (4) second ex Pridmore collection, with ticket Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £100-150 100 300
3 2272 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 1/4-Rupee, 1903C, obv EDWARD VII KING AND EMPEROR (SW 7.78; KM 506). Brilliant uncirculated. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £ 100-150 100 100
3 2273 † Coins of India. British India. Si lver 1/4-Rupees (3), 1904, 1905, 1906 , obv EDWARD VII KING AND EMPEROR (SW 7.80, 7.82, 7.84). All lightly toned, uncirculated. ( 3) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £100-150 100 150
3 2274 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 1/4-Rupees (3), 1907, 1908, 1910 , obv EDWARD VII KING AND EMPEROR (SW 7.86, 7.88, 7.91). All uncirculated. (3) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £100-150 100 150
3 2275 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 1/4-Rupee, 1911C , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.136; KM 517). Choice uncirculated, unevenly toned. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £400-600 400 1700
3 2276 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 1/4-Rupees (3), 1912C (2) , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR , first with very short tusks on the elephant and the wide flat border of the 1911 coinage, the other with much longer tusks, the rim is raised, 1912B (SW 8.138 (2), 8.140).All uncirculated, first nicely toned. (3) It is possible that the first 1912C was a transitional piece as the dies changed from the issues that concerned so many people on the 1911 coinage. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £80-120 80 140
3 2277 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 1/4-Rupees (4), 1913C, 1913B, 1914C, 1914B , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.142, 8.144, 8.146, 8.148). Second very fine, the others uncirculated. (4) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £80-120 80 140
3 2278 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 1/4-Rupees (5), 1915B, 1916C, 1917C, 1918C, 1919C , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.152, 8.154, 8.156, 8.158, 8.160).First good extremely fine, the others uncirculated. (5) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £80-120 80 170
3 2279 † Coins of India. British India. Cupro-nickel, 4-Annas (2), 1919C, 1919B , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.182, 8.184; KM 519). Good extremely fine and brilliant uncirculated. (2) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £200-300 200 400
3 2280 † Coins of India. British India. Cupro-nickel, 4-Annas (2), 1920C, 1920B , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.186, 8.188). Good extremely fine and brilliant uncirculated. (2) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £250-350 250 400
3 2281 † Coins of India. British India. Cupro-nickel, 4-Annas, 1921B , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.191). Extremely fine though a little dirty. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £150-250 150 420
3 2282 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 1/4-Rupees (5), 1925B, 1926C, 1928B, 1929C, 1930C , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.162, 8.164, 8.166, 8.168, 8.170). All brilliant uncirculated, fourth with flaw in the field . (5) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £80-120 80 160
3 2283 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 1/4-Rupees (8), 1934C, 1936C, 1936B (6), obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.172, 8.173, 8.175).First two choice uncirculated, second toned, the others all about uncirculated with various test marks. (8) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £ 100-150 100 200
3 2284 † Coins of India. British India. Sil ver 1/4-Rupee, 1945B, large “5” in date, obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (SW 9.97, where the uncirculated price should read $200). Brilliant uncirculated. I have seen two original Proof sets where all three coins had a large “5”.However, I have seen only about ten, at most, 1/4-Rupees, no 1/2-Rupees and only one Rupee with the large “5”. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £150-180 150 150
3 2285 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 1/4-Rupees (32), 1939-1947, all different with minor varieties, including placements of the diamond test marks and size of the lettering.Mostly brilliant uncirculated.(32) Most of these varieties were identified by Jim Haxby in the 1960s and 1970s when he had hundreds of coins to study. It was eventually decided not to include them in the SW book because they would be difficult to describe. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £400-600 400 340
3 2286 † Coins of India. British India. Silver Blank Planchet for a 1/2-Rupee, undated, raised rims, hand-stamped “1/2 RUPEE” on one side, plain edge. As made, an interesting piece of Indian numismatic history. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £200-300 200 540
3 2287 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 1/2-Rupee, 1835C , obv WILLIAM IIII KING , R.S on truncation (SW 1.51; KM 449).Brilliant uncirculated, with a bright finish. This coin is quite bright as a result of being heavily dipped by Jim Haxby when he was studying this series. His findings are not yet in print but it is being worked on. Unfortunately, he cleaned all his coins so that the variations would be easier to see, during a time when it was not important to collectors as to whether a coin had original surfaces or not.This is what we have to live with today. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £200-300 200 800
3 2288 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 1/2-Rupee, 1835C, obv WILLIAM IIII KING, F incuse on truncation (SW 1.54).Brilliant uncirculated. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £ 400-600 400 740
3 2289 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 1/2-Rupee, 1835B , obv WILLIAM IIII KING , no initial on truncation (SW 1.60).Good extremely fine, toned, some die rust evident on the king’s neck below his ear. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £300-400 300 500
3 2290 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 1/2-Rupee, 1840C , obv VICTORIA QUEEN , obverse 1, the crescent is strong on the bow (SW 2.32; KM 455). Uncirculated, nicely toned. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £400-600 400 500
3 2291 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 1/2-Rupee, 1840B , obv VICTORIA QUEEN (SW 2.37). Brilliant uncirculated. This also from Haxby with the very “brilliant” finish (see lot 2287) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £300-500 300 500
3 2292 † Coins of India. British India. Silv er 1/2-Rupee, 1840, obv VICTORIA QUEEN, obverse 2, Persian legend misspelt, rev 24 berries (SW 3.46; KM 456).Bagmarks on the Queen’s cheek and into the field, otherwise brilliant uncirc ulated. On the reverse, the 24th berry is very difficult to see because it is in the bow and slightly weakly struck. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £80-120 80 260
3 2293 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 1/2-Rupee, 1840M , obv VICTORIA QUEEN (SW 3.50).About uncirculated, toned. The difference between the “S” and the “B” that appear in front of the W.W. is very hard to discern without a strong magnifying glass. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £150-200 150 360
3 2294 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 1/2-Rupee, 1862, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS, indistinct embroidery, 41/2 panels, no “V” (SW 4.---; KM 472).Brilliant uncirculated. From the beginning of my fascination with the Indian series, some 35 years ago, I have found a few dates that are a real pain when it comes to discerning the variety. The 1840, obverse II, and the 1862 1/2-Rupees are at the top of this list. For instance, Dr Fore has two 1862 1/2-Rupees, this piece has the indistinct embroidery, 41/2 panels, and no V, the reverse is type III though, so unlisted in SW. I don’t think this means it is rare, just a bit of missing info in SW. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £80-120 80 180
3 2295 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 1/2-Rupee, 1862 , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS , obverse A, reverse IV, but with no cones at all in the flower (SW 4.119).Good extremely fine. We can add a note to the entry in SW that the embroidery is “bolder”. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £50-80 50 85
3 2296 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 1/2-Rupee, 1874B , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS , obverse B1, 4¾ panels, reverse II, spikes pointing upwards (SW 5.22).Extremely fine. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £150-200 150 160
3 2297 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 1/2-Rupee, 1875C, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS , 4 panels to jabot (SW 5.25).Good extremely fine. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £ 150-250 150 260
3 2298 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 1/2-Rupee, 1875B, dot , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 5.27). About extremely fine, toned. The updated edition of SW will soon be able to list a price for this coin. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £300-500 300 200
3 2299 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 1/2-Rupee, 1876C , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 5.27b). About extremely fine. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £300-500 300 7800
3 2300 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 1/2-Rupee, 1876B , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS , 41/4 panels (SW 5.28). Good very fine. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £200-300 200 260
3 2301 † Coins of India. British India. Sil ver 1/2-Rupee, 1877C, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.169; KM 491). Bright, good extremely fin e. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £300-500 300 400
3 2302 † Coins of India. British India. S ilver 1/2-Rupee, 1877B, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.172).About extremely fine, cleaned and la quered. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £250-350 250 220
3 2303 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 1/2-Rupee, 1878C , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.174). Virtually mint state. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £250-350 250 880
3 2304 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 1/2-Rupee, 1879C , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.176). Very fine. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £100-150 100 1150
3 2305 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 1/2-Rupee, 1880C , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.178). Extremely fine, toned, though a few light marks. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £400-600 400 9000
3 2306 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 1/2-Rupee, 1881C, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.179). Extremely fine, a somewhat shallow strike. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £ 250-350 250 400
3 2307 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 1/2-Rupee, 1881B , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS , 41/2 Panels (SW 6.182).Uncirculated. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £500-800 500 820
3 2308 † Coins of India. British India. S ilver 1/2-Rupees (2), 1882C, A/I, curved spikes, and A/II, straight spikes, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.183, 6.184).First fair, the second very fine, toned, with a few scratches. (2) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £150-200 150 160
3 2309 † Coins of India. British India. Sil ver 1/2-Rupees (2), 1882B, A/II, B/II, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.186, 6.187).About very fine and extremely fine. ( 2) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £200-300 200 340
3 2310 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 1/2-Rupee, 1883C, A/I , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.188).Extremely fine. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £250-350 250 920
3 2311 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 1/2-Rupee, 1884C, A/I , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.189).Extremely fine. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £150-200 150 380
3 2312 † Coins of India. British India. S ilver 1/2-Rupee, 1884B, A/II, no dot, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.191).Good very fine, to ned. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £100-150 100 160
3 2313 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 1/2-Rupee, 1885C, A/I , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.193).Extremely fine, toned, some carbon spotting in Queen’s hair. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £ 200-300 200 280
3 2314 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 1/2-Rupee, 1885Br, A/II , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS , B raised in top flower (SW 6.194).About extremely fine, slightly raised flan flaw on reverse between U of RUPEE and N of Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £150-200 150 300
3 2315 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 1/2-Rupee, 1886C, A/I, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.195).Extremely fine, pleasantly toned. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £ 100-150 100 280
3 2316 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 1/2-Rupee, 1886B, A/II , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.196).Extremely fine. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £150-200 150 380
3 2317 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 1/2-Rupee, 1887C, A/I, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.197).Choice uncirculated, nicely toned. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £ 250-300 250 620
3 2318 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 1/2-Rupee, 1887B, A/II, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS, B raised in top flower (SW 6.198).Uncirculated. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £ 200-300 200 600
3 2319 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 1/2-Rupee, 1888C, A/I , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.199). Good extremely fine, a few tiny digs at the top of the Queen’s crown. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £150-200 150 200
3 2320 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 1/2-Rupees (2), 1888Br, A/II , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS , first with regular B mintmark, the second with the doubled mintmark, it looks like three half circles instead of two (SW 6.200).First extremely fine, lightly toned, the second fair.(2) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £100-150 100 1450
3 2321 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 1/2-Rupee, 1888(B), A/II, no mintmark , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.201). Good extremely fine, toned. ex Pridmore collection, with ticket Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £150-200 150 340
3 2322 † Coins of India. British India. Sil ver 1/2-Rupee, 1889C, A/I , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.202).About uncirculated, small edge knock on the rev erse. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £150-200 150 170
3 2323 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 1/2-Rupees (2), 1889B, A/I, B incuse and backwards, and A/II, B raised , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.203, 6.204).Fine and extremely fine. (2) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £200-300 200 8800
3 2324 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 1/2-Rupee, 1892C, A/I , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.211).Good extremely fine, small mark on Queen’s cheek. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £100-150 100 200
3 2325 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 1/2-Rupee, 1892B, A/I , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.214). Good extremely fine. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £100-150 100 170
3 2326 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 1/2-Rupee, 1893C, A/I , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.218). Extremely fine. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £100-150 100 300
3 2327 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 1/2-Rupee, 1893Bi, A/I , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.220). Uncirculated, superb and beautifully toned, quite an extraordinary high grade for a 1/2-Rupee. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £300-400 300 700
3 2328 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 1/2-Rupee, 1894C, A/I , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.221).About extremely fine. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £100-150 100 100
3 2329 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 1/2-Rupee, 1894B, A/I , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.223). Uncirculated, superb and beautifully toned. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £350-500 350 600
3 2330 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 1/2-Rupee, 1896C, A/I , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.224).Extremely fine. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £100-150 100 150
3 2331 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 1/2-Rupees (2), 1897C, A/1, 1897Bi, A/I , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.227, 6.230).About extremely fine and extremely fine, nicely toned. (2) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £100-150 100 320
3 2332 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 1/2-Rupee, 1898C, A/1 , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.234). Extremely fine. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £100-150 100 280
3 2333 † Coins of India. British India. Si lver 1/2-Rupee, 1898B, A/1, backwards B, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.237). Good extremely fine . Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £100-150 100 440
3 2334 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 1/2-Rupees (2), 1899C, A/1, 1899B , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.240, 6.242).Extremely fine, toned, and uncirculated. (2) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £ 150-200 150 340
3 2335 † Coins of India. British India. S ilver 1/2-Rupee, 1905C, obv EDWARD VII KING AND EMPEROR (SW 7.56; KM 507).Good extremely fine . Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £100-150 100 220
3 2336 † Coins of India. British India. Sil ver 1/2-Rupee, 1906B, obv EDWARD VII KING AND EMPEROR (SW 7.60). Superb choice uncirculated. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £300-400 300 860
3 2337 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 1/2-R upee, 1907C, obv EDWARD VII KING AND EMPEROR (SW 7.62). About uncircul ated. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £200-300 200 440
3 2338 † Coins of India. British India. Silv er 1/2-Rupee, 1907B, obv EDWARD VII KING AND EMPEROR (SW 7.64). Choice mint state and lustrou s. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £300-400 300 480
3 2339 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 1/2-Rupee, 1908C , obv EDWARD VII KING AND EMPEROR (SW 7.66). Good extremely fine and lustrous. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £150-250 150 360
3 2340 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 1/2-Rupee, 1909C , obv EDWARD VII KING AND EMPEROR (SW 7.68). Extremely fine. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £150-250 150 220
3 2341 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 1/2 -Rupee, 1910C, obv EDWARD VII KING AND EMPEROR (SW 7.70). Choice mint st ate. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £300-400 300 600
3 2342 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 1/2-Rupee, 1910B , obv EDWARD VII KING AND EMPEROR (SW 7.72). Choice mint state. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £300-400 300 520
3 2343 † Coins of India. British India. Sil ver 1/2-Rupee, 1911C, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.61; KM 521). Choice mint st ate. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £2500-3500 2500 7400
3 2344 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 1/2-Rupees (2), 1912C, 1912B , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.63, 8.65; KM 522).Uncirculated and good extremely fine. (2) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £ 50-80 50 110
3 2345 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 1/2-Rupees (3), 1913B, 1914C, 1914B , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.69, 8.71, 8.73).Good extremely fine, mint state and brilliant uncirculated respectively. (3) first ex Pridmore collection, with ticket Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £80-120 80 300
3 2346 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 1/2-Rupees (3), 1915C, 1916C, 1916B , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.75, 8.78, 8.80).First brilliant uncirculated, the others good extremely fine.(3) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £80-120 80 200
3 2347 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 1/2-Rupees (3), 1917B, 1918B, 1919B , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.82, 8.86, 8.88).First good extremely fine, the others choice uncirculated.(3) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £100-150 100 150
3 2348 † Coins of India. British India. Cupro-nickel, 8- Annas, 1919C, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.128; KM 520).Good extremely fine. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £150-200 150 300
3 2349 † Coins of India. British India. Cupro-nickel, 8-Annas, 1919B , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.131). Mint state. ex Pridmore collection, with ticket Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £300-400 300 240
3 2350 † Coins of India. British India. Cupro-nickel, 8-Annas, 1920B , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.134). Good extremely fine. ex Pridmore collection, with ticket Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £150-200 150 780
3 2351 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 1/2-Rupees (5), 1921C, 1922C, 1922B, 1923C, 1923B , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.90, 8.93, 8.95, 8.97, 8.99).1922C and 1922B good extremely fine, the others brilliant uncirculated, first with a small spot on the Queen’s cheek. (5) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £ 100-150 100 260
3 2352 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 1/2-Rupees (4), 1924C, 1924B, 1925C, 1925B , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.101, 8.103, 8.105, 8.107).All brilliant uncirculated.(4) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £150-200 150 320
3 2353 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 1/2-Rupees (4), 1926C, 1926B, 1927C, 1928B , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.109, 8.111, 8.113, 8.115).Generally brilliant uncirculated. (4) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £150-200 150 260
3 2354 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 1/2-Rupees (6), 1929C, 1930C, 1933C, 1934C, 1936C, 1936B, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.117, 8.119, 8.121, 8.123, 8.125, 8.126), The 1933C good extremely fine, otherwise uncirculated to brilliant uncirculated, 1936C nicely toned.(6) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £200-250 200 220
3 2355 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 1/2-Rupee, 1933/2C , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.121).Good extremely fine, a rare overdate. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £100-150 100 220
3 2356 † Coins of India. British India. Silver 1/2-Rupees (22) , obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR , includes many minor varieties (KM 549, 550, 552, 553). Generally about uncirculated to uncirculated.(22) Some work has been left for the collector in this lot, but great satisfaction is the just reward when all the varieties have been identified. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £200-300 200 280
3 2357 † Coins of India. British India. Silver Rupee, 1835C , obv WILLIAM IIII KING , R.S. incuse on the truncation (SW 1.36; KM 450).A few bagmarks, otherwise virtually uncirculated. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £100-150 100 180
3 2358 † Coins of India. British India. Silver Rupee, 1835C , obv WILLIAM IIII KING , R.S. incuse on truncation but with the smaller letters, as used on the Pattern listed as Pr 178 (SW 1.37).Choice about uncirculated. This coin is usually seen with die rust on the neck, but this example does not have it. This is a fantastic opportunity for newer collectors to compare the “smaller letters” variety with the regular letters in the previous lot. The letters for SW 1.36 are a tiny bit smaller than the other Calcutta/Bombay issues, but this difference between SW 1.36 and SW 1.37 is still clear Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £400-600. 400 640
3 2359 † Coins of India. British India. Silver Rupees (4), 1835C , obv WILLIAM IIII KING , all F incuse (SW 1.39 var and 1.41 var).Two uncirculated, the others extremely fine. (4) SW has started listing the varieties available for the F incuse. Dr Fore and I have taken it a little further, so we have this lot under SW1.39 and SW1.41, and need to add to the description: similar to V but the it is a single leaf that points to the centre of the Y of COMPANY, and reverse II with an aged bust of William. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £400-600 400 660
3 2360 † Coins of India. British India. Silver Rupee, 1835C , obv WILLIAM IIII KING , F raised (SW 1.42). Good extremely fine. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £50-80 50 75
3 2361 † Coins of India. British India. Silver Rupees (2), 1835B , obv WILLIAM IIII KING , no initial (SW 1.47). Both brilliant uncirculated, one with quite heavy die rust around the edges of the reverse. (2) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £250-350 250 420
3 2362 † Coins of India. British India. Silver Rupee mule, 1840, obv of William IV , WILLIAM IIII KING , no initial on truncation, rev of Victoria, reverse III, a hint of the 40/35 is visible (SW 1.49a).About very fine, toned. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £5000-8000 5000 7200
3 2363 † Coins of India. British India. Silver Rupees (3), 1840 , obv VICTORIA QUEEN , obverse 1, A/I, 19 berries, V on lower right ribbon, two leaves (SW 2.--; KM 457).Generally extremely fine. (3) These are not listed in SW due to small varieties: the shape of the top leaves of the wreath, one example has blunt leaves, the others have pointed leaves; the size of the diamonds are large, medium and virtually gone (due to heavy die wear); small lock of hair on the back ribbon on all three coins. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £150-200 150 180
3 2364 † Coins of India. British India. Silver Rupees (2), 1840 , obv VICTORIA QUEEN , obverse I, reverse III, rev 19 berries, with bud and crescent, and another, similar, but without crescent (SW -). Both good extremely fine. (2) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £150-200 150 150
3 2365 † Coins of India. British India. Silver Rupee, 1840M , obv VICTORIA QUEEN , obverse D, reverse 9, S incuse, 35 berries, no V, bust 2mm from edge, leaf group, no ridges, hint of lock of hair on back ribbon and small date (SW -). About extremely fine. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £80-120 80 60
3 2366 † Coins of India. British India. Silver Rupee, 1840 , obv VICTORIA QUEEN , obverse F, no initial, ridge on back ribbon, lock of hair on front ribbon, bust 1mm from edge, reverse VI, rev 34 berries, missing the 35th near “ONE”, leaves, with crescent, small date (SW -). Extremely fine. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £80-120 80 100
3 2367 † Coins of India. British India. Silver Rupee, 1840 , obv VICTORIA QUEEN , no initial, no ridge on ribbon but locks of hair on both ribbons, bust 1mm from edge, reverse VIII, rev 35 berries, though the one by “ONE” is very weak, with crescent, small date (SW -).Good extremely fine, toned. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £100-150 100 120
3 2368 † Coins of India. British India. Silver Rupee, 1840 , obv VICTORIA QUEEN , similar to the coin in the previous lot but without crescent on reverse bow (SW -). Good very fine. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £50-80 50 20
3 2369 † Coins of India. British India. Silver Rupee, 1840 , obv VICTORIA QUEEN , no initial, ridge on back ribbon, no lock of hair on front ribbon, bust 1mm from edge, reverse VIII, rev 35 berries, leaf group, with crescent and small date (SW -). Extremely fine. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £ 80-120 80 130
3 2370 † Coins of India. British India. Silver Rupees (2), 1840 , obv VICTORIA QUEEN , both with letter “H”(?) on the lower left overlapping on the reverse but two different dies: both with bust 1mm from the edge and with ridge on back ribbon, one is lacking the lock of hair on the front ribbon, whilst the other one has a lock of hair on both ribbons, both reverses are the same with the bead at “ONE” very weak (SW -).Fine, toned and extremely fine, a most interesting pair. (2) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £150-200 150 65
3 2371 † Coins of India. British India. Silver Rupee, 1840 , obv VICTORIA QUEEN , obverse II (SW 3.33; KM 458). Choice mint state. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £100-150 100 280
3 2372 † Coins of India. British India. Silver Rupee, 1840M , obv VICTORIA QUEEN , W.W.B. on truncation, all three letters of equal size (SW 3.38).Good extremely fine, toned. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £100-150 100 160
3 2373 † Coins of India. British India. Silver Rupee, 1840M , obv VICTORIA QUEEN , W.W.S. on truncation, all three letters of equal size (SW 3.37).Extremely fine, nicely toned. The 28 berries reverse on this variety is not as obvious as on the coin the previous lot due to die wear. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £100-150 100 40
3 2374 † Coins of India. British India. Silver Rupees (5), 1862, A/I, 0/0, G/II , obv VICTORIA QUEEN (SW 4.33a; KM 473).Generally extremely fine to good extremely fine. (5) all ex Jim Haxby collection He counted the edge ridges and so we have recorded varieties of 148, 149, 150 (which he calls rare), 151 and 152 ridges. In the 1960s there was a theory that the ridge count would indicate where the coin was struck. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £250-350 250 100
3 2375 † Coins of India. British India. Silver Rupees (2), 1862, A/II, 0/0, obv VICTORIA QUEEN, one with a plain cone above the E of ONE on the reverse, the other with the cross-hatch style we call pineapple. Both brilliant uncirculated. (2) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £ 100-150 100 140
3 2376 † Coins of India. British India. Silver Rupees (8), 1862, B/II, 0/0 , obv VICTORIA QUEEN.Generally about extremely fine to extremely fine. (8) three ex Pridmore collection seven ex Jim Haxby collection with ridge counts of 148, 149, 150, 151, 152, 153, 155 and 156 Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £200-300 200 150
3 2377 † Coins of India. British India. Silver Rupee, 1862, A/III, 0/0 , obv VICTORIA QUEEN (SW 4.40). Fine. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £100-150 100 60
3 2378 † Coins of India. British India. Silver Rupees (3), 1862B, B/II, 2/0 , obv VICTORIA QUEEN , varieties with different placements of the dots at the top (SW 4.62).Generally about extremely fine to extremely fine. (3) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £150-200 150 65
3 2379 † Coins of India. British India. Silver Rupees (4), 1862B, B/II, 0/3, A/II, 0/4, B/II, 0/4, A/II, 0/5 , obv VICTORIA QUEEN (SW 4.67, 4.74, 4.73, 4.79).Generally about extremely fine to good extremely fine, last toned. (4) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £150-200 150 150
3 2380 † Coins of India. British India. Silver Rupee, 1862B, A/II, 2/4 , obv VICTORIA QUEEN (SW 4.77). About uncirculated. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £200-300 200 220
3 2381 † Coins of India. British India. Silver Rupees (5), 1862B, A/II, 0/6, no crescent or V, A/II, 0/10, A/II, 1/1 (2), one with “J” and one without, obv VICTORIA QUEEN (SW 4.81, 4.84, 4.89, 4.92 (2)).Generally very fine to extremely fine. (5) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £ 100-150 100 60
3 2382 † Coins of India. British India. Silver Rupees (2), 1862B, A/II, 1/2, and C/II, 1/2 , obv VICTORIA QUEEN (SW 4.99, 4.100). About extremely fine and extremely fine. (2) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £50-80 50 95
3 2383 † Coins of India. British India. Silver Rupee, 1862B , obv VICTORIA QUEEN , obverse struck with the obverse of the 1/2-Anna (SW 4.58; Pr 59). Good very fine, very rare. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £500-800 500 400
3 2384 † Coins of India. British India. Silver Rupee, 1874C , obv VICTORIA QUEEN (SW 5.5). Brilliant uncirculated. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £80-120 80 240
3 2385 † Coins of India. British India. Silver Rupee, 1874B , obv VICTORIA QUEEN (SW 5.7). Brilliant uncirculated. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £80-120 80 200
3 2386 † Coins of India. British India. Silver Rupee, 1874B , obv VICTORIA QUEEN , obverse C, with the shortened bust that did not see much use until late in the Victoria series (SW 5.9).Good extremely fine, nicely toned but a little carbon deposit on the reverse, very rare. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £200-300 200 150
3 2387 † Coins of India. British India. Silver Rupees (3), 1875C, 1875B (2) , obv VICTORIA QUEEN (SW 5.12, 5.15, 5.16). Generally extremely fine to good extremely fine, last nicely toned. (3) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £100-150 100 100
3 2388 † Coins of India. British India. Silver Rupee, 1875B , obv VICTORIA QUEEN , obverse C (SW 5.17).Extremely fine. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £150-200 150 100
3 2389 † Coins of India. British India. Silver Rupees (2), 1876C, 1876B, (SW 5.18, 5.20). Good extremely fine and about extremely fine. ( 2) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £80-120 80 90
3 2390 † Coins of India. British India. Silver Rupee, 1877C , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.29; KM 492).Mint state. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £100-150 100 280
3 2391 † Coins of India. British India. Silver Rupees (3), 1877B, reverse I; reverse II; and no dot mintmark , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.33 (2), 6.34). First two good extremely fine, the last fine. (3) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £100-150 100 140
3 2392 † Coins of India. British India. Silver Rupee, 1878C , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.37). Mint state. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £100-150 100 170
3 2393 † Coins of India. British India. Silver Rupees (3), 1878B, dot, reverse 1; dot; and not dot mintmark , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.39, 6.40, 6.41).Very fine, good extremely fine and extremely fine, toned. (3) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £200-300 200 220
3 2394 † Coins of India. British India. Silver Rupees (4), 1879C, 1879B (3), reverse I; dot, reverse II; and dot, reverse II, rounded corners to the top flower, rather than pointed ends of the flower , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.45, 6.46, 6.47, 6.49). Second good very fine, the others extremely fine to good extremely fine.(4) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £200-300 200 80
3 2395 † Coins of India. British India. Silver Rupees (3), 1880C, 1880B (2), dot, reverse 1, and dot, reverse II , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.51, 6.52, 6.53).All extremely fine. (3) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £100-150 100 110
3 2396 † Coins of India. British India. Silver Rupees (2), 1881C, 1881B , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS , reverse III (SW 6.56, 6.60).Both good extremely fine. (2) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £150-200 150 280
3 2397 † Coins of India. British India. Silver Rupees (2), 1882C, 1882B, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.61, 6.64).Both extremely fine. (2) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £ 100-150 100 80
3 2398 † Coins of India. British India. Silver Rupees (4), 1883C, 1883B, raised B, 1884C, 1884B, raised B , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.67, 6.71, 6.73, 6.76).Generally extremely fine to good extremely fine, first with a few spots, third with small flaw on the reverse . (4) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £100-150 100 200
3 2399 † Coins of India. British India. Silver Rupee, 1884B, B raised in lower flower, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.79).Extremely fine. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £ 100-150 100 80
3 2400 † Coins of India. British India. Silver Rupees (2), 1885C, one with a short top to the “5”, the other with a long top to the “5” , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.80).Both mint state. (2) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £150-200 150 120
3 2401 † Coins of India. British India. Silver Rupee, 1885B, B incuse , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS , reverse 1 (SW 6.88).Mint state. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £150-200 150 240
3 2402 † Coins of India. British India. Silver Rupees (2), 1885B, raised B, reverse I, and raised B, obverse C, reverse II , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.84, 6.85c).Both very fine.(2) second ex Pridmore collection Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £100-150 100 100
3 2403 † Coins of India. British India. Silver Rupees (2), 1886C, A4/I, and C2/I, slightly shorter lower panel to the bodice , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.90, 6.90a).Good extremely fine and mint state.(2) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £150-200 150 130
3 2404 † Coins of India. British India. Silver Rupee, 1886B , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.93). Mint state. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £100-150 100 100
3 2405 † Coins of India. British India. Silver Rupee, 1886/5 , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (as SW 6.94, but not known on Proofs). Very fine, scarce overdate. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £80-120 80 35
3 2406 † Coins of India. British India. Silver Rupees (3), 1887c, obverse A4, obverse C3 and an unusual coin with obverse A4 but smaller flowers and the whole design in the jabot , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.95, 6.96, -). First two mint state, the third brilliant uncirculated. (3) third coin was found by Jim Haxby Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £300-400 300 300
3 2407 † Coins of India. British India. Silver Rupees (2), 1887B, incuse B, and backwards B , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.103, 6.100). Both extremely fine, first once polished. (2) both ex Pridmore collection, with tickets Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £100-150 100 110
3 2408 † Coins of India. British India. Silver Rupees (2), 1887B, raised B, 1887/6, incuse B , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.102, 6.103).Good extremely fine and about extremely fine. (2) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £100-150 100 120
3 2409 † Coins of India. British India. Silver Rupee, 1888C , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS , obverse C2 (SW 6.105).Mint state. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £100-150 100 200
3 2410 † Coins of India. British India. Silver Rupees (3), 1888B , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS , incuse B, regular B and backwards B mintmarks (SW 6.107, 6.108).Extremely fine to good extremely fine. (3) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £150-180 150 100
3 2411 † Coins of India. British India. Silver Rupees (3), 1889C, 1889Br, raised B, 1889Bi, incuse B , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.109, 6.110, 6.111).About uncirculated to uncirculated. (3) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £300-400 300 240
3 2412 † Coins of India. British India. Silv er Rupees (2), 1890C, 1890B, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.112). Good extremely fine and brilliant uncirculat ed . (2) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £100-150 100 140
3 2413 † Coins of India. British India. Silver Rupees (2), 1891C, 1891B, incuse B , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.116, 6.119).Uncirculated with pleasant tone and about uncirculated. (2) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £100-150 100 180
3 2414 † Coins of India. British India. Silver Rupees (3), 1892C, 1892Br, raised B, 1892Bi, incuse B , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.125, 6.127, 6.128).Good extremely fine to uncirculated. (3) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £100-150 100 130
3 2415 † Coins of India. British India. S ilver Rupees (2), 1893C, 1893B, incuse B , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.133, 6.135).Both brilliant uncirculate d .(2) second ex Pridmore collection, with ticket Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £150-200 150 420
3 2416 † Coins of India. British India. Silver Rupee, 1897C , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.140). Extremely fine. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £200-300 200 460
3 2417 † Coins of India. British India. Silver Rupee, 1897B , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.142). Extremely fine. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £200-300 200 360
3 2418 † Coins of India. British India. Silver Rupee, 1898C , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.145). Brilliant uncirculated. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £150-200 150 300
3 2419 † Coins of India. British India. Silver Rupee, 1898B , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.147). Uncirculated. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £100-150 100 220
3 2420 † Coins of India. British India. Silver Rupees (2), 1900C, 1900B , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.153, 6.155).Both brilliant uncirculated, the second with a few spots. (2) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £100-150 100 110
3 2421 † Coins of India. British India. Silver Rupees (3), 1901C, obverse C3, 1901B (2), obverse A3, obverse C2, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.159, 6.162, 6.164).First brilliant uncirculated, the others about extremely fine to good extremely fine. (3) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £ 150-200 150 120
3 2422 † Coins of India. British India. Silver Rupee, 1903C , obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR , rev five diamonds under “RUPIYA”, three of them obviously overstruck on circles (SW 7.15; KM 508).Extremely fine. I have heard of, but not seen, an example with three dots under the denomination in Urdu. This piece appears to be a repaired example of this with five diamonds under “RUPIYA”, three of them obviously overstruck on circles. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £200-300 200 220
3 2423 † Coins of India. British India. Silver Rupee, 1903C , obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR (SW 7.15).Brilliant uncirculated. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £50-80 50 75
3 2424 † Coins of India. British India. Silver Rupees (3), 1903Bi (2) , obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR , dot on vine, without dot, 1903B, raised B below cross pattée (SW 7.18, 7.20). Brilliant uncirculated, very fine and about extremely fine. (3) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £150-200 150 220
3 2425 † Coins of India. British India. Silver Rupee, 1904C , obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR (SW 7.23). Mint state. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £80-120 80 60
3 2426 † Coins of India. British India. Silver Rupees (2), 1904B, large “4” in date with heavy lower part, and small “4” in date with small lower part , obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR (SW 7.25).Good extremely fine. (2) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £80-120 80 50
3 2427 † Coins of India. British India. Silver Rupees (2), 1904B, small “4”, 1905C , obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR (SW 7.25, 7.27).Both choice mint state.(2) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £150-250 150 180
3 2428 † Coins of India. British India. S ilver Rupees (2), 1905B, long and short topped “5” varieties, obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR (SW 7.29).Both extremely fine. (2) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £50-80 50 40
3 2429 † Coins of India. British India. Silver Rupees (3), 1906C, 1906B (2) , obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR , with and without B mintmark in crown, both with dot on vine (SW 7.31, 7.37).First two good extremely fine, the third uncirculated but weak at the centre of the reverse.(3) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £ 100-150 100 140
3 2430 † Coins of India. British India. Silver Rupees (3), 1907C, 1907B (2) , obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR , B mm and dot on vine, and without B mm but with dot on vine (SW 7.35, 7.37).Uncirculated, good extremely fine and choice mint state.(3) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £150-200 150 340
3 2431 † Coins of India. British India. Silver Rupees (2), 1908C, 1908B , obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR (SW 7.39, 7.41). Mint state and good extremely fine. (2) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £150-180 150 130
3 2432 † Coins of India. British India. Silver Rupee, 1908/7B, obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR (SW 7.42). Extremely fine, a scarce overdate. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £ 200-300 200 300
3 2433 † Coins of India. British India. Silv er Rupees (2), 1909C, 1909B , obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR (SW 7.44, 7.46). Choice mint state and good extremely fine. (2) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £150-200 150 190
3 2434 † Coins of India. British India. Silv er Rupee, 1909/8B, obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR (SW 7.47).Very fine, scarce over date. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £150-200 150 200
3 2435 † Coins of India. British India. Silver Rupee, 1910C , obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR (SW 7.49). Mint state. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £100-150 100 85
3 2436 † Coins of India. British India. Silver Rupee, 1910B , obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR (SW 7.51). Mint state, nicely toned. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £150-180 150 200
3 2437 † Coins of India. British India. Silver Rupees (2), 1910B, obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR, the second “1” of the date is clearly struck over “0”, and 1910B, it appears the “0” is struck over a “9” (SW 7.52).Both extremely fine. (2) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £250-350 250 200
3 2438 † Coins of India. British India. Silver Proof Restrike Pattern Rupee mule, 1910, obv bare head of Edward, designed by Wenzel , EDU ARDUS VII REX ET IMPERATOR, rev wreath around ONE RUPEE INDIA, in the style of the George V R upees (SW 7.14; Pr 1046 for obverse, Pr 1049 for reverse). In NGC holder graded PF65 . Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £2000-3000 2000 3600
3 2439 † Coins of India. British India. Silver Rupees (2), 1911C, 1911B, obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (SW 8.11, 8.15; KM 523).Both mint state. (2) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £150-180 150 460
3 2440 † Coins of India. British India. Silver Rupees (3), 1912C, 1912B (2), obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR, first without tusks on the elephant decorating the king’s sash (as the 1911 coins but the elephant’s trunk is the proper length now), second with tusks on the elephant (SW 8.17, 8.19; KM 524).First and third choice mint state, the second extremely fine. (3) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £150-200 150 100
3 2441 † Coins of India. British India. Sil ver Rupees (4), 1913C, 1913B, 1914C, 1914B , obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (SW 8.21, 8.23, 8.25, 8.27). All uncirculated. ( 4) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £100-150 100 200
3 2442 † Coins of India. British India. Silver Rupees (2), 1915C, 1915B, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.29, 8.31).Both mint state and rarer in these grades than any other date of this series. (2) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £300-400 300 520
3 2443 † Coins of India. British India. Silver Rupees (4), 1916C, 1916B, 1917C, 1917B, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.33, 8.35, 8.37, 8.39).All uncirculated, last nicely toned. (4) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £150-180 150 180
3 2444 † Coins of India. British India. Silver Rupees (6), 1918C, 1918B, 1919C, 1919B (3), obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR, first with tusk on elephant, the second with double punched last “9” in the date, the first punch of the “9” almost touches the “1”, third with no tusk on the elephant (SW 8.41, 8.43, 8.45, 8.47 (2), 8.48).First with a few carbon spots, otherwise about uncirculated, the second good extremely fine, the others uncirculated.(6) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £200-300 200 80
3 2445 † Coins of India. British India. Silv er Rupees (4), 1920C, 1920B, 1921B, 1922B , obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.50, 8.52, 8.54, 8.57).All uncirculated. (4) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £150-200 150 220
3 2446 † Coins of India. British India. Silver Rupee, 1922B, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.57). Mint state. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £50-80 50 140
3 2447 † Coins of India. British India. Si lver Rupees (2), 1938B, obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR, without B mintmark, and with dot (SW 9.9; KM 555). Both mint state. (2) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £ 150-200 150 320
3 2448 † Coins of India. British India. Silver Rupee, 1939B, obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (SW 9.13). Good extremely fine, rare. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £4000-6000 4000 5800
3 2449 † Coins of India. British India. Silver Rupees (15), 1940B, 1941B (3), 1942B (3), 1943B (3), 1944 (4), 1945, obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR, includes many varieties. Generally uncirculated, some rewarding work for a keen numismatist.(15) all ex Jim Haxby collection where he has them all listed as different varieties Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £150-200 150 320
3 2450 † Coins of India. British India. Silver Rupee, 1947L, obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (SW 9.40).Mint state. Most current catalogues have failed to appreciate just how rare this coin is. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £150-250 150 720
3 2451 † Coins of India. British India. Republic, Proof Set, 1954B, consisting of Bronze Pice, Cupro-nickel 1/2-Anna, Anna and 2-Anna, Nickel 1/4-Rupee, 1/2-Rupee and Rupee, obv GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (KM 1.3, 2.2, 3.2, 4, 5.1, 6.1, 7.2). Choice Proofs.(7) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £800-1000 800 1000
3 2452 † Coins of India. British India. Republic, Proof Set, 1962B consisting of Nickel-brass Paisa, Cupro-nickel 2-Paise, 5-Paise and 10-Paise, Nickel 25-Paise and 50-Paise (KM 8a, 11, 16, 24.1, 47.2, 55). Choice Proofs.(6) Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £40-60 40 400
3 2453 † Coins of India. British India. Gold Mohur, 1835C, obv WILLIAM IIII KING, R.S. on truncation, 11.66g (SW 1.9). Frosty extremely fine. only 9133 struck Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £5000-7000 5000 9000
3 2454 † Coins of India. British India. Gold Mohur, 1835C, obv WILLIAM IIII KING, no initial on truncation, dot after date, 11.66g (SW 1.15a). Extremely fine, though a number of light scratches in front of the king’s neck. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £4000-5000 4000 6600
3 2455 † Coins of India. British India. Gold Mohur, 1841, obv VICTORIA QUEEN, obverse 1, no initials on truncation, 11.65g (SW 2.1).Good extremely fine. There is still no way to tell which mint struck these. Maybe, with the increased interest in Indian numismatics, a collector will one day find a way to decipher this. One such diagnostic, based on studies of the Rupees, could be the large lock of hair on the back headband and a small lock of hair on the front hairband? Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £3000-4000 3000 3800
3 2456 † Coins of India. British India. Gol d Mohur, 1841M, Madras mint , obv VICTORIA QUEEN , obverse 1, S incuse on truncation, one lock of hair on the back headband and a series of five diagonal lines on the front headband, 11.65g (SW 2.3). Extremely f ine. only 32,000 struck Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £2500-3500 2500 400
3 2457 † Coins of India. British India. Gold Mohur, 1841C, obv VICTORIA QUEEN, obverse 2, plain “4” in date, rev leaves in the palm are long enough to go under the “A” of “INDIA”, 11.67g (SW 3.7).About uncirculated. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £2500-3500 2500 3200
3 2458 † Coins of India. British India. Gold Mohur, 1841C, obv VICTORIA QUEEN, obverse 2, plain “4” in date, smaller date, rev palm leaf under the “A” of “INDIA”, in length between the coin in the previous lot and that in the next, the curls on the lions left front leg are quite different as well, 11.66g (SW 3.7).Good extremely fi ne. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £2500-3500 2500 2600
3 2459 † Coins of India. British India. Gold Mohur, 1841C, obv VICTORIA QUEEN, obverse 2, crosslet “4” in date, rev leaves in the palm do not go under the “A” of “INDIA”, 11.65g (SW 3.11).Mint state. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £3500-4500 3500 3800
3 2460 † Coins of India. British India. Electrotype Copy of the Reverse of the Gold Mohur, c.1841, EAST INDIAN COMPANY, wide flange at the bottom to keep it raised, 8.93g.As made. Probably made for display purposes. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £400-600 400 240
3 2461 † Coins of India. British India. Gold Mohur, 1862C, obv VICTORIA QUEEN, single flower in lower jabot, no V on ground, rev no V below date, 11.65g (SW 4.1).Extremely fine. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £1500-2000 1500 1700
3 2462 † Coins of India. British India. Gold Mohur, 1862C , obv VICTORIA QUEEN , single flower in lower jabot, no V on ground, rev V below date, 11.66g (SW 4.3). Extremely fine. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £1500-2000 1500 1700
3 2463 † Coins of India. British India. Gold Mohur, 1862C , obv VICTORIA QUEEN , single flower in lower jabot, V on ground, rev no V below date, 11.69g (SW 4.4).A number of small contact marks, otherwise extremely fine. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £1000-1500 1000 1300
3 2464 † Coins of India. British India. Gold Mohur, 1862C, obv VICTORIA QUEEN, single flower in lower jabot, V on ground, rev V below date, 11.64g (SW 4.5). Extremely fine. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £1500-2000 1500 2000
3 2465 † Coins of India. British India. Gold Mohur, 1862C, obv VICTORIA QUEEN, double flowers in lower jabot, V on ground, rev no V below date, 11.64g (SW 4.6). About extremely fine. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £1500-2000 1500 1300
3 2466 † Coins of India. British India. Go ld Mohur, 1875C , obv VICTORIA QUEEN , double flowers in lower jabot, 11.65g (SW 5.1).About extremely fin e. only 11,433 struck Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £1500-2000 1500 3200
3 2467 † Coins of India. British India. G old Mohur, 1877C , obv VICTORIA EMPRESS , double flowers in lower jabot, 11.67g (SW 6.1).About extremely fi ne. only 10,424 struck Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £1000-1500 1000 3000
3 2468 † Coins of India. British India. Gold Mohur, 1879C, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS, double flowers in lower jabot, 11.66g (SW 6.6).Extremely fine. only 18,639 struck Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £1500-2000 1500 3800
3 2469 † Coins of India. British India. Gold Mohur, 1881C, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS, double flowers in lower jabot, 11.66g (SW 6.10).Extremely fine. only 22,647 struck Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £2000-2500 2000 2600
3 2470 † Coins of India. British India. Gold Mohur, 1882C, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS, double flowers in lower jabot, 11.66g (SW 6.11).Extremely fine. only 11,663 struck Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £1500-2000 1500 2600
3 2471 † Coins of India. British India. Gold Mohur, 1884C, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS, double flowers in lower jabot, 11.65g (SW 6.12).Extremely fine. only 8,643 struck Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £1500-2000 1500 2700
3 2472 † Coins of India. British India. Gold Mohur, 1885C, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS, double flowers in lower jabot, 11.66g (SW 6.13).Some handling marks, otherwise extremely fine. only 15,057 struck Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £1000-1500 1000 2500
3 2473 † Coins of India. British India. Gold Mohur, 1888C, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS, double flowers in lower jabot, 11.67g (SW 6.15).Extremely fine. only 15,073 struck Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £1500-2000 1500 2100
3 2474 † Coins of India. British India. Gold Mohur, 1889C, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS, double flowers in lower jabot, 11.66g (SW 6.16). Extremely fine. only 15,367 struck Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £1500-2000 1500 1800
3 2475 † Coins of India. British India. Gold Mohur, 1891C, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS, double flowers in lower jabot, 11.67g (SW 6.18).Extremely fine. only 16,524 struck Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £1500-2000 1500 2700
3 2476 † Coins of India. British India. Gold 15-Rupees, 1918B, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR, 7.97g (SW 8.1). Mint state. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £1500-2000 1500 2600
3 2477 † Coins of India. British India. Early Proof Restrike or Original Proof Gold 15-Rupees, 1918B, yellow gold, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR, 7.98g (SW 8.2).A few light marks, otherwise uncirculated. This could be an Original Proof, the there are a few light marks that make it difficult to ascertain when it was struck. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £2000-2500 2000 3200
3 2478 † Coins of India. British India. G old Sovereign, 1918I, GEORGIVS V D G BRITT OMN REX F D IND IMP , 7.99g (SW 8.5). Mint state. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £ 400-500 400 200
3 2479 † Coins of India. British India. Copper electrotypes obverse bust Hubs (3), for the 1/4-Rupee, 1/2-Rupee and Rupee, portrait of Queen Victoria. Extremely fine, as made.(3) They are electrotypes in copper from the master punches, and seem to have been glued down at one time in their existence. I can see them being made and sent to someone involved in the decision making of the coin designs for their comment. Part of the David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins. £200-300 200 170