The Bentley Collection of Sovereigns
[Hill, S.] The Bentley Collection of British Milled Sovereigns. London, A. H. Baldwin & Sons, 2012-2013. Over 400 pages, 1238 lots, actual size illustrations of each coin with some enlargements. Casebound, jacket.
Formed over a period of 34 years, the Bentley collection is now one of the greatest collections of British gold sovereigns to have ever been assembled. Consisting of over 1,200 sovereigns, only the finest examples of these coins were obtained by a collector with a keen eye for quality and rarity. The catalogues for the Bentley collection will not only form a lasting record of these highly important sales but will also be an informative reference for the advanced sovereign connoisseur, a major guide for the sovereign aficionado and perhaps most importantly an inspiration to the novice collector of what can be achieved from an initial passing interest in gold bullion.
This special edition hardback catalogue features all three auction catalogues complete with prices realised as well as an interesting appendix providing useful statistics from the auctions.