David Gee Forgeries Catalogue

Intro

This post is an effort to catalogue the David Gee Forgeries known to collectors. Coins that are suspected or mentioned in literature or commentary as having been copied (or potentially copied, like the 1930 penny dies) will be listed as suspect or potential uknown. A sub-section of the TEC library of essential reading is devoted to David Gee.

This is a post that will take months – if not years – to complete. For this reason I am asking like minded collectors interested in David Gee to assist. Have you located a coin advertised as a David Gee special? If so, please post in comments or email topendcoins@gmail.com, so it can be added to the list

David Gee Forgeries Catalogue – Auctions

Noble Numismatic Auction Sales by Date

2014

Aust. Commonwealth – Patterns & Proofs – Sale 107    18–20 Nov 2014 (Click on the image to see source page)

David Gee Forgeries Catalogue - PORT PHILLIP, Kangaroo Office, gold quarter ounce, 1853

PORT PHILLIP, Kangaroo Office, gold quarter ounce, 1853 struck from copy dies for David Allan Gee as a limited issue. FDC. Courtesy of Noble Numismatics.

2022

Adelaide Assay Office & Port Phillip Sale 131    22–25 Nov 2022 (Click on the image to see source page)

David Gee Forgeries Catalogue

KANGAROO OFFICE, Port Phillip, two ounce ‘Pure Australian Gold’, 1854, David Gee copy in bronze. Image courtesy of Noble Numismatics

2023

Aust. Gold – Adelaide Assay Office & Port Phillip Sale 132    27–31 Mar 2023 (Click on the image to see source page)

David Gee Forgeries Catalogue

KANGAROO OFFICE, Port Phillip, two ounce ‘Pure Australian Gold’, 1853, David Gee copy in bronze. Image courtesy of Noble Numismatics

Aust. Gold – Adelaide Assay Office & Port Phillip Sale 132  27–31 Mar 2023 (Click on the image to see source page)

David Gee Forgeries Catalogue

ADELAIDE POUND, 1852, trial strike in brass without collar, for type one Adelaide pound, dies reproduced or cloned from the originals for David Gee. Uncirculated. Image courtesy of Noble Numismatics

Port Phillip Kangaroo Office Sale 133    24–28 Jul 2023 (Click on the image to see source page)

David Gee Forgeries Catalogue

PORT PHILLIP, Kangaroo Office, pattern copper fourpence, undated (cf Andrews 781 by W.J. Taylor, London), struck in 1970s by die engraver for David Gee (13.41g). Good extremely fine. Image courtesy of Noble Numismatics.

Aust. Gold Coins – Port Phillip Kangaroo Office Sale 134    20–24 Nov 2023 (Click on the image to see source page)

David Gee Forgeries Catalogue

PORT PHILLIP, Kangaroo Office, two ounces, in silver, 1854 (20.71g) milled edge, fantasy made for David Gee. FDC. Image courtesy of Noble Numismatics

Aust. Gold Coins – Adelaide Assay Office Sale 134    20–24 Nov 2023 (Click on the image to see source page)

David Gee Forgery Catalogue

ADELAIDE ASSAY OFFICE, five pounds, 1852, in copper struck from copy dies for David Gee, milled edge. Full mint red, uncirculated. Image courtesy of Noble Numismatics

Aust. Gold Coins – Port Phillip Kangaroo Office Sale 134    20–24 Nov 2023 (Click on the image to see source page)

David Gee Forgeries Catalogue

PORT PHILLIP, Kangaroo Office, gold two ounces, 1853 (41.27g) plain edge, struck from copy dies for David Gee. FDC. Image courtesy of Noble Numismatics

IAG Auction Sales by Date

2023

IAG Sale 98 Tues 3rd Wed, 4th and Thurs 5th October 2023 (Click here for original auction guide)

 

Lot 1701 S98. See above link for auction.

 

Lot 1702 S98. See above link for auction.

 

Lot 1706 S98. See above link for auction.

 

Lot 1707 S98. See above link for auction.

 

An authentic Five Pound Gold Coin photographed by Museum Victoria.

Lot 1703 S98. Two Pound 1887S Pattern restrike. Struck in silver by notorious forger David Gee. Small flan crack on Obverse from striking. Rare and a good quality copy aUNC. Image is authentic Two Pound courtesy Museum Victoria. Click on the image to see source page.

 

Lot 1704 S98. Five Pound 1887S Pattern restrike. Struck in silver by notorious forger David Gee. Rare and a high quality copy. aUNC. Image is of authentic Five Pounds, courtesy of Heritage Auctions. Click on the image to see the source page.

Tuesday 13th & Wednesday 14th June 2023 (Click here for original auction guide)

A fake 1893S Two Pounds Silver Model Coin - David Gee Forgeries Catalogue

Lot 1116 OS20. Two Pound silver 1893S Reverse pattern restrike. Uniface, with wording MODEL on back. Struck in silver by notorious forger David Gee. Ex IAG S91, Lot 605. As Struck. Image by author.

David Gee Forgeries Catalogue – Private Purchases

 

David Gee Forgeries Catalogue – Possible Candidates