Tennants auctioneers achieved another ‘white glove’ Coin Sale on 19th August in which every lot sold, with strong results across the sale.
With the current high price of gold boosting sovereigns and other gold coins in the sale, it is little wonder that the top lot of the sale was a collectable ‘Historic Sovereign Collection’, which comprised 12 sovereigns from Victoria to Elizabeth II in a Royal Mint fitted oak case that sold above top estimate for £3,400 (all prices plus buyer’s premium).
The sale was opened with a strong result for a Byzantine Empire Gold Solidus of Heraclius (610-641AD), which sold for £450. The coin depicted Heraclius flanked by his two sons Heraclius Constantine and Heraclonas and was in almost extremely fine condition.
The sale also included a good collection of early English hammered coins, which garnered competitive bidding. Highlights of the collection included an Aethelred Silver Penny (Helmet Type, London Mint) in almost extremely fine condition, which sold for £320, an Edward the Confessor Silver Penny (Pyramids type, York Mint) in very fine condition, which sold for £350, and a rare Richard III Groat (London Mint) in very good to fine condition, which sold for £600 against an estimate of £250-350.
The sale resulted in a total hammer price of £79,990 for the 179 lots sale.
Entries are now invited for Tennants next Coin Sale on 18th November 2020. For details please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 01969 623780.