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February Coin Sale: Results

17th February 2022.

Tennants Auctioneers’ Coins, Tokens and Banknotes Sale on 16th February saw another characteristically strong sale, with a 95% sold rate. Highlights of the sale included a Roman Imperatorial Mark Anthony Silver Legionary Denarius in Extremely Fine or Plus condition, which sold for £280 (plus buyer’s premium), and a William and Mary Halfcrown 1689 Primo that was sold together with an Edward III Groat for £160.

Further British coin highlights included a set of five bronze medals issued for the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1897 (sold for £300), and three George V Half Sovereigns dated 1913 and 1914 (sold for £420).

A collection of UK coins and Colonial Tokens sold for £650. The collection included a ‘Nova Caesarea’ (New Jersey) copper coin from 1788, America’s colonial period, that was issued prior to the construction of the first United States Government Mint, when U.S. coinage officially began. Also included in the lot were two Nova Constellatio US tokens, and three quarter dollars dated 1897, 1900 and 1902.

Finally, amongst the banknotes in the sale a Bank of England £5 Series D error banknote, with printing offset on the reverse so that the ‘BAN’ is missing from Bank of England and the portrait of Elizabeth II is off-centred and partly obscured, sold for £250.

The sale achieved a total hammer prices of £79,940 for 303 lots, and a 95% sold rate.

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