Tennants Auctioneers’ Coins, Tokens and Banknotes Sale on 18th November saw buoyant results. Whilst the sale took place behind closed doors with no public viewing, online bidding facilities and extra imaging provided by Tennants helped the sale exceed the pre-sale estimate and achieve a 95% sold rate for the 341 lots on offer.
Whilst bullion coins sold strongly, as expected, it was the hammered coins in the sale that stood out having sold confidently above estimate. Amongst the top lots of the sale was an Oliver Cromwell 1658 Shilling, attractively toned and in Near Extremely Fine condition, which sold for £3,200 (plus buyer’s premium) against an estimate of £2,000-2,500. A selection of Charles I coins from Civil War Mints sold well too, such as a Charles I 1638-1639 Halfcrown in Very Fine condition (sold for £1,900), a Charles I 1649 Shilling in Near Very Fine condition (sold for £2,800), and a Charles I 1638/9 Shilling in Very Fine Condition (sold for £950).