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Hammered Coins in Demand in November Coins, Tokens & Banknotes Sale

23rd November 2020.

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).

Further highlights included an Edward VI in the Name of Henry VIII 1547 Groat in Very Fine condition, which sold for £650, a Philip and Mary 1554-1558 Shilling in Good Fine condition, which sold for £800, and an Edward The Confessor 1042-1046 London Mint Penny attractively toned in Very Fine condition, which sold for £750 against an estimate of £200-250.

Tennants are currently accepting lots for the next Coins, Tokens and Banknotes Sale 17th February 2021, please contact them on 01969 623780 or for details.


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