Tennants Auctioneers’ Coins, Tokens & Banknotes Sale on 17th February achieved a strong 97% sold rate, with good prices seen across the board.
A highlight of the sale was The Brian Boyce Collection of Victorian Pennies. Put together over a period of 25 years, this collection was a near comprehensive representation of dates in the Victorian penny series. Notable results from the collection included an 1869 ‘Bun head’ type penny in near uncirculated condition that beat the top estimate to sell for £2,200 (plus buyer’s premium). A further good Victorian penny from the collection, this time from 1841 and in extremely fine condition, sold well at £400.
Amongst strong lots of hammered coins in the sale was a Celtic Britain Corieltauvi Gold Stater, in extremely fine condition, which sold for £1,400, well above the £600-800 estimate. Later milled English coins were led by an Elizabeth II 1980 Gold Proof 4-Coin Set in original Royal Mint presentation case with certificate of authenticity, which sold for £2,000, and a George III 1819 Crown, which sold for £500.