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Results: The Private Collection of a Yorkshire Numismatist

18th October 2023.

An extensive private single owner coin collection from a collector of note that had been stored away unseen for over 40 years was sold in a timed online auction at Tennants Auctioneers that ended on 15th October. The Private Collection of a Yorkshire Numismatist featured coins, tokens, and medallions from across the numismatic spectrum, with a clear focus on British and Irish coinage. The sale offered an abundance of quality hammered and milled and a small selection of ancient coins, many interesting foreign coins, a strong token section, and a variety of commemorative and historic medallions.

The top lot of the sale was an 1847 Victoria Proof ‘Gothic’ Crown struck in pure silver with a plain edge and in Near Extremely Fine condition that sold for £4,900 (all figures exclude buyer’s premium). An Oliver Cromwell Shilling from 1658 sold for £920, whilst a William I Penny of the bonnet type from the York mint sold for £640. Also selling well above estimate was a Scottish Charles I Thirty Shillings (sold for £600), a 1704 Anne Halfcrown (sold for £540), and a George IV Halfcrown from 1823 (sold for £490).

Amongst the foreign coins in the sale, a lot of Thailand Att Coins comprising 4 att, 2 att, ½ pai and ½ att and sold together with a Thai silver ‘bullet coin’ sold for £800 against an estimate of £150-200. A rare Keeling Cocos Island 1913 10 cents ‘plastic ivory token’ with serial number 1895 sold for £290.

The sale achieved a total hammer price of £72,570 for 387 lots offered, and an 91% sold rate.


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