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The Coin Sale: Results

6th December 2019.

The 4th December Coins & Banknotes Sale at Tennants, saw strong bidding throughout, with some lots going to international buyers.

Among the many highlights and an unexpected star, was an assortment of World silver and bronze selling for £1,700 on top estimate of £300.

Also noteworthy was a 2014 Britannia Premium Gold Proof 6 Coin Set Box that sold for £3,600 against a top estimate of £2,600. Similarly, a ‘Carters’ Design 2017 Sovereign Five-Coin Gold Proof Collection sold for £3,900.

Gold saw very strong prices with a collection of rarer guineas and sovereigns all achieving mid to higher estimates or better. A particularly nice William IV half sovereign dated 1835 achieved £350.

Silver was also strong with an Elizabeth I Sixpence 1562 Milled Coinage Tall narrow bust with plain dress and large rose ‘mm’ star (S2594) selling for £480 and a George III Dollar countermarked on 1794 Mexico City 8 Reales with oval countermark selling for £480. Both host coin and countermark were in Very Fine condition.

The sale resulted in a total hammer price of £143,060, with 94% of the 206 lots selling.

Tennants are currently accepting lots for the next sale of Coins, Banknotes & Tokens on 12th February 2020. 


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