Coins Auction Report 21st October 2020

11th November 2020

The current COVID-19 heath crisis has led many companies to change their practices to bring them into line with the current government safety guidelines. So, for the safety of our customers and our staff, our 21st October 2020 Coins sale was a closed-door auction, with no room bidders allowed.

We were however able to offer viewing of the sale on the Thursday, Friday, Monday and Tuesday before the auction, on a strictly by appointment only basis. Unfortunately, we are still unable to welcome the public to view on the morning of the sale.

There was a great deal of interest in the auction with many bidders placing book bids and over 30 bidders on the telephone during in the sale.

Beginning with the British hammered coins section, highlights included this Eadgar small cross penny with rosettes top and bottom which realised £630.

This Henry VII angel sold for £1,860, this Elizabeth I first issue shilling achieved £2,400 and this Charles I Worcester dumpy half crown realised £2,400.

Moving on to the milled British coins section highlights include this 1718 shilling, described as good extremely fine, which sold for £660 and this 1847 Gothic crown, despite being from a mount, achieved £900.

This 1903 half crown realised £1,050 and this 1905 florin, described as nearly extremely fine, sold for £750.

In the gold section this 1820 sovereign achieved £1,020 and this 1826 sovereign realised £870.


There were a number of medallic issues which sold very well in this auction including this 1838 Abolition of Slave Apprenticeship white metal medallion by Davis sold for £240 and this 1989 Oman Arab Gulf Countries Co-operation council meeting 14ct gold commemorative achieved £960.

Our next closed doors coin auction will be held on Wednesday 9th December 2020. Please note viewing for this auction will be on Friday 4th, Monday 7th and Tuesday 8th December 2020 only, subject to government guildlines. Look out for the full catalogue for this sale, which will appear on our website in the next few weeks. Also keep an eye on our Twitter and Facebook pages which will include updates of our latest auction news.

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