Coins Auction Report 9th December 2020

11th December 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 9th December 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 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.


There was a superb and comprehensive collection of gold sovereigns offered in this auction.

Highlights include this 1825 bare head sovereign proof which realised £10,500, this 1831 sovereign proof sold for £6,900 and this 1839 sovereign proof achieved £11,100.


This 1859 Ansell sovereign realised £2,640, this 1917 sovereign sold for £5,760 and this South Africa 1923 sovereign to ¼ penny set of 10 achieved £3,720.


In the British hammered coins section this Richard III groat realised £1,170 and this Edward VI shilling sold for £144.


In the British milled section this 1797 penny achieved £276, this 1905 shilling realised £384 and this 1927 crown sold for £240.



There was a lovely selection of Scottish coins offered in this auction with this William and Mary 1691 forty shillings achieving £432.


This James V groat realised £444 and this James VI 1578 revaluation countermark on Mary ryal sold for £900.


Our next coin auction will be held on Wednesday 17 February 2020. 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.

Are you thinking of selling your entire coin collection or part of it? Would you like us to value your coins and give you advice on how best to market them? Visit our coins and banknotes department page for more information or call us on 01926 499 031 and speak to a valuer.

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