Coins, Medals, Militaria and Banknotes

20th April 2023

Coins, Medals, Militaria and Banknotes Auction Report 19th April 2023

19th April 2023

Our 19th April 2023 Coins, Medals, Militaria and Banknotes Auction had some very interesting lots and strong live bidding through plus commission and telephone bids.

Lot 176

The banknotes received great interest as lot 168, a Northern Ireland Ulster Bank 1990 £100, which had an estimate of £130, sold for £252. Lot 174, an Isle of Man uncirculated banknote sold for £276 with an original estimate of £180. Lot 176 was one of the stars of the section, containing The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Jordan Currency Board First Issue 1949 specimen set of 10 (2 of each note - front and back) affixed to presentation booklet, perforated CANCELLED, with 50 dinars A/A 000000, 10 dinars A/A 000000, 5 dinars A/B 000000, 1 dinar A/F 000000 and 500 fils A/A 000000, which sold for £15,600 and had an estimate of between £15,000-£20,000. Another star of the show was lot 177, Libya. Kingdom Treasury 1952 (1 Jan) issue specimen set of 7, which sold for a fantastic £12,000 and had an estimate of between £12,000-£15,000.

Lot 177

Moving on to the coins section of the auction, the few ancient lots sold incredibly well with lot 179, an unidentified gold stater. Athena, Pegasus with pointed wing, sold for £576 and with an estimate of £300. Lot 182 was a Byzantine Empire. Anastasius I (491-518) gold tremissis. obverse diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right, reverse Victory advancing right, head left, holding wreath and globus cruciger, CONOB in ex, fine, weight 1.21g sold for £432 with an original estimate of £180.

Lot 182

The later half of the sale continued to receive some great bids, the many Maundy sets available caught the interest of the buyers and the gold sold as expected. Lot 767 was a world lot with an estimate of £300 and sold for £540. Lot 770 sold for £492 with an original estimate of £270.

Our next coin auction will be held on Wednesday 21stJuly 2023. 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, Instagram and Facebook pages which will include updates of our latest auction news.

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Jessica Lowe 

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