Coins, Medals, Militaria and Banknotes Auction Report 13th December 2023
14th December 2023
The last sale of the year saw some jolly bidding. It seemed everyone was making the most of bidding and buying their new ‘toys’ before a well-earned yule tide rest.
The Medals and Militaria section had large interest for its amazing range of edged weapons, especially Lot 89, a French ANXI (1802 Pattern) light cavalry trooper's sabre and scabbard with an estimate of £400 and sold for £725! Lot 108 received the same furious bidding for the 7th Hussars 1853 Pattern cavalry trooper's sword and scabbard with an estimate of £250 and selling for an amazing £625.
Moving on to banknotes, the Iraq banknotes received a very high interest especially with Lot 402 Iraq. L.M. Swan/ Ibrahim Kamal 1931 (1941) 1 dinar E/6 769041 had an estimate of £550 and ended with a hammer price of a staggering £1,400! Lot 403, Iraq. L.M. Swan/ Ibrahim Kamal 1931 (1941) 1 dinar E/5 890217 with an estimate of £400 sold for £900.
Next, we have the coin section of the sale highlights includes Lot 562 Edward the Confessor hammer cross penny, estimated at £250 and sold for £340. Lot 568 a Edward IV 1480-83 half-angel fine, mintmark heraldic cinquefoil with an estimate of £700, sold for an impressive £1,300. Lot 578, a Philip and Mary 1554 shilling full titles, from a mount nearly very fine with an estimate of £800 sold for £1,250.
Our Medallic and Commemorative section had some unique items on offer including Lot 907 which received furious bidding for this 1639 Spanish fleet destroyed by the Dutch off Dover 63mm silver medal by J. Looff, had an estimate of £800 and sold for an amazing £1850! Lot 909, a 1692 Battle of Le Hogue 49mm silver medal by P.H. Muller, estimated at £500 sold £1,400.
Our final mention for our last sale of the year is Lot 910, a 1692 Battle of Le Hogue 47mm silver medal bust of William III right INVICTISSIMVS GVILLELMVS MAG, reverse French cock and Lion flee exploding ship NON CANTABIT NISI RESURGAT estimate of £250, sold for an amazing price of £1500!
Overall, the sale was a great success with much interest and lively bidding throughout.
From all the staff at Warick and Warwick we wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Our next coin auction will be held on Wednesday 21st February 2024. 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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