Warwick and Warwick

The Collection of the Late Mervyn Clapham yields Spectacular Results

The Clapham collection of British coins was offered in the Warwick and Warwick sale of February 14th 2007. Mervyn had an eye for quality and this resulted in some spectacularly high realisations.

Henry VIII first coinage Angel, mintmark castle, nearly extremely fine, est. £1,200, realisation £1,437.

Elizabeth I second issue half pound, beaded inner circle, mintmark cross crosslets, very fine, est. £1,200, realisation £1,782.

Elizabeth I fifth issue half pound, mintmark tun, nearly extremely fine, est. £2,500, realisation £3,795.

Charles II 1664 two guineas, elephant below, very fine, est. £1,000, realisation £1,955.

James II 1688/7 two guineas, fine, est. £700, realisation £1,322.

William IV 1837 sovereign, very fine, est. £200, realisation £529.

The remainder of the sale contained a very good selection of Anglo Saxon and Viking coins, which included the following:

  • Kings of Murcia, burgred penny, CUNEHEL, lunettes broken in angles, good very fine, est. £320, realisation £483.
  • Edward the Elder penny, small cross, WULFHEARD, good very fine, est. £350, realisation £506.
  • Aethelred II penny, first hand type, about as struck, est. £300, realisation £402.
  • Edward the Confessor penny, hammer cross type, Lewes mint, nearly extremely fine, est. £170, realisation £310.

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