Yesterday afternoon, Spink sold almost £2 million of rare world
coins. The sale featured 600 lots from around the world, including
superb rarities from Italy, Spain and Transylvania.
With many of the coins in the sale coming from a collection
formed between the wars, there was huge interest from many European
collectors and dealers. This led to intensive bidding with the best
lots seeing impressive prices.
Among the afternoon's considerable highlights were several coins
that received a round of applause after the hammer price climbed
well above the estimate.
Italy, Compiano, Federico Landi, Doppia
Price Realised: £55,200
Spain, Amadeo, 100-Pesetas, 1871
Price Realised: £120,000
Italy, Genoa, da Dodici Doppie e Mezza (12½-Doppie),
Price Realised: £150,000
Transylvania, Kolozsvár-Klausenburg, Georg I Rakoczi,
Price Realised: £75,600
Italy, Modena, Francesco I d'Este, 10-Scudi d'oro,
Price Realised: £83,600
Spink is pleased to have achieved such excellent results with
yesterday's sale, especially with such striking and historically
significant coins that have been off the market for so long.
The Spink Coin Department has said "we are delighted with the
results of Spink's most important World Coins sale for many
years. When combined with our specialist English and Indian sales
of last week, these three sales have realised over £3 million,
showing that Spink is a magnet for coin buyers from around the
For more information on some of the items sold yesterday,
To view the sale results in more detail, click here.
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