During the annual COINEX week,
Spink London will hold a two day auction of 'Ancient, British &
Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals', a varied sale of over 1200
lots that covers almost every genre in coin numismatics.
Spanning over two days, September
22nd and 23rd, the first session includes a
splendid array of English hammered gold coins.
Highlights include no less than
three Sovereigns of Henry VIII (lots 52, 53, and 275), other
Sovereigns of Edward VI (lot 65), Mary (lot 69), and Elizabeth (lot
294), as well as two Rose Ryals of James I (lots 316 and 321) and
two Triple Unites of Charles I (lots 341 and 342).
The Anglo Saxon and later mediaeval
silver coins, while not generally as eye catching as the gold are
equally as interesting. The highlight here is without doubt lot 91,
the very rare Coelwulf II Penny from the Cuerdale hoard with a
splendid portrait of this little known Anglo Saxon ruler, the last
King of Mercia.
Estimate: £15,000 - £18,000
In the afternoon of the first day
the session of English milled gold coins starts with a newly
discovered 5-Guineas of Charles II, dated 1674 with edge dated
VICESIMO QVINTO (lot 404). This is the only coin known with this
date and edge combination.
Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000.
On the second day the sale
continues with ancient Greek and Roman coins, Islamic and Indian
coins, and in the afternoon general world coins.
There is an attractive group
of European medieval French and Flemish gold coins from the
collection of the Late Sir Richard Ground, including a delightful
gold Angel of Philip le Hardi (lot 1037) and from Naples a really
sharp gold Alfonsino or Ducatone of Alfonso I of Aragon (lot
Estimate: £8,000 - £10,000
Estimate: £1,500 - £2,500
The 8-Reales of Mexico dated
1733 with the MX mintmark (lot 1143) is a great rarity and
will no doubt interest both the collectors of Mexican coins and the
more general collectors of Crown size (or Dollar size) silver coins
of the world.
Estimate: £15,000 - £20,000
The sale ends with a very rare
Turkish gold medal (lot 1216) struck under Abdul Hamid II to
commemorate the Opening of the Hejaz Railway in 1908. This rare and
attractive medal is in pristine condition.
Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000
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