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Church prayers answered at auction as rare US double eagle coin soars

28 April 2017

‘In God we trust’ goes the phrase. It had a double meaning when an American church sold a rare 19th century coin with a result no doubt causing more than a few hallelujahs.

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Largest gold sovereign hoard declared treasure as mystery surrounds source of stash

24 April 2017

The largest gold sovereign hoard ever found has been declared treasure but mystery surrounds the identity of the rightful heirs to the trove of gold coins.

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Prince in the tower Edward V coin found in field comes to auction

10 March 2017

King Richard III is the Marmite Monarch. You love him or you hate him. On one hand he is regarded as a monster, on the other as misunderstood and unfairly maligned.

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When auctioneers kept calm and sales carried on despite wartime bombing

23 January 2017

Keep Calm and Carry On is the now famous instruction from the Second World War thanks to a plethora of copycat items inspired by the poster which was never officially issued.

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Rare experimental American glass coin sells at Heritage Auctions

09 January 2017

The plastic fiver has become a familiar sight in the UK since it was issued last September and this summer the tenner version will follow. It seems unlikely that glass coins will also appear – but that was not the case in the US in 1942.

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15th century gold coin found by dog-walkers heads to auction in Cornwall

06 January 2017

A rare European gold coin found by a dog-walker on a Cornish beach is to be auctioned in Penzance later this month.

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Striking gold – British coin struck from captured bullion appears in Essex auction

23 October 2016

A rare example of a Queen Anne 'Vigo' five-guinea gold coin has emerged at Essex auctioneers Boningtons. It will be offered at their sale in Epping on November 16 with an estimate of £200,000-250,000.

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Two rare coins resurrect rivalry between 17th century rulers

08 June 2016

Oliver Cromwell and Charles II coins together fetched £33,000 at Cuttlestones' latest sale.

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Anglo-Saxon controls may prove vital in shedding light on newfound hoard

12 January 2015

Strict rules governing the integrity of early English coinage could lead to the newly uncovered Aylesbury Hoard revising our perspective of the Anglo-Saxon period.

Huge hoard may hold key to early English coinage

12 January 2015

The discovery of Anglo-Saxon coins near Aylesbury in December is the largest find of its type in 175 years.

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The coin that gives clues to the murder of an Anglo-Saxon king

20 June 2014

The name Æthelberht and the title REX on an Anglo-Saxon penny just sold in London may provide a vital clue to a royal murder.

£330,000 record for silver coin

07 April 2014

Spink have set a new record for any English silver coin at £330,000, paid for the finest known example of the Reddite, an extremely rare Crown of Charles II dating to 1663.

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Coin discovery points to previously unknown mint

31 March 2014

A unique silver penny dug up in a field near Nottingham last November has revealed the existence of a previously unknown mint during the reign of King Stephen (1135-54).

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Gold Aureus takes $130,000 at New York sale

13 January 2014

Baldwin’s and their partners began 2014 in style at the ‘New York International Numismatic Convention’.

Coin dealer killed

05 August 2013

The British Numismatic Trade Association is in mourning after member Giuseppe Miceli was killed at his home in Northampton.

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Cache of Victorian farthings at Salisbury auction

15 July 2013

An extraordinary cache of 2794 Victorian farthings, all dated 1890, of the same type, and generally all in glorious mint state, have been consigned as lot 680 to Woolley & Wallis’s upcoming Silver and Collectors’ sale in Salisbury.

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Scottish coin takes £130,000 bid

04 March 2013

At the higher end of the value scale when it comes to British coin collecting are the most eloquent coins of the Scottish series.

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First silver dollar sets $8.5m world record for a coin

04 February 2013

Stack’s Bowers Galleries of Irvine, California, have set a new global auction record for a coin at a hammer price of $8.525m (£5.61m).

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Rare ‘Liberty cap’ half-cent makes £185,000

24 January 2013

A rare American coin from a schoolboy’s coin collection was knocked down at auction for £185,000 at Salisbury saleroom Woolley & Wallis this week.

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Coins turn out to be pure auction gold as record falls

02 January 2013

Gorringes have set what is thought to be a record price for a coin in the UK provinces, taking £240,000 for a gold Queen Anne Vigo Five Guineas of 1703 at their sale in Lewes last month.

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