Going for Gold at Spring Antiques Sale

Posted on 15th March 2016

Coin collectors will have a field day at the Spring Antiques Sale on Tuesday 22 March, with almost 200 gold coins due to go under the hammer. 

The majority of the coins are full sovereigns covering the reigns of five British monarchs but there are also other denominations, including half and quarter sovereigns and rare five-pound coins. The entire collection is estimated to be worth up to £57,500. 

Most of the coins will be sold in single lots or as pairs, with the largest grouping of 13 coins minted for the Golden Jubilee in 2002 expected to reach between £3,500 and £4,500. Other single coins, such as a George VI gold five-pound coin (1937) and a sovereign from the same date carry individual guide prices of up to £1,200 - £1,800. 

It is most unusual to get such a large quantity of gold coins in the same sale and we are expecting a great deal of interest in the collection. British Sovereigns in particular are the most widely-traded semi-numismatic coin in the world today and have a global appeal. 

Included in the collection are sovereigns from the reigns of Queen Victoria, Edward VII, George V, George VI and Elizabeth II. The oldest coin, dating from 1842, has the head of the young Victoria on one side and a shield on the other, and carries a price estimate of £250 to £350. 

The sale itself starts at 10.00am on Tuesday 22 March and bidding can be made in person, online or via the telephone. The contents of the sale can be viewed on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 March between 10.00am and 1.00pm and on Monday 21 March from 9.00am to 4.00pm.

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