Over the past 48 hours, Spink auctioned their highest grossing coin sale to date. The fantastic catalogue of over 1300 coins totalled over £3.2 million in sales and generated interest from collectors around the world. Dozens of phone bidders, a standing only room and hundreds of participants on Spink Live contributed to a bidding frenzy in the room.
William Mackay, specialist at Spink, had this to say about the sale:
“This sale demonstrates the strong market for top quality, rare historical gold coins. It definitely showcases the extent to which the value of these sorts of coins have appreciated in the last few years. We are extremely pleased with the results of this sale which demonstrates continued confidence in the marketplace.”
Top lots included the following:
Henry VII (1485-1509), Sovereign, type IV
Sold for £180,000
Charles I, Civil War issues, Oxford,
small module type Triple Unite
Sold for £161,000
Mughal Empire, Jalal ud-Din Muhammad Akbar,
Sold for £150,000
Charles I, Civil War issues, Oxford, Triple Unite
Sold for £120,000
James VI (1567-1625), second coinage,
Sold for £102,000
Spink is the world’s leading auctioneer of coins, stamps, medals, banknotes, bonds, share certificates and autographs, with offices in London, Singapore, New York and Dallas. Since its foundation in 1666, the Spink name has become synonymous with tradition, experience and integrity. Holders of three royal warrants and numerous records for prices achieved at auction, Spink offer an unparalleled range of services to collectors worldwide.
For more information, pictures or to request an interview with the specialist please contact Emily Johnston, [email protected] , 020 7563 4009.