Thursday, January 06, 2011

£10,000 for rare coins which went to auction

A hoard of rare medieval coins has cashed in at more than £10,000 after going under the hammer at Lichfield Auction Centre.

The collection of over 40 hammered medieval and later coins had been brought to Richard Winterton Auctioneers' coin expert Stephen Wrenn just before Christmas.

Comprising hammered gold and silver coinage spanning the reigns of Aethelred I, Edward the Confessor, William I, Edward I, King John, Edward IV, Henry VII, Elizabeth I, Henry III and James I, the collection had been collected primarily during the 1980s by a local man.

Click here to read this article from the Lichfield Mercury