Commemorative, Historical and Art Medals (6 December 2012)

Date of Auction: 6th December 2012

Sold for £720

Estimate: £300 - £400

Great Britain, Royal Astronomical Society of London, Newton Medal, a silver award by W. Wyon, bust of Isaac Newton left, rev. Herschel’s telescope in frame, named (Struck by Permission of the Council for the Collection of J.Y. Akerman Esqr. F.S.A., 1840), 48mm (D & W 149/372; E 1137, footnote). Extremely fine and toned, rare, especially with the numismatic association £300-400


John Yonge Akerman (1806-73), from Camberwell, London, founded the Numismatic Society of London in 1836 and was a pioneer in many fields of British numismatics in the second quarter of the 19th century