Coins, Tokens and Historical Medals (20 & 21 February 2019)

Date of Auction: 20th & 21st February 2019


Estimate: £12,000 - £15,000

Henry VII (1485-1509), Profile issue, Testoon, mm. lis, reads henric vij, lis in forks, 9.17g/7h (N 1742; S 2252). Profile slightly weak and with old scratch on face, otherwise about very fine, very rare £12,000-£15,000


Provenance: R.J.H. Douglas Collection; E.H. Wheeler Collection, Sotheby Auction, 12-14 March 1930, lot 285 [from Spink 1913]; V.J.E. Ryan Collection, Part II, Glendining Auction, 22-4 January 1952, lot 970.

This coin sold for £70 at the Wheeler sale in 1930, at the time one of the highest prices ever paid for an English hammered silver coin of less than crown-size