Coins, Tokens and Historical Medals (6 & 7 July 2021)

Date of Auction: 6th & 7th July 2021

Sold for £1,900

Estimate: £2,000 - £2,600

Richard III (1483-1485), Penny, London, type 2b, mm. boar’s head on obv. only, no marks by neck or on rev., 0.70g/7h (DNW 99, 413, same dies; N 1684; S 2165). Slightly bent and edge a little ragged, otherwise fine, the mintmark and King’s name clear, extremely rare; one of half a dozen specimens known £2,000-£2,600


Provenance: Found in Norfolk.

Among the items stolen in February 1962 from the premises of B.A. Seaby was a Richard III London penny, which at the time was unique. To this day it has not been recovered. A few years ago a low grade specimen was discovered and sold at auction and since then two more examples have passed through these rooms (in 2012 and 2019)