The sale saw strong prices throughout, with the highest price being paid for a Proof Gothic Crown from the reign of Queen Victoria, that dated from 1847 and sold for £11,160. Estimated to fetch £3,000-4,000, it was bought by a Japanese collector who was bidding against another Far East competitor [lot 295]. This was being sold as part of the ‘Fleet’ Collection of British Milled Silver Coins which comprised 324 lots and fetched £165,763.
Two other interesting items from the ‘Fleet’ Collection were two extremely rare halfcrowns, also from the reign of Queen Victoria – one dating from 1841, the other 1839 - which fetched £7,440 and £5,704 respectively [lots 330 and 328].
The Martyn Alan Eeley-Hardcastle Collection of British Coins comprised 240 lots and fetched £112,567. The highest price of the collection was paid for a very rare Elizabeth II (1952-) Proof Crown dating from 1953 which sold for £2,976 to Private Collector against an estimate of £1,000-1,500 [lot 229].
Elsewhere in the sale, which comprised 844 lots and was 99.5% sold was an Elizabeth II Proof set also from 1953, which sold for £8,060 to a Japanese Collector. It had been consigned someone from the UK and was estimated at £1,000-1,200 [lot 614].
*** PLEASE NOTE THAT THE PRICES INCLUDE 24% BUYERS’ PREMIUM***
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NOTES TO EDITORS:
Dix Noonan Webb – a brief history
In 1991, its first year of trading, the company held three medal auctions and sold 1,200 lots for a total hammer price of £553,000. Two years later it opened a coin department which also auctions commemorative medals and tokens and in 2015 DNW added jewellery to its sales calendar. In 2018, it set up a standalone banknotes department and expanded into premises next door. In the same year, DNW achieved a total hammer price of £11,676,580 and the total number of lots across all departments was 20,273. To date the company has sold in excess of 300,000 lots totalling £155 million.
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