From the fourth and final part of the Walter Wilkinson Collection of Coins of Elizabeth I (1558-1603), the very fine and very rare seventh issue Crown, was previously in the Eleanor Ahbe Collection and was estimated at £7,000-9,000. It was bought by a member of the UK trade [lot 311].
The fourth part of the Wilkinson Collection comprised 358 and was 100% sold. The total realised for the four parts of the Collection, which have been sold between 2018-21, including buyers’ premium, was £680,133. The second highest price from the Collection was a very clear example of a seventh issue Elizabeth I Crown, which sold for £7,440 to a private buyer from Malta [lot 310].
Elsewhere a gold medal, from an old Irish collection, showing the earliest known portrait of Georg August, Electoral Prince of Brunswick-Calenburg-Hanover, who would later become King George II, sold for £6,820 to a buyer in Holland. Dating from 1701, the year of his 18th birthday, the medal shows the Prince, who was the last British monarch born outside England, on one side and Schloss Herrenhausen, Hanover on the other [lot 1267].
Also in the sale was the Ross King Collection of British Coins, which was also 100% sold. From the reign of George III (1760-1820) was a very fine and very rare Pre-1816 issues Guinea, dating from 1761, which sold for £8,060 to a UK Private Buyer against an estimate of £3,000-4,000 [lot 396], while a very fine and very rare William II (1087-1100) penny, minted in Chester sold for £6,200 to a UK Private Buyer against an estimate of £1,500-2,000 [lot 386].
Among the British Historical medals in the sale was an extremely fine and rare silver Admiral Vernon medal from the Capture of Fort Chagre, dating from 1740, depicting six ships outside Portobello Harbour which sold for £7,440 to a buyer from the Netherlands against an estimate of £400-500 [lot 1162].
From the Property of a Gentleman was a fine Charles II gold unite (1660-1685) which sold for £6,820 to a UK Private buyer against an estimate of £3,000-4,000 [lot 385].
A very rare penny of Eadwald, King of East Anglia, circa 796 – one of only 40 know to exist - that was discovered in Bury St Edmunds (Suffolk) in February 2021 sold for £6,200 to a UK Private Buyer [lot 458].
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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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