DNW - Coins and Historical Medals
DNW held an auction of coins and historical medals on 6 and 7 April 2021. You can view the full auction catalogue here. In addition to the hammer price, there is a Buyer’s Premium of 20%. Included in the auction are two named collections:
A fellow Yorkshireman, Walter had a lifelong interest in coins. In 1952, with the accession of Elizabeth II, he became particularly interested in the coinage of Elizabeth I. Opportunities to acquire coins was problematic at that time as he was working in the forests of Africa and the Numismatic Circular took a month to arrive by post.
In 2003 to 2006 he was President of the Wessex Numismatic Society. In 2006 he co-authored The Hammered Silver Coins Produced at the Tower Mint during the Reign of Elizabeth I Paperback
Walter’s full biography is available here.
Selected lots from Walter's collection
There are 358 coins from Walter’s collection in the auction. Below are my selected lots.
Ross’s interest in coins was sparked by the find of a 1852 Bank of Upper Canada penny in his garden at the age of 10.
He became fascinated with the British monarchy, assembling a monarch portrait collection from 1066 to 1970. He was particularly drawn to George III with all the major historic events that occured during his reign.
Ross’s full autobiography is available here.
Selected lots from Ross's collection
Selected other lots
Below are my other picks from the auction:
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