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Hosker Haynes auction of Ancient, British and World coins

Hosker Haynes held their second auction of ancient, British and world coins at the Thistle Holborn Hotel in London on Tuesday 12 September. The sale started with Part Two of a collection of Anglo-Saxon coins, which is followed by a selection of Greek, Roman and Ancient British, hammered gold and silver, a range of early milled, including two exceptional 5 guinea pieces, later milled coins, a few lots of foreign material and nine lots of medals round off the sale.

The profusely illustrated catalogue can be viewed on line at Further details can be had from

To view any of my selected lots in the auction catalogue click on the lot number. 

There is a buyer’s premium of 20% (plus VAT) on the hammer price.

Selected lots

Photo: © Hosker Haynes

Charles I, Shilling

Worcester or Salopia mint. From an unrecorded reverse die, possibly unique.
Estimate: £7,000 – £7,500
Photo: © Hosker Haynes

Commonwealth, Crown

English shield in wreath, rev. English and Irish shields
Estimate: £7,500 – £9,000
Hammer: £8500
Photo: © Hosker Haynes

Charles II, halfcrown

First hammered issue
Estimate: £8,000 – £10,000
Photo: © Hosker Haynes

Charles II, Five guineas

1684, second laureate bust right
Estimate: £28,000 – £32,000
Hammer: £26000
Photo: © Hosker Haynes

William and Mary, Five guineas

1693, conjoined laureate busts right, rev. crowned garnished shield, date above, edge QVINTO
Estimate: £20,000 – £24,000
Photo: © Hosker Haynes

Anne, Guinea

1709, post-Union, second draped bust left
Estimate: £8,000 – £10,000
Hammer: £8000
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