Baldwin's auction could see record prices for rare coins of Britain and the world

September is set to be an exciting month for collectors of rare coins in the UK, as experts Baldwin's host the official Coinex auction on September 28 & 29.

An impressively large collection of ancient coins are set to star at the event. The auction will feature the extensive collection of Dr E O and Mrs F M Halliwell and encompasses both ancient and English coins.

The most notable lots on offer include a Bruttium Kroton Silver Incuse Stater coin which dates back to 530-500 BC. An attractively toned example carries a pre-sale estimated price of £1,200-1,500 ($1850-2,310) marking it out as an ideal entry level investment for new collectors.

Alternatively, the sale also boasts a Justinianus II Gold Solidus coin from AD685-695 and carries a target price of £2,000-2,500 ($3,085 - 3,860).

The Larissa Silver Didrachm

Another notable ancient coin, though not from the Halliwell collection, is the Thessaly, Larissa Silver Didrachm coin from 356-342 BC. This fine piece carries a pre-auction estimate of £2,800-3,200 ($4,320 - 4,940).

Meanwhile, for English coin collectors, September's Coinex sale offers over 200 lots of some of the rarest and finest examples of investment grade English coinage.

Highlights include a Richard III (1483-1485), gold Angel, type 2b coin which carries an estimated price of £8,000-10,000 ($12,340 - 15,430).

Also up for sale is a rare 1933 George V pattern model penny which is thought to be a unique piece and is predicted to reach £6,000-8,000($9,260 - 12,340).

One of the true crowning glories of the English section of the sale is undoubtedly the 1644 Charles I, Gold Triple Unite coin which has a target price of £50,000-60,000 ($77,135 - 92,560).

The 1703 Gold 5-Guinea

Yet even this valuation is surpassed with the 1703 Gold 5-Guineas coin depicting Queen Anne.

This piece has an extraordinary story behind it, having originally been coined from gold captured by Admiral Sire George Rooke from a Franco-Spanish bullion fleet sheltering at Vigo Bay in Spain on October 12, 1702.

Little wonder then that the coin carries a pre-auction estimate of £60,000 - 80,000 ($92,560 - 123,415).

The final session of the event focuses on coins from around the world. Featuring rare pieces from Russia and South America, the event will also see Crusader coins alongside South East Asian token pieces.

Of the Russian coins on offer to collectors, two pieces stand out. The first is a 1728 Gold Coronation Ducat, which was struck to commemorate the Coronation of Peter II whilst the second piece is a Gold 371/2 Roubles coin. Both pieces are extremely fine and very rare carrying an impressive £25,000 - 30,000 ($38,570 - 46,280) estimate.

With such a wide variety of rare and unique coins available at the sale, the event also has the potential to see world record prices for some of these truly memorable pieces.

Watch this space to keep up to date with results from this very special auction.


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