The Fieldings coin department run by Mark Hannam are delighted to offer over 300 lots of rare coins and bank notes in their forthcoming coin sale which will take place on Friday 16th June. Included in the auction is over 2000 years of history from Celtic and Roman coins to 21st Century examples.
There are some incredibly rare coins included in the sale including:
A Charles II crown – dated 1666
A very notable date, of course 1666 was the year of the Great Fire Of London. The fire started in Pudding lane just after midnight on Sunday 2nd September and swept through the city to Thursday Sept 6th destroying St Paul's Cathedral and threatened to engulf Charles Il court at Whitehall. With a. Change of wind and the Tower of London using gunpowder creating firebreaks and halting the spread.
Fieldings Auctioneers are delighted to offer a chance to own a silver Crown from this tragic yet momentous event in English History.
Estimate £100 - 150
1937 George VI four gold coin specimen set
Only 5001 of these sets were ever minted and in the past often broken up to provide collectors with the desirable sovereign for their collections. Each set comprises of a £5, £2 , Sovereign and Half sovereign and is presented in a burgundy tooled leather case.
A small collection of American coins
Consists of a 1834 25c and five 10 cent coins all which grade in extremely fine condition. The 1834 25c is particularly desirable and depicts Liberty in a cloth cap surrounded by thirteen stars and the date of issue, the reverse is of an American eagle with Union shield encircling the 25c and United States of America.
A US Colonial issue 1652 XII Massachusetts pine tree shilling, holed.
The colony of Massachusetts was an early success but a shortage of coinage put it in jeopardy. John Hull and Robert Sanderson took matters into their own hands and set up a mint in 1652, striking coins in shillings, sixpences and three pence's all bearing the date 1652. Some believe the date to be the founding of the colony and the reverse of the coin depicting the pine tree as the main export was for timber and ships masts. Coinage was a prerogative of the king but in 1652 there was no king as King Charles had been beheaded three years earlier. The coinage circulated and was widely accepted around the North East, however in 1682 the mint closed after Royal scrutiny of the operation.
‘The coin market is booming, we are seeing so many collections and now have a worldwide client database, because of this we are excited to announce that we will be doing Fieldings first standalone coin auction this November as part of Fieldings new online marketplace’.
Mark Hannam – Head of Fieldings coin department
Posted on 14 June 2023