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Spink Auction Nets Nearly $4 Million

On Sept. 15, Spink Auctions had two sales. The first sale comprised of the Stratos and Collection of English gold coins. After six hours of bidding, nearly $4 million in lots were sold with only one unsold lot.

Lot 194. (All images courtesy Spink Auctions)

Lot 194. (All images courtesy Spink Auctions)

The standout from the Stratos collection was Lot 194; an Anne, pre-union 5 guineas, 1705 QVARTO. It realized around $342,000. Another highlight of this collection was Lot 214, a George IV 1826 proof 5 pounds that realized around $97,000.

Lot 4.

Lot 4.

Next came the Ennismore Collection of Anglo-Saxon and Viking coins. The standout was Lot 4, an East Anglia, Æthelberht II († 20 May 794), penny, 'Light Coinage', Non-Portrait type Ipswich. This piece realized around $71,000.

Read the full results of the Stratos Sale of Spectacular English Gold Coins. 

Read the full results of the sale of the Ennismore Collection of Anglo-Saxon and Viking coins.