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Vigo gold brings $350,000 at auction


The extremely rare Queen Anne VIGO 5 guineas (S-3561, KM-520.1) that sold for $369,548. (Images courtesy Boningtons, Epping.)

The Queen Anne VIGO gold 5 guineas of 1703 described in our last issue fetched $349,384 (£280,000) when it came up for sale on Nov. 16 at Boningtons in Great Britain.

The extremely rare coin had spent the past several decades in a child’s toy box.

The price realized is comparable to the $369,548 [£296,160] paid in December 2012 when Gorings sold a second example found by a widow among her late husband’s belongings.

Just 15 examples are believed extant with just six previous sales of this coin recorded in the past 50 years.

Full details of the current sale can be found at

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