2012 started with a bang for Boningtons as its first sale of the New Year saw a number of lots sell for significant prices.
There was some extremely competitive bidding on a large consignment of gold coins from England, Europe and America with a cased 1837 60th anniversary Victorian gold medal selling for a hammer price of £2900. Further highlights included an 1887 Victorian £5 gold coin (hammer price £1300), a 1902 Edwardian £5 gold coin (£1150) and a 2004 50 dollar gold coin (£1000). Boningtons coin and medal valuer Gregory Tong was delighted with these positive results: “These strong prices are a reflection of the fact that good condition coins exceed their bullion value in the current market”, he said. It was another gold item that drew some very strong bidding as a decorative 24 carat South Korean ‘Good Luck’ turtle was knocked down at £960.