Antiques & Interiors – November 28th 2016

rare coin sold at auction

Monday 28th November, 10.30am

To include over 500 lots of fine paintings, prints & drawings, jewellery, silver, clocks & watches, furniture, coins, militaria, ceramics, Asian art, bronzes, stamps, toys & more!

Viewing times

  • Friday 25th November, 9.00am-5.30pm
  • Saturday 26th November, 10.00am-12.30pm
  • Morning of the sale from 9:00am

A Rare Queen Anne ‘Vigo’ Five Guinea Gold Coin

Sold for £280,000

rare coin expected to raise up to £250,000 at auctionrare coin to be auctioned in Essex at Boningtons

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Boningtons are delighted to announce the sale of a rare Queen Anne ‘Vigo’ gold coin for £280,000 (inc. premium) in our auction on Wednesday 16th November.

The coin is one of only twenty made from gold seized from Spanish treasure ships by the British in Vigo Bay, northern Spain, in 1702.

The vendor originally had no idea of its value (he had given it to his 4 year old son to play with) before showing it to Boningtons’ coin specialist, Gregory Tong, who instantly recognised it as one of Britain’s rarest coins.

The coin’s incredible discovery drew worldwide press coverage & bidding (including a bid from Spain) before selling in the room to applause from all those in attendance.

The work was the highlight of our most successful ever auction which also saw some significant prices set by other works of art, paintings & Chinese ceramics (see below).

We are now accepting entries for our next auction of Fine Art & Antiques in February 2017. For free advice & valuations, email us at [email protected], call 02085084800 or visit our website.

Further Sale Highlights:

A Chinese Kangxi Blue & White Lidded Bowl
Sold for £44,000

A Louis Vuitton Cigar Trunk/Humidor
Sold for £40,000

Louis Vuitton Cigar trunkA Chinese Song Dynasty Qingbai Cup
Sold for £28,000

painting sold at auctionHMS Agamemnon off Greenwich, oil on canvas by George Chambers Jr.
Sold for £7,000

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