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Medieval Coins –  Hoard of Viking and Saxon Coins Sold by Spink on March 12

Medieval Coins – Hoard of Viking and Saxon Coins Sold by Spink on March 12

This remarkable hoard of 65 medieval coins and four ingots is a fascinating insight into the power struggles of the northern Danelaw and King Aethelstan’s subsequent recapturing of York from the Vikings in 927 CE. We see on the coins a fascinating mix of the different cultures and religions prevalent in 10th century England. The […]

By March 14, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Spink China Sale to Feature Rare 10,000 Yuan Running Horse Note

Spink China Sale to Feature Rare 10,000 Yuan Running Horse Note

The upcoming April 2, 2015 Spink China sale will feature the rarest type of note from the first series renminbi.   The first series renminbi was issued by the newly established People’s Bank of China starting December 1, 1948. It consisted of 12 denominations and 62 different types of note. As the Communists continued to […]

By February 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Rare Silver Dollar Coin kept as a Talisman from D-Day to Berlin makes $437,100

Rare Silver Dollar Coin kept as a Talisman from D-Day to Berlin makes $437,100

Only one pair of dies was used in the production of the 1794 issue. The young nation’s first mint had just been established in Philadelphia two years earlier, and its premises spread over two lots on 7th Street between Market and Arch, with the renowned scientist and inventor David Rittenhouse as its director. Thomas Jefferson’s […]

By January 30, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
Spink Offers Specialty Bank Note Collecting for Photos & Essay Notes. VIDEO: 2:52

Spink Offers Specialty Bank Note Collecting for Photos & Essay Notes. VIDEO: 2:52

Barnaby Faull, Bank Note Director, Spink London Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com ……. A growing area of bank note collecting deals with notes that were never issued or the original artwork of a proposed bill. Some of these are photos of printer’s proofs or the first rendering of a note called an essay. Some of these […]

By January 27, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Spink China kicked off the marathon of fifteen sales by all Spink offices

Spink China kicked off the marathon of fifteen sales by all Spink offices

The star lot out of the many hundreds of lots in five auction catalogues was the label used in 1917 from the Russian Post Office in Ulankon (Lot 2879). Sent by registered post to St. Petersburg, it is believed that this post office was only opened in 1917 and would have closed shortly after the […]

By January 22, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
New World Record Price for a Tudor Coin Achieved at Spink

New World Record Price for a Tudor Coin Achieved at Spink

On 18th December 2014, Spink London sold two superb gold Tudor Sovereigns of Henry VII and Henry VIII for a combined price of £732,000 (incl. premium). As a result Spink now hold the new world record for the highest price realised for a Tudor coin at auction. Victor of the Battle of Bosworth, Henry VII, […]

By December 30, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
US Coins – Spink to sell iconic 1794 Silver Dollar

US Coins – Spink to sell iconic 1794 Silver Dollar

SPINK USA, NEW YORK – The first of America’s iconic Silver Dollars will be on sale at Spink USA on 27 January 2015. It will also be available for view at the New York International Numismatic Convention at our stand no. S33-S34 from Thursday January 8 to Sunday January 11, 2015. Late in 1794, the first U.S. silver dollar was […]

By December 17, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
Exceptional Survivors Surface at Spink Banknote Auction

Exceptional Survivors Surface at Spink Banknote Auction

LONDON – A shipwreck survivor and other rare banknotes to be offered by Spink London on 9th and 10th December 2014. Lot 1179 – Bank of England, J.G.Nairne, £5, 1914 This note is a remarkable survivor with an equally amazing story.  This 1914 £5 note, just over 100 years old at the time of writing, […]

By November 28, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Spink London to Offer Rare Documents linked to Scottish Invasion of England

Spink London to Offer Rare Documents linked to Scottish Invasion of England

On 28th November 2014 Spink London will offer for sale one of only two known existing documents issued to raise money for a Scottish invasion of England, estimated at £4,000 – 5,000.  This certificate for 600 merks (£400) was issued to pay for the troops, drawn from Scottish Covenanters, who joined with Cromwell’s forces to help […]

By November 25, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Medals “Soar” at Spink Auction

Medals “Soar” at Spink Auction

On 20th of November 2014, Spink London held an auction of historically important Orders, Decorations, Campaign Medals and Militaria. The auction, comprised of 500 Lots, generated significant interest in a number of important medals and medal groups which resulted in remarkable prices. At the forefront of this successful auction were the decorations and medals awarded […]

By November 21, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
World Coins Auctions Realise £6 Million During Two Weeks of World Records at Spink

World Coins Auctions Realise £6 Million During Two Weeks of World Records at Spink

Spink has started Autumn in London with a remarkable two weeks of world records, historic rarities, and almost £6 million in numismatic sales. We are delighted to announce a number of record-breaking figures for some extraordinary world coins and banknotes. Some of the rarest items on the market have gone under the hammer over the […]

By October 11, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Rare Tibetan Coins at Spink

Rare Tibetan Coins at Spink

Spink are delighted to announce the auction dates for the remarkable and historic Nicholas Rhodes Collection. The collection features a number of extremely rare items, some of which are expected to reach record prices. Nicholas Rhodes built a collection of coins, banknotes and stamps concentrated on the core areas of Tibet, Assam and Nepal. The […]

By June 18, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Richard III Coin Found Near Bosworth Battlefield Sells for £36,000 at Spink

Richard III Coin Found Near Bosworth Battlefield Sells for £36,000 at Spink

London – A gold coin discovered near the site of the famous Battle of Bosworth in Leicestershire, bearing Richard III’s personal emblem of the boar, has sold for £36,000 to a private collector, against a pre-sale estimate of £12-15,000 at Spink in London. It went under the hammer in Spink’s Ancient, English & Foreign Coins and […]

By December 10, 2012 2 Comments Read More →
Spink Strengthens Corporate Team in London

Spink Strengthens Corporate Team in London

NEW HEADS OF NUMISMATIC & PHILATELIC DEPARTMENTS The leading collectables auction house Spink & Son Ltd are pleased to announce the appointments of two new divisional heads. In the last decade Spink has rapidly expanded from its original London base. In light of these exciting developments it feels the need to underpin its core functions […]

By November 27, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Exclusively English – Largest Collection of Provincial Banknotes to Come on to the Market

Exclusively English – Largest Collection of Provincial Banknotes to Come on to the Market

Spink, the world’s premier auction house for collectables is to offer the most extensive collection of Provincial banknotes to have ever come on to the market. This fabulous collection was amassed by one private collector, David Kirch and all proceeds will go to The David Kirch Charitable Trust. It will be offered in a series […]

By September 27, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Spink Becomes First Auction House in UK to Introduce 3D Imagery on its New Global Website

Spink Becomes First Auction House in UK to Introduce 3D Imagery on its New Global Website

London. July 30th, 2012. Spink, the world’s premier auction house for collectables, announced the launch of its new website today, which it believes will revolutionise the way that it can better service its global client base. The main highlight of its enhanced features is the ability for clients to see pieces sold via private treaty […]

By August 1, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
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