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 past weeks, spread across six sales.
Speaking of recent weeks, Head of Numismatic Division Mike Veissid said: “We have been able to offer some wonderful material, delivering an eventful calendar of numismatic events to coincide with the top Banknote Shows in Europe, and Coinex here in London.”
“The result was a number of world records, some intriguing collections, and material previously unseen on the market. The range of these sales attracted familiar faces and new bidders alike, making for a friendly, responsive atmosphere in the auction room that we hope will continue with our coin and banknote auctions in December.”
WORLD RECORD FOR A NORTH EAST INDIAN COIN AT AUCTION
Sold for £21,600 on 24 September
Tripura, Durga Manikya(1809-13), Mohur
WORLD RECORD FOR A GENOAN COIN AT AUCTION
Sold for £150,000 on 1 October
Italy, Genoa, da Dodici Doppie e Mezza (12½-Doppie), 1638
WORLD RECORD FOR AN IRAQI BANKNOTE AT AUCTION
Sold for £45,600 on 2 October
1944, Government of Iraq, specimen 50 fils
WORLD RECORD FOR A BERMUDAN BANKNOTE AT AUCTION
Sold for £45,600 on 4 October
Bermuda Government, £5, 1941, serial number A 000001
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