Ninepence coin minted in Newark sells at auction for £1,600

Ninepence coin minted in Newark sells at auction for £1,600
 

A ninepence coin minted in Newark when the town was under siege has sold at auction for £1,600.
The silver diamond-shaped civil war coin went under the hammer at a specialist currency auction yesterday (Wednesday, July 26) at Tennants Auction House in Leyburn, North Yorkshire.
The rare coin was made as emergency money during the five month siege of Newark in 1645-6.
A Tennants spokesman said the lot was one of the most interesting coins in the sale.
He said: "This rare, diamond-shaped coin was minted in Newark under the reign of Charles I.
"Newark was a site of strategic... read more

 
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