First Standalone Coins & Medals Auction Proves Popular With Bidders

On Monday 27th February Fellows held their first standalone Coins & Medals auction featuring over 300 fascinating lots.



The opening lot set the tone for the rest of the auction, as bidders fought to take home the historic gold coin featuring Roman Emperor, Honorius (AD 395 - 423). Estimated at £180 - £220, this impressive piece sold for £500 under the hammer.

The silver and base metal world coins also attracted plenty of attention in the saleroom and online. Lots 254 - 258 caused a bidding war to emerge with some of the commemorative coins fetching three times their lowest estimate. Lot 258, a commemorative China coin collection estimated £400-500, was a particularly interesting one to watch, as the final hammer price reached a staggering £1300.

Lot 313 from the military section of the sale was another firm favourite with bidders. The extremely rare Germany, Imperial, Saxon Duchies, House Order of Ernestine, Military Division, with swords, Knight Grand Cross (1st class) sash badge, in gold and enamels had an estimate of £800 - £1,200 and sold for £2500 on the day.

Arguably the most anticipated items to feature in the sale were those featured as lot 326 - a collection of late nineteenth century and early 20th century football medals awarded to Albert J. Evans whilst playing for Aston Villa. The medals that once belonged to the local football club's full back were a reminder of Aston Villa's glorious past. Estimated at £4,000 - £6,000 these 9ct gold medals sold for £5,000 on the day and were also featured on ITV Central news on Monday evening.


You can view all the auction results here

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