Experimental 20p coin sells for £276 at Warwick and Warwick auction


24 October 2018
The Warwick and Warwick coins auction on 17 October featured over 530 lots, beginning with a selection of English coins.

Highlights of the sale included: 

  • A Charles I Oxford Mint 1642 shilling realised £480. 
  • In the milled English coins section a 1692 over inverted 2 crown sold for £750.
  • A 1716 guinea achieved £1,050. 

An  unusual 1981 20p Royal Mint Trial Experimental Coin sold for a very respectable £276. 

In the British Gold Coins section an 1817 sovereign sold for £1,200.

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In the British modern coins section there were several error coins. Arguably the highlight was this 1983 £1 to ½p ‘The Great British 1983 Coin Collection’ uncirculated year set which included the 2p ‘New Pence’ mule error which sold for £930. 

In the medallic and commemorative section a 1772 Resolution and Adventure 42mm brass medal by John Westwood achieved £2,100. 
The next Warwick and Warwick coin auction will be held on Wednesday 12 December 2018.