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Unique Leicester Mint Penny for Edward the Martyr

CNG 91, Lot: 1461. Estimate $7500.
Sold for $8000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ANGLO-SAXON, Kings of All England. Edward the Martyr. 975-978. AR Penny (20mm, 1.20 g, 9h). Leigeceaster (Leicester) mint; Wulfstan, moneyer. + EΛDPΛRD REX Λ(NG)L(ORX), diademed bust left / PVLFSTΛN M–O LIGΛR, small cross pattée; retrograde C above. SCBI –; BMC –; North 763; SCBC 1142. VF, toned, slight doubling on obverse. Unique–no published coins of Edward for Leicester.