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CNG Feature Auction 114

Lot nuber 1272

ANGLO-SAXON, Kings of Wessex. Alfred the Great. 871-899. AR Penny (18.5mm, 1.49 g, 9h). London monogram type (BMC vi). London mint. Struck circa 880-885.


CNG Feature Auction 114
Lot: 1272.
 Estimated: $ 6 000

British, Silver

Sold For $ 22 500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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ANGLO-SAXON, Kings of Wessex. Alfred the Great. 871-899. AR Penny (18.5mm, 1.49 g, 9h). London monogram type (BMC vi). London mint. Struck circa 880-885. ÆLFR ED REX, diademed bust right / Londonia monogram; small crosses pattée above, quatrefoil of pellets below. MacKay, London, Type A1, 4.2 (O3/R4 – this coin); SCBI 30 (American), 300 (same obv. die); North 644; SCBC 1061. Toned, a couple peck marks. VF. Rare.

From the James & Martha Robertson Collection. Ex Morrison Collection (Spink 215, 4 December 2012), lot 5, purchased from Baldwin’s, 1981; Pye Collection (Debenham, Storr and Sons, 3 July 1902), uncertain lot.


The final winners of all CNG Feature Auction 114 lots will be determined during the live online sale that will be held on 13-14 May 2020. This lot is in Session 4, which begins 14 May 2020 at 2 PM ET.

UPDATE: As the CNG staff and many of our clients remain under social distancing and other restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CNG 114 will be held as an internet only auction. The sale will take place as scheduled on 13-14 May 2020.

Winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and 22.50% for all others.

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