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CNG Feature Auction 114

Lot nuber 1337

YORK (Restored). Edward IV or V. 1483. AR Penny (15mm, 0.69 g, 4h). Tower (London) mint; im: halved sun and rose.


CNG Feature Auction 114
Lot: 1337.
 Estimated: $ 3 000

British, Silver

Sold For $ 11 000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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YORK (Restored). Edward IV or V. 1483. AR Penny (15mm, 0.69 g, 4h). Tower (London) mint; im: halved sun and rose. ЄDWΛRD DЄI GRΛ RЄX ANG, crowned facing bust / CIVI TΛS LOn DOn, cong cross pattée; trefoils in quarters. Blunt, Edward, pl. 12 (boar’s head im); Stewart, Dies, p. 135; North 1641 (Edward IV); SCBC 2147. Toned, some ghosting on obverse. VF. Mint mark and king’s name clear. A penny of the considerable historical interest and the highest rarity.

We believe this is the first example of an Edward IV/V Penny to ever appear at auction. Stewartby recorded only one example in the Hunterian Museum and noted that another, reported to have been in the collection of Raymond Carlyon Britton, was not traceable.

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.

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