Old Money

A small group of coins are expected to sell for a lot when they go under the Charterhouse gavel in their 3rd, 4th & 5th December three day online auction.

“We have had great success selling coins, medals, militaria and stamps over the decades.” Commented Richard Bromell. “But perhaps the biggest misconception in coins collecting is age means value as you can have a Roman coin worth less than £30 and a 2009 Kew Gardens commemorative 50p coin worth over £200.”

In amongst the coin section of the auction there is a small group of 7 gold coins valued at thousands of pounds.

They were collected by a farmer with the 1980 gold proof coin set, comprising a £5, £2, sovereign and half sovereign, all in capsules fitted in a case which is estimated to sell for £2,400-2,800, an American gold $20 1906 coin, now mounted as a pendant, valued at £1,000-1,500, a Queen Victoria gold £2 1893 coin, mounted as a pendant £800-1,000 and a Queen Victoria gold sovereign 1892, also mounted as a pendant, for £300-400.

Entered into the Charterhouse 3rd, 4th & 5th December three day online auction the coins are going under the hammer on Saturday 5th. They follow on from their online auctions of silver, jewellery & watches on the 3rd, wine, antiques & interiors on the 4th and they join company on the 5th with other coins, models, toys, militaria and medals, forming an auction of nearly 1,500 lots.


Whilst in lockdown, Charterhouse are closely following government advice and guidelines but are available to value items for future auctions. If you are having a lockdown sort out email your antiques and collectibles to Richard Bromell on rb@charterhouse-auction.com or to arrange a safe home visit after lockdown, contact Richard and the team at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne 01935 812277.


1980 Queen Elizabeth II gold proof coin set £2,400-2,800

1906 USA gold $20 coin, mounted as a pendant £1,000-1,500

1893 Queen Victoria £2 gold coin, mounted as a pendant £800-1,000

1892 Queen Victoria gold sovereign, mounted as a pendant £300-400