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Six rare Civil War coins sell for £3,600
10:07am Friday 31st January 2014 in News
A COLLECTION of silver coins struck in York during the English Civil War failed to fetch the expected £30,000 at auction.
A private Welsh collector is selling 37 rare coins issued in 1643 and 1644 featuring the word “Ebor” and a lion, both denoting York as the city of origin.
However, in auction at Lockdales of Martlesham, near Ipswich, Suffolk, only six of the coins sold, going for a total of £3,605.
The York mint of Charles I was assembled as Royalist forces fought for control of the north in the mid-1640s.
York became a key city to the king after he was forced to leave London in 1642.
The coins to sell included two silver halfcrowns, a silver shilling and three silver threepences.
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