A RARE coin made in York is expected to make between £3,000 and £4,000 when it is auctioned later this month.

The silver penny as made in the city around 1135 and 1154 during the reign of King Stephen, who was William The Conqueror’s grandson.

It turned up in Northampton earlier this year and will now be auctioned by London-based company Spink, who confirmed it was found in the East Midlands town.

Spink say that the coin is in “nearly extremely fine” condition and that it is “extremely rare, especially so in this condition.”

The King Stephen penny will be auctioned at Spink in Bloomsbury, London, on September 22.