This Royal Mint London 2012 set of gold proof coins commemorating the Olympics sold at £6,400.

Faster Higher Stronger: Golden Staffordshire coin collection exceeds £100,000 at Lichfield auction

A GOLDEN haul of coins has realised in excess of £100,000 at auction in Lichfield.

The glittering single owner collection was sold on behalf of a Staffordshire client by Richard Winterton Auctioneers on Monday, April 8, at The Lichfield Auction Centre.

Catalogued across 50 lots, the collection included gold and silver proofs, boxed coin sets and sovereigns.

Highlights included a Royal Mint London 2012 ‘Citius Altius Fortius’ – Faster Higher Stronger – set of nine gold proof coins commemorating the Olympics, pictured above, selling for a hammer price of £6,400.

A cased set of 1893 English proof coins comprises a crown, half-crown, florin, shilling, sixpence and threepence sold at £6,200.
A cased set of 1893 English proof coins comprises a crown, half-crown, florin, shilling, sixpence and threepence sold at £6,200.

A cased set of 1893 English proof coins fetched £6,200 and a 500th anniversary gold proof sovereign collection sold at £4,700.

An 1887 Victoria Jubilee cased set of proof coins made £4,600 and a UK gold proof four coin boxed sovereign set from 2002 fetched £3,700.

Clockwise from top: 500th anniversary gold proof sovereign collection (sold £4,700), 2002 gold proof four coin sovereign set (sold £3,700) and 1887 Victoria Jubilee cased set of proof coins (sold £4,600).
Clockwise from top: 500th anniversary gold proof sovereign collection (sold £4,700), 2002 gold proof four coin sovereign set (sold £3,700) and 1887 Victoria Jubilee cased set of proof coins (sold £4,600).

Other highlights included a boxed Royal Mint 2004-2007 £1 Bridges Collection, selling at £3,600.

The four capsulated gold proof coins depict landmarks the Forth Rail Bridge (2004 coin), Menai Straits Suspension Bridge (2005), Egyptian Arch Railway Bridge (2006) and Gateshead Millennium Bridge (2007).

This boxed Royal Mint 2004-2007 £1 Bridges Collection of gold proofs sold at £3,600.
This boxed Royal Mint 2004-2007 £1 Bridges Collection of gold proofs sold at £3,600.

Auctioneer Richard Winterton said: “What an amazing result for the huge coin collection in Monday morning’s auction.

“This impressive collection doubled the estimates and realised in excess of £100,000.”

To book a free valuation of coins or a valuation of any type of item, call 01543 251081 or email office@richardwinterton.co.uk.

Free home visits for large collections and house clearance quotations are also available.

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