BREAKING NEWS ! Rare coin sold at auction.

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December 13, 2017, 11:21:56 pm Last Edit: December 13, 2017, 11:24:04 pm by gash
BREAKING NEWS ! Rare gold Richard III coin found near Bosworth battle site sold for £40,000 at auction



A rare gold coin which may have been dropped by one of Richard III's soldiers fleeing from the Battle of Bosworth has fetched more than £40,000 at an auction.

The Richard III Half Angel, which was found by metal detectorist Michelle Vall from Blackpool in a field near the battle site at Monks Kirby, had been expected to fetch £10,000 to £15,000.

The Half Angel is one of a handful of such coins that have survived from the king's two-year reign.

It was discovered by Ms Vall while she was taking part in a charity detecting rally in September.

Auctioneer Christopher Webb, head of the coins department at Dix Noonan Webb, the international coins and medals specialists, said that there had been "considerable" advance commission bidding as he began to sell the coin in London today.

Bidding began at £17,000 and a fiercely fought contest drove the price to twice that.

The auctioneer's hammer came down at £34,000.

With buyer's commission added, the successful bidder, an anonymous buyer in the saleroom, paid £40,800.

congratulations to  Michelle Vall on Her increidible find from all at soilsearcher

Full story here : http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/local-news/rare-gold-richard-iii-coin-921674
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