Super-rare 1,000-year-old 1p coin dug up by metal detectorists

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Super-rare 1,000-year-old 1p coin depicting child king of Saxon Britain sells for £11,000 at auction after it was dug up by metal detectorists



An extremely rare 1,000 year old penny coin depicting a child King of England has sold for £11,160.

The ancient silver coin showed the face of Edward the Martyr who ruled Saxon Britain in the 10th Century, aged 13, before he was assassinated three years later.

It was found by a metal detectorist in a field on the Isle of Wight and has sold for £4,000 more than its maximum estimated pre-auction value.

Part of the proceeds will be donated to NHS Charities Together which works with more than 250 UK organisations.
Experts said the coin was exceptionally rare and appeared 'almost as struck' by the Saxons when it was unearthed in March 2018.
Experts said the coin was exceptionally rare and appeared 'almost as struck' by the Saxons when it was unearthed in March 2018.

Full article here : https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8250409/Super-rare-1-000-year-old-1p-coin-depicting-child-king-Saxon-Britain-sells-11-000.html
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