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The Tisbury Collection and a Thrymsa
Sep 07 2017

SPINK LONDON | The upcoming sale of Ancient, British and Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals at Spink contains a very special collection of silver commonwealth coinage which is sure to excite the collecting world, it also has a very good collection of ancient coins and a stunning Thrymsa. One item from the Tisbury collection has famously been the subject of great debate within the numismatic community. Lot 815 is a Commonwealth (1649-60), pattern Halfcrown of 1651. This unique pattern Halfc...

NGC Preview of Hubert Lariviere Collection
Jul 19 2017

The collection will be sold at two auctions co-organized by London-based Spink and Taisei Coins Corporation, to be held November 26, 2017, and April 29, 2018, during the Tokyo International Coin Convention in Tokyo. This collection is a vivid memory of my time at the French Mint, starting when I was just 23 years old. I am thrilled that Spink decided to include it in their upcoming auctions in Tokyo," Lariviere said. "I am happy to know that my collection and its provenance will be preser...

Spink to Sell Fantastic Collections of Celtic Coins and British Historical Medals
Jun 09 2017

SPINK LONDON | This summer will see a very interesting sale of British and Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals at Spink London. The sale is packed with quality material and many historically important items. The sale will take place on the 5th July and contains a substantial collection of Celtic coins, the remaining coins from the Lord Stewartby Collection, which Spink have had the pleasure of selling throughout 2016-17, and a collection of Historical Medals. Spink have seen many Celtic coi...

Norwegian Numismatics in New York
Jun 01 2017

SPINK USA | June will be a busy month for the Spink office in New York with two philatelic auctions and two numismatic ones too. The Numismatic Collector's Series Sale contains a range of material from around the world and this sale contains many hidden gems. The sale will take place on the 19-20th June 2017. The star of the show is from Norway and is both rare, and very attractive. Lot 122, a Speciedaler, 1675 PG issued under Christian V (1670 - 1699). It has a pleasing pearly grey tone and w...

A Continental Currency Piece Set to Shock the Auction Room
Jun 01 2017

SPINK USA | On the 19th - 20th June Spink's New York office will be offering an amazing item, lot 207 is 1776 pewter Continental Dollar. Newman 3-D, Breen-1095, W-8460, Low R.4. PCGS MS63. "EG FECIT" on the obverse. "CURRENCY." Large "N" in "AMERICAN" on the reverse. Sundial / Thirteen states on linked chains. The Continental Currency pieces are mysterious, controversial, and historically important. Mysterious, because little documentation has been found concerning their origin and use. Contro...

Spink to Partner with Taisei
Apr 27 2017

Spink are pleased to announce that the 29th April 2018 will see a very special event, a joint auction of rare and desirable coins held by Spink and Son in partnership with Taisei Coins Corporation.    This is a very important time for both Spink and Taisei as they are both very proud to be celebrating major milestones: Spink is currently in its 351st year of existence, and Taisei are about to celebrate its 50th anniversary. Spink has enjoyed a long and prosperous history with Ta...

Red Toning and a Gothic Crown
Apr 19 2017

SPINK LONDON |On the 28th April, Spink is excited to be holding a sale of British and Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals. The sale will also contain the remaining coins from the Academic Collection of Lord Stewartby. This will be an excellent opportunity to own something from his amazing collection. However, the backbone of this auction is a superior collection of British coinage, abounding in outstanding pennies of Alfred the Great, Offa and Harold II. The prize of this April's hammered c...

The Phoenix Rising from the ashes, The George Cassim Collection of Modern Greek Coins and Banknotes
Apr 11 2017

SPINK LONDON | April will see a very exciting pair of numismatic auctions. The George Cassim Collection of Modern Greek Coins and Banknotes will be spread over two days; the 27th being dedicated to the Banknotes portion of his collection, and the 28th to his vast array of Coins. Cassim aspired to the highest standards, constantly upgrading pieces from his collection whenever possible. He had a keen eye for quality, rarity and variety. His collection, affectionately referred to as his "mistress"...

Arguably the First Authorized Coin Struck By the United States Mint
Mar 13 2017

SPINK USA | Spink is excited to announce that there will be a fantastic general numismatic sale this spring. The Numismatic Collector's Series Sale will take place on the 4th - 5th April in New York, starting from 11 am. This sale contains an amazing show stopper; a 1792 Half Disme which is the stuff that Broadway shows and Hollywood movies are made from and will be the star of the auction.  This special item will form lot 256 and is cataloged as a 1792 Half Disme. LM-1. Judd-7. Pollock-7...

Marriage Medals at Spink, a Match Made in Heaven
Mar 07 2017

SPINK LONDON | As the sun comes out and the weather improves, Spink will be ushering Spring in with a host of coin auctions. London and New York will see several specialised and general coin sales where there will be something for even the most niche collectors. London will be holding a sale of Ancient, British and Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals on 29th March 2017. This is a very special sale and Spink is confident it will set a successful tone for the rest of the year's coin sales. Th...

The Spink Menagerie; Roosters, Dolphins and a Griffin, The Christopher Reed Collection.
Feb 16 2017

SPINK USA | The first of Spink's Spring coin auctions will take place in New York and is the eagerly awaited sale of Ancient Coins: Featuring the Christopher "Kit" Reed Collection on the 21st March 2017. This sale abounds in some of the most beautiful examples of ancient coins to come on the market in some time. Not only are the coins very visually appealing, but they are also extremely rare and valuable. To immediately catch the eye is lot 14, a Sicily. Himera.AR Drachm, ca. 550/540-515 BC. T...

Part Five of the Lord Stewartby Collection, Minted.
Feb 14 2017

SPINK LONDON | Spink is delighted to announce that it will be seeing spring in with a host of coin auctions in March in London and New York. There will be two auctions in Spink USA and two in Spink London, one of which is the fifth and much awaited part of the Academic Collection of Lord Stewartby. This portion will focus on his assorted Tudor and Stuart coins. There are many superb and intriguing pieces bound to attract furious bidding on the 28th March 2017. One of these choice pieces is lot...

A Selection of Fine World Coins and Medals at the NY INC
Dec 15 2016

SPINK USA | As we have just finished celebrating Spink's 350th anniversary in 2016, we look forward to 2017 and all it has to bring. We also wish our clients another fun and successful year of collecting! We dedicate to them three NY INC auctions which will take place on January 13th and 15th at the Warldorf Astoria in New York.  This small selection of world fine coins and medals (third auction on 1/15 at 11:00 a.m.) includes just 57 lots. It is a small but mighty sale that reflects Spin...

The Susquehanna Collection and the Dr Allam Collection, Where Cleopatra meets the Olympians
Dec 15 2016

SPINK USA | Spink is delighted to announce the sale of Islamic and Foreign Coins: The Susquehanna Collection and the Dr Allam Collection which will be held on January 15th at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel during the New York International Numismatic Convention. A sale packed with choice rarities from a particularly exotic corner of the globe.  This sale boasts some truly magnificent gems, for example: lot 74, a Lebanese Olympic Committee Gold Medal Originally for Presentation to Gabriel Gemay...

From Edward III to Richard III, Lord Stewartby’s Fourth Sale
Oct 31 2016

SPINK LONDON | As the winter of our discontent approaches and the weather turns colder, Spink has an auction in store sure to heat things up in the numismatic world. The fourth part of the epic collection of Lord Stewartby will be hitting Spink's auction room on 29th November and will focus on coins from the reigns of Edward III to Richard III. A lot of history will be covered in this auction, particularly for collectors of the rare and the highly interesting from this period, and Lord Stewartb...

The Smash Hit Hong Kong Coin Auction
Sep 26 2016

The third week of August was a very busy one in Hong Kong. The first four days started off with a series of local auctions, starting with Stack's Bowers' and Ponterio on Monday and finishing with Spink on the Thursday. The inaugural Hong Kong Coin Show (HKCS) followed immediately on Friday 19th August and was an immediate success. The show had over 100 exhibitor tables and many industry related components other than the usual buying and selling. The organizers consisted of Spink, Stack's Bower...

After 140 Years, A Hoard is Finally Ready to be Dispersed at Spink
Sep 13 2016

SPINK LONDON | Something very exciting is happening at Spink this September. As the dust begins to settle after the mammoth celebrations commemorating Spink's 350th year, Spink's auction room will be graced with the privilege of selling the famous Harptree Hoard of 4th Century silver Coins. This will form part of the auction of Ancient, British and Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals taking place on the 26th - 27th September 2016. As many of the happiest discoveries are so apt to do, the Ha...

The Exceptional Second Auction of the Nicholas Rhodes Collection of Coins of North East India
Aug 19 2016

SPINK LONDON | This September, Spink are pleased to announce, will see the second auction of the magnificent collection of Nicholas Rhodes' Coins of North East India. The sale will take place on the 27th in London, and is brimming with some of the finest coins of this region. Spink are thrilled to be handling such a stunning collection amassed over a lifetime of passion and dedication to numismatics. The catalogue itself is sure to become a reference work for numismatic enthusiasts to come as i...

Leopards Can’t Change Their Spots, but England Can Change its Coinage
Aug 18 2016

SPINK LONDON | Spink are pleased to announce the perfect accompaniment to the golden sunshine; a gold coin auction! Earlier in the year Spink had the pleasure of selling parts 1 and 2 of Lord Stewartby's vast collection, and the time has come to sell the third. The collection, being offered across five sales, is one of the most extensive and important collections of English coins to come on the market in recent times and the catalogues alone will become works of reference in their own right. &n...

The Inaugural Hong Kong Coin Show
Aug 15 2016

SPINK CHINA | As we near the Spink's 350th anniversary this September, we are delighted to announce that Spink have been heavily involved in co-organising, with Stacks Bowers, Coins-in-Coins and Shouxi, what is set to be a truly fantastic and purely numismatic fair in Hong Kong. The very first Hong Kong Coin Show (HKCS), will take place on the 19th - 21st August at the Mira Hotel in one of Asia's most thriving cities. It will be a truly International show with more than 100 exhibiting deal...