The Eighth Henry: Record Price for Henry III Gold Penny & the first-ever numismatic NFT sold by an international auction house
A New Henry III Gold Penny – England’s “first gold coin” realised £648,000 and its own NFT sold for £18,000 at Spink London!
Edmund added: ‘I once again add my personal praise to the dedication and honesty of the finder for placing the heritage of this find above all else. Without his diligence, the subsequent research would not have been possible, and nor would have the record-breaking price been achieved.'
'Non-Fungible Penny' - Hybrid-NFT of New Gold Penny of Henry III
Successfully Bid at GBP18,000 at Spink Auction
Spink and Metaverse Blockchain Fusion NFT™️ company, Coinllectibles™️, are pleased to announce that the Hybrid- NFT™️ (h-NFT) for the New Gold Penny of Henry III was successfully bid at £18,000 at the auction conducted by Spink on 23 January 2022 after its physical counterpart broke the world record and also the house numismatic record.
The specially-commissioned virtual moving graphic commemorates that unique moment, as the Hemyock soil is finally removed after 765 years to unearth the most important single coin find made in Britain for over a decade, and the first time a new coin of this type has been placed in the archaeological record for almost 260 years. It is the first-ever numismatic NFT sold by an international auction house.
“Minting has always been at the heart of Spink’s business over the centuries. It is through medals minting that we received our first Royal warrant from H.M. Queen Victoria. Whilst embedded in a long tradition we pride ourselves in being one of the most innovative international auction house, and hence we thought it would be very fitting to be the first one to mint a Numismatic NFT. I am very happy we chose to collaborate with Coinllectibles in this project, as their expertise was a perfect complement to ours, but the passion for history and innovation was clearly shared. After fierce bidding, the NFT went to a good home, or should I say now a “good wallet”. Olivier D. Stocker, CFA, Chairman and CEO at Spink
The successful bidder of the h-NFT will now hold the digital ownership title (DOT) to the private and commercial licences described therein with respect to the video Mp4 4k UHD file of the New Gold Penny of Henry III. These licences, together with a contractual obligation not to issue another identical h-NFT (meaning that this h-NFT is one of a kind), are minted into the h-NFT and uploaded onto the blockchain for full authenticity and transparency - details can be found on the WWW.Coinllectibles.ART website and Spink Live auction LIVE.SPINK.COM. Proceeds from the auction will be split over charities chosen by the vendor and Spink, specifically The Rodney Cook Memorial Fund and the Himal Foundation.
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