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Heads and tails of London’s coin market

Almost a quarter of a century since ATG’s first overview of the numismatic market, Roland Arkell and Richard Falkiner review the comings and goings of 2017
This ‘extremely fine’ example of the Charles II five-guinea piece, 1679, is a very rare survivor in this condition. Estimated at £40,000- 50,000, it took £150,000 at Spink, the firm’s top coin price of 2017.

This is the 23rd year ATG has published a tabulation of London coin and medal auctions. It really doesn’t seem like a quarter of a century since 1994, when the capital’s auction take totalled £9.3m (from 23,125 lots). Tempus fugit.

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Published every week since 1971, Antiques Trade Gazette is affectionately known as ‘the Bible of the antiques trade’. A long tradition of authority, integrity and accuracy, makes it the essential read for everyone who loves antiques. With a subscription to Antiques Trade Gazette, you’ll stay ahead of all the developments in the art and antiques market, plus you’ll enjoy • A comprehensive auction calendar – see when and where every sale will be happening • Exclusive interviews with dealers, giving you the inside track on the trade • Breaking news on key industry developments • Secrets, stories and tips from leading specialists and collectors • Top lots advertised by auctioneers • Previews of the best art and antiques fairs and markets • Special supplements focusing on specific collecting areas

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