Owner of rare English-Civil-War-era coin unaware of its value
- Published: Mar 3, 2015, 3 AM
A very rare £1 coin dated 1643, one year after the start of the English Civil War between the armies of King Charles I and Oliver Cromwell, surfaced after its unsuspecting owner took int into an auction house, according to BBC News.
The BBC report reads:
Timothy Medhurst, a coin specialist at Duke's Auctioneers, said: "The coin has been handed down through several generations to the current owner, who had no idea of its value.
"It is a coin which is rare to find and it will cause a stir in the coin collecting world."
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