York Civil War coins go under the hammer

December 31, 2013 in Antique Coins, Auctions, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, English Coins, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Rare Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By Kate Liptrot, Dec 31st, 2013 (

A COLLECTION of silver coins struck in York during the English Civil War is expected to fetch more than £30,000 at auction.

A private Welsh collector is selling 37 rare coins issued in 1643 and 1644 featuring the word “Ebor” and a lion, both denoting York as the city of origin.

The York mint of Charles I was assembled as Royalist forces fought for control of the North in the mid-1640s.

York became a key city to the king after he was forced to leave London in 1642.

Auction manager James 
Sadler said: “The coins come from a private collection. “
There has already been great interest in them, both from Britain and abroad. Not surprisingly, we have had
 many calls from Yorkshire.”

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