King Henry III gold coin to be auctioned.

King Henry III gold coin to be auctioned.

960 873 Jack Bitton

Over 800 years ago King Henry III created over 50,000 gold pennies to go into circulation,  however they realised they were too heavy and most of the coins were melted back down for there gold value. Today only 8 coins exist and this one held in private hand by an annomus seller will be going up for auction on January 8 for an estimate of around £500,000 .

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