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Essex auctioneers to sell rare coin worth up to £250,000 which was found in child’s toy box

One of Britain’s rarest coins will go under the hammer at an Essex auction house next month after being discovered in a little boy’s toy box.

The Queen Anne ‘Vigo’ five guinea gold coin will be put up for sale at Boningtons Epping saleroom on Wednesday, November 16.

The auctioneers, who also have a valuation office in Chelmsford, have put an eye-watering estimate of between £200,000 and £250,000 on the find.


The Queen Anne ‘Vigo’ Five Guinea Gold Coin

Source of Image: EssexLive

The coin is one of only twenty made from the 7.5lbs of gold seized from Spanish treasure ships by the British in Vigo Bay, northern Spain, on October 23, 1702 – exactly 314 years ago.