Tuesday, 25 January 2022

U.K. metal detectorist lands Henry III gold penny - £648k

An amateur metal detectorist has found an incredibly rare Henry III gold penny, which was unearthed on farmland in Devon. Minted about 1257, it depicts the former English king sitting on an ornate throne, holding an orb and scepter. It is one of only eight such coins known to exist. The rare coin was estimated to fetch as much as £400k. It sold for £648k.