Rare British Coin

Rare coin breaks auction record

BBC NEWS | England
29 June 2006

“A buyer has paid 460,000 pounds (about US $850,200) at auction for a rare medieval gold coin which has broken the record for a British coin.

The Edward III double florin, known as a double leopard and with a face value of six shillings, was circulated from December 1343 until July 1344.”

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