Ken's Korner: British Museum pays $630,000 for rare coin

Ken’s Korner: British Museum pays $630,000 for rare coin – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – April 2006
The British Museum has paid a little more than $630,000 for a rare, 1,200-year-old gold coin dating to Anglo-Saxon times. It was the most ever paid for a piece of British money. The coin depicts King Coenwulf, who once ruled parts of southern England. It was discovered by a man with a metal detector beside the River Ivel in Bedfordshire, in central England, in 2001. It was later sold to an American collector living in England. The coin has gone on display at the British Museum in London.

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