Lot 1621 (The Works of Art, Medals, Militaria & Furniture Auction, 26th April 2019)
Sold for £420
EIGHTEEN CARAT GOLD HEINZ BAKED BEAN,
the front with inscribed cartouche reading 'Heinz', the reverse with inscription reading '39/100', in eighteen carat gold, 18g gross, along with circular presentation box inscribed 'Celebrating 100 Years of Heinz Baked Beans'.
Note from the vendor: This gold baked bean was discovered - contained within a plastic container - in a special celebratory tin of Heinz baked beans. This eighteen carat gold bean is one of just one hundred to be issued as part of Heinz' "Golden Beananza" to celebrate the centenary of Heinz Baked Beans in 1995. The accompanying presentation box was later posted to the vendor by Heinz.
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