Money talks


Coins & Banknotes Auction

Tuesday 16 January 2018

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McTear's first coins auction of the year is now available to view in full online. Our Head of Jewellery, Watches & Coins, Specialist Sarah Cotter, tells us about the auction, her favourite lot and gives tips to bidders.

Tell us about this sale
January's auction presents the huge variety of coins and banknotes that our bidders have become accustomed to. There are a few rarer to auction items in this sale including a gold proof Queen Mother Centenary crown at lot 551, £700-1000 and a gold proof Queen Elizabeth 2002 £5 coin at lot 582 also estimated at £700-1000. 




Pick a favourite lot in this sale

Lot 512 is an interesting one, this is a set of sixty coins in a bound volume by John Pinches that features representations of some of the works of Michelangelo. With an encouraging estimate of £500-800 it's sure to perform well on the day. I like this set as it combines a few points of potential interest to different bidders- those looking to collect silver, coins or sets and those keen on art history.  

Can I view the auction in person?
All live auctions at McTear's have scheduled viewing days, usually with a minimum of two days prior to each specialist auction. Viewing details are avaiable in the online catalogue.

How do I request a condition report and how long will it take to send to me?

For a number of our specialist sales, condition reports are provided on our website. Additional information can also be requested by clicking the 'report request' button in each lot description.


How do I pay for an item I’ve bought?
You will receive an invoice, sent by email, immediately following the completion of the auction. You can then pay by secure online payment, by bank transfer, or in person using a credit or debit card.

If I buy an item and want to pick up in person when are you open?
We are open for collection Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm, and Saturday 9.30am - 12 noon.

What delivery options are there?
Whilst we don’t offer an in-house service for collection and shipping, we do recommend a number of trusted local service providers. Shipping information >>

When should I expect the lot I’m interested in to come up?
The sale starts at 10.30am, and we typically get through 100 lots an hour. If you are bidding live online, you can set an alarm to alert you when the live bidding begins for a lot you’re interested in. You can set an alarm for any lot from within the bidding screen once the auction begins.

What if I can’t make it to the live auction?
You can easily place a maximum bid in advance of the auction via the online catalogue on this website. You can also bid live online in realtime >> read more >>

New to auctions? 
Why not use our easy step by step guide to buying and selling at McTear’s here.

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