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Friday, 29 June 2012

First coin ever issued in Scotland sells at auction for a staggering £8,400


The first coin ever issued in Scotland - a penny - sold at auction yesterday for a staggering £8,400.
The rare silver penny was produced in Carlisle, Cumberland, 875 years ago by the Scottish King David I after he took over the town and its mint, and his name and crest can still clearly be seen on the coin.
It was discovered near Harrogate in North Yorkshire in 1998, and is one of fewer than ten known examples ever found and still in existence today.

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