The Ellerby Hoard has featured in the news recently due to the recent (October 7th) Spink auction in London where the coins reached a “hammer price” of £628,000 for all the lots, with the final purchase price including fees calculated at £754,000. The hoard was found in 2019 when a couple renovating their 18th-century property in the village of Ellerby, near Hull, made the discovery of a lifetime beneath the kitchen floor. Buried inside a small cup were over 260 gold coins from the 17th and 18th centuries, dating from the reigns of King James I through to King George I. This article provides some interesting insights based on an analysis of the coin weights.
2 thoughts on “Some Thoughts on the Ellerby Hoard – Weights of the Ellerby Hoard Guineas – Graham Birch”
An excellent and well researched article. Adds much to the knowledge of the Guinea and present rarity.
Thank you for your kind words