Rare and Unusual Gold Coins: McTear's Specialist Coins Auction, Glasgow


Posted in: Coins, Banknotes & Bullion
Posted on: 22 June 2016
Rare and Unusual Gold Coins: McTear's Specialist Coins Auction, Glasgow Reigning in Scotland from 1390, it was under Robert III that Scotland saw the introduction of gold lions as well as half-lions which are often referred to as ‘demys.’ It is thought that the coins were only struck only in Edinburgh but during this period there were also mints at Aberdeen, Perth and Dumbarton. The coins typically weighed between 50 and 53 grains (a grain being equal to 64.79891 milligrams) which is approximately 3-4 grams. McTear's auctions all types of rare coins, to discuss selling please contact sarah@mctears.co.uk 0141 810 2880.

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