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Historic Trial of the Pyx Auction Set for February 13-14, 2024

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is honored once again to partner with The Royal Mint of the United Kingdom for an auction sale of historic British numismatics. Presented in February 2024 will be a special auction of coins that have been tested and evaluated as part of the annual Trial of the Pyx, an ancient and rigorous evaluation ceremony with origins that stretch back over seven centuries. This is the first time such a diverse and robust offering of these Trial of the Pyx test coins will be offered in a public auction.  This special auction will feature an impressive selection of gold, silver, and platinum coins tested in the 2023 Trial of the Pyx.

“This auction event will certainly have global appeal on multiple fronts,” stated Stack’s Bowers Galleries President Brian Kendrella. “The subject matter featured on the coins runs the gamut from pop culture to the British Monarchy to actual British coinage, and we expect the prices realized will include some very affordable collector’s items alongside extremely valuable rarities. Our entire team is excited about bringing this historically important offering to market.”  

Learn more about the time-honored tradition of the Trial of the Pyx with our seven minute mini-documentary. This exclusive feature offers an unparalleled glimpse behind the scenes of this historic event. Through captivating interviews with key figures and rare footage, we explore the intricate details of this meticulous process that is a cornerstone of monetary integrity and heritage.

Click here for the entire press release on this exciting auction. All lots are currently available for viewing and bidding at StacksBowers.com. For more info, please email us at [email protected].

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