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Royal Mint Museum buys rare English shilling of Henry VII for record £52,800

A two day auction of coins, medal and banknotes held by Morton & Eden in London made a total of £1,570,650 at Morton & Eden in London. The highlight of the sale was an outstandingly rare testoon (or silver shilling) from the reign of Henry VII, dating from 1502 and bearing a clear portrait of the first Tudor monarch which sold for £52,800 ? a record price for an early English testoon at auction.
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