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The 1679 Charles II Crown which made £2800 at Thomas Watson on February 8.

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Of note was a set of coins to mark George IV's Coronation in 1821 which made a high £1700 due to the rarity of the half-sovereign, whilst a 1841 sovereign, not often seen on the market, sold for £2300.

Amongst the war medals, an example for the Battle of Waterloo made £1400. Also a splendid Second World War Burma DSO group to Brigadier Crook, Northamptonshire Regiment, sold for a top-estimate £4000.

DARLINGTON-based auctioneers Thomas Watson sold an interesting collection of rare coins at their sale on February 8.

The top selling lots were a 1679 Charles II Crown, seen left, which made £2800 and a 1601 Elizabeth I Crown that made £1900. An Elizabeth I Half Crown made £1800.