VICTORIAN pennies have sold for thousands at a North Yorkshire auction house.

Tennants Auctioneers’ in Leyburn recently held a Coins, Tokens and Banknotes Sale, with the highlight being the Brian Boyce Collection of Victorian Pennies.

Put together over a period of 25 years, the collection was a near comprehensive representation of dates in the Victorian penny series.

Notable results from the collection included an 1896 ‘Bun head’ type penny in near uncirculated condition that beat the top estimate to sell for £2,200.

A further good Victorian penny from the collection, this time from 1841 and in extremely fine condition, sold well at £400.

Amongst strong lots of hammered coins in the sale was a Celtic Britain Corieltauvi Gold Stater, in extremely good condition, which sold for £1,400, well above the £600-800 estimate.

Banknotes also sold well throughout the section, with highlights including a lot of three Jersey banknotes dating from the German occupation of the island from 1941-1942. Consisting of a two shillings note, a one shilling and a 6 pence note, the lot sold for £220.