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A side of the coin shows King Henry on the throne.
Mostafa Al Zoubi, Gulf Today
British auction house Spink & Son announced the sale of a rare 22-carat antique gold coin dating back to the reign of Henry VIII of Britain, for 64,000 pounds.
The coin of 20 shillings is one of 5 coins minted between 1,538 and 1,541.
It was the main currency, which was converted into the modern pound in 1971.
The other side of the coin shows a royal shield on the back with a Tudor rose.
The coin shows the face of King Henry on the throne holding a sword and sceptre, surmounted by a royal shield on the back with a Tudor rose.
"This is the largest gold coin in Britain and the first English coin to depict a fully-dressed king sitting on the throne," said Gregory Edmund, a specialist in coins at the auction house.
It also showed the high society and visiting merchants that he is the actual president, and has good health.
Experts said it is the only privately owned Anglo-Saxon gold coin, while eight other specimens are kept in government institutions, seven of which are in the British Museum.
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