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Mystery coin collection sells for £750,000

A Japanese 20 yen coin sold for £34,800 Credit: Sworders Auction House

A collection of coins which lay unclaimed in a London bank vault for more than 50 years has been sold at auction in Essex with all the proceeds going to the government.

Star of the sale at Sworders auction house in Stansted was a gold Japanese 20 yen piece from 1870. It sold for £34,800.

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