By Mark Molloy
A rare gold coin given to a little boy by his grandfather now worth an estimated £250,000 is set to be sold at auction.
The Queen Anne 'Vigo' five guinea gold coin, one of Britain’s rarest coins, will be sold by Essex auctioneers Boningtons next month.
It was taken to the auctioneers by a Hertfordshire resident who was given it by his grandfather when he was a little boy.
He had no idea of its value until he recently showed it to coin specialist Gregory Tong, who instantly recognised the coin of which fewer than 15 examples are known, according to Boningtons.