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  • IRELAND’S RAREST ISSUED COIN MAKES 7,500 AT WHYTE’S

    Cast members copy of the script for The Quiet Man, winner of two Oscars and shot in Cong, Co. Mayo in 1951,

    A 1943 florin, Ireland’s rarest issued coin, was the top lot at Whyte’s eclectic collector sale in Dublin on September 9.  It sold for a hammer price of 7,500.  Other top lots which excited collectors included a set of photographic stills from The Quiet Man (4,200), The Quiet Man shooting script (3,600), a gold 1811 USA five dollars (3,200), a signed copy of The Beatles Love me Do (3,000), a trio of medals to a Scottish family involved in the 1916 Rising (2,700), a signed Rolling Stones Sticky Fingers album (2,600), a signed first edition of At Swim Two Birds by Flann O’Brien (2,300) and a 1934 Irish Army Volunteer Force uniform (2,200).

    More than 80% of lots were sold.  The auction grossed 230,000.

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