20 Jun 2018
August 31, 2015 - Filed under: Antiques on TV — Harriet

A collection of gold coins proved to be a treasure trove for a woman from Leicester Forest East.

The owner of the collection struck a deal with a trader on the Dickinson’s Real Deal show, following a spot of bartering.

Krystyna Goodman, 55, went along to the filming of the TV show at Hinckley Sports Centre, Hinckley with her son, although neither expected to be filmed for the show itself. The popular antiques programme gives people the opportunity to either sell their treasures to one of the dealers on the show for cash, or to take a chance and sell at auction. David Dickinson is available to provide advice.

The collection of ten gold coins was discovered following the death of Krystyna’s mum a few years earlier. It consisted of five rupees and five sovereigns, dating between 1911 and 1922. Krystyna’s brother took the collection to be valued and was told that they were worth around £1,200.

Although the pair didn’t have any expectations when they went along to the filming, a member of the team spotted the collection and asked if they would mind being filmed. The dealer initially offered £900, but Krystyna bartered and managed to secure £1,200. The money will be shared with her brother, Joseph.

At auction, the availability of items and the final sale prices are uncertain. For many collectors of antiques, like an antique coffee table, it is preferable to browse around a selection of dealers at their own leisure and know how much an item is worth.

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