Henry VIII Medal fetches $347,293 at a Swiss Auction.

The Henry VIII medal believed to be the First English Commemorative medal ever produced fetched $347,293 at a Lugdunum auction in Switzerland. It is known as Gold Supremacy Medal only one of five to exist. It is from 1545 and only one outside a museum collection commemorates Henry VIII becoming head of the Anglican Church and turning away from Rome.

Weighing 61g with a bullion value almost five times higher than the sovereign, the largest English gold coin struck at the time, this is considered the first English medal of the Renaissance.

Henry VIII gold medal
HENRY VIII MEDAL AUCTIONED ON 09 JUN 2021