Weighing 13.22 carats, ‘The Blue’ will also be joined by ‘The Ocean Dream’ - the world’s largest blue-green diamond.
About the company
The company was established in 2001 by James Morton and Tom Eden, and many of their team of experts have previous experience in the Coins & Medals Department at Sotheby's. The company also maintains a close working relationship with the major auction house.
Morton and Eden host regular live auctions, broker private treaty sales and offer a full valuation service for both single items and entire collections.
Services and expertise
The company’s team have expertise in dealing with almost every category of numismatics -
In April 2011 the company sold the extremely rare Umayyad dinar, an Islamic gold coin dating back to 723 AD. The coin is believed to have been struck to celebrate the Caliph himself leading the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, made from gold mined in his own goldmine.
The coin has a pre-sale estimate of £300,000 - £400,000, but after fierce competition between four bidders it eventually sold to a European collector for £3.7 million, making it the second-most expensive coin ever sold at auction.
In June 2010 the company sold The Russian Order of Saint Andrew awarded to John Lambton, the first Earl of Durham for £1.32 million.
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