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A British coin has sold at auction for a record price of £845,000.<br />
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The five guineas piece dates back to 1701 and was made using gold seized by the British from a Spanish treasure ship at the Battle of Vigo Bay.<br />
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Just 20 of the coins were ever struck in celebration of the victory and they are now among the most collectable pieces of coinage in the world.