Brexit day coins sell for £60,000 at Tory black and white ball

PUBLISHED: 13:10 26 February 2020 | UPDATED: 13:15 26 February 2020

The new 50p Brexit coin bears the inscription 'Peace, prosperity and friendship with all nations' and the date the UK leaves the EU. Picture: PA

The new 50p Brexit coin bears the inscription 'Peace, prosperity and friendship with all nations' and the date the UK leaves the EU. Picture: PA

A commemorative gold and silver Brexit 50p coin has sold for £60,000 at the Tories’ latest black and white fundraising ball.

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Boris Johnson joined cabinet members at this year's venue at the Battersea Evolution, which was compered by Go Compare advert star Wynne Evans, and attended by more than 650 people.

A gold and silver version of the commemorative Brexit 50p coins sold for £60,000 to an unknown Tory donor, while the party also auctioned off a signed copy of the Withdrawal Agreement, the Evening Standard reports.

The Telegraph reports that more than £60,000 was also spent on playing a game of tennis with the Tory party chairman acting as a ball boy.

There were prizes to take a trip on a Lancaster bomber with Grant Shapps at the controls, and a chance to win a lunch in a prison restaurant alongside Robert Buckland.

There is also an opportunity to stay a week in a villa in northern Italy, which is currently the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak.

Carphone Warehouse co-founder David Ross, who has been embroiled in questions over Johnson's holiday to Mustique, offered a trip to a country home with "shooting opportunities" according to Politico.

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