Enigma coding machine beats auction estimate in London

A rare Enigma encoding machine has sold at auction in London for £85,250.

That is more than its £40,000-£60,000 estimate, but less than the £131,180 price an Enigma sold for last year.

The typewriter-like devices were used by the Nazis in World War II to encrypt and decode messages sent between the military and their commanders.

Interest has been high as this is the centenary year of Alan Turing’s birth — the British mathematician who played a key role in breaking the Enigma code — via redwolf.newsvine.com

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