21 août 2015

Historic Charles I Triple Unite and Ferdinand VI gold 8 Escudos lead Heritage ANA Chicago Auctions

Charles I gold Triple Unite 1644 AU58 NGC. Sold for: $249,998.88.  CHICAGO, IL.- A Charles I gold Triple Unite 1644 AU58 NGC, a coin with prestige that few others can approach, realized $249,998 and an historic discovery piece, a Ferdinand VI gold 8 Escudos 1747 G-J MS61 NGC, Guatemala mint, the only surviving coin of its type known realized $235,000 as the top lots in Heritage Auctions' $9.65+ million Aug. 13, 2015 ANA World and Ancient Coins Platinum Night Auction. "With more than 1,100 superb lots in this... [Lire la suite]

21 août 2015

Rare gold coin designed as a king lay dying expected to fetch up to £250,000 at Dix Noonan Webb

Gold George III (1760-1820), New coinage, Pattern Five Pounds, 1820, by B. Pistrucci. Estimate £200,000 - £250,000  at Dix Noonan Webb. LONDON.- An extremely rare Pattern Five Pounds gold coin which was designed as George III lay dying in 1820 and effectively became a commemorative piece for the king is expected to sell for £200,000 to £250,000 at an auction held by Dix Noonan Webb, the international coins and medals specialists, in London on 16 September 2015. Just 25 of the coins are believed to have been... [Lire la suite]
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12 août 2014

Unique coin expected to fetch up to $593,000 at Dix Noonan Webb auction in London

Roman Imperial Coinage, Augustus (27 BC-AD 14), Aureus, uncertain mint, c. 27-18 BC. Photo Dix Noonan Webb LONDON.- A unique version of a rare gold coin minted during the reign of Augustus Caesar, the first and greatest of Rome’s emperors, is expected to sell for £300,000 to £350,000 ($508,000 to $593,000) at the auction of Ancient and World Coins to be held by Dix Noonan Webb, the international coins and medals specialists, in London on 22 September 2014.  The gold aureus, which was struck c27-18BC, depicts the new... [Lire la suite]
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24 juillet 2014

A.H. Baldwin & Sons Ltd announces one of the largest coin sales to date in Hong Kong

Kuang Hsu 光緒: Gold Ku'ping Pattern Tael 大清金幣, CD1906 丙午, Obv Chinese legend, Rev facing dragon, plain edge (Kann 1540; L&M 1023). Several rim nicks and edge bruises, about uncirculated. Estimate: US$65,000-85,000. HONG KONG.- A.H. Baldwin & Sons Ltd and auction partner Ma Tak Wo Numismatic Co Ltd announced that the Hong Kong Coin Auction 57 will be one of the largest sales to date. Held as part of the bi-annual Hong Kong International Coin Convention and Antique Watch Fair, the sale will feature a Kuang Hsu, Gold Ku’ping... [Lire la suite]
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30 décembre 2013

A beautiful ancient Punic electrum (a gold/silver alloy) stater from the city of Carthage, struck circa 300 B.C. in Carthage.

A beautiful ancient Punic electrum (a gold/silver alloy) stater from the city of Carthage, struck circa 300 B.C. in Carthage.  The obverse with a superb portrait of the chief goddess of Carthage, Tanit, shown facing left, wearing earring and necklace, her hair tied up with grain wreath. The reverse with horse standing facing right. Carthage, one of the great cities of antiquity, was ideally located on the North African coast in modern day Tunisia. Her position enabled her to become a powerful and influential city-state.... [Lire la suite]
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30 décembre 2013

A rare ancient Islamic gold dinar coin, dating to approximately the 7th - 11th Century

A rare ancient Islamic gold dinar coin, dating to approximately the 7th - 11th Century. Coins such as this were traded widely during the latter half of the first millennium. The Dinar contains profuse Arabic text arranged horizontally and circumferentially. Diameter: 24 mm - Weight: 2.85 g Provenance: German private collection (source artancientltd)
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29 décembre 2013

Superb Mnaieion, Ex-Millennia Collection

Superb Mnaieion, Ex-Millennia Collection. Photo courtesy Heritage Auctions PTOLEMAIC EGYPT. Ptolemy VI - VIII (180-117 BC). AV mnaieion (28mm, 27.86 gm, 12h).  Alexandria, ca. 170-116 BC. Veiled head of the deified Arsinoë II with ram's horn, wearing diademed stephane, lotus scepter over far shoulder, K behind  / ΑΡΣΙΝΟΗΣ ΦΙΛΑΔΕΛΦΟΥ, double cornucopia bound with diadem. Svoronos, 1498. SNG Copenhagen 322. Deeply struck on a broad flan from dies of fine style and possessing deep, mirror-like luster. NGC... [Lire la suite]
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29 décembre 2013

First Issue Priscus Attalus Solidus, One Of Two Known

First Issue Priscus Attalus Solidus, One Of Two Known. Photo courtesy Heritage Auctions Priscus Attalus, Western Roman Emperor, first reign (AD 409-410). AV solidus (21mm, 4.47 gm, 6h). Rome, First Coinage, September-December AD 409. IMP PRISCVS AT-TALVS P F AVG, pearl and rosette-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Attalus right / VICTORIA AVGVSTI R - M, Attalus standing right in military attire, holding vexillum in right hand and victory on globe in left, left foot on bound captive, COMOB in exergue. RIC 1401 (R5).... [Lire la suite]
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26 décembre 2013

An ancient gold stater from the City of Kyrene, Struck, 322 - 313 B.C.

An ancient gold stater from the City of Kyrene, modern day Libya. Minted under one of Alexander the Great's closest friends and allies, Ophellas while acting as governor under Ptolemy I. Struck 322 - 313 B.C.  The obverse with the goddess of Victory, Nike driving slow quadriga (four horse chariot) right holding reins and goad. The legend reading: KYPANAION - "Of the Kyrenians"The reverse with the god, Zeus-Ammon shown standing left, his robes hanging from his left shoulder and falling down his body in swathes. He rests... [Lire la suite]
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26 décembre 2013

A solid gold Byzantine solidus of Emperor Phocas, struck 602 - 610 A.D. at the Constantinople mint

A solid gold Byzantine solidus of Emperor Phocas, struck 602 - 610 A.D. at the Constantinople mint. The obverse depicts the bust of Focas, with cross-topped crown and holding the globus cruciger in his right hand. The globus symbolises Christ's authority over the world, and by proxy the authority of the Byzantine ruler, in this case Focas. The legend reads: d[ominvs] NN[oster] FOCAS PERP[etvvs] AVG[vstvs] - "Our Lord Focas, Eternal Emperor"The reverse shows an angel standing holding staff mounted with Christogram in right hand... [Lire la suite]
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