NGC-certified Coins from Great Britain and Czechoslovakia Each Realize Over $200,000

Posted on 8/26/2022

An Una and the Lion led the way in the Stack's Bowers sale, followed by two Czechoslovakia rarities.

Three vintage European gold rarities certified by Numismatic Guaranty Company™ (NGC®) each realized over $200,000 in a recent Stack’s Bowers auction. They were among hundreds of world coins graded by NGC in The Summer 2022 Global Showcase Auction Session A and Session C, which ended on August 22 and 24, 2022.

The top coin in the auction was a Great Britain 1839 Una and the Lion 5 Sovereign graded NGC PF 64 (Session C, lot 32114). The Una and the Lion Five Pounds is widely considered to be the most beautiful coin in British numismatics, so it is highly sought by collectors. This stunning example realized $408,000.

Great Britain 1839 Una and the Lion 5 Sovereign graded NGC PF 64. Realized: $408,000
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Meanwhile, two Czechoslovakia gold rarities each realized $204,000: a 1938 5 Ducats graded NGC MS 66 (Session A, lot 30036) and a 1938 10 Ducats graded NGC MS 67 (Session A, lot 30014). Both came from extremely limited mintages.

Czechoslovakia 1938 5 Ducats graded MGC MS 66. Realized: $204,000
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Czechoslovakia 1938 10 Ducats graded NGC MS 67. Realized: $204,000
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Other NGC-certified highlights in the auction included:

  • a Czechoslovakia 1951 10 Ducats graded NGC MS 64 (Session A, lot 30015), which realized $132,000
  • an India 1835.(C) 2 Mohurs Restrike graded NGC PF 65 Ultra Cameo (Session A, lot 30476), which realized $108,000
  • a Czechoslovakia 1930 10 Ducats graded NGC MS 65 (Session A, lot 30005), which realized $84,000
  • a Russia 1836 Imperial Family 1.5 Rubles graded NGC MS 60 (Session A, lot 30680), which realized $84,000
  • a Great Britain 1893 5 Sovereign graded NGC PF 63+ Ultra Cameo (Session C, lot 32122), which realized $50,400

Prices realized include buyer's premium. The $ symbol represents US Dollars.

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