Chaponnière & Firmenich Offers Hundreds of NGC-certified World Coins

Posted on 10/25/2022

The November sale includes a vintage gold rarity from China expected to sell for at least $50,000.

An incredible rarity from China’s Republic era is among the hundreds of coins certified by Numismatic Guaranty Company™ (NGC®) being offered in an upcoming sale. Online bidding is underway for Chaponnière & Firmenich Auction 16, and is set to end on November 13, 2022.

A stunning China Year 8 (1919) $10 graded NGC MS 63 (lot 131) is the leading NGC-certified highlight in the sale. During this time, China’s Finance Minister explored the idea of reintroducing gold coinage into circulation. This project was short-lived, with only a small amount of gold $10 and $20 pieces being struck before vanishing into obscurity. Only 54 examples are listed in the NGC Census, with a mere five examples graded higher than this one. It has a starting price of 50,000 CHF (about $50,000).

China Year 8 (1919) $10 graded NGC MS 63
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 Other NGC-certified highlights in the auction include:

  • a Greece 1867A 50 Drachmai graded NGC MS 60 (lot 359) with a starting price of 22,500 CHF (about $22,500)
  • a Switzerland Undated Zurich Gold Medal with the weight of 10 Ducat graded NGC UNC Details (lot 714B) with a starting price of 20,000 CHF (about $20,000)
  • a Switzerland 1925B Gold 100 Francs graded NGC MS 64 (lot 731) with a starting price of 10,000 CHF (about $10,000)
  • a U.S. 1884-CC Double Eagle graded NGC MS 61 (lot 818) with a starting price of 7,000 CHF (about $7,000)
  • an Italy 1826 Naples & Sicily 30 Ducati graded NGC MS 61 (lot 407) with a starting price of 6,500 CHF (about $6,500)
  • a Switzerland 1855 Bern 5 Francs graded NGC MS 64 (lot 733) with a starting price of 5,000 CHF (about $5,000)
  • a France 1807A Bare Head Gold 20 Francs graded NGC MS 63+ (lot 214) with a starting price of 3,500 CHF (about $3,500)

All starting prices are provided by the auction house. The $ symbol represents US Dollars.

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