Upcoming Nomisma Sale Spotlights NGC-certified Vatican Coin

Posted on 3/23/2023

The 16th century rarity is among dozens of NGC-certified Italian coins in Nomisma's April sale.

Many rare and collectible Italian coins, certified by Numismatic Guaranty Company® (NGC®), are available for bidding now in Nomisma Auction 67, scheduled for April 13-14, 2023.

Among the highlights of this auction is an Italy (1534-49) Papal States 2 Fiorino di Camera graded NGC MS 65+ (lot 896) with a starting price of 70,000 EUR (about $74,000). The coin represents one of the pinnacles of Renaissance coin art, with outstanding work by Leone Leoni, an engraver and sculptor. Its condition is exceptional, easily making it the highest-graded among six examples in the NGC Census.

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Other NGC-certified coins in this auction include:

  • an Italy 1794 DB Venice Gold 4 Zecchini graded NGC MS 61 (lot 832) with a starting price of 40,000 EUR (about $42,000)
  • an Italy 1937R XVI 100 Lire graded NGC MS 63 (lot 1328) with a starting price of 35,000 EUR (about $37,000)
  • an Italy 1652 Genoa Gold 2 Doppie graded NGC MS 62+ (lot 460) with a starting price of 30,000 EUR (about $32,000)
  • an Italy 1878R 100 Lire graded NGC MS 61 PL (lot 1229) with a starting price of 30,000 EUR (about $32,000)
  • a San Marino 1925R Prova Gold Pattern 20 Lire graded NGC MS 67 (lot 784) with a starting price of 25,000 EUR (about $27,000)
  • an Italy 1859B Emilia 5 Lire graded NGC MS 64 (lot 1217) with a starting price of 20,000 EUR (about $21,000)
  • an Italy 1925R Silver Jubilee 100 Lire graded NGC PF 65 Matte (lot 1325) with a starting price of 18,000 EUR (about $19,000)
  • an Italy 1936R Italy Gold Prova 50 Lire graded NGC MS 63 (lot 1334) with a starting price of 17,000 EURO (about $18,000)
  • a China 1912 “TIIE” Li Yuan Hung Silver Dollar graded NGC MS 65 (lot 166) with a starting price of 15,000 EUR (about $16,000)

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

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