NGC-certified Ancient Rarity Leads the Way in Upcoming CNG Auction
Posted on 9/12/2023
A wide array of historic coins from around the world that are certified by Numismatic Guaranty Company® (NGC®) are being offered in an upcoming Classical Numismatic Group sale. Bidding is already underway for the CNG Feature Auction 124, which will be held September 19-20, 2023.
The top lot in the sale is a Bosporus, Panticapaeum (c.340-320 B.C.) Gold Stater graded NGC Ancients Ch MS, 5/5 Strike and 4/5 Surface with Fine Style (lot 159), with an estimate of $100,000. Dating back to the ancient Greek colony of Panticapaeum, which was located in what is now called Crimea, the gold coin is a testament to the region's wealth. The ancient colony prospered due to its export of wheat and abundance of fisheries. Panticapaeum's gold coinage was first struck in the mid-4th century B.C., and the enriched colony later became a regional capital of the kingdom of Mithridates VI of Pontus (120-63 B.C.).
Other NGC-certified coins in this auction include:
- a Bosporus, Panticapaeum (c.340-320 B.C.) Gold Stater graded NGC Ancients MS, 5/5 Strike and 4/5 Surface with Fine Style (lot 160), with an estimate of $75,000
- an England (1594-96) Elizabeth I 1 Pound graded NGC MS 63 (lot 1044), with an estimate of $50,000
- a set of 4 Czechoslovakia 1934 Kremnica Mines (Gold 10, 5, 2 and 1 Gold Ducats) graded from NGC MS 63 to NGC MS 64 PL (lot 842), with an estimate of $30,000
- an India AH1254//2 Shahjahanabad Rupee graded NGC AU Details (lot 881), with an estimate of $20,000
- a US 1793 Chain "America" Cent graded NGC VF 30 BN (lot 964), with an estimate of $20,000
- an England (1551) Edward VI Sovereign graded NGC XF 45 (lot 1037), with an estimate of $20,000
- a US 1795 Small Eagle 5 Dollars graded NGC XF Details (lot 981), with an estimate of $15,000
- an England (1483-85) Richard III Gold Angel graded NGC MS 63 (lot 1031), with an estimate of $15,000
Estimates are provided by the auction house. The $ symbol represents US Dollars.
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