Rare Taler Among NGC-graded Highlights in Polish Auction

Posted on 3/12/2024

The 17th century coin is offered in a March sale presented by Antykwariat Numizmatyczny Michał Niemczyk.

A seldom-seen taler is among dozens of vintage European coins certified by Numismatic Guaranty Company® (NGC®) that are available in an Antykwariat Numizmatyczny Michał Niemczyk sale. Online bidding is already underway for Auction 43, which is divided into Sessions I through V and will be held March 16-20, 2024.

The top NGC-certified highlight is a Poland 1685 DL Danzig Taler graded NGC AU 55 (Session I, lot 550), with a starting price of PLN 80,000 (about $20,400). Minted in small quantities during King John III Sobieski's reign from 1674 until his death in 1696, this coin is an example of the last taler to be struck at the Gdańsk mint. The obverse depicts the king, while the reverse features two lions flanking the city coat of arms. Fewer than a dozen of these coins are known to exist today, according to the auction house. Only three examples are listed in the NGC Census, with just one in finer condition than this example.

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Other NGC-certified highlights in the auction include:

  • a Germany 1754 EC Saxony 10 Taler graded NGC XF 45 (Session I, lot 581), with a starting price of PLN 40,000 (about $10,200)
  • a Poland 1829 FH 25 Zlotych graded NGC AU 58 (Session I, lot 832), with a starting price of PLN 20,000 (about $5,100)
  • an Austria 1923 Gold 100 Kronen graded NGC Prooflike Details (Session V, lot 5054), with a starting price of PLN 18,000 (about $5,000)
  • a Germany 1935 Danzig 10 Gulden graded NGC MS 62 (Session II, lot 2415), with a starting price of PLN 11,000 (about $2,800)
  • a Hungary 1676KB Ducat graded NGC MS 64 (Session V, lot 5808), with a starting price of PLN 7,000 (about $1,800)
  • a Germany 1927F 5 Mark - Tubingen University graded NGC PF 63 Cameo (Session V, lot 5169), with a starting price of PLN 2,500 (about $650)

Estimates are provided by the auction house. The $ symbol indicates US Dollars.

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