NGC Ancients-certified Roman Gold Aureus Offered in Tauler & Fau Auction

Posted on 6/18/2024

A heart-shaped Bolivian rarity is also among hundreds of NGC-certified coins available in the late June sale.

An ancient gold coin linked to Roman Emperor Hadrian is among hundreds of world and ancient coins certified by Numismatic Guaranty Company® (NGC®) that are available in an upcoming Tauler & Fau sale. Bidding is already underway for Tauler & Fau's Auction 145, which will take place June 25, 2024.

The top NGC-certified coin in the sale is a Roman Empire, Hadrian AD 117-138 Gold Aureus graded NGC Ancients Ch AU★, 5/5 Strike and 5/5 Surface with Fine Style (lot 96), with an estimate of €50,000 (about $53,600). Struck during Hadrian's reign from AD 117 to 138, this rare gold coin features the bust of a Roman emperor whom historians consider to be one of Rome's "Five Good Emperors." With an excellent strike and surface, this ancient rarity is among the finest-known specimens in private collections.

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Another NGC highlight in the auction is a Bolivia 1736 E Heart Cut 4 Reales graded NGC XF 45 (lot 256), with an estimate of €40,000 (about $42,900). The coins are thought to have been created to be worn or displayed in a religious setting. Today, only 18 examples of 4 Reales "Heart" types are known to exist. This particular example is the finest of its kind in the NGC Census.

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Other NGC-certified highlights in the auction include:

  • a Colombia 1749SF SR 8 Escudos graded NGC AU 58 (lot 291), with an estimate of €40,000 (about $42,900)
  • a Roman Empire, Aelius Caesar AD 136-138 Gold Aureus graded NGC Ancients Ch XF, 5/5 Strike and 3/5 Surface with Fine Style (lot 98), with an estimate of €35,000 (about $37,500)
  • a Spain, Segovia 1687/3 BR 8 Escudos graded NGC MS 64 (lot 238), with an estimate of €35,000 (about $37,500)
  • a Spain, Seville (1350-69)S Dobla of 35 Maravedis graded NGC MS 64 (lot 161), with an estimate of €30,000 (about $32,150)
  • a Spain (1465-68)T Dobla graded NGC MS 61 (lot 176), with an estimate of €25,000 (about $26,800)
  • a Peru 1699L R 8 Escudos graded NGC MS 61 (lot 237), with an estimate of €20,000 (about $21,400)
  • a China 1904 Hupeh Tael graded NGC AU Details (lot 491), with an estimate of €20,000 (about $21,400)
  • a Mexico 1821GA FS 8 Escudos - Plain Bust graded NGC AU 58+ (lot 448), with an estimate of €15,000 (about $16,100)

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

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