NGC-graded European Rarities Highlight November Monaco Auction
Posted on 11/5/2018
The auction house Éditions Victor Gadoury, which has been dealing in numismatic rarities since its inception in 1973, will present its Gadoury Monaco – Part 1 Auction, which features ancient, vintage and modern coins from around the world. The auction will be held November 16 and 17 at the Le Méridien Beach Plaza Hotel in Monaco.
The centerpiece of the auction is an extensive collection of numismatic rarities of the Casa Savoia, which originated from the possessions of a member of the royal family. Additionally, there is a very large selection of gold coins ranging from ancient Aureus of Rome to more modern coins, primarily from France, Italy and Monaco.
|1610 Italy - Savoy 10 Scudi d’ Oro, graded NGC MS 60.
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One of the highlights of the auction is this 1610 Italy - Savoy 10 Scudi d’ Oro, which NGC authenticated and graded NGC MS 60. The coin, which is one of only three examples known, was struck in Turin using the same dies used to strike the silver Ducatone of the same year. The obverse features the high-collared bust of Charles Emmanuel I, Duke of Savoy, while the reverse bears a shield of 4-fold arms, with the arms of Savoy at center. This rarity has an opening bid of 200,000 Euros (about $227,000 USD).
|1910 100 Lire PROVA, graded NGC PF 66.
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Another major rarity from the collection is the 1910 PROVA Italy - Savoy 100 Lire. Due to a problem with the gold content of the 1910 100 Lire issue, only 2,013 examples were struck, and many of those were melted. This particular coin is actually a PROVA, or pattern issue, which makes it that much rarer and more desirable. The coin is in a remarkable state of preservation, as evidenced by the fact that it was graded NGC PF 66. It is currently the only coin of its type graded by NGC. The opening bid for this spectacular piece is 150,000 Euros.
In addition to the two coins featured above (which also grace the catalog cover), numerous other NGC-graded highlights from around the world can be found below:
- Lot 46 - Roman Empire - Aureus, Tiberius, Lugdunum, graded NGC MS, 5/5 Strike and 3/5 Surface. Starting price: 7,000 Euros
- Lot 128 - Roman Empire - Aureus, Marcus Aurelius, graded NGC MS, 5/5 Strike and 4/5 Surface, with Fine Style. Starting price: 15,000 Euros
- Lot 134 - Roman Empire - Aureus, Divus Antoninus Pius, graded NGC MS, 5/5 Strike and 4/5 Surface. Starting price: 18,000 Euros
- Lot 141 - Roman Empire - Aureus, Commodus, graded NGC MS, 5/5 Strike and 5/5 Surface. Starting price: 25,000 Euros
- Lot 168 - Roman Empire - Aureus, Traianus Decius, graded NGC MS, 5/5 Strike and 4/5 Surface. Starting price: 9,000 Euros
- Lot 604 - Austria - 1912 100 Crown, Franz Joseph, graded NGC PF 62 Ultra Cameo. Starting price: 5,000 Euros
- Lot 656 - Colombia - Gold Medal of Lucien Napoléon Bonaparte Wyse, graded NGC MS 62. Starting price: 10,000 Euros
- Lot 969 - France - 1900 50 Francs, Paris, graded NGC MS 61. Starting price: 7,000 Euros
- Lot 1164 - Lucca - 1833 Gold PROVA 10 Soldi, Carlo Lodovico di Borbone Duca (1824-1847), graded NGC MS 65. Starting price: 15,000 Euros
- Lot 1515 - Italy - Savoy 1629 Scudo 9 Fiorini, Carlo Emanuele I (1580-1630), graded NGC MS 63. Starting price: 10,000 Euros
- Lot 1531 - Italy - Savoy 1639 4 Scudi d’oro (Quadrupla), Carlo Emanuele II, graded NGC MS 62. Starting price: 6,000 Euros
- Lot 1539 - Italy - Savoy 1675 Doppia, Carlo Emanuele II (1648-1675), graded NGC MS 63. Starting price: 6,000 Euros
- Lot 1544 - Italy - Savoy 1676 Doppia, Vittorio Amedeo II – Reign of his mother (1675-1680), graded NGC MS 63+. Starting price: 5,000 Euros
- Lot 1595 - Italy - Savoy 1769 Doppia Nuova, Carlo Emanuele III (1755-1773), graded NGC MS 66. Starting price: 5,000 Euros
- Lot 1735 - Italy - Savoy 1833 100 Lire, Carlo Alberto (1831-1849), graded NGC PF 63 Cameo. Starting price: 20,000 Euros
- Lot 1773 - Italy - Savoy 1914 5 Lire PROVA, Vittorio Emanuele III (1900-1943), Roma, graded NGC PF 65 Matte. Starting price: 10,000 Euros