NGC-certified Transylvania Coin Realizes Nearly $300,000 at Swiss Auction
Posted on 12/4/2019
A 17th century Transylvania coin certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) realized 276,000 Swiss Francs (about $278,000 USD) in a Maison Palombo auction held November 17, 2019, in Geneva.
The Hungary-Transylvania 1696 Gold 10 Ducats graded NGC MS 63+ has on its obverse a depiction of Leopold I (1640-1705), who was Holy Roman Emperor and King of Hungary, Croatia and Bohemia, which stretched across much of Central and Eastern Europe. The coin weighs 34.6 grams and was minted in Klausenburg, which now is called Cluj-Napoca and is in Romania. The city also is the unofficial capital of the historical province of Transylvania.
|This Transylvania 1696 Gold 10 Ducats graded NGC MS 63+ realized 276,000 Swiss Francs (about $278,000 USD).
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A France 1825 Charles X Platinum Medal graded NGC MS 62 that realized 168,000 Swiss Francs (about $170,000 USD). The rare medal is 68 mm in diameter and weighs 375.8 grams.
|This France 1825 Charles X Platinum Medal graded NGC MS 62 realized 168,000 Swiss Francs (about $170,000 USD)
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Other particularly significant NGC-certified rarities sold in the Maison Palombo auction included:
- A Honduras 1895/88 Gold 20 Pesos graded NGC XF 45 that realized 102,000 Swiss Francs (about $103,000 USD).
- A Roman Empire Crispina (AD 177-182/3) Gold Aureus graded NGC Ancients MS, 5/5 Strike and 5/5 Surface that realized 78,000 Swiss Francs (about 78,600 USD).
- An England 1642 Charles I Triple Unite graded NGC AU 55 that realized 72,000 Swiss Francs (about $72,500 USD).
- A Roman Imperatorial Marc Antony-Octavian (43-33 BC) Gold Aureus, graded NGC Ancients AU★, 5/5 Strike and 5/5 Surface, that realized 69,600 Swiss Francs (about $70,200 USD).
- A France 1810-Dated Napoleon I and Marie Louise Gold Medal graded NGC MS 64 that realized 62,400 Swiss Francs (about $62,900 USD). The medal is 41 mm in diameter and weighs 29 grams.
- An Italy 1696 Sequin with a portrait of nobleman Jean Baptiste Ludovisi (1665-1699) graded NGC MS 60 that realized 60,000 Swiss Francs (about $60,400 USD).
- An Austria 1644 5 Ducats graded NGC MS 62+ that realized 57,600 Swiss Francs (about $58,000 USD).
- A Malta 1695 4 Sequins graded NGC AU 53 that realized 55,200 Swiss Francs (about $55,600 USD).
Prices realized include buyer’s premium.