NGC-certified Transylvania Coin Realizes Nearly $300,000 at Swiss Auction

Posted on 12/4/2019

The Maison Palombo sale also included an NGC-certified 1825 French medal that realized $170,000.

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:

Prices realized include buyer’s premium.


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