Five NGC-certified Coins Realize More Than $100,000 Each at Heritage NYINC Sale

Posted on 1/20/2020

The Heritage Auctions sale offered exceptional NGC-certified world coins.

Five coins certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) realized more than $100,000 each January 12-13 at a New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) sale of world coins presented by Heritage Auctions.

Testifying to NGC’s expertise in world and ancient coins, 37 of the top 50 prices realized in the sale were achieved by NGC-certified lots.

“As the results of this particular world and ancient auction demonstrate, the world and ancient coin markets have clearly embraced the value of NGC certification,” said Cristiano Bierrenbach, Executive Vice President of International Numismatics at Heritage. “NGC’s accuracy, consistency and integrity give bidders greater confidence.”

The top NGC-graded coin, a Great Britain 1839 Gold 5 Sovereign graded NGC PF 61 Ultra Cameo, with the famous Una and the Lion design on the reverse, sold for $300,000 — far above its pre-sale estimate.

This Great Britain 1839 Gold 5 Sovereign with the famous Una and the Lion design
on the reverse was graded NGC PF 61 Ultra Cameo and realized $300,000,
far above its pre-sale estimate.
Click images to enlarge.

Another Great Britain coin, an 1817 Three Graces Pattern Silver Crown graded NGC PF 65, realized $156,000. The coin with George III on the obverse has on its reverse a depiction of the Graces of Greek mythology, in this case representing England, Ireland and Scotland.

An ancient coin, a Sicily, Syracuse BC 405-370 (Euainetos) Silver Decadrachm graded NGC Ancients Choice AU, Strike 4/5, Surface 5/5, with Fine Style, realized $132,000.

A Denmark 1704 Gold 5 Ducats graded NGC MS 62 realized $120,000. The coin has a depiction of King Frederik IV on the obverse and a ship on the reverse and is pedigreed to the Pedersen Collection.

The final NGC-graded coin to break six figures is from Spain. The Segovia 1708 Y 8 Escudos graded NGC AU 58 realized $114,000.

Other particularly significant NGC-certified coins sold by Heritage at the NYINC included:

Prices realized are in US dollars and include a 20% buyer’s premium.

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