1692 Five Guineas Certified by NGC Realizes $312,000 at NYINC Sale

Posted on 1/23/2020

The historic coin was the top lot in the Stack’s Bowers auctions.

An amazing gold coin that is more than 300 years old and certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) realized $374,400 at auctions of world and ancient coins presented by Stack’s Bowers Galleries on January 17 and 18, 2020, in New York.

The England 1692 Elephant & Castle 5 Guineas graded NGC MS 62 had a pre-sale estimate of $150,000 to $200,000. It features overlapping busts of William and Mary and has a small elephant and castle mark to indicate its gold was mined in western Africa. Its provenance includes the Marlborough-Blenheim Collection.

This England 1692 Elephant & Castle 5 Guineas graded NGC MS 62 realized $312,000.
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Another England Elephant & Castle 5 Guineas, this one from 1688 and graded NGC AU 58, realized $108,000. Its pre-sale estimate was $40,000 to $60,000. It, too, is from the Marlborough-Blenheim Collection.

A somewhat more recent Great Britain coin, an 1826 5 Sovereigns graded NGC PF 62 Ultra Cameo, realized $86,400. It was from the Marlborough-Blenheim Collection, too.

From Italy, an undated (1741) FP Gold 1 Ducatone graded NGC MS 61 realized $144,000.

Other NGC-certified coins of outstanding significance sold by Stack’s Bowers included:

All prices realized include a 20% buyer’s premium and are stated in US Dollars.


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