NGC-certified 1580 Poland Thaler Highlights Fall Künker Sales
Posted on 9/11/2020
High-grade coins certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) are featured in the Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel Auktion 339 sale from September 28-29, 2020, and the Auktion 340 sale from September 30-October 1, 2020. Online bidding is now open.
One of the most prized coins of Auktion 339 is an exceedingly rare NGC-certified 1580 Polish Thaler. Graded NGC VF 30, it is estimated at € 60,000 (about $71,000 USD), the highest for any coin in this auction.
The coin features Stephen Báthory, the Prince of Transylvania, King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania, who ruled from 1576-1586. During his reign, he established a Polish-Lithuanian monetary unit in both parts of the Commonwealth to represent the consolidation of his kingdom as Poland and Russia vied for control of Livonia. In 1582, he defeated Ivan the Terrible, effectively ending the Livonian War.
His new minting regulations played a pivotal role in the development of the Commonwealth’s minting system and influenced all Polish Monarchy thalers from thereafter. Its significant year of issue and excellent condition distinguish it as one of the great rarities of 16th-century Polish numismatics.
Other NGC-certified highlights include:
- Lot 2202- a Belgium 1911 Dupriez-1800 Gold Pattern 100 Francs graded NGC MS 61, with an estimate of € 50,000 (about $59,000 USD)
- Lot 1559 - a New Guinea 1895 10 Mark graded NGC PF 64 Cameo, with an estimate of € 40,000 (about $47,400 USD)
- Lot 2003 - a Germany Gold Libertation of Augsburg 1706-Dated Gold Medal graded NGC graded MS 64★, with an estimate of € 40,000 (about $47,400 USD)
- Lot 2186 - an Austria 1586 Salzburg 3 Ducat graded NGC MS 64, with an estimate of € 25,000 (about $30,000 USD)
- Lot 2235 - an England (1619-24) Rose Ryal graded NGC AU 58, with an estimate of € 25,000 (about $30,000 USD)
- Lot 2016 - a Germany (1796) Bavaria Gold Medal graded NGC MS 62, with an estimate of € 20,000 (about $24,000 USD)
- Lot 2084 - a GFN Germany 1698 Nurnberg 5 Ducat, graded NGC MS 61, with an estimate of € 20,000 (about $24,000 USD)
- Lot 3229 – a US 1859-O $20 graded NGC AU 58, with an estimate of € 25,000 (about $30,000 USD)
- Lot 3175 - a US 1865-S $10 graded NGC MS 61, with an estimate of € 15,000 (about 18,000 USD)
For more information and to bid, visit the Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel website, Kuenker.de.
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