Two NGC-Certified British Coins Realize More than $300,000
Posted on 11/11/2020
World and ancient coins certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) led the way in a Heritage Auctions sale held from November 5-6, 2020.
A Great Britain 1826 Five Sovereign graded NGC PF 66 Ultra Cameo realized an impressive $360,000, unsurpassed by any coin in the auction. The stunning obverse features a detailed portrait of King George IV.
|The Great Britain 1826 Five Sovereign graded NGC PF 66 Ultra Cameo realized $360,000
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Chief Engraver of the Royal Mint, William Wyon designed the low-mintage coin exclusively for the King’s mid-reign Proof Set. It is the second-finest in the NGC Census and considered one of the finest vintage coins in British numismatics.
Another exceptional British coin sold for $312,000, well beyond its pre-sale estimate of $90,000 to $120,000. The England 1705 Five Guineas graded NGC MS 61 features the profile of Queen Anne, whose reign lasted from 1702 to 1714. It is the finest example recorded in the NGC Census.
Other NGC-Certified highlights include:
- a Russia 1836 Marriage Medallic Issue 10 Roubles graded NGC PF 61 Cameo that realized $156,000
- an England 1687 Elephant & Castle 5 Guineas graded NGC MS 60 that realized $156,000
- a Great Britain 1706 S-3566 5 Guineas graded NGC AU 58 that realized $132,000.
- an Australia 1856 Plain Edge Pattern Sovereign graded NGC PF 62 Ultra Cameo that realized $111,000
- a Canada 2009 Olympics - Modern Canada Gold $2,500 graded NGC PF 69 Ultra Cameo that realized $90,000
- a Great Britain 1893 5 Sovereign graded NGC PF 65 Cameo that realized $90,000
- a Great Britain 1837 W&R-295 Gold Pattern Sovereign graded NGC PF 63 Ultra Cameo that realized $72,000
- an Austria 1846 Mont-2621 Vienna Gold Medal graded NGC MS 61 that realized $69,000
- a Czechoslovakia 1932 10 Dukatu graded NGC MS 67 that realized $57,600
- a Great Britain 1726 2 Guineas graded NGC MS 63 that realized $52,800
- a Brazil 1819 Bahia 4000 Reis graded NGC MS 63 that realized $51,600
- a Lydia - Croesus, 561-546 B.C. 'Light Series' Gold Stater graded NGC Ancients Ch AU★, 5/5 Strike and 5/5 Surface that realized $50,400
- a Roman Empire - Septimus Severus & Caracalla A.D. 202-210 Gold Aureus graded NGC Ancients Ch AU, Strike 5/5 and Surface 3/5 that realized $45,600
- a Belgium 1853 Royal Wedding Gold 100 Francs graded NGC SP 63 that realized $43,200
- an Iran AH1297 1880 Gold Tomans graded NGC PF 63 that realized $43,200
All prices realized include buyer's premium.
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