Two NGC-Certified British Coins Realize More than $300,000

Posted on 11/11/2020

The top eight coins were NGC-certified, six of which realized six figures.

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:

All prices realized include buyer's premium.

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