Rarities Certified by NGC and PMG Showcased in Maison Palombo Sale

Posted on 11/24/2020

NGC-graded coins from ancient Rome and France as well as PMG-graded banknotes from Asia are top highlights.

Ancient and world coins certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) and banknotes certified by Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) are among the highlights in Maison Palombo’s upcoming Auction 19 sale on December 12, 2020 in Geneva, Switzerland. Online bidding is now open.

Roman Empire - Septimius Severus A.D. 193-211 Gold Aureus graded NGC Ancients Gem MS, 5/5 Strike and 5/5 Surface, with Fine Style
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One of the most anticipated coins in the sale is a Roman Empire – Septimius Severus A.D. 193-211 Gold Aureus graded NGC Ancients Gem MS, 5/5 Strike and 5/5 Surface, with Fine Style that has a starting price of 80,000 CHF (about $87,000 USD). The obverse features a bold portrait of Emperor Septimius Severus, the first Roman emperor of African descent and successor to Didius Julianus. He ruthlessly seized power after the death of Emperor Pertinax in A.D. 193 and ignited a civil war.

France 1900A Paris 50 Francs graded NGC PF 64 Cameo
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Another standout of the sale is a France 1900A Paris 50 Francs graded NGC PF 64 Cameo that has a starting price of 70,000 CHF (about $76,200 USD). The obverse features a Standing Genius writing the constitution and was likely struck at the 1900 Paris Exhibition, a world fair that celebrated the achievements of the past century and encouraged future innovation. The gold rarity is one of only about 10 known.

"We are proud to have worked with NGC and PMG for many years," said César Palombo. "The quality of their services is greatly appreciated by our clients, providing them with guarantee and confidence in our finest coins."

Other NGC-certified highlights include:

A rare Vietnam - South, National Bank ND (1955-1956) 1,000 Dông Specimen graded PMG 64 Choice Uncirculated with a starting price of 20,000 CHF (about $22,000 USD) is one of the most highly sought-after Vietnamese banknotes available on the market. The Old Man design featured on the front of the note signifies dedication and longevity for the Republic of Vietnam. Likely due to the war, the design never made it past the Proof and Specimen stages and was produced in very limited quantities.

Other PMG-certified highlights include:

All starting prices provided by the auction house.


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