NGC-certified British Gold Coin Realizes Over $275,000 in Japan

Posted on 11/25/2020

A 19th Century 5 Sovereign graded by NGC was the top lot in the Ginza Coins sale.

British rarities certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) excelled in Ginza Coins’ Auction 32 sale in Tokyo, Japan on November 21, 2020.

Great Britain 1826 5 Sovereign graded NGC PF 62+ Ultra Cameo. Realized: 28,860,000 JPY (about $277,300 USD)
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The lot with the highest price realized in the sale was a Great Britain 1826 5 Sovereign graded NGC PF 62+ Ultra Cameo. It realized an outstanding 28,860,000 JPY (about $277,300 USD), more than three times its starting price of 8,000,000 JPY (about $76,500 USD). The British gold coin’s impressive auction result reflects the value that NGC certification brings.

A Great Britain 1893 Proof Set of 10 coins graded NGC PF 62 Ultra Cameo to NGC PF 65 raced past its starting price of 4,000,000 (about $38,000 USD), realizing 14,985,000 JPY (about $143,700,000 USD). The Proof Set included British gold and silver coins ranging from 3 Pence to 5 Sovereign.

Meanwhile, an England 1692 "Qvarto" 5 Guineas graded NGC AU 58 realized 13,875,000 JPY (about $133,100 USD). It is well-preserved in strike and tone, with only three recorded in higher grades in the NGC Census.

Other NGC-certified highlights include:

All prices realized include buyer’s premium.


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