NGC-Certified Italian Rarity Showcased in Aste Bolaffi Sale

Posted on 12/4/2020

The 20th century gold coin is exceptionally well-preserved in luster and strike.

A highly anticipated Italian gold 100 Lire coin certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) is being offered in an auction held in Turin from December 10-11, 2020. Online bidding is now open for the sale, organized by the renowned Italian auction house, Aste Bolaffi.

Italy 1907 Prova PAG-148 Gold 100 Lire graded NGC SP 66+★
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The notable Italy 1907 Prova PAG-148 Gold 100 Lire graded NGC SP 66+★ has a starting price of € 100,000 (about $121,000 USD), the highest in the sale. One side of the coin features a plow-woman who represents Italy’s agrarian society while the other side depicts the bust of Victor Emmanuel III, King of Italy from 1900 to 1946.

The rare gold coin is the only one of its kind recorded in the NGC Census. As a Specimen coin, it is not considered Proof but is superior to normal currency issues and distinct in appearance and finish. This low-mintage type is a spectacular example of Italian coinage.

Other NGC-certified highlights include:

All starting prices provided by the auction house.

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