NGC-Certified Italian Rarity Showcased in Aste Bolaffi Sale
Posted on 12/4/2020
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.
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:
- a France 1874 Essai MAZ-2340 Gold 5 Francs graded NGC PF 63 that has a starting price of € 50,000 (about $59,000 USD)
- a France 1830A MAZ-1108 Plain Edge Pattern Gold 5 Francs graded NGC AU 55 that has a starting price of € 40,000 (about $47,500 USD)
- a Belgium Noble (1384-1404) Flanders Philip the Bold graded NGC MS 64★ that has a starting price of € 30,000 (about $35,600 USD)
- an Italy 1864 100 Lire graded NGC AU 58 that has a starting price of € 20,000 (about $24,200 USD)
- an Italy 1861F Lira graded NGC MS 65 that has a starting price of € 6,000 (about $7,100 USD)
- a Netherland 1807 Kingdom of Holland 50 Stuivers graded NGC MS 64 that has a starting price of € 6,000 (about $7,100 USD)
All starting prices provided by the auction house.
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