NGC-certified Polish Coin Realizes Over $400,000 in January Sale

Posted on 2/9/2021

A 1629 coin realized several times its pre-sale estimate in the Künker auction.

Vintage world coins certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®), including a gold rarity nearly 400 years old, achieved impressive results at a Künker auction. The prestigious numismatic firm based in Germany held the sale on January 28, 2021.

The sale's top result was a Poland 1629 Gold Sigismund III graded NGC MS 62+ that realized € 336,000 (about $408,000 USD), far exceeding its pre-sale estimate of € 75,000 (about $91,000 USD). It features the crown and monogram of King Sigismund III, who ruled from 1587 to 1632.

Poland 1629 Gold Sigismund III graded NGC MS 62+.
Realized:€336,000 (about $408,000 USD)
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Another rare coin, a Germany 1711 10 Ducat graded NGC MS 61+ realized € 264,000 (about $320,000 USD), exceeding its pre-auction estimate of € 150,000 (about $184,000 USD). The coin depicts Frederick Augustus I, Elector of Saxony from 1694 to 1733, regally riding his horse. He also ruled as King of Poland from 1697 to 1706 and again from 1709 to 1733.

Germany 1711 10 Ducat graded NGC MS 61+.
Realized:€264,000 (about $320,000 USD)
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Other NGC-certified highlights in the sale included:

These prices realized reflect a 20% buyer’s premium. In certain cases, the buyer’s premium may be higher or lower.

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