NGC-certified Ancient and Vintage European Coins Highlight Gorny & Mosch Sales

Posted on 4/2/2021

The April auctions include NGC-graded rarities from Russia, ancient Sicily and elsewhere.

More than 130 coins and medals certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) are offered in two auctions hosted by German auction house Gorny & Mosch. Auction 276, which concludes on April 19, 2021, features ancient coins, weights and seals. Auction 277, which ends April 20, 2021, comprises modern coins and medals, focusing on high-quality pieces from German States and the German Empire. Bidding is open and underway.

Russia 1836 1.5 Ruble graded NGC MS 62
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The top NGC-certified coin in Auction 277 is a Russia 1836 1.5 Ruble graded NGC MS 62 (lot 1872), with an estimate of € 60,000 (about $70,300). The obverse boasts the effigy of Czar Nicholas I, who ruled from 1825 until his death in 1855. Its reverse features busts of the Empress Alexandra and their royal children.

Sicily, Syracuse c. 405-400 BC (Kimon) Silver Decadrachm
graded NGC Ancients Ch XF, 4/5 Strike and 4/5 Surface, with Fine Style
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The top NGC-certified lot in Auction 276 is a Sicily, Syracuse c. 405-400 BC (Kimon) Silver Decadrachm graded NGC Ancients Ch XF, 4/5 Strike and 4/5 Surface, with Fine Style (lot 50), with an estimate of € 40,000 (about $47,000). The Decadrachm was first issued at the peak of Syracuse’s power, which began after Dionysius I was elected as supreme military commander. The obverse features a chariot behind charging horses with Nike flying overhead, holding a wreath. On the reverse is the bust of the nymph Arethusa.

Other NGC-certified highlights include:

  • a Bavaria 1742 10 Ducats graded NGC MS 64★ (lot 1042), with an estimate of € 40,000 (about $46,900)
  • a Denmark 1699 2 Ducats graded NGC MS 62 (lot 1680), with an estimate of € 20,000 (about $23,400)
  • an Austria 1888 Gold 4 Ducats graded NGC MS 60 (lot 1643), with an estimate of € 20,000 (about $23,000)
  • a Russia 1813-dated Gold Medal graded NGC MS 61★ (lot 1868), with an estimate of
    € 15,000 (about $17,500)
  • a Germany (Prussia) 1899A 10 Mark graded NGC PF 67 (lot 1495), with an estimate of
    € 10,000 (about $11,700)
  • an Austria 1842A 4 Ducats graded NGC MS 61 (lot 1621), with an estimate of € 8,500 (about $9,900)
  • a Germany 1850B Hannover 5 Taler graded NGC MS 65★ DPL (lot 1203), with an estimate of € 6,500 (about $7,600)
  • a Germany 1798 Taler graded NGC PF 63 (lot 1377), with an estimate of € 6,000 (about $7,000)
  • a Germany 1714 Taler graded NGC MS 64 (lot 1319), with an estimate of € 5,500 (about $6,400)

All estimates are provided by the auction house.


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