NGC-certified British Rarity Offered in Chaponnière & Firmenich Auction

Posted on 4/27/2021

The sale features a variety of coins from around the world.

A rare British coin is among the world coins certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) that are being offered in an upcoming Chaponnière & Firmenich auction. Online bidding is currently underway for Auction 13, which is being held May 16, 2021.

One highlight in the sale is a Great Britain 1826 2 Sovereign graded NGC PF 66 Cameo (lot 673). The high-grade Proof coin features George IV, who reigned from 1820 to 1830. Its starting bid is 50,000 CHF (about $54,000 USD)

Great Britain 1826 2 Sovereign graded NGC PF 66 Cameo
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The sale also features a Russian rarity from this same time period: a 1830CNB 12 Roubles graded NGC AU Details (lot 795) featuring Emperor Nicholas I, who reigned from 1825 to 1855. This platinum coin depicts the crowned double-headed eagle synonymous with Russian royalty. Bidding starts at 30,000 CHF (about $32,000 USD).

Russia 1830CNB 12 Roubles graded NGC AU Details
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Other NGC-certified coins offered in the May sale include:

  • a Russia 180(6) Silver Novodel Rouble graded NGC AU 55 (lot 786) with a starting bid of 25,000 CHF (about $27,000 USD)
  • a Russia 1830CNB 6 Roubles graded NGC MS 64 (lot 794) with a starting bid of 22,500 CHF (about $24,000 USD)
  • a Great Britain 1823 2 Sovereign graded NGC MS 66 (lot 671) with a starting bid of 12,000 CHF (about $13,000)
  • a France 1774A 1 L’or Louis XVI Crowned Arms graded NGC AU 53 (lot 610) with a starting bid of 11,500 CHF (about $12,400 USD)
  • a Switzerland 1925B Gold 100 Francs graded NGC MS 62 (lot 863) with a starting bid of 10,000 CHF (about $10,900)
  • a China (1919) Yunnan #2 $5 graded NGC MS 62 (lot 571) with a starting bid of 6,500 CHF (about $7,000 USD)
  • a Cuba 1990 Piefort Simon Bolivar Gold 50 Pesos graded NGC PF 67 Ultra Cameo (lot 578) with a starting bid of 4,000 CHF (about $4,300 USD)

All starting bids are provided by the auction house.

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