Historic NGC-certified Gold Coins in Künker Auction
Posted on 9/10/2021
Several spectacular gold coins certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) are featured in the upcoming Künker Fall Auction sale. Online bidding for the sale’s sessions is currently underway and ends between September 25 and October 1, 2021.
The spotlight is on a rare Austria 1772-dated Salzburg gold coin (lot 5176) that was minted when Hieronymus Joseph Franz de Paula, Count of Colloredo-Wallsee and Mels became the Prince-Archbishop of Salzburg that same year. The obverse displays a detailed portrait of the Prince-Archbishop in his regalia, while the reverse depicts a woman with a staff and shield overlooking the city of Salzburg, a former principality of the Holy Roman Empire. Graded NGC MS 62, the rarity has an estimate of € 35,000 or about $41,300 USD.
Meanwhile, three other NGC-certified coins will also attract the interest of collectors of vintage gold rarities. Two German coins and one from German New Guinea have an estimate of € 30,000 (about $35,400 USD) apiece.
The Germany, Mecklenburg-Strelitz 1873A 10 Mark graded NGC MS 64+ (lot 6502) coin features the Grand Duke Frederick William, who ruled the Grand-Duchy of Mecklenburg-Strelitz before and after the unification of Germany in 1871. This coin of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, which is located in northern Germany, shows Emperor Wilhelm I and dates to the early years of the German Empire.
Another German gold coin, a 1610 Silesia-Liegnitz-Brieg 4 Ducat graded NGC MS 61 (lot 5248) bears the images of John Christian and George Rudolf, who jointly ruled until the latter was declared an adult in 1612.
From German New Guinea, a 1895A 20 Mark graded NGC MS 64 (lot 6586) is an example of the currency used when Germany controlled a colony north of Australia in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The coin’s obverse depicts a beautifully struck island bird, while the reverse has a wreath encompassing the denomination.
Other NGC-certified highlights that are included in the sale:
- a Bohemia 1636 Prague 10 Ducats graded NGC MS 63 (lot 5157) with an estimate of € 25,000 (about $29,500 USD)
- a Germany New Guinea 1895A 10 Marks graded NGC MS 65 (lot 6585) with an estimate of € 25,000 (about $29,500 USD)
- an England 1701 5 Guinea Plain Sceptres graded NGC MS 61 (lot 1234) with an estimate of € 25,000 (about $29,500 USD)
- a Germany New Guinea 1895A 20 Marks graded NGC PF 61 (lot 2305) with an estimate of € 25,000 (about $29,500 USD)
- a Russia 1759CNB 5 Roubles graded NGC MS 62 (lot 1407) with an estimate of € 25,000 (about $29,500 USD)
- a Germany 1698 GFN 5 Ducats graded NGC UNC Details (lot 2009) with an estimate of € 20,000 (about $23,600 USD)
- a Germany (c. 1640) Gold Medal graded NGC MS 64 (lot 1983) with an estimate of € 20,000 (about $23,600 USD)
- a Japan M3 (1870) 20 Yen graded NGC MS 65+ (lot 1548) with an estimate of € 20,000 (about $23,600 USD)
- a Germany 1818 Bavaria 8 Ducats graded NGC MS 63 PL (lot 1780) with an estimate of € 15,000 (about $17,700 USD)
All estimates are provided by the auction house.
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