Legendary Russian Gold Coin at Center Stage in Stack's Bowers Sale
Posted on 10/8/2021
A rare Russian gold coin is among hundreds of intriguing rarities certified by Numismatic Guaranty Company™ (NGC®) that are featured in a Collectors Choice sale October 12-14, 2021. Presented by Stack’s Bowers, the sale is divided into three parts: Ancient & World Coins Part 1, World Coins Part 2 and World Coins Part 3.
The star of the sale is a legendary Russia 1902 37.5 Rubles graded NGC AU 58 (Part 3, lot 72181) with an estimate of $120,000 to $150,000. Created during the reign of Tsar Nicholas II (1894-1917), the 37.5 Roubles is the highest denomination issued by the Russian empire. Influenced by the international banking market, the 100 Francs denomination is struck on the legend to show the economic ties to France through the Latin Monetary Union. Only a little over 200 examples were struck, with most given to the tsar to use as gifts to dignitaries.
Other NGC-certified coins in the World Coins Part 3 sale include:
- a Portugal 1834 Peca graded NGC MS 64 (lot 72099), with an estimate of $3,400 to $4,000
- a Russia 1894 AT 10 Roubles graded NGC AU 58 (lot 72178), with an estimate of $2,500 to $3,500
- a Saint Helena 1986 Gold 50 Pence - Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson Royal Wedding graded NGC PF 67 Ultra Cameo (lot 72215), with an estimate of $2,800 to $3,500
- a Philippines-USA 1905-S Peso graded NGC AU 58 (lot 72033), with an estimate of $2,500 to $3,000
Meanwhile, a modern rarity being offered is a Great Britain 2021 5 ounce Gold 500 Pounds - Britannia with Lion (Part 2, lot 71143). Decorated in an Art Deco style, the obverse features Britannia with a majestic lion, both symbols of Britain. This rare coin has a mintage of just 83. Graded NGC Proof 70 Ultra Cameo with a First Releases designation, this rarity has an estimate of $18,000 to $24,000.
|Great Britain 2021 Gold 500 Pounds Britannia with Lion
graded NGC PF 70 Ultra Cameo with a First Releases designation
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Other NGC-certified rarities in the Part 2 sale include:
- an Italy 1836Eagle P Sardinia 50 Lire graded NGC AU 55 (lot 71299), with an estimate of $3,000 to $5,000
- a Mexico 1711MXO J Escudo with Crosslet End Cross graded NGC AU 58 (lot 71389), with an estimate of $3,000 to $4,000
- a Mexico 1733 MO F 8 Escudos graded NGC AU Details (lot 71390), with an estimate of $3,000 to $4,000
- a Mexico 1736MO MF 8 Escudos graded NGC AU 50 (lot 71392), with an estimate of $2,500 to $3,500
There are also over 450 NGC-certified ancient and world coins in Part 1 of the Collectors Choice sale including:
- a Roman Empire Marcus Aurelius, AD 161-180 Gold Aureus graded NGC Ancients Ch XF, 5/5 Strike and 2/5 Surface (lot 70052), with an estimate of $3,000 to $4,500
- a Roman Empire Lucius Verus, AD 161-169 Gold Aureus graded NGC Ancients AU, 5/5 Strike, 2/5 Surface (lot 70054), with an estimate of $3,000 to $4,500
- a Bulgaria 1882 2 Leva graded NGC MS 65 (lot 70266), with an estimate of $2,500 to $3,500
- an Ascension Island 1995 Gold 50 Pence - Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother graded NGC PF 68 Ultra Cameo (lot 70099), with an estimate of $2,500 to $3,000
All estimates are provided by the auction house.
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