NGC-certified Vintage European Coins in Ginza Sale
Posted on 10/29/2021
Vintage rarities from Germany and France that are certified by Numismatic Guaranty Company™ (NGC®) are the top lots in an auction presented by Japan-based Ginza Coins. Bidding is already underway online for the sale, which concludes on November 20, 2021.
Leading the sale is a rare Germany 1721 PGN Nurnberg 10 Ducats graded NGC MS 60 (lot 1014). The coin shows Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI, who ruled from 1711 to 1740, while the reverse shows a view of the city of Nurnberg in southern Germany. The only example in the NGC Census, this coin has a starting bid of ¥18,000,000 (about $158,000).
The sale features another great vintage European gold rarity: a France 1861* Piefort Essai Gold 100 Francs graded NGC PF 63 Cameo (lot 1002). It shows Emperor Napoleon III, who was the last monarch of France, ruling from 1852 to 1870. This piefort — a coin struck on a thick planchet — has a starting price of ¥10,000,000 (about $88,000).
Other NGC-certified highlights in the sale include:
- a United States 1915-S Round Panama-Pacific $50 graded NGC MS 64 (lot 1179) with a starting price of ¥8,000,000 (about $70,000)
- a France 1807A-dated Gold 5 Francs graded NGC PF 61 (lot 970) with a starting price of ¥7,000,000 (about $61,000)
- a France 1852A Gold 5 Francs graded NGC PF 61 Cameo (lot 1001) with a starting price of ¥7,000,000 (about $61,000)
- a Great Britain 1817 Three Graces Silver Pattern Crown graded NGC PF 63 (lot 1047) with a starting price of ¥7,000,000 (about $61,000)
- a Hungary 1616 Transylvania 10 Ducats graded NGC MS 63 (lot 1168) with a starting price of ¥7,000,000 (about $61,000)
- a Great Britain 11-piece 1887 Jubilee Proof Set graded NGC PF 60 Ultra Cameo to NGC PF 67 Cameo (lot 1069) with a starting price of ¥5,000,000 (about $44,000)
- a German New Guinea 1895A 10 Mark graded NGC PF 66+ Cameo (lot 1011) with a starting price of ¥4,000,000 (about $35,000)
- a German New Guinea 1895A 20 Mark graded NGC PF 65 Cameo (lot 1012) with a starting price of ¥4,000,000 (about $35,000)
All starting prices are provided by the auction house.
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