Rare NGC-certified German Gold Coin Realizes Over $300,000 in Japan Auction

Posted on 11/25/2021

The Ginza sale offered a variety of NGC-certified European coins that saw impressive results.

A variety of European coins certified by Numismatic Guaranty Company™ (NGC®) impressed in the 33rd Ginza Coins Auction, which was based in Japan. An extremely rare German coin that realized ¥40,700,000 (about $314,000) was the star of the November 20, 2021, sale.

Germany 1721 PGN Nurnberg 10 Ducats graded NGC MS 60
Realized: ¥40,700,000 (about $314,000)
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The Germany 1721 PGN Nurnberg 10 Ducats graded NGC MS 60 (lot 1014) is the only example in the NGC Census. Its obverse features a detailed portrait of Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI, who ruled the region from 1711 to 1740, while the reverse shows the city of Nurnberg.

Other NGC-certified highlights in the sale included:

  • a Great Britain 1817 Three Graces Silver Pattern Crown graded NGC PF 63 (lot 1047) that realized ¥22,000,000 (about $170,100)
  • a Hungary 1616 Transylvania 10 Ducats graded NGC MS 62 (lot 1168) that realized ¥18,150,000 (about $140,300)
  • a German 1658 Frankfurt 3 Ducats graded NGC MS 64+ PL (lot 1019) that realized ¥14,300,000 (about $110,500)
  • a United States 1915-S Panama-Pacific Round $50 graded NGC MS 64 (lot 1179) that realized ¥11,655,000 (about $89,300)
  • an 11-piece Great Britain 1887 Jubilee Proof Set graded NGC PF 60 Ultra Cameo to NGC PF 67 Cameo (lot 1069) that realized ¥9,350,000 (about $72,300)
  • a Great Britain 1853 Septimo Crown graded NGC PF 63 (lot 1066) that realized ¥8,436,000 (about $64,600)
  • a Great Britain 1847 Un Decimo Crown with Gothic Type graded NGC PF 65+ Cameo (lot 1064) that realized ¥7,990,000 (about $61,200)

All prices realized include the buyer’s premium. All dollar amounts are US Dollars.

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