30 January 2020
The Stack's Bowers Galleries official auction of the 2020 New York international Numismatic Convention, consisted of six different sessions and offered over 3,800 lots of ancient and world coins as well as paper money.
Highlights of the extensive sale include a Great Britain 1692 5 Guineas of William & Mary graded NGC MS-62 that realised $312,000.
SOLD FOR £237,333
An 'immensely rare (and likely unique)' off-metal gold striking of a Venetian Ducatone of 20 Zecchini reached $120,000.
SOLD FOR £91,282
Ancient coins were led by a rare gold Aureus of Carus graded Mint State by NGC, that achieved a price of $31,200.
SOLD FOR £23,750
Latin American issues continued to sell well, with a Chilean 8 Reales from 1758 (NGC AU-58) in lot 20210 bringing $50,400.
SOLD FOR £38,340
An incredibly rare 1850 Wiener architectural medal in gold graded SPECIMEN-63 by PCGS sold for $12,000 exhibited the strength of the exonumia market.
SOLD FOR £9,128
A spokesperson for Stack's Bowers Galleries said: 'At the 2020 NYINC auction, Stack's Bowers Galleries once again proved their capability for presenting entire specialized collections. Cabinets such as the Kyle Ponterio Collection of Countermarked issues, the Fenton Collection of New Zealand issues, and the John Kraljevich Collection of Contemporary Circulating Forgeries received the time, attention and marketing that ensured they earned impressive returns.'
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