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NYINC Recap – Outstanding Results for Lot 40355, a Terrific Uniface Pattern Essai 5 Franc in Gold

NYINC Recap – Outstanding Results for Lot 40355, a Terrific Uniface Pattern Essai 5 Franc in Gold

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist

We continue our recap of the January New York International Auction hosted by Stack’s Bowers Galleries by featuring another stellar performance, in this case a French gold uniface pattern essai 5 Franc depicting Napoleon III. This piece brought an astounding $24,675.00, well beyond the estimate range of $5,000 to $7,000. 

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NYINC Recap – Outstanding Results for Lot 41054, the Exceptionally Choice Spur-Ryal of James I

NYINC Recap – Outstanding Results for Lot 41054, the Exceptionally Choice Spur-Ryal of James I

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

We continue our recap of the January New York International Auction hosted by Stack’s Bowers by revisiting one of the early highlights featured on this blog. The glorious Spur-Ryal of James I brought strong results at the auction podium, realizing $80,000 and exceeding our high estimate by $10,000. The final results reaffirm the desirable nature of this piece, and we congratulate the collector who persevered in acquiring it. 

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Outstanding Results for Lot 40006, an Extremely Rare Swedish ½ Riksdaler, one of perhaps three known!

Outstanding Results for Lot 40006, an Extremely Rare Swedish ½ Riksdaler, one of perhaps three known!

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

Though our January New York International Numismatic Convention Auction has come and gone, we reflect on results that exceeded our expectations. This week’s recap focuses on an extremely rare Swedish ½ Riksdaler of Erik XIV, offered as part of the excellent Lennart Philipson Collection of Swedish coinage. 
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Incredible Results for a Unique Interwar Period Pattern Crown

Incredible Results for a Unique Interwar Period Pattern Crown

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

Now that the dust has settled on the January New York International Numismatic Convention and the Official Auction hosted by Stack’s Bowers, we’d like to highlight an incredible piece that realized much more than we anticipated. The lot is a fabulous Pattern Crown produced by Great Britain in 1926 that realized an astounding $32,900! This exceeded our low estimate by a multiple of two. 

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Highly Attractive Italian 5 Franchi from the Napoleonic era featured as lot 42553 in Session E of our January New York International

Highly Attractive Italian 5 Franchi from the Napoleonic era featured as lot 42553 in Session E of our January New York International

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

Though the live sessions of the Stack’s Bowers 2016 January New York International Auction are about to close, there are still many numismatic opportunities to be found in the Internet Only Sessions. A large variety of ancient and world coins can all be found here, with this highlight found in the Internet Session, E, starting Wednesday January 13 at 10:00 AM PT. A plethora of other treasures can be found in both Internet sessions, so be sure to check them both!

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Highly Important & Historically Significant Ingot from the Siege of Malta

Highly Important & Historically Significant Ingot from the Siege of Malta

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

With the Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio January New York International Auction just a week away, there is just one final preview. Sometimes we save the best for last, and this piece is certainly among the highlights of this auction. Historically significant, extremely rare and very important, this coin brings together a fantastic story with substantial rarity to form a true numismatic treasure.

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Extraordinary Swedish “SIGIMVNDVS” Daler Rarity from the Lennart Philipson Collection

Extraordinary Swedish “SIGIMVNDVS” Daler Rarity from the Lennart Philipson Collection

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio is honored to offer the Lennart Philipson Collection of Swedish Coinage, an impressive and specialized collection that is sure to ignite desire in the specialist and generalist alike. Today’s preview of the January New York International Auction hails from the reign of Sigismund III Vasa, informally known as Sigismund in Sweden. 
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Very Rare Russia 1796 Paul I Novodel Ruble

Very Rare Russia 1796 Paul I Novodel Ruble

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

Our upcoming Stack’s Bowers Galleries January New York International Auction features an array of numismatic treasures. Today’s highlight coin is an incredible rarity from the reign of Russian emperor Paul I, a visually appealing Novodel Ruble designed by Carl Leberecht (with his initials on the truncation). Paul I was the son of Empress Catherine II the Great though he never earned her favor or blessing to succeed her. 
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