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Rare Money Blog

By Kyle Ponterio, Senior Numismatist and Cataloger

In our June Collectors Choice online (CCO) auction we will feature a selection of choice British "National" Medals depicting victories over the French under the reign of George III.  This highly intricate and stylized series of medals by James Mudie included contribution and collaboration with many famous and prolific contemporary engravers and cost nearly 10,000 Pounds Sterling.​

By Kyle Ponterio, Senior Nummismatist and Cataloger

After another successful Spring Hong Kong auction, we turn our attention to our World and Ancient coin June Collectors Choice Online (CCO) auction.  It is full of interesting, high grade and  collectable numismatic treasures, and collectors of widely varying interests should anticipate numerous eye-catching offerings. This week we showcase a piece that tells a tale of contention for the English crown.​​

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

Stack's Bowers and Ponterio is pleased to announce the results of their Spring 2019 auction presented in conjunction with the 6th Hong Kong Coin Show held at the Mira Hotel. The vibrant market, aided by an impressive and dynamic offering of desirable rarities, helped the sale exceed expectations, with total prices realized of $6,969,395 (all prices reported include the standard buyer's premium).​​

By Kyle Ponterio, Senior Nummismatist and Cataloger

With our annual Spring Hong Kong auction taking place March 25-28, 2019, at the Mira Hotel in conjunction with the 6th Hong Kong Coin Show (HKCS), we highlight what is often considered the greatest rarity of Thai numismatics: A six-piece dated presentation set given out to royalty at King Rama V’s birthday in commemoration of his and his mother’s birthday. ​​

By Kyle Ponterio, Senior Numismatist and Cataloger

This week's highlight from our March 25-28, 2019, Hong Kong auction, held at the Mira Hotel in conjunction with the 6th Hong Kong Coin Show (HKCS), is a rare occurrence of Chinese and French cooperation in numismatics.

By Kyle Ponterio, Senior Numismatist and Cataloger

George IV, "The first gentleman of England," earned this title for his charm and culture. But, due to concern that his poor relationship with his parents and dissolute way of life would tarnish the prestige of the monarchy, his father, King George III, gave him an ultimatum.  George IV had to either marry his cousin, Princess Caroline of Brunswick, or deal with his large financial problems on his own.  Out of necessity he relented and they were married at the Chapel Royal, St. James Palace on April 8, 1795.​

By Kyle Ponterio, Senior Numismatist and Cataloger

This week's highlight from our March 25-28, 2019, Hong Kong Auction, held at the Mira hotel in conjunction with the 6th Hong Kong Coin Show (HKCS), features an extremely rare Manchurian Sycee ingot:.

By Kyle Ponterio, Senior Numismatist, Consignment Director

Our annual Spring Hong Kong auction is in the final stages of production and we are preparing for the event to be held from March 25-28, 2019, at the Mira Hotel, in conjunction 6th Hong Kong Coin Show (HKCS). Featured here is an impressive modern Chinese highlight of the auction: Lot # 61075 – a highly desirable gold Kilo-weight Panda coin with a face value of 2000 Yuan from a mintage of just 68 pieces.  ​​

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