Auction of Coins, Bank Notes, Postage Stamps & Medals on October 22, 2018 Tops $1.1 Million
Featuring United States and World Numismatic and Philatelic Rarities
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NEW YORK, NY -- Doyle's auction of Coins, Bank Notes, Postage Stamps and Medals on October 22, 2018 offered a mixture of individual philatelic and numismatics rarities, along with collections, accumulations and a sizable group of modern gold. Also featured was a strong selection of high grade early German Bank Notes.
With competitive bidding in the saleroom, on the telephones and via the Internet, the auction totaled a successful $1,101,588, against an estimate of $943,025-1,198,850, with 73% sold by lot and 92% sold by value.
United States coins featured a Fine example of the 1856 Flying Eagle that sold for $4,800, in addition to two Extremely Fine examples of the $20 St. Gaudens, dated 1910 and 1924, that achieved $2,700 against an estimate of $2,000-3,000. A lot of five Uncirculated Mexico 1947 50 Pesos fetched $7,200, surpassing their estimate of $5,000-7,000. The Rare 1928 Hawaii Silver Commemorative Half Dollar achieved a realization of $2,040 just over its estimate of $1,500-2,000.
Interspersed throughout the coin section were numerous groupings of gold coins in quantities, including 14 lots of Canadian Maple Leafs, 13 lots of French 20 Francs Rooster, Hong Kong Lunar coins, two lots of Mexico 50 Pesos, 7 lots of South African Krugerrands, and seven lots of the United States 1986 $50 Gold Eagle.
Postage stamps in the sale featured an Attractive Mint Block of Four United States 1898 $2 Trans-Mississippi, Scott 293, that realized $4,500 against an estimate of $3,500-5,000.
Highlighting the bank notes was an outstanding collection of German Bank Notes Empire to 1945 Issues, Extremely Fine to Uncirculated, that sold for $2,400 against an estimate of $2,000-3,000.
Produced by Gorham silversmiths, the United States 1895 Cotton States and International Exposition Silver Medal awarded to Mrs. Henry Monk is a numismatic rarity that sold for $1,440. A Japanese Order of the Rising Sun medal encased in a presentation box fetched $510, surpassing its estimate of $200-400. A German-Hamburg 1928 Free City 10 Ducat realized $1,440 against an estimate of $1,200-1,800.
All prices include the Buyer's Premium.
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