Coins, Bank Notes & Postage StampsTue, Apr 30, 2019 at 1pm EDT |
Auction of Coins, Bank Notes & Postage Stamps on April 30, 2019 at 1pm
Featuring a Rare United States 1915 Panama-Pacific Complete Set of Five Coins
And the Property of a Gentleman
NEW YORK, NY -- Doyle will hold an auction of Coins, Bank Notes and Postage Stamps on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 1pm. The sale showcases United States and World coins, bank notes, and stamps, including many rarities, from a number of prominent collections and estates.
United States 1915 Panama-Pacific Complete Set of Five Coins
Highlighting the sale is a rare United States 1915 Panama-Pacific complete set of five coins in the original case with descriptive leaflet (est. $190,000-210,000). The set has been graded by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation with an astounding grade of Mint State 65 for the $50 round and a the high grade of Mint State 63 for the $50 Octagonal, the $2 ½ is MS 66+, $1 and 50 Cents both MS 62. They are presented in the original velvet lined case, which is also in excellent condition, along with the printed sheet detailing the coins.
The five commemorative coins were issued for the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco, partially to celebrate the opening of the Panama Canal August 15, 1914, as well as the revival of the Bay Area following the 1906 earthquake and fire. The set was conceived by entrepreneur Farran Zerbe, and a special hydraulic press was brought in from the Philadelphia mint to strike the enormous $50 Round and $50 Octagonal pieces. The massive press weighing approximately 14 tons and with a striking power of 450 tons was shipped by rail for this special occasion.
This remarkable set is a handsome and desirable numismatic rarity for the connoisseur.
The Property of a Gentleman
Doyle is honored to auction the Property of a Gentleman as a feature of the April 30 sale. Assembled in the 1940s through the 1970s, this remarkable collection focuses on European gold and silver rarities spanning the late 18th through early 20th centuries. Among the noteworthy offerings are Austria Franz Joseph 100 Corona Proof of 1908 (est. $10,000-15,000), Bulgaria 4 Ducats of 1914 (est. $2,000-3,000), Germany-Hanover 10 Thaler of 1825 (est. $1,500-2,000), German East Africa 15 Rupees of 1916 (est. $2,000-3,000), Hungary 100 Korona of 1917 (est. $2,000-3,000) and Yugoslavia 4 Ducats of 1931 (est. $1,000-2,000). Also featured are silver issues of a similar period, along with United States $5 gold type set and a multitude of high-grade Morgan dollars.
The philatelic section includes several strong collections including British Commonwealth (est. $2,000-3,000), France (est. $1,500-2,000), Italy (est. $1,500-2,000), Hungary (est. $1,000-1,500), with several substantial collections of United States (est. $7,000-9,000), High Grade group (est. $3,000-4,000), Commemorative issues (est. $4,000-6,000) and some nice Proof groups (estimates range $500-1,200) rounded out with some smaller but valuable and interesting groups and single stamps.
We Invite You to Auction!
Consignments are currently being accepted for future auctions. We invite you to contact us for a complimentary auction evaluation. Our specialists are always available to discuss the sale of a single item or an entire collection.
For information, please call Norman Scrivener at 212-427-4141, ext 273 or email coins@Doyle.com