Sale Totals $856,764, Far Surpassing the Pre-Sale Estimate of $317,375-424,070
Austria-Salzburg 1709 25 Ducats and a Great Britain 1642 Triple Unite Each Fetch a Stunning $129,000
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Doyle New York’s sale of Coins, Bank Notes and Postage Stamps on November 7, 2011 more than doubled its pre-sale estimate. The auction featured a wide selection of United States and World coins, bank notes, and stamps, including proof sets and many rarities, from a number of prominent collections and estates.
With competitive bidding from buyers in the salesroom, on the telephones and via the Internet, the sale totaled $856,764, more than doubling the pre-sale estimate of $317,375-424,070, with a strong 99% sold by lots and 100% sold by value. Only two of the 229 lots in the auction failed to sell.
Highlighting the sale were two European gold coins – one from Austria-Salzburg and one from Great Britain. An Austria-Salzburg Franz Anton von Harrach 1709 25 Ducats fetched a stunning $129,000, far surpassing its pre-sale estimate of $20,000-30,000. Another example from Austria-Salzburg, a Paris von Lodron, 1628 8 Ducats, struck to celebrate the consecration of the new cathedral of Salzburg on September 25, 1628, sold for $36,000, surpassing its estimate of $15,000-20,000.
Great Britain Coins
A Great Britain Charles I 1642 Triple Unite estimated at $14,000-18,000 also achieved $129,000. A Great Britain, 1656 Cromwell Broad, depicting a laureate bust of Cromwell, sold for a surprising $22,800, many times its estimate of $2,500-4,000. AGreat Britain, George II, 1726 5 Guineas, estimated at $4,000-6,000 achieved $13,200.
United States Coins
Coins from the United States featured a large group of Silver Eagles dated 1986 to 2003, twenty Brilliant Uncirculated coins for each of the 18 years. Estimated at $9,000-12,000, they fetched $14,400. Another large group of Silver Eagles, dated 1987 to 2003, twenty Brilliant Uncirculated coins for each of the 17 years, estimated at $8,500-11,000, they sold for $13,200. Also noteworthy was an 1870 CC Liberty Seated Dollar with Motto that sold for $12,000, many times its estimate of $1,000-1,500.
The selection of postage stamps was highlighted by a large collection of United States postage stamps dating 1850 to 1969 that doubled its estimate of $9,000-12,000 to sell for $21,600, and a United States singles stamp collection dating 1847 to 1999 estimated at $3,500-5,000 that sold for $16,800.
All prices include the Buyer's Premium.
Next Coins, Bank Notes and Stamps Auction: Spring 2012
Doyle New York's next auction of Coins, Bank Notes and Stamps is scheduled for Spring 2012. Consignments are currently being accepted. 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. 260, or email [email protected]