Auction on Monday, November 5, 2012 Will Take Place as Scheduled
Featuring a Wide Selection of United States and World Rarities
Doyle New York's auction on Monday, November 5, 2012 at 4pm will offer a wide selection of American and World coins, bank notes, medals and postage stamps, including proof sets and many rarities.
World coins in the auction feature a Russian Catherine II 1766 1 Ducat, depicting Catherine the Great in profile (est. $10,000-15,000). United States coinage offers a $20 1907 St. Gaudens Hi-Relief, Extremely Fine borderline Mint State (est. $7,000-8,000), as well as two Carson City Seated Liberty dollars. An 1871 example is from the lowest of the Carson City mints for this coin, with only 1,376 pieces struck and hard to find in any grade, NGC AU DETAILS (est. $6,000-8,000). An 1870 example represents the first year Carson City Dollar, NGC AU DETAILS (est. $2,500-3,000).
Bank notes are highlighted by a $1 1862 United States Treasury Note, Serial #90134, Plate B, Choice Uncirculated (est. $2,000-2,500) and Nebraska, De Soto Corn Exchange Bank, Obsolete Notes, Five uncut sheets of four (est. $2,000-2,500).
Postage stamps in the sale offer an extensive Russian Postage Stamp Collection, 1858 to 2010, in three albums with strength in the 1920 to 1940 period (est. $6,000-8,000) and an extensive and virtually complete Iran Postage Stamp Collection, 1944 to 1979, Fine to Very Fine Never Hinged (est. $2,000-2,500). From the United States is a stamp collection featuring a Scott #1 with broad margins, Columbians to $5, Pan American, Louisiana Purchase and much more (est. $3,750-5,000).
Medals and Commemoratives
Medals offer a United States George Washington Centennial Medal of 1889 designed by Augustus-Saint Gaudens. The medal commemorates the centennial of Washington’s inauguration as President (est. $750-1,000). Another highlight is a 1907 bas relief plaque by John Flanagan of Russian writer Leo Tolstoi (est. $750-1,000). By Tiffany & Co. is a 1943 Fire Department of New York City gold medal, 14 kt., depicting a horse drawn engine pumper surrounded by the inscription Virtue et Labore (est. $2,500-3,000). Certain to attract attention is a magificent 1857 Great Britain specimen bronze medal for Success in the National Art Competition, diameter 140 mm (est. $400-600).