Gold Reigns Supreme as an Exciting Year Begins

The new year got off to a great start in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries January 2021 auction, an official auction of the New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC), with several gold coins leading the way. The top five prices achieved featured a blend of the old and new worlds, with these impressive pieces all offering a seemingly unrivaled level of quality:​

  1. MEXICO. "Royal" Presentation 8 Escudos, 1711-MXo J. Mexico City Mint; Assayer J. Philip V. NGC MS-66.
    Sold for a total of $312,000
  2. MEXICO. War of Independence. 4 Escudos, 1812. Guadalajara Mint. Ferdinand VII. NGC AU-55.
    Sold for a total of $168,000

  3. ITALY. Gold 100 Lire Prova (Pattern), 1925-R. Rome Mint. NGC MATTE PROOF-67.
    Sold for a total of $144,000

  4. AUSTRIA. Salzburg. Gold Medallic 24 Ducats, ND (1727-44). Leopold Anton Eleutherius von Firmian. NGC AU-55.
    Sold for a total of $114,000

  5. AUSTRIA. Gold Medallic 10 Ducats, 1632. St. Veit Mint. Ferdinand II. NGC AU Details–Edge Filing.
    Sold for a total of $90,000

  6. T-5) COSTA RICA. Central American Republic. 8 Escudos, 1828-CR F. San Jose Mint. NGC MS-63+.
    Sold for a total of $90,000

  7. COSTA RICA. 20 Pesos, 1873-GW. San Jose Mint. NGC MS-61.
    Sold for a total of $90,000
To view our upcoming auction schedule and future offerings, please visit our
Stack’s Bowers website​ where you may register and participate in this and other forthcoming sales.

We are always seeking coins, medals, and paper money for our future auctions, and are currently accepting submissions for our June Collector’s Choice Online (CCO) auction as well as​ our Official Auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money in August. If you would like to learn more about consigning, whether a singular item or an entire collection, please contact one of our consignment directors today and we will assist you in achieving the best possible return on your material. 

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