The Top Five World Coins in the 2024 NYINC

Gold rarities were undoubtedly the main story when it comes to the most impressive results in the recent Stack’s Bowers Galleries World & Ancient auction held in conjunction with the 2024 New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC). Treasures from Great Britain and Russia took the top five spots, while three of the top five emanated from the Rothschild-Piatigorsky Collection—an exceptionally impressive collection of Russian coinage that has been off the market for the better part of a century.

1)        GREAT BRITAIN. Gold 7 Kilogram Platinum Jubilee Commemorative (7000 Pounds), 2022. Llantrisant Mint “The Royal Mint”. Elizabeth II. GEM PROOF.

            Realized $660,000.

2)        RUSSIA. Gold Imperial (10 Rubles) Pattern, 1897-(AT). St. Petersburg Mint. Nicholas II. NGC MS-61.

            Realized $360,000.

3)        GREAT BRITAIN. Gold “Una and the Lion” 5 Pounds Pattern, 1839. London Mint. Victoria. PCGS PROOF-63 Deep Cameo.

            Realized $336,000.

4)        RUSSIA. 25 Rubles, 1876-CNB. St. Petersburg Mint. Alexander II. NGC Proof Details–Removed from Jewelry.

            Realized $240,000.

5)        RUSSIA. 37-1/2 Rubles (100 Francs), 1902-(★). St. Petersburg Mint. Nicholas II. NGC MS-62.

            Realized $222,000.

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We are always seeking coins, medals, and paper money for our future auctions, and are currently accepting consignments for our spring 2024 Hong Kong auction and our August 2024 Global Showcase auction. Additionally, we are continuously accepting consignments for our Collectors Choice Online (CCO) auctions, the next of which will be in February, and the next for which we are currently accepting consignments will be later in the spring. 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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