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Scarce Modern Gold at Kuenker 151
March 09, 2009

Great Modern Gold Featured at Kuenker 151

Modern world gold coins are featured in the March 11-12, 2009 Kuenker Auction 151 and several, like this 25,000 Francs of Dahomey KM#9, are seldom available on the market. The sharp eyed collector of modern gold coins will find many rare opportunites in this sale, including a scarce gold 200 Riyals of Sharjah, a set of 1, 1/2 and 1/4 Golde's of Sierre Leone, a scarce Burundi 100 Francs of 1965, a 1976 Kazimierz Pulaski 500 Zloty of Poland and many other seldom encountered modern gold coins.

Also in Auction 151 are many desireable gold issues of the 19th Century, including a wonderful Una and the Lion 1839 5 Pounds of Great Britain, a scarce Vittorio Emanuele II Italian 100 Lire of 1878, a scarce Costa Rica 4 Escudos of 1837 and a nice array of smaller gold issues from Spain, Netherlands, Romania, Serbia, Greece, Monaco and Liechtenstein at reasonable estimates for bidders of more moderate budgets.

Other scarce items in the sale include a rare Oliver Cromwell 1656 Broad, a Besancon Pistole of 1595, a scarce 1647H Double Louis d'Or, a sharp Swedish Dukat of 1683, a very high grade 1/2 Louis d'Or de Noailles struck at the Paris mint in 1717 and many early German States gold issues.

Also offered are large selections of both United States and Austrian gold coins from various time periods.

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About the Author
Tom Michael has been Krause Publications primary market analyst on more than 80 world and United States coin catalogs produced over the last 20 years. He came to KP in 1987 with a bachelor of arts degree in history, a master of arts degree in economics and a history of coin collecting stretching back to the 1960s. He began collecting world coins as a child by asking friends and relatives to bring coins back from overseas trips, visiting flea markets and having his mother watch for foreign coins in her register at the local grocery store. Today he works with a dedicated base of over 200 contributors to provide accurate market values for the five-volume Standard Catalog of World Coins series, as well as many specialty catalogs, including Coins & Currency of the Middle East and the fifth edition of Unusual World Coins.

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