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Album Auction Sees Strength
By World Coin News
June 19, 2013

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Good results were seen at the May 17-18 auction by Stephen Album Rare Coins at the firm’s offices in Santa Rosa, Calif.

Particularly strong prices were seen in the Islamic, Chinese, and Mughal areas. The sale brought in a total of $545,125 for 1,903 lots.

Highlight lots include:

Lot 76: ARAB-SASANIAN: al-Harith b. ‘Abd Allah, 683-684, AR drachm (2.54 g), DSht (Dasht Mishan), AH65, A-13, clipped down to later standard, with unknown text in ObQ3, Fine-VF, RRR. Estimate $400-500. Realized $1,265.

Lot 845: SZECHUAN-SHENSI SOVIET: AR dollar, 1934, Y-513.2, hammer and sickle over globe with map of China, small edge nick, NGC graded VF details, ex. Gregory Cole Collection. Estimate $2,000-3,000. Realized $4,600.

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Lot 1084: MUGHAL: Shah Jahan III, 1759-1760, AR rupee (11.26g), Multan, AH1173 year one (ahad), KM-475.x, Wig-—, very clear name, mint & date, 2 small testmarks, VF, RRRR, ex. M.H. Mirza collection. Estimate $1,200-1,500. Realized $3,680.

Lot 1221: BRITISH INDIA: Victoria, Queen, 1837-1876, AV mohur, 1841 (c), KM-462.1, East India Company issue, WW incuse, EF. Estimate $2,700-2,900. Realized $6,900.

Lot 1719: ENGLAND: Richard II, 1377-1399, AV noble (7.67g), London, S-1654, North-1302, king, crowned, standing, facing in ship holding sword and shield / floriate cross arms extending from central panel containing letter R, crowned leopards in angles, EF. Estimate $6500-7500. Realized $6,210.

Prices include the 15 percent buyer’s premium. Next sale will be in September. Please contact for more information.




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