Rarities Mark Millennia Sale|
May 15, 2008
A Chilean Coquimbo Volcano peso of 1828 will be among the highlights of the 1,000 ancient and modern world coins of the Millennia Collection.
This piece and the other coins will be put on the block by Ira and Larry Goldberg May 26 in Beverly Hills, Calif.
The coin is part of the New World section of the sale.
The peso is dated 1828-TH (Coquimbo). It is KM-88 in the Standard Catalog of World Coins. Numismatic Guaranty Corp. grades it a PR-64 and is called the finest known.
It carries a pre-sale estimate of $50,000-$60,000.
Another piece, a Costa Rican Central American Republic gold 8 escudos dated 1828-CR-F (San Jose), KM-17, is graded NGC MS-62 and called among the finest known examples.
Catalogers say it is struck on a perfect planchet, the only example they have seen in over 20 years. Pre-sale estimate is $12,000-$15,000.
There are gold 8 escudos from virtually every Latin American country, the firm notes.
Latin American coins are not the only ones featured in the New World catalog portion of the sale.
A German New Guinea. 20 marks dated 1895-A (Berlin) KM-9, is graded NGC PR-67 Cameo, placing it among the finest known. The estimate is $35,000-$40,000.
The sale is divided into three sections. The New World, which also includes Asian, African and Australian coins, an ancient Greek and Roman section that also includes Anglo-Saxon issues, and a European section that includes late medieval pieces to 19th century issues.
The New World catalog also includes two Greenland Pillar dollars dated 1771 and 1777.
The former is called a specimen strike in astonishingly impeccable condition and the latter is called an especially choice example.
The 1771 is graded NGC MS-66 and is called the finest known example of KM-411.2. The estimate is $60,000-$70,000.
An 1813 New South Wales Holey Dollar graded NGC EF-45 has an estiimate of $70,000-$80,000.
A gold Adelaide, South Australia, pound, of 1852, Fr-3; FKM-2, Type 2, graded NGC MS-64 has an estimate of $40,000-$50,000.
Copies of the catalogs for the three sections are $15 each. Lots may be viewed online at www.goldbergcoins.com.
Ira and Larry Goldberg Coins and Collectibles may be reached at 350 S. Beverly Drive, Suite 350, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. The telephone number is (800) 978-2646.
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