Sincona AG, CH-Zurich

23. October 2017 - 26. October 2017

Autumn auction

Five Auctions in Four Days – Autumn auction at Sincona AG

For the first time in the history since the start of Sincona AG in 2011, there will be five catalogues presented in the autumn auction (Auctions 41-45). This way the firm originating from UBS AG (originally Swiss Bank Corp.) can present the separate collection areas more accurately.

Auction 41 – Ancient coins

After the successful auction of an important collection of Byzantine coins in the last May (catalogues are still available) we will present a catalogue of ancient coins. The auction 41 contains more than 250 lots, of which about 200 pieces are in gold. Since they were legal tender, they are free of VAT in Switzerland. The following are some exciting examples from the auction 41:

Lot 9: Leontinoi, Tetradrachm after 480, Demareteion Master. Extremely fine. Estimate: 35’000 CHF.Lot 9: Leontinoi, Tetradrachm after 480, Demareteion Master. Extremely fine. Estimate: 35’000 CHF.

Lot 9: Leontinoi, Tetradrachm after 480, Demareteion Master. Extremely fine. Estimate: 35’000 CHF.

  • 009: Leontinoi, Tetradrachm after 480, Demareteion Master. A specimen with beautiful patina, exceptional pedigree and of highest rarity. Extremely fine. Estimation 35’000.-
  • 072: Kingdom of the Ptolemies: Ptolemy II. Gold-Octodrachm, Alexandria. With Arsinoe II, Ptolemy I and Berenice I. Extremely fine. Estimation 8’000.-
  • 093: Roman Republic, Marcus Antonius. Aureus 41. Mint in Gallia. Extremely rare. Very fine. Estimation 12’000.-
Lot 108: Roman Empire. Caligula. Aureus 40, with Divus Augustus. Lugdunum. Attractive coin with splendid colour and almost extremely fine. Estimate: 30’000 CHF.Lot 108: Roman Empire. Caligula. Aureus 40, with Divus Augustus. Lugdunum. Attractive coin with splendid colour and almost extremely fine. Estimate: 30’000 CHF.

Lot 108: Roman Empire. Caligula. Aureus 40, with Divus Augustus. Lugdunum. Attractive coin with splendid colour and almost extremely fine. Estimate: 30’000 CHF.

  • 108: Roman Empire. Caligula. Aureus 40, with Divus Augustus. Lugdunum. Attractive coin with splendid colour and almost extremely fine. Estimation 30’000.-
  • 140: Roman Empire, Antonius Pius. Aureus 140/143. Rome. Of finest conservation. As struck.  Estimation 10’000.-
  • 156: Roman Empire. Septimus Severus. Aureus 193/194. Rome. Rare and almost brilliant uncirculated. Estimation 10’000.-
Lot 163: Roman Empire. Maximianus Herculius, 1. Reign. Aureus 287. Rome. Very rare cabinet piece of finest conservation. Estimate: 10’000 CHF.Lot 163: Roman Empire. Maximianus Herculius, 1. Reign. Aureus 287. Rome. Very rare cabinet piece of finest conservation. Estimate: 10’000 CHF.

Lot 163: Roman Empire. Maximianus Herculius, 1. Reign. Aureus 287. Rome. Very rare cabinet piece of finest conservation. Estimate: 10’000 CHF.

  • 163: Roman Empire. Maximianus Herculius, 1. Reign. Aureus 287. Rome. Reverse with Hercules with lion’s skin, club and bow sitting on boulder. Very rare cabinet piece of finest conservation. Estimate 10’000.-
  • 243: Byzantine Empire. Michael III under the Regency of his mother Theodora. With Thecla.  Solidus 842/843. Constantinopolis. Very rare attractive coins in almost uncirculated quality. Estmation 10’000.-
Lot 245: Byzantine Empire. Alexander. Solidus 912/913. Constantinopolis. Extremely rare. Almost extremely fine. Estimate: 20’000 CHF.Lot 245: Byzantine Empire. Alexander. Solidus 912/913. Constantinopolis. Extremely rare. Almost extremely fine. Estimate: 20’000 CHF.

Lot 245: Byzantine Empire. Alexander. Solidus 912/913. Constantinopolis. Extremely rare. Almost extremely fine. Estimate: 20’000 CHF.

  • 245: Byzantine Empire. Alexander. Solidus 912/913. Constantinopolis. Extremely rare. Almost extremely fine. Estimation 20’000.-

Auction 42 – Russia

The auction 42 will continue the tradition of Russian autumn auctions. The famous “Sincona Collection” is a history, but this year Russian coins are featured as well in more than 400 lots, naturally in a separate catalogue that can be added to the series of Sincona-Russia-Catalogues.
Please note especially following numbers:

Lot 1016: Czar Peter I. Ducat 1712, Red Mint. Extremely rare. NGC XF 45. Estimate: 20’000 CHF.Lot 1016: Czar Peter I. Ducat 1712, Red Mint. Extremely rare. NGC XF 45. Estimate: 20’000 CHF.

Lot 1016: Czar Peter I. Ducat 1712, Red Mint. Extremely rare. NGC XF 45. Estimate: 20’000 CHF.

  • 1016: Czar Peter I. Ducat 1712, Red Mint. Extremely rare. NGC XF 45. Estimation 20’000.-
  • 1023: Czar Peter I. Ducat 1716, Red Mint. Extremely rare. NGC XF 40. Estimation 20’000.-
  • 1044: Czar Peter II. Ducat 1729, Red Mint. Cabinet piece. NGC AU 53. Estimation 20’000.-
  • 1067: Cazarina Elisabeth. 5 Roubles 1758. St. Petersburg. NGC AU 53. Estimation 20’000.-
Lot 1074: Czarina Catherine II. Pattern-Rouble 1762. St. Petersburg. NGC MS 62. Estimate: 55’000 CHF.Lot 1074: Czarina Catherine II. Pattern-Rouble 1762. St. Petersburg. NGC MS 62. Estimate: 55’000 CHF.

Lot 1074: Czarina Catherine II. Pattern-Rouble 1762. St. Petersburg. NGC MS 62. Estimate: 55’000 CHF.

  • 1074: Czarina Catherine II. Pattern-Rouble 1762. St. Petersburg. Of highest rarity. Cabinet piece. NGC MS 62. Estimation 55’000.-
Lot 1264: 25 Kopeks 1860, St. Petersburg. Ex. Coll. L. Soedermann. NGC MS 61. Estimate: 200’000 CHF.Lot 1264: 25 Kopeks 1860, St. Petersburg. Ex. Coll. L. Soedermann. NGC MS 61. Estimate: 200’000 CHF.

Lot 1264: 25 Kopeks 1860, St. Petersburg. Ex. Coll. L. Soedermann. NGC MS 61. Estimate: 200’000 CHF.

  • 1264: 25 Kopeks 1860, St. Petersburg. Ex. Coll. L. Soedermann. Of highest rarity. NGC MS 61. Estimation 200’000.-
  • 1280: Czar Alexander II. 5 Roubles 1873. St. Petersburg. Cabinet piece. NGC PF 63/Ultra Cameo. Estimation 10’000.-
  • 1296: Gold medal. Pan Russian Exhibition in Moscow 1882. Extremely rare. Good extremely fine-uncirculated. Estimation 25’000.-

Auction 43 – Coins and medals, Gold Auction, Swiss coins

Auction 43 follows with coins and medals. Divided into 4 large sections Sincona AG presents the world of numismatics. First come silver coins and medals followed by world gold coins. Of course there are focal points such as the gold coins of Spain and Malta, a collection of Papal medals, as well as an important collection of silver coins and medals of Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria, mainly from Bohemian and Hungarian mints. At the end comes the already well known Sincona – Gold Auction and on the following morning, concluding the catalogue 43, are interesting Swiss coins.

Lot 2030: Germany. Augsburg. 1 1/2-Showtaler 1546 of Charles V. Dies by Lorenz Rosenbaum. Of great rarity. Extremely fine. Estimate: 5’000 CHF.Lot 2030: Germany. Augsburg. 1 1/2-Showtaler 1546 of Charles V. Dies by Lorenz Rosenbaum. Of great rarity. Extremely fine. Estimate: 5’000 CHF.

Lot 2030: Germany. Augsburg. 1 1/2-Showtaler 1546 of Charles V. Dies by Lorenz Rosenbaum. Of great rarity. Extremely fine. Estimate: 5’000 CHF.

Interesting lot numbers to be noted are:

  • 2030: Germany. Augsburg. 1 1/2-Showtaler 1546 of Charles V. Dies by Lorenz Rosenbaum. Of great rarity. Extremely fine. Estimation 5’000.-
  • 2096: Germany. Frankfurt. Taler 1695. Splendid specimen from the Brand Collection. Almost uncirculated. Estimation 8’000.-
Lot 2569: Cuba under Spanish rule. Philipp IV. Silver-box medal. Capture of the Spanish fleet by the Dutch Vice-admiral van Trappen. Almost extremely fine. Estimate: 8’000 CHF.Lot 2569: Cuba under Spanish rule. Philipp IV. Silver-box medal. Capture of the Spanish fleet by the Dutch Vice-admiral van Trappen. Almost extremely fine. Estimate: 8’000 CHF.

Lot 2569: Cuba under Spanish rule. Philipp IV. Silver-box medal. Capture of the Spanish fleet by the Dutch Vice-admiral van Trappen. Almost extremely fine. Estimate: 8’000 CHF.

  • 2569: Cuba under Spanish rule. Philipp IV. Silver-box medal. Capture of the Spanish fleet by the Dutch Vice-admiral van Trappen. Almost extremely fine. Estimation 8’000.-
  • 2673: Austrian Empire. Emperor Franz Josef I. Konventionstaler 1852 A with head to l. Only 10 specimens minted. Extremely fine-uncirculated. Estimation 7’500.-
  • 2829: Austrian Empire. Emperor Franz Josef I. Taler 1877, opening of the Carl-Ludwig-House. Very rare. Magnificent quality. Almost uncirculated. Estimation 8’000.-
  • 2449: Vatican-Papal States. Pope Gregory XVI. Gold medal AN IV (1834/1835). Foot washing by Christ. Extremely fine. Estimation 2’000.-
Lot 3142: Belgium. Flanders. Charles II. 8 Souverain d’or 1687, Bruges. Very rare and magnificently conserved coin. Extremely fine-uncirculated. Estimate: 30,000 CHF.Lot 3142: Belgium. Flanders. Charles II. 8 Souverain d’or 1687, Bruges. Very rare and magnificently conserved coin. Extremely fine-uncirculated. Estimate: 30,000 CHF.

Lot 3142: Belgium. Flanders. Charles II. 8 Souverain d’or 1687, Bruges. Very rare and magnificently conserved coin. Extremely fine-uncirculated. Estimate: 30,000 CHF.

  • 3142: Belgium. Flanders. Charles II. 8 Souverain d’or 1687, Bruges. Very rare and magnificently conserved coin. Extremely fine-uncirculated. Estimation 30’000.-
  • 3200: Germany. Grand Duchy Frankfurt. Karl v. Dalberg. Gold medal 1810 upon the office of Prince Primas. Very rare. Extremely fine-uncirculated. Estimation 15’000.-
  • 3386: Great Britain. Queen Anne. 5 Guineas 1706, London. Rare. Almost extremely fine. Estimation 25’000.-
  • 2272: Italy. Ferrara. Ercole II. Mezzo scudo 1546. Very rare coin in better than average condition. Almost extremely fine. Estimation 8’000.-
Lot 3482: Italy, Savoy/Sardinia. Vittorio Amedeo III. Carlino da 5 Doppie 1786. Turin. Very rare coin in better than average condition. Extremely rare-uncirculated. Estimation 35’000 CHF.Lot 3482: Italy, Savoy/Sardinia. Vittorio Amedeo III. Carlino da 5 Doppie 1786. Turin. Very rare coin in better than average condition. Extremely rare-uncirculated. Estimation 35’000 CHF.

Lot 3482: Italy, Savoy/Sardinia. Vittorio Amedeo III. Carlino da 5 Doppie 1786. Turin. Very rare coin in better than average condition. Extremely rare-uncirculated. Estimation 35’000 CHF.

  • 3482: Italy, Savoy/Sardinia. Vittorio Amedeo III. Carlino da 5 Doppie 1786. Turin. Very rare coin in better than average condition. Extremely rare-uncirculated. Estimation 35’000.-
  • 3521: Italy, Sicily. Carlo I d’Angio. Reale d’oro n.d., Messina. Of highest rarity. Extremely fine. Estimation 15’000.-
Lot 3615: Malta, Adrien de Wignacourt. 4 Zecchini 1695. La Valetta. Of highest rarity. Extremely fine. Estimate: 35’000 CHF.Lot 3615: Malta, Adrien de Wignacourt. 4 Zecchini 1695. La Valetta. Of highest rarity. Extremely fine. Estimate: 35’000 CHF.

Lot 3615: Malta, Adrien de Wignacourt. 4 Zecchini 1695. La Valetta. Of highest rarity. Extremely fine. Estimate: 35’000 CHF.

  • 3615: Malta, Adrien de Wignacourt. 4 Zecchini 1695. La Valetta. Of highest rarity. Extremely fine. Estimation 35’000.-
  • 3740: Holy Roman Empire. Princes of Batthyani. Karl Josef. 10 Ducats 1764. Wien. On his elevation to a prince of the empire. Of high rarity. Very fine-extremely fine. Estimation 15’000.-
  • 3757: Spain. Fernando V. und Isabel I. Doble Castellano o. J. Of highest rarity. Very fine-extremely fine. Estimation 40’000.-
  • 4129: Switzerland. Basel. Dicken 1521. Extremely rare. Specimen from the Ewig Collection, later Brand Collection. Very fine-extremely fine. Estimation 9’000.-
  • 4260: Switzerland. Geneva. Ecu pistolet 1580. Very rare and remarkable quality. Extremely fine-uncirculated. Estimation 6’000.-
Lot 4378: Switzerland. Uri, Schwyz und Unterwalden. Taler 1548. Dies by Hans Schweiger. Very rare. Good very fine. Estimate: 7’500 CHF.Lot 4378: Switzerland. Uri, Schwyz und Unterwalden. Taler 1548. Dies by Hans Schweiger. Very rare. Good very fine. Estimate: 7’500 CHF.

Lot 4378: Switzerland. Uri, Schwyz und Unterwalden. Taler 1548. Dies by Hans Schweiger. Very rare. Good very fine. Estimate: 7’500 CHF.

  • 4378: Switzerland. Uri, Schwyz und Unterwalden. Taler 1548. Dies by Hans Schweiger. Very rare. Good very fine. Estimation 7’500.-
  • 4426: Switzerland. Zürich. Double ducat 1723. Very rare and remarkable quality. Extremely fine-uncirculated. Estimation 7’000.-

Auktion 44 – Swiss Coins, Collection Ruedi Kunzmann, part 1

On the same day the auction continues with Switzerland. Everyone knows Ruedi Kunzmann – and thus we do not need to spend time introducing his collection that is presented in catalogue 44: Swiss Coins, Collection Ruedi Kunzmann, part 1. One will find rarities and magnificent pieces in 1111 lots  that collectors now have the chance to buy in Zurich. The theme “minor coins” is written here in capital letters. Also of notice are the many imitations of Swiss coins from Upper Italy. And Dr. Kunzmann has the courage to include contemporary forgeries in this catalogue as a part of numismatic history. But be aware that the coins sold this October will not reappear again for a long time and the 2nd part, also in October 2018, will also contain many rarities and exciting objects.

Lot 5063: Basel; Imperial mint. Maximilian I. Goldgulden 1506. Almost extremely fine. Estimate: 3’000 CHF.Lot 5063: Basel; Imperial mint. Maximilian I. Goldgulden 1506. Almost extremely fine. Estimate: 3’000 CHF.

Lot 5063: Basel; Imperial mint. Maximilian I. Goldgulden 1506. Almost extremely fine. Estimate: 3’000 CHF.

It is great fun and of high interest to study the catalogue of this passionate collector. All of us at Sincona are happy about this, especially that he wrote the catalogue himself.
Examples of especially attractive coins:

  • 5063: Basel; Imperial mint. Maximilian I. Goldgulden 1506. Almost extremely fine. Estimation 3’000.-
  • 5370: Bishops of Chur; Bishop Beatus a Porta. Twelver n. d. St. Lucius without beard. Good very fine. Estimation 2’500.-
  • 5646: Nidwalden. 5 Batzen 1811. Cabinet piece with marvellous patina. Uncirculated. Estimation 1’500.-
  • 5957: Bishops of Sitten (Sion); Bishop Matthäus Schinner. Dicken o. J. Splendid specimen. Good extremely fine. Estimation 5’000.-
  • Examples of rarities (the only piece known in private hands)
Lot 5003: City of Laufenburg. Grossus 1505. Almost very fine. Estimate: 12’000 CHF.Lot 5003: City of Laufenburg. Grossus 1505. Almost very fine. Estimate: 12’000 CHF.

Lot 5003: City of Laufenburg. Grossus 1505. Almost very fine. Estimate: 12’000 CHF.

  • 5003: City of Laufenburg. Grossus 1505. Almost very fine. Estimation 12’000.-
  • 5259: City of Geneva Genf. 1 Sol 1540. Almost very fine. Estimation 5’000.-
  • 5592: Lucerne. Groschen 1570 with date on obverse. Good very fine. Estimation 1’000.-
Lot 5641: Neuchâtel; Karl-Paris v. Orléans-Longueville. 10 Kreuzer 1668. Very fine. Estimate: 6’000 CHF.Lot 5641: Neuchâtel; Karl-Paris v. Orléans-Longueville. 10 Kreuzer 1668. Very fine. Estimate: 6’000 CHF.

Lot 5641: Neuchâtel; Karl-Paris v. Orléans-Longueville. 10 Kreuzer 1668. Very fine. Estimate: 6’000 CHF.

  • 5641: Neuchâtel; Karl-Paris v. Orléans-Longueville. 10 Kreuzer 1668. Very fine. Estimation 6’000.-
  • 5872: Prime cantons. Mint of Bellinzona. Batzen n. d. Very fine. Estimation 7’000.-
  • 5912: Bishops of Lausanne; Bishop Benoît de Montferrand. Parpaiolle 1477. Fine-very fine. Estimation 6’000.-

Auction 45 – Banknotes, historical bonds and shares

The closing of the Autumn Auction on Thursday is almost a tradition meaning that Sincona always has innovative ideas. This time along with banknotes we offer historical bonds and shares in cooperation with the firm HIPEWA. You will be fascinated by the catalogue 45. Along with banknotes are included important examples of Belgium, China, Japan and Russia, and naturally diverse unknown rarities from Switzerland. There is a section of general monetary history and as mentioned a group of 200 historical bonds. Let yourself be fascinated by the multitude of stocks and bonds and the history behind them.

Lot 7163: French Territories/Somaliland. 20 Francs o. J. Specimen. Extremely rare and very attractive. Estimate: 1’000 CHF.Lot 7163: French Territories/Somaliland. 20 Francs o. J. Specimen. Extremely rare and very attractive. Estimate: 1’000 CHF.

Lot 7163: French Territories/Somaliland. 20 Francs o. J. Specimen. Extremely rare and very attractive. Estimate: 1’000 CHF.

  • 7163: French Territories/Somaliland. 20 Francs o. J. Specimen. Extremely rare and very attractive. Estimation 1’000.-
  • 7389: Switzerland. Banque Commerciale Neuchâteloise. 500 Francs from 1. Oct. 1896. Extremely rare. Probably the 2nd known specimen. Estimation 9’500.-
Lot 7420: Switzerland. Schweizerische Nationalbank. Pattern of 20 Franken 1923. Orell Füssli, Zürich. Of highest rarity. Previously unpublished. Estimate: 12’000 CHF.Lot 7420: Switzerland. Schweizerische Nationalbank. Pattern of 20 Franken 1923. Orell Füssli, Zürich. Of highest rarity. Previously unpublished. Estimate: 12’000 CHF.

Lot 7420: Switzerland. Schweizerische Nationalbank. Pattern of 20 Franken 1923. Orell Füssli, Zürich. Of highest rarity. Previously unpublished. Estimate: 12’000 CHF.

  • 7420: Switzerland. Schweizerische Nationalbank. Pattern of 20 Franken 1923. Orell Füssli, Zürich. Of highest rarity. Previously unpublished. Estimation 12’000.-
  • 7530: Document. Check 1978 of the City National Bank Beverly Hills, California. Original-signature of the actor Charlton Heston. Estimation 150.-
  • 7573: Spain: Real Compania de San Fernando de Sevilla. 250 Reales 1748. Copper engraving on pergament. Probably the most beautiful stock certificate of all times. Very fine. Estimation 2’500.-
  • 7592: Eidgenössische Bank in Bern AG. Share in value of 500 Franken 1929, Zürich. Very rare and artistic paper. Extremely fine. Estimation 3’000.-


In closing some statistics:
These slightly more than 5000 numbers are estimated to be almost 5.3 million Swiss Francs.
Auktion 41: 280 Ancient coins, mainly gold. Total estimation CHF 600’000.-
Auktion 42: 425 Russian coins and medals. Total estimation: CHF 1’695’000.-
Auktion 43: 1075 Silber coins and medals. 757 Gold coins and medals, 577 Swiss coins. Total estimation: CHF 2’204’000.-
Auktion 44: 1111 Swiss coins – Ruedi Kunzmann Coll. Total estimation: CHF 466’000.-
Auktion 45: 751 Banknotes, Documents, Historical Bonds & Shares. Total estimation: CHF 316’000.-

Sincona, the Swiss Auction House for Numismatics looks forward to your bids, catalogue orders and your visit in beautiful Zurich on October 23-26.

All auction catalogues may be viewed on the internet, for auction 41 here, auction 42 here, auction 43 here, auction 44 here and auction 45 here.

Further information may be obtained on the site of Sincona.

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