Noble Numismatics PTY LTD, AUS-Sydney

05. April 2016 - 08. April 2016

Noble Numismatic Sale 111

Noble Numismatics Sale 111 Realises over $5.5 million

The 40th anniversary auction sale conducted by Noble Numismatics realised almost $5.6 million, with a clearance of 90 percent and 110 percent of estimate for lots sold.

Lot 4972: Australia, Victoria Cross, L.C. Weathers 43rd Bn Aus. Imp. Force. 1918. Estimate: $500,000 / Realised: $596,250.Lot 4972: Australia, Victoria Cross, L.C. Weathers 43rd Bn Aus. Imp. Force. 1918. Estimate: $500,000 / Realised: $596,250.

Lot 4972: Australia, Victoria Cross, L.C. Weathers 43rd Bn Aus. Imp. Force. 1918. Estimate: $500,000 / Realised: $596,250.

The highest price was for the Victoria Cross (lot 4972; est. $500,000) realising a record $596,250 for a single Victoria Cross sold at auction.

The Australian gold coins of the Ray Kaleda Collection realised strong prices. The Adelaide pound (lot 1102; est. $15,000) realised $21,465 and the highest priced Sydney Mint sovereign of 1860 (lot 1108; est. $10,000) went to $11,329. The 1855 half sovereign realised top price for the Collection (lot 1118; est. $35,000) at $35,775 and the best of the second type half sovereigns went to the 1859 (lot 1122; est. $12,500) at $13,714, the 1860 (lot 1123; est. $15,000) at $14,310 …

Lot 1127: Australia, Queen Victoria, Roman I type, Sydney, half sovereign, 1864. Estimate: $15,000 / Realised: $23,850.Lot 1127: Australia, Queen Victoria, Roman I type, Sydney, half sovereign, 1864. Estimate: $15,000 / Realised: $23,850.

Lot 1127: Australia, Queen Victoria, Roman I type, Sydney, half sovereign, 1864. Estimate: $15,000 / Realised: $23,850.

… and the 1864 Roman I (lot 1127; est. $15,000) at $23,850. Of the shield reverse sovereigns, the 1884 Melbourne sold best over estimate (lot 1148; est. $1,300) realising $2,266 and of the St. George reverse, the 1879 Sydney (lot 1170; est. $2,000) realised $5,009. A gem 1892 Melbourne Jubilee head sovereign (lot 1197; est. $600) realised a strong, perhaps record price of $2,147.

The German multiple thalers all sold well, the three thaler, 1648 (lot 2201; est. $2,000) realised $3,935, the one and a half thaler of 1664 (lot 2202; est. $750) realised $2,027, …


Lot 2204: Germany, Brunswick-Wolfenbuttle, Friedrich Ulrich, 2 thaler, 1618. Estimate: $1,000 / Realised: $3,220.Lot 2204: Germany, Brunswick-Wolfenbuttle, Friedrich Ulrich, 2 thaler, 1618. Estimate: $1,000 / Realised: $3,220.

Lot 2204: Germany, Brunswick-Wolfenbuttle, Friedrich Ulrich, 2 thaler, 1618. Estimate: $1,000 / Realised: $3,220.

… a two thaler, 1618 (lot 2204, est. $1,000) realised $3,220, while those of 1655 and 1686 (lots 2205; est. $1,250; 2206; est. $1,000) each realised $2,862, all were from the Decades Collection.

The last day of auction commenced with ancient gold coins. A Macedon, Philip II stater (lot 4409; est. $4,000) sold for $5,247, while the choice sixty asses of Rome (lot 4412; est. $7,500) realised $9,594. 

Lot 4415: Faustina senior, Rome, aureus. Estimate: $7,500 / Realised: $10,494.Lot 4415: Faustina senior, Rome, aureus. Estimate: $7,500 / Realised: $10,494.

Lot 4415: Faustina senior, Rome, aureus. Estimate: $7,500 / Realised: $10,494.

A Roman gold aureus of Faustina senior (lot 4415; est. $7,500) sold for $10,494, and one for Lucius Verus (lot 4418; est. $7,500) realised $10,733. A Gela tetradrachm (lot 4461; est. $1,800) realised $3,339. A large bronze of Syracuse issued by Hieron II (lot 4473; est. $2,000) and ex Tom Virzi and Decades Collections realised $2,862. A Lysimachos tetradrachm of Pella Mint (lot 4484; est. $1,800) realised $3,399 after a ‘two horse’ bidding war. The top priced silver coin went to the choice Eumenes I tetradrachm (lot 4527; est. $2,000) at $4,293.

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Please find all results of the auction here.

The next sale takes place in Sydney, at the Dixson Room in the State Library on 26th-28th July, and already includes the George Fenton Collection of Australian Commonwealth coins in a separate catalogue. The general catalogue will include an important collection of ancient Carthaginian coins.

 

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