Stephen Album Rare Coins, USA-Santa Rosa (CA)

19. May 2016 - 21. May 2016

Auction 25

Best Spring Auction Ever of Stephen Album

The 25th Auction of Stephen Album Rare Coins was held May 19-21, 2016 at their offices in Santa Rosa, California. 2680 lots of Ancients, Islamic, China, India, World, and Literature crossed the auction block with a total volume of $1,188,755 and a sell through rate of 77%. Mike Barry, COO of the company, said: “We were quite happy with the results. This was our best Spring auction ever and one of our best all-around. Particularly strong were the Chinese and Indian sections, which included the Paul Stevens Bengal Presidency Collection.”

Following are several highlights of the sale:

Lot 113: Arab-Byzantine:

Lot 113: Arab-Byzantine: "Heraclius & Constantine", gold solidus. Estimated Value $750-1,000. Realized $4,250.

Lot 113: Arab-Byzantine: “Heraclius & Constantine”, gold solidus, ca. 652 to the 660s, imitation based on the type II issues of Heraclius, struck 613-629, but likely struck at some time between about 652 and the 660s, based on the style of Sicily (Syracuse) with simple circular borders on both sides, VF, RRR. Estimated Value $750-1,000. Realized $4,250.

Lot 230: Abbasid: Ibrahim b. 'Abd Allah, 762-763, silver dirham. Estimated Value $1,000-1,400. Realized $7,500.

Lot 230: Abbasid: Ibrahim b. 'Abd Allah, 762-763, silver dirham. Estimated Value $1,000-1,400. Realized $7,500.

Lot 230: Abbasid: Ibrahim b. 'Abd Allah, 762-763, silver dirham, al-Basra, AH145, Album-F214, SICA-3:573, choice VF, RRRR. Estimated Value $1,000-1,400. Realized $7,500.

Lot 756: Warring States: State of Qin, 250-220 BC, AE cash. Estimated Value $400-600. Realized $6,000.

Lot 756: Warring States: State of Qin, 250-220 BC, AE cash. Estimated Value $400-600. Realized $6,000.

Lot 756: Warring States: State of Qin, 250-220 BC, AE cash, Hartill-6.29, wen xin, with two angles above and two below, bold VF, RRR, ex Zhao Quanzhi Collection. Estimated Value $400-600. Realized $6,000.

Lot 761: Xin: Wang Mang, AD 7-23, AE 800 cash. Estimated Value $1,200-1,500. Realized $8,000.

Lot 761: Xin: Wang Mang, AD 7-23, AE 800 cash. Estimated Value $1,200-1,500. Realized $8,000.

Lot 761: Xin: Wang Mang, AD 7-23, AE 800 cash, Hartill-9.27a, di bu ba bai (graduate spade, [value] eight hundred), part of the “Ten Spades” series cast from AD 10-14, very light encrustation with Shuiyin Gu patina (“Ancient Mercury”), EF, RRR, ex Zhao Quanzhi Collection. Estimated Value $1,200-1,500. Realized $8,000.

Lot 1302: Bengal Presidency: silver double rupee. Estimated Value $6,000-8,000. Realized $12,000.

Lot 1302: Bengal Presidency: silver double rupee. Estimated Value $6,000-8,000. Realized $12,000.

Lot 1302: Bengal Presidency: silver double rupee, “Murshidabad”, AH1198 year 26, Stevens-3.1, KM-Pn9, Pridmore-346, struck in 1784 at the Pulta mint, mount removed, VF-EF, RRRR, ex Paul Stevens Collection. Estimated Value $6,000-8,000. Realized $12,000.

Lot 2164: Cattaro: Napoleon I, 1805-1814, cast silver 5 francs. Estimated Value $3,000-3,500. Realized $7,500.

Lot 2164: Cattaro: Napoleon I, 1805-1814, cast silver 5 francs. Estimated Value $3,000-3,500. Realized $7,500.

Lot 2164: Cattaro: Napoleon I, 1805-1814, cast silver 5 francs, 1813, KM-2, highest graded by NGC (April 2016), NGC graded AU58, RR. Estimated Value $3,000-3,500. Realized $7,500.

Lot 2568: Venezuela: silver 2 reales (macuquinos). Estimated Value $300-400. Realized $3,750.

Lot 2568: Venezuela: silver 2 reales (macuquinos). Estimated Value $300-400. Realized $3,750.

Lot 2568: Venezuela: silver 2 reales (macuquinos), Caracas, “784”, Craig-13.1, Cob style, with date 784 (probably intended for 184 with number “1” leaning to the right, thus resembling a “7”), Fine, RR. Estimated Value $300-400. Realized $3,750.

Please find the complete auction results list here.

The firm is now taking consignments for future auctions, including Horizon Auction I, being held in conjunction with Wilkes and Curtis Ltd. in London on October 2, 2016. Consignment deadline for this auction is July 15. For further information please see the dedicated website.

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