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05-01-2016 – 01-01-1970

Triton XIX: Adams Collection of Gold Coinage

CNG’s Triton XIX Auction Features Adams Collection of Gold Coinage

Classical Numismatic Group of Lancaster, Pennsylvania and London, England presents Part III of the Dr. Lawrence A. Adams collection of ancient to modern gold coinage of the world, which is being sold as part of the firm’s Triton XIX sale. Triton XIX is a Public, Internet, and Mail Bid Sale to be held in conjunction with the 44th Annual New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) on January 5-6, 2016. The NYINC is held at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, located at 301 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10022, between 49th and 50th Streets. 

Lot 2041: ATTICA, Athens. 295 BC. Stater. From the collection of Dr. Lawrence A. Adams. Near EF. Very rare. Estimate: $100,000.

Part III of the Adams collection is featured in the second catalog for Triton XIX, and will be sold in two sessions on Wednesday, January 6, 2016. This part of the Adams collection includes 801 lots of ancient Greek, Celtic, Oriental Greek, Central Asian, Roman Provincial, Roman Republican, and Roman Imperial coinage. 

Lot 2207: CAROLINGIANS. Charlemagne. As Charles I, King of the Franks, 768-814. Tremissis. Depeyrot 515B. EF. Extremely rare. From the collection of Dr. Lawrence A. Adams. Estimate: $75,000.

Additionally, there are featured selections of Early Medieval & Islamic, World, and British Coinage, as well as Olympic and World medals. The pre-sale estimate total for Part III of the Adams collection is $5.6 million. 

Lot 2258: BOHEMIA, Holy Roman Empire. Ferdinand III. 1627-1657. 50 Dukát. Dated 1629. Herinek 82; Friedberg 44. VF. From the collection of Dr. Lawrence A. Adams. Ex Virgil M. Brand Collection. Estimate: $100,000.

Dr. Adams formed his collection over the past 50 years, and the collection encompasses coins of the world from antiquity to the present day. Many of the ancient coins come from some of the most important sales of the last century, such as the Brand, Garrett, Jameson, and other collections.

Lot 2030: CARTHAGE, First Punic War. Circa 264-241 BC. Tristater. Jenkins & Lewis Group VIII, 327. Near EF. Very rare. From the collection of Dr. Lawrence A. Adams. Estimate: $50,000.

Within the context of ancient and early medieval coinage, this third sale will have strong offerings of South Italian & Sicilian, Carthage, the Kings of Bosporos, the Seleukid Empire, the Ptolemaic Empire, the Kushan Empire, the Kushano-Sasanian kings, Roman Republican, and the Restitution Series of Trajan aurei. There are also examples of gold coinage of the Ostrogoths, Lombards, Merovingians, Carolingians, and the Ottoman Empire.

Lot 2396: INDIA, Mughal Empire. Nur al-Din Muhammad Jahangir. AH 1014-1037 / AD 1605-1627. Mohur. 14/23 October AD 1611. VF. Very rare. From the collection of Dr. Lawrence A. Adams. Estimate: $20,000.

The world section of over 500 lots offers a look at coins from Afghanistan to Zanzibar, with particular strengths in France, India (Mughals, Princely States & Colonial), Italy, the Low Countries, Poland, Transylvania, and Vietnam. The medals section includes some important modern Olympic pieces.

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… or follow this link to read an auction preview on CNG’s Triton XIX published in CoinsWeekly.

Lot viewing for Triton XIX will begin on Sunday, January 3rd, from 1PM until 7PM in the Carnegie Suite, located on the 18th floor of The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. Auction lots will also be available for viewing at the Pennsylvania offices of CNG from Tuesday, December 1st, 2015 until Wednesday, December 30th, 2015 by appointment only, with the exception of Friday and Saturday, December 11-12, 2015.

The auction sessions for Triton XIX will be held in the Norse Suite, also located on the 18th floor of The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. Triton XIX will be conducted over four sessions with the morning sessions beginning promptly at 9:00 AM on Tuesday, January 5th, and Wednesday, January 6th, 2015, and the afternoon sessions will start at 2 PM on the same days.

Printed catalogs for Triton XIX are already available. To order a catalog, please visit the website of CNG