10-08-2015 – 14-08-2015
World Coin, Ancient Coin and World Paper Money Auction
Stack’s Showcases World Coins and Currency in Rosemont
Stack’s Bowers Galleries announces their upcoming World Coin, Ancient Coin and World Paper Money Auction, to be held in conjunction with the 2015 World’s Fair of Money. The convention will be hosted by the American Numismatic Association and will be held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois, August 11-15, 2015.
GERMANY. Trier. Taler, 1591. Johann VII (1581-99). NGC MS-62.
The auction offers many sensational selections from around the world. German coins feature an extremely rare and possibly unique 1591 Trier Taler, graded MS-62, and an 1806-A Prussian Double-Frederick d’Or graded MS-63 by NGC, the finest graded example by an astonishing 23-point margin. Rounding out the German offerings are several German New Guinea, Bird of Paradise 5 Mark coins, including an MS-63+ example graded by PCGS.
GREAT BRITAIN. Guinea, 1687. James II (1685-88). NGC MS-64.
Among coins from France an impressive King Henry VI (1422-1461) Salut D’Or stands out, graded by NGC as MS-65 and in such pristine condition it needs to be seen to be fully appreciated. British highlights include a 1687 Guinea in MS-64 by NGC, as well as a proof 1826-Septimo Crown, one of only 150 minted, graded PF-63 by NGC. The British section is quite extensive and offers many hammered pieces, all graded by NGC or PCGS.
In addition to a large selection of Brazilian gold, the auction will feature other South American gold issues, including a stunning 1712-M Peru 8 Escudos in AU-50 by NGC. Iberian offerings include an 1845 Portugal 5,000 Reis, from a mintage of 401.
RUSSIA. Ruble, 1841-CNB HT. Nicholas I (1825-55). PCGS. PROOF-63 Secure Holder.
The depth of the Russian coin offering is simply breathtaking and includes an 1831/0-CNB platinum 6 Ruble in MS-62 by PCGS, an 1841 Marriage Ruble in Proof-63 by PCGS, and an 1858-CNB OB Ruble in NGC Proof-66 Ultra Cameo that possesses full black and white contrast.
Among other European issues there is a fabulous run of Swiss Talers from the 18th and 19th centuries. Many are finest, tied for finest, or close to finest graded, and many are pedigreed to the Q. David Bowers collection.
SICILY. Syracuse. Dionysios I, 406-367 B.C. Decadrachm. (43.25 gms), ca. 400-390 B.C.
The Ancients section features number of magnificent offerings including a Syracuse AR Decadrachm by Euainetos, a Ptolemiac Egypt AV Octodrachm, and a late Roman Empire Honorius (as Emperor) gold piece (unique), as well as Etruscan pieces such as an Etruria Gold 25 Asses in an absolutely sensational state of preservation.
From the world currency team at Stack’s Bowers, expect over 200 showcase lots with several concentrations of important notes. A very strong selection of Brazilian notes displays a major emphasis on quality. Other important rarities include a marvelous selection of British Commonwealth, with many notes representing the finest available material.
Stack’s-Bowers Galleries has scheduled extensive preview opportunities for inspection of lots. Beginning at the Irvine, California offices on July 17th through the 23rd, the preview then moves on to the New York store from July 30th through August 3rd, then finally to the ANA Show in Rosemont from August 8th through the 15th.
Check the website of Stack’s for specific information on the various auction sessions (including many important United States offerings), running the entire week of the show.
The catalogue of the auction you may find here.