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

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17-05-2017 – 19-05-2017

Auction 28

Strong results at Stephen Album Rare Coins Spring Auction

Stephen Album Rare Coins held its Auction 28 on May 18-20, 2017 at its offices in Santa Rosa, California. The total price realized was $1.495 million (including buyer’s fees) on an estimate of $1.12 million. The sell through rate was at 85.6%, with particularly strong results with coins from China and India. 

A few highlights from the auction follow (prices before buyer’s fees):

Lot 789: Qing, Xian Feng 1851-1861. AE 100 cash. Fuzhou mint. VF. Estimate: 1,200-1,400 USD. Realized: 8,000 USD.

Lot 789 – Qing: Xian Feng, 1851-1861, AE 100 cash, Fuzhou mint, Fujian Province, H-22.800, 71mm, cast 1853-55, tóng (copper) color, one merchant chopmark on rim, VF. Realized $8,000 on an estimate of $1,200-1,400.

Lot 854: China. Hsien Feng, 1851-1861. Silver liang (tael). Shanghai, year 6 (1856). NGC graded AU Details. Estimate: 12,000-14,000 USD. Realized: 22,000 USD.

Lot 854 – China: Hsien Feng, 1851-1861, silver liang (tael), Shanghai, year 6 (1856), Kann-903, L&M-590, issued by the firm of Ching Cheng Chee and engraved by Feng Nien, legend translates as: “cake (of) standard silver (from the) business firm (of) Ching Cheng Chee (in the) Shanghai district (in the) 6th year (of Emperor) Hsien Feng (1856)” // “made (by) Feng Nien, silversmith (and) supervised (by) Chow Yuen Yu”. Exact weight one Tsaoping Tael, some surface scratches, NGC graded AU Details, ex Hans Mondorf Collection. Realized $22,000 on an estimate of $12,000-14,000

Lot 1283: Egypt. Fuad I, King 1922-1936. Gold 500 qirsh (piasters). NGC graded Proof 62. Estimate: 3,000-5,000 USD. Realized: 7,500 USD.

Lot 1283 – Egypt: Fuad I, King, 1922-1936, gold 500 qirsh (piastres), 1929/AH1348, KM-355, NGC graded Proof 62. Realized $7,500 on an estimate of $3,000-5,000

Lot 1298: Gabon. French Territory. Aluminum token, 1927. NGC graded MS63. Estimate: 700-900 USD. Realized: 1,400 USD.

Lot 1298 – Gabon: French Territory, aluminum token, 1927, KM-Tn3, Lec-19, Water Buffalo, NGC graded MS63. Realized $1,400 on an estimate of $700-900

Lot 1625: Colombia. Republic of Gran Colombia, 1819-1831. Silver real. NGC graded MS62. Estimate: 1,000-1,200 USD. Realized: 1,900 USD.

Lot 1625 – Colombia: Republic of Gran Colombia, 1819-1831, silver real, 1821-BA, KM-B9, Department of Cundinamarca issue, assayer JF, a fantastic mint state specimen! NGC graded MS62. Realized $1,900 on an estimate of $1,000-1,200

Lot 2206: Mughal. Akbar I, 1556-1605. Gold Mohur. NGC graded MS61. Estimate: 3,000-4,000 USD. Realized: 14,000 USD.

Lot 2206 – Mughal: Akbar I, 1556-1605, gold mohur (10.90g), Lahore, IE48, KM-114.6, month of Farwardin, lovely bold strike, NGC graded MS61, ex Ajit Singh Collection. Realized $14,000 on an estimate of $3,000-4,000.

Lot 2555: Mysore. Tipu Sultan, 1782-1799. Gold 4 pagodas. NGC graded MS64. Estimate: 14,000-18,000 USD. Realized: 22,000 USD.

Lot 2555 – Mysore: Tipu Sultan, 1782-1799, gold 4 pagodas (13.71g),Patan, AM1217 year 7, KM-B129, superb quality for this rare and popular type, NGC graded MS64, RR, ex Ajit Singh Collection. Realized $22,000 on an estimate of $14,000-18,000.

The company’s COO Mike Barry commented that he was pleased with the results. “We were pleasantly surprised with the results on the Chinese charms and on the Indian coins. It appears that the market in these areas may be on the rise once again.”

The firm is now taking consignments through June 30 for its Auction 29 on September 14-16. 

Please visit the company’s website for more details.