13-05-2015 – 14-05-2015
Early Islamic coins at Stephen Album’s Santa Rosa auction
Stephen Album Rare Coins will hold their 22nd Auction on May 14 and 15, 2015 at their offices in Santa Rosa, California.
Lot 668: SINKIANG: Yakub Beg, 1865-1877, gold tilla, Kashgar, AH”12″, Cr-37.3, A-O3090. EF, RRRR. Estimated: $12,000-14,000.
The auction will consist of 1,744 lots covering the areas of Ancient, Islamic, Chinese, Indian, World, and Numismatic Literature. The sale includes the Finland and Danish West Indies collections of Dr. John Lund.
Lot 155: UMAYYAD: al-Walid I, 705-715, silver dirham, al-Qandal, AH96, A-128. Klat-517, EF-AU, RRR. Estimated: $12,000-14,000.
Other notable groups include a collection of coins from ancient Central Asia, nearly two-hundred early Islamic coins of the Umayyad and Abbasid Caliphates, and a nice group of silver and gold from ancient India.
Lot 1555: NORWAY: Christian V, 1670-1699, silver 2 mark, Kongsberg, 1699, KM-198, HCM mint master, NGC graded MS64, RRR. Estimated: $9,000-11,000.
While the firm has been historically known to feature Islamic, Chinese and Indian coins, it should be noted that general world coins are the most prevalent in this sale, with over 600 total lots in that category.
Lot 672: ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF EAST TURKESTAN: Hoja Niyaz Haji, 1933-1934, silver miscal, Kashgar, AH1352, Y-E39, L&M-775A. Estimated: $8,000-10,000.
Also included are more than 500 Islamic lots, more than 400 Indian lots, 72 ancient lots and 47 Chinese lots.
Pre-sale absentee bidding as well as live online bidding are available. Floor bidding is also possible at the firm’s offices in Santa Rosa, California.
For pre-sale bidding registration, or to register to bid live, visit the firm’s website.