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

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Steve Album’s Internet Auction 19

Stephen Album Rare Coins will hold its Internet Auction 19 at its offices in Santa Rosa, California on March 20-21, 2023. Internet pre-bidding has already begun and can be accessed through the auction house’s website. The Auction is made up of 2100 lots of coins from all categories and time periods.

There is a wide range of value in the sale including items from $50 all the way up to $1500. The first day of the auction includes ancient, Islamic and Indian coins. The second day begins with nearly 300 Chinese lots and finishes with a large selection of world coins. The world coins are divided by continent and include more than 100 lots from the Joe Sedillot Collection, a collection which has featured prominently in the firm’s past few auctions.

Some highlights of the sale follow:

Lot 501.
  • Lot 501: Ayyubid: al-Mansur Muhammad, 1198-1199, AV dinar (3.40g), al-Qahira, AH596, A-799, lovely bold strike, choice VF-EF, R, ex Stephen Album Auction 21, Lot 370. Estimated at $400 to $500.
  • Lot 930: Arakan: Madarit, 1737-1742, AR tanka (9.98g), BE1099, Mitch-LW-387/88, KM-21, VF-EF, ex David Cashin Collection. Estimated at $120 to $160.
  • Lot 943: Assam: Pramatta Simha, 1744-1751, octagonal AR rupee (11.40g), SE1667, KM-122, EF, ex David Cashin Collection. Estimated at $100 to $130.
Lot 1687.
  • Lot 1687: France: Louis XIV, 1643-1715, AR ½ ecu, Paris, 1645-A, KM-163.1, variety with point, AU. Estimated at $550 to $650.
Lot 1954.
  • Lot 1954: Sweden: AR medal (12.56g), 1858, Hy II:139: 1, Olsén-133, 31mm silver medal on the Death of Johan August Wahlberg by L. Ahlborn, bust left with JOH. AUG. WAHLBERG RER. NAT. VESTIG. SVEC. – NAT. 1810.DEN. 1856. around // African Elephant advancing right with trunk up and palm tree behind with NOMEN DEDIT ET MORTEM around and PERIGRINATORI CELEBRI SOCIO / ANTE DEFUNCTO QUAN ELECTRO / R. ACAD. SC. SVEC. / MDCCCLVIII. in exergue, lightly toned highlights, plain edge, Choice AU. Johan August Wahlberg was a naturalist and explorer, graduating from Uppsala University with degrees in chemistry, forestry, and agronomy. Wahlberg began travelling to Southern Africa in 1834 to collect specimens to be sent back to Sweden for study. However, in 1856 in Botswana, he was killed by a wounded elephant. Perhaps the design of this medal would be considered a bit macabre today! Estimated at $100 to $150.
Lot 2017.
  • Lot 2017: Costa Rica: AR medalet (4.42g), ND (1858), 22mm silver award medalet for Veterans of the National Campaign of 1856-7, COSTA RICA / AGRADECIDA / PREMIA / EL / VALOR // STA. ROSA / RIVAS / SAN JUAN / PRESA D. VAPORES / CASTILLO / FUERTE / SAN JORGE / &, lightly cleaned obverse, plain edge, EF-AU, R. Estimated at $100 to $150.


View all lots of the Internet Auction 19 in the catalog.

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