Tauler & Fau Sale Features Important Numismatic Rarities
Tauler & Fau Selection auction 87 features 374 lots and closes on Wednesday, 9th June 2021, beginning at 04:00 PM (CEST), exclusively online. This sale features an important selection of numismatic rarities of ancient, Spanish and World coins. You will find, under the Greek coins, a rare and beautiful Antigonos III Doson tetradrachm and a fine style Mithradates II tetradrachm of Kingdom of Parthia.
On Roman Coins, you will find a really good selection, highlights are a Fleur de Coin aureus of Lucius Verus with high relief and original luster that is one of the best specimens known and a very rare anepigraph Antoninus Pius Aureus, almost Mint State with pleasant color and appearance. You will also find a really beautiful and rare aureus of Augustus that show us on reverse, Gaius and Lucius Caesars standing facing, two shields and two spears between them, above simpulum and lituus and CL CAESARES in exergue, with full legends. Finally, on roman period, the collectors will find a magnificent selection of republican, imperatorial and imperial denarius.
On Spanish Coins, an 8 reales of Potosi “HEART CUT” of 1706, 1 of 3 specimens known of this year type and 1 of 35 specimens of this “Heart Cut” type are known, an iconic coin of Spanish Colonial period, can be highlighted. Another remarkable coin is a 1 escudo of Segovia of Bernardo y Esteban de Pedrera assayers of 1652 over 22, a magnificent example with original luster and only one specimen known. The Spanish period is full of rarities, an excellent selection of Royal Coinage, 8 escudos, 8 reales, etc.
On World coins, the auction offers an extremely rare 4 escudos of Costa Rica with Radiant six-pointed star countermark, just over a 6 specimens known. Also collectors will find a Mint State 2 Ducats of 1700 of Nuremberg (Germany) and a very rare 5 Guineas of Charles II (Great Britain) of 1673 minted in London.
Some highlights from this auction:
- Lot 222: Philip V (1700-1746). 8 reales. 1706. Potosí. Y. Heart Cut. Of the highest rarity. Only 3 specimens known. Plugged hole. Slabbed by NGC as XF DETAILS. These “Royal” coins are probably associated with the Sacred Heart of Jesus, which started in France at the beginning of the 18th century and Philip V was devoted. It spread to South America, and therefore we can suppose that these coins were made as votive offerings of thanks or requests for favours to the Sacred Heart. This would explain the hole in the flan, possibly to be hung as a medal or sewn to a mantle. The dies used are the same as those of the “Royal” mintages. The rarity is extreme, according to Sedwick no more than 35 specimens of this “Heart Cut” type are known, and according to Lázaro no more than 3 examples minted in 1706 like the one offered in this auction are known. Starting Price: 15,000 EUR.
- Lot 195: Philip IV (1621-1665). 1 escudo. 1652/22. Segovia. BR (Bernardo de Pedrera) and A (Esteban de Pedrera). Beautiful. Original luster. Only one example known. Slabbed by NGC as MS 64. “Top Pop”. Starting Price: 18,000 EUR
- Lot 97: Lucius Verus. Aureus. 164 AD. Rome. Pleasant color and appearance. Superb, one of the best specimens known. Virtually as struck and almost fleur de coin. Ex Numismatica Ars Classica 95 (10/2016), lot 291. Ex Kunker 100 (6/2005), lot 66. Mint state. Starting Price: 10,000 EUR.
- Lot 359: Costa Rica. 4 escudos. 1837. San José. CR-E. Radiant six-pointed star stamped upon a Central American Republic 4 Escudos dated 1837 CR-E. Extremely rare (just over a half dozen known examples, it is believed). Slabbed by NGC as XF40. Starting Price: 8,000 EUR.
- Lot 216: Philip V (1700-1746). 4 reales. 1739. Lima. V. Well-struck with toned fields, no hole, well centered, really a choice Royal for any denomination or mint or period, let alone for the very rare Lima 4R Philip V type, of which this is the last known date anyway. Slabbed by NGC as VF35. (“Top Pop”). Starting Price: 8,000 EUR.
- Lot 93: Antoninus Pius. Aureus. 145-161 AD. Rome. Anepigraph on reverse. Pleasant color and appearence. Very rare, even more in this grade. Almost uncirculated. Starting Price: 12,000 EUR.
- Lot 354: Germany. 2 ducats. 1700. Nuremberg. Magnificent piece. Mint state. Starting Price: 1,800 EUR.
- Lot 229: Philip V (1700-1746). 8 escudos. 1707. Lima. H. A few specimens known. Sharply struck. Very rare. Extremely fine. Starting Price: 4,000 EUR.
- Lot 81: Augustus. Aureus. 2 BC-AD 12. Lugdunum. Faint scratches. Full legends. Rare. Ex Chaves Collection. Almost extremely fine. Starting Price: 3,000 EUR.
- Lot 284: Charles IV (1788-1808). 8 escudos. 1794. Guatemala. M. Magnificent piece. It retains some luster. Very rare. Slabbed by NGC as AU 58. Starting Price: 5,000 EUR.
This sale also includes plus 250 Special Pictures and 150 Videos of the most selected lots, that you can enjoy through the auction catalogue.
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