By Atlas Numismatics ……
As 2020 winds down and we look back over a year of exceptional changes in the world and changes that have affected the coin business and hobby, we are ever thankful for your support and for your regular contact with us. For this month’s list, we have prepared another selection of coins and medals for your consideration, and look forward to hearing from you if you should see anything of interest.
If you are looking to sell, Atlas remains actively interested in purchasing individual items and whole collections. We are happy to assist with shipping and insurance should your items merit further inspection. Please contact us if you have rare or exceptional Ancient, World, or United States coins for sale; click the following links for more information on Appraisals and Selling to Atlas.
Please contact us with any offers or other inquiries by sending an email to [email protected].
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New Atlas Numismatics Inventory
These five items are just a sample of the 420 recent additions to our inventory. We have added new material in the Ancient (3), World (402) and U.S. (15) categories.
Attractive Claudius Aureus
1062560 | ROMAN IMPERIAL. Claudius. (Emperor, 41-54 CE). Struck 41-54 CE. AV Aureus. NGC AU (About Uncirculated) Strike 5/5 Surface 4/5. Rome. 7.8gm. TI CLAVD. CAESAR· AVG· P· M· TR· P· IIII. Head of Claudius, laureate, right / PACI AVGVSTAE. Winged Pax-Nemesis right, holding winged caduceus pointing down at snake, and holding out fold of drapery below chin. RIC 27; Coh. 55; BMC 26.
Lightly toned and attractive, rare in this quality.
Ex-Schulman Vault Collection (Netherlands), “An incredible selection of ancient coins carefully curated in the early ’50s until the late ’80s by a well-known client of Jacques Schulman.”
Exceptional 1916 15 Rupien
1063007 | GERMAN EAST AFRICA. Wilhelm II. (Kaiser, 1888-1918). 1916-T AV 15 Rupien. NGC MS64. Tabora. Crowned imperial eagle above denomination, right arabesque ends below first “A” of “OSTAFRIKA” / Elephant roaring right above date. KM 16.2; Friedberg 1; Jaeger 782a.
Tabora Emergency Issue. Superb frosty luster, rare in this quality.
The German East Africa 1916-T 15 Rupien is featured in Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker’s 100 Greatest Modern World Coins, available now from CoinWeek Supplies for 25% off.
Superbly Toned 1831 Proof Crown
1061496 | GREAT BRITAIN. William IV. (King, 1830-1837). 1831 W.W. on Truncation AR Crown. PCGS PR64DCAM (Deep Cameo). By W. Wyon. GULIELMUS IIII D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F:D:. Head right / Arms within crowned mantle. KM 715; SCBC-3833; ESC-2462 (Prev. ESC-271).
Reported mintage of 100 pieces. Superbly toned and heavy cameo contrast, very rare in this quality. As of December 2020, tied for finest Deep Cameo example at PCGS; no Ultra Cameo examples have been certified at NGC of the type.
“John Law” French Colonies 20 Sols
1062945 | FRENCH COLONIES. Louis XV. 1720-A AR 20 Sols, 1/6 ECU. NGC MS61. Paris. LUD · XV · D · G · FR · ET · NAV · REX ·. Young bust right; (dog) below bust / SIT NOMEN DOMINI BENEDICTUM. Crowned double L monogram. KM 453; Jones 1593.
Ecu Coinage. Livre de la Compagnie des Indes.
Ex John Law collection (Lot 19 – The Fifteenth Annual C-4 Convention Sale, Nov. 21 2009, $3250 hammer) . Includes original collector’s ticket.
This piece was used extensively in Louisiana and Canada. John Law had purchased the right to produce coins for his Compagnie des Indes (also known as the Mississippi Company) from the French government. He also produced paper money and bonds in ever-increasing numbers in the 1720-1 period. Wild inflation came about, and a financial collapse was the result, known today as the Mississippi Bubble.
1820 Pattern Two Pounds
1062897 | GREAT BRITAIN. George III. (King, 1760-1820). 1820 AV Pattern Two Pounds. NGC PR61UCAM (Ultra Cameo). Edge: Raised lettering, DECUS ET TUTAMEN ANNO REGNI LX (cinquefoil stop). GEORGIUS III D: G: BRITANNIARUM REX F: D:. Small laureate head, right; date below / St. George slaying the dragon; signed B.P. in exergue, right. SCBC-3784; W&R 179 (R3).
Struck “en medaille” and from a reported mintage of just 60 pieces struck. Attractively toned and superior eye-appeal for the grade assigned. Minor hairlines account for the grade; in our opinion, this piece is conservatively graded.
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Current & Upcoming Atlas Numismatics Events
Atlas will be attending the following numismatic conventions in 2021:
Whitman Spring Expo
Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD
Organizers plan to reconvene March 25-27, 2021.
The 66th Annual Florida United Numismatists convention (FUN 66)
January 7-10, 2021 (canceled)
Organizers have had to cancel the January event, and plan to reconvene in July 2021.
The 49th New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC)
January 8-17, 2021(canceled)
Organizers have had to cancel the January event, and plan to reconvene in January 2022.
Atlas Numismatics – Appraisal and Buying
Atlas Numismatics is actively seeking to purchase individual items and whole collections. Please contact us if you have rare or exceptional world, ancient or United States coins for sale; click here for more information.
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Updates to their online inventory are issued monthly.
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