By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….
Creusy Numismatique, a family-run coin dealership based out of Geneva, Switzerland, held its most recent auction (Auction 13) on January 6. It was hosted by LiveAuctioneers.com.
CoinWeek’s pre-auction report was published on December 16, 2014. Below is the original article, followed by some updates.
Creusy Numismatique to Auction 244 Gold and Silver World Coins in January
By CoinWeek News Staff….
On January 6, 2015, from 8 to 10 am Eastern Standard Time, LiveAuctioneers.com will be hosting an auction of gold and silver world coins by Creusy Numismatique Genève.
As the name suggests, Creusy Numismatique is a numismatic auction house based in Geneva, Switzerland. A complete catalog of the upcoming Auction 13 is available on their website.
Their last auction (Auction 12)–also hosted by LiveAuctioneers–took place on November 12, 2014.
The current lot consists of 244 items, with coins from various historical eras and five continents. Several bronze medals are for sale as well. Prices are listed in Swiss francs (CHF); at the time of writing, one Swiss franc is worth about 96 cents.
The following coins were singled out as representative items for sale in the original article. None of them were purchased.
- 32. Louis XIII / 1610 – 1643 / Medaille. Avers : buste a droite / Revers : Ecu de France et de Navarre / 1623 / Silver / 31.4 g
- 110. Charles quint / 1519 – 1558 / Medal restrike / Gold / 29.3 g
- 151. Genoa Republic / 1/2 Scudo (Largo) / 1638 IBS / Silver / KM 81.2 /R1 PCGS XF45 Secure Plus
- 164. Silesia / Ferdinand III / 1637 – 1657 / Ducat / 1637 / Gold / 3.5 g / KM 339 PCGS AU55 Secure Plus.
- 244. Alaska / 2 Toowah (medal strike) / 1862 / Gold / 1.31 g / X#Tn5 PCGS AU58 Secure Plus.
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Historic coins from France, Italy, Russia and the United States made the best showing, with more coins from France selling than any from the other three. This should come as no surprise, since more French coins were up for auction than any other country represented at this auction.
The most sought-after French coin appeared to be the Charles X 20 franc gold piece, a series produced between 1824 and 1830. Four of the five specimens on sale were purchased, in relatively competitive bidding.
Low Mint State Morgan dollars were also popular. Four were offered; all of them sold.
The following coins represent some of what was bought at Creusy Numismatique’s Auction 13:
- 167. Peter II / 1727 – 1730 / Rouble / 1729 / Silver / 28.2 g / KM 182.3 (avers KM 182.2). XF. Sold for CHF320 / US$314.75
- 7. Hadrian / 117 – 138 / Denier / ND / Silver / 3.24 g. NGC Ch VF. Sold for CHF150 / US$147.54
- 27. Ferdinand VII / 1808 – 1833 / 8 Escudos / 1819 NRJF / Gold / 27.06 g / KM 66.1. PCGS AU 50. Sold for CHF1,250 / US$1229.50
- 29. 1st Republic / 1902 – 1962 / 5 Pesos / 1916 / Gold / 6.69 g / KM 19. PCGS MS 63. Sold for CHF330 / US$324.59
- 67. Charles X / 1824 – 1830 / 20 Francs / 1825 A / Gold / 6.45 g / Gad 1029. PCGS XF 45. Sold for CHF200 / US$196.72
- 138. Sardinia / Charles Felix / 1821 – 1831 / 20 Lire / 1825 Turin / Gold / 6.45 g / KM C106.1. NGC VF 35. Sold for CHF210 / US$206.56
- 225. Abdul Hamid II / AH 1293 – 1299 / 25 Piastre / AH 1296 / Gold / 4.92 g / KM 196. PCGS XF Details (Tooled). Sold for CHF160 / US$157.38
- 233. Morgan Dollar / 1884 O / Silver / 26.73 g / KM 110. PCGS MS 63. Sold for CHF40 / US$39.34
As of 3:00 pm EST, 1/13/2015, one Swiss franc (CHF) trades for approximately 0.98 cents (USD).