Rosenblum Rare Coin Auction Catalog 44A Features Largest Ever Roman Coin Selection, Ancient Coins From Judea, Israel Material and much more
Veteran and widely-respected numismatist William M. Rosenblum latest auction, 44A, is now open for bidding. As usual the Rosenblum sale offers a varied selection of ancient to modern coins, as well as medals, tokens, banknotes and related items. Many of the items being offered for sale have a strong Jewish and/or Holy Land connection.
The entire catalog with color images can be seen at Rosenblumcoins.com/44a. The auction closes Thursday, May 29th at midnight MST. The 44 in the auction title signifies the 44th year of issuing catalogs, auctions and price lists.
Among the ancient coins being offered are a small but nice selection of coins from Judaea including two rare local issue Judaea Capta issues, a long run of Roman Egypt, Roman Republic and Roman Imperial coins plus a 1st century Roman lead medallion with a Menorah or Candelabra on the reverse which has a pedigree from the late Leo Mildenberg.
The world coin section includes a nice selection of modern and medieval coins, tokens, medals and jetons including a Tierra del Fuego gold coin issued by Julius Popper, four different Daniel Mendoza “Conder” tokens and a large run of mostly US Jewish merchant tokens. The world paper section is as usual high-lighted by World War II related items including rare concentration camp notes, Konversionkasse bonds and notes, propaganda leaflets, POW notes and ration cards. In addition more non-paper colorful notgeld from Bielefeld is for sale as well as a leather note from Possneck, two very high-grade “slabbed” Israeli carpet notes, as well as two Palestine Currency Board issues.
The section devoted to exonumia and paper items related to the Holy Land and/or Judaica offers numerous items in all price and date ranges from 1577 through the first decade of the 21st century. One of the highlights is among the rarest, earliest and most important of all “Jewish” medals. That is the 1735 medal authorized by the Ashkenazic community in Amsterdam honoring Rabbi Elazar ben Samuel Shmelke of Brody done by Joel Lippman Levy. The example being offered are obverse and reverse electro-type cliches. Two other items worthy of mention are an original strike of the famed 1898 Basel Second Zionist Congress medal and a 1957 plaque given by the Israel Defense forces to the famed conductor and composer Leonard Bernstein. Also being offered are a number of Israel off-metal patterns and test strikes of state medals
The auction catalog wraps with a selection of Holocaust related medals and a small offering of numismatic literature including The Art of Engraving, a limited edition by Elizabeth Harris, 20 auction catalogs of World Wide Coins of California and a lot containing 72 issues of World Coins magazine from 1964 to 1969.
The Rosenblum sales do not have a buyer’s fee and items are sold to the highest bid received by closing time. For more information visit rosenblumcoins.com or contact Bill Rosenblum at [email protected].