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New York World Coin Auction realizes over $15 Million so far

The January 6-7 portion of the NYINC World Coins Signature Auction has concluded, with prices realized so far exceeding $15 million. Platinum Night, held the evening of January 7, saw close to $8 million in rare coins change hands. All prices include a 20% Buyer’s Premium.

The top lot of the auction was a gold Netherlands East Indies Proof Pattern Ducaton dated 1728 from the United East India company. An off-metal striking of an issue ordinarily manufactured in silver, this large gold coin was likely created as a presentation piece. Boasting a grade of Proof-64, as assigned by NGC, the coin almost gives the overall impression of one that was struck to modern standards of production, with only the ornate 18th century style serving as the giveaway that this coin was, in fact, struck just a few years shy of 300 years ago. This is only the second example that Heritage has sold, realizing $336,000.

This auction was particularly strong in rare British issues, with several pieces breaking the six figure mark. The top such coin was a gold Proof Pattern Crown of Charles II dated 1663 and graded PR58 by PCGS. It hammered for $288,000. Like the Netherlands East Indies coin above, this coin is an off-metal striking of a denomination issued for circulation in silver. In gold, the known mintage is only six coins, with its rarity confirmed by the fact that were able to find no other recent auction appearances.

Among the ancient coin offerings in this auction, the top lot was a gold aureus of Probus (AD 276-282) graded MS★ 5/5 – 4/5 by NGC. A mere nine examples of this issue, featuring the conjoined busts of Probus and Sol on the obverse, are known. It sold for $156,000.

Additional highlights of this auction include but are not limited to:

This auction continues January 15-16 exclusively through coins.HA.com.

Heritage Auctions
Heritage Auctionshttps://www.ha.com/
Heritage Auction Galleries is one of the world's largest collectibles auctioneers. Besides offering rare and valuable U.S. and world coins and currency, Heritage offers ancient coins, exonumia, antiques, comic books, sports memorabilia, and many other collectibles. The firm is based in Dallas, Texas.

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