The St. James’s sale presents a quarter eagle that has been out of view for nearly two centuries.
An extremely rare 1830 Quarter Eagle certified by Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) is the frontrunner in a sale presented by London-based St. James’s Auctions. This coin is among an exciting selection of NGC-certified rarities that are featured in the sale. Pre-bidding for Auction 55 is available, with the sale ending January 26, 2022.
Out of view for nearly 200 years, this 1830 Quarter Eagle was reportedly part of a collection in the United Kingdom before recently coming to light. Graded NGC MS-66, this coin (lot 118) is tied with one other coin as the finest example among several dozen in the NGC Census. It has an estimate of £65,000 (about $88,000).
Other NGC-certified highlights in the sale include:
- a Calabria, Taras circa 280-272 B.C. gold stater graded NGC Ancients Ch AU★, 4/5 Strike and 4/5 Surface with Fine Style (lot 1), with an estimate of £50,000 (about $67,600)
- an England 1701 Plain Sceptres five guineas graded NGC AU-55 (lot 41), with an estimate of £30,000 (about $40,500)
- a Central American Republic 1824 NG M eight escudos graded NGC AU-58 (lot 111), with an estimate of £25,000 (about $33,800)
- an England 1553 one sovereign graded NGC AU-55 (lot 27), with an estimate of £20,000 (about $27,000)
- an England 1693 five guineas graded NGC AU-58 (lot 38), with an estimate of £20,000 (about $27,000)
- a Great Britain 1839 Plain Edge one sovereign graded NGC PF-63★ Cameo (lot 93), with an estimate of £16,000 (about $21,600)
- an England (1526-44) one sovereign graded NGC EF Details (lot 26), with an estimate of £14,000 (about $18,900)
All estimates are provided by the auction house. All dollars are U.S. dollars.
Press release courtesy of the Numismatic Guaranty Company.