Many NGC-certified vintage rarities achieved impressive results in two recent Künker auctions.
World and U.S. coins certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) realized significantly more than their pre-sale estimates in the Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel Auktion 339 and Auktion 340 sales held from September 28-October 1, 2020.
A rare German coin featuring the city of Nuremberg sold for nearly five times its pre-sale estimate of €20,000 (about $23,000 USD), realizing €95,000 (about $111,200 USD). The GFN Germany 1698 Nurnberg five-ducat graded NGC MS-61 was struck in celebration of the Peace of Rijiswijk, which was a series of treaties signed in 1697 that effectively ended the Nine Years’ War.
An outstanding U.S. 1865-S $10 graded NGC MS-61 realized €90,000 (about $105,300 USD), roughly six times more than its pre-sale estimate of €15,000 (about $17,600 USD). This exceptionally rare Liberty Head has the highest grade of its kind.
Another U.S. coin surpassed its pre-estimate sale of €25,000 (about $29,300 USD, realizing €85,000 (about $99,500 USD). The striking U.S. 1859-O $20 graded NGC AU-58 is among the finest known.
A Germany gold Liberation of Augsburg 1706-dated gold medal graded NGC graded MS-64★ sold for €85,000 (about $99,500 USD) as well, with a pre-sale estimate of €40,000 (about $47,000 USD). The Uncirculated gold medal was struck to celebrate the liberation of Augsburg from French and Bavarian troops in 1704.
Other NGC-certified highlights from Auktion 339: German and world coins
- a Poland 1580 Thaler graded NGC VF-30 that realized € 55,000 (about $64,400 USD)
- a Belgium 1911 Dupriez-1800 Gold Pattern 100 Francs graded NGC MS-61 that realized € 55,000 (about $64,400 USD)
- a New Guinea 1895 10 Mark graded NGC PF-64 Cameo that realized € 44,000 (about $51,500 USD)
- an England (1619-24) Rose Ryal graded NGC AU-58 that realized € 44,000 (about $51,500 USD)
- an Austria 1586 Salzburg 3 Ducat graded NGC MS-64 that realized € 32,000 ($37,500 USD)
- a Germany 1905 20 Mark graded NGC MS-65 PL that realized € 24,000 (about $28,000 USD)
- a Germany (1796) Bavaria Gold Medal graded NGC MS-62 realized € 22,000 (about $25,800 USD)
- a Hungary 1790 Vienna Thaler graded NGC MS-63 PL that realized € 18,000 (about $21,000 USD)
Other NGC-certified highlights from Auktion 340: 19th-20th century gold coins
- a US 1881 Philadelphia $20 graded NGC AU-58 that realized € 65,000 (about $76,100 USD)
- a US 1877-CC $10 graded NGC AU-55+ that realized € 48,000 (about $56,200 USD)
- a US 1874-CC $5 graded NGC MS-61+ that realized € 40,000 (about $46,900 USD)
- a US 1877-CC $20 graded NGC MS-61 that realized € 40,000 (about $46,900 USD)
- a US 1885-CC $20 graded NGC MS-61 that realized € 38,000 (about $44,500 USD)
- a US 1877-CC $10 graded NGC AU-55 that realized € 38,000 (about $44,500 USD)
- a US 1885-CC $20 graded NGC MS-61 that realized € 34,000 (about $38,600 USD)
- a US 1891-CC $20 graded NGC MS-60 that realized € 30,000 (about $35,100 USD)
For more information, visit the Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel website.
Prices realized include buyer’s premium.
Press release courtesy of the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.