Dix Noonan Webb’s Sept. 28 world coin auction realized £503,700
($785,772 in U.S. funds), including the 20 percent buyer’s fee.
Leading the offering of 560 lots of coins, many of which are from
the Edward Roehrs Collection, was a piece of Hogge money from Bermuda.
The undated (circa 1616) brass shilling from Sommer Islands Co., is an
example of the first coinage struck for the English colonies in North America.
Like almost all known examples, the coin is somewhat worn and
rare. In nearly Very Fine condition, it realized £42,000 ($65,520
U.S.), including the fee (all prices listed reflect the buyer’s fee).
The auction was the third of five auctions scheduled for the week
of Coinex, what is billed as the United Kingdom’s largest annual coin show.
A total of 546 lots (or 97.7 percent) sold of 559 offered.
The complete catalog can be viewed online at the firm’s website,
For additional information, telephone Dix Noonan Webb at (011) 44
20 7016 1700 or email it at email@example.com.
Some additional highlights:
Cuba, 1989 gold 100-peso coin, 30th anniversary of the
revolution, Krause-Mishler 449 (
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by Chester Krause and Clifford Mishler), “about as
struck,” £2,400 ($3,744 U.S.).
Cuba, 1993 Proof gold 100-peso coin, Fidel Castro, 40th
anniversary of the Moncada (a battle that sparked the Cuban
Revolution), KM-537, one of “100 struck,” “as struck,”
£3,480 ($5,429 U.S.).
Danish West Indies, 1904 copper 4-daler uniface trial
strike pair, Christian IX, on thick planchets, “a few spots
of verdigris, otherwise practically as struck with some original
colour,” £6,240 ($9,734 U.S.).
Denmark, 1704 gold ducat, Frederick IV, Friedberg 244 (
Gold Coins of the World
by Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg), 3.43 grams, Good
Very Fine, £3,960 ($6,178 U.S.).
Denmark, 1710-BH gold half-ducat, Frederick IV, F-227,
1.72 grams, Extremely Fine, £3,960 ($6,178 U.S.).
Denmark, 1746 gold ducat, Frederick V, KM-555, F-253, 3.46
grams, EF or better, £13,200 ($20,592 U.S.).
Denmark, 1746 gold 2-ducat coin, Frederick V, KM-555,
F-253, 6.94 grams, About EF, £26,400 ($41,184 U.S.).
Denmark, 1747 gold ducat, Frederick V, KM-564, F-266, 3.5
grams, Good EF, £7,440 ($11,606 U.S.).
Mexico, Veracruz, Ferdinand VII, 1812-HJ silver 8-real
coin, Mexico City, countermarked J.M.L/V., KM-111, KM-262.10 for
counterstamp, issued during siege of island of Yurria by Gen. Jose
Maria Liceaga, host coin Good Fine, counterstamp VF or
better, £1,056 ($1,647 U.S.). ■