A circa 68 to 69 gold aureus of Roman emperor Galba in Extremely
Fine condition led all lots in the New York Sale’s Jan. 5 auction,
realizing $432,900 (including 17 percent buyer’s fee).
The coin, which had an estimate of $60,000, was featured in the
New York Sale’s auction XXVIII, one of three conducted during the New
York International Numismatic Convention by the same group of dealers
and auction houses. This auction, which offered ancient Greek, Roman,
Byzantine and world coins, realized $1,088,036 including the buyer’s fee.
A total of 185 lots from 286 offered, or 64.7 percent, sold in
sale No. 28.
The partner firms for the New York Sale are Baldwin’s Auctions
Ltd., Dmitry Markov Coins and Medals, and M & M Numismatics Ltd.
The auction catalog is posted for free viewing at the website www.theNewYorkSale.com.
For catalogs or more information, telephone Markov at 908-470-2828
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Birkler at M & M Numismatics at 202-833-3770, or contact Baldwin’s
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Some additional highlights:
Roman Empire, circa A.D. 39 to 40 bronze sestertius, 30.49 grams,
Extremely Fine, $105,300.
Brazil, Joao V, 1727-M gold 20,000-real coin, Minas Gerais Mint,
53.59 grams, Friedberg 33 (Gold Coins of the World by Arthur
L. and Ira S. Friedberg), Almost As Struck, $12,870.
Greece, Otho, 1833-Owl silver 5-drachma coin (struck in 1843),
Athens, 22.24 grams, Krause-Mishler 20 (Standard Catalog of World
Coins by Chester Krause and Clifford Mishler), Good Very Fine, $18,400.
Greece, George I, 1869-E pattern gold 5-drachma coin, Paris, 1.61
grams, KM-E9, “only three pieces exist,” choice About Uncirculated, $36,800.
Mexico, Charles II, 1700-L gold 8-escudo coin, 27.06 grams, F-2,
Good VF, $30,420.
Scotland, Mary, 1562 silver testoon, Third Period, 6.04 grams,
Seaby 5422 (Coins of England and the United Kingdom,
originally published by Seaby, now published by Spink), Good Very
Fine, $32,175. ■