The consortium known as The New York Sale grows in 2015 with the
addition of Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, but the
specialty of the sales’ offering remains Russian at its core.
The joint sale has a long reputation for its offering of Russian
numismatic material, and that continues with several highlights being
offered in auction No. 36 on Jan. 8.
The three other firms composing the consortium are A.H. Baldwin
& Sons Ltd., Dmitry Markov Coins & Medals and M&M
Numismatics Ltd. The auctions are scheduled for Jan. 6 to 8 during the
43rd annual New York
International Numismatic Convention.
The Jan. 8 auction is the third of three the firm will conduct at
the show, and the Russian material highlights the sale’s offerings.
Leading the coin offerings is a 1740 bronze 2-kopek pattern, which
is struck over a 5-kopek coin. The 1740 pattern was issued for Empress
Anna, who appears on the obverse. The double eagle appears on the reverse.
A Very Fine example recently sold in a Swiss auction for
approximately $120,000 U.S.
The example offered in the Jan. 8 auction is graded by Numismatic
Guaranty Corp. as Mint State 62 Brown, and estimated to sell for $250,000.
When Czar Alexander II’s son Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich had
his 30th birthday, his father commissioned a large gold coin to mark
With only 100 examples struck, the 1876 gold 25-ruble piece is one
of the keystones of Russian gold coinage, the rarest of only four such
Professional Coin Grading Service has designated this example as
Proof 58. It is estimated to realize $200,000.
A third highlight of the Russian material is an 1838 gold plaque,
octagonal in shape, made to celebrate the opening of the Moscow
Triumphal Arch in St. Petersburg.
The arch was designed by Vasily Stasov in memory of Russia’s
military victories, most notably in the Russo-Turkish War of 1828.
Though the plaque is also found in silver, the gold examples are
The auction consortium describes the plaque as Uncirculated, and
suggests a presale estimate of $200,000.
For more information about all three sales catalogs being offered by
the consortium, visit its website.
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