Trigometric Sale Features NGC-graded Coins and PMG-graded Notes from Asia

Posted on 8/15/2023

Rarities from Singapore and Malaysia lead the way among hundreds of world coins and notes offered in the August 26-27 auction.

Hundreds of rare world coins that are certified by Numismatic Guaranty Company® (NGC®) and banknotes that are certified by Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) are being offered in an upcoming Trigometric sale. The Ensemble of Rare Gold Coins, Malaysia & Straits Settlements Banknotes - Session 1 and Session 2 are being held on August 26-27, 2023.

The top coin in the auction is a Singapore 1969 Gold 150 Dollars - Founding of Singapore graded NGC PF 68 Ultra Cameo (Session 1, lot 1402), with an estimate of RM40,000 to RM60,000 (about $8,650 to $13,000). The gold coin celebrates the 150th anniversary of the founding of Singapore. The coin shows Raffles Lighthouse, which was built in 1855 and is named after Sir Stamford Raffles, the founder of Singapore. NGC has graded about 350 examples of this coin, with only seven graded higher than this one.

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Meanwhile, the top lot in Session 2 is a Malaysia, Bank Negara ND (1976-81) 1,000 Ringgit graded PMG 58 Choice About Uncirculated EPQ (lot 2072), with an estimate of RM56,000 to RM65,000 (about $12,100 to $14,100). This Malaysian banknote is the highest denomination ever issued in the country and high-grade examples of this catalog number are seen infrequently at auction. Of 270 examples in the PMG Population Report, this one is surpassed by only 54 examples.

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Other NGC- and PMG-certified items in the auctions include:

  • a Malaysia, Bank Negara ND (1996-99) 2 Ringgit graded PMG 58 Choice About Uncirculated EPQ (Session 2, lot 2536), with an estimate of RM50,000 to RM60,000 (about $10,800 to $13,000)
  • a China 2017 120g Gold Panda – Trigometric’s Kuala Lumpur Show graded NGC PF 70 Ultra Cameo and attributed as the second of three struck (Session 1, lot 1405), with an estimate of RM34,000 to RM50,000 (about $7,400 to $10,800)
  • a Malaya / British Administration 1940 10 Dollars graded PMG 58 Choice About Uncirculated (Session 2, lot 2562), with an estimate of RM28,000 to RM32,000 (about $6,100 to $6,900)
  • a Straits Settlements / British Administration 1914-24 1 Dollar graded PMG 58 Choice About Uncirculated EPQ (Session 2, lot 2543), with an estimate of RM28,000 to RM30,000 (about $6,100 to $6,500)
  • a China, Banque Industrielle de Chine 1915 10 Dollars - Swatow graded PMG 35 Choice Very Fine (Session 1, lot 1182), with an estimate of RM22,000 to RM25,000 (about $4,800 to $5,400)
  • a group of four China 1979 Gold 400 Yuan – 30th Anniversary coins graded NGC PF 67 Cameo, PF 68 Cameo, PF 69 and PF 69 Cameo (Session 1, lot 1406), with an estimate of RM18,000 to RM24,000 (about $3,900 to $5,200)
  • a Malaysia 1971 Gold 100 Ringgit graded NGC MS 67 (Session 1, lot 1704) with an estimate of RM9,000 to RM15,000 (about $1,900 to $3,200)
  • a China 2000 100 Yuan Commemorative Uncut Pair graded PMG 67 Superb Gem Uncirculated (Session 2, lot 1227) with an estimate of RM7,000 to RM10,000 (about $1,500 to $2,200)

Estimates are provided by the auction house. The $ symbol represents US Dollars.

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