NGC-certified Gold Rarity from Switzerland Excels at Auction

Posted on 1/15/2019

NGC-graded coins were featured prominently at Stack's Bowers auctions in New York.

NGC-certified gold rarities from 18th century Europe were among the highlights in a pair of coin auctions by Stack's Bowers held in New York on Jan. 11 and 12.

A 1745 Switzerland Medallic 20 Ducat, graded NGC AU 58, realized $84,000, well above its preauction estimate of $45,000 to $60,000. With an impressive diameter of nearly 49 mm, the gold piece may have struck for a dignitary. The obverse inclueds a coat of arms while the reverse shows the city of Lucerne.

1745 Switzerland Medallic 20 Ducat, graded NGC AU 58. Realized: $84,000
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Other highlights from the auctions (Session B - World Coins Part 1 and Session C - Ancient & World Coins Part 2) include:

PMG results

Stack's Bowers also held a paper money auction that ended January 11 during the New York International Numismatic Convention. PMG-graded highlights from this sale included:

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