Rarities Certified by NGC and PMG Shine in Maison Palombo Sale
Posted on 12/21/2020
Ancient and world coins certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) and banknotes certified by Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) excelled in Maison Palombo’s Auction 19 on December 12, 2020 in Geneva, Switzerland.
|A France 1900A Paris 50 Francs graded NGC PF 64 Cameo. Realized 144,000 CHF (about $163,000 USD)
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One of the most successful pieces in the sale was a France 1900A Paris 50 Francs graded NGC PF 64 Cameo that realized 144,000 CHF (about $163,000 USD). The Standing Genius design featured on the obverse represents France’s innovative spirit. It is one of 10 known, including three recorded in the NGC Census.
|A Roman Empire - Septimius Severus A.D. 193-211 Gold Aureus graded NGC Ancients Gem MS, 5/5 Strike and 5/5 Surface with Fine Style. Realized 114,000 CHF (about $129,000 USD)
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A Roman Empire – Septimius Severus A.D. 193-211 Gold Aureus graded NGC Ancients Gem MS, 5/5 Strike and 5/5 Surface with Fine Style realized 114,000 CHF (about $129,000 USD). The obverse features Emperor Septimius Severus while the reverse features his wife, Julia Domna, and his two sons, Caracalla and Geta. While Septimius intended for both sons to succeed him, Caracalla became sole emperor after Geta was murdered in A.D. 211.
Other NGC-certified highlights include:
- a France 1866A Gold 100 Francs graded NGC MS 65+ that realized 54,000 CHF (about $61,000 USD)
- a Greece 1876A 5 Drachmas graded NGC MS 68 that realized 43,200 CHF (about $48,800 USD)
- a Roman Empire - Crispina A.D. 180-183 Gold Aureus graded NGC Ancients MS, 5/5 Strike and 4/5 Surface that realized 38,400 CHF (about 43,400 USD)
- a France 1848 Silver Pattern 5 Francs graded NGC MS 64 that realized 13,200 CHF (about $14,900 USD)
- a Monaco 1884A 100 Francs graded NGC MS 64 that realized 13,200 CHF (about $14,900 USD)
- a Colombia 1874/3 Gold 20 Pesos graded NGC MS 64 that realized 12,000 CHF (about $13,600 USD)
- a France 1853 Centime graded NGC MS 68 BN that realized 2,640 CHF (about $3,000 USD)
- a Roman Empire - Caracalla A.D. 198-217 Denarius graded NGC Ancients Gem MS★, 5/5 Strike and 5/5 Surface that realized 2,160 CHF (about $2,440 USD)
Meanwhile, a Vietnam - South, National Bank ND (1955-1956) 1,000 Dông Specimen graded PMG 64 Choice Uncirculated realized 24,000 CHF (about $27,100 USD). The dông became the official currency of South Vietnam in 1953. The coveted Old Man design featured on the front of the note represents the newly established Republic of Vietnam.
Other PMG-certified highlights include:
- a French Indo-China, Banque de l'Indo-Chine 1919 20 Cents graded PMG 66 Gem Uncirculated EPQ that realized 9,000 CHF (about $10,100 USD)
- a France 1959 5,000 Francs Specimen overprinted with ND (1959) 50 Nouveaux Francs graded PMG 67 Superb Gem Uncirculated EPQ that realized 7,800 CHF (about $8,800 USD)
- a China, Banque Industrielle de Chine 1914 Peking 500 Dollars Specimen graded PMG 63 Choice Uncirculated that realized 7,200 CHF (about $8,100 USD)
- a China, Banque Industrielle de Chine 1914 Shanghai 500 Dollars Specimen graded PMG 63 Choice Uncirculated that realized 6,480 CHF (about $7,300 USD)
- a Libya (1964) 20 Pounds Front and Back Printer's Proofs graded PMG 65 Gem Uncirculated EPQ and PMG 67 Superb Gem Uncirculated EPQ that realized 6,240 CHF (about $7,000 USD)
- an Indochina 1920 Continental Palace Saïgon 5 Centimes graded PMG 65 Gem Uncirculated EPQ that realized 6,000 CHF (about $6,800 USD)
- a French India 50 Rupees Specimen graded PMG 66 Gem Uncirculated EPQ that realized 5,520 CHF (about $6,200 USD)
- a Netherlands 1986 20 Guldens Specimen graded PMG Gem Uncirculated 66 EPQ that realized 4,800 CHF (about $5,400 USD)
All prices realized include buyer’s premium.
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