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This specimen was lot 31021 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $5,040. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "[[Australia]]. George V Penny 1925-(m) MS64 Brown PCGS, Melbourne mint, KM 23. Conditionally speaking, the rarest date in the Australian Penny series, aside from the nearly unattainable 1930. This issue is virtually never found in such high-grade condition, and displays an attractive brown patina, darker on the obverse, and vibrant luster. We note that this exact coin previously hammered for 15,000 AUD in a Noble Numismatics Sale (Auction 112, Lot 3234). A scarce issue, especially rare in Mint State."
 
This specimen was lot 31021 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $5,040. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "[[Australia]]. George V Penny 1925-(m) MS64 Brown PCGS, Melbourne mint, KM 23. Conditionally speaking, the rarest date in the Australian Penny series, aside from the nearly unattainable 1930. This issue is virtually never found in such high-grade condition, and displays an attractive brown patina, darker on the obverse, and vibrant luster. We note that this exact coin previously hammered for 15,000 AUD in a Noble Numismatics Sale (Auction 112, Lot 3234). A scarce issue, especially rare in Mint State."
 
* [[Australia 1925 penny|1925 penny]] m. 1,147,000, Melbourne only, a better date.
 
* [[Australia 1925 penny|1925 penny]] m. 1,147,000, Melbourne only, a better date.
 
This specimen was lot 31022 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $20,400. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "[[Austria]]. Olmutz. Karl III Josef gold Ducat 1701 UNC Details (Bent) NGC, KM 342. A rare issue with a strong and vibrant luster and a lemon-gold color. This is the first example we have handled, with no others having appeared at auction in the past couple of decades. From the Allen Moretti Swiss Collection."
 
* [[Olmutz 1701 ducat Fr-___|1701 ducat]]
 
  
 
This specimen was lot 31150 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $1,020. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "[[Bulgaria]]. People's Republic 7-Piece Certified Proof Set 1980 NGC, 1) Stotinka - PR66 Cameo, KM 84; 2) 2 Stotinki - PR67 Ultra Cameo, KM 85; 3) 5 Stotinki - PR67 Ultra Cameo, KM 86; 4) 10 Stotinki - PR67 Ultra Cameo, KM 87; 5) 20 Stotinki - PR68 Ultra Cameo, KM 88; 6) 50 Stotinki - PR67 Ultra Cameo, KM 89; 7) Lev - PR68 Ultra Cameo, KM 90. KM-PS7. A high-grade representative of this relatively low-mintage set (2,000 produced), rarely offered at all, particularly so in such fine condition."
 
This specimen was lot 31150 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $1,020. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "[[Bulgaria]]. People's Republic 7-Piece Certified Proof Set 1980 NGC, 1) Stotinka - PR66 Cameo, KM 84; 2) 2 Stotinki - PR67 Ultra Cameo, KM 85; 3) 5 Stotinki - PR67 Ultra Cameo, KM 86; 4) 10 Stotinki - PR67 Ultra Cameo, KM 87; 5) 20 Stotinki - PR68 Ultra Cameo, KM 88; 6) 50 Stotinki - PR67 Ultra Cameo, KM 89; 7) Lev - PR68 Ultra Cameo, KM 90. KM-PS7. A high-grade representative of this relatively low-mintage set (2,000 produced), rarely offered at all, particularly so in such fine condition."
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This specimen was lot 31479 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $810. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "[[France]]. Republic 2-Piece Uncertified gold & silver "Frédéric Chopin" Euro Proof Set 2005, 1) 1-1/2 Euros, KM 2027; 2) 20 Euros, KM 2028, Fr-788, Gad-165. Each coin is sold encapsulated in its original blue case of issue with COA included. The silver 1-1/2 Euros is #643/3,000, the gold 20 Euros #19/500."
 
This specimen was lot 31479 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $810. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "[[France]]. Republic 2-Piece Uncertified gold & silver "Frédéric Chopin" Euro Proof Set 2005, 1) 1-1/2 Euros, KM 2027; 2) 20 Euros, KM 2028, Fr-788, Gad-165. Each coin is sold encapsulated in its original blue case of issue with COA included. The silver 1-1/2 Euros is #643/3,000, the gold 20 Euros #19/500."
 
This specimen was lot 31495 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $1,560. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "German States: Braunau. City Uniface Siege 1/16 Taler 1743 MS64 PCGS, KM 6. Struck during Austrian military occupation, this uniface siege piece features crowned Saxon arms between two palm branches and a blank, darkly toned reverse exhibiting faint scratches. Unusual in near-gem and highly desirable thus."
 
 
This specimen was lot 31503 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $1,680. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "German States: Hesse-Cassel. Friedrich II gold 5 Taler 1771-FU UNC Details (Obverse Cleaned) NGC, KM 496, Fr-1283. A brightly lustrous and fully detailed specimen of this scarce gold multiple taler type. Very difficult to encounter in any condition, much more so in Mint State."
 
* [[Hesse-Cassel 1771-FU 5 thaler Fr-1283|1771-FU 5 thaler, Friedrich II]]
 
  
 
This specimen was lot 31511 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $2,400. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "German States: Mansfeld-Artern. Volrat VI, Wolfgang III, & Johann Georg II gold Goldgulden 1626-AK AU55 NGC, KM 58, Fr-1585. 3.18 g. A reasonably well preserved example of this type which often comes not only weakly struck but often quite worn, with hints of rose gold tone over amber luster. From the Allen Moretti Swiss Collection."
 
This specimen was lot 31511 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $2,400. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "German States: Mansfeld-Artern. Volrat VI, Wolfgang III, & Johann Georg II gold Goldgulden 1626-AK AU55 NGC, KM 58, Fr-1585. 3.18 g. A reasonably well preserved example of this type which often comes not only weakly struck but often quite worn, with hints of rose gold tone over amber luster. From the Allen Moretti Swiss Collection."
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This specimen was lot 31532 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $7,500. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "German States: Saxony. Johann Georg II 2 Taler 1663-CR AU53 NGC, KM 504, Dav-LS404. 58.24 g. An impressive large-size Double Taler produced to an exceptionally high standard and toned to a smoky steel-gray. The planchet shows some evidence of irregularity pre-striking, leaving an uneven surface in the obverse fields; however this only texturizes the empty space and splits the residual luster into appealing facets. Despite its grade, this piece is nearly as-made with slight highpoint flatness diagnostic of striking weakness as opposed to wear. Commanding incredible eye appeal, a piece worthy of in-hand inspection for a true appreciation of its quality."
 
This specimen was lot 31532 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $7,500. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "German States: Saxony. Johann Georg II 2 Taler 1663-CR AU53 NGC, KM 504, Dav-LS404. 58.24 g. An impressive large-size Double Taler produced to an exceptionally high standard and toned to a smoky steel-gray. The planchet shows some evidence of irregularity pre-striking, leaving an uneven surface in the obverse fields; however this only texturizes the empty space and splits the residual luster into appealing facets. Despite its grade, this piece is nearly as-made with slight highpoint flatness diagnostic of striking weakness as opposed to wear. Commanding incredible eye appeal, a piece worthy of in-hand inspection for a true appreciation of its quality."
 
* [[Saxony 1663-CR 2 thaler Dav-LS404|1663 double thaler]]
 
* [[Saxony 1663-CR 2 thaler Dav-LS404|1663 double thaler]]
 
This specimen was lot 31535 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $1,920. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "German States: Saxony. Friedrich August III gold Ducat 1768-EDC MS62 NGC, Dresden mint, KM 979, Fr-2871. Ernst Dietrich Croll as mintmaster. A scarce type, this example marked by glimmering golden luster in the fields, taking on an alluring flowing effect on the reverse. The second-finest example seen by NGC."
 
* [[Saxony 1768-EDC ducat Fr-2871|1768-EDC ducat, Friedrich August III]]
 
  
 
This specimen was lot 31596 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $5,520. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "[[Great Britain]]: Philip II of Spain & Mary I (1554-1558) Shilling 1555 AU50 NGC, S-2501. A selection of significantly better quality than what is often encountered for the type, with not only most of the detail remaining, but the devices lightened from gentle circulation rub and contrasting in delightful fashion against the lower lying steel-toned features. The finest example of the type seen by NGC, and an offering that is difficult if not impossible to ignore or put down without a second look of admiration."
 
This specimen was lot 31596 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $5,520. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "[[Great Britain]]: Philip II of Spain & Mary I (1554-1558) Shilling 1555 AU50 NGC, S-2501. A selection of significantly better quality than what is often encountered for the type, with not only most of the detail remaining, but the devices lightened from gentle circulation rub and contrasting in delightful fashion against the lower lying steel-toned features. The finest example of the type seen by NGC, and an offering that is difficult if not impossible to ignore or put down without a second look of admiration."
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This specimen was lot 31603 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $1,920. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "[[Great Britain]]: Charles I (1625-1649) gold Unite ND (1629-1630) XF Details (Mount Removed) NGC, Tower mint, Heart mm, S-2688, N-2149. Cleaned, with a wavy flan and scratches to the reverse; yet clearly a coin which was produced to an above-average standard, bright and sunny in appearance with much sharpness to the designs."
 
This specimen was lot 31603 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $1,920. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "[[Great Britain]]: Charles I (1625-1649) gold Unite ND (1629-1630) XF Details (Mount Removed) NGC, Tower mint, Heart mm, S-2688, N-2149. Cleaned, with a wavy flan and scratches to the reverse; yet clearly a coin which was produced to an above-average standard, bright and sunny in appearance with much sharpness to the designs."
 
* [[Great Britain (1629-30) unite|(1629-30) unite, heart mintmark]]
 
* [[Great Britain (1629-30) unite|(1629-30) unite, heart mintmark]]
 
This specimen was lot 31618 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $7,200. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "[[Great Britain]]: William III gold "Fine Work" 2 Guineas 1701 XF45 NGC, KM 507, S-3457. Bearing the ever-popular elaborate portrait engraved by Croker and championed by Isaac Newton, the depth of detail to this superb double Guinea has meant that despite its light circulation it nonetheless captures the eye with its sharpness. Representing a turning point in the quality of Royal Mint emissions, these types rarely arise for sale and as such this piece should not be missed by the dedicated Two Guinea collector."
 
* [[Great Britain 1701 2 guineas|1701 2 guineas]]
 
 
This specimen was lot 31624 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $1,860. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "[[Great Britain]]: George II gold Guinea 1746 VF35 NGC, KM 577.3, S-3683A. A problem-free example from this difficult two-year series. Significant residual luster remains in the fields despite circulation, rendering this an attractive specimen for the grade. We note that we previously sold a raw XF example for $2,760 including Buyer's Premium in 2003 (Auction 340, Lot 15002). One of only two certified by NGC!"
 
* [[Great Britain 1746 guinea|1746 guinea]]
 
 
This specimen was lot 31629 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $1,740. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "[[Great Britain]]: George III gold 1/2 Guinea 1777 MS63 NGC, KM 605, S-3734. An extremely sharp specimen with a fantastic portrait of George, the planchet fully lustrous and the entire piece appearing freshly made."
 
* [[Great Britain 1777 half guinea|1777 half guinea]]
 
  
 
This specimen was lot 31719 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $1,980. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "[[Great Britain]]: Elizabeth II gold Proof '40th Anniversary' 5 Pounds 1993 PR68 Ultra Cameo NGC, KM 965b. Struck for the 40th anniversary of the Queen's reign. AGW 1.1775 oz. From the George Hans Cook Collection."
 
This specimen was lot 31719 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $1,980. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "[[Great Britain]]: Elizabeth II gold Proof '40th Anniversary' 5 Pounds 1993 PR68 Ultra Cameo NGC, KM 965b. Struck for the 40th anniversary of the Queen's reign. AGW 1.1775 oz. From the George Hans Cook Collection."
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This specimen was lot 31851 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $1,020. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "Ottoman Empire. Ahmed I gold Sultani AH 1012 (1603) AU50 NGC, Sakiz mint (in Chios, Greece), KM17var (mint above exergual line), A-1347.1, Pere-359var (same). A classically rare and coveted mint within most of the Ottoman series, presented here with nearly full legends on a sound flan with only light toning."
 
This specimen was lot 31851 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $1,020. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "Ottoman Empire. Ahmed I gold Sultani AH 1012 (1603) AU50 NGC, Sakiz mint (in Chios, Greece), KM17var (mint above exergual line), A-1347.1, Pere-359var (same). A classically rare and coveted mint within most of the Ottoman series, presented here with nearly full legends on a sound flan with only light toning."
 
This specimen was lot 31853 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $1,980. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "Ottoman Empire. Ahmed III gold Sultani AH 1141 (1728/9) AU53 NGC, Jazair Gharb mint (in Algeria), KM 16.1, Pere-498var (date), Damali-23-CZ-A1d-1141, UBK-pg. 67 (RR+). 3.37gm. Only the second example of this extremely elusive Algerian type we have been able to locate recently coming to auction, noted by Steve Album to have been "perhaps the finest we have ever handled" when he sold it in 2012. Exhibiting heavy die rust, though the surfaces remain fully lustrous and studded with prominent die polish lines. Ex. Steve Album Auction 13 (18 May 2012, Lot 640)."
 
 
This specimen was lot 31854 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $2,280. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "Ottoman Empire. Mustafa III gold Sultani AH 1172 (1758/9) AU Details (Cleaned) PCGS, Jazair mint (in Algeria), cf. KM 32 (date unlisted), Pere-Unl., UBK-Unl. 3.41gm. A very rare late North African gold type in general, accentuated even more so by this apparently unpublished date absent from both the MacKenzie and Wilski collections. Despite the light noted cleaning, the piece appears highly attractive with a perfectly centered strike free of weakness."
 
  
 
This specimen was lot 31855 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $2,280. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "Ottoman Empire. Mustafa IV gold Zeri Mahbub AH 1222 Year 2 (1808/9) MS64 NGC, Constantinople mint (in Turkey), KM 545, Pere-728var. (date). Features fully lustrous surfaces which shimmer when turned in the light, and a splendid, bold strike. A very rare Sultan, whose coins always highly sought-after in peak grades."
 
This specimen was lot 31855 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $2,280. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "Ottoman Empire. Mustafa IV gold Zeri Mahbub AH 1222 Year 2 (1808/9) MS64 NGC, Constantinople mint (in Turkey), KM 545, Pere-728var. (date). Features fully lustrous surfaces which shimmer when turned in the light, and a splendid, bold strike. A very rare Sultan, whose coins always highly sought-after in peak grades."
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This specimen was lot 31890 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $3,840. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "[[Italy]]. Siena. Republic gold Florin ND (1340-1450) AU58 NGC, Fr-1154, MIR-523. 3.52gm. + SENA VETVS CIVITAS VIRGINIS, large floral S / • ALFA • ЄT • O PRINCIPIVM • FINIS •, foliate cross; above, merchant's mark of Paolo di Gabriello. A boldly struck example with an orange-gold patina and light underlying luster in the fields. A handsome piece not often encountered in such an attractive state. From the Allen Moretti Swiss Collection."
 
This specimen was lot 31890 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $3,840. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "[[Italy]]. Siena. Republic gold Florin ND (1340-1450) AU58 NGC, Fr-1154, MIR-523. 3.52gm. + SENA VETVS CIVITAS VIRGINIS, large floral S / • ALFA • ЄT • O PRINCIPIVM • FINIS •, foliate cross; above, merchant's mark of Paolo di Gabriello. A boldly struck example with an orange-gold patina and light underlying luster in the fields. A handsome piece not often encountered in such an attractive state. From the Allen Moretti Swiss Collection."
 
This specimen was lot 31917 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $960. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "[[Liechtenstein]]. Franz Joseph I 1/2 Taler 1778 MS63 NGC, KM-C5. A one-year type with gunmetal gray hues and underlying luster, all highlighting a handsome bust of Franz Joseph I."
 
  
 
This specimen was lot 31981 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $1,320. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "[[Mexico]]. Republic gold 8 Escudos 1857 Mo-GF UNC Details (Obverse Scratched) NGC, Mexico City mint, KM383.9. Rarely encountered at the uncirculated level, nearly entirely free of the type's chronic central softness of strike, and watery to the extreme."
 
This specimen was lot 31981 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $1,320. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "[[Mexico]]. Republic gold 8 Escudos 1857 Mo-GF UNC Details (Obverse Scratched) NGC, Mexico City mint, KM383.9. Rarely encountered at the uncirculated level, nearly entirely free of the type's chronic central softness of strike, and watery to the extreme."
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This specimen was lot 32063 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $1,050. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "[[Peru]]. Charles II Cob 8 Reales 1700 L-H VF30 NGC, Lima mint, KM24. 27.34 g. This specimen exhibits a handsome graphite tone with deeper toning in the recesses causing the devices to serve as highlights. The central date and assayer's initial are clear on the obverse, and other equally clear features of the overall design make this example highly desirable."
 
This specimen was lot 32063 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $1,050. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "[[Peru]]. Charles II Cob 8 Reales 1700 L-H VF30 NGC, Lima mint, KM24. 27.34 g. This specimen exhibits a handsome graphite tone with deeper toning in the recesses causing the devices to serve as highlights. The central date and assayer's initial are clear on the obverse, and other equally clear features of the overall design make this example highly desirable."
 
* [[Peru 1700-L H 8 reales|1700-L H 8 reales]] Cayon-7705.
 
* [[Peru 1700-L H 8 reales|1700-L H 8 reales]] Cayon-7705.
 
This specimen was lot 32114 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $1,320. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "[[Portugal]]. João V gold 4 Escudos (Peça) 1741 AU55 NGC, Lisbon mint, KM 221.9, Fr-86. A sparkling offering displaying ample mint luster and a quality of care that places it on the very precipice of Mint State condition. One of only three examples seen by NGC to-date."
 
  
 
This specimen was lot 32116 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $3,600. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "[[Portugal]]. João VI 40 Reis (Pataco) 1822 MS66 Brown NGC, Lisbon mint, KM 370. An outstanding piece with virtually pristine surfaces, needle-sharp strike, and exhibiting a lovely brown patina with mint red along the peripheries. A survey of the NGC Census reveals that this coin is not only the finest of its type (KM370) when compared to stated numbers, but ties for the finest across every type in its denomination, a true testament to its conditional rarity!"
 
This specimen was lot 32116 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $3,600. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "[[Portugal]]. João VI 40 Reis (Pataco) 1822 MS66 Brown NGC, Lisbon mint, KM 370. An outstanding piece with virtually pristine surfaces, needle-sharp strike, and exhibiting a lovely brown patina with mint red along the peripheries. A survey of the NGC Census reveals that this coin is not only the finest of its type (KM370) when compared to stated numbers, but ties for the finest across every type in its denomination, a true testament to its conditional rarity!"
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This specimen was lot 34243 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $528. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "[[Italy]]: Livorno. Cosimo III de' Medici Pezza Della Rosa 1684 AU Details (Scratches) NGC, KM 15.2, Dav-4216. A rare type which, save for the noted scratches, suggests long-time careful storage, soft graphite surfaces met with a ring of colorful tones towards the edges, while the group of roses contains thick patches of die polish lines."
 
This specimen was lot 34243 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $528. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "[[Italy]]: Livorno. Cosimo III de' Medici Pezza Della Rosa 1684 AU Details (Scratches) NGC, KM 15.2, Dav-4216. A rare type which, save for the noted scratches, suggests long-time careful storage, soft graphite surfaces met with a ring of colorful tones towards the edges, while the group of roses contains thick patches of die polish lines."
 
This specimen was lot 34244 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $1,020. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "[[Italy]]: Milan. Philip II of Spain 1/2 Scudo 1588 AU55 PCGS, Crippa-26c. Well-struck for the type, with touches of blue tone throughout bolstering strong eye appeal."
 
* [[Milan 1588 1/2 scudo|1588 ''mezzo scudo'', Philip II]]
 
  
 
This specimen was lot 34245 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $408. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "[[Italy]]: Milan. Philip V of Spain 1/8 Filippo 1701 AU58 NGC, KM 102, MIR-396 (RR). 3.48gm. The only confirmed date for the type from Philip's reign, and a great conditional rarity at that, the majority of surviving pieces seldom found outside of VF grades. Die polish and even remnants of the engraver's guide appear clearly on the reverse. From the Allen Moretti Swiss Collection."
 
This specimen was lot 34245 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $408. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "[[Italy]]: Milan. Philip V of Spain 1/8 Filippo 1701 AU58 NGC, KM 102, MIR-396 (RR). 3.48gm. The only confirmed date for the type from Philip's reign, and a great conditional rarity at that, the majority of surviving pieces seldom found outside of VF grades. Die polish and even remnants of the engraver's guide appear clearly on the reverse. From the Allen Moretti Swiss Collection."
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This specimen was lot 34429 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $240. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "[[Netherlands East Indies]]: Dutch Colony. Wilhelmina 1/4 Gulden 1896-(u) MS62 NGC, Utrecht mint, KM 305, Scholten-798. Fully brilliant with mint iridescence and a coin which surely exceeds the majority of its competition not only in grade, but also in terms of visual allure. From the Seki Collection."
 
This specimen was lot 34429 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $240. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "[[Netherlands East Indies]]: Dutch Colony. Wilhelmina 1/4 Gulden 1896-(u) MS62 NGC, Utrecht mint, KM 305, Scholten-798. Fully brilliant with mint iridescence and a coin which surely exceeds the majority of its competition not only in grade, but also in terms of visual allure. From the Seki Collection."
 
* [[Netherlands East Indies 1896 1/4 gulden|1896 quarter gulden]]
 
* [[Netherlands East Indies 1896 1/4 gulden|1896 quarter gulden]]
 
This specimen was lot 34512 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold $780. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "[[Portugal]]: João V gold 4 Escudos (Peça) 1748 Genuine (Cleaned) PCGS, Lisbon mint, KM 221.9, Fr-86, Gomes-126.31. A nicely toned specimen with residual luster visible throughout the fields."
 
* [[Portugal 1748 6400 reis|1748 6400 réis]] = peça
 
  
 
This specimen was lot 34513 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold $870. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "[[Portugal]]: Jose I gold 400 Reis 1752 MS65 NGC, Lisbon mint, KM 248. A lustrous gem selection boasting clear detail and a balanced strike. Likely near the top of the surviving population for this type, if not so."
 
This specimen was lot 34513 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold $870. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "[[Portugal]]: Jose I gold 400 Reis 1752 MS65 NGC, Lisbon mint, KM 248. A lustrous gem selection boasting clear detail and a balanced strike. Likely near the top of the surviving population for this type, if not so."

Revision as of 23:30, 15 January 2020

Bierrenbach, Cristiano and Warren Tucker, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3076, featuring the Allen Moretti Swiss Collection and the James Mossman Collection of Canadian Coinage, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2019.

This specimen was lot 31021 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $5,040. The catalog description[1] noted, "Australia. George V Penny 1925-(m) MS64 Brown PCGS, Melbourne mint, KM 23. Conditionally speaking, the rarest date in the Australian Penny series, aside from the nearly unattainable 1930. This issue is virtually never found in such high-grade condition, and displays an attractive brown patina, darker on the obverse, and vibrant luster. We note that this exact coin previously hammered for 15,000 AUD in a Noble Numismatics Sale (Auction 112, Lot 3234). A scarce issue, especially rare in Mint State."

  • 1925 penny m. 1,147,000, Melbourne only, a better date.

This specimen was lot 31150 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $1,020. The catalog description[1] noted, "Bulgaria. People's Republic 7-Piece Certified Proof Set 1980 NGC, 1) Stotinka - PR66 Cameo, KM 84; 2) 2 Stotinki - PR67 Ultra Cameo, KM 85; 3) 5 Stotinki - PR67 Ultra Cameo, KM 86; 4) 10 Stotinki - PR67 Ultra Cameo, KM 87; 5) 20 Stotinki - PR68 Ultra Cameo, KM 88; 6) 50 Stotinki - PR67 Ultra Cameo, KM 89; 7) Lev - PR68 Ultra Cameo, KM 90. KM-PS7. A high-grade representative of this relatively low-mintage set (2,000 produced), rarely offered at all, particularly so in such fine condition."

  • 1980 stotinka 1 g, brass, 15 mm diameter, proof only, m. 2,000, struck 1974, 1979-81, 1988-90.
  • 1980 2 stotinki 2 g, brass, 18 mm diameter, proof only, m. 2,000, struck 1974, 1979-81, 1988-90.
  • 1980 5 stotinki 3 g, brass, 22 mm diameter, proof only, m. 2,000, struck 1974, 1979-80, 1988-90.
  • 1980 10 stotinki 1.6 g, nickel-brass, 16 mm diameter, proof only, m. 2,000, struck 1974, 1979-80, 1988-90.
  • 1980 20 stotinki 3.2 g, nickel-brass, 21 mm diameter, proof only, m. 2,000, struck 1974, 1979-80, 1988-90.
  • 1980 50 stotinki 4 g, nickel-brass, 23 mm diameter, proof only, m. 2,000, struck 1974, 1979-80, 1988-90.
  • 1980 lev 4.2 g, nickel-brass, 27 mm diameter, proof only, m. 2,000, struck 1979-80, 1988-90.

This specimen was lot 31164 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $1,920. The catalog description[1] noted, "Canada. George VI tombac Specimen 5 Cents 1942 SP66 PCGS, Royal Canadian mint, KM 39. A bold example with highly reflective surfaces and matte devices, as well as a few areas of light toning. Die polish lines are evident on the obverse before King George's face but do not detract from coin's overall appeal. Common in circulated grades, seldom encountered as a specimen striking. Ex. Belzberg Collection. From the James Mossman Collection of Canadian Coinage."

This specimen was lot 31170 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $2,040. The catalog description[1] noted, "Canada. Victoria 10 Cents 1900 MS66 PCGS, London mint, KM 3. Sunny, wintery surfaces and strong cartwheel luster radiantly burst from the surfaces of this handsome coin. A remarkable strike which is an absolute pleasure to behold. From the James Mossman Collection of Canadian Coinage."

This specimen was lot 31172 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $2,880. The catalog description[1] noted, "Canada. George V 10 Cents 1915 MS65 ICCS, Ottawa mint, KM 23. The standout preservation of this gem selection is immediately felt in hand, owing to its brilliant cartwheel luster unimpeded by handling and complemented by clear detail rendered through a sound strike. A steel-blue tone frames the peripheries, subtle touches of amber present in the center."

  • 1915 10 cents m. 688,057, a better date. 2.32 g, 0.925 fine silver, 17.8 mm diameter.

This specimen was lot 31237 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $780. The catalog description[1] noted, "Canada. New Brunswick. Victoria bronzed Proof 'Bust / Ship' Penny Token 1854 PR62 Brown NGC, KM 4, NB-2B1. Nearly matte in appearance, displaying patches of midnight blue tone that weave through the otherwise red-brown surfaces. From the Doug Robins Collection."

This specimen was lot 31240 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $2,400. The catalog description[1] noted, "Canada. Newfoundland "Ship" 1/2 Penny Token 1858 AU55 Brown NGC, Br-954, NF-3A2. Closed 5, obverse with no H's in the waves at the right. The closed 5 and no H obverse are the usual module for the type and constitutes by far the largest portion of the survivors of the type. Mahogany toned with a deepening of color around the devices and a hint of red visible on the reverse. From the Doug Robins Collection."

This specimen was lot 31302 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $1,860. The catalog description[1] noted, "Colombia. Philip IV gold Cob 2 Escudos 1662/1 R-Z AU53 NGC, Nuevo Reino mint, S-B21, Restrepo-M50.25. 6.67 g. A rare type, and the first of its kind that we have offered to-date. An object deserving of close consideration by the more advanced collector of the Spanish colonial gold series."

This specimen was lot 31331 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $3,360. The catalog description[1] noted, "Colombia. Republic 3-Piece Certified gold & silver Conservation Proof Set 1978 NGC, 1) 'Crocodile' 500 Pesos - PR69 Ultra Cameo, KM 264; 2) "Hummingbird" 750 Pesos - PR68 Ultra Cameo, KM 265; 3) gold "Ocelot" 15,000 Pesos - PR69 Ultra Cameo, KM 266. A pristine conservation set marked by a near-pinnacle quality of preservation for every included issue. The gold 15,000 Pesos saw a mintage of only 148 examples."

This specimen was lot 31398 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $2,100. The catalog description[1] noted, "Egypt. United Arab Republic gold 100 Pounds AH 1412 (1992) MS69 NGC, KM 723. Mintage: 49. Struck to commemorate hockey at the summer Olympics in Barcelona. Mirror-like, glassy surfaces, the devices having a slightly matte finish. Bold designs and essentially pristine. A fantastic piece for the collector of modern coins."

This specimen was lot 31399 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $6,600. The catalog description[1] noted, "Egypt. United Arab Republic gold 100 Pounds AH 1412 (1992) MS69 NGC, KM 724. Mintage: 49. Struck to commemorate football (soccer) at the summer Olympics in Barcelona. A virtually flawless example exhibiting mirrored fields with somewhat matte devices. Quite attractive and sure to appeal to bidders wanting to add this rarity to their collections."

This specimen was lot 31404 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $2,160. The catalog description[1] noted, "Egypt. United Arab Republic gold 100 Pounds AH 1412 (1992) MS67 NGC, KM 722. Mintage: 49. Struck to commemorate handball at the summer Olympics in Barcelona. A high grade example with a barely noticeable hairline on the obverse."

This specimen was lot 31437 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $1,680. The catalog description[1] noted, "France. Louis XIV gold Louis d'Or 1704-& MS62+ NGC Aix mint, KM 365.24. Overstruck on an earlier emission of the same monarch. Highly pleasing quality for this elusive and highly sought-after mint, traces of the undertype strongest on the truncation, but otherwise relative unobtrusive. Currently the second finest of this mint-date combination seen by NGC, with a micro-granularity to the surfaces that speaks of quality."

This specimen was lot 31439 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $1,500. The catalog description[1] noted, "France. Louis XIV gold Louis d'Or 1704-O MS61 NGC, Riom mint, KM 365.14, Gad-254. Overstruck on an earlier Aix Louis d'Or of the same monarch. A very rare mint within the series, this being not just the only certified example of its emissions for this date, but also one of just two of any date from this mint certified from NGC from Louis' long, 72-year reign. We have been able to find just one other example coming to market in the past several decades, a raw XF piece with a significant flan flaw and mis-cataloged under Louis XV, which brought the equivalent of $1457."

This specimen was lot 31442 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $1,440. The catalog description[1] noted, "France. Louis XV gold Louis d'Or 1733-N MS64 NGC, Montpellier mint, KM 489.14. A brightly lustrous example with a bold strike and charming golden chroma."

This specimen was lot 31461 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $1,800. The catalog description[1] noted, "France. Louis XVIII 2 Francs 1823-A MS65+ NGC, Paris mint, KM 710.1, Gad-513. Simply superb, with blue and gold tones each dominating their respective areas of the obverse, creating a unique and captivating juxtaposition of color. At gem "plus" certification, this example remains the finest seen by either NGC or PCGS to-date. From the Allen Moretti Swiss Collection."

This specimen was lot 31479 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $810. The catalog description[1] noted, "France. Republic 2-Piece Uncertified gold & silver "Frédéric Chopin" Euro Proof Set 2005, 1) 1-1/2 Euros, KM 2027; 2) 20 Euros, KM 2028, Fr-788, Gad-165. Each coin is sold encapsulated in its original blue case of issue with COA included. The silver 1-1/2 Euros is #643/3,000, the gold 20 Euros #19/500."

This specimen was lot 31511 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $2,400. The catalog description[1] noted, "German States: Mansfeld-Artern. Volrat VI, Wolfgang III, & Johann Georg II gold Goldgulden 1626-AK AU55 NGC, KM 58, Fr-1585. 3.18 g. A reasonably well preserved example of this type which often comes not only weakly struck but often quite worn, with hints of rose gold tone over amber luster. From the Allen Moretti Swiss Collection."

This specimen was lot 31532 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $7,500. The catalog description[1] noted, "German States: Saxony. Johann Georg II 2 Taler 1663-CR AU53 NGC, KM 504, Dav-LS404. 58.24 g. An impressive large-size Double Taler produced to an exceptionally high standard and toned to a smoky steel-gray. The planchet shows some evidence of irregularity pre-striking, leaving an uneven surface in the obverse fields; however this only texturizes the empty space and splits the residual luster into appealing facets. Despite its grade, this piece is nearly as-made with slight highpoint flatness diagnostic of striking weakness as opposed to wear. Commanding incredible eye appeal, a piece worthy of in-hand inspection for a true appreciation of its quality."

This specimen was lot 31596 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $5,520. The catalog description[1] noted, "Great Britain: Philip II of Spain & Mary I (1554-1558) Shilling 1555 AU50 NGC, S-2501. A selection of significantly better quality than what is often encountered for the type, with not only most of the detail remaining, but the devices lightened from gentle circulation rub and contrasting in delightful fashion against the lower lying steel-toned features. The finest example of the type seen by NGC, and an offering that is difficult if not impossible to ignore or put down without a second look of admiration."

This specimen was lot 31597 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $4,920. The catalog description[1] noted, "Great Britain: Elizabeth I (1558-1603) gold 1/2 Pound ND (1566-1567) XF40 NGC, Tower mint, Lion mm, S-2520A, N-1994. A very boldly struck piece, Elizabeth's portrait and title strong; some impact marks are noted to the fields and light circulation wear to the highpoints, all of which are entirely in line with its XF grade. The obverse die was clearly of some age at the time this piece was struck, as it exhibits strong polish lines and a large crack running through the field behind Elizabeth. Scarcely offered as appealing as this, a superb piece of Tudor gold."

This specimen was lot 31602 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $1,320. The catalog description[1] noted, "Great Britain: James I (1603-1625) gold 1/2 Laurel ND (1619-1620) UNC Details (Obverse Cleaned) NGC, Tower mint, Third coinage, S-2641, N-2118. Lustrous despite its cleaning, and with a striking crack at 11 o'clock. A clearly UNC example of this denomination, unique to James's reign."

This specimen was lot 31603 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $1,920. The catalog description[1] noted, "Great Britain: Charles I (1625-1649) gold Unite ND (1629-1630) XF Details (Mount Removed) NGC, Tower mint, Heart mm, S-2688, N-2149. Cleaned, with a wavy flan and scratches to the reverse; yet clearly a coin which was produced to an above-average standard, bright and sunny in appearance with much sharpness to the designs."

This specimen was lot 31719 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $1,980. The catalog description[1] noted, "Great Britain: Elizabeth II gold Proof '40th Anniversary' 5 Pounds 1993 PR68 Ultra Cameo NGC, KM 965b. Struck for the 40th anniversary of the Queen's reign. AGW 1.1775 oz. From the George Hans Cook Collection."

  • 1993 5 pounds, 40th Anniversary of reign KM 925: 28.28 g, copper-nickel, 38.6 mm diameter, m 1,835,000 + 100,000 proofs. KM 925a: 28.28 g, .925 fine silver, about 100,000 proofs. KM 925b: 39.95 g, .917 fine gold, about 2,500 proofs.

This specimen was lot 31728 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $1,980. The catalog description[1] noted, "Great Britain: Elizabeth II gold Proof 'Queen Mother' 5 Pounds 2002 PR65 Deep Cameo PCGS, KM 1035b, S-4556. Struck in honor of the Queen mother. AGW 1.1775 oz."

This specimen was lot 31733 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $2,040. The catalog description[1] noted, "Great Britain: Elizabeth II gold Proof 'Battle of Trafalgar' 5 Pounds 2005 PR69 Ultra Cameo NGC, KM 1053b. Struck in commemoration of the Battle of Trafalgar. AGW 1.1771 oz. From the George Hans Cook Collection."

This specimen was lot 31734 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $2,040. The catalog description[1] noted, "Great Britain: Elizabeth II gold Proof '80th Birthday' 5 Pounds 2006 PR69 Ultra Cameo NGC, KM 1062b. Struck for the Queen's 80th birthday. AGW 1.1771 oz. From the George Hans Cook Collection."

This specimen was lot 31735 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $1,920. The catalog description[1] noted, "Great Britain: Elizabeth II gold Proof 'Royal Wedding Anniversary' 5 Pounds 2007 PR67 Ultra Cameo NGC, KM 1077b. Struck for Elizabeth II and Prince Philip's 60th wedding anniversary. AGW 1.1771 oz. From the George Hans Cook Collection."

This specimen was lot 31774 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $2,100. The catalog description[1] noted, "Awadh. Amjad Ali Shah gold Ashrafi (Mohur) AH 1262 Year 5 (1845) MS64 NGC, Lucknow mint, KM 342, Fr-1018. Slightly off-center, though this is wholly made up for by alluring golden luster, compounded with a great intensity of detail rendered by an exacting strike. A piece in a strong state of preservation, with a high assigned grade for the issue!"

This specimen was lot 31821 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $4,560. The catalog description[1] noted, "British India. Victoria gold Mohur 1881-(c) MS62 PCGS, Calcutta mint, KM 496, S&W-6.10. Type A Bust. Younger bust with V on ground line. A nice, clean example with bright amber-gold tone and satiny luster. From the Hamilton Collection of British India Coins."

This specimen was lot 31823 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $3,720. The catalog description[1] noted, "British India. Victoria gold Mohur 1888-(c) MS62 NGC, Calcutta mint, KM 496, Fr-1604, S&W-6.15. Type A Bust. Younger bust with V on ground line. A glowing selection displaying a profound depth to the peripheral areas of the fields and a delightful current of crimson and amber tone that runs across the surfaces. Tied for second-finest seen by NGC to-date. From the Hamilton Collection of British India Coins."

This specimen was lot 31828 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $4,680. The catalog description[1] noted, "Indonesia. Republic gold Proof "Garuda Bird" 20000 Rupiah 1970 PR64 Ultra Cameo NGC, KM 31. Produced to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of Independence, and depicting the mythical Garuda bird. Devices immaculately frosted with glossy reflectivity behind. AGW 1.4285 oz."

This specimen was lot 31847 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $5,040. The catalog description[1] noted, "Islamic Dynasties: Ottoman Empire. Mehmed II (2nd Reign, AH 855-886 / AD 1451-1481) gold Sultani AH 882 (AD 1477/8) MS63 ANACS, Constantinople mint (in Turkey), A-1306 (R), Pere-79, Damali-7-K-A1-882. The first year of this extremely rare "king" of the Ottoman series, simultaneously standing as the first Ottoman gold coin struck to supplant the Venetian ducat, minted at the former capital of the Byzantine Empire for whose conquest Mehmed earned the epithet fatih ("the Conqueror") in 1453. Seemingly conservatively graded, without the least mark or tick over the satiny gold surfaces, and only the slightest striking weakness admitted. While we have not previously handled an AH 882 example, we note a similarly rare AH 883, certified MS64 by NGC, brought $5280 in our April sale. Mislabeled on the holder as AH 1882."

This specimen was lot 31850 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $1,320. The catalog description[1] noted, "Islamic Dynasties: Ottoman Empire. Selim I (AH 918-926 / AD 1512-1520) gold Sultani AH 924 (AD 1518/9) AU Details (Obverse Cleaned) NGC, Damascus mint (in Syria), A-1314, Pere-Unl., Damali-9-DM-A1b-924. 3.28 g. Free of serious striking weakness and minted on a slightly egg-shaped flan, the noted cleaning comparatively mild and non-distracting. On the whole an appreciable representative of this very rare type."

This specimen was lot 31851 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $1,020. The catalog description[1] noted, "Ottoman Empire. Ahmed I gold Sultani AH 1012 (1603) AU50 NGC, Sakiz mint (in Chios, Greece), KM17var (mint above exergual line), A-1347.1, Pere-359var (same). A classically rare and coveted mint within most of the Ottoman series, presented here with nearly full legends on a sound flan with only light toning."

This specimen was lot 31855 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $2,280. The catalog description[1] noted, "Ottoman Empire. Mustafa IV gold Zeri Mahbub AH 1222 Year 2 (1808/9) MS64 NGC, Constantinople mint (in Turkey), KM 545, Pere-728var. (date). Features fully lustrous surfaces which shimmer when turned in the light, and a splendid, bold strike. A very rare Sultan, whose coins always highly sought-after in peak grades."

This specimen was lot 31856 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $3,120. The catalog description[1] noted, "Ottoman Empire. Abdul Aziz Proof 10 Qirsh AH 1277 Year 4 (1863/4) PR65 NGC, Paris mint, KM 257. Variety without flower to right of toughra. In 1863 the Paris mint struck a series of silver and gold versions of new circulation types for Ottoman Egypt without the flower to the right of the toughra. Proof strikings of these are all extremely rare. This is notably the only representative of the type to have been certified by NGC and, to our knowledge, to have sold on public auction in at least two decades. Flashy in the fields, graced by speckled argent and variegated metallic tones, which are evenly dispersed throughout the open expanses, set against bold rims and devices."

  • AH 1277(4) 10 qirsh struck 1863 only, m. 3,803,000, Unc $500. 12.5 g, .833 fine silver. also KM 256.

This specimen was lot 31861 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $1,680. The catalog description[1] noted, "Italy. Genoa. Giorgio Adorno gold Genovino (Ducat) ND (1413-1415) MS63 NGC, Fr-363, CNI-IIIa.3var (obverse legend), MIR-61 (R2). 3.49gm. +G: A: DV: IANVЄNSIVM: XVII • I, castle within ornamented tressure, stars in spandrels / +CONRADV': RЄX: ROMANORV: I •, cross potent within ornamented tressure, stars in spandrels. A rare and iconic hammered gold type from Genoa, struck on a slightly undersized flan, though preserving satiny originality to the fields and containing no obtrusive marks. From the Allen Moretti Swiss Collection."

This specimen was lot 31862 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $2,040. The catalog description[1] noted, "Italy. Genoa. Galeazzo Maria Sforza gold Genovino (Ducat) ND (1466-1476) MS65 NGC, Fr-383, MIR-114. 3.47 g. + • G : S : DUX : mЄDIOLAnI : D : IAn •, castle in tressure of arches, annulets in spandrels / + : COnRADUX : RЄX : ROMAnO : BI •, cross pattée within tressure of arches, cinquefoils at points and annulets in spandrels. A lustrous example of this issue with an appealing strike. From the Allen Moretti Swiss Collection."

This specimen was lot 31870 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $2,760. The catalog description[1] noted, "Italy. Lombardy-Venetia. Franz I of Austia Scudo 1824-M MS65+ NGC, Milan mint, KM-C8.1, Dav-8. Obv. Laureate but of Austrian Emperor Franz II (I). Rev. Crowned double-headed eagle with arms on breast. Impressively struck, the devices cloaked in vibrant cerulean and seafoam tones over surfaces demonstrating clear underlying luster."

  • 1824-M scudo struck 1822-31, all dates priced the same. 26 g, .900 fine. also C8.2, struck at Vienna, and C8.3, struck at Venice.

This specimen was lot 31872 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $4,560. The catalog description[1] noted, "Italy. Milan. Galeazzo II Visconti gold Florin ND (1354-1378) MS64 NGC, Fr-676. 3.50 g. + GALE AZ VICE CO M ES :, Duke on horseback charging right, wielding sword / • + • DOMINVS • M EDIOLANI • 3C', crested dragon helm between G and 3 within tressured frame. A lightly toned and well struck example with residual mint luster still evident in the fields. From the Allen Moretti Swiss Collection."

This specimen was lot 31879 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $4,320. The catalog description[1] noted, "Italy. Papal States. Paul II gold Ducat ND (1464-1471) MS61 NGC, Rome mint, Fr-16, MIR-399/1, Munt-5, B-394. 3.38gm. Familial arms surmounted by papal tiara and crossed keys / Jesus standing on right, handing keys to the Pope kneeling right. A very rare issue with the first clear use of foreshortening (note the square flooring on the reverse) to imply perspective. Well struck with a fine golden patina. From the Allen Moretti Swiss Collection."

This specimen was lot 31880 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $690. The catalog description[1] noted, "Italy. Papal States. Julius II gold Fiorino di Camera ND (1503-1513) XF Details (Edge Filing) NGC, Rome mint, Fr-40, B-562. Boldly struck with light toning and some minor weakness around the figures."

This specimen was lot 31890 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $3,840. The catalog description[1] noted, "Italy. Siena. Republic gold Florin ND (1340-1450) AU58 NGC, Fr-1154, MIR-523. 3.52gm. + SENA VETVS CIVITAS VIRGINIS, large floral S / • ALFA • ЄT • O PRINCIPIVM • FINIS •, foliate cross; above, merchant's mark of Paolo di Gabriello. A boldly struck example with an orange-gold patina and light underlying luster in the fields. A handsome piece not often encountered in such an attractive state. From the Allen Moretti Swiss Collection."

This specimen was lot 31981 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $1,320. The catalog description[1] noted, "Mexico. Republic gold 8 Escudos 1857 Mo-GF UNC Details (Obverse Scratched) NGC, Mexico City mint, KM383.9. Rarely encountered at the uncirculated level, nearly entirely free of the type's chronic central softness of strike, and watery to the extreme."

This specimen was lot 31996 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $4,200. The catalog description[1] noted, "Mexico. Republic gold 10 Pesos 1878 Do-E AU58 PCGS, Durango mint, KM 413.3. Mintage: 582. Reportedly the second rarest assayer for this mint, and the first example we have offered in the last decade, the present piece is positively beaming with mint radiance and fine die polish in the fields."

This specimen was lot 32015 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $1,680. The catalog description[1] noted, "Gelderland. Provincial gold 14 Gulden (Gold Rider) 1762 MS61 NGC, KM 86.1, Fr-242. Impressive to behold as a joint consequence of its rarity, brightness, and uniformly bold strike, any handling seemingly light for the assigned grade and confined to smaller instances."

This specimen was lot 32016 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $1,800. The catalog description[1] noted, "Gorinchem. City gold Imitative Rose Noble ND (1583-1591) XF45 NGC, Fr-80, S-1952, Schneider-851. 7.48gm. Struck in imitation of the gold Ryal (Rose Noble) issues produced under the reign of Edward IV, this type still bearing his name in the obverse legend. The surfaces are a brassy hue of gold, with the majority of the detail well-outlined and dressed in earthen tones that create an accentuating effect, the strike placed on a broad, attractive flan. From the Allen Moretti Swiss Collection."

This specimen was lot 32021 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $2,880. The catalog description[1] noted, "Kampen. City Lion Daalder 1662 MS65 NGC, KM35.2. A bright example offering a pleasing strike and exceptional preservation for the issue."

This specimen was lot 32022 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $3,000. The catalog description[1] noted, "Utrecht. Provincial gold Imitative Rose Noble ND (c. 1600-1601) MS61 NGC, KM 6, Fr-277. 7.53 g. A bold representative of the type, struck on a broad and lustrous golden flan near the turn of the century of what would later become known as the "Dutch Golden Age". The strike shows a light case of doubling, apparently isolated in the face of the standing figure. An overall beautiful example worthy of close collector attention."

This specimen was lot 32026 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $1,560. The catalog description[1] noted, "West Friesland. Provincial Lion Daalder 1670 MS64 NGC, KM 14.3, Dav-4870. Of exceedingly rare quality for this type, normally seen weakly struck and with significant handling. This specimen displays not only gleaming argent luster at every turn, but a standout portrayal of detail in the face of the obverse figure, coupled with a refined silver patina that adds an element of luxury to this regal offering. Tied for finest graded at NGC, with none above the MS63 level seen by PCGS."

This specimen was lot 32052 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $2,400. The catalog description[1] noted, "Panama. Republic gold 500 Balboas 1975-FM PL64 PCGS, Franklin mint, KM 42. Birth of Balboa commemorative. Excellent mirroring with a bright gold chroma. AGW 1.2066 oz."

This specimen was lot 32053 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $3,000. The catalog description[1] noted, "Panama. Republic gold Prooflike 500 Balboas 1979-FM PL66 PCGS, Franklin mint, KM 62. An attractive, large prooflike example featuring the Golden Jaguar. AGW 1.2066 oz."

This specimen was lot 32055 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $3,360. The catalog description[1] noted, "Panama. Republic gold 'Owl Butterfly' 500 Balboas 1983-FM MS67 NGC, Franklin mint, KM 96. Struck in 12 karat gold on a scalloped planchet. The scarcer MS version of this large type, more commonly encountered in Proof. Near perfect, exhibiting considerable brightness. AGW 0.5977 oz."

This specimen was lot 32063 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $1,050. The catalog description[1] noted, "Peru. Charles II Cob 8 Reales 1700 L-H VF30 NGC, Lima mint, KM24. 27.34 g. This specimen exhibits a handsome graphite tone with deeper toning in the recesses causing the devices to serve as highlights. The central date and assayer's initial are clear on the obverse, and other equally clear features of the overall design make this example highly desirable."

This specimen was lot 32116 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $3,600. The catalog description[1] noted, "Portugal. João VI 40 Reis (Pataco) 1822 MS66 Brown NGC, Lisbon mint, KM 370. An outstanding piece with virtually pristine surfaces, needle-sharp strike, and exhibiting a lovely brown patina with mint red along the peripheries. A survey of the NGC Census reveals that this coin is not only the finest of its type (KM370) when compared to stated numbers, but ties for the finest across every type in its denomination, a true testament to its conditional rarity!"

This specimen was lot 32196 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $7,800. The catalog description[1] noted, "Scotland: Mary, Queen of Scots (1542-1567) gold 22 Shillings 1553 XF45 NGC, Fr-31, S-5396, Burns-pg. 289, 3. 2.38 g. Variety with pellet above crown. Struck prior to Mary's marriage to Francis in 1558 (1st Period, 1542-1558). A handsome type with light toning around the devices, and even wear. Good clarity of the legends and devices along with a nice flan lacking any flaws should see that this piece receives spirited bidding."

This specimen was lot 32198 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $2,520. The catalog description[1] noted, "Scotland: James VI (I) gold Sword & Scepter 1602 XF45 PCGS, Edinburgh mint, KM20, S-5460. Obv. Crowned coat-of-arms. Rev. Sword and scepter crossed in saltire; crown above, thistle to left and right, date below. Minor areas of weakness in the legends, with most of the design and legend well struck with some remaining luster. A very popular type."

This specimen was lot 32217 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $1,320. The catalog description[1] noted, "South Africa: George V 1/2 Penny 1935 MS67 Red and Brown NGC, KM13.3. Bright and sparkling mint luster with peach tones around the edges and a dark area of iridescent tone in the center of the obverse."

This specimen was lot 32232 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "Spain: Rare and Imposing Philip V 8 Escudos. Philip V gold 8 Escudos 1728 M-JJ XF45 NGC, Madrid mint, KM 347, Cal-81, Cay-9998, Onza-371 (Extremely Rare). An incredible rarity with an attractive amber chroma and light rose tones surrounding the devices. The offering exhibits even wear throughout, remaining bold and handsome despite circulation. The year 1728 saw the first "bust" 8 Escudos produced within Spain, rendering this well-preserved selection quite special to a degree much beyond its sheer scarcity and impressive visual impact. The first example of the type we have ever had the privilege to offer, with the last example of the date to come to auction bringing the equivalent of $20,127 when it sold in NAC's 2012 Auction 65 (lot 3039)."

This specimen was lot 32246 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $1,020. The catalog description[1] noted, "British Colony. Victoria 50 Cents 1901 AU58 NGC, KM 13. Obv. Crowned bust of Queen Victoria left. Rev. "50" in beaded circle with date and value below. Lustrous and well struck, with only the slightest touch of rubbing on the highpoints. Only three pieces in MS62 have been certified finer than this near-uncirculated example."

This specimen was lot 32248 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $2,220. The catalog description[1] noted, "Sweden: Carl IX, as Duke of Södermannland Klippe Mark 1598 XF45 PCGS, AAH-16a. Nicely toned with underlying luster and ripples of iridescence."

This specimen was lot 32263 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $1,500. The catalog description[1] noted, "Switzerland: Basel. City gold Goldgulden (Ducat) 1621 XF Details (Edge Filing) NGC, KM 73, Fr-21, HMZ-2-74e. 3.06 g. A scarce and popular type, slightly creased and weak in the centers but otherwise fully rendered and with creamy gold original surfaces. From the Allen Moretti Swiss Collection."

This specimen was lot 32264 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $2,520. The catalog description[1] noted, "Switzerland: Basel. City gold Goldgulden (Ducat) 1622 VF25 NGC, KM 73, Fr-21, HMZ-2-74f. 3.17 g. A moderately circulated representative of this difficult type with mahogany and amber tones that cling to the devices in an emboldening fashion. A small flan crack is noted at 1 o'clock but does not extend far into the flan. Sold with old collector's ticket. From the Allen Moretti Swiss Collection."

This specimen was lot 32269 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $3,600. The catalog description[1] noted, "Switzerland: Basel. City gold Ducat ND (1750-1780) MS62 NGC, KM 177 var., Fr-48, HMZ-2-94a. Light, original toning and full mint brilliance. A highly interesting type with strong details. Similar to the listings in the Standard Catalog of World Coins but with NOVUS added to the reverse legend. A choice piece and rare in mint state. From the Allen Moretti Swiss Collection."

This specimen was lot 32270 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $2,640. The catalog description[1] noted, "Switzerland: Basel. City gold Ducat ND (c. 1775) MS62 NGC, KM 173, Fr-45. A superlative Ducat with almost prooflike reflectivity in the fields behind the crisp and dynamic obverse Basilisk. Aside from its sharpness and technical quality, the eye appeal of this piece has been bolstered further through an iridescent peach tone illuminating the planchet; seldom offered in any grade, and almost unseen so fine as this. From the Allen Moretti Swiss Collection."

This specimen was lot 32275 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $1,560. The catalog description[1] noted, "Switzerland: Bern. Canton gold Duplone 1796 MS61 NGC, KM 146, Fr-182, HMZ-2-213h. 7.63 g. A solid piece with good luster and an saffron-gold patina. The strike is bold and clean, and the surfaces offer a good deal of reflectivity with very few contact marks. From the Allen Moretti Swiss Collection."

This specimen was lot 32279 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $3,120. The catalog description[1] noted, "Switzerland: Bern. Canton gold 1/2 Ducat 1719 MS64 NGC, KM 93, Fr-173, HMZ-2-217f. Struck on a slightly irregular flan, though certainly fully so, with a resulting sharpness to the design features that would be difficult if not impossible to exceed. The surfaces reveal significant reflectivity upon inspection, resulting in an undeniable allure only heightened by the specimen's "Top Pop" position with NGC. From the Allen Moretti Swiss Collection."

This specimen was lot 32281 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $4,320. The catalog description[1] noted, "Switzerland: Bern. Canton gold 2 Ducat 1796 MS64 Prooflike NGC, KM 154, Fr-179, HMZ-2-212h. A near-gem example with a fine, bold strike, sharply reflective fields and an apricot-gold patina. A quality example that should see spirited competition. From the Allen Moretti Swiss Collection."

This specimen was lot 32295 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $2,400. The catalog description[1] noted, "Switzerland: Solothurn. Canton gold Duplone 1797 MS62 NGC, KM 60, Fr-391, HMZ-2-840c. A lightly toned example with a clear, bold strike, satiny luster, and hints of mirroring in the fields. From the Allen Moretti Swiss Collection."

This specimen was lot 32297 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $4,320. The catalog description[1] noted, "Switzerland: Zug. Canton Taler 1623 AU58 NGC, KM 35. A choice, nearly uncirculated specimen with attractive toning exhibiting light iridescent hues of violet and blue, and satiny luster underneath. From the Allen Moretti Swiss Collection."

This specimen was lot 32302 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $1,110. The catalog description[1] noted, "Switzerland: Zurich. Canton gold 1/4 Ducat 1748/5 MS65 NGC, KM 138, Fr-488, HMZ-2-1163aa. Lustrous and even bordering on prooflike, this small golden gem expresses a level of detail and sharpness that justifiably place it at the top of the population seen by both NGC and PCGS combined. From the Allen Moretti Swiss Collection."

This specimen was lot 32332 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $720. The catalog description[1] noted, "Venezuela. Republic 2 Bolivares 1887 AU Details (Cleaned) NGC, Paris mint, KM-Y23. Well struck and lightly toned, and despite having been cleaned, significant luster still remains."

This specimen was part of lot 32335 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), which sold for 3,720. The catalog description[1] noted, "Zambia. Republic 3-Piece Certified gold & silver Conservation Kwacha Proof Set 1979 Ultra Cameo NGC, 1) "Kafue Lechwe" 5 Kwacha - PR67, KM 18a; 2) "Taita Falcon" 10 Kwacha - PR67, KM 19a; 3) gold "African Wild Dog" 250 Kwacha - PR69, KM 20. A high-grade set including the scarce "African Wild Dog" 250 Kwacha, of which only 245 specimens were struck."

This specimen was part of lot 32340 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), which sold for $10,500. The catalog description[1] noted, "International gold 12-Piece Certified "Year of the Child" Proof Assortment 1974-1982 NGC, 1) Nepal: Shah Dynasty. Birendra Bir Bikram gold Proof 10 Asarphi VS 2031 (1974) PR69 Ultra Cameo NGC, KM852. AGW 0.3374 oz.; 2) China: People's Republic 450 Yuan 1979 PR69 Cameo, KM 9. AGW 0.4968 oz.; 3) Bolivia: Republic 4000 Pesos Bolivianos 1979 PR70 Ultra Cameo, KM199. AGW 0.4968 oz.; 4) Canada: Elizabeth II 100 Dollars 1979 PR69 Ultra Cameo, KM126. AGW 0.5002 oz.; 5) Ethiopia: Republic 400 Birr EE 1972 (1979) PR68 Ultra Cameo, KM60. AGW 0.4968 oz.; 6) Turkey: Republic 10000 Lira 1979 PR69 Ultra Cameo, KM933. AGW 0.4968 oz.; 7) Mongolia: Republic 750 Tugrik 1980 PR67 Ultra Cameo, KM40. AGW 0.5437 oz.; 8) United Arab Emirates: Republic 750 Dirhams AH 1400 (1980) PR69 Ultra Cameo, KM8. AGW 0.4968 oz.; 9) Jordan: Hussein 60 Dinars AH 1401 (1981) PR69 Ultra Cameo, KM 46. AGW 0.5062 oz.; 10) Thailand: Rama IX 4000 Baht BE 2524 (1981)-CHI PR69 Ultra Cameo, KM-Y153. AGW 0.4968 oz.; 11) Dominican Republic: Republic 200 Pesos 1982-CHI PR69 Ultra Cameo, KM 58. AGW 0.4968 oz.; 12) Tunisia: Republic 75 Dinars 1982-CHI PR69 Ultra Cameo, KM 317. AGW 0.4499 oz. Not a traditional 'set' as it were, as these represent 12 different issues from 12 different countries; nonetheless they are often collected as a complete series, and as such this run of high-grade Proofs are sure to appeal to those interested in the type. All are superlative specimens with uniform dazzling reflectivity and varied gold coloration. The group is sold with case and accompanying certificates. Total AGW 5.815 oz."

This specimen was part of lot 33313 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), which sold for $216. The catalog description[1] noted, "Australia: 13-Piece Lot of Certified Assorted Minors NGC, 1) George V 1/2 Penny 1936 - UNC Details (Surface Hairlines); 2) George VI 3 Pence 1943-D - MS62; 3) George VI 6 Pence 1943-D - MS64; 4) George VI Shilling 1943-S - MS61; 5) George VI Florin 1944-S - MS63; 6) George VI Florin 1947 - MS64; 7) George VI Florin 1951 - MS63; 8) George VI Florin 1951 - MS63; 9) George VI Florin 1951 - MS63; 10) Elizabeth II Florin 1953 - MS64; 11) Elizabeth II Florin 1954 - AU58; 12) Elizabeth II Florin 1954 - MS64; 13) Elizabeth II Florin 1962 - MS62."

This specimen was lot 33323 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $840. The catalog description[1] noted, "Austria: Salzburg. Johann Ernst gold 1/2 Ducat 1705 MS63 NGC, Salzburg mint, KM 256, Fr-834, Probszt-1784. Visually quite pleasing with reflective surfaces and honey gold color."

This specimen was lot 33324 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $384. The catalog description[1] noted, "Austria: Salzburg. Franz Anton gold 1/4 Ducat 1714 MS64 NGC, KM 297. A lesser-seen diminutive ducat fraction that rivals even some multiple issues in terms of its luster and quality."

This specimen was lot 33325 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $720. The catalog description[1] noted, "Austria: Salzburg. Leopold Anton Eleutherius gold Ducat 1738 AU55 NGC, KM 323, Fr-849. The first example of the date we have offered, the devices well-engraved and bathed in sun-gold color."

This specimen was lot 33327 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $372. The catalog description[1] noted, "Austria: Archduke Ferdinand 60 Kreuzer 1569 XF45 NGC, Hall mint, Dav-52. A seldom-seen denomination that rarely comes to auction, endowed with glimmering gold-orange tone and well-defined features."

This specimen was lot 33333 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $240. The catalog description[1] noted, "Austria: Republic Proof "Auer von Welsbach" 25 Schilling 1958 PR66 Cameo NGC, KM 2884. Mintage: 1,000. A lovely Proof struck to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of chemist Auer von Welsbach."

This specimen was lot 33335 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $336. The catalog description[1] noted, "Austrian Netherlands: Franz II 14 Liards (14 Oorden) 1793-(b) MS65 PCGS, Brussels mint, KM 59. Remarkably sharp for this usually heavily circulated type, every detail of the design exquisitely bold, and a soft golden tone pervading throughout."

This specimen was lot 33341 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $780. The catalog description[1] noted, "Belgium: Leopold II gold 20 Francs 1878 MS66 PCGS, KM 37. A gem example with hints of rose-gold and vibrant luster. A pleasing needle-sharp strike. AGW 0.1867 oz."

This specimen was lot 33346 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $990. The catalog description[1] noted, "Bolivia: Philip II Cob 8 Reales ND (1574-1586) P-B AU55 NGC, Potosi mint, KM0005.1, Cal-158. 27.32 g. The single finest of the type seen to-date by NGC, with the next finest being an XF45. Very rarely found so well preserved, the appearance surprisingly "regular" for the method of manufacture with strong central details, only a minor die shift on both faces reminding the viewer that this is a cob."

This specimen was lot 33475 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $1,201.20. The catalog description[1] noted, "British West Africa: British Colony. George V tin-brass Proof 6 Pence 1925 PR64 NGC, Royal mint London, KM 11b, FT101. Chromatic pastel shades ignite the surface of this piece. Extremely rare in Proof format. Ex. Arielle Collection; South Africa Mint Archives."

This specimen was lot 33494 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $95. The catalog description[1] noted, "Canada: George VI Cent 1939 MS66 Red ICCS, Royal Canadian mint, KM 32. A gorgeous offering with no observable flaws. From the James Mossman Collection of Canadian Coinage."

This specimen was part of lot 33497 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), which sold for $48. The catalog description[1] noted, "Canada: Elizabeth II 3-Piece Lot of Certified Cents, 1) 1967 SP65 Red ICCS, KM 59.1; 2) 1976 PL67 Red PCGS, KM 59.1; 3) 1979 PL68 Red PCGS, KM 59.2; Royal Canadian mint. From the James Mossman Collection of Canadian Coinage."

This specimen was lot 33504 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), which sold for $408. The catalog description[1] noted, "Canada: George V 5 Cents 1928 MS65 ICCS, Ottawa mint, KM 29. A flashy gem exhibiting gorgeous cartwheel luster. From the James Mossman Collection of Canadian Coinage."

This specimen was lot 33527 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), which sold for $780. The catalog description[1] noted, "Canada: George V 10 Cents 1936 MS67 PCGS, Ottawa mint, KM 23a. A wonderfully sharp strike with swirling luster and multi-hued iridescent toning along the peripheries, the centers retaining most of their icy white mint freshness. From the James Mossman Collection of Canadian Coinage."

This specimen was lot 33533 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), which sold for $276. The catalog description[1] noted, "Canada: Edward VII Specimen 25 Cents 1908 SP63 Matte NGC, Ottawa mint, KM 11. Gold, blue, and argent-gray toning, with bold definition. Minor contact marks, and a few spots, are noted."

This specimen was lot 33613 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $7,800. The catalog description[1] noted, "Canada: Elizabeth II gold Proof "Wedding Anniversary" 500 Dollars (5 oz) 2007, Royal Canadian mint, KM 710. Number 128 of 200. Struck for Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip's 60th Wedding Anniversary. sold with the case of issue and COA. AGW 5.0 oz."

This specimen was lot 33614 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $7,800. The catalog description[1] noted, "Canada: Elizabeth II gold Proof "Royal Canadian Mint Anniversary" 500 Dollars (5 oz) 2008, Royal Canadian mint, KM-Unl. Number 57 out of 250. Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Canadian Royal Mint. Flawless and of impressive size. sold with case of issue and COA. AGW 5.00 oz."

This specimen was lot 33615 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $8,100. The catalog description[1] noted, "Canada: Elizabeth II gold Proof "Construction of Parliament Building" 500 Dollars (5 oz) 2009, Royal Canadian mint, KM-Unl. Number 24 out of 200. Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the construction of the Ottawa Parliament building. Flawless and of impressive size. sold with case of issue and COA. AGW 5.00 oz."

This specimen was lot 33616 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $7,800. The catalog description[1] noted, "Canada: Elizabeth II gold Proof "Vancouver Olympics - Look of the Games" 500 Dollars (5 oz) 2010, Royal Canadian mint, KM-Unl. Number 208 out of 210. Struck for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics to reflect the scenery and diversity of the host country of Canada. sold with case of issue and COA. AGW 5.00 oz."

This specimen was lot 33617 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $7,800. The catalog description[1] noted, "Canada: Elizabeth II gold Proof "100th Anniversary of Gold Coinage" 500 Dollars (5 oz) 2012, Royal Canadian mint, KM-Unl. Number 157 out of 200. Struck for the 100th anniversary of Canadian gold coinage. The devices are highly satiny, contrasting sublimely against the mirrored fields. sold with case of issue and COA. AGW 5.0 oz."

This specimen was lot 33619 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $264. The catalog description[1] noted, "Canada: Newfoundland. Victoria Cent 1872-H MS64 Red and Brown NGC, Heaton mint, KM 1. Nearly full mint-red luster, with a bold strike."

This specimen was lot 33622 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $264. The catalog description[1] noted, "Canada: Newfoundland Pair of Certified 20 Cents PCGS, 1) Victoria 20 Cents 1888 - XF45, London mint, KM 4; 2) George V 20 Cents 1912 - MS63, Ottawa mint, KM 15."

This specimen was lot 33650 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $1,440. The catalog description[1] noted, "Chile: Republic gold Escudo 1840 So-IJ AU55 NGC, Santiago mint, KM 101.1, Fr-41. Excellent strong strike and subtle rose-gold toning over vibrant luster."

This specimen was lot 33660 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $780. The catalog description[1] noted, "China: People's Republic gold Panda 50 Yuan (1/2 oz) 1987-(s) MS69 NGC, Shanghai mint, KM 162. From the Cargill-Atwood Collection."

This specimen was lot 33690 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $780. The catalog description[1] noted, "Costa Rica: Republic gold 10 Colones 1897 MS64 NGC, San Jose mint, KM 140. Displaying vibrant cartwheel bloom and a bold strike."

This specimen was lot 33717 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $900. The catalog description[1] noted, "Cuba: Republic silver Piefort "Cuban Railroad" 5 Pesos 1983 MS69 NGC, KM-P3. Mintage: 100. Selections from the EMO Collection Cabinet."

This specimen was lot 33718 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $198. The catalog description[1] noted, "Cuba: Republic Matte Proof "Soviet-Cuban Space Flight" 10 Pesos 1980 PR69 NGC, KM 50. Only 5,000 recorded in Proof, with an indeterminate number struck in Matte. Selections from the EMO Collection Cabinet."

This specimen was lot 33722 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $288. The catalog description[1] noted, "Cyprus: British Colony. Victoria Piastre 1900 VF30 Brown NGC, KM3.2. Mintage: 27,000. One of the lowest mintage dates for the issue, which comes endowed with aged coffee tones and pleasantly light, even wear."

  • 1900 piastre m. 27,000 + proofs. VF $120, a better date but not the key.

This specimen was lot 33723 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $900. The catalog description[1] noted, "Cyprus: Republic gold Proof "Archbishop Makarios III" 50 Pounds 1977 PR69 Ultra Cameo NGC, KM 47. A magnificent modern Proof, sold with its original case of issue. AGW 0.4711 oz."

This specimen was lot 33736 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $126. The catalog description[1] noted, "Denmark: Frederik IX Proof "Wedding Anniversary" 5 Kroner 1960-C(h)S PR66 Cameo PCGS, Copenhagen mint, KM-X8."

This specimen was lot 33745 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $900. The catalog description[1] noted, "Egypt: United Arab Republic gold Proof "Cleopatra" 50 Pounds AH 1414 (1993) PR69 Ultra Cameo NGC, KM 756. AGW 0.246 oz."

This specimen was lot 33746 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $528. The catalog description[1] noted, "Egypt: United Arab Republic gold Proof "Sphinx" 50 Pounds AH 1414 (1993) PR69 Ultra Cameo NGC, KM 776. AGW 0.246 oz."

This specimen was lot 33747 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $870. The catalog description[1] noted, "Egypt: United Arab Republic gold Proof "Jeweled Cat" 50 Pounds AH 1415 (1994) PR69 Ultra Cameo NGC, KM 780. Coin alignment. AGW 0.246 oz."

This specimen was lot 33771 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it Sold for $360. The catalog description[1] noted, "France: Charles IX (1560-1574) gold Ecu d'Or au Soleil 1568-M AU Details (Cleaned) NGC, Toulouse mint, cf. Fr-378 (for type), cf. Ciani-1345 (for obverse), Dup-1059 (same)/Dup-1057Bvar (for reverse). 3.34gm. By Jean Robert (R). (sun) CAROLVS • VIIII • D • G • F • REX • M • D • L • XVIII R, crowned royal shield / +XPS • VINCIT • XPS • REGNAT • XPS • IMPERE R •, cross fleurdelisee with M in center. A very peculiar and seemingly unpublished variety in the legends, the obverse matching a hybrid type recorded by both Ciani and Duplessy. This obverse also matches specimens sold by Jean Vinchon (30 May 2017 Auction, Lot 99) and cgb.fr (Mail Bid Sale 31, Lot 994), though the rendition of the word Imperat on the reverse of this specimen differs. Quite rare as such, and sure to appeal to the completionist collector of French hammered gold."

This specimen was lot 33775 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it Sold for $780. The catalog description[1] noted, "France: Louis XIV gold Louis d'Or 1702-A UNC Details (Obverse Scratched) NGC, Paris mint, KM 334.1. Overstruck on an earlier Louis d'Or of the same monarch. Exceptionally handsome for the type, the noted scratches barely noticeable next to the faint lines of the undertype, strong originality preserved throughout to very pleasing effect."

This specimen was lot 33778 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $1,080. The catalog description[1] noted, "France: Louis XV gold Louis d'Or 1739-A MS62 NGC, Paris mint, KM 489.1, Gad-340. Far nicer than the grade suggests, with radiating, golden surfaces and fully-raised design features, particularly atop the King's features. Typical abrasions from handling, along with a few more heavier grazes, ultimately preclude the choice designation. Still very collectible in all regards. Ex. Bern Collection."

This specimen was lot 33796 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $372. The catalog description[1] noted, "France: Napoleon III gold 20 Francs 1862-BB MS63 PCGS, Strasbourg mint, KM 801.2, Gad-1062."

This specimen was lot 33815 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $780. The catalog description[1] noted, "German East Africa: German Colony. Wilhelm II Rupie 1890 MS66 PCGS, KM 2, J-713. Tied for the finest business strike of the date seen by PCGS, and a truly astounding piece on the whole, a radiant palette of russet iridescence overlaying glassy surfaces."

  • 1890 rupie 11.66 g, 0.917 fine silver, m. 154,000, first year and most common date. BU $350.

This specimen was lot 33817 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $264. The catalog description[1] noted, "German East Africa: German Colony. Wilhelm II Proof Rupie 1911-A PR61 NGC, Berlin mint, KM 10. A semi-matte texture reveals itself in the fields when viewed at certain angles, which rapidly vanishes amidst the otherwise glassy flash."

This specimen was lot 33845 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $360. The catalog description[1] noted, "German States: Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel. Anton Ulrich Groschen 1704-HCH MS66 PCGS, Brunswick mint, KM 647, Welter-1865. A radiant gem silver minor expressing an incredible brightness, not a stray mark on the surfaces and just the lightest stippling of die rust."

This specimen was lot 33849 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $432. The catalog description[1] noted, "German States: Cologne. Archbishop Ruprecht (1463-1480) gold Goldgulden ND (1463-1464) AU Details (Mount Removed) NGC, Riel mint, Fr-798, Noss-403a/a var (no marks of contraction or stops on reverse). 3.18 g. First Period. *ROBЄRT' * Є | LЄC' * ЄCL CO', half figure of St. Peter, mantled and nimbate, facing, gospels in left hand, keys in right; shield below / MOn | nOVΛ | ΛVRЄ | ΛRIL, long cross over shield. A covetable example from this earliest period of Ruprecht's coinage, bordering on very rare at this AU level, with bold die polish still visible in the fields. The mount removal appears at 3 o'clock, but is rather well done and hardly distracting. From the Allen Moretti Swiss Collection."

This specimen was lot 33851 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $396. The catalog description[1] noted, "German States: Franconian Circle. Anonymous 2/3 Taler (Gulden) 1693-GFN AU58 NGC, Nürnberg mint, KM 21, Dav-518. Superb quality for this elusive one-year type from an already fleeting imperial-mandated district (Kreis) in central Germany. Lightly olive in color with a typically soft strike, and the first example we have seen approaching anything like Mint State."

This specimen was lot 33855 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $432. The catalog description[1] noted, "German States: Friedberg. Johann Eitel II 2/3 Taler 1747-CPS AU50 NGC, Clausthal mint, KM 65. A very difficult issue produced for only a single year, and which is almost never found outside of lower grades. Fully appealing and luminous."

This specimen was lot 33859 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $660. The catalog description[1] noted, "German States: Hanau-Lichtenberg. Johann Reinhard I Teston 1609 MS61 NGC, Wurth-sur-Sauer mint, KM 6. 8.19 g. The single certified example of this elusive type in higher grades at NGC, demonstrating a nearly flawless strike with much luster."

This specimen was lot 33860 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $1,440. The catalog description[1] noted, "German States: Hannover. Provincial City Taler 1631-MB VF25 NGC, KM 37, Dav-5393. With the name and titles of Ferdinand II. A very rare taler type that seldom appears on the market, the intricacies of the design pleasantly picked out by darkened cabinet tones."

This specimen was lot 33862 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $300. The catalog description[1] noted, "German States: Hannover. George IV of England 2/3 Taler 1825-C MS62 PCGS, Clausthal mint, KM 140. One of just two of this date certified in Mint State by PCGS, and the finest we have offered, an impressive degree of care taken in the execution of the designs."

This specimen was lot 33864 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $720. The catalog description[1] noted, "German States: Hesse-Darmstadt. Ernst Ludwig 5 Mark 1899-A AU58 NGC, Berlin mint, KM 369. Mintage: 4,475. The lowest mintage date for the type and the only example yet certified by NGC to wit, appearing very nearly Mint State with full luster to the fields and a sharp relief to the devices."

  • 1899-A 5 mark first struck 1895. m. 4,475 + 176 proofs. Unc $3,500.

This specimen was lot 33876 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $1,050. The catalog description[1] noted, "German States: Mecklenburg-Strelitz. Adolph Friedrich V 3 Mark 1913-A UNC Detailed (Cleaned) NGC, Berlin mint, KM 120, J-92."

This specimen was lot 33884 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $660. The catalog description[1] noted, "German States: Prussia. Friedrich Wilhelm III Taler 1802-A MS63 PCGS, Berlin mint, KM 368. Choice, with silky silver luster that illuminates the planchet. A representative of admirable quality for its type."

  • 1802-A thaler 22.27 g, 0.750 fine silver, m. unknown but a common date.

This specimen was lot 33898 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $384. The catalog description[1] noted, "German States: Prussia. Wilhelm II Proof 3 Mark 1909-A PR65 Cameo NGC, Berlin mint, KM 527. Subtly toned in sunset color on the obverse, the reverse highly flashy. A true gem of the type."

This specimen was lot 33902 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $1,200. The catalog description[1] noted, "German States: Prussia. Wilhelm II Proof 5 Mark 1904-A PR63 NGC, Berlin mint, KM 523. A gorgeous choice Proof which reddens atop the king's hair while a crescent of sapphire blue cushions against the lower regions of the obverse."

This specimen was lot 33917 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $420. The catalog description[1] noted, "German States: Saxony. Johann Georg I 1/4 Taler 1628-HI MS62 PCGS, Dresden mint, KM 407. A sharp selection displaying a lovely cabinet patina, the legends needle-sharp and providing a bold visual frame to the central features."

This specimen was lot 33923 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $420. The catalog description[1] noted, "German States: Saxony. Johann Taler 1868-B MS65 PCGS, Dresden mint, KM 1214. Colored in a more mottled autumnal color, whirling die polish gracing both obverse and reverse alike."

This specimen was lot 33930 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $360. The catalog description[1] noted, "German States: Saxony. Friedrich August III Proof 3 Mark 1910-E PR65 Ultra Cameo NGC, Muldenhutten mint, KM 1267, J-135. An exceptional coin displaying nearly imperceptible pale maroon tone to the planchet, with original bright silver color retained about the legends."

This specimen was lot 33937 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $780. The catalog description[1] noted, "German States: Stolberg. Christof Friedrich & Jost Christian 2/3 Taler (Gulden) 1731-IIG MS63 NGC, KM 151, Dav-997. A difficult German state whose coinage from all periods is notoriously elusive in Mint State grades and virtually always comes softly struck, this choice representative standing as the sole NGC-graded specimen. Featuring the iconic stag motif against slate-gray centers fringed by margins filled with iridescent color."

This specimen was lot 33940 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $264. The catalog description[1] noted, "German States: Württemberg. Wilhelm I 1/2 Gulden 1841 MS66 NGC, KM 573. A remarkable grade for this almost universally heavily circulated type, hardly a reason to quibble visible even under magnification."

This specimen was lot 33946 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $432. The catalog description[1] noted, "Germany: Wilhelm I 50 Pfennig 1877-C MS68 NGC, Frankfurt mint, KM 8. Wonderfully toned in a halo of color, and a nearly perfect representative of the issue."

  • 1877-C 50 pfennig m. 2,387,753 (small eagle, KM 6) + 2,819,513 (large eagle, KM 8). KM 8 struck 1877-78 only.

This specimen was lot 33948 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $420. The catalog description[1] noted, "Germany: Weimar Republic Proof 2 Pfennig 1924-A PR65+ Red PCGS, Berlin mint, KM31. The only example of this denomination we have been able to locate in Proof format, suggesting a rather notable rarity with the series, and one which borders on technical perfection."

This specimen was lot 33956 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $1,020. The catalog description[1] noted, "Gibraltar. Elizabeth II gold Proof "Millennium" 1/2 Crown 1999 PR69 Ultra Cameo NGC, KM 1108. Estimated Mintage: 1000. AGW 0.4994 oz."

This specimen was lot 33968 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $492. The catalog description[1] noted, "Great Britain: Henry V gold 1/4 Noble ND (1413-1422) UNC Details (Damaged) NGC, Tower mint, Pierced Cross mm, Class F, S-1758, N-1383 (R). 1.70 g. A rarely encountered monarch in the British hammered gold series, this being one of a mere 2 examples of his quarter nobles yet seen by NGC, with the noted damage hardly overtly distracting, and likely contained to some localized scuffing on the reverse."

This specimen was lot 33972 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $504. The catalog description[1] noted, "Great Britain: Charles I Crown ND (1642-1643) VF25 NGC, Truro mint, Rose mm, KM 333, S-3045. A bit weakly struck over the king's torso, though the horse remains well-detailed and the flan on the whole appears quite round."

This specimen was lot 33978 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $1,020. The catalog description[1] noted, "Great Britain: Charles II gold Guinea 1680 VF Details (Cleaned) NGC, KM440.1. Maintaining pleasantly defined features highlighted by darkened toning accents."

This specimen was lot 33980 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $900. The catalog description[1] noted, "Great Britain: William III Crown 1696 AU55 PCGS, KM494.1, S-3472. Third Bust, OCTAVO Edge. Remarkably fine for the usual shallowness of William's coinage, micro-fine flow lines circulating throughout his bust and an olive-pewter backlight pervading throughout the surfaces."

This specimen was lot 33998 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $600. The catalog description[1] noted, "Great Britain: George III 1/2 Guinea 1790 MS62 NGC, KM608. A remarkably specimen with considerable flash remaining in the fields and a clear sharpness to the devices that seems to press the boundaries of the assigned grade. Tied with one other example in this penultimate grade, with just two pieces ranking a point higher."

This specimen was lot 34000 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $840. The catalog description[1] noted, "Great Britain: George III gold Guinea 1765 XF40 NGC, KM600. Moderately circulated, displaying sharp details and a trace amount of luster."

This specimen was lot 34031 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $504. The catalog description[1] noted, "Great Britain: Victoria Proof Farthing 1874-H PR64 Red and Brown NGC, Heaton mint, KM 753. A glorious Proof from the Heaton mint, featuring chestnut brown surfaces that are accented by coppery color and attractively styled design motifs. Scarcely offered in this near-gem condition and well-deserving of a premium bid."

This specimen was lot 34032 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $504. The catalog description[1] noted, "Great Britain: Victoria Proof Farthing 1883 PR65 Red and Brown PCGS, KM 753, S-3958, Peck-1908. Highly reflective with pinpoint sharpness from the outer dentilation to the central bust of Victoria on the obverse and Britannia on the reverse. Much red remains at the edges with a touch of faded red-brown color in the exposed fields. An extremely rare date in Proof format. Ex. Law Collection."

This specimen was lot 34034 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $144. The catalog description[1] noted, "Great Britain: Victoria 1/2 Penny 1855 MS65 Brown PCGS, KM 726, S-3949. Supremely satiny with what appears to be a small area of die clashing visible behind the queen's bust."

This specimen was lot 34036 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "Great Britain: Victoria Proof 1/2 Penny 1868 PR64 Red and Brown PCGS, KM 748.2, S-3956. Quite rare in this near-gem Proof format, the fields taking on an almost merlot hue from light toning."

This specimen was lot 34056 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $252. The catalog description[1] noted, "Great Britain: Victoria 3 Pence 1893 MS62 PCGS, KM 758. Jubilee head. A gleaming white offering."

This specimen was lot 34059 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $420. The catalog description[1] noted, "Great Britain: Victoria Shilling 1872 MS65 PCGS, KM 734.2, S-3906A. Die #102. A light tinge of champagne color persists over the surfaces while traces of iridescent color can be seen on close inspection of the reverse."

This specimen was lot 34060 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $432. The catalog description[1] noted, "Great Britain: Victoria Shilling 1875 MS65 PCGS, KM 734.2, S-3906A. Die #53. Pure visual delight, the winter silver glow of the central regions accentuated be contrast against a ring of red, gold, and light blue tones in the peripheries to tremendous effect. A coin which seems to push the upper bounds of its assigned grade."

This specimen was lot 34061 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "Great Britain: Victoria Shilling 1886 MS65 PCGS, KM 734.4, S-3907. A splendid gem unsurpassed at either NGC or PCGS in terms of technical grade, a charming aged silver patina visible over the surfaces."

This specimen was lot 34064 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $780. The catalog description[1] noted, "Great Britain: Victoria "Gothic" Florin 1859 MS64 PCGS, KM 746.1, S-3891. The highest grade for the date recorded by PCGS, and unmistakably alluring with a strong flash to the reverse."

This specimen was lot 34065 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $1,920. The catalog description[1] noted, "Great Britain: Victoria "Gothic" Florin 1866 MS64 NGC, KM 746.3, S-3892. Die #9. Truly an unmissable example of this iconic British coin type, coupling an early date and die number with outstanding technical quality--standing as one of just 2 MS64-graded specimens of the date at NGC and PCGS combined, with none ranking finer. Additionally lightened by ring of iridescence in the peripheries, making this a must for the serious British connoisseur."

This specimen was lot 34088 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $600. The catalog description[1] noted, "Great Britain: Edward VII gold Sovereign 1904 MS63 PCGS, KM 805, S-3969."

This specimen was lot 34091 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $528. The catalog description[1] noted, "Great Britain: Edward VII Trade Dollar 1908-B MS64 NGC, Bombay mint, KM-T5, Prid-18."

This specimen was lot 34106 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $2,040. The catalog description[1] noted, "Great Britain: Elizabeth II gold Proof 5 Pounds 1980 PR69 Deep Cameo PCGS, KM924. AGW 1.1775 oz."

This specimen was part of lot 34108 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), which sold for $360. The catalog description[1] noted, "Great Britain: Elizabeth II 10-Piece Certified Proof Set 1953 PCGS, 1) Farthing - PR65 Red and Brown, S-4156; 2) 1/2 Penny - PR65 Red and Brown, S-4155; 3) Penny - PR65 Red and Brown, S-4154; 4) 3 Pence - PR66, S-4152; 5) 6 Pence - PR66, S-4141; 6) Shilling - PR66 Cameo, S-4140. Scottish Reverse; 7) Shilling - PR65 Cameo, S-4139. English Reverse; 8) Florin - PR66 Cameo, S-4138; 9) 1/2 Crown - PR66 Cameo, S-4137A; 10) Crown - PR65 Cameo, S-4136; KM-PS25, S-PS19."

This specimen was part of lot 34109 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), which sold for $360. The catalog description[1] noted, "Great Britain: Elizabeth II 13-Piece Certified silver Proof Set 2006 PCGS, 1) Maundy Penny - PR68 Deep Cameo, KM 898; 2) Maundy 2 Pence - PR68 Deep Cameo, KM 899; 3) Maundy 3 Pence - PR68 Deep Cameo, KM 901; 4) Maundy 4 Pence - PR68 Deep Cameo, KM 902; 5) Penny - PR68 Deep Cameo, S-4710; 6) 2 Pence - PR68 Deep Cameo, S-4690; 7) 5 Pence - PR68 Deep Cameo, S-4670; 8) 10 Pence - PR68 Deep Cameo, S-4650; 9) 20 Pence - PR68 Deep Cameo, S-4635; 10) 50 Pence - PR67 Deep Cameo, KM1080; 11) Pound - PR69 Deep Cameo, KM 1059a; 12) 2 Pounds - PR69 Deep Cameo, KM 1060a; 13) 5 Pounds - PR68 Deep Cameo, S-4561; KM-Unl., S-Unl. (as a set), cf. KM-MDS265 (for Maundy pieces)."

This specimen was lot 34147 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $384. The catalog description[1] noted, "Guatemala: Republic Counterstamped Peso 1894 AU58 NGC, KM 225. Displaying 1/2 Real counterstamp on the obverse and reverse of a Peru 5 Pesetas 1880-B with dot (cf. KM201.1). A scarcer host for this highly collectible counterstamped series, and an exceptionally fine example at that--one a single piece presently ranking finer at NGC."

This specimen was lot 34163 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $960. The catalog description[1] noted, "Hungary: Sigismund (1387-1437) gold Goldgulden ND (1411-1419) MS63 NGC, Buda mint, Husz-574, Lengyel-18/6. 3.55gm. • S • LADISL | AVS • RЄX, St. Ladislaus, crowned, nimbate, and mantled standing facing, axe in right hand, globus cruciger in left; m-O to either side / +SIGISmVnDI • D • G • R • VnGARIЄ, quadripartite shield with stripes and Bohemian lions. Boldly executed without the least evidence of striking weakness and clearly struck from exceptionally well-polished dies. From the George Hans Cook Collection."

This specimen was lot 34170 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $690. The catalog description[1] noted, "India: Mughal Empire. Aurangzeb Alamgir gold Mohur Year 3(2) (1687/8) AU58 NGC, Burhanpur mint, KM 315.16, Hull-1683. Existing very much on the cusp on Mint State, highpoint friction virtually undetectable while thick die polish lines stud the surfaces. From the Hamilton Collection of British India Coins."

This specimen was lot 34172 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $660. The catalog description[1] noted, "India: Mughal Empire. Aurangzeb Alamgir gold Mohur AH 1111 Year 43 (1699/1700) UNC Details (Cleaned) NGC, Bijapur mint, KM 315.15, Hull-1682. Supremely crisp and with only very light evidence of a past cleaning, a pleasing amount of originality intact in the surfaces. From the Hamilton Collection of British India Coins."

This specimen was lot 34178 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $840. The catalog description[1] noted, "India: Jodhpur. Hanwant Singh gold Mohur VS 2004 (1947) MS62 NGC, Jodhpur mint, KM 160. Boldly original with full mint luster and a lack of striking weakness, a bit of flan cracking on the obverse (here slabbed as the reverse) characteristic for the issue. From the Hamilton Collection of British India Coins."

This specimen was lot 34220 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $192. The catalog description[1] noted, "Islamic Dynasties: Ottoman Empire. Orhan Ghazi (AH 724-761 / AD 1324-1360) Akce ND (c. AH 720s / AD 1320s) AU58 NGC, No mint (Bursa, in Turkey), cf. A-AT1288 (RRR; for type), Pere-5A (same), Damali-Unl. (see 2-G6), Remler Type Ivar (same). 0.84 g. 18 mm. With abbreviated obverse legend and marginal script reduced to decorations. An extremely rare subtype of the earliest of Orhan's coinage struck at his newly acquired capital of Bursa after AH 726, wonderfully lustrous with virtually the entire stamp on-flan."

This specimen was lot 34230 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $528. The catalog description[1] noted, "Islamic Dynasties: Ottoman Empire. Selim III gold 1/2 Zeri Mahbub AH 1203 Year 15 (1802/3) MS65 NGC, Islambul mint (In Turkey), KM 517. Quite well struck for type, exhibiting generous luster and of scarce quality. Included with Coin Galleries Ticket from Mail Bid Sale May 23, 1984, Lot 247."

This specimen was lot 34241 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $1,800. The catalog description[1] noted, "Italy: Genoa. Francesco I Sf[or]za of Milan gold Ducato ND (1464-1466) AU Details (Reverse Scratched) NGC, Fr-381, MIR-111 (R2), Biaggi-938. 3.48gm. (annulet) F: S: DUX: mЄDIOLAnI: D: IAn (annulet), castle, surmounted by basilisk, within tressure of arches, annulets in spandrels / +: COnRADUX: RЄX: ROmAnOR: A:, cross potent within tressure of arches, annulets in spandrels. A scarce type beloved for its iconic Renaissance imagery, the whole of piece perfectly centered and free of clipping. The noted scratches are quite light, and virtually blend in amongst scattered die polish and flow lines. From the Allen Moretti Swiss Collection."

This specimen was lot 34243 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $528. The catalog description[1] noted, "Italy: Livorno. Cosimo III de' Medici Pezza Della Rosa 1684 AU Details (Scratches) NGC, KM 15.2, Dav-4216. A rare type which, save for the noted scratches, suggests long-time careful storage, soft graphite surfaces met with a ring of colorful tones towards the edges, while the group of roses contains thick patches of die polish lines."

This specimen was lot 34245 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $408. The catalog description[1] noted, "Italy: Milan. Philip V of Spain 1/8 Filippo 1701 AU58 NGC, KM 102, MIR-396 (RR). 3.48gm. The only confirmed date for the type from Philip's reign, and a great conditional rarity at that, the majority of surviving pieces seldom found outside of VF grades. Die polish and even remnants of the engraver's guide appear clearly on the reverse. From the Allen Moretti Swiss Collection."

This specimen was lot 34266 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $144. The catalog description[1] noted, "Italy: Sardinia. Vittorio Amedeo III 7.6 Soldi 1793 MS63 PCGS, KM 83. Gleaming white color that cascades effortlessly in waves of cartwheel luster."

This specimen was lot 34267 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $168. The catalog description[1] noted, "Italy: Sardinia. Carlo Emanuele IV Soldo 1797 MS63 PCGS, Turin mint, KM 95. A difficult minor in choice grades, a small die cud over the date and light peppering of die rust confirming that this is a special quality piece."

This specimen was lot 34284 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $408. The catalog description[1] noted, "Italy: Vittorio Emanuele III 2 Lire 1926-R MS63 NGC, Rome mint, KM 63. The single finest of this already conditionally rare type, presented here with an almost matte texture about the fields and ample mint luster."

This specimen was lot 34295 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $840. The catalog description[1] noted, "Japan: Meiji gold 10 Yen Year 31 (1898) MS62 NGC, KM Y33. Toned just slightly reddish, giving a honeyed color to the surfaces, with a pleasant light-dark contrast between the devices and fields."

This specimen was lot 34307 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $750. The catalog description[1] noted, "Malta: Republic gold 50 Pounds 1974 MS66 PCGS, KM 28. Mintage: 8,667. AGW 0.4422 oz."

This specimen was lot 34338 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $588. The catalog description[1] noted, "Mexico: Republic gold Escudo 1845/4 GC-MP MS61 PCGS, Guadalupe y Calvo mint, KM 379.3 (overdate unlisted). The perfect combination of a rare overdate and a desirable mint, mildly iridescent with sky-blue highlights set against harvest gold fields. Ex. Heritage Auction #311 (January 2003, Lot 13118); Pittman Collection."

This specimen was lot 34344 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $1,800. The catalog description[1] noted, "Mexico: Republic gold 8 Escudos 1850 Ga-JG AU Details (Cleaned) NGC, Guadalajara mint, KM 383.5. AGW 0.7615 oz."

This specimen was lot 34346 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $1,320. The catalog description[1] noted, "Mexico: Republic gold 8 Escudos 1860 Zs-MO AU Details (Obverse Graffiti) NGC, Zacatecas mint, KM 383.11. The first example of this assayer-mintmark combination we have offered, possessing a delightful luster in the outer regions."

This specimen was lot 34347 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $1,560. The catalog description[1] noted, "Mexico: Republic gold 8 Escudos 1864 Do-LT XF45 NGC, Durango mint, KM 383.3. Showcasing nicer central details than are usually seen on the type in general and for this grade specifically."

This specimen was lot 34393 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $720. The catalog description[1] noted, "Netherlands Utrecht. Provincial 10 Stuivers 1770 MS64 PCGS, KM 118. A scarcer date that saw only 740 examples produced. Admirably struck and attractive all-around, though it is certainly the reverse of this example that "steals the show" with an array of stunningly vibrant and deep tone, spanning from intense greens and blues to fiery crimson and coppery gold."

This specimen was lot 34402 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $720. The catalog description[1] noted, "Netherlands: West Friesland. Provincial Daalder 1668 MS64 NGC, KM 14.3. A bright example with considerable luster."

This specimen was lot 34413 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $1,320. The catalog description[1] noted, "Netherlands: Willem III Gulden 1856 MS64 PCGS, KM 93. Currently the single finest certified by PCGS, with few entering into the Mint State level at all, a soft blue and rosaceous tone creating a singular appearance."

This specimen was lot 34428 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $180. The catalog description[1] noted, "Netherlands East Indies: Dutch Colony. Wilhelmina 1/10 Gulden 1901-(u) MS63 NGC, Utrecht mint, KM 304, Scholten-831. Absolutely pressing the upper bounds of the assigned grade, the fields befitting a finer example with only the stray wisp or two to prevent near visual perfection. From the Seki Collection."

This specimen was lot 34429 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $240. The catalog description[1] noted, "Netherlands East Indies: Dutch Colony. Wilhelmina 1/4 Gulden 1896-(u) MS62 NGC, Utrecht mint, KM 305, Scholten-798. Fully brilliant with mint iridescence and a coin which surely exceeds the majority of its competition not only in grade, but also in terms of visual allure. From the Seki Collection."

This specimen was lot 34513 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold $870. The catalog description[1] noted, "Portugal: Jose I gold 400 Reis 1752 MS65 NGC, Lisbon mint, KM 248. A lustrous gem selection boasting clear detail and a balanced strike. Likely near the top of the surviving population for this type, if not so."

This specimen was lot 34578 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold $2,040. The catalog description[1] noted, "Russia: Russian Federation silver Proof "Sleeping Beauty Ballet" 100 Roubles (Kilo) 1995, KM-Y434. Mintage: 1,000. ASW 32.15 oz in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold with felt presentation case."

This specimen was lot 34579 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold $1,800. The catalog description[1] noted, "Russia: Russian Federation silver Proof "Sables" 100 Roubles (Kilo) 1996, KM-Y495. Mintage: 500. ASW 32.15 oz in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold with wooden presentation case."

This specimen was lot 34580 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold $660. The catalog description[1] noted, "Scotland: Charles I 12 Shillings ND (1637-1642) AU50 NGC, Edinburgh mint, Third coinage, Falconer's second issue with F and thistle, KM 85, S-5561. Lavender gray and graphite toned flan with a fully detailed portrait and strong legends."

This specimen was lot 34588 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold $630. The catalog description[1] noted, "South Africa: Republic Penny 1892 MS65 Brown NGC, KM2. Glossy brown surfaces with cobalt blue toning, traces of original red in recesses in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold with Schulman Auction tag."

This specimen was lot 34607 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold $2,880. The catalog description[1] noted, "South Africa: Republic gold 4-Piece Uncertified "Natura" Proof Set 2007, KM-PS41, Hern-NAT66. Set Mintage: 250. Artist's edition. Includes the 10 Rand through the 100 Rand in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold with the original case of issue and COA. AGW 1.85 oz."

This specimen was lot 34631 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold $408. The catalog description[1] noted, "Saint Thomas & Prince Island: Republic gold Proof "Year of the Rat" 2000 Dobras 1996 PR70 Ultra Cameo NGC, KM-Unl. AGW 0.2569 oz."

This specimen was lot 34632 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold $432. The catalog description[1] noted, "Saint Thomas & Prince Island: Republic gold Proof "Year of the Ox" 2000 Dobras 1997 PR69 Ultra Cameo NGC, KM122. AGW 0.2569 oz."

This specimen was lot 34655 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold $408. The catalog description[1] noted, "Switzerland: Solothurn. Canton 5 Batzen 1826 MS67+ NGC, KM82. Blast white with satin fields."

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