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This specimen was lot 30223 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $1,560. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "[[Australia]], Elizabeth II Proof 6 Pence 1954-(m) PR66 NGC, Melbourne mint, KM 52. An indisputable rarity of the modern Australian series, this Proof 6 Pence ranks not only as the finest of its type and date certified by either NGC or PCGS, but reveals corresponding quality from even a cursory glance. The surfaces sparkle under light, with their beauty only accentuated by just a hint of silver patina, all while revealing virtually no handling to speak of."
 
This specimen was lot 30223 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $1,560. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "[[Australia]], Elizabeth II Proof 6 Pence 1954-(m) PR66 NGC, Melbourne mint, KM 52. An indisputable rarity of the modern Australian series, this Proof 6 Pence ranks not only as the finest of its type and date certified by either NGC or PCGS, but reveals corresponding quality from even a cursory glance. The surfaces sparkle under light, with their beauty only accentuated by just a hint of silver patina, all while revealing virtually no handling to speak of."
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* [[Australia 1954 6 pence|1954 sixpence]] 2.83 g, 0.500 fine silver, 19.5 mm diameter, m. 7,672,000 + proofs (KM $12,000).
  
 
This specimen was lot 30229 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $3,360. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "[[Austria]], Maximilian III Taler 1614-Co MS65 PCGS, Hall mint, KM 188.2, Dav-3320. Exceptionally preserved for the type, with the devices crafted to admirable relief, the fields lustrous and enhanced by a fine silver patina that transitions to touches of pale gold at the edges. An impressive selection which would be difficult to meaningfully improve upon."
 
This specimen was lot 30229 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $3,360. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "[[Austria]], Maximilian III Taler 1614-Co MS65 PCGS, Hall mint, KM 188.2, Dav-3320. Exceptionally preserved for the type, with the devices crafted to admirable relief, the fields lustrous and enhanced by a fine silver patina that transitions to touches of pale gold at the edges. An impressive selection which would be difficult to meaningfully improve upon."
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* [[Bohemia 1645 2 ducats Fr-224]] struck 1641-57.
 
* [[Bohemia 1645 2 ducats Fr-224]] struck 1641-57.
  
This specimen was part of lot 30255 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), which for $2,520. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "[[Botswana]], Republic 3-Piece gold & silver "Conservation" Proof Set 1978, 1) silver "Gemsbok" 5 Pula - Proof, KM 11a; 2) silver "Klipspringer" 10 Pula - Proof, KM 12a; 3) gold "Wild Hyena" 150 Pula - PR69 Ultra Cameo NGC, KM13; The silver uncertified yet appearing as brilliant Proofs with flawless cameo contrasts, the gold 150 Pula approaching technical perfection."
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This specimen was part of lot 30255 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), which for $2,520. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "[[Botswana]], Republic 3-Piece gold & silver "Conservation" Proof Set 1978, 1) silver "Gemsbok" 5 Pula - Proof, KM 11a; 2) silver "Klipspringer" 10 Pula - Proof, KM 12a; 3) gold "Wild Hyena" 150 Pula - PR69 Ultra Cameo NGC, KM 13; The silver uncertified yet appearing as brilliant Proofs with flawless cameo contrasts, the gold 150 Pula approaching technical perfection."
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* [[Botswana 1978 5 pula|1978 5 pula, gemsbok]] m. 4,026 in 28.28 g, 0.500 fine silver + 4,172 in 0.925 fine silver.
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* [[Botswana 1978 10 pula|1978 10 pula, klipspringer]] m. 4,088 in 35 g, 0.500 fine silver + 3,989 in 0.925 fine silver.
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* [[Botswana 1978 150 pula]]
  
 
This specimen was lot 30268 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $1,800. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "[[Canada]], George V Cent 1931 MS66 Red and Brown PCGS, Royal Canadian mint, KM 28. Of simply stellar preservation for the type, and ranking at the very highest level of preservation seen by PCGS, this lustrous cent offers abundant mint red color, dappled in light touches of steel blue patination. Truly admirable, and worthy of a premium bid."
 
This specimen was lot 30268 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $1,800. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "[[Canada]], George V Cent 1931 MS66 Red and Brown PCGS, Royal Canadian mint, KM 28. Of simply stellar preservation for the type, and ranking at the very highest level of preservation seen by PCGS, this lustrous cent offers abundant mint red color, dappled in light touches of steel blue patination. Truly admirable, and worthy of a premium bid."
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* [[Canada 1931 cent|1931 cent]] m. 3,842,776, a better date in high grade.
  
 
This specimen was lot 30271 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $930. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "[[Canada]], Victoria 5 Cents 1881-H MS65 NGC, Heaton mint, KM 2. Among the absolute finest examples of its date that have been certified, this blast white gem exudes charm and quality at every turn, revealing voluminous frost over fields and devices having experienced a tremendous care of preservation for nearly a century and a half. Dressed in light silvery tone, with the strike bordering on full and leaving ample detail for appreciation."
 
This specimen was lot 30271 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $930. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "[[Canada]], Victoria 5 Cents 1881-H MS65 NGC, Heaton mint, KM 2. Among the absolute finest examples of its date that have been certified, this blast white gem exudes charm and quality at every turn, revealing voluminous frost over fields and devices having experienced a tremendous care of preservation for nearly a century and a half. Dressed in light silvery tone, with the strike bordering on full and leaving ample detail for appreciation."
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This specimen was part of lot 30287 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), which sold for $7,500. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "[[Central African Republic]] 5-Piece Uncertified gold "10th Anniversary of Independence" Proof Set 1970, 1) 1000 Francs, KM 1; 2) 3000 Francs, KM 2; 3) 5000 Francs, KM 3; 4) 10,000 Francs, KM 4; 5) 20,000 Francs, KM 5; KM-PS1. Mintage: 4,000. Highly pleasing, some light wisps noted for the sake of accuracy, though each piece shows clear cameo contrasts. Sold with the case of issue, and while missing the COA, the 20,000 Francs is stamped #117. Total AGW 3.9497 oz."
 
This specimen was part of lot 30287 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), which sold for $7,500. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "[[Central African Republic]] 5-Piece Uncertified gold "10th Anniversary of Independence" Proof Set 1970, 1) 1000 Francs, KM 1; 2) 3000 Francs, KM 2; 3) 5000 Francs, KM 3; 4) 10,000 Francs, KM 4; 5) 20,000 Francs, KM 5; KM-PS1. Mintage: 4,000. Highly pleasing, some light wisps noted for the sake of accuracy, though each piece shows clear cameo contrasts. Sold with the case of issue, and while missing the COA, the 20,000 Francs is stamped #117. Total AGW 3.9497 oz."
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* [[Central African Republic 1970 1000 francs|1970 1000 francs]]
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* [[Central African Republic 1970 3000 francs|1970 3000 francs, Martin Luther King, Jr.]] 10.50 g, 0.900 fine gold, m. 4,000.
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* [[Central African Republic 1970 5000 francs|1970 5000 francs, Olympic wrestling]] 17.50 g, 0.900 fine gold, m. 4,000.
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* [[Central African Republic 1970 10000 francs|1970 10,000 francs, 24th anniversary of the United Nations]] 35 g, 0.900 fine gold, m. 4,000.
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* [[Central African Republic 1970 20000 francs|1970 20,000 francs, Operation Bokassa]] 70 g, 0.900 fine gold, m. 4,000.
  
 
This specimen was lot 30293 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $6,600. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "[[Chile]], Charles III 8 Reales 1773 So-DA VF25 PCGS, Santiago mint, KM 31. The extremely rare first year of issue for these bust type 8 Reales, decreed in Chile for 1772 but not produced until the following year. Only two specimens have been graded by NGC or PCGS, both VF; the supposed mintage for 1773 was 27,000 pieces but the vast majority appear to have been melted down. As such, with only a handful known, the majority of Latin American cabinets will lack an example. The present offering is evenly worn yet with a great deal of silvery luster, the peripheries toned to a light gold. An exceptional rarity sure to encourage spirited bidding."
 
This specimen was lot 30293 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $6,600. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "[[Chile]], Charles III 8 Reales 1773 So-DA VF25 PCGS, Santiago mint, KM 31. The extremely rare first year of issue for these bust type 8 Reales, decreed in Chile for 1772 but not produced until the following year. Only two specimens have been graded by NGC or PCGS, both VF; the supposed mintage for 1773 was 27,000 pieces but the vast majority appear to have been melted down. As such, with only a handful known, the majority of Latin American cabinets will lack an example. The present offering is evenly worn yet with a great deal of silvery luster, the peripheries toned to a light gold. An exceptional rarity sure to encourage spirited bidding."
  
 
This specimen was part of lot 30299 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), which sold for $9,000. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "[[Chile]], Republic 6-Piece Uncertified gold & silver Proof Set 1968, 1) 5 Pesos, KM 182; 2) 10 Pesos, KM 183; 3) gold 50 Pesos, KM 184; 4) gold 100 Pesos, KM 185; 5) gold 200 Pesos, KM 186; 6) gold 500 Pesos, KM 187; KM-PS1. A complete mint set displaying sharp cameo contrasts. Sold with case of issue and COA #87. Total AGW approx. 5.0 oz."
 
This specimen was part of lot 30299 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), which sold for $9,000. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "[[Chile]], Republic 6-Piece Uncertified gold & silver Proof Set 1968, 1) 5 Pesos, KM 182; 2) 10 Pesos, KM 183; 3) gold 50 Pesos, KM 184; 4) gold 100 Pesos, KM 185; 5) gold 200 Pesos, KM 186; 6) gold 500 Pesos, KM 187; KM-PS1. A complete mint set displaying sharp cameo contrasts. Sold with case of issue and COA #87. Total AGW approx. 5.0 oz."
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* [[Chile 1968 5 pesos|1968 5 pesos, Adm. Arturo Prat Chacon]] 22.50 g, 0.999 fine silver, 35.5 mm diameter, m. 1,200.
  
 
This specimen was lot 30307 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $4,320. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "[[China]], People's Republic platinum Proof "Year of the Dragon" 100 Yuan (1 oz) 1988 PR70 Ultra Cameo NGC, KM 197. Mintage: 2,000. Lunar issue. A flawless selection of the type, sold with COA #1263 and original case of issue."
 
This specimen was lot 30307 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $4,320. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "[[China]], People's Republic platinum Proof "Year of the Dragon" 100 Yuan (1 oz) 1988 PR70 Ultra Cameo NGC, KM 197. Mintage: 2,000. Lunar issue. A flawless selection of the type, sold with COA #1263 and original case of issue."
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* [[China 1988 100 yuan KM-197|1988 100 yuan, 1 oz platinum Year of the Dragon]] m. 2,000; 31.10 g, 0.999 fine platinum.
  
 
This specimen was lot 30310 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $2,340. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "[[China]], People's Republic gold "Small Date" Panda 50 Yuan (1/2 oz) 1999 MS69 NGC, KM 1220. Exceedingly lustrous and boasting a complete contrast between the devices and reflective fields."
 
This specimen was lot 30310 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $2,340. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "[[China]], People's Republic gold "Small Date" Panda 50 Yuan (1/2 oz) 1999 MS69 NGC, KM 1220. Exceedingly lustrous and boasting a complete contrast between the devices and reflective fields."
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* [[China 1999 50 yuan KM-1220|1999 50 yuan, ½ oz gold panda]] m. 12,482.
  
 
This specimen was lot 30312 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $10,800. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "[[China]], People's Republic gold Proof "Year of the Dragon" 500 Yuan (5 oz) 1988 PR69 Ultra Cameo NGC, KM 199, Cheng-pg. 53, 2, CC-164. Mintage: 3,000. A superb example showcasing bold detailing virtually unimpacted by handling or contact. Nearly flawless, and an impressive representative of the type in every way. Total AGW 5.0 oz."
 
This specimen was lot 30312 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $10,800. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "[[China]], People's Republic gold Proof "Year of the Dragon" 500 Yuan (5 oz) 1988 PR69 Ultra Cameo NGC, KM 199, Cheng-pg. 53, 2, CC-164. Mintage: 3,000. A superb example showcasing bold detailing virtually unimpacted by handling or contact. Nearly flawless, and an impressive representative of the type in every way. Total AGW 5.0 oz."
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* [[China 1988 500 yuan KM-199|1988 500 yuan, 5 oz gold Year of the Dragon]] m. 3,000, 155.55 g, 0.999 fine gold, 60 mm diameter.
  
 
This specimen was lot 30313 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it did not sell. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "[[Colombia]], Ferdinand VI gold Cob 4 Escudos 1755-S VF30 NGC, Bogota mint, KM 27, Fr-12, Restrepo-M96.9. An exceedingly rare type, sharing its production date with the first introduction of the milled portrait issues. Very rarely encountered and worthy of a premium bid."
 
This specimen was lot 30313 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it did not sell. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "[[Colombia]], Ferdinand VI gold Cob 4 Escudos 1755-S VF30 NGC, Bogota mint, KM 27, Fr-12, Restrepo-M96.9. An exceedingly rare type, sharing its production date with the first introduction of the milled portrait issues. Very rarely encountered and worthy of a premium bid."
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This specimen was part of lot 30332 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), which sold for $1,680. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "[[Costa Rica]], Republic 3-Piece gold & silver "Conservation" Proof Set 1974, 1) silver "Sea Turtle" 50 Colones - Proof, KM 200a; 2) silver "Manatee" 100 Colones - Proof, KM 201a; 3) gold "Anteater" 1500 Colones - PR69 Ultra Cameo NGC, KM 202; A conditionally admirable Conservation set, including the gold "Anteater" 1500 Colones, which saw a total mintage of only 726 examples."
 
This specimen was part of lot 30332 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), which sold for $1,680. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "[[Costa Rica]], Republic 3-Piece gold & silver "Conservation" Proof Set 1974, 1) silver "Sea Turtle" 50 Colones - Proof, KM 200a; 2) silver "Manatee" 100 Colones - Proof, KM 201a; 3) gold "Anteater" 1500 Colones - PR69 Ultra Cameo NGC, KM 202; A conditionally admirable Conservation set, including the gold "Anteater" 1500 Colones, which saw a total mintage of only 726 examples."
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* [[Costa Rica 1974 50 colones|1974 50 colones, sea turtle]] m. 7,599 in 25.55 g, 0.500 fine silver, 38.6 mm diameter + 11,000 proofs in 28.28 g, 0.925 fine silver.
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* [[Costa Rica 1974 100 colones|1974 100 colones, manatee]] m. 7,599 in 32.10 g, 0.500 fine silver, 42 mm diameter + 11,000 proofs in 35 g, 0.925 fine silver.
  
This specimen was lot 30399 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $2,880. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "[[Cuba]], Republic gold Proof "Guama" 100 Pesos 1992 PR69 Ultra Cameo NGC, KM 454. Mintage: 100. Essentially unhandled since minting. From the El Don Diego Luna Collection." Fr-71.
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This specimen was lot 30404 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $3,120. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "[[Cuba]], Republic gold Proof "Cuba Anniversary" 100 Pesos 1993 PR69 Ultra Cameo NGC, KM-Unl. An apparently unlisted and presumably very low mintage type, struck to commemorate the 478th anniversary of the founding of Cuba. Bordering on flawless, with a fully expressed cameo contrast, the offering represents the only example of its type certified by NGC. From the El Don Diego Luna Collection." Fr-80 (Santiago de Cuba).
 
 
This specimen was lot 30400 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $2,880. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "[[Cuba]], Republic gold Proof "El Escorial" 100 Pesos 1992 PR69 Ultra Cameo NGC, KM 385. Mintage: 225. A sharply detailed and nearly flawless Proof depicting El Escorial. From the El Don Diego Luna Collection." Fr-69.
 
 
 
This specimen was lot 30401 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $2,880. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "[[Cuba]], Republic gold Proof "St. Jorge Palace" 100 Pesos 1992 PR69 Ultra Cameo NGC, KM 536. Mintage: 225. Struck in commemoration of the Palacio San Jorge. From the El Don Diego Luna Collection." Fr-74.
 
 
 
This specimen was lot 30402 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $3,120. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "[[Cuba]], Republic gold Proof "Ernesto Che Guevara" 100 Pesos 1992 PR68 Ultra Cameo NGC, KM 570. Celebrating the freedom fighter Ernesto "Che" Guevara. From the El Don Diego Luna Collection." Fr-75.
 
 
 
This specimen was lot 30403 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $2,640. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "[[Cuba]], Republic gold Proof "Tower of Gold - Seville" 100 Pesos 1992 PR66 Ultra Cameo NGC, KM 384. Mintage: 225. Struck in commemoration of the "Torre del Oro" in Seville. From the El Don Diego Luna Collection." Fr-68.
 
 
 
This specimen was lot 30404 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $3,120. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "[[Cuba]], Republic gold Proof "Cuba Anniversary" 100 Pesos 1993 PR69 Ultra Cameo NGC, KM-Unl. An apparently unlisted and presumably very low mintage type, struck to commemorate the 478th anniversary of the founding of Cuba. Bordering on flawless, with a fully expressed cameo contrast, the offering represents the only example of its type certified by NGC. From the El Don Diego Luna Collection." Fr-80? (St. Jacobi).
 
  
 
This specimen was lot 30405 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $3,840. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "[[Cuba]], Republic gold "Bolivar & Marti" 100 Pesos 1993 MS70 NGC, Havana mint, KM 916. Mintage: 12. Struck in commemoration of Bolivar and Marti. An exceedingly rare type, as this issue is nearly identical to the 200 Pesos design, yet with a total production of only 12 pieces. From the El Don Diego Luna Collection." Fr-76 ($200).
 
This specimen was lot 30405 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $3,840. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "[[Cuba]], Republic gold "Bolivar & Marti" 100 Pesos 1993 MS70 NGC, Havana mint, KM 916. Mintage: 12. Struck in commemoration of Bolivar and Marti. An exceedingly rare type, as this issue is nearly identical to the 200 Pesos design, yet with a total production of only 12 pieces. From the El Don Diego Luna Collection." Fr-76 ($200).
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This specimen was lot 30424 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $8,700. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "[[Czechoslovakia]]: Republic gold 5 Dukatu 1934 MS64 PCGS, KM 13, Fr-5. Mintage: 1,101. A premium example of this relatively low-mintage and hotly contested issue displaying scintillating golden luster in the fields amidst only the softest and most insignificant instances of handling. A worthy candidate for the discerning type collector."
 
This specimen was lot 30424 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $8,700. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "[[Czechoslovakia]]: Republic gold 5 Dukatu 1934 MS64 PCGS, KM 13, Fr-5. Mintage: 1,101. A premium example of this relatively low-mintage and hotly contested issue displaying scintillating golden luster in the fields amidst only the softest and most insignificant instances of handling. A worthy candidate for the discerning type collector."
  
This specimen was part of lot 30427 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), which sold for $4,440. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "Republic 7-Piece Certified gold & silver "10th Anniversary of Independence" Proof Set 1971 Ultra Cameo NGC, 1) "Lake Ganvie" 100 Francs - PR69, KM1.3; 2) "Abomey Woman" 200 Francs - PR68, KM2.2; 3) "Oueme Woman" 500 Francs - PR68, KM3.1; 4) "Somba Woman" 1000 Francs - PR69, KM4.1; 5) gold "Dancers" 2500 Francs - PR68, KM6, AGW 0.2569 oz. 6) gold "Water Buffalos" 5000 Francs - PR68, KM 7. AGW 0.5142 oz. 7) gold "Hippopotamus" 10,000 Francs - PR68, KM8. AGW 1.028 oz. Scarcely ever offered as a set, all stunning premium gem Proofs. Sold with the original case of issue and COA #333. Total AGW 1.779 oz."
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This specimen was part of lot 30427 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), which sold for $4,440. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "[[Dahomey]]: Republic 7-Piece Certified gold & silver "10th Anniversary of Independence" Proof Set 1971 Ultra Cameo NGC, 1) "Lake Ganvie" 100 Francs - PR69, KM1.3; 2) "Abomey Woman" 200 Francs - PR68, KM2.2; 3) "Oueme Woman" 500 Francs - PR68, KM3.1; 4) "Somba Woman" 1000 Francs - PR69, KM4.1; 5) gold "Dancers" 2500 Francs - PR68, KM6, AGW 0.2569 oz. 6) gold "Water Buffalos" 5000 Francs - PR68, KM 7. AGW 0.5142 oz. 7) gold "Hippopotamus" 10,000 Francs - PR68, KM8. AGW 1.028 oz. Scarcely ever offered as a set, all stunning premium gem Proofs. Sold with the original case of issue and COA #333. Total AGW 1.779 oz."
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* [[Dahomey 1971 100 francs|1971 100 francs, Lake Ganvie]] m. 4,650, 5.10 g, 0.999 fine silver, hallmark in various positions
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* [[Dahomey 1971 200 francs|1971 200 francs, Abomey Woman]] m. 5,150, 10.25 g, 0.999 fine silver, hallmark in various positions
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* [[Dahomey 1971 500 francs|1971 500 francs, Oueme Woman]] m. 5,550, 25.20 g, 0.999 fine silver, 40 mm diameter, hallmark in various positions
  
 
This specimen was lot 30432 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $4,800. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "[[Denmark]]: Christian IX gold Proof 10 Kroner 1890 (h)-CS PR64 Cameo NGC, Copenhagen mint, KM 790.1 (unlisted in Proof), Hede-9A, Sieg-1.1. Mintage: 151,000 (Proof mintage unrecorded). Apparently the only Proof example to become available at auction in the last 15-20+ years from our research, and a representative that can positively be said to be museum quality. Generally much scarcer than the VBP issues of earlier dates, and an unmissable opportunity for the connoisseur. From the Caranett Collection."
 
This specimen was lot 30432 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $4,800. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "[[Denmark]]: Christian IX gold Proof 10 Kroner 1890 (h)-CS PR64 Cameo NGC, Copenhagen mint, KM 790.1 (unlisted in Proof), Hede-9A, Sieg-1.1. Mintage: 151,000 (Proof mintage unrecorded). Apparently the only Proof example to become available at auction in the last 15-20+ years from our research, and a representative that can positively be said to be museum quality. Generally much scarcer than the VBP issues of earlier dates, and an unmissable opportunity for the connoisseur. From the Caranett Collection."

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This specimen was lot 30223 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $1,560. The catalog description[1] noted, "Australia, Elizabeth II Proof 6 Pence 1954-(m) PR66 NGC, Melbourne mint, KM 52. An indisputable rarity of the modern Australian series, this Proof 6 Pence ranks not only as the finest of its type and date certified by either NGC or PCGS, but reveals corresponding quality from even a cursory glance. The surfaces sparkle under light, with their beauty only accentuated by just a hint of silver patina, all while revealing virtually no handling to speak of."

  • 1954 sixpence 2.83 g, 0.500 fine silver, 19.5 mm diameter, m. 7,672,000 + proofs (KM $12,000).

This specimen was lot 30229 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $3,360. The catalog description[1] noted, "Austria, Maximilian III Taler 1614-Co MS65 PCGS, Hall mint, KM 188.2, Dav-3320. Exceptionally preserved for the type, with the devices crafted to admirable relief, the fields lustrous and enhanced by a fine silver patina that transitions to touches of pale gold at the edges. An impressive selection which would be difficult to meaningfully improve upon."

This specimen was lot 30230 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $6,600. The catalog description[1] noted, "Austria, Ferdinand III gold 2 Ducats 1645 AU Details (Cleaned) NGC, Prague mint, KM 458 (under Bohemia), Fr-224. A seldom offered multiple Ducat type, boldly impressed by the dies with even highpoint wear in line with the grade. Canary yellow in color with hints of residual luster, lightly cleaned in antiquity but not to significant visual detriment."

This specimen was part of lot 30255 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), which for $2,520. The catalog description[1] noted, "Botswana, Republic 3-Piece gold & silver "Conservation" Proof Set 1978, 1) silver "Gemsbok" 5 Pula - Proof, KM 11a; 2) silver "Klipspringer" 10 Pula - Proof, KM 12a; 3) gold "Wild Hyena" 150 Pula - PR69 Ultra Cameo NGC, KM 13; The silver uncertified yet appearing as brilliant Proofs with flawless cameo contrasts, the gold 150 Pula approaching technical perfection."

This specimen was lot 30268 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $1,800. The catalog description[1] noted, "Canada, George V Cent 1931 MS66 Red and Brown PCGS, Royal Canadian mint, KM 28. Of simply stellar preservation for the type, and ranking at the very highest level of preservation seen by PCGS, this lustrous cent offers abundant mint red color, dappled in light touches of steel blue patination. Truly admirable, and worthy of a premium bid."

  • 1931 cent m. 3,842,776, a better date in high grade.

This specimen was lot 30271 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $930. The catalog description[1] noted, "Canada, Victoria 5 Cents 1881-H MS65 NGC, Heaton mint, KM 2. Among the absolute finest examples of its date that have been certified, this blast white gem exudes charm and quality at every turn, revealing voluminous frost over fields and devices having experienced a tremendous care of preservation for nearly a century and a half. Dressed in light silvery tone, with the strike bordering on full and leaving ample detail for appreciation."

This specimen was lot 30275 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $3,600. The catalog description[1] noted, "Canada, Elizabeth II "Large Beads" 5 Cents 1965 MS65 PCGS, Royal Canadian mint, KM 60.1. An exceptionally rare variety of the type, highly sought after by collectors of the modern Canadian series. In gem condition the issue achieves a further level of conditional scarcity, with only seven examples seen by PCGS to-date, and a single specimen certified at MS66."

This specimen was part of lot 30287 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), which sold for $7,500. The catalog description[1] noted, "Central African Republic 5-Piece Uncertified gold "10th Anniversary of Independence" Proof Set 1970, 1) 1000 Francs, KM 1; 2) 3000 Francs, KM 2; 3) 5000 Francs, KM 3; 4) 10,000 Francs, KM 4; 5) 20,000 Francs, KM 5; KM-PS1. Mintage: 4,000. Highly pleasing, some light wisps noted for the sake of accuracy, though each piece shows clear cameo contrasts. Sold with the case of issue, and while missing the COA, the 20,000 Francs is stamped #117. Total AGW 3.9497 oz."

This specimen was lot 30293 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $6,600. The catalog description[1] noted, "Chile, Charles III 8 Reales 1773 So-DA VF25 PCGS, Santiago mint, KM 31. The extremely rare first year of issue for these bust type 8 Reales, decreed in Chile for 1772 but not produced until the following year. Only two specimens have been graded by NGC or PCGS, both VF; the supposed mintage for 1773 was 27,000 pieces but the vast majority appear to have been melted down. As such, with only a handful known, the majority of Latin American cabinets will lack an example. The present offering is evenly worn yet with a great deal of silvery luster, the peripheries toned to a light gold. An exceptional rarity sure to encourage spirited bidding."

This specimen was part of lot 30299 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), which sold for $9,000. The catalog description[1] noted, "Chile, Republic 6-Piece Uncertified gold & silver Proof Set 1968, 1) 5 Pesos, KM 182; 2) 10 Pesos, KM 183; 3) gold 50 Pesos, KM 184; 4) gold 100 Pesos, KM 185; 5) gold 200 Pesos, KM 186; 6) gold 500 Pesos, KM 187; KM-PS1. A complete mint set displaying sharp cameo contrasts. Sold with case of issue and COA #87. Total AGW approx. 5.0 oz."

This specimen was lot 30307 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $4,320. The catalog description[1] noted, "China, People's Republic platinum Proof "Year of the Dragon" 100 Yuan (1 oz) 1988 PR70 Ultra Cameo NGC, KM 197. Mintage: 2,000. Lunar issue. A flawless selection of the type, sold with COA #1263 and original case of issue."

This specimen was lot 30310 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $2,340. The catalog description[1] noted, "China, People's Republic gold "Small Date" Panda 50 Yuan (1/2 oz) 1999 MS69 NGC, KM 1220. Exceedingly lustrous and boasting a complete contrast between the devices and reflective fields."

This specimen was lot 30312 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $10,800. The catalog description[1] noted, "China, People's Republic gold Proof "Year of the Dragon" 500 Yuan (5 oz) 1988 PR69 Ultra Cameo NGC, KM 199, Cheng-pg. 53, 2, CC-164. Mintage: 3,000. A superb example showcasing bold detailing virtually unimpacted by handling or contact. Nearly flawless, and an impressive representative of the type in every way. Total AGW 5.0 oz."

This specimen was lot 30313 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "Colombia, Ferdinand VI gold Cob 4 Escudos 1755-S VF30 NGC, Bogota mint, KM 27, Fr-12, Restrepo-M96.9. An exceedingly rare type, sharing its production date with the first introduction of the milled portrait issues. Very rarely encountered and worthy of a premium bid."

This specimen was lot 30330 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $7,200. The catalog description[1] noted, "Costa Rica, Republic 10 Centavos 1875-GW MS64 NGC, San Jose mint, KM 121. Struck after the re-opening of the San Jose mint in 1875 following a former closure due to quality control issues, and a noteworthy conditional rarity within the Costa Rican series. Well-struck from fresh dies, with admirable surfaces carrying sharp argent luster and noticeable reflectivity. This is an extremely rare one-year type and the only graded Mint State example, with the next finest certified as AU58. The CR mint had been previously closed due to quality control issues and 1875 CR coins of this quality are virtually unknown."

This specimen was part of lot 30332 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), which sold for $1,680. The catalog description[1] noted, "Costa Rica, Republic 3-Piece gold & silver "Conservation" Proof Set 1974, 1) silver "Sea Turtle" 50 Colones - Proof, KM 200a; 2) silver "Manatee" 100 Colones - Proof, KM 201a; 3) gold "Anteater" 1500 Colones - PR69 Ultra Cameo NGC, KM 202; A conditionally admirable Conservation set, including the gold "Anteater" 1500 Colones, which saw a total mintage of only 726 examples."

This specimen was lot 30404 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $3,120. The catalog description[1] noted, "Cuba, Republic gold Proof "Cuba Anniversary" 100 Pesos 1993 PR69 Ultra Cameo NGC, KM-Unl. An apparently unlisted and presumably very low mintage type, struck to commemorate the 478th anniversary of the founding of Cuba. Bordering on flawless, with a fully expressed cameo contrast, the offering represents the only example of its type certified by NGC. From the El Don Diego Luna Collection." Fr-80 (Santiago de Cuba).

This specimen was lot 30405 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $3,840. The catalog description[1] noted, "Cuba, Republic gold "Bolivar & Marti" 100 Pesos 1993 MS70 NGC, Havana mint, KM 916. Mintage: 12. Struck in commemoration of Bolivar and Marti. An exceedingly rare type, as this issue is nearly identical to the 200 Pesos design, yet with a total production of only 12 pieces. From the El Don Diego Luna Collection." Fr-76 ($200).

This specimen was lot 30408 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $2,880. The catalog description[1] noted, "Cuba, Republic gold Proof "Federico Garcia Lorca" 100 Pesos 1993 PR68 Ultra Cameo NGC, KM 539, Fr-81. Mintage: 100. Commemorating the 95th anniversary of the birth of Federico Garcia Lorca. From the El Don Diego Luna Collection." Fr-81.

This specimen was lot 30411 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $2,640. The catalog description[1] noted, "Cuba, Republic gold Proof "100th Anniversary" 100 Pesos 1995 PR68 Ultra Cameo NGC, KM 572. Mintage unlisted in the Standard Catalog of World Coins. Struck for the Centennial of the Necessary War ("Guerra Necesaria")." Fr-84.

This specimen was lot 30412 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $2,160. The catalog description[1] noted, "Cuba, Republic gold Proof "Jose Marti" 100 Pesos 1995 PR69 Ultra Cameo NGC, KM 571. Struck to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Cuban independence and Jose Marti, who played an integral role in that movement. From the El Don Diego Luna Collection." Marti 1994 $100: Fr-83.

This specimen was lot 30418 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $5,760. The catalog description[1] noted, "Cuba, Republic gold Proof "Apatosaurus" 200 Pesos 1993 PR70 Ultra Cameo NGC, KM 543. Mintage: 200. Luxuriously frosted devices float atop the perfect mirror fields. From the El Don Diego Luna Collection." Fr-77.

This specimen was lot 30419 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $5,760. The catalog description[1] noted, "Cuba, Republic gold Proof "Chalicotherium" 200 Pesos 1993 PR69 Ultra Cameo NGC, KM 544. Mintage: 100. A practically flawless premium gem. From the El Don Diego Luna Collection." Fr-78.

This specimen was lot 30422 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $8,100. The catalog description[1] noted, "Cuba, Republic platinum Proof "40th Anniversary" 500 Pesos 1993 PR69 Ultra Cameo NGC, KM 605var. Almost perfect, a rare and seldom offered type. The last we handled, graded PR67 UC, realized $6,250 hammer in our January 2016 sale. From the El Don Diego Luna Collection." Fr-unlisted.

This specimen was lot 30424 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $8,700. The catalog description[1] noted, "Czechoslovakia: Republic gold 5 Dukatu 1934 MS64 PCGS, KM 13, Fr-5. Mintage: 1,101. A premium example of this relatively low-mintage and hotly contested issue displaying scintillating golden luster in the fields amidst only the softest and most insignificant instances of handling. A worthy candidate for the discerning type collector."

This specimen was part of lot 30427 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), which sold for $4,440. The catalog description[1] noted, "Dahomey: Republic 7-Piece Certified gold & silver "10th Anniversary of Independence" Proof Set 1971 Ultra Cameo NGC, 1) "Lake Ganvie" 100 Francs - PR69, KM1.3; 2) "Abomey Woman" 200 Francs - PR68, KM2.2; 3) "Oueme Woman" 500 Francs - PR68, KM3.1; 4) "Somba Woman" 1000 Francs - PR69, KM4.1; 5) gold "Dancers" 2500 Francs - PR68, KM6, AGW 0.2569 oz. 6) gold "Water Buffalos" 5000 Francs - PR68, KM 7. AGW 0.5142 oz. 7) gold "Hippopotamus" 10,000 Francs - PR68, KM8. AGW 1.028 oz. Scarcely ever offered as a set, all stunning premium gem Proofs. Sold with the original case of issue and COA #333. Total AGW 1.779 oz."

This specimen was lot 30432 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $4,800. The catalog description[1] noted, "Denmark: Christian IX gold Proof 10 Kroner 1890 (h)-CS PR64 Cameo NGC, Copenhagen mint, KM 790.1 (unlisted in Proof), Hede-9A, Sieg-1.1. Mintage: 151,000 (Proof mintage unrecorded). Apparently the only Proof example to become available at auction in the last 15-20+ years from our research, and a representative that can positively be said to be museum quality. Generally much scarcer than the VBP issues of earlier dates, and an unmissable opportunity for the connoisseur. From the Caranett Collection."

This specimen was lot 30433 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $5,040. The catalog description[1] noted, "Denmark: Christian IX gold Proof 10 Kroner 1898 (h)-VBP PR66 Cameo PCGS, Copenhagen mint, KM 790.2 (unlisted in Proof), Hede-9B, Sieg-1.2. Mintage: 100,000 (Proof mintage unrecorded). The scarcer of just two dates that this type was produced, and one of a mere 6 Proofs certified by PCGS and NGC combined. A tremendous rarity to locate at all, even more so outside of Scandinavia. From the Caranett Collection."

This specimen was lot 30449 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $5,040. The catalog description[1] noted, "Ecuador: Republic Sucre 1890-BIRMINGHAM MS62 NGC, Heaton (Birmingham) mint, KM 53.3. The key date to the series, extremely rare from this mint. Truly Mint State, with copious luster and fully original color."

This specimen was lot 30476 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $2,220. The catalog description[1] noted, "France: Louis XV Ecu 1725-C MS64 NGC, Caen mint, KM 472.5, Dav-1329, Dup-1670, Gad-320, Ciani-2112. 23.59 g. Praiseworthy for this lesser-seen mint, and for the issue as a whole, featuring steel and olive tone over underlying luster, the central features fairly well-expressed and with only localized adjustment at the obverse periphery. Ex. UBS Gold & Numismatik Auction 62 (January 2005, Lot 2111). From the Cape Coral Collection of French Ecus and 5 Francs."

This specimen was lot 30477 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $2,520. The catalog description[1] noted, "France: Louis XV Ecu 1725-W MS64 NGC, Lille mint, KM 472.22, Dav-1329. A very scarce type in Mint condition, made yet more alluring by glowing argent surfaces, perfectly framed in gently placed charcoal accents at the legends. The finest example of this mint-date seen by NGC. Ex. Künker Auction 100 (June 2005, Lot 494). From the Cape Coral Collection of French Ecus and 5 Francs."

This specimen was lot 30478 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $1,320. The catalog description[1] noted, "France: Louis XV Ecu 1749-T MS64 NGC, Nantes mint, KM512.20, Dav-1331, Dup-1680. Tower privy mark. Struck on a moderately adjusted and lustrous planchet, the surfaces uniquely toned in overlapping colors of emerald and silver. The only example of this date and mint certified by NGC, and yet more impressive when found in near-gem condition as this. Ex. UBS Gold & Numismatik Auction 74 (January 2008, Lot 0287). From the Cape Coral Collection of French Ecus and 5 Francs."

This specimen was lot 30504 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $2,160. The catalog description[1] noted, "France: Napoleon III 5 Francs 1869-A MS66 NGC, Paris mint, KM 799.1. A standout representative of the date and type expressing satiny luster underneath a uniformly laid silver patina. As fine as one could hope for, confirmed by the example's number one position within the NGC Census. From the Cape Coral Collection of French Ecus and 5 Francs."

This specimen was lot 30513 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $660. The catalog description[1] noted, "France: Republic 5 Francs 1876-K MS65 NGC, Bordeaux mint, KM 820.2, Gad-745a. Uniformly and lightly toned, underlying brilliance evident throughout. The finest NGC-certified example of the date produced in Bordeaux, which saw only a fraction of Paris's mintage that year. From the Cape Coral Collection of French Ecus and 5 Francs."

This specimen was lot 30515 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $19,200. The catalog description[1] noted, "France: Republic silver Essai 10 Francs 1879 MS65 NGC, Maz-2229, VG-3937. A rare monetary pattern exhibiting the familiar Herculean obverse motif with a specially designed reverse displaying both the dual denomination and a precise weight of 26.613 grams. The special production of this sensational piece is evident not only through the exactness with which the strike has been executed, leaving pinpoint detail expressed to the highest points, but also by its watery surfaces, layered in colorful tones of pale emerald and gold. The finest of its type to be certified by NGC, and unlikely to be encountered in better condition. From the Cape Coral Collection of French Ecus and 5 Francs."

This specimen was lot 30518 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $84. The catalog description[1] noted, "France: Republic 20 Francs 1933 MS64 NGC, Paris mint, KM 879, Dav-98. Short leaves variety. White and lustrous, with no major flaws to speak of. From the Cape Coral Collection of French Ecus and 5 Francs."

This specimen was lot 30522 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $720. The catalog description[1] noted, "French Indo-China: French Colony Piastre 1921 MS64 NGC, KM 5a.2, Lec-296. Exhibiting shimmering fields with surfaces dressed in bright peach color. As is often the case with the type Liberty's face appears somewhat weakly struck, though this example offers ample charm nonetheless. From the Cape Coral Collection of French Ecus and 5 Francs."

This specimen was lot 30524 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $1,200. The catalog description[1] noted, "France: Phalsbourg et Lixheim. Henriette de Lorraine-Vaudemont Teston 1633 VF Details (Obverse Scratched) NGC, Lixheim mint, KM-Unl., Boudeau-Unl., de Saulcy-Unl., cf. PdA-6277 (date given as 1635). 8.97 g. A very rare emission produced in this minor principality by Henriette, the sister of Duke Charles IV of Lorraine, who had been granted the right to strike coins at Lixheim. Produced very much in the style of the 'official' issues of Lorraine--a practice assumed by a number of minor French principalities at the time--such testons were rapidly denounced by bordering territories, and the fortress of Lixheim itself was dismantled in 1634 to 1635."

This specimen was lot 30538 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $2,040. The catalog description[1] noted, "France: Louis XIV gold Louis d'Or 1702-E AU58 NGC, Tours mint, KM 334.7, Fr-436. The sole certified example by either NGC or PCGS; an extremely rare mint for this date and denomination, its price unlisted in Gadoury. Boasting exquisite eye appeal, with abundant prooflike luster overlaid with vibrant red tone."

This specimen was lot 30577 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $5,520. The catalog description[1] noted, "Gabon: Republic 2-Piece Uncertified gold Commemorative Proof Set 1969, 1) "First Moon Landing" 10000 Francs, KM 9; 2) "Apollo XI Launching Pad" 20000 Francs, KM 10; KM-Unl. (as 2-piece set). Mintage: 4,000. The coins are sold with the original case of issue and COA #209. Total AGW approx. 3.04 oz."

This specimen was lot 30580 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "German States: Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym. Karl Ludwig 1/2 Taler 1774-B(F)N/S MS63 PCGS, KM 1, J-21. Offering a sharp and balanced strike, with a delicate display of silver patination that darkens subtly toward the outer registers, where a crescent of copper coloration enhances the lower region. A scarce type, rarely encountered on auction."

This specimen was lot 30587 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $2,760. The catalog description[1] noted, "German States: Baden. Leopold I gold Ducat 1848 MS63+ PCGS, KM 223.1. With inverted '1' in date. Sharply struck, with a frosted portrait of Leopold contrasting gently against shimmering and decidedly prooflike fields behind. Rarely found better, and notably the finest and only example certified by PCGS."

This specimen was lot 30591 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "German States: Bavaria. Karl Theodor Taler 1793-AS MS65 PCGS, KM 560.4, Dav-1959. Lustrous and decorated in variegated metallic tones that lay delicately over the surfaces, the central features utterly sharp and giving way to only minute areas of insignificant softness at the peripheries."

This specimen was lot 30603 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $3,840. The catalog description[1] noted, "German States: Bavaria. Maximilian II gold Ducat MDCCCLI (1851) MS62 NGC, KM 841, Fr-278. A scarcer type on which the date has been executed in Roman numerals. Very high quality for its grade and firmly Prooflike in appearance."

This specimen was lot 30641 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $5,520. The catalog description[1] noted, "German States: Hesse-Darmstadt. Ernst Ludwig gold Proof 20 Mark 1903-A PR65 Cameo NGC, Berlin mint, KM 371, J-225. With only 100 examples of this date struck in Proof, most collectors would be hard-pressed to find a gem example, but that is just what is seen in this enticing issue, replete with deep mirror surfaces and a clear cameo contrast. The first of this utterly scarce date that we have sold, and a rare opportunity. From the Caranett Collection."

This specimen was lot 30642 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "German States: Hohenlohe-Neuenstein-Oehringen. Johann Friedrich II Taler 1730-N MS62+ NGC, Nürnberg mint, KM 33, Dav-2350. Struck for the 200th anniversary of the Augsburg Confession, this magnificent taler boasts glassy, lustrous fields, decorated in a charming array of iridescent olive-green and golden hues. A minute and insignificant section of graffiti is noted within the lion's tail purely for accuracy, though appears so inconspicuous as to be barely noticeable. A taler of near-medallic presentation, and a beautiful representative of 18th century European coinage."

This specimen was lot 30643 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $3,600. The catalog description[1] noted, "German States: Lübeck. Free City Proof 5 Mark 1908-A PR67 Cameo PCGS, Berlin mint, KM 213, J-83. Captivating; a spectacular Proof offering approaching technical perfection. Blast white mirror surfaces backlight the frosted devices, the cameo appearance pristine and highly appealing to the eye. Amongst the finest available to collectors."

This specimen was lot 30646 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $1,740. The catalog description[1] noted, "German States: Mecklenburg-Schwerin. Friedrich Franz I 2/3 Taler 1817 MS62+ NGC, KM 254, J-22. Mintage: 6,783. An already quite low mintage type that escalates considerably in value as a conditional rarity; notably difficult to procure in this virtually choice state, free of the usual planchet flaws that plague the type and with a soft luster that pairs nicely with faint pie polish."

This specimen was lot 30659 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $2,280. The catalog description[1] noted, "German States: Prussia. Friedrich Wilhelm III gold Frederick d'Or 1797-A MS62 NGC, Berlin mint, KM 369. Bust left. Light adjustment marks to the bust, otherwise produced to a high standard with considerable muted luster and minimal circulation handling. Were the fields less toned, this coin would surely have a Prooflike contrast. Very uncommon in this grade."

This specimen was lot 30663 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $8,400. The catalog description[1] noted, "German States: Prussia. Wilhelm I gold Proof 20 Mark 1873-A PR65 Deep Cameo PCGS, Berlin mint, KM 501, J-243. Mintage unlisted in the Standard Catalog of World Coins. A gem selection representing the first of its date that we have sold in Proof format, a testament to the type's relative scarcity. Admirably mirrored fields are complemented by frosted devices, yielding a complete and appreciable cameo effect. From the Caranett Collection."

This specimen was lot 30667 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $1,920. The catalog description[1] noted, "German States: Prussia. Wilhelm II gold Proof 10 Mark 1898-A PR65 Cameo NGC, Berlin mint, KM 520, Fr-3835, J-251. Unlisted in Proof format in the Standard Catalog of World Coins, this gem selection unveils sleek surfaces whose main feature of note is the presence of faint die polish lines traversing the fields, with a subtle cameo effect present on both the obverse and reverse. From the Caranett Collection."

This specimen was lot 30670 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $4,800. The catalog description[1] noted, "German States: Prussia. Wilhelm II gold Proof 20 Mark 1903-A PR66 Ultra Cameo NGC, Berlin mint, KM521, J-252. Proof mintage unlisted in the Standard Catalog of World Coins. Of stellar preservation and resulting technical and visual appeal, this gem 20 Mark stands as the finest of its issue certified by NGC, both in non-cameo and Ultra Cameo designations (none are currently certified as "Cameo"). Pristine mirrors, coupled with a delightful and essentially undisturbed frost over Wilhelm's portrait, yield an unmistakable impression of quality, one that would certainly be difficult to match in any other example. From the Caranett Collection."

This specimen was lot 30675 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "German States: Regensburg. Free City gold 1/2 Ducat ND (1745-1765)-RB MS64 NGC, KM328, Fr-2540. 1.75gm. A superb survivor of the type, which one might expect to be bent or otherwise mishandled in its multi-century history, owing to its thin shape and apparent fragility. This offering, however, displays no such issues, revealing only intensely lustrous fields and needle-sharp detailing throughout, resulting in great visual charm and a noteworthy degree of conditional rarity for the issue."

This specimen was lot 30679 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "German States: Saxe-Altenburg. Joseph 2 Taler 1843-G MS64 PCGS, Dresden mint, KM 20. Possessed of an appearance not unlike that of a Proof issue, though determined by PCGS to not be so, with glassy fields sporting sunset and iridescent blue coloration, as well as nicely frosted devices that are essentially free of distractions. A memorable example of the type, and ideally one experienced in hand to appreciate its full charm."

This specimen was lot 30683 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $4,800. The catalog description[1] noted, "German States: Saxony. Friedrich August II gold Ducat 1752-IGG AU Details (Cleaned) NGC, KM 916, Fr-2854. Slightly creased and with brushed surfaces, yet with gleaming mint luster still residing in the legends. A rare and popular type."

This specimen was lot 30685 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "German States: Saxony. Friedrich August III gold Ducat 1792-IEC MS65 NGC, KM 1035, Fr-2881. Vicariat issue, double eagle type. Struck to near-perfection and offering a sublime golden luster that sweeps across the fields with effortless ease, this charming gold ducat should be seen as an ideal candidate for its type, possessing almost no flaws of note, save for a small strikethrough error on the reverse shield (as made). Immensely charming and uncontested in certified quality."

This specimen was lot 30697 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $19,200. The catalog description[1] noted, "German States: Silesia-Münsterberg-Öls. Joachim, Heinrich II, Johann, & Georg gold Ducat 1538 MS66 Prooflike NGC, Fr-3230, Schulten-2360, Saurma-Jeltsch-Plate XXVI, 14. A stunning gem example of this early ducat type displaying uniformly struck detailing and aurous luster that glistens across Prooflike surfaces. It is difficult to imagine locating a finer representative of this highly elusive issue. Ex. Terner Collection. From the Caranett Collection."

This specimen was lot 30703 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "German States: Westphalia. Jerome Napoleon Taler 1813-C MS65 PCGS, Cassel mint, KM 118, Dav-933, Thun-413, J-8. Boldly struck, with argent-gray patina over full mint luster. Only a few tiny marks are noted on close examination, with a natural flan flaw on the edge between 5 and 6 o'clock. This is the only example certified in Mint State by either PCGS, or NGC."

This specimen was lot 30708 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $1,560. The catalog description[1] noted, "Germany: Weimar Republic Proof 3 Mark 1932-D PR66 Cameo NGC, Munich mint, KM 74, J-349. A sensational gem displaying pale undertones of burgundy over fields yielding a distinctive and delightful shimmer, unbroken by any important instances of handling. The finest of the type seen by NGC to also be awarded a "Cameo" designation."

This specimen was lot 30716 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $4,560. The catalog description[1] noted, "Great Britain: Charles I octagonal Pontefract Besieged Shilling 1648-Dated (1649) VF35 PCGS, Brooker-1234 (same dies), S-3150, N-2648. 4.42 g. A wonderful type struck in 1649 after the execution of king Charles I and bearing the name of his son, Charles II. Produced during the siege of Pontefract castle in the dying throes of the English Civil War, this type represents a coinage of necessity produced from silver plate either given to or taken by the king's forces. The crude production, limited specie and heavy-circulation impacting this type renders the finding of a well-struck and scarcely handled example very difficult indeed. The present piece has seen some moderate circulation but was clearly produced to a high standard, its detail still sharp and its planchet handsomely toned to a gray-gold with hints of original luster. Certainly a piece for the discerning collector of British siege coins."

This specimen was lot 30728 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $3,000. The catalog description[1] noted, "Great Britain: James II gold "Elephant & Castle" Guinea 1685 UNC Details (Obverse Tooled, Cleaned) NGC, KM 453.2, S-3401. Extremely rare and extremely desirable in any grade, the most coveted of James II's Guineas bearing the elephant and castle hallmark denoting its gold being sourced by the Royal African Company. Despite its certification, this piece is highly appealing to the eye and bears original luster at the peripheries; its tooling is limited to delicate smoothing on the obverse and barely detracts from the visual allure this rarity boasts. Surely one of the finest examples available to commerce."

This specimen was lot 30734 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $4,320. The catalog description[1] noted, "Great Britain: William III gold "Elephant & Castle" 1/2 Guinea 1696 AU58 NGC, KM 487.2, S-3467. The highest grade level for this rare hallmarked type at NGC with no examples graded by PCGS. Immensely warm in color, the butterscotch color of the metal overlaid with an orange-red tone; mint luster gleams beneath the patina, the highpoint detail near complete and the coin itself clearly almost Mint State."

This specimen was lot 30736 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $5,040. The catalog description[1] noted, "Great Britain: William III gold 1/2 Guinea 1701 MS63 NGC, KM 487.3, S-3468. At the highest grade level for the type within both NGC and PCGS's databases, a fractional Guinea whose shallow engraving almost always places it in AU or lower. This portrait style was a reengraved remainder from James Roettiers' tenure as engraver, dismissed in 1697 under suspicion of counterfeiting. Croker, the German jeweler in charge of the reengraving, would produce the fantastic Fine Work series later this same year of 1701 and remain Chief Engraver throughout Anne and George I's reigns. This piece is stunning, as sharp as this portrait's engraving will allow, glowing with mint luster and dappled with golden brown patina; simply as appealing a Half Guinea as one can realistically envision. From the Caranett Collection."

This specimen was lot 30747 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $4,320. The catalog description[1] noted, "Great Britain: George II gold 1/2 Guinea 1746 MS62 NGC, KM 580.1, S-3638A. A type which hardly ever enters Mint State, and even for its near-gem grade this piece appears conservatively certified. Its fields are almost completely clear and its production quality immense. Fully lustrous and razor-sharp, this is amongst the finest Half Guineas the cataloger has seen."

This specimen was lot 30748 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $4,800. The catalog description[1] noted, "Great Britain: George II gold Guinea 1750 MS62 NGC, KM 588, S-3680. A magnificent Guinea; this piece was offered at the 2008 Millenia Collection sale, there described as "possibly the very best 1750 in existence". Intensely flashy, Prooflike surfaces dazzle the viewer, the entire planchet lustrous and blushing with light peach tone; the strike perfectly executed and barely touched since. Tied for highest graded by NGC and PCGS, and surely the finest of these for its visual appeal alone. Ex. Millennia Collection; Terner Collection."

This specimen was lot 30749 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $5,760. The catalog description[1] noted, "Great Britain: George II gold Guinea 1752 MS63 NGC, KM 588, S-3680. The finest certified 1752 Guinea by NGC or PCGS, a glorious choice specimen with perfectly rendered details and flawless cartwheel luster across the entirety of the planchet. George II's Guineas are notorious for their shallow engraving and heavy circulation, rendering Mint State pieces conditional rarities of significant popularity; as such, this supreme example must surely find a place within a top-tier British collection."

This specimen was lot 30759 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $2,880. The catalog description[1] noted, "Great Britain: George III gold 1/2 Guinea 1813 MS65 NGC, KM 651, S-3737. It is impossible to envision a finer example of this final-year Guinea. As Prooflike as can be, its fields dual die-polished mirrors with eye-grabbing apricot tone, George's 'military' portrait coated in a subtle matte frost contrasting beautifully from the dazzling reflectivity exhibited by the remaining planchet surface. The most appealing of this type the cataloger has ever seen. From the Caranett Collection."

This specimen was lot 30773 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $5,880. The catalog description[1] noted, "Great Britain: George III gold Sovereign 1818 MS62 PCGS, KM 674, S-3785A. Ascending colon after BRITANNIAR. The more common type for this year, but certainly uncommon for its preservation and fantastic eye appeal. Dazzling with mint luster and with needle-sharp devices, it is perhaps its intense color which first captures the attention - a gorgeous tiger's eye gold with a sublime ring of deeper honey hue residing in the reverse garter."

This specimen was lot 30795 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $5,700. The catalog description[1] noted, "Great Britain: William IV gold Proof 1/2 Sovereign 1831 PR63 Ultra Cameo NGC, KM 716, S-3830, W&R-267. Plain edge, small sized planchet. A conservatively graded jewel with a pristine coat of frost to William's portrait, the fields markedly clean and with limited case friction. The smallest size Half Sovereign ever released, designed to distinguish it from the Sixpence of the same size which was being frequently gilded in an attempt to confuse vendors."

This specimen was lot 30798 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $2,880. The catalog description[1] noted, "Great Britain: William IV gold Sovereign 1833 MS61 NGC, KM 717, S-3829B. Some slight doubling to the reverse, visible within the date. Pleasing for its assigned grade with soft cartwheel luster and surprisingly clear surfaces."

This specimen was lot 30810 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $3,000. The catalog description[1] noted, "Great Britain: Victoria Proof "Young Head" 6 Pence 1887 PR65 Cameo PCGS, KM 757, S-3912, ESC-1751. A Proof of Record struck in the year of Victoria's portrait change - this type far, far rarer than that of her Jubilee coinage. It is unusual for these Proofs to exhibit such cameo-level frosting to the devices, nor such brilliance to the fields, the planchet boasting dazzling blue tone. A beautiful gem."

This specimen was part of lot 30864 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), which sold for $7,200. The catalog description[1] noted, "Great Britain: Edward VII 12-Piece Certified gold & silver Partial Matte Proof Set 1902 NGC, 1) Maundy Penny - PR61, S-3989; 2) Maundy 2 Pence - PR61, S-3988; 3) Maundy 3 Pence - PR61, S-3987; 4) Maundy 4 Pence - PR62, S-3986; 5) Shilling - PR60, S-3982; 6) Florin - Proof Details (Obverse Stained), S-3981; 7) 1/2 Crown - PR61, S-3980; 8) Crown - PR62, S-3979; 9) gold 1/2 Sovereign - PR62, S-3974A; 10) gold Sovereign - PR61, S-3969; 11) gold 2 Pounds - PR61, S-3968; 12) gold 5 Pounds - PR60, S-3966; cf. KMPS15, cf. S-PS9. Only omitting the Sixpence. Mostly average grades for this type, the sandblasting process having disrupted the surfaces on most examples leading to generally lower certifications. Nonetheless appealing, the gold with matte butterscotch color, the silver with some deep blue tone (the Florin with a scratch-like stain in accordance with its grade). Accompanied by its red leather box of issue."

This specimen was lot 30868 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $1,800. The catalog description[1] noted, "Great Britain: George V Proof Shilling 1935 PR66 PCGS, KM 833, S-4039, ESC-1448B. The highest graded specimen of this extremely scarce Proof of Record type by either NGC or PCGS. Fully brilliant, the obverse without a hint of tone, the reverse exhibiting a subtle champagne tinge."

This specimen was lot 30911 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $5,040. The catalog description[1] noted, "Haiti: Revolutionary Government. Toussaint L'Ouverture 2 Escalin ND (1802) AU50 NGC, KM 23. A very scarce revolutionary issue, struck during the revolt against French authority in Haiti. At present no representatives have been seen by either PCGS or NGC in Mint State, confirming the utter scarcity of higher-grade examples. Steel and silver toned, with a single small mark noted to the left of Liberty."

This specimen was part of lot 30912 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), which sold for $8,700. The catalog description[1] noted, "Haiti: Republic 5-Piece Uncertified gold Proof Set 1969-IC, 1) 30 Gourdes - Proof, KM 72; 2) 40 Gourdes - Proof, KM 73; 3) 60 Gourdes - Proof (Harshly Cleaned), KM 74; 4) 250 Gourdes - Proof (Harshly Cleaned), KM 75; 5) 500 Gourdes - Proof (Harshly Cleaned), KM 76; KM-PS5. Sold with original case and COA #585. Total AGW approximately 5.03 oz."

This specimen was part of lot 30913 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), which sold for $14,400. The catalog description[1] noted, "Haiti: Republic 12-Piece Uncertified gold & silver Proof Set, 1) 5 Gourdes 1970 - Proof (Surface Hairlines), KM 64.1; 2) 5 Gourdes 1971 - Proof (Surface Hairlines), KM 78; 3) 10 Gourdes 1967 - Proof (Surface Hairlines), KM 65.1; 4) 25 Gourdes 1970 - Proof (Surface Hairlines), KM 67.1; 5) 25 Gourdes 1971 - Proof (Surface Hairlines), KM 88; 6) gold 20 Gourdes 1967 - Proof, KM66; 7) gold 50 Gourdes 1967 - Proof, KM 68; 8) gold 50 Gourdes 1971 - Proof, KM 89; 9) gold 100 Gourdes 1967 - Proof, KM69; 10) gold 200 Gourdes 1967 - Proof, KM 70; 11) gold 200 Gourdes 1971 - Proof, KM 99; 12) gold 1000 Gourdes 1970 - Proof, KM 71; A large set of Proofs spanning the dates 1967 to 1971. The group is sold with the original case of issue. Total AGW approx. 9.26 oz."

This specimen was part of lot 30914 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), which sold for $. The catalog description[1] noted, "Haiti: Republic 18-Piece Lot of Certified gold & silver Proof "Chief" Issues Deep Cameo PCGS, 1) 10 Gourdes 1970 - PR67, cf. KM 79 (for 1971 issue); 2) 10 Gourdes 1971 - PR67, KM 80; 3) 10 Gourdes 1970 - PR67, cf. KM 81 (for 1971 issue); 4) 10 Gourdes 1971 - PR67, KM 82; 5) 10 Gourdes 1971- PR67, KM 83; 6) 10 Gourdes 1971 - PR67, KM 84; 7) 10 Gourdes 1971- PR66, KM 85; 8) 10 Gourdes 1971 - PR66, KM 86; 9) 10 Gourdes 1971 - PR66, KM 87; 10) 100 Gourdes 1971 - PR68, KM 90; 11) 100 Gourdes 1971 - PR67, KM 91; 12) 100 Gourdes 1971 - PR67, KM 92; 13) 100 Gourdes 1971 - PR67, KM 93; 14) 100 Gourdes 1971 - PR67, KM 94; 15) 100 Gourdes 1971 - PR67, KM 95; 16) 100 Gourdes 1971 - PR68, KM 96; 17) 100 Gourdes 1971 - PR68, KM 97; 18) 100 Gourdes 1971 - PR67, KM 98; Each included issue is struck in commemoration of Native American chiefs, the silver issues minted in figures ranging from 3,000 to 4,000, with the mintage for each of the gold issues numbering in the 400s to 500s. Total AGW approx. 5.14 oz."

This specimen was lot 30915 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $6,600. The catalog description[1] noted, "Hawaii: Kalakaua I Dollar 1883 MS63 NGC, San Francisco mint, KM 7. Struck for circulation in the Kingdom of Hawaii. 500,000 examples of the type were originally produced, though most of these were subsequently melted down. Choice, with satiny argent luster underneath subtly interwoven metallic tones and slightly darker patination largely confined to the peripheries."

This specimen was lot 30928 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $2,400. The catalog description[1] noted, "India: Mughal Empire. Shah Jahan gold Mohur AH 1062 Year 26 (1651/2) MS65 NGC, Akbarabad mint, KM 258.1, Fr-794, Hull-1557. A magnificent and nearly unparalleled example of this king's beloved gold coinage, executed in a characteristic high relief with hardly a stray mark and satiny recessed fields. Ex. CNG Auction 93 (22 May 2013, Lot 1586) (Sold with old lot tag)."

This specimen was lot 30929 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $5,280. The catalog description[1] noted, "India: Mughal Empire. Shah Jahan gold Mohur AH 1064 Year 28 (1653/4) MS67 NGC, Akbarabad mint, KM 258.2, Hull-1557. Practically pristine and hardly imaginable finer, indeed this is likely one of the finest Shah Jahan mohurs extant. Every inch of the coin emits an outstanding quality with the relief of the devices appearing to be pushed even higher than its usual excess, and the surfaces lightly stippled without the most minute imperfection. Providing little room for complaint even for the most scrupulous of collectors. Sold with old dealer tag."

This specimen was lot 30930 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $10,800. The catalog description[1] noted, "India: Portuguese Colony - Cochin. João III gold "Sao Tome de Cochin" Pardau ND (1521-1557) AU58 PCGS, Cochin mint, Fr-1451, Gomes-14.04 (incorrectly stated as 18.04 on the insert). Obv. Crowned arms dividing D-O/I. Rev. St. Thomas de Cochin seated right dividing S-T. An extremely rare type, almost universally found crudely struck, though this superb example shows remarkably strong striking detail. Only the second example of this Cochin issue that we can reference--the other coming from the Dr. Lawrence Adams Collection--and by far the finer of the two.."

This specimen was lot 30944 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $5,520. The catalog description[1] noted, "Iran: Muhammad Reza Pahlavi gold 10 Pahlavi MS 2535 (1976) MS64 NGC, KM1210. Struck to commemorate the 50th year of Pahlavi rule. Premium for its grade with clear lustrous fields and appealing lemon-gold color. Accompanied by its leather case of issue. AGW 2.3541 oz."

This specimen was part of lot 30946 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), which sold for $3,840. The catalog description[1] noted, ": Muhammed Reza Pahlavi 9-Piece Uncertified gold & silver Proof Set SH 1350 (1971), 1) 25 Rials, KM 1184; 2) 50 Rials, KM 1185; 3) 75 Rials, KM 1186; 4) 100 Rials, KM 1187.1; 5) 200 Rials, KM 1188; 6) gold 500 Rials, KM 1189; 7) gold 750 Rials, KM 1190; 8) gold 1000 Rials, KM 1191.1; 9) gold 2000 Rials, KM 1192; KM-PS2. A sharp set struck for the 2,500th year of Iranian monarchy. Sold with original case of issue. Total AGW approx. 1.60 oz."

This specimen was part of lot 30947 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), which sold for $3,600. The catalog description[1] noted, ": Muhammad Reza Pahlavi 4-Piece Uncertified gold Proof Set SH 1350 (1971), 1) "Griffin" 500 Rials, KM 1189; 2) "Gori & Zucchi" 750 Rials, KM 1190; 3) "Pillared Palace" 1000 Rials, KM 1191.1; 4) "2500th Anniversary" 2000 Rials, KM 1192; A bright set of issues displaying a full cameo effect, each coin exhibiting light areas of hairlines in the fields, noted for accuracy. Sold with case of issue and COA. Total AGW 1.6022 oz."

This specimen was lot 30958 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $3,300. The catalog description[1] noted, "Isle of Man: British Dependency. Victoria Proof 1/2 Penny 1860 PR64 Brown PCGS, KM 13, S-7418c. An extremely rare type and supposedly one of just 10 or fewer examples produced, and the only certified specimen by either NGC or PCGS. Sleek, chocolate brown surfaces display an exceptional patina for copper, flashing blues and magentas in the field deepening to red at the peripheries. The strike is exquisite and has left the fine detail of Victoria's portrait and every rivet on the reverse triskelis in bold relief. Very rarely seen at auction, let alone in this quality, and an absolutely superb Isle of Man Proof sure to elicit competitive bidding."

This specimen was lot 30959 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "Isle of Man: British Dependency. Victoria Proof Penny 1859 PR63 Brown PCGS, KM 14, S-7417, Peck-1520. By far the rarest of the three Isle of Man Victorian proof Penny types, its catalogue value over double that of the 1841 and over five times that of the 1839! Immaculately preserved, its chocolate-brown surfaces so sleek as to appear conservatively graded, perfectly glossy and eye catching in its brightness. Its devices are as sharp as can be and without even a hint of wear. Minor hairlines are present in the field, but to nowhere near the extent one would expect on a PR63 specimen. This piece would not look out of place in a holder one or two grade points finer. A must have for the accomplished Isle of Man collection."

This specimen was lot 30963 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $5,760. The catalog description[1] noted, "Italy: Florence. Republic 1/5 Scudo ND (1st Semester of 1530) AU55 PCGS, MIR-70/18 (R3). Niccolo di Braccio Guicciardini as mintmaster. •+• FLOR | ENTIΛ •, stylized lily / • S • IOΛN | NES • BATISTA, St. John the baptist enthroned, head turned slightly right, staff in left hand, shield above right; behind, arms of Guicciardini with N above. By all indications an extraordinarily rare emission from around the end of the Florentine republic before the domination of the Medicis. We have been able to locate only a single other specimen coming to auction in the past several decades--a lower grade raw piece that brought the equivalent of $5082 in Numismatica Ranieri's November 2011 Auction 3 (Lot 82)."

This specimen was lot 30964 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $1,800. The catalog description[1] noted, "Italy: Genoa. Biennial Doges gold 2 Doppie (Quadrupla) 1623-GF AU58 NGC, Genoa mint, KM 28. 13.39 g. Offering near-Mint State appeal, this lustrous "Quadrupla" exhibits lustrous golden fields, its struck details virtually without wear. A desirable type representative, and the first of this date that we have encountered."

This specimen was lot 30972 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "Italy: Naples & Sicily. Carlo of Bourbon gold 2 Ducati 1753 MM-RDG MS65 NGC, KM 151, Fr-845. A stylistically interesting issue struck with a somewhat two-dimensional style of portraiture, the surfaces immensely well-kept, handling being confined to only limited wisps in the fields. The finest of its type certified by NGC."

This specimen was lot 30977 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $4,320. The catalog description[1] noted, "Italy: Papal States. Leo X gold Fiorino di Camera ND (1513-1521) MS63 NGC, Fr-48, Ber-634. 3.36 g. A charming example that ranks notably above the majority of its peers, of which there are few, in terms of preservation and visual appeal. Sharp and lustrous, this coin is bound to serve as a token of pride in its future owner's collection."

This specimen was lot 30978 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $900. The catalog description[1] noted, "Italy: Papal States. Paul V Testone Anno VI (1610) MS64 NGC, Rome mint, KM 51, Ber-1553. A stunning near gem from a period of papal coinage where few issues survive in uncirculated condition at all--the present piece standing a full head and shoulders above the usually VF or worse examples so frequently seen of the type."

This specimen was lot 30980 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $1,320. The catalog description[1] noted, "Italy: Papal States. Alexander VIII Testone Anno II (1690) MS61 NGC, Rome mint, KM-A523, Ber-2175. Exceptionally handsome and possessing an eye appeal which seems to far exceed its awarded designation, the fields replete with fine die polish and slightly topaz luster."

This specimen was lot 30983 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $1,260. The catalog description[1] noted, "Italy: Papal States. Benedict XIV Testone Anno VI (1746) MS62 NGC, Rome mint, KM952, B-2742. A notoriously rare one-year papal type, with reportedly mintage figures ranging between 700 and 1200 pieces. Almost never encountered at auction outside of Europe, with a perfect balance of gunmetal-plumb fields and golden toning highlights sure to appeal to even the most scrupulous collector."

This specimen was lot 30997 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $6,600. The catalog description[1] noted, "Italy: Tuscany. Charles Louis gold Ruspone (3 Zecchini) 1807 MS64 NGC, KM-C52, Fr-339. Struck with admirable precision, both in terms of centering and depth, leaving uniform rims framing devices standing in good relief against semi-mirrored fields, bright with cartwheeling golden luster. Notably rarely encountered as a type, and made yet more impressive in such praiseworthy condition, bordering on gem certification."

This specimen was lot 30998 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "Italy: Tuscany. Leopold II 5 Paoli 1828 MS65+ PCGS, KM-C73. Delightfully eye appealing, this true gem displays a soft, silty patina that evenly graces the obverse and reverse surfaces, with a stark "pullaway" effect expressed at the legends and outermost peripheries. The overall impression is one of immense quality and originality, coupled with a kind of visual allure that is rarely encountered."

This specimen was lot 31003 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "Italy: Umberto I gold 100 Lire 1882-R AU Details (Cleaned) NGC, Rome mint, KM 22. A few scattered marks that are the result of some light wiping some time ago, this coin is otherwise attractive with bold details on the portrait of the king."

This specimen was lot 31006 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $1,440. The catalog description[1] noted, "Italy: Vittorio Emanuele III 20 Centesimi Anno XV (1937)-R MS64 NGC, Rome mint, KM 75, Pag-854. An extremely rare issue with just 50 pieces struck. Specimen-like with handsome dark-gray surfaces."

This specimen was lot 31007 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $1,680. The catalog description[1] noted, "Italy: Vittorio Emanuele III 50 Centesimi Anno XV (1937)-R MS65 NGC, Rome mint, KM 76, Pag-819. A superb gem specimen, one of just 50 produced. Sleek and lustrous surfaces, primarily dove-gray in color but with flashes of white and steel-blue when tilted."

This specimen was lot 31023 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $7,200. The catalog description[1] noted, "Jordan: Hussein Ibn Talal 7-Piece gold & silver Proof Set AH 1389 (1969), 1) 1/2 Dinar, KM 21; 2) 3/4 Dinar, KM 22; 3) Dinar, KM 23; 4) gold 2 Dinars, KM 24; 5) gold 5 Dinars, KM 25; 6) gold 10 Dinars, KM 26; 7) gold 25 Dinars, KM 27; KM-PS3. A very rare set, especially including the huge 25 Dinar piece. All appealing Proofs with pristine cameo contrasts. Accompanied by its original red leather box of issue. Total AGW 3.3590 oz."

This specimen was lot 31024 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $2,100. The catalog description[1] noted, "Jordan: Hussein Ibn Talal 3-Piece gold & silver "Conservation" Proof Set AH 1397 (1977), 1) 2-1/2 Dinars AH 1397 (1977) - Proof, KM 31; 2) 3 Dinars AH 1397 (1977) - Proof, KM 32; 3) gold "Houbara Bustard" 50 Dinars - PR69 Ultra Cameo, KM 34; An appealing set of cameo Proof conservation issues, including the low-mintage "Houbara Bustard bird" 50 Dinars, which saw only 829 examples produced."

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