Here are some results from the recent Stephen Album sale; some nice coins here, including some we hadn't seen in the presale publicity.
Stephen Album Rare Coins held its Auction 34 on May 23-26, 2019 at its offices in Santa Rosa, California. The auction results exceeded
expectations with total prices realized of $1.40 million (including buyer's fees) and with 87.6% of the lots selling. As was expected prior to the
sale, the vintage Chinese section sold particularly well, with 98% of those lots selling. The coin featured on the cover of the catalog, a large
nazarana gold mohur, sold for $71,400 (including the 19% buyer's premium). The firm's Chief Operating Officer Mike Barry noted that "all six sessions
of the auction seemed to perform well. We were happy with the results across all categories."
Following are a few of the highlights:
LOT 13. LYDIA: Time of Kroisos, 561-546 BC or later, AV stater (10.72g), Sardes mint, S-3411, Boston MFA-2068; Carradice, pl. X, 2; Dewing-2426,
heavy series, confronted foreparts of lion facing right and bull facing left, both with straight legs // two square incuse punches of different
sizes, VF, RR. Estimated at $5,000 - 7,000
Realized $10,710 (figures include buyer's fees).
LOT 288. UMAYYAD: Ibrahim, 744, AV dinar (4.14g), NM (Dimashq), AH127, A-T140, bold strike, minor adjustment on the edge, EF-AU, RRR. Estimated at
$12,000 - 15,000
LOT 1108. IRAQ: Faisal II, as King, 1953-1958, 7-coin proof set, 1953/AH1372, KM-PS-1, all graded in PCGS holders: 100 fils PF-65 cameo, 50 fils
PF-65, 20 fils PF-65 cameo, 10 fils PF-64, 4 fils PF-64, 2 fils PF-64 RB, and 1 fils PF-64 RB, only 200 sets struck, R. Estimated at $3,000 - 3,500
LOT 1469. GREAT BRITAIN: Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector, 1653-1658, AR crown, 1658/7, KM-D207, S-3226, dies by Thomas Simon, struck at the
Frenchman Pierre Blondeaus' mint at Drury House, London; OLIVAR D G R P ANG SCO HIB & PRO (Oliver, by the Grace of God, Protector of the Republic of
England, Scotland and Ireland), laureate and draped bust of Cromwell left // PAX QVAERITVR BELLO (The peace is acquired through war), crowned
garnished coat-of-arms, HAS NISI PERITVRVS MIHI ADIMAT NEMO (let no-one remove these letters from me, under penalty of death) on edge in relief, a
lovely example of this popular type! PCGS graded MS63, R. Estimated Value: $8,000 to $10,000
LOT 2110. CHINA: Republic, AR dollar, ND (1924), Kann-683, L&M-865, Tuan Chi Jui type commemorating the "Peaceful Unification" of China during the
Warlord Era, PCGS graded MS62. Estimated at $5,000 - 7,000
LOT 2524. MUGHAL EMPIRE: Shah Alam II, 1759-1806, AV nazarana mohur, Shahjahanabad, 34mm, (10.69g), AH1218 year 46, KM-721, S&W- 8.2, with mint
epithet Dar al-Khilafat, struck in gold, NGC graded MS63+, RRR. Estimated Value: $60,000 to $80,000
LOT 2722. BRITISH INDIA: George VI, 1937-1947, nickel rupee, 1945(b), KM-557var, S&W-9.30var, off-metal strike, normal "5" in the date,
unrecorded in nickel by KM, Pridmore, and Stevens & Weir; there is no record of any nickel off-metal strike of any date 1945 or earlier on
CoinArchives, NGC graded Proof 62, RRRR. Estimated at $7,500 - 8,500
The firm is currently accepting consignments until July 5 for its Auction 35, which will be held September 12-13, 2019.
Please visit www.stevealbum.com for more information.
Wayne Homren, Editor
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