Here's a press release with results for the Stephen Album Rare Coins Auction 42. More great prices!
Stephen Album Rare Coins held its Auction 42 on January 20-23, 2022 at its offices in Santa Rosa, California. The
prices realized were yet another new record for the company coming in at $2.63 million (including buyer's fees)
with a sell-through rate of 97.4%. Some sections such as the Chinese coins achieved a nearly 100% sell-through rate.
Many items went for multiples of their estimates, including some world record results. Several collections helped
achieve those totals, namely the Joe Sedillot Collection of World Coins, Part I, and the Charles Opitz Collection of
Ethnographic Money, Part III.
A selection of highlights follows (prices include buyer's fees):
CHINA: LOT 728: KWEICHOW: Republic, AR dollar, year 17 (1928), Y-428, L& M-610, "auto dollar" type, variety
with three grass blades, a bold lustrous strike! NGC graded AU53.
Estimated at $30,000-$40,000. Realized $192,000.
CHINA: LOT 711: KWANGTUNG: Kuang Hsu, 1875-1908, AR 50 cents, ND (1890-1905), Y-202, L&M-134, a lovely
lustrous mint state quality example! PCGS graded MS63, ex Joe Sedillot Collection.
Estimated at $10,000-$15,000. Realized $31,200.
WORLD: LOT 1070: PHILIPPINES: Fernando VII, 1808-1833, AR 8 reales, ND [1832-34], KM-A74, assayer JM,
countermarked crowned F.7o on Mexico 1824-Mo mint "Águila de perfil" or "Hookneck" type 8 reales, PCGS
Estimated at $400-$600. Realized $24,000.
WORLD: LOT 1024: KOREA: Kwang Mu, 1897-1907, AR yang, year 2 (1898), KM-1120, interesting obverse die crack,
a wonderful lustrous example! PCGS graded MS64, ex Joe Sedillot Collection.
Estimated at $200-$300. Realized
ETHNOGRAPHIC: LOT 1721: SOLOMON ISLANDS: Santa Cruz Islands, feather coil money (3519g), 19th to early
20th century, Opitz p.142-43, Knox p.50, ca. 8.17m (26'-9½") long and 5cm wide (2"), rolled into a 5-layered
double-row coil ca. 35cm in diameter (14"), fully intact and covered in scarlet feathers, decorated with strings of
coix seed money and shells, a first-grade example (#1) in the traditional 10-tiered system and a superb specimen,
Unc, RRR, ex Charles Opitz Collection.
Estimated at $4,000-$6,000. Realized $18,000.
INDIA: LOT 491: BRITISH INDIA: Victoria, Queen, 1837-1876, AV mohur, 1841(b&c), KM-462.2, S&W-2.1, Prid-18,
East India Company issue, continuous legend, no initial on truncation, large date with crosslet 4, a very attractive
mint state example, PCGS graded MS61.
Estimated at $4,000-$5,000. Realized $13,200.
ANCIENT: LOT 45: SICULO-PUNIC: AR tetradrachm (16.95g), "People of the camp" mint, circa 320-300 BC, SNG
Fitzwilliam-1488 (same obverse die), Jenkins-161 (O49/R145), head of Arethusa/Tanit left, wearing barley wreath
and earring, four dolphins around, small shell below chin // head of horse left, palm tree with dates behind,
Phoenician `MMHNT (mintname) below truncation, light hairlines, some edge marks, bold VF.
Estimated at $1,000-$1,500. Realized $11,400.
ISLAMIC: LOT 254: SELJUQ OF RUM: Kayqubad I, 1219-1236, AV dinar (4.44g), NM, AH624, A-A1211.1, Izmirlier-
197 (same reverse die), central double circle on both sides, royal legend fills both the center and margin of the
obverse; the Abbasid caliph al-Mustansir cited in the margin and the date in words in the center on the reverse,
minor waviness on the surfaces, fully legible legends on both sides, of the highest rarity, VF, RRRR.
Estimated at $1,800-$2,400. Realized $10,200.
The firm is soon publishing an internet auction on March 7-8, which will feature 2,000 lots of a wide variety of all
categories. They are also seeking consignments for their premier sale Auction 43, which will be held May 12-15,
2022. Please visit
www.stevealbum.com for more information.
Wayne Homren, Editor
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