Here's the announcement for the March 2023 internet auction from Stephen Album Rare Coins.
Stephen Album Rare Coins will hold its Internet Auction 19 at its offices in Santa Rosa, California on March 20-21,
2023. Internet pre-bidding has already begun and can be accessed through the auction house's website. The
Auction is made up of 2100 lots of coins from all categories and time periods.
There is a wide range of value in the sale including items from $50 all the way up to $1500. The first day of the
auction includes ancient, Islamic and Indian coins. The second day begins with nearly 300 Chinese lots and finishes
with a large selection of world coins. The world coins are divided by continent and include more than 100 lots from
the Joe Sedillot Collection, a collection which has featured prominently in the firm's past few auctions.
Some highlights of the sale follow:
AYYUBID: al-Mansur Muhammad, 1198-1199, AV dinar (3.40g), al-Qahira, AH596, A-799, lovely bold strike, choice
VF-EF, R, ex Stephen Album Auction 21, Lot 370.
Estimated at $400 to $500
ARAKAN: Madarit, 1737-1742, AR tanka (9.98g), BE1099, Mitch-LW-387/88, KM-21, VF-EF, ex David Cashin
Estimated at $120 to $160
ASSAM: Pramatta Simha, 1744-1751, octagonal AR rupee (11.40g), SE1667, KM-122, EF, ex David Cashin Collection
Estimated at $100 to $130
FRANCE: Louis XIV, 1643-1715, AR 1/2 ecu, Paris, 1645-A, KM-163.1, variety with point, AU
Estimated at $550 to $650
SWEDEN: AR medal (12.56g), 1858, Hy II:139: 1, Olsén-133, 31mm silver medal on the Death of Johan August
Wahlberg by L. Ahlborn, bust left with JOH. AUG. WAHLBERG RER. NAT. VESTIG. SVEC. - NAT. 1810.DEN. 1856.
around // African Elephant advancing right with trunk up and palm tree behind with NOMEN DEDIT ET MORTEM
around and PERIGRINATORI CELEBRI SOCIO / ANTE DEFUNCTO QUAN ELECTRO / R. ACAD. SC. SVEC. / MDCCCLVIII.
in exergue, lightly toned highlights, plain edge, Choice AU.
Johan August Wahlberg was a naturalist and explorer,
graduating from Uppsala University with degrees in chemistry, forestry, and agronomy. Wahlberg began travelling
to Southern Africa in 1834 to collect specimens to be sent back to Sweden for study. However, in 1856 in
Botswana, he was killed by a wounded elephant. Perhaps the design of this medal would be considered a bit
Estimated at $100 to $150
COSTA RICA: AR medalet (4.42g), ND (1858), 22mm silver award medalet for Veterans of the National Campaign of
1856-7, COSTA RICA / AGRADECIDA / PREMIA / EL / VALOR // STA. ROSA / RIVAS / SAN JUAN / PRESA D. VAPORES /
CASTILLO / FUERTE / SAN JORGE / &, lightly cleaned obverse, plain edge, EF-AU, R
Estimated at $100 to $150
The firm is now taking consignments for future internet and premier sales. More information can be found on their
Wayne Homren, Editor
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