Here's the press release for Stephen Album Rare Coins upcoming Auction 47. Nice coins!
Stephen Album Rare Coins will hold its Auction 47 on September 14-17, 2023 at their new offices in Santa Rosa,
California. The auction is made up of 3400 lots of Ancient, Islamic, Indian, Chinese, U.S., and World Coins. The first
two days will be in-person bidding as well as on the internet, while the third and fourth days will be internet-only
Featured in the auction will be the Charles W. Lueders III Collection of Indian & Asian Coins Part II, the Joe Sedillot
Collection of World Coins Part V, and a superb selection of rare U. S. coins and medals.
Some highlights from the sale follow:
LOT 652: CHINA: Republic, AR dollar, Central Mint, Tientsin, ND (1914), Y-322, L&M-858, K-642, 39mm Regular
Strike type, Commemorative for the Founding of the Republic of China; facing bust of Yuan Shih Kai in military
attire and tall, plumed hat // value within wreath, a lovely rainbow toned example! PCGS graded MS64.
Estimated at $40,000 to $50,000
LOT 659: CHINA: Republic, AR dollar, Central Mint, Tientsin, ND (1923), Kann-678, L& M-959; WS-0105,
Proclamation of the Constitution Commemorative; Ts'ao K'un in military uniform // jì niàn (commemorative)
between crossed Wuchang Uprising and Five-colored flags, five stars around, graffiti at obverse 11 o'clock,
attractive light iridescent toning, PCGS graded UNC details. General Cao Kun (Ts'ao K'un) was a Chinese warlord
and politician, who served as the President of the Republic of China from 1923 to 1924, as well as the military
leader of the Zhili clique in the Beiyang Army
Estimated at $15,000 to $20,000
LOT 975: INDIA: BRITISH: Victoria, Queen, 1837-1876, AV mohur, 1841(c), KM-462, S&W-3.7, Prid-22, East India
Company issue, small date, number "4" without serif, with dot after date, an attractive mint state example! PCGS
Estimated at $10,000-$12,000
LOT 980: INDIA: BRITISH: Victoria, Empress, 1876-1901, AR 1/2 rupee, 1879-C, KM-491, S&W-6.176, Prid-263, a
lovely mint state example and thus rare! PCGS graded MS63, RR. Tied for finest graded example at both NGC and
Estimated at $8,000 to $10,000
LOT 1083: WORLD: IRAQ: Faisal I, 1921-1933, 6-coin proof set, 1931/AH1349, set includes all PCGS-graded coins:
silver 50 fils KM-100 PF-64, 20 fils KM-99 PF-64, 10 fils KM-98 PF-64, 4 fils KM-97 PF-64, 2 fils KM-96 PF65RB, and 1
fil KM-95 PF-64RB, a lovely well-matched set, set of 6 proof coins.
Estimated at $15,000 to $25,000
LOT 1573: WORLD: UNITED STATES: AV 10 dollar, 1795, KM-21, Draped Bust type, small eagle reverse, 13 leaves
variety, cleaned, but a well struck lustrous example! PCGS graded AU details.
The 1795 'eagle' was the first American ten dollar gold piece. There are two varieties, one with 13 leaves on the
branch below the eagle and one with 9 leaves. Only 5,583 total coins were struck for both varieties. For the 13
leaves, probably 400 to 500 exist today in all grades.
Estimated at $30,000 to $40,000
The firm is currently accepting consignments for its Auction 48, which will take place on January 18-21, 2024, as
well as future internet-only sales. Please see
www.stevealbum.com for more information.
Wayne Homren, Editor
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