With an “Una and the Lion” leading the way, a stunning collection of hundreds of rare English coins certified by NGC realized CHF 8.3 million (about $8.9 million) in a sale by renowned Swiss auction house SINCONA. In all, 21 lots realized over $100,000 in Auction 72: SINCONA British Collection Part 1, one of several sales held November 21–23.
Realizing CHF 528,000 (about $568,000), the top lot in the sale was a Great Britain 1839 Proof Set that included 15 coins ranging from the Farthing all the way up to the prestigious “Una and the Lion” 5 Sovereign. NGC is showcasing high-resolution images of the coins in this unparalleled sale in an image gallery on its website at NGCcoin.com/sincona.
“It was exciting to see the NGC-certified SINCONA British Collection realize nearly $9 million in this auction,” said Ben Wengel, NGC Senior Finalizer of World Coins. “This ambitious group of coins is an epic tribute to the impressive and incredibly detailed history of English numismatics.”
In addition to the British rarities, a Russia 1808CNB OT 1/4 Rouble realized CHF 468,000 (about $504,000). It was one of 10 NGC-certified rarities that each realized prices over $100,000 in SINCONA Auctions 71 and 73.
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