NGC is proud to have certified many of the greatest rarities in Chinese and British numismatics, some of which are being featured in an auction presented by Taisei Coins and The Royal Mint. Bidding is already underway for the sale, which will be held April 29.
The highly valuable Chinese coins include a 1927 Chang Tso Lin Silver Dollar graded NGC MS 62, with an Eduard Kann Collection pedigree that was recently re-established by NGC. Another coin is an 1867 Shanghai Tael — With Rays, graded NGC PF 63+. It’s a rare survivor from a group that was mostly melted after the design was rejected by the Chinese government.
Meanwhile, the sale includes an extremely rare Henry VII Sovereign that was hand-struck in gold over 500 years ago. Only two examples of this coin are known to be in private hands, and bidding for this one starts at ¥100,000,000 (about $800,000). The sale also features another great British rarity, an 1817 Three Graces Silver Pattern.
The auction, being held amid the Tokyo International Coin Convention, includes exciting NGC-certified coins from many other countries as well. Another spectacular lot is a German New Guinea 1895A 10 Marks graded NGC PF 65 Cameo and pedigreed to the Paramount Collection.