Thursday, 20 April 2017

Record Prices at Ancient Coins Event

Claudius II, the “Roman Savior”, is the emperor who led the revival of the Roman Empire during the great struggle of the third century. Claudius was hailed as a hero of the nation for his success in battle but he died just two years into his reign. Coins bearing his likeness are rare. The coin, graded NGC MS 5/5 – 3/5, sold for $94,000.
The 1684 Charles II Gold 5 Guineas is in Mint State. Graded MS61 by PCGS, one of just two Mint State pieces known, $82,250.

A 1831 William IV Proof Crown, graded PR64 Cameo by NGC. It brought $51,700.
Bavaria: 1640 Maximillian I Gold 5 Ducat, MS64 NGC – realized $49,350.

Japan – 1870 Meiji Year 3 Gold 20 Yen, AU55 NGC – $41,125.