PCGS Auction Prices

Ira and Larry Goldberg Present
The Millennia Collection – Coins of the New World

The Millennia Collection, to be auctioned on May 24-28, 2008, will generate intense interest for those collectors of Latin-American coinage, as well as those of Africa, Asia, and Oceana. Many predictions suggest that when the entire Millennia Collection sells, it will become the most valuable collection of world coins ever sold.

The New World catalogue of the Millennia Collection is filled with choice rarities and jewel-like works of art. Of special note is the Chile Coquimbo Volcano Peso of 1828. Not one, but two Greenland Pillar Dollars are present, dated 1771 (a specimen strike in astonishingly impeccable condition!), and an especially choice example of the 1777 date. This section also features the (1535-6) Mexico 8 Reales “Discovery Dollar”, the first dollar struck in the New World (one of three known), as well as the finest-known example of the (1568-71) 8 Reales of Peru, the first silver dollar of South America. In addition, superb quality Pillar Dollars struck at the various mints along the “Spanish Main” should attract considerable interest. To further compliment this fabulous section are gold 8 Escudos from virtually every Latin-American Country.

The New World Catalogue for the Millennia sale will also feature Asian, African, and Australian coins.  Within this section is the first round dollar of the Orient - the 1645 Kroon of the Netherlands East India Co. A New South Wales Holey Dollar of 1835, an Adelaide Pound of Australia, and a gem proof German New Guinea 20 Marks are just a few of the important items found here, bringing an exciting finish to a collection that will not soon be forgotten.  

Here are some of the New World highlights, complete with estimates and grades.

Lot 878 Australia 1813 New South Wales Holey Dollar
EF-45

Ex. J.S. Jenks Collection 1921
Illustrated in Money of the World, Coin #137
Est. 70,000-80,000

Lot 879 Australia - South Australia. Pound, 1852 (Adelaide) Fr-3; FKM-2. Type 2.
MS-64

This type was the very first coin struck on Australian soil. The gold is derived from nuggets and dust from Australia.
Est. 40,000-50,000

Lot 887 China 1906 Gold Tael Tientsin KM PN 38
MS-64
Est. Value 70,000-80,000

Lot 895 German New Guinea. 20 Marks, 1895-A (Berlin) Fr-1; KM-9
PR-67 Cameo ; Among Finest Known

Illustrated in Money of the World, Coin #138
Est 35,000-40,000

Lot 898 Greenland. Dollar (Piastre), 1771 (struck in 1774)
MS-66
The finest known example. KM-411.2. Copenhagen mint. Struck by the Danish Asia Company, an imitation of the Pillar Dollar design.
Est 60,000-70,000

Lot 909 Netherlands, East Indies 1645 Crown
EF-45  Finest Known

Netherlands East India Company
This is the first silver dollar sized coin struck in the Orient.
Est 70,000-80,000

Lot 914 Philippines 1830 8 Reales Countermarked Coinage Manila KM-35
MS-63 Finest Known

Est 20,000-25,000

Lot 918 Argentina - Provincias del Rio de la Plata. 8 Escudos, 1813 PTS-J (Potosi)
MS-62 Finest Known

Illustrated in Money of the World, Coin #167
Est 70,000-80,000

Lot 929 Argentina - Republic. 8 Escudos, 1842-R (La Rioja) Km-14 General Rosas
MS-62 Finest Known

Est 35,000-30,000

Lot 934 Bolivia. "Royal" 8 Reales, 1650 P-O (Potosi) KM-R19b Philip IV, 1621-1665 
MS-62 Finest Known

Est 20,000-25,000

Lot 940 Bolivia. "Royal" 8 Reales, 1727 P-Y (Potosi) KM-R35 Louis I, 1724
MS-61 Finest Known

Illustrated in Money of the World, Coin #150
Est 70,000-80,000

Lot 984 Chile. 8 Reales, 1758 So-J (Santiago) Ferdinand VI, 1746-1759 KM-5
AU-58 Among the Finest Known

Est 40,000-50,000

Lot 1004 Chile - Republic. Peso, 1828-TH (Coquimbo) WR-10 (this the plate coin); KM-88
PR-64 Finest Known

Illustrated in Money of the World, Coin #168
Est 50,000-60,000

Lot 1018 Colombia. 8 Reales, 1759 NoRo-JV (Nuevo Reino) KM-33. Ferdinand VI, 1746-1759.
AU-55 Finest Known

Est 50,000-60,000

Lot 1042 Costa Rica - Central American Republic. Gold 8 Escudos, 1828-CR-F (San Jose)  Fr-1; KM-17
MS-62 Among Finest Known

Struck on a perfect planchet; the only example seen in over 20 years
Est 12,000-15,000

Lot 1045 Ecuador - Republic. Gold 8 Escudos, 1839-MV-A (Quito) Fr-3; KM-23.1
MS-65 Finest Known

Est 8,000-9,000

Lot 1058 Guatemala - Central American Republic. Gold 8 Escudos, 1824-NG-M Fr-26; KM-8
MS-63 Prooflike, Finest Known

Ex FCC Boyd Collection
Est 100,000-125,000

Lot 1073 Mexico. 8 Reales, No Date-M (Mexico City, c. 1535-6); Assayer R (Francisco del Rincon) KM-- ; “Discovery Coin”
EF-40  Excessively Rare; 1 of  3 known.

Carlos & Joanna, 1516-1556.
Prior to Early Coinage (1538-1541) issues. First Crown of the New World.
Illustrated in Money of the World, Coin #144
Est 200,000-250,000

Lot 1081 Mexico. "Royal" 8 Reales, No Date-MO-F (Mexico City) KM-44.1  Philip III, 1598-1621.
AU-58  Finest Known

Est 40,000-50,000

Lot 1082 Mexico. "Royal" 8 Reales, 1650-M0-P (Mexico City) KM-45 Philip IV, 1621-1665.
EF-45 Finest Known

Est 60,000-80,000

Lot 1083 Mexico. "Royal" Gold 8 Escudos, 1714-Mo-J Philip V, 1700-1746.
MS-65 Finest Known

Plate Coin for Krause; Illustrated in Money of the World, Coin #148
Est 100,000-125,000

Lot 1084 Mexico. "Royal" 8 Reales, 1723-MO-J. KM-47. Philip V, 1700-1746 AU-58 Finest Known
Ex FCC Boyd Collection; Illustrated in Money of the World, Coin #149
Est 40,000-50,000

Lot 1087 Mexico. Pillar 8 Reales, 1733 Mo-MF KM-103. Philip V, 1700-1746
MS-65 Finest Known
Est 15,000-20,000

Lot 1107 Mexico War of Independence. Insurgent Coinage. Zitacuaro 8 Reales, 1811
KM-207.  AU-55 Finest Known
Struck coinage, under the Supreme National Congress of America.
Illustrated in Money of the World, Coin #161
Est 40,000-50,000

Lot 1119 Mexico - Republic. Gold 8 Escudos, 1823-Mo-JM Hooknecked Eagle
Fr-63; KM 382.2. MS-62
Illustrated in Money of the World, Coin #161
Est 20,000-25,000

Lot 1125 Mexico - Republic. Pattern 8 Reales, 1823-Mo-JM (Mexico City)
KM-Pn-2 (plate coin) PR-64 Finest Known; Ex Peltzer Collection 1927
Est 30,000-40,000

Lot 1137 Mexico - Chihuahua. Revolutionary Period. "La Bolita" Peso, 1913
KM-610 (plate coin) MS-63 Among the Finest Known; Ex  Roza Collection
Est 10,000-12,000

Lot 1150 Peru. 8 Reales, No Date (c. 1568-1571), P-R (Lima)
KM-13; AU-55 Finest Known; Ex FCC Boyd Collection
First Crown-sized coin of South America; Illustrated in Money of the World, Coin #145
Est 200,000-250,000

Lot 1160 Peru. Gold 8 Escudos, 1766 - JM (Lima) “Rat Nose”
Charles III, 1759-1788. Fr-28; KM-70. MS-64 Finest Known
Est 12,000-15,000

Lot 1176 Peru. Republic. Pattern 8 Reales, 1825 -JM (Lima) KM-Pn-1 (plate coin).
Proof 63 Unique; Ex Newcomer Collection 1939
Est 35,000-40,000

Lot 1177 Peru. Republic. Pattern 8 Reales, 1826 M-JM (Lima) KM-Pn-2.
Proof 61; 1 of 2 Known; Ex King Farouk Collection 1954
Est 20,000-25,000

Lot 1186 Peru. Republic. Proof Pattern 8 Reales, 1837 -B (Lima) KM-Pn-5.
Proof 63 Unique; Ex King Farouk Collection 1954
Est 20,000-25,000

Lot 1199 Peru. Republic. 8 Reales, 1857 -Oz (Pasco) KM-142.
AU-58; 1 of 4 Known; Rarest type coin in the South American Republic series
Est 25,000-30,000

Lot 1203 United States. Massachusetts. Pine Tree Shilling, 1652 MS-65
Est 40,000-50,000

Lot 1204 United States. Continental Currency "Pewter"
"CURENCY," Dollar, 1776  MS-63
Illustrated in Money of the World, Coin #118
Est 50,000-60,000

Lot 1205 United States. Dollar, 1802  MS-63
Illustrated in Money of the World, Coin #120
Est 30,000-35,000

Lot 1207 United States. Gold 10 Dollars, 1795 MS-60
Illustrated in Money of the World, Coin #119
Est 70,000-80,000