New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) is one of the largest shows for the United States catering to world and ancient numismatists. This event is a gathering of the top dealers and auctions worldwide. Several auctions will occur before during and after this convention as world-leading PCGS-certified coins are featured as each auction’s highlights. Today we feature coins in the forthcoming January 13, 2020 Heritage Auction Platinum Night sale. The Platinum Night sales are top-selected coins of each offering, often setting new price records because of their quality and rarity. The NYINC Heritage Platinum Night auction features over 60 PCGS-certified coin lots. A selection of some of the best PCGS-certified coins of the auction are highlighted here.
Lot 32075 – Australia 1921 Pattern Penny. This never-adopted square pattern is a popular rarity among collectors. Featuring a Kookaburra on the reverse and the effigy of George V on the obverse, the pattern series is now often referred to as the “Kookaburra Penny.” Listed as Type 13 and KM-Pn22 in Krause, this is a rare chance to get a classic rarity. It is graded PCGS SP64 with an estimate of $8,000 - $10,000.
Lot 32104 – Canada 1884 10 Cents. This Gem Uncirculated coin features original patina. A key date for the series with a mintage of only 150,000, most were never well preserved, and uncirculated examples are very rare. With only one graded higher, this coin boasts a higher grade than most in noted Canadian coin collections. Graded PCGS MS65, this piece has an estimate of $35,000 - $37,000.
Lot 32108 – Canada 2000-P 25 Cents. This caribou design for 2000-P struck in multi-ply steel is one of the rarest-known Canadian circulation-strike coins. With estimates as low as three to five examples known, this is the only piece ever certified by PCGS. Part of the Cook Collection, which some consider the Eliasberg equivalent of Canadian coins, this may be one of the few times someone has the chance to obtain this rarity. Graded PCGS MS65, this coin has an estimate of $8,000 - $10,000.
Lot 32162 – German States Bavaria 1640 5 Ducat. This incredibly popular large early gold coin has gained a following in recent years as an investment piece. Commemorating the fortifications in Munich, the coin features Maximilian I in armor on one side and the Madonna and Child above the city view on the other. This piece is graded PCGS MS63 and has an estimate of $35,000 - $45,000.
Lot 32199 – Great Britain 1692 5 Guineas. Featuring the busts of William and Mary, the coin is the Elephant & Castle variety noting the gold was from the Royal African Company of England. This highly desirable large gold coin is rare, especially in problem-free uncirculated condition. Graded PCGS MS61, this coin has an estimate of $40,000 - $60,000.
Lot 32248 – Great Britain 1839 5 Pounds. One of the world’s most popular coins, the Una and the Lion 5 pounds is considered a masterpiece. This fantastic example is one of the finest certified examples of the W&R-279 5 scrolls lettered edge types, one of the nine varieties for a coin that has a mintage of 400 pieces. This coin has become an investment piece and status symbol for collectors and investors worldwide, and in this condition few could have finer. Graded PCGS PR64DCAM, it carries an estimate of $200,000 - $250,000.
Lot 32295 – Japan M3 (1870) 20 Yen. Once part of the fantastic collection of Samuel Mills Damon from Hawaii, who stopped collecting in 1914 and whose cabinet was first offered for sale in 2006. This fantastic gem is just one of two graded MS65 by PCGS. Incredibly desirable as a type and investment piece, the Japanese 20 yens rarely leave Japan. It is graded PCGS MS65 with an estimate of $30,000 - $50,000.
Lot 32301 – Mexico 1742-Mo MF 8 Escudos. A great example of a series now finding favor with a new generation of collectors, this is the finest example of this date currently certified by PCGS. It is graded PCGS MS64 with an estimate of $17,000 - $19,000.
Lot 32305 – Mexico Chihuahua 1913 Peso. One of the rarities for both the Revolutionary series and Peso series, the “Bolita” peso is a very difficult coin to obtain. Nicknamed “Bolita” for the raised ball under “PE1SO” this type is listed as KM-610 and GB-78. Finding an uncirculated example is truly rare, and this is the finest piece certified currently by PCGS. From the cabinet of Canaparo, a collector who is incredibly selective with his coins. It is graded PCGS MS62 with an estimate of $20,000 - $25,000.
Lot 32307 – Mexico Oaxaca 1916 60 Pesos. This large gold coin of Mexico is truly a sight to behold and an impressive coin to hold. Very popular with collectors, most examples have been placed in collections, so very few ever get offered for sale. Only one has been graded finer by PCGS. This specimen is graded PCGS MS64+ with an estimate of $30,000 - $40,000.
Lot 32339 – Venezuela 1858-A 2 Reales. This is a nicely preserved and highly desirable coin of Venezuela from the Paris Mint. This one-year type is hard to find in any grade. This piece is graded PCGS MS64 with an estimate of $10,000 - $12,000.
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