$ 20 Liberty Head Double Eagles and First Day Family of Eagles in Stephenson’s gold and silver coin …
SOUTHAMPTON, PA. – Numismatics, the study and collecting of coins, is a hobby with noble roots, almost as old as money itself. What distinguishes coins from many other types of collectibles is that they have an intrinsic value based on the precious metals they contain based. In good and bad economic times, gold and silver coins have been touted as a solid alternative investment to the sometimes volatile stock market. Gold and silver coins can also be the ultimate Christmas stocking for adults and children – no one ever returns a precious coin.
With Christmas gifts in mind, Stephenson’s suburban Philadelphia auction will host a live gallery auction on Friday, October 29, 2021 with fine-grained examples of U.S. and international gold and silver coins.
The coins came to Stephenson from two sources, one from an estate collection and the other from a gentleman’s private collection. A total of 289 lots will cross the auction block, with the selection ranging from antique silver coins to modern gold editions.
American gold coins are led by an 1893 and two 1904 Liberty Head Double Eagles, valued at $ 2,200 to 2,600, respectively, and a 1927 St. Gaudens Gold Double Eagle valued at $ 20, $ 1,800 to $ 2,200 Dollar. A 2006 Buffalo gold coin W 50 $ 1 ounce .9999 fine gold, NGC graded PF 70 Ultra Cameo and signed by Mike Castle, is valued at $ 1,500 to $ 2,500.
A 2021 WG $ 50 Family of Eagles gold coin on the first day of issue is NGC-rated PF 70 Ultra Cameo and signed by the US Mint’s 12th chief engraver, John M Mercanti. It comes in a matching mahogany box with papers and is valued at $ 1,500-3,000. A beautiful 2015 W $ 100 high relief .999 fine gold coin with PCGS grade MS 70 shows the image of Lady Liberty wearing a laurel wreath and holding a torch in one hand and an American flag on a pole in the other. Signed by Edmund C. Moy, 38th director of the US Mint, it is expected to reach $ 1,500 to $ 2,500.
An exciting entry from Down Under, a 2015 P $ 200 First-Strike High Relief .9999 Fine Australian Kangaroo $ 200 Gold Coin is PCGS-rated PR70DCAM. Cast from an exceptionally beautiful work of art, it features an image of the nation’s most famous marsupial on the obverse and a high relief image of Queen Elizabeth II on the reverse. The coin is presented in a matching wooden box and is valued at $ 4,000 to $ 8,000 .
A treasure trove of coveted silver coins contains such treasures as an un-circulated 1 kilo (2.2 lbs) silver coin from the Cook Islands “Gods of Olympus” from the year 2016 with a face value of 50 US dollars. Executed in multilayered relief with amazing details and an antique finish, it comes with a Certificate of Authenticity and is valued at $ 800 to $ 1,600.
Those new to coins, either as a hobby or for precious metals investments, should consider a 2004 1 ounce US Silver Eagle coin, $ 40-80; or start regal style with a 2018 UK 10 pound (denomination) 0.9999 fine silver coin with Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse and The Griffin of Edward on the reverse. Estimate $ 300- $ 400
A fine selection of antique silver coins includes such highlights as an Ionia Miletos silver coin, $ 250- $ 500; and a Mark Antony silver coin from 83-30 BC. Chr., $ 200- $ 400. There are nine examples of denarius coins, or the common Roman silver coins, made from the Second Punic War (circa 211 BC) to the reign of Gordian III (238-244 AD). A Severus Alexander denarius dating from AD 222-235 is expected to fetch $ 100 to $ 200, while a denarius coin from the Roman Republic of Gens Sauferia has an estimated price of $ 150 to $ 300. A silver groats with the image of King Henry VI. (ruled 1422-1461 and 1470-1471) would make a nice addition to any coin collection and is valued at $ 200-400.
The auction on October 29, 2021 begins at 2 p.m. Eastern Time. The viewing takes place from 11 a.m. until the start of the auction. View the fully illustrated catalog and log in to bid in your absence or live online via LiveAuctioneers. Questions: tel. 215-322-6182 or send an email to [email protected]. The gallery is located at 1005 Industrial Blvd., Southampton, PA 18966, in Bucks County, suburb of Philadelphia. Visit Stephensons Online at www.stephensonsauction.com.