Hundreds of coins graded by Sarasota company sell in November Auction for $8.9 million – Sarasota Herald-Tribune

A collection of hundreds of coins certified by Sarasota-based Numismatic Guaranty Co. sold for about $8.9 million at an auction hosted by the Swiss auction house SINCONA, according to a news release from NGC.
The coin collection featured hundreds of English coins in 424 lots with an average sale price of $21,000 per lot.
A Great Britain 1839 proof set of 15 coins sold for $568,000. That set had coins ranging from a Farthing up to the “Una and the Lion.”
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“Widely regarded as the most beautiful British coin, the Una and the Lion was issued to celebrate the young Queen Victoria,” the news release reads. “It gets its name from its reverse, which shows her as the character of Lady Una guiding a lion in a scene inspired by Edmund Spenser’s epic poem ‘The Faerie Queene.'”
The highest price for a single coin at the auction went to an England 1643 Triple Unite graded NGC MS 64, which raced past its starting price of $27,000 to achieve a sale of about $303,000, according to the news release.
“Triple Unites are great rarities in English numismatics, as they were struck only for three years during the English Civil War,” the news release reads. “The obverse shows King Charles I with a sword in one hand and an olive branch in the other, while the reverse shows the hope to unite England under the Protestant faith, English law and a Parliament with liberty. Charles was eventually captured, tried and executed.”
NGC is showcasing high-resolution images of the coins in the sale in an image gallery on its website. To explore the gallery, go to
“It was exciting to see the NGC-certified SINCONA British Collection realize nearly $9 million in this auction,” Ben Wengel, NGC senior finalizer of world coins, said in a news release. “This ambitious group of coins is an epic tribute to the impressive and incredibly detailed history of English numismatics.”
In all, 21 lots from the SINCONA British Collection sold for more than $100,000.


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