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Gold sovereign leads Noble sale results

The 1926 Sydney Mint sovereign (KM-29) recognized as one of the finest known that sold for $39,961 in choice uncirculated condition at Noble’s Sydney sale. (Images courtesy Noble Numismatics)

Noble Numismatic’s fall sale occupied four days in late November. The catalog ran to 5,082 lots. When the dust settled in Sydney, Australia, three coin lots stood out.

Star of the show was the 1926 Sydney Mint sovereign of George V (KM-29). Apart for the 1920 Sydney Mint issue, the 1926 is the most desirable of the George V Australian sovereign series. Further, the example on offer was in choice uncirculated. It is one of the finest known. As a consequence, it had no problem in being bid up to A$52,580 [$39,961] on a A$44,000 estimate.

Two lots both made an easy A$17,328 [$13,169], which was considerably in excess of pre-sale estimates on each.

One was an Australian proof 1927 “Canberra” florin (KM-31). Graded “nearly FDC,” estimate was A$10,000.

The second was a British George IV proof crown of 1826 (KM-699;S-3806). It also came “nearly FDC” and with lightly toned mirror fields. It had gone to the block with an estimate of A$7,500.

 

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