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Gold big in Smythe auction

There was gold and lots of it in R.M. Smythe & Co.’s Nov. 16 coin auction, which realized $275,000, including the 15 percent buyers’ premium.

The major offering in the sale was a 99-lot collection of California Fractional gold.

The sale took place at the Smythe offices in New York City.

In a sale of more than 300 lots of rare U.S. and foreign coins, a 1792 Washington Roman Head cent in gem proof, according to the cataloger, stole the show, realizing $40,250. Also, a 1907 High Relief $20, graded MS-63 by Professional Coin Grading Service, brought in $25,300.

Smythe’s upcoming March 8-9, 2006 coin auction will include several hundred gold coins including $1, $2.50, and $5 Charlotte and Dahlonega coinage, and Carson City $20’s.

For further information, contact Stephen Goldsmith or Jay Erlichman at (800) 622-1880.

The March sale will also include ancient coinage and foreign silver and gold. For more information on foreign and ancient coins, contact Tom Tesoriero at (212) 312-6308.

To receive a catalog or schedule an appointment to view lots, call Smythe & Co. at (212) 943-1880 or 800-622-1880, or visit www.smytheonline.com.

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