A gold coin too big to be slabbed is a highlight offering in the Fall/Winter 2008 Gold Coins of the World price list mailed to clients of Steinberg’s, Inc.
The Bahamas $2,500 coin dated 1985 contains 12 troy ounces of gold. It commemorates Columbus discovering America. It is cataloged as KM-112, is one of just 37 struck and it was graded by Numismatic Guaranty Corp. as Proof-68 Ultra Cameo. It is photocertified because it cannot fit into a slab.
Price is $16,500.
Another large coin on the list is one that contains 5.7148 troy ounces of gold. This piece is a 1,000 gourdes dated 1970 from the Caribbean nation of Haiti. The coin marks the 10th anniversary of the revolution of Papa Doc Duvalier. NGC grades it Proof-64 Ultra Cameo. Price is $7,500.
A 1994 Isle of Man five-ounce gold Angel that Steinberg’s says is unlisted in the Standard Catalog of World Coins is graded Gem Proof and is one of 94 minted. It comes in a wooden presentation case and has a brass serial numbered certificate attesting that it is No. 23. Price is $6,500.
Among the older coins on the list is a 1764 20 scudi of Malta, KM-276, of Emmanuel Pinto. It is graded NGC MS-62 and has a price of $6,500.
A matte proof 2001 Norwegian 1,500 kroner commemorating the Nobel Peace Prize, KM-470, graded NGC Proof-69, is offered for $1,150.
To obtain a free copy of the list, write to Steinberg’s, Inc., P.O. Box 5665, Cary, NC 27512-5665. The firm has a Web site at www.steinbergs.com. Send e-mails to firstname.lastname@example.org. Telephone (919) 363-0555.