One of the top coins in a 544-lot auction to be conducted Jan. 20, 2007, by C.E. Bullowa, is a 1795 Capped Bust small-eagle reverse $5 gold piece.
The coin is graded AU-58 by Numismatic Guaranty Corp. A pre-sale estimate puts a price of $50,000 on it.
Location of the sale is Philadelphia?s Radisson Plaza Warwick Hotel.
Another top gold piece in the sale is another $5. It is an 1803/2 that is graded MS-64 by the Professional Coin Grading Service. It is housed in an old green holder. The pre-sale estimate for this coin is $40,000
Estimated at $30,000 is a 1799 Capped Bust $10 gold piece with Heraldic Eagle reverse. It is graded MS-61 by NGC.
Two gold lots are estimated at $20,000. One is an 1807 Capped Bust facing left $5 coin. It is graded MS-63 by PCGS.
The other gold piece with a $20,000 estimate is a 1907 Roman numeral date Saint-Gaudens $20 with high relief and wire rim. The coin is graded MS-62 and a catalog notation says it is destined to be upgraded.
Among silver coins, a Seated Liberty dollar, an 1852 restrike, graded Proof-64 by PCGS, carries a catalog estimate of $50,000.
A companion piece, the 1851 Seated dollar restrike graded Proof-64 by PCGS, is estimated at $41,000. The cataloger notes attractive haze over a sharp field.
The auction also features almost 100 lots of select world coins from the Cardiff Collection and other holdings. There arealso some paper money and tokens.
Copies of the catalog are free by writing C.E., Bullowa, 1616 Walnut St., Suite 2112, Philadelphia, PA 19103. The telephone number is (215) 735-5517.