Ponterio & Associates conducted a 2,400-lot auction of world coins April 25-26 in conjunction with the Chicago International Coin Fair.
Total realized by the sale was $1,397,253.40.
Top price reported by the firm was $40,000 bid for a gold Brazil 1832-R 4,000 reis, Standard Catalog of World Coins No. KM-386.1. Sale catalogers said this issue had a mintage of 610 pieces. They graded this one
A highlight of the roughly 550-lot Mexican coin section was a Revolution Guerrero Suriana two pesos of 1915 with reeded edge, KM-665, graded very fine, that brought $17,000. A 1741-MF eight escudos, KM-148, described as uncirculated, hit $15,500.
World gold, about 325 lots offered, also included a Brazil 1828-B 6,400 reis, KM-370.2, which catalogers said had a mintage of 423 pieces. They graded it extremely fine and it sold for $13,000.
Among more than 800 lots of world crowns and minors, a Belgium 1946 five francs, KM-130, with Dutch obverse legend DER BELGEN, EF, went for $5,000. A German 1925-E 50 pfennigs, KM-41, called almost uncirculated, sold for $2,500.
A Great Britain Oliver Cromwell crown of 1658/7, KM-D207, VF, reached $3,750.
From Russia, a 1706 poltina of Peter I, KM-124.2, called fine, sold for $4,250.
The auction, Ponterio?s public auction No. 146, held in Rosemont, Ill., also featured about 200 lots of world paper money as well as just shy of 300 lots of ancient Greek, Roman and Byzantine coins.
Images of lots may be viewed on the Ponterio Web site at www.ponterio.com.
The firm?s next public auction is scheduled for Sept. 16-17 in Beverly Hills, Calif. Deadline for consignments is June 16.
For more information, contact Ponterio & Associates, Inc., 1818 Robinson Ave., San Diego, CA 92103; telephone (800) 854-2888 or (619) 299-0400; fax (619) 299-6952; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.