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Album calls largest auction

The firm of Stephen Album Rare Coins will hold its largest auction to date from May 18-20, 2017.

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Auction 28 will be called in the firm’s offices in Santa Rosa, Calif. It will feature 3,021 lots of ancient, Islamic, Chinese, general world and Indian coins, as well as numismatic literature.

Featured this time are the Ajit Singh Collection of Indian Coins, The Hans Mondorf Collection of Asian Coins, and selections from the Richard Stuart Collection of Central American coins.

Among the highlights is Lot 2264: Mughal: Jahangir, 1605-1628, gold zodiac mohur (10.79g), Agra, AH1031 year 16, KM-180.20, Pisces, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation graded EF-40, RRR. Estimate is $100,000-$120,000.

Estimated at $18,000-$25,00 is Lot 1652: ECUADOR: gold 4 escudos, 1838, KM-19. Assayer ST, pleasing appearance and nice for the grade in this exceedingly rare issue, NGC graded EF45, RRR.

Estimated at $15,000-$20,000 is Lot 916: YUNNAN: Kuang Hsu, 1875-1908, silver trade rupee, ND [1907]. L&M-427, Wenchao-pg.512 #830 (rarity five stars). This type is clearly modeled after the Szechuen Tibet Rupee series and although similar in appearance, various modifications have been made to the design which include some stylistic changes and the addition of the English legends YUN-NAN PROVINCE around central portrait // SILVER COIN within Indian rupee style wreath, environmental damage as hornsilver, VF details, RRR.

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