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Album sale beats estimate

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Strong bidding was seen at Stephen Album Rare Coins’ Auction 31, which was held May 17-19, 2018, in Santa Rosa, Calif., the firm reported. Total prices realized was $1.2 million (including buyer’s fees) on an estimate of $1.04 million.

CFO Paul Montz said he was pleased with the results. “We didn’t have any big-ticket items in this auction, but a lot of nice collector coins, and they did well across the board.”

Lot 1076. CZECHOSLOVAKIA: gold medallic ducat, 1973, Medallic issue struck at the Stuttgart State Mint for the Millenium of the Prague Bishopric, struck to the same standard Czech ducat fineness and weight, mintage of only 100 pieces, NGC graded MS-67, RR. Realized $8,000 on an estimate of $4,000 to $6,000.

Lot 2711. BRITISH INDIA: Victoria, Empress, 1876-1901, silver half rupee, 1879-C, KM-491, type A/I, NGC graded MS-63. Realized $9,500 on an estimate of $1,300 to $1,500.

The firm is now taking consignments through July 6 for its Auction 32 on Sept. 13-15. Visit

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