On Sept. 23, Australia’s International Auction Galleries will offer the finest-known New South Wales Holey Dollar of 1813 (KM-2) and the finest-known South Australia Type II Adelaide Pound of 1852 (KM-2). They come from a collection that consists of just these two coins!
The Holey Dollar is the only known mint state example in private hands. It has never been auctioned in Australia before, having previously resided in collections in New York and London. It will carry an estimate of A$500,000.
The Adelaide Pound came originally from the collection of Harold Hastings-Deerings. It, too, is in impeccable mint state gem condition and is far superior to any other example known. The estimate here is A$400,000.
For those who want the best of the best from historic coins, the IAG sale is the place to be in September. The lots can be viewed online at www.iagauctions.com in high resolution. You can also contact IAG directly via phone, (+617) 55 380 300, or via email, email@example.com.
At the time of writing, US$1=A$1.35.
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