Heritage Long Beach - German Colonial Coins
Tomorrow the Long Beach Heritage World Coin Auction will begin crossing the block. This sale offeres the anticipated wide array of world coins, with several runs and individual coins of special note. This posting will cover soem of the significant runs of specific countries.
First up are 32 lots of high quality German East Africa pieces. I think just about all denominations are represented, with a large selection of the silver coins, a few coppers and a good number of the gold 15 Rupien Elephant coins, which always remain so very popular. Some stellar proof issues will be found by the careful bidder, including a few which were formerly unlisted in the Standard Catalog of World Coins. Many exhibit mottled toning, as illustrated above and several are white, so everyone should be able to find an appealing piece to add to thier collection.
Directly following these will be a nice selection of 23 German New Guinea coins featuring highly sought after Bird of Paradise design. Again most all denominations from this tight numismatic area are represented, making this a good opportunity for near instant completion of a small country collection. Some folks like to attack these limited countries with real zeal. With a small number of types and dates, an aggressive specialist can really build a collection quickly and then sit back and enjoy, or work on upgrading. Looking closely at this group you will find that upgrading may never be necessary, as most all are attractive high grade examples, like the Pr-63 5 Mark illustrated here.