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Rare South Korea Set Offered in Harmers Sale

South Korea KE4303 (1970) Gold 25,000 Won King Sejong graded NGC PF 67 Ultra Cameo, part of the 12-piece set. (Images courtesy of sixbid.com).

South Korea KE4303 (1970) Gold 25,000 Won King Sejong graded NGC PF 67 Ultra Cameo, part of the 12-piece set. (Images courtesy of sixbid.com).

A 12-piece South Korea Proof Set is one of the top offerings in a sale presented by Harmers of London. Bidding for Auction 3 is underway, with the sale concluding on Sept. 25, 2022.

A modern rarity, the South Korea KE4303 (1970) Proof Set consists of denominations from the 25,000 Gold Won to the 50 Silver Won. These coins feature one of the greatest leaders in Korean history: King Sejong the Great. The obverse shows a representation of a bronze statue of the king at Deoksugung Palace in Seoul, South Korea. Graded NGC PF 64 Cameo to PF 69 Ultra Cameo, this set (lot 394) has a starting price of £30,000 (about $36,000).

Other highlights in the sale include:

  • a Ptolemaic Kingdom Arsinoe II, mid-3rd Century B.C. Gold Octodrachm graded NGC Ancients AU, 5/5 Strike and 3/5 Surface (lot 34), with a starting price of £12,000 (about $14,300)
  • a China 1916 Hung Hsien Silver Dollar graded NGC UNC Details (lot 312), with a starting price of £10,000 (about $11,900)
  • a Great Britain 1937 5 Sovereign graded NGC PF 63★ (lot 263), with a starting price of £6,500 (about $7,500)
  • a Roman Empire Diocletian, AD 284-305 Gold Aureus graded NGC Ancients Ch MS, 5/5 Strike and 4/5 Surface (lot 108), with a starting price of £6,000 (about $7,100)
  • an Australia 1860 Half Sovereign graded NGC AU 50 (lot 288), with a starting price of £5,000 (about $6,000)
  • a Great Britain 1911 5 Sovereign graded NGC PF 58 (lot 257), with a starting price of £4,500 (about $5,300)