Pegasus Auctions AB > Auction 8Auction date: 26 November 2023
Lot number: 388

Price realized: 17,000 EUR   (Approx. 18,539 USD)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


Russia, Moldavia & Wallachia, Catherine II, Para / 3 Dengi 1771, Sadagura Mint, Bitkin 1267, Exceptional condition, NGC MS 63 BN, Top Pop, Single finest graded! Of the highest rarity and importance for any collector of this issue, especially in this high grade. Mint state condition with much red still remaining and the finest that we have come across. From the collection of a Swedish collector!

Starting price: 4000 EUR

Match 1:
Pegasus Auctions AB > Auction 8Auction date: 26 November 2023
Lot number: 393

Price realized: 2,300 EUR   (Approx. 2,508 USD)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


Russia, Moldavia & Wallachia, Catherine II, 2 Para / 3 Kopeks 1774, Sadagura Mint, Bitkin 1251, NGC AU 58 BN, Top Pop, Single finest graded! The rarest year for this type and in an impossible quality to find. From the collection of a Swedish collector!

Starting price: 500 EUR

Match 2:
Pegasus Auctions AB > Auction 8Auction date: 26 November 2023
Lot number: 388

Price realized: 17,000 EUR   (Approx. 18,539 USD)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


Russia, Moldavia & Wallachia, Catherine II, Para / 3 Dengi 1771, Sadagura Mint, Bitkin 1267, Exceptional condition, NGC MS 63 BN, Top Pop, Single finest graded! Of the highest rarity and importance for any collector of this issue, especially in this high grade. Mint state condition with much red still remaining and the finest that we have come across. From the collection of a Swedish collector!

Starting price: 4000 EUR

Match 3:
Pegasus Auctions AB > Auction 8Auction date: 26 November 2023
Lot number: 387

Price realized: 5,500 EUR   (Approx. 5,998 USD)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


Russia, Moldavia & Wallachia, Catherine II, Para / 3 Dengi 1772, Sadagura Mint, Bitkin 1255, Exceptional condition, NGC MS 62 BN, The smallest of the issues, this coin is in a virtually unobtainable condition. A true gem for this type, especially since these coins were all struck from the bronze obtained by melting down Turkish cannons. Red colour and subtle mint lustre still remain in the fields and set apart this coin from the many others in lower grades. Very rare to find in this state of conservation and the first we`ve handled. From the collection of a Swedish collector.

Starting price: 2000 EUR

Match 4:
Pegasus Auctions AB > Auction 8Auction date: 26 November 2023
Lot number: 390

Price realized: 18,500 EUR   (Approx. 20,174 USD)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


Russia, Moldavia & Wallachia, Catherine II, 2 Para / 3 Kopeks 1772, Sadagura Mint, Bitkin 1247, Exceptional condition, NGC MS 64 BN, Top Pop, Single finest graded! Struck from the bronze of melted down Turkish cannons these coins are usually found in poor conservations. This example has all its mint lustre still remaining and is probably the best quality Sadagura coin that still exists. From the collection of a Swedish collector!

Starting price: 4000 EUR

Match 5:
Coins.ee OY > Auction 63Auction date: 16 December 2023
Lot number: 1641

Price realized: 750 EUR   (Approx. 819 USD)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


Nicholas II Coin Collection: Stunning Coins in High Grades
Russia 2 Kopecks 1911 СПБ - Nicholas II (1894-1917) - NGC MS 66+ BN
TOP POP, only. The highest graded in NGC census. Gorgeous luminous exemplar with traces of red mint luster and beautiful brown toning. Rare state of preservation. Bitkin 241.

Starting price: 1 EUR

Match 6:
Numismatica Ars Classica > Auction 145 with CNG & NGSAAuction date: 8 May 2024
Lot number: 1306

Price realized: This lot is for sale in an upcoming auction - Bid on this lot
Lot description:


The Geoffrey Cope Collection of British Coins. Charles II. 1660-1685.
Pattern AR Crown – The famous 'Petition' Crown (33.095 g). By Thomas Simon. Dated 1663. CAROLVS II · DEI · GRA, laureate and draped bust right / · MAG BRI · FR ET · HIB REX · 16 63, Crowned cruciform coats-of-arms around central device of St. George slaying the dragon within garter; interlocked Cs in angles. Edge: THOMAS SIMON • MOST • HVMBLY • PRAYS • YOUR • MAJESTY TO • COMPARE • THIS • HIS • TRYALL • WITH • THE • DVTCH • AND • IF • MORE/ TRVLY • DRAWN & • EMBOSS'D • MORE • GRACE: FVLLY • ORDER'D • AND • MORE • ACCVRATELY • ENGRAVEN • TO • RELIEVE • HIM •. L&S 6; Bull 429; ESC 72; SCBC 3354A (this coin illustrated).
A magnificent coin. A few light hairlines. Extensive mint brilliance under deep cabinet tone.
The edge lettering beautifully clear. Extremely rare. Top Pop. The highest graded.
In NGC encapsulation 2153882-010, graded MS 63+).

Ex Slaney (Part I, Spink 163, 15 May 2003), lot 136; H. M. Lingford (Part I, Glendining, 24 October 1950), lot 268 ('in beautiful state'); Mrs. Morrieson Collection (widow of H.W. Morrieson), circa 1933.
This coin exhibited, Coins, Crown & Conflict, American Numismatic Association, Money Museum, 2007.
'For the honour of our countrymen, I cannot here omit that ingenious trial of skill which a commendable emulation has produced in a medal performed with extraordinary accuracy by one who having been deservedly employed in the Mint at the Tower, was not willing to be supplanted by foreigners.'
John Evelyn, Numismata, 1697
The outcome of the contest between Thomas Simon and Jan Roettiers which led to the creation of the numismatic tour de force offered here is well known. As George Brooke succinctly put it: 'The result was a forgone conclusion. Art was defeated by personal feeling.' Simon's failure to successfully petition the king - who was financially indebted to Jan's father - has only deepened the admiration of successive generations of scholars, collectors and art lovers for this spectacular coin. Seldom has a failure been universally considered such a triumph.
In one giant stride, Simon fused his supremely talented artistic vision with a perfect understanding of the full extent of the possibilities offered by mechanised coin production. Unfettered by the Puritan restraints he had laboured under during The Commonwealth, Simon engraved a high relief portrait of the king which embraced the new baroque feeling of the age but avoided the excesses of this style by grounding it in a classicism he had honed with his portrait coinage for Cromwell some six years earlier. Simon's 'delineation of the king's features – immeasurably superior to what Roettiers could contrive – concentrates the observer's full and avid attention upon a feat of modelling and characterization for which no praise can be too high.' This obverse was combined with a balanced reverse of clarity, movement and intricacy which proclaims Charles's kingdoms and his descent from the Martyr King – Carolus Carolo – all centred on that potent symbol of royal chivalry, the badge of the Order of the Garter and the victory of Good over Evil. An intimate knowledge of the capabilities of the machinery of Pierre Blondeau, that they had experimented with since 1651, allowed Simon to apply the lettered edge par excellence bearing his forlorn appeal.
The result was a silver crown of such beauty and technical brilliance that it leaves every subsequent British coin in its wake. Indeed, it can be asserted that with the Petition Crown, Thomas Simon created the most beautiful coin of the modern, machine struck, era. With this coin Simon confirmed his place at the forefront of English engravers and, in his complete mastery of his medium, he can be ranked on a par with the greatest celators of the ancient world.

Estimate: 500000 CHF