Friday, September 19, 2014

Rare Golden Coins


A 1610 Saxon 20 ducat Prince-Elector Christian II gold coin sold for $ 324,000. The very rare and well preserved gold coin has broken the record for the Most Expensive Czech Republic coin.

A Yuan Shi-kai proof gold 1914 Giorgi dollar. It displays Chinese leader Yuan Shi-kai (1859-1916), a pivotal figure in the nation's history who led the transition from monarchy to republic. Estimated at $300,000-500,000.

The first purely Islamic coin ever created. The Umayyad 77h dinar was created in AD 696 under 'Abd al-Malik, who abandoned all iconography from coins and focused solely on religious text. $ 308,000

A Gold Ku'ping pattern tael. Coin was struck in 1906 under the Guangxu emperor and is one of only a handful of Chinese imperial coins produced at the official Mint. $ 85,000

Edward III gold coin, minted in 1343, is one of 3 known -$ 6.8m

A gold aurei medallion of ancient Rome. One of two known. It depicts Roman emperor Maxentius and sold for $1,407,550 U.S.

The 1933 Double Eagle. Nearly half a million of the 20-dollar gold coins were minted in 1933 in the midst of the Great Depression but only 13 are known to exist today.

The rest were melted down before they left the United States Mint, sacrificed as part of a strategy to remove the United States from the gold standard and stabilize the American economy. $ 7.6m