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SINCONA Auction 25  -  14.10.2015 14:00
Numismatic Rarities

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CELTIC COINAGE | HELVETIA | Helvetii

Lot 2001
1/4 gold stater 2nd cent. BC. Apollo head to r. Rev. Biga with driver to r, corn ear below. 2.04 g. HMZ 1-3. SLM 521. D. F. Allen, The Philippus in Switzerland and the Rhineland, SNR 53 (1974), 61e und Tf. 8, 31. Extremely rare. Almost extremely fine.
; CELTIC COINAGE; HELVETIA; Helvetii


Ex Collection Wassermann.
This piece was originally purchased in July 1932 from Julius Jenke in Munich.
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ALBANIA | Banknoten | Banka Kombëtare e Shqipnis/Banca Nazionale d´Albania

Lot 2002
5 Lek/1 Frank Ar/1 Franco Oro Not dated (1926). Obverse: Green background frame, in front on left and right, richly decorated cornucopiae, from which flowers and fruits pour out. In the middle the name of the bank in Albanian and Italian language, as well as the signatures of the bank president and secretary. Below, a brown shield of arms with eagle looking left with open wings. Reverse: Brown, adorned frame of leaves with denominations in the corners. In the middle the denomination in Albanian. Below, the printer's name: Officina carte valori Richter & c. Napoli. 5.00 g. Gavello 93. Pick 1a. Of the highest rarity. -II. The bank note is lightly folded and has a minor discolouration on the reverse rim.
; ALBANIA; BANKNOTEN; Banka Kombëtare e Shqipnis/Banca Nazionale d´Albania


This, the first Albanian bank note was printed in Italy in connection with the founding of the Albanian Central Bank 1926, that had its seat in Rome and not in Tirana. Because President Achmed Zogu absolutely depended on the loyalty of the local Albanian tribal leaders in order to guarantee the stability of the young state of Albania, he did not dare to duly participate the large landowners in the financial budget by means of a new tax system. He needed to cover the financial needs of Albania by means of foreign credits, especially from Italy. That the major creditors of the central bank were above all the Fascist controlled Italian Foreign Exchange Department, was hardly known to the Albanians.
Not only that 4/5 of Albania's exports were delivered to Italy across the Adriatic Sea, the Mussolini government also obtained the rights to prospect for oil in the small country and was also responsible for the military safety. One can speak of an extreme dependancy.
In course, the printing of the bank note lay in the competence of the Italians and this explains the concise arms with the eagle on the obverse of the bank note. Shortly after the issue of the 1 Frank Ar note, President Zogu was informed of the aspect that the conspicuous emblem on the bank note, the Roman eagle as symbol, prominently represented faschist Italy. It is recorded that the indignant Zogu immediately ordered the bank note out of circulation.
According to the figures of the Albanian Central Bank this order was carried out quickly and thoroughly. While 113'000 such notes were in circulation in January 1927, only 6'000 notes were in circulation at the end of the year. And probably the figure grew even smaller in short time. The withdrawn notes were probably immediately destroyed. These circumstances explain why the first bank note of Albania is so extremely rare.
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BELGIUM | Gent | misc

Lot 2003
City in rebellion against Philipp II., 1581-1584 1/2 Noble 1582. Gent Crowned ruler with flag, sword and shield in ship. Rev. Floriated cross in octolobe. Crowned leopards in the angles. 3.43 g. Delm. 535 (R1). Fr. 245. Very rare. About uncirculated. Splendid specimen.
; BELGIUM; GENT; misc
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BRAZIL | misc

Lot 2004
João V. 1706-1750 12800 Reis 1732. Minas Gerais Laureate bust r. over Mmk. M for Minas Gerais and date. Rev. Crowned, decorated arms. 28.56 g. Gomes J5 140.10. Fr. 55. Rare. Almost extremely fine.
; BRAZIL; MISC; misc
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CHINA | Republik | misc

Lot 2005
Soviet Republic Dollar 1934. Hammer and sickle on globe. Rev. Chinese legend, two stars in legend. L&M 891. Kann 808. Yeoman 513.1. Very rare. Good extremely fine (PCGS Genuine). Slightly cleaned.
; CHINA; REPUBLIK; misc
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DENMARK | misc

Lot 2006
Christian V. 1670-1699 2 Ducats 1691. Copenhagen CHRISTIANVS . V . D . G . REX . DAN . NORVAN GOT. Armoured bust with mantle and Order of the Elephant. Rev. PIETATE . ET . IUSTITIA . Crowned arms with multiple fields, surrounded by the Order of the Elephant. below: the Signature C - W (Christian Wineke, mint master in Copenhagen, 1690-1700), to the sides the date 16 - 91. 6.94 g. Hede 27 B. Fr. 154. Of great rarity. Extremely fine-uncirculated. Sharply struck specimen on broad planchet.
; DENMARK; MISC; misc
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Lot 2007
Christian V. 1670-1699 Ducat 1699. Copenhagen Armoured bust with cloak and Order of the Elephant. Rev. Sailing ship in harbour of Christiansborg (Accra in Ghana). 3.46 g. Hede 53. Fr. 170. Very rare. Extremely fine to uncirculated.
; DENMARK; MISC; misc


The reverse shows a ship before Fort Christiansborg in the present day city of Accra, capital of Ghana. The fort had a history of diverse owners. It changed hands from Portuguese to Swedish to native to Danish and to British ownership. Finally it became part of independent Ghana's capital - Accra.
Even though these ship ducats were often made of gold mined or bought in Guinea, it is not possible to ascertain whether this issue was struck from African gold or from gold held in the Copenhagen mint.
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GERMANY | Bavaria | misc

Lot 2008
Karl Theodor, 1777-1799 Ducat 1780. München Inngold-ducat. Dies by Johann Heinrich Straub. CAR. THEODOR. D. G. C. P. R. V. B. D. S. R. I. A. & EL. D. I. C. & M. Bust with hair tied behind neck, below the medallists initials ST. Rev. EX AURO - OENI. God of the River Inn reclining 3/4 to right, in r. hand emptying a water urn, in the l. hand holding the Bavarian shield of arms on his knee. In the exergue the date in Roman numerals MDCCLXXX. 3.48 g. Hahn 354. Wittelsbach 2331. Fr. 251. Good extremely fine.
; GERMANY; BAVARIA; misc
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GERMANY | Brandenburg / Prussia | misc

Lot 2009
Friedrich Wilhelm, 1640-1688 Ducat 1651. CT, Berlin. Armored elector standing almost right with shouldered scepter, left hand on his hip. Rv. Crowned shield, the date 16-51 above, on either side the mintmark C-T (Christian Thauer, Wardein in Berlin 1651-1658). 3.45 g. Bahrfeldt 37b. Fr. 2206. Of great rarity. Good very fine. Slightly bent.
; GERMANY; BRANDENBURG / PRUSSIA; misc
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GERMANY | Konstanz, Stadt | misc

Lot 2010
Half taler n. d. (c. 1622). The Saints Konrad and Pelagius standing next to each other, city arms in front. Rev. Crowned, nimbate eagle. 14.54 g. Nau 147. Of highest rarity in this quality. Uncirculated specimen. Partially weak strike. Cabinet piece.
; GERMANY; KONSTANZ, STADT; misc
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GERMANY | Nurnberg, City | misc

Lot 2011
Reichsguldiner 1595. Title Rudolph II. (small floriated cross) MONETA (Rosette) ARGENTEA (Rosette) REIPVB (Rosette) NVRENBERG The three Nürnberg shields of arms between 15 - 95. Rev. ?(Rosette) RVDOLPH (Rosette) II? ROM (Rosette) IMPE ? AVGVSTVS (Rosette) Acorn. Crowned double eagle with imperial orb on breast, therein value 60. 24.45 g. Imhof S. 545, 78. Kellner 146 (Information von Imhof übernommen), Dav. Appendix A 10038. Of the highest rarity. Unique. Good extremely fine.
; GERMANY; NURNBERG, CITY; misc


Numismatic literature contains every now and then the description of a coin taken over from old sources. However there are no known examples to be found - reported but not confirmed. In Imhof (Collection of a Nürnberg Coin Cabinet 1780-1782), a Reichsguldiner of 1595 is described. This coin was in no museum, in no other collection, and not in the trade until it turned up in the Auction Gradl 59, Nürnberg.
It is possible to set up the assumption that it is a sort of pattern, perhaps for a hoped-for imperial visit. In any case it is a unique piece and a numismatic object of the first order.
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GERMANY | Regensburg, City | misc

Lot 2012
4 Ducats o. J. (nach 1711). Title Charles VI. Mint master Johann Michael Federer. Die cutter probably Johann Pichler. ÖMONETA ²­REIPVBLICÆ­ ²RATISBONENSISÖ City arms of Regensburg in a rococo cartouche. Rev. (uncertain Symbol) CAROLVS?VI?D?G? - ROM?IMP?SEMP?AVG?­ Crowned, nimbate double eagle, on its breast the crowned arms of Habsburg/Lorraine, imperial orb above. The whole surrounded by the Order of the Golden Fleece. Sword and sceptre in the talons. Below on r. mintmark wing (Johann Michael Federer). 13.79 g. Plato -. Beckenbauer 306, IV. Fr. 2495. Extremely rare. Extremely fine. Rim has been overworked.
; GERMANY; REGENSBURG, CITY; misc
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GERMANY | Waldeck | misc

Lot 2013
Christian und Wolrad IV., 1597-1638 Taler 1625. Wildungen Title Emperor Ferdinand II. CHRI:ET· WOLR:FR:COM:I:WALDE: G()K Helmeted arms, below to the sides 16 - 25. Rev. FERD:II·D:G: ROM:IMP:SEMP:AVGVS: Crowned double eagle with imperial orb on breast. 28.72 g. Slg. Hennig -. Slg. Kayser 135. Davenport 7821. Of the highest rarity. Very fine. Attractive toning.
; GERMANY; WALDECK; misc


Ex auction Riechmann V, 135. (660 Mk).
Ex auction Helbing February 1925, 1141 (1275 Mk).
Ex auction Vogel I, Hess, 28.11.1927, 2766 (800 Mk).
Ex auction Muenzcabinet Cologne Kroha 36, Cologne 1984, Nr. 726.
Ex auction Künker 170, Osnabrueck 2010, 4535.
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GERMANY | Empire | Saxe-Coburg-Gotha

Lot 2014
Ernst II. 1844-1893 20 Mark 1872. E, Dresden Head to l. over mintmark. Rev. Crowned eagle with arms on breast over divided value date and date. 7.92 g. J. 270. Fr. 3851. Of highest rarity. Very fine to extremely fine.
; GERMANY; EMPIRE; Saxe-Coburg-Gotha


This ist the rarest type of the German imperial gold coinage.
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Lot 2015
Alfred, 1893-1900 20 Mark 1895. A, Berlin Bearded head of the Duke to right over mintmark. Rev. Crowned eagle with arms on breast over divided value and date. 7.96 g. J. 272. KM 151. Fr. 3853. Very rare. Proof. Uncirculated. Splendid conservation.
; GERMANY; EMPIRE; Saxe-Coburg-Gotha
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GERMANY | Third Reich | misc

Lot 2016
Silver medal 1936. XI. Summer-Olympic Games in Berlin for the vault jump. Athletes raise a winner on their arms. Rev. Enthroned Goddess of Victory with palm frond and laurel wreath. 73.02 g. Gadoury/Vescovi 1. Very rare. Extremely fine-uncirculated.
; GERMANY; THIRD REICH; misc


This medal was awarded to the so far most successful Swiss artistic gymnast Eugen Mack (21.9.1907-29.10.1978). In all he was awarded nine Olympic medals:
In the IX. Summer Olympiad in Amsterdam 1928 he won three medals: gold for the vault jump, gold for the artistic gymnastics all-around team and bronze on the horizontal bar.
At the XI. Summer Olympiad in Berlin 1936 he won four silver medals: all-around individual, parallel bars, all-around team and vault jump (this medal), as well as a bronze medal in floor exercise.
At the XIV. Summer Olympiad in London 1948 he brought a silver medal home as team chief. At the Gymnast-World Championships 1934 in Budapest, he was the most successful athlete with five gold and two silver medals.
At the Gymnast-World Championships of 1938 in Prague he became world champion in the vault, second in floor exercise and third in multidiscipline.
With the team he also gained the silver medal.
In 1999 Eugen Mack was admitted to the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame posthumously.
For more concerning Eugen Mack see Auction 25, Lot Nr. 2111 und Auction 26, Lot Nr. 3987ff.
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EL SALVADOR | misc

Lot 2017
Set of 20, 10, 5 & 2.5 Pesos 1892. Head of Liberty to l. Rev. Shield on crossed flags in coat of arms. 32.24 g / 16.13 g / 8.05 g / 4.01 g. Fr. 1-4. Very rare. Extremely fine to uncirculated.
; EL SALVADOR; MISC; misc


The mintage amounted to only 300, 321, 558 and 597 specimens.
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FRANCE | Königreich | misc

Lot 2018
Philipp VI. de Valois, 1328-1350 Pavillon d'or n. d. (1339). Crowned king with sceptre enthroned in a pavilion decorated with fleurs-de-lis. Rev. Floriated cross in a quadrilobe, crowns in the lobes. 5.07 g. Duplessy 251. Ciani 270. Fr. 266. Rare. Good extremely fine. Small scratches.
; FRANCE; KÖNIGREICH; misc
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Lot 2019
Philipp VI. de Valois, 1328-1350 Double Royal d'or n. d. (1340). 1st Emission. The crowned king with lily sceptre facing on Gothic throne. Rev. Floriated cross in a quadrilobe, crowns in the lobes. At the outer points trefoils. 6.77 g. Duplessy 253. Fr. 267. Rare. Very fine-extremely fine.
; FRANCE; KÖNIGREICH; misc
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Lot 2020
Henri VI d'Angleterre, 1422-1453 Angelot d'or n. d. (24. Mai 1427). Rouen HENRICVS: FRANCORV': ET: ANGLIE: REX Bust of Archangel Gabriel facing, in his r. hand the arms of France, in his l. hand the arms of England. Rev. XPC': VINCIT: XPC': REGNAT: XPC': IMPERAT Cross between fleur de lis and leopard. 2.28 g. Duplessy. 444. Fr. 300. Very rare. About extremely fine.
; FRANCE; KÖNIGREICH; misc
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