NEW YORK – Spink’s upcoming New York Numismatic Collector’s Sale, January 14 to 17, 2018, will present outstanding offerings of Hapsburg / Austro-Hungarian, British and Papal coinage. To be held in conjunction with the New York International Coin Convention, one of the world’s premier numismatic events, the sale also features significant arrays of other world coins, Order & Decorations, and paper money.

Formed primarily from two very old collections, some of the Hapsburg / Austro-Hungarian coins have been off the market for nearly 100 years. Gold highlights include an excessively rare 1741 Gold Medal of 12 Ducat weight for the Birth of Archduke Joseph by D. Becker (lot 44, Uncirculated, estimated at $10,000-15,000); a Gold Medal of 7 Ducat weight for the Coronation of Leopold I as Holy Roman Emperor, 1658, ex Brand Collection (lot 36, Good EF, Est. $14,000-18,000); a Gold Medal of 24 Ducat weight on the Coronation of Charles VI as Holy Roman Emperor at Frankfort, 1711 (lot 43, Uncirculated, Est. $10,000-15,000); and a 1938 Mariazell 100 Schilling -- the great 20th Century rarity, (lot 75, P/L Brilliant Unc., Est. $30,000-40,000). Silver includes a handsome selection of Double Talers in high-grade.

The large offering of British coinage stars a superior group of Five Guineas – a remarkable James II 1688 example graded MS 63+ (lot 141, estimated at $60,000-80,000), a choice 1746 LIMA (lot 162, graded AU 55, which seems extremely conservative, Est. $25,000-30,000), a 1748 graded MS 63 (lot 163, Est. $50,000-60,000), a 1691 About EF (lot 142, Est. $20,000-25,000); and very rare and impressive Proof 1826 Five Pounds, graded PR 63 DCAM (lot 169, estimated at $100,000-150,000). Silver highlights include a pair of Elizabeth I Crowns, a pleasing Cromwell Crown, a Proof 1847 Gothic Crown (lot 187, PR 64 DCAM, Est. $6,000-7,000) and an extremely rare Proof 1834 Crown graded PR 64 CAM (lot 176, Est. $60,000-100,000).

Ranging from an anonymous 14th Century Ducato of the Roman Senate to modern issues of the Vatican, the Papal offering is nearly all Gold, with a plentitude of pontiffs represented. Among the rarities are an Avignon Florin de 24 Sols of the Antipope Benedetto XIII (lot 236, AU 58, estimated at $10,000-15,000), a possibly unique 1625 Holy Year Scudo d’oro of Urbano VII (lot 264, MS 63, Est. $16,000-21,000), a lovely 1690 Quadrupla by Hameranus depicting a yoke of oxen (lot 268, AU 53, estimated at $25,000-35,000) and a very rare Fontana di Santa Maria 1694 Quadrupla (lot 270, MS 62, estimated at $20,000-30,000).

Other world rarities include a Year 8 (1919) Chinese 10 Yuan (lot 330, MS 62, Est. $5,000-6,000), an attractive New Zealand Proof Waitangi Crown (lot 337, Est. $3,000-4,000), an ex- Ake Linden Romanian Commemorative Pattern 100 Lei on the 10th Anniversary of Carol II (lot 311, MS 61, Est. $25,000-30,000); and a Proof Irish 1822 farthing (lot 222, PF 64 BN, Est. $4,000-5,000) – which is part of extensive selection of Irish Coinage in the sale.

Collectors will be find pleasing runs of pieces from Austria, the German States, China – including an Order of the Brilliant Jade and Order of the Cloud and Banner Sets, and Imperial Russia in the broad World Order and Decorations section; and a large group of British campaign medals and an assortment of Brazilian and Uruguayan medals in the World Military Medals section.

Following on the heels of Spink’s January 12 Andean Collection of paper money sale, which will be held at the New York International; the Numismatic Collector’s Sale also features large offerings of paper money from the Americas with a good showing of Brazil, Canada and Paraguay. The Chinese banknote section, meanwhile, includes many desirable pieces such as a Deutsch-Asiatische Bank 5 Taels, Peking 1907 (lot 1444, Choice Unc. 64, estimated at $18,000-23,000), Chinese-American Bank of Commerce 10 Dollars, Shanghai, 1920 (lot 1443, Net VF 20, Est. $18,000-23,000) and a trio of Russo-Chinese bank 1909 Color Trial Specimens.

Among the selection of U.S. coins and paper money is a collection of sumptuously toned Morgan Dollars a MS 64 1907 High Relief, Roma Numerals Wire Rim St. Gaudens $20 (lot 976, estimated at $23,000-28,000) and an important grouping of Confederate banknotes.

For further information, please contact SPINK USA at 145 W. 57 Street, New York, NY 10019; tel: 646-941-8664; fax: 646-941-8686.