Ponterio & Associates

08. January 2010 - 09. January 2010

New York 01/2010

Ponterio & Associates, Inc., the world and ancients auction division of Bowers and Merena Auctions, conducted its Official Auction of the January 2010 New York International Numismatic Convention and realized more than $2.5 million. The sale was conducted in two sessions January 8-9, 2010, and offered more than 2,300 lots of important Ancient coins, International coins, paper money, orders and decorations.
„Bidding activity was very strong in our January 2010 N.Y.I.N.C. Auction,“ observed Rick Ponterio, executive vice president of Bowers and Merena Auctions, „with many coins and notes selling for noteworthy prices. Particularly impressive results were achieved through our offering of the Chester Skotak Collection of Central American Coinage as well as in the section of the sale dedicated to Russian, Annamese and Argentine Sun Face coinage.“

Continued Ponterio: „We offered the Prize of Russian Numismatics – a 1902 37 1/2 Rubles – as lot 7389. This important coin graded AU realized $ 69,000, more than double our pre-sale estimate. Also of note is lot 7139, a very rare 1826 Great Britain 5 Pounds with a mintage of just 150 pieces. An original, unimpaired piece certified Proof-63 Deep Cameo by PCGS, the coin went to the winning bidder at $ 19,550."

Additional highlights include:

  • Lot 5041, Belize, 10 Dollars, 1.1.1974, P-36a, Superb Gem Uncirculated 67EPQ (PMG), realized $3,278
  • Lot 5153, Taiwan, 50 Yen, 1921, P-1924, Very Fine, realized $2,818
  • Lot 5448, India, 2 Rupees – 8 Annas, Undated (1917), P-2, Uncirculated, realized $7,705
  • Lot 5457, India, 1 Rupee, Undated (circa 1928-1935), P-14b, About Uncirculated-Uncirculated, realized $8,625
  • Lot 5832, Macedonia, Mende, AR Tetradrachm, circa 425 B.C., AU (NGC), realized $10,350
  • Lot 5921, Rome, AE Aes Grave As, circa 280-269 B.C., Choice Extremely Fine, realized $17,250
  • Lot 5942, Rome, Antonia, AV Aureus, posthumous issue struck circa 41-42 under Claudius, Very Fine, realized $10,350
  • Lot 5959, Rome, Diocletian, AV Aureus, Nicomedia Mint, 294-295, Choice AU (NGC), realized $10,638
  • Lot 7134, Great Britain, Broad of 20 Shillings, 1656, Fr-273, S-3225, KM-Pn25, AU-55 (NGC), realized $25,300
  • Lot 7296, Mexico, Iturbide, Gold Medal, 1821, Grove-5 (unlisted in gold), AU-55 (NGC), realized $14,950
  • Lot 7316, Peru, 8 Escudos, 1710-H, Fr-7, KM-38.2, Choice EF, realized $18,400
  • Lot 7332, Romania, 20 Lei, 1868, Fr-1, KM-5, AU Details – Reverse Scratched (NGC), realized $37,375
  • Lot 7356, Russia, Platinum 6 Rubles, 1830, Fr-159, C-178, Bitkin-56, Sev-599, MS-64 (NGC), realized $26,450
  • Lot 7561, China, Pattern Dollar, Tientsin Mint, Undated (1907), L&M-20, K-212, MS-63 (NGC), realized $10,350


For a complete list of prices realized for the January 2010 N.Y.I.N.C. Auction, visit the Bowers and Merena / Ponterio & Associates website at www.bowersandmerena.com.

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