Ponterio $1.4 Million Sale
Ponterio & Associates
conducted a 2,400-lot auction of world coins
April 25-26 in conjunction with the Chicago
International Coin Fair.
Total realized by the sale was $1,397,253.40.
Top price reported by the firm was $40,000 bid
for a gold Brazil 1832-R 4,000 reis, Standard
Catalog of World Coins No. KM-386.1. Sale
catalogers said this issue had a mintage of 610
pieces. They graded this one
A highlight of the roughly 550-lot Mexican coin
section was a Revolution Guerrero Suriana two
pesos of 1915 with reeded edge, KM-665, graded
very fine, that brought $17,000. A 1741-MF eight
escudos, KM-148, described as uncirculated, hit
World gold, about 325 lots offered, also
included a Brazil 1828-B 6,400 reis, KM-370.2,
which catalogers said had a mintage of 423
pieces. They graded it extremely fine and it
sold for $13,000.
Among more than 800 lots of world crowns and
minors, a Belgium 1946 five francs, KM-130, with
Dutch obverse legend DER BELGEN, EF, went for
$5,000. A German 1925-E 50 pfennigs, KM-41,
called almost uncirculated, sold for $2,500.
A Great Britain Oliver Cromwell crown of 1658/7,
KM-D207, VF, reached $3,750.
From Russia, a 1706 poltina of Peter I,
KM-124.2, called fine, sold for $4,250.
The auction, Ponterio’s public auction No. 146,
held in Rosemont, Ill., also featured about 200
lots of world paper money as well as just shy of
300 lots of ancient Greek, Roman and Byzantine
Images of lots may be viewed on the Ponterio Web
site at www.ponterio.com.
The firm’s next public auction is scheduled for
Sept. 16-17 in Beverly Hills, Calif. Deadline
for consignments is June 16.
For more information, contact Ponterio &
Associates, Inc., 1818 Robinson Ave., San Diego,
CA 92103; telephone (800) 854-2888 or (619)
299-0400; fax (619) 299-6952; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.