Canadian coins top Caranett Collection

All realizations include buyer’s premium.

Eighteen rare Canadian sovereigns crossed the block on May 17 as part of the Caranett Collection of Sovereigns, which was offered in a special online sale by the Texas-based Heritage Auctions.

The collection was comprised of a “fascinating group of gold pounds assembled over three decades with only the best possible quality for each country, date and mintmark,” according to Cristiano Bierrenbach, Heritage’s executive vice-president of world and ancient coins.

Among the top Canadian highlights was Lot 99177, a 1916-C sovereign certified as Mint State-64 by Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS). One of fewer than 50 known examples, it brought $38,400 US as the auction’s second-highest selling lot.

A 1909-C specimen certified as Specimen-65 sold for $31,200 US as Lot 99167.

Another rarity, this a 1909-C specimen, sold for $31,200 US as Lot 99167. Certified by PCGS as Specimen-65, it’s the finest-graded specimen and “likely one of the finest known to exist of this elusive Canadian issue,” added Bierrenbach.

A trio of more affordable examples, including a 1918-C sovereign in Mint State-63 plus a 1917-C and 1919-C both in Mint State-64, also sold for under $1,000 each.

All 18 Canadian sovereigns offered during the 284-lot auction were sold.

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