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Volume 56 – #26

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Volume 56#26

April 2 – April 15, 2019

An 1838 gold coronation medal certified as Mint State-62 realized $16,100 as Lot 79 of this February’s Torex Auction.

‘Superb’ 1838 Queen Victoria coronation medal captivates Torex bidders

A 181-year-old Queen Victoria coronation medal highlighted the recent Torex Auction hosted in conjunction with the long-running show in Toronto.Offered by The Canadian Numismatic Company (TCNC) as Lot 79, the 1838 gold medal was certified as Mint State-62 by Numismatic Guaranty Corp. It realized $16,100, more than doubling its pre-sale estimate of $8,000.Described by auctioneers as “a superb and incredibly beautiful high-relief example,” the medal was designed by Italian engraver Benedetto Pistrucci for the coronation of Queen Victoria on June 28, 1838. Continue reading →

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