Numismatic Chronicle 1997. The host coin is very rare with only three examples known as late as 1995.
1655 Germany. Westphalia, Hieronymus Napoleon (1807-1813), Restrike 40-Franks, 1813C, Cassel, laureate bust left, rev value within wreath, date in exergue, plain edge (de Mey/Poindessault 742; KM 34a). Slightly concave flan, about extremely fine and very rare. restrike of 1867, only 80 pieces struck
1665 India. Gupta, Chandragupta II (c.375-414 AD), Gold Dinar, 7.80g, Lion-slayer/Lion retreating type, legend above king standing to front, head left, legs apart and with long sash at his waist, he holds an arrow in his left hand and with his right thrusts his bow towards a lion which has turned its back on him and is retreating, rev Sinhavikramah at right, tamgha above left, goddess seated facing on a lion walking to right, she holds a lotus flower in raised left hand and a riband in her right (BMC pl.IX, 12, published from the Mirzapur Hoard, Lucknow Museum; see also NC 1910 p.406). An attractive coin, good very fine and extremely rare.
1741 Poland. Michael Korybut (1669-1673), Gold Double-Ducat, undated, Thorn, 6.91g, rev city view (Kop -; F 66). Somewhat wavy flan, otherwise about mint state and very rare.
1860 China. Chihli Province, Silver Pattern Pei Yang Tael, Kuang Hsu, year 33, (1907), dragon, three dots in curve on central pearl, rev Chinese inscription (Kann 938; KM Y74.2; L&M 437). In PCGS holder graded XF45.
1905 Japan. Kyoho Oban Kin, c.1725, 165.4g, 153mm x 94mm, with JNDA Guaranty Certificate 20494, issued 2007 (JNDA 09-08; F 5). Calligraphy restored, extremely fine and toned, rare.
1939 Korea. Kuang Mu (1897-1907), Gold 20-Won, year 10 (1906), dragon, rev denomination within wreath (KM 1131; JNDA 18-13; F 1). Good very fine, rare. only 2506 pieces struck
1946 Peter I (1689-1725). Poltina ΑΨΔ (1704) МД, 14.12g (Bit 538 (R) var; Sev 131 (S); Uzd 0468 (S)). Golden hues with a full mint lustre, very well preserved for the type, extremely fine.
1961 Peter I (1689-1725). Beard Token AΨE (1705), 4.53g, crowned eagle countermark, variety with narrow beard (Bit Ж3893 (R2); B 3 (R)). Well struck, extremely fine, a rare original issue.
1973 Anna (1730-1740). Rouble 1736 (St Petersburg), 26.81g, Hedlinger type, Novodel (Bit H228 (R3) var; Ilyin (50-Rubl); JRNS, 63, fig.12; Sev 1236A (RR); Uzd 0727 (RR)). Golden tone over prooflike surfaces, some reverse die rust and edge filed, otherwise good extremely fine, a classic Russian rarity.
1996 Peter III (1762). Pattern Rouble 1762 СПБ, novodel, 23.12g, edge 1 (Bit H43 (R2); Diakov N14; Ilyin (25-Rubl); Sev 1887 (RR); Uzd 0929 (RR)). Grey tone over a few old scratches on the obverse, extremely fine and very rare.
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