2174 CIVIL WAR and SOVIET UNION. Badges. Moldova Autonomous Republic (as part of the Ukraine). 1924-1940. Peoples’ Commissariat of Justice. Badge. 1933. Silver. Multienamel. White-enameled oval framed by a wreath; superimposed is a red-enameled star with a hammer and sickle at the center, an anvil and blue-enameled ribbon below with the legend: ‘НКЮ-AMCPP’. Red-enameled banner above inscribed: ‘ПРОЛЕТАР УСХ KPЇ ЄДЙTECЯ’. Engraved on the back: ‘№ 2 / ВЕТЕРАНУ / ПРОВОДНИКУ / ИСПРАВИТЕЛЬНО / ТРУДОВОЙ ПОЛИТИКИ / т. КУЦУ С.В. / В ДЕНЬ 13-и ЛЕТ. / 7/III – 1933 г.’ Screwback. Award # 2. Apparently unpublished and of the Greatest Rarity.
Notes to the Editor:
• The group was formed in 1998. The New York Sale partnership comprises three of the most prestigious numismatic auction houses in the world, who together form a powerful international force in the numismatic industry. They have expanded to hold two multi-million dollar sales per year, specializing in Ancient and World coins and Russian Coins and Medals.
• The sale is held each year in conjunction with the largest and most important annual numismatic event (The New York International Convention) the group holds two auctions on Wednesday and Thursday of the week long conference in January and has held over 24 auctions since its conception.
• In 2004 the sale of an 1825 Russian silver Rouble for US$603,750 broke the world record price achieved for any non-US coin sold by public auction and since then lots have regularly attained prices well above estimate. In 2008 results from the Italian section of the sale went through the roof making a staggering US$1,118,400, four times the pre-sale estimate. Even in the current economic climate the results from the 2009 auction spoke volumes about the ability of the group to attract discerning buyers for good quality lots with lots selling up to 30 times their estimate.
• Buyer’s Premium for this auction is set at 17%, all results are shown inclusive of Buyer’s Premium.
To date the group has sold over US$46 million hammer and in excess of 17,000 lots