public auction. The specimen offered here, a better example than the other two, brings the count up to three known pieces. It is unclear however whether the piece offered in the Renaissance Sale or the piece offered here is the ‘private collection specimen’ referred to by Grand Duke Mikhailovich.
This coin will be sold as part of The New York Sale XXVII-XXIX, alongside the spectacular Prospero Collection of ancient Greek coins, at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in January 2012.
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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.
• To date the group has sold over US$45 million hammer and in excess of 16,000 lots