Baldwin's to auction multi-million pound collection of Islamic coins On the 25th April 2012 A. H. Baldwin & Sons Ltd will sell one of the greatest selections of classical Islamic rarities by public auction. The much anticipated sale comprises 150 of the rarest and hig
Guinea, ‘Abd al-‘Aziz al-Sa’ud, Makka al-Mukarrima 1370 h. This is the pattern for the first gold coinage of Saudi Arabia. The design of the obverse is identical to the issued coinage, but the description of the denomination on the reverse is inscribed without the vowel marks. This is the only known example.
Graham Byfield, Baldwin’s in-house Indian and Islamic specialist, commented:
This is probably the most important and comprehensive selection of Islamic rarities ever to be offered at auction, and we are delighted to have been chosen to sell it. Baldwin’s have been holding specialist Islamic auctions for almost twenty years now and this auction will cement our position as the forerunner for Indian and Islamic coinage in the UK.
The collection in its entirety will be sold in three parts by Baldwin’s in London during 2012. This, the first part, will be sold during London Islamic week on the 25th April in The Westbury Hotel, Mayfair. The second part of the collection will be sold on the 9th May in London and will contain a broad selection of some of the lesser value coins. Bidders are strongly encouraged to attend this landmark auction where possible, although the sale will be broadcast over the internet using the services of www.the-saleroom.com/baldwins .
For more information about this medal and the other Islamic rarities due to be auctioned visit www.baldwin.co.uk/islamic-rarities
For all enquires about The Classic Rarities of Islam Collection or to request a copy of the collection brochure please contact Graham Byfield at firstname.lastname@example.org or on +44 (0)20 7930 6879.
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Notes to the Editor:
• Established in 1872 A. H. Baldwin & Sons Ltd is celebrating 140 years of servicing the numismatic industry.
• Baldwin’s auction department was established in 1993 and has grown to hold between twelve and thirteen sales annually in London, New York and Hong Kong and specialise in all areas of Numismatics.
• 2012 saw Baldwin’s auction the spectacular Prospero Collection of over 600 of the rarest and most sought after ancient Greek coins. The sale made a staggering US$25,995,294 including world record prices.
• Baldwin’s broadcast all of their main auctions over the internet and provide a live bidding service through www.the-saleroom.com/baldwins
• Buyer’s Premium for this auction is set at 20% + VAT
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