Two Russian coin lots fetch over $281k

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2015-06-26 11:49:10

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Two Russian coin lots fetch over $281k

Both rare pieces were the stars at Baldwin's successful $4.8m numismatic sale

A H Baldwin & Sons have completed their January sale of rare coins of the world.

The highlights of the strong sale, which achieved $4,815,136, were numismatic pieces from Russia, showing that this is a growing area in the field of collectible coins.

A 1707 Shestak Half Tymf, proved to be one of the most fascinating pieces to the audience. This coin was first recorded in 1897 in 'i ' where it was the only example available of this very rare coin and soon became the plate coin in all standard references.

Estimated from the start at $50,000, bidders believed it to be even more valuable and pressed it all the way up to $97,750.

This was not the top lot, however, which was a complete set of the Order of St. Alexander Nevsky, accompanied by a letter written by his Highness, the Duke Elimar of Oldenburg.

Estimated at $75,000, the set provoked enormous excitement amongst bidders who quickly doubled the guide price and looked at one stage as if it might triple it. The lot finally sold for $184,000.

Numismatists who regret missing this sale will be glad to know that there is a range of rare coins on offer right now.

Image: A H Baldwin and Sons

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