Tauler&Fau Selection

Auction 145 | June 25, 2024

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Lot 238 - Charles II

Charles II (1665-1700). 8 escudos. 1687/3. Segovia. BR. (Cal-1001). (Cal onza145). Au. 27,00 g. Without the escutcheon of Portugal, although it is perceived badly rectified in the place it used to occupy. The strike is impeccable, rendering every intricacy of the motifs to their full expression and blasting the fields into a neat expanse of brilliance. Magnificent and rare piece, even more in this state of preservation.

Slabbed by NGC as MS 64. (Top Pop), the finest known in the NGC and PCGS census.

Lot 283 - Ferdinand VI

Ferdinand VI (1746-1759). 8 escudos. 1748. Lima. R. (Cal-748). (Tauler560). (Cal onza-560). Au. 26,96 g. Outstanding specimen with full legends, almost impossible to see this type of mintage.

Beautiful colour. Original luster and excellent eye apeal. Large flan of 35 mm. Strong and sharp mintage with its details perfectly visible. Slight double mintage on reverse.

Undoubtedly the best specimen known for this date. An absolute wonder coin and extremely rare in this state of preservation
. Mint state.

Lot 256 - Philip V

Philip V (1700-1746). 4 reales. 1736. Potosi. E. (Cal-Unlisted). (KmUnlisted). Ag. 11,06 g. “Heart” Type. Unique.

Holed, typical for these issues. Only 18 specimens of 4 reales “Heart” type are known, and only 4 of them belong to the Post-Louis I type. A magnificent specimen, sharp strike with near perfect centering and full details are perfectly visible. Attractive and soft toning of the coinage that highlights even more the beauty of this spectacular piece, a trophy that any collector would want.

Encapsulated by NGC as XF 45. (Top Pop), the unique specimen registered in the NGC census.

Lot 291 - Ferdinand VI

Ferdinand VI (1746-1759). 8 escudos. 1749. Santa Fe de Nuevo Reino. S (Sebastian de Rivera). (Cal-800). (Tauler618, Plate coin). (Restrepo-M98-4). Au. 26,92 g. Shield between S/S – F/S. Full date with a retrograde 4. Nice colour.

Crude by nature and with very few surviving our days, specially in the 8 Escudos denomination, it is a delight to have in hands such a show-stopper coin. We have no doubt that this coin will garner plenty of attention from collectors.
Extremely rare, even more in this high condition.

Slabbed by NGC as AU 58. (Top Pop), the finest known specimen according to NGC and PCGS census.

Lot 96 - Hadrian

Hadrian. Aureus. 134-138 AD. Rome. “Travel series” issue. (Ric-II.3, 1562). (Calicó1176a). Anv.: HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS. Bare-headed and draped bust right. Rev.: ADVENTVI AVG ITALIAE. Hadrian, togate, standing left raising right hand and holding roll, facing Italia holding cornucopiae and sacrificing out of patera over garlanded altar. Au. 7,31 g.

Very rare and in exceptional condition for the issue, among the finest specimens in private hands. A portrait of masterly style and an interesting and fascinating reverse composition. Full luster original. Perfectly centered strike with magnificent eye appeal.

Slabbed by NGC as Ch AU★ Strike 5/5, Surface 5/5.

Lot 491 - China

China. Hupeh. Tael. Year 30 (1904). Kuang-hsu (Guangxu). (Km-Y128.2). (L&M180). (Kann-933). Ag. Small characters variety. Extremely rare.

A short-lived issue, introduced as part of a projected coinage reform based on the traditional system of Chinese weights, rather than the relatively recently introduced decimalized Dollar system.

Tael denominated coinage are among the most sought-after areas of Chinese numismatics and his is the first sample of this issue that we have the privilege to offer and we are sure that it will receive a lot of attention.

Extremely rare. Slabbed by NGC as AU Details, Cleaned

Lot 495 - China

China. Hsu Shih-Chang. 1 dollar. Year 10 (1921). Tientsin Mint. (L&M864). (Kann-676). Ag. Variety with reeded edge and legend at bottom of reverse. “Pavilion” Dollar type.

Subtle tone with golden shades on reverse side. Exquisitely struck, allowing this example to serve as a wondrous addition to an advanced cabinet of vintage Chinese numismatics. An incredibly popular and desirable type believed to have been a pattern issue, it now appears that these were, in fact, more medallic in nature, and meant to be given out upon the opening of the Peking Union Medical College (PUMC), the facade of which is displayed upon the reverse but the design, initially thought to celebrate then-president Hsu Shih-chang’s 67th birthday.

Very rare. Slabbed by NGC as MS 61.

Lot 267 - Philip V

Philip V (1700-1746). 2 escudos. 1732. Mexico. F. (Cal-1894). Au. 6,72 g. The highly desirable first date of machine-struck gold coins of the Americas. Nice color. Traces of original luster. Minimal scratches under the bust and to the right of the shield that do not disturb the eye appeal.

No more than 5 known examples. Extremely rare, the only denomination with the date 1732 missing in the Banco de Mexico collection. Almost XF/XF.

Lot 173 - Henry IV

Kingdom of Castille and Leon. Henry IV (1399-1413). Enrique de la silla. Sevilla. (Bautista-845). (ImperatrixE4:3.20, Plate coin). Anv.: ENRICVS CARTVS DEI GRACIA. Rev.: + ENRICVS DEI GRACIA REX CASTEL. Au. 4,63 g.

Lion on the left at his feet. Four-lobed frame on obverse and octolobular frame on reverse. Without the title of king of León. Legends separated by rosettes. Pleasant colour and apearance. Rara.

Slabbed by NGC as MS 62. Only 1 finer specimen in the NGC census.

Lot 466 - Centenary of the Peseta

Centenary of the Peseta (1868-1931). Provisional Government (1868-1871). Gold medal. 1868. (Cal-37). (Vq14373 var. in gold). Au. 44,28 g. Gold medal that served as a model for the 5 pesetas silver coin of 1869 and 1870. Engraver: Luis Marchionni. Minimal nicks. A very few specimens known. Extremely rare.

Slabbed by NGC as MS 61. (Top Pop), the finest known in the NGC census.

Lot 516 - Agustín de Iturbide

Mexico. Agustín de Iturbide. 8 escudos. 1823. Mexico. JM. (Km-314). (Fr60). Au. Single year issue. This is the last 8 escudos of the First Mexican Empire. Very good specimen for this issue, with some traces of luster.

A famous and popular type very desirable in this lofty quality. As such, the present example should attract spirited bidding activity. Slabbed by NGC as AU 53.

Lot 138 - Pedro IV

The Crown of Aragon. Pedro IV (1336-1387). Malla. Mallorca. (Cru-453). (Cru C.G2267). Anv.: + P ⁑ DEI ⁑ GRA ⁑ ARAGON. Crowned bust facing, between roses. Rev.: + ET ⁑ MAIOR – ICAR ⁑ REX. Cross. Bi. 0,36 g. No more than 2 or 3 known specimens despite the fact that Crusafont classifies it as unique. Probably the best specimen known. Of the highest rarity. Almost XF.

Lot 307 - Charles III

Charles III (1759-1788). 8 reales. 1771. Lima. JM. (Cal-1032). Ag. Dot above the 1st LMA. Beautiful patina. Original luster. Slabbed by NGC as AU 58.

Lot 98 - Aelius

Aelius. Aureus. 136-138 AD. Rome. (Ric-II.3, 2707). (Calicó1445). Anv.: L•AELIVS CAESAR, bare head to left. Rev.: TRIB POT COS II, Concordia seated to left, holding patera and leaning arm on cornucopiae set on throne; CONCORD in exergue. Au. 7,26 g.

Nice color and some original luster. Fine style and remarkable quality. Slightly bumps on the edge. Rare in this condition. Slabbed by NGC as XF, Strike 5/5 Surface 3/5.

Lot 21 - Bentian

Bentian. Denarius. 120-80 BC. Area of Navarra. (Abh-249). (Acip1676). (MIB-89/3e, Plate Coin). Anv.: Bearded head right, iberian legend BENKODA behind. Rev.: Horseman right, holding spear, iberian legend BENTIAN below. Ag. 3,89 g.