Costa Rica currency collection hits jackpot at Doyle

Costa Rica 1918 cien colones bank note, $36,300

Costa Rica 1918 cien colones bank note, $36,300

NEW YORK – Doyle offered the Kop family collection of Costa Rican coins and bank notes as a featured section of the highly successful sale of Coins, Stamps, Bank Notes, Sports Collectibles & Medals on September 13. With international competitive bidding, the auction totaled a successful $1,163,963, far surpassing its overall estimate of $476,650-$692,050, with an exceptional 97% sold by lot and 100% sold by value.

The Kop family collection comprised more than 100 lots of Costa Rican rarities, including one of the few known 1917 50 centavos silver along with numerous gold coins. The currency section featured First Issues and a wonderful offering of seldom-seen notes.

Highlighting the collection was a Costa Rica 1918 cien colones bank note with five-line provisional overprint in red that achieved a stunning $36,300. Graded in Very Fine condition, the bank note appears to be a unique survival.

Costa Rica 1917 50 centavos coin, $18,150

Costa Rica 1917 50 centavos coin, $18,150

Topping the coin offerings in the collection was a Costa Rica 1917 50 centavos coin that realized a strong $18,150. All but 10 examples of the 1917 issue were counter-stamped UN COLON/1923, making this coin a major numismatic rarity. The lot was offered in conjunction with an NFT of the coin minted on the Ethereum blockchain network by order of Doyle.

Additional property in the Coins, Stamps, Bank Notes, Sports Collectibles & Medals auction showcased a wide selection of American and World rarities from prominent collections and distinguished estates in the New York area and other regions of the country.

 

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