Meet The Group
THE NEW YORK SALE was established for the purpose of providing the utmost access to quality numismatic items across the globe. From London to Switzerland to New York to Los Angeles. Our reach brings in the best coins available on the market today.
Our StoryComing together for one of the largest annual numismatic events (The New York International Numismatic Convention) the group holds three auctions on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of the week-long conference in January and has held over 47 auctions since its conception. By combining a vast array of experience and knowledge the group strives to offer the best service to their clients and customers. Whether you are buying at the auction or a potential vendor for the sale, any member of the group can offer advice. Catalogues are produced to the highest possible standard and may be kept as a useful reference for serious buyers and coin collectors.
Over the years the group has aimed to achieve the best possible prices for their vendors and undertakes a marketing strategy which is proven by the excellent results achieved year upon year. In 2004 the sale of an 1825 Russian silver Rouble for US$603,750 broke the world record price achieved for any non-US coin sold by public auction and since then lots have regularly attained prices well above estimates. In 2008 results from the Italian section of the sale made a staggering US$1,118,400, four times the pre-sale estimate. The famous Prospero collection of Ancient Greek coins was professionally presented by the group in 2012 and resulted in numerous world records, finally realizing in excess of US$26,000,000 for the 642 lots after 8 hours of auctioneering. The printed auction catalogue will remain a major reference work for many years to come and is a ‘must have’ for any collector of the series.
Founded in 1998. Ira and Larry Goldberg have more than 100 years of experience between them, having started working as very young men at Superior Stamp and Coin Company in Los Angeles, California, a prominent company founded by their grandfather in 1931.
Ira and Larry Goldberg refer to their company as a boutique auction house, because of the personal, specialized service they offer to their consignors. Their auction house provides live and on-line auctions of United States coins and currency, world and ancient coins, numismatics, and manuscripts and collectibles to collectors, dealers, and investors.
Ira and Larry have assembled and auctioned some of the most important collections ever sold, including the 2008 Millennia Collection, which realized $23,000,000, a one- day, single-owner sale of World and Ancient coins; and the 2014 Missouri Cabinet Collection of U.S. Half-Cent coins, which realized $18,000,000. In November of 2005, the Goldbergs privately sold the world-renowned King of Siam Set for a record-breaking $8.5 million.
Ira is an expert on United States coinage, from colonial through modern issues, and an authority on ancient Greek, Roman, and Judean coinage and antiquities, as well as world gold coins, crowns, and minors. Larry is an expert on all phases of United States coinage, as well as U.S. paper money and world gold and silver coins. Both Ira and Larry are valuations contributors to the Red Book and the Blue Book. Both belong to the Professional Numismatist Guild, of which Ira served as president and director, and both belong to the American Numismatic Association, which awarded them a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011.
Los Angeles, CA 90064
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Dmitry Markov’s interest in coin collecting goes back to 1972. In 1985 he graduated from the History Department of the Kiev State University (Ukraine) and received his M.A. for the thesis - “Monetary Circulation in Ancient Russia (8th to 13th cent. A.D.)”. His broad interests in numismatics include Russia, Ancient Coinage especially those of the Northern Black Sea area, as well as Islamic Central Asia and Caucasus. He has published a number of research articles in these fields.
After coming to the U.S. in 1990, Dmitry Markov founded “Dmitry Markov Coins & Medals,” a well-known leading firm dealing with Russian Coins and Medals. Dmitry Markov’s continuing research on Russian, Ancient and Islamic coinage makes an invaluable addition to his very extensive auction catalogs. He has issued over 50 illustrated reference catalogues, as well as many other fixed price lists. Dmitry Markov Coins & Medals have been an elected member of the International Association of Professional Numismatists (IAPN) since 2000, where he serves in IBSCC (International Bureau of Suppression of Counterfeit Coins). Also a Life Member of the American Numismatic Association (ANA), American Numismatic Society (ANS), a Life Member of Ancient Coin Collectors Guild (ACCG), a Life Member of the Orders & Medals Society of America (OMSA), as well as many other trade and collectors associations.
New York, NY 10272
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Sovereign Rarities was founded by Ian Goldbart, a collector of coins for over forty years and former Managing Director of established numismatists A.H. Baldwin & Sons Ltd. Sovereign, a member of the British Numismatic Trade Association, prides itself on providing collectors with a personal and traditional service of the highest professional standard. With a small but dedicated team of specialists, comprising members of the British Numismatic Society, the Royal Numismatic Society, the American Numismatic Society, American Numismatic Association and the Oriental Numismatic Society, we combine over 100 years of experience and can assist collectors with all areas of numismatics, encompassing classical coins from the ancient Greek, Roman and Byzantine periods, British hammered and milled coins, World coins, Indian and Islamic coins, Commemorative medals, and Numismatic Books. Over the years, our specialists have been involved with building and cataloguing many major collections, including the Bentley Collection of gold Sovereigns. We have a great deal of experience in both researching and cataloguing and have been responsible for a number of world record prices. Based in Mayfair, London, we welcome all enquiries. We attend numerous major numismatic conventions and exhibitions in the U.K., Europe, the USA and around the world. We are always keen to buy either single numismatic items or whole collections and are able to offer direct purchase, auction, or private treaty.
London W1S 2QH
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Münzen und Medaillen AG (M&M) was established in Basel, Switzerland in 1941. The founders were the brothers Dr. Erich Cahn and Dr. Herbert Cahn, professional numismatists, together with several eminent Swiss collectors. M&M became well-known in the post WWII period for its monthly fixed price lists, a series which continued for over 60 years. The firm has also conducted over 100 auctions, including great collections such as the Rosen (Ancient electrum), Bally (Roman), Kohlmoos (crown-sized coins) Sutter (Italy and Sicily) and many others. In partnership with Leu Numismatik, M&M also auctioned the Kunstfrend and Niggeler collections.
In the 1990s, Dr. Hans Voegtli assumed responsibility for Ancient coins and Dr. Bernhard Schulte for Medieval and modern coins. In 1996, M&M Numismatics opened in Washington, DC with Lucien Birkler as managing director. In 1997, M&M Deutschland opened in Weil am Rein, Germany, with Joachim Stollhoff as managing director. The Basel office closed in 2004, but both the American and German firms remain active. Today both companies continue the long tradition of serving collectors and look forward to serving your numismatics needs now and in the future.
P.O. Box 65908
Washington, DC 20035
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