Auction 157 Highlights
Welcome to Smalls Auctions Sale 157.
As we welcome in 2022 and celebrate the new Chinese ‘Year of the Tiger’ we thought it was a good time to offer a popular selection of over fifty coins celebrating the Lunar Calendar.
All are struck in Silver and many are augmented with special features such as flashes of colour, gilding, opal and jade highlights and irregular shapes. Some highly sought-after coins are the extremely popular Australian 2016 ‘’Year of the Monkey’ Proof Dollar with Opal highlights and the full set of twelve Australian Lunar Series 1 Silver Dollars which are becoming very proving very difficult to find. But our pick for the most impressive coins on offer are the Laos Lunar 2oz Silver coins which feature real Jade in their designs.
But it doesn’t stop there. The Sale continues with a diverse selection of Australian and World Silver coins celebrating Ancient Gods and Mythology, Historical Events, Precious Treasures and Rare Fauna. There are also coins featuring the Chinese Good Luck symbols of Wealth, Longevity, Success and Fortune.
There really is something for everyone if Modern Coin issues is your area of interest. In some cases, it is the presentation that blows you away such as with the New Zealand ‘Legends of the Air’ Proof Set which comes in a box that replicates an Aircraft Instrument Panel or the Tutankhamen Coin which incidentally contains fragments of sand from Tutankhamen’s Tomb and comes in a Pyramid shaped Box. This one is not for the superstitious if you believe in the Curse of the Pharoah and the fate that befell those that dared open the Tomb. We hope you enjoy this unique offering and wish you a happy Chinese New Year – Kung Hei Fat Choi.