( Eliasberg ) Turkey, 1327 AH, ( 1909 ) 500 Piastres,
Year 3, 1911, Fr-50, KM-758, NGC MS-65, Superb Gem
Turkish gold. Buyers at the Eliasberg sale recognized
that many of Mr. Eliasberg’s coins were extremely
conservatively graded. When resubmitted for a new
opinion, many of these coins were returned in higher
This magnificent and large gold coin (34.60mm, 36.12
grams) is an absolute gem that is worthy of a higher
grade. Please click the enlarge image option and take
a close look at this specimen. Extremely minute imperfections
that in our opinion do not render it as a mere gem.
In our opinion this coin is a superb gem and worthy
of at least a grade higher. Rare and beautiful, no
matter what the holder may say, this is a great rarity
in world gold coins and is destined for the highest
quality of gold coin collections and investment portfolios.
Superb type coin. When Mortimer Hammel sold Mr Eliasberg
this duplicate in 1945, he retained only one 500 Piastres,
a specimen in similar condition dated 16 of Abul Hmid
II which was included in his 1982 sale. This offer
may never be duplicated.
Previously: Louis Eliasberg Collection, ANR Auctions,
April15-19, 2005 Lot 2338, Comes with NGC Photo-Certificate.
Previously from Mortimer Hammel, April 18th, 1945
to Louis Eliasberg Sr.