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Mayfair numismatic dealership Sovereign Rarities will launch an auction arm in New York next year, while Spink is to renew an old relationship with Tokyo coins dealers Taisei Coins.

The first auction for Sovereign, formed last year by Ian Goldbart with the input of five ex-Baldwin’s specialists, will take place during the January 11-14 New York International Numismatic Convention at the Grand Hyatt.

Sovereign was invited to join the auctioneering consortium that operates annually from the hotel under the brand The New York Sale.

The other established partners, all from the US, are Ira & Larry Goldberg (Los Angeles), M&M Numismatics (Washington, DC) and Dmitry Markov Coins & Medals (New York).

Three evening sales are planned across January 9-11, roughly split into ancient coins (including a private collection of Greek coins), Russian coins and medals and world coins.

“Although my team have conducted hundreds of auctions in a previous existence, it will be Sovereign’s first auction,” Goldbart told ATG.

He added that he “hopes to follow it up with one or two of our own London auctions during 2018”.

Meanwhile, Spink has announced it will hold a sale in Japan with Taisei Coins in November.

Regular Spink-Taisei sales held from 1986-93 in Singapore, Tokyo and Hong Kong were influential in the development of the Asian coin market but ended when Spink was bought by Christie’s.

The November 26 sale will include a range of material including Japanese, Chinese, British and French gold and silver coins, sets and banknotes.