Starting price: 80'000 EURMYSIE
Statère d'or, Lampsaque, vers 350 av. J.-C, AU 8.40 g.
Ex Vente NAC Zurich, Auktion 1, 30-03-1989, 
Conservation : NGC AU 5/5 4/5 Fine Style
Auction October 202312
Starting price: 60'000 EURRHODES
. Tétradrachme environ 404-385 avant J.-C.,
AG 17.06 g
, Conservation : NGC AU★ 5/5 5/5 Fine Style
Auction October 202313
Starting price: 90'000 EURBosphore Cimmerien
 Statère, Chersonèse, Panticapée,
vers 340-325 av.
J.-C. , AU 9.06 g.
 Ex Vente NGSA 8,
Novembre 2014, lot 32

Conservation : NGC Choice XF★ 5/5 4/5 Fine Style
Auction October 202318
Starting price: 70'000 EURBOURBONS. 
Louis XIII 1610-1643
40 livres dit 4 Louis d'or,
1640 A, AU 26.80 g.
 Conservation : NGC XF 45. Rarissime
Auction October 2023233
Starting price: 200’000 EURLouis-Philippe Ier 1830-1848

Paris, 1834 A, AU 43.26 g.
 Ex Vente Sotheby's, 1954,
Collection du Roi Farouk,

Conservation : PCGS SP 66 (PROOF ULTRA CAMEO).
Auction October 2023330
Starting price: 70'000 EURGRECE
. George I 1863-1913 
100 Drachmes, Paris, 1876 A,
AU 32.25 g. Conservation : NGC AU 58.
76 exemplaires frappés. Rarissime.
Auction October 2023451
Starting price: 100’000 EURPARMA
. Odardo Farnese 1622-1646
 6 Doppie,
ND, AU 39,21 g.
 NGC AU 58. Superbe. Rarissime
Auction October 2023540
Starting price: 180'000 EURVittorio Amedeo I 1630-1637 
10 Scudi d'oro, II Tipo, Torino,
1633, AU 33.13 g. 
Cud 92a var.

Conservation : NGC AU 53. Superbe. Rarissime
Auction October 2023623
Starting price: 100'000 EURNicolas II 1894-1917
 25 Roubles - 2 1/2 Imperials,
Saint-Péters- bourg, 1908, AU 32.24 g.

Conservation : Traces de nettoyage sinon Superbe.
Extrêmement rare, officiellement seulement 175 pièces frappées.
Auction October 2023765
Starting price: 110'000 EUR10 Ducats, non daté tranche lisse, Berne, AU 34.57 g.

Conservation : NGC MS 61. Superbe. Rarissime
Auction October 2023781

Tokyo Sets New Record for Lost Cash Handed In

The honest citizens of cash-loving Japan’s capital have set a new record in lost cash handed in to police, with almost ¥4 billion ($30 million or €28 million) reported in 2022. The National Police Agency suggests the amount indicates a return to normality after almost two years of economic disruption.

In 2022, Tokyo citizens handed in to police record ¥4 billon of lost cash. Image by David Mark from Pixabay.

In 2022, Tokyo citizens handed in to police record ¥4 billon of lost cash. Image by David Mark from Pixabay.

The total is up ¥600 million from 2021, with almost ¥3 billion successfully returned to its owners. Under Japanese law, all lost cash must be handed in at a police station, with those submitting it able to claim a reward of five to twenty percent should it be retrieved by its owner. Any cash that goes unclaimed after three months, the finder can take the whole amount. Anything remaining after a further two months goes to the local government. In 2022, finders received ¥480 million in cash.

An official from the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department believes the rise in lost cash may be the result of people’s behavior and shopping habits returning to normal and the resumption of international tourism following the pandemic.

“It could be a result of the surge in people out and about after coronavirus border control measures were drastically eased, and the resumption of socio-economic activities.” Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department Official, speaking to Mainichi Shimbun.

Police are urging people to keep an eye on their belongings while they enjoy cherry blossom viewing this spring. As the nation’s large number of sakura trees bloom, people gather with family, friends and colleagues to enjoy the view with special, cherry blossom-themed snacks and – often – plenty of alcoholic beverages. Companies take hanami (flower viewing) especially seriously, with junior colleagues routinely sent out hours in advance of a party to secure the most coveted spots under particularly beautiful trees in popular locations.

The importance of keeping track of one’s cash is underscored by a recent example of not-so-honest citizens in Hokkaido. ¥10 million of banknotes was found in the prefectural capital Sapporo by rubbish collection workers in January, and no fewer than 13 people have since attempted to claim it, with one saying it “went missing” from a bag while they were making deliveries and other saying their parents had ‘thrown it away by mistake”.