Leland Little Auctions successful with new online platform

North Carolina firm reports sales nearing $1 million in collectible coins since November
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Published : 04/04/15
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The following is a news release from Leland Little Auctions:

Leland Little Auctions Sells Quality Coin Collections on New Internet Platform

Leland Little Auctions, based in North Carolina’s dynamic Research Triangle since 1998, has sold nearly a million dollars worth of collectible coins following the November 2014 debut of its custom Internet auction platform.

The company’s first online-only coin sale was of a single consignor’s collection of 171 NGC-certified classic U.S. gold coins. Every lot sold at or above current market levels.

Most recently, on March 11, Leland Little Auctions presented the Donald Blakeman Collection of 19th century American gold rarities and certified MS70 bullion coins. The opening lot, a Kellogg & Humbert 26.55 oz. gold ingot from the SS Central America, stoked fierce competition with bids closing at a robust $98,900 including the 15% buyer’s premium. Examples of notable coins from the Blakeman Collection were a 1852 U.S. Assay Office $50 octagonal slug, NGC AU55, going for a $46,575 and a very rare 1861-O $20 double eagle, PCGS AU55, fetching $64,400.

Earlier, on February 10, Leland Little Auctions offered a South Asian study collection assembled in the early 1960s by the late Robert N. Cook, Jr. The sale opened with a vigorous run of Kushano-Sassanian, Kushan and Mughal gold coins. These were followed by an extensive offering of Greco-Bactrian material that included an elusive tetradrachm of the obscure ruler Plato. An impressive rarity by any standard, this NGC-certified ancient coin sold for $8,740.

Leland Little Auctions is committed to enhancing the presentation and value of fine coin collections through the ongoing advancement of interactive auction technologies. You may learn more about the company at www.lelandlittle.com. For specific coin-related inquiries, please contact Numismatic Director Rob Golan rob@lelandlittle.com.


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