The following is a news release from Leland Little Auctions:
Leland Little Auctions Sells Quality Coin Collections on New
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 email@example.com.
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