Heritage Auctions is presenting their September Long Beach
Signature Auction for World and Ancient Coins, now open for bidding at
the Heritage websitewww.HA.com/coins. This official
auction of the Long Beach Coin Expo is scheduled for September 6-11 in
The Heritage World and Ancient Coin auction, as has become
tradition, features a wonderful selection of Latin American coins from
Argentina to Mexico, and from Peru to Brazil. There are three golden
"Sunface" 8 Escudos going under the hammer (including
an MS63!). Over 250 lots from Brazil are offered, including an
amazing group of silver 640 Reis (from the Santana Collection),
amongst which are an extremely rare 1816-B
specimen and all of the 5 dates struck at the Minas mint including
the ultra-rare, one-year
type 1818-M. The auction also features a very interesting group
of gold coins from South America's largest country including a nearly
Reis of 1820 struck at the Bahia mint. Although the selection of
Cuban coins consists of just 50 lots or so, it is nothing short of
amazing with every 1915 Proof issue, including the 20
Pesos in PF65 Cameo! From Mexico, several pre-1750 8 Escudos are
offered from among a total of over 150 lots.
From Europe, the offering of British coins is truly amazing with
over 600 lots. Special attention should be paid to one of the most
VIII Sovereigns we have seen. France and Germany are both well
represented with 150 and 250 lots respectively. Russia, which
continues to move back up in value, has 239 lots with high grade proof
issues, Gem gold and platinum, and rare medals.
From the Asian continent, there are over 250 lots from China,
which, despite a recent correction in value, continues to be the
central area of interest in Asian numismatics. India, which is growing
steadily in strength, is represented by nearly 100 lots with some very
interesting proof pieces in Gold and Silver.
Finally, from the grand continent of Africa, the auction features
a beautiful group of South African coinage including Gem Ponds and
better silver issues.
Long Beach will also feature the inaugural Heritage World
Paper Money Signature Auction, scheduled for September 6-10,
2 of the Shoshana Collection of Judean Coins, scheduled for
September 5. Between these three auctions, there are over 7,500 lots
from around the world for your bidding pleasure. Collectors of US
coins need not worry — there are also 4,500 lots of US material
already scheduled to be offered in the September
5-9 Heritage US Coin auction, with more still coming in.
Heritage will be previewing about 200 highlights from their Long
Beach world coin and currency auctions at the upcoming Philadelphia
ANA convention. Interested collectors who are attending the convention
are invited to come by!
All Heritage Long Beach world coin and currency auctions are open
for bidding now at HA.com/Coins and HA.com/Currency.