31-07-2014 – 01-08-2014
The Richard L. Lissner Collection: Last Call
The Richard L. Lissner Collection: “Last Call” For Bidders!
On August 1 and 2, 2014 the sale of The Richard L. Lissner Collection will take place at the Chicago Marriott O’Hare. Now is the time for Internet and Mail (postal) Bidders to submit their bids and register for the sale.
St. James’s Auctions, LLC (Knightsbridge Coins), of London, England, in association with Classical Numismatic Group, Inc., of Lancaster, Pennsylvania and London, England, and cataloging by M. Louis Teller Numismatic Company of Encino, California, are conducting the sale of The Richard L. Lissner Collection – The Collection of an American Connoisseur on 1-2 August 2014 at the Chicago Marriott O’Hare, just prior to the annual summer convention of the American Numismatic Association in Rosemont, Illinois.
With only a week to go before the public auction begins, now is the time for Internet and Mail (postal) Bidders to submit their bids and register for the sale. If you would like to bid live during the auction, you must register with the-saleroom.com before 5PM Eastern U.S. time on 31 July 2014.
Information for lot viewing, the virtual online catalog, online bidding, and ordering the printed catalog is available at CNG’s website under the Printed Auctions category.
Many important coins have been highlighted over the last several weeks, and we have selected a final 5 pieces of note from the Richard Lissner collection that the collector, dealer, or investor should consider.
Lot 147. CRETE, Cretan State. Prince George of Greece. High Commissioner, 1898-1906. AR 5 Drachmai (37mm, 25.01 g, 6h). Paris mint; différents: cornucopia and torch. Henri-Auguste Patey, engraver general. Régie des Monnaies, directors. Dated 1901. KM 9. In NGC encapsulation graded MS 64 WINGS APPROVED. Superb choice uncirculated with beautiful iridescent toning over muted prooflike lustrous surfaces. Highest ever graded and probably finest known example. Estimate: $10,000.
Purchased from M. Louis Teller, December 1984.
Lot 535. ITALY, Sicilia (Regno). Giuseppe Bonaparte. 1806-1808. AR Piastra – 120 Grana (38mm, 27.59 g, 6h). Napoli (Naples) mint. Dated 1808. KM (C) 100; Davenport 165. In NGC encapsulation graded MS 65 WINGS APPROVED. Very lightly toned. Superb coin. Just a few faint adjustment marks before the neck. Very fresh. Highest ever graded. Last year of type. Estimate: $3,000.
Ex Ponterio & Wyatt (March 1979), lot 1072.
Lot 828. ROMANIA, Principality. Carol I. As Domnitor, 1866-1881. AV 20 Lei (21mm, 6.43 g, 6h). Bucharest mint. Candescu, chief engineer. Dated 1870 C. KM 7; Friedberg 2. In NGC encapsulation graded MS 67 WINGS APPROVED. Superb gem BU. Highest graded by five grades. Unimprovable. Incredibly rare so choice. Mintage of 5,000 pieces. Estimate: $6,000.
Purchased from M. Louis Teller, August 1975. Originally purchased by Paramount Coins from the Heaton Mint Collection.
Lot 1661. ECUADOR, Republic. 1830-pres. Specimen AR 1/2 Sucre (30mm, 12.52 g, 6h). Heaton (Birmingham) mint. Dated 1884. KM 52. In NGC encapsulation graded SP 67 WINGS APPROVED. Gem deeply toned iridescent multicolored uncirculated. Only two of these very rare coins have ever been graded, one in SP 61 and the present piece in SP 67. An absolutely amazing coin. Estimate: $3,000.
Purchased from M. Louis Teller.
Lot 2165. VENEZUELA, Republic. 1830-present. AR 2 Reales (23mm, 4.60 g, 6h). Paris mint; différents: hand and anchor. Désiré-Albert Barre, engraver general. Ch.-Louis Dierickx, director. Dated 1858 A. KM (Y) 10. In NGC encapsulation graded MS 65 WINGS APPROVED. Gem beautifully colored proof-like. Without a doubt, one of the most beautiful coins in this collection. Highest graded for the type. Estimate: $6,000.
Ex World-Wide Coins of California 18 (15 November 1990), lot 588.
Printed catalogs for the Lissner Collection are available and are now in short supply. To order a catalog, please visit cngcoins.com and visit the Order a Printed Lissner Catalog page under the Printed Auctions category. Catalogs are $75 to North American addresses, and $100 to the rest of the world. Payment may be made by U.S. $ check or Visa/MasterCard.
For further details and any additional information, please contact CNG, Inc. at:
Classical Numismatic Group, Inc.
P.O. Box 479
Lancaster, PA 17608-0479
Telephone: (717) 390-9194
Fax: (717) 390-9978