Michaan's presents its first ever stand-alone coin auction on March 6, 2015, featuring pieces of excellence from the estate of Barbara Hussey Riggins. The sale contains over 300 fine coin lots from the estate, with selections spanning high grade, U.S. platinum and gold pieces. The coin collection, which Ms. Riggins started amassing in the early 1950s, has now been sorted into sale lots with an approximate cumulative low estimate of $500,000. The rare and desirable collection highlights U.S. Liberty Head gold coins such as an 1878-S $20 MS63 (lot 1011, $12,000-15,000), an 1887-S $20 MS63 (lot 1010, $10,000-12,000) and an 1875 $20 MS64 (lot 1012, $10,000-12,000). Michaan’s Coin and Stamp Specialist Mr. Michael Rosenberg commented on the aforementioned pieces, stating, “The grading on these coins is very rare; their condition is exceptional, pristine. To find low mint pieces such as these in this condition is undoubtedly a collector’s treasure.”
Additional price points at auction include two lots of 1914 $2 ½ Indian Head gold NNC MS64 coins at estimates of $3,000-5,000 each (lots 1176, 1189). These coins are also of a very low total mintage at 240,000. An offering of 3 lots of China Panda Gold and Lunar premium sets will also make an appearance at auction at $2,000-3,000 each (lots 1322, 1323, 1324). Also of note is a 1754 Pillar Mexican 8 Reale MS61 silver coin, recovered from a shipwreck at an estimation of $1,200-1,500 (lot 1317). Previews for this auction will be held on February the 27th to March the 1st, as well as the day of sale, March 6, 2015. For more information on this specialty auction and/or to arrange a private preview, please Mr. Michael Rosenberg at (510) 227-2502 or e-mail at [email protected] Michaan’s Auctions continuously seeks quality coin consignments at a negotiable seller’s commission. Michaan’s Auctions is located at 2751 Todd Street, Alameda, CA 94501.