The Lissner Collection: An American Connoisseur

Posted on 6/10/2014

Assembled over the last 40 years, the Robert L. Lissner Collection features over 2,000 world coins of exceptional quality, rarity and pedigree.

[LANCASTER, PA] — Classical Numismatic Group, Inc., of Lancaster, Pennsylvania and London, England, and St. James’s Auctions Ltd. (Knightsbridge Coins), of London, England, in association with M. Louis Teller of Encino, California, are pleased to announce the sale of The Collection of an American Connoisseur, Richard L. Lissner. The Lissner Collection features coins of the world, primarily type coins of the 19th and 20th centuries, and will be sold in two day-long sessions 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. All the coins have been graded by NGC.

Richard Lissner assembled his truly remarkable collection over the last 40 years. His focus was on coins of exceptional quality, rarity, and pedigree. With over 2900 coins consolidated into approximately 2200 lots, the Lissner collection carries a presale estimate total of over $2 million. On Friday, 1 August 2014, gold, silver, and bronze coins of the World (excluding the New World) will be sold, and the next day, Saturday, 2 August 2014, will offer gold, silver, and bronze coins from the New World.

The Lissner collection has over 100 different countries represented with specialized offerings of 100+ coins for Denmark, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, and Spain to be offered on Day 1 of the auction (August 1st), and coins from Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico, and Peru on Day 2 (August 2nd). Additionally, specialized offerings of 50-100 coins from Belgium, Bulgaria, India and Romania will be sold on Day 1, with coins from Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Haiti on Day 2.

The entire Richard L. Lissner collection, including coins that will be offered in group or large lots, has been graded by NGC, and will be encapsulated in special “Lissner Pedigree” holders. A “WINGS APPROVED” review has also been conducted and appropriate top quality pieces have been awarded their “gold wings.”

The lot viewing and auction details for the Lissner Collection are as follows:

Location: Chicago Marriott O’Hare, 8535 West Higgins Road, Chicago, Illinois, 60631

Auction lot viewing starts on Tuesday, 29 July 2014 from 2-6PM, and on Wednesday & Thursday, 30-31 July 2014, from 9AM-6PM. Additionally, lots will be available for viewing during the first session on Friday, 1 August 2014, from 8AM-6PM, and on Saturday, 2 August 2014, from 8AM-1PM. Lots will also be available for viewing at the offices of CNG after 15 June 2014.

The auction session times are: Day 1 (Friday, 1 August 2014), Session 1, Part 1 from 9:30AM to approximately 1PM, and Session 1, Part 2 from 2PM to approximately 7PM. Day 2 (Saturday, 2 August 2014) starts with Session 2, Part 1 at 9:30 AM to approximately 1PM, and concludes with Session 2, Part 2 starting at 2PM until approximately 7PM.

Printed catalogs will be available approximately July 1st. To order a catalog, please visit cngcoins.com and visit the Lissner Collection page under The Coin Shop listing. 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
Email: cng@cngcoins.com>

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