The Long Beach Signature Auction will have more than 7,500 lots from around the world.
We are pleased to present our September Long Beach Signature Auction for World and Ancient Coins. This official auction of the Long Beach Coin Expo is scheduled for September 6-11 in Long Beach and worldwide via HA.com/Coins.
Our 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 MS 63!). 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. We also feature a very interesting group of gold coins from South America's largest country including a nearly unique 4000 Reis of 1820 struck at the Bahia mint. Our group of Cuban coins, although just 50 lots or so, is nothing short of amazing with every 1915 Proof issue, including the 20 Pesos in PF 65 Cameo! From Mexico, several pre-1750 8 Escudos are offered, in addition to over 150 lots. From Europe, once again our offering of British coins is truly amazing with over 600 lots. Collectors of British coinage will enjoy reading Mr. Bruce Lorich's brilliant descriptions and will certainly be able to find one or several pieces to add to their collections. Special attention should be paid to one of the most beautiful Henry 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, we present 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, we have a beautiful group of South African coinage including Gem Ponds and better silver issues.
Long Beach will also feature our inaugural World Paper Money Signature Auction, scheduled for September 6-10, and Part 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 — we have 4,500 lots of US material already in house for this September 5-9 auction, with more still coming in.
Our Long Beach world coin and currency auctions are open for bidding now at HA.com/Coins and HA.com/Currency.