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US 1875 $20.00 MS64 Liberty Head Gold Coin
US 1875 $20.00 MS64 Liberty Head Gold Coin, Sold for $38,940

One of Michaan’s Auctions most recent sale category additions is in fine and collectible coins, stamps and ephemera from around the world. Offerings of Chinese and U.S. coins and stamps are often well received in monthly estate auctions, with paper money and novelty ephemera periodically appearing on the auction block. Michaan’s first ever stand-alone coin auction was held on March 6, 2015 to decidedly successful results. The 325 lot auction of rare U.S. coins from the estate of Barbara Riggins broke the $600,000 mark, producing many fruitful sales. The undisputed leader was lot number 1012, a U.S. 1875 $20.00 MS64 Liberty Head gold coin that realized a price of over three times the given estimation at $38,940 ($10,000-12,000). The combination of the private collection’s rarity and grading undoubtedly helped the auction achieve its bottom line, while making an impression on bidders from industry dealers to general collectors.

Michaan’s coin, stamp and ephemera collections are offered in monthly sales as well as in regularly scheduled Annex auctions. Designated stand-alone auctions will be announced.


Coins, Stamps and Ephemera
Michael Rosenberg
(510) 227-2502


July Estate Auction
Property Deadline: June 16, 2017
August Estate Auction
Property Deadline: July 14, 2017
September Estate Auction
Property Deadline: August 11, 2017
October Estate Auction
Property Deadline: September 15, 2017
November Estate Auction
Property Deadline: October 13, 2017
Fine Asian Works of Art
Property Deadline: October 27, 2017
December Estate Auction
Property Deadline: November 10, 2017
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