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.
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.
Written, faxed, and emailed bid sheets must be received by July 31. Bids may be submitted online at www.cngcoins.com until 5 pm on 31 July. Live bidding is available from the-saleroom.com during the auction.