The American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) Edward C. Rochette Money Museum is disposing of low-value bulk coins that have accumulated in the museum’s vaults during the last 50 years. Heritage Auctions will feature a number of these deaccessioned items in their upcoming online auctions, which will take place between Sunday, November 29, 2015 and Wednesday, January 6, 2016. Among the items are worn or damaged common-date U.S. Mint issues, bulk world coins, Mint sets, and other pieces already represented in the Museum’s core collection.
The auctions will be conducted on:
- Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015, Auction #131549—Sunday-Internet Coin Auction
- Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, Auction #9005—U.S. Coins Gallery Auction – Dallas
- Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015, Auction #131459—Tuesday-Internet Coin Auction
- Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016, Auction #1231—U.S. Coins Signature Auction – Tampa
The goal of the deaccession is to improve storage and access while making space in the vaults for future objects that fulfill the Museum’s educational plan. Proceeds raised through the sale of these items will be used to support the collections, acquisitions and care program. This process will facilitate the ANA’s overall mission to represent the full range of numismatic history.
Heritage Auctions will also auction deaccessioned items at the Houston Money Show U.S. Coins Signature Auction on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015. For more information and to view the deaccessioned lots, please visit http://coins.ha.com.