By Carol Achterhof – Thomaston Place Auction Galleries
At Thomaston Place Auction Galleries’ Annual Coin Auction on Sunday, September 13, over 1,100 numismatic lots changed hands over a period of 11 hours. The sale generated over $544,000, and 100% of lots found buyers.
Owner and Auctioneer Kaja Veilleux said “It was a marathon session – starting at 10 am and ending at 9 pm, but floor, phone and internet bidders were engaged throughout the 11-hour sale. And, we’ve already started building the next sale.”
A 1996 China Panda gold and silver bi-metallic 500 Yuan coin led the auction, selling for US$36,800. Other high flying lots included a 95-piece set of Morgan silver dollars, complete minus 1895, that sold for $20,125; an 1873 Liberty Head closed 3 $20 gold coin that fetched $14,375; and a 1793 Flowing Hair half cent that brought $10,350.
A complete list of auction results can be found at www.thomastonauction.com. The next Thomaston Place Auction Galleries big summer feature sale on August 23 & 24, 2016 will feature over 1,000 lots of fine art and antiques.
About Thomaston Place
Thomaston Place Auction Galleries is coastal Maine’s premier auction and appraisal company located on U.S. Route 1 in Thomaston. Thomaston Place is a leader in discovering Maine’s antique and fine art treasures by offering Free Appraisals each Tuesday at the Gallery, creating fundraiser events for civic and charitable organizations using its unique Mobile Appraisal Laboratory, and providing house call appraisal services. Its expertise in researching and marketing antiques and fine art has earned Thomaston Place the respect of buyers, collectors and experts worldwide.
NOTE: All prices include the 15% buyer’s premium.