Thomaston Place Auction Galleries Collector Coin Auction on Friday, October 23

1915 gold $20 Saint-Gaudens coin, one of many fine coin and currency lots to be sold by Thomaston Place Auction Galleries at the Rockland Elks Lodge on Friday, October 23

THOMASTON, ME:  On Friday, October 23 starting at 10:00 a.m., Thomaston Place Auction Galleries will present a special auction of over 525 lots of rare US and foreign coins, currency, commemoratives, and coin sets sourced from fine private collections and Maine estates. The auction will be held at the Elks Lodge at 210 Rankin Street in Rockland.

Owner and auctioneer Kaja Veilleux said: “Items included in this auction were found under beds, in closets, jewelry boxes, safes and safety deposit boxes. For many of the more valuable items, we were encouraged by the families to have them professionally graded. Given the breadth of numismatic material, there will be something to appeal to everyone, from the casual hobbyist to serious collector.”

Highlighted among the 148 lots of gold coins will be: a 1915 gold $20.00 Saint-Gaudens graded NGC 64+ (est. $7,500-8,000); an 1891 $2.50 Liberty Head gold double die reverse coin graded NGC 65 (est. $6,500-7,000); and an 1891-CC $5 gold Liberty Head coin graded NGC 62+ (est. $2,600-3,000).

There will be a large selection of silver coins such as: a complete set of Washington quarters from 1932 to 1998, including proofs from 1968 to 1998 and silver proofs from 1992 to 1998, with most coins MS-65 (est. $4,800-6,000); a 76-piece partial set of Morgan silver dollars (est. $3,500-3,800); and a 1798 Draped bust Heraldic Eagle dollar (est. $1,800-2,000).

Among the large group of commemoratives, the sale will present: a Lafayette Dollar Commemorative, graded gem BU (est. $4,500-4,700); a 1928 Hawaii Commemorative, graded NGC 65 (est. $2,600-2,700); and a 1935 Spanish Trail Commemorative graded NGC 66+ (est. $1,300-1,500).

Collectible currency to be sold will include: a twenty dollar bill, series 1880, signed Rosecrans and Huston, graded PMG 20 very fine (est. $3,000-5,000); a five dollar 2929 type 2 bill, The Florida National Bank of Jacksonville, graded 55 about uncirculated (est. $1,500-2,000).  There will also be a framed 1772 Pennsylvania Continental one shilling note signed by John Morton (1724-1777) signer of the Declaration of Independence (est. $1,000-1,500).

All lots can be viewed at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries’ website, www.thomastonauction.com.  Seating in the auction hall (at 210 Rankin Street, Rockland, ME) will be limited to 50 guests, so reservations are highly recommended. Absentee, telephone, and internet bidding (via ThomastonLive and LiveAuctioneers) will also be available. Please call 1-207-354-8141 for seat reservations or more information.

The sale inventory will open for previews on Thursday, October 22 between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. at the Elks Lodge in Rockland.  Please call us at 1-207-354-8141 to schedule a preview time at least 48 hours in advance.

Thomaston Place Auction Galleries is Maine’s premier international auction 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, and providing house call appraisal services.  Their expertise in researching and marketing antiques and fine art has earned Thomaston Place the respect of buyers, collectors and experts worldwide.

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