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Lissner sale slated

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The Lissner collection of world coins will be sold Aug. 1-2 at the Chicago Marriott O’Hare, just prior to the annual summer convention of the American Numismatic Association in Rosemont, Ill.

Valued at over $2 million, the collection will be sold by Classical Numismatic Group, Inc., of Lancaster, Pa., and London, England, and St. James’s Auctions Ltd. (Knightsbridge Coins), also of London, in association with M. Louis Teller of Encino, Calif.

The Lissner collection features coins of the world, primarily type coins of the 19th and 20th centuries.

Belgium 1835 Gold 20 Francs – NGC PF-64,  Lot 970717

Belgium 1835 Gold 20 Francs – NGC PF-64, Lot 970717

Richard L. Lissner assembled his truly remarkable collection over the last 40 years, the firms said. His focus was on coins of exceptional quality, rarity and pedigree.

Over 2,900 coins have been consolidated into approximately 2,200 lots.

On Aug. 1, gold, silver and bronze coins of the world (excluding the New World) will be sold. On Aug. 2 gold, silver and bronze coins from the New World will go on the block.

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 on the first day of the sale.

More than 100 coins will be offered from Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico and Peru on the second day.

Chile, 1828 H Coquimbo Peso, NGC MS-63, Lot 970747

Chile, 1828 H Coquimbo Peso, NGC MS-63, Lot 970747

Additionally, specialized offerings of 50-100 coins from Belgium, Bulgaria, India and Romania will be sold on Day 1 and coins from Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador and Haiti will be sold on Day 2.

The entire Lissner collection, including coins that will be offered in group or large lots, is presently being graded by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation and will be encapsulated in special “Lissner Pedigree” holders.

Lot viewing begins at 2-6 p.m. July 29 at the Chicago Marriott O’Hare, 8535 West Higgins Road in Chicago.

On July 30-31 viewing hours are 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Additionally, lots will be available for viewing during the first session on Aug. 1 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Aug. 2 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lots will also be available for viewing at the offices of CNG after June 15.

The auction session times on Aug. 1, Session 1, Part 1, are from 9:30 a.m. to approximately 1 p.m. Session 1, Part 2, will go from 2 p.m. to approximately 7 p.m.

On Aug. 2 Session 2, Part 1, runs from 9:30 a.m. to approximately 1 p.m., and concludes with Session 2, Part 2, starting at 2 p.m. and running until approximately 7 p.m.

Printed catalogs will be available approximately July 1, the firms said. To order a catalog, visit and visit the Lissner collection page under The Coin Shop listing. Catalogs are $75 to North American addresses and $100 to the rest of the world. Payment may be made by U.S. dollar check or Visa or MasterCard.

For further details and any additional information, contact CNG, Inc. at:

Classical Numismatic Group, Inc.
P.O. Box 479
Lancaster, PA 17608-0479
Telephone: (717) 390-9194
Fax: (717) 390-9978