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Heritage launches new auction

Heritage Auction Galleries has created a new online auction venue for world coin collectors with its new Monthly Internet-only World Coin Auctions.

The first installment of this new venture, online at www.HA.com/WorldCoins, had a closing date of July 12. The next auction started the same day,.

“The format of the auctions is quite simple,” said Cristiano Bierrenbach, director of international sales at Heritage. “They will stay up for four weeks, will have an average of 500-600 certified lots, all unreserved and all starting at $1.”

Heritage says it’s starting the monthly world coin Internet auctions as both a compliment to its weekly U.S. Rare Coin Internet-only Auctions, as well as to serve the world coin collecting audience devoted to coins that fall in the price range below that of most of the company’s more high profile auctions.

“There’s a consistent and committed audience for world coins that is only looking to spend anywhere from $30 to $300 and up,” said Bierrenbach. “We heard the demands of collectors and now present to them our monthly world coin Internet-only auctions.”

The new auction gives world coin buyers a reason to visit the site more often than just during the Signature Auction offerings, and allows them a first look at upcoming catalog offerings, the firm says.

“We’re excited to provide this opportunity to collectors,” said Bierrenbach. “They love fine world coins the way that we do here at Heritage, so we know what a regular buying occasion can do for them, and for their collections.”

For more information on the World Coin Monthly Internet Auctions, to read detailed descriptions and download images, visit the Heritage World Coin Auctions home page.

To discuss consigning ancient or world coins to Long Beach or another upcoming auction, call Bierrenbach at (800) 872-6467, ext. 1661 or Warren Tucker at ext. 1287.

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