Coins & Treasure Shipwreck Auction
For the first time ever, two numismatic companies that are giants in their field – Holabird Western Americana Collections, LLC and Finest Known, LLC – will combine their considerable forces to hold a Treasure Trove of Rarities: Coins & Treasure Shipwreck Auction on Saturday, April 29th, online and live in Holabird’s gallery at 333 Airway Drive (Suite 308) in Reno, Nevada. The auction, beginning at 9 am Pacific time, is small by Holabird’s standards. Instead of their usual four-day monster sales, this one will be a tidy 164-lot event that’s small in size but gigantic in importance for the collecting community. It offers some of the finest known treasure and numismatic rarities, including items recovered from the SS Central America and SS Republic. Also offered will be private “Territorial” gold coins and treasured Morgan dollars. Lots 1000-1048 will be ancient coins; lots 1049-1056 will be foreign coins; lots 1057-1135 will be U.S. coins and ephemera (sorted by denomination, then mint), and lots 1136-1164 will be treasure coins and ingots, including rare and coveted items from the SS Central America and SS Republic. “Both of our companies specialize in treasures,” said Fred Holabird, president and owner of Holabird Western Americana Collections, LLC of his firm and Finest Known, LLC. “Everyone is fascinated by treasure – whether it’s a gold coin found in your backyard, a clay pot full of mint state ancient coins, artifacts and coins from the ocean floor or in a long-held private collection.” Internet bidding will be provided by iCollector.com, LiveAuctioneers.com and Invaluable.com. Phone and absentee bids will also be accepted. There are no printed catalogs for this auction. Online catalogs are available on each auction platform and the Holabird mobile app. There, you will find enlargeable pictures, updated, expanded lot descriptions and current bids and more. To learn more, visit www.holabirdamericana.com. Updates are posted often.
- Fred Holabird