The catalogue for our 5-6 June auction of Coins, Historical Medals and Banknotes is now available in print and online. The sale opens with nearly 200 lots of Ancient coins, including a collection of ancient Greek coins of Naxos, followed by 170 lots of world coins among which are collections of coins from South East Asia and Portuguese India. British coins are also well represented with some good hammered gold and silver pieces, and we also offer an assortment of paper money and an interesting section of historical medals and plaquettes. The sale concludes with more than 220 lots of Islamic coins spanning the full geographical and historical breadth of the Islamic world.
Three of the very earliest Islamic gold coins ever issued are among many spectacular rarities offered in our auction of Important Coins of the Islamic World, to be held on Monday April 22nd. The sale will also feature unique and unpublished Umayyad dirhams and an outstanding offering of Fatimid coins.
Morton & Eden have great pleasure in announcing the sale of important United States Proof coins which have remained in the collection of the Royal Mint Museum since their acquisition in 1859.
The resources generated by the sale will help fund future acquisitions for the Museum’s collection, now housed at the Royal Mint’s present home at Llantrisant in South Wales.
Morton & Eden announce the sale of the Huntington Collection of Spanish Colonial Coins
We are delighted to offer the Huntington collection of Spanish Colonial Coins which will be sold at auction in London on March 6th 2013. Consisting over 1,300 coins, the renowned benefactor Archer M. Huntington had largely finished assembling this collection by 1905 and many of these coins are now being offered to the market for the first time in more than a century. This sale follows the highly successful sale of Huntington’s Portuguese collection in these rooms on the 13th November, which saw 99% of the coins sell on the day.
29 November Auction of Orders, Medals and Decorations
Containing more than six hundred lots, this sale features a diverse range of British, Chinese, Russian and World Orders, Medals and Decorations as well as more than 150 lots of Miniatures. Printed catalogues are available, and the sale can also be viewed online as a PDF (now illustrated) or through www.the-saleroom.com and www.invaluable.com where additional images of many other lots can also be found.
Catalogue for 13-14 November auction of Coins, Banknotes and Historical Medals Now Available
As well as the Portuguese coins from the Archer M. Huntington Collection, we will also be holding our regular general auction covering Coins, Banknotes and Historical Medals from moset series. The auction will begin with Islamic coins on the morning of 13th November (followed by the Huntington collection of Portuguese coins, mentioned above, in the afternoon) and Ancient, British and Foreign coins, banknotes and historical medals all day on 14th November.
Morton & Eden To Sell Coins from the Archer M. Huntington Collection
We are proud to announce that we have been selected to sell coins from the vast and magnificent Archer M. Huntington Collection.
The sale of important Portuguese and Portuguese Colonial coins from the collection, a fascinating group of some 500 pieces expected to raise around £500,000, will be held in London on Tuesday November 13. This will be followed in March of next year by the sale of Huntington’s equally important Spanish Colonial coins, numbering almost 1,500 items, further details of which will be announced later.
Morton & Eden 3-4 July Auction to feature the Seaver Collection of Ancient Coins.
Jim Seaver was born in the rapidly growing city of Los Angeles during the great influenza pandemic of 1918. The youngest of three children, he grew up in great luxury in the heady Hollywood milieu of the Roaring Twenties. By the time he went to Stanford University in 1936 - like many other families during the Great Depression - his family had lost nearly everything. A combination of waiting on tables, a scholarship and financial help from his sister and brother-in-law allowed him to stay in school where he excelled. He went on to become captain of the Stanford tennis team, was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and graduated with high honors in history.
Morton & Eden announce sale of four iconic Greek coins dating from the fifth century BC.
Specialist auctioneers Morton & Eden will offer four classical Greek coins dating from the 5th century BC in a sale in London on Monday April 23. The coins come from a private collection and were struck in Sicily when it was a Greek colony.
Morton & Eden Auction of Exceptional Ancient Greek Coins realises over £4 million.
Immense international interest was shown in the sale of a collection of Exceptional Ancient Greek Coins held on 24th October. The coins had been chosen with great care by an astute English collector over the last 50 years with an eye for beauty and rarity and the 168 coins realised a total of just over £4 million with every lot finding a buyer. The sold total was double the top estimate for the sale and demonstrated the current strength of the market for coins of the finest quality.
April 4 Auction of Important Coins of the Islamic World
November 30 Orders and Medals auction realises £880,000
The catalogue for this sale is now published and can be downloaded as a PDF. An online version can also be viewed at invaluable.com or the-saleroom.com.
Our 10 June auction featured the outstanding group of Orders conferred during the 1830s upon John George Lambton, “Radical Jack”, the First Earl of Durham (1792-1840). A leading figure of the time, Lord Durham played a pivotal rôle in the drafting of the Great Reform Bill of 1832, and was also intimately involved with the establishment of constitutional monarchies in both Belgium and Greece, before his appointment as British Ambassador to Russia in 1835.