Gavels ‘N Paddles: 1875 $20 gold coin, $38,940, Michaan’s

Gavels ‘N Paddles: 1875 $20 gold coin, $38,940, Michaan's

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World
by Ken Hall

A U.S. 1875 $20 Liberty Head gold coin, graded MS64, sold for $38,940 at a sale of rare coins from the estate of Barbara Riggins held March 6 by Michaan’s Auctions in Alameda, Calif. Also, a 1909 $5 piece changed hands for $15,340; a 1914 $5 coin went to a determined bidder for $11,210; a 1902 $20 piece, minted in San Francisco, sailed past its pre-sale estimate of $5,000-$6,000 to hammer for $17,700; and a pair of multiple lots containing 1878 Morgan dollars each brought an identical price of $2,006. Prices include a 17 percent buyer’s premium.

Gavels ‘N Paddles: 1875 $20 gold coin, $38,940, Michaan’s