Venice Beach Collection of modern coins

Heritage Auctions offered the second portion of the Venice Beach Collection of Modern Coins on March 13.

The collection featured an array of world coins struck over the past 60 years with gold, silver and platinum issues from nearly every continent represented in various denominations and sizes. The more than 300-lot sale brought $487,900 US (about $620,500 Cdn.) from 572 bidders.

The collection featured an array of world coins struck over the past 60 years with gold, silver and platinum issues from nearly every continent represented in various denominations and sizes.

The top-selling Canadian coin – the 22nd overall – was a 1970 Calgary Stampede gold medal struck by the Lombardo Mint, a long-running private mint now affiliated with the Mississauga Mint in southern Ontario.

Certified as Mint State-66 by Numismatic Guaranty Company, the 39-millimetre, 41.13-gram medal brought $3,360 US (about $4,275 Cdn.) as Lot 98059.

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