Morton & Eden To Auction Spanish Colonial Coins From The Archer M. Huntington Collection

London auctioneers Morton & Eden will sell important Spanish Colonial coins from the Archer M. Huntington Collection of Hispanic Coins, on March 6.

Numbering almost 1,500 items, the sale is expected to raise a total in the region of £500,000.

The Huntington Collection, a vast group of 37,895 coins relating to the Spanish World, was sold en bloc to benefit the Hispanic Society of America (HSA). Many significant and academically important pieces were acquired on behalf of the American Numismatic Society (ANS), to which they had formerly been loaned for many years. However, the Morton & Eden sales of Portuguese material, and now the Spanish Colonial coins offer collectors at all levels a rare opportunity to bid for items of impeccable pedigree and provenance.

The gold, silver and copper coins for sale in the present collection span South and Central America and the West Indies and include examples from Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Jamaica, Mexico, Peru, Santo Domingo, Uruguay and Venezuela.