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Will the Lazaro collection ever come to market

BoosibriBoosibri Posts: 11,817 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited September 17, 2023 3:18PM in World & Ancient Coins Forum

There have been rumors of a sale, but will the coins ever come to market?

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  • WCCWCC Posts: 2,334 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I've never heard of it. Information I could find now on the internet says nothing about the coins.

    What's in it? Do you have any specifics?

  • @WCC said:
    I've never heard of it. Information I could find now on the internet says nothing about the coins.

    What's in it? Do you have any specifics?

    Galanos, I assume

  • SapyxSapyx Posts: 1,958 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The Lazaro Galdiano Museum is a State-owned museum; the artefacts in it are the property of the Spanish government.

    Under Spanish law, antiquities belonging to the State cannot be sold. Non-antiquity coins of national significance also cannot be sold. It would not matter if the coins in question are of "Spanish origin", or not. If this Museum is closing or rationalizing its collection, then such items will likely be transferred to another state museum rather than sold off.

    Given the fuss Spain made over the Odyssey shipwreck coins, I can't see them publicly selling off any state-owned coin collection within a couple of generations.

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  • BoosibriBoosibri Posts: 11,817 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Sapyx said:
    The Lazaro Galdiano Museum is a State-owned museum; the artefacts in it are the property of the Spanish government.

    Under Spanish law, antiquities belonging to the State cannot be sold. Non-antiquity coins of national significance also cannot be sold. It would not matter if the coins in question are of "Spanish origin", or not. If this Museum is closing or rationalizing its collection, then such items will likely be transferred to another state museum rather than sold off.

    Given the fuss Spain made over the Odyssey shipwreck coins, I can't see them publicly selling off any state-owned coin collection within a couple of generations.

    There is still a collection outside the museum which is the focus of a potential sale. I didn’t know the museum was state owned but makes sense.

  • MrEurekaMrEureka Posts: 23,824 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I could be wrong, but I don't think there's any connection between the collector behind the Museum and the numismatist. Although I suppose they could share some DNA.

    Andy Lustig

    Doggedly collecting coins of the Central American Republic.

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  • MrEurekaMrEureka Posts: 23,824 ✭✭✭✭✭

    This book reflects one of his interests.

    Andy Lustig

    Doggedly collecting coins of the Central American Republic.

    Visit the Society of US Pattern Collectors at USPatterns.com.
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