London Auctioneer Morton & Eden To Sell Coins From The Archer M. Huntington Collection Specialist London coins and medals auctioneers Morton & Eden announce that they have been selected to sell coins from the vast and magnificent Archer M. Huntington Collection on Tuesday November 13.
from his stepfather Collis P. Huntington, who built a vast railroad empire.
Archer was a scholarly collector and a major benefactor with the financial resources of an industrial magnate. His lifelong passion for Hispanic history, art and culture culminated in his foundation of The Hispanic Society of America in New York City.
He was also a major benefactor of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the American Numismatic Society, donating land and funds so they could both be adjacent to the Hispanic Society at the Beaux Arts Audubon Terrace complex in New York's Washington Heights.
In 1932, he founded the Brookgreen Gardens sculpture centre in South Carolina; and the Mariners' Museum, which is one of the largest maritime museums in the world, in Newport News, Virginia, a new independent city that was established in the late 19th century, largely though the efforts of his stepfather.