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Seeking Visitors, Hispanic Society Plans Coin Sale That Could Earn $35 M. for Acquisitions, Slight Name Change

Goya's 'Duchess of Alba,' ca. 1797). (Courtesy HSA)

The Associated Press reports that the Hispanic Society of America, the perennially under-appreciated Washington Heights institution that owns a trove of Iberian art and was founded by collector Archer Milton Huntington in 1904, is hoping to gain a bit more attention with a slight name alteration and the sale of its collection of 38,000 coins as a single lot in an auction that could fetch $35 million for new acquisitions. Read More