Category Archives: Augustus Humbert

Historic $50 California Gold Rush Coin at Stack’s Bowers August Auction

By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers ……   Over $1.2 million in California Gold Rush coins will be sold by Stack’s Bowers Galleries in their August 2020 Las Vegas Auction, scheduled to be held August 4-7. A highlight from this group is a rare octagonal $50 gold coin struck by the United States […]

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Hefty Gold Rush $50 Humbert “Slug” At Long Beach Heritage Auction

Results also in from NYINC World and Ancient Coin Auction   Heritage Auctions will be offering an 1851 $50 Augustus Humbert Slug, graded NGC AU50, at the February Long Beach official auction. This piece of California Gold Rush history survived the past 160+ years with only the slightest trace of wear and no major issues. […]

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Rare 1851 Humbert $50 Featured in Stack’s Bowers November Baltimore Auction

  By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers …… Among the most evocative of all the Gold Rush issues, the huge octagonal $50 gold pieces nicknamed “slugs” have been favorites of numismatists for generations. Tokens and medals made in imitation of these iconic pieces have been produced throughout the 20th century, and even the […]

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Important Baldwin & Co. $5 Gold Coin at Stack’s Bowers Baltimore Auction

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers ……   Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to offer in Rarities Night of our November 2017 Baltimore Auction a lovely Choice VF half eagle issued privately by California assayers Baldwin & Company. Beginning as jewelers and watchmakers in San Francisco, the firm of Baldwin & Company, […]

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NGC Vintage US Rarities Show Strength in Heritage ANA Sale

Vintage US coins certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) led the way in Heritage Auctions’ recent sale at the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) World’s Fair of Money this month in Denver. The top two coins in the auction were both recently submitted to NGC for certification. One was a 1943 bronze cent graded NGC MS […]

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Internet Auction #960 from David Lawrence Rare Coins Open Through Sunday

By David Lawrence Rare Coins ……   Our Sunday Internet Auction #960 is now live with a great selection of 350 fresh, new coins, over 90 No Reserve lots and 25 Vault Values. All lots will begin closing at 8pm EST on Sunday, May 14. Some of the more interesting highlights from this week’s sale […]

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Internet Auction #960 from David Lawrence Rare Coins Open Through Sunday

By David Lawrence Rare Coins …… The Sunday David Lawrence Internet Auction #960 is now live with a great selection of 350 fresh, new coins, over 90 No Reserve lots and 25 Vault Values. All lots will begin closing at 8pm EST on Sunday, May 14. Some of the more interesting highlights from this week’s […]

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72 Hours Left to Bid: 337 Fresh Lots at David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction

By David Lawrence Rare Coins …… Our Sunday Internet Auction #950 is now live with a great selection of 337 fresh, new coins, 65 No Reserve lots and 25 Vault Value items. All lots will begin closing at 8pm Eastern Standard Time on Sunday, March 5. Some of the more interesting highlights from this week’s sale include: 1860 […]

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