Category Archives: Heritage auctions

NGC-Graded Key Date Double Eagles Each Realize Over $100K at Heritage Auction

Impressive key-date double eagles were among the 10 vintage US coins certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) that each realized over $100,000 at Heritage Auctions’ US Coins Signature Auction on August 4, 2020. They were led by a rare 1870-CC Liberty Head Double Eagle graded NGC AU 50 that realized $312,000 USD. It is one […]

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Eight PMG-Certified Paper Money Lots Each Realize Over $100,000 at Heritage Sale

An impressive eight lots certified by Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) each realized over $100,000 in the Heritage Auctions US Currency Signature Auction held on August 3, 2020. They included three uncut sheets from the outstanding Monarch Collection as well as five high-denomination Federal Reserve Notes. In fact, 23 of the top 25 lots were certified […]

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Certified American Tokens & Medals Offered in August Heritage Auction

Heritage’s latest Month-Long auction highlights exonumia in its offering of a selection of Certified American Tokens and Medals. Open for bidding now, this auction concludes with a live session at 6 PM CT on August 22. The vast majority of the offerings in this auction are either Hard Times Tokens or Civil War Tokens – […]

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Simpson Collection Part I Auction Announced for September 17, 2020

Bob Simpson, the Texas energy executive, and philanthropist, is as legendary in numismatic circles as the momentous United States coins he collects. And in the coming months, Dallas-based Heritage Auctions will offer some of the greatest rarities found in Simpson’s historic assemblage – or anywhere else in the world. Simpson, whose collection is ranked by […]

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Spotlight on Mint Error Coins in Month-Long Heritage Auction

Mint errors take center stage in Heritage’s latest Month-Long Internet Auction. Bidding is open now, with the concluding Live Session scheduled for 6 pm CT on Saturday, August 15. All bidding will take place through coins.HA.com. One of the most famous mint errors is the copper 1943 cent, a coin intended to be struck on […]

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Heritage Auction 1st Public Offering Since 1993 of Unique Speelman-White Uncut Sheets

Heritage Auctions to offer rare uncut currency sheet. Present-day collectors are familiar with the fact that uncut sheets of modern currency are available for a small premium from the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) in Washington, DC. Uncut sheets of Large Size Notes, however, are another matter entirely. None were made available to the […]

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Classic Commemorative Coins: Possibly Unique Matte Proof 1937 Boone Half Dollar

The Heritage August 3 – 9 US Coins Signature Auction features a Matte Proof 1937 Boone half dollar. This Philadelphia commemorative half dollar derives from the only Matte Proof set authenticated of the Daniel Boone type, and may well be unique. The production of these matte proofs was not recorded by the Mint, and their […]

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Bob R. Simpson Part I Auction announced for September 17, 2020

Heritage Auctions to offer significant selections from one of the greatest-ever coin collections into 2021
Dallas, Texas (July 30, 2020) — Bob Simpson, the Texas energy executive and philanthropist, is as legendary in numismatic circles as the momentous United States coins he collects. And in coming months, Dallas-based Heritage Auctions will offer some of the greatest rarities found in Simpson’s historic assemblage — or anywhere else in the world

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Bob R. Simpson Part I Auction announced for September 17, 2020

Heritage Auctions to offer significant selections from one of the greatest-ever coin collections into 2021
Dallas, Texas (July 30, 2020) — Bob Simpson, the Texas energy executive and philanthropist, is as legendary in numismatic circles as the momentous United States coins he collects. And in coming months, Dallas-based Heritage Auctions will offer some of the greatest rarities found in Simpson’s historic assemblage — or anywhere else in the world

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Chinese ‘Spring Dollar’ Nets $660,000 at Heritage Sale

This Chinese ‘Spring Dollar’ realized a whopping $660,00 at auction. (Images courtesy Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.)
A China 1910 Yunnan silver dollar certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) realized a whopping 660,000 USD at a Heritage Auctions sale on June 12, 2020

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Bidding Open in Heritage Dallas Platinum Night and Signature Auction

Platinum Night comes to Heritage Auction’s new world headquarters   The Dallas (formerly Pittsburgh) Signature Auction is all set for the week of August 3. This will be the first full Signature U.S. Coins event – regular floor sessions plus Platinum Night – to be held entirely at our brand new facility near DFW airport. […]

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Heritage Offers Aberon Collection of Virginia Obsolete Banknotes

Open for bidding now at Heritage is an auction of the Aberon Collection of Virginia Obsolete Banknotes, one of our month-long auctions intended for collectors of all numismatic budgets. The live auction will begin at 7 PM on Friday, July 31. This fascinating collection consists of 464 notes, mostly from the 1850s and ’60s, including […]

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Special Selection of Brazilian Coins in Heritage Monthly Auction

Besides Brazilian Coins, Extreme Rarity of Indian Numismatics Also Available in August Auction   The latest month-long auction from Heritage features a Special Selection of Brazilian coins, offered entirely without reserve. This auction, containing Brazilian selections for all numismatic budgets, is open for bidding now, with the live session scheduled for Sunday, July 26 at […]

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Classic US Gold Coins – Experimental Finish 1910 Saint-Gaudens Twenty

The United States Mint struggled to find a popular finish for gold proof coins throughout the early 20th century Renaissance of American coinage that Roger W. Burdette has chronicled in his popular writings. Various types of sandblast and satin finishes were adopted at different times, and even more experimental finishes were briefly tinkered with, but […]

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Spring Dollar Rare Chinese Coin Realizes $660,000 at Heritage Sale

A China 1910 Yunnan Silver Dollar certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) realized an outstanding $660,000 USD at a Heritage Auctions sale on June 12, 2020. This is one of the highest prices ever paid for any Chinese coin. Commonly referred to as a “Spring Dollar”, this is one of the greatest rarities in Chinese […]

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Ancient, World Coin Heritage Signature Auction Open for Bidding Soon

As we come to present our August 5-7 August Signature Auction of World and Ancient Coins, we cannot help but reflect on the changing circumstances in the world today. Yet while we have certainly had to adapt in the ways that we work, live, and interact, Heritage is proud to be able to say that […]

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Heritage Auctions sells more U.S. Coins than all other auctioneers combined during first six months of 2020

Record Sale: $2,160,000 for a 1927-D Saint-Gaudens gold $20 (Double Eagle) sold by Heritage Auctions in January 2020. Images by Heritage Auctions

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Heritage Auctions sells more U.S. Coins than all other auctioneers combined during first six months of 2020

Record Sale: $2,160,000 for a 1927-D Saint-Gaudens gold $20 (Double Eagle) sold by Heritage Auctions in January 2020. Images by Heritage Auctions

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Early U.S. Gold Coins – One of the Finest Known 1831 Half Eagles

The 1831 Capped Head Left half eagle claims a substantial mintage of 140,594 pieces, split between just two die varieties. The upcoming August 2 – 4 ANA Worlds’ Fair of Money US Coins Signature Auction from Heritage features one such piece, graded MS64 by PCGS and representing the slightly more available BD-2 variety, recognizable by […]

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More Sovereigns From the Caranett Collection Available From Heritage

The Caranett Collection of Sovereigns is well-represented in the PCGS Set Registry, with a current #1 rank in at least five different sets. We offered Part One of this collection in May, and we are now privileged to be able to offer a second selection from these sets to our member-bidders, with coins available to […]

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Missing Blank Space Makes Chinese Peacock Coin Worth Over $100,000

The modern Chinese Peacock series of coins is always popular with collectors. But despite these coins’ popularity and beauty, you can usually purchase a high-grade 1993 Peacock 150 Yuan for under $10,000 USD or even under $5,000. Heritage Auctions will be selling a very special piece that will likely sell for more than 10 times […]

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Canadian Tokens of Douglas Robins Collection Part II up for Bidding

The April World Coins Signature Auction from Heritage featured the Douglas Robins Collection of Canadian Tokens – simply the finest collection of Canadian tokens to have ever been offered in a single auction. This collection was given its own catalog, which is certain to become a key reference in the field. Now, as a part […]

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Spring Dollar, Rare Asian Coins to Shine at Heritage Auctions Event

In the realm of Asian pedigrees, few rival the Dr. Norman Jacobs collection of Asian coins. As many collectors recall, Jacobs’ collection brought forth such legendary coins such as the finest known example of the Ex. Jacobs’ Hsüan-t’ung Spring Dollar. The coveted piece finds its way to auction once again exclusively in Heritage Auctions’ two-day […]

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Rare Indian Head Eagles Lead Almost $12 Million Heritage Long Beach Auction Results

Two rare Indian Head eagles, representing the first and last years of the issue, led Heritage’s June 4-7 Long Beach Signature Auction of US coins to total sales over $11 million USD. The corresponding June 5 Pinnacle US Rarities Collection Currency Auction added close to $900 thousand, bringing the total results for the weekend close […]

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The Walczak Collection Month-Long Heritage Auction of Canadian Silver Coins

Heritage Auction’s latest Month-Long auction features the Walczak Collection, a collection of Canadian silver minor coinage that truly has something for every numismatic budget. Bidding on this auction is ongoing, with the live auction scheduled for 8PM CT on Sunday, June 28. A coin that has attracted a great deal of attention already is the […]

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Heritage Auctions Relocates World Headquarters

Heritage Auctions has moved its global headquarters into a new state-of-the-art, 160,000-square-foot facility and multi-purpose campus.
As of June 1, Heritage’s global headquarters is now located at 2801 W. Airport Freeway, Dallas, Texas 75261, which is adjacent to Dallas Fort Worth International Airport and in its foreign trade zone

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Dallas-Based Heritage Auctions relocates world headquarters to new, 160,000 square-foot campus

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America’s Auction House consolidates three Dallas locations in state-of-the-art facility near DFW Airport
Dallas, Texas (June 3, 2020) — Heritage Auctions has moved its global headquarters into a new state-of-the-art, 160,000-square-foot facility and multi-purpose campus, befitting its status as the largest auction house founded in America

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Fractional Gold Featured in Month-Long Heritage Auction

A fascinating corner of US numismatic history is in the spotlight as the latest Month-Long Heritage Auction focuses on Fractional gold. These small coins, privately minted in California during and after the gold rush by various minters, come in denominations of 25 cents, 50 cents, and one dollar, and in both round and octagonal shapes. […]

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U.S. Colonial Coin Profile: Finest Certified Sommer Islands Small Portholes Sixpence

Known as the Bermuda Islands today, the Sommer Islands were uninhabited until discovered and eventually settled by means of a series of shipwrecks. The first recorded visit to the islands occurred in 1505 by Spanish explorer Juan Bermudez, who again sailed to the islands in 1532 and shipwrecked there. Englishmen Henry May and Captain Lancaster […]

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FUN Show for Summer 2020 Cancelled

It is with great disappointment that the Florida United Numismatists (FUN) board of directors is announcing Summer FUN 2020 is cancelled. The FUN board has worked hard to make this show a reality, desperately wanting to provide a venue for our dealers to get back to what they love and have our numismatic community be […]

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Apollo 17-Flown Silver Robbins Medallion Owned by Last Moonwalker in Heritage Space Exploration Auction

One of approximately 80 silver Robbins Medallions that flew on Apollo 17, which once belonged to the last man to walk on the moon, could bring $50,000 or more in Heritage Auctions’ Space Exploration Auction June 5 in Dallas, Texas. Apollo 17 Flown MS68 NGC Silver Robbins Medallion, Serial Number 159, Originally from the Personal […]

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Armando Valdes Collection of South American Banknote Proofs at Heritage Auctions

The latest month-long currency auction from Heritage covers The Armando Valdes Collection of South American Banknote Proofs, a fascinating collection assembled over the course of more than a decade. This auction runs through May 31, with the live bidding session scheduled to begin at 7PM CT on May 31. Our team of expert numismatists and […]

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Rare Mint State 1907 Rolled Rim $10 Gold Offered in June Heritage Signature Auction

Heritage Auctions is proud to offer a true rarity as part of the US Coins Signature Auction, which has been moved from Long Beach to Heritage Auctions’ global headquarters in Dallas, June 4-7 due to the cancellation of the Long Beach Expo. One of only 50 pieces released and around 40 estimated to survive today, […]

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June Long Beach Expo Canceled, Heritage Relocates Auction

The Long Beach Expo on the West Coast has canceled its June 2020 expo due to the ongoing COVID-19 health pandemic and in compliance with Governor Gavin Newsom’s March 12, 2020, Executive Order to cancel all large gatherings, according to a May 13 press release. The Long Beach Expo plans to return to the Long Beach Convention Center, Sep. 17-19, 2020

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Long Beach Signature Auction Featuring Choice Collections of Rare US Coins

We are excited to welcome you to Heritage’s Official Long Beach Expo Signature auction, to be held June 4, 5, and 7. Strong results from our recent Central States Numismatic Society auction reveal incredible strength in the rare coin market despite recent challenges from COVID-19. The tally is in, and our CSNS offerings totaled more […]

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Rare US Gold Coins: “Holy Grail” BD-1 Variety 1796 Quarter Eagle

Gold $2.50 Quarter eagles were struck for the first time in 1796 and three die varieties are known for the date. This coin represents the extremely rare BD-1 variety, with the No Stars obverse and the arrowheads extending to the base of the I in UNITED on the reverse. The Harry W. Bass Jr. Museum […]

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The Caranett Collection of Gold Sovereigns Month-Long Heritage Auction

The Caranett Collection of Sovereigns is well-represented in the PCGS registry, with a current #1 rank in at least five different sets. Now, as a part of our series of Month-Long auctions, Heritage is privileged to be able to offer the sovereigns from these sets to our member-bidders, with coins available to collectors of all […]

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Currency Auctions Allen Mincho honored with director emeritus title

Allen Mincho remains part of the Heritage family as he retires from full-time duties
Dallas, Texas (May 5, 2020) — After nearly two decades, Currency Auctions Director Allen Mincho will be retiring May 5 from Heritage Auctions, when he will assume the title of director emeritus.
“We are sincerely appreciative to Allen for his contributions to Heritage Auctions and to the currency collecting hobby,” Heritage Auctions Co-Chairman and CEO Steve Ivy said

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Central States Auctions Total More Than $33.6 Million

More than $33.6 million in rare coins and currency changed hands during the Central States auctions, which were moved from Chicago to Heritage Auctions’ headquarters in Dallas, Texas, April 23-26 due to the cancellation of the Central States Numismatic Society (CSNS) Convention.
“Considering the worldwide coronavirus crisis, participation was stellar, with more than 6,800 people participating in the auction online,” said Jim Halperin, co-founder of Heritage Auctions

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Rare US Gold Coins: Finest-Known Special Striking 1907-D Double Eagle

No official documentation on the striking of Proof or Specimen 1907-D Liberty double eagles has ever come to light, but at least three examples have been certified by the leading grading services in recent years, two specimen strikings at NGC and a single proof at PCGS. The unique Proof has been mentioned in the literature […]

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Rare US Gold Coins: Finest-Known Special Striking 1907-D Double Eagle

No official documentation on the striking of Proof or Specimen 1907-D Liberty double eagles has ever come to light, but at least three examples have been certified by the leading grading services in recent years, two specimen strikings at NGC and a single proof at PCGS. The unique Proof has been mentioned in the literature […]

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Classic Commemorative Month-Long Heritage Auction Open for Bidding

Now open for bidding is our auction specializing in Classic Commemorative US coins, available exclusively at coins.HA.com. This month-long auction focuses exclusively on US commemorative issues dated 1892-1954 and contains numerous very high grade coins among its offerings for all budgets. The Live session for this auction is scheduled for May 15. One of the […]

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Over $33 Million Sells in Heritage Central States Auctions

The Heritage Auctions Central States sales are complete, and the results are in. Overall, more than $33.3 million in rare coins and currency changed hands during these auctions, which were moved from Chicago to Dallas due to the cancellation of the Central States show. All prices include a 20% Buyer’s Premium. US Coins saw the […]

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Rare Australian Half Sovereign Discovered by Metal Detector

Heritage Auctions will be offering a rare Australian Half Sovereign gold coin that was recently discovered by a metal detector in New Zealand. This scarce gold coin was one of only 21,000 Half Sovereigns minted in Sydney, Australia in 1855. Compared to a larger mintage of 478,000 the next year, it is clear that these […]

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Heritage Offers Ancient Coin Selections From the Morris Collection, Part IV

The latest month-long coin auction from Heritage once again features selections from the Morris Collection. Bidding is already open, with a live auction conducted on Heritage Live scheduled for 6 pm CT on May 10. All bidding will take place at HA.com. This auction, with offerings for all budgets, consists entirely of ancient coinage with […]

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World Coin Profile: Rare Gold Venetian 15 Zecchini

Collectors of the Italian series, and particularly the Venetian series, will be intimately familiar with the nearly universally recognized imagery of the doge of Venice kneeling with staff in hand before the figure of St. Mark, the patron saint of the Italian city-state. This image is widely seen in the longstanding series of ducats and […]

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Only 1858 Proof Liberty Eagle Gold Coin in Private Hands Leads Central States Auction April 23-26

The convention might be canceled, but Heritage Auctions’ presentation of nearly 3,000 lots of U.S. Coins ( including the 1858 Proof Liberty Eagle ) is right on schedule for the Central States Numismatic Society (CSNS) auctions, 23-24 & 26. Heritage is hosting the sales at its Dallas headquarters and worldwide on HA.com. CSNS organizers canceled […]

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Rare US Gold Coin Profiles: MS-68 CAC Three Dollar Gold

In response to the financial stresses and uncertainties of the Civil War, the government suspended specie payments late in 1861. Precious metal coinage was widely hoarded after that time and rarely seen in circulation in the eastern part of the country. As a result, gold coinage at the Philadelphia Mint was somewhat limited during the […]

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Recent Auctions Show Coin Market, Banknotes Strong Amid Global Crisis

  As the world faces an unprecedented economic and public health crisis brought on by the coronavirus COVID-19, the numismatic markets have demonstrated incredible resiliency. Indeed, coins and banknotes represent one of the rare pockets of stability, safety and even strength during this period of fear and uncertainty. Significant volatility of the stock market is […]

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Heritage Offers Jesse Lopez Classic Silver Dollar Collection, Confederate Currency

The Jesse Lopez Dollar Collection Heritage’s latest month-long coin auction is The Jesse Lopez Dollar Collection, running through April 15 at coins.HA.com. As with most of our month-long auctions, this offering focuses on collector coins, with offerings for budgets of all sizes. Silver dollars are always popular, and like most of our US coin auctions, […]

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Early American Copper Coin Profiles: Finest Certified 1811 Half Cent

The 1811 Classic Head half cent is a low-mintage key in the popular series and a challenging condition rarity in high grade. Only a handful of high-quality examples have survived over the years, and any auction appearance of a Mint State specimen is a notable event for early copper collectors. PCGS has certified only five […]

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Ancient Coin Profile: 9 Solidi Medallion of Constantine the Great

Gold medallions were gifts produced for the Roman emperor to bestow upon high-ranking civilian and military individuals, as well as “foreign ambassadors and chieftains whom it was intended to impress.” They were “the imperial counterpart of private gifts presented to friends on important occasions.” Described by Arnold Toynbee as money medallions because they were “true […]

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World Coin Profiles: Finest Known Gold Ship Ryal of Elizabeth I

Our upcoming April 22-27 Central States World Coins Signature Auction features an absolutely spectacular Elizabeth I (1558-1603) gold “Ship” Ryal of 15 Shillings, graded MS64 by PCGS. This piece’s very survival seems miraculous. It is one of the rarest and most popular coins of Elizabeth I’s reign, absent from most British collections in any condition, […]

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Heritage to Offer the Drs. Joanne and Edward Dauer Collection of World Banknotes

Drs. Joanne and Edward Dauer have spent a lifetime specializing U.S. and British Commonwealth banknotes. Their collection of World Banknotes is among the finest ever assembled. On April 24, Heritage is proud to present an auction of their collection, featuring rarities spanning the world over, some of the finest to be offered in decades. This […]

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Heritage Central States Ancient & World Coins Auction Open for Bidding

As the auction season kicks into full stride with Heritage’s April 24-27 World and Ancient Coin Signature auction, we are excited to announce another standout auction, as well as the addition of a special Premier Session of elite coins sure to appeal to even the most scrupulous collector. Without further ado, here is a preview […]

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Historic 1858 Proof Liberty Eagle Gold Coin Offered at Heritage Auctions

NGC PR64 Ultra Cameo CAC, the only specimen known to exist outside of museums, will headline Central States Numismatic Society auction An 1858 Liberty Head eagle, one of the most historic U.S. gold coins ever minted and the only specimen known outside of museums, will headline Heritage Auctions’ U.S. coins offerings during the Central States […]

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Heritage Month-Long Error Coin Auction Open for Bidding

Heritage’s latest month-long auction, featuring fascinating yet affordable coins, is open for bidding! This auction focuses on the world of Error coins, the highly collectible mistakes made during the minting process. Bidding will take place at coins.HA.com through April 15, with a live auction held exclusively through Heritage Live scheduled for 5PM CT on April […]

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The Don Diego Luna Collection Month-Long Auction of Cuban Coins and Currency From Heritage

The latest offering among Heritage’s Month-Long auctions is the Don Diego Luna Collection. This collection is focused entirely on Cuba, containing selections of coins, currency, tokens, medals, and even badges. This auction, takes place entirely through coins.HA.com, with a live auction to be conducted through Heritage Live scheduled for 8 PM CT on March 29. […]

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Two Cool Gold Liberty Head Eagles Recently Sold by Doug Winter Numismatics

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com …… CoinWeek Content Partner Liberty Head gold eagles are a favorite series at Douglas Winter Numismatics and we have a decades-old tradition of handling exceptional coins from this series. With the recent offering of the Harvey Jacobson Collection by Heritage Auctions in last month’s February 2020 Long Beach sale, we […]

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Central States 2020 Convention Canceled, Auction Moved

The Central States Numismatic Society has canceled its 2020 Convention April 22-25 due to the coronavirus outbreak.
“Our focus is the safety and health of our booth holders, exhibitors, collectors, and the general public.  Therefore, in accordance with recommendations from health officials to cease activities where people gather together in large and close groups, we are canceling our convention,” CSNS President Mitch Ernst said

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Central States Auctions Move to Dallas: Heritage

  Heritage Auctions continues to closely monitor the circumstances surrounding the global challenge presented by COVID-19 and its impact on all of our daily lives, including upcoming shows and auctions. On Monday, we were told of the cancellation of the Central States Numismatic Society (CSNS) Convention. While the convention is canceled, Heritage plans to go […]

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Heritage’s Mark Borckardt Named ANA 2020 Numismatist of the Year

Heritage Auctions Senior Numismatist Mark Borckardt received one of the highest individual honors within the hobby when he was named 2020 Numismatist of the Year by the American Numismatic Association (ANA). “This honor is important to me,” Borckardt said. “This award validates my numismatic work over many years.” A numismatist for 40 years, Borckardt has […]

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Heritage Auctions’ Mark Borckardt named 2020 Numismatist of the Year by American Numismatic Association

Award places Heritage Auctions senior numismatist in elite company among top numismatists
Dallas, Texas (March 16, 2020) — Heritage Auctions Senior Numismatist Mark Borckardt received one of the highest individual honors within the hobby when he was named 2020 Numismatist of the Year by the American Numismatic Association.
“This honor is important to me,” Borckardt said

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Collector Receives $10,000 Credit from Heritage Auctions

Heritage Auctions client Steven Wilson was awarded a $10,000 auction credit March 11 through a drawing among collectors who participated in the firm’s annual numismatic survey.
Wilson’s interest in collecting was born out of a childhood curiosity about the hobby shared by his father and uncle.
“My father had a retail business, and so did my uncle, about 50 years ago,” Wilson said

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Classic US Coin Profiles: Possibly the Finest 1916-D Lincoln Cent

The story of the 1916-D Lincoln cent, which claims a mintage approaching 36 million coins, mirrors those of its contemporaries. The issue can be found without trouble through grades as high as MS64 Red, though many pieces are spotted or struck from excessively worn dies, displaying soft detail. Nonetheless, even Gem Red coins are accessible, […]

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Heritage Auctions Awards $10,000 to Pennsylvania Coin Collector

Collecting interest passed down from father, uncle   Following a tradition that has grown for more than 20 years, Heritage Auctions has awarded a $10,000 USD auction credit to client Steven Wilson through a drawing among collectors who participated in the firm’s annual numismatic survey. The Pennsylvania resident’s interest in collecting was born out of […]

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Heritage Auctions awards $10,000 to Pennsylvania coin collector

Collecting interest was passed down from father, uncle
Dallas, Texas (March 11, 2020) — Following a tradition that has grown for more than 20 years, Heritage Auctions has awarded a $10,000 auction credit to client Steven Wilson through a drawing among collectors who participated in the firm’s annual numismatic survey.
The Pennsylvania resident’s interest in collecting was born out of a childhood curiosity about the hobby shared by his father and uncle

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The Cody Brady Collection Month-Long Auction of Classic US Coins From Heritage

The Cody Brady Collection Month-Long Auction of US Coins is one of two Month-Long auctions offered by Heritage Auctions ending on March 15. The live auction for this collection will begin at noon CT, exclusively through Heritage Live. Our month-long auctions feature individual collections and/or specialized offerings, usually with an emphasis on affordable collector coins. […]

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Heritage Long Beach US Coin Auction Results Exceed $13 Million

Heritage’s February 20-23 Long Beach US Coins Signature Auction is now in the books! This official auction of the Long Beach Coin and Collectibles Expo realized a healthy total of over $13 million, highlighted by an 1875 Eagle that brought $360,000 USD. All prices realized include a 20% Buyer’s Premium. The 1875 eagle in this […]

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Heritage Long Beach US Coin Auction Results Exceed $13 Million

Heritage’s February 20-23 Long Beach US Coins Signature Auction is now in the books! This official auction of the Long Beach Coin and Collectibles Expo realized a healthy total of over $13 million, highlighted by an 1875 Eagle that brought $360,000 USD. All prices realized include a 20% Buyer’s Premium. The 1875 eagle in this […]

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Ron Guth – By the Numbers: The Harvey Jacobson, Jr. Collection of $10 Liberty Eagles

By Ron Guth ….. Number of lots: 184 Total prices realized (unofficial): $3,219,696 USD Average price per lot: $17,498.35 Price of the least valuable lot (1896 $10 in PCGS MS63 OGH CAC): $930 Price of the most valuable lot (1875 $10 in PCGS AU50): $632,500 The Harvey Jacobson, Jr. Collection On February 20, 2020, Heritage […]

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Heritage Auctions’ Early-January Numismatic Signature Sales Exceed $68.8 Million

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DALLAS, Texas (February 3, 2020) – Heritage Auctions announced Monday, Feb. 3, that its numismatic Signature Auction sales in the first part of January totaled a combined  $68,811,129 from auctions held during the Florida United Numismatic Convention and the New York International Numismatic Convention conventions.
Sales spanned U

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Mackinaw Collection Now Open for Bidding at Heritage Auction

The latest month-long internet coin auction from Heritage features the Mackinaw Collection, consisting primarily of gold double eagles and half eagles with a smattering of other issues. Unusually, this auction also includes a few pieces of currency, which follows closely from the story of how the collection was assembled. This auction is open for bidding […]

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Medal Awarded to Inventor of First Large-Scale Electronic Computer Featured in Heritage Americana & Political Auction

A medal awarded for one of the most significant technological advancements in the last century is among the most intriguing lots offered in Heritage Auctions’ Americana & Political Auction February 22-23 in Dallas, Texas. The John Scott Medal Awarded to John Presper Eckert Jr. in 1961 “For The Invention Of The First Large Scale Electronic […]

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Lowest-Mintage Circulating U.S. Gold Coin Highlights Heritage Long Beach Expo Offerings

One of just 100 1875 Liberty Eagle. U.S. Gold Coin minted for circulation will be sold as part of a $10 Liberty set which is rarely completed   An 1875 $10 Liberty Eagle, the famous regular issue U.S. gold coin with the lowest circulation mintage ever recorded, highlights more than 2,000 lots in Heritage Auctions’ […]

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Lowest-Mintage Circulating U.S. Gold Coin Highlights Heritage Long Beach Expo Offerings

One of just 100 1875 Liberty Eagle. U.S. Gold Coin minted for circulation will be sold as part of a $10 Liberty set which is rarely completed   An 1875 $10 Liberty Eagle, the famous regular issue U.S. gold coin with the lowest circulation mintage ever recorded, highlights more than 2,000 lots in Heritage Auctions’ […]

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Classic US Coin Profiles: One of the Finest Known 1839/8 Type of 1838 $10 Eagles

Varieties of the 1839 $10 eagle are known with the Liberty Head design as seen on coins from 1838 (along with large letters on the reverse), as well as with the Liberty Head design as seen in 1840 and small letters on the reverse. The Type of 1838 $10 eagle is considerably more available and […]

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Rare Errors and Cool Coins at Heritage’s February 2020 Long Beach Expo Auction

  From February 20-23, Heritage Auctions will offer 2,010 lots of high-quality certified coins, included hundreds of CAC-approved pieces at its US Signature Coins Auction held in conjunction with the Long Beach Expo– the West Coasts premier Coin, Currency, & Sports Collectible Show. CoinWeek editor Charles Morgan broke down 10 of his favorite lots from […]

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Heritage Auctions’ January Numismatic Sales Exceed $68.8 Million

FUN and NYINC sales set world-record prices   Heritage Auctions has announced that its numismatic sales through the month of January totaled a combined $68,811,129 USD from its Signature Auctions held during the Florida United Numismatic (FUN) Convention and the New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC). Sales spanned U.S. Coins, U.S. Currency, World Paper Money […]

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World Coin Auctions – Heritage to Offer Special Collection of Frankfurt Coins Feb. 9

Our third highlighted monthly World and Ancient coin auction in as many weeks features A Special Collection of Frankfurt Coins, minted for the Free City of Frankfurt before German confederation. The coins in this auction range from the small copper Heller all the way to silver 2 Taler issues and several examples of gold ducats. […]

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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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Heritage Live: The Gulf Breeze Collection of Prussian Coins

The Gulf Breeze Collection of Prussian Coins is one of three specialized auctions of World and Ancient Coins currently available for bidding exclusively through HA.com. It concludes with a live auction through Heritage Live, beginning at 8:00 PM CT on February 2. As might be expected from the name, this auction is composed almost entirely […]

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Jim Bisognani: FUN by the Numbers

At this year’s FUN Show, the Proof was in the pudding By Jim Bisognani – NGC Weekly Market Report …… The first few weeks of 2020 have already showcased major venues, allowing us to make a quick assessment of what the future holds for various numismatic markets. Out of the gate, the 65th annual FUN […]

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Heritage Auctions Offers Ancient Coins From the Morris Collection

Morris Collection of Ancient Coins World and ancient coins collectors can bid on a multitude of items this month, as no fewer than three monthly auctions are now available for bidding. The first is Part III of the Morris Collection, open for bidding now and scheduled to close at 6 PM on Sunday, January 26. […]

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1927-D Double Eagle Highlights $42 Million Heritage FUN US Coins Results

The first great numismatic event of the year is now complete, with Heritage’s January 8-12 FUN Signature Auction grossing close to $42 million USD, led by an example of the classic rarity 1927-D double eagle. Overall Heritage’s FUN Auctions, held in conjunction with the Florida United Numismatists convention in Orlando, are expected to bring their […]

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Heritage Monthly Internet Auction Features Classic US Commemorative Coins

The newest Monthly Internet Auction of US Coins from Heritage features selections of classic (1892-1954) silver and gold commemorative coins. Open for bidding now, this auction is scheduled to close with a live session conducted exclusively through Heritage Live at 6 PM CT on Wednesday, January 15. Classic commemorative coins are typified by a wide […]

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Confederate Currency of Randy Shipley Collection Offered at Heritage FUN Auction

Confederate Currency Auction Highlights by Heritage Auctions …… Dr. James Randall Shipley, otherwise known as “Randy” to his numerous friends, was born in Kingsport, Tennessee on February 9, 1953, spent most of his life in eastern Tennessee, and died in Kingsport on February 26, 2019. An avid archaeologist with professional training, Randy collected and researched […]

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Rare 1796 No Stars Quarter Eagle Gold Coin in Heritage Fun Show Signature Auction

The 1796 No Stars quarter eagle shares a reputation with its later sibling, the 1808 quarter eagle, as among the most significant and rarest gold type coins of any denomination. Both are single-year types, with low mintages (an estimated 963 pieces for the 1796 No Stars, and 2,710 coins for the 1808). The 1796 No […]

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CoinWeek IQ: Heritage Auction’s 2020 FUN Sale Preview

By Chris Bulfinch for CoinWeek ….. One of the largest coin, currency, medal, and collectibles auctions in the world is set to take place at the FUN show in January. The Heritage Auction will take place at the Florida United Numismatists (FUN) show in Orlando between January 8 and 12, and it promises to be […]

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Outstanding Ancient and World Coins at Heritage New York International Auction

As we usher in the beginning of a new decade, it is apparent that the international numismatic market is more vibrant than ever, including an ever-growing diversity of both material and collector participation. Heritage’s first New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) auction of the 2020s, scheduled for January 12-13, mirrors this expansion and interest, displaying […]

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Hundreds of rare coin record prices In 2019, reports Professional Numismatists Guild

(Temecula, California) December 30, 2019 — The emphasis in the United States rare coin market in 2019 was again on superb quality and exceptional rarity with hundreds of record prices reached at major public auctions, according to a year-end tabulation by the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG). The PNG is a nonprofit organization composed of many of the country’s top rare coin and paper money dealers

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Professional Numismatists Guild Reports Hundreds of Rare Coin Record Prices in 2019

The emphasis in the United States rare coin market in 2019 was again on superb quality and exceptional rarity with hundreds of record prices reached at major public auctions, according to a year-end tabulation by the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG). The PNG is a nonprofit organization composed of many of the country’s top rare coin […]

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Heritage Features Beautiful 1817 Pattern Three Graces Crown in January NYINC Auction

The Heritage January 12-13 NYINC World & Ancient Coins Signature Auction features, among many other highlights, an example of the beautiful 1817 Pattern “Three Graces” Crown, graded Proof 65 by NGC. This pattern is estimated at $80,000-$100,000 USD, and it is scheduled to cross the auction block in New York on Monday, January 13. Alongside […]

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Finest PCGS 1926-S Gold Double Eagle Among Highlights of Heritage FUN Signature Auction

Our January 8-13 FUN US Coins Signature Auction features, among many other highlights, the finest PCGS-graded example of the 1926-S double eagle, a piece rich in history as well as technical and aesthetic merit. The 1926-S was once considered the third-rarest date of the Saint-Gaudens double eagle series. When legendary Fort Worth coin dealer B. […]

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Heritage Hong Kong Coin, Currency Signature Auctions Realize Over $5.5 Million

Szechuan Pattern Set Eclipses $1 Million   Chinese Coin Highlights A spectacular double pattern set of Szechuan coinage, made by the Ferracute factory in New Jersey, was the unquestioned highlight of Heritage’s December 5-6 auction of world and ancient coins in Hong Kong. Overall, the auction of world and ancient coins realized over $3.8 million […]

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Collections Lead Heritage Sale

by Tracy Schmidt 
There were many notes included in Heritage Auctions’ December  4 – 6 World Paper Money Signature Auction. The auction included notes from the banknote collections of Ma Tak Wo and Yuri Solovey.  The collections featured pieces from China and the Banque de l’Indochine

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Heritage Auctions – Choice 1827 Capped Head Half Eagle to be Offered at FUN

The 1827 Capped Head Left half eagle claims a mintage of 24,913 pieces, with just a single variety known for the date. This was the only use of the obverse die, but the reverse was used to strike the extremely rare BD-2 variety of 1826 and the very rare BD-1 1828/7 variety as well. The […]

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Gold Coin Rarities Lead Heritage Dallas Auction to $9.5 Million Realized

Rare and high-quality gold coins were the focus as Heritage’s December 5-7 Signature auction of US coins reached $9.5 million in prices realized. Combined with two auctions of world coins and currency taking place in Hong Kong at the same time, the total prices realized for the weekend eclipsed $15 million. (After-auction sales are still […]

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Heritage Auctions to Offer José Rodrigues Collection of Victoria Sovereigns

The newest monthly world coin auction from Heritage Auctions is the José Rodrigues Collection of Victoria Sovereigns, now open for bidding with the live session scheduled for December 29. These sovereigns form a part of the José Rodrigues Collection, a collection that features the NGC #1 set of circulation strike Great Britain sovereigns (1838-1901), as […]

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Golden Hulk Smashes $500 Mark

by Thomas Michael 
What’s golden and loves to smash? It’s a trick question for Marvel comic fans and of course, the answer is the gold-plated silver Official Marvel® Collectors Coin II produced in 1974 by Hallmark Minting Services. An example of which sold last night for $552, including buyer’s premium, through the Heritage 2019 December 8 Sunday Comics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online Auction #121949.
This gold-plated silver Incredible Hulk coin/medallion was produced in 1974 by Hallmark Minting for sale through Marvel Comic books

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NGC-Certified 1897 Szechuan Ferracute Pattern Set Realizes $1,020,000 at Auction

An 1897 Szechuan Ferracute Pattern Set certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) realized $1,020,000 USD at auction, an impressive figure that reflects the set’s extreme rarity and numismatic importance. The 10 silver and brass coins in the set were sold as a single lot in the Heritage Auctions Hong Kong International Numismatic Fair (HKINF) World […]

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Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Coin Selections: Choice 1827 Capped Head Half Eagle

The 1827 Capped Head Left half eagle claims a mintage of 24,913 pieces, with just a single variety known for the date. This was the only use of the obverse die, but the reverse was used to strike the extremely rare BD-2 variety of 1826 and the very rare BD-1 1828/7 variety as well. The […]

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A World of Money: An Impressive Large Example of China’s Earliest Gold Coinage

By Heritage Auctions …… Our December 5-6 Hong Kong Signature Auction of World and Ancient Coins features one of the most unique forms of currency we’ve offered – a sheet of “Block or Cube Money” from the State of Chu, dating to the period 400-220 BCE. It is divided into roughly 18 squares, each stamped […]

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Heritage Offers Complete Ferracute Specimen Double Pattern Set of Chinese Coins

Heritage’s December 5-6 Hong Kong World and Ancient Coins Signature Auction features a fantastically rare set of Chinese patterns, minted at the Ferracute Machine Company in New Jersey. Only three such sets are known to exist. The set contains coins ranging in denomination from five cents to one dollar, with examples of each struck in […]

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Heritage December Dallas Auction Open for Bidding

The Heritage December 5-7 Signature auction of US coins, taking place at Heritage’s world headquarters in Dallas, is now open for bidding! Building on the momentum from the ANA auction, Long Beach, and others, it features a loaded Premier Session on Thursday evening, December 5, plus two floor sessions on Friday — one in the […]

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Heritage to Offer Yuri Solovey Collections of China and Banque de l’Indochine Banknotes

We are pleased to offer yet another installment of the Yuri Solovey Collection (session 1) as a part of our December 4-6 Signature Auction of World Paper Money. Mr. Solovey is an investor and businessman with a passion for traveling and culture and is drawn to paper money because of its artistry and history. His […]

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Heritage November World Coin Auction Features Dresden Collection of Betts Medals

Heritage is pleased to be able to present The Dresden Collection of British and Betts Medals as our latest monthly World and Ancient Coin auction. This auction will be open for bidding through November 24, with a live auction beginning at 8 pm Central Time. In 1894, the book American Colonial History Illustrated by Contemporary […]

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Spectacular Items and Important Collections in Heritage Hong Kong Auction

Heritage’s Hong Kong International Numismatic Fair Auction, taking place December 5-6, includes both individually spectacular items as well as important collections which will serve as a point of reference for a worldwide audience of collectors for many years to come. Below you will find just a small sampling of what awaits. Headlining the auction is […]

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Heritage November Space Auction to Feature Memorabilia from Armstrong Family Collection

Readers of Numismatic News may be familiar with the “Armstrong Family Collection” because of the medal that sold for $2.055 Million just a little while ago.
We have recently learned that medals, flags, and other memorabilia from this collection will comprise half the lots in a Heritage Auctions space memorabilia auction scheduled for Nov

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Heritage Auctions – Coin Profile – 1833 Small Date Half Eagle, Rare BD-3 Variety

Heritage’s upcoming December 5-8 US Coins Signature Auction in Dallas features a coin profile extremely rare variety of a very rare coin, the BD-3 variety of the 1833 half eagle. This coin is graded MS61 by NGC, and its pedigree includes the Norweb collection. It may be  the sole representative of the variety available to […]

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Heritage Dallas US Coin Auction Raises Over $7.4 million

Popular rarities led the way as Heritage’s October 17-24 Dallas auction saw more than $7.4 million in rare US coins change hands. All prices include a 20% Buyers Premium. The top coin in the auction was a Continental Dollar, CURRENCY, graded MS65 by NGC. Researchers differ as to whether this pewter issue was a circulating […]

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Seldom Seen items – Cancelled Reverse Seated Half Dollar Die From Carson City

  Heritage’s upcoming December 15 Online Auction of Carson City Coinage features an interesting canceled die, one of numerous reverse dies that the Carson City Mint used to strike half dollars in the 1870s. During this period, working dies were manufactured in Philadelphia and then shipped to the branch mints for use. The CC mintmark […]

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Medallic Portraits of Abraham Lincoln – Beyond Brenner

Abraham Lincoln By Eric Brothers for CoinWeek ….. When one thinks of the image of Abraham Lincoln upon a coin, Victor David Brenner’s cent is the first thing that comes to mind. And, for the vast majority of people, it’s the only thing that comes to mind. At the time of its debut the Lincoln […]

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NGC Certifies Important Early Islamic Gold Coin

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified an extremely rare and historically important Islamic gold coin struck in the seventh century. The Umayyad Dinar is dated AH77, the Islamic calendar equivalent of 696 AD, and was struck under the fifth Umayyad caliph, Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan. Caliph Marwan is an important figure in Islamic history because […]

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Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Coin Selections: Rare Early Proof 1831 Quarter

1831 saw the planchet diameter of quarters reduced by about 10%, with the Capped Bust design modified by Chief Engraver William Kneass. Multiple varieties exist for this date, including four Small Letters varieties and three with Large Letters. The change in dimensions and design increased the likelihood of proofs being struck, and Walter Breen suggested […]

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U.S. Currency Weekly Auction Seizes Bidders’ Attention

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Heritage Auctions attracted multiple bidders on several interesting lots offered in their Oct.1 Weekly Online Auction. The lots that piqued my interest were in the categories of Large Size, Small Size, and National Bank Notes

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Heritage Auctions: Dresden Collection of Hispanic and Brazilian Proclamation Medals

The newest monthly world coin auction from Heritage spotlights the Dresden Collection of Hispanic and Brazilian Proclamation Medals. This spectacular collection includes 150 lots, 90% of which are mint state, and is heaviest in material from Mexico, Peru, and Brazil. It was assembled from 1952 through 1959 and hasn’t seen the light of day for […]

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NGC-Certified 1776 Continental Dollar in Heritage Dallas Auction

From a recent press release by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation®, we have learned that one of the coins headed to the Heritage Auction in Dallas this Oct. 17-19, is a 1776 Continental Dollar certified by NGC®.
According to the site, just two weeks before the sale, bidding has already surpassed $100,000

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Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Coin Selections: 1885 Liberty Nickel, Unsurpassed in Numerical Grade

The 1885 has been recognized for more than a century as the coin to have, the key to the set of Liberty nickels. Only about 1.4 million pieces were struck and examples were set aside shortly after this tiny mintage became known; although by the time the general public was aware of it most coins […]

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Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Coin Selections: Gem Continental Dollar in Dallas Auction

Despite a documented history dating back more than 235 years, the 1776 Continental dollar remains an enigmatic issue to numismatists today. The coins have been studied by some of the greatest numismatic researchers of all time, but opinions about the origin and intended purpose of the coins remain divided. Regardless of their controversial nature, the […]

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High Quality 18th Century Issues Highlight Heritage Dallas Offerings

Heritage’s next auction of US coinage is scheduled to take place October 17-19 at the company’s world headquarters in Dallas. More than 2,100 lots will cross the auction block during this period, with the finest offerings scheduled to be offered on Thursday evening, October 17. One of the highlights of this auction is undoubtedly the […]

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Heritage Auctions – 1797 16 Stars Half Dime in MS66

A Special Half Dime The 16 Stars was the second of three types of half dimes to be produced in 1797, after the 15 Stars and prior to the 13 Stars variant. Of the two 16 Stars varieties, this one has a leaf distant from the first T in STATES, while LM-2 has a leaf […]

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Mexican & Latin American Coins From Lake County Collection in Special Heritage Auction

As one of our periodic auctions of specialized collections of world coins , Heritage has just opened its auction of The Lake County Collection for bidding. This collection features quality material from Latin America, with opening bids that will not break most collectors’ budgets. The live session for this auction is scheduled for 8 pm […]

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Gold Bugs Swarm, Modern Rarities Rule at Long Beach Expo

For many, the timing was perfect at the Long Beach Expo Long Beach Expo Review By Jim Bisognani – NGC Weekly Market Report …… The final Long Beach Expo for 2019 is in the books. This one was certainly an interesting affair, having all the trappings for an eventful venue and record-setting auction. The Timing was Perfect […]

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CAC coins bring premiums in August 2019

CAC-approved coins outperformed other certified coins in two official auctions at the ANA Convention near Chicago, one of the two most important events of the year.
Here are 10 examples which were selected from a large number of results that could have been listed:

On August 13, Stack’s Bowers auctioned a CAC-approved MS-65 grade 1904 $20 gold coin for $3,840

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CAC coins bring premiums in August 2019

CAC-approved coins outperformed other certified coins in two official auctions at the ANA Convention near Chicago, one of the two most important events of the year.
Here are 10 examples which were selected from a large number of results that could have been listed:

On August 13, Stack’s Bowers auctioned a CAC-approved MS-65 grade 1904 $20 gold coin for $3,840

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Record-Breaking 1975 No S Proof Dime Quickly Re-Sold For $516,00

September 16, 2019 – The most valuable United States modern coin ever sold at auction, a 1975 proof No S dime, changed hands twice in less than a week, both times for record prices.
The finer of the two known 1975 proof dimes without the San Francisco S mint mark was jointly purchased on September 6, 2019 for $456,000 by modern coin specialist Mitch Spivack along with his son, Justin, owner of MonsterCoinMart in Orange County California, and with collector Steven Heller also as a partner on the deal. They then sold it five days later through agent Nick Cascio for $516,000 to an avid Roosevelt dime collector who wants to remain anonymous

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1975 No-S Roosevelt Dime a Modern Rarity Worth Big Bucks

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek ….. The 1975 No-S Proof Roosevelt dime is one of the hottest modern coins in the marketplace after a PR-68 example graded by Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) recently crossed the block for an astounding $456,000, including 20% buyer’s fee. The coin, which sold in the Heritage Auctions sale at […]

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Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: Unsurpassed 1853-D Quarter Eagle

Scarce in all grades, the 1853 Dahlonega quarter eagle is rare in Mint State and unknown any finer than the MS62 level, assigned by NGC to a coin that we will be offering in our October 15-18 Dallas Signature auction. The latest Doug Winter reference pegs the number of surviving pieces in all grades at […]

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Unsurpassed 1853-D Quarter Eagle Heads to Auction

Scarce in all grades, the 1853 Dahlonega quarter eagle is rare in Mint State and unknown any finer than the MS62 level, assigned by NGC to a coin we will be offering in Heritage Auction’s  Oct. 15-18 Dallas Signature auction. The latest Doug Winter reference pegs the number of surviving pieces in all grades at 85 to 105 coins — a figure echoed by PCGS CoinFacts, which suggests that under 100 pieces are known

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September Long Beach Heritage Coin & Currency Auctions Exceed $30 Million Sold

Two extremely rare coins from The Poulos Family Collection – an 1876-CC twenty-cent piece and a Proof 1975 dime without the S mintmark – sold for $456,000 each as Heritage’s September 4-9 numismatic auctions at the Long Beach Coin and Collectibles Expo realized well over $30 million in total. All prices realized include a 20% […]

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NGC-certified Coins Exceed $100,000 at ANA Auctions

In just two nights, 33 coins certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) were sold for more than $100,000 each by Heritage Auctions. The impressive results for NGC-certified coins came during the American Numismatic Association (ANA) World’s Fair of Money in Chicago on Aug. 14 and 15

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The Harry M. Eisenhauer Collection of Canadian Currency at Heritage Auctions’ Long Beach Sale

Some of the most remarkable collections are built by the collectors and researchers that give back to the hobby most. Harry M. Eisenhauer is no exception. Harry specialized in Canadian Chartered Banknotes, with a particular focus on the Eastern Provinces of Canada. Over 50 years of collecting, he was able to acquire some of the […]

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Rarities Headline in Heritage’s $45 Million Auctions

Great rarities from outstanding collections were the headliners as Heritage’s official auctions of the ANA World’s Fair of Money raised nearly $45.5 million, Aug. 14-18 in Chicago

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Collectors Converge on Chicago ANA 2019 World’s Fair of Money

Collector activity energizes show; dealers delighted   The Chicago suburb of Rosemont again proved to be a popular site for the World’s Fair of Money, with many hobbyists lauding the show as the best in recent memory. The American Numismatic Association (ANA) sponsored the convention – considered the most important numismatic event of the year […]

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Heritage Auctions – Bermuda Coinage – Sommer Islands Threepence

The Sommer Islands coinage was produced in England circa 1616 for use in the British colony now known as Bermuda. The coins were authorized under letters of patent for the Bermuda Company and were struck in four denominations (shilling, sixpence, threepence, and twopence). The threepence is the rarest of the denominations, with only eight examples […]

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CAC coins bring premiums in July 2019

In addition to faring well in Internet sales during the month of July, CAC-approved coins outperformed other certified coins in a live auction at a FUN Convention in Florida. Here are 10 examples, which were selected from a large number of results that could have been listed

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Great Rarities Headline Heritage’s $45+ Million ANA Coin & Currency Auctions

Great rarities from outstanding collections were the headliners as Heritage’s official auctions of the ANA World’s Fair of Money raised nearly $45.5 million, August 14-18 in Chicago. All prices realized include a Buyer’s Premium of 20%. The US coin auction, held August 14-18, realized in excess of $32.5 million, with the August 14 Platinum Night […]

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Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: Proof 1975 No S Dime, Only Two Known

Listed in first place in the third edition of the 100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins, the 1975 No S proof Roosevelt dime is one of the rarest issues in all of American coinage. Only two examples are known to collectors today and they have been tightly held by just a few owners in the 40+ […]

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Bidding on Heritage Long Beach US Coin Offerings Opens Soon

Heritage continues its long history as Official Auctioneer of the Long Beach Coin and Collectibles Expo, and we are pleased to bring a terrific lineup of rare coins and impressive Featured Collections to our September 5-8 Signature Auction of US Coins. We cannot remember having a more interesting group of Territorial Gold, Morgan dollars, rare […]

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Rich Selections in September Long Beach World Coins Signature Auction

Heritage Auctions‘ last all-encompassing Ancient & World Coins Signature auction of 2019 will be held September 4-9 in Long Beach in conjunction with the Long Beach Coin and Collectibles Expo. The past 12 months have been a time of tremendous opportunity, with a diverse selection of material seen in some of our biggest auctions yet, […]

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Rich Selections in September Long Beach World Coins Signature Auction

Heritage Auctions‘ last all-encompassing Ancient & World Coins Signature auction of 2019 will be held September 4-9 in Long Beach in conjunction with the Long Beach Coin and Collectibles Expo. The past 12 months have been a time of tremendous opportunity, with a diverse selection of material seen in some of our biggest auctions yet, […]

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Certified Coin Marketplace – CAC-approved Coins Bring Premiums in July 2019

In addition to faring well in internet sales during the month of June, CAC-approved coins outperformed other certified coins in a live auction at a FUN Convention in Florida. Here are 10 examples, which were selected from a large number of results that could have been listed. 1. 1943-S Steel Cent in MS-68 On July […]

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Heritage Platinum Night: Joan Zieg Steinbrenner Collection of U.S. Gold Coins

Heritage is pleased to present an important selection of U.S. gold coins from The Joan Zieg Steinbrenner Collection, a highlight of our official auction of this year’s ANA World’s Fair of Money, to be held in Chicago August 14-18. The finest of these coins will be offered during Platinum Night on Wednesday, August 14. Joan […]

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An ANA Convention Checklist

Over the past several months we’ve highlighted for you several happenings and events that will be taking place during the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) World’s Fair of Money, taking place in Chicago (Rosemont), Ill., August 13-17.  Now that the event is drawing closer, we thought it fitting to bring you a round up of those must-attend, must-see activities

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High Denomination Notes Highlight Heritage ANA Currency Auction

Heritage’s ANA World’s Fair of MoneyPlatinum Night Currency  Auction, scheduled for the evening of August 15 at the Chicago ANA convention, features the crème de la crème of US currency. This year’s Platinum Night Platinum Night particularly emphasizes large denomination currency in both small size and large size formats. A 1928 $5,000 Federal Reserve note […]

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Heritage Auctions to Offer Cape Coral Collection of German 3 Marks at ANA

Very infrequently does one encounter a collection of such comprehensiveness and caliber that it may truly be deemed a reference collection. The dedication, time, and resources required to create such an achievement are simply too great for most to accomplish, and so it remains a rare case when an assemblage of this nature is painstakingly […]

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Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: Finest Known Proof 1837 Quarter Eagle

Only four examples of the 1837 Classic Head Proof quarter eagle are known to numismatists today. One of those coins is located in the National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian Institution and a second example is in impaired condition. Heritage Auctions is privileged to present the finest known example of this landmark early proof rarity […]

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What the Future Holds Symposium at ANA Show

 
The American Numismatic Association will be hosting a Future of Numismatic Symposium titled “What the Future Holds” at the ANA Show in August. A variety of speakers will present what they believe to be the future of numismatics and what factors may influence that future.
The symposium will take place Tuesday, August 13 from 4:30 p

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ANA Signature Auction Features Great Coins in Fascinating Collections

The ANA World’s Fair of Money is always one of the top numismatic events of the year, and, as always, Heritage is proud to be able to present the official auction. This event, scheduled for August 14-18 at the convention in Rosemont, Illinois, with Platinum Night scheduled for the evening of August 14, features coins […]

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Heritage to Offer 1776 New Hampshire Copper

Heritage Auction’s upcoming August 13-20 ANA Signature Auction will feature, among many other highlights, an example of the 1776 New Hampshire Cast Copper, graded VG10 by PCGS. This example is plated in Crosby, in the Guide Book, and in the Whitman Colonial Encyclopedia , and likely elsewhere. Although this variety is estimated at “URS-5 or 6” in the Whitman Colonial Encyclopedia, suggesting a population in the range from nine to 32 pieces, they suspect the actual population is less than nine

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Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: 1776 New Hampshire Copper

Our upcoming August 13-20 ANA Signature Auction will feature, among many other highlights, an example of the 1776 New Hampshire Cast Copper, graded VG10 by PCGS. This example is plated in Crosby, in the Guide Book, and in the Whitman Colonial Encyclopedia, and likely elsewhere. Although this variety is estimated at “URS-5 or 6” in […]

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Jim Bisognani: Summer FUN Still Far From Over

Heritage sale claims $5.8 million; I remember the day man walked on the moon   By Jim Bisognani – NGC Weekly Market Report …… The Summer FUN is in the books and the Heritage Signature Summer FUN auction is complete. As is usually the case, the summer FUN installment in the Sunshine State is much more lightly attended […]

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Mormon Gold, Planchet Error SBA Among Highlights of Heritage Auctions’ World’s Fair of Money Coin Auction

By Lianna Spurrier for CoinWeek ….. In conjunction with the ANA World’s Fair of Money in Chicago, Heritage will be holding an auction from August 13-20 featuring a wide array of US coins, colonials, patterns, and world coins. It will be held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, with viewing from August 11-17. Primarily […]

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$5.8 Million Sells in Heritage Summer FUN Auction

The hugely popular copper 1943 cent was the big story as Heritage’s July 11-14 Summer FUN Signature Auction realized in excess of $5.8 million USD. The auction was held in Orlando in conjunction with the summer Florida United Numismatists convention. All prices include a 20% Buyer’s Premium. In 1943, the United States Mint changed the […]

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Heritage Auctions – Select 1804 Small 8 Over Large 8 Half Eagle Sold for $54K

At the Heritage Summer FUN Signature Auction one of the highlights was a PCGS-graded MS63 example of the 1804 half eagle, variety BD-7. At R.4, this is the most collectible variety of the three 1804 Small Over Large 8 half eagles (the variety is better described as Normal 8 over Large 8). The upright of […]

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Rarities up for Bidding Soon in ANA World and Ancient Coins Platinum Night

As our most prestigious venue of the year, Heritage’s Platinum Night auctions consistently prove to be among the most anticipated sales in the hobby, and this year’s selections presented at the ANA World’s Fair of Money® in Rosemont, Illinois on August 15 are no exception. Along with the fantastic pieces to be sold as part […]

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Heritage Hong Kong Auctions Total More Than $5.7 Million

Rare Chinese coinage led the way as Heritage Hong Kong Auctions June 26-28 Signature Sales in Hong Kong realized in excess of $5.7 million overall. Auctions of both World Currency and World and Ancient Coins were held in conjunction with the Hong Kong International Numismatic Fair. All prices realized include a 20% Buyer’s Premium. The auction […]

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Kwangtung Dragon Dollar Realizes $228,000

The world coin girls and boys at Heritage Auctions’ are likely feeling more than a little content with results of their world & ancient coin sale conducted at the Hong Kong International Numismatic Fair on June 27-28.
The 1,264 lots fetched a total of $3,114,685. Importantly four took in excess of $100,000 apiece with a further 52 realizing over $10,000

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Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: SS Central America 1857-S $3 Gold Coin

Although recoveries from the SS Central America more than doubled the number of Mint State 1857-S three dollar gold pieces known, just 11 examples are currently shown in Uncirculated grades by both PCGS and NGC combined. This PCGS-graded MS61 coin that we are offering in our July 11-14 Summer FUN Signature Auction is one of […]

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Certified Coin Marketplace – CAC Coins Bring Premiums in June 2019

In addition to faring well in Internet sales during the month of June, CAC approved coins outperformed other certified coins in a live auction at a Long Beach Expo in California. Here are 10 examples, which were selected from a large number of results that could have been listed. 1. 1914-S $10 Gold Eagle in […]

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Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: Unique “The Wheele Goes Round” Higley Copper

Our upcoming August 13-20 ANA Signature Auction will feature a unique colonial coin: a Higley Copper with a wheel device and the legend THE WHEELE GOES ROUND. This unique Freidus 4-C is the only known Higley copper of this distinctive type: the only such Higley copper and the pivotal coin for the ultimate Higley collection. […]

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Bronze 1943 Cent Featured at FUN Auction

The Florida United Numismatists is hosting its Summer FUN Show from July 11 to 13 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando and as part of that event Heritage Auctions will be hosting the official auctions.
Perusing the auction lots for the U.S

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Heritage Auctions: FUN Times in the Florida Summer

This year’s July 11-14 Summer FUN Signature Auction is packed with collector coins in virtually all denominations. One of the highlights of this year’s event is an appearance of one of the legendary wrong planchet errors in U.S. Mint history — a 1943 cent struck on a bronze planchet, certified XF45 by PCGS. This is […]

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World’s Finest Collection of Indian Head Cents Offered by Heritage Auctions

Heritage Auctions announces it has been chosen to present The Castle Collection of Indian Cents – the world’s finest examples obtainable of this widely collected 19th-century set – at its August 13-20 official auction of the ANA’s World’s Fair of Money. The Castle Collection is estimated to bring seven figures when it makes its auction […]

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ANA World’s Fair of Money Auctioneers Announced

The American Numismatic Association (ANA) is proud to announce the Official Auctioneers for the 2020 and 2021 World’s Fairs of Money. Heritage Auctions and Stack’s Bowers Galleries will continue to provide auction services for the World’s Fair of Money in the years 2020 and 2021—on the heels of completing a six-year run conducting successful auctions […]

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Morris Online Sale Part I Takes $215,704

The major rarities of the vast Morris Collection of Roman Imperial coins was sold by Heritage Auctions as part of their January 2019 NYINC sale. As announced at the time the remainder of the collection is to be sold through dedicated monthly internet auctions over the remainder of this year.
On May 26 Part I of the sale was completed with extremely satisfactory results

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Long Beach Expo Realizes $8.37 Million with Gold Leading the Way

Gold rarities were the highlights as Heritage’s June 6-9 Signature Auction, held in conjunction with the Long Beach Coin and Collectibles Expo.  The auction raised close to $8.4 million for its consignors

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Heritage Auctions launches new web feature to offer higher-quality photographs of world and ancient coins in Internet auctions

Feature offers PCGS TrueView, NGC PhotoVision images from independent grading companies
Dallas, Texas (June 12, 2019) — Heritage Auctions, the world’s leading coins auctioneer, has launched a new feature on its website that displays high-quality photographs of world and ancient coins taken by independent third-party grading companies whenever they are available for Internet auction lots.
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Heritage Long Beach Auction Sells Over $8.3 Million

Gold rarities were the highlights as Heritage’s June 6-9 Signature Auction, held in conjunction with the Long Beach Coin and Collectibles Expo, raised close to $8.4 million for its consignors. All prices realized include a 20% Buyer’s premium. A 1797/5 half eagle with the large eagle reverse brought $192,000 when the hammer fell in the […]

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Heritage Auction Offers Solovey Collection of Japanese and Chinese Foreign Banknotes

We are pleased to offer yet another incredible installment of the Yuri Solovey Collection, consisting of both The Yuri Solovey Collection of Japan and Territories and The Yuri Solovey Collection of Chinese Foreign Banks & Hong Kong. The Yuri Solovey Collection is featured in its own stand-alone catalog as a part of the June 26-28 […]

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Castle Collection of Indian Head Cents Could Bring Seven Figures

DALLAS, Texas (June 5, 2019) — Heritage Auctions is honored to announce it has been chosen to present The Castle Collection of Indian Cents — the world’s finest examples obtainable of this widely collected 19th century set — at the ANA’s World’s Fair of Money in August. The Castle Collection is estimated to bring seven figures when it makes its auction debut, based on its completeness and rare issues in extraordinary condition.
“In all the years I’ve seen complete sets, none compare to the standout pieces in The Castle Collection,” said Greg Rohan, President of Heritage Auctions

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World’s finest collection of Indian Head cents to be offered by Heritage Auctions

Acclaimed, award-winning Castle Collection will have a spotlight at ANA in August
Dallas, Texas (June 5, 2019) — Heritage Auctions is honored to announce it has been chosen to present The Castle Collection of Indian Cents — the world’s finest examples obtainable of this widely collected 19th century set — at the ANA’s World’s Fair of Money in August. The Castle Collection is estimated to bring seven figures when it makes its auction debut, based on its completeness and rare issues in extraordinary condition

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Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: A Superb 1909-S VDB Cent

The debut of the Lincoln cent was highly anticipated, by coin collectors and the general public alike. As the first U.S. portrait coin struck for circulation, with the bust of the universally popular president on the obverse, the new design was greeted with unprecedented enthusiasm. The August 1909 edition of The Numismatist notes: ” … […]

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Heritage June Hong Kong Auction of Ancient and World Coins Opens for Bidding Soon

Heritage presents another assortment of coins in the first of our two annual Hong Kong International Numismatic Fair auctions, this one scheduled for June 28 in Hong Kong (June 27 in the US). As collector interest grows in tandem with the expanding economies of Asia, we continue to witness the inclusion of ever more fantastic […]

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Like Comics? Check Out What’s Happening This Week at ComicWeek

By Charles Morgan for Coinweek …..   Hi Everybody, CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan here. If you haven’t heard, CoinWeek has published a new sister site dedicated to the world of comic books! Covering recent issues, classic stories, certified comics, and online comic auctions, ComicWeek brings the same level of fiercely independent and honest writing that […]

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Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: Exceptional Near-Gem 1813 $5 Gold Half Eagle

In 1813, John Reich modified his obverse design to show a more cropped portrait of Liberty than had been in use since 1807. The half eagle diameter was reduced by 1.2 mm in 1829 at the hand of William Kneass, 12 years after Reich left the Mint, but Reich’s design was not replaced until 1834. […]

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Bid on US Coin Treasures in Long Beach Heritage Auction

The June 6-9 Long Beach Signature Auction is open for bidding now! Continuing our long association with the Long Beach Coin and Collectibles Expo, this auction boasts over 2500 lots split into four sessions, with the finest lots scheduled to cross the auction block on the evening of Thursday, June 6 at the Long Beach […]

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CAG-Certified Beta Cloth From Michael Collins Collection Realizes $81,250

A piece of Apollo 11-flown Beta cloth from the Michael Collins Collection sold for $81,250 after it was certified by Collectibles Authentication Guaranty™ (CAG®). Michael Collins, Neil Armstrong, and Buzz Aldrin served as the crew for the important Apollo 11 mission, the first to put men on the moon. After their return, the three astronauts […]

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CAG-Certified Beta Cloth From Michael Collins Collection Realizes $81,250

A piece of Apollo 11-flown Beta cloth from the Michael Collins Collection sold for $81,250 after it was certified by Collectibles Authentication Guaranty™ (CAG®). Michael Collins, Neil Armstrong, and Buzz Aldrin served as the crew for the important Apollo 11 mission, the first to put men on the moon. After their return, the three astronauts […]

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Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: Gem Proof 1837 No Stars Dime

Chief Engraver William Kneass suffered a stroke before he could finalize the design for the Seated Liberty motif, which replaced the Capped Bust design on U.S. silver coinage in the late 1830s. The talented Christian Gobrecht took over the project and completed the design, based on earlier contributions from Kneass, Thomas Sully, and Titian Peale. […]

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Jim Bisognani: These Lincolns Make Cents

Solving the copper conundrum; summer expos around the corner   By Jim Bisognani – NGC Weekly Market Report ….. Although the first day of summer is a month away, spring is still having a hard time establishing itself here in my New Hampshire. This morning, as I made my way to my home office, it was a rather […]

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Like Comics, Check Out What’s Happening this Week at ComicWeek

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Like Comics, Check Out What’s Happening this Week at ComicWeek

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Apollo 11 Silver Robbins Medals Sold at Armstrong Family Collection Sale

The second sale of the Armstrong Family Collection, which was entirely certified by Collectibles Authentication Guaranty (CAG), realized more than $2.3 million at Heritage Auctions, May 9. The Armstrong Family Collection features items saved by astronaut Neil Armstrong—the first man to walk on the moon—and his immediate family members

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Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: The Finest Certified Immunis Columbia Copper

The 1787 Immunis Columbia, with the Eagle reverse, is a mysterious issue that has puzzled numismatists since the earliest days of the hobby. In The Early Coins of America, Sylvester Sage Crosby states these pieces were originally believed to be manufactured in England. However, Crosby’s study of the punches used for the dies and the […]

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Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: The Finest Certified Immunis Columbia Copper

The 1787 Immunis Columbia, with the Eagle reverse, is a mysterious issue that has puzzled numismatists since the earliest days of the hobby. In The Early Coins of America, Sylvester Sage Crosby states these pieces were originally believed to be manufactured in England. However, Crosby’s study of the punches used for the dies and the […]

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CAG-Certified Medals, Flags, Wright Flyer Pieces Excel at 2nd Armstrong Family Collection Sale

The second sale of the Armstrong Family Collection, which was entirely certified by Collectibles Authentication Guaranty (CAG), realized more than $2.3 million at Heritage Auctions, May 9. The Armstrong Family Collection features items saved by astronaut Neil Armstrong—the first man to walk on the moon—and his immediate family members. This sale brings the total results […]

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CAC coins bring premiums in April 2019

In addition to faring well in Internet sales during the month of April, CAC-approved coins outperformed other certified coins in a live auction near Chicago. Here are 10 examples which were selected from a large number of results that could have been listed

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Coins and Currency From US, Canada on Tap at ANA World’s Fair of Money Signature Auctions: Heritage

The 2019 American Numismatic Association (ANA) World’s Fair of Money® will be held in Chicago on August 13-17, 2019, and once again Heritage is the official auctioneer. Here is just a taste of what will be offered: The Joan Zieg Steinbrenner Collection of gold rarities includes the extraordinary John Jay Pittman 1843 three-piece gold proof […]

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Certified Coin Marketplace: CAC Coins Bring Premiums in April 2019

In addition to faring well in internet sales during the month of April, CAC-approved coins outperformed other certified coins in a live auction near Chicago. Here are 10 examples, which were selected from a large number of results that could have been listed. 1. 1815 Quarter in VF-25 On April 7, GreatCollections sold a CAC-approved […]

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Central States US Coin Auction Claims Over $19 Million

Are six-figure coins a bargain?   By Jim Bisognani – NGC Weekly Market Report ….. May already! I don’t know about you, but in New Hampshire I am still waiting for spring to arrive. Hey, just ask some of the people attending the just-concluded Central States Numismatic Society 80th Anniversary Convention in Schaumburg, Illinois, held April 24-27. Many dealers […]

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