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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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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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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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American Bank Note Company Stamp Plates Unique Opportuniy at David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction

By David Lawrence Rare Coin Auctions  …… Our Sunday Internet Auction #1121 consists of 280 brand NEW lots plus 50 Vault Values and 50 No Reserve Lots. This week’s sale is full of incredible NGC-, PCGS- and CAC-approved items including a brilliant 1921 1c PCGS MS67 RD, a popular and scarce 1886-O $1 PCGS MS64, […]

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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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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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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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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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Heritage Offers Gold Rarities at Long Beach

It’s nearly June, which means that Heritage is preparing for its Long Beach auction, June 4-8. This year, Heritage will be offering two rare early gold coins that are expected to be highlights of the auction.
The first is an 1808 quarter eagle, which has a minuscule mintage of only 2,710 coins

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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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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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Auctions Remain Strong for CAC Coins Amid Pandemic

By Mark Ferguson – Publisher, CAC Market Values ….. As we cope with an uncertain future regarding the health, social and economic crisis the world is currently facing, it may be difficult for some collectors to know what to expect in the coin market. The best indicator we have in deciding how to deal with […]

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Auctions Remain Strong for CAC Coins Amid Pandemic

By Mark Ferguson – Publisher, CAC Market Values ……   As we cope with an uncertain future regarding the health, social and economic crisis the world is currently facing, it may be difficult for some collectors to know what to expect in the coin market. The best indicator we have in deciding how to deal […]

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Auctions Remain Strong for CAC Coins Amid Pandemic

By Mark Ferguson – Publisher, CAC Market Values ……   As we cope with an uncertain future regarding the health, social and economic crisis the world is currently facing, it may be difficult for some collectors to know what to expect in the coin market. The best indicator we have in deciding how to deal […]

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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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Numismatics Weathers the Storm: Collecting Community Comes Together, Resulting in Strong Prices Realized at Legend’s Regency Auction 37

  With the uncertainty that the current Covid-19 global pandemic is bringing to the markets and people’s everyday lives, numismatics seems to be providing a safe haven and comfort to collectors all over. Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ (LRCA) 37th Regency Auction was scheduled to take place at Le Meridien in Philadelphia. Two weeks prior to […]

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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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Legend Rare Coin Auctions Moving Regency 37 Sale to New Jersey Office

By Legend Rare Coin Auctions (LRCA) …… Due to the constantly changing situation concerning COVID-19, as well as the rapidly increasing response from businesses and governments throughout the country, we are moving next week’s auction from Philadelphia to our offices in New Jersey. In an effort to protect the health and safety of our employees […]

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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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Central States Numismatic Society Cancels 2020 Convention

The Central States Numismatic Society (CSNS) has canceled its April 22-25, 2020 convention because of 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, […]

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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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Certified Coin Marketplace – CAC-Approved Coins Bring Premiums in February 2020

In addition to faring well in internet sales, CAC-approved coins outperformed other certified coins in a live auction in Los Angeles and in the official auction of the Long Beach Expo in California. Here are 10 examples, which were selected from a large number of results that could have been listed. 1. 1806/5 Overdate Quarter […]

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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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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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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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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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$42 Million Changes Hands at FUN Auction

The first major – and arguably the most important – numismatic event of the year is now complete, and Heritage Auctions has a near $42 million auction to show for it. Conducted in conjunction with the Florida United Numismatists convention, Heritage’s Jan. 8-12 FUN Signature Auction was led by an example of the classic rarity 1927-D double eagle gold coin

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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Top 1837 Classic Head Proof Quarter Already at $120,000

The 1837 Classic Head proof quarter eagle is a true rarity, with only four examples known to numismatists today. One of those coins is in the National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian Institution. As part of their Signature Auction, Heritage Auctions will be offering the finest-known example of this landmark early proof rarity

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Heritage Long Beach Slates NEI Rarities

The world paper money girls and boys at Heritage Auctions have been a tad busy over the last couple of months what with a major Hong Kong sale and the distractions of ANA. Nonetheless the catalog for their upcoming Long Beach auction has been slowly taking shape online.
For some weeks now the top item listed on the first webpage for that sale must have caught a few readers’ eyes

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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Heritage Platinum Night Preview

Heritage Auctions’ Platinum Night® world coin sale conducted each year at ANA’s World’s Fair of Money has become an institution in its own right. This year’s event in August is already set to match those of Platinum sales past. Given the current buoyancy of the world coin market it is to be expected that new records will be set in both total-realized and prices of individual coins

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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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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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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 coin […]

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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: 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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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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Rare SMS 1964 Kennedy Half Dollar Sets $108,000 World Record Price

A 1964 Kennedy Half Dollar sold for a world record $108,000, making it the most expensive coin of its type, during a public auction of rare U.S. Coins held Thursday, April 25, 2019, by Heritage Auctions. The rare example of the rather common piece of pocket change is one of about a dozen special issues […]

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Heritage Central States Auction Results Approach $34 Million

The Central States Numismatic Society Convention in Chicago featured four distinct Heritage auctions during the period April 24-29, covering US Coins, World Coins, US Currency, and World Currency. Overall, these auctions raised over $33.7 million for their consignors during the festivities. All prices realized include a 20% Buyer’s Premium. The Signature auction of US coins […]

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CSNS Signature Auction Features Gem Proof Coins From William Rehwald Collection

As a part of our April 25-28 Central States Signature Auction, we are privileged to offer The William Rehwald Proof Set Collection, a large and essentially complete set of proofs dated 1859 to 1916 – nearly all in the PR64 grade – covering the copper, nickel, and silver denominations, and lacking only a few ultra-rare […]

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Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: Low Mintage Rarity 1885 $20 Double Eagle Gold Coins

United States $20 gold coins were extremely useful in foreign trade during the last half of the 19th century. Double eagles were immediately recognizable to European and Latin American trade partners and their weight and gold content were reliably guaranteed, making them ideal as a medium of exchange. On the other hand, 20 dollars was […]

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Morgan Dollars: Central States Auction Features “Perfection”

Morgan Dollars are always among the most popular coins in any United States coin auction, and the truly exceptional collections of these coins are something to behold. Such is the case with The Perfection Collection of DMPL/Prooflike Morgan Dollars, an outstanding collection to be offered as a part of the Heritage April 25-28 Central States […]

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Three Dollar Gold Coins From Chinook Collection Offered at CSNS

It isn’t often that we’re able to feature a collection of three dollar gold pieces in one of our auctions, but three dollar gold pieces form the great majority of the Chinook Collection, a part of the April 25-28 Central States Numismatic Society US Coins Signature Auction. Our consignor is an avid fisherman and outdoorsman […]

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A World of Money – An Enthralling Bloody Mary Gold Sovereign

By Heritage Auctions …… Queen Mary ruled England alone from July 19, 1553 to July 25, 1554, after which she joined with Philip of Spain: a union that produced no children, as Mary died of stomach cancer only two years into her monarchy. When this coin was minted, she was fairly benevolent. After she married […]

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First US Mint Issues Highlight April Central States Heritage Auction

The Central States Numismatic Society Convention marks its 80th anniversary this year, and Heritage Auctions is proud to be the Official Auctioneer once again. Our CSNS Signature Auction runs from April 25-28, with Platinum Night scheduled for the evening of Thursday, April 25, at 7 PM CT. Most notable among the many outstanding offerings in […]

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Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: MS62+ 1868-S Double Eagle

The 1868-S double eagle has an undistinguished mintage of 837,500 pieces, and circulated examples can be found with little difficulty. The problem arises when an attractive Mint State coin is needed for a type or date/mintmark collection. This condition difficulty is explained by two major factors in the post-Civil War United States economy. First, gold […]

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Niels Bohr Nobel Prize Medal Highlights Heritage Central States Auction

It is an exciting time for numismatics, as the many spectacular coins that the hobby offers are increasingly made accessible to collectors across the globe. Heritage is proud to present our first World and Ancient Coin auction to be associated with the Central States Numismatic Society Convention on April 25-29, bringing some of the most […]

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World Records, Special Collections Push Heritage Auctions to $826.4 Million in 2018

The Neil Armstrong Family Collection™, sports, fine art, and vintage comics, comic art pace annual sales On March 12, Heritage Auctions announced its total annual sales for 2018 surpassed $826 million, setting more than a dozen world record sales as total online sales increased for the fourth straight year. “Our strategic plan embraces technology, expertise […]

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Legendary Collection of Canadian Coins Presented by Heritage Auctions

Collector George Cook credited for establishing one of the most comprehensive and complete collections in North American history The world’s most comprehensive and complete collection of Canadian coins ever assembled – including Canada’s 1911 Silver dollar and the finest known 1936 Dot Cent – is heading to auction (and into Canadian history) later this year. […]

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Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: Early Overdate 1802/1 Half Eagle

A substantial mintage for the time of 53,176 Capped Bust Right half eagles occurred in 1802, all using leftover obverse dies from the previous year that have a 2 punched over the final digit in the date. Eight die varieties are known for the date. In our current March 14-16 Dallas Signature Auction we are […]

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Lake Country Collection Spotlights British Coin Offerings at Central States

The upcoming April 25-30 Central States World Coins Signature Auction is set to be loaded with outstanding material, with an especially strong selection of British coins. One of the featured collections is The Lake Country Collection, a privately assembled collection of nearly 300 coins, almost all of which are British. The Lake Country Collection contains […]

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Flowing Hair Stella Offered in Heritage Auctions U.S. Coins Sale

Numismatic rarity discovered after decades in Massachusetts family safe   A superb example of an extremely rare 140-year-old U.S. coin that sat, untouched and perhaps unknown, in a family safe is among lots in highest demand being offered at Heritage Auctions’ U.S. Coins Auction March 14-16. This 1879 $4 Flowing Hair, Judd-1635, Pollock-1833, JD-1, R.3, […]

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World Coins – Heritage to Offer Denis Burger Collection of English Crowns, Mint Errors

Once again, Heritage will be offering a specialized single consignor collection of world coins for your bidding pleasure beginning on February 18, ending in a live session on March 17. This offering will be from The Denis Burger Collection of Crowns and Mint Errors, a collection strong in both British coins and in errors, particularly […]

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Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: Choice 1930-S Indian Eagle

Small denomination gold coinage was seldom seen in circulation after World War I, as people had become accustomed to using the more convenient paper money for everyday transactions. Large denomination gold coins still had a role to play in foreign trade and as backing for paper currency so double eagles were produced regularly throughout the […]

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Fresh to Market Stella Leads Dallas Offerings From Heritage Auctions

Our busy January/February coast-to-coast swing is complete, and we look forward to returning to our world headquarters in Dallas (3500 Maple Avenue) for the next U.S. Coins Heritage Signature event. We see strong prices in many areas, limited only by enough high-quality coins coming to auction. It is a good time not only to buy […]

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Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: Rare 2nd Series Bechtler $5 Gold Coin

America’s first gold rush took place in the Piedmont area of North Carolina and Georgia in the 1820s and ’30s. The expanding economy of the region desperately needed a more dependable medium of exchange than the miner’s gold dust could provide. To fill this need, Christopher Bechtler, a German-born goldsmith and watchmaker, established a private […]

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$11 Million Sells in Long Beach Heritage US Coin Signature Auction

California Gold Rush-era relics from the shipwreck of SS Central America were among the top sellers in Heritage’s January 29-February 3 Long Beach Signature Auction, held in conjunction with the Long Beach Coin & Collectibles Expo. Altogether, prices topped $11 million, with after-auction sales continuing through February 6. All prices realized include a 20% Buyer’s […]

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Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: MS66 1910-S $20 Double Eagle Gold Coin

More than five years have passed since we last offered a 1910-S double eagle in the seldom-granted Premium Gem grade, but we are privileged to be able to do so as a part of our March 13-16 Dallas Signature Auction. PCGS and NGC have certified a combined 19 examples at MS66, plus only three numerically […]

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Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: The Bushnell Specimen Getz Pattern Cent

The 1792 Washington President 1 copper and silver coins are attributed to the hand of Lancaster, Pennsylvania engraver Peter Getz. Working with a large number of contributors, the late George Fuld published The Washington Pattern Coinage of Peter Getz, a history and census of this issue in 2009. Pennsylvanian Robert Morris, who was born in […]

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Heritage Auctions Launches Weekly World Currency Auction

All lots will be 100 percent unreserved, generating more options for all levels of collectors   Heritage Auctions, the world’s largest auctioneer of currency and coins, has introduced a World Currency Weekly Auction that runs each Tuesday on HA.com. The weekly auctions came about because of the continued growth in recent years of the Heritage […]

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Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: Proof 1839 Seated Half Dollar

The 1839 proof No Drapery Seated Liberty half dollar is a celebrated 19th-century rarity and a one-year design type that will appeal to series specialists and advanced type collectors alike. Walter Breen recognized three specimens in his 1977 Encyclopedia of United States and Colonial Proof Coins, but his list contained an example in the Norweb […]

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Coin Industry News: 2018 Diane Piret Award, Promotion at Heritage Currency

Alabama Coin Dealers Honored With Diane Piret Service Award By Industry Council for Tangible Assets …… Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA) dealer-members Phil Darby (J&P Coins and Currency, Helena, Alabama) and Steve Caiola (Alabama Gold Refiner, Homewood, Alabama) were honored during the ICTA dinner and update at FishBones, Orlando, Florida, on January 9 as […]

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Heritage Numismatic Signature Auctions January 6-16 Exceed $71 Million

FUN and NYINC U.S. & World Coin & Currency auctions register price records, 97% sell-through rate   Heritage Auctions has announced that its early January numismatic auctions surpassed $71 million for the fourth consecutive year. In just three short weeks, high-dollar bids for U.S. Coins, World & Ancient Coins and World Paper Money reached seven […]

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Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: Near-Perfect 1864 Gold Dollar Coin

In 1864, the Civil War raged on, with severe consequences both on the battlefield and in commerce. The greenback could not hold its value and Confederate currency was worth next to nothing. Even the stalwart gold dollar fell victim to the war, with the US Mint producing just 5,900 circulation strikes and 50 proofs for […]

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Finest-Known 1885 Trade Dollar Brings $3.96 Million: Heritage Auctions

White hot market for rarest coins, great American rarity tops U.S. auction The finest-known 1885 Trade dollar – among the rarest and most enigmatic issues in all of American coinage – sold for $3,960,000 through Heritage Auctions Thursday evening, January 10, following a winning bid cast by collector Dell Loy Hansen of Logan, Utah. The […]

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New York World Coin Auction realizes over $15 Million so far

The January 6-7 portion of the NYINC World Coins Signature Auction has concluded, with prices realized so far exceeding $15 million. Platinum Night, held the evening of January 7, saw close to $8 million in rare coins change hands. All prices include a 20% Buyer’s Premium. The top lot of the auction was a gold Netherlands East Indies […]

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Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: 1922 High Relief Peace Dollar with Unique Antique Finish

Judd-2018 is a recently discovered trial striking of the 1922 High Relief Peace dollar, struck in business-strike format and first reported by David W. Lange in 2007. It is one of the rarest die combinations from 1921 to 1922, a time period when the Mint experimented extensively with the relief of Anthony de Francisci’s artistic […]

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Heritage 2019 FUN US Coins Signature Auction: Lots You Need to Know

By CoinWeek….. Beginning on Wednesday, January 9, Heritage Auctions will conduct their first U.S. Coins Signature Auction of the 2019 calendar year. Heritage’s FUN sale is a bellwether event for the rare coin hobby and all eyes will be focused on not only the price performance of the lots in this sale but also whether […]

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Heritage Auctions to Feature Janis Ian Collection at FUN Show

Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, science fiction writer, activist, philanthropist, and coin collector Janis Ian is perhaps most widely known for her musical career as a teenager in the mid-1960s and into the 1970s. Two hit singles — “Society’s Child” and “At Seventeen” — have in some ways defined her career and influenced many people from that […]

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Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: The Eliasberg 1885 Trade Dollar

The 1885 Trade dollar is one of the rarest and most enigmatic issues in all of American coinage. The coins were almost certainly struck in the first half of 1885, but they only began appearing publicly early in the 20th century, 25 years after they were minted. Only five examples are known, making them just […]

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Beverly Hills Heritage U.S. Coin Auction Realizes $6.5+ Million

Gold was the story in California as Heritage’s December 13-14 Beverly Hills Signature Auction raised in excess of $6.5 million for its consignors. Post Auction sales continue and may add further to this total. All prices realized include a 20% Buyer’s Premium. The six highest valued coins in the auction were all gold rarities, led […]

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Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Ancient Coins: Gold Light Stater of Croesus

In numismatic circles, Croesus is most famous for introducing the world’s first bimetallic standard, issuing coins of both gold and silver. Prior to this, coins were produced in electrum, a naturally occurring alloy of gold and silver. This situation obviously caused a number of problems, most notably because the proportions of gold to silver were […]

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New Benefit at Heritage Auctions: Make Offer to Owner Archive

HA.com members can now view all pending, rejected and accepted resale offers back to 2009 Heritage Auctions’ Make Offer to Owner (MOtO) program, through which clients can make anonymous offers on lots previously sold at auction, has added an extremely useful new feature showing the amount and status of every resale offer ever made via […]

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Rare Chinese Patterns Lead $5.1 Million Heritage Auctions Hong Kong Event

Rare gold and silver patterns provided many of the highlights as Heritage’s auctions realized over $5.1 million December 5-7 in Hong Kong. After auction sales are continuing and may add even more to the total. All prices include a 20% Buyer’s Premium. Rare coins sold for over $3.3 million in total, with the vast majority […]

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Heritage Auctions’ Beverly Hills US Coins Signature Auction: Lots You Need to Know

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek …..   On December 13 and 14, Heritage Auctions will conduct their last U.S. Coins Signature Auction of the 2018 calendar year. The sale features 2,964 lots, including early U.S. gold, type coins, numerous CAC-approved coins certified by NGC and PCGS, and a complete set of silver […]

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Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: Gem ‘Capped Die’ 1879-CC Dollar

Only the 1889-CC is scarcer than the 1879-CC among Carson City Morgan dollars, and the so-called “Capped Die” VAM-3 overmintmark ranks among the most significant varieties for the entire Morgan dollar series. A large CC was punched over a small CC, and the engraver crudely attempted to efface the underlying letters. Early die states show […]

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Experience the World of Numismatics in the NYINC Heritage Auction

  Heritage Auctions can think of no better way to kick off 2019 than with our highly anticipated New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) sale, taking place January 6-7 at the Grand Hyatt hotel in New York. NYINC is arguably the most significant international numismatic event of the year, and it serves as an opportunity […]

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Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: Finest 1899 Proof Quarter Eagle

The United States Mint struck 150 Proof quarter eagles in 1899. In their gold Encyclopedia, Garrett and Guth estimate that “around 100” examples survive, which is less than half of the reported certified population of 249 coins. Obviously, the official reports are inflated by resubmissions. Garrett and Guth further write: “The issue trades as a […]

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A World of Money – Extremely Rare 2nd Variety “Reversed Legends” Pattern Kwangtung 50 Cents Coin

By Heritage Auctions …… In 1889 a new mint was opened in Kwangtung. A series of 5 coins were struck: 3.65 Candareens (5 Cents), 7-3/10 Candareens (10 Cents), 1 Mace 4-3/5 Candareens (20 Cents), 3 Mace 6-1/2 Candareens (50 Cents), and 7 Mace 3 Candareens. These pieces were struck, and entered into circulation, to replace […]

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Heritage: Coins of Asia Offered in December Hong Kong Auction

It is with much pride and excitement that we present our December 6-7 2018 Hong Kong Auction of World Coins, an event sure to be the highlight of the Hong Kong International Numismatic Fair. Close to 1,000 numismatic delicacies have been meticulously curated for your enjoyment. From Imperial China we have a Kuang-hsu era trio […]

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Heritage Auctions: Two New Coin Auctions Now Open

A special three-day auction event at Heritage’s Dallas World Headquarters (3500 Maple Avenue) kicks off on Wednesday, November 7 with two floor sessions devoted exclusively to the Eric P. Newman Collection. A full slate of U.S. Coins Signature sessions follow beginning on Thursday, November 8, with the Premier Session on Thursday evening, and two floor […]

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CAG-Certified Armstrong Family Collection 1st Auction Tops $5.2 Million

Artifacts from the Armstrong Family Collection, which was entirely certified by Collectibles Authentication Guaranty (CAG), realized an incredible $5,276,320 USD at auction, November 1-3, 2018. The nearly 1,000 CAG-certified items from the collection of astronaut Neil Armstrong—the first man to walk on the moon—and his immediate family members were sold by Heritage Auctions and set […]

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Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection, Part X

Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection Part XI is the final sale in a series that began in 2013. It is scheduled November 7-10 in the Dallas headquarters of Heritage Galleries at 2PM CT and online at coins.HA.com. This exciting Newman Collection auction features sections of coins, antique scales, counterfeit detectors, and coin-related mechanical devices, […]

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Heritage sale brings nearly $6 million

At top, reverse of the rare and top-selling 1917 Great British sovereign that realized $28,800 at Heritage’s successful Long Beach sale. At bottom, obverse of 6th issue hammered Elizabeth I gold pound struck at Tower Mint, which sold for $21,600 in AU55 NGC. (Image courtesy www

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Mark Stephenson Joins Heritage Auctions’ Beverly Hills Office as Coins Consignment Director

Mark Stephenson spent three years as VP/Director of Customer Relations at PCGS  Heritage Auctions has announced that Mark Stephenson, an attorney with nearly 20 years of experience in virtually all aspects of the coin collecting hobby, has joined its Beverly Hills office as a Consignment Director. “Mark is an accomplished expert in every part of coin collecting,” Heritage […]

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California Gold Rush Treasures Lead $7 Million Chicago Auction Results

Treasures from the California Gold Rush era were the main attraction as Heritage’s October 11-14 Signature Auction of US Coins raised close to $7.2 million for its consignors. All prices realized include a 20% Buyer’s Premium. Many of the outstanding California gold offerings in this auction came from the Marcello Collection, including an 1855 Kellogg & Co. Fifty Dollar […]

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The Colonel Green Collection Archives as Purchased by Eric P. Newman

Lot 15106 of the 2018 November 7 & 10 Eric P. Newman Collection Part XI US Coins Signature Auction is a fascinating archive of material having to do with Mr. Newman’s acquisition of material from the estate of Colonel Green. It consists of two boxes of correspondence, inventories, and financial papers including thousands of pages of detailed records […]

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1892-3 Columbus So-Called Dollar/Award Medal and Obverse Die

1892-3 Columbus So-Called Dollar/Award Medal by Augustus Saint-Gaudens and Charles Barber Bronze, 38.1 mm, R.5. One of our favorite so-called dollars, the Saint-Gaudens/Barber HK-223. This is the medal that began the entire Charles Barber-Augustus Saint-Gaudens rivalry and controversy. The well-known Columbian Exposition prize medal was Augustus Saint-Gaudens first attempt to work with Mint officials. “The […]

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A Finest Certified 1851 Humbert $50 Slug Offered by Heritage in Chicago

The 1851 Humbert $50 ingots (commonly called slugs) are among the most recognizable artifacts of the romantic Gold Rush era. The large Humbert $50 octagonal coins are familiar to collectors of all disciplines, and even non-numismatists often make the historical connection when they encounter an example. They are rare and valuable reminders of one of […]

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What are the Ideal Coins To Put Into a US Type Set ?

US Type Set Strategies By Stewart Huckaby I wrote a previous article in this space about Type Sets, and some of the considerations involved in putting them together. At a recent coin club meeting, I decided to talk a bit about some of the topics I had covered in the article, but beyond that, I […]

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Close to $6 million sells in Heritage US Coins Long Beach Coin Auction

High-end, popular collector coins were featured as the September 6-9 Signature US Coin Auction in Long Beach raised close to $6 million for its consignors. Additional auctions of world coins, world currency, and US currency are expected to raise the total in Long Beach above $18 million. As always, all prices realized include a 20% Buyer’s Premium. […]

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Virtually Unobtainable Choice 1873-CC Half Dollar with Arrows to be Sold at Long Beach

Choice 1873-CC Half Dollar with Arrows to be Sold at Long Beach Arrows were placed at the date on the 1873-CC Half Dollar part way through the year in 1873, to indicate a slight increase in the weight of the planchet, from 12.44 grams to 12.5 grams. The arrows were continued in 1874, and removed […]

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Unique and Unusual Coins – French Colonial Regulated Gold with Countermarks

  Martinique – French Colonial Regulated Gold & Countermarked 20 Livres ND (c. 1805) AU53 PCGS The money supply in the fledgling United States consisted of a bewildering mix of foreign coins, private issues, and state sponsored copper, counterfeits and coins of reduced weight. During this time in America, gold coins were primarily used only […]

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Extreme Rarities bring stunning prices in $40+ million Philadelphia ANA auctions

A newly discovered 1854-S half eagle took center stage, selling for $2.16 million as Heritage’s August 14-19 coin and currency ANA auctions at the Philadelphia World’s Fair of Money raised over $40 million for their consignors. All prices include a 20% Buyer’s Premium. Initially believed to be a fake, this fourth existing 1854-S $5 gold piece, […]

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Spain’s Legendary 8 Reales ‘First Dollar of the Americas’ Auctioned for $528,000

Spanish 1538 8 Reales struck in Mexico City is finest of three known to exist The legendary “First Dollar of the New World,” 8 Reales  struck in Mexico City by the Spanish in 1538, sold for $528,000, Aug. 17, at an auction of ancient and world coins held by Heritage Auctions in Philadelphia. The first dollar-sized coin struck in […]

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The 1792 Gold Piece that Might Have Once Jingled in George Washington’s Pocket Sold for $1.74 Million in Philadelphia

1792 George Washington Gold Eagle Coin Offered in first public auction since 1890; all net proceeds donated to charity A one-of-a-kind 1792 gold coin believed by its previous owner to have once been a cherished memento of U.S. President George Washington sold for $1,740,000 Thursday, Aug. 16, in Philadelphia by Heritage Auctions. This is the first time the 1792 $10 […]

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The 1792 Washington Gold Piece sells for $1.74 Million in Philadelphia

1792 Washington Gold Piece Offered in first public auction since 1890; all net proceeds donated to charity A one-of-a-kind 1792 gold coin believed by its previous owner to have once been a cherished memento of U.S. President George Washington sold for $1,740,000 Thursday, Aug. 16, in Philadelphia by Heritage Auctions. This is the first time the 1792 $10 Washington […]

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NGC-graded Coins Powering Heritage US Coins Auction in August

A 1792 Washington gold eagle pattern and a rare 1854-S $5 are the top two lots in the sale. Two NGC-certified coins will headline Heritage Auctions’ Platinum Night US Coins Signature Auction at the ANA World’s Fair of Money show in Philadelphia on August 16. The 1792 Gold Washington President $10 Pattern, graded NGC XF 45★, […]

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First Dollar of the Americas One of Highlights in Heritage Auction

 The legendary First Dollar of the Americas – struck in 1538 and recovered from the shipwreck of the “Golden Fleece” – may sell for $500,000 or more at Heritage Auctions Aug. 17 in Philadelphia. The finest example of just three known to exist, the historic silver coin was struck in Mexico City just three years after the Spanish Empire […]

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Treasures offered in ANA Platinum Night World Coins auction

Our highly anticipated August Platinum Night® Auction of world coins is scheduled for August 17, hosted this year at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia during the ANA World’s Fair of Money®. The arrival of such a prestigious event naturally comes accompanied by the crème-de la-crème of numismatics. Whether you are seeking the pinnacle of quality, rarity, […]

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Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles Available Through Heritage Auctions

Volume written by Roger Burdette and edited by Heritage Auctions experts breaks down history of popular collectible coin DALLAS, Texas (July 13, 2018) – The definitive resource on the history of one of the world’s most popular collector coins, Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles as Illustrated by the Phillip H. Morse and Steven Duckor Collections, written by Roger […]

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Rare Chapman Proof 1921 Morgan Silver Dollar to be Offered at Summer FUN Show

Business strike 1921 Morgan dollars are common, but proofs are significant rarities. None were officially made for collector sale, but the grading services recognize two varieties: the Chapman proofs and the Zerbe proofs. Certified Zerbe proofs tend to be from VAM-1AG or VAM-47 dies, and do not show all characteristics of proof Morgan dollars of […]

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Heritage Hong Kong Auction of World, Ancient Coins and World Currency Reach $4.38 Million

94% sell-through rate produces third-highest total for any Heritage Hong Kong auction Led by strong bidding across the board, especially for Chinese coins and currency, World Coins & Ancient Coins Auction and its World Currency in the Heritage Hong Kong Auction combined to bring $4.38 million. With a combined sell-through rate of 94 percent by value, the […]

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Finest Certified 1860-O Liberty Double Eagle in Heritage Summer FUN Signature Sale

After the San Francisco Mint opened in 1854, most of the bullion from the California gold fields went to that facility for coinage and bullion deposits dropped precipitously at the New Orleans Mint. Accordingly, only small mintages of double eagles were turned out at New Orleans after that time. Only 6,600 of the O-mint Liberty […]

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NGC Certifies Rare Standing Liberty Quarter Pattern

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified an extremely rare pattern 1916 Standing Liberty Quarter. Graded NGC PF 61, it is believed to be only the third example in existence. The coin was originally graded by another third-party grading service, which had identified it as a regular 1916 Standing Liberty Quarter. The error was undetected until […]

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Morgan Dollar Collection: Bid Now on Heritage Summer FUN Offerings

Heritage has a history as Official Auctioneer for the Florida United Numismatists (FUN), which celebrates its 12th annual Summer FUN event in Orlando this year. Our Signature auction of US coins is scheduled for July 12-15, with the Premier Session, scheduled for Thursday, July 12, featuring the finest-known 1860-O double eagle, among many other treasures. […]

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Heritage Long Beach Signature Sale Top 5 Highest Prices Paid

By CoinWeek ….. Heritage Auctions‘ Long Beach sale of rare coins and medals realized $18.095 million and included a number of highlight coins – including the surprising offering of the Mickley-Hawn-Queller specimen 1804 dollar. We have looked through the results and compiled a list of the seven coins that make up the Top 5 highest […]

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