1879 Flowing Hair Stella leads the Heritage US Coins event above $ 5 million
The 1863 sitting dollar that once belonged to MLB Hall of Fame member Andre Dawson also reaches six digits
A spectacular 1879 The Star with the Floating Hair attracted nearly four dozen bids before selling for $ 264,000 lead Heritage auctions ” Auction of American coins at $ 5,004,466 in total sales from December 16 to 19.
Over 2,100 bidders flocked to the event, which generated perfect sale rates of 100% in value and lots sold.
The gorgeous 1879 Flowing Hair Stella, Judd-1635, Pollock-1833, JD-1, R.3, PR66 Ultra Cameo NGC topping the auction is in high demand. These four dollar gold models have long been included in sets alongside regular issue coins, and are the only model issue with its own section in the annual Guide Book, between the three dollar gold coin and the $ 5 half eagle, each of which actually circulated, unlike the star.
“The Flowing Hair Star is one of the most important and popular coins in American numismatics” President of heritage auctions Greg Rohan noted. “This is a magnificent example of a must-have coin that will be the centerpiece of any serious collection. “
A $ 1,863 NGC MS67. OC-1, Low R.3 from the collection of the former Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Star Andre Dawson and tied for Best Certified Specimen, drew nearly 30 bids before ending at $ 114,000. Recognized as one of the most memorable Seated Liberty Dollars never offered through Heritage Auctions, this is just one of a few dozen examples of the mint condition of this elusive Civil War-era problem known to have survived a circulation of 27 200 pieces. Only one other specimen was certified MS67 by NGC, while PCGS noted only one.
In Gold Mint’s first year, a 1795 Small Eagle, BD-4, R.5, MS61 PCGS made three dozen bids before closing at $ 90,000. the Currency of the United States minted gold coins for the first time in 1795, delivering 744 Capped Right Bust Half Eagles July 31. Production continued until September 16 of the same year, for a total of 8,707 pieces. The coinage of the half-eagles was then discontinued for the year and the production of Eagles has begun. This coin is one of 27 copies classified MS61.
A 1797 Dollar 10 × 6 Stars, Large Letters, B-3, BB-71, R.2, MS63 NGC went up to $ 78,000 when the last of the 25 offers has arrived. Experts at Heritage Auctions believe this dollar ranks among the top two or three coins known. The typical 1797 B-3 dollars is likely to be found in XF grades or below, although several have been referred to as Uncirculated over the years.
A 1934-S dollar CAC MS66 + PCGS, the finest ever made by Heritage Auctions, reached $ 63,000. A little over a million 1934-S peace dollar were hit, placing it among the least drawn numbers of the set and a key date. It maintains a reputation for being one of the series’ most elusive problems, the rarest entry of the set, right down to ratings as high as MS64. the PCGS Population Report shows most uncirculated examples of 1934-S in a narrow range of MS62 to MS64; there are only a few hundred submissions on this service in MS65, and it is one of the 42 Premium Gems reported. Additionally, this is one of eight MS66 reps at PCGS with a Plus designation added – without any finer.
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