Heritage Showcase Auctions feature the Dutton Collection of American Coins and the Colonial Valley Banknote Collection


Bruce M. Dutton collection auctions

Preliminary auctions have already started at the last Showcase auction of Patrimony with selections from the collection of Bruce M. Dutton. The auction will conclude with a live session scheduled for 6:00 p.m. CT on Thursday, July 29. All auctions will take place exclusively through Coins.HA.com.

This auction offers selections ranging from nickel value to silver dollars; Mr. Dutton’s cents will be offered at an upcoming auction.

Several of the silver dollars have already attracted much attention, including the 1894 coin, noted MS64 by PCGS and bearing CAC approval sticker. This key date claims the second lowest circulation of the Morgan Dollar series of only 110,000 pieces, and this is the rarest Philadelphia cream issue among the traffic strike coins. The sharpness of the center strike is above average for the show, and the coin is remarkably frosted and appealing for quality. This problem becomes much more difficult to find in the finer certified grades.

Other highlights include:

The Colonial Valley Collection of Notes, Part III

The latest Currency Showcase auction features Part III of the Colonial Valley Collection, and it’s open for auction now at Currency.HA.com. As you would expect from the name of the collection, almost the entire offer consists of colonial banknotes. This auction is expected to conclude with a live session conducted exclusively via Heritage Live starting at 6:00 p.m. CT on August 1.

One fascinating offer in this auction is a 10 Pennsylvania shillings note, dated March 20, 1771 and graded very fine 35. This is a beautiful red and black example with glossy paper, decent margins, and great color. All major design elements are dark and light. The signatures are boldly inked in red and black. More importantly, in addition to the signatures of William fisher and Robert Strettell Jones, the note bears an extremely dark clear signature of Francis Hopkinson. Hopkinson was one of the signatories of the Declaration of Independence of the state of Pennsylvania. Its signature, especially when it has the strength of this current copy, is highly desirable for collectors of historical autographs and political collectors, as well as currency collectors.

A 15 shillings note of the same number is also signed by Hopkinson and gives the note Apparent Very Fine 30.

Other notable notes in this auction include:

Place your bids on these coins and currencies now at Coins.HA.com and Currency.HA.com.

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