Results and Highlights from Brunk Auctions’ First U.S. Coin Sale in Richmond, VA

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It was a warm welcome from the river city at Brunk Auctions first sale in Virginia November 9. With an impressive sell-through rate of 94% and a $1,843,275 total sale, the auction was a resounding success. Coins and currencies captured 35% of the final total and posted a 100% sell rate.

Notable results included the US ten dollar gold coins of 1799 and 1803which sold for $28,160 and a Group of Eight Draped Bust Silver Dollarswhich more than doubled its pre-sale estimate from $10,000 to $12,000, selling for a total of $27,060. Thirteen 20th century gold double eagle coins generated excitement among field, telephone and internet bidders and finished at a total of $23,370.

Coin and Currency Specialist Greg Caps pointed out that “Coin collectors and dealers were very pleased with the range of coins that were new to the market and the auctions reflected this…we enjoyed encountering the excitement and anticipation of the annual Baltimore Winter Expo with our own strong selections.

Coin and currency highlights at the first auction Dec. 5-7 in Asheville include a 1836 Gobrecht Silver Dollar, Lot 1291, estimated between $5,000 and $7,000. As a room type, Gobrecht Dollars represent the most difficult US silver dollar to acquire in this series, making lot 1291 a particularly desirable lot.

Other notable highlights on offer include 2,000 silver coins, Lot 1297, estimated between $4,000 and $5,000; and 1,000 old silver half dollarsLot 1290, estimated between $4,000 and $5,000.

Collectors can also find Over twenty educational coin trays, Lot 1286, to be a delightful gift for the new collector. These custom-made trays are filled with American and foreign coins, from Roman to modern, and are categorized by country and theme. Also of interest is a Original Hobo NickelLot 1288. This engraved nickel, authenticated by Bill Fivaz, is both a fine example of a particular numismatic collecting area and an excellent sample of folk art from the early 20th century. For more information on these lots or the upcoming auction, visit us in Asheville or online at www.brunkauctions.com.

Upcoming auctions and events

December 5-7: Asheville, North Carolina Emporium & Premier Auctions

February 6-8: Asheville, North Carolina Emporium & Premier Auctions

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