double eagle – Alg A http://alg-a.com/ Sun, 17 Apr 2022 05:26:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://alg-a.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-6-120x120.png double eagle – Alg A http://alg-a.com/ 32 32 February Heritage U.S. Coin Auction Surpasses $16.5 Million https://alg-a.com/february-heritage-u-s-coin-auction-surpasses-16-5-million/ Wed, 02 Mar 2022 22:50:08 +0000 https://alg-a.com/february-heritage-u-s-coin-auction-surpasses-16-5-million/ 1879 Stella Flowing Hair sold for $184,500 to lead Heritage Auctions Long Beach Expo Signature® U.S. Coin Auctions at $16,503,414. The event attracted 3,560 bidders from around the world and generated perfect sell-through rates of 100% in value and lots sold. 1879 $4 Flowing Hair, Judd-1635, Pollock-1833, JD-1, R.3, PR65 NGC (Illustrated by Heritage Auctions, […]]]>

1879 Stella Flowing Hair sold for $184,500 to lead Heritage Auctions Long Beach Expo Signature® U.S. Coin Auctions at $16,503,414. The event attracted 3,560 bidders from around the world and generated perfect sell-through rates of 100% in value and lots sold.

1879 $4 Flowing Hair, Judd-1635, Pollock-1833, JD-1, R.3, PR65 NGC (Illustrated by Heritage Auctions, HA.com.)

the 1879 Floating Hair Stella, Judd-1635, Pollock-1833, JD-1, R.3, PR65 Cameo NGC who won the event’s highest prize was one of the two Flowing Hair stars at the top of the final results. Another one 1879 Floating Hair Stella, Judd-1635, Pollock-1833, JD-1, R.3, PR65 NGC won an auction of $174,000.

Stellas were originally minted as a coin exchangeable with five European currencies. Two varieties were created: one with coiled hair and another—like the first two batches of this sale—with flowing hair.

The event continued an extraordinary start to 2022 for Heritage’s U.S. Coins Department: the U.S. Coins Auction in January FUN US Coins Signature® Auctions soared to $65,422,650 in total sales, part of the combined $74 million for the event.

“Rare-date gold coins have soared in this auction, leading the way with high prices,” said Heritage Auctions President Greg Rohan. “It is clear that rare date and record quality coins are attracting increased interest from collectors, with auction prices to prove it.”

Also reaching $174,000 were a 1795 Bust Capped Right Eagle, MS61 And one 1862 Liberty Double Eagle, MS63+★. The latter more than doubled previous high of $78,000which was set at the Heritage Auction in August 2020.

The 1795 capped bust right eagle dates from the first year the United States Mint minted gold coins; the half eagles were struck first, followed by a delivery of 1,097 Capped Bust Right Eagles. This example depicts the 13-leaf variety BD-5, the last variety struck. It comes from an existing population of only 35-45 pieces.

1795 Eagle, BD-5, R.5, MS61 NGC
1795 Eagle, BD-5, R.5, MS61 NGC (Illustrated by Heritage Auctions, HA.com.)

The 1862 Liberty Double Eagle, MS63+★ is the Philadelphia Mint’s most elusive Type One Liberty double eagle except for the unsalvageable 1861 Reverse Pack, and copies of all grades remain rare. Eight were recovered from the wreckage of the SS Republicand another in the treasury of the SS Brother Jonathan, but no great treasure has been discovered; the surviving population in all grades has been estimated at 150-200 specimens, most in the XF-AU range. This specimen is the second-best certified example from both major grading services, thanks to its Plus and Star designations.

1862 $20 MS63+★ NGC.  CAC
1862 $20 MS63+★ NGC. CAC (Illustrated by Heritage Auctions, HA.com.)

Three coins – a 1932 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle, MS65, an 1884-S Morgan Dollar, MS64+ and an 1886-O Morgan Dollar, MS65 – fetched auctions of $156,000.

the 1932 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle, MS65 is one of the rarest late saints, often in high demand at auction. The extant population was estimated at 75-95.

1932 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle, MS65
1932 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle, MS65

the 1884-S Dollar Morgan, MS64+ is undeniably rare: most of the 3.2 million strike dollars of 1884 produced by the San Francisco mint have been put into circulation.

1884-S Dollar MS64+ PCGS
1884-S Dollar MS64+ PCGS (Illustrated by Heritage Auctions, HA.com.)

Most of the coins held by the government were probably melted down in 1918, under the provisions of the Pittman Act, meaning that relatively few were saved. Uncirculated coins are coveted, and for good reason: NGC and PCGS have teamed up to certify only 25 examples in MS64 (two in 64+), with only six finer examples.

the 1886-O Morgan Dollar, MS65 PCGS, one of only three noted by PCGS in MS65 (one in 65+), comes from a problem that was not well done. An estimated 2–4 million coins were put into circulation; the majority of the minting was preserved in government warehouses and most of these coins were probably melted down in 1918, under the provisions of the Pittman Act. The 1886-O was not well represented in 1960s Treasury releases, alerting collectors and dealers to its elusive high quality nature for the first time. Third party grading has established the 1886-O as a top condition rarity in the series for the past 35 years.

1886-O Morgan Dollar, MS65 PCGS
1886-O Morgan Dollar, MS65 PCGS

Other auction records include:

A 1870-CC Liberty Eagle, VF25 climbed to $78,000; the previous record for a VF example was the $66,000 made at Heritage Auctions in February 2018.

A 1883 Morgan Dollar, MS68, with a stunning obverse tone, got 23 bids before closing at $34,800 – the only example from that date to bring more was a graduated “plus” example. This piece set a new standard for a 68 without the “plus” note.

Also reaching $78,000 was one of the most intriguing pieces of the sale, a 2001-D Lincoln Cent—Muled with a Roosevelt Dime Reverse—MS65 Red PCGS. A mule is a coin minted with mismatched dies. In the long history of the United States Mint, only a few dozen mules are known, and most are unique. Of all the mule possibilities in American numismatics, the most likely to occur is the Lincoln cent/Roosevelt dime mule, largely because the diameters of the cent (19 mm) and dime (18 mm) are similar, and each type is from a high mintage. . Heritage Auctions experts know five of these pieces; the example offered here is the second known 2001-D cent/dime mule.

Another error piece that gave an outstanding result was a 1977-D Dollar Eisenhower, MS63, which drew 21 bids before closing at $26,400. A dressed Eisenhower dollar should weigh 22.7 grams, but this example tips the scales at 24.9. It has been reported that approximately 15 coins – including this one – are known to have been minted on planchettes intended for 40% silver San Francisco Bicentennial Ike Dollars.

Other highlights included, but were not limited to:

$150,000: one “1802/1” Quarter eagle, MS64+

$150,000: 1915-S Panama-Pacific Fifty Dollar, MS65

$144,000: 1876 ​​Three Dollar, PR65 Ultra Cameo

$22,800: One dollar 1901-O, colored MS67+ (only one thinner graduated)

Full results are available at HA.com/1342.

About Heritage Auctions

Heritage Auctions is the largest fine art and collectibles auction house founded in the United States and the largest collectibles auctioneer in the world. Heritage has offices in New York, Dallas, Beverly Hills, Chicago, Palm Beach, London, Paris, Geneva, Amsterdam and Hong Kong.

Heritage also enjoys the highest online traffic and dollar volume of any auction house in the world (source: SimilarWeb and Hiscox Report). The Internet’s most popular auction house website, HA.com, has over 1,500,000 registered bidder members and a free searchable archive of five million past auction records with realized prices, descriptions and enlargeable photos. Reproduction rights are regularly granted to media for photo credit.

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Heritage Auctions Holds Rarities-Filled U.S. Coin Auction in Long Beach https://alg-a.com/heritage-auctions-holds-rarities-filled-u-s-coin-auction-in-long-beach/ Tue, 08 Feb 2022 11:33:34 +0000 https://alg-a.com/heritage-auctions-holds-rarities-filled-u-s-coin-auction-in-long-beach/ 1795 Eagle, Morgan Dollars, Pine Tree Shilling and “Muled” Lincoln Cent among the highlights Continuing the momentum of his record FUN American Coin Auctions, Heritage auctions will again serve as official auctioneer for the Long Beach Expo U.S. Coin Auctions February 24-27. The event will take place one week after the Long Beach Expo an […]]]>

1795 Eagle, Morgan Dollars, Pine Tree Shilling and “Muled” Lincoln Cent among the highlights

Continuing the momentum of his record FUN American Coin Auctions, Heritage auctions will again serve as official auctioneer for the Long Beach Expo U.S. Coin Auctions February 24-27. The event will take place one week after the Long Beach Expo an event.

The auction of US coins during January’s US Coins FUN Signature Auction soared to $65,422,650 in total sales, part of the combined $74 million for the event. The record breaking event brought new auction records for 88 of the 211 lots that changed hands for $50,000 or more.

“The new year has started with an extraordinary result at the FUN auction, reflecting the strong demand for elite coins”, President of Heritage Auctions Greg Rohan noted. “This auction is a fitting sequel, filled with rarities that continue to shine the spotlight on America’s top coin collectors at Heritage Auctions.”

Among the highlights of the Long Beach auction:

A 1795 Eagle, BD-5, R.5, MS61 NGC is from the first year when the United States currency gold coins struck – half eagles were struck first, followed by a delivery of 1,097 Bust with headdress Right eagles from Mandate 39. This remarkable coin represents the BD-5 13-leaf variety, the last variety minted and this pair of dies was probably used to mint 500 to 1,000 copies of the reported mintage. It comes from an existing population of only 35-45 pieces.

As the 1895 dollar morganthe 1876 ​​Three dollar PR65 Ultra Cameo NGC. JD-1, R.5 high is only available in Proof format. But the 1876 ​​three is most often compared to 1875 three dollars, another proof date only. The 1876 is not as rare as the previous year – a distinction obscured by the difference between an official mintage, apparently at just 45 pieces, with 20 proofs delivered in February and 25 more in June, and speculation of a larger actual print run. This coin is clearly an original strike, most likely one of the 20 proofs delivered in February.

A 1926-S Nickel MS65 PCGS. CAC comes from the single number of the Buffalo Nickel series with a print run of less than one million (970,000) copies. This draw directly translates to higher quality rarity compared to most other numbers. Apart Guide booklet varieties like 1918/7-Dthe 1916 double diceetc., the 1926-S is the quintessential key date of the series in Gem condition. PCGS yields only 18 coins in this category (four of which are rated Plus), none finer; the NGC Census saves 12 gems, with four finer (1/22) MS66 pieces. None of the MS66 NGC parts are CAC approved. The last Gem PCGS coin of this grade offered by Heritage Auctions was a CAC approved example at the 2018 FUN Signature auction which fetched $99,000.

Sculptor Auguste Saint-Gaudens sometimes reused his artistic ideas in multiple commissions. The head of Freedom on the 1907 Wire Rim Eagle MS65 PCGS is a direct descendant of the allegorical female figure of the Victory on the Sherman monument. The second generation of the Victory, a small head-only reduction, is actually based on an earlier, unused study for the head. This is the famous NIKE-EIPHNH (Victory-Peace) bust which was cast between 1892 and 1903. By turning Victory’s head in profile and placing it in a circle, it became her figure for Liberty on the $10 gold coin. President Theodore Roosevelt made the most significant design change when he suggested the sculptor replace the laurel wreath with an Indian war bonnet. This example is one of only 72 in 65 (8 in 65+), and there are only 29 more beautiful.

the San Francisco Mint produced 3.2 million strike dollars in 1884, most of which went into circulation. Circulated examples are fairly common, even in Extremely Fine and About Uncirculated grades; most of those held by the government were probably melted down in 1918, under the provisions of the Pittman Law. Most NGC and PCGS Mint State examples are in the MS60 and MS63 range; the 1884-S Dollar MS64+ PCGS offered in this auction is one of 25 certified copies between the two services.

Once part of the collections of both Reed Hawn and Donald G. Partricka 1652 Pine Tree Shilling, Large Planchet, Reverse N, MS65 NGC CAC. Noe-10, W-750, Salmon 8-Diii, R.3 is a fine example of a gem which has been described in the Hawn Catalog as “a marvelous specimen, one of the finest known”. He achieved the second highest price in the Reed Hawn collection of Massachusetts moneybehind only the very rare Noe 2-B willow tree shilling. The Noe-10 pine shilling is frequently found in the circulated grades, but is rare in the uncirculated choice. This coin, on the census as the inverted “N” type, is tied for best known with three other examples – each of the Noe-4 variety. This is the best Noe-10 known to the experts at Heritage Auctions.

One of the unique pieces in the auction is a 2001-D Lincoln Cent – ​​Muled with a Roosevelt Dime Reverse – MS65 Red PCGS. A mule is a coin minted with mismatched dies. In the long history of the United States Mint, only a few dozen mules are known, and most are unique. Of all the mule possibilities in American numismatics, the most likely to occur is the Lincoln penny / 1 Roosevelt penny mule, largely because the diameters of the cent (19mm) and dime (18mm) are similar, and each type comes from a high mintage. Heritage Auctions experts know five of these pieces; the example offered here is the second known 2001-D cent/dime mule.

dr. William Wheeler Hubbella patent attorney philadelphia creamdevised a system of metrics goloid the currency that was pushed through Congress speak House Committee on Currency, Weights and Measure President and representative Alexander H.Stephensformer vice president of CSA. Together they pulled enough strings to get 425 of the 1879 Stella flowing hair hit. Stellas were originally minted as a coin exchangeable with five European currencies; two varieties were created: one with coiled hair and one with flowing hair, like the extraordinary 1879 Stella flowing hairJudd-1635, Pollock-1833, JD-1, R.3, PR65 NGC which appears in this auction.

A 1848 Quarter Eagle CAL. MS62PCGS is the first delivery of gold from California at the Philadelphia Mint, where it was struck in quarter eagle. The identifying mark, “CAL.”, was punched on the reverse after each coin was minted, and today some numismatic students consider these coins to be the first American commemorative coins. Few of the 1,389 coins produced with the special countermark survive today and most of those that survive show signs of circulation. PCGS and NGC have certified 123 examples in all grades, with only 46 submissions graded MS60 or finer.

Other highlights include, but are not limited to:

The sale features several private collections, including The Long Island Collection Part IIa blend that made its debut in ANA World Money Fair 2021 in Chicago. The second part of the collection is equally impressive, with 184 lots – 54 in the first session and another 130 distributed throughout the second session and the third online session on Sunday. Early Federal gold, silver and copper issues feature prominently throughout the collection, all in popular collectible grades to suit all interests. This collection represents only a part of the consignee’s rare pieces.

Among the centerpieces of the Long Island collection is a 1930-S Eagle MS64 NGC. While not Indian-headed eagles were minted from 1917 to 1919, then from 1921 to 1925, and again from 1927 to 1929, mintages were generally in the six figures. But Indian Head’s series of eagles had its share of low-draft issues, including the 1930-S. With only 96,000 coins minted, its production ranks seventh in the series. This San Francisco issue is the second rarest regular issue in the series. A small number was available from the Treasury Department as late as 1932, but few are believed to have been distributed during the depths of the Great Depression and that 150–200 coins survive, most in uncirculated condition.

the Reverend Rock Collection was assembled by a northeast collector who said it had come a long way from the days of polishing wheat pennies at his grandfather’s kitchen table, and we can confirm that he quickly understood the importance of condition and originality! As his collecting interests became more refined, he focused on certified premium pieces, building an American-style set that far surpassed his previous purchases.

the Girard collection revolves around many Town of Carson issues from the 1870s and 1880s. Some interesting outliers were added, including a 1907 Saint-Gaudens High Relief Wire Rim double eagle in sharp MS62 PCGS quality, near mint condition 1805 BD-2 Half Eagle, and a certified MS62 PCGS three-dollar gold coin. 18 additional lots are in the Premier Session, all Carson City coins – mostly silver issues, but also some CC gold. the half dollars stand out with Choice XF 1870-CC and 1871-CC halves, and one 1878-CC half dollar MS61 NGC certified.

For images and information on all lots in the auction, visit HA.com.

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PCGS Ranked in Top 8 of 10 Most Valuable U.S. Coins Sold in 2021 https://alg-a.com/pcgs-ranked-in-top-8-of-10-most-valuable-u-s-coins-sold-in-2021/ Mon, 17 Jan 2022 10:51:23 +0000 https://alg-a.com/pcgs-ranked-in-top-8-of-10-most-valuable-u-s-coins-sold-in-2021/ Professional coin-grading service claims 17 of the top 25 U.S. coins that crossed the auction block last year, including the most valuable coin ever sold An incredible eight of the 10 most valuable United States coins that crossed the auction block last year were ranked by Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS). Among these was the […]]]>

Professional coin-grading service claims 17 of the top 25 U.S. coins that crossed the auction block last year, including the most valuable coin ever sold

An incredible eight of the 10 most valuable United States coins that crossed the auction block last year were ranked by Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS). Among these was the 1933 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle, a classic United States gold coin with only one specimen available for private ownership that broke all barriers as the most expensive coin ever to trade hands when it hammered for $18,872,250. A total of 17 of the 25 most valuable coins to sell in 2021 were rated by PCGS.

“It just goes to show that the best coins always end up in PCGS holders,” Says PCGS President Stephanie Sabin. “Year after year, the vast majority of the most valuable coins to hit the hammer at auction are held by PCGS. This speaks to the confidence collectors place in our consistent grading and our ability to provide the value, security and maximum liquidity for collector coins.

Here’s a look at the 25 best-selling US coins of 2021 and realized prices (including buyer’s fees):

  1. 1933 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle, PCGS MS65 – Sotheby’s, $18,872,250
  2. 1787 $15 Wing Punch Brasher Doubloon, MS65 – Heritage Auctions, $9,360,000
  3. 1822 Half Eagle Capped Bust, PCGS AU50 – Stack’s Bowers Galleries, $8,400,000
  4. 1804 Dollar Draped Bust, PCGS PR68 – Stack’s Bowers Galleries, $7,680,000
  5. 1861 Double Eagle Reverse Pack, PCGS MS67 – Heritage Auctions, $7,200,000
  6. 1794 Flowing Hair Dollar, PCGS MS66+ – Heritage Auctions, $6,600,000
  7. 1804 Eagle Draped Bust, PCGS PR65+DCAM – Heritage Auctions, $5,280,000
  8. 1907 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle, PR68 – Heritage Auctions, $3,600,000
  9. 1792 J-1 Silver Center Cent, PCGS SP67BN – Heritage Auctions, $2,520,000
  10. 1854-S Liberty Half-Eagle, PCGS XF45 – Heritage Auctions, $2,400,000
  11. 1885 Trade Dollar, PCGS PR63+CAM – Heritage Auctions, $2,100,000
  12. Brasher 1786 Lima Style Brasher Duplicate, MS61 – Heritage Auctions, $2,100,000
  13. 1893-S Morgan Dollar, PCGS MS67 – Major Collections, $2,086,875
  14. 1921 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle Satin Special Strike, PR64+ – Heritage Auctions, $2,010,000
  15. 1880 Coiled Hair Stella, PR67CAM – Heritage Auctions, $1,860,000
  16. 1797 Draped Bust Overton-101A Half Dollar, PCGS MS66 – Stack’s Bowers Galleries, $1,680,000
  17. 1870-CC Liberty Head Double Eagle, PCGS AU53 – Heritage Auctions, $1,620,000
  18. 1796 Quarter Draped Bust Eagle Stars, PCGS MS65 – Heritage Auctions, $1,380,000
  19. 1792 25 Cent J-13, AU58 – Heritage Auctions, $1,260,000
  20. 1776 Continental Dollar “COIN” Silver, VF35 – Heritage Auctions, $1,140,000
  21. 1866 Liberty Seated Dollar Without Currency, PCGS PR63+ – Heritage Auctions, $1,050,000
  22. 1794 Overton 101A Half Dollar Fluid Hair, PCGS MS64+ – Heritage Auctions, $870,000
  23. 1794 Dollar with flowing hair, AU58 – Stack’s Bowers Galleries, $840,000
  24. 1794 Floating Hair Dollar J-18, VF25 – Heritage Auctions, $840,000
  25. 1943-D Bronze Lincoln Cent, PCGS MS64BN – Heritage Auctions, $840,000

PCGS also gives an honorable mention to an atypical piece that the company has graduated and which has been sold at auction for a staggering sum, the 2011 25BTC Casascius Bitcoin. This new exonumia coin serves as a physical representation of 25 Bitcoins and has been graded PCGS MS67. It sold for $1,698,750 in a LargeCollections to sell. It’s worth noting that an astonishing 22 U.S. coins passed the $1 million mark in 2021 among the auction houses consulted for this year-end price roundup, confirming the strength of the parts market in 2021 despite a gyrating and persistent economy. pandemic conditions.

For more information and images covering all of 2021’s best-selling pieces, visit www.pcgs.com/top-selling-coins-2021. You can also view the all-time best-selling PCGS parts at www.pcgs.com/top-selling-coins-of-all-time.

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About Professional Coin Grading Service

Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) is a third-party coin and banknote grading company that was started in 1986. In 35 years, PCGS has examined and certified over 48 million U.S. and world coins, medals, and tokens with a combined value of more than $47 billion. For more information on PCGS products and services, including how to submit your coins for authentication and grading, please visit www.PCGS.com or call PCGS Customer Service at (800) 447-8848.

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PCGS ranked in top 8 of 10 most valuable US coins sold in 2021 https://alg-a.com/pcgs-ranked-in-top-8-of-10-most-valuable-us-coins-sold-in-2021/ Wed, 12 Jan 2022 22:37:18 +0000 https://alg-a.com/pcgs-ranked-in-top-8-of-10-most-valuable-us-coins-sold-in-2021/ An incredible 8 of the 10 most valuable US coins that crossed the auction block last year were ranked by Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com). 1933 Double Eagle PCGS MS65. This rarity sold at Sotheby’s auction for $18,872,250. Among these was the 1933 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle, a classic United States gold coin with only one […]]]>

An incredible 8 of the 10 most valuable US coins that crossed the auction block last year were ranked by Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com).

1933 Double Eagle PCGS MS65. This rarity sold at Sotheby’s auction for $18,872,250.

Among these was the 1933 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle, a classic United States gold coin with only one specimen available for private ownership and which broke all barriers as the most expensive coin ever traded when she hammered for $18,872,250. A total of 17 of the 25 most valuable coins to sell in 2021 were rated by PCGS.

“It just goes to show that the best coins always end up in PCGS holders,” says Stephanie Sabin, president of PCGS. “Year after year, the vast majority of the most valuable coins to hit the hammer at auction are held by PCGS. This speaks to the confidence collectors place in our consistent grading and our ability to provide the value, security and maximum liquidity for collector’s coins.”

Here’s a look at the top 25 US coins sold in 2021 and the prices realized (including buyer’s fees):

#1: 1933 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle, PCGS MS65 – Sotheby’s, $18,872,250
#2: 1787 $15 Wing Punch Brasher Doubloon, MS65 – Heritage Auctions, $9,360,000
#3: 1822 Half-capped eagle bust, PCGS AU50 – Stack’s Bowers Galleries, $8,400,000
#4: 1804 Draped Bust Dollar, PCGS PR68 – Stack’s Bowers Galleries, $7,680,000
#5: 1861 Reverse Double Eagle Pack, PCGS MS67 – Heritage Auction, $7,200,000
#6: 1794 Flowing Hair Dollar, PCGS MS66+ – Heritage Auctions, $6,600,000
#7: 1804 Draped Bust Eagle, PCGS PR65 + DCAM – Heritage Auctions, $5,280,000
#8: 1907 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle, PR68 – Heritage Auction, $3,600,000
#9: 1792 J-1 Silver Center Cent, PCGS SP67BN – Heritage Auction, $2,520,000
#10: 1854-S Liberty Half Eagle, PCGS XF45 – Heritage Auctions, $2,400,000
#11 (EQUAL): 1885 Trade Dollar, PCGS PR63+CAM – Heritage Auctions, $2,100,000
#11 (EQUAL): Brasher 1786 Lima-Style Brasher Doublon, MS61 – Heritage Auctions, $2,100,000
#13: 1893-S Morgan Dollar, PCGS MS67 – GreatCollections, $2,086,875
#14: 1921 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle Satin Special Strike, PR64+ – Heritage Auctions, $2,010,000
#15: 1880 Coiled Hair Stella, PR67CAM – Heritage Auctions, $1,860,000
#16: 1797 Draped Bust Overton-101A Half Dollar, PCGS MS66 – Stack’s Bowers Galleries, $1,680,000
#17: 1870-CC Liberty Head Double Eagle, PCGS AU53 – Heritage Auction, $1,620,000
#18: 1796 Draped Bust Quarter Eagle Stars, PCGS MS65 – Heritage Auctions, $1,380,000
#19: 1792 25 cents J-13, AU58 – Heritage auction, $1,260,000
#20: 1776 Continental Dollar “CURRENCY” Silver, VF35 – Heritage Auctions, $1,140,000
#21: 1866 Liberty Seated Dollar No Motto, PCGS PR63+ – Heritage Auctions, $1,050,000
#22: 1794 Overton 101A Half Dollar Fluid Hair, PCGS MS64+ – Heritage Auctions, $870,000
#23: 1794 Flowing Hair Dollar, AU58 – Stack’s Bowers Galleries, $840,000
#24: 1794 Dollar J-18 Floating Hair, VF25 – Heritage Auctions, $840,000
#25: 1943-D Bronze Lincoln Cent, PCGS MS64BN – Heritage Auctions, $840,000

PCGS also gives an honorable mention to an unusual coin that the company ranked that sold at auction for a staggering sum, the 2011 25BTC Casascius Bitcoin. This new exonumia coin serves as a physical representation of 25 Bitcoins and has been graded PCGS MS67. It sold for $1,698,750 at a GreatCollections sale.

1822 Half Eagle Capped Bust, PCGS AU50
1822 Half Eagle Capped Bust, PCGS AU50. This rarity was sold at auction by Stack’s Bowers Galleries for $8,400,000.

It’s worth noting that an astonishing 22 U.S. coins passed the $1 million mark in 2021 among the auction houses consulted for this year-end price roundup, confirming the strength of the parts market in 2021 despite a gyrating and persistent economy. pandemic conditions.

For more information and images covering all of 2021’s best-selling pieces, visit https://www.pcgs.com/top-selling-coins-2021. You can also view the all-time best-selling PCGS parts at https://www.pcgs.com/top-selling-coins-of-all-time.

About Professional Coin Grading Service

Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) is a third-party coin and banknote grading company that was started in 1986. Over 35 years, PCGS has graded and certified over 48 million US and world coins, medals and tokens. a combined value of more than $47 billion. For more information on PCGS products and services, including how to submit your coins for authentication and grading, please visit www.PCGS.com or call PCGS Customer Service at (800) 447-8848.

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1879 Flowing Hair Stella leads Heritage Auctions US Coins Signature® event above $ 5 million https://alg-a.com/1879-flowing-hair-stella-leads-heritage-auctions-us-coins-signature-event-above-5-million/ Mon, 03 Jan 2022 11:01:07 +0000 https://alg-a.com/1879-flowing-hair-stella-leads-heritage-auctions-us-coins-signature-event-above-5-million/ [ad_1] 1879 Flowing Hair Stella leads Heritage Auctions US Coins Signature® event above $ 5 million Spectacular 1879 Flowing Hair for $ 4 Stella attracted nearly four dozen bids before selling for $ 264,000 to lead the US Coins Signature® auction from Heritage Auctions to $ 5,004,466 in total sales of the December 16 to […]]]>


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1879 Flowing Hair Stella leads Heritage Auctions US Coins Signature® event above $ 5 million

Spectacular 1879 Flowing Hair for $ 4 Stella attracted nearly four dozen bids before selling for $ 264,000 to lead the US Coins Signature® auction from Heritage Auctions to $ 5,004,466 in total sales of the December 16 to 19.

DALLAS, TX (December 20, 2021) – A spectacular 1879 stella Flowing Hair attracted nearly four dozen auctions before selling for $ 264,000 to run Heritage Auctions’

Signature® American Coin Auctions


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 magnificent

1879 Flowing Hair Stella, Judd-1635, Pollock-1833, JD-1, R.3, PR66 Ultra Cameo NGC

at the peak of the sale is in exceptionally high demand. These four dollar gold models have long been included in sets alongside regular issue coins, and are the only issue model with its own section in the annual Guide book,between the three-dollar gold coin and the half-eagle, each of which, unlike the star, actually circulated.

“The Flowing Hair Star is one of the most important and popular coins in American numismatics,” said Greg Rohan, President of Heritage Auctions. “This is a magnificent example of a must-have coin that will be the centerpiece of any serious collection. “

A

1863 dollars MS67 NGC. OC-1, low R.3


Hall of Fame Collection former 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 Sitting Freedom Dollars ever offered through heritage auctions, this is one of a few dozen examples of mint condition of this elusive problem of the Civil War era known to have survived a trade strike of 27,200 pieces. Only one other specimen was certified MS67 by NGC, while PCGS noted only one.

From the first year of gold coinage, a

1795 Petit Aigle, BD-4, R.5, MS61 PCGS


made three dozen bids before closing at $ 90,000. The U.S. Mint first minted gold in 1795, delivering 744 right bust capped half eagles on July 31. Production continued until September 16 of the same year, for a total of 8,707 pieces. The half eagle coin was then discontinued for the year and eagle production began. This coin is one of 27 copies classified MS61.

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1797 Dollar 10×6 Stars, Large Letters, B-3, BB-71, R.2, MS63 NGC


climbed to $ 78,000 when the last of 25 offers arrived. Experts at Heritage Auctions believe this dollar ranks among the top two or three coins known. The typical 1797 B-3 dollar is likely to be found in grades XF or lower, although several have been called uncirculated over the years.

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1934-S Dollar MS66 + PCGS. CAC, the best ever seen by Heritage Auctions

, reached $ 63,000. Just over one million of the 1934-S Peace Dollar was minted, making it one of 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 Demographic report shows most uncirculated examples of 1934-S in a narrow range of MS62 to MS64; there are only a few hundred submissions to 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.

Other flagship lots included, but not limited to:

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1831 Dime PR66 PCGS. JR-2, R.7 as proof


: $ 49,200

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1931-D Double Eagle – Cleaned – Genuine PCGS. Unc details


: $ 48,000

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1968 Dime No S, FS-501, PR69 PCGS


: $ 45,600

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1907 Eagle without currency MS67 PCGS


: $ 42,000

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1935 dollars MS67 PCGS


: $ 42,000

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An exceptionally rare quintuple of gold could exceed $ 2 million when sold at Heritage Auctions’ FUN US Coins Signature® auction January 5-10 in Orlando, Florida.

DALLAS, TX (December 14, 2021) – An exceptionally rare quintuple of gold could exceed $ 2 million when sold at Heritage Auctions’ FUN US Coins Signature® auction January 5-10 in Orlando, in Florida.

The event also features the seventh selection of coins from the Bob R. Simpson Collection, a treasure that made its debut at Heritage when important selections from the Bob R. Simpson Collection crossed the block in September 2020. To date , the spectacular Simpson Collection items grossed over $ 77 million. Those looking for great treasure will also be drawn to the larger Justh & Hunter gold brick found aboard the sunken “Ship of Gold”, a 54 pound gold rush ingot that went missing at sea in 1857. .

The 1879 Liberty Head Quintuple Stella, Judd-1643, Pollock-1843, High R.7, PR63 Cameo PCGS is an extremely rare gold pattern that is especially popular with collectors due to its close relationship to the famous 1879 and 1880 stellas. These coins were the first attempts to establish an international currency, much like the current euro. There are five known examples, but one of them is in the National Numismatic Collection of the Smithsonian Institution, forever out of the reach of avid collectors. The coin offered here has an unbroken pedigree dating back to the Mint in 1879 and has been a highlight of many famous collections over the years, including the Garrett Collection and the fabulous collection of proof gold coins from Ed Trompeter. Heritage Auctions has not sold a five-star since 2007.

“This is an extraordinary piece, one of only five known,” said Heritage Auctions President Greg Rohan. “Patterns were struck in tiny numbers to show what a proposed design or denomination would look like, how it could be produced by dies and to test new alloys, but were never mass produced for circulation.” . Examples of the quintuple stella from 1879 are known in copper and gold, the latter variant being the rarer of the two and by far the most sought after. It’s the kind of coin that people spend years trying to find.

A Liberty Eagle 1839/8, type 1838, PR62 PCGS. JD-1, R.8 is a historic rarity among the first US-proof gold issues. This coin, which could approach or exceed $ 1 million, is one of three known examples. One of the other known specimens is in the National Numismatic Collection of the Smithsonian Institution and the third is held in extremely strong hands in the Tyrant Collection, making this example the only one available to collectors. This coin was discovered by Heritage Auctions European Operations Director Marc Emory as part of an original three-coin gold proof set in 1981. Another copy is unlikely to become available sooner. many years after this coin passes the auction block.

A magnificent 1821 Capped Head Left Quarter Eagle (BD-1, JD-1, R.8 as proof), PR65 Cameo NGC, one of the first proof gold coins ever minted at the United States Mint, could also reach $ 1 million or more. Experts at Heritage Auctions believe only three examples exist, but one of them is included in the National Numismatic Collection and will never be available to collectors. This piece has an illustrious pedigree dating back to 1890, having graced such famous collections as those of Lorin G. Parmelee, Virgil Brand and James A. Stack. It’s been 16 years out of the market and it may be a long time before a comparable example becomes available.

A 1792 Disme Judd-10, Pollock-11, High R.6, MS64 Brown PCGS, one of the best certified examples of the coin. Only 65 coins from 1792 were minted in all denominations. Today, only 18 individual pieces of the 1792 copper disme with a fluted edge are known; population figures dictate that each variety is a significant rarity. (The tally does not include the 1792 silver half-dismes, Judd-7, which are almost certainly regular mint coins.) The list of the first coins minted inside the Philadelphia Mint included 1792 dismes. (as well as cents and quarters); The model 1792 coin combined technical experimentation with different representations of freedom.

The 1879 and 1880 Coiled Hair stellas and the 1880 Flowing Hair are some of the rarest American gold coins, far more so than their 1879 Flowing Hair counterpart, and the 1880 Coiled Hair is by far the rarest of all. An 1880 Coiled Hair Stella, Judd-1660, Pollock-1860, JD-1, Low R.7, PR61 NGC in this auction is one of 10 known gold examples (a population that includes one that resides in the National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian Institution). The Stellas were produced as models for an international goloid currency proposal and were included in three-piece goloid sets offered to privileged collectors.

Rarely seen outside the high profile auction venues, an 1856-O – Double Eagle – Surfaces Smoothed – PCGS Genuine. XF details. Variety 1 is “without a doubt … one of the rarest, most sought-after and popular gold coins in the United States,” according to the late numismatist David Akers. Its rarity within the Liberty double eagle series is only comparable to that of the 1854-O and the 1861 Paquet Reverse; the Package is largely uncollectible.

Another ultra-rare offer in the sale, once in the collection of King Farouk of Egypt, is an omitted Gobrecht dollar name from 1838, Judd-88 Restrike, Pollock-98, R.8, PR64 PCGS, the one of three known examples (all from the same State of the sector), of which only two have been made available to the public. During his tenure as Director of the Mint, Henry R. Linderman created or allowed others to create many exotic numismatic rarities, including the Judd-88 Gobrecht dollar. This inverted Gobrecht star dollar, minted in April 1869 during the last days of his first term as director, is one such rarity.

The finest known example of an 1861 Half Eagle PR66 Cameo NGC. JD-1, R.7 – by two full notes – comes from what many experts consider to be the rarest issue in the series after 1859. With a mintage of 66, the coin is also rare in BE format than many gold BE numbers from the 1860s, which had much smaller production totals. At least 10 copies were said to have been cast in January 1862 after being unsold the previous year, and it is possible that more were never distributed, leading numismatic authors Jeff Garrett and Ron Guth to suggest that less of 10 copies of this issue have survived.

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Varieties and prices of Key Morgan Dollar https://alg-a.com/varieties-and-prices-of-key-morgan-dollar/ Tue, 07 Dec 2021 15:02:11 +0000 https://alg-a.com/varieties-and-prices-of-key-morgan-dollar/ [ad_1] The 1888 Morgan Silver Dollar is best known for its interesting die varieties. For collectors of rare varieties and erroneous coins, this is certainly a key date in the Morgan dollar series. What is an 1888 silver dollar worth? Here is a table of average prices of 1888 Morgan dollars in different grades. Included […]]]>


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The 1888 Morgan Silver Dollar is best known for its interesting die varieties. For collectors of rare varieties and erroneous coins, this is certainly a key date in the Morgan dollar series.

What is an 1888 silver dollar worth?

Here is a table of average prices of 1888 Morgan dollars in different grades. Included are two popular varieties of Morgan 1888-O dollar, the “Scarface” and “Hot Lips”.

Publish
Very well
Extremely good
About Uncirculated
Mint condition 61
Mint condition 63
Mint condition 65
Auction registration
1888 (P)
$ 39
$ 45
$ 55
$ 80
$ 125
$ 275
$ 18,400 (MS67)
1888-O
$ 39
$ 47
$ 55
$ 85
$ 125
$ 375
$ 20,563 (MS66)
1888-S
$ 110
$ 180
$ 205
$ 360
$ 550
$ 2,000
$ 31,200 (MS66 +)
1888-O “Scarface”
$ 350
$ 525
$ 1,700
$ 4,250
$ 7,250
$ 16,000 (MS64)
$ 14,688 (MS64)
1888-O “Hot lips”
$ 225
$ 400
$ 1,150
$ 15,000
$ 17,500 (MS62)
n / A
$ 12,925 (MS60)

How much is an 1888 silver dollar worth?

1888 Morgan silver dollar.

A total of $ 19,183,000 Morgan was minted in Philadelphia in 1888. Average prices can be misleading on this mintage, as quality varied widely in Philadelphia that year. This is a problem that is more often associated with mints branches, especially in New Orleans.

No matter where they are minted, all Morgan dollars contain 0.77344 troy ounces of pure silver and are 38.1mm in diameter.

How Much is a Morgan 1888-O Silver Dollar Worth?

1888 Morgan silver dollar

1888-O Morgan silver dollar.

The Morgan 1888-O Silver Dollar saw a mintage of 12,150,000 coins. Like most silver dollars of this coin, many 1888-O Morgans exhibit abrasions from rough handling in storage bags.

Due to the low to medium strikes on this coin, another trait sadly seen on many New Orleans Morgan dollar prints, the Morgan 1888-O in the upper ranks go a bit more expensive than their Philadelphia counterparts.

Hot Lips and Scarface Morgan Dollars

The big claim to fame of the 1888-O Morgan Dollar is that the mintage features two of the most famous (and favorite) Morgan dollar varieties: the Morgan “Scarface” and “Hot Lips” Dollar.

These two elements are considered VAM Morgan Dollars. What is a VAM Morgan dollar? It is a group of varieties of special dies which are extremely attractive to coin collectors. “VAM” is an acronym names of the numismatists who discovered and documented variety coins, Van Allen and Mallis.

Each different variety is identified by a number. Another lesser-known 1888-O variety is the “Shooting star”, VAM 7A.

The Morgan “Scarface” 1888-O dollar

1888 o morgan silver dollar scarface

1888-O Morgan silver dollar, variety “Scarface”.

The Morgan “Scarface” dollar was caused by a die break on the obverse that begins at the upper left edge, near the point between the E and the PLURIBUS. The crack runs diagonally down and to the right, making a “scar” on Liberty’s nose and cheek. The length and depth of the crack / scar can vary, depending on how close the die is to completely fail when the coin has been struck. This variety is cataloged as VAM 1B.

The Morgan 1888-O “Hot Lips” dollar

1888 o double obverse hot lips morgan silver dollar

1888-O Obverse of double coin “Hot Lips” variety Morgan silver dollar.

The Morgan Hot Lips dollar displays a heavy matrix doubling which is most pronounced on Liberty’s lips. On some examples a full second set of lips can be seen on the original upper lip. This coin was an important factor in the generalization of the collection of varieties of Morgan dollars. It is classified VAM 4.

What is a “doubled die”?
Part dies are made by printing the design into the die using a die hub. Until very recently, it took several prints to completely transfer the design to the die.

If the die moved slightly during this process, you might get a second offset print of the design. If the error is not detected and the dies are used, the resulting “doubled” pattern has been transferred to the coins made with it.

How Much is a Morgan 1888-S Silver Dollar Worth?

Morgan silver dollar from the 1888s

1888-S Morgan Silver Dollar.

Only 657,000 Morgan 1888-S dollars were minted at the San Francisco Mint. This small mintage makes the coin relatively rare compared to the Philadelphia and New Orleans Morgans minted in the same year (not counting the “Scarface” and “Hot Lips” varieties).

Find more information about Gainesville Coins

You can find information and pricing tables for each Morgan dollar draw in the Gainesville Coins coin library. This resource is not just for Morgan dollars. Our coin library contains mintage history and pricing guides for everything from old pennies to pre-1933 $ 20 Double Eagle gold coins.

When you’re ready to buy (or sell), look for Gainesville parts for good prices and great service!


Read more coin value articles and related publications from the authors of Gainesville Coins:

Eisenhower Silver Dollar Value and Price Table

Silver Eagle Values ​​- Complete Pricing Guide

American Gold Eagle Values: How Much Are They Worth?

Rare coins that are worth money: the most valuable rare coins

Canadian neighborhoods that are worth the money: 1870 to today

Lincoln Wheat Penny (1909-1958): key values ​​and dates

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Heritage November US Coin Auction Makes $ 11.4 Million https://alg-a.com/heritage-november-us-coin-auction-makes-11-4-million/ Fri, 19 Nov 2021 16:36:50 +0000 https://alg-a.com/heritage-november-us-coin-auction-makes-11-4-million/ [ad_1] From November 11 to 14, the Heritage Auctions Signature® American Coins Auction was full of numismatic must-haves, from the first American coins to the wonders of the Old West to modern wonders. Collectors reacted accordingly: More than 3,000 bidders spent $ 11,432,236 during the nearly full four-day event, setting a world record and exceeding […]]]>


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From November 11 to 14, the Heritage Auctions Signature® American Coins Auction was full of numismatic must-haves, from the first American coins to the wonders of the Old West to modern wonders. Collectors reacted accordingly: More than 3,000 bidders spent $ 11,432,236 during the nearly full four-day event, setting a world record and exceeding expectations on numerous occasions.

1870-CC $ 20 AU53 PCGS. Variety 1-A. This rarity grossed $ 1.62 million at Heritage’s American Coin Auction in November. (Imaged by Heritage Auctions, HA.com.)

In fact, on the very first night of the event, a fierce bidding war drove the final price of an 1870 gold coin to a world record, while a Liberty 1870-CC $ 20 from the Prestwick collection sold for $ 1,620,000. This should come as no surprise, as Carson City’s gold is well known as an avidly collected estate of American numismatics – and the $ 20 Liberty that sold on Thursday is one of the few survivors of the 3,789 that are believed to have been hit. And, rated AU53, it is the best certified at PCGS.

But that wasn’t the only one catching the attention of collectors: at the auction, two other Carson City gold coins from the same collection also sold for far more than expected.

One of them, a $ 20 Double Eagle 1872-CC, made $ 144,000. Unlike the $ 20 1870-CC Liberty, the 1872-CC is not a legendary rarity; it comes from a print run of 26,900 pieces. Its high price can be attributed to the fact that it is graded NGC MS61, and there are only two certified thinner pieces.

1877-CC $ 20 MS62 PCGS.  Variety 1-A
1877-CC $ 20 MS62 PCGS. Variety 1-A. This rarity sold for $ 144,000 at Heritage’s American Coin Auction in November. (Imaged by Heritage Auctions, HA.com.)

An 1877-CC Liberty Double Eagle, rated MS62, also sold for $ 144,000 and is highly regarded as a rare Carson City date; this piece is also tied for best certified, making it a valuable addition to a collection. It is also a historical piece, as the design of the double eagle was changed slightly in 1877: it actually wrote “TWENTY DOLLARS”, replacing the “TWENTY D”. presented previously. This new design, known as the Double Eagle Type 3 Liberty to collectors today, represents the only major change in the design of the American gold coin that took place during the years when the Carson City Mint was operational.

1875-CC 20C MS66 PCGS.  CAC.  BF-2, R.1
1875-CC 20C MS66 PCGS. CAC. BF-2, R.1. This rarity fetched $ 84,000 at Heritage’s American Coin Auction in November. (Imaged by Heritage Auctions, HA.com.)

But not all of the Prestwick and Carson City collection that shone in this auction was gold: an 1875 CC 20-cent coin, rated MS66, sold for $ 84,000. The 20-cent denomination was not well received when minted – in part because it looked a lot like a quarter dollar – and some of the coins were held by the mint until they were finally melted down. in May 1877 by order of the director of the Mint. But time heals all wounds, as evidenced by the popularity of this rarity in this auction.

“The Carson City coin market continues to be very active, particularly for rare dates or premium copies,” said Sarah Miller, senior vice president of Heritage Auctions and deputy general manager of the office. from New York. “The $ 20 CC in particular led the charge with a strong bidding, as all three of these Prestwick Collection offerings exceeded expected levels to find new homes with avid collectors. “

Two early proof coins also sold well above expectations ahead of the auction. Both coins date to the mid-1800s, making them exceptionally rare, as proof coins were not regularly issued by US mint until around 1860.

1846 25C PR64 PCGS.  Briggs 4-F
1846 25C PR64 PCGS. Briggs 4-F. This rarity reached $ 21,000 at Heritage’s American Coin Auction in November. (Imaged by Heritage Auctions, HA.com.)

One, an 1846 Liberty Seated Quarter graduated PR64, sold for $ 21,000. No print run figures were recorded for this 1846 print, but the production total was undoubtedly small – so small, in fact, that seated neighborhood scholar Larry Briggs estimates that only 10 to 12 specimens survived , while PCGS CoinFacts estimates an even smaller population of 8 – 10 examples, across all classes. Heritage catalogers have traced 13 pieces that we believe are different examples, including one in the Smithsonian Institution’s National Numismatic Collection.

1855 10C Arrows, F-101, R.7, PR64 Cameo PCGS.  CAC
1855 10C Arrows, F-101, R.7, PR64 Cameo PCGS. CAC. This rarity sold for $ 16,800 at Heritage’s American Coin Auction in November. (Imaged by Heritage Auctions, HA.com.)

And an 1855 Arrows Dime, rated PR64, grossed $ 16,800, which matches its status as a rare cameo example. This one is also extremely rare in all classes: PCGS CoinFacts estimates the surviving population at 15-20 examples.

1796 10C JR-3, R.5, MS63 NGC
1796 10C JR-3, R.5, MS63 NGC. This rarity fetched $ 43,200 at Heritage’s American Coin Auction in November. (Imaged by Heritage Auctions, HA.com.)

Bids, too, from the earliest days of the United States Mint proved popular at this auction, among them a 1796 Draped Bust Dime graduated MS63 which is one of only two known coins minted from the state of the terminal matrix with a triangular cud on the first T in “STATES”. This renowned piece – which belongs to the Dr George P. French, T. James Clarke, Lester Merkin, John Walter Whitney and Eugene Gardner collections – sold for $ 43,200.

1964-D / D 5C Embossed mint mark, FS-501, MS65 + PCGS
1964-D / D 5C Repoussé mint mark, FS-501, MS65 + PCGS. This rarity sold for $ 9,000 at Heritage’s American Coin Auction in November. (Imaged by Heritage Auctions, HA.com.)

Modern offerings have also flourished among the Colonial and Old West pieces offered last weekend. This included a 1964-D / D Jefferson Nickel which typically sells for under $ 10… the cherry pickers variety. It is a high-end, shiny and attractive example. PCGS has awarded only six copies of this variety in all grades.

“We were very pleased to see the level of collector participation in this auction at all levels,” Miller said. “The history of this country is uniquely told through its coins, and Heritage Auctions is proud, as always, to present these momentous offers to collectors keen to own a piece of this history.”

About Heritage Auctions.

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1790s rarities, Old West wonders and modern wonders raise Heritage’s American coin auction to $ 11.4 million https://alg-a.com/1790s-rarities-old-west-wonders-and-modern-wonders-raise-heritages-american-coin-auction-to-11-4-million/ Tue, 16 Nov 2021 11:09:26 +0000 https://alg-a.com/1790s-rarities-old-west-wonders-and-modern-wonders-raise-heritages-american-coin-auction-to-11-4-million/ [ad_1] Heritage auctions ” November 11-14 American Coin Auctions was rich in numismatic must-haves, from the first American coins to the wonders of the Old West to modern wonders. Collectors reacted accordingly: More than 3,000 bidders spent $ 11,432,236 during the nearly full four-day event, setting a world record and exceeding expectations on numerous occasions. […]]]>


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Heritage auctions ” November 11-14 American Coin Auctions was rich in numismatic must-haves, from the first American coins to the wonders of the Old West to modern wonders. Collectors reacted accordingly: More than 3,000 bidders spent $ 11,432,236 during the nearly full four-day event, setting a world record and exceeding expectations on numerous occasions.

In fact, on the very first night of the event, a fierce bidding war drove the final price of an 1870 gold coin to a world record, while a Liberty 1870-CC of 20 $ from the Prestwick collection sold for $ 1,620,000. This should come as no surprise, because Carson City Gold is well known as an avid collecting area of United States numismatic – and the $ 20 Freedom who sold on Thursday is one of the few survivors of the 3,789 reportedly struck. And, classified AU53, it is the best certified to PCGS.

But that wasn’t the only one catching the attention of collectors: at the auction, two other Carson City gold coins from the same collection also sold for far more than expected.

One of them, a $ 20 Double Eagle 1872-CC, made $ 144,000. Unlike the $ 20 Liberty 1870-CC, the 1872-CC is not a legendary rarity; it comes from a print run of 26,900 pieces. Its high price can be attributed to the fact that it is graded NGC MS61, and there are only two certified thinner pieces.

An 1877-CC Liberty Double Eagle, rated MS62, also sold for $ 144,000 and is highly regarded as a rare Carson City date; this piece is also tied for best certified, making it a valuable addition to a collection. It is also a historical piece, as the design of the double eagle was changed slightly in 1877: it actually read “TWENTY DOLLARS”, replacing the “TWENTY D”. presented previously. This new design, known as Type three Liberty double eagle to today’s collectors, represents the only major change in the design of the American gold coin that has taken place over the years Carson City Mint was operational.

But all that shone from The Prestwick Collection and Carson City in that auction was not necessarily gold: an 1875 CC 20-cent coin rated MS66, sold for $ 84,000. The 20-cent denomination was not well received when minted – in part because it looked a lot like a quarter dollar – and some of the coins were held by the mint until they were finally melted down. in May 1877 by order of the director of the Mint. But time heals all wounds, as evidenced by the popularity of this rarity in this auction.

“The Carson City coin market continues to be very active, especially for rare dates or higher quality examples,” said Sarah miller, Senior Vice-President of Heritage Auctions and Deputy Managing Director of New York Office. “The CC $ 20 in particular led the charge with a strong bidding, as all three of the Prestwick Collection offers exceeded expected levels to find new homes with avid collectors. “

Two early proof coins also sold well above expectations ahead of the auction. Both coins date to the mid-1800s, making them exceptionally rare, as proof coins were not regularly issued by US mint until around 1860.

One, an 1846 Liberty Seated Quarter graduated PR64, sold for $ 21,000. No circulation figures were recorded for this 1846 print, but the production total was undoubtedly small – so small, in fact, that Seated neighborhood specialist Larry briggs estimates that only 10 to 12 specimens survived, while PCGS CoinFacts estimates an even smaller surviving population of 8-10 examples, across all classes. Heritage cataloguers have traced 13 pieces which we believe are different examples, including one in the National Numismatic Collection to Smithsonian Institution.

And an 1855 Arrows Dime, rated PR64, grossed $ 16,800, which matches its status as a rare cameo example. This one is also extremely rare in all classes: PCGS CoinFacts estimates the surviving population at 15-20 examples.

The offerings, too, from the early days of the Currency of the United States proved popular at this auction, among them a 1796 Draped Bust Dime graduated MS63 which is one of only two known coins struck from the terminal die condition with a triangular cud on the first T in “STATES”. This renowned piece – which is pedigree to Dr. George P. French, T. James Clarke, Lester merkin, John walter whitney, and Eugène Gardner Collections – sold for $ 43,200.

Modern offerings have also flourished among the Colonial and Old West pieces offered last weekend. This included a 1964-D / D Jefferson Nickel which typically sells for under $ 10… It is a high-end, shiny and attractive example. PCGS has awarded only six copies of this variety in all grades.

“We were very happy to see the level of participation of collectors in this auction at all levels”, Miller said. “The history of this country is uniquely told through its coins, and Heritage Auctions is proud, as always, to present these momentous offers to collectors keen to own a piece of this history.”

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Heritage Presents Toro Collection from American Classic Coin Auction https://alg-a.com/heritage-presents-toro-collection-from-american-classic-coin-auction/ Tue, 28 Sep 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://alg-a.com/heritage-presents-toro-collection-from-american-classic-coin-auction/ [ad_1] The last Showcase auction of Heritage auctions presents the Toro Collection of American Coins, a collection assembled by a dedicated collector, touching virtually every aspect of American currency until 1916. This auction is open for auction now at Coins.HA.com, and will close via a live auction scheduled for 5:00 p.m. CT on Monday, October […]]]>


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The last Showcase auction of Heritage auctions presents the Toro Collection of American Coins, a collection assembled by a dedicated collector, touching virtually every aspect of American currency until 1916. This auction is open for auction now at Coins.HA.com, and will close via a live auction scheduled for 5:00 p.m. CT on Monday, October 4.

Although a wide variety of exceptional rarities are represented, and although approximately 30% of the supply consists of quality coins, there are very few Mint State circulation strike coins in this offer, which gives bidders the opportunity to bid on a wide variety of best-dated coins. coins that have performed their functions in the channels of commerce. Most of the pieces in this auction are housed in older holders, with the first generation PCGS, NGC, and ANACS holders visible in a quick review of offers.

A particularly notable rarity available in the Toro collection is an 1858-O double eagle, rated XF45 by PCGS. Double Eagles of New Orleans are highly collectable and often very rare, and although the 1858-O is not among the great rarities of the series, its estimated population is only 225-275 pieces, according to Doug Winter. Collectors interested in getting one for their collection should consider all the opportunities available, and this attractive and trouble-free XF coin can meet your collecting needs perfectly.

Here are some of the other great offers from this auction:

Bid on Treasures from the Toro Collection Now at Coins.HA.com.

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