Rare gold coins are featured as Heritage Auctions presents the official auction of the Atlanta ANA National Money Show on February 27-28. An accompanying live session will be held exclusively through HA.com on March 2. A 17.5% Buyer’s premium will be added to the hammer price for all lots.
The February 27 Premier Session of this auction is loaded with gold rarities, including always in-demand early issues, low mintage 19th century issues, 20th century coinage that saw very limited release, and proofs. An 1845 quarter eagle, graded Proof-67 Ultra Cameo by NGC, is considered the finest of only three confirmed examples of this early proof issue. Pedigreed to the Trompeter collection, this coin originated as a part of a three piece gold proof set struck during a period where proofs of any kind were rarely produced.
Many of the rarest 20th century gold coins had relatively high mintages but were released in extremely small quantities to circulation, with the vast majority of examples finding the melting pot after 1933. The 1920-S eagle was one of the last five issues of the ten dollar gold series. Of those five issues, two (the 1926 and 1932) are very common, but the other three are rarities, worthy of intense collector attention in any grade. Our Atlanta auction features a 1920-S eagle graded MS65 by NGC, an impressive grade on an absolute basis and doubly impressive since the 1920-S is the premier condition rarity of the entire Indian Head eagle series.
US gold coins minted before 1834 range from very scarce to virtually unobtainable, and a single example would be the highlight of most collections. This auction features a 1826 half eagle, also graded MS65 by NGC, likely the second or third finest example known. Only 30-35 examples of this date are believed to exist in all grades.
Just a few of the additional highlights of this auction include:
- 1776 $1 Continental Dollar, CURENCY, Pewter MS61 NGC.
- 1909-S VDB 1C MS67 Red PCGS Secure.
- 1796/5 $5 Small Eagle AU58 NGC.
- 1796 $10 AU55 NGC.
- 1797 $10 Small Eagle XF45 NGC.
- 1875 $10 AU50 PCGS.
- 1883-O $10 AU55 NGC.
- 1887 $20 PR64 Cameo PCGS.
- 1931 $20 MS63 PCGS.
- 1860 Mormon Five Dollar MS61 NGC.
This auction is open for bidding now at HA.com/Coins.