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Heritage: Hong Kong Auction Open for Bidding

Heritage: Hong Kong Auction Open for Bidding

Our third semi-annual Hong Kong World Coins Signature Auction, scheduled for December 8-9, is open for bidding at HA.com! It has been only one year since we held our first auction in Hong Kong, and yet we have already made great strides in building our presence in the Chinese and East Asian Market. This current […]

Heritage – Saint-Gaudens Gold Highlights $12 Million New York Coin Auction

Heritage – Saint-Gaudens Gold Highlights $12 Million New York Coin Auction

Rare double eagles from The Cherny Collection, topped by a Gem 1920-S piece, provided many of the highlights as Heritage’s October 31-November 2 New York Signature auction realized in excess of $12.4 million USD. All prices include a 17.5% Buyer’s Premium. The Cherny Collection supplied numerous rare Saints to this auction. The highlight was the […]

Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: Gem 1909-O Half Eagle

Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: Gem 1909-O Half Eagle

The New Orleans Mint ceased coining operations in 1909 after more than 70 years in the business of striking the nation’s gold and silver coinage. The Annual Mint Director’s Report of 1910 sheds light on the reasons underlying the suspension of coinage at the Louisiana facility: The amount of gold which is available for coinage […]

Heritage to sell Early $5 Half Eagles from Hutchinson Collection at FUN

Heritage to sell Early $5 Half Eagles from Hutchinson Collection at FUN

1828 Capped Head Left Half Eagle, BD-4, MS62 By Heritage Auctions ……..   Sometimes it is our pleasure as collectors to view one of our consignments and appreciate it for the numismatic accomplishment that it is. Such it is with The Hutchinson Collection, a collection of early half eagles by variety that will be offered […]

D. Moore Collection of Russian Coins in Heritage NYINC Auction

D. Moore Collection of Russian Coins in Heritage NYINC Auction

We are already looking forward to our January 8-9 World Coins Signature Auction, to be held in conjunction with the New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC). The superlatives for this auction are already flowing in, with particular emphasis on the diversity and quality of the material to be offered. One of the standout collections to […]

Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: Gem 1846 Seated Dollar

Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: Gem 1846 Seated Dollar

Our October 31-November 2 New York auction boasts a Proof-65 1846 dollar, one of the finest-known examples and the second-finest proof 1846 dollar known at PCGS. Further, it is the Breen-5436 variety, with a noticeably double-punched date and remnants of the secondary digits below the primary numerals, far below their correct position. The coin is […]

Heritage Auctions: 18th Century Rarities Pace $8.5 Million Results in Dallas

Heritage Auctions: 18th Century Rarities Pace $8.5 Million Results in Dallas

Three coins from the earliest days of the United States Mint highlighted the results as Heritage’s October 3-5 US Coins Signature Auction in Dallas realized a total of $8.5 million USD. All prices realized include a 17.5% Buyer’s Premium. The clear highlight of this auction was a 1794 silver dollar, graded VF25 by PCGS, which […]

1870-S Dollar Headlines Heritage New York Coin Auction

1870-S Dollar Headlines Heritage New York Coin Auction

An 1870-S silver dollar, one of only nine confirmed examples, takes center stage as Heritage presents an auction of rare US coins at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York October 31 through November 2. The premier session, featuring the finest coins in this auction is scheduled for October 31 at 6PM ET. The 1870-S dollar is […]

Professor’s 1979 Chemistry Nobel Prize Gold Medal Offered by Heritage Auctions

Professor’s 1979 Chemistry Nobel Prize Gold Medal Offered by Heritage Auctions

Nobel Prize medal presented to chemist Georg Wittig for 1954 discovery of “The Wittig Reaction” is accompanied in October 19, 2016 auction by four other prestigious medals awarded to the noted German researcher and educator The historic 1979 Nobel Prize gold medal for chemistry awarded to Professor Georg Wittig (1897 – 1987) of Germany will […]

Heritage Auctions: 18th Century Treasures Highlight Dallas US Coin Offerings

Heritage Auctions: 18th Century Treasures Highlight Dallas US Coin Offerings

Rarities from the early days of the US mint highlight the offerings in Heritage’s October 3 – 5 US Coins Signature Auction, taking place in our world headquarters in Dallas and worldwide through www.HA.com. The finest offerings will be a part of the Premier session, scheduled for 6PM CT on Monday, October 3. Highlighting this […]

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Heritage: Over $31 Million Sells in Long Beach Auctions

Heritage: Over $31 Million Sells in Long Beach Auctions

Rare large cents from the Jon Alan Boka collection of 1794 Large Cents dominated the results as Heritage’s September 7-13 Long Beach auctions raised close to $32 million overall, divided over five auctions. All prices realized include a 17.5% Buyer’s Premium. The Boka collection, consisting of 57 large cents all dated 1794, provided the top […]

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Henry Clay Gold Presentation Medal Featured in “Lincoln and His Times” Auction at Heritage

Henry Clay Gold Presentation Medal Featured in “Lincoln and His Times” Auction at Heritage

Unique medal struck in nearly 30 ounces of “pure California gold” offered Sept. 17 in joint event celebrating the 20th anniversary of The Rail Splitter The spectacular 1852 medal honoring the revered Kentucky native and statesman Henry Clay makes its first public appearance in “Lincoln and his Times”, a special, joint auction event September 17 […]

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Heritage Signature Auctions: 4,300 World Coin Lots up for Bidding in Long Beach

Heritage Signature Auctions: 4,300 World Coin Lots up for Bidding in Long Beach

Heritage’s Long Beach World & Ancient coins Signature auction, scheduled for September 8-12, is open for bidding! Although it feels like the final hammer just fell on our August Platinum Night auction, we’ve managed, with the help of more than 270 consignors, to amass over 4,200 lots for your bidding consideration. Like our Long Beach […]

Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: Near-Mint 1881 Double Eagle

Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: Near-Mint 1881 Double Eagle

The year 1881 saw a reduction in double eagle coinage at the Philadelphia Mint that continued through most of the decade. Only 2,199 business-strike twenties were produced at the Philadelphia facility in 1881, accompanied by a fairly generous mintage of 61 proofs. Because of the low mintage, the dies saw little wear, and most 1881 […]

10 Years of Surveys Pays for Longtime Collector – Winner of $20 High Relief in Heritage Auctions Survey Drawing

10 Years of Surveys Pays for Longtime Collector – Winner of $20 High Relief in Heritage Auctions Survey Drawing

Mercury dime collector and serial entrepreneur, Randal Sadler, wins Annual Numismatic Survey prize Heritage Auctions has awarded a Mint State 1907 High Relief Saint-Gaudens double eagle to longtime collector Randal Sadler as the Grand Prize in its annual, 2016 numismatic survey. The renown American classic was certified by NGC as MS61 Wire Rim, and its […]

Ancient Coins – A Stunning Lucius Verus Gold Aureus

Ancient Coins – A Stunning Lucius Verus Gold Aureus

Late in 136 CE, the emperor Hadrian adopted a handsome, but otherwise undistinguished aristocrat named Lucius Aurelius Commodus as his intended successor, giving him the name Aelius Caesar. The new heir already had a seven-year-old son, who received the name Lucius Verus, and the boy’s place in the dynastic succession seemed secure. But Aelius died […]

Heritage: Fresh Numismatic Material Highlights Long Beach Auction

Heritage: Fresh Numismatic Material Highlights Long Beach Auction

Every year, Heritage Auctions looks forward to the Long Beach Expo as the perfect start to the fall, and our September 7-11 auction of US coins is another great example. The Premier Session, featuring the finest lots in this auction, is scheduled for 9:00 PM CT on Thursday, September 8, immediately following the Boka Collection. […]

Heritage Auctions: $38+ Million Sold in U.S. & World Coins, Currency at ANA

Heritage Auctions: $38+ Million Sold in U.S. & World Coins, Currency at ANA

Heritage’s sell-through rate exceeds 95% across the board at World’s Fair of Money auctions Aug. 9-13 Heritage Auctions sold more than $38 million worth of U.S., World & Ancient Coins and Currency at auction at the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) World’s Fair of Money, August 9-13 in Anaheim, California. Sell-through rates exceed 95 percent across […]

English Bidder Sets $193,875 World Record for 1933 George V Cent

English Bidder Sets $193,875 World Record for 1933 George V Cent

Rare coin offered as part of $37 million Heritage Auctions event at ANA World’s Fair of Money One of seven-known George V cents – minted especially for commemorative use – set a world record for a coin of its type sold at auction when it cleared US$193,875 during the Platinum Night auction of World and […]

Heritage Auctions: Two Cents Lead $38 Million Anaheim ANA Results

Heritage Auctions: Two Cents Lead $38 Million Anaheim ANA Results

  Two early American cents, among the first struck by the U.S. Mint in 1792, sold for a combined US$869,500 – more than 43 million times their face value – to lead the results in Heritage’s August 10 – 14 ANA US Coins Signature Auction in Anaheim, California. Overall results from US coins totaled nearly […]

World Coins – New Record Set for America’s First Milled “Silver Dollar”

World Coins – New Record Set for America’s First Milled “Silver Dollar”

1732 Philip V 8 Reales is the most valuable of its type in the world DALLAS – A 1732 Mexican Philip V 8 Reales, considered America’s first milled “silver dollar”, set a $152,750 world record as the most valuable coin of its type Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016 during Heritage Auctions’ ANA World Coins & Ancient […]

A World of Gold Coins –  The Japanese Gold Oban

A World of Gold Coins – The Japanese Gold Oban

The Japanese Gold Oban is a large oval gold plate coin, minted in Japan as part of the Tokugawa coinage system. The Oban was the largest denomination coin, valued at 10 Ryos or 10 Koban plate coins. The Tensho Oban was the first type of Oban minted, foreshadowing the full implementation of Tokugawa coinage in 1601. […]

Ancient Coin Profile – Pompeia’s Pick: A Jewish War Shekel of Year 5

Ancient Coin Profile – Pompeia’s Pick: A Jewish War Shekel of Year 5

By Lorie Ann Hambly for Heritage Auctions ……   One of the most important coins in this year’s Platinum Night offering is also one of the most humble-looking pieces: The famous Hunt-Shoshana Year 5 Shekel of the Jewish War against Rome (66-70 CE). This silver piece, about the diameter of a modern quarter but much […]

Heritage Auctions – Finest 1918/7-S Standing Liberty Quarter Ever Offered at Auction

Heritage Auctions – Finest 1918/7-S Standing Liberty Quarter Ever Offered at Auction

1918/7-S 25C FS-101 MS67 NGC No issue in the entire Standing Liberty quarter series is as much of a rarity in high grade as the 1918/7-S. The overdate was not discovered until nearly two decades after its creation, by which time collectors’ best chance of finding an example was to pluck a worn piece from […]

Heritage Auctions: Women on Paper Money?

Heritage Auctions: Women on Paper Money?

As the United States readies itself for a first woman to be pictured on its paper money in at least a century, several rare notes offered during Heritage Auctions’ American Numismatic Association Currency Auction August 10-16 show women played an integral role in our money for more than 60 years. “Bringing women back to United […]

Two 1792 Cents Enliven Heritage 2016 ANA U.S. Coin Signature Auctions

Two 1792 Cents Enliven Heritage 2016 ANA U.S. Coin Signature Auctions

Scarce gold issues costar in 5,000-lot Anaheim Platinum Night, Floor and Non-Floor Sessions A 1792 Silver Center Cent, Judd-1, SP35 PCGS Secure CAC will give collectors a rare opportunity to own one of the most historic coins in early American numismatics on August 10-14 at Heritage Auctions’ ANA U.S. Coins Signature Auction in Anaheim, CA. […]

Three Collections Bolster Heritage ANA World & Ancient Coin Auctions

Three Collections Bolster Heritage ANA World & Ancient Coin Auctions

Thursday, August 11, 2016 at the Anaheim Convention Center; featuring the Cape Coral of Multiple Talers, the Redwood Collection of Swiss Coinage, and the Isaac Rudman Collection of Mexican Philip V pillar coins Heritage Auctions will be presenting selections from the Cape Coral Collection of Multiple Talers, the Redwood Collection of Swiss Coinage, and the […]

Heritage Auctions Donation Endows Eugene H. Gardner ANA YN Scholarship

Heritage Auctions Donation Endows Eugene H. Gardner ANA YN Scholarship

Heritage Auctions has donated an additional $50,000 to the American Numismatic Association (ANA) to endow a scholarship fund in honor of the late Pennsylvania collector Gene Gardner. The Eugene H. Gardner ANA Young Numismatist Scholarship Fund was established in 2014 with an initial donation of US$7,500 from Heritage Gardner passed away in Lancaster, Pennsylvania on […]

Heritage World Coin Auctions – Massive 10 Taler from Brunswick- Wolfenbüttel

Heritage World Coin Auctions – Massive 10 Taler from Brunswick- Wolfenbüttel

One of the highlights of our upcoming August 11 ANA World Coin Platinum Night Auction in Anaheim, from The Cape Coral Collection of Multiple Talers, is a massive 1620-dated 10 Taler coin struck for Friedrich Ulrich of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel. Graded MS61 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), this coin is a marvelous presentation of this extremely […]

Pan-Pac Expo Treasures Highlight $6.5+ Million Summer FUN Results

Pan-Pac Expo Treasures Highlight $6.5+ Million Summer FUN Results

Two Panama-Pacific International Exposition $50 commemorative gold coins, one round and one octagonal, topped the results as Heritage’s July 7-10 Summer FUN auction raised close to $6.6 million for its consignors, with after-auction purchases continuing The Panama-Pacific International Exposition was held in 1915 in San Francisco, in what is now known as the Marina District, […]

 
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