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Heritage Auctions to Present Jon Alan Boka 1794 Cent Collection at Long Beach

Heritage Auctions to Present Jon Alan Boka 1794 Cent Collection at Long Beach

On display at the ANA and to be auctioned at the September Long Beach Expo, over half of the collection ranks in the top 10 for their respective variety   Right: The finest-known 1794 S-19a Discovery Coin, XF40 PCGS. From The Al Boka Collection, Part II   This September at the Long Beach Expo, Heritage […]

Newly Discovered, Unique Dual-Plugged 1795 Silver Dollar Offered by Heritage Auctions

Newly Discovered, Unique Dual-Plugged 1795 Silver Dollar Offered by Heritage Auctions

Authenticated by NGC, this discovery coin will be featured in the Heritage Platinum Night Auction at the ANA Anaheim World’s Fair of Money, August 10, 2016 A first-of-its-kind, recently-discovered 1795 U.S. Flowing Hair silver dollar with two separate “plugs” has been authenticated by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) and will be a featured highlight of the […]

Henry Clay Gold Medal struck with 30 oz of California Gold struck by US Mint Goes on Sale

Henry Clay Gold Medal struck with 30 oz of California Gold struck by US Mint Goes on Sale

By Heritage Auctions – Auction Lot Preview…….   2016 September 17  – Lincoln and His Times A joint Auction by Heritage Auctions and The Rail Splitter. Included is a 30 oz Henry Clay Gold Metal. The sale is in Recognition of the 20th Anniversary of The Railsplitter Americana & Political Grand Format Auction – Dallas […]

Chinese Coins – 1889 Pattern Dollar Leads Heritage HK Auction

Chinese Coins – 1889 Pattern Dollar Leads Heritage HK Auction

Rare patterns and modern Chinese Coins and bullion star as total sales soar by 30% An elegantly-preserved 1889 Kwangtung Empire Specimen Pattern Dollar SP64+ Brown PCGS commanded US$150,000 in Heritage Auctions Hong Kong’s $3.58+ million joint World & Ancient Coins and Currency Signature Auctions®, held June 22-24, 2016 at the Mira Hotel Tsim Sha Tsui, […]

Ancient Coin Profile – Pompeia’s Pick: The Wandering Emperor’s Wife

Ancient Coin Profile – Pompeia’s Pick: The Wandering Emperor’s Wife

By Heritage Auctions …..   The Roman empress Vibia Sabina (83 CE – 136/137) was both the wife and second cousin, once removed, of Roman emperor Publius Aelius Hadrianus (Hadrian). The path that took her to that exalted perch, and put her face on our gold coin, was long and winding. Sabina’s mother was Salonina Matidia, […]

Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: Premium Gem 1878-S Trade Dollar

Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: Premium Gem 1878-S Trade Dollar

The 1878-S Trade dollar is known as a common date, even in Mint State grades, but this is a relative term as far as the series is concerned, since most business strikes were still being exported to China. Thus, there are hundreds of Uncirculated survivors, but that is from an original mintage exceeding 4.1 million […]

World Coins – Rare Chinese Coinage Highlights $3.6 Million Hong Kong Auction Results

World Coins – Rare Chinese Coinage Highlights $3.6 Million Hong Kong Auction Results

Rarities from mainland China highlighted the results as our second Hong Kong numismatic auction event brought its consignors close to US$3.6 million. Held in conjunction with the Hong Kong International Numismatic Fair on June 22-24, our rare coin auction, focusing on issues from eastern Asia, brought its consignors over $2.8 million, with world currency (also […]

Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: 1884 Double Eagle

Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: 1884 Double Eagle

The second in sequence and the lowest-mintage of three proof-only double eagle issues from the decade of the 1880s, the 1884 saw a proof emission of only 71 pieces. The low-mintage double eagle issues of the 1880s – including the proof-only dates, 1883, 1884, and 1887, as well as the low-mintage issues where circulation strikes […]

US Coins – Heritage Summer FUN Auction Open for Bidding

US Coins – Heritage Summer FUN Auction Open for Bidding

Heritage’s Official Auction of the July 2016 Summer FUN Convention in Orlando is now open for bidding. This year’s event includes more than 1,700 Floor Session lots to be offered on July 7-8, of which 356 coins are featured in the high-value Premier Session to be held on Thursday evening, July 7. An additional 1,250 […]

Ancient Coin Profile – Pompeia’s Pick: Elephants for Egypt – Ptolemy I Gold Stater

Ancient Coin Profile – Pompeia’s Pick: Elephants for Egypt – Ptolemy I Gold Stater

By Heritage Auctions ….. Ptolemy I Soter, founder of the Ptolemaic Dynasty of Egypt, started out life as the son of the Macedonian nobleman Lagus; a later tale that he was an illegitimate son of Philip II (and thus Alexander’s half-brother) was probably fabricated. He was a friend and intimate of Alexander III the Great […]

World Coin Auctions – A Pair of Rarities from Hong Kong

World Coin Auctions – A Pair of Rarities from Hong Kong

Our 2016 June 22 – 24 World Coins Signature Auction in Hong Kong features an outstanding Victorian half dollar and dollar From Hong Kong’s period as a British colony, Both of these rarities are marvelous proofs carrying the 1866 date. The Dollar is graded PR62 by PCGS, and was minted with a Plain Edge, It […]

1856-O Double Eagle brings $364,000, Tops $14 Million Long Beach Event

1856-O Double Eagle brings $364,000, Tops $14 Million Long Beach Event

An 1856-O AU55 PCGS Secure Liberty Double Eagle, the rarest issue in the 71-year history of the New Orleans Mint, realized US$364,250 to take the top spot in Heritage Auctions’ Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction. When combined with Heritage’s June 10 & 12, 2016 Long Beach Expo Tokens & Medals Signature Auction, which […]

Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: A Remarkable Walker Error

Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: A Remarkable Walker Error

One of the featured lots in our July 7-10 Long Beach Signature auction is a double-struck Walking Liberty half dollar graded MS64 by NGC. This is a remarkable mint error on a classic obsolete type. Undated S-Mint Liberty Walking Half Dollar – Double Strike. Image courtesy Heritage Auctions. The first strike was normal, but the […]

Heritage: Impressive Chinese Coins Highlight Hong Kong Auction

Heritage: Impressive Chinese Coins Highlight Hong Kong Auction

We are extremely pleased and excited to offer our second semi-annual Hong Kong Signature Coin Auction, scheduled for June 22-24, held in conjunction with the Hong Kong International Numismatic Fair. We hope that you join us and find something that your collection can’t live without. One particular area to highlight is a group of impressive […]

McClure Collection – Tokens and Medals in Long Beach

McClure Collection – Tokens and Medals in Long Beach

Heritage Auctions…   It is our pleasure to present a large and important gathering of tokens and medals from two dozen consignors in our June 10 & 12 Long Beach Expo Tokens & Medals Signature Auction, led by more than 600 lots from the incomparable Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society and another 400+ lots […]

Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: 1838 Am I Not a Man and a Brother Hard Times Token

Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: 1838 Am I Not a Man and a Brother Hard Times Token

We are proud to offer an example of the famous “Am I Not a Man and a Brother” Hard Times token, graded XF40 by NGC as a part of our June 10 & 12 Long Beach Expo Tokens & Medals Signature Auction, Just four examples of this token are known. The other three specimens are […]

Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: Gem Blundered Reverse 1822 Quarter

Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: Gem Blundered Reverse 1822 Quarter

A small mintage of 64,080 Capped Bust quarters was struck in 1822, with two die varieties known for the date. In our upcoming June 8 – 13 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction, we are offering a PCGS-graded Gem example of the scarcer B-2 variety, easily recognized by the blundered 25/5/50 denomination on the […]

World Coin Auctions – Extremely Rare Kwangtung “Reverse Pattern” Dollar in Copper

World Coin Auctions – Extremely Rare Kwangtung “Reverse Pattern” Dollar in Copper

Perhaps the most impressive coin in our upcoming June 22-24 Hong Kong Signature Coin Auction is lot 29053, an extremely rare copper striking for a very early machine-produced Kwangtung pattern, made from equipment procured from the Heaton Mint in Birmingham, England. This pattern, the second produced for this dragon dollar design, changed the proposed fineness […]

1895-O Morgan $1 MS65+, Unseen Since Issue, Tops Heritage Long Beach Auction

1895-O Morgan $1 MS65+, Unseen Since Issue, Tops Heritage Long Beach Auction

Thursday, June 9, 2016 at the Long Beach Collectibles Expo; featuring an 1895-O Silver Dollar MS65+ from the Rev. Dr. James G. K. McClure Collection, tied for Finest at CAC, struck at the fabled New Orleans Mint An 1895-O Silver Dollar MS65+ NGC CAC from the Rev. Dr. James G. K. McClure Collection, tied for […]

Finest Known 1792 Silver Disme Brings $998,750 in Heritage’s $28 Million CSNS Auctions

Finest Known 1792 Silver Disme Brings $998,750 in Heritage’s $28 Million CSNS Auctions

Early American rarities top the bill as collectors descend on April 27-May 1, 2016 Heritage Central States Numismatic Society auction; US & World Currency auctions bring $5.2+ million. Market remains vibrant with over 92% sold by dollar value. The finest known 1792 Silver Disme AU50 PCGS Secure, Ex: Judd-Donald G. Partrick Collection, a rare second […]

Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: Premium Gem 1921-S Walking Liberty Half Dollar Coin

Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: Premium Gem 1921-S Walking Liberty Half Dollar Coin

The 1921-S Walking Liberty half dollar is one of the greatest rarities in the series. Although the 1919-D – and only the 1919-D – is slightly rarer in Gem condition, the ’21-S still boasts the lowest absolute population in Mint State. Taking into account a likely number of resubmissions, there are possibly fewer than 200 […]

US Coins – 1792 Disme in Silver Finest of Three Known sells at CSNS for almost $1 Million

US Coins – 1792 Disme in Silver Finest of Three Known sells at CSNS for almost $1 Million

1792 P10C Disme, Judd-9, Pollock-10, R.8, AU50 PCGS Secure From the Heritage Catalog Description …….. Heritage’s Platinum Night event took place on April 28 at CSNS in Chicago. This coin, Lot# 4571 realized $998,750. (All prices include Buyer’s Premium) In contrast to the 1792 half disme, there is little in the historical record that directly […]

US Paper Money: ‘Rainbow $50’ Tops CSNS Currency Auction Offerings

US Paper Money: ‘Rainbow $50’ Tops CSNS Currency Auction Offerings

A high-grade and rare “Rainbow 50” Fr. 151 $50 1869 Legal Tender PMG About Uncirculated 55 is expected to bring $175,000+ as the top lot in Heritage Auctions’ April 27-May 2, 2016, CSNS Currency Signature® Auction held in conjunction with the annual Central States Numismatic Society (CSNS) Convention at the Donald E. Stevens Convention Center […]

Heritage Auctions:  More than 4,600 Lots Offered at CICF

Heritage Auctions: More than 4,600 Lots Offered at CICF

Heritage Auctions’ CICF World & Ancient Coins Signature® Auction, April 14-19, 2016 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois A wide assortment of World and Ancient coins, totaling more than 4,600 lots altogether, will provide the ideal setting for discriminating collectors to significantly enhance their collections in Heritage Auctions’ April 14-19, 2016 […]

Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: Bass Gold Norse Medal

Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: Bass Gold Norse Medal

Our upcoming April 27 – May 2 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction in Chicago features a numismatic dream – the Norse gold medal once owned by Harry Bass. This present piece is certified PR66 by PCGS and approved by CAC, ranking it among only five so graded. NGC reports four in PR66 and four finer. […]

Diverse German Offerings in Heritage Monthly World Coin Auction

Diverse German Offerings in Heritage Monthly World Coin Auction

Heritage’s latest Monthly World Coin Internet Auction features an important offering of German States coinage. This auction is accepting bids now, with the live auction scheduled for April 24. As always with our monthly world coin auctions, the selection of material is designed to fit collectors’ budgets. Issues from 20 different German States are featured […]

US Coin Pattern –  1913 Buffalo Nickel

US Coin Pattern – 1913 Buffalo Nickel

Mint documents indicate that Philadelphia Mint Superintendent John Landis informed Mint Director George Roberts on March 3, 1913 that 17 pattern Buffalo Nickels had been struck. The documents also list to whom they were distributed. Of the 17 struck, six pieces went to John Landis on February 28 and are assumed to have been destroyed. […]

Heritage Offers Rev. Dr. James Gore King McClure Collection at June Long Beach Expo

Heritage Offers Rev. Dr. James Gore King McClure Collection at June Long Beach Expo

Part of Heritage’s June 8-13, 2016 Long Beach Expo US Coins event The extraordinary Rev. Dr. James Gore King McClure Collection of U.S. and world coins, medals and tokens – a pristine, fresh-to-market grouping of more than 3,000 coins collected between the 1860s and the 1930s – will be offered at by Heritage Auctions, beginning […]

Ancient Coin Profile – Pompeia’s Pick: Mourning Becomes Mark Antony

Ancient Coin Profile – Pompeia’s Pick: Mourning Becomes Mark Antony

Click here for the First Antony Portrait denarius listing at the Chicago International Coin Convention (April 14-19) Signature Auction It would be too easy to pick a coin of Julius Caesar to mark the Ides of March (a couple of days ago), so instead we will examine an intriguing coin of the one who had […]

Highlights from the upcoming Heritage’s CICF World Coins Signature Auction April 13 – 19

Highlights from the upcoming Heritage’s CICF World Coins Signature Auction April 13 – 19

The following coins are some of the highlightes on Heritage’s upcoming Chicago International Coin Fair (CICF) Coin show that will take place in Chicago on April 13-19. The Sale is centered on World and ancient coins. George V Penny 1930-(m) AU50 PCGS Melbourne mint, Indian obverse die, KM23. Obv. Crowned, draped bust of King George […]

 
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