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Coin Profiles: The .900 fine 1852 Assay Office slug

Coin Profiles: The .900 fine 1852 Assay Office slug

The firm of Moffat & Co. was dissolved on February 14, 1852, when John Little Moffat sold his interest to his three partners, Joseph R. Curtis, Philo H. Perry, and Samuel H. Ward. The remaining partners immediately established their new firm as the United States Assay Office of Gold and continued the federal contract to […]

Popular Collector Coins Lead Results In $10+ Million Beverly Hills Auction

Popular Collector Coins Lead Results In $10+ Million Beverly Hills Auction

High end collector coins highlighted the results of Heritage’s November 6-10 US coin auction in Beverly Hills, CA, as overall results exceeded $10.2 million. All prices realized include a 17.5% Buyer’s Premium. A coin that is on the wantlists of many collectors is the 1907 High Relief double eagle, simply because it is often considered […]

The Most Important Coin I’ve Ever Handled

The Most Important Coin I’ve Ever Handled

By Mark Borckardt ………. During 33+ years as a full time professional numismatist, I have had the opportunity to examine and handle many of the most important rarities in the American series, including two Brasher doubloons, all five 1913 Liberty nickels, two 1894-S dimes, and four 1804 silver dollars. I have handled 80 of the […]

Heritage to Auction Donald G. Partrick’s Collection of Extraordinary United States Colonial Coins

Heritage to Auction Donald G. Partrick’s Collection of Extraordinary United States Colonial Coins

Starting in 2015 at FUN; the finest collection of colonial American coins ever assembled Heritage Auctions has announced that it will offer the Donald G. Partrick Collection of Extraordinary United States Colonials, beginning with Part I this coming January’s Florida United Numismatists (FUN) Convention auction, Jan. 7-10, 2015, in Orlando, FL. Other sales are planned […]

1870 Carson City Double Eagle brings $188,000 at Heritage New York US Coins auction

1870 Carson City Double Eagle brings $188,000 at Heritage New York US Coins auction

1870 Carson City Double Eagle brings $188,000 to lead $11.1+ million Heritage New York US Coins auction held in conjunction with the PNG New York Invitational; famous rarities greatly in demand in Manhattan… Famous rarities were the name of the game in Heritage’s US Coins Signature® Auction, Oct. 8-13, held in New York in conjunction with […]

Coin Profile: 1786/85 Immunis Columbia, Confederatio Mule Colonial Coin

Coin Profile: 1786/85 Immunis Columbia, Confederatio Mule Colonial Coin

1786/85 Immunis Columbia, Confederatio, Large Stars, Crosby VII, 16, Breen-1128, Whitman-5665, MS64 Brown NGC. 159.8 grains. This extremely rare Confederatio piece combines the 1786 Immunis Columbia obverse with the 1785 Large Stars Confederatio reverse. Walter Breen believed this mule was unique, and used this piece as the plate coin in his Complete Encyclopedia of U.S. […]

Coin Profile –  Gem Full Head 1927-S quarter, A Remarkable Strike Rarity and Series Key

Coin Profile – Gem Full Head 1927-S quarter, A Remarkable Strike Rarity and Series Key

The Gem Full Head 1927-S quarter in Heritage’s October 27 Signature Auction of The Eugene H. Gardner Collection II boasts a thick overlay of mint frost complementing a light golden tinge, which is somewhat deeper on the obverse. Design definition is excellent for the issue; Liberty’s toes are separated, the stars are well-defined, and the […]

Carson City Rarities lead Heritage’s PNG Auction offerings October 8-13

Carson City Rarities lead Heritage’s PNG Auction offerings October 8-13

Two rarities from the fabled Carson City Mint highlight the offerings at Heritage’s October 8 – 13 US Coins Signature Auction to be held in conjunction with the PNG New York Invitational show. This event will take place October 8-9 at the Millennium Broadway Hotel, conveniently located in the heart of the world’s largest numismatic […]

Collectors eye Rare Gold Coins from Carson City in Heritage PNG Auction

Collectors eye Rare Gold Coins from Carson City in Heritage PNG Auction

An official auction of the PNG New York City Show, offered Oct. 8-13, at the Millennium Broadway Hotel… Two rarities from the fabled Carson City Mint highlight the offerings at Heritage’s Oct. 8 – 13 US Coins Signature Auction, held in conjunction with the PNG New York City show, which runs Oct. 9-11, 2014. The […]

1792 silver-center Cent at Heritage’s September Long Beach Auctions

1792 silver-center Cent at Heritage’s September Long Beach Auctions

1792 silver-center cent tops $700,000 to lead Heritage’s $28+ million September Long Beach auctions. 1907 PR68 Saint-Gaudens double eagle highlights Pannonia Collectionat Sept. 3-7 U.S. & World Coins & Currency Event. An historic 1792 Silver Center Cent, MS61+ Brown NGC, ex: Norweb, an icon of American coinage for more than a century, brought $705,000 as the top […]

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Serial Number 1 National Currency from Nevada with Could Bring $50K in Heritage Currency Auctions

Serial Number 1 National Currency from Nevada with Could Bring $50K in Heritage Currency Auctions

Tonopah, Nevada, $10 1929 note, serial #1, offered with nearly 4,000 lots Sept. 3-5 & 8 DALLAS – A 1929 $10 National Bank Note from Tonopah, Nevada, featuring a rare and desirable A000001A serial number, may sell for $50,000+ in Heritage Auctions’ Long Beach Expo U.S. Currency Signature® Auctions, Sept. 3-5. Additional lots will be […]

Outstanding World and Ancient Coins highlight Heritage Auctions’ Long Beach events

Outstanding World and Ancient Coins highlight Heritage Auctions’ Long Beach events

Rare 1681 Elephant & Castle halfcrown among nearly 6,000+ World Coin lots Sept. 3-5 & 9-10 The finest certified 1681 Elephant & Castle halfcrown highlights a wealth of British material in Heritage’s upcoming World & Ancient Coins Signature® Auction, scheduled for September 3-5 in Long Beach, in conjunction with the Long Beach Coin and Collectibles […]

1861 Paquet $20 brings $1,645,000 in $49.3+ million ANA Heritage Coin Auctions

1861 Paquet $20 brings $1,645,000 in $49.3+ million ANA Heritage Coin Auctions

Week of Heritage numismatic auctions includes three separate U.S. Coins, Currency and World Coin Platinum Nights, Aug. 5-9, 2014, at the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money, in Chicago  An 1861 Paquet Reverse Double Eagle, depicting a rare one-year type by Anthony C. Paquet, who redesigned the reverse of the Liberty double eagle for use on […]

1877 Half Union Pattern in Gilt Copper

1877 Half Union Pattern in Gilt Copper

The 1877 fifty dollar patterns, named half unions, were struck in both Large and Small Head varieties, both types using a common reverse. One specimen of each design was struck in gold (Judd-1546 and Judd-1548) and a small number of copper examples of each design were also produced (Judd-1547 and Judd-1549). Some of the copper […]

Magnificent Syracuse Decadrachm Tops Heritage World & Ancient Coin Platinum Night Auction

Magnificent Syracuse Decadrachm Tops Heritage World & Ancient Coin Platinum Night Auction

SICILY. Syracuse. Time of Dionysius I (405-367 BC). AR decadrachm (33mm, 43.30 gm, 6h). Struck ca. 400-390 BC. Unsigned dies in the style of Euainetos. Charioteer, in flowing chiton and holding goad and reins, driving racing quadriga left; above, Nike flying right, about to crown charioteer with wreath; in exergue, panoply of arms: cuirass between […]

Rare Coins from over 50 countries offered in Heritage’s Platinum Night World & Ancient Coins auction

Rare Coins from over 50 countries offered in Heritage’s Platinum Night World & Ancient Coins auction

Rare Chinese silver and gold lead the way in Heritage’s deepest, “most sophisticated” World and Ancient Coin auction to date, Aug. 8, 2014, in Chicago A pair of exceedingly rare Chinese coins – an 1867 Ching Dynasty Pattern Silver Tael PR64 NGC and a 1916 Republic of China Yuan Shih-kai gold Pattern 10 Dollars MS63 […]

Diverse U.S. Coin offering marks Heritage Summer FUN Auction in Orlando

Diverse U.S. Coin offering marks Heritage Summer FUN Auction in Orlando

July 10-13 Florida United Numismatists (FUN) Convention auction features Colonials through Modern coins DALLAS – Collectors of early US type coins will be keeping a close on Heritage Auctions’ July 10-13 Summer FUN U.S. Coins Signature® Auction in Orlando, FL, as an 1802 JR-2 dime MS62 PCGS, the finest known example of this coin, makes […]

Heritage Auctions Part I of Gardner Coin Collection for $19.6 Million

Heritage Auctions Part I of Gardner Coin Collection for $19.6 Million

With 3 more auctions to go, first Gardner auction was “highly gratifying.” DALLAS – The sole finest known JR-1 variety 1796 dime led all results in the June 23 auction of The Eugene H. Gardner Collection Part I when it sold for $881,250. Overall, the coins in this auction sold for $19,627,872 million, an impressive […]

Star of the Gardner Sale in NY was the 1796 10C MS67 PCGS. CAC bringing $881,250

Star of the Gardner Sale in NY was the 1796 10C MS67 PCGS. CAC bringing $881,250

The former Jimmy Hayes-John Whitney Walter 1796 Bust dime graded MS67 by PCGS with a green CAC sticker was the highest selling coin from Heritage’s Eugene H. Gardner Collection of US Coins Signature Auction held June 23rd in New York. This first-year 1796 JR-1 dime is the sole finest certified of this variety with the […]

Rare Coin Profile: 1827/3/2 Capped Bust Quarter, PCGS PR64 CAC

Rare Coin Profile: 1827/3/2 Capped Bust Quarter, PCGS PR64 CAC

The following Coin Profile comes from Heritage Auctions, which is auctioning this coin from the Eugene H. Gardner Collection, auction #1213 on June 23, 2014 as Lot 30357. There are only 9 examples known to exist. The auction catalog reads as follows……. 1827/3/2 25C Original PR64 PCGS. CAC. B-1, R.7. This delightful Choice proof exhibits […]

The Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part I, debuts at Heritage Auctions, June 23, 2014

The Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part I, debuts at Heritage Auctions, June 23, 2014

The first of four auctions of financier and numismatic legend Eugene H. Gardner, presented by Heritage Auctions in New York The extraordinary rare coin collection of Lancaster, PA collector Eugene H. Gardner will be presented in the first of four unreserved auctions , taking place June 23, 2014 at The Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion (2 E. 79th Street, at 5th Avenue). “This collection […]

Historic Harry Bass Collection Patterns Offered By Heritage Auctions At ANA World’s Fair of Money

Historic Harry Bass Collection Patterns Offered By Heritage Auctions At ANA World’s Fair of Money

Proceeds from August 7, 2014 auction of these 30 coins will aid philanthropic mission of Harry W. Bass, Jr. Foundation… Thirty United States pattern coins from the acclaimed collection of the late Texas business executive and philanthropist Harry W. Bass Jr. (1927 – 1998) will be offered without reserves during the Platinum Night auction conducted […]

The Finest Silver Continental Currency dollar

The Finest Silver Continental Currency dollar

Heritage Auctions is offering, as a part of the May 16 – 17 Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection IV Signature Auction in New York, a spectacular MS63 Continental Currency dollar in silver. This is this coin’s first auction offering since its appearance in lot 2132 of the George Earle Collection (Henry Chapman, 6/1912), […]

Heritage Coin Auction at Central States brings $53.6 million

Heritage Coin Auction at Central States brings $53.6 million

The Riverboat Collection, the finest collection of Territorial gold ever offered by Heritage Auctions, exceeded expectations in the company’s Central States Numismatic Society (CSNS) US Coin Signature® Auction, April 23–27 in Chicago, with the 63 coins in the collection bringing more than $10.4 million to lead the $30+ million Platinum Night offerings on Thursday, April 24, […]

Czar Nicholas II 25 Roubles sets record at Heritage’s CICF world and ancient coin auction

Czar Nicholas II 25 Roubles sets record at Heritage’s CICF world and ancient coin auction

1896 Russian gold presentation coin brings $217,375 at Heritage’s $15 million world and ancient coin auction An 1896 Russian Czar Nicholas II Presentation 25 Roubles sold for $217,375 to take top lot honors in Heritage Auctions’ $15 million world and ancient coin auctions held April 10-12 and 15-16 at the Chicago International Coin Fair (CICF) and online. The […]

Rare Coins: Likely Unique 1891-O Proof Dime, The Only Certified Proof Unlisted Variety

Rare Coins: Likely Unique 1891-O Proof Dime, The Only Certified Proof Unlisted Variety

From the CSNS Heritage catalog as Lot 5574 Walter Breen called the early presentation pieces and pre-1858 dated proofs the caviar of proof coinage, and then compared them to the branch mint proofs that he called “dishes of peacock’s tongues.” Proof coins were struck at the branch mints for presentation purposes, to mark special occasions, […]

Sarah Miller Joins Heritage Auctions New York As Director Of Numismatics

Sarah Miller Joins Heritage Auctions New York As Director Of Numismatics

Heritage Auctions has appointed Sarah Miller as Director of Numismatics at its 445 Park Ave. office in New York City. Miller brings a lifelong passion for U.S. Coins to the role that she traces back to her first coin show she attended at age 11. Her passion led to a job in rare coins throughout […]

1865 Canadian gold pattern coin could bring $80,000 in $10+ million Heritage CICF World & Ancient Coins auction

1865 Canadian gold pattern coin could bring $80,000 in $10+ million Heritage CICF World & Ancient Coins auction

Heritage’s largest World & Ancient coins offering to date, 6,500 lots strong; on the block April 10, at the Chicago International Coin Fair (CICF); AD 193 gold aureus of Emperor Pertinax expected to realize more than $60,000. An 1865 Canadian gold Pattern Specimen 2 Dollars, SP63 PCGS, one of the rarest and most important pattern […]

Rare Gold Coins from The Bently Collection Brings Nearly $9 Million

Rare Gold Coins from The Bently Collection Brings Nearly $9 Million

Rare gold coins from The Bently Collection, offered by Heritage, raises nearly $9 million to launch Bently Foundation in San Francisco – Ultra Rare 1927-D Double Eagle brings $1.2+ million to top the offerings, March 20, at the Bently Reserve in San Francisco. A legendary 1927-D double eagle, the rarest coin ever minted in Denver and the […]

Newly Discovered Variety, Unique Example of 1855 Wass, Molitor $20 Territorial Gold to be Sold

Newly Discovered Variety, Unique Example of 1855 Wass, Molitor $20 Territorial Gold to be Sold

Heritage will be offering a newly discovered and unique Territorial Gold piece at the upcoming Central States Signature Sale April 23-7 in Chicago as Lot # 14006.  Below is the full description from the Heritage Catalog 1855 $20 Wass Molitor Twenty Dollar, Large Head AU53 NGC. Variety unlisted in Kagin, believed unique. An exciting new […]

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