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Coin Auctions – Gardner Collection Part III to open for bidding

Coin Auctions – Gardner Collection Part III to open for bidding

Heritage will be presenting Part III of the Eugene H. Gardner Collection of U.S. Coins, to be held on Tuesday, May 12 at the Waldorf Astoria in New York. This is the third of four unreserved Heritage Auctions featuring the remarkable Gardner Collection. The two previous auctions of this collection have combined to realize over […]

1880 $4 Coiled Hair Stella Tops Heritage CSNS Auction at $1.821 Million

1880 $4 Coiled Hair Stella Tops Heritage CSNS Auction at $1.821 Million

1880 $4 Coiled Hair, Judd-1660, Pollock-1860, Low R.7, PR67 NGC. CAC From the Heritage Sale 2015 April 22 – 26 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction – Chicago #1219 as LOT 5301 The 1880 Coiled Hair stella is, in no uncertain terms, an extraordinary issue and one of the great treasures in United States numismatics. It […]

Heritage brings in $6.6 Million as World Coins Sell at CICF Show

Heritage brings in $6.6 Million as World Coins Sell at CICF Show

The market for World & Ancient Coins continues to show increasing momentum as collectors drove spirited bidding and impressive prices realized throughout the course of Heritage Auctions’ $6.6 million April 9-14, 2015 CICF World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction. “Overall, prices were stronger than in our last auction,” said Cristiano Bierrenbach, Vice President of […]

Coin Profile – 1905 Indian Cent, Struck on a Quarter Eagle Planchet, MS64

Coin Profile – 1905 Indian Cent, Struck on a Quarter Eagle Planchet, MS64

Sole Gold Indian Cent Known of This Date 1905 1C Cent — Struck on a $2 1/2 Gold Planchet — MS64 PCGS. Weight: 64.5 grains, the standard weight of a quarter eagle. Exactly five Indian cents are known on gold planchets, according to information available to us. Among them are three dated 1900, this piece […]

Heritage Auctions Expands Its New York City Offices

Heritage Auctions Expands Its New York City Offices

Additional Space At 455 Park Avenue Will Provide More Room For Public Displays…. Heritage Auctions (www.HA.com) is expanding its New York City offices at 445 Park Avenue (at 57th Street). The addition of more office space on the building’s 15th floor will free up street-level floor space to expand public displays of historic collectibles from […]

$100 1890 Watermelon Note may bring $150,000+ at Heritage Auctions’ CSNS currency event

$100 1890 Watermelon Note may bring $150,000+ at Heritage Auctions’ CSNS currency event

Iconic notes set to make auction debut April 22-25 in Chicago DALLAS – Marking its auction debut, a $100 1890 Watermelon Note from the prestigious Eric P. Newman Collection – one of just 35 known to exist – is expected to bring $150,000+ in Heritage Auctions’ Central States Numismatic Society Currency Signature Auction April 22-28 […]

Collector Bank Notes Highlight Heritage World Currency Offerings at CICF

Collector Bank Notes Highlight Heritage World Currency Offerings at CICF

Heritage is pleased to present our World Currency Signature Auction April 9 – 13, as an official auction of the Chicago International Coin Fair. The well-rounded selection of nice collector material offered in this auction is being brought to the CICF for the first time, bringing this material directly to its collector base at the […]

Heritage Auctions Awards 20th Mint State High Relief $20 to Ohio Collector

Heritage Auctions Awards 20th Mint State High Relief $20 to Ohio Collector

Celebrating a 20-year tradition, Heritage Auctions has awarded a Mint State 1907 High Relief double eagle to Ken Conway, of Ohio, as the Grand Prize in its annual numismatic survey. The classic American numismatic rarity was certified by NGC as MS-60 Wire Rim, estimated to be valued at about $12,500. Conaway is a longtime Heritage […]

Ancient Coin Profiles – Shapur I of Persia –  Rome’s Worst Nightmare

Ancient Coin Profiles – Shapur I of Persia – Rome’s Worst Nightmare

The long and glorious history of Persia as an Imperial power dates to the rise of Cyrus the Great in the sixth century BCE. Cyrus, King of the Parsa people who had settled in the region bounded by the Tigris River and the Persian Gulf, created a vast and enduring empire by subsuming the Median, […]

Coin Profile – Finest Known 1849-C Open Wreath Gold Dollar, MS63 Prooflike

Coin Profile – Finest Known 1849-C Open Wreath Gold Dollar, MS63 Prooflike

The 1849-C Open Wreath gold dollar is one of the rarest and most valuable coins in the U.S. gold series. As Doug Winter states in Gold Coins of the Charlotte Mint (2008): The 1849-C Open Wreath gold dollar is the rarest coin ever produced by the Charlotte Mint. It is the rarest gold dollar from […]

Bust Half Dollars and Territorial Gold Coins Highlight the PNG US Coin Auction

Bust Half Dollars and Territorial Gold Coins Highlight the PNG US Coin Auction

Heritage is proud to present the inaugural PNG Dallas Invitational US Coins Signature auction, scheduled for February 26-March 1 in Dallas! This is home turf for Heritage auctions, and after a coast to coast swing that headlined the record-setting Orlando FUN auction, followed by the annual trip to the West Coast and a busy Long […]

$7 Million In Rare Coins Sell In Long Beach Auction

$7 Million In Rare Coins Sell In Long Beach Auction

Rare double eagles were the featured attractions as the 2015 January 29 – February 1 US Coins Signature Auction in Long Beach saw $7 million in rare coins change hands. All results include a 17.5% Buyer’s Premium. Easily the star of the show was a 1869 double eagle, graded Proof-65 Ultra Cameo by NGC. Proof […]

Coin Profile – 1843 Proof Quarter Eagle, only five known

Coin Profile – 1843 Proof Quarter Eagle, only five known

The 1843 Proof Quarter Eagle Before the Mint began its program of commercial proof set offerings in 1858, only a handful of proofs were struck each year to satisfy the needs of influential Treasury officials or well-connected collectors. Proof gold coins of the pre-1858 era are especially elusive, as few numismatists could afford to collect […]

Partrick Coin Collection Part I realizes $25.93 million at FUN

Partrick Coin Collection Part I realizes $25.93 million at FUN

1792 Birch Cent brings $2.585 million in Heritage Auctions’ Jan. 8 evening session; five Partrick coins break seven figures in Orlando, FL ORLANDO, FL – Don Partrick’s visionary collection of American colonial coins electrified the numismatic community on Thursday night, Jan. 8, 2014 when the more than 350 coins contained therein realized almost $26 million […]

1793 Chain Cent and 1907 Ultra High Relief Gold Coin Highlight Heritages’ Platinum Night

1793 Chain Cent and 1907 Ultra High Relief Gold Coin Highlight Heritages’ Platinum Night

Heritage’s FUN auction already has two $2+ million coins ORLANDO, FL – A 1793 S-4 Chain Cent, MS66 Brown PCGS Ex: Parmelee-Brand-Naftzger – the second finest PCGS-Certified Chain Cent and the finest with CAC approval – drew gasps and applause from the assembled audience when it realized $2.35 million as the top lot in Heritage […]

Heritage Auctions posts ‘best ever’ year in 2014 with almost $1 Billion in sales.

Heritage Auctions posts ‘best ever’ year in 2014 with almost $1 Billion in sales.

Heritage Auctions posts ‘best ever’ $969+ million year in 2014 Tremendous growth in Rare Coins; steady expansion seen in Wine, Fine Art, Luxury Accessories, Comics and Sports Heritage Auctions posted its “best ever” year in 2014 – and its fifth straight year of growth – with a total of more than $969 million in total […]

Five Gold Certificates Featured in the Heritage Currency Auction at FUN

Five Gold Certificates Featured in the Heritage Currency Auction at FUN

Below are five featured Gold Certificates that will be sold in the Heritage Currency Auction in January at the FUN Show.   Superb 1907 $10 Gold Certificate Fr. 1169 $10 1907 Gold Certificate PMG Superb Gem Unc 67 EPQ. With none finer at either service, this is as Superb a Hillegas Gold Certificate any collector […]

Coin Profiles – The Single-Finest-Certified 18th Century $5 Gold Half Eagle

Coin Profiles – The Single-Finest-Certified 18th Century $5 Gold Half Eagle

One of the many superlative coins in Heritage’s 2015 January 7 – 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction in Orlando is a breathtaking 1795 five dollar gold piece. Graded MS66 by NGC, it is not just the finest-certified 1795 half eagle seen by either of the leading grading services, it is the single finest graded […]

Coin Profiles: An Original Confederate Half Dollar!

Coin Profiles: An Original Confederate Half Dollar!

For absolute rarity, historic significance, and sheer romantic appeal, the 1861 Confederate half dollar is unsurpassed in the annals of American coinage. It is the only coin officially authorized and struck for the Confederate States of America. Thomas Elder was correct when he wrote in 1910 that this coin has profound historical significance that extends […]

Coin Profiles: The finest known Lord Baltimore Pattern Denarium

Coin Profiles: The finest known Lord Baltimore Pattern Denarium

Heritage will offer by far the finest known example of the extremely rare Lord Baltimore copper pattern denarium/denarius or penny coinage in the upcoming January 7 – 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction in Orlando. The Lord Baltimore coinage of Maryland occupies an important position in the very early coinage of America’s Colonial era. They […]

Ancient Coins in Signature and Platinum Night Auction at NYINC

Ancient Coins in Signature and Platinum Night Auction at NYINC

By Heritage Galleries The marquee auction at the world-famous Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City, features one of Heritage’s strongest-ever offerings of Ancient and World coins, with more than 2,300 lots total. For the first time in New York, Heritage will be holding Platinum Night the evening of Monday, January 5, an ultra-select offering […]

World Gold Coins: Unique South African 1897 Sixpence to be Offered in NY by Heritage

World Gold Coins: Unique South African 1897 Sixpence to be Offered in NY by Heritage

The upcoming January 4 – 5 NYINC World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction in New York City features a monumental offering from South Africa. The legendary 1897 gold sixpence is entirely unique, and it has remained off the market for many decades. Tracing its provenance back to the 1930s, this piece once existed in […]

1794 Silver Dollar Tops Fifth Newman Coin Collection Sale

1794 Silver Dollar Tops Fifth Newman Coin Collection Sale

Eric P. Newman’s outstanding 1794 silver dollar AU50 NGC. Ex: “Col” E.H.R. Green was the undisputed star of the outstanding offerings in the $10.4+ million fifth installment of the Newman Collection, bringing $470,000 in spirited bidding to lead the 100% sold out offerings, Nov. 14-15, 2014, in New York. “This latest installment of the epic […]

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 […]

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