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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 […]

Heritage to Auction Reiner Hoard of GSA Morgan Dollars at Dallas Money Show

Heritage to Auction Reiner Hoard of GSA Morgan Dollars at Dallas Money Show

The Reiner Hoard Collection of GSA Dollars by Heritage Auctions ………   The March 3-6 Dallas ANA Signature auction features Selections from The Lenny Reiner Collection, Part III, an outstanding collection consisting entirely of GSA Morgan dollars. This is the second Signature Auction offering of the Reiner Hoard GSA dollars; the first part appeared at […]

Heritage Realizes $53+ Million In Coin Auctions at FUN and NYINC Events

Heritage Realizes $53+ Million In Coin Auctions at FUN and NYINC Events

A wide variety of coins and currency, in the form of U.S., World and Ancient rarities, realized more than $50 million for Heritage Coin Auctions across the first two weeks of 2016 in the company’s U.S. Coins ($34+ million) and Currency auctions at the annual FUN Convention ($7.6+ million) in Tampa, FL and the NYINC […]

Coin Profile – 1849-C Open Wreath Gold Dollar – Rarest Gold Dollar Issue

Coin Profile – 1849-C Open Wreath Gold Dollar – Rarest Gold Dollar Issue

1849-C G$1 Open Wreath MS62 PCGS Secure. Variety 1. The following coin is being presented by Heritage  for sale at the 2016 FUN Platinum Night Auction as Lot # 5512. The description below is from the Auction Catalog. The 1849-C Open Wreath gold dollar is one of the rarest and most valuable coins in the […]

World Gold Coins Lead Heritage’s NYINC Coin Auction – Here are the top 5 (6) Coins

World Gold Coins Lead Heritage’s NYINC Coin Auction – Here are the top 5 (6) Coins

Seldom Offered 1852 Type 1 Gold Adelaide Pound South Australia. British Colony gold Adelaide Pound Type 1 1852 AU58 PCGS, KM1, Fr-1. The exceedingly rare type 1 Variety with two linear circles around the beading on the reverse and a cracked die by the D of DWT. This type is the first true government coin […]

Heritage Auctions posts strong 2015 results with $860 million year

Heritage Auctions posts strong 2015 results with $860 million year

Tremendous growth in Sports; steady prices and solid growth seen year-over-year across many categories DALLAS — Heritage Auctions posted its second best ever year in 2015 with total sales of more than $860 million in total prices realized across its auction business as well as its Private Treaty sales. The company also continued to expand its worldwide […]

Five Interesting World Banknotes from the upcoming Heritage FUN Currency Auction

Five Interesting World Banknotes from the upcoming Heritage FUN Currency Auction

Union Bank Bathurst Branch £1 Specimen Australia Union Bank Bathurst Branch £1 ND (1854-60) Pick UNL MVR2asp Specimen Proof Unlisted in the Krause catalog, this London-based bank finally bowed out of the Australian banking scene in 1951. A pencilled date of May 26, 1854 appears at lower left. Some minor toning is evident, along with […]

Finest Known 1894-S Barber Dime Leads Heritage FUN Platinum Night

Finest Known 1894-S Barber Dime Leads Heritage FUN Platinum Night

Offered January 6-8, 2016, at the Florida United Numismatists (FUN) Convention in Tampa; PR 66 PCGS CAC ex: Eliasberg, makes only its fourth auction appearance in history An 1894-S Barber Dime, Branch Mint PR66 PCGS CAC, the finest known survivor, will offer one collector a once-in-a-generation opportunity to own one of the most famous, mysterious […]

Coin Auction Highlights – US Proof Gold – 1883 Liberty Double Eagle

Coin Auction Highlights – US Proof Gold – 1883 Liberty Double Eagle

1883 $20 PR65 Deep Cameo PCGS. – Only 92 Examples Struck The 1883 is the first of three proof-only Liberty Head double eagle issues, struck during a period when the demand for gold and silver coinage was at an all-time low for the second half of the 19th century. The 1883, 1884, and 1887 double […]

Inaugural Heritage Hong Kong Coins and Currency auctions bring $2.82+ million

Inaugural Heritage Hong Kong Coins and Currency auctions bring $2.82+ million

 ……. realized $89,625 on its way to becoming the top lot in Heritage Auctions’ Hong Kong’s $2.82+ million inaugural joint World & Ancient Coins and Currency Signature® auctions, held Dec. 10-12, 2015, at the Hyatt Regency Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong. “This has been a historic week for Heritage with our events in Hong […]

World Coins – Massive 60 Shillings of James II to be Auctioned at NYINC

World Coins – Massive 60 Shillings of James II to be Auctioned at NYINC

James VII (II) gold Restrike 60 Shillings 1688 MS62 NGC,  Of the highest rarity, being one of just three examples known. The latter part of the reign of Charles II saw many problems at the mint in Edinburgh, including questionable appointments, charges of corruption, inaccurate weight standards, and political infighting. Numerous officials were removed from […]

Three Unique Die Trials included in Heritage US Coin Auction at FUN

Three Unique Die Trials included in Heritage US Coin Auction at FUN

The following three die trials are all believed to be UNIQUE and will be part of the Heritage Signature Sale to be held in Tampa at the January FUN Show. 1849 DT$5 Massachusetts & California Half Eagle Dies Trial in Copper MS63 Brown NGC. Kagin-5b Over 5c, Unique. This copper dies trial was created as […]

Chinese Coins – Singing Praises of the Song Dynasty – Cast Gold

Chinese Coins – Singing Praises of the Song Dynasty – Cast Gold

By Heritage Auctions – (Thanks to Moyun Niu, Heritage’s Asian Art specialist, for much of the information)……..   A marvelous cast gold ingot, will be offered Friday December 11th in Heritage’s inaugural Hong Kong auction, cast in the form of the ubiquitous “cash” coins of China, and made during the early decades of the Song […]

Santa Claus Bank Notes from the Roger H. Durand Collection

Santa Claus Bank Notes from the Roger H. Durand Collection

By Kathy Lawrence – Heritage Currency………. Many countries have versions of St. Nicholas. The American version came to us by means of the early Dutch settlers in New York (then known as New Amsterdam). That version of Santa Claus was a much thinner man than what we’re accustomed to today. The poem, “The Night Before […]

Heritage Inaugural Hong Kong Auction

Heritage Inaugural Hong Kong Auction

2015 December 11 – 12 World & Ancient Coins Signature Auction #3043 Heritage is excited to present their inaugural Hong Kong Auction! This historic event marks the first numismatic foray into Asia and they expect it to be the first of many successful events to come. Over 1200 numismatic lots are being offered in our […]

Chinese Coins – Exceedingly Rare Fengtien Aluminum Dollar Pattern to be offered by Heritage

Chinese Coins – Exceedingly Rare Fengtien Aluminum Dollar Pattern to be offered by Heritage

Kuang Hsu aluminum Specimen Our upcoming December 11-12 Hong Kong World Coins auction features an exceedingly rare Fengtien aluminum dollar pattern, graded Specimen-61 by PCGS. While the origins of this pattern dollar remain somewhat a mystery, it is generally accepted that the dies were produced in Germany and it was struck in the first several […]

Heritage Sells Nearly $17 million in New York Rare Coin Auctions

Heritage Sells Nearly $17 million in New York Rare Coin Auctions

Heritage’s October-November New York rare coin auctions are now complete, with nearly $16.9 million in coins changing hands overall. As reported last week, the October 28 auction of the Eugene Gardner Collection, Part IV saw close to $5.9 million in overall sales from this single-consignor auction. The subsequent October 29-November 1 US Coins Signature auction […]

Coin Auctions – Rare Carson City Quarters Highlight Gardner Collection Results

Coin Auctions – Rare Carson City Quarters Highlight Gardner Collection Results

1871-CC 25C AU55 PCGS. CAC Note: The vertical marks in the photo on scratches on the holder and not the coin A group of twenty-five cent pieces took center stage as Heritage presented Part Four of the Eugene H. Gardner Collection in New York, October 28. This final section of the collection, devoted to Gene […]

Missouri Curio Cabinet of Half Cents Offered at Heritage

Missouri Curio Cabinet of Half Cents Offered at Heritage

Beginning on October 28, collectors will have the opportunity to bid on the Missouri Curio Cabinet of half cents in a special Internet-only auction, exclusively through HA.com/coins. The Missouri Curio Cabinet contains coins that are the joint property of collectors Eric P. Newman and R. Tettenhorst. 80 coins, all graded by NGC, are included in […]

Paper Money Auctions – Confederate Notes Dominate Top Prices at Newman Sale

Paper Money Auctions – Confederate Notes Dominate Top Prices at Newman Sale

The Eric P. Newman Collection Part VII, featured more than 2,200 pieces of U.S. and World currency from the numismatic legend’s famed collection including a wide array of World, Colonial and Continental currency, Obsolete notes by state and Confederate currency. The sale was exclusively to benefit the Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society and was […]

Currency selections from The Eric P. Newman Collection Part VII

Currency selections from The Eric P. Newman Collection Part VII

Confederate Type 1 Montgomery Note The Eric P. Newman Collection Part VII, featuring more than 2,200 pieces of U.S. and World currency from the numismatic legend’s famed collection – a wide array of World, Colonial and Continental currency, Obsolete notes by state and Confederate currency, sold exclusively to benefit the Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education […]

Final Eugene Gardner Auction of US Coins to take place in NYC October 28

Final Eugene Gardner Auction of US Coins to take place in NYC October 28

The Waldorf-Astoria in New York will be the site of the auction of Part IV of the Eugene H. Gardner Collection of US Coins! This final installment of four unreserved Heritage auctions of this collection will be held on Wednesday, October 28. This auction is devoted to Gene Gardner’s duplicates, upgrades, and specialty pieces that […]

Gold and Colonial Rarities Highlight Heritage New York US Coin Offerings

Gold and Colonial Rarities Highlight Heritage New York US Coin Offerings

Heritage is pleased to present the New York US Coins Signature auction at the Waldorf Astoria New York. Online bidding for this auction is already open at HA.com/Coins. The Premier Session, featuring nearly 700 of the finest lots in the auction, is scheduled for Thursday evening, October 29, with two more floor sessions on Friday, […]

 
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