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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, […]

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 […]

 
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