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Specimen 1852 Moffat Gold Ten Dollar Coin, only two known to be sold at FUN

Specimen 1852 Moffat Gold Ten Dollar Coin, only two known to be sold at FUN

Private and territorial gold coins are among the rarest and most valuable issues in American numismatics. The Moffat & Co. ten dollar gold coins were struck to serve an urgent need for a circulating medium of exchange in the booming regional economy of the Gold Rush period, and nearly all examples seen show signs of […]

500 1882 Gold Certificate May Bring $2 Million At FUN Currency Signature Auction

500 1882 Gold Certificate May Bring $2 Million At FUN Currency Signature Auction

The only Fr. 1215d $500 1882 Federal Reserve Gold Certificate known to exist other than a specimen in the public collection at the Smithsonian Institution is expected to bring $2+ million in Heritage Auctions’ Florida United Numismatists Currency Signature Auction Jan. 8-10 and Jan. 13 in Orlando, Fla. It comes from the estate of a […]

World And Ancient Coins: Heritage January 5-6 NYINC Auction Highlights

World And Ancient Coins: Heritage January 5-6 NYINC Auction Highlights

Six valuable and diverse World Coin collections will all be vying for primacy in Heritage’s January 5-6 World & Ancient Coin Signature Auction, taking place at the Waldorf-Astoria in Manhattan, in conjunction with the New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC). “This is as striking and varied an auction as I can remember,” said Cristiano Bierrenbach, […]

1861 Confederate States of America Cent

1861 Confederate States of America Cent

Generations of numismatists have repeated a canon of commonly held beliefs about original Confederate cents, one of which Herutage will be able to offer as a part of the 2014 January 8 – 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction in Orlando. The maxim still holds true that once a numismatic fallacy is repeated it becomes […]

The David & Sharron Akers Collection at FUN

The David & Sharron Akers Collection at FUN

Heritage announced that  The David & Sharron Akers Collection will be part of their offerings in the 2014 January 8 – 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction, to take place in Orlando. Few numismatists bridged the academic and commercial sides of the hobby as well as the late David Akers. His six-volume series published between […]

Heritage Houston US Coin Auction Starts Today

Heritage Houston US Coin Auction Starts Today

Fresh off a $10.3 million New York US coin signature auction, and with Part II of the Eric P. Newman collection expected to raise another $15 million this weekend, your opportunities to expand your US coin collection continue at HA.com. The Money Show of the Southwest in Houston is the setting, as over 5,000 coins […]

Historic 1787 Brasher Doubloon Offered By Heritage Auctions At FUN

Historic 1787 Brasher Doubloon Offered By Heritage Auctions At FUN

Seen in public only a relatively few times since Chicago coin dealer Walter Perschke purchased it in 1979 for a then-record $430,000, the Newlin-Davis-Perschke specimen 1787 gold Brasher Doubloon will be offered by Heritage Auctions at the 2014 Florida United Numismatists Convention in Orlando. Described as the finest certified of the seven known Brasher Doubloons, […]

Colossus of Rhodes – CARIAN ISLANDS. Rhodes. Ca. 340-316 BC. AR didrachm

Colossus of Rhodes – CARIAN ISLANDS. Rhodes. Ca. 340-316 BC. AR didrachm

By Lorie Ann Hambly – Heritage Galleries ……….. Rhodes was one of the great maritime cities of the Greek world, located on a spearhead-shaped island of the same name in the eastern Aegean Sea. Myth has it the island was born of a union between the sun god Helios and the nymph Rhode, who gave […]

Joel Gabrelow Joins Heritage Auctions as Consignment Director

Joel Gabrelow Joins Heritage Auctions as Consignment Director

Longtime coin and bullion executive joins world’s largest numismatic operation’s Dallas office DALLAS – Heritage Auctions has announced longtime gold and rare coin expert, author and scholar Joel Gabrelow has joined the company as a Consignment Director, operating out of the company’s Dallas headquarters. Gabrelow has been active in coin hobby since 1964 when, at […]

High-grade 1893-S Morgan Dollar realizes $235,000 to lead Heritage Auctions’ $11.3+ million U.S. coin event in New York

High-grade 1893-S Morgan Dollar realizes $235,000 to lead Heritage Auctions’ $11.3+ million U.S. coin event in New York

Top lots include high-grade silver coinage and gold rarities as a 1943-S Bronze cent brings $141,000     An 1893-S Morgan Dollar MS64 NGC, from the famously low mintage of any regular issue Morgan, brought $235,000 to take top lot honors at Heritage Auctions’ U.S. Coin Signature® Auction Nov. 1-3 in New York. High-grade silver […]

Numismatic Names In Heritage’s First Domain Names Auction

Numismatic Names In Heritage’s First Domain Names Auction

Numismatics.com and five other numismatic-related domain names are being offered in Heritage Auctions’ inaugural Domain Name & Intellectual Property Signature® Auction (http://www.HA.com).  Bidding is now open until the live,  online auction on November 21, 2013. In addition to numismatics.com, other domain names in the auction include CoinCompany.com, SellGoldCoins.com, NumismaticsBlog.com, The CoinBlog.com, MyCoinCollection.com and the Canadian […]

Premium Gem 1799 silver dollar is one of two coins for the entire year certified at NGC in this grade

Premium Gem 1799 silver dollar is one of two coins for the entire year certified at NGC in this grade

One of the highlights of the Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection Part II Signature Auction is the Green-Newman 1799 dollar. This coin is, quite simply, the finest known 1799 B-5, BB-157 die marriage, the finest known 1799-dated dollar (for those collecting by date and major type), and the finest known of any Draped […]

Numismatic world riveted by Eric P. Newman Coin Collection Part II, Nov. 15-16 in New York

Numismatic world riveted by Eric P. Newman Coin Collection Part II, Nov. 15-16 in New York

Heritage Auctions has designated the week of Nov. 11-16, 2013, as “Newman Week in New York City” to honor the legacy of esteemed numismatic researcher, author and collector Eric P. Newman, culminating on the days of Nov. 15 and 16, with the second eagerly anticipated offering of numismatic rarities from Newman’s legendary collection. The collection […]

500 Lot Premier Session Highlights Heritage New York US Coins Auction Offerings

500 Lot Premier Session Highlights Heritage New York US Coins Auction Offerings

Heritage’s New York Signature US Coins auction is now open for bidding. Scheduled for November 1-3 at our New York offices at 445 Park Ave. (near 57th Street), this auction features highlights ranging from Early American to modern rarities and everything in-between. The Premier Session of higher-valued items is more than 500 lots deep, a […]

Ancient Coins – Julia Paula, First Wife Of Elagabalus

Ancient Coins – Julia Paula, First Wife Of Elagabalus

By Lorie Ann Hambly – Heritage Classical Coin News The sweet and seemingly innocent young lady depicted on this coin played a not-inconsequential role in the most bizarre reign in Roman history. The daughter of Rome’s Praetorian prefect, Julia Cornelia Paula was betrothed and married to the newly installed emperor Elagabalus in the summer of […]

Brazilian gold ingot brings $199,750 to lead Ancient & World Coins at Heritage Long Beach event

Brazilian gold ingot brings $199,750 to lead Ancient & World Coins at Heritage Long Beach event

Non-US rarities from every corner of the world contribute $10.6+ million to the record total DALLAS – A classic rarity of Brazilian numismatics, a large, 1812 Joao VI Prince Regent gold ingot of Sabara retaining its original issue certificate, brought $199,750 to lead Heritage Auctions’ $10.6+ million World and Ancient Coins Signature® Auction Sept. 25-Oct. […]

Heritage holds greatest Long Beach Auction ever, selling $36 million of U.S., World and Ancient Coins

Heritage holds greatest Long Beach Auction ever, selling $36 million of U.S., World and Ancient Coins

Original 1912 Gold Proof Set brings $358,375 to lead $17.5+ million worth of U.S. Coins A stunning complete 1912 gold proof set originally acquired directly from the U.S. Mint, brought a combined $358,375 to lead Heritage’s Sept. 25-29 U.S. Coins Signature® Auction at the Long Beach Numismatic Expo. The top coin of the set, each […]

A Highly Desirable “Coarse Beard” Burgers Pond World Gold Coins

A Highly Desirable “Coarse Beard” Burgers Pond World Gold Coins

The Transvaal patterns in gold of President Burgers figure among the rarest of the world gold coins, and were in fact the first types of Pond (Pound, or Sovereign) struck of native South African gold. The off-metal patterns (listed by Hern on page 340 of his reference) are rare enough, but the pieces struck in […]

Memorable Million Dollar Coins

Memorable Million Dollar Coins

By Stewart Huckaby – Heritage Auctions ………. As I write this, the 1804 dollar in our 2013 August 8 – 10 US Coins Signature Auction in Rosemont, IL has been bid up to $2.8 million, which, after the Buyer’s Premium is added, will result in a sale for $3,290,000. This assumes that no bids are […]

California Gold: The Very Rare Schultz & Co Five Dollar Gold Coin

California Gold: The Very Rare Schultz & Co Five Dollar Gold Coin

In the hectic atmosphere of the California Gold Rush, many partnerships were made and broken in a matter of months. Some have been immortalized, as through the discovery of the S.S. Central America treasure, while others remain obscure. Though it is not as mystery-shrouded as, for example, the Cincinnati Mining & Trading Co., the firm […]

Heritage Auctions launches website redesign of HA.com

Heritage Auctions launches website redesign of HA.com

Personalized homepage and a sleek new look greets collectors Visitors to HA.com, the homepage for Heritage Auctions, the world’s third largest auction house, will be greeted by a cleaner look and content-centric personalization today as part of a top-down redesign. The new look streamlines access to Heritage’s 36 categories while retaining its industry-leading functionality for live […]

1804 Dollar Anchors Heritage Aug. 8th Platinum Offerings in Chicago

1804 Dollar Anchors Heritage Aug. 8th Platinum Offerings in Chicago

The Mickley-Hawn-Queller specimen of the 1804 $1 leads offerings; 1795 13 Leaves Eagle, MS65 NGC, expected to draw significant collector attention; Aug. 9 at the Hyatt Rosemont There is no other coin in American numismatics with as storied and famous a history as the Class I 1804 Dollar, of which only eight exist. Heritage Auctions […]

Heritage Summer Fun Auction Preview

Heritage Summer Fun Auction Preview

The Heritage Summer FUN auction of US coins is now open for bidding at HA.com/coins. As usual, there are highlights that will whet your numismatic appetite regardless of your tastes in US coins; most of these coins are gathered together in the Premier Session, scheduled for Thursday evening, July 11 at 6PM ET in Orlando, […]

The finest of five known proof 1895-O dollars to be offered in Long Beach

The finest of five known proof 1895-O dollars to be offered in Long Beach

The existence of a branch mint proof 1895-O dollar was unknown and unsuspected until recently. In Walter Breen’s comprehensive 1977 proof Encyclopedia, he mentions the existence of an 1895-O quarter and half dollar, but no mention of a dollar. Wayne Miller’s 1986 dollar reference mentions many known, probable, and even definitely-not-proofs. The Anita Maxwell Trust […]

1876 Proof Three Dollar, perhaps a restrike

1876 Proof Three Dollar, perhaps a restrike

By Heritage Auctions Heritage’s upcoming 2013 June 6 – 9 US Coin Signature Auction – Long Beach #1186 features a gem example of the low-mintage 1876 three dollar gold piece, with Cameo contrast. Like its celebrated older sibling, the 1876 three is also a proof-only issue. The 1875 proof three was struck in the recorded […]

Mark Feld joins Heritage Auctions as Senior Numismatist and Consignment Director

Mark Feld joins Heritage Auctions as Senior Numismatist and Consignment Director

Longtime industry veteran joins world’s largest numismatic operation; will operate out of Dallas Heritage Auctions has announced that well-respected numismatist and industry veteran Mark Feld has joined the company as a Senior Numismatist and Consignment Director, operating out of the company’s Dallas headquarters. “Numismatics must run in my blood,” said Feld. “Numismatic pioneer B. Max […]

Three Major Rarities Expected to Bring $1+ Million Each in Heritage’s CSNS Currency Platinum Night event April 26

Three Major Rarities Expected to Bring $1+ Million Each in Heritage’s CSNS Currency Platinum Night event April 26

Heritage Auctions’ second CSNS Currency Platinum Night A Fr. 379c Series 1891 $1000 Treasury Note and a Fr. 1166c Series 1863 $100 Gold Certificate – the only notes of their kind in private hands known to exist – are in contention to take top lot honors during Heritage Auctions’ second annual Platinum Night Currency auction, […]

More than 150 rarities from The Eric P. Newman Collection at Heritage Auctions

More than 150 rarities from The Eric P. Newman Collection at Heritage Auctions

Pattern and experimental coins at Central States, April 25; proceeds to benefit Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society  Pattern coinage collected by Eric P. Newman, legendary numismatic researcher and founding member of the Central States Numismatic Society (CSNS), will be sold April 25 at the CSNS Annual Convention’s Official Auction, presented by Heritage Auctions in […]

Nobel Prize Medal presented to Francis Crick in 1962 For Discovering DNA Brings $2.27 Million

Nobel Prize Medal presented to Francis Crick in 1962 For Discovering DNA Brings $2.27 Million

The 1962 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine awarded to Dr. Francis Harry Compton Crick, along with Drs. James Dewey Watson and Maurice Hugh Frederick Wilkins, for “…their discoveries concerning the molecular structure of nucleic acids and its significance for information transfer in living material,” or what would become known as DNA, sold on April […]

Famed Pittman-Krause 1936 Canadian Dot Cent leads Heritage Auctions’ CICF offerings in Chicago

Famed Pittman-Krause 1936 Canadian Dot Cent leads Heritage Auctions’ CICF offerings in Chicago

World and Ancient Coins event at Chicago International Coin Fair, April 18-23; More than 5,800 lots, including superb examples from Brazil, Canada, England, Germany, China and Ancient Rome and Greece The legendary Pittman-Krause 1936 Canadian Dot Cent, the most famous coin in Canadian numismatics, one of just three known – and indeed one of the […]

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