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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 […]

1880 $500 brings $441,250 to top Heritage Auctions’ $13.4+ million FUN Currency Auction

1880 $500 brings $441,250 to top Heritage Auctions’ $13.4+ million FUN Currency Auction

The Greensboro Collection leads strong currency event; Part of $72+ million numismatic auction week including World Coins in New York and U.S. Coins at FUN DALLAS – A Fr. 185l $500 1880 Legal Tender PMG Choice Very Fine 35 realized $441,250 as the top lot in Heritage Auctions’ Jan. 9-14  Currency Signature® Auction , held in conjunction with the […]

New Book: The Draped Bust Half Dollars of 1796-1797, by Jon Amato

New Book: The Draped Bust Half Dollars of 1796-1797, by Jon Amato

Comprehensive examination of one of the “most coveted type coins in American numismatics” DALLAS – Heritage Auctions has announced the publication of The Draped Bust Half Dollars of 1796-1797, by Jon Amato, and edited by Jim Halperin and Mark Van Winkle, now available online by clicking on this link, or via email at CatalogOrders@HA.com. “This […]

The Famous “Lost” 1913 Liberty Nickel To Be On Display at the FUN Coin Show

The Famous “Lost” 1913 Liberty Nickel To Be On Display at the FUN Coin Show

The Walton 1913 Liberty Head nickel, a fabled, century-old coin recovered from a fatal car crash and then unsuspectingly kept in a Virginia closet for 41 years because it was mistakenly declared to be a fake, is being publicly displayed by Heritage Auctions at the Florida United Numismatists convention in Orlando, January 10 – 12, […]

The 1815 Half Eagle: New Discoveries, new monograph on storied coin from Heritage Auctions

The 1815 Half Eagle: New Discoveries, new monograph on storied coin from Heritage Auctions

New research and facts from noted historian Roger W. Burdette highlights new treatise on one of the U.S. numismatics most enigmatic issues  Heritage Auctions has announced the publication of The 1815 Half Eagle: New Discoveries, a 50 page monograph by Heritage numismatists David Stone and Mark Van Winkle, published by Ivy Press. “This compact reference […]

Famous (2000)-P Mule Error, State Quarter Obverse, Sacagawea Reverse to be sold by Heritage

Famous (2000)-P Mule Error, State Quarter Obverse, Sacagawea Reverse to be sold by Heritage

This “mule” error, which combines a Sacagawea dollar’s planchet and eagle “tails” design with a “heads” side that shows George Washington and the legends from the Statehood quarter design from 1999 on. A “P” mintmark represents Philadelphia. Graded MS66 PCGS. Die Pair 1 (of 3), cracked through the F in OF on the reverse. While […]

Why Young People Are Not Interested in Coins

Why Young People Are Not Interested in Coins

By Olivia Beauvais, Age 15, Massachusetts …….. Heritage Auctions holds a quarterly essay contest to encourage and support young numismatists and budding authors. Contest rules can be found at HA.com/YNessay. Essays should be emailed to Korver@HA.com, or mailed to: Bob Korver (YN Essay Contest), Heritage Auctions, 3500 Maple Ave., Dallas TX 75219. With Permission we […]

Spectacular British and Islamic Coin Collections headline NYINC Auctions

Spectacular British and Islamic Coin Collections headline NYINC Auctions

An unprecedented selection of high-grade ancient and world coins — ranging from the dawn of numismatics to most modern corners of the globe and featuring several important collections — highlights the 2,800+ lots in Heritage’s Auctions’ Jan. 6-7 World & Ancient Coins Signature® Auction and an additional 3,400 lots offered Jan. 15-16 during Internet sessions […]

The Greensboro Collection, Part II, headlines Heritage’s first major U.S. Coins Auction of 2013 at FUN

The Greensboro Collection, Part II, headlines Heritage’s first major U.S. Coins Auction of 2013 at FUN

Important proof coinage with focus on large cents and half dollars, other rarities expected to lead Jan. 9-13 event in Orlando, Fla. ORLANDO – An 1803 “novodel” Bust dollar, PR66 PCGS, one of only four known to exist, is among the most noteworthy lots in Heritage’s U.S. Coin Signature® auction, part of the Official Auctions of […]

The Sunrise Collection of Islamic Coins

The Sunrise Collection of Islamic Coins

In the Eighth Century AD, while Western Europe was mired in the Dark Ages, Islamic Civilization stormed out of the Arabian Peninsula and swept over the lands formerly held by the Roman and Persian Empires. Millions of new adherents and subjects were introduced to a vibrant culture rooted in veneration of the Prophet Mohammed and […]

Lloyd Mincy joins Heritage Auctions as Numismatic Consignment Director

Lloyd Mincy joins Heritage Auctions as Numismatic Consignment Director

NEW YORK – Heritage Auctions has announced that longtime prominent collector, expert and member of the prestigious U.S. Gold Club, Lloyd Mincy, has joined its Dallas headquarters as Consignment Director in Numismatics. “A number of Heritage Auctions’ most senior executive and numismatic staff have worked with Lloyd over the years as he acquired and sold […]

Dallas Auctions Top $28 Million

Dallas Auctions Top $28 Million

Heritage’s official auctions of the October 2012 National Money ShowSM in Dallas are complete, with overall prices realized exceeding $28.5 million. The US Coin Signature Auction on October 18-21 featured numerous outstanding rarities and brought total prices in excess of $23 million, with an additional $5.3 million selling the October 17-23 Currency Signature Auction. All […]

1902 Alaskan $5 could bring $200,000+ in Heritage Auctions’ ANA Currency event

1902 Alaskan $5 could bring $200,000+ in Heritage Auctions’ ANA Currency event

Rare note, one of two known, descended in the family of Teddy Roosevelt’s VP, Charles Fairbanks, for who the city of Fairbanks, AK is named; Fr. 2221-K $5000 1934 Federal Reserve Note, PCGS Very Choice New 64PPQ from The John Henderson Collection, may bring $120,000+, Oct. 18 in Dallas A rare early National Bank Note […]

Heritage Auctions: Nearly $20 Million In Rare Coins Sold In Long Beach

Heritage Auctions: Nearly $20 Million In Rare Coins Sold In Long Beach

Rare early proof coinage was featured as over $9.3 million in rare coins sold in the September 6-9 Heritage US Coins Signature Auction. The US Coin auction was one of four Heritage auctions held as official auctioneers of the Long Beach Coin and Collectibles Expo over the week. Overall, the Heritage Long Beach auctions combined […]

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Over $1.5 Million in Judaean Coins sell in Shoshana II Auction

Over $1.5 Million in Judaean Coins sell in Shoshana II Auction

A magnificent gold Aureus of the Roman Emperor Macrinus, dated to 218 AD, shattered pre-auction expectations, selling for $203,150 against a $40,000 estimate as a part of Heritage’s auction of the Shoshana Collection of Judaean Coins, Part 2. Overall, this auction, held September 5 in conjunction with the Long Beach Coin and Collectibles Expo, brought prices in […]

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World Paper Money takes center stage in Heritage Auctions’ Long Beach Currency event

World Paper Money takes center stage in Heritage Auctions’ Long Beach Currency event

More than 1,600 lots featured in Sept. 6-7 auction at the Long Beach Convention Center; wide array of currency from all corners of the world at a variety of price points More than 1,600 lots of graphically stunning and significant currency, from every country in the world, will take center stage at the Long Beach […]

The Shoshana Collection of Ancient Judaean Coins, Part 2, comes to Long Beach from Heritage Auctions

The Shoshana Collection of Ancient Judaean Coins, Part 2, comes to Long Beach from Heritage Auctions

Five-year run of Judaean rebel silver shekels struck during the Jewish War highlight second offering of landmark ancient coin collection, offered Sept. 5 BEVERLY HILLS – A five-year run of silver shekels struck by Judaean rebels  during the Jewish War against Rome, circa 66-70 AD, highlights the second half of the world-famousShoshana Collection of Ancient […]

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