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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 […]

World Paper Money Takes Center Stage In Long Beach

World Paper Money Takes Center Stage In Long Beach

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 Convention Center, Sept. 6-7, as Heritage Auctions presents its first World Paper Money Signature Auction. There is perhaps no better way to get a feel for a nation — for its […]

The Phillip Clover Collection of U.S. Large Cents Headlines Heritage Long Beach Auction

The Phillip Clover Collection of U.S. Large Cents Headlines Heritage Long Beach Auction

Nearly complete set of early large cents by Sheldon variety presents a notable opportunity for collectors to obtain some of the earliest coinage produced in the U.S., Sept. 6, in Long Beach, CA The Phillip Clover Collection of U.S. Large Cents, a near-complete set of early large cents by Sheldon die variety, will give collectors […]

1907 Ultra High Relief $20 brings $1+ million to lead Heritage’s $27.5+ million Philadelphia auction

1907 Ultra High Relief $20 brings $1+ million to lead Heritage’s $27.5+ million Philadelphia auction

Rare numismatic gold, early American coinage continue showing strength in Platinum Night® auction  An extremely rare example of the prized 1907 Ultra High Relief double eagle sold for $1,057,500 to lead Heritage Auctions’ $27.5+ million US Coins Signature® Auction, held in Philadelphia, Aug. 2-5. All prices include 17.5% Buyer’s Premium. “More than $21 million in […]

First Winners of Quarterly Young Numismatist Essay Contest

First Winners of Quarterly Young Numismatist Essay Contest

In mid-June, Heritage Auctions announced a quarterly essay contest to encourage and support young numismatists and budding authors. The first winners were announced in late July, and all winning essays can be read at HA.com/YNessay. Contest rules can also be found there. “It was our intention to select our first winning essay in October, but […]

Rare Philadelphia Mint Proof Coins Anchor Philadelphia Event

Rare Philadelphia Mint Proof Coins Anchor Philadelphia Event

Two unusual and extremely rare Philadelphia Mint proof coins — an 1802-dated “novodel” silver dollar and a 1907 Ultra High Relief, Sans Serif Edge Saint-Gaudens double eagle – are among the highlights of our Philadelphia Signature U.S. Coin auction featuring Platinum Night™, Aug. 2-5. We’ve put together a superb auction for Philadelphia. Our Platinum Night […]

1817 New Spain (Texas) Jolas, Make First Public Offering at Heritage Auction

1817 New Spain (Texas) Jolas, Make First Public Offering at Heritage Auction

Many American collectors are familiar with the 1818 New Spain (Texas) half real coins, called jolas, through their listing in A Guide Book of United States Coins, and in other colonial references. Although they were known to a small number of Texas collectors for several decades, the first widely publicized notice of the similar 1817 […]

Heritage Auctions debuts free Heritage Mobile Catalog for iPad

Heritage Auctions debuts free Heritage Mobile Catalog for iPad

Fully interactive digital catalog lets you view hi-res images, read descriptions, place bids and follow auctions in real-time As of today, July 25, collectors can officially download Heritage Auctions’ brand new Heritage Mobile Catalog (HMC) for iPad, completely free, at the Apple iTunes store. “This is a fully interactive, completely immersive app that collectors will find completely in […]

1860 Five Dollar Pattern on a Ten Dollar Planchet, the Only Example Available in Gold

1860 Five Dollar Pattern on a Ten Dollar Planchet, the Only Example Available in Gold

Gold patterns are always fascinating, and Heritage’s 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction in Philadelphia contains an intriguing exampleof one such experimental piece. Struck on a ten dollar planchet, this Judd-271 pattern nonetheless bears a face value of five dollars, and this is entirely intentional. 1860 Five Dollar on a Ten Dollar Planchet PR62 […]

Rare Philadelphia Mint proof coins anchor Heritage Auctions’ Philadelphia event

Rare Philadelphia Mint proof coins anchor Heritage Auctions’ Philadelphia event

1802 ‘novodel’ silver dollar and 1907 Ultra High Relief, Sans Serif Double Eagle chief among high-grade gold and early numismatic treasures offered Aug. 2-5 Two unusual and extremely rare Philadelphia Mint proof coins – an 1802-dated “novodel” silver dollar and a 1907 Ultra High Relief, Sans Serif Edge Saint-Gaudens double eagle – are among the highlights of the Heritage […]

1904 letter launching America’s Saint-Gaudens’ 1907 coinage redesign to be auctioned Aug. 3 in Heritage’s Platinum Night in Philadelphia

1904 letter launching America’s Saint-Gaudens’ 1907 coinage redesign to be auctioned Aug. 3 in Heritage’s Platinum Night in Philadelphia

Famed Teddy Roosevelt letter to Treasury Secretary Shaw, suggesting Saint-Gaudens be hired to address our coinage’s “atrocious hideousness,” had been misplaced for more than a century and presumed destroyed DALLAS, TX – The Dec. 27, 1904 letter on White House stationary in which President Teddy Roosevelt likely first used the words “atrocious hideousness” – a […]

Heritage Auctions offers new 1838-O Half Dollar booklet

Heritage Auctions offers new 1838-O Half Dollar booklet

Featuring newly uncovered information on the storied mintage that will “change the way numismatists think about this important coin…”   DALLAS — The 1838-O Reeded Edge half dollar is one of the classic rarities in U.S. coinage, from a tiny mintage of “not more than 20 pieces,” and now aficionados of the rare variety have […]

World Coin Internet Auctions now weekly at Heritage Auctions, starting in July

World Coin Internet Auctions now weekly at Heritage Auctions, starting in July

Rarities from around the world offered, closing weekly each Thursday night; all lots start at $1with NO reserves DALLAS – Heritage Auctions has announced that it is expanding its World Coins category to include Weekly Internet-Only Auctions at HA.com/WorldCoins, ending its practice of Monthly Internet World Coin Auctions. The first auction will start on Thursday, July […]

Heritage Announces Essay Contest for Young Numismatists

Heritage Announces Essay Contest for Young Numismatists

To support young numismatists and budding authors, Heritage Auctions is sponsoring quarterly essay contests. Four essays will be selected every year, with each quarterly winner receiving a package of numismatic prizes worth more than $750! “For decades,” noted Heritage’s Robert Korver, who created the contest, “numismatists have been concerned about the lack of interest in […]

Rare Collector Coins Lead Summer FUN Offerings

Rare Collector Coins Lead Summer FUN Offerings

An outstanding selection of collector coins highlights our offerings in the upcoming 2012 July 12-15 US Coin Summer FUN Signature Auction, to take place at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando in conjunction with Florida United Numismatists’ summer convention. The selections in this auction include a number of very popular coins in high grades. […]

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