Million Dollar Collectibles

Coin Auctions: Famous Rarities Bring Millions in FUN Coin & Currency Sale

Coin Auctions: Famous Rarities Bring Millions in FUN Coin & Currency Sale

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #204 A weekly CoinWeek column by Greg Reynolds In the annual Platinum Night session of the FUN Convention auction that Heritage conducts every January in Florida, there are always famous rarities among a large offering of U.S. […]

By January 16, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
Trio of NGC-Certified Coins Break $1 Million Each at FUN

Trio of NGC-Certified Coins Break $1 Million Each at FUN

 Three rare coins certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) each broke $1 million at last week’s Heritage Auctions’ FUN Show sale. The elusive 1787 Brasher Doubloon, graded NGC MS 63, led the sale with a price realized of nearly $4.6 million. It is the finest certified example of the first gold coin struck in the […]

Rare Coin Market: Top End Soars

Rare Coin Market: Top End Soars

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the NGC Weekly Market Report ….. The top end of the rare coin market has never been higher. Whenever something truly special is offered for sale, a new price record is set. Earlier this month a rare coin auction was held on the West Coast that featured just 27 United […]

By October 24, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
Mickley Specimen 1804 Silver Dollar Sells for $3,877,500 at Heritage Auction. VIDEO: 3:50

Mickley Specimen 1804 Silver Dollar Sells for $3,877,500 at Heritage Auction. VIDEO: 3:50

Todd Imhof, Executive Vice President, Heritage Auctions Interviewer: David Lisot………. Once again a numismatic rarity has traded hands for millions of dollars. Todd Imhof of Heritage Auctions shares the excitement of selling the Mickley Specimen 1804 Silver Dollar. He also announces upcoming auction sales that will feature other rarities including the King Farouk 1913 Liberty […]

By September 10, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]

Condition Ranking of 1894-S Dimes, with Recent Histories

Condition Ranking of 1894-S Dimes, with Recent Histories

By Greg Reynolds ………… In late June, John Feigenbaum of DLRC sold a PCGS certified Proof-64+, 1894-S Barber Dime. Feigenbaum had purchased it in early April from John Albanese of the CAC, who had acquired it from a private client earlier in April. Bruce Morelan and Laura Sperber, partners in a coin firm in New […]

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 […]

Larry Lee Talks About Why He Bought the Walton 1913 Nickel for More than $3 Million. VIDEO: 2:38

Larry Lee Talks About Why He Bought the Walton 1913 Nickel for More than $3 Million. VIDEO: 2:38

Larry Lee, owner of Coin and Bullion Reserve Interviewer: David Lisot……. Why would someone spend more than $3 million for a nickel? Larry Lee, owner of Coin and Bullion Reserve in Panama City, Florida, shares what made him decide to purchase one of the most famous and valuable coins in the world, the Walton 1913 […]

By July 17, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Famous Coins: 1894-S Daggett Specimen Dime Purchased by Legend Numismatics

Famous Coins: 1894-S Daggett Specimen Dime Purchased by Legend Numismatics

Legend Numismatics has purchased one of the most famous coins in US Numismatics, the 10C 1894-S PCGS BM PR64+ Daggett Specimen from David Lawrence Rare Coins,  for a sum in excess of $2 million, a record price for any dime. While helping fulfill a collecting goal of Legend partner Bruce Morelan, the firm also believes […]

By July 16, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Stack’s Bowers to Auction 1792 Half Disme at Chicago ANA August 2013. VIDEO: 3:21

Stack’s Bowers to Auction 1792 Half Disme at Chicago ANA August 2013. VIDEO: 3:21

Vicken Yegparian, Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers Auctions Interviewer: David Lisot….. More great coin rarities are being sold at auction. Vicken Yegparian describes a 1792 half disme graded MS64 in a first generation PCGS holder that will be sold in the upcoming auction to be held at the American Numismatic Convention in Chicago in August 2013. The […]

PMG-Certified Note Sells for Record $2.6 Million

PMG-Certified Note Sells for Record $2.6 Million

A note graded by Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) has set a new world record price after it was sold for $2.6 million. Graded VF 25 by PMG, the Series 1891 $1,000 Silver Certificate is unique in private hands. The only other known example is housed in the Smithsonian Institution. Featured on the cover of the […]

1891 $1,000 Marcy Silver Certificate Sets New World Record Selling for $2.6 Million

1891 $1,000 Marcy Silver Certificate Sets New World Record Selling for $2.6 Million

Stack’s Bowers Galleries, a subsidiary of Spectrum Group International, Inc. (SPGZ), announces the sale of five of the finest large-size Silver Certificates. In addition to the five privately placed notes, more than 80 Silver Certificates will be placed in Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money, which will take place […]

$100 1863 Gold Note Sells for More Than $2 Million at Heritage Auction. VIDEO: 3:37

$100 1863 Gold Note Sells for More Than $2 Million at Heritage Auction. VIDEO: 3:37

Bob Merrill, Auctioneer, Heritage Auctions……… Another classic bank note rarity has broken the million dollar mark at public auction. The 1863 gold note series circulated during the Civil War and have been enormously popular with collectors. This $100 example is one of only three known ot his signature variety, two of which are impounded in […]

Record Price of $2.5 Million Paid for 1891 $1000 Bill at Heritage Auction. VIDEO: 4:46

Record Price of $2.5 Million Paid for 1891 $1000 Bill at Heritage Auction. VIDEO: 4:46

Michael Sadler, Auctioneer, Heritage Auctions In a room full of the most serious collectors and dealers in United States paper money a record price of $2,585,000 was paid for an 1891 $1000 Treasury Note. This is one of only two known for the design and the only example available for collectors. The lot opened at […]

Michael Sadler Talks About Auctioning Million Dollar Bank Notes in Heritage Auction. VIDEO: 3:03

Michael Sadler Talks About Auctioning Million Dollar Bank Notes in Heritage Auction. VIDEO: 3:03

Michael Sadler, Auctioneer, Heritage Auctions Interviewer: David Lisot……. It would have to be exciting to stand at a podium in front of a room full of people and sell some of the rarest numismatic items ever offered for sale. Even more thrilling would be to sell two items for world record prices in one night. […]

Spectrum Numismatics Buys $1000 “Grand Watermelon” for $1.527 Million in Heritage Sale. VIDEO: 4:36

Spectrum Numismatics Buys $1000 “Grand Watermelon” for $1.527 Million in Heritage Sale. VIDEO: 4:36

Michael Sadler, Auctioneer, Heritage Auctions, Peter Treglia, Currency Director, Spectrum Numismatics Another auction record was set with the million dollar sale of one of the most celebrated bank notes in the United States. The “Grand Watermelon” is a $1000 bill with zeroes on the back side that remind people of water melons. The front side […]

Kagin’s Buys First American Pattern Coin for $1.175 Million in Heritage Auction. VIDEO: 4:37

Kagin’s Buys First American Pattern Coin for $1.175 Million in Heritage Auction. VIDEO: 4:37

Bob Merrill, Auctioneer, Heritage. David McCarthy & Don Kagin, Purchasers, Kagin’s. The only known variety of a 1783 Nova Constellatio silver coin sold for $1.175,000 in the recent Heritage Auctions Platinum Night session at the Central States Numismatic Convention in Schamuburg, Illinois. David McCarthy of Kagin’s offered the winning bid that set another price for […]

1852 Humbert $10 Territorial Gold Coin Sells for $1.057 Million by Heritage Auctions. VIDEO: 2:03

1852 Humbert $10 Territorial Gold Coin Sells for $1.057 Million by Heritage Auctions. VIDEO: 2:03

Bob Merrill, Auctioneer, Heritage Auctions. The personal gold piece of Augustus Humbert has sold for a record price in a Heritage Platinum Night Auction. This particular coin is the finest known of any United States Assay Office gold piece. See the room full of bidders and auctioneer Bob Merrill as this historic coin is sold […]

Million Dollar 1894-S Barber Dime Purchased by John Feigenbaum. VIDEO: 4:01

Million Dollar 1894-S Barber Dime Purchased by John Feigenbaum. VIDEO: 4:01

John Feigenbaum, President, David Lawrence Rare Coin Interviewer: David Lisot……… One of the classic rarities of United States numismatics has traded hands. John Feigenbaum, president of David Lawrence Rare Coins, has purchased a PCGS PR64 example of the 1894-S Barber dime, one of less than two dozen known. John shares the story how he was […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Why Should All Collectors Care About Million Dollar Coins & Patterns?

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Why Should All Collectors Care About Million Dollar Coins & Patterns?

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #166 ….. For the first time, an auction of coins, patterns, medals and paper money contained seven items that each sold for more than one million dollars! From April 24 to 28, Heritage conducted the […]

David Lawrence Rare Coins Acquires the Daggett­-Parker-Brown 1894-­S Barber Dime

David Lawrence Rare Coins Acquires the Daggett­-Parker-Brown 1894-­S Barber Dime

David Lawrence Rare Coins announced today the acquisition of one of the finest of (10) ten known examples of the famous 1894-S dime. It is graded PCGS Proof 64 (Branch Mint Proof) and CAC approved for quality and eye appeal. John Feigenbaum, President of David Lawrence Rare Coins, states that the 1894-S dime “is one […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Million Dollar Items Lead Central States Auction

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Million Dollar Items Lead Central States Auction

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #165 ….. In association with the Central States (CSNS) Convention near Chicago, Heritage conducted an auction extravaganza. During the night of Thursday, April 25, the sale of items from the Eric Newman Collection was followed […]

Heritage Auctions Sells Walton Nickel for More Than $3 Million. VIDEO: 5:16

Heritage Auctions Sells Walton Nickel for More Than $3 Million. VIDEO: 5:16

Bob Merrill, Auctioneer, Heritage – Interviewer: David Lisot ……….. Heritage Auctions sold the legendary Walton Nickel Specimen of the 1913 Liberty Nickel for $3,172,500 at the Central States Numismatic Society Convention in Schaumburg, Illinois, outside Chicago. The nickel is one of only five known and is graded Proof 63 by the Professional Coin Grading Service […]

By April 26, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
PCGS-Certified Walton 1913  Liberty Head Nickel Sells For $3.17 Million

PCGS-Certified Walton 1913 Liberty Head Nickel Sells For $3.17 Million

The world famous Walton Family 1913 Liberty Head nickel, certified by Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) as PCGS Secure PR63, was sold for $3.172,500 by Heritage Auctions on April 25, 2013.  The auction was conducted in conjunction with the Central States Numismatic Society convention in the Chicago suburb of Schaumburg, Illinois. “This was yet another […]

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Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Top Ten Auction Records for Coins & Patterns

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Top Ten Auction Records for Coins & Patterns

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #150 ….. Last Thursday, I was present when the Carter 1794 U.S. Silver Dollar realized $10,016,875, a world record for a coin sold at auction. As the auction result for this 1794 dollar is unlikely […]

By January 30, 2013 3 Comments Read More →
Some Thoughts on the $10 Million Dollar 1794 Dollar

Some Thoughts on the $10 Million Dollar 1794 Dollar

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……… Stacks Bowers auctions made numismatic history last night by selling a PCGS SP66 1794 silver dollar for $10,106,875. This amount is by far an auction record for a single coin and it is very significant for many reasons. And it’s also time to fess up: I […]

By January 28, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
1794 Silver Dollar sets 10 Million + World Record at Stacks Bowers Auction in NY

1794 Silver Dollar sets 10 Million + World Record at Stacks Bowers Auction in NY

Highest price ever realized for any rare coin at auction   Leading rare coin auctioneer Stack’s Bowers Galleries conducted one of the most highly-anticipated events in numismatic history on January 24, 2013 with the sale of the record-setting Cardinal Collection. The highlight of the evening was the $10,016,875 sale of the coveted 1794 Flowing Hair […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Incredible 1794 Silver Dollar To be Auctioned

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Incredible 1794 Silver Dollar To be Auctioned

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #149 ….. On Thursday, Jan. 24, at a hotel in Manhattan, Stack’s-Bowers will offer, at public auction, the amazing Amon Carter 1794 silver dollar, the best of fewer than 150 survivors of the nation’s first […]

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Stack’s Bowers To Hold New York Americana Auction of U.S. coins, tokens, medals, and other Americana Jan 22-24, 2013

Stack’s Bowers To Hold New York Americana Auction of U.S. coins, tokens, medals, and other Americana Jan 22-24, 2013

Stack’s Bowers Galleries, preeminent auctioneer of rare coins and paper money, will present more than 3,000 lots of U.S. coins, tokens, medals, exonumia and other Americana-related items as part of its New York Americana Sale, January 22–24, 2013. The lots will be offered in three floor sessions at the Stack’s Bowers Galleries New York office […]

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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, […]

 
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