June 2008 Summer FUN Heritage Auction Tops $12 Million

by Heritage Auctions on July 2, 2008 · 0 comments

Dallas, TX. Market demand remained strong for significant American numismatic rarities in the June 2008 Summer FUN Signature® Auction presented by Heritage Auction Galleries in West Palm Beach, June 26-27. Total prices realized for the American coins exceeded $12 million, and the total will rise further when the concluding session and post auction buys are finalized.

June 2008 Summer FUN Heritage Auction coin highlights

“The strong market is continuing to bring great rarities — and great prices realized — onto the Heritage auction block,” commented Heritage President Greg Rohan.

“We note that Lot 1960, an 1880 $4 Flowing Hair (Judd-1657, Pollock-1857) and certified PR64 by PCGS, realized: $431,250. This auction contained a wide range of rarities at many price levels, to which more than 5000 bidders responded enthusiastically.”

 

Highlights from Heritage’s Summer FUN Signature Auction

Lot 1960: 1880 $4 Flowing Hair, Judd-1657, Pollock-1857, R.6, PR64 PCGS.

The 1880 Flowing Hair “stella” is one of the most famous rarities in American numismatics. Technically a pattern issue, and never authorized for regular coinage, the stella has survived and prospered as a collectible issue, and is regularly listed in A Guide Book of United States Coins alongside regular U.S. gold coin types. From the Fern E. Wagner Trust.

Price realized: $431,250

Lot 2106: 1803 BD-6 Large Stars Reverse Eagle, MS62 NGC. Breen-6845, B. 1-F, Taraszka-32, R.7.

Of 33 known die varieties in the 1795 to 1804 eagle series, Harry Bass was able to obtain 32 during his many years of collecting; the only die marriage that he never owned was the 1803 BD-6 (Breen 1-F) that is offered in this lot.

Price realized: $172,500

Lot 1975: 1832 Half Eagle, 13 Stars, BD-1, High R.5, MS63

The 1832 half eagle is known in only two die pairings, BD-1 and BD-2, easily distinguished by the presence of either 13 or 12 obverse stars, respectively; the 13 Stars BD-1 has a straight-base 2, and only three examples of this variety have been certified finer. From The Charleston Collection.

Price realized: $132,250

Lot 2104: 1801 Eagle, Breen-6843, Taraszka-25, BD-2, MS64 PCGS.

This is a spectacular piece of our early Federal coinage. The fields are bright with confirmed reflectivity on each side. The central design elements are fully brought up and the only area of softness is on the peripheral stars on the obverse. From The Charleston Collection.

Price realized: $126,500

Lot 2037: 1860 $5 PR66 Cameo NGC.

Despite a stated mintage of 62 proofs, the 1860 five dollar gold is far more elusive in proof format than that figure would suggest. The elegant Cameo Premium Gem offered here, then, is one of the fortunate. It displays excellent contrast, a hallmark for the 1860 proof half eagles, and strong visual appeal.

Price realized: $109,250

Lot 2332: 1885 $20 MS62 Star NGC.

From the Fern E. Wagner Trust.

Price realized: $103,500

Lot 2428: 1931-D $20 MS64 PCGS.

From the Fern E. Wagner Trust.

Price realized: $92,000

Lot 2333: 1885 $20 MS62 PCGS.

From The Charleston Collection.

Price realized: $86,250

Lot 2366: 1907 $20 High Relief, Flat Rim PR66 Star NGC.

Price realized: $83,375

Lot 1792: 1796 $2.50 No Stars VF35 PCGS. Breen-6113, BD-2, R.4.

From The Charleston Collection.

Price realized: $83,375

Lot 2217: 1908 $10 Motto PR67 NGC.

Price realized: $80,501

Lot 2198: 1907 $10 Wire Rim MS65 PCGS.

From The Charleston Collection.

Price realized: $74,750

Lot 356: 1863 $1 PR67 Cameo NGC.

Price realized: $74,750

Lot 349: 1862 $1 PR67 Cameo NGC.

Price realized: $69,000

Lot 961: 1796 50C 15 Stars, O-101, R.5 VF25 NGC.

From Anaconda Rare Coins.

Price realized: $69,000

Lot 1880: 1911-D $2.50 MS65 NGC. CAC.

Price realized: $69,000

Lot 2038: 1868 $5 PR64 Deep Cameo PCGS.

From the Fern E. Wagner Trust.

Price realized: $69,000

Lot 295: 1909 VDB Cent, PR66 Red and Brown NGC.

Price realized: $63,250

Lot 1516: 1893-CC $1 PR62 Branch Mint PCGS. VAM-2.

Price realized: $54,625

Lot 962: 1797 Half Dollar, O-102, Fine 15 PCGS, Low R.6.

From The Glenwood Collection.

Price realized: $54,625

Lot 1520: 1895 $1 PR63 PCGS.

From the Fern E. Wagner Trust.

Price realized: $54,625

Lot 134: 1871 1C MS66 Red PCGS. Ex: Joshua and Ally Walsh Collection.

Price realized: $51,750

Lot 1205: 1836 Gobrecht $1, Name on Base, Judd-60 Original, Pollock-65, R.1, PR64 PCGS. Silver. Plain Edge. Die Alignment I.

Price realized: $51,750

Lot 1903: 1854-D $3 AU55 PCGS. Variety 1-A. From the Estate of Robert R. Rollins Collection, Part Two.

Price realized: $51,750

Lot 2272: 1861-O $20 AU53 PCGS.

Price realized: $51,750

Lot 1804: 1837 $2.50 MS64 PCGS. McCloskey-B, R.3. From The Charleston Collection.

Price realized: $48,875

Lot 210: 1864-L on Ribbon Indian Cent, PR64 Brown PCGS, Snow-PR1

From the Fern E. Wagner Trust.

Price realized: $48,875

Lot 2365: 1907 $20 High Relief, Wire Rim MS65 PCGS.

From The Charleston Price Collection.

Price realized: $48,875

Lot 1678: 1915-S Panama-Pacific Octagonal $50 AU55 PCGS.

From the Fern E. Wagner Trust.

Price realized: $44,563

Lot 1809: 1839-O $2.50 MS64 NGC. Low Date, Close Fraction. Breen-6153, McCloskey-B, R.4.

From The Charleston Collection.

Price realized: $40,250

Lot 2147: 1870-CC $10 XF40 PCGS. Variety 1-A.

Price realized: $40,250

Lot 1438: 1893-S $1 AU55 PCGS.

Price realized: $38,813

Lot 1016: 1836 50C Reeded Edge PR64 NGC.

From Anaconda Rare Coins.

Price realized: $37,375

Lot 1206: 1839 Restrike Gobrecht Dollar, Name Omitted, Judd-104 Restrike, Pollock-116, R.3, PR62 PCGS. Silver. Die Alignment IV (medal turn)

Price realized: $37,375

Lot 1777: 1856-S Gold $1 Type Two MS64 NGC. Ex: Sweet Collection.

From The Charleston Collection.

Price realized: $37,375

Lot 2165: 1879-CC $10 AU53 PCGS.

From the Fern E. Wagner Trust.

Price realized: $35,938

Lot 8: 1776 Continental Dollar, CURENCY, Newman 1-C, Pewter, AU55 PCGS. Newman 1-C, Breen-1089, R.3.

Price realized: $34,500

Lot 1056: 1892-O 50C Micro O, MS63 NGC.

From the Fern E. Wagner Trust.

Price realized: $34,500

Lot 1808: 1839-D $2.50 MS62 PCGS. Variety 1-A, Weak Stem.

From The Charleston Collection.

Price realized: $34,500

Lot 894: 1916 Standing Liberty Quarter MS65 Full Head NGC.

From The Glenwood Collection.

Price realized: $29,900

Lot 2421: 1926-D $20 MS62 PCGS.

Price realized: $29,900

Lot 885: 1898 25C PR69 Ultra Cameo NGC.

From Anaconda Rare Coins.

Price realized: $29,325

Lot 1102: 1921-S 50C MS63 PCGS.

Price realized: $27,600

Lot 1738: 1852 Gold Ring Dollar, Judd-145 Thin, Pollock-173, Low R.6, PR66 PCGS.

From Anaconda Rare Coins.

Price realized: $27,600

Lot 1848-D $2.50 MS63 PCGS.

Price realized: $27,600

Lot 2196: 1893 $10 PR64 Cameo NGC. Ex: Pittman.

From The Charleston Collection.

Price realized: $27,600

Lot 2364: 1907 $20 High Relief, Wire Rim MS64 NGC.

Price realized: $26,450

Lot 1879: 1911-D $2.50 MS64 PCGS.

From The Charleston Collection.

Price realized: $25,300

Lot 2434: 1852 $50 Assay Office, 900 Thous. XF40 PCGS. K-14, High R.5.

From the Fern E. Wagner Trust.

Price realized: $25,300

Lot 2440: 1855 $50 Wass Molitor, NCS. AU Details. K-9, R.5.

From the Fern E. Wagner Trust.

Price realized: $25,300

Lot 2433: 1851 $50 RE Humbert, 887 Thous. NCS. AU Details. K-6, R.4.

From the Fern E. Wagner Trust.

Price realized: $23,000

Lot 978: 1810 Half Dollar, O-106a, MS66 NGC. Ex: Eliasberg.

Price realized: $18,400

Lot 1248: 1857 $1 PR64 NGC. CAC.

From The Jack Lee Collection, III; From Anaconda Rare Coins.

Price realized: $16,100

Lot 2429: (1837-42) $5 A. Bechtler, 128G. 22C. AU50 NGC. K-28, R.6.

Price realized: $14,835

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