Long Beach Signature® Auction Realizes $13 Million for Heritage

by Heritage Auctions on February 9, 2009 · 0 comments

1861-S Paquet Liberty Head double eagle gold coinDallas, TX – Gold rarities in all denominations led prices realized in Heritage’s Official Auction of the February 2009 Long Beach Coin Expo. Some 6500 lots from 280 consignors were included in the auction, presented by Heritage Auction Galleries. The auction took place Feb. 5-8, 2009 in Long Beach, Calif.

Prices Realized have been posted by Heritage Auction Galleries on its Web site at www.HA.com. The totals are expected to increase substantially as Post Auction Buys and the non-floor session continues.

 

"Long Beach was especially rich in gold rarities, across all series," said Heritage President Greg Rohan. "Exceptional coins were contributed by our anchors, many of Registry quality. The Grand Lake Collection was especially rich in gold pre-Civil War issues – especially the coins of Dahlonega and Charlotte.

The four-generation Pasadena Collection started with a box of coins set aside by the owner of a general store in Pennsylvania. Part One of the Ed Lepordo Collection featured a complete type set (1793–to-date), impressive Large cents, and other series from two dozen NGC Registry sets. Additional selections from The Jack Lee Estate Collection were also included."

 

Bidder usage of the HERITAGE Live! bidding system, allowing global bidders to directly compete in the floor bidding via the Internet, continued to rise; of the 4,500 bidders participating in Long Beach, 16% of those successful participated through HERITAGE Live!™.

Among the most exciting items sold in Long Beach were: Lot 3020: 1861-S $20 Paquet AU58 NGC, Realized $161,000 (among the most favored and storied coins in U.S. numismatics); Lot 2685: 1824 $5 MS63 PCGS. Breen-6482, BD-1, High R.5, Realized $126,500; and Lot 1515: 1794 $1 Fine 12 PCGS. B-1, BB-1, R.4, Realized $89,125 (one of only about 125 survivors known, from The Grand Lake Collection).

Additional Long Beach highlights

Lot 350: 1877 Cent PR67 Red PCGS, Realized $97,750 

Lot 431: 1915-S Cent MS66 Red PCGS. Ex: Pittman, Realized $25,300  

Lot 852: 1853-O Half Dime No Arrows MS64 PCGS. CAC, Realized $23,000  

Lot 1163: 1916 25C MS67 NGC, Realized $34,500 

Lot 1184: 1918/7-S 25C MS65 PCGS, Realized $66,125  

Lot 1238: 1794 50C XF40 NGC. O-101a, R.4, Realized $37,375  

Lot 1544: 1798 $1 Large Eagle, Pointed 9, 4 Vertical Lines MS63 NGC. B-14, BB-122, R.3, Realized $25,300  

Lot 1825: 1889-CC $1 MS64 Prooflike NGC, Realized $51,750  

Lot 1903: 1894 $1 MS64 Deep Mirror Prooflike NGC, Realized $17,250  

Lot 2407: 1806/5 $2.50 7×6 Stars AU58 PCGS. Breen-6123, BD-2, Realized $63,250  

Lot 2409: 1807 $2.50 MS63 NGC. Breen-6124, BD-1, R.3, Realized $48,875  

Lot 2427: 1838-C $2.50 MS62 PCGS. Ex: Dingler. Variety 1-A, Realized $32,200  

Lot 2431: 1839-C $2.50 MS62 NGC. Recut 39, Variety 3-C, McCloskey-C, Breen-6150, R.3, Realized $32,200  

Lot 2432: 1839/8-C $2.50 MS62 PCGS. Ex: Dingler. McCloskey-B, Breen-6149, R.4, Realized $32,200 

Lot 2435: 1839-O $2.50 MS64 PCGS. CAC. Breen-6152, McCloskey-A, Realized $37,375  

Lot 2465: 1845-D $2.50 MS63 NGC. Variety 6-I, Realized $23,000  

Lot 2613: 1854-D $3 AU58 NGC, Realized $40,250 

Lot 2641: 1878 $3 MS67 PCGS, Realized $69,000 

Lot 2642: 1878 $3 MS67 NGC, Realized $37,375  

Lot 2657: 1795 $5 Small Eagle AU55 NGC. Breen-6412, BD-4, R.5, Realized $37,375  

Lot 2662: 1802/1 $5 MS64 NGC. Breen-6440, BD-8, R.4, Realized $37,375 

Lot 2676: 1809/8 $5 MS65 NGC. Breen-6458, BD-1, High R.3, Realized $92,000  

Lot 2848: 1929 $5 MS64 PCGS, Realized $37,375  

Lot 2860: 1803 $10 Extra Star MS61 NGC. Breen-6845, Taraszka-30, BD-5, High R.4, Realized $37,375

Lot 2880: 1847-O $10 MS64 PCGS. Variety Two, Breen-6881, Realized $51,750

Lot 2906: 1857-S $10 MS64 PCGS. SSCA 6964, Realized $53,188

Lot 3005: 1857-O $20 MS60 Prooflike NGC. Ex: S.S. Republic, Realized $41,688

Lot 3056: 1879-O $20 AU58 NGC, Realized $63,250

Lot 3090: 1907 $20 High Relief, Wire Rim MS66 PCGS, Realized $66,125

Lot 3093: 1907 $20 High Relief, Wire Rim PR66 NGC, Realized $74,750

Lot 3098: 1908-S $20 MS65 PCGS, Realized $43,125

Lot 3118: 1920-S $20 MS62 PCGS, Realized $63,825

Lot 3127: 1927-S $20 MS64 NGC, Realized $63,250

Lot 3145: 1852 $50 RE Humbert, 887 Thous. AU55 NGC. K-11, R.5, Realized $37,375

Lot 3155: 1850 $5 Mormon Five Dollar MS61 NGC. K-5, High R.5, Realized $54,625 

For more information about Heritage’s auctions, and a complete record of prices realized, along with full-color, enlargeable photos of each lot, please visit www.HA.com

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