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An awed hush fell over the Platinum Night bidding floor of Heritage Auctions’ Orlando FL FUN U.S. Coin Auction on Thursday, Jan. 7, as "The Olsen Specimen" 1913 Liberty Nickel, PR 64 NGC, lived up to its billing as the most famous American coin by bringing a jaw-dropping $3,737,500. This figure is tied for the third-largest sum ever paid at auction for a single U.S. coin.

1862 Republic gold 50 Francos 1862-GJ, KM-Pn10, AU55 NGC
1913 Liberty nickel, PR64 NGC, CAC realized $3.73 million – Click image to visit Heritage Auction page for additional information

With the 1913 nickel, Heritage sold three $1 million+ U.S. coins in the auction, only the third time this has ever been done in a single event, all by Heritage, and this auction is the first time that all three coins hammered above the $1,000,000 mark.

The most famous of the five known Liberty Nickels was the principal highlight in Heritage’s $36.5 million+ U.S. Coin Auction, which itself is the principal component of Heritage’s $53 million January 2010 numismatic auctions, collectively composed of U.S. Coins and Currency at Orlando FUN and the NYINC World Coins Auction, which realized $11 million+ over the first weekend of the new year. All prices include 15% Buyer’s Premium.

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Dallas, TX — Heritage Auctions, the world’s leading numismatic auctioneer and the official auctioneer of the Florida United Numismatists (FUN) Show, will present fractional currency from The Cocoa Beach Collection at the 2010 FUN Show. A very rare and very high grade pink shield, Fr. 1383 Fractional Currency Shield, With Pink Background. Click image to […]

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DALLAS, TX — Heritage Auctions, the official auctioneer of the Florida United Numismatists (FUN) Show, will conduct a 4800+ lot Currency Signature Auction, Jan. 7-11, 2010 at the Orange County Convention Center, 9400 Universal Blvd., Orlando, FL. Never before offered Richmond Fr. 2211-E* $1000 1934 Federal Reserve Note. PMG About Uncirculated 55. Click image to visit […]

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Spectacular examples abound as Orlando, FL plays host to the Heritage Auctions’ biggest Rare U.S. Coin Auction of the year, Jan. 6-10 DALLAS, TX — None other than the most famous American coin in existence, the "Olsen" Specimen of the 1913 Liberty nickel, is the anchor lot in Heritage Auctions Jan. 6-10, 2010 Florida United […]

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Dallas, TX – The Official Currency Auction of the FUN 2009 Convention in Orlando, presented by Heritage Auction Galleries, has posted prices realized exceeding $6.1 million. This was part of a weeklong series of Heritage auctions that also realized $52 million in U.S. rare coins sold at FUN, and $7 million in ancient and world […]

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Greg Rohan and Todd Imhof offer commentary on the state of the market at www.HA.com. Dallas, TX – On the heels of the success of Heritage Auction Galleries’ $65 million-plus FUN and NYINC auctions, Jan. 7-10. Heritage President Greg Rohan, and Vice President Todd Imhof, sat down for a candid discussion of the current trends […]

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1880 $4 Coiled Hair StellaDallas, TX. The Official Auctions of the FUN 2009 Convention in Orlando have been posted by Heritage Auction Galleries on their HA.com website. Spread over seven separate FUN catalogs of U.S. coins and currency were 15,000-plus lots belonging to 600-plus consignors that Heritage offered at the January convention of Florida United Numismatists.

The FUN auctions realized $52 million in rare coins and $6 million in currency. A further $7 million in ancient and world coins (4,200 lots) sold at the New York International Numismatic Convention Signature® Auction. To date, more than 3,300 FUN bidders have been successful, more than one-third of the 9,000 FUN bidders participating.

At FUN, 89% of the coin lots sold, and overall 87% of the lots found new owners. All lots are currently posted at HA.com for post-auction research. The totals are expected to further increase as Post Auction Buys and non-floor sessions continue.

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Dallas, TX – The Official Auctions of the FUN 2009 Convention in Orlando began on Wednesday, Jan. 7, and spectacular results have already been posted in Heritage’s first Pattern Night session featuring The Lemus Collection – Queller Family Collection Part Two. Containing 465 different Patterns, the collection was so extensive that it warranted a special […]

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(Orlando, Florida) – The unique 1793 Wreath U.S. large cent variety (Sheldon NC-5, Crosby 10-F) in the collection of the American Numismatic Society (ANS) has been authenticated and graded by Professional Coin Grading Service as PCGS AU-58. The coin has a distinguished pedigree dating back to 1881, but this was the first time it has […]

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Dallas, TX: On Friday, Dec. 19, at Heritage’s request on behalf of its consignors, CAC reviewed a portion of the coins from the Thursday evening FUN Platinum Night session after the catalog was printed. The following coins (listed by lot number), which were not listed as CAC certified in the printed catalog, were subsequently stickered […]

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