Heritage 'First Week' January Auctions topped $62 million, including the $7.74+ million FUN Currency auction, the $46 million + Fun U.S. Coin auciton, and the $9.28 million NYINC World & Ancient Coin auction.
Collectors at Heritage's $46 million+ Tampa, FL FUN U.S. Coin auction, Jan. 5-9, kept their focus on rare gold over the course of the four days – especially during the Thursday, Jan. 6 Platinum Night offerings – a sector led by the $2.185 million sale of the Frank A. Leach Specimen of the 1907 Rolled Edge eagle [...]
Early U.S. coinage and classic proofs, among them one of the finest known 1895 Morgan dollars, are the twin strengths of the Heritage Auction Galleries December 2010 U.S. Coin Auction, to be held in conjunction with the Money Show of the Southwest in Houston, TX. Floor sessions are Dec. 2-3 [...]
Rare U.S. Coins continue to provide for steady, even stellar prices in a crawling national economy, as evidenced by Heritage's $9.42 million COINFEST Signature® U.S. Coin Auction, held Oct. 27-30 at the Marriot Hotel & Spa in Stamford, CT, and by the auction's top lot, a magnificent 1879 Washlady dollar, which brought $161,000 [...]
DALLAS, TX -- Locked in a Pennsylvania vault for 43 years, one of the most comprehensive collections of colonial and early American coins ever to reach public auction, The W. Philip Keller Collection of U.S. Colonials, is the principle highlight of the upcoming Heritage Auctions Rare U.S. Coin auction, Oct. 28-31 in conjunction with COINFEST in Stamford, CT.
Mr. Keller apparently stopped actively collecting around 1966, with intermittent purchases through the early 1970s, and stored his collection in a bank vault where it was discovered nearly a 40 years later by his surprised family after he died last year, who knew that Mr. Keller was a collector, but had no idea of the depth, or value, of his collection.
The recently discovered Bullock specimen of the 1856-O double eagle, XF45+, NGC, was the unabashed star of the Sept. 23-26 Heritage Auctions September Long Beach, CA Signature® U.S. Coin Auction, as it soared to $345,000 amidst spirited bidding.
The auction realized an impressive $13.4 million total, with almost 5,000 bidders vying for the 7,385 lots, translating into a 93% sell-through rate by value and 96% by total number of lots.
The Bullock Specimen of the famous 1856-O double eagle, recently discovered in Ohio and graded XF45+ by NGC, is the main attraction in Heritage Auctions' September 2010 U.S. Coin Auction, Sept. 22-25, in Long Beach, CA.
"The 1856-O double eagle is a very rare date," said Greg Rohan, President of Heritage. "No more than two dozen are known, and the real number is probably smaller. Any example is a real treasure, and this piece made a remarkable debut. The announcement of its discovery was front-page news in Coin World, a sign of how important the 1856-O double eagle is to numismatists."
A simply stunning 1851 $50 LE Humbert Fifty Dollar, 880 Thous. MS63 PCGS, no. 50 on Reverse, K-2, R.5, the standout territorial gold piece from the renowned Eliasberg-Oakwood Collection, added to its legend on Wednesday night, Aug. 11, when it brought $546,250 to lead Heritage Auctions' Boston, MA Signature® & Platinum Night ANA U.S. Coin Auction.
The total prices realized for the U.S. coin auction reached $34,065,984, including 15% Buyers Premium, for the 7,133 total lots in the auction, translating into a sell-through rate of 93.310% by lot.