Dallas, TX. A third selection of Early Seated Proof Sets from Phil Kaufman's superlative multi-million dollar collection (1839-1858) is being auctioned by Dallas-based Heritage Auction Galleries in their Platinum Night Auction at the April 16-19 CSNS convention in Chicago.
"Part One of the Kaufman Collection, realizing $1,712,600, was sold at the August 2007 ANA World's Fair of Money in Milwaukee," noted Heritage President Greg Rohan, "followed by Part Two at the January 2008 FUN auction, which realized $2,590,000. Part Three, to be offered at CSNS, comprises the Seated Liberty proof coins of 1839, 1842, 1846, 1849, and 1855. The fourth and final selection will be auctioned at the Baltimore 2008 ANA World's Fair of Money."
"Mr. Kaufman is an extraordinary collector," continued Rohan. "We started selling important selections from his collections in 2002, and have successfully concluded more than a half dozen separate consignments. We are appreciative of his continued trust in Heritage."