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Rarities Still Bringing Top Dollar

June 15, 2020

       The June Long Beach Convention was another in the long line of coin shows canceled over the past three months. Heritage Auctions typically hosts a major sale at the Long Beach shows, but the scheduled auction was instead held at their new Dallas offices adjacent to the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport. Without the added attendance from a major show, these remote auctions should suffer somewhat. While this may be the case with some of the lower valued coins, it is certainly not when it comes to the rarities.

       1933 $10 Gold Indian in PCGS MS65 brought $408,000. This is a very popular date with a total of only 12 coins certified in the MS65 grade. There are only two grading higher in MS66, one each by PCGS and NGC. There were over 300,000 coins originally minted, but with the 1933 recall of Gold coins, the majority were melted. It is estimated that there are only 30-40 coins that still exist. The overall populations for PCGS and NGC total just 36 certified in all grades and none below the MS62 grade, with duplicate submissions of the same coin most likely creating the larger total....

1933 $10 Gold Indian MS65 PCGS

1933 $10 Gold Indian MS65 PCGS sold for $408,000 at the Heritage Auctions Long Beach Expo U.S. Coins Signature Sale in Dallas, Texas, June  4-7,  2020


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ANA Preview of Rarity Part II: 1913 Liberty Nickel Takes Center Stage

       One of the top attractions from this Stack’s Bowers sale will surely be the 1913 Liberty Head Nickel graded PCGS PR66 with the CAC approval and is the finest known coin. It comes to auction from the family of Dr. William Morton-Smith and is the very same coin previously owned by Louis Eliasberg, Sr. This was the first coin to achieve the million dollar price tag back in 1996 when it sold for $1,485,000 in a Bowers & Merena Sale. With just five coins total certified by PCGS and NGC, opportunities to acquire a rarity like this are rare indeed. This will certainly be the centerpiece of the Rarities Night session at this ANA event....

1913 Liberty Head Nickel PR66 PCGS CAC

1913 Liberty Head Nickel PR66 PCGS CAC is available at the Stack’s Bowers Galleries ANA World’s Fair of Money Auction in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, August 14-17, 2018


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D. Brent Pogue Collection Part I-V

Hosted by Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Sotheby’s

There have been hundreds of great auctions over the last 100 years, but none have been more significant in establishing new values for high-end rarities than the D. Brent Pogue Collection sales, realizing a total of over $106 million. With so many highlights, it would be impossible to show them all.


D. Brent Pogue Collection Part I-V hosted by Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Sotheby’s

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1808 Capped Bust Quarter Eagle Gold PCGS MS65

1808 Capped Bust $2 1/2 Gold Quarter Eagle PCGS MS65 sold for $2,350,000 in the D. Brent Pogue Collection Part I hosted by Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Sotheby’s in New York, May 19, 2015

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