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Proof Morgan Dollars Featured at Summer FUN

July 16, 2018

     The East End Collection included many high grade Morgan Dollars throughout the nearly complete set. There were some rather noteworthy Proof Morgan Dollars sold from this collection including an 1895 Morgan in NGC PR65 Cameo which brought $78,000. This low mintage rarity was collected early thus the number of coins in high grade is excessive compared to other dates. There are 29 certified in this grade with 4 of those making the CAC grade, and there are 46 coins certified higher than PR65. This is such a popular date that most major auctions will contain at least one up for bid....

1895 Morgan Dollar PR65 Cameo NGC

1895 Morgan Dollar PR65 Cameo NGC sold for $78,000 at the Heritage Auctions Summer FUN Show U.S. Coins Signature Sale in Orlando, Florida, July 12-15, 2018


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ANA Preview of Rarity: 1854 S $5 Gold Up for Auction

     The ANA Heritage Auction includes several important collections; among them are the Red Headed Copper Collection, the Dale Friend Collection of Bust Half Dollars, the Dick Osburn Collection, and the Jim O’Neal Collection of Proof Type Half Dollars. With so many wonderful available coins, selecting potential highlights is nearly impossible, but one that is sure to attract numerous bidders is the newly discovered 1854 S $5 Gold in NGC XF45. This coin is one of only four known in existence; of the others, one is in the Smithsonian and two are in private hands. This date had of an original mintage of 268, the smallest mintage of any No Motto $5 Gold, however extensive documentation seems to indicate that more than 260 of these coins were melted down and re-coined as Sovereigns. There is practically no recent information available for value, but NGC lists the XF40 at $3,000,000, while PCGS lists it at $1,500,000 and the NumisMedia FMV is at $1,562,500. This coin is likely to be the star of the sale....

1854 S $5 Gold NGC XF45

1854 S $5 Gold NGC XF45 is available at the Heritage Auctions ANA World’s Fair of Money U.S. Coins Signature Auction in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, August 14-20, 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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