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Higher Gold Fuels FUN Show

January 9, 2017

     There were numerous highlights from the Heritage Auctions Sale at the just completed FUN Show; from a 1776 Continental Pewter Dollar in PCGS MS64 that sold for $164,500 to a 1792 Half Disme in PCGS MS66 that brought $493,500. Then there were the steadfast rarities such as an 1802 Half Dime in PCGS AU53 and approved by CAC that sold for $329,000.

1792 Half Disme PCGS MS66

1792 Half Disme PCGS MS66 sold for $493,500 at the Heritage Auctions FUN Show U.S. Coins Signature Sale in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, January 4-9, 2017

     The highlights continued with the sale of an 1839 O Reeded Edge Half Dollar in NGC PR65 that realized $211,500 and the exceptionally rare and infrequently available 1884 Trade Dollar in PCGS PR63 that sold for $423,000. The previous Market price of $235,000 for the Trade Dollar will be adjusted dramatically. Below are some of the many other highlights from this Heritage FUN Sale.

1796 Half Cent w/PolePCGS AU58 CAC$158,625
1793 Wreath Cent Lettered EdgePCGS AU53 CAC$31,725
1794 Large Cent Head of 1793NGC MS61 BN$82,250
1909 S VDB Lincoln CentPCGS MS67 Red$61,688
1797 Draped Bust Dime 13 StarsPCGS MS62$54,050
1837 Seated Dime No Stars Large DateNGC PR66$39,950
1895 O Barber DimePCGS MS67$58,756
1796 Draped Bust QuarterNGC AU58$49,350
1805 Heraldic QuarterPCGS MS65$64,626
1916 Standing Liberty QuarterPCGS MS66 FH CAC$54,050
1796 Draped Bust Half 16 StarsPCGS F12$51,700
1841 Seated Half DollarNGC PR64$28,200
1920 S Walking Liberty HalfPCGS MS66 CAC$39,950
1852 Seated DollarPCGS PR65 CAC$96,938
1878 S Trade DollarPCGS MS67$47,000
1882 Trade DollarPCGS PR68 Cameo CAC$94,000
1880 S Morgan DollarPCGS MS69 P/L$99,875
1796 $2 ˝ Gold No StarsNGC XF40$73,438
1876 $3 GoldPCGS PR65 DCAM CAC$94,000
1797 $5 Gold 16 StarsNGC AU58+ $305,500
1797/5 $5 Gold 15 StarsPCGS AU55 CAC$211,500
1828 $5 GoldPCGS MS62$199,750
1929 $5 Gold IndianPCGS MS64+ CAC$70,501
1795 $10 Gold 13 LeavesPCGS MS61$99,875
1870 CC $10 GoldNGC AU50$82,250
1864 $20 GoldPCGS PR64+ Cameo CAC$305,500
1870 CC $20 GoldPCGS XF40$235,000
1931 $20 Gold St. GaudensPCGS MS65$100,463
1932 $20 Gold St. GaudensNGC MS66$111,625
1915 S $50 Gold Pan-Pac RoundPCGS MS65 CAC$188,000
1915 S $50 Gold Pan-Pac OctagonalPCGS MS66$199,750

     This week begins with Gold having another go at the $1,200 mark; currently it is $1,182 which is up over $50 from its recent low. This increase certainly helped the FUN Convention as prices advanced on all modern bullion coins as well as early generic U.S. Gold. The majority of changes in this week’s HD Wholesale Market Dealer Price Guide are in the U.S. Gold charts showing mixed results. While many prices are lower since the last update, much of the common dates recouped some of their losses by the end of last week. Dealers are hopeful that this year will bring the beginning of a bull market. We are still seeing MS65 $20 Saints trade near the $1,500 level among dealers.

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