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Major Auctions Bring Out the True Rarities

November 13, 2017

     The Heritage Auctions sale in Dallas is an annual event and typically draws a healthy number of bidders, in person and over the internet. The highlight of this sale was certainly the 1861 Half Dollar Original Confederate States of America, certified by NGC as PR40 and also approved by CAC; the selling price was $960,000. This coin is one of only four minted. Below are a few other highlights from this sale.

1861 'Original Confederate States of America' Half Dollar NGC PR40 CAC

1861 'Original Confederate States of America' Half Dollar NGC PR40 CAC sold for $960,000 at the Heritage Auctions Eric P. Newman Collection Part IX U.S. Coins Signature Sale in Dallas, Texas, November 1-3, 2017

 
Date/Denomination
 
Grade
Price
Realized
1793 Chain Cent AMERINGC XF45 CAC$132,000
1793 Wreath Cent Lettered EdgeNGC AU55 CAC$48,000
1796 Draped Bust QuarterNGC MS64+ CAC$264,000
1797 Draped Bust HalfNGC AU55$168,000
1795 Flowing Hair Dollar Two LeavesNGC AU58 CAC$54,000
1796 Draped Bust Dollar NGC MS63$120,000
1796 $2 ˝ Gold No StarsNGC AU55$144,000
1795 $5 Gold Small EagleNGC MS64 CAC$336,000
1796 $10 Gold Capped BustNGC AU53$78,128
1907 $20 Gold High Relief Wire RimNGC MS64+ CAC$36,000

     The Stack’s Bowers Galleries sale at the Whitman Baltimore Expo brought out some true rarities that have been off the market for many years. The 1792 Silver Center Cent in PCGS MS61 Brown with a CAC sticker brought $900,000. This is one of fourteen known and the finest is MS67. The following list contains some of the many highlights of this sale.

1792 Silver Center Cent PCGS MS61 Brown CAC

1792 Silver Center Cent PCGS MS61 Brown CAC sold for $900,000 at the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Whitman Baltimore Expo Auction in Baltimore, Maryland, November 8-10, 2017

 
Date/Denomination
 
Grade
Price
Realized
1793 Large Cent AMERICANGC VF25 $24,000
1909 Lincoln Cent PCGS PR64 Red$26,400
1797 Draped Bust Dime 13 StarsNGC MS64$78,000
1798/7 Draped Bust Dime 16 StarsPCGS MS65$39,600
1807 Draped Bust QuarterPCGS MS65+ CAC$162,000
1794 Half Dollar Flowing HairPCGS AU58+ $252,000
1797 Draped Bust Dollar Stars 9x7PCGS AU50$50,400
1797 Draped Bust Dollar Stars 9x7PCGS MS64$264,000
1895 O Morgan DollarPCGS MS65$180,000
1796 $2 ˝ Gold No StarsPCGS AU53$150,000
1796 $2 ˝ Gold with StarsNGC MS63*$324,000
1879 $4 Gold Stella Flowing HairPCGS PR66 Cameo CAC$240,000
1858 O $20 GoldNGC MS63$156,000
1873 $20 GoldPCGS PR63 DCAM CAC$105,000









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