The second eagerly anticipated offering of numismatic rarities from Newman's legendary collection will be on the auction block Nov. 15 and 16.
[DALLAS, TX] – Heritage Auctions has designated the week of Nov. 11-16, 2013, as "Newman Week in New York City" to honor the legacy of esteemed numismatic researcher, author and collector Eric P. Newman, culminating on the evenings of Nov. 15 and 16 with the second eagerly anticipated offering of numismatic rarities from Newman's legendary collection. Most of these outstanding historic coins have been off the market for a half century or more.
The "Selections from The Eric P. Newman Collection Part II" auction will be conducted by Heritage, live and online, at the Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion (2 E. 79th Street, at 5th Avenue) in New York City, Nov. 15 and 16, 2013. Lot viewing of the collection will take place from Monday, Nov. 11 to Thursday, Nov. 14, at Heritage's 445 Park Avenue offices, on the 15th floor.
"Part I this past April brought more than $4 million in winning bids for 159 pattern coins from Newman's remarkable collection," said Jim Halperin, Co-Chairman of Heritage Auctions. "Part II this fall will feature more than 1,800 early American and 19th century U.S. coins with an estimated combined value of $15 million or more."
The auction will include a broad selection of U.S. quarters, half-dollars and silver dollars, as well as high-grade two-cent and three-cent pieces, nickels, dimes and twenty-cent pieces.
"Many of these historic treasures have been in Newman's possession since he obtained them directly from the estate of another legendary collector, Colonel E.H.R. Green, more than 70 years ago," said Halperin.
Specific information about the coins to be offered in Part II will be announced by Heritage in the coming months.
Newman, 102, is a retired St. Louis lawyer and business executive who is well-known in numismatics as a collector, researcher and award-winning author. He began collecting at the age of seven, and today is the only surviving person to ever own all five of the fabled 1913 Liberty Head nickels.
EPNNES Foundation Statement
Items being sold are from the extensive collection of Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society (a Missouri not-for-profit corporation) and have been assembled over a period of 90 years. Proceeds of the sale of all items will be used exclusively for supplementing the Society’s museum operations and scholarly research efforts and for the benefit of other not-for-profit institutions selected by Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society for public purposes.
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