Several NGC-certified US Rarities Top $100,000 at Auction

Posted on 5/9/2022

The rarities range from the Colonial era to the Great Depression.

Five rare vintage US coins certified by Numismatic Guaranty Company™ (NGC®) realized over $100,000 in the Central States US Coins Signature auction. The sale, presented by Heritage Auctions, was held May 4-8, 2022.

Leading the NGC-certified selections, a 1930-S Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle graded NGC MS 63 (lot 4112) realized $216,000. Only 74,000 of these gold coins were struck at the San Francisco Mint, which is considerably lower than most other dates of this series. Today, experts believe fewer than 100 examples exist in all grades.

1930-S Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle graded NGC MS 63. Realized: $216,000.
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Also, an 1880 Eagle (lot 4007) sold for $156,000. Graded NGC PF 66 Ultra Cameo, this particular coin holds the title of highest-graded example. Fewer than 12 coins currently survive out of the 36 coins that were struck, mostly for Proof sets.

1880 Liberty Head Eagle graded NGC PF 66 Ultra Cameo. Realized: $156,000.
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Other NGC-certified highlights in the sale included:

  • an 1849 Oregon Exchange Company $5 graded NGC AU 53 (lot 4122) that realized $132,000
  • a circa 1616 Sommer Islands Sixpence graded NGC AU 50 BN (lot 3666) that realized $120,000
  • a 1787 New York Excelsior Copper - Eagle Right, Arrows at Right graded NGC AU 58 BN and pedigreed to the Long Island Collection (lot 3686) that realized $105,000
  • a 1796/5 Half Eagle graded NGC MS 61 (lot 3960) that realized $99,000
  • an 1895 Morgan Dollar graded NGC PF 66 Cameo (lot 3821) that realized $93,000
  • an 1895 Double Eagle graded NGC PF 64 Cameo and pedigreed to the Bob R. Simpson Collection (lot 3623) that realized $90,000
  • 1714 Virginia Gloucester Courthouse Shilling graded NGC F 12 BN and pedigreed to the Long Island Collection (lot 3676) that realized $90,000
  • a 1930-S Eagle graded NGC MS 64 (lot 4026) that realized $78,020

All prices realized include buyer’s premium.

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