More Than 20 NGC-certified Coins Each Sell for Six Figures in FUN Show Auction

Posted on 1/20/2023

The top NGC-certified coin was an 1870-S Seated Liberty Dollar that realized $420,000.

Twenty-four vintage American coins certified by Numismatic Guaranty Company® (NGC®) each realized prices over $100,000 in Heritage Auctions’ FUN US Coins Signature Auction on January 15, 2023.

The top NGC-certified coin was an 1870-S Seated Liberty Dollar graded NGC XF 40 (lot 3766) that realized $420,000. It is generally believed that not more than a dozen 1870-S Dollars were produced, and only nine are confirmed to exist today. These were apparently struck in connection with a ceremony to lay the cornerstone for the new Mint facility in San Francisco.

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Another top highlight was an 1845 Quarter Eagle graded NGC PF 67 Ultra Cameo (lot 3829) that realized $384,000. Only three of these exceptionally rare Proofs are confirmed to exist, and this is the finest graded. Another is also NGC-certified, while the third is part of the Smithsonian’s National Numismatic Collection.

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Other NGC-graded highlights in this auction included:

  • a 1799 Large Stars Obverse Eagle graded NGC MS 66 (lot 3872) that realized $336,000
  • a 1912 Double Eagle graded NGC PF 68★ and pedigreed to the Simpson Collection (lot 3966) that realized $324,000
  • an 1854-S Quarter Eagle graded NGC VF 30 (lot 3827) that realized $252,000
  • an 1858 Half Eagle graded NGC PF 66★ Ultra Cameo (lot 3852) that realized $240,000
  • a 1908 Motto $10 graded NGC PF 68 (lot 3888) that realized $216,000
  • an 1854-O Double Eagle graded NGC AU Details (lot 3892) that realized $216,000
  • a 1915 Double Eagle graded NGC PF 67 and pedigreed to the Simpson Collection (lot 3967) that realized $204,000
  • a 1930-S $20 graded NGC MS 63+ (lot 3960) that realized $204,000
  • a 1922 Low Relief Peace Dollar graded NGC PF 65 Matte (lot 3805) that realized $192,000
  • a 1795 Flowing Hair, Three Leaves Silver Dollar graded NGC MS 64 (lot 3757) that realized $180,000

Prices realized include buyer’s premium.

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