NGC-certified Stellas and Other Early American Coins in Heritage CSNS Auction

Posted on 4/4/2023

The auction being held May 3-7, 2023, offers hundreds of early American coins graded by NGC.

Hundreds of American coins graded by Numismatic Guaranty Company® (NGC®), including two examples of an experimental denomination known as a Stella, are being offered in a Heritage Auctions sale. The CSNS US Coins Signature Auction is scheduled for May 3-7, 2023.

A top highlight of this auction is an 1879 Flowing Hair $4 graded NGC PF 67. Named after the star design on the reverse, only a few hundred Stellas were struck as part of a proposed coinage intended to facilitate international trade. The NGC Census contains only a single example with a higher numerical grade than this one.

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Also featured in this auction is an 1801 O-102 Half Dollar pedigreed to the “Col.” E.H.R. Green and Newman Collections and graded NGC MS 64. According to the auction house, this is the finest-graded example of the O-102 die marriage and the only one known in Mint State.

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Other NGC-certified coins in this auction include:

  • a 1921-S Walking Liberty Half Dollar graded NGC MS 66
  • an 1879 Flowing Hair $4 graded NGC PF 66 Cameo
  • an 1834 Classic Head Plain 4 $5 graded NGC PF 63 Ultra Cameo
  • an 1876 Liberty $20 graded NGC PF 65 Ultra Cameo and pedigreed to the Simpson Collection
  • an 1888 Liberty $20 graded NGC PF 65 Ultra Cameo
  • a 1907 High Relief Flat Rim $20 graded NGC MS 67
  • a 1907 High Relief $20 graded NGC PF 67
  • a 1911 Saint-Gaudens $20 graded NGC PF 67
  • a 1915-S Panama-Pacific Octagonal $50 graded NGC MS 66

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