NCS Encapsulated Coins Featured in the Jules Reiver Collection

Posted on 2/1/2006

Jules Reiver Collection sells at auction for over $8.8 million dollars.

Between January 23rd and 30th, Heritage Galleries & Auctioneers (HG&A) sold the Jules Reiver Collection, an important assemblage of more than 6,000 coins realizing over $8.8 million dollars at auction. The complete collection was graded by NGC. Those coins that could not be encapsulated by NGC due to detrimental surface conditions were sent to Numismatic Conservation Services (NCS) for encapsulation, which guarantees their authenticity and attribution. Over 2,000 pieces in the Reiver collection were authenticated by NCS.

1792 Half Disme NCS VF Details,
realized $46,000.

Mark Borckardt, Senior Cataloger for HG&A, remarked, "Ranked among the greatest numismatists of the 20th Century, Reiver established a hobby-wide reputation for his discerning eye, inquisitive mind, and generosity with his knowledge over five decades of dedicated collecting. His collection evolved to focus on die varieties and die states of all U.S. silver and copper coinage from 1793 through 1839, which, over the ensuing 40 years, would become the most complete collection of its kind. Before his final purchases, he had amassed more than 5,000 significant issues, representing a landmark achievement in the history of American numismatics."

Mark Salzberg, Chairman of NGC and NCS further comments that, "Prior to NCS encapsulation, many of Reiver's collector coins would be overlooked. Now it is possible to have both uniformity in presentation and a guarantee of authenticity because of the NCS holder. The Reiver collection illustrates this in a powerful way."

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