Quality Leads the Way in $12 Million Heritage Long Beach Auction

A 1795 Flowing Hair Silver Dollar with Two Leaves was the top coin in the auction.

Two high quality coins from 1795 posted the highest hammer prices in our recent 2011 June Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction, held at the Long Beach Coin and Collectibles Expo. Overall, this auction realized over $11.9 million, with 96% of lots selling. All prices include the 15% Buyer's Premium.

The top coin in the auction was a 1795 Flowing Hair silver dollar with the Two Leaves reverse, pedigreed to the Jascha Heifetz collection. One of the finest 1795 Two Leaves dollars of any variety, this Gem realized $253,000. Another product of the same year, a Choice 1795 small eagle five dollar from the very rare BD-2 die pairing, brought $184,000.

A few of the other highlights from this auction included:

Prices and descriptions of all lots in this auction are located in the Heritage Auction Archives. Our next auction, the 2011 July Orlando Summer FUN Signature US Coin Auction, will open for bidding very soon at HA.com/Coins.

The thoughts and opinions in the piece are those of their author and are not necessarily the thoughts of the Certified Collectibles Group.

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