Quality Leads the Way in $12 Million Heritage Long Beach Auction
Posted on 6/14/2011
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:
- 1855 G$1 PR62 Cameo NGC. Realized: $126,500
- 1915-S Panama-Pacific 50 Dollar Round MS64 NGC. Realized: $92,000
- 1808 $2 1/2 AU58 NGC. Realized: $92,000
- 1895 $1 PR67 Ultra Cameo NGC. Realized: $89,125
- 1912 $20 PR67 NGC. Realized: $86,250
- A second 1912 $20 PR67 NGC. Realized: $86,250
- 1884-S $1 MS64 NGC. Realized: $80,500
- 1907 $20 High Relief, Wire Rim MS66 NGC. Realized: $69,000
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.