January Heritage Auction Features a Nice Selection of NGC-graded US Coins
Posted on 12/21/2017
Two silver dollars from the US Mint’s earliest days, two 1943 bronze cents, and a nice selection of gold rarities are among the NGC-graded highlights of Heritage Auctions’ FUN US Coins Signature Auction. The entire auction will be held Jan. 3-8; these rarities will be offered on the evening of Jan. 4 during Heritage Auctions' Platinum Night sale at the FUN Show in Tampa.
18th Century: early silver
- Lot 4890 – A 1794 BB-1, B-1 Silver Dollar, graded NGC VF Details (Repaired), is among only 136 known survivors of the first dollars struck by the US Mint. Lot 4893 — A 1795 BB-51, B-41 Draped Bust, Set Left Silver Dollar, graded NGC SP 62, represents the first appearance of this obverse design. The SP 62 grade indicated that this coin was specially struck.
19th Century gold
- Lot 5211 — This 1852/1 K-9 Humbert $20, graded NGC MS 64, is pedigreed to the famous Eliasberg collection and is the plate coin for A Guide Book of United States Coins (the "Red Book"). This is the finest example certified by NGC.
- Lot 5009 — This 1880 Flowing Hair $4, graded NGC PF 67 Cameo, is exceptionally rare, with only about 20 specimens believed to have survived. The short-lived Stellas, which were issued only in proof and only in 1879 and 1880, are among the rarest and most desirable US gold coins.
|1880 Flowing Hair $4, graded NGC PF 67 Cameo
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20th century rarities
- Lot 4763 – This 1943 Cent struck on a bronze planchet, graded NGC MS 61 BN, also has an obverse cud that makes it even more unusual. Nearly every 1943 cent was struck in steel, a change in composition driven by the demands for copper elsewhere during World War II. Bronze examples are very rare and eager sought.
- Lot 4764 – A 1943-S Cent struck on a bronze planchet, graded NGC AU 53 BN, that was found in circulation in 1944 by a teenage collector. Bids for both bronze 1943 cents had already exceeded $60,000 two weeks before the auction.
Finally, an exceedingly rare Panama Pacific double set that NGC graded earlier this year — 10 coins in all, eight of them gold — is being offered. The coins, presented as separate lots, include a 1915-S Round Panama-Pacific Gold $50, graded NGC MS 66. Read more here.