NGC-graded Coins Powering Heritage US Coins Auction in August

Posted on 8/14/2018

A 1792 Washington gold eagle pattern and a rare 1854-S $5 are the top two lots in the sale.

Two NGC-certified coins will headline Heritage Auctions' Platinum Night US Coins Signature Auction at the ANA World's Fair of Money show in Philadelphia on August 16.

1792 Eagle & Stars Gold $10 Washington President, graded NGC XF 45★.
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The 1792 Gold Washington President $10 Pattern, graded NGC XF 45★, was the coin most cherished by renowned numismatist Eric P. Newman, who passed away last year at age 106.

Newman, one of the greatest numismatic researchers and writers of all time, believed that this coin was struck as a pattern (a proposed coin) for a gold eagle, or $10 piece, and was expressly struck for, presented to and carried by George Washington. To read more about this coin and see a video, click here.

Described as "the discovery of a lifetime," Numismatic Guaranty Corporation has authenticated and graded as NGC XF 45 the fourth-known 1854-S Half Eagle. Photo courtesy of Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (
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Meanwhile, an 1854-S $5, graded NGC XF 45, is only the fourth-known specimen. After being told by others that it was a counterfeit, a lifelong New England resident submitted it to NGC, which authenticated it.

The phrase "Discovery of a Lifetime" is printed on the NGC label, reflecting the coin's amazing background. Several days before the auction, bidding was already over $1.5 million on the Heritage Auction site. To read more about this coin and see a video, click here.

Other highlights of the Platinum Night sale include:

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