NGC-graded Coins Among Highlights in Heritage Auctions Long Beach Sale

Posted on 1/18/2019

A 1915 Panama-Pacific Octagonal $50, graded NGC MS 64, is among the rarities being offered in the sale.

NGC-certified coins highlight the Heritage Auctions Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction taking place January 31 - February 3 in California.

Among the exceptional coins being offered is a 1915-S Panama-Pacific Octagonal $50. Graded NGC MS 64, this coin has top-notch collector appeal.

1915-S Panama-Pacific Octagonal 50 Dollar, graded NGC MS 64
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The Panama-Pacific coinage is associated with two particular events: The opening of the Panama Canal, and the great exposition in San Francisco in 1915 that celebrated both the canal's opening and the city's rebuilding. The 1915-S Panama-Pacific Octagonal 50 Dollar is the largest commemorative gold coin ever struck by the United States, and contains nearly 2.5 ounces of gold.

Interestingly, the medal presses from the Philadelphia Mint were shipped, via train, to the Exposition, and these coins were actually struck on location. Only 1,500 of these pieces were struck and, due to their high sales price, just 645 were sold.

Other NGC-certified highlights include:

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