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Heritage Money Show auction at $8 million

Heritage Auctions of Dallas, Texas, didn’t need to go far March 3-6 to make over $8 million in its U.S. Coins Signature auction.

The sale was held in conjunction with the ANA National Money Show in the firm’s hometown.

The total for the sale came to $8,052,601 across 2,805 sold lots.

Top lot was an Numismatic Guaranty Corporation PR-64 cameo 1842 small date Seated Liberty quarter that brought in $88,125.

This PR-63 cameo 1842 small-date Seated Liberty quarter earned $88,125.

This PR-63 cameo 1842 small-date Seated Liberty quarter earned $88,125.

The auction lot description notes the small-date variety is a proof-only issue with six examples known to exist. Just four are in private hands and only one, the coin offered, has a designated cameo contrast.

Second highest earning coin was a NGC MS-64 1802 narrow date Draped Bust dollar that sold for $58,892.

Bringing $58,892 was this MS-64 1802 narrow date Draped Bust dollar.

Bringing $58,892 was this MS-64 1802 narrow date Draped Bust dollar.

The coin’s strong, detailed strike and attractive toning certainly influenced the final hammer price, the firm said. Heritage notes the coin would make a great inclusion in a type set.

Other top lots for the sale include:

• Lot 4998, a PCGS MS-63 proof-like 1889-CC Morgan dollar that realized $58,750.

World coin collectors will want to check out the Chicago International Coin Fair, held April 15th to the 17th.

World coin collectors will want to check out the Chicago International Coin Fair, held April 15th to the 17th.

• Lot 4781, a PCGS MS-64+ CAC-stickered 1800 “LIBEKTY” Draped Bust half dime sold for $45,825.

• Lot 4777, a PCGS VF-25 1792 half disme with a laminated planchet error purchased for $35,380.

• Lot 5069, a PCGS AU-58+ 1838-D Dahlonega-minted Classic Head half eagle that collected $32,900.

• Lot 4708, a NGC MS-62 brown 1788 Draped Bust left Connecticut copperm double struck with brockage on the reverse that saw $30,550.

For a full list of sold lots and prices realized, please visit http://coins.ha.com/c/auction-home.zx?saleNo=1233.

This article was originally printed in Numismatic News Express.
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• Are you a U.S. coin collector? Check out the 2016 U.S. Coin Digest for the most recent coin prices.
• Bank note enthusiast? Visit the Chicago Paper Money Expo, held March 17 – 20 in Rosemont, Ill. to view spectacular bank notes, attend expert led seminars and participate in Lyn Knight’s currency auction.

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