Two Exciting U.S. Coins At Todays Heritage Auction
In just three hours the Heritage Long Beach U.S. Coin Auction will begin and I wanted to point out two stellar lots which will be sold befor the day is through.
The first will cross the block in about three hours at 1PM Pacific Coast time. It's an MS-65 1723 Hibernia pattern silver Farthing, with tremendous eye appeal. This William Wood type is very rare, with only about 20 pieces known and I double there could more than 2 or 3 that look this nice. Current bid is riding at the sweet figure of $18,000.
The second coin of exceptional note will be sold shortly after 7PM Pacific Coast time this evening as lot 1153 of the sale. Another dazzler, graded Proof-65, with gorgeous toning, this 1827/3 Bust Quarter restrike should garner much attention. Recent research by Karl Moulton indicates that about 25 silver examples exist of this type, 9 or less being original strikes and the remainder being restikes made during two production runs. This coin has a sellers protective reserve set at $79,000.
Check out the listings for both of these coins at the Heritage website, where you can read more about their origins and rarity, but do it quickly if you want to be a part of the bidding action.