Selling for $211,500 a 1792 copper disme graded XF-40 Secure by the Professional Coin Grading Service topped the bidding in a $23 million Long Beach auction conducted Sept. 17-20 by Heritage.
The firm said it is one of the most storied coins in American numismatics.
“This coin has the distinction of having been the 1914 ANS Exhibition plate coin,” said Greg Rohan, president of Heritage Auctions. “It’s simply magnificent.”
Next up was a pattern 1877 $50 “Half Union” graded PR-63+ by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
It realized $176,250.
Bringing $152,750 was a 1799 “No Berries” silver dollar graded NGC MS-65.
“This coin is often underestimated by even experienced collectors and series specialists, a function of the larger mintages and the longer duration of the series,” said Rohan.
An 1875 $5 graded NGC PR-64 Cameo fetched $141,000. It is one of just nine known proofs in private hands.
An error 1905 Indian Cent struck on a gold quarter eagle planchet graded PCGS MS-64 sold for $105,750. It is one of just five known Indian cents struck on a gold planchet.
Realizing $82,250 was an 1838 quarter graded NGC MS-67.
A 1793 Liberty Cap large cent graded PCGS Secure VF-35 with the famous bisecting crack, the eighth finest known. brought $76,375.
Bringing $73,438 was a 1795 Flowing Hair half dime graded PCGS MS-66. Heritage said only two numerically finer are known at PCGS.
An octagonal 1915-S Panama-Pacific gold $50 graded NGC MS-62 CAC went for $70,500
The same price was also achieved by an NGC MS-62 1920-S gold $10.
All prices include a 17.5 percent buyer’s fee.
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This article was originally printed in Numismatic News Express.
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