Two gold pieces from the Dahlonega Mint are expected to shine in Atlanta.
An 1858-D $1 and an 1841-D $2.50 dollar are two highlights of Heritage Auction Galleries? Signature Auction at the Atlanta American Numismatic Association convention.
The sale is scheduled for April 6-7.
?Heritage has the privilege of offering three exceptional gold collections ? the Jeffrey Fisher, Duke?s Creek Collection of Dahlonega Gold, the Lake Highland Collection, and the Alexander Collection ? in Atlanta,? noted Heritage President Greg Rohan.
Of the collections, Rohan said, ?Duke?s Creek has a world-class reputation and exhibits superb pedigrees on many of the coins. While the Lake Highland and Alexander Collections contain several denominations, their emphasis on proof gold double eagles ? Liberty for Lake Highlands and Saint-Gaudens for Alexander ? presents superb opportunities for the specialists demanding the highest quality.?
The 1858-D gold $1 is graded MS-66 by Numismatic Guaranty Corp. and is said by the cataloger to be ?the finest known and highest graded gold dollar? in the Jeffrey Fisher-Duke?s Creek Collection of Dahlonega gold.
Coming from that same collection is the 1841-D $2.50 piece, graded MS-63 by NGC, that the cataloger says is ?one of only four known Mint State examples of the 1841-D quarter eagle.?
Additional gold rarities in the sale include the Waldo Newcomer discovery specimen of a rare 1849-C Open Wreath gold $1, graded AU-58 by Professional Coin Grading Service.
Lot preview will be held in the Cobb Galleria Centre, Hall D, Wednesday, April 5 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Thursday and Friday, April 6-7 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.. Lot pick-up is Saturday, April 8, 8 a.m. to noon.
Session one of the auction is Thursday, April 6 at 7 p.m.; sessions two and three are Friday, April 7 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. All sessions are in Room 104 of the convention center.
?This auction is one of the best in recent years,? said Brenda Bishop, ANA meeting services director.
Visit Heritage Numismatic Auctions online at www.heritageauctions.com or during the show at Booth #420.
For auction catalogs, contact Nicole Jewell by calling (800) 872-6467, ext. 272, or write to her c/o Heritage Auction Galleries, 3500 Maple Avenue, 17th Floor, Dallas, TX 75219.