Historically significant and pleasing to the eye, the Floyd Starr 1792 half disme is quite a catch.
The piece is expected to be one of the featured items in Heritage Auction Galleries? 14th official spring Signature Auction at the Central States Numismatic Society convention, to be held April 26-29 in Columbus, Ohio.
Certified Specimen 67 by Professional Coin Grading Service, the half disme is ?the unquestioned highlight of the auction,? according to Greg Rohan, president of Heritage. ?This is probably the finest known early half disme, and is the only half disme certified as a Specimen striking.?
The 1792 half disme was the first circulating American coin struck under authority of the Mint Act of April 1792.
Included in the sale are rarities from 10 anchor consignments and nearly 5,500 gold and silver American coin lots. In addition, Heritage will hold a Currency Signature Auction containing more than 3,200 paper money lots.
Other individual coin highlights include two 1908-D $10 No Motto pieces ? one graded MS-66 by PCGS and the other graded PCGS MS-68 ? and an 1818 New Spain (Texas) Jola half real, Large Planchet, graded XF-40 by Numismatic Guaranty Corp.
Another featured item is an 1882 $50 Gold Certificate, graded VF-35 by Currency Grading and Authentication.
Visit the Permanent Auction Archives at the Heritage Web site, HeritageAuctions.com for more on past Heritage auctions. To reserve a copy of a catalog for any upcoming Heritage auction, contact Nicole Jewell by calling her at (800) 872-6467, ext. 272, or by writing to her at: Heritage Auction Galleries, 3500 Maple Avenue, 17th Floor, Dallas, TX 75219.