A collection of more than 30 gold dollars assembled by the late Pearl E. Pemberton that includes an MS-67 1855 will highlight Heritage Auction Galleries' Nov. 29-30 sale in Houston, Texas.
The 1855 Type 2 gold dollar is rare in superb gem condition, sale catalogers said. Numismatic Guaranty Corp. has graded five examples MS-67 and Professional Coin Grading Service four, including the offered piece, with none certified in finer grade at either service.
Heritage's Houston auction is the firm's inaugural Signature Auction in conjunction with the Money Show of the Southwest. Nearly 4,000 lots of coinage will be auctioned via floor auction and Internet.
"Our year-end events continue to be very successful, with buyers and sellers seeking the last major auctions before the New Year," said Heritage president Greg Rohan. Gold highlights include a 1907 Saint-Gaudens High Relief wire rim $20, graded MS-63 by NGC; a 1931 $20 in PCGS MS-66; an 1807 Capped Head $5, PCGS MS-62; a 1795 $10 described as having uncirculated details; and two round 1915-S Panama-Pacific Expo $50s, one PCGS MS-62 and the other NGC MS-64.
Morgan dollars include a proof 1896, PCGS Proof-66 Deep Cameo; an 1897-O, NGC MS-66; and a 1901, PCGS MS-63.
A Walking Liberty half dollar in NGC MS-68 is called the finest known by sale catalogers. It is joined in the auction by an 1897 Barber half in NGC Proof-68 Cameo. Quarters are highlighted by a 1796 Draped Bust example in NGC VF-20; a 1932-D Washington quarter in PCGS MS-65 and a 1976-S Drummer Boy clad quarter in PCGS MS-69.
A proof 1831 dime in NGC Proof-65 and a 1931-S Mercury dime in PCGS MS-67 Full Bands head up dime offerings, and a high-grade 1938-D Buffalo nickel is offered in PCGS MS-68, with the notation that none has been certified finer.
A proof 1902 Indian Head cent is one of nine Indian Head cents across all dates given the Proof-68 grade by PCGS, and one of the two of these to receive the Red designation.
For more information or to view lots or bid online, visit www.ha.com.
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