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Ohringer gold spurs $11 million outcome

High-grade gold from the Ohringer Family Trust collection and other consignments boosted results of Ira and Larry Goldberg
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High-grade gold from the Ohringer Family Trust collection and other consignments boosted results of Ira and Larry Goldberg?s May 25-28 auction to an overall total of $11,013,585.

A 1930-S Saint-Gaudens $20 from the Ohringer Family Trust consignment, graded MS-64 PQ by Professional Coin Grading Service with Certified Acceptance Corp. sticker, sold for $130,000. Catalogers had assigned a presale estimate of $120,000-$130,000.

A 1799 Capped Bust $10 with small obverse stars, graded MS-64 by Numismatic Guaranty Corp., went for $115,000. ?The present specimen is among the top survivors,? Goldberg sale catalogers wrote, citing an NGC census of four graded MS-64 and none finer.

A 1932 Saint-Gaudens double eagle in NGC MS-66 realized $110,000. ?The 1932 Saint-Gaudens is a modern day rarity whose numbers have not been increased over the years by hoards or European stockpiles as have other dates in the series,? catalogers wrote, adding, ?Only a few score exist today in all grades.? They referenced a PCGS population of 10 seen in this grade and three finer. Estimate was $110,000-$120,000.

A proof 1899 $20, NGC Proof-65 Ultra Cameo PQ with CAC sticker, brought $95,000. It had a presale estimate of $70,000-$80,000.

An 1895 Morgan dollar, NGC Proof-66 Cameo with CAC sticker, traded for $90,000. ?The present spectacular Cameo Proof 66 coin is pristine and decidedly beautiful,? catalogers wrote.

An 1861-S Paquet reverse $20 in PCGS AU-53 PQ with CAC sticker brought $83,500, and a 1795 Capped Bust $5 with small eagle reverse, PCGS MS-61, fetched $80,000.

Also bringing $80,000 each were a couple of Capped Bust $5s, an 1807 Capped Draped Bust $5 in NGC MS-65 and an 1820 Capped Head $5 with square base 2 also in NGC MS-65.

Coming in at $78,000 was a 1915-S Panama-Pacific Expo octagonal gold $50 graded PCGS MS-64 PQ with CAC sticker.

Finally, a 1907 Saint-Gaudens High Relief $20 with wire rim, PCGS MS-66 PQ, crossed the block for $74,000.

All prices reported here include 15 percent buyer fees.

Goldbergs also auctioned more than 1,000 lots of high-quality world coins in the Millennia Collection sale May 26. That auction realized an additional $23,024,765.

For more information, see Goldbergs? Web site at, or contact the firm at Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc., 350 S. Beverly Drive, Suite 350, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; telephone (800) 978-2646.