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Gold leads sale

Coin and paper money auctions will be called by Heritage Auction Galleries April 28-30 at the Central States Numismatic Society convention in Milwaukee, Wis.

Topping the list of coin rarities in the sale is a 1921 $20 gold piece that is graded MS-63 by the Professional Coin Grading Service.

The Saint-Gaudens $20 is pedigreed to the famous Norweb Collection that was sold off in the late 1980s.

“The Norweb 1921 double eagle is an incredible coin in its own right but greatly aided by its pedigree,” said Todd Imhof, executive vice president of Heritage Auction Galleries.

“In our most recent auction in Fort Worth, the glamorous Norweb pedigree helped propel a 1911-D quarter eagle to the top of the prices realized chart, and the Norweb name is sure to aid this double eagle as well.”

The Norweb 1921 double eagle is one of the stars in Heritage’s Platinum Night session, which is scheduled for April 29. It is part of the Carter Family Collection being sold.

Also going under the gavel are a 1920-S double eagle labeled MS-64 by PCGS and a 1932 double eagle graded PCGS MS-66.

Another Platinum Night offering is an 1879 Flowing Hair Stella $4 gold piece. It is graded PR-66 by Numismatic Guaranty Corp.

A matte proof 1909 VDB Lincoln cent graded PR-64 Red and Brown by PCGS, might see more enthusiastic bidding in light of the $200,000 price recently achieved by a Proof-68 specimen, which is the finest known example of this rarity.

“Just as the 1909-S VDB is the key to the business strike Lincoln cents, the 1909 VDB is the key to the matte proof set,” said Imhof.

Heritage says among the jewels of the Donald R. Frederick Collection is an 1827 Square Base 2 O-148 Bust half dollar graded VF-35 by PCGS. Only 14 or 15 examples are known regardless of grade.

An 1838 No Drapery Seated quarter graded MS-68 by PCGS and CAC will go on the block in the auction as will an NGC  VG-8 1878-S half dollar. There are only 60 survivors from a mintage of 12,000.

The Heritage paper money auction will feature Part II of selections from the Lone Star Collection of National Bank Notes consisting of the very finest notes from Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas.

Heritage points out that the consignor’s Arkansas collection is almost certainly the finest ever formed, his Oklahoma holdings rank as one of the two greatest collections ever formed on that state, and the Texas collection rivals any ever assembled save for that of William Philpott.

One of the highlights is a unique Serial Number One $50 Date Back from Madill, Okla. It grades PMG VF-20.

For more information, visit the Heritage Web site at HA.com, or telephone (800) 872-6467.

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Standard Guide to Small-Size U.S. Paper Money, 1928 to Date

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