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Thomas set on block

A $25 million collection will anchor the Central States Numismatic Society convention auction to be conducted April 29-May 3 by Heritage Auction Galleries.

The Joseph C. Thomas Collection features over 750 numismatic rarities, Heritage notes.

Among the top rarities are silver dollars.

The McCoy specimen 1794 Flowing Hair silver dollar, which grades AU-55 by Numismatic Guaranty Corp., will go up for unreserved bidding, as will all lots from this collection.

Another cartwheel highlight is an example of the collector-only 1882 Trade dollar. It grades Proof-67 ultra cameo, according to NGC.

Other high-grade Trade dollars include a Proof-67 cameo 1879 and an MS-64 1874-CC.

A key Morgan silver dollar rarity, the proof-only 1895 grades Proof-64, according to the Professional Coin Grading Service.

The 1893-S grades PCGS AU-50. The 1934-S Peace in NGC MS-66 is from the Foxfire Collection.

The anchor coins from the Thomas Collection will be featured during Platinum Night and be cataloged separately.

Overall, the Cincinnati will also feature paper money.

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

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