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1876 tops Heritage sale

Selling for $88,125, an 1876 20-cent piece topped bidding at Heritage Auctions Florida United Numismatists convention sale July 6-9 in Orlando. The auction brought nearly $6 million, the firm reported.

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The 20-cent piece was graded MS-67 by the Professional Coin Grading Service.

This coin is exceeded in grade by a sole MS-67+ example at the two major grading services.

An 1893-S dollar graded PCGS AU-55 realized $38,796.

The cataloger noted that this date is the well-known key among the heavily collected circulation strike Morgan dollar series.

Among gold coins, a 1907 High-Relief, Wire Rim, Roman numeral date Saint-Gaudens $20 sold for $32,900. It was graded PCGS MS-64.

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