Heritage Auctions of Dallas, Texas, didn’t need to go far March 3-6 to make over $8 million in its U.S. Coins Signature auction.
The sale was held in conjunction with the ANA National Money Show in the firm’s hometown.
The total for the sale came to $8,052,601 across 2,805 sold lots.
Top lot was an Numismatic Guaranty Corporation PR-64 cameo 1842 small date Seated Liberty quarter that brought in $88,125.
The auction lot description notes the small-date variety is a proof-only issue with six examples known to exist. Just four are in private hands and only one, the coin offered, has a designated cameo contrast.
Second highest earning coin was a NGC MS-64 1802 narrow date Draped Bust dollar that sold for $58,892.
The coin’s strong, detailed strike and attractive toning certainly influenced the final hammer price, the firm said. Heritage notes the coin would make a great inclusion in a type set.
Other top lots for the sale include:
• Lot 4998, a PCGS MS-63 proof-like 1889-CC Morgan dollar that realized $58,750.
• Lot 4781, a PCGS MS-64+ CAC-stickered 1800 “LIBEKTY” Draped Bust half dime sold for $45,825.
• Lot 4777, a PCGS VF-25 1792 half disme with a laminated planchet error purchased for $35,380.
• Lot 5069, a PCGS AU-58+ 1838-D Dahlonega-minted Classic Head half eagle that collected $32,900.
• Lot 4708, a NGC MS-62 brown 1788 Draped Bust left Connecticut copperm double struck with brockage on the reverse that saw $30,550.
For a full list of sold lots and prices realized, please visit http://coins.ha.com/c/auction-home.zx?saleNo=1233.
This article was originally printed in Numismatic News Express.
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