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Heritage sets U.S. and world coin sales for Long Beach

An overstruck dual-denomination error highlights Heritage Auction Galleries
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An overstruck dual-denomination error highlights Heritage Auction Galleries? U.S. coin Signature Sale at Long Beach in September, while Canadian coins and paper money figure prominently in Heritage?s Long Beach world auction.

The dual-denomination error has been certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corp. and graded MS-65.

?On this error, nearly all of the designs of both coins are visible, including the 1906 dime date at about 4 o?clock on the obverse. Approximately 45 degrees of rotation show between the two strikes. On the reverse, ONE CENT and ONE DIME are both clearly visible,? said Heritage president Greg Rohan, noting that it has frosted surfaces with bright silver luster and a trace of gold toning.

Heritage will auction this error coin and other U.S. items Sept. 13-16 as official auctioneer of the Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo, at the Long Beach Convention Center, 100 S. Pine Ave., Long Beach, CA 90802.

In Heritage?s world sale at Long Beach, Sept. 14-15, the Dominion and Wellington collections of Canadian coins and the Halton Lake collection of Canadian paper money highlight.

?From the early issues of the Provinces through the great rarities of Confederation, these collections ? plus additional coins from consignors who wished to be included ? speak of the great numismatic tradition of our northern neighbor,? said Warren Tucker, Heritage?s world coin director. ?Our Long Beach Signature Auction is sure to be legendary among Canadian collectors for decades to come.?

The Dominion collection includes a 1921 George V 5 cents, Standard Catalog of World Coins No. KM-22, graded MS-64 by Professional Coin Grading Service; a 1936 George V 10 cents with dot, KM-23a, PCGS Specimen-63; a 1914 George V 50 cents, ex Norweb/Mason collections, KM-25, PCGS MS-66; a 1921 George V 50 cents, ex John Jay Pittman collection, KM-25a, PCGS MS-65; and a 1916-C George V gold sovereign, KM-20, PCGS MS-61.

Highlights from the Wellington collection include an 1881-H Victoria 50 cents, ex Belzberg collection, KM-6, PCGS Specimen-65; a 1932 George V 50 cents, ex Pittman, Belzberg, KM-25a, PCGS Specimen-64; a 1934 George V 50 cents, ex Norweb, Belzberg collections, KM-25a, PCGS MS-67; and a 1947 George VI $1, Maple Leaf, ex Belzberg collection, KM-37, PCGS MS-67.
Among other significant coin lots are a 1911-C George V gold sovereign specimen, KM-20, PCGS Specimen-67; a 1912 George V gold specimen $5, KM-26, NGC Specimen-66; a 1912 George V gold specimen $10, KM-27, NGC Specimen-67; and an 1865 Newfoundland Victoria gold $2, KM-5, NGC MS-65.

As for the paper money, Heritage catalogers called the Halton Lake collection the ?finest and most comprehensive offering of pre-1948 Canadian currency rarities, including proofs, to be offered in decades.? Items from other collectors have been added to the Halton Lake offering.

Proofs and sheets are well represented, as well as issued notes.
More information is available at Heritage?s Web site,

For a sale catalog, contact Nicole Jewell, c/o Heritage Auction Galleries, 3500 Maple Ave., 17th Floor, Dallas, TX 75219; (800) 872-6467, ext. 272.