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1792 silver-center cent brings in $705,000

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More than $28 million was realized Sept. 3-7 by Heritage Auctions sales of coins and paper money in Long Beach.

Leading the results for U.S. coins was a 1792 silver-center cent, which sold for $705,000. The coin was graded MS-61+ Brown by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.

“High grade, rare U.S. coins continue to sell well across the board,” said Greg Rohan, president of Heritage Auctions.

A 1796 quarter graded MS-65 by the Professional Coin Grading Service fetched $411,250.

An NGC Proof-68 1907 $20 High Relief Wire Rim Saint-Gaudens gold $20 brought $282,000.

An 1877 Half Union gold $50 pattern in copper gilt graded PCGS Proof-63 reached $176,250.

The same price was achieved by a round 1915-S $50 Panama-Pacific gold piece graded PCGS MS-65.

Bringing $164,500 was a 1930-S Saint-Gaudens gold $20 that was graded MS-65.

Prices realized include a 17.5 percent buyer’s fee on all lots. Visit for more information.

Obverse of the 1792 silver-center cent.

Obverse of the 1792 silver-center cent.

Reverse of the 1792 silver-center cent.

Reverse of the 1792 silver-center cent.

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