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Two rarities star in Heritage sale

A $12 million Heritage auction starred two major rarities Oct. 31 to Nov. 2.


Top lot in the gold-studded auction was a 1920-S Saint-Gaudens $20. It sold for $517,000.

The rarity was graded MS-65 by the Professional Coin Grading Service. It has a Certified Acceptance Corporation sticker.

It was the plate coin for David Akers’ United States Gold Coins (1982) and Dave Bowers’ A Guide Book of Double Eagle Gold Coins, noted the cataloger.

It traces to the legendary Dallas Bank Collection, auctioned by Sotheby’s.

Bidders at the New York City event and online had the chance to buy an XF-40 1870-S Seated Liberty silver dollar.


Graded by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation, the piece is one of just nine known. It was probably struck for a Mint cornestone ceremony in San Francisco.

When the last bid was recorded, the silver rarity had sold for $434,750.

Each price here includes a 17.5 percent buyer’s fee.

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