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1794 Silver Dollar Tops Fifth Newman Coin Collection Sale

Outstanding 1794 Silver Dollar, AU50 The Matthew A. Stickney Specimen
Outstanding 1794 Silver Dollar, AU50

The Matthew A. Stickney Specimen

Eric P. Newman’s outstanding 1794 silver dollar AU50 NGC. Ex: “Col” E.H.R. Green was the undisputed star of the outstanding offerings in the $10.4+ million fifth installment of the Newman Collection, bringing $470,000 in spirited bidding to lead the 100% sold out offerings, Nov. 14-15, 2014, in New York.

This latest installment of the epic Newman Collection proved important not only for the spectacular prices realized on the amazing coins,” said Greg Rohan, President of Heritage Auctions, but also because it represents, once again, another auction where every single coin found a new home. This is as much about the rarity of the coins as it is about Mr. Newman’s acclaimed scholarship and stellar reputation.”

A close second in the final bidding, with a price realized of $440,625, was Newman’s 1776 Continental Dollar MS62 NGC, in brass, while his 1776 Continental Dollar, CURRENCEY, Pewter MS63 NGC Plain Edge, the finest of four known and the only one that survives in Mint State, proved highly sought-after by collectors, bringing $381,785.

One of the auction’s most followed coins was Newman’s 1785 Inimica Tyrannis America/Confederatio, Large Circle Cent Original MS63 Brown NGC, the finest known, which did not disappoint when it came across the auction block, realizing $352,500.

Further highlights include, but are not limited to:

epnnes_logo2 Items being sold are from the extensive collection of the Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society (a Missouri not-for-profit corporation) and have been assembled over a period of 90 years. Proceeds of the sale of all items will be used exclusively for supplementing the Society’s museum operations and scholarly numismatic research efforts and for the benefit of other not-for-profit institutions selected by Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society for public purposes.

Bidding is open now for the December 4 – 7 Houston Money Show US Coins Signature Auction at HA.com/Coins!

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Heritage Auction Galleries is one of the world's largest collectibles auctioneers. Besides offering rare and valuable U.S. and world coins and currency, Heritage offers ancient coins, exonumia, antiques, comic books, sports memorabilia, and many other collectibles. The firm is based in Dallas, Texas.

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