July 9-12, 2015 at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando; highly sought-after 1803 half dollar approaches $100,000
An 1893-S $1 MS63 PCGS, a tremendous Mint State example of one the rarest Morgan Dollar issues, drew top honors with $282,000 final price realized to lead Heritage Auctions’ $8.3+ million Summer FUN U.S. Coins Signature® Auction, July 9-12, 2015, in Orlando, FL.
“Variety was the hallmark of this auction,” said Greg Rohan, President of Heritage Auctions. “Collectors were in the mood to add to diverse specialties within their collections and Heritage was happy to oblige with our Summer FUN lineup.”
An 1803 50C Large 3, Large Reverse Stars MS63 PCGS CAC, one of only six Mint State Large 3 examples known at PCGS, proved highly sought-after when bidding drive the final price realized for the coin to $99,875 while an extremely rare 1776 New Hampshire Copper Good 6 PCGS CAC, Ex: Green/Newman, a treasure of Colonial Coppers, drew a $94,000+ final price realized.
Gold collectors found much to applaud in the auction, with a trio of gold rarities rounding out the auctions’ top offerings: A 1915-S Panama-Pacific round $50 MS61 NGC, a tremendously popular commemorative token of wisdom and industry, realized $64,625; an 1863 Gold $3 semiprooflike MS67 NGC, a showcase-worthy rarity, brought $61,700, while an 1852 Humbert $50 AU55 NGC, a hefty Gold Rush memento struck under Moffat & Company, realized $49,350.
Further highlights include, but are not limited to:
1916 Buffalo Nickel, Lightly Toned AU58 NCG: Famous Doubled Die Obverse. Realized $49,350.
1855 Wass, Molitor & Co. $20 AU53 NCG: Small Head variety, rare in all grades. Realized $47,000.
1852 $10 Assay Office $10 MS63 PCGS CAC: Rare and well-preserved example of one of the most widely recognized and collected of all territorial gold issues. Realized $42,300.
1871-CC $20 XF40 PCGS: Fine example of the rarest double eagle from the famous Carson City Mint. Realized $42,300.