The Central States Numismatic Society Convention in Chicago featured four distinct Heritage auctions during the period April 24-29, covering US Coins, World Coins, US Currency, and World Currency. Overall, these auctions raised over $33.7 million for their consignors during the festivities. All prices realized include a 20% Buyer’s Premium.

The Signature auction of US coins provided for the bulk of the sales at the convention, realizing close to $19.5 million overall. The top lot in the auction was a 1792 Silver Center cent, listed as Judd-1 and graded SP35 by PCGS. A mere 12 examples are known of this piece, an experimental issue generally believed to be the first produced inside the walls of the US Mint. This coin sold for $336,000.

Additional highlights among US coins included examples such as the following:

The Signature world coin auction saw just short of $8 million in numismatic rarities change hands. Its top lot was a 1642-dated Triple Unite from the reign of Charles I. The iconic Triple Unite denomination is the largest hammered gold coin to ever be produced in England, and this awe-inspiring example was certified an incredible MS61 by NGC. It changed hands for $180,000. Additional highlights included treasures such as:

High-denomination notes led the results as the Signature Currency auction raised close to $4.3 million overall. A Series 1928 $5000 Federal Reserve Note, graded Choice Very Fine 35 by PCGS and printed for the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, led all results with a hammer price of $156,000. Fewer than 20 series 1928 $5000 notes are known from all districts combined, making them much scarcer than their 1934 counterparts – two of which were also offered in this auction.

Other top lots in this auction included:

Offerings in the World Currency Signature Auction raised nearly $2 million, highlighted by a Specimen Book from the Banque de Syrie (Syria), featuring a total of 24 rare specimen notes glued into its pages. This unusual item sold for $60,000.

Our next signature auction of US coins is scheduled for June 5-10 in Long Beach, while offerings of both World Coins and World Currency are scheduled for June 26-28 in Hong Kong. View these auctions now at and!


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