We are pleased to present our offerings in the July 6-9 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction. This is our 11th annual Summer FUN event, yet Heritage’s history as Official Auctioneer for FUN goes all the way back to 1997 – now 20 years and counting.
The current Summer FUN show focuses on collectors and collector coins in all specialties and grades. Accordingly, Heritage’s Premier Session and floor sessions are filled with offerings that will appeal to the average collector, interspersed with plenty of notable rarities.
We have an important list of Featured Collections to enhance each floor session including Thursday evening’s Premier Session. Many examples from these collections appear in our popular online session as well.
The Michael C. Hollen Collection
If ever there was a “collection for collectors,” The Michael C. Hollen Collection is it. High-grade Lincoln cents and Washington quarters make up the majority of collection, with glittering examples in both circulation strike and proof formats.
Among the cents, highlights include a Superb Gem 1915, Ex: New Netherlands and Pittman, graded MS67 Red NGC. An equally Superb 1912 cent is Ex: Jack Lee, certified MS67 Red PCGS. We note 1913, 1914-S, 1917, 1920-S, and 1923-S cents that are all among the finest-known examples, all with Full Red designation.
Likewise, the set of Washington quarters is headlined by many Gem or finer early dates with impressive surfaces and eye appeal. Both the cents and quarters include high-grade examples of major varieties within each series. More examples from this fine collection include some amazing, high-grade gold pieces in both Summer FUN and the upcoming ANA auction.
The RMW Collection
Silver dollars from the Seated, Trade, and Morgan dollar series headline The RMW Collection, a wide-ranging consignment ideal for the legions of silver dollar collectors. Proofs are at the forefront, with a fantastic run of Trade and Morgan dollars in proof format plus some key Seated dollar proofs. An 1883 Trade dollar in PR65 Cameo NGC has lovely peripheral color. Seated dollar enthusiasts must not miss the 1859 PR64 PCGS example, vibrantly toned with bold mirrors and great eye appeal (in our opinion, possibly undergraded). A 1900 Morgan dollar in PR65 Cameo PCGS is seldom seen with any contrast, yet this Gem example earned the Cameo designation by PCGS.
Terry Brand Estate
We are pleased to present additional selections from the Terry Brand Estate – seven 1794 Flowing Hair half dollars in affordable collector grades – each a better Overton variety, including a very scarce Overton-103.
Terry Sheldon Brand touched many with his enthusiasm for life and inimitable persona. He was generous and witty, an avid golfer, an indefatigable coin collector, and he lived life to the fullest. In numismatic circles, Terry was known as the one-time owner (in partnership with Iraj Sayah) of the King of Siam proof set that included a fabled “original” 1804 dollar. He is well remembered for accumulating 1844 Seated dimes (a.k.a. “Little Orphan Annie”) and 1794 Flowing Hair half dollars.
The Reno Cache sounds like cash, and appropriately so. This remarkable offering is exclusively comprised of 20-dollar gold pieces from the historic Carson City Mint. Many Carson City double eagles circulated widely in the West. Others saw use in bank-to-bank business transactions, both domestically and in foreign trade. Today, CC twenties have an irresistible appeal to gold aficionados, double eagle specialists, Carson City enthusiasts, and type collectors galore. We are pleased to present a large group of Carson City double eagles in a variety of attractive collector grades and dates – more than 50 pieces in all – including 44 examples in the Premier Session from The Reno Cache, newly obtained from foreign holdings. Additional examples from other consignors add to the scope of this unusually large and comprehensive offering of Carson City gold.
A few of the individual highlights of this auction include:
- 1652 Pine Tree Shilling, Large Planchet, Reversed N, MS64 NGC. Noe-7, R.6
- 1794 H10C V-1, LM-1, R.6, MS61 NGC
- 1876 20C MS67 PCGS
- 1893-S $1 AU55 PCGS
- 1866 $20 Motto MS62 PCGS
This auction is open for bidding now at www.HA.com/coins.