A 1792 Washington gold eagle pattern and a rare 1854-S $5 are the top two lots in the sale.
Two NGC-certified coins will headline Heritage Auctions’ Platinum Night US Coins Signature Auction at the ANA World’s Fair of Money show in Philadelphia on August 16.
The 1792 Gold Washington President $10 Pattern, graded NGC XF 45★, was the coin most cherished by renowned numismatist Eric P. Newman, who passed away last year at age 106.
EDITORS NOTE: The Coins was Sold as lot 5010 in the Heritage 2018 August 14 – 19 ANA WFOM US Coins Signature Auction #1278 for $1,740,000.00
Meanwhile, an 1854-S $5, graded NGC XF 45, is only the fourth-known specimen. After being told by others that it was a counterfeit, a lifelong New England resident submitted it to NGC, which authenticated it.
The phrase “Discovery of a Lifetime” is printed on the NGC label, reflecting the coin’s amazing background. Several days before the auction, bidding was already over $1.5 million on the Heritage Auction site.
Other highlights of the Platinum Night sale include:
- Lot 5163 – 1794 Flowing Hair Dollar, BB-1, B-1, graded NGC AU 58.
- Lot 5104 – 1916 Standing Liberty Quarter Pattern, J-1989, graded NGC PF 61.
- Lot 5362 – 1855 Wass, Molitor & Co. $50, graded NGC AU 53.
- Lot 5334 – 1907 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle, High Relief, graded NGC MS 65.
- Lot 5121 – 1797 Small Eagle Half Dollar, O-102, graded NGC AU Details (Improperly Cleaned).
- Lot 5354 – 1915-S Panama-Pacific Octagonal $50, graded NGC MS 63.