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.

Newman, one of the greatest numismatic researchers and writers of all time, believed that this coin was struck as a pattern (a proposed coin) for a gold eagle, or $10 piece, and was expressly struck for, presented to and carried by George Washington.

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.

EDITORS NOTE: The Coins was Sold as lot 5248 in the Heritage 2018 August 14 – 19 ANA WFOM US Coins Signature Auction #1278 for $2,160,000.00

Other highlights of the Platinum Night sale include:

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