Heritage’s next auction of US coinage is scheduled to take place October 17-19 at the company’s world headquarters in Dallas. More than 2,100 lots will cross the auction block during this period, with the finest offerings scheduled to be offered on Thursday evening, October 17.
One of the highlights of this auction is undoubtedly the 1797 16 Stars half dime, graded MS66 by PCGS. This V-3, LM-3 variety is difficult to locate in any Mint State grade, let alone as a grade as high as the assigned MS66. Specialists and type collectors alike will be interested in this piece.
Other notable lots include:
- 28 Colonial lots, including a Gem Continental dollar – the EG FECIT Newman 3-D variety struck in pewter – certified MS65 NGC.
- Seven great Territorial gold lots are led by a Mint State 1849 Norris, Gregg, & Norris five dollar gold piece, Kagin-2, certified MS61 NGC. This rare issue is among the first of all Territorial gold pieces struck by Norris, Gregg, & Norris, thought to be the earliest of California Gold Rush private minters.
- A five-piece Pan-Pac set (offered as five separate lots) includes fifty dollar Round and Octagonal pieces in attractive Mint State.
- A 1901-S Barber quarter, luxuriously toned, is certified MS65 PCGS.
- 22 Franklin half dollars, which have been unusually absent from recent auctions. Two conditionally rare proofs highlight the offering — a superb 1950 PR67+ Cameo NGC, and an equally fantastic 1951 PR67+ Ultra Cameo NGC.
- 18 proof Trade dollars, including a remarkable 1880 PR68 Cameo; also 14 proof Shield nickels, plus two Mint State 1885 Liberty nickels graded MS67 (one by NGC, the other by PCGS). Each is tied for finest-certified of the series-key date.
This auction is now for bidding at coins.HA.com.