A special three-day auction event at Heritage’s Dallas World Headquarters (3500 Maple Avenue) kicks off on Wednesday, November 7 with two floor sessions devoted exclusively to the Eric P. Newman Collection. A full slate of U.S. Coins Signature sessions follow beginning on Thursday, November 8, with the Premier Session on Thursday evening, and two floor sessions on Friday – one in the afternoon, followed by an evening session. Our online-only Internet Signature Session is on Saturday afternoon for the Eric P. Newman Collection and on Sunday afternoon, November 11, for U.S. Coins.
Thursday, November 8 will see our popular Premier Session takes center stage with high-quality, rare gold from The Marcello Collection, which made a memorable debut during the October Chicago Signature event. A Very Large Size Hentsch ingot from the SS Central America shipwreck – the fifth-largest Hentsch of the shipwreck finds – is just one highlight of the Marcello Collection. Other consignors add key date gold and Territorial Gold to this strong segment of the auction, including the rare, original J.L. Polhemus countermarked 1857-S double eagle a historic coin from the well-known 1985 Van Ormer Collection.
Our Featured Collection is the Gary Verner Collection, featuring treasures to delight Barber coinage enthusiasts and Walking Liberty specialists, with a number of Barbers bearing the Prooflike designation.
Just a few of the additional highlights of this auction include:
- 1927-S 25C MS64 Full Head NGC
- 1895 $1 PR66 PCGS
- 1877 $10 MS60 PCGS Secure
- 1851-O $20 MS62 NGC
- 1859-O $20 AU55 PCGS
- 1891 $20 AU58 PCGS Secure
- Kellogg & Humbert Gold Ingot. 46.41 Ounces
- Kellogg & Humbert Gold Ingot. 38.67 Ounces
Bid on the Dallas Signature Auction now at coins.HA.com!
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Following the superb turnout of our first monthly sale of the Dr. Hans Wilski Collection, Heritage is excited to announce that the second and final part, of this collection will be open for bidding through November 18. Picking up on the heels of Part I, Part II will cover the period from Osman III’s accession to the throne down to the collapse of the Ottoman regime under Sultan Mehmed VI.
Among the items available for bidding are a number of fantastic early rarities, including a run of elusive Sultanis of Suleyman I from the mints of Kocaniye, Ruha, and a potentially unique specimen from Si’irt, an incredible Early Post-Reform Kurush of Mustafa II overstruck on a Dutch Lion Daalder-perhaps the only example in private hands-and a gorgeously toned akce of Mehmed III from the Macedonian mint of Ohri.
Moving to the epoch that is the focus of this auction, we know that collectors of the series will be eager to acquire an excessively rare pair of Tunisian 4 and 8 Kharub from the reign of the short-lived sultan Mustafa IV, an Egyptian 5 Qirsh from Mahmud II’s 29th regnal year graded AU55 by NGC, an Abdul Hamid II Year 1 gold 25 Kurush, a prooflike Tunisian 2 Piastres of the same ruler, as well as loads of plate coins both from Dr. Wilski’s own references and the Standard Catalog of World Coins.
The auction will also be chalked full of Dr. Wilski’s personal favorites, the counterstamped paras of the 19th and 20th centuries, among the most exhilarating being the semi-legendary Omdurman “Rosette”-Counterstamped 20 Piastres first reported by W. H. Valentine in 1911.
With such a great assemblage of rarities, we would be glad to assist in targeting any of these prized lots, and answer any questions you may have at worldcoins@HA.com. The auction can be viewed at HA.com/271846, and will conclude with a live online bidding session starting at 5:00 PM CT on HeritageLive! on November 18. Good luck and happy bidding!