Three coins from the earliest days of the United States Mint highlighted the results as Heritage’s October 3-5 US Coins Signature Auction in Dallas realized a total of $8.5 million USD. All prices realized include a 17.5% Buyer’s Premium.
The clear highlight of this auction was a 1794 silver dollar, graded VF25 by PCGS, which realized $146,875. Always a highlight whenever it appears in auction in any grade, the 1794 dollar was the very first silver dollar issue from the Mint, with a paltry mintage of 1,758 coins. Multitudes of silver dollar collectors desire an example to cap off their collections.
Eighteenth century gold was well-represented in this auction, with a 1796 Quarter Eagle with no stars on the obverse and a 1797 Eagle with Large Eagle Reverse taking center stage. The Quarter eagle, from the first year the denomination was issued, is notable for its No Stars obverse, the only year that this obverse was used. The coin sold in Dallas was graded XF45 by PCGS and brought its consignor $79,312. The Eagle, graded MS62 by NGC, represents the first year the familiar Heraldic Eagle was used for this denomination. At a grade as high as MS62, as graded by NGC, this coin is highly sought-after, as evidenced by the $82,250 paid to acquire it in this auction.
Easily the most notable among coins in this auction minted later than the 18th century was a 1926-D quarter, graded MS66 Full Head by PCGS. The 1926-D is the most poorly struck issue in the entire Standing Liberty Quarter series, and this coin is one of only two such examples in the grade and with Full Head designation to receive the coveted CAC green sticker for premium quality. It brought a premium price of $88,125 when it crossed the block.
Additional highlights of this auction include but are not limited to:
- 1879 $4 Flowing Hair, Judd-1635, PR50 PCGS. Realized: $79,312
- 1871-CC $20 AU55 NGC. Variety 2-A Realized: $64,625
- 1901 $10 PR65+ Cameo NGC. Realized: $51,700
- 1915-S $50 Panama-Pacific 50 Dollar Octagonal AU55 PCGS. Realized: $49,350
- 1795 $10 13 Leaves, BD-1, XF45 NGC. Realized: $45,825
- 1860-S 25C MS61 PCGS. CAC Realized: $45,825
- 1797 50C O-101a, Fine 15 PCGS. Realized: $44,650
- 1807 $5 Bust Right, BD-1, MS64+ PCGS. Realized: $44,650
- 1798/97 10C 13 Stars Reverse, JR-2, MS62 PCGS. Realized: $43,475
- 1792 H10C Half Disme, Judd-7, Fine 12 PCGS. Realized: $43,475
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