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Heritage Central States Auction Results Approach $34 Million

The Central States Numismatic Society Convention in Chicago featured four distinct Heritage auctions during the period April 24-29, covering US Coins, World Coins, US Currency, and World Currency. Overall, these auctions raised over $33.7 million for their consignors during the festivities. All prices realized include a 20% Buyer’s Premium.

The Signature auction of US coins provided for the bulk of the sales at the convention, realizing close to $19.5 million overall. The top lot in the auction was a 1792 Silver Center cent, listed as Judd-1 and graded SP35 by PCGS. A mere 12 examples are known of this piece, an experimental issue generally believed to be the first produced inside the walls of the US Mint. This coin sold for $336,000.

Additional highlights among US coins included examples such as the following:

The Signature world coin auction saw just short of $8 million in numismatic rarities change hands. Its top lot was a 1642-dated Triple Unite from the reign of Charles I. The iconic Triple Unite denomination is the largest hammered gold coin to ever be produced in England, and this awe-inspiring example was certified an incredible MS61 by NGC. It changed hands for $180,000. Additional highlights included treasures such as:

High-denomination notes led the results as the Signature Currency auction raised close to $4.3 million overall. A Series 1928 $5000 Federal Reserve Note, graded Choice Very Fine 35 by PCGS and printed for the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, led all results with a hammer price of $156,000. Fewer than 20 series 1928 $5000 notes are known from all districts combined, making them much scarcer than their 1934 counterparts – two of which were also offered in this auction.

Other top lots in this auction included:

Offerings in the World Currency Signature Auction raised nearly $2 million, highlighted by a Specimen Book from the Banque de Syrie (Syria), featuring a total of 24 rare specimen notes glued into its pages. This unusual item sold for $60,000.

Our next signature auction of US coins is scheduled for June 5-10 in Long Beach, while offerings of both World Coins and World Currency are scheduled for June 26-28 in Hong Kong. View these auctions now at coins.HA.com and currency.HA.com!

Heritage Auctions
Heritage Auctionshttps://www.ha.com/
Heritage Auction Galleries is one of the world's largest collectibles auctioneers. Besides offering rare and valuable U.S. and world coins and currency, Heritage offers ancient coins, exonumia, antiques, comic books, sports memorabilia, and many other collectibles. The firm is based in Dallas, Texas.

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