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Heritage – Saint-Gaudens Gold Highlights $12 Million New York Coin Auction


Rare double eagles from The Cherny Collection, topped by a Gem 1920-S piece, provided many of the highlights as Heritage’s October 31-November 2 New York Signature auction realized in excess of $12.4 million USD. All prices include a 17.5% Buyer’s Premium.

The Cherny Collection supplied numerous rare Saints to this auction. The highlight was the aforementioned Gem 1920-S coin, graded MS65 by PCGS and bearing the CAC seal of approval. While not the rarest coin in the series in an absolute sense, the 1920-S is the third rarest coin in Gem condition, behind only the 1921 and the nearly uncollectible 1927-D. This piece boasts eye appeal to match the two known MS66 coins (none are known finer), and its realized price of $517,000 suggests that at least two collectors valued it every bit as highly as an MS66.

The 1920-S was not the only double eagle from the Cherny Collection to realize a fine result; indeed, the Cherny Collection provided six of the top eight results in this auction by dollar value.

Bringing in nearly as much as the Cherny 1920-S double eagle was an 1870-S silver dollar, graded XF40 by NGC, which crossed the block at $434,750. One of only nine confirmed examples of this rare date, this coin is one of the premier rarities in 19th century numismatics.

Just a few of the additional highlights of this auction included:

We are already cataloging outstanding material for the upcoming January 4-9 FUN US Coins Signature Auction in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The consignment deadline for this auction is November 21, so if you wish to participate, call our Consignor Hotline at 1-800-872-6467 x1000 today!

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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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