An impressive gathering of Territorial gold pieces and scarce California gold ingots highlights the October Heritage U.S. Coins event, presented October 11-14 in Heritage’s Chicago office at 215 West Ohio Street (located in the vibrant River North area, near downtown Chicago and the Magic Mile). In all, more than 2,300 lots make up this event, which is loaded with early silver type coins and numerous key gold issues.

The Premier Session, held the evening of October 11, literally glitters with gold, headlined by The Marcello Collection. A spectacular Kellogg fifty is the collection centerpiece – the “king” of Territorial gold coins – graded PR63 NGC. It is the third-finest of just 14 Kellogg fifties traced in our roster of known examples.

An 1851 Lettered Edge Humbert octagonal fifty dollar gold pieceis nearly as impressive and noteworthy. This Select Uncirculated coin is the Kagin-4 variety, certified MS63 ★ NGC, with reflective – almost prooflike – surfaces. There really is no comparable specimen of the variety, since no other coin is certified finer than MS62 by either service.

A selection of large gold ingots rivals that of any Heritage auction in recent memory. It includes:

Many rare silver and gold issues add variety and depth to Thursday evening’s Premier Session:

Medal specialists will not want to miss a small offering of rare, high-grade medals in Floor Session 3 on Friday evening. Several of the medals have extremely low mintages, with numerous finest-known or near-finest examples. A Greenslet-119 Franklin Bicentennial Medal is the rare Plain Edge variety, designed by brothers Augustus and Louis Saint-Gaudens.

This auction is open for bidding now at coins.HA.com.

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