U.S. Gold Rarities Highlight $12.5 Million+ Heritage Long Beach Signature Auction The Official Auctions of the May/June 2007 Long Beach Coin Expo were held by Heritage Auction Galleries, May 31-June 1 in Long Beach, California. The U.S. coin auction realized $8,188,350, and the Anc
News-Antique.com - Jun 07,2007 - Dallas, TX. The Official Auctions of the May/June 2007 Long Beach Coin Expo were held by Heritage Auction Galleries, May 31-June 1 in Long Beach, California. The U.S. coin auction realized $8,188,350, and the Ancient & World coin auction realized $3,502,291. Post Auction Buys for both auctions, combined with the results from two Final Sessions (U.S. and World), are expected to yield total prices realized for all auctions of nearly $13 million. Individual prices realized, lot descriptions, and full color images can be viewed in the Permanent Auction Archives at HA.com.
“The June Long Beach catalog,” noted Heritage President Greg Rohan, “contained magnificent selections of rarities, especially from the U.S. gold series. Consignments from nearly 200 consignors blended together into a magnificent opportunity for numismatists seeking to assemble fine collections. The gold rarities included many pieces ranked as the finest known or of the highest Registry quality.”
Outstanding prices were realized by several gold rarities:
Lot 2772: 1921 Double Eagle MS64 PCGS
An absolute and condition rarity in the Saint-Gaudens series. Population: 3 in 64, 4 finer (4/07). Ex: Morse Collection
Commissioned by President Theodore Roosevelt to create new coinage designs, Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ creations for the eagles and double eagles are ranked among the most beautiful designs in the entire panorama of American coinage.