Heritage Tops $7 Million, Expects $8 million in November 6-7 Dallas Signature Auction Prices realized of $7,058,735 were posted by Heritage Auction Galleries for their early November Signature Auction in Dallas
News-Antique.com - Nov 13,2007 - Heritage Tops $7 Million, Expects $8 million in November 6-7 Dallas Signature Auction
Dallas, TX. Prices realized of $7,058,735 were posted by Heritage Auction Galleries for their early November Signature Auction in Dallas; a second Signature event will be held at the end of the month at the Money Show of the Southwest, taking place in Houston on November 29-30. Descriptions and images of all sold lots from the Dallas event are currently posted at www.HA.com, as are the upcoming lots for the Houston event (now available for bidding). When proceeds from Final Session Auction are concluded, plus Post Auction Buys from both events are combined, the total prices realized are expected to exceed $8 million.
According to Heritage President Greg Rohan, "We continue to be pleased with outstanding collector participation in our auctions; after the Final Session is concluded, we will have had some four thousand bidders participating. It is no surprise to us that Internet bidders once again won the lion's share of coins in this auction, and Heritage Live Bidders are growing stronger with every event. Registry-level coins from all series continue to be strong, as collectors are willing to pay handsomely for the finest pieces known. Our year-end events continue to be extremely successful, and we are looking forward to our Houston Signature Auction later this month."
November 2007 Dallas U.S. Coin Highlights:
Lot 283: 1918 Nickel, MS67 NGC
This is the finest NGC-certified 1918 nickel, with an impressive strike and radiantly lustrous surfaces devoid of toning streaks, laminations, stains, or other planchet defects that often affect coinage during war years.
Lot 291: 1920-S Nickel, MS65 NGC
None have been certified finer.
Lot 540: 1852-O Quarter, MS63 PCGS
Imbued with rarity and quality, this is the sole certified MS63 with none finer!
Lot 542: 1853 Arrows and Rays Quarter, MS65 NGC
The reduction in weight in 1853 remedied the large-scale melting of silver coins; only nine certified finer.
Lot 589: 1890 Quarter, PR68 Ultra Cameo NGC. Briggs 3-C
The Mint's 1890 output of proofs amounted to only 590 pieces - the lowest since 1877; none certified finer. Ex: Philip Kaufman.
Lot 727: 1815/2 Half Dollar, O-101, MS63 NGC
After the War of 1812, when depositors started to bring silver deposits to the mint for coinage, unused dies from 1812 were retrieved from storage and a 5 was punched over the 2. Only nine certified finer.