Proof Gold Glitters at Heritage's Phoenix ANA Signature Auction, Now Posted at HA.com The catalog for the Official Auction of the ANA's Phoenix National Money Show has been posted by Heritage Auction Galleries on their HA.com website.
Lot 1766: 1907 $20 High Relief, Wire Rim MS69 PCGS. CAC.
Mint Director Leach had the pieces struck to satisfy President Roosevelt's desires for high relief coinage, all the while realizing that the design was impractical for modern, one-blow circulation coinage. None have been certified finer. Ex: Trompeter Collection; The Phillip H. Morse Collection of Saint-Gaudens Coinage.
Lot 1767: 1907 $20 High Relief, Flat Rim MS65 PCGS
An extraordinary example of the most coveted 20th century gold issue. From The Ultra Collection.
All Matte proof gold is extremely rare, and nearly impossible to acquire in Gem or finer quality.
Lot 1822: 1852 $50 RE Humbert, 887 Thous. AU58 NGC, K-11, R.5
Those heavy coins were the principal means of exchange in California during the life of the Assay Office, which extended from 1851 to 1853.
Lot 1826: Kellogg & Humbert Gold Ingot, 93.84 Ounces. $1726.45. No 1031. Mold KH-04.
When the S.S. Central America sank on September 12, the loss of gold further exacerbated the payment of specie by many New York banks. Every surface of this ingot is irregularly coated with deep reddish-rust patina.
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