1838-O Branch Mint Proof Reeded Edge Half and Husak Large Cents Lead "Incredible" Heritage Auction Bidding described as "astronomical," "incredible," "feverish," and "stunning" greeted the long awaited Large Cent Collection of Walter Husak at Heritage's Official Auction - February 14-16, 2008
Lot 1039: 1915-S Panama-Pacific $50 Round, MS65 NGC. CAC.
Although legislation to authorize the Panama-Pacific International Exposition commemoratives was well-known to Treasury officials in the months leading up to January 1915, the Mint did not formally commission artists until after the passage of legislation, which occurred on the 13th of that month. From The Southwest Collection.
Lot 1044: 1915-S Panama-Pacific $50 Octagonal, MS63 NGC.
Robert Aitken, who received the commission for the fifty dollar round and octagonal Panama-Pacific commemoratives, had a distinct impact on the diameter of the pieces he designed. From The John Stimson, Sr. Collection, Part Two.
Lot 1046: 1915-S Panama-Pacific $50 Octagonal, MS65 PCGS. CAC.
A truly splendid example of this classic American commemorative coin, and one that deserves the attention and commands the respect of any serious numismatist. From The Southwest Collection.
Price Realized: $121,325
Lot 1427: 1895-O $1, MS63 PCGS
1895 is perhaps the most legendary year in the entire Morgan dollar series, and the low mintage 1895-O and 1895-S are key issues that raise eyebrows in all Mint State grades. From The Jimmy G. PCGS Registry Collection of Morgan Dollars with Varieties.
With its powerful strike, remarkable preservation, and distinct contrast, this outstanding PR68 Cameo Morgan dollar is one of the most desirable exemplars for its issue. None certified finer. From The Southwest Collection.
Lot 1588: 2000-P Sacagawea $1, "Cheerios" MS67 PCGS.
The 2000 promotion that put new cents and Sacagawea dollars in boxes of Cheerios cereal was a newsworthy coin awareness campaign, but when eagle-eyed collectors discovered that the dies used to strike the 5,500 dollars differed from those used to coin the rest of the production run, they became instant rarities. This example comes with its original packaging.