Proof Gold Stars at Heritage's $10 Million Phoenix ANA Signature Auction The Official Auction of the ANA's Phoenix National Money Show, presented by Heritage Auction Galleries March 6-7 has concluded, with prices realized close to $10 million
News-Antique.com - Mar 12,2008 - Dallas, TX. The Official Auction of the ANA's Phoenix National Money Show, presented by Heritage Auction Galleries March 6-7 has concluded, with prices realized close to $10 million; this marked Heritage's 37th official auction on behalf of the American Numismatic Association. Prices realized from the 2,000 lots included in the event currently stand at $9,671,627; after adding proceeds from all Post Auction Buys, total prices are expected to exceed $10 million. Images, descriptions, and prices realized are currently posted at Heritage's HA.com website.
"As expected," commented Heritage President Greg Rohan, "Phoenix will be remembered for the incredible gold proofs of the Ultra Collection, which realized in excess of $2.4 million. Bidding was furious on most of these wonderful coins, with the bidders in the room vying against strong bids from the Internet, telephone, and Heritage Live. The specialists and the type collectors who demand the very best had many coins from which to choose."
"Highlights from the auction include Lot 1766, a 1907 $20 Wire Rim High Relief, certified MS69 by PCGS, formerly in the Trompeter Collection and the Phillip H. Morse Collection of Saint-Gaudens Coinage, which realized $517,500.
Another important piece from the Ultra Collection was Lot 1451, an 1880 Flowing Hair Stella ($4), Judd-1657, Pollock-1857, certified PR66 Cameo by NGC, which realized $488,750.
Highlights from Heritage's Phoenix ANA Signature Auction:
Lot 138: 1792 Washington Getz pattern cent, Small Eagle, Copper XF40 PCGS. Baker-25. Breen-1352.
The dies for this well executed, plain-edged pattern Cent were engraved by Peter Getz of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, based on designs of young English engraver John Gregory Hancock.
Lot 650: 1821 O-103 Half dollar, SP67 Star NGC.
This coin is probably the only proof 1821 O-103 that exists; it has been documented as a proof for over half a century, and possibly long before that.
Lot 1045: 1889-CC Morgan dollar, MS63 PCGS.
This is the rarest and most desirable Carson City Morgan dollar coined from 1878 to 1893. From The Oxford Collection.
Lot 1113: 1892-S Morgan dollar, MS62 NGC.
During 1892, the San Francisco Mint struck precisely 100,000 pieces each month; they are noted rarities in better grades.
Lot 1136: 1893-S Morgan dollar AU55 PCGS.
This coin's overall visual appeal is solid, and the fields retain the vast majority of their modestly reflective luster. From The Oxford Collection. Ex: Mike Casper II.
Lot 1227: 1895 Morgan dollar PR63 PCGS.
The 1895 is easily the most discussed Morgan proof issue and the one that receives the most attention from numismatists. From The Oxford Collection.
Lot 1228: 1895 Morgan dollar PR64 PCGS.
It is possible that numismatists will never discover what happened to the missing 12,000 circulation strikes (or even if they ever existed).
Lot 1356: 1865 Gold dollar, MS68 PCGS. CAC.
The mintage of 1865 gold dollars was a minuscule 3,725 examples -- among the lowest of the entire Type