1913 Liberty Nickel brings $3.73 million at Heritage Auctions January FUN U.S. Coin auction Part of Heritage Auctions' $53 million numismatic auctions week; Strength seen holding in U.S. Rare Coin market
with mentions of later restrikes intended to divert the curious from the intended motive: profit on the part of Mint officials and the well-connected. Neither of the major services has certified a Flowing Hair stella in finer condition. Realized: $299,000.
Key 1927-S Saint-Gaudens $20, MS66 PCGS. CAC. Ex: Brahin: One of only 3,750 examples released. Like all of the mintmarked issues from the late 1920s, the 1927-S Saint-Gaudens double eagle is a key date in the series. The large mintage of 3.1 million pieces was almost totally destroyed after the Gold Recall of 1933, and only a small number of examples surfaced in European holdings in the 1950s. Realized: $276,000.
Gem 1918/7-D Buffalo Nickel MS65 PCGS: The years 1917 and 1918 saw an unprecedented production of small change at all of the U.S. Mints. The overdate feature on this important coin went unnoticed by numismatists of the early 20th century and the coins circulated extensively for a long period before it was discovered. The exact mintage of 1918/7-D Buffalo nickels is unknown, but Bowers estimates an original production figure of about 100,000 pieces, and of those surviving, obviously very few, maybe 35-40, survive in good condition. The present example is obviously special in the census of these coins due to its incredible condition. The high technical grade, intense aesthetic appeal, and fascinating history of this coin combine to make this offering one of the most desirable examples of 20th century coinage. Realized: $264, 500.
1905 Gold Indian Cent, struck on a Quarter Eagle Planchet, MS64 PCGS: Exactly five Indian cents are known on gold planchets, according to available information. Among them are three dated 1900, this piece dated 1905, and an example dated 1906. This stunning gold Indian cent is one of the truly amazing error coins Heritage has ever handled. Realized: $253,000.
1926-D Saint-Gaudens $20 MS65 PCGS. CAC. Ex: Brahin: "The 1926-D is one of the rarest and most underrated issues in the series," writes David Akers in A Handbook of 20th Century United States Gold Coins 1907-1933. The date is a premier condition rarity in the Saint-Gaudens series, and the present coin is a magnificent representative. In terms of overall rarity, Akers rates the 1926-D favorably with the 1925-S. Realized: $253,000.
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