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Fully Original Atlanta 1928 $5000 FRN Realized $129,250 at Auction

The auction room of the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official United States Currency Auction at the ANA World’s Fair of Money bustled with activity the evening of August 2, as bidders eagerly competed for a diverse offering of collectible paper money. Prices realized for the auction totaled $2,300,756. All prices quoted include the buyer’s fee. The […]

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Two U.S. Pennies Equal Nearly $500,000

Two of the rarest U.S. coins ever discovered sold for nearly $500,000 at a public auction held in conjunction with the world’s largest coin show. A newly-discovered 1943 Lincoln penny shot to $282,000 because it was made of the wrong material and a 1792 Penny – lost for 130 years – sold for $211,500 Wednesday, […]

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Rare, High-Grade U.S. Gold, Ancient Shekel Offered at ANA Convention Auction

The largest numismatic convention of the year, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) Convention, will feature historically-important discoveries during Heritage Auctions’ Aug. 2-3 Platinum Night events in Denver. The live auctions span U.S. gold, World and Ancient rarities and choice currency specimens. “We are offering rarities not seen on the market in generations,” said Greg Rohan, […]

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Birch Cent Not Seen in 55 Years

The consignment deadline for Heritage Auctions’ 2017 American Numismatic Association Auction July 31-Aug. 7 is June 21, so sellers still have a few days to submit their high-end collections to appear along with special offerings, such as a 1792 Parmelee Birch Cent offered at auction for the first time in 55 years. “This elusive Birch […]

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Portugalöser sold for $179,000 in Amsterdam

Heritage Auctions Europe recently sold a 10 dukat “Portugalöser,” struck by the city of Deventer in the year 1640 to compete with Portuguese coinage circulating in Brazil, for $179,000 –  by far a record price ever realized for a coin of the pre-Kingdom Dutch provinces. “Heritage Auctions Europe has been growing steadily since its opening […]

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1793 S-15 Cent

Rare and Important Early Cents Offered

Early American copper collectors are urged to consign to Heritage Auctions’ Sept. 6-11 Long Beach Expo Auction, which will feature an important, lifetime large cent collection offering one of the few, complete Sheldon-numbered variety sets ever formed. The Padula Family Foundation Collection offers a choice selection of early American large cents, including an extremely rare […]

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Historic Glass U.S. Cent Sold for $70,500

The only known surviving intact experimental all-glass penny, manufactured in 1942 as a possible alternative to copper that was urgently needed during World War II, sold for $70,500 in a public auction conducted in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and online by Dallas, Texas-based Heritage Auctions on Friday, January 6, 2017. A war between a phone bidder and a floor bidder pushed […]

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Silver Stater Debuts at Auction

A silver stater possibly spent by Olympic powerhouse wrestler Milo of Croton or mathematical genius Pythagoras or one of their respective followers, is featured in the January 8 – 9 NYINC World Coins Auction. The piece, which hails from Croton (contemporary Crotone, Italy), was struck in the same location and period as Pythagoras, the Greek […]

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1934 $5,000 Federal Reserve Note Could Bring $120,000

A trio of unique items that includes a fresh-to-market $5,000 Federal Reserve Note, a target of outlaw Jesse James and a historic collection of Confederate paper will highlight Heritage Auctions’ Florida United Numismatists Currency Signature Auction’s Platinum Night Jan. 4-10 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The notes represent just a small sample of items available from […]

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