World Paper Money Takes Center Stage In Long
More than 1,600 lots of graphically stunning and significant
currency, from every country in the world, will take center stage
at the Long Beach Convention Center, Sept. 6-7, as Heritage
Auctions presents its first World
Paper Money Signature Auction.
There is perhaps no better way to get a feel for a nation — for
its history, politics and preferences - than to look at its
currency. These notes range from intricate and sublime to bold,
brash and everywhere in between. Many of the notes we're offering
have not been seen before and we expect smart collectors will
recognize an opportunity when they see it.
The auction includes a large selection of British commonwealth
and Canadian notes, including an Ottawa,
ON The Bank of Ottawa $5, Nov., 1880 Ch. # 565-12-02b
(estimate: $20,000+). It comes from a bank where few of its early
issues are known to exist and is a previously unknown type
featuring blue sheet numbers rather than red.
A very big selection of Australian paper includes a set of Polymer
Bank Note Specimens along with other very rare "Type Two"
Specimens. Among them is an Australia
Reserve Bank 20 Dollars ND (1994-1996) Pick 53s McDS32
polymer, featuring a vignette of Mary Reibey, whose story is the
very embodiment of Australian history. In 1791, barely a teenager,
Reibey was convicted of horse stealing and sentenced to serve seven
years. She was transported from England to Australia where she
later became a successful businesswoman in Sydney. It is estimated
Another important discovery note is an Ireland
National Bond of the Republic of Ireland $100 S105 186(6-7) Pick
S105 FE10, estimated at $7,500+, in gorgeous deep green color.
Records indicated it was printed, but no surviving examples had
been seen until this piece surfaced earlier in the year. The eagle
with sword vignette at top of this note has the words 'Irish
Independence' running across it, making this a very poignant note;
Ireland would not achieve independence from British rule until 55
years after this note's 1866 production.
Further highlights include, but are not limited to:
National Bank of Egypt £10 2.9.1913 Pick 14s Specimen
: A rare
Specimen. It was an unsigned regular issue note with serial number
X/1000001 X/1050000 and it was perforated "Cancelled" at back lower
center. PMG About Uncirculated 55. Estimate: $15,000+.
India Banco Nacional Ultramarino 500 Rupias 1.1.1924 Pick 30cts
Jhunjhunwalla-Razack 12.20.1 Color Trial Specimen
: A nicely
preserved piece with ideal inks are found on this example of the
highest denomination of the 1924 issue. This 500 Rupias note
formerly resided in a specimen book and was removed with care.
Certainly, a noble note for crowning this exquisite Banco Nacional
Ultramarino third issue collection. PMG Choice Uncirculated 63.
Estimate: $10,000+. Specimen examples of the other denominations
from the 1924 issue are also being offered.
Indies De Javasche Bank 25 Gulden 1.6.1921 Pick UNL Color
: This previously unknown 25 Gulden denomination is
unlisted for the 1919-1921 Netherlands Indies issue. Gem size
margins frame this beautifully printed piece which features red
serial numbers and red date with the issuing city of Batavia also
in red. PMG Choice Uncirculated 64.Estimate: $6,000+.
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Seldom Seen Selections: The finest certified Proof
1897 double eagle
Gold proofs of the 1890s provide collectors with an unbeatable
combination of absolute rarity, historic interest, and aesthetic
beauty. The Philadelphia Mint had perfected the techniques of proof
coinage by the late 1890s, and proofs of that era are comparable to
the best products of the U.S. Mint today. The 1897 proof Liberty
double eagle is the rarest twenty dollar gold piece of that
remarkable period, and we are pleased to offer the
single finest certified example of this elusive date
Beach Signature US Coin auction
Noted gold specialist David Akers gave his thoughts about the
1897 proof twenty when he described the remarkable coin in the John
Jay Pittman Collection:
"In Proof, the 1897 is the rarest Liberty Head Double
Eagle from 1895-1907, although one would not be able to discern
this from the mintage figures. However,... number minted does not
necessarily equate to number distributed, and it is probable that a
substantial portion of the 76 Proof 1897 Double Eagles minted were
never sold and thus later melted. Today, only about 18-22 can be
accounted for, many of which have varying degrees of
Current research indicates there were actually 86 proof double
eagles minted in 1897, rather than the 76 pieces stated by Akers,
but his estimates of the rarity of this date and the surviving
population have held up well over the years. Writing in 2006, Jeff
Garrett and Ron Guth confirmed much of what Akers said a decade
"There are just 20-25 coins known in all grades. The
population numbers are higher, but these do not take into account
resubmissions. There are also several mishandled examples
represented in the population reports. After 1897, Proof double
eagles become much more available. The 1897 issue is
As noted by Garrett and Guth, the population data from the
grading services does indicate a slightly larger number of coins
still extant. NGC and PCGS have combined to certify a total of 41
examples of the proof 1897 double eagle in all grades and
designations. Undoubtedly, many of these submission events are the
result of coins being submitted on different occasions, because the
owners have a preference for one grading service over the other, or
in hopes of securing a higher grade. Reviewing auction records over
the last few decades, we believe the population estimates of the
experts quoted above are more accurate than the accumulated
The coin in our Long Beach auction is important for its high
numerical grade, but is equally notable for its aesthetically
pleasing appearance. Like all coins, whether they are proofs or
business strikes, gold or otherwise, eye appeal or aesthetic
appearance is equally important as technical grade. This Superb Gem
Cameo proof could arguably qualify as an Ultra Cameo example, with
richly frosted deep yellow-gold devices that float on deeply
mirrored greenish-gold fields. The fields on both sides have the
usual orange-peel texture seen on many 19th century proofs. A tiny
lintmark extends from the inside point of star 5 and should serve
as a pedigree marker for future researchers.
This coin would be a welcome addition to the finest gold
collection or Registry Set.
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Website Tips: Printable
Have you ever needed a printable listing of the prices realized
in our auctions? Here's how to get one.
From our home page, just click on the "Auction Results Archives"
tab on the left side of the page. This will take you to a listing
of the auction archives. On the upper right side of the resulting
page, you'll see a link called "Printable Results".
Click on "Printable Results". Now, simply choose the auction you
wish to view the results from and click "Go". That's all you
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This Week's Top Ten
The eleven highest valued African coin lots auctioned by
Heritage, one per country:
South Africa: Republic Proof Penny 1892, KM2, Hern-Z1 (est. 20
struck), PR65 RB NGC. Sold for $195,500
Ethiopia: Empress Zauditu silver Pattern Birr EE1917 (1925),
Gill-Z5 struck in silver, choice UNC. Sold for $43,125
Egypt: Farouk gold 500 Piastres 1938, KM373, Proof 66 Cameo
NGC. Sold for $17,250
Sierra Leone Company colonial Proof set 1791 of 7 coins. Sold
British West Africa George V Royal Mint Boxed Double 1913 Proof
Set, KM-SS1. Sold for $13,800
Morocco: Moulay al-Hasan I Silver Pattern 1/2 Mitqal 1298AH (1880),
KM-Pn7, MS65 NGC. Sold for $13,800
Cameroon: Republic gold Proof Set ND (1970), KM-PS1. Sold for
East Africa: George V 'Proof' Set 1920H, KM-PSA1. Sold for
Mauritius: Mauritius/Singapore Piefort Mule in Copper 1824,
Pridmore 2. Sold for $9,775
Southern Rhodesia: George VI Proof Set 1937 - NGC Certified,
KM-PS2. Sold for $9,200
German East Africa: German Colonial 2 Rupien 1893, KM5, Proof Cameo
64 NGC. Sold for $9,200
This listing does not include ancient coins that may have been
minted in Africa. Those would probably be either Greek or Roman
Do you have a suggestion for a future top ten list? Send
it to us!
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Our Rare Currency Team Is Expanding
Heritage is seeking to hire the world's best specialists and is
currently looking for an
Executive Assistant for our Dallas office.
Heritage Auctions is seeking a well-organized self-starter to
assist the Rare Currency department. Duties will include tracking
inventory and consignments, catalog and ad production, proof
reading and providing general assistance to the Currency
Cataloger - Currency (Dallas/Remote)
Heritage Auctions is seeking a talented numismatist with broad
expertise in United States Currency. This position includes
coordination of currency-related writing efforts such as
cataloging, social media outreach, and marketing projects.
Excellent writing skills are required and pay will be commensurate
with numismatic experience.
Consignment Director - Currency (Dallas)
Are you a motivated leader with a good general knowledge of U.S.
history and U.S. Currency seeking a key position with Heritage
Auctions? Our ideal candidate will have strong buying skill,
excellent writing skills for auction cataloging, organize and
obtain consignments along with catalog production. Great benefits,
salary and bonus are commensurate with experience.
World Paper Money Expert (Dallas/ Remote)
Numismatists with a wide ranged knowledge of World Paper Money are
being sought to expand Heritage's World Paper Money auctions. A
fast paced environment is the setting for a qualified individual
who enjoys interacting with collector and dealer consignors. Duties
will include answering inquiries, soliciting consignments, buying,
and participating in catalog production. Pay is commensurate with
experience and strong writing skills are a plus.
For a full list of our career openings please visit HA.com/Jobs,
or see the listings below.
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Reduced Auction Commissions When You Resell Your
When you win any lot worth with a hammer price of $1,000 or more
(or $2,500 for Art and Natural History lots), you will receive a
coupon that entitles you (or your heirs) to re-consign that lot to
Heritage at a reduced seller's commission. Selling through Heritage
is a convenient and hassle free way to maximize your return
why). Maybe you'll need to make room in your collection for
something better, perhaps your collecting tastes will change, or
maybe it will be your heirs that benefit; but be sure to save the
coupon, which could be worth hundreds or thousands of dollars.
- Coins: 0% Seller's Commission for all items $1K or
- Comics: 50% of the usual Seller's Commission for all
items between $1K & $10K, and 0% for items $10K and over.
- All Other Categories: 50% of the usual Seller's
Commission for everything else over $1K ($2,500 for Art &
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As the fastest growing American-based auction house, financially
rock-solid Heritage Auctions continues to grow and seek the best
talent in the industry. If you are a specialist or have strong
general collectibles knowledge, we want to hear from you. These
specialists will, in some cases, head new departments and in others
will enhance existing department expertise. We have positions open
at our headquarters in Dallas as well as at our new
state-of-the-art galleries in prime locations in both Midtown
Manhattan and Beverly Hills.
Heritage is seeking to hire the world's best specialists in
the following categories:
- 20th Century Design Specialist: Beverly Hills, New
- American Art Specialist: New York
- Asian Art Specialist: Beverly Hills
- European Art Specialist: New York
- European Comic Art Specialist: Dallas, Paris
- Fine Jewelry Specialist: New York
- Firearms Specialist: Dallas
- Modern & Contemporary Art Specialist: Beverly Hills
and New York
- Rare & Collectibles Wine Specialist: New York
- Timepiece Specialist: Beverly Hills, New York
- Trust & Estates Specialist: New York
- World Coins Director: Hong Kong
- World Paper Money Expert: Dallas/Remote
If you are interested and feel you have the qualifications we
seek, please email your resume and salary history to Experts@HA.com.
We are also seeking to fill the following corporate
- Cataloger — Currency: Dallas/Remote
- Cataloger — Fine art: Dallas
- Cataloger — U.S. Coins: Contract, Remote
- Client Services Representative: Dallas
- Consignment Director — Currency: Dallas
- Desktop Support: Dallas
- Desktop Support Supervisor: Dallas
- Digital Publishing Expert: Dallas
- Graphic Designer: Dallas, Part-Time
- Interns: Dallas
- Inventory Control Clerk: Dallas, TX
- Marketing Account Executive: Dallas, TX
- Operations Assistant - Coins: Dallas
- Operations Assistant - Comics: Dallas
- Operations Assistant - Vintage Guitars: Dallas
- Operations Assistant - World Coins: Dallas
- Returns Clerk: Dallas
- Shipping Associate: Dallas
- Web Developer: Dallas
If you are interested in applying for one of these Corporate
positions, please apply here.
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|From Fine Art To Furniture And
Everything In Between, Our September Estate Auction Has It
pair of spectacular bronze-mounted elephant tusks to American,
European, and Contemporary Art, sewn with a varied selection of
fine furniture and decorative arts — including collections of ivory
figures, earthenware steins, and meerschaum pipes — Heritage
Auctions' 1400+ lot Estate
Signature Auction, September 12-13, has been designed with
every taste in mind.
"This is a wide ranging and thoughtfully assembled auction,"
said Ed Beardsley, Vice President at Heritage. "Included in the
array we're also offering a world class collection of Tribal
Artifacts that once belonged to Carl Akeley, the Father of Modern
Taxidermy, and The Elton Hyder III Collection, which formerly
decorated the University of Texas School of Law Library."
Among the most important
pieces of furniture offered in the auction, a Pair
of French Jacob Fréres Empire Walnut Side Chairs, Paris, France,
circa 1829 — with conclusive provenance dating to 1829 and the
Chateau des Tuileries, 1829.
"These chairs are simply stunning on their own, as pieces of
fine furniture," said Beardsley, "but figuring in the history and
the unquestionable provenance, and they should prove irresistible
to any number of collectors."
The fine art section of the
auction is brimming with affordable and tasteful paintings and
sculpture, all offered at a variety of price points, including
stunning Pietro Franchi marble figural group, Venus Et
L'Amour, Rome, Italy, circa 1876, after the original by
Charles-Auguste Fraikin and
Landscape with Travelers Along a Roadway, in the manner of
17th century Dutch painter Pieter Jansz Asch.
Contemporary and Modern Art
is represented in a diversity of artists across the 20th
and 21st centuries, including Andy Warhol with a
color screenprint of Cow, circa 1976-77, Rukus
Taxi, 1986, a playful sculpture from the inimitable
American artist Red Grooms and
Seeing More, 2012, from Hiwei Tu, one of China's most
important and prolific living artists.
Several pieces of fine 20th
Century Lalique punctuate the auction, with a Lalique
Enameled Glass Dahlias Vase, Wingen-sur-Moder, France, circa
1923, leading the way, complemented by a Lalique
Patinated Glass Espalion Vase, Wingen-sur-Moder, France, circa
1927, with a lovely blue patina.
An assortment of decorative furniture, vases, Meissen and other
decorative arts round out the considerable offerings, led by an
intricate and splendid Louis
XVIII Style Porcelain, Gilt Bronze and Wood Tripod Table, probably
made in Paris, France, circa 1850 — with bleu celeste ground
Sèvres style bowl centered with portrait of Louis XVIII circled by
18 medallions, 17 depicting ladies of the court and one armorial,
walnut pedestal with scroll and acanthus leaf gilt bronze mounts —
and a Meissen
Porcelain Figural Group from the early 20th century,
depicting an aristocratic lady playing cards with three
More information about fine and
decorative art auctions.
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Is It Time To Sell?
Ten Reasons Why You Should Consign to Heritage's Official
Auctions of the Fall 2012 ANA National Money Show in DALLAS
- Higher prices realized are the focus of everything Heritage
does. Proven prices realized leadership means more dollars for YOU
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- Unparalleled management continuity is why YOU can completely
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check is due.
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- Heritage has sold more than $350 million at our 42
record-setting prior Official ANA Auctions — experience YOU will
October 18-21 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas
Consignment Deadline: September 4, 2012
October 18-22 Currency Signature Auction - Dallas
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Consignment Deadline: August 28, 2012
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