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  This Week In Coin News
 
November 24, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving
There's Nothing Like Coins for the Holidays
Website Tips: Social Media and Sharing Your Likes
This Week's Top Ten
Reduced Auction Commissions When You Resell Your Winnings!
Employment Opportunities
Around Heritage Auctions
Instant Quiz
Is It Time To Sell? 2013 January Orlando FUN Auctions
Current Auctions: November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston #1177, Internet Coin Auctions


  Collector News

Happy Thanksgiving

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There's Nothing Like Coins for the Holidays

Get a leg up on your Holiday purchases! For the numismatist on your list (even if it's you), how about one of these beauties?

Collector Favorites

1896-S 25C MS66 NGC 1896-S 25C MS66 NGC 1937-D 5C Three-Legged MS65 PCGS. CAC. FS-901 1937-D 5C Three-Legged MS65 PCGS. CAC. FS-901
1896-S 25C MS66 NGC 1937-D 5C Three-Legged MS65 PCGS. CAC. FS-901
1916 25C MS63 Full Head PCGS 1916 25C MS63 Full Head PCGS 1895 $1 PR66 Cameo PCGS 1895 $1 PR66 Cameo PCGS
1916 25C MS63 Full Head PCGS 1895 $1 PR66 Cameo PCGS

Works of Augustus Saint-Gaudens

1929 $20 MS64 PCGS 1929 $20 MS64 PCGS 1907 $20 High Relief, Wire Rim MS65 NGC 1907 $20 High Relief, Wire Rim MS65 NGC
1929 $20 MS64 PCGS 1907 $20 High Relief, Wire Rim MS65 NGC
1925-S $20 MS64 NGC 1925-S $20 MS64 NGC 1927-S $20 AU58 PCGS 1927-S $20 AU58 PCGS
1925-S $20 MS64 NGC 1927-S $20 AU58 PCGS

Early Gold

1810 $5 Small Date, Tall 5 MS64 NGC. BD-1, High R.3 1810 $5 Small Date, Tall 5 MS64 NGC. BD-1, High R.3 1809/8 $5 MS63 PCGS. BD-1, High R.3 1809/8 $5 MS63 PCGS. BD-1, High R.3
1810 $5 Small Date, Tall 5 MS64 NGC. BD-1,
High R.3
1809/8 $5 MS63 PCGS. BD-1, High R.3
1801 $10 MS61 NGC. BD-2, R.2 1801 $10 MS61 NGC. BD-2, R.2 1832 $2 1/2 MS62 PCGS. CAC. BD-1, R.4 1832 $2 1/2 MS62 PCGS. CAC. BD-1, R.4
1801 $10 MS61 NGC. BD-2, R.2 1832 $2 1/2 MS62 PCGS. CAC. BD-1, R.4

19th Century Rarities

1857 $1 PR66 NGC 1857 $1 PR66 NGC 1861 Confederate States of America Cent PR65 Red and Brown PCGS. CAC. Copper 1874 Haseltine Restrike, Breen-8008, R.5. 1861 Confederate States of America Cent PR65 Red and Brown PCGS. CAC. Copper 1874 Haseltine Restrike, Breen-8008, R.5.
1857 $1 PR66 NGC 1861 Confederate States of America Cent PR65 Red and Brown PCGS. CAC. Copper 1874 Haseltine Restrike, Breen-8008, R.5.
1844-C $5 MS63 NGC. Variety 1 1844-C $5 MS63 NGC. Variety 1 1856 1C PR64 NGC. CAC. Snow-9 1856 1C PR64 NGC. CAC. Snow-9
1844-C $5 MS63 NGC. Variety 1 1856 1C PR64 NGC. CAC. Snow-9

Bid on these and many other numismatic goodies in our 2012 Houston November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction at www.HA.com/coins.

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Website Tips: Social Media and Sharing Your Likes

One of the better movies to come out in recent years was The Social Network, a dramaticized version of the founding of Facebook by Mark Zuckerberg, who became the world's youngest self-made billionaire.

Facebook's mushrooming popularity illustrates a basic desire many of us have: to share with people, whether old friends or strangers. The Internet has for many of us become another way of doing so. The early 1980s saw the rise of USENET, which, through an ever-expanding number of topical newsgroups, brought people of similar interests together to discuss things they had in common. Forums and message boards followed, and are still quite common today.

Social networking in the 21st century has seen the rise of connections based on the user, rather than on a topic. We have friends on Facebook. We have followers on Twitter. Whenever I Share, or Tweet, people following me can know about it immediately.

If you're a member of one of many social networking sites, HA.com provides a quick way to Share things you like. Maybe you've seen a coin that you love the looks of. Maybe you think a comic book cover is really funny - possibly unintentionally - or otherwise interesting. Perhaps you're well-known as a fan of a movie or a baseball team, and you see something that especially piques your interest.

Anything's fair game if you like it, because people want to know what interests you.

On each page you will see, immediately to the right of the tabs, a "Share" link, along with icons for, from left to right, e-mail, Google +1, Facebook, and Twitter. E-mail, of course, is self-explanatory since you're reading an email now; just click on the envelope-like icon to e-mail any page to a friend. Google +1 recommends pages to your Google contacts when they search; using this requires a Google account.

Clicking on the Facebook icon will bring up a quick description of the page, as well as an invitation to comment on it in the "What's on your Mind?" section at top.

Put whatever you think your friends will like here (or nothing at all), and then click on the "Share" button at the bottom of the page. The results will look something like this:


If you click on the Twitter icon , you will get a popup looking something like this.


This is a bare-bones link only, largely because of the fact that tweets are limited to 140 characters. However, because this is still an editable link, you can add a description of the item or the auction you're tweeting about. The number of characters you have remaining in your tweet shows prominently immediately to the left of the Tweet button, and you can put in a nice description of the page if you like:

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This Week's Top Ten

The ten highest valued coins to sell in Heritage auctions in 2012... so far!

1829 $5 Large Date PR64 PCGS Secure. CAC. Breen-6489, BD-1, R.7.
1829 $5 Large Date PR64 PCGS Secure. CAC. Breen-6489, BD-1, R.7.
  1. 1829 $5 Large Date PR64 PCGS Secure. CAC. Breen-6489, BD-1, R.7. Sold for $1,380,000.
  2. 1793 Chain 1C Periods MS65 Brown PCGS. CAC. S-4, B-5, High R.3. Our EAC Grade MS60. Sold for $1,380,000.
  3. 1792 P1C One Cent, Judd-1, Pollock-1, High R.6, MS61 Brown PCGS. Sold for $1,150,000.
  4. Jewish War (66 - 70 AD). AR shekel Year 1. Hendin 1352. TJC 183 (this coin). AJC II 259,1 (this coin). Samuels 79 (this coin). gEF. Sold for $1,105,375.
  5. 1907 $20 Ultra High Relief, Sans Serif Edge, Judd-1907, Pollock-2001, R.8 PR58 PCGS Secure. Sold for $1,057,500.
  6. Titus as Caesar (79 - 81 AD). AV aureus. Undated c. AD 70, Judaea or Antioch. Hendin 1478. RPC 1912 var. BN 384. RIC 175,1535. gEF. Sold for $956,000.
  7. Jewish War (66 - 70 AD). AR quarter-shekel.Year 1. Hendin 1356 (this coin). TJC 186 (this coin). AJC II 260,7 (this coin). Samuels 83 (this coin). Choice VF. Sold for $896,250.
  8. 1802 $1 PR65 Cameo PCGS. CAC. B-8, BB-302, High R.7. Sold for $851,875.
  9. 1921 $20 MS66 PCGS Secure. Sold for $747,500.
  10. 1828/7 $5 MS64 NGC. CAC. Breen-6487, BD-1, R.7. Sold for $632,500.

Do you have a suggestion for a future top ten list? Send it to us!

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  Announcements

Reduced Auction Commissions When You Resell Your Winnings!

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 (find out 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 more.
  • 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 & Natural History).

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  Employment Opportunities

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 York
  • Asian Art Specialist: Beverly Hills
  • Comics & Comic Art Specialist: New York
  • 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, 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 positions:

  • Cataloger — Currency: Dallas
  • Cataloger — Decorative Arts: Dallas
  • Cataloger — Jewelry: Dallas
  • Client Services Representative: Dallas
  • Color & Photography Imaging Specialist: Dallas/Contract
  • Comics Grader: Dallas
  • Consignment Director — Currency: Dallas
  • Desktop Support: Dallas
  • e-Publishing Expert: Dallas
  • Graphic Designer: Dallas
  • Interns: Dallas
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP Accounting Developer: Dallas/Contract
  • Network & Systems Administrator: Dallas
  • Operations Assistant — Coins: Dallas
  • Senior Settlements Accountant: Dallas
  • Shipping Associate: Beverly Hills/Part-time
  • Wine Warehouse Assistant: Beverly Hills
  • Wine Warehouse Manager: Beverly Hills
  • WPF Applications Developer: Dallas

If you are interested in applying for one of these Corporate positions, please apply here.

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  Around Heritage

9.26 Carat GIA D/IF Type IIa Diamond Highlights Heritage Auctions Jewelry Event

Unmounted Emerald-cut Diamond, Type IIa
A magnificent 9.26 carat GIA D/IF Type IIa unmounted diamond is expected to bring at least $1 million to lead Heritage Auction's Dec. 3 Jewelry Signature® Auction. It joins more than 1,500 lots in an auction expected to break $7.9 million.

"The exceptionally rare Type IIa diamond is about as perfect as a diamond can get. In fact, less than 2% of the world's diamonds meet the Type IIa criteria," said Jill Burgum, Director of Fine Jewelry at Heritage. "It appears on the heels of the spectacular 8.99 carat Kashmir Sapphire ring which brought $527,500 in our April event. Our clients depend on us to find unique statement pieces that define a collection or a portfolio and we are proud to again present them with a prime selection."

Diamond, Platinum Ring (10.75 carats)
The first session is highlighted by a 10.75 carat diamond platinum ring (estimate $300,000+), a 6.29 carat pear-shaped diamond platinum ring (estimate $175,000+), and a 5.00 carat diamond white gold ring (estimate $125,000+).

The interest in fine colored gemstones is on the rise and continuing to set record prices at auction. A number of works present ideal opportunities for collectors and investors, such as an 11.60 carat cushion-shaped ruby diamond platinum ring (estimate $120,000+), a 10.71 carat cushion-shaped emerald diamond platinum ring (estimate $110,000+) and an oval-shaped sapphire diamond gold ring, designed by Boucheron (estimate $70,000+).

Diamond, Platinum Ring, Tiffany & Co. (3.18 carats)
The Dec. 3 event offers a breadth of beautifully-crafted jewels by renowned 20th century designers including Cartier, Tiffany and Webb, with examples ranging from a 3.18 carat Lucida-cut diamond platinum ring by Tiffany & Co. (estimate $75,000) to a coral diamond platinum gold bracelet by David Webb (estimate $25,000+).

Among the strong selection of colored diamonds is a suite featuring a 34.05 total carat fancy light to fancy pink diamond gold necklace, (estimate $90,000+), its matching 17.61 total carat pink diamond gold bracelet (estimate $60,000+) and a pair of diamond and gold earrings (estimate $30,000+). Additional offerings include a magnificent 6.50 carat diamond platinum ring (estimate $100,000+), featuring a cushion-cut fancy intense yellow diamond, and a spectacular 47.05 carat total weight yellow diamond and gold necklace (estimate $60,000+).

Heritage is pleased to present materials representing estates from across the country, including an outstanding 6.40 total carat diamond platinum necklace (estimate $8,000+) from the private collection of two-time Academy Award-winning actress Sally Field. From the former estate of Wanda Toscanini Horowitz, daughter of conductor Arturo Toscanini and wife of pianist Vladimir Horowitz, comes an Art Deco diamond platinum compact (estimate $4,000+).

More information about Jewelry auctions.

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  Heritage Interactive
Opinion Poll

Answer this quick question and see how your opinion compares with your peers.

Which of the following do you think will go up in value most in the next year?
       A) Collector coins
       B) Great rarities
       C) Generic gold coins
       D) Generic silver coins
       E) Key date coins




Last week's questions:

Which of the following do you prefer to collect?
A) Ancient Coins (5%).
B) US Coins (77%).
C) World Coins (6%).
D) Currency (7%).
E) Something else (5%).

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  Is It Time To Sell?

You can depend upon FUN 2013 for your best opportunity to sell your U.S. Coins and Currency early next year. Your invitation to participate in Heritage's Official Auctions has deadlines coming soon, so please act quickly.

FUN has proven to be the strongest show of the year, and there is no question about the importance of this premier venue. As FUN's Official Auctioneer, Heritage's lot viewing and auction rooms are located in the heart of the convention action. We capture the purchasing demand of thousands of floor bidders enjoying themselves at the show who must then compete against Heritage's global community of Internet bidders.

Whatever your specialty or the size of your holdings from a single rarity to a lifetime collection, Heritage has auctions to serve your needs. Together we will create a strategy to realize the highest prices possible for your coins and notes. Our upcoming auction events at FUN 2013 will provide unmatched exposure at the most important gathering in numismatics. All that remains is for you to call us today.

2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando
Consignment Deadline: November 30, 2012

David Mayfield
Vice President, Numismatic Auctions
David@HA.com
1-800-US-COINS ext. 1000

Interested in Selling?
What's My Coin Worth?
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  Current Auctions
Coin Auctions
2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston
2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston #1177
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Sunday Internet Coin Auction Sunday Internet Coin Auction #131248
November 25, 2012
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Tuesday Internet Coin Auction Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #131248
November 27, 2012
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Thursday Modern Coin Auctions Thursday Modern Coin Auctions #241248
November 29, 2012
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Weekly World Coin Auction Weekly World Coin Auction #231248
November 29, 2012
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Currency Auctions
Tuesday Internet Currency Auction Tuesday Internet Currency Auction #141248
November 27, 2012
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Other Signature Auctions
2012 November 29-30 Dallas Vintage Movie Poster Signature Auction 2012 November 29-30 Dallas Vintage Movie Poster Signature Auction #7067
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2012 December 2 Union County College Foundation Auction 2012 December 2 Union County College Foundation Auction #530
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2012 December 3 Jewelry Signature Auction- Dallas 2012 December 3 Jewelry Signature Auction- Dallas #5122
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2012 December 4 Handbags & Luxury Accessories Signature Auction- Dallas 2012 December 4 Handbags & Luxury Accessories Signature Auction- Dallas #5123
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2012 December 5 Silver & Vertu Signature Auction- Dallas 2012 December 5 Silver & Vertu Signature Auction- Dallas #5124
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2012 December 6 Decorative Art & Design Signature Auction- Dallas 2012 December 6 Decorative Art & Design Signature Auction- Dallas #5125
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2012 December 7 Fine & Rare Wine Signature Auction - Beverly Hills 2012 December 7 Fine & Rare Wine Signature Auction - Beverly Hills #5115
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2012 December 8 Civil War & Militaria Auction 2012 December 8 Civil War & Militaria Auction #6083
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2012 December 9 Arms & Armor Signature Auction 2012 December 9 Arms & Armor Signature Auction #6081
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2012 December 11 Political, Western Legends & Americana Memorabilia Signature Auction - Dallas 2012 December 11 Political, Western Legends & Americana Memorabilia Signature Auction - Dallas #6092
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2012 December 14 Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Signature Auction- Dallas 2012 December 14 Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Signature Auction- Dallas #7064
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Other Internet Auctions
Sunday Internet Movie Poster Auction Sunday Internet Movie Poster Auction #161248
November 25, 2012
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Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles Auction Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles Auction #151248
November 25, 2012
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Sunday Internet Comics Auction Sunday Internet Comics Auction #121248
November 25, 2012
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Weekly Internet Luxury Accessories Auction Weekly Internet Luxury Accessories Auction #251248
November 27, 2012
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Tuesday Internet Watch and Jewelry Auction Tuesday Internet Watch and Jewelry Auction #171248
November 27, 2012
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Thursday Vintage Guitar & Musical Instrument Internet Auction Thursday Vintage Guitar & Musical Instrument Internet Auction #181248
November 29, 2012
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Weekly Internet Rare Books and Autographs Auction Weekly Internet Rare Books and Autographs Auction #201248
November 29, 2012
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