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This Week in Coin News
||October 26, 2013
Numismatic world riveted by Eric P.
Newman Part II, Nov. 15-16 in New York
Heritage Auctions has designated the week of Nov. 11-16, 2013, as
"Newman Week in New York City" to honor the legacy of esteemed
numismatic researcher, author and collector Eric P. Newman,
culminating on the days of Nov. 15 and 16, with the second eagerly
anticipated offering of numismatic rarities from Newman's legendary
The collection is led by the stunning 1796 B-2 quarter dollar
MS67+ , the finest certified 1796 quarter, dubbed by Heritage
catalogers and widely acknowledged in numismatic circles as "the
most beautiful American silver coin that exists today."
Most of these outstanding historic coins have been off the market
for a half century or more.
The "Selections from The
Eric P. Newman Collection Part II" auction will be conducted by
Heritage, live and online, at the Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion (2 E. 79th Street,
at 5th Avenue) in New York City, Nov. 15 and 16, 2013. Lot viewing
of the collection will take place from Monday, Nov. 11 to Thursday,
Nov. 14, at Heritage's 445 Park Avenue offices, on the 15th
Part I of the collection, sold this past April, brought more than
$4 million in winning bids for 159 pattern coins from Newman's
remarkable collection. Part II this fall will feature more than
1,800 early American and 19th century U.S. coins with an
estimated combined value of $15 million or more.
The auction will include a broad selection of
U.S. quarters, half-dollars and silver dollars, as well as
high-grade two-cent and three-cent pieces, nickels, half dimes,
dimes and twenty-cent pieces. Many of these historic treasures have
been in Newman's possession since he obtained them directly from
the estate of another legendary collector, 'Colonel' E.H.R. Green,
more than 70 years ago.
Newman, 102, is a retired St. Louis lawyer and business executive
who is well-known in numismatics as a collector, researcher and
award-winning author. He began collecting at the age of seven, and
today is the only surviving person to ever own all five of the
fabled 1913 Liberty Head nickels.
A few other top highlights of the collection include, but are
certainly not limited to:
Items being sold are from the extensive collection of Eric P.
Newman Numismatic Education Society (a Missouri not-for-profit
corporation) and have been assembled over a period of 90 years.
Proceeds of the sale of all items will be used exclusively for
supplementing the Society's museum operations and scholarly
numismatic research efforts and for the benefit of other
not-for-profit institutions selected by Eric P. Newman Numismatic
Education Society for public purposes.
This auction is open for bidding now at HA.com/Coins.
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Spectacular Errors featured in The Geyer
Our next US Coin Signature
Auction is scheduled for November 1-3 in our New York office at
445 Park Ave, near 57th St. If you are unable to attend, you are
invited to participate through HA.com and Heritage LIVE!®.
The Geyer Family
Collection, featured in our New York auction, is one of the
most distinctive collections to appear at Heritage in recent
memory. At once narrowly tailored and remarkably eclectic, The
Geyer Family Collection covers just five years, 1941 to 1945. The
collection contains both high-end standard coinage and an array of
errors, including multiple 1943 bronze cents (Philadelphia and
San Francisco) and
1944 steel cents (Philadelphia and
coins struck on planchets meant for Cuba, El Salvador, the
Netherlands, Panama, Peru, and the Philippines point to how much
work the Mint was doing for other nations during the World War II
In addition to the cents, the half dollar errors are more than
deserving of mention. Numismatic researcher Saul Teichman has
located 15 examples of Walking Liberty half dollars struck on
quarters; three of them, all graded by NGC, are included in this
collection's offerings: a coin dated 1942 and graded
MS65, and 1941 and 1943 pieces both graded
MS64. Another Walking Liberty half is one of only two known to have
been struck on a steel cent planchet.
Although the date does not appear on the planchet, this coin is the
plate coin for the lofty position of #8 in the 100 Greatest U.S.
Coin Errors, and it has been graded MS64 by PCGS. #26 in the
same book is a Walking Liberty half struck
on a dime planchet, with only two or three known; the plate
coin, dated 1945 and graded MS64 by NGC, is being offered as a part
of The Geyer Family
Most of the Geyer Family Collection will be offered in Session 2,
at 6:00 PM ET in New York, View the lots in The Geyer Family
Collection and the rest of the New York Signature US Coin
auction at HA.com/Coins!
We have recently made a number of changes to
our website to increase security. These changes largely involve
passwords and when and how you enter them.
- All passwords are now encrypted. This means that nobody at
Heritage has access to them.
- All passwords, including existing ones, are now
case-sensitive. This may mean that a password you have using
for a while may suddenly no longer work, especially if it's a
password that you did not enter.
- If you forget your password and click on the "Forgot Password"
link, we will now take you to a page where you can reset your
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When you get to this page, enter your email address, and we will
send you an email with a link to enter a new password of your
If you know your password, you can still change it through
MyProfile, as always.
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by signing up as a new member, must be at least eight characters
long and include at least three of the following: Lower case
letters (a-z), Upper case letters (A-Z), numbers (0-9), or special
- HA.com no longer asks you for your username and password on the
same page on which you place your bids. If you are bidding from an
item page, by default you will be taken to a new page that will ask
for your username and password, regardless of whether you're
already logged in. To get around this, check "Remember my password
for bidding" as you sign in.
Search pages no longer display bid boxes unless you are signed in;
instead they will ask you to sign in to bid. Once signed in, you
will be able to place bids by simply clicking the "Submit Batch
MyBids, MyTrackedLots, and MyWantlistMatches also no longer ask for
your sign-in information to place bids. Because you must be signed
in to reach these pages, you need only click the "Submit Batch
- If you try to track a lot while not signed in, whether on the
search page or an individual item page, you will be taken to a
sign-in page. Once you've signed in, your lot will be tracked.
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The ten highest valued Celtic coins to sell
in Heritage auctions:
Our thanks to L.C. of Spain for his excellent suggestion!
- Catuvellauni &
Trinovantes. Tasciovanus (ca. 25-10 BC). AV stater. Hobbs 1629-36.
Van Arsdell 1780-5. SCBC 219. ABC 2580. EF. Realized
- Celtic Gaul. The Parisii.
Late 2nd-1st century BC. AV stater. Sills 468-469. DT 81. aEF.
- Catuvellauni &
Trinovantes. Addedomarus (ca. 45-25 BC). AV stater. Hobbs 2396-404.
Van Arsdell 1620-1. SCBC 201. ABC 2517. EF. Realized
- Celtic Gaul. Northwest
Region. The Redones. Ca. 2nd century BC. AV stater. DT 2082-2084.
BN 6757. gVF. Realized $5,875
- Celtic Gaul. Normandy. The
Caleti. AV hemistater. De la Tour S2069A. aEF. Realized
- Middle Danube, Uncertain
tribe. Ca. 100-50 B.C. AR tetradrachm, Freeman & Sear FPL 11, 3
(same dies); CNG 72, 25 (same dies); Gorny & Mosch 141, 22
(same dies). ChEF. Realized $3,737
- Catuvellauni &
Trinovantes. Tasciovanus (ca. 25 BC-AD 10). AV stater. Hobbs
1623-4. Van Arsdell 1734-1. SCBC 217. EF. Realized $2,300
- Celtic Britain. Atrebates
& Regni. Tincommius (ca. 30-10 BC). AV stater. Hobbs 764 (same
dies). Van Arsdell 363-1. SCBC 72. aEF. Realized $2,070
- Celtic Gaul.
Suessiones(?). Mid 1st Century BC. AR unit. Delestrée & Tache
series 34, 207. Scheers series 48, class I, fig. 321/324. aEF.
- Celtic Britain, The
Trinovantes, Tasciovanus, ca. 20-25 A.D., AV stater, Van Arsdell
1680-1, BMC 1591, EF. Realized $1,437
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Coin Buyer Wanted - Dallas
Heritage Auctions is seeking talented numismatists with a broad
range of expertise to join our Dallas office. If you have a good
working knowledge base of U S. coins and currency and are
comfortable dealing with the public, we have openings for permanent
positions as a buyer. Duties will include dealing with walk-in
clients, evaluating and purchasing coins and currency, working
local coin shows, and accepting Auction consignments. Pay will be
commensurate with numismatic experience.
If you are interested in this position, please contact
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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 Nature & Science 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
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
- 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
If you are interested and feel you have the qualifications we
seek, please email your resume and salary history to Experts@HA.com.
- Asian Art Specialist
- Automobilia Specialist
- Coin Buyer
- Decorative Arts & Design Specialist
- European Art Specialist
- Modern & Contemporary Art Specialist: (New York,
- World Coins Director: Hong Kong
We are also seeking to fill the following corporate positions:
- Client Data Specialist part-time
- Client Services Representative
- Color Imaging Specialist
- Consignment Coordinator
- Currency Consignment Director
- eCommerce Content Specialist
- e-Publishing Expert
- Maintenance Assistant
- Nature & Science Auction Coordinator
- Shipping Associate
- Web Marketing Specialist
- U.S. Coin Cataloger Needed
If you are interested in applying for one of these Corporate
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Frank Stella's Eskimo Curlew
(3X) could bring $200,000+
Eskimo Curlew (3X) by
Frank Stella could bring $200,000+ to lead Heritage Auctions'
Modern & Contemporary
Auction. More than 200 works of painting, sculpture and prints
from important private collections nationwide make up the sale,
which will be held Nov. 2 in Dallas.
"This auction is defined by expertise," said Frank Hettig, Director
of Modern & Contemporary Art at Heritage. "The paintings and
sculpture show artists at their very best. Likewise, much of the
auction is from private collectors at their most passionate."
Highlights include Maria Helena Vieira da
Silva's untitled composition oil on canvas, acquired for a
private collection, which could bring $120,000+. Robert
Rauschenberg's Orbit (Signal), a
solvent transfer and painted paper collage on panel, which has been
in a private collection since 1988, could sell for $80,000+ and the
visually arresting Midtown — Suntory
Whiskey by Sarah Morris, may bring as much as $40,000+.
A drawing titled Tartar, drawn circa
1982 by street artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, could sell for $70,000+
and an untitled painting by
Cuban artist Mario Carreno may sell for $60,000+. Another private
collector discovery is Jean Dufy's Place de la Concorde,
which is expected to bring $60,000+.
Already generating pre-auction interest, La Fille du Regiment
Drawing 5, by George Condo, is expected to bring $50,000+
as is Hope, 2008,
given to the consigner as a gift from the artist Robert Indiana.
Portrait de Kisling
(double-sided portrait) by Amedeo Modigliani, is estimated
to bring $40,000+.
Among the sculpture offered in the auction comes Sky Shovel
by Louise Nevelson. Expected to bring $50,000+, the work has been
exhibited at The Pace Gallery in addition and has remained in
private collections until now. An imposing bronze by Jaume Plensa,
Miraculous Fountain, stands 98-3/8" high and is also
expected to bring $50,000+. Walking Couple III by
Lynn Chadwick, could change hands for $30,000+.
Of the more unusual lots in the auction is Rotoreliefs by Marcel
Duchamp. The six offset lithographs in color, were printed in 1953
as a gift to the gestalt psychologist Dr. Hans Wallach.
Accompanying the disks is a letter from Duchamp explaining how the
rotating art objects created an optical illusion. The effect was at
the heart of his artistic vision depicting art as a conceptual
tool. The set, from the first edition of 1,000 — of which 600 were
accidentally destroyed — is expected to bring $15,000+.
More information about Modern
& Contemporary Art auctions.
From Historical To Fashion, Important Images
Highlight Photography Nov. 2
A hand-curated selection of historical images, from Roger Fenton's
Suite, to modern fashion, including Helmut Newton's
Man, shot in 1979 for French Vogue, highlight Heritage
Auctions' Nov. 2 Photography
Auction in Dallas.
"This auction presents a strong range from early important work
from 1858 to the impactful photos of major Modern photographers
such as Minor White and Contemporary artists like Cindy Sherman."
said Rachel Peart, Director for Photographs at Heritage Auctions.
"Many of the works come from private collections from coast to
Likely to emerge as the top lot of the action is Irving Penn's
Snow White and the Seven
Dwarfs, which was shot for Vogue magazine in 1946 and signed
and inscribed to Ray Bolger, the actor who played Scarecrow in the
1939 classic The Wizard of Oz. It appears at auction from
a private collection with a $25,000+ estimate.
Additional fashion highlights include Newton's Woman into
Man, which is expected to bring $15,000+, and the artist's
Vivianne F., Hotel
Volney, New York, shot for American Vogue, could sell for
$8,000+. Patrick Demarchelier's Shalom, Monaco, and
Helena, New York,
are both expected to bring $9,000+.
An important image by Cindy Sherman will again make an auction
appearance at Heritage, another print from the same edition,
following its record-setting sale earlier this year. Sherman's
Ball), 1975. Fujicolor Crystal Archive, 2001, from a
private collection, is estimated to bring $7,000+.
Jim Marshall's iconic Rock and Roll
Portfolio spanning 1963-1988 with images of Jimi Hendrix,
Janis Joplin, The Beatles, and Jim Morrison, is expected to hammer
for $15,000+. An equally important portfolio by artist Minor White
is also expected to realize $15,000+. White's Jupiter Portfolio
includes Sun Over the Pacific, Nude Foot, and
Birdlime and Surf and is expected to sell for
An important group of historical images is led by Before the
Storm, a soulful image of Apache Indians taken by Edward
S. Curtis in 1906 — one of three orotones in the auction — which
could sell for $15,000+, in addition to an albumen from
photographer Roger Fenton's Orientalist
Suite, circa 1858-59, which could sell for $6,000+.
More information about Photographs
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