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Gold rarities highlight offerings at
Atlanta ANA auction
Rare gold coins are featured as Heritage Auctions presents the
official auction of the
Atlanta ANA National Money Show on February 27-28. An
accompanying live session will be held exclusively through HA.com on March 2. A 17.5% Buyer’s premium
will be added to the hammer price for all lots.
The February 27 Premier Session of this auction is loaded with gold
rarities, including always in-demand early issues, low mintage
19th century issues, 20th century coinage
that saw very limited release, and proofs. An 1845 quarter eagle,
graded Proof-67 Ultra Cameo by NGC, is considered the finest of
only three confirmed examples of this early proof issue. Pedigreed
to the Trompeter collection, this coin originated as a part of a
three piece gold proof set struck during a period where proofs of
any kind were rarely produced.
Many of the rarest 20th century gold coins had
relatively high mintages but were released in extremely small
quantities to circulation, with the vast majority of examples
finding the melting pot after 1933. The 1920-S eagle was one of the
last five issues of the ten dollar gold series. Of those five
issues, two (the 1926 and 1932) are very common, but the other
three are rarities, worthy of intense collector attention in any
grade. Our Atlanta auction features a 1920-S eagle graded MS65
by NGC, an impressive grade on an absolute basis and doubly
impressive since the 1920-S is the premier condition rarity of the
entire Indian Head eagle series.
US gold coins minted before 1834 range from very scarce to
virtually unobtainable, and a single example would be the highlight
of most collections. This auction features a 1826 half eagle, also graded
MS65 by NGC, likely the second or third finest example known.
Only 30-35 examples of this date are believed to exist in all
Just a few of the additional highlights of this auction
This auction is open for bidding now at HA.com/Coins.
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The ML Moser Collection offered at
Heritage auctions is pleased to present an especially noteworthy
offering coming up in our Central States Numismatic
Society US Coin Auction, April 23-27 in Chicago. The ML Moser
Collection is one of the finest groupings of Morgan Dollars ever
assembled, and it stands atop the NGC Registry as the #1 Morgan
NGC has honored this collection with seven awards for excellence,
accolades we couldn't agree more with. NGC's Mark Salzberg calls
the consignor "tenacious" in his collecting pursuits. When you see
these coins, you'll know why.
Each coin was chosen not only for its high technical grade, but for
its aesthetic appeal. The group is well-matched and is almost
exclusively blast white. Eight of the coins have earned the MS68 or
MS68+ designation while another 35 have been assigned the grade of
MS67. The coveted 1893-S is
graded MS65. Unbelievably, the consignor had the luxury of choosing
the 1893-S we are offering here against another MS65!
This museum quality collection will be on display at the Heritage
table at the ANA National Money Show February 27-29. If you are
attending the show or our auction, remember to stop by the Heritage
table to see one of the finest and well-matched Morgan Dollar
collections ever assembled, in grades that will make you head
If you can't make it to the show, view highlights of
this collection now at HA.com/Coins!
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The ten highest valued S-mint Morgan dollars
to sell in Heritage auctions, one per issue:
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Send it to us!
- 1893-S $1 MS67 NGC. Realized
- 1892-S $1 MS67 PCGS.
- 1896-S $1 MS69 PCGS.
- 1895-S $1 MS67 Deep Mirror
Prooflike PCGS. Realized $207,000.
- 1883-S $1 MS67 Prooflike PCGS.
CAC. Realized $161,000.
- 1884-S $1 MS65 NGC. Realized
- 1921-S $1 SP65 PCGS. CAC.
- 1898-S $1 MS68 PCGS.
- 1903-S $1 MS67 PCGS.
- 1880-S $1 MS69 Prooflike
PCGS. Realized $86,250.
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Special Lot Viewing
All of the lots from The March 21 Donald E. Bently Collection
auction, to be held in San Francisco, will be on display at the
Atlanta ANA Money Show, at the Cobb
Galleria Centre, Ballroom A.
Viewing hours will be 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Wednesday, Feb. 26,
8:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Thursday and Friday, Feb. 27 and 28 and 9:00 AM
to noon on Saturday, March 1.
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U.S. Coin Cataloger
Heritage Auctions is seeking a talented numismatist with broad
expertise in U.S. coins to join our award-winning staff. If you
have an extensive knowledge base of U.S. coins and have exceptional
writing skills we have an opening as a cataloger. You can work with
the most successful team of numismatists in the world. This is a
full-time position based in our Dallas headquarters. Duties will
include cataloging, evaluating and attribution of U.S. coins,
assisting with catalog production, and contributing numismatic
articles for newsletters and other publications.
If you are interested, please contact
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Coin Buyer Wanted -
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 &
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.
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First Edition Copy Of Jacob De
Cordova's 1849 Map Of Texas May Bring $150,000+
Chatting soon after their Thanksgiving feast, Patrick Martin
learned one of his guests had strong family ties to Texas. Pushing
the wine glasses and butter dish to one side, Martin opened a small
black book and unfolded n early, hand-colored map of the Republic
of Texas, complete with the short-lived Santa Fe County. It wasn't
until he took the map to an appraisal event that he learned it was
none other than an 1849 first edition Map of
Texas, hand signed by Jewish settler Jacob De Cordova, which is
expected to sell for $150,000 in Heritage Auctions' Texana Signature
Auction March 15 in Dallas.
"By the time it got to my hands it was sheer luck it hadn't been
damaged," Martin said of the map's long history in his family. "I
remember looking it over when I was younger, 8, 10, 12 years old,
unfolding it in my parents' basement. The map shows Indian
territories and I thought Indians were cool."
De Cordova's Map of Texas was first issued in 1849 and published by
Texas' General Land Office as the first official map of Texas. It
measures 32" x 35 1/4", is hand-colored with West Texas virtually
entirely absent and only a portion of the Panhandle (noted as the
Fannin Land District) shown as settled. Only a few copies of the
map are known to exist. Among them are at least two being held by
institutions: one in Special Collections at the University of Texas
at Arlington and the other at the Rosenburg Library in
"The accuracy of this map, and its importance
to understanding the development of Texas cannot be overstated,"
said Joe Fay, Manager of Rare Books at Heritage Auctions. "Sam
Houston himself called it 'the most correct and authentic map of
Texas ever compiled.' The hand-colored map shows the state of Texas
at a critical point, most noticeable when comparing it to
subsequent revisions, reflecting big changes from the Texas of this
map to the Texas of just a few years later. When I saw this walk
into the appraisal event in Birmingham, and Mr. Martin and I
unfolded it, I was floored. It's one of the most desirable high
points in the field of Texana, and few collectors or dealers ever
get the opportunity to see it in the wild."
Martin's family traces their copy to his great-great-grandfather
Nicholas Martin and his son, Hudson. Nicholas was colonel in a
Virginia militia that fought in Texas during the Mexican-American
War and Hudson was a Virginia attorney who helped settlers secure
land grants across the Lone Star State.
"So it could have been Hudson or it could have been Nicholas, we're
not really sure," Martin said. "We were a family of savers, we
didn't throw things out. The map spent its life in an outbuilding
on the family farm that was used as a law office and when my
grandfather died no one wanted it."
When it came time for the family to clean out the homestead,
Patrick's father grabbed a box of legal documents on a whim, not
knowing the book was tucked safely inside. Patrick discovered the
map as a boy and it sparked his imagination and a lifelong passion
for history. He spent hours examining early cities and towns,
roads, rivers, Indian villages and even De Cordova's own
"My parents didn't have any objection to me playing with it and I
could have easily done some damage," he said. "Until recently, I
was still pulling it out and showing it to guests if they were
history buffs. We moved the butter and the wine glasses and started
taking it out. At that point it could have been a disaster."
Now that the map is headed to auction, Martin is eager to see how
the public will react to its discovery. He intends to split the
proceeds with his sister.
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The numismatic market and prices are strong,
and it's time for you to profit from that strength. Last year's
Central States' auctions brought in $58 Million, the largest CSNS
event ever. The Central States organization and Heritage have
established an enduring tradition: attracting the best in
numismatic properties for auction, assembling an enthusiastic
audience, and then delivering superb prices realized. With your
consignment, we will continue to make history in 2014.
It's easy for you to be part of making history at another exciting
Central States. Call
Heritage today to include your important rare coins and currency in
this amazing event — the CSNS coin consignment deadline is March 10
and the currency deadline is March 3. Please call our Consignment
Directors at 800-USCOINS (872-6467) ext. 1000 (Coins) or ext. 1001
(Currency) to begin your pursuit of top prices.
2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin
Signature Auction - Schaumburg
Consignment Deadline: March 10, 2014
What's My Coin Worth?
Consign to a Heritage Auction
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