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Press Release - July 24, 2014
1786 Immunis Columbia Confederatio Copper Leads Part V Of The Stunning Eric P. Newman CollectionLandmark Colonial coins and finest U.S. specimens ever graded offered Nov. 14-15 in New York
DALLAS — A mint state 1786 Immunis Columbia Confederatio Copper — a stunning survivor of America’s early numismatic history and one of just a handful of such coins known to exist — highlights the extraordinary presentation of the Eric P. Newman Collection Part V, now scheduled for November 14 and 15, 2014 by Heritage Auctions. The two-day event in New York City will offer the latest selections from a renowned collection that has so far realized $45 million, touching every corner of the rare and collectible coin hobby.
“We are honored to bring this latest selection of coins to auction to the enjoyment of collectors everywhere and to the benefit of the Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society,” said Jim Halperin, Co-Chairman of Heritage Auctions. “Part V will feature superb Colonial copper and important 19th century rarities in the finest condition ever recorded and we think collectors will be dazzled to see what true treasures this latest offering holds.”
The momentous selections featured in the Eric P. Newman Collection Part V include:
1786 Immunis Columbia Copper, Confederatio Reverse, Large Stars, Whitman-5665, MS64 Brown NGC, harkens to the early years of the republic and it is estimated to be one of just three or four known to still exist.
1792 Getz Copper, Small Eagle, Plain Edge, Whitman-10775, MS64 Brown NGC, is the finest of only three certified by NGC and one of fewer than 30 examples known to exist. This specimen carries the “Colonel” E.H.R. Green provenance.
1794 Silver Dollar, AU50 NGC, pedigreed to Matthew A. Stickney, Major Richard Lambert, and “Colonel” E.H.R. Green. This dollar features a strong date and medallic-like devices.
1776 Continental Dollar, Pewter, E.G. Fecit, Newman 3-D, Whitman-8460, MS66 NGC, one of just three NGC has certified in MS66 and an exceedingly important opportunity for the specialist.
1785 Inimica Tyrannis Copper, Confederatio Reverse, Large Stars, Whitman-5630, MS63 Brown NGC, a “Colonel” E.H.R. Green specimen and one of seven or eight examples known of this variety, yet far finer than any other.
1776 Continental Dollar, Currencey, Pewter, Newman 4-D, Whitman-8475, MS63 NGC, the finest specimen ever graded of this important variety with the CURRENCEY misspelling.
1792 Washington President Copper, Eagle and Stars, Whitman-10685, XF40 NGC, a rare variant with the T in PRESIDENT below the bust is considered unique, available for the first time in nearly a century.
1855 Wass, Molitor & Co. Fifty Dollar, Kagin-9, MS61 NGC, one of only a half dozen NGC certified mint state examples known.
1867 Liberty Double Eagle, MS66 NGC, graded three points finer than the previous best example seen at either NGC or PCGS.
1879 Flowing Hair Stella, PR65 NGC, an original example in the intended alloy of 85 percent gold, 10 percent copper, and 5 percent silver.
1898-S Five Dollar, MS68 « NGC, the finest certified example known.
A complete list of coins that will be offered in the Newman V auction will be released in the coming weeks.
Heritage Auctions’ presentation of Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection Part V takes place Nov. 14-15 at the Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion, 2 E. 79th Street, at 5th Ave., following lot viewing at Heritage's Park Avenue offices, 445 Park Ave. at 57th St.