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Press Release - February 7, 2006

Exceptional Gold Glitters in Heritage's Palm Beach Signature Auction!

Dallas, Texas: Heritage Auction Galleries' Palm Beach Signature Auction (March 2 & 3) offers an incredible array of American gold numismatic rarities, in addition to important coins from a wide range of collector specialties. The auction will be held at the Palm Beach Convention Center, 650 Okeechobee Boulevard at Florida Avenue, West Palm Beach, Florida.

"While our Palm Beach Signature Auction of American coins has strengths throughout all series," noted Heritage President Greg Rohan, "there is no question that there are incredible rarities in all gold denominations. In fact, gold specialists will be able to pursue many "finest known" examples, a large number of coins in the top five known, and such incredible offerings as two proof High Relief double eagles."

"Gold type and date specialists," continued Rohan, "will be especially excited by the number of high quality Gem proof gold coins in the Palm Beach auction. Collections searching for coins with the finest eye-appeal and some of the most renowned pedigrees in numismatics will have plenty of coins to choose from. Additionally, we have many exciting Morgan Dollars from Part Three of the Michael Casper Collection, and the Houston Collection of Washington Quarters - the #1 NGC Registry set."

The Palm Beach Signature Auction catalog is now available for viewing and bidding at

Highlights from the Palm Beach Signature Auction:

Lot 440: 1830/29 Dime MS67 PCGS, JR-4, R.2.
None certified finer.

Lot 450: 1871-CC Dime MS61 NGC.
Only 3 certified finer.

Lot 564: 1822 Quarter 25/50C MS66 NGC, B-2, High R.5.
Ex: Louis E. Eliasberg Collection;
From The Larj Collection.

Lot 973: 1880 Goloid Metric Dollar, Judd-1656, Pollock-1856, High R.7, PR67 PCGS.
Ex: Chalkley Collection

Lot 1656: 1873-CC Dollar AU58 NGC.

Lot 1660: 1863 Dollar PR68 Cameo NGC.
The only PR68 at NGC and PCGS combined.

Lot 1727: 1858 Gold Dollar PR66 Cameo NGC.
One of perhaps 10-12 survivors. From The Larj Collection.

Lot 1775: 1848 $2.50 PR64 PCGS. Ex: Pittman
One of perhaps three known, and none finer.
Ex: George H. Earle; Thomas G. Melish; John Jay Pittman. From The Larj Collection.

Lot 1832: 1859 $3 PR66 Cameo NGC.
One of 80 minted, the finest of perhaps 12 surviving. From The Larj Collection.

Lot 1833: 1795 $5 Small Eagle MS60 NGC, Breen-6412, B. 2-C, Miller-4, R.5.

Lot 1839: 1834 $5 Capped Head, Crosslet 4 MS64 NGC, B. I-3, Breen-6500, Bass-3166, Miller-172, R.6.
Population: the only MS64, and only one finer. Ex: John W. Haseltine; Garrett Family.

Lot 1853: 1840 $5 MS65 NGC.
Ex: Col. E.H.R. Green; King Farouk; John Jay Pittman. From The Larj Collection.

Lot 1887: 1898-S $5 MS68 PCGS.
Ex: United States Mint; J.M. Clapp; John H. Clapp; Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. From The Larj Collection. Nearly certainly the finest known.

Lot 1892: 1858 $5 PR66 Star Ultra Cameo NGC.
Ex: Donald S. Hopkins; Harry W. Bass, Jr. The second finest of five known.

Lot 1893: 1895 $5 PR66 Cameo NGC.
From The Larj Collection.

Lot 2001: 1853/2 $20 MS61 PCGS. Breen-7162.
None certified finer.

Lot 2146: 1907 $20 High Relief, Wire Rim MS65 PCGS.

Lot 2148: 1907 $20 High Relief PR64 NGC.
From The Larj Collection.

Lot 2149: 1907 $20 High Relief PR66 NGC.

Lot 2173: 1908-S $20 MS66 PCGS.
Only four finer.

Lot 2249: 1920 $20 MS65 NGC.
One of the most underrated 20th century gold issues. None finer.

Images, descriptions, and prices realized from all of Heritage's previous auctions are available in the Permanent Auction Archives at the Heritage website,

To reserve your copy of a catalog for any upcoming Heritage auction, please contact Nicole Jewell, c/o Heritage Auction Galleries, 3500 Maple Avenue, 17th Floor, Dallas, TX 75219, or call 1-800-872-6467, ext. 272.

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