Press Release - January 14, 2004

Heritage Offers Important Rarities in January Long Beach Signature Sale

Dallas, Texas: Heritage’s January Long Beach Signature Sale will be held January 29-31 at the Long Beach Convention Center. The four-session sale features more than 3,500 lots, and includes the North Shore Collection of Dahlonega Gold offered in a separate catalog. The February Long Beach Bullet Sale will also be available for bidder inspection during the Signature Sale. The Bullet Sale will take place on February 2nd at Heritage’s award-winning website, www.HeritageCoin.com.

The Magnificent Collection of Double Eagles serves as an outstanding anchor to the Signature Sale. Nearly complete by date and mintmark, the collection includes the extremely rare 1854-O, 1856-O, 1870-CC, 1882, 1884, 1887, 1921, 1929, 1930-S, 1931, 1931-D, and 1932 issues, along with numerous conditional rarities such the 1908-S, 1909, 1909/8, 1909-D, 1913-S, 1920, 1922-S, and 1926-S, each of which is certified as MS65 by either NGC or PCGS. The January Long Beach Signature Sale provides an exceptional opportunity for specialists of this popular gold denomination.

Highlights of the Magnificent Collection of Double Eagles:

At the 2004 FUN convention, Heritage auctioned the all-time #1 PCGS Registry Set of Dahlonega Mint gold coins, the Green Pond Collection. Just a few weeks later, Heritage offers another major holding of Dahlonega gold, part of the fabulous North Shore Collection.

“Each gold denomination struck by the Dahlonega Mint is represented in the North Shore Collection by at least one major rarity,” asserted Heritage Co-Chairman Steve Ivy. “An 1861-D Gold Dollar, struck by the Confederacy, is graded MS63 by PCGS. An 1854-D Quarter Eagle, certified by PCGS as MS60, is among only a handful of Uncirculated pieces known. An 1854-D Three Dollar Gold, AU58 NGC, is significant for its low mintage of 1,120 pieces and its status as the only D-mint issue of the denomination. The Dahlonega Half Eagles are complete by date, and include spectacular coins such as an 1838-D, MS63 NGC, and an 1861-D, MS61 PCGS, which may have been struck while the mint was under rebel control.”

Highlights of the North Shore Collection of Dahlonega Gold:

Other featured consignments for the January Long Beach Signature Sale include The Charles Buck Collection, the Dylan Elijah Collection of Morgan Dollars, The New Millennium Collection, Part 3, The Phillip Wertheimer Collection, and The Dr. Robert Wharton Collection.

“The January Long Beach Signature Sale is stocked with significant rarities,” stated Heritage President Greg Rohan. “A pewter 1776 Continental Dollar with CURRENCY spelling is certified as AU58 by PCGS, and is certain to be a highlight of any advanced Early American collection. An 1867 Rays Shield Nickel is graded PR66 Cameo by NGC. The popular low mintage 1927-S Quarter is represented by a PCGS MS64 Full Head example. Just 500 1907 Wire Rim Indian Eagles were struck. Technically, these are patterns, since the legends are separated by periods, but they are also collected as part of the series. The Long Beach sale includes one of the finest known pieces, which is certified as MS66 by NGC.”

Additional highlights of the January Long Beach Signature Sale:

Images, descriptions, and prices realized are available in the Permanent Auction Archives at the Heritage website, www.HeritageCoin.com

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