Press Release - May 5, 2003

Heritage Offers Nearly 3,000 Lots at May Long Beach Signature Sale

Dallas, Texas. Heritage's May 2003 Long Beach Signature Sale, the official auction of the Long Beach Coin Expo, is now open for bidding. The entire catalog is posted online at www.HeritageCoin.com, Heritage's award-winning website, and bidders can also participate through the printed catalog, available for $30 through Heritage. This is Heritage's 38th major sale at Long Beach since 1985. Prices realized are expected to approach $4 million.

"Our May Long Beach Signature Sale," noted Heritage President Greg Rohan, "has our finest ever consignments of Medals and Tokens. The Washingtonia section has a 1790 Manly medal struck over a brockage, a pair of Letter to Hamilton medals struck by Bolen, and a funeral medal in silver. The quality and diversity of the John Dabbert collection of Hard Times and Civil War tokens led us to produce a separate specialized catalog for the consignment."

Rohan continued, "The Long Beach auction also includes Part 6 of the Philip Kaufman collection of originally toned Superb Seated coinage, the Ron Julian Estate, which features numerous important Commemoratives, and the Dae V Love cabinet of Double Eagles. We offer the CEO Morgan Dollar PCGS Registry Set, ranked #20 on the all-time finest list. Prominent attorney Brian Loncar and Part 2 of the fabulous Trane Collection contribute hundreds of diverse rarities that span from colonials and early copper through better date silver and gold coins.

"Other important consignments include two excessively rare 1964 Special Mint Sets, three different varieties of 1776 Continental Dollars, many pattern pieces with infrequent auction appearances, and a comprehensive set of Fractional Gold. Counterstamped Cleveland and Stone Mountain Half Dollars will intrigue specialists of the series. The May Long Beach sale will be of interest to anyone actively involved in American Numismatics."

Highlight Coins from the May 2003 Long Beach Signature Sale:

Lot 5061, 1776 Continental Dollar, Pewter, 'Curency,' MS62 NGC
Lot 5063, 1776 Continental Dollar, Pewter, EG FECIT, MS62 PCGS
Lot 5187, 1858/7 Flying Eagle Cent, MS65 PCGS
Lot 5427, 1955 Doubled Die Cent, MS65 Red PCGS
Lot 5463, 1864 Small Motto Two Cent Piece, PR65 Brown PCGS
Lot 5764, 1837 No Stars Dime, PR67 NGC
Lot 5835, 1964 Special Mint Set, Cent through Half Dollar, PCGS
Lot 6054, 1918/7-S Standing Liberty Quarter, MS64 Full Head NGC
Lot 6197, 1854-O Arrows Half Dollar, MS63 Specimen NGC
Lot 6212, 1853 Arrows and Rays Half Dollar, Ex: Eliasberg, PR65 NGC
Lot 6513, 1859-D Gold Dollar, MS64 NGC
Lot 6522, 1807 Quarter Eagle, MS63 PCGS
Lot 6576, 1795 Small Eagle Half Eagle, Breen 1-C, MS62 NGC
Lot 7655, 1893-S Morgan Dollar, MS61 PCGS

Copies of the catalog are $30, or free with the submission of any recent invoice exceeding $1,000 from any coin dealer.

The Heritage name is recognized worldwide for bringing unparalleled value to every consignor and bidder. Year 2002 sales exceeded $170 million ($92 million at auction) and assets were approximately $30 million. HeritageCoin.com is the Internet's most popular and highly trafficked rare coin site, with over 80,000 registered members. HeritageCoin.com is the only coin site chosen twice by Forbes.com’s Best of the Web (1999 and 2001) as one of the 250 best websites on the Internet, and also won the most recent Numismatic Literary Guild award for Best Numismatic Internet Site. For more information on how to consign your coins to our next Sale contact one of our consignment coordinators at 1-800-US COINS (800.872.6467). We also invite you to visit us on the web at http://www.HeritageCoin.com
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