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Press Release - April 11, 2006

Jeffrey Fisher - Duke's Creek Collection of Dahlonega Gold Leads Heritage's Atlanta ANA $12 Million-plus Signature Auction

Dallas, Texas: Gold rarities from three significant collections realized extraordinary results at Heritage Auction Galleries' official Atlanta ANA Signature Auction held April 6-7. Prices realized of $12,410,655 will continue to climb as post auction sales are posted.

"Three exceptional gold collections," noted Heritage President Greg Rohan, "produced spirited bidding and several record prices. The Jeffrey Fisher - Duke's Creek Collection of Dahlonega Gold, the Lake Highland Collection, and the Alexander Collection each had a different focus, appealing to different gold specialists. Judging by the prices realized, coins exhibiting both rarity and quality continue to perform superbly in the marketplace. With 2590 bidders participating, the widespread strength of the market was certainly evident. This auction marked the 34th selection of Heritage by the ANA to present their prestigious convention auction, and we are grateful for their trust and recognition of our professionalism."

Highlights from the Jeffrey Fisher - Duke's Creek Collection of Dahlonega Gold:

Lot 1483: 1851-D Gold $1 MS65 NGC. Variety 3-E, realized $37,375
This is the Finest Known and only 1851-D gold dollar graded MS65 by either service.
Ex: Hollinbeck; Bareford Collection; Hancock and Harwell; Arthur Montgomery Collection; Auction '84; Hancock and Harwell; Georgia Collection; Hancock and Harwell; Leon Farmer Collection; Hancock and Harwell.
Plated in the first edition of Doug Winter's "Gold Coins of the Dahlonega Mint, 1838-1861.

Lot 1487: 1855-D Gold $1 MS64 NGC. Variety 7-I, realized $132,250
The finest known example.
Ex: Manfra, Tordella and Brookes via private treaty to Harry Bass in December 1974; Harry Bass Collection; Hancock and Harwell; From The Jeffrey Fisher - Duke's Creek Collection of Dahlonega Gold.

Lot 1490: 1858-D Gold $1 MS66 NGC. Variety 10-L, realized $74,750
The Finest Known and highest graded Gold Dollar in this Collection.
Ex: Auction '89; Auction '90; Gene Sanders; Hancock and Harwell; From The Jeffrey Fisher - Duke's Creek Collection of Dahlonega Gold.

Lot 1492: 1860-D Gold $1 MS64 NGC. Variety 12-P, realized $57,500
The highest graded 1860-D Gold Dollar.
Ex: New York Gold Mart; Hancock and Harwell; From The Jeffrey Fisher - Duke's Creek Collection of Dahlonega Gold.

Lot 1493: 1861-D Gold $1 MS65 NGC. Variety 12-Q, realized $138,000
The Finest graded 1861-D Gold Dollar.
Ex: Dr. Philip Weinstein; Tony Terranova; Stack's; Leon Farmer Collection; Hancock and Harwell; From The Jeffrey Fisher - Duke's Creek Collection of Dahlonega Gold.
This is the plate coin in the first edition of Gold Coins of the Dahlonega Mint, 1838-1861.

Lot 1494: 1839-D $2.50 MS64 NGC. Variety 1-A, McCloskey-A, R.3, realized $63,250
One of the Finest Known 1839-D Quarter Eagles
Ex: Superior; Hancock and Harwell; From The Jeffrey Fisher - Duke's Creek Collection of Dahlonega Gold.

Lot 1495: 1840-D $2.50 MS62 NGC. Variety 1-A, realized $74,750
The finest known.
Ex: New Netherlands; Bareford Collection; Hancock and Harwell; Dr. Arthur Montgomery Collection; Auction '84; Georgia Collection; Hancock and Harwell; Leon Farmer Collection; Hancock and Harwell; From The Jeffrey Fisher - Duke's Creek Collection of Dahlonega Gold.
The plate coin in the first edition of Doug Winter's book Gold Coins of the Dahlonega Mint, 1838-1861.

Lot 1496: 1841-D $2.50 MS63 NGC. Variety 2-D, realized $46,000
One of only four known Mint State examples of the 1841-D Quarter Eagle.
Ex: 1993 ANA Auction; Michigan Collection; From The Jeffrey Fisher - Duke's Creek Collection of Dahlonega Gold.

Lot 1497: 1842-D $2.50 MS62 NGC. Variety 3-F. Repunched, realized $57,500
The Finest Known 1842-D Quarter Eagle
Ex: B. Max Mehl; Norweb Collection; Leon Farmer Collection; Hancock and Harwell; From The Jeffrey Fisher - Duke's Creek Collection of Dahlonega Gold.

Lot 1504: 1847-D $2.50 MS65 NGC. Variety 9-M, realized $74,750
The single finest known Dahlonega Quarter Eagle of any date.
Ex: Leon Farmer Collection; Hancock and Harwell; From The Jeffrey Fisher - Duke's Creek Collection of Dahlonega Gold.
This is the plate coin in the first edition of Doug Winter's book Gold Coins of the Dahlonega Mint, 1838-1861.

Lot 1508: 1851-D $2.50 MS65 NGC. Variety 14-M, realized $63,250
The Finest Known Example of This Date and the Second Finest Dahlonega Quarter Eagle.
From The Jeffrey Fisher - Duke's Creek Collection of Dahlonega Gold.

Lot 1509: 1852-D $2.50 MS64 NGC. Variety 15-M, realized $57,500
The finest known 1852-D Quarter Eagle.
Ex: Superior; Leon Farmer via Winthrop Carner; Hancock and Harwell; From The Jeffrey Fisher - Duke's Creek Collection of Dahlonega Gold.
This is the plate coin in the first edition of Doug Winter's book Gold Coins of the Dahlonega Mint, 1838-1861.

Lot 1511: 1854-D $2.50 MS64 NGC. Variety 17-M, realized $80,500
The finest certified 1854-D Quarter Eagle.
Ex: Winthrop Carner; Paul Nugget/Spectrum Numismatics; William Miller Collection; Heritage; From The Jeffrey Fisher - Duke's Creek Collection of Dahlonega Gold.

Lot 1512: 1855-D $2.50 MS61 NGC. Variety 18-M, realized $54,625
Ex: Lamborn ("Fairfield") Collection; Hancock and Harwell; Dr. Arthur Montgomery Collection; Auction '84; Hancock and Harwell; Georgia Collection; Hancock and Harwell; Leon Farmer Collection; Hancock and Harwell; From The Jeffrey Fisher - Duke's Creek Collection of Dahlonega Gold.
This is the plate coin in the first edition of Doug Winter's book Gold Coins of the Dahlonega Mint, 1838-1861.

Lot 1513: 1856-D $2.50 MS61 NGC. Variety 19-M, realized $71,875
Ex: 1993 ANA Sale; Bowers and Merena; Leon Farmer Collection; 1999 FUN Sale; From The Jeffrey Fisher - Duke's Creek Collection of Dahlonega Gold.

Lot 1515: 1859-D $2.50 MS62 NGC. Variety 21-M, realized $37,375
Ex: Lamborn ("Fairfield") Collection; Leon Farmer Collection; Hancock and Harwell; From The Jeffrey Fisher - Duke's Creek Collection of Dahlonega Gold.

Lot 1516: 1854-D $3 MS62 NGC. Variety 1-A, realized $149,500
From The Jeffrey Fisher - Duke's Creek Collection of Dahlonega Gold.

Highlights from the Lake Highlands Collection:

Lot 2059: 1864 $10 PR64 Ultra Cameo NGC, realized $74,750
From The Lake Highlands Collection.

Lot 2294: 1860 $20 PR64 Deep Cameo PCGS, realized $201,250
Ex: Samuel W. Wolfson Collection; From The Lake Highlands Collection.

Lot 2295: 1864 $20 PR64 Cameo NGC, realized $149,500
From The Lake Highlands Collection.

Lot 2296: 1872 $20 PR63 Cameo NGC, realized $57,500
From The Lake Highlands Collection.

Lot 2297: 1881 $20 PR66 Ultra Cameo NGC, realized $184,000
From The Lake Highlands Collection.

Highlights from the Alexander Collection:

Lot 2123: 1912 $10 PR66 NGC, realized $40,250
From The Alexander Collection.

Lot 2124: 1913 $10 PR66 NGC, realized $54,625
From The Alexander Collection.

Lot 2304: 1907 $20 High Relief PR64 NGC, realized $63,250
From The Alexander Collection.

Lot 2484: 1908 $20 Motto Matte PR66 NGC, realized $54,625
From The Alexander Collection.

Lot 2485: 1910 $20 PR65 NGC Roman Finish, realized $60,375
From The Alexander Collection.

Lot 2486: 1911 $20 Matte PR66 NGC, realized $57,500
From The Alexander Collection.

Lot 2487: 1912 $20 Matte PR66 NGC, realized $54,625
From The Alexander Collection.

Lot 2488: 1913 $20 Matte PR64 NGC, realized $35,937.50
From The Alexander Collection.

Lot 2489: 1914 $20 Matte PR65 NGC, realized $48,875
From The Alexander Collection.

Lot 2490: 1915 $20 Matte PR66 NGC, realized $83,375
From The Alexander Collection.

Continued Rohan: "Not surprisingly, there was extraordinary collector interest in the proof Peace dollars offered from Robert Moreno's #1 NGC Registry Collection. As expected, specialists declared this to be the finest buying opportunity they had seen in decades!"

Highlights from the Robert Moreno #1 Registry Collection of Peace Dollars:

Lot 1236: 1921 Peace $1 Matte PR65 NGC, realized $37,375
Ex: Jack Lee. From The Robert Moreno Registry Collection of Peace Dollars

Lot 1237: 1921 Peace $1 Satin PR66 NGC, realized $69,000
Ex: Jack Lee. From The Robert Moreno Registry Collection of Peace Dollars.
Perhaps the most valuable Peace dollar in existence.

Lot 1238: 1922 Peace $1 Low Relief Satin PR65 NGC, realized $63,250
From The Robert Moreno Registry Collection of Peace Dollars.
NGC has certified just two pieces, a solitary PR63 and the present, finest certified satin proof Gem.

Lot 1239: 1922 Peace $1 Matte Low Relief PR65 NGC, realized $92,000
From The Robert Moreno Registry Collection of Peace Dollars.
NGC has certified only two 1922 low relief matte proofs, one as PR64 and the present piece at the PR65 level.

Lot 1240: 1922 Peace $1 Matte High Relief PR66 NGC, realized $126,500
From The Robert Moreno Registry Collection of Peace Dollars

Lot 1261: 1922 Peace $1 Low Relief Satin PR63 NGC, realized $20,700

Additional Atlanta ANA Signature Auction rarities:

Lot 134: 1917 Lincoln Cent Doubled Die MS66 Red PCGS. FS-013, realized $46,000

Lot 289: 1916 Buffalo Nickel Doubled Die Obverse AU58 NGC. FS-016, realized $46,000

Lot 762: 1919-D Half Dollar MS64 PCGS, realized $30,475

Lot 821: 1794 $1 B-1, BB-1, R.4. VF25 NGC, realized $126,500
Ex: James Kelly (February, 1964), lot 1028; Stack's Robison Sale (February, 1982) lot 1852; A & B Coins-Bob Cathcart; Superior's H. W. Blevins Sale (June, 1988), lot 3574; Jules Reiver Collection.

Lot 822: 1794 $1 ANACS. XF40 Details. B-1, BB-1, realized $69,000

Lot 850: 1838 Gobrecht Dollar Name Omitted, Judd-84 Restrike, Pollock-93, R.5-6, PR64 PCGS. Silver. Reeded Edge, realized $74,750

Lot 878: 1882 Trade Dollar PR67 Ultra Cameo NGC, realized $46,000

Lot 908: 1874 $10 Bickford Eagle, Judd-1374, Pollock-1519, Low R.6, PR65 Red and Brown PCGS, realized $34,500
Ex: Garrett.

Lot 1116: 1892-S $1 MS61 NGC, realized $37,375

Lot 1197: 1882 $1 PR68 Cameo NGC, realized $40,250

Lot 1198: 1890 $1 PR68 Cameo NGC, realized $40,250
None finer.

Lot 1200: 1892 $1 PR68 Cameo PCGS, realized $48,875
One of only two graded thus.

Lot 1202: 1896 $1 PR69 Star Ultra Cameo NGC, realized $126,500

Lot 1212: 1921 Peace $1 MS67 NGC, realized $29,900
None certified finer.

Lot 1577: 1798 $2.50 Close Date MS64 NGC. Four Berries, Breen-6116, Bass-3005, R.5, realized $143,750
Ex: Bowers and Merena; Akers; Chalkley Collection; Superior

Lot 1581: 1833 $2.50 MS64 NGC. Bass-3030, Breen-6136, R.4, realized $54,625

Lot 1692: 1907 $2.50 PR67 Cameo NGC, realized $29,900

Lot 1713: 1911-D $2.50 MS64 PCGS, realized $40,250

Lot 1797: 1879 $4 Flowing Hair, Judd-1635, Pollock-1832, 1833, R.3, 6, PR63 Deep Cameo PCGS, realized $161,000

Lot 1803: 1835 $5 MS65 Prooflike NGC. Breen-6504, First Head, McCloskey 1-B, realized $40,250

Lot 1932: 1860 $5 PR64 Cameo NGC, realized $60,375
From The Lake Highlands Collection.

Lot 1969: 1795 $10 13 Leaves MS61 PCGS. Breen-6830, B. 1-A, Taraszka-1, R.3, realized $97,750

Lot 2026: 1897-S $10 MS66 PCGS, realized $51,750
Population: 1 in 66, 0 finer.

Lot 2137: 1856-O $20 NCS. XF Details, realized $161,000

Lot 2302: 1907 $20 High Relief, Wire Rim MS64 PCGS, realized $32,200

Lot 2500: Justh & Hunter Gold Ingot. 60.64 ounces. 891 Fine. Number 4257, realized $184,000
From the S.S. Central America treasure.

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

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