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David Mayfield is a Vice President at Heritage Auctions. David started collecting coins at the age of nine and has been trading at coin shows since he was ten years old. David became a full time coin dealer in the early 80's, and has been a regular on the national and international coin show circuit ever since. David came to work at Heritage Auctions in 1992, and since has had the pleasure of assisting thousands of collectors in building their collections and ultimately in helping them bring their collectible legacy to market. David oversees Heritage Auction's numismatic consignment division, and works with collectors and Consignment Directors across all of Heritage Auction's collectible categories.

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1837 Classic Head Quarter Eagle

1837 Classic Head Quarter Eagle, PR66+
Deep Cameo Surfaces, Finest-Known Example

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$576,000

1843 Ten Dollar, PR64 Deep Cameo | Ultra-Rare 19th Century Gold Proof

1843 Ten Dollar, PR64 Deep Cameo
Ultra-Rare 19th Century Gold Proof

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$480,000

Extremely Rare 1911 Silver Dollar - One of Two Known and the Only in Private Hands

Extremely Rare 1911 Silver Dollar - One of Two Known and the Only in Private Hands

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$552,000

Legendary 1936 Dot Cent

Legendary 1936 Dot Cent

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$312,000

1943 Bronze Lincoln Cent, XF45 | Legendary Wrong-Planchet Rarity | Most Famous U.S. Mint Error

1943 Bronze Lincoln Cent, XF45
Legendary Wrong-Planchet Rarity
Most Famous U.S. Mint Error

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$186,000

Iconic L. Giorgi Pattern Dollar - A Key to the Chinese Numismatic Series

Iconic L. Giorgi Pattern Dollar -
A Key to the Chinese Numismatic Series

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$132,000

Finest Certified Mint State, 1889 Kwangtung Dragon Dollar

Finest Certified Mint State
1889 Kwangtung Dragon Dollar

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$228,000

1792 Silver Center Cent, Judd-1, SP35 First Coin Struck Inside the U.S. Mint

1792 Silver Center Cent, Judd-1, SP35
First Coin Struck Inside the U.S. Mint
Classic American Rarity

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$336,000

Mint State Triple Unite, Great Britain: Charles I (1625-1649) gold Triple Unite 1642 MS61 NGC

Mint State Triple Unite
Great Britain: Charles I (1625-1649) gold Triple Unite 1642 MS61 NGC

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$180,000

China: People's Republic gold Pattern Proof 'Dragon Boat' 500 Yuan (5 ounce) 1995 PR69 Ultra Cameo NGC

China: People's Republic gold Pattern(?) Proof "Dragon Boat" 500 Yuan (5 ounce) 1995 PR69 Ultra Cameo NGC

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$186,000
 Rare 1943 Penny Sells for Six Figures: How To Tell If You Have One Too
1.21.2019 Rare 1943 Penny Sells for Six Figures: How To Tell If You Have One Too

Did you see the famous 1943 Bronze Discovery Cent, found by a teenager in the 1940s, in the news recently? Perhaps you noticed this on television, online, or even heard about it on the radio. Heritage Auctions sold this piece recently for $204,000...

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What Makes a Modern Circulating Coin Valuable?
12.4.2018 What Makes a Modern Circulating Coin Valuable?

One frequently asked question here at Heritage Auctions is, "What makes a modern circulating coin valuable?" While most circulation strike coins minted from the 1960s...

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Acquiring old coins, whether through pure chance or a shrewd purchase, can generate immediate excitement, and can lay the foundation for a lifetime of collecting, regardless of whether the new prize is the first acquisition or an addition to an already-significant inventory...

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Numismatic History: Honoring Native Americans through U.S. Coinage
2.2.2017 Numismatic History: Honoring Native Americans through U.S. Coinage

The historical tribes that make up Native American culture have often been given a place of honor on many of the US Mint’s most popular and enduring coin designs...

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