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Famed 1936 Canadian Dot Cent leads offerings in Chicago CICF

George V 1936 Dot Cent
George V 1936 Dot Cent
The legendary Pittman-Krause 1936 Canadian Dot Cent, the most famous coin in Canadian numismatics and one of just three known — and indeed one of the most famous coins in the world — is expected to bring more than $250,000 when it crosses the auction block as the feature lot in Heritage Auctions' April 18-23 CICF World & Ancient Coins Signature® Auction at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Rosemont, IL.

"We presented the Pittman-Krause Dot Cent nine years ago and are now ready to help write a new chapter for this famous coin," said Warren Tucker, Vice President of World Coins at Heritage. "It's being offered as part of the excellent Nikita Collection of Canadian Coins, where it went after Heritage auctioned it off from The Chet Krause Collection in 2004."

The George V 1936 Dot Cent, KM28, MS63 Red PCGS, Ex: John Jay Pittman Collection, as it is known by its full name, is far and away the most famous of the three known Dot cents, having been stolen from the Pittman home in 1964 and later returned (with scratches in the right obverse field) in an envelope with other coins.

While the Dot Cent is the star of the auction, collectors will find international numismatic treasures from all over the world, and from across the epochs, to satisfy most every collecting taste.

"Our CICF auction has become quite an extraordinary event, with a broad range of numismatic interests, in a relatively short amount of time," said Cristiano Bierrenbach, Vice President of International Numismatics at Heritage, "due to the hard work of the team at Heritage, the foresight of our consignors and the enthusiasm of collectors. From Goetz medal dies, to Ancients, European, Latin America and beyond, this auction offers more than 5,800 lots that will appeal to every taste in the hobby."

Nicholas I platinum 12 Roubles 1835 CN6
Nicholas I platinum 12 Roubles 1835 CN6
An exceedingly rare Nicholas I platinum 12 Roubles 1835 CПБ Bitkin 44 (R3), Fr-158, AU55 NGC (estimate: $80,000+) is one of the coins creating a significant amount of pre-auction buzz. The minting of platinum 12 Roubles began in 1830 and ended in 1845 when all platinum coins were recalled and melted. Very few survived of the original mintage, which is particularly noteworthy for the 12 Roubles, as it had a relatively tiny mintage of just 127 pieces.

The main anchor collection of the auction is the RLM Collection of Brazilian Gold, featuring 131 gold coins from Portugal's richest colonial territory, including coins from Portuguese kings Pedro II and Joao V, with the latter being represented by a stunning 1729 Joao V gold 12800 Reis, KM141, Russo-100, Gomes-135.02, NGC, repaired, of the Second Shield Type, which should bring in excess of $60,000+.

"This is simply and outstanding Dobra from the Bahia Mint and an incredibly rare coin," said Bierrenbach. "1729 is the rarest of the three dates of these coins and an extremely elusive issue overall. Heritage has only sold one of these before, and it was an uncertified example. Expect spirited bidding on this piece."

Felipe V Pillar 8 Reales 1732 Mo-F
Felipe V Pillar 8 Reales 1732 Mo-F
A 1732 Felipe V Pillar 8 Reales, Mo-F, KM103, Cayon-9349, Calico-692, AU58 PCGS — the first Pillar Dollar produced — is also drawing significant collector interest and should bring in excess of $50,000+, while a superb 1740 French Louis XV Essai gold Ecu au bandeau KM-E3, Droulers-PH1, Gadoury 322 (R5), AU Details, one of the rarest French issues known, is expected to bring $30,000+ and an 1818 Maximilian I Josef Pattern Taler in gold, KM-Pn3, Dav-553, Proof 62 Cameo PCGS, a spectacular gold Bavarian pattern coin carries an equal $30,000+ estimate.

The Ancient coins section of the auction features an impressive array of historic coins, as collectors have come to expect, including a superlative Chalcidian League Tetradrachm, circa 390 BC, from the short-lived defensive coalition of the free cities of the Chalcidice in ancient Greece, who banded together to ward off Athenian and Macedonian imperialism of the time. The coalition fell to Macedon on 348 BC and now, more than 2,360 years later, a coin from the time will bring more than $12,000 at auction.

China: Republic. Commemorative Gold Dollar 1916
China: Republic. Commemorative Gold Dollar 1916
Further highlights include, but are not limited to:

China - Choice commemorative 1916 dollar struck in gold, issued on the installation of Yuan Shih-kai as the Emperor Hung Hsien, Kann-1560, L&M-1114, MS64 NGC: Estimate $25,000+.

Great Britain – Victoria Gothic Crown 1847, S-3883, KM744, PR67 PCGS: From The Kairos Collection. Estimate $20,000+.

Roman Imperial – choice Domitian Aureus (AD 69-81): Estimate $15,000+.

This auction is open for bidding now at www.HA.com/coins.

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Seldom Seen Selections: Tremendously Important Nova Constellatio Pattern

1783 Nova Constellatio Pattern Quint, Silver, Type Two AU53 PCGS Secure. Breen-1102, W-1830, Unique
1783 Nova Constellatio Pattern Quint, Silver, Type Two AU53 PCGS Secure. Breen-1102, W-1830, Unique
Some coins are so important that they transcend all collecting boundaries and become cherished treasures to numismatists, connoisseurs of art, and students of history alike. The 1783 Nova Constellatio patterns are such coins. Heritage Auctions is pleased to offer the unique Type Two 1783 quint from the collection of Walter Perschke, the first time this coin has been offered at public auction since its appearance in the Garrett Collection sale 34 years ago. This coin, graded AU53, will appear in Platinum Night in our 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction in Chicago.

The value of any Nova Constellatio pattern is almost impossible to calculate. There are no meaningful prices realized to go by, since none of the coins has been auctioned since the Garrett sale in 1979. They are essentially priceless as, once the opportunity to purchase one of them passes, no amount of money can secure a replacement. John Ford, an expert on pre-federal American coinage, considered his set of Nova Constellatio patterns the most important items in his famous collection. When the previously unknown copper "five" first surfaced in the late 1970s, it was offered to a wealthy collector who asked Ford for advice, because the price seemed so high. Caught in an agonizing conflict of interest, between his desire to own the coin himself and his obligation to give his client an honest assessment, Ford replied, "Just buy it — whatever it takes — buy it!"

Seven examples of the Nova Constellatio patterns survive today, one mark, one Type One quint, one Type Two quint, three 100-unit cents, or bits, one of which has a plain edge, and a single copper five. No specimens of the proposed gold 10,000-unit piece or the copper eight have ever been found, and it seems unlikely that any were ever struck. Of the seven surviving coins, six of them exhibit the same devices:

Obverse: The All-Seeing Eye in a glory of rays at the center with 13 stars and NOVA CONSTELLATIO around.
Reverse: U.S (no stop after S) and denomination enclosed by an olive wreath at the center with LIBERTAS JUSTITIA and the date 1783 around.
Edge: Twin olive leaf design, except for the copper five and one of the bits, which have plain edges.

The Type Two quint features the same reverse as the Type One, but the obverse is different, as it lacks the NOVA CONSTELLATIO inscription and the other devices have different styling.

Gouverneur Morris, assistant superintendent of commerce for the Confederation of American States, conceived the Nova Constellatio patterns in 1781 as the first proposed monetary system for the newly independent country. As Walter Breen said, it was "at once the most ingenious and the most cumbersome coinage system ever devised in Western Civilization." At that time, each of the 13 original Colonies acted as an independent economic entity, and rates of exchange differed from place to place. A Spanish milled dollar, or piece of eight, was valued at five shillings in Georgia and at eight shillings in New York and North Carolina, for example. To complicate matters, the only coins available to the Colonists up until that time were a motley mix of English, Spanish, and French issues, with an equally confusing mix of paper money issued by various banks and government entities. This made interstate commerce extremely complicated. The need for a standard federal medium of exchange was obvious to everyone involved in commerce and government.

Gouverneur Morris discovered that 1,440 was a magic number for 12 of the 13 different monetary systems in use throughout the country. By making his basic unit, or mill, equal to 1/1,440th of a Spanish milled dollar, Morris could express prices for any item in terms of the monetary units currently employed by 12 of the 13 states in a corresponding number of federal units without resorting to fractions. Ten federal units would equal one penny in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland, 15 units would equal one penny in Georgia, 24 units would equal one penny in New York and North Carolina, and 32 units would equal one penny in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Virginia. Only South Carolina remained unreconciled, where slightly more than 3.6973 units would equal one penny. Morris decided that 48 units would equal 13 pence in South Carolina units, close enough for his purposes.

Accordingly, Morris decided to make his basic monetary unit equivalent to 1/1,440th of a Spanish milled dollar. Of course, even if the coin were made of base metal, a coin that contained only that tiny intrinsic value would be too small for practical use, so Morris kept the unit as an abstract concept. The smallest coin actually envisioned in his system was a copper five-unit piece; other denominations included an eight-unit copper coin, a 100-unit silver piece, known as the cent or bit, a 500-unit silver quint, a 1,000-unit silver mark, and, eventually, a 10,000-unit gold piece.

Gouverneur Morris submitted his innovative plan for the new monetary system in early 1782, by which time the first peace negotiations were being considered. The quint represents the basis of a new monetary system, not only in America, but also in the world. Morris sent his "patterns" to the central government to begin the process of instituting an entirely new coinage and monetary system. His design was not ultimately adopted but, more importantly, the decimal system that he advocated was -- a new system for the New World. Morris was making a statement to the world that things were different in this new country called America.

It is one of the turning points in American history that we adopted an abstruse decimal system of money and coinage that had few precedents (Peter the Great of Russia instituted a system of 100 kopecks to the ruble beginning in the early 1700s). The quint was the forerunner for the decimal system of American dollars and all subsequent American coinage. America was making a declaration to the world that it was taking its place among sovereign nations and minting its own coinage in a decimal system that was uniquely American.

The minting of the quint was a milestone and turning point from which there was no return. It became the basis of a new currency which would evolve into the use of the dollar in the New World. America could have easily adopted the system of the French, our allies, or the system of the British to help heal the wounds of the war and appease remaining loyalists. The wisdom of the Founding Fathers and the impact on our economic system of a decimal monetary system is ultimately more important than the specific design of that coinage.

Most of the rest of the world would follow suit with a decimal-based monetary system, if only centuries later. The quint and the other Nova Constellatio patterns remain as tangible reminders of the most important period in the history of our country.

The coin offered here is a delightful example of 18th century coinage. The prooflike surfaces show only minor signs of contact. The moderately reflective surfaces are blanketed in attractive shades of lavender and golden-tan toning that adds considerably to the strong visual appeal. The design elements are sharply defined throughout, and the devices retain almost all original design detail, despite the slightest touch of wear on the high points. A few stray surface marks are evident, none unduly distracting. Some barely visible pinscratches above US were interpreted by Walter Breen to read 2 Dec, but they are indecipherable to the present cataloger. The reverse shows full dentilation around but the obverse is slightly off-center, the dentils merging with the rim in some areas. There is a planchet fissure from the dentils through I of LIBERTAS and the wreath to U. A tiny surface flaw shows above the stop before the date, giving it the appearance of a colon rather than a period. Another, smaller planchet fissure runs from this defect to the top of the 1 in the date. A short die scratch connects the bottom of L and I in LIBERTAS. Few coins of the 18th century were as well-made and fewer still have been so well-preserved.

It is impossible to overstate the importance of this lot. Walter Breen, an acknowledged expert on early proof coinage, believed this coin was struck in proof format, one of the earliest U.S. proofs on record and an attractive specimen of the coiner's art in any context. The Nova Constellatio patterns were struck by personnel hired by the U.S. government, acting on instructions from Congressional representatives. The coins represent the prototypes for the first system of American coinage ever conceived. They have serious claims to being the first U.S. pattern coins although they were struck under the authority of the Articles of Confederation, before the Constitution was written. This Type Two quint is unique, the ultimate in absolute rarity. It has been off the market for 34 years. Its combination of historic importance, high quality, and absolute rarity can be matched by few issues in any category of American numismatics. The discerning collector will heed the advice of John Ford and acquire this coin at any cost.

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If you're looking for those special items for your collection, and would like to be automatically notified when we have one in inventory or in auction, MyWantlist is for you.

Instead of you having to search for specific items every time you visit the site, MyWantlist works by saving the individual searches that you might perform every time you look for coins in our inventory or auction.

MyWantlist can be reached from any Heritage home page, or by going through the MyHeritage tab on any page on our site and clicking on "View/Edit Wantlists". You will be taken to the Wantlist options for the Heritage site you are currently on; you can change which Heritage venue you wish to save searches for by choosing the venue from the "View MyWantlist in:" drop-down menu and clicking "Go".

When you first start using this feature, MyWantlist will look something like this:

You can add new searches based on five factors - the category (which generally corresponds to a type for US coins or a country for world coins), a keyword such as the date, the grading service if any, the low grade, and the high grade. If you want to save a search for any Shield Nickel, in the drop-down box marked "All", choose Shield Nickels. You will not need to use a keyword in this case, and the default search looks for coins from any grading service in any grade, so all you will need to do is click on the "Add New Item" button and you're done.

If you wish to add a search for circulated 1886 Liberty Nickels, the procedure would be similar. Here you would enter the denomination "Liberty Nickels", the keyword 1886, and the high grade of AU58 in the drop-down box marked "To Grade". Again, you need only click on the "Add New Item" button and you're done.

You can also look for other, more general items through this feature. For instance, if you are looking for top 100 VAM varieties of Morgan Dollars, choose Morgan Dollars as your denomination and enter the keyword "Top 100".

For other tips on how to perform searches, click here, or click on the "Need Help? Click HERE" link on the MyWantlist page.

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This Week's Top Ten

The ten highest valued nickels to sell in Heritage auctions, one example per date:

1913 5C Liberty PR64 NGC. The Olsen Specimen.
1913 5C Liberty PR64 NGC. The Olsen Specimen.
  1. 1913 5C Liberty PR64 NGC. The Olsen Specimen. Realized $3,737,500
  2. 1918/7-D 5C MS65 PCGS. Realized $264,500
  3. 1916 5C Doubled Die Obverse MS64 PCGS. Realized $264,500
  4. 1917-S 5C MS67 NGC. Realized $138,000
  5. 1867 5C Rays PR66 Cameo NGC. Realized $132,250
  6. 1926-S 5C MS66 NGC. Realized $115,000
  7. 1919-S 5C MS66 PCGS. Realized $109,250
  8. 1920-D 5C MS66 PCGS. Realized $97,750
  9. 1937-D 5C Three-Legged MS66 PCGS. Realized $86,250
  10. 1880 5C MS65 PCGS. CAC. Realized $74,750

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Coin Buyer Wanted - San Francisco Office

Heritage Auctions is seeking a talented numismatist with a broad range of expertise to join our new S.F. office located in Jackson Square. If you have a good working knowledge base of U S. coins and currency and are comfortable dealing with the public, we have an opening for a permanent position as a buyer in our San Francisco office. Duties will include dealing with walk-in clients, evaluating and purchasing coins and currency, working local coin shows, and accepting Auction consignments. Pay will be commensurate with numismatic experience.

If you are interested in this position, please contact Jobs@HA.com.

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Reduced Auction Commissions When You Resell Your Winnings!

When you win any lot worth with a hammer price of $1,000 or more (or $2,500 for Art and Nature & Science lots), you will receive a coupon that entitles you (or your heirs) to re-consign that lot to Heritage at a reduced seller's commission. Selling through Heritage is a convenient and hassle free way to maximize your return (find out why). Maybe you'll need to make room in your collection for something better, perhaps your collecting tastes will change, or maybe it will be your heirs that benefit; but be sure to save the coupon, which could be worth hundreds or thousands of dollars.

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  Employment Opportunities

As the fastest growing American-based auction house, financially rock-solid Heritage Auctions continues to grow and seek the best talent in the industry. If you are a specialist or have strong general collectibles knowledge, we want to hear from you. These specialists will, in some cases, head new departments and in others will enhance existing department expertise. We have positions open at our headquarters in Dallas as well as at our new state-of-the-art galleries in prime locations in both Midtown Manhattan and Beverly Hills.

Heritage is seeking to hire the world's best specialists in the following categories:

  • Asian Art Specialist: Beverly Hills
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  • European Comic Art Specialist: Dallas, Paris
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If you are interested and feel you have the qualifications we seek, please email your resume and salary history to Experts@HA.com.

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Personal property of Marlon Brando highlights Entertainment Auction

A Marilyn Monroe Rare Black and White Cheesecake Photograph, Circa 1949Marlon Brando's 1954 'Best Actor' Golden Globe award for his performance in On the Waterfront is expected to bring $10,000+ to highlight a never-before-offered selection of his personal property in Heritage's Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Signature® Auction March 30. The award is one of two of Brando's Golden Globes offered — the second one which was won by the actor for being named World Film Favorite a year later in 1955. For a now unknown reason but in a classic Brando-esque move, he threw this second award against the wall at his home, breaking off the top female statuette and scratching the placard — and the piece was not repaired until decades later. It carries a pre-auction estimate of $6,000+.

The awards join a headshot signed shortly after Norma Jean Baker changed her name to Marilyn Monroe, expected to fetch $8,000+, and highlights a large selection of Monroe photographs and autographs, including a trove of never-before-seen snapshots, estimated to bring $4,000+.

A Marlon Brando Costume from 'The Ugly American'Brando's Golden Globe awards were gifted to his longtime personal assistant, who kept a number of personal items the actor gave her ranging from his costume worn in The Ugly American, expected to bring $1,600+, to an oil painting created by Stanley Kubrick's wife Christiane, expected to bring $1,200+, and even his Gucci and Chanel neckties, expected to bring $600+.

"For having such an incredible impact on American film, very few personally-owned items of Marlon Brando's ever come to market which makes this auction a rare opportunity to have something the man himself touched," said Margaret Barrett, Director of Entertainment & Music Memorabilia at Heritage. "We're not sure what made Brando throw his 1955 Golden Globe against the wall, but the move wasn't out of character for him. He was passionate about everything he did and to have the chance to bid on and win something he deemed important is exciting."

A Marlon Brando Native American Decorative Canteen, Circa 1970sThat passion is well documented in Brando's own file copy of the letter he wrote rejecting his 1973 Academy Award for his role in The Godfather. Brando famously boycotted the ceremony and instead sent Sacheen Littlefeather to read a statement the two drafted objecting to the depiction of American Indians in film and on television. The letter is expected to bring $600+. The auction also features a Native American decorative canteen, monogramed 'MB' and gifted to Brando during a visit to the Window Rock, Ariz., reservation in the 1970s, expected to bring $600+.

Additional collections of rare personally-owned items comes from the estate of Hollywood icon Glenn Ford, including never before offered correspondence such as a handwritten break-up letter from Judy Garland penned in 1963, expected to bring $1,600+, a handwritten letter from Rita Hayworth, expected to bring $1,000+, and a letter from Charlie Chaplin, expected to fetch $600+, among several awards, documents and even a twice-signed , expected to cross the block for $800+.

A Walter Matthau Group of Hats, Circa 1960s-1970sThe Ford Collection joins personal property of Walter Matthau, consigned for the first time by the Academy Award-winner's son, Charlie Matthau. The collection includes an original 1978 drawing of Matthau by celebrity caricaturist Al Hirschfeld, which may bring $1,600+, and scripts from Grumpy Old Men, expected to bring $1,000+, and The Odd Couple II, expected to sail away for $800+. Along with Hollywood mementos, a number of Matthau's personal items are offered as well, such as a selection of Gucci suitcases, expected to bring $1,200+, and a lot of four hats he wore in various films as well as in life, which are expected to bring $1,000+.

"We're honored to assist the families of Glenn Ford and Walter Matthau to make these treasures available to fans," Barrett said. "How fun to have something these two extraordinary actors had in their own homes and lived with on a daily basis."

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Heritage Auctions' Estate Event Achieves $2.3+ Million

SIGNED AND INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH OF MAHARAJA SAYAJIRAO OF BARODA IN INDIAN SILVER PRESENTATION FRAMEAn intricate silver presentation frame holding a signed photograph from the Days of the Raj brought six times its pre-auction estimate to reach $46,875, leading Heritage Auctions' two-day, $2.3+ million Estate Auction of fine art and collectibles, Feb. 23-24. The eclectic array was offered across three sessions, including one devoted to the second annual Gentlemen Collector Auction and the Brent Hyder Charitable and Education Fund collection, which brought a record crowd.

"The amount of online bidders set in-house records, but we also worked hard to invite the local community in and we succeeded — our floor was standing room only," said Ed Beardsley, Vice President of Fine and Decorative Arts at Heritage. "We also saw a good bit of interest from beginning collectors, who are realizing that auctions are approachable and include material in all price points."

The auction saw intense biding interest for fine European furniture and decorative arts, such as a pair of George III carved mahogany library armchairs, which sold for $43,750, a circa 1870 French walnut and gilt bronze coffee table, featuring nine porcelain plaques, that brought three times its pre-auction estimate to reach $22,500, and a circa 1815 J & W Cary George III terrestrial globe, which sold for $21,250. A circa 1900 French Louis XVI-style mahogany satinwood and gilt bronze sideboard realized for $20,000.

PAIR OF GEORGE III-STYLE CARVED MAHOGANY LIBRARY ARMCHAIRSNumerous decorative arts far exceeded their pre-auction estimates, with a marble bust titled Proserpine after Hiram Powers (American, 1805-1873) fetching $18,750 and a Meissen porcelain figural group: Hunter on Horseback with Dogs achieving $18,125, while an American Queen Anne maple tray top tea table, offered by the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, bringing $16,250.

MONTBLANC: QING DYNASTY PRECIOUS FOUNTAIN PEN LIMITED EDITION 8Auctioneer Nick Dawes disbursed 350 hand-selected lots in a little over four hours to a total of nearly $770,000 as part of Heritage's second annual Gentleman Collector auction. Highlights include a selection of fine writing instruments as a Montblanc Qing Dynasty Precious Fountain Pen Limited Edition 8 sold for $22,500. A collection dedicated to the history of hot air ballooning was highlighted by a rare French brass and wood pendulum clock in the form a balloonist, which realized $16,250. Gentleman Collector also featured a live steam model of a Victorian shunting engine, which crossed the block for $15,625, as well as a Mark Al Harris hand built motorized model of a 1933-36 Bugatti model race car, which received hundreds of bids and sold on the phone against a collector in the room at $13,750.

Strong bidder interest for silver overlay drove prices well beyond estimate, with a circa 1900 Alvin overlaid green baluster form glass vase selling for $6,250, an American glass vase with overlay, bringing $4,375 and a Quezal glass vase with overlay fetching $4,062.

More information about Fine Art auctions.

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  Is it Time to Sell?

We are now accepting consignments for our June Long Beach Auction. For a confidential discussion and to get the most for your rare coins, please call one of our Consignment Directors today at 800-872-6467 ext. 1000.

2013 June 6 - 9 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach
Consignment Deadline: April 23, 2013

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April 18-19 & 22-23 CICF World & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Chicago #3024
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March 29 Wine Signature Auction - Beverly Hills #5143 March 29 Wine Signature Auction - Beverly Hills #5143
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