Coins for you at Summer FUN
Have you looked at our Summer
FUN offerings yet? If you haven't, just let some of these coins
grab your imagination:
We're offering 165 double eagles...
...151 half eagles...
...1,522 silver dollars...
...278 large cents...
...and 2,903 other neat numismatic pieces!
look at all of our Summer FUN offerings here!
The Summer FUN auction of US coins is scheduled for July 11 - 14
in Orlando and over the Internet through HA.com/coins.
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Schedule Change: World Coin and Modern Coin
Because Independence Day falls on Thursday this year, we have
moved the closing dates for our Thursday Internet auctions,
including our Weekly World and Ancient Coin Auction
#231327 and our Thursday Modern Coin Auction #241327, to
July 3 at 10 PM CT. The regular Thursday night closing date will
resume on July 11.
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Seldom Seen Selections: Gem 1807 dime at Summer
A Guide Book of United States Coins (the Red Book)
reports an 1807 mintage of 165,000 dimes, only a single die variety
is known. 1807 would be the only year between 1806 and 1808 when
dimes were minted, as silver bullion depositors at the Mint at the
time preferred the convenience of larger denominations; for
example, the mintage of 1807 half dollars surpassed 1,000,000
pieces. It is likely that 1807 dimes were infrequently seen
relative to worn-out or cut-down Spanish colonial silver, which
remained legal tender until 1857.
1807 was the final date of the Draped Bust dime type. John
Reich, a German immigrant and former indentured servant known to
President Jefferson, was named Assistant Engraver on April 1, 1807.
He set to work redesigning all denominations. The half eagle and
half dollar came first while the dime waited until 1809 for Reich's
Bust Left motif.
Our Summer FUN auction of US coins features a PCGS-graded Gem example of the 1807 dime. Many
better grade 1807 examples display bold clash marks on the right
reverse field, but clashes on this coin are less extensive. There
is a double "beard" clash beneath Liberty's jaw and a "lump" clash
above the upper cleavage. A faint clash from the horizontal shield
lines rests beneath Liberty's ear, and minor clashes are evident on
the reverse near the shield tips and banner.
Most collectors will pay greater attention to the splendidly
mark-free surfaces, which are richly patinated in intermingled
tobacco-brown and gunmetal-blue shades. The reverse border exhibits
blushes of forest-green. The major devices are well struck, though
UNITED and the left-side obverse stars show weakness. Coruscating
luster further confirms the remarkable quality.
This coin is surpassed in grade by only five other pieces at the
major grading services combined.
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HA.com: A brand new look!
Coming soon, you will see a brand new look on HA.com! We've
reorganized the content and personalized the page, so that you will
see information that matters to you. Inside the site, although the
look will be a little different, the functionality of the item
pages, search pages, and the MyHeritage pages is unchanged.
Visit our sneak preview page here!
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Week's Top Ten
The ten highest valued coins graded MS60, problem free, to sell
in Heritage auctions:
- 1797 $5 Small Eagle, 15 Stars MS60 NGC. BD-2, R.7.
- 1855 Wass Molitor Fifty Dollar MS60 PCGS. K-9.
- 1795 $10 9 Leaves MS60 PCGS. Realized $161,000
- 1882 $20 MS60 PCGS. Realized $138,000
- 1855 Wass Molitor Fifty Dollar MS60 NGC. K-9.
- 1797 $5 Small Eagle, 16 Stars MS60 NGC. Realized
- 1851 LE Humbert Fifty Dollar, 887 Thous. 50
Rev.—AUGUSTUS Inverted—MS60 NGC. K-4. Realized $126,500
- 1893-S $1 MS60 PCGS. Realized $103,603.50
- 1851 LE Humbert Fifty Dollar, 887 Thous. 50 Rev. MS60
NGC. K-4. Realized $103,500
- 1852 Assay Office Fifty Dollar, 900 Thous. MS60 NGC.
K-14. Realized $92,000
Do you have a suggestion for a future top ten list? Send
it to us!
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Hilton's Collecting Confederate Currency
"Hilton's Collecting Confederate
explores the history of collecting Confederate
paper money and provides a number of new and previously unpublished
insights into how Confederate paper money and bonds were birthed
during the tumultuous months leading up to the start of hostilities
in 1861." This interesting book uses the more detailed Criswell
numbering system and also contains a plethora of information
pertaining to collecting and purchasing Confederate notes.
Order your copy now!
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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
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.
- Coins: 0% Seller's Commission for all items $1K or
- Comics: 50% of the usual Seller's Commission for all
items between $1K & $10K, and 0% for items $10K and over.
- All Other Categories: 50% of the usual Seller's
Commission for everything else over $1K ($2,500 for Art &
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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
- Classic Cars Specialist
- Coin Buyer: (San Francisco, Dallas, New York)
- Decorative Arts & Design Specialist
- European Art Specialist
- Modern & Contemporary Art Specialist: (New York,
- World Coins Director: Hong Kong
If you are interested and feel you have the qualifications we
seek, please email your resume and salary history to Experts@HA.com.
We are also seeking to fill the following corporate
- Client Data Specialist: Dallas, part-time
- Client Services Representative: Dallas
- Currency Cataloger: Dallas
- Currency Consignment Director: Dallas
- e-Publishing Expert: Dallas
- PHP Web Developer: Dallas
- Web Marketing & Social Media Specialist: Dallas
- Web Marketing Specialist: Dallas
If you are interested in applying for one of these Corporate
positions, please apply
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Art from the Heart Auction Benefiting Dallas
Bidding in the Art from the Heart Auction supports Dallas
Challenge in its mission to help youth stay in school, off drugs
and alcohol, and out of the criminal justice system. Artists and
celebrities create one-of-a-kind pieces of artwork for our auction.
Proceeds support programs dedicated to improve the health,
education and well-being of children and youth from our community.
Thank you from Art from the Heart!
Bidding for this auction closes 10PM CT on Thursday, July 11.
For more information, contact Jeri Carroll at 214-409-1873 or
More information about Charity auctions.
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Winchester Model 1895 Deluxe brings $119,500 to
lead $1.38+ million Americana & Wild West event
Model 1895 Deluxe gold inlaid lever action rifle, engraved by
artist John Ulrich with provenance from President Theodore
Roosevelt, realized $119,500 to lead Heritage Auctions' $1.38+
million Americana and Wild West event June 22. A number of records
fell for choice political Americana, garnering worldwide headlines
for unusual treasures of American pop culture.
"The Winchester Model 1895 is a much storied rifle that has
passed through some of the world's finest firearms collections and
it was purchased by a new client who has never bought from us
before," said Tom Slater, Director of Americana Auctions at
Heritage. "This event was full of surprises across the board."
trademark white suit once belonging to Kentucky Fried Chicken
founder, fast food pioneer and American corporate icon Colonel
Harland Sanders, brought $21,510 and additional Sanders
included the Colonel's 1973 Kentucky drivers' license and sold
for $1,912. Both the suit and the collection were purchased by
Masao (Charlie) Watanabe, the President and CEO of Kentucky Fried
Chicken, Japan. Watanabe was so excited after the auction he
immediately slipped into the jacket on display next to the auction
podium. The suit will initially be on display at a new restaurant
opening in Tokyo Dome City, LaQua, before heading to KFC, Japan's
Bidders set records for unique political memorabilia as an
ferrotype jugate depicting George B. McClellan & George H.
Pendleton, Democratic challengers to Abraham Lincoln and Andrew
Johnson's Republican reelection ticket, sold for $29,875. A
rare desert plate created for the James K. Polk White House but
later gifted by Abraham Lincoln to George Edward Gambrill, a postal
employee, more than doubled its estimate to bring $20,315.
leg irons used to restrain famous American abolitionist John
Brown — a man who dedicated his own life to shattering the
shackles of slavery — after his arrest following his failed October
17, 1859 raid on Harper's Ferry, VA realized $13,145.
The Legends of the Wild West Auction featured important items
related to George Armstrong Custer as his personally-owned
navy wool bibb shirt, worn by him in one of his most famous
photographs, realized $56,762 and a superb
lock of his distinctive blonde hair realized $21,510.
auction also offered rarely seen James and Younger gang material.
gun belt belonging to legendary outlaw Jesse James — one of
just two the gunslinger was known to have had at the time of his
death at the hands of Robert Ford — brought $16,730.
More than 140 "Outlaw" artifacts from the famed collection of
the late Wilbur Zink drew collector's interest as Jim Younger's
violin, artfully and charmingly painted with a red bird, sold
for $11,950 and a rare cabinet-size
photo of Jesse James, realized $5,676.
Bidding took a sharp turn for one-of-a-kind political
memorabilia offered during the event, as a previously unknown pair
of cotton folk art pennants,
used in the Log Cabin and Hard Cider campaign of 1840, sold for
six times its estimate to realize $9,560.
"When a unique thing comes on the market, something people have
never seen before, you can kind of throw the guidelines on price
out the window," Slater of the pennants.
A rare and
provocative Prohibition button
with a sexy double slogan for 1928 presidential candidate Al
Smith quickly surpassed its low estimate to realize $8,962.
Bidders set a record price for a ferrotype after a badge
depicting Confederate President Jefferson Davis and P. G. T.
Beauregard realized $3,883. A short while later, collectors
overlooked some slight staining to compete fiercely to own what is
believed to be the only pinback
depicting 1916 Republican Presidential candidate Charles Evan
Hughes and his predecessors Roosevelt and William Howard Taft.
The trigate more than doubled its estimate to bring $3,883.
"In this case, it happens to be the only known example," Slater
said. "So when you have extreme rarity, people will sometimes
compromise on condition."
information about Historical auctions.
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