Change in Schedule for
Weekly US Coin Auctions
|To ensure your best
access to Heritage's weekly US Coin Internet auctions, we will be
making the following changes:
Please contact Heritage Customer Service at 866-835-3243 or
email@example.com with any
- All US coin Internet auctions will be split into two sessions,
to take place on Tuesday and Wednesday at 6PM CT.
- Tuesday sessions beginning with the live session on May 8 will
feature issues from Colonials to Half Dollars.
- Wednesday sessions beginning with the live session on May 9
will feature issues starting with Silver Dollars, and including
gold and commemoratives.
- The weekly US Coin auction taking place on May 8-9 will open
for Internet bidding on Tuesday, May 1, after the end of the
previous Internet auction. All subsequent weekly US coin auctions
will open for bidding on Wednesdays, following the end of the
second live session.
Norwegian 3 Speciedaler
shines as World Coin auction results approach $8.5 million
A phenomenally rare Norwegian 1666 Norwegian
3 Speciedaler of Frederik III soared past expectations to
become the top lot in Heritage's April 20-23 Chicago Coin Expo
World Coins Signature Auction. Overall, this auction raised close
to $8.5 million for its consignors. All results include a 20%
The 1666 3 Speciedaler is one of two known, and it is the sole
example available to private collectors, with the other having
resided in the National Museum of Copenhagen since 1831. It is
thought to never have previously been offered at auction. This
triple-thick crown-sized coin, graded VF details by NGC, hammered
for $432,000 after extensive bidding.
An eleven-piece proof set
of Queen Victoria highlighted British coinage, featuring
denominations from 3 pence to 5 pounds. Each of the coins was
assigned a grade of Proof-65 or Proof-66 by NGC, and each
represents either the highest-certified example of the coin or is a
single point away. This set, together since the late 19th century,
sold for $156,000.
New World issues were led by an early 4 escudos issued
in Mexico, a cob piece dated 1680. This piece, assigned the
grade of VF30 by NGC, boasts a fully visible date, unusual for cobs
in general and possibly unique for this rare date. This immensely
desirable coin sold for $84,000.
Additional highlights include, but are not limited to:
Our next Signature auction of World Coins is scheduled for June 28-29 in Hong Kong,
and will concentrate on Asian rarities. Additional Signature
auctions are scheduled for August 14-17 in
Philadelphia and September 5-11 in Long
Back to Top
Seldom Seen Selections:
1879-CC and 1879-CC Capped Die PCGS Grading Sets
Our current CSNS US Coins Signature
Auction features a remarkable assemblage — grading sets from
Poor 1 to MS64 for both Guide Book varieties of the semikey
dollar. Many of the dollars are endorsed by CAC. Both sets are
housed together in a single custom mahogany-red
wooden box with slotted blue velvet interior. The set was the
subject for the article 1879-CC Morgan Silver
Dollar Grading Set, published in the Spring 2012 issue of
Curry's Chronicle, the journal of the Carson City Coin
Collectors of America.
This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to acquire a unique set
that took seven years to assemble. The set was started in 2010, and
completed in early 2018. The collector chose the third rarest date
in the Carson City Morgan
dollar series. In addition, the 1879-CC has two major varieties,
the Normal mintmark and
the Capped Die or Large
Over Small CC, and found one for each of the 24 grades for both
varieties. Rarely will a collector have an opportunity to view
piece-by-piece the entire gamut of grades between Poor 1 and MS64
for a particular date and denomination.
The collector discovered that although the higher grade specimens
are more expensive, it is the lower graded pieces that are much
rarer in PCGS holders. A glance at the PCGS Population Report confirms this. For the
Capped Die variety, there is only one piece in Poor 1 and a mere
two examples in Fair 2. For the Normal mintmark variety, just four
pieces are certified as Poor 1.
The total value of the 48 pieces is approximately $85,000, but the
value of this special double grading set undoubtedly exceeds their
combined individual value, given the effort and degree of
difficulty that went into its assemblage.
The Capped Die is a Top 100 Variety and is found either as VAM-3A with two
linear die gouges near the first A in AMERICA, or as VAM-3 without those
die gouges. The Capped Die variety becomes more difficult to
attribute in lower grades, but one pick-up point is the 18 in the
date, which is strongly repunched north. The G in God is filled in
later die states.
Back to Top
Notes from The C. R. Chambliss
Collection offered at Central States
It is our honor to present The
C. R. Chambliss Collection as a part of our
April 25-May 1 Central States Signature Auction. This offering
is illustrated with its own specialized catalog, and will be
presented as Session 5 of the auction at 7:30 PM CT on April
Carlson R. Chambliss was born in Boston in 1941. His lifelong
endeavors have focused on learning, research, and teaching, not
only in academia, but also in numismatics. He graduated from
Harvard University in 1962, and in 1968, he received a Ph. D degree
in astronomy from the University of Pennsylvania. From 1970 to
2003, he was on the faculty of the Kutztown University of
Pennsylvania Dr. His decades of work earned him the Kutztown
University President's Medal, awarded to "individuals who bring
honor and distinction to the university, and who serve as examples
to KU students and alumni." Chambliss also established the
Chambliss Student Academic Achievement Award and the Chambliss
Faculty Award. Since its inception in 2004, more than 150
outstanding students have been recognized by Chambliss and the
university with the award and scholarships.
In addition to major contributions in academia, Chambliss also
spent countless years researching paper money and publishing
numismatic books. He and Gene Hessler coauthored The
Comprehensive Catalog of U.S. Paper Money and The Comprehensive
Catalog of U.S. Federal Large-Size Notes, 1861-1929. He also
authored and published, A Concise Catalog of U.S. Military Payment
This auction features his holding of large-size United States
Notes, Silver Certificates, Treasury Notes of 1890, and Gold
Certificates along with smaller selections of Demand Notes and
Interest Notes of various types. Many of the notes offered here
serve as plate notes in the illustrations for his books. Many of
the notes were on display over the decades in educational exhibits
that Chambliss assembled for show attendees at the International
Paper Money Show in Memphis.
Chambliss is also an avid collector of National Bank Notes (both
large and small), Small-Size Notes, Fractional Currency, and
Military Payment Certificates. He is the author of a catalog of
MPCs, and he is the author or co-author of three other books on U.
S. paper money. He has attended most of the International Paper
Money Shows in Memphis, and he has presented numerous exhibits and
several exhibits in that venue. In recent years, he has branched
out into world paper money, and he has written numerous articles in
It is with great honor that we present this installment of the C.R.
Chambliss Collection, with most of the proceeds going to Kutztown
University; a significant impact for the school, another
installment of a life of countless contributions to so many.
Among the many highlights of this collections are notes such as the
The ten highest valued Canadian tokens to sell in Heritage
Restrikes have been excluded from this list.
- Lower Canada. Pattern BON POUR
DEUX SOUS Penny 1812 PR65 Brown NGC
- New Brunswick. Ship / St. John's
1/2 Penny Token ND
AU58 Brown NGC
- North West Company brass Unholed
Token 1820 MS61 NGC
- North West Company copper Unholed
Token 1820 XF40 NGC
- Lower Canada. gold Wellington
Peninsular 1/2 Penny Token
ND (c. 1812) UNC Details NGC
- Lower Canada. Bank of Montreal.
"Side View" Penny Token 1838 AU55 Brown NGC
- Magdalen Island. Specimen Penny
1815 PR66 Brown NGC
- Lower Canada. Montreal Ropery 1/2
Penny Token ND,
Br-564 VF25 Brown NGC
- Lower Canada. BANK TOKEN 1/2
Penny 1837, Br-673 AU53 Brown NGC
- Lower Canada. Bust & Harp 1/2
Penny Token 1820/5
XF40 Brown NGC
Do you have a suggestion for a future top ten list?
Send it to us!
Back to Top
Mint Mickey Mantle 1952 Topps
Baseball Card Sells for $2.88 Million at Heritage
A mint condition 1952
Mickey Mantle baseball card sold for a world record $2,880,000
in a public auction of rare sports
cards on Thursday, April 19, by Heritage Auctions. Consigned
directly from the private collection of former NFL lineman and
Super Bowl Champion Evan Mathis, the card's superb condition fueled
vigorous bidding resulting in the most expensive price ever paid at
auction for a post-war baseball card.
"The 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle card captures the attention of
baseball fans, serious collectors, and investors alike and this
auction made it one of the most valuable sports collectibles in
existence," said Chris Ivy, Director of Sports Auctions at
Heritage. "It's a phenomenal price, a world record, but it's also
the natural progression of a trend we've seen building for years."
Said Ivy, "More and more investors understand that elite
collectibles are an asset with that rare tandem of low risk and
high reward. As more investment capital has entered the market,
record prices have self-perpetuated."
Issued as part of its first set of baseball cards by Topps, the
card is one of just six examples graded Mint 9 by PSA, the leading
third-party authentication service. The winning bid surpassed the
card's previous auction record when a NM-MT+ 8.5 example sold for
Mathis considered the card the best of his high-grade card
collection. He offered it through Heritage Auctions for one simple
reason: to finance a new home in Tennessee so his wife and
daughters may live closer to family.
More information about Sports Auctions
Back to Top
Gorham Martelé Tea And Coffee Service To Vie For Top-Lot
Honors At Heritage Auctions' Silver & Vertu Auction
A stunning tea and coffee service is expected to vie for top-lot
honors in Heritage Auctions' Silver & Vertu Auction
April 25 in Dallas, Texas.
The Six-Piece Gorham Martelé
Silver Tea and Coffee Service, Providence, Rhode Island, circa
1917 (est. $25,000-35,000) includes a hot water kettle and
stand, a coffee pot, a teapot, covered sugar, creamer and tray,
each with chased repoussé poppy and foliate motifs. At 423 troy
ounces, this substantial delicate tour de force took 513 hours to
"This auction includes extraordinary pieces created by fine
silversmiths and goldsmiths from England and the Continent to
America, Mexico and Asia," said Heritage Auctions Silver &
Decorative Art Director Karen Rigdon. "The lots span from fine
18th-century works by Georgian silversmiths to the 21st century
creations of Yossi Swed."
Lots by sought after English silversmiths include works by Paul
Storr, Robert Hennell II and Garrard & Co.
• Twelve Paul Storr George
III Silver Soup Plates, London, England, 1805 (est.
$20,000-30,000): the borders have gadrooned banding interspersed
with shell and scrolled flourishes and an engraved armorial crest
to each with the motto "PASSANT CRESSANT EN HONEUR."
• A Pair of Robert Hennell II
Silver Wine Coolers, London, England, 1821 (est.
$20,000-30,000): campana-form coolers with twisting gadrooning that
brings great motion to their classical presence.
• A Very Large Garrard & Co.
Silver Covered Montieth and Footed Salver, London, England,
1978 (est. $12,000-18,000): a traditional form, with modern
clean lines and unexpectedly presented ensuite with cover and
A Gorham 14K Gold
Ecclesiastical Chalice, Providence, Rhode Island, circa 1905
(est. $18,000-22,000) is a stunning piece engraved on the underside
"Rev. J.J. McLoghlin, In remembrance of St. Mary's Cortland, N.Y.,
July 22, '07, A.S.M. 5-20-26, F.R.D. 3-19-77." McLoghlin was an
Irish clergyman who was an ordained priest in the Cathedral of the
Immaculate Conception in Albany, N.Y., and later served as pastor
of St. Mary's Church in Cortland, N.Y.
Ten lots by the highly collected silversmith Yossi Swed are sure to
delight, including a Yossi Swed Partial Gilt
Silver Etrog Box on Stand, 20th century (est.
More information about Fine Art Auctions
Back to Top
An exciting consignment opportunity presents
itself, as Heritage proudly presents an auction of US coins on June
13-18 in conjunction with the Long Beach Coin & Collectibles Expo.
Heritage's Long Beach auctions have been fixtures, in conjunction
with Long Beach coin shows, for literally decades. These auctions
have a long-established record of attracting eager bidders and
producing strong sale results for consignors, and we expect this
pattern to continue.
You can personally benefit from Heritage's connections to buyers
from around the world and sell your coins alongside the millions of
dollars of rare, desirable and important offerings that have
already been consigned.
deadlines of April 30 will be here before you know it. Call our
Consignment Hotline at 1-800-872-6467 x1000 today!
June 13 - 18 Long Beach
Expo US Coins Signature Auction
Consignment Deadline: April 30, 2018
What's My Coin Worth?
Consign to a Heritage Auction
Back to Top
Coin and Currency Auctions