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In This Issue:
Change in Schedule for Weekly US Coin Auctions
Norwegian 3 Speciedaler shines as World Coin auction results approach $8.5 million
Seldom Seen Selections: 1879-CC and 1879-CC Capped Die PCGS Grading Sets
Notes from The C. R. Chambliss Collection offered at Central States
This Week's Top Ten
Around Heritage Auctions
Is It Time To Sell?
Current Auctions

April 24, 2018
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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:
  • 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.
Please contact Heritage Customer Service at 866-835-3243 or bid@ha.com with any questions.

Norwegian 3 Speciedaler shines as World Coin auction results approach $8.5 million
Frederik III 3 Speciedaler 1666-FG VF Details (Reverse Graffiti) NGC Frederik III 3 Speciedaler 1666-FG VF Details (Reverse Graffiti) NGC
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% Buyer's Premium.

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 Beach.

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Seldom Seen Selections: 1879-CC and 1879-CC Capped Die PCGS Grading Sets
1879-CC and 1879-CC Capped Die 48-Piece Grading Set, Poor 1 to MS64 PCGS
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 1879-CC silver 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.


1879-CC and 1879-CC Capped Die 48-Piece Grading Set, Poor 1 to MS64 PCGS
1879-CC and 1879-CC Capped Die 48-Piece Grading Set, Poor 1 to MS64 PCGS
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.

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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 27.

Fr. 154 $50 1878 Legal Tender PMG Very Fine 30 Fr. 154 $50 1878 Legal Tender PMG Very Fine 30
Fr. 341 $100 1880 Silver Certificate PMG Very Fine 30 Fr. 341 $100 1880 Silver Certificate PMG Very Fine 30
Fr. 1217 $500 1922 Gold Certificate PCGS About New 53 Fr. 1217 $500 1922 Gold Certificate PCGS About New 53
Fr. 1220 $1,000 1922 Gold Certificate PMG Choice Very Fine 35 Fr. 1220 $1,000 1922 Gold Certificate PMG Choice Very Fine 35
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 Certificates.

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 that field.

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.

Fr. 148 $50 1862 Legal Tender PCGS Very Fine 30 Fr. 148 $50 1862 Legal Tender PCGS Very Fine 30
Among the many highlights of this collections are notes such as the following:
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This Week's Top Ten
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
The ten highest valued Canadian tokens to sell in Heritage auctions:
  1. Lower Canada. Pattern BON POUR DEUX SOUS Penny 1812 PR65 Brown NGC
    Realized: $50,400
  2. New Brunswick. Ship / St. John's 1/2 Penny Token ND
    AU58 Brown NGC

    Realized: $45,600
  3. North West Company brass Unholed Token 1820 MS61 NGC
    Realized: $42,000
  4. North West Company copper Unholed Token 1820 XF40 NGC
    Realized: $20,400
  5. Lower Canada. gold Wellington Peninsular 1/2 Penny Token
    ND (c. 1812) UNC Details NGC

    Realized: $15,000
  6. Lower Canada. Bank of Montreal. "Side View" Penny Token 1838 AU55 Brown NGC
    Realized: $13,200
  7. Magdalen Island. Specimen Penny 1815 PR66 Brown NGC
    Realized: $12,600
  8. Lower Canada. Montreal Ropery 1/2 Penny Token ND,
    Br-564 VF25 Brown NGC

    Realized: $12,000
  9. Lower Canada. BANK TOKEN 1/2 Penny 1837, Br-673 AU53 Brown NGC
    Realized: $12,000
  10. Lower Canada. Bust & Harp 1/2 Penny Token 1820/5
    XF40 Brown NGC

    Realized: $10,800
Restrikes have been excluded from this list.

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Mint Mickey Mantle 1952 Topps Baseball Card Sells for $2.88 Million at Heritage Auctions

1952 Topps Mickey Mantle #311 PSA EX-MT 6
1952 Topps Mickey Mantle #311 PSA EX-MT 6
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 $1,135,250.

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.

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Gorham Martelé Tea And Coffee Service To Vie For Top-Lot Honors At Heritage Auctions' Silver & Vertu Auction

A Six-Piece Gorham Martele Silver Tea and Coffee Service, Providence, Rhode Island, circa 1917
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 produce.

"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 footed salver.

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. $10,000-15,000).

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Is It Time To Sell?
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.

The consignment 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


David Mayfield
Vice President, Numismatic Auctions
David@HA.com
1-800-US-COINS ext. 1000

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