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In This Issue:
The Dr. Hans Wilski Collection of Ottoman & Islamic Coins
Seldom Seen Selections: Choice 1873-CC Half Dollar with Arrows, virtually unobtainable finer
Curator Picks for the Long Beach World Coin Auction
Around Heritage Auctions
This Week's Top Ten
Is It Time To Sell?
Current Auctions

September 4, 2018
The Dr. Hans Wilski Collection of Ottoman & Islamic Coins
Dutch East Indies Trade Lion Daalder of 7 Shahis 1634 XF40 NGC Ottoman Empire. Ahmed I (AH 1012-1026 / AD 1603-1617) gold Dinar ND (AH 1012 / AD 1603) AU55 ANACS
Ottoman Empire. Suleyman I (AH 926-974 / AD 1520-1566) silver 'Hairpin' Larin AH 92(6)? (AD 1520) VF - cracking Ottoman Empire. Mehmed III (AH 1003-1012 / AD 1595-1603) silver 'Hairpin' Larin ND UNC - broken Ottoman Empire. Mehmed II (1st Reign, AH 848-850 / AD 1444-1446; 2nd Reign, AH 855-886 / 1451-1481) 30-Piece Nearly Complete Set of Uncertified Akces
This September 2nd to October 7th, Heritage Auctions is proud to offer an impressive selection of Ottoman and Islamic coins from collection of Dr. Hans Wilski. A giant in the field of Ottoman numismatics, Dr. Wilski had a deep respect and fascination with all aspects of this intriguing historical epoch, though his personal passion was certainly collecting and studying the countermarks employed on Ottoman coins—a subject on which he published two standard reference works.

Dr. Wilski's collection covers the entirety of the Ottoman period, from the nadir of the great Seljuqs of Rum and the Mongol Ilkhanate, through the emergence of a myriad of rival beyliks on the Anatolian Peninsula with whom the nascent Ottomans vied for dominance, and within the Ottoman dynasty itself from the reign of Osman I's son Orhan, to the collapse of the empire under Mehmed VI. This first auction will cover the pre-Ottoman period through the reign of Mahmud I, or a period of roughly 500 years.

Some of the key highlights to be offered include a potentially unique and unrecorded Dutch Trade Lion Daalder of 7 Shahis dated 1634 and graded XF40 by NGC, an incredibly well-preserved second-series akce of Mehmed II, "the Conqueror" from Constantinople dated AH 865 (AD 1460/1)—the first Ottoman coin struck in the old Byzantine capital, an excessively rare gold Dinar of Ahmed I from the Algerian mint of Tilimsan (Tlemcen), a pair of Mexican Cob 4 and 8 Reales counterstamped for circulation in Tunisia, and a seldom-seen double-counterstamped gold Ashrafi from the reign of Mehmed IV struck on a Venetian Ducat. Other fantastic pieces to be on the lookout for are a largely unrecorded selection of Ottoman "hairpin"-style larins, among which are a hitherto unknown emission of Suleyman I, "the Magnificent", and another from Mehmed III struck at Nahcivan in Azerbaijan; a diverse selection of elusive beylik coinages featuring a wide array of counterstamps; a 30-Piece, nearly complete type set of Mehmed II akces, a 19-Piece nearly complete date run of Yemeni Uthmanis of Suleyman I, and much, much more.

We hope that you are as excited about this opportunity and these wonderful coins as we are, and will peruse the auction and bid on these great pieces of history before they disappear from the market for untold years to come. Bidding will begin the first Sunday in September, with a live auction session on Heritage Live! on Sunday, October 7th at 5pm CT.

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Seldom Seen Selections: Choice 1873-CC Half Dollar with Arrows, virtually unobtainable finer
1873-CC 50C Arrows MS64 NGC. WB-103, Die Pair 6, R.4
1873-CC 50C Arrows MS64 NGC. WB-103, Die Pair 6, R.4
Arrows were placed at the date on the half dollar part way through the year in 1873, to indicate a slight increase in the weight of the planchet, from 12.44 grams to 12.5 grams. The arrows were continued in 1874, and removed the following year, creating a popular two-year design type. The mintage of Arrows half dollars at the Carson City Mint was a relatively modest 214,560 pieces in 1873, making the issue rare at the MS64 grade level, and virtually unobtainable any finer.

A mere four pieces have been awarded finer numerical grades than the NGC-graded MS64 example of this date we are offering in our current Long Beach Signature auction. NGC has seen fit to grade two examples at the Gem (MS65) level, while PCGS has graded one coin each at MS65 and MS66, along with a single example at MS64+.

Our September 6-9 Long Beach Signature Auction features an impressive Choice example, with sharply detailed design elements, aside from some weakness on the tail feathers. Clash marks show in the reverse shield and fine die cracks are evident through the olive leaves. The well-preserved surfaces are lustrous and appealing, with highlights of sea-green and lavender-gray toning.

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Curator Picks for the Long Beach World Coin Auction
Our Numismatic specialists reveal their top picks from our
September 6-11 Long Beach Expo
World Coins & Ancient Coins Auction
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Sam Spiegel Sam Spiegel's Picks
Director, International Numismatics,
World & Ancient Coins

Ancients: MACEDONIAN KINGDOM. Philip V (220-179 BC). AR tetradrachm (32mm, 16.72 gm, 11h). NGC MS ? 5/5 - 4/5 Fine Style Ancients: MACEDONIAN KINGDOM. Philip V (220-179 BC). AR tetradrachm (32mm, 16.72 gm, 11h). NGC MS ? 5/5 - 4/5 Fine Style
Ancients: MACEDONIAN KINGDOM. Philip V (220-179 BC). AR tetradrachm (32mm, 16.72 gm, 11h). NGC MS ★ 5/5 - 4/5 Fine Style
Though not a rare coin by any means, Philip V tetradrachms seem to have circulated widely and apparently for a long period of time, as they are usually seen today in fairly worn condition. This particular lot is exceptionally unusual in this regard, as it is not only completely uncirculated, but also free of any significant imperfections. It is truly deserving of the star designation assigned to it by NGC, and I think it would make a great addition to any high-grade ancient Greek type collection.
Ancients: CYCLADIC ISLANDS. Paros. Ca. 500-480 BC. AR drachm (17mm, 6.07 gm). NGC Choice XF ? 5/5 - 5/5 Ancients: CYCLADIC ISLANDS. Paros. Ca. 500-480 BC. AR drachm (17mm, 6.07 gm). NGC Choice XF ? 5/5 - 5/5
Ancients: CYCLADIC ISLANDS. Paros. Ca. 500-480 BC. AR drachm (17mm, 6.07 gm). NGC Choice XF ★ 5/5 - 5/5
As a general rule, coins of the Cycladic Islands are much harder to find than those of contemporaneous regions in mainland Greece or Asia Minor. Though not quite as rare as the Delos didrachm that we sold in our August auction, this particular piece, from the island of Paros, is still not encountered often. In fact, this is one of only two Paros drachms that we have ever sold in our history. The toning further adds to its appeal in my eyes, clearly coming from an old collection and likely stored in a cabinet, in order to get its dark gray hues.
Roxana Uskali Roxana Uskali's Picks
Director of Numismatics, World & Ancient Coins - Chicago

French Cochin China: French Colony Proof 50 Cents 1879-A PR66 PCGS French Cochin China: French Colony Proof 50 Cents 1879-A PR66 PCGS
French Cochin China: French Colony Proof 50 Cents 1879-A PR66 PCGS
Right up there with the stylings of the Gothic Florin, in my opinion, is this beautifully designed French colonial issue. While not the largest denomination, nor the only French colony to bear this obverse illustration, it's definitely a scarce issue as French Cochin China existed for less than sixty years and only produced coins during ten of them. This proof emission easily wins me over with its sublime color and nearly flawless surfaces.
Martinique: French Colonial gold Regulated/Countermarked 20 Livres ND (c. 1805) AU53 PCGS Martinique: French Colonial gold Regulated/Countermarked 20 Livres ND (c. 1805) AU53 PCGS
Martinique: French Colonial gold Regulated/Countermarked 20 Livres ND (c. 1805) AU53 PCGS
This coin has it all: stamps, countermarks, and a giant hole—all on an imitation flan. From yet another French colony—literally across the globe from my previous pick—this specimen hails from the Caribbean island of Martinique. What seems like an all-to-complicated way of issuing and regulating coinage, these pieces were covered with markings and assay stamps in an effort to separate genuine examples from imitations, and then pierced or plugged to regulate weight. The historical background surrounding these coins is actually fascinating, and the silver issues from this era are equally engaging.
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Around Heritage Auctions
1909-11 T206 PSA Set Registry Catalog Auction
Finest T206 Set Ever Assembled Could Crush World Records in Exclusive Heritage Auctions Sports Sale

The most important trading card set of the long-reigning Tobacco Era will put its best foot forward in Heritage Auctions' special 1909-11 T206 PSA Set Registry Catalog Auction Sept. 20 on HA.com/Sports.

Extended bidding drops the hammer on 520 cards comprising the "Number One All-Time T206 Set" on the Professional Sports Authenticator Registry. With dozens of individual cards already at the apex of population charts, the sale is likely to lock in multiple world records.

"For hundreds of trading card collectors, this is the auction event of a lifetime," said Chris Ivy, Director of Sports Collectibles for Heritage. "This auction is the vault door swinging open to reveal treasures unavailable anywhere else on Earth."

Of the 13 PSA Gem Mint 10 cards in the T206 population, nine appear within this remarkable sale, as do 116 of the 271 cards rated Mint 9. Only a single entry dips below NM 7.

The 1909-11 T206 PSA Set Registry Catalog Auction is open for bidding and will close in extended bidding format at 10 p.m. CT Sept. 20.

More information about Sports Auctions

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This Week's Top Ten
1916-D 10C AG3 ANACS
1916-D 10C AG3 ANACS
The ten US coins most frequently offered in Heritage auctions in grades below Good:
  1. 1916-D dime
  2. 1877 cent
  3. 1794 cent
  4. 1885 nickel
  5. 1886 nickel
  6. 1932-D quarter
  7. 1901-S quarter
  8. 1795 cent
  9. 1921 half dollar
  10. 1793 Chain cent
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Is It Time To Sell?
An exciting consignment opportunity presents itself, as Heritage proudly presents the upcoming November 7-10, 2018 Dallas, TX US Coins Signature Auction. Heritage's Dallas auctions have a long established tradition and are eagerly anticipated by collectors and dealers from around the US and the world. These auctions have attracted eager bidders and produced strong 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.

We have entered a new generation of collecting, and Heritage ensures that bidders and consignors all benefit from the latest and best technologies available. Our award-winning website, HA.com, serves as the cornerstone for our innovation. We have an average of 44,000 unique collectors come to HA.com every day, and they come to bid and to win! We are the auction leader, integrating our systems to deliver the greatest demand and the highest prices in the marketplace.

Contact one of our Consignment Directors, and they will guide you through the process and answer all of your questions. You can reach us by calling 1-800-835-6000.

November 7-10 Dallas US Coins Signature Auction
Consignment Deadline: September 18, 2018

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

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