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Press Release - October 23, 2002

Heritage’s Santa Clara Signature Sale Sets Record at 3,500+ Lots

Dallas, TX.: Heritage Numismatic Auctions will be presenting a 3,500+ lot Signature Sale at the Santa Clara Coin expo, Nov. 21-23. “This sale is more than one-third larger than any previous Signature event held in Santa Clara,” enthused HNAI Director Bob Korver. “Plus, the number of consignors participating - 150 - is simply astonishing. Of our seven anchor consignors, four have collections that are so large and so important that they have been spread over multiple sales. Since Heritage’s first Santa Clara event in 1992, our sales and the show have grown together, in size and importance.”

Anchor consignments for the Nov. 2002 Santa Clara Signature Sale include:

The Ronald H Bozarth, J.D. Collection of Barber Dimes, inspired by a hobby and a collection passed down by his grandfather;

The Philip Kaufman Collection of Proof Seated Liberty Coinage, Part 2, the result of a passion for superlative condition coins with exquisite toning;

The Ohio Collection, Part 7 of a collection that was simply astonishing in its breadth and depth ;

The William C. Owsley, Jr. Collection, formed by a passionate collector whose polymath in talent spilled over into wide-ranging collecting interests;

The Hans Poetsch Collection, Part 3 includes his primary collection of Standing Liberty Quarters, complete in high grade;

The Francis Sullivan Collection, an extension of the consignor’s love of American history and the stories that coins tell;

The Richard Sundberg Collection, an ‘old-time’ collector whose youthful interest in coins was rewarded by the discovery of a 1909-S VDB in circulation; and

The Robert Tarr, Sr. Collection, Part 1, another lifelong collector whose love of Silver Dollars has inspired his collecting for four decades.

Santa Clara Highlights:
1856 Flying Eagle Cent, PR64 PCGS. Snow-9.
1858 Flying Eagle Cent, Small Letters PR64 PCGS.
1866 Cent, MS66 Red NGC. Tied For Finest Known
1877 Cent, PR65 Red, Cameo PCGS: The Finest Cameo-Designated 1877 Indian Cent
1964 Cent, SMS MS64 Red and Brown PCGS.
1917-D Reverse Half Dollar, MS65 NGC.
1863 Seated Dollar, PR65 PCGS.
1870 Seated Dollar, PR66 NGC.
1879-CC Silver Dollar, MS65 NGC.
1879-O Silver Dollar, MS65 Deep Mirror Prooflike NGC.
1895-O Silver Dollar, MS64 NGC. Ex: Silverman
1876 20 Cents, MS67 NGC. --One of the Finest Four Examples Known
1875 20 Cents, PR66 NGC.
1876 20 Cents, PR66 NGC.
1877 20 Cents, PR66 PCGS.
1878 20 Cents, PR66 NGC.
1895 25 Cents, PR68 Cameo NGC.
1818/7 50 Cents, Large 8 MS65 PCGS.
1853 50 Cents, Arrows and Rays MS65 NGC.
1869-S 50 Cents MS67 NGC.
1915-S $50 Panama-Pacific 50 Dollar Round AU58 PCGS.
1859 Gold $1, PR65 Ultra Cameo NGC.
1844 $2.50, MS62 NGC. The Finest Certified 1844 Quarter Eagle
1858-C $2.50, MS63 PCGS. Perhaps the Finest Known 1858-C Quarter Eagle, MS63
1890 $2.50, PR64 Ultra Cameo NGC.
1897 $2.50, PR65 Cameo NGC.
1888 $3, PR66 Cameo PCGS.
1795 $5, Small Eagle AU50 PCGS. B. 6-F, Miller-9, R.5.
1884 $5, PR64 Deep Cameo PCGS. One of Only 12 Coins Believed Extant
1911 $5, PR66 NGC.
1841 $10, MS62 NGC.
1866 $10, Motto PR63 Deep Cameo PCGS.
1879 $20, MS63 PCGS. Ex: Bass. Tied For Finest Known
1902 $20, MS64 PCGS.
1905 $20, MS63 PCGS.
1860 $10, Clark, Gruber & Co. Ten Dollar AU50 PCGS. Kagin-3, R.5.
1880 Proof Set PCGS Certified.

Among the highlight coins in the Santa Clara Signature catalog images are now posted at

Copies of the Santa Clara catalog will be available during November for $30, or free with the submission of any recent invoice exceeding $1,000 from any coin dealer. For more information, contact Sonia Magdaleno at 1-800-US COINS (800.872.6467), ext 275. Heritage is headquartered at 100 Highland Park Village, Second Floor, Dallas, Texas, 75205

The Heritage name is recognized worldwide for bringing unparalleled value to every consignor and bidder. Year 2001 sales exceeded $150 million and assets were approximately $30 million. is the Internet's most popular and highly trafficked rare coin site, with over 64,000 registered members. is the only coin site chosen twice by’s Best of the Web (1999 and 2001) as one of the 250 best websites on the Internet, and also won the most recent Numismatic Literary Guild award for Best Numismatic Internet Site. For more information on how to consign your coins to the FUN Signature Sale contact one of our consignment coordinators at 1-800-US COINS (800.872.6467). We also invite you to visit us on the web at

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