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David Mayfield is a Vice President at Heritage Auctions. David started collecting coins at the age of nine and has been trading at coin shows since he was ten years old. David became a full time coin dealer in the early 80's, and has been a regular on the national and international coin show circuit ever since. David came to work at Heritage Auctions in 1992, and since has had the pleasure of assisting thousands of collectors in building their collections and ultimately in helping them bring their collectible legacy to market. David oversees Heritage Auction's numismatic consignment division, and works with collectors and Consignment Directors across all of Heritage Auction's collectible categories.

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Netherlands East Indies: Dutch Colony. United East India Company (VOC) gold Proof Pattern Ducaton (Rider) 1728 PR64 NG

Netherlands East Indies: Dutch Colony. United East India Company (VOC) gold Proof Pattern Ducaton (Rider) 1728 PR64 NGC

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$336,000

Great Britain: Charles II gold Proof Pattern Crown 1663 PR58 PCGS

Great Britain: Charles II gold Proof Pattern Crown 1663 PR58 PCGS

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$288,000

China: Hsüan-t'ung silver Specimen Pattern Dollar Year 3 (1911) SP62+ PCGS

China: Hsüan-t'ung silver Specimen Pattern Dollar Year 3 (1911) SP62+ PCGS

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$96,000

China: Kuang-hsü gold Pattern Kuping Tael (Liang) CD 1906 MS63 NGC

China: Kuang-hsü gold Pattern Kuping Tael (Liang) CD 1906 MS63 NGC

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$204,000

China: People's Republic gold Pattern Proof 'Dragon Boat' 500 Yuan (5 ounce) 1995 PR69 Ultra Cameo NGC

China: People's Republic gold Pattern(?) Proof "Dragon Boat" 500 Yuan (5 ounce) 1995 PR69 Ultra Cameo NGC

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$186,000

The Legendary First

The Legendary First "Dollar" of the Americas - The Finest of Only 3 Known Specimens

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$528,000

Fine Style 'Star' Sextus Pompey Aureus

Fine Style 'Star' Sextus Pompey Aureus

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$336,000

Exceptionally Rare Diadumenian 'Star' Gold Aureus in Fine Style

Exceptionally Rare Diadumenian 'Star' Gold Aureus in Fine Style

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$336,000
What Makes a Modern Circulating Coin Valuable?
12.4.2018 What Makes a Modern Circulating Coin Valuable?

One frequently asked question here at Heritage Auctions is, "What makes a modern circulating coin valuable?" While most circulation strike coins minted from the 1960s...

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China: Kiangnan. Kuang-hsü 50 Cents CD 1899 MS62 Prooflike NGC.

China: Kiangnan. Kuang-hsü 50 Cents CD 1899 MS62 Prooflike NGC.

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$312,000

COIN FAIRS

Berkel Enschot, Netherlands
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World Money Fair Germany
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Basler Munze-Messe, Switzerland
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Holland Coin Fair Netherlands
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Coin Care for the Collector
9.25.2017 Coin Care for the Collector

Acquiring old coins, whether through pure chance or a shrewd purchase, can generate immediate excitement, and can lay the foundation for a lifetime of collecting, regardless of whether the new prize is the first acquisition or an addition to an already-significant inventory...

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Ancients: LYDIAN KINGDOM. Croesus (ca. 561-546 BC). AV stater (19mm, 10.77 gm)

Ancients: LYDIAN KINGDOM. Croesus (ca. 561-546 BC). AV stater (19mm, 10.77 gm)

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$129,250
Numismatic History: Honoring Native Americans through U.S. Coinage
2.2.2017 Numismatic History: Honoring Native Americans through U.S. Coinage

The historical tribes that make up Native American culture have often been given a place of honor on many of the US Mint’s most popular and enduring coin designs...

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