Heritage ANA Convention sales bring over $46 million in Chicago

Karl B

Karl B

2015-08-20 09:08:29

Heritage Auctions has concluded its series of sales at the Summer ANA Convention in Chicago with results of over $46 million.

Leading the way was a 1793 Wreath Cent, one of the five finest-known examples in the world graded MS66 Red and Brown PCGS CAC, which sold for $399,500.

“This is just simply a magnificent and historic coin,” said Greg Rohan, President of Heritage Auctions. “It set the stage for what was an incredibly successful week overall for Heritage. We posted more than $46 million altogether, across three different auction venues, throughout the week.”

The Wreath Cent was followed by two highly rare coins from the New Orleans Mint: an 1856-O $20 AU55 NGC, one of just 23 known examples, and an 1854-O $20 AU55 NGC, each of which brought matching prices of $340,750.

Further U.S highlights included an 1838-O 50C SP50 PCGS Secure, one of nine in existence, which realized $293,750; a unique Matte Proof 1937 Boone Half Dollar Set PR63 NGC which brought $223,250; and an 1879 $4 Flowing Hair PR65 Cameo PCGS Secure CAC which sold for $202,625.

The World and Ancient Coins sale also drew strong results, as a wealth of rarities generated more than $9.65 million in sales.
The most valuable coin of the sale was a Charles I gold Triple Unite 1644 AU58 NGC, described as "a coin with prestige that few others can approach", which sold for $249,998.

There were also impressive results for a Ferdinand VI gold 8 Escudos 1747 G-J MS61 NGC, the only surviving coin of its type, which sold for $235,000; a 1908 Japanese Protectorate – Yung Hi gold 5 Won Year 2 MS66 PCGS which sold for $111,625; and a Guadalajara Ferdinand VII gold 4 Escudos 1812 XF45 NGC, offered from the Isaac Rudman Collection of Mexican Coins, which realized $111,625.

"With more than 1,100 superb lots in this auction and more than $9.65 million in total prices realized," said Cristiano Bierrenbach, Vice President of Heritage Auctions, "this was indeed a tremendous event on all fronts. Despite a strong U.S. dollar, the World & Ancient coins market continues to show great strength."


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