Heritage Auctions Coins Department


2015-06-26 11:02:34


Heritage Auctions Coins Department is the division of Heritage Auction Galleries which deals in rare coins.

As with all of Heritage’s departments, it is managed by a team of experts.


The vice president of U.S. Gold and Numismatics at Heritage is Doug Baliko who joined the Heritage staff in January 1997. In 2000 he was made Director of Heritage's U.S. gold division. He is responsible for all U.S. gold coin trading, currently totalling over $250 million per year. In 2004 he was also given the responsibility of managing Heritage's wholesale coin department.

David Mayfield is the vice president of numismatic auctions. He has been collecting and trading rare coins and currency for over 35 years. Mayfield has been buying and selling rare coins since the age of 10. He became a full time coin and currency dealer in the mid-1980s. David's main collecting interest is in all things Texas, especially currency and documents from the Republic of Texas.

Jim Stoutjesdyk is Heritage’s vice president of numismatics. Stoutjesdyk was named Outstanding Young Numismatist of the Year in 1987 by the American Numismatic Association. Stoutjesdyk’s responsibilities as vice president include buying and selling rare coins, pricing new stock and overseeing the daily operations of the rare coin department.

Notable sales

A 1787 Brasher Doubloon was sold by Heritage on 11 January 2005 for $2,990,000.

On November 2 2005, a 1907 Ultra High Relief $20 coin was sold for $2,990,000.

On 16 April 2008, Heritage saw the sale of a rare 1804 silver dollar. The coin sold for $3,737,500.

In January 2010, another of the world’s rarest coins, the 1913 Liberty Head Nickel was featured in a Heritage Auction Galleries sale. It sold for $3,737,500.

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