Published: August 24, 2004
Heritage Numismatic Auctions recently concluded its Signature Auction held in New York City, July 19-21, with prices realized exceeding $7,346,570, followed by its New York Bullet Auction, which brought the total proceeds up to $8,155,332.
“The highlight coin of the Signature Auction,” noted Heritage President Greg Rohan, “was a classic Twentieth Century rarity – a 1911-D Quarter Eagle, certified as MS66 by PCGS, which realized $184,000 as lot 8103. Another appealing rarity was an early draped bust small eagle half dollar of 1797, O-102; even with environmental damage, the AU-detailed coin from The Willamette Collection realized $71,300 as lot 7851.”
Other featured consignors for the Heritage New York Signature Auction included: Part Three of the Bent Tree Collection (ranked #2 on the NGC Registry); the Paulsboro Collection, Part Two; the Del Rio Collection, Part One; the Barry Donnell Collection, Part Two; the Dennis Gundy Collection; the estate of John Naylor, Part One; and the Professor Wayne Newman Palmer Collection, Part One.
More highlights were: A 1898 barber dime, PR68 cameo NGC realized $36,800; a 1893-O Morgan dollar, MS64 PCGS realized $34,500; a 1796 quarter, B-2, Net Fine 15 ANACS realized $18,400; a 1803 large 3 half dollar, O-103, MS64 NGC realized $77,625; a 1796 small date, large letters dollar, B-4, AU53 PCGS realized $20,700; 1851 original seated dollar, Net MS60 ANACS realized $32,200; a 1925 Stone Mountain half dollar, MS68 PCGS realized $24,725; a 1915-S Panama-Pacific 50 dollar round, MS64 NGC realized $63,250; a 1796 no stars quarter eagle, Net XF40 ANACS realized $41,400.
A 1907 high relief double eagle, wire rim, MS65 NGC realized $34,500; a 1907 high relief double eagle PR64 NGC realized $33,925; a 1908 motto double eagle, PR65 PCGS realized $42,550; a 1911 double eagle, MS66 NGC realized $28,750; a Kellogg & Humbert gold ingot, No. 639, 112.03-ounce realized $80,500.
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