Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: 1826 half eagle gold coin, $235,000, ANA (Heritage)
Recent Auction Results From Near & Far
By Ken Hall
An 1826 half eagle five-dollar gold coin, very rare because so many of them were melted down, sold for $235,000 at an auction held Feb. 27-28 and March 2 by Heritage Auctions (based in Dallas) at the American Numismatic Association National Money Show in Atlanta. Also, an 1845 quarter eagle (certified Proof-67 Ultra Cameo by NGC) fetched $223,250; an 1875 eagle (graded AU50 by PCGS) rose to $211,500; and a 1909-S-VDB Lincoln head penny (graded MS67 Red PCGS Secure) garnered $117,500. Prices include a 17.5 percent buyer’s premium.