Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Five half-dollar coins, $4,313, Jeffrey S. Evans
Recent Auction Results From Near & Far
By Ken Hall
One lot consisting of five U.S. silver flowing hair and draped bust half-dollar coins, for the years 1795, 1801, 1802, 1803 (large 3) and 1805, sold for $4,313 at a Variety Auction held Feb. 22 by Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates in Mt. Crawford, Va. Also, a 1932 Winter Olympics bronze medal, from the first Olympics held in the U.S. (Lake Placid, N.Y.) brought $4,313; and a “Hootch Owl” figural cast brass combination corkscrew/bottle opener/nutcracker, for Robert Smythe’s design patent of March 7th, 1936, hit $1,725. Prices include a 15 percent buyer’s premium.