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Gavels 'n' Paddles: 1795 U.S. half dollar coin, $141,000, Legend Rare Coin

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 1795 U.S. half dollar coin, $141,000, Legend Rare Coin

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A Condition Census 1795 U.S. half-dollar coin, graded PCGS MS62, sold for $141,000 at a Regency Auction held December 14th by Legend Rare Coin of Lincroft, N.J., in conjunction with the PCGS Members Only Show. Also, an 1873-CC 25-cent U.S. arrows coin, PCGS AU55, […]

Great Collections: June 2017

Great Collections: June 2017

The Eric C. Caren Collection Photos: Christie’s Images Ltd. 2017 Eric C. Caren has been called the “Babe Ruth of private historical collecting” and compared to the 19th century collector Sir Thomas Phillips. His collection, The Caren Archive, is acknowledged as one of the largest and most important private collections of Paper Americana in the […]

Indiana Church Strikes Gold With Early “In God We Trust” Rare Coin

Indiana Church Strikes Gold With Early “In God We Trust” Rare Coin

Historic 1866 Double Eagle is one of only ten known examples, survived an attempted theft, was donated to a Valparaiso church and now could bring $300,000 or more when offered by Heritage Auctions DALLAS (April 18,2017) – A valuable 19th century U.S. gold coin featuring one of the earliest uses of the motto, In God […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Experimental ’42 glass cent, $70,500, Heritage Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall The only known surviving intact experimental all-glass cent coin, manufactured in 1942 as an alternative to copper, which was urgently needed during World War II, sold for $70,500 at an auction held Jan. 6 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., by Heritage Auctions (based in Dallas, […]

Heritage Auctions posts strong 2015 results with $860 million year

Tremendous growth in Sports; steady prices and solid growth seen year-over-year across many categories DALLAS — Heritage Auctions posted its second best ever year in 2015 with total sales of more than $860 million in total prices realized across its auction business as well as its Private Treaty sales. The company also continued to expand its worldwide […]

Gavels ‘N Paddles: 1875 $20 gold coin, $38,940, Michaan's

Gavels ‘N Paddles: 1875 $20 gold coin, $38,940, Michaan's

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall A U.S. 1875 $20 Liberty Head gold coin, graded MS64, sold for $38,940 at a sale of rare coins from the estate of Barbara Riggins held March 6 by Michaan’s Auctions in Alameda, Calif. Also, a 1909 $5 piece changed hands for $15,340; a […]

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: 1776 U.S. silver dollar, $1.41 million, Heritage

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: 1776 U.S. silver dollar, $1.41 million, Heritage

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: 1776 U.S. silver dollar, $1.41 million, Heritage Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World A 1776 Continental silver dollar – the finest of only four silver Continental currency dollars known to exist from the birth of the American Republic – sold for $1.41 million at a sale of U.S. Colonial coins […]

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Jefferson signed document, $118,750, Swann Auction

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Jefferson signed document, $118,750, Swann Auction

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Jefferson signed document, $118,750, Swann Auction Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World A 1792 printed copy of An Act Establishing a Mint, and Regarding the Coins of the United States, signed by Thomas Jefferson, sold for $118,000 at an auction of Printed & Manuscript Americana held April 8 by Swann […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 1927-D double eagle coin, $1.292 million, Heritage

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 1927-D double eagle coin, $1.292 million, Heritage

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: 1927-D double eagle coin, $1.292 million, Heritage Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A legendary 1927-D double eagle U.S. gold coin, the rarest coin ever minted in Denver and the key among circulation issue Saint-Gaudens double eagles, sold for $1.292 million at an auction of the Bently Collection […]

Guess What – June 2014

Guess What - June 2014

Guess What – June 2014 Now you see it… now you don’t! By Bob Cahn – “The Primitive Man” Our object, obviously on GUESS WHAT is to confuse and abuse you, our loyal readers — and this month is no exception. We’ve perpetrated an optical confusion of mammoth proportions and we’re hoping for your docile […]