The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Thursday, February 22, 2018


1907 Ultra High Relief Double Eagle brings $1+ million to lead Heritage's $27.5+ Million auction
More than $21 million in rare coins sold altogether in Aug. 3’s Platinum Night.


DALLAS, TX.- An extremely rare example of the prized 1907 Ultra High Relief double eagle sold for $1,057,500 to lead Heritage Auctions’ $27.5+ million US Coins Signature® Auction, held in Philadelphia, Aug. 2-5. All prices include 17.5% Buyer’s Premium.

“More than $21 million in rare coins sold altogether in Aug. 3’s Platinum Night,” said Greg Rohan, President of Heritage Auctions. “Over the course of the entire event, our happy consignors saw their coins bring more than $27.5 million, with an additional $1 million in results from Heritage’s currency auction held on Aug. 3.

The Ultra High Relief double eagle in this auction is distinctive because of its 1906 Style edge lettering, in a Sans Serif Font, with stars between each of the letters of E PLURIBUS UNUM. The lettering style dates the coin as one of the first three Ultra High Reliefs struck.

“This piece was the first coin discovered with this lettering style, in 1992, and today just two such coins are known,” said Rohan. “The coin shows evidence of handling, as implied by its Proof-58 grade. If it was used as a pocket piece by some early recipient, we can only wonder who that person was.”

Almost as rare, with only four examples known, is the 1802 Novodel proof dollar, which realized $851,875. The term “novodel” describes a coin struck long after the date it bears, but which is not a restrike. The dies for this coin were most likely prepared in the 1870s, when the coin is believed to have been struck. Two separate condition censuses consider this the finest known of the four examples by the tiniest of margins.

The 1921 Saint-Gaudens double eagle is an absolute rarity that sells for mid-to-high five-figure prices in any grade. It is also the premier condition rarity in the series, with only four examples known that grade MS65 or higher. One such gem sold for $587,500 in this auction, demonstrating the extreme interest these large gold coins hold for collectors.

Further highlights include, but are not limited to:

• 1887 $20 PR67+ Cameo NGC. Ex: Miller Collection: Realized: $411,250.

• 1796 $2 1/2 Stars MS63 PCGS Secure. BD-3, High R.5.: Realized: $329,000.

• 1920-S $10 MS66 PCGS Secure. Ex: O'Neal: Realized: $329,000.

• 1792 P1C One Cent, Judd-1, Pollock-1, High R.6, VF30 NGC: Realized: $305,500.





Today's News

August 15, 2012

Historic artifacts, kept in storage for years, are now on display at New York's Capitol

From Medieval to Modern: Christie's Fall Sale of Japanese & Korean Art in September

MoMA presents first U.S. museum solo installation by artist collective Slavs and Tatars

Christie's presents the Fall Sale of South Asian Modern and Contemporary Art

American art and Modernism provides common language in cross-cultural dialogue

Exhibition of works of art from the Serapión & Belk Collection opens at the Museo de Arte de Ponce

Longtime Cosmopolitan magazine editor Helen Gurley Brown, 90, dies in New York

Handle with fun: RM Auctions lifts the gavel on Bruce Weiner's world famous Microcar Museum

Philadelphia Museum of Art acquires "The Fox and the Grapes" dressing table

Indian and Southeast Asian art astounds at Christie's New York in September

Preview Berlin Art Fair to expand its dynamic profile for eight edition at Tempelhof Airport

1907 Ultra High Relief Double Eagle brings $1+ million to lead Heritage's $27.5+ Million auction

Chrysler Museum shakes up contemporary collection with installation of Remix Redux

The Fifth Annual Governors Island Art Fair opens September 1

Array of London Olympic memorabilia up for auction

17-foot-long Burmese python caught in Everglades; taken to Florida Museum of Natural History

Longest-running UK comic book 'The Dandy' may end

Fine Art Asia 2012 introduces renowned galleries and forges new partnerships

Bellevue Arts Museum focuses on fiber for second edition of BAM Biennial

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- The Morgan explores the Medieval world's fascinating approach to the passage of time

2.- Experts discover hidden ancient Maya structures in Guatemala

3.- Egyptian archaeologists unveil tomb of Old Kingdom priestess Hetpet

4.- The Speed Art Museum and Italian Ministry reach loan agreement on ancient calyx-krater

5.- Major exhibition features artistic masterpieces from the glorious Church of the Gesù

6.- From Beowulf to Chaucer, the British Library makes 1,000 years of rich literary history freely available online

7.- Truck damages Peru's ancient Nazca lines

8.- Trish Duebber is new Coordinator of Youth Programs at Boca Raton Museum Art School

9.- Exhibition examines the way art, like language, was used to articulate a rhetoric of exclusion

10.- The Dallas Museum of Art announces gift of three major European works



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez


Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org avemariasound.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful