The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 Tuesday, June 22, 2021


Indian head gold paces near-$12 million at Long Beach Expo Auctions
1933 Indian Eagle, MS65. Rare Final Ten Dollar Issue. Only 30-40 Examples Extant. Ex: Dallas Bank Collection.



DALLAS, TX.- It was a pair of rare Indian Eagles bidder pursued to top lot honors in Heritage Auctions’ Long Beach Expo U.S. Coins Auction, as the two high-grade examples led more than 1,400 lots offered June 4-7. The U.S. Coins portion of the auctions brought a combined $11,051,014.

“Although the Long Beach Expo was cancelled due to the pandemic scare, we were glad to relocate the auctions to HA.com,” said Jim Halperin, Co-Founder of Heritage Auctions.

The stunningly rare final ten dollar Issue of a 1933 Indian Eagle, MS65 PCGS, sold for $408,000. The coin is one of perhaps 30 to 40 examples known to exist and comes with a storied history. Almost the entire mintage of 1933 Wagles were melted soon after the coins were struck, when the Gold Recall of 1933 discontinued regular-issue U.S. gold coinage forever. The U.S. gold coinage for 1933 consisted of only the eagles and double eagles struck at the Philadelphia Mint, and only one 1933 double eagle is legal for collectors to own, making the 1933 Indian eagle the only collectible gold coinage issue from this historic final year of production.

A close second to the 1933 issue, the second rarest Indian Eagle is the ten dollar 1907 Rolled Rim Variety, MC65 PCGS, which sold for $240,000. From the beginning of the Indian Eagle series, the example was minted in an effort to keep Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ original high relief design, but improve upon the stacking issues that arose with the original Wire Rim variant. The rim was strengthened, but the resulting coins did not have sharp details, and all but 50 of the 31,500 pieces struck were melted – a tiny amount.

The Single-Finest Certified Example of an 1895 Liberty Twenty, PR67 Ultra Cameo, NGC, ended at $234,000. Experts estimate the coin is one of roughly 16 to 24 pieces that remain from just 51 proof Liberty double eagles that year. Rarely seen at auction, two specimens are included in the National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian Institution and another is preserved in the collection of the American Numismatic Society. The auctioned coin was a magnificent Superb Gem proof, the single-finest certified example at either of the leading grading services, exhibiting razor-sharp definition throughout, with intricate detail on Liberty's hair and the star radials.

An example of the 1907 twenty dollar High Relief, PR67+ NGC, retained exceptional surface preservation, leading to its $168,000 high bid. As expected, each side displays a pronounced satin-like texture and the strike is full. The bright yellow-gold surfaces show a slight tinge of reddish patina, leaving an outstanding proof High Relief and one of the finest Heritage has ever brought to auction.

Of the early gold on offer, a 1796 Capped Bust Right Quarter Eagle, XF45, stole the show at $144,000. The Extremely Rare No Stars BD-1, CAC Approved, specimen is referred to as the “Holy Grail Variety” because it is the rarest quarter eagle variety from 1796 to 1807, and probably the rarest from 1796 to 1834.

An additional highly sought-after coin made a rare auction appearance: a 1796 B-2 Quarter, MS63 PCGS, from the mintage of the first official quarter dollars struck by the U.S. Mint. As much as the 1796 quarters may have been unwanted at the time of release, certainly they are prized now, no matter the grade. A Mint State coin, of course, makes ownership that much sweeter. Offered from The Warshaw Family Collection, Part II, the coin sold for $150,000.

The Pinnacle U.S. Rarities Currency Collection
Among the single-owner and special collections offered during the auctions, the June 5 Pinnacle U.S. Rarities Collection Currency Auction added close to $900,000 to the weekend’s total. The collection’s highlight was a Series 1891 $50 Silver Certificate, Fr. 334, graded Superb Gem New 67PPQ by PCGS. This and one other note are the finest known of fewer than 50 extant examples. It sold for $54,000.

Other outstanding notes from the Pinnacle Collection include an 1886 $5 Silver Certificate, PMG Gem Uncirculated 66 EPQ, Fr. 260, which sold for $43,000, a 1914 $100 Red Seal Federal Reserve Note, PMG Gem Uncirculated 66 EPQ, the highest grade example recorded by PMG, which ended at $38,400 and an 1886 $5 Silver Certificate, PMG Gem Uncirculated 66 EPQ, a gem large brown spiked seal silver dollar back, which closed at $31,200.

Heritage Auctions lead up to August’s American Numismatic Association auctions with a series of weekly auctions spanning U.S. and World Coins. On June 15, is the California Fractional Gold U.S. Coins Special Monthly Auction, The Walczak Collection of World Coins Special Monthly Online Auction will close on June 28 and The Doug Robins Collection of Canadian Tokens, Part II World Coins Online Auction ends on July 5.










Today's News

June 12, 2020

Tiny songbird is East Asia's 'oldest' carved artwork

Christie's to offer the best painting by Wayne Thiebaud in private hands

Modigliani expert says a nonprofit is holding his research 'hostage'

Eli Wilner & Company announce its post Covid-19 reopening

Enthustiastic online bidding spurs Hindman's Arts of the American West auction to $1.7M

Eiffel Tower to reopen to public on June 25

30 Sunflowers by David Hockney to lead Hong Kong Contemporary Art Evening Sale

Phillips announces additional highlights for Hong Kong July sales of 20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design

Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam commits to fighting racism

Egypt cleans up for return of tourists

MAGMA gallery opens a double-show with Franco Fasoli and Hell'O Collective

French policeman at Bataclan attack found stolen Banksy door in Italy

Waddington Custot digital solo exhibition series continues with a presentation of sculptures by David Annesley

Holabird Americana Collections announces 7-day summer 2020 Extravaganza auction

Lockdown provides the perfect time to buy a project/restoration bike to work on in your garage at home

Leading foundations unveil historic effort to stabilize nonprofit sector amid COVID-19

Indian head gold paces near-$12 million at Long Beach Expo Auctions

Vancouver Art Gallery reopens on June 15

Albert Memmi, a 'Jewish Arab' intellectual, dies at 99

Return of the rostrum! Live jewellery auctions resume at Sotheby's this summer

Diamonds That Care to offer three pieces of jewellery by Anna Hu

Lennie Niehaus, who set Eastwood's films to music, dies at 90

Vilified for virus, bats are a new album's seductive stars

Sotheby's Hong Kong announces Contemporary Art Spring Sales

Top Ways for Writing an Essay in a Hurry

What Happens To The Brain After The Initial Injury?

Tips to Improve Air Circulation in Your Home

What Principle Air Coolers work on?

Slot Wagering Requirements Explained and Calculated




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
(1941 - 2019)
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

sa gaming free credit
ONLINE CASINO MAGAZINE

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