As the dealer community heads home from southern California with the conclusion of the Long Beach Expo, some turn their attention to New York City and the Pogue II sale while others turn their attention to more regional and local shows such as the Virginia Numismatic Association Convention and the Buena Park Show in California.

Speaking of Pogue II, the auction will be conducted by Stacks Bowers in association with Sotheby's on Wednesday, September 30th and features an amazing run of Capped Bust Half Dollars, seven Flowing Hair dollars, and early Eagles. It is always exciting when such coins as an 1817/4 half dollar, a Gem 1794 dollar, and a Gem 1795 Capped Bust Half Eagle are sold publicly.

As of this writing, more than a week before the sale, the 1794 dollar graded PCGS MS66+ is pre-bid to $2.6 million, though we expect to to hammer for much more. Even for those who may never own such rarities, reading about and learning the stories behind these coins invigorates the enthusiasm for their own holdings. Many in the dealer community are hopeful that this high-profile collection will bring new, international attention to our hobby.

Heritage Auction – Selected Results
Long Beach | September 17-18

The following are some selected highlights from the $11.6 million Heritage live auction of U.S. coins held in conjunction with the Long Beach show last week.

Lot

Description

Realized (w/BP)

3705

1873 1c Closed 3, PCGS MS66 RD CAC

$16,450

3736

1909 VDB 1c NGC PR66 RB

$23,645

3746

1883 3CN PCGS MS66 CAC

$15,275

3777

1795 H10C PCGS MS66 CAC

$73,440

3798

1792 Disme (J-10) PCGS XF40

$211,500

3799

1796 10C NGC MS62

$17,625

3814

1849 10C PCGS MS67

$30,550

3860

1838 25C NGC MS67

$82,250

3873

1858 25C NGC PR67

$28,200

3921

1797 50c PCGS F15 CAC

$70,500

3956

1913-S 50C PCGS MS66+ CAC

$12,925

3975

1942-S 50C PCGS MS67 CAC

$30,550

4015

1799 $1, 7x6 stars NGC MS65

$152,750

4039

1873 $1 NGC MS65

$37,600

4077

1889-CC $1 PCGS MS62

$35,250

4165

1886 $3 PCGS PR65 DC

$28,200

4182

1875 $5 NGC PR64 CA

$141,000

4202

1905 $10 NGC MS67

$24,675

4209

1920-S $10 NGC MS62

$70,500

4226

1865-S $20 PCGS MS65 ex:Bro Jonathan

$25,850

4262

1912 $20 PCGS MS65

$19,975

4280

1936 50C Oreg Trail PCGS MS68 CAC

$11,165

4304

1877 $50 Half Union (J-1549)
NGC PR63

$176,250