The Heritage Platinum Night auction session held at the Central States featured numerous rarities and six figure coins. Looking at coins covered here in the Bluesheet, there were some outstanding examples. For starters, a pair of 1916-D Mercury dimes, both graded PCGS MS65 Full Bands, brought a respectable $41,125 and $39,950. Another thirteen different Mercury dimes brought over $10,000 in the session.
For half dollars, there was an 1807 Draped Bust graded PCGS/CAC MS65+ which brought a strong $141,000, just $11,750 short of the MS66 Pogue specimen of the same date. A CAC-endorsed 1933-S Walking Liberty half graded PCGS MS67 sold for $12,340, while two other key dates, a 1921-D and a 1917-S Obverse sold a bit under market.
In silver dollars, a superb 1884-S graded PCGS MS63+ with a CAC sticker brought $76,375. This price falls almost exactly between MS63 and MS64 Greysheet bid, and closer to the MS64 Bluesheet bid than to the MS63 one. It also is a higher price than other recent CAC stickered MS63 Ã¢¬Ë84-S dollars, of which there are nine coins.
Multiple 1895 Morgans crossed the block, two of which we’ll mention here: first, a PCGS certified PR64 example at $52,875, which is just above the midpoint of the Bluesheet-Greysheet spread, which is $51,000. We highlight this point to demonstrate that knowing and understanding both prices are valuable in making purchase decisions. Second, an infrequently-seen grade, NGC PR61 1895 dollar sold for $43,475, a strong number.
Looking to early commems, a 1905 Lewis & Clark gold dollar certified PCGS/CAC MS67 brought $39,950 a good performance as compared to most recent auction records for the same coin. While a slew of Saint Gaudens High Relief coins sold in the Platinum Night session, two other Saints were notable: a 1907 No Motto in a PCGS MS67 holder sold for $44,650 and a Gem 1914 which realized $18,800, a strong price for a non-CAC example.