Collectors were greeted by exceptional rarities this season,” said Greg Rohan, President of Heritage Auctions. “We are grateful clients entrust us with their collections and we take great pride in maintaining our place as the world’s No. 1 numismatic auction house.”
U.S. currency and World banknote auctions draw a combined $13,674,915
- A high-grade 1863 $100 Legal Spread Eagle Note, PCGS Extremely Fine 40, brought $132,000 as the seventh-nicest specimen to reach the auction market.
- Bright and well centered, a 1934 $10,000 Binion Note, a collector favorite from the famed Binion Horseshoe Casino, sold for $132,000.
- A trophy 1934 $5,000 Note from the Dallas Federal Reserve, PCGS About New 53PPQ, sold for $96,000. The perfect show-and-tell piece, it survived without any restoration and with strong eye appeal thanks to the note’s fully original paper and embossing of the seal and serial numbers.
Bidders seek out gold among World & Ancient Coins
- Historically important and rare in the hobby, a Nicholas II gold Specimen 1/2 Imperial of 5 Roubles 1895-AГ SP62 PCGS, changed hands for $156,000.
- Quite possibly the most important coin of Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte’s reign, a first-year presentation Napoleon III gold Specimen 100 Francs 1855-A SP64 ★ NGC, sold for $144,000.
- Considered the “world’s first gold coinage,” a circa 550 B.C. a Lydian Kingdom Croesus AV Stater, NGC MS ★ 5/5 – 4/5, realized $132,000.
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