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Heritage Long Beach sale for offer U.S. coins, more

Auction dates: Sept. 8 and 9
By Erik Martin , Coin World
Published : 08/19/11
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A total of almost 1,600 lots, including U.S., Colonial, and world coins, as well as ingots, patterns, Proof sets, medals, tokens and error coins, will be offered in three public sessions Sept. 8 and 9, by Heritage Numismatic Auctions.

The public auction is being held at the Long Beach Convention Center, Room 103B, 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, Calif., in conjunction with the Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo.

Noteworthy collections being offered include the Al Boka Copperheads Collection, part three of the Eagle Harbor Collection, the Shrike Set of Indian Head gold $2.50 coins and the Wesson Collection.

The first session begins Thursday, Sept. 8 at 7:00 p.m. (all times Pacific). The second session commences on Friday, Sept. 9 at 1:00 p.m. with the third session following at 7:00 p.m. that evening.

Two more sessions, featuring more than 2,300 lots, will be conducted by Internet, fax and mail only and will take place on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 10 and 11, beginning at 3:00 p.m. Central time each day.

Additional sessions will offer paper money (see related article).

For more details about the auction, visit Heritage Numismatic Auctions at www.HA.com; write the firm at 3500 Maple Ave., 17th Floor, Dallas, TX 75219-3941; or telephone Heritage at either 800-872-6467 or 214-528-3500.

Some highlights:

1847 Coronet half cent, first restrike, Breen 2 (Walter Breen’s Encyclopedia of United States Half Cents 1793-1857 by Walter Breen), Lot 3108, one of three known to Breen, right side of T in CENT sharply doubled, PCGS Proof 63, red and brown.

1793 Flowing Hair, Chain, AMERI. cent, Sheldon 1 (Penny Whimsy by William H. Sheldon), Lot 3001, Professional Coin Grading Service Extremely Fine 40.

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