If you like gold, but not necessarily in coin form, then Heritage Auctions has
Its 6 p.m. Eastern Time Jan. 8 auction session held in conjunction
with the Florida
United Numismatists convention at the Tampa
Convention Center offers a number of gold nuggets.
The largest chunk weighs 25 grams, or 0.8 troy ounce.
Measuring 23.1 by 20.3 by 14.8 millimeters, the gold nugget shows
evidence of tiny pieces of quartz. The example previously sold in The
Philadelphia Americana Sale by Stack's Sept. 30 to Oct. 2, 2010, where it
realized $1,035, which included the 10 percent buyer's fee added to
the final closing hammer price.
A 24.7-gram gold nugget offered by Heritage that
measures 22.8 by 15 by 13 millimeters was also previously sold in The
Philadelphia Americana Sale in 2010, where it realized $1,092.50.
Other examples in the Heritage auction include one weighing 17.7 grams, one 13.6 grams, one 20.81 grams, and a second 24.7-gram nugget.
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