1796 Draped Bust quarter dollar brings $161,000 at auction

Heritage sale in Beverly Hills realizes nearly $5.96 million
By , Coin World
Published : 11/21/11
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A 1796 Draped Bust, Small Eagle quarter dollar graded Mint State 63 by Professional Coin Grading Service realized $161,000 during Heritage Numismatic Auctions Nov. 8 and 9 sale in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The quarter dollar variety is cataloged as Browning 2 in Early Quarter Dollars of the United States 1796-1838 by A.W. Browning.

The coin was one of 1,559 lots of U.S., Colonial, pioneer and pattern coins offered at public auction at Heritage’s satellite gallery at 9478 Olympic Blvd., Beverly Hills, Calif.

Of the lots offered, 1,438, or 92.2 percent, were reported sold, bringing total prices for the floor sessions to $5,959,312.04. A 15 percent buyer’s fee was added to the final closing hammer price of each lot won.

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

Some highlights:

1776 Continental Currency dollar in pewter, CURENCY spelling, Newman 1-C (1776 Continental Currency & Varieties of the Fugio Cent by Eric P. Newman), Professional Coin Grading Service Very Fine 25, $20,700.

1793 Flowing Hair, Chain, AMERI. cent, Sheldon 1 (Penny Whimsy by William H. Sheldon), PCGS Very Good 10, stickered by Certified Acceptance Corp., $13,225.

1811/0 Classic Head cent, S-286, PCGS About Uncirculated 50, $11,500.

1914-D Lincoln cent, NGC Mint State 64 red, $5,462.50.

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