Four examples of the famous Panama-Pacific $50 commemorative
highlight the offerings in Heritage Auctions’ 2013
February 7-8 & 10 US Coin Signature Auction in Long Beach.
This auction is open for bidding now at www.ha.com/coins.
As most numismatists know, there are two distinct varieties of the
Panama-Pacific $50 coin. The round variety is rarer, with only 483
distributed, and it is represented in this auction by examples in
both MS65and MS66.
Only four pieces have been graded finer than MS66 by the major grading
services combined. The popular octagonal variety, the only octagonal
US coin issue, is almost as rare, with 645 examples issued. It is
represented by examples in MS63and MS64.
Continuing with the theme of rarities offered in pairs, this
auction also contains two examples of the proof 1876 double eagle,
63 Cameo and Proof
64+ Deep Cameo. The latter coin is the finest graded by PCGS,
and once resided in the Pittman collection. Only 45 examples were
minted, and perhaps a third of that number survives today.
Bid on these and the rest of the coins in the February
Heritage Long Beach US Coins auction at www.ha.com/coins.