The coin collecting community will have to wait at least a little longer for collector Donald G. Partrick’s 1787 Brasher doubloon and other numismatic rarities to cross the auction block.
Partrick and Heritage Auctions jointly announced June 10 that, at the request of Partrick and his family, the auction firm has placed on hold the second, third and fourth Donald G. Partrick Collection auctions.
“Because the family has no immediate use for additional funds, and Don continues to delight in his collection, they proposed an extension agreement,” said Heritage co-chairman James Halperin. “Don and his family are wonderful clients and a pleasure to work with, and we are very grateful for the trust they have placed in us. Therefore, we were happy to accommodate their wishes. We look forward to conducting the remaining Partrick auctions at a later date, to be determined.”
No additional comments on the sale will be released until the postponed auctions are rescheduled, Halperin said.
The postponed sales originally were scheduled for the 2015 and 2016 American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money auctions and the 2016 Florida United Numismatists convention sale.
Partrick and his family released the following statement June 10:
“Mr. Donald G. Partrick wishes to thank Heritage Auctions for the outstanding catalogue and incredible results achieved for the sale of my coins, part 1. It was truly a wonderful experience. It exceeded my expectations and I look forward to my future sales with Heritage. I love my coins and would like to continue to enjoy them a while longer.”
Part I of the Partrick Collection offered Jan. 8, 2015, by Heritage in conjunction with the FUN convention, realized $25.93 million.
Among the highlights of that sale was a Numismatic Guaranty Corp. MS-65★ red and brown 1792 Birch cent stickered by Certified Acceptance Corp., which brought $2,585,000; a Judd 12 1792 Eagle on Globe quarter dollar pattern coin in copper, NGC Mint State 63 brown, CAC, which realized $2,232,500; and one of four original 1861 Confederate States of America half dollars, NGC Proof 30, CAC, that sold for $881,250.
Remaining highlights from the Partrick Collection to be offered in the to-be-rescheduled auction sessions include what some consider the finest 1787 Brasher doubloon, as well as quality sets of New Jersey and Connecticut state coinage by die variety.