An 1842 Seated Liberty, Small Date quarter dollar graded
Proof 64 Cameo by Numismatic Guaranty Corp. sold for $88,125 and
was the top lot at Heritage’s March 3 to 6 auctions held during the
American Numismatic Association National Money Show in the auction
firm’s hometown of Dallas. The rarity previously brought $126,500 when
offered at Heritage’s April 19, 2008, Central States
Numismatic Society auction and is one of just six confirmed
examples. In total the auction brought more than $8 million.
Here is one of three other lots that caught my eye.
1951 Roosevelt dime, Professional Coin Grading Service Proof 68 Deep Cameo
Proof 1951 Roosevelt dimes are not rare by any stretch of the
imagination with a mintage of 57,500 coins that were sold in Proof
sets directly to collectors. However, in top grades it becomes tougher
and with Deep Cameo contrast between the fields and devices, it is elusive.
The Dallas ANA auction offered a 1951 dime graded Proof 68 Deep
Cameo by PCGS — one of the two finest Deep Cameo examples certified at
PCGS — and it sold for $14,100. Heritage observed, “This incredible PR68 specimen
is among the finest-known survivors of this important date, with
sharply detailed design elements and deeply mirrored fields that
contrast dramatically with the frosty devices to create an intense
COIN VALUES: What your 1951 Roosevelt dime is worth
Back in 2014 Heritage sold a comparable example for $23,500, but at
that time it was the sole representative in this grade, while today
there are two.
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