Heritage’s July 7 to 10 auctions held in conjunction with the summer
Florida United Numismatists convention in Orlando realized $6,583,780.
The top lot was a 1915-S Panama Pacific International Exposition round
gold $50 commemorative coin graded Mint State 64 by Numismatic
Guaranty Corp. that brought $88,125.
This year marked the tenth installment of FUN’s summer show, which
is smaller than its annual January show. Next year’s winter FUN show
is set for Fort Lauderdale, Jan. 5 to 8, and the 2017 summer FUN is
scheduled in Orlando, July 6 to 8.
Here is one of three coins from the sale we're profiling in this
week's Market Analysis:
1878-S Trade dollar, MS-66, CAC
Among the highlights in the 2016 summer FUN auction was a group of
Trade dollars, including this 1878-S silver dollar graded Mint State
66 by Professional Coin Grading Service with a green Certified
Acceptance Corp. sticker that sold for $30,550.
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Heritage described the beautifully toned Trade dollar as an ideal
type coin since it is a common date within the series, even in Mint
State grades, observing that this example “offers inherent and
aesthetic advantages that make it a top-notch type coin.”
Last May it had previously been offered as part of the Gene Gardner
Collection, where the handsome dollar — showing an even blend of
sea-green, rose and gold coloration — realized $28,200. The
collections of the Pennsylvania numismatist are considered among the
finest groups of American silver coins ever assembled and were sold in
a series of auctions held by Heritage in 2014 and 2015. Gene, who died
July 16, will be remembered for his sharp eye and taste for beautiful,
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