Finest known 1921 double eagle highlight of Heritage auction

Headlines Platinum Night sessions at FUN convention sale
By , Coin World
Published : 12/17/11
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The finest known 1921 Saint-Gaudens gold $20 double eagle, graded Professional Coin Grading Service Secure Mint State 66, is among 4,657 lots of early American and U.S. coins and medals to be offered Jan. 4 to 8 in Orlando, Fla., by Heritage Numismatic Auctions.

The coin is Lot 4630 in the auction to be held at the Orange County Convention Center in conjunction with the Florida United Numismatists convention.

Heritage’s overall FUN auction comprises eight public sessions. Because of the enormity and quality of coins that qualified for inclusion in Heritage’s Platinum Night offering, according to Heritage President Greg Rohan, two sessions on two different nights will accommodate those lots.

The first Platinum Night session is set to start at 7 p.m. Jan. 4, representing Lots 3001 through 3427. The second Platinum Night session is set to begin at approximately 8 p.m. Jan. 5, following the offering beginning at 7 p.m. of The Dr. and Mrs. Stephen L. Duckor Collection of Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles, Lots 4600 to 4654. The second Platinum Night session represents Lots 4655 through 5156.

For more details about the auction, visit Heritage Numismatic Auctions online at; 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 auction highlights:

1776 $1 Continental Currency dollar in pewter, CURRENCY and EG FECIT inscriptions, Newman 3-D (1776 Continental Currency & Varieties of the Fugio Cent by Eric P. Newman), Lot 3006, Numismatic Guaranty Corp. MS-67.

1792 Fusible Alloy cent pattern, Judd 2 (United States Pattern Coins, Experimental & Trial Pieces by J. Hewitt Judd, edited by Q. David Bowers), one of fewer than 10 known, Lot 3401, NGC Fine 15, CAC.

1793 Flowing Hair, Chain, With Periods cent, Sheldon 4 (Penny Whimsy by William H. Sheldon), Lot 3020, PCGS MS-65 brown, stickered by Certified Acceptance Corp.

1793 Liberty Cap, Bisecting Crack cent, S-14, Lot 3031, PCGS About Uncirculated 50+.

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