1916 Indian, DDO 5c coin tops $103,000

Doubled die obverse variety among highlights of Heritage auction
By , Coin World
Published : 03/13/12
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A 1916 Indian Head, Doubled Die Obverse 5-cent coin graded Mint State 63 by Numismatic Guaranty Corp. realized $103,627.65 during Heritage Auctions’ March 8 and 9 sale in New York City.

The coin was one of 1,379 lots of United States coins offered in two public floor sessions March 8 and 9.

Of the lots offered, 94.6 percent were reported sold, bringing total prices realized of $6,476,153. The prices realized include the 15 percent buyer’s fee added to the final hammer price of each lot sold.

The auction was held at the Ukrainian Institute of America at the Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion, 2 E. 79th St.

Visit Heritage Auctions online at www.ha.com, write the firm at 3500 Maple Ave., 17th Floor, Dallas, TX 75219-3941, or telephone Heritage at either 800-872-6467 or 214-528-3500.

Some highlights:

1795 Liberty Cap, Jefferson Head, Plain Edge cent, Sheldon 80 (Penny Whimsy by William H. Sheldon), once owned by John Work Garrett, NGC Very Fine 25, $184,000.

1857 Coronet cent, N-5 (United States Copper Cents 1816-1857 by Howard Newcomb), Professional Coin Grading Service Proof 65 red, stickered by Certified Acceptance Corp., $57,500.

1922-D Lincoln, No D, Strong Reverse cent, Die Pair II, PCGS Extremely Fine 45, CAC, $2,185.

1943-S Lincoln cent, PCGS MS-68, $3,220.

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