Heritage Auctions’ 4,952-lot sale held Oct. 8 to 13 in New York City brought total prices realized of nearly $11.2 million.
The sale at the Millennium Broadway Hotel was staged in conjunction with the Professional Numismatists Guild New York Invitational show.
The sale included floor sessions as well as lots for which bidding was limited to Heritage Live!, internet, fax and mail bids.
Among the highlights of the auction were two Mint State 1796 Draped Bust quarter dollars — one graded MS-64 by Professional Coin Grading Service, which brought $164,500, and the other graded PCGS MS-63, yielding $152,750.
The auction also witnessed among sale highlights an 1870-CC PCGS Secure Very Fine 30 Coronet $20 gold double eagle and a PCGS Proof 64 1872 Coronet double eagle stickered by Certified Acceptance Corp.
The 1870-CC double eagle realized $188,000 and the Proof 1872 double eagle $135,125.
The prices realized include the 17.5 percent buyer’s fee add to the final hammer price of each lot won.
1796 quarter dollars
The 1796 Draped Bust, Small Eagle quarter dollar is a one-year type coin. Both examples offered and sold by Heritage are of the B-2 variety as cataloged in Early Quarter Dollars of the United States Mint 1796-1838 by Rory Rea, Glenn Peterson, Bradley S. Karoleff and John J. Kovach Jr.
The two quarter dollars were among 6,146 struck at the Philadelphia Mint with two varieties recognized as having been struck from the pairings of two obverse dies and one reverse die.
On the two B-2 quarter dollars sold by Heritage, the 6 in the date is high and nearly touches the bust.