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:
1797 Draped Bust, 15 Stars, Small Eagle half dime, MS-64+, CAC
Another handsome coin also formerly in the Gardner Collection was
this 1797 Draped Bust, 15 Stars, Small Eagle half dime graded by
Professional Coin Grading Service MS-64+ with CAC sticker that sold
The half dime’s especially rich provenance goes back to the Richard
B. Winsor Collection and then to the Chapman Brothers in 1895. It
would pass through the hands of J.M. Clapp and into the collection of
Louis E. Eliasberg Sr.
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In its 1996 sale of the Eliasberg Collection, Bowers and Merena
wrote, “Incredible Gem 1797 15 Stars. Finest Seen. The obverse and
reverse are weak at the centers with strong peripheral detail. Intense
frosty light silver luster with mottled pink and green iridescence. A
few very minor abrasions are noted with the aid of magnification. To
When it last sold at Heritage’s June 2014 sale of the Gardner
Collection it was graded MS-64 by PCGS without the Plus grade, but
with a CAC sticker. At that sale, the coin — carrying technically a
lower grade — brought a strong $70,500.
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