These stunning rare coins will be auctioned by Heritage Auctions this coming July 20-23 at the Long Beach/Summer FUN US Coins Signature® Auction! Let’s take a look at these stunning rare coins in this article! Let’s dive right in!
7 Stunning Rare Coins to be Auctioned by Heritage Auctions:
1841 Quarter Eagle (VF35)
One of only about 15 examples was found. The coin was given the name “Little Princess” by numismatic expert Norman Stack in a 1954 Davis-Graves auction description, and it has stuck ever since.
1907 Double Eagle High Relief (SP64)
Among the 12,367 coins minted in the first year, this is one of only three certified as a Specimen by PCGS. Since they were all struck from special dies that included nearly three-dimensional sculptural design elements, some coin experts felt they should be lumped together as a single type. Even though this magnificent specimen is partially obscured by the plastic tabs that cover much of the edge lettering, it still bears the hallmarks that identify it as a High Relief double eagle.
1797 Capped Bust Right Quarter Eagle (AU55)
A mintage of only 427 pieces makes this early U.S. gold issue extremely scarce. After only 66 quarter eagles were struck and distributed in 1796, subsequent mintages of this unpopular denomination were low for a long time. Of the fewer than 3,000 quarter eagles minted in the first three years of the denomination, only a couple dozen are thought to survive today, according to John Dannreuther, who estimates that only 20 to 25 pieces are extant in all grades. These coins were delivered on January 14, 1797. According to the experts at Heritage Auctions, this specimen is the eighth-finest of its kind.
1864 Three Dollar (PR64) (Deep Cameo)
John Dannreuther estimates that only 14–16 total examples are still in existence. Uncirculated-proof gold coins from the 19th century, especially three-dollar ones, are extremely rare. In 1864, for example, only 50 proof threes were minted, all on the same day (February 11). It’s unclear, however, how many were purchased by collectors in that pivotal year of the Civil War. Although Dannreuther predicted that 1864 would be more widely available than the two preceding years, the 35 and 39 proofs struck to make it just as scarce as 1862.
1901-O Half Dollar (MS67+)
The sole surviving specimen of a series rarity that has ever been graded MS67+. Only the 1892 Micro O and the 1896-O have smaller mintages, but this issue still has one of the lowest PCGS Mint State populations of any date. This Superb Gem, which is the finest certified by a full grade point and even outranks the Eliasberg and Emery-Nichols coins, both of which came directly from the New Orleans Mint in 1901, is the thirteenth MS66 specimen to appear at Heritage Auctions over three decades.
1918 Lincoln Cent (MS68) (Red)
Certainly, the finest example ever presented for sale by Heritage Auctions. Since over 288,000,000 1918 Lincoln cents were minted, it is reasonable for most people to assume that the offered coin is not particularly rare. However, examples of Red Superb Gems, crucial for a top-tier Registry Set, are extremely uncommon. Only three MS68 Red coins were certified by PCGS, making this one of the finest known.
1918/7-S Quarter FS-101 (MS64)
Rare Standing Liberty Quarter that is in mint condition. There are only twelve Full Head 1918/7-S quarters in MS63 or finer condition on Heritage’s registry; the finest are two MS64+ Full Head coins, one of which, pedigreed to Eugene Gardner, recently set a new world record for the most valuable overdate Standing Liberty quarter to sell at auction, realizing $336,000 in The Simpson Collection, Part I in September 2020. To our knowledge, there are no full-head Gem coins in circulation. Several noteworthy collections, such as the Selections from the Perfection Collection, the Glen Oaks Collection, the Davin Collection, and the Newark Abbey Collection, are also up for bid in this auction.
So there you have it! These are just some of the coins to be auctioned this coming July 20-23 by Heritage Auctions! If you have any concerns about the event, make sure to check Heritage Auctions’ website to know more about the event! Happy Collecting!