Heritage's Dallas Auctions Top $28 Million
An 1792 pattern disme, struck in copper and graded NGC Proof 62 Brown, was the top-selling lot in the auction when it hammered for $587,500.
Heritage's official auctions of the October 2012 National Money ShowSM in Dallas are complete, with overall prices realized exceeding $28.5 million. The US Coin Signature Auction on October 18-21 featured numerous outstanding rarities and brought total prices in excess of $23 million, with an additional $5.3 million selling the October 17-23 Currency Signature Auction. All prices include a 17.5% Buyer's Premium.
The Greensboro Collection, Part 1, provided many of the highlights of this auction, with the most notable results coming from early proof and specimen strikes. A 1792 pattern disme, struck in copper and graded Proof 62 Brown, was the top-selling lot in the auction when it hammered for $587,500. 1792 pattern coinage is extremely popular, since it was struck as the US Mint was first being established. This coin, strictly a pattern unlike its half disme counterpart, is one of about 15 examples known.
A 1793 Wreath Cent with Vine and Bars edge, graded SP66 Brown and with a continuous provenance dating to the 19th century, sold for $329,000. This was the most perfectly preserved and singularly important early large cent we have ever had the privilege of offering at public auction, a true "museum quality" coin. Both of these coins were also from The Greensboro Collection, Part 1.
A few of the many other highlights of this auction included:
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