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Stronger Gold Good News for Atlanta ANA

February 24, 2014

Heritage Auctions U.S. Coins Signature Auction at the ANA National Money Show in Atlanta, February 27, 28 & March 2, 2014

Heritage Auctions U.S. Coins Signature Auction at the ANA National Money Show in Atlanta, Feb. 27, 28 & Mar. 2, 2014

     While Gold continues to make a new run back to higher levels, this week’s ANA National Money Show may be the primary beneficiary. Dealers and collectors will be gathering in Atlanta for this annual event and many are excited with the current advance of the metals. Even though Gold is up over $130 since the first of the year, there are still many generic U.S. Gold coins that have not increased that much. Dealers feel there are lots of bargains especially for the $10 Liberty and Indians in MS63 and higher grades, as well as the $20 Liberty and St. Gaudens in the same grades. This week’s activities should give us a good indicator of where the U.S. Gold market is headed.

     Not only are the metals looking stronger, rare coins are also very much in demand. Collectors and investors are choosing to put much of their excess cash into better date rarities. This show will be a good opportunity for buyers to search dealer inventories for rarities, and Heritage Auctions will host the official sale at the ANA with its usual array of truly rare coins. One of the highlights of this sale will be the 1845 $2 ½ Gold in NGC PR67 Ultra Cameo. The Market price for this coin is currently listed at $250,000 and is pedigreed to the Trompeter Collection. Another rarity up for auction is the 1920 S $10 Indian Gold in NGC MS65; it is one of only six coins certified by PCGS and NGC combined, with only two certified in MS66. Listed below are a few other potential highlights from the Heritage ANA Sale.

Date/DenominationGradeCurrent Market
1867 Shield Nickel w/RaysPCGS PR65$48,500
1844 Seated Half DimeNGC PR67$52,500
1865 S Seated QuarterPCGS MS66+ CAC$19,500
1796/5 $5 Gold Small EagleNGC AU58$72,500
1875 $10 GoldPCGS AU50$92,500
1883 O $10 GoldNGC AU55$61,500
1887 $20 GoldPCGS PR64 Cameo$91,500
1920 S $20 Gold SaintPCGS MS61$41,500
1931 $20 Gold SaintPCGS MS63$57,500

1867 Shield Nickel with Rays PCGS PR65

1867 Shield Nickel with Rays PCGS PR65,
available in the Heritage Auctions U.S. Coins Signature Auction at the
ANA National Money Show in Atlanta, February 27, 28 & March 2, 2014

     The HD Wholesale Market Dealer Price Guide lists numerous advances throughout the charts this week. Early Walkers are on many want lists and the higher grades are especially strong. The 1916 is up to $3,050 Market in MS66 and the 1916 S in MS64 jumped to $2,750. The 1917 D Reverse is a very difficult coin to locate in MS65 and this week it increased to $13,250 Market. The 1917 S Reverse is nearly as rare and advanced to $11,500 in MS65. The 1921, all mints, are always in demand, and while the Philadelphia and San Francisco coins have not advanced in the upper Mint State grades lately, they are still easy to sell when made available. The 1921 D moved to higher Market prices in MS65 & 66, now at $25,250 and $31,500, respectively.

     The interest in Silver Dollars has not slowed down one bit. Hundreds of dealers across the nation are heavily involved in this series and the number of buyers consistently outnumbers sellers. Common date MS65 Morgan Dollars are higher this week as are the few generic MS67 dates. In better dates, the 1889 O in MS65 is up to $5,250, the 1884 S in MS63 is now $42,500, and the 1897 O is higher at $16,500 in MS64. In addition, the 1901 advanced in MS62 through MS64.

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