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Two Major Auctions at the ANA World's Fair of Money

August 10, 2015

     Thousands of dealers and collectors are heading to Rosemont, Illinois this week for the most anticipated coin show of the year, the annual ANA World’s Fair of Money. This show will have plenty of educational exhibits and seminars including Fundamentals of Grading, Coin Collecting Basics, and Boy Scout Merit Badge and Girl Scout Patch Workshops, among many others. With the metals beginning the week on a high note, dealers are hopeful that the bourse floor is active with confidence on the upswing.

     This year’s ANA contains two official auctions, one by Heritage Auctions and the other by Stack’s Bowers Galleries. These major auctions will not disappoint. While there will be many highlights throughout these sales, the coin that draws our attention from the Heritage Auction is the 1849 C $1 Gold Open Wreath, certified as MS62 by PCGS. This is an exceptionally rare coin and is the finest known to date. The current FMV is $662,500; this coin should command well above this figure. The following list contains some potential highlights from the Heritage portion of the ANA Sale.

1849 C $1 Gold Open Wreath MS62 PCGS

1849 C $1 Gold Open Wreath MS62 PCGS is available at the Heritage Auctions ANA World’s Fair of Money U.S. Coins Signature Auction in Chicago, Illinois, August 12-16, 2015

Heritage Auctions
1926 S Lincoln CentPCGS MS65 Red$97,500
1880 Shield NickelPCGS MS66$130,000
1796 Draped Bust DimePCGS MS66 CAC$162,500
1853 O Seated Half No ArrowsPCGS VG8N/A
1795 Flowing Hair Dollar Three LeavesNGC MS63$175,000
1858 $5 GoldNGC PR67 Ultra CameoN/A
1856 O $20 GoldNGC AU55$500,000
1861 S $20 Gold PaquetNGC AU58$266,500
1915 S Pan-Pac $50 Gold RoundPCGS MS65$174,380

     Stack’s Bowers Galleries has their own set of rarities with highlights that will attract not only the advanced collector but the average collector as well. One that stands out is the 1891 O Liberty Seated Dime that has been certified by NGC as PR66. It is the only known example and is quite possibly unique as a Proof. Below are some other highlights from this Stack’s Bowers Galleries sale.

1891 O Liberty Seated Dime NGC PR66

1891 O Liberty Seated Dime NGC PR66 is available at the Stack’s Bowers Galleries ANA World’s Fair of Money U.S. Coins Signature Auction in Chicago, Illinois, August 11-18, 2015

Stack’s Bowers Galleries
1831 Classic Half Cent First RestrikePCGS PR66 RB CACN/A
1831 Capped Bust Half DimeNGC PR67$91,880
1798/7 Draped Bust Dime 13 Star ReversePCGS MS61$59,380
1865 S Seated QuarterNGC MS67N/A
1866 S Seated Half No MottoNGC MS66N/A
1799 Draped Bust DollarPCGS MS65$225,000
1865 Seated DollarNGC PR67 CAC$55,630
1871 CC Seated DollarNGC AU58$49,380
1859 D $2 ½ GoldPCGS MS62 CAC$48,130
1909 O $5 Gold IndianNGC MS62$66,880
1907 $20 Gold St. Gaudens High ReliefPCGS MS66$80,630

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