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Platinum Night Highlights Central States

April 23, 2018

     Heritage Auctions will host the official sale at the Central States Convention in Schaumburg, Illinois this week. Platinum Night will be full of rarities across several series and one of the highlights will be the 1796/5 $5 Gold Small Eagle in PCGS MS62 with the CAC sticker. There are just 7 coins grading higher with MS65 the highest. Also, this is one of just two coins approved by CAC in the MS62 grade. The current Market is at $135,000 and our CAC value is listed at $194,000.

1796/5 $5 Gold Small Eagle PCGS MS62 CAC

1796/5 $5 Gold Small Eagle PCGS MS62 CAC is available at the Heritage Auctions CSNS U.S. Coins Signature Auction in Schaumburg, Illinois, April 25-29, 2018

     Also available, the 1854 S $2½ Gold in PCGS VF35 is so rare that we do not have it listed in any grade. This is one of three coins certified in this grade and auction sales in the last seven years have been between $253,000 and $282,000. This coin had an original mintage of 246 coins but there are only 11 to 12 known. Below are some of the other highlights from this sale.

Date/DenominationGradeCurrent Market
1793 Wreath Cent Vine & BarsPCGS MS63 BN$57,500
1955/55 Lincoln Cent Doubled DiePCGS MS65 RD$30,000
1822 Bust DimeNGC MS66$87,500
1863 S Seated DimeNGC MS65$28,500
1796 Bust QuarterPCGS MS62$75,000
1797 Draped Bust Half DollarPCGS AU55+$170,000
1801 Bust DollarPCGS MS63 CAC$64,500
1873 CC Trade DollarNGC MS64$39,500
1808 $2 ½ GoldPCGS AU55$96,500
1836 $2 ½ GoldPCGS PR65+ CACN/A
1854 D $2 ½ GoldNGC MS64$81,500
1795 $5 Gold Small EaglePCGS MS62$88,750
1795 $10 Gold 13 LeavesPCGS MS61$102,500
1911 $10 Gold IndianPCGS PR67 CAC$105,000
1882 $20 GoldPCGS AU55+$103,500
1883 $20 GoldPCGS PR64 DCAM$145,000
1915 S $50 Gold Pan-Pac OctagonalPCGS MS64 CAC$92,500
1915 S $50 Gold Pan-Pac RoundPCGS MS66 CAC$187,500

     This week’s Moderns Wholesale Market Dealer Price Guide adjustments are sparse in Modern Lincoln Cents through Presidential Dollars. This is a segment of the market that is somewhat ignored, especially for coins valued at $20 or less; only when the highest grades with low-pops are offered are buyers aggressive.

     There seems to be an increase in the number of dealers involved with Modern Signature Coins. NumisMedia prices for Signature coins can be found online at our Collector Price Guide under ‘Signature Series’.

     The metals are getting hit hard as Gold is down over $10 in morning trading; Gold is currently at $1,323.50 and Silver is at $16.65. Buy/Sell spreads have become so tight that dealers will need to shift to high volume deals to make any money in this market.

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