Honoring the Legendary Numismatist Bill Fivaz on His 90th Birthday with MCCA

The Metropolitan Coin Club of Atlanta is delighted to announce the successful celebration of esteemed numismatist Bill Fivaz’s 90th birthday at their recent club meeting on February 17. The event, organized by the club where Bill serves as a member and on its board of directors, was a memorable occasion filled with camaraderie, reflections, and heartfelt tributes.

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Cheers to 90 Years! Metropolitan Coin Club members gather around Bill and Marilyn Fivaz, joined by their loving family, to celebrate Bill’s remarkable milestone birthday. (Photo by Barry Inman.)

The celebration, which took place during the club meeting, deviated from the usual agenda to mark this significant milestone in Fivaz’s life. Attendees were treated to a delightful spread of refreshments provided by club newsletter editor David Crenshaw and club secretary Marvin Dudek, ensuring a festive atmosphere for all.

Among the highlights of the celebration was a sumptuous vanilla sheet cake with fudge icing, complemented by other snacks and sodas. Plastic champagne glasses filled with non-alcoholic sparkling white grape juice cocktail were raised in a special toast to honor Fivaz.

Dudek enhanced the culinary experience with a selection of savory treats including turkey, ham, and roast beef, along with a fresh fruit platter and a cheese party tray. Other members also contributed additional snacks, and several contributed monies to help cover the expenses. The venue was adorned with birthday decorations, creating a joyous ambiance fitting for the occasion.

The evening’s program included heartfelt remarks about Fivaz, delivered by Crenshaw, followed by a toast to honor him.

Bill and Marilyn Fivaz share a special moment with emcee David Crenshaw (left) and their cherished family members Jeanne, John (back), Diane, and Jake, amidst the joyous celebration of Bill’s 90th birthday. (Photo by Barry Inman.)

Bill Fivaz beams with delight as he admires his birthday cake, exclaiming, ‘Hey, the baker spelled my last name correctly!’ A sweet moment captured during the celebration of Bill’s 90th birthday. (Photo by David Crenshaw.)

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John Phipps presents a surprise to Bill Fivaz, a specially labeled wooden nickel holder commemorating the occasion. The holder, approximately 8″ x 8″, showcases the most recent MCCA wooden nickel with a grade of MS-90, adorned with five-star stickers symbolizing quality. Bill’s trademark red ink pricing is visible in the corner, but as Bill says, ‘There is quality in every grade.’ Even with his discount sign reading ‘10% off price as marked,’ Bill remains truly ‘priceless’ to the Metropolitan Coin Club of Atlanta. (Photo by David Crenshaw.)

“I was deeply honored last night at our coin club (MCCA) meeting to have the members participate in celebrating the 50th anniversary of my 40th birthday, complete with a (non-alcoholic) toast, a food spread that was absolutely 5-star, and a delicious birthday cake. It was so nice to see everyone, even several that came from over a hundred miles away, join in the festivities. I thank everyone involved in the party and shall have very fond memories of it forever,” commented Fivaz.

A special surprise organized by board of directors member and YN director, John Phipps, added to the excitement of the celebration.

Attendees had the opportunity to join in the festivities by raising their glasses in a collective toast to Fivaz, expressing gratitude for his immense contributions to the numismatic community. The celebration culminated in a group picture capturing the moment before the lighting of the “90” candles on the cake and a rendition of Happy Birthday to commemorate this milestone.

Fivaz’s wife, Marilyn, daughter Diane and her husband John, and daughter-in-law Jeanne, and grandson Jake were also in attendance, adding to the warmth and joy of the celebration.

Crenshaw, in his remarks to the club members, highlighted the significance of Fivaz’s contributions to the world of numismatics, emphasizing his dedication, expertise, and enduring impact on the hobby. Crenshaw led a heartfelt toast, celebrating Fivaz’s achievements and wishing him continued joy and fulfillment in his 90th year.

“I am proud to see our members come together to honor Bill Fivaz on his 90th birthday. His dedication to numismatics has left an indelible mark on our club and the entire numismatic community,” said Tom Youngblood, president of the Metropolitan Coin Club of Atlanta.

The Metropolitan Coin Club of Atlanta extends its sincere thanks to all who attended and contributed to making Fivaz’s 90th birthday celebration a memorable success. Let us continue to celebrate the life and legacy of a true icon in the world of coins.

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160 Years Since the Hunley Made Waves as the First Combat Submarine

Today, February 17, 2024, marks a pivotal moment in naval history. 160 years ago, on this day in 1864, the Hunley submarine achieved a historic feat by sinking an enemy warship, becoming the world’s first successful combat submarine. However, following this groundbreaking achievement, both the submarine and its crew vanished without a trace, leaving behind a legacy and a mystery that endured for over a century.

Thanks to the relentless efforts of treasure hunters and historians, the Hunley was finally located in 1995 by an expedition led by Clive Cussler’s National Underwater Maritime Agency (NUMA). Resting about 4 miles off the coast of Charleston, 30 feet below the surface, the Hunley was raised completely intact on August 8, 2000, in a remarkable engineering feat.

Now undergoing a meticulous excavation and conservation process, the Hunley serves as a time capsule from the 19th century, holding invaluable historical treasures and the remains of its brave crew. Partnering with Clemson University, scientists are working tirelessly to preserve this legendary submarine, extracting harmful salts from its iron skin to prevent decay.

The Hunley’s story continues to inspire innovation and scientific advancements, pushing the boundaries of historical exploration. Important forensic evidence collected during the excavation offers hope of solving the enduring maritime mystery surrounding its disappearance.

The Hunley lab, now a center of excellence run by Clemson University, showcases cutting-edge technologies developed to conserve maritime treasures efficiently. Moreover, the submarine serves as an educational beacon, attracting visitors from across the globe to learn about history, archaeology, and science firsthand.

Join us in commemorating this historic milestone and witnessing the ongoing efforts to preserve the legacy of the Hunley. Click the arrow below to watch the video and delve deeper into the remarkable story of the world’s first successful combat submarine.

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Inside Look: Crafting the NFL Super Bowl Flip Coin – A Florida Legacy

As the anticipation builds for Super Bowl 58, fans around the world gear up for the spectacle that marks the pinnacle of American football. Amidst the excitement and fervor, there’s one element that often goes unnoticed but holds significant symbolic value – the flip coin that kicks off the grand event. What many may not know is that this crucial piece of Super Bowl tradition is crafted right here in Florida.

Highland Mint, nestled in the heart of Brevard County, has been the artisan behind the iconic NFL Super Bowl flip coin for an impressive 31 years. Vincent Bohbot, the executive vice president at Highland Mint, proudly shares insights into the meticulous craftsmanship that goes into each coin, marking the beginning of the football extravaganza.

“The game doesn’t start without the flip-coin,” Bohbot emphasizes, underlining the significance of this small yet vital component. For the dedicated team at Highland Mint, the production of these coins is more than just a job; it’s a source of pride and a testament to their craftsmanship.

Bohbot elaborates on the process, explaining, “When we’re watching the game, and they’re doing the coin toss, that’s when you look at it, here we look at it all day long, coins are being flipped, coins are being minted. But then when you see it at the game, that’s when you’re like, hey, that’s our coin, that’s our company that’s doing this.”

Each coin is meticulously numbered, with “0-0-1” determining the fate of the initial kick-off and “0-0-0” poised for overtime, should the need arise. The attention to detail extends to the design, with heads bearing the illustrious Super Bowl logo and tails showcasing the emblems of the competing teams.

This year, as the Super Bowl fever grips the nation, Highland Mint dispatched its latest batch of coins to Las Vegas, where they await their moment in the spotlight. A total of 10,000 coins were meticulously crafted, with only a hundred reserved for the NFL while the rest are made available for avid fans and collectors alike.

Behind the scenes, the 140-member strong team at Highland Mint toils tirelessly, from melting the metals to packaging the finished product. Their dedication reflects a shared sense of pride in contributing to the spectacle of the biggest football event of the year.

“Everybody takes pride in this, how can you not? Whether they’re football fans or not, everybody likes to say that we’re part of the biggest game of the year,” Bohbot asserts, encapsulating the sentiment that permeates Highland Mint.

As Super Bowl Sunday approaches, and millions tune in to witness the clash of titans on the gridiron, spare a thought for the artisans behind the scenes, whose craftsmanship ensures that the spectacle begins with a simple flip of a coin – a coin made with care and precision right here in the Sunshine State.

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Numismatic Luminary Dennis Tucker Embarks on New Journey

Numismatic Luminary Dennis Tucker Embarks on New Journey

We are pleased to share with you some bittersweet news regarding one of the most esteemed figures in numismatic publishing. After an illustrious nineteen-year career as publisher at Whitman Publishing, Dennis Tucker will be bidding farewell to his role at the end of February 2024.

Throughout his tenure, Tucker has been a pivotal force in shaping the landscape of numismatic literature, overseeing the publication of over 300 titles spanning various fields including numismatics, banking and financial history, American presidency, and U.S. military history. His leadership has been characterized by unwavering dedication, innovation, and a deep commitment to excellence.

Under his guidance, Whitman Publishing has witnessed a modern renaissance in numismatic literature, marked by the development of bestselling series such as the Bowers Series and the iconic “100 Greatest” library. Tucker’s own contributions to numismatic scholarship are equally noteworthy, with his award-winning book American Gold and Silver: U.S. Mint Collector and Investor Coins and Medals, Bicentennial to Date standing as a testament to his expertise and passion for the field.

Beyond his professional achievements, Tucker has been a staunch advocate for the numismatic community, earning accolades such as the ANA’s Glenn B. Smedley Memorial Award and being named one of the most influential people in numismatics by Coin World. His commitment to promoting numismatic education and awareness has left an indelible mark on our hobby.

As Dennis Tucker embarks on this new chapter in his life, we extend our heartfelt gratitude for his years of service and dedication to the numismatic community. Though he may be stepping away from his role at Whitman, we are confident that his presence will continue to be felt in various numismatic endeavors and philanthropic pursuits.

Please join us in congratulating Dennis on his retirement and wishing him all the best in his future endeavors. His legacy will forever be cherished, and his contributions to the numismatic world will continue to inspire generations to come.

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Unlock the World of Coins: Enroll in ANA’s Young Numismatist Program!

Unlock the World of Coins: Enroll in ANA’s Young Numismatist Program!

Embark on an exciting journey into the world of coin collecting by joining the American Numismatic Association’s Young Numismatist (YN) program – the globe’s largest coin club for young enthusiasts!

As a YN member, you’ll unlock a treasure trove of benefits, including the chance to earn real coins through engaging educational activities. Immerse yourself in the fascinating realm of numismatics, where learning is not only fun but also rewarding. Discover the joy of connecting with fellow young collectors, making lasting friendships within our vibrant community.

But that’s not all! Act now, and you could receive a free package of delightful collectibles with your membership, available while supplies last! Imagine the thrill of adding these unique items to your collection.

The YN program offers exclusive activities where you can not only expand your coin collection but also learn valuable skills, participate in auctions, and stay updated with the latest in numismatic news. The ANA Executive Director even shared insights from a recent YN e-newsletter, providing a sneak peek into the exciting world of youth engagement activities.

Parents, educators, and coin enthusiasts alike, help the ANA spread the excitement! Encourage young minds in K-12 to explore the wonders of numismatics with their families and communities. The ANA is committed to providing exceptional youth activities, and they invite all those interested to join as a Young Numismatist. Let the adventure begin!

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Living History Illuminated: Jamie Franki’s Numismatic Art for a Purpose

Living History Illuminated: Jamie Franki’s Numismatic Art for a Purpose

Coin and medal artist Jamie Franki has graciously donated an original piece of art featuring the Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists (PAN) Living American History performers, with the proceeds from the auction benefiting this educational initiative.

The artwork, skillfully crafted by Jamie Franki, portrays familiar faces from major coin shows across the country: Dennis Boggs as Abraham Lincoln, Patrick McBride as Benjamin Franklin, and Curt Radabaugh as George Washington. The auction, held during the PAN Banquet on October 19, 2023, at the LeMont Restaurant, concluded with a winning bid of $1,400 from coin dealer David Siebert of The Coin Collector.

Jamie’s work captures the essence of each historical figure with symbolic elements – Lincoln’s Gettysburg address, Franklin’s electricity experiment, and Washington’s Colonial Battle Flag amid falling Christmas snow from his Delaware crossing. The artist used a combination of client-supplied photos, Photoshop, Prismacolor pencils, and digital enhancements to create this unique piece.

For those interested in supporting the Living American History Program, smaller matted prints are available for $50 each, measuring 8×10 with a 12×14 black beveled mat. All proceeds from these sales will contribute to sustaining and expanding the program.

In addition, we’d like to reflect on a notable moment in numismatic history: at the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in August 2023, Whitman Publishing introduced Dennis Boggs as President Abraham Lincoln to the numismatic community. Whitman Publishing’s numismatic research director David Crenshaw played a key role in organizing Boggs’ appearance at the WFOM. Crenshaw fondly recalls that the show’s coordinator, Brenda Bishop, remarked that President Lincoln was the hit of the show! Boggs soon became a fixture at various numismatic shows nationwide, evolving into a trio of living history portrayers.

We encourage enthusiasts to consider supporting the Living American History Program by acquiring prints of Jamie Franki’s artwork, available through the PAN website. Your contribution will help maintain and expand this valuable initiative, preserving and celebrating our nation’s history in a unique and engaging manner.

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Unveiling America’s Numismatic Treasures: A Journey Through Rarity and History at Heritage’s FUN US Coins Auction

Unveiling America’s Numismatic Treasures: A Journey Through Rarity and History at Heritage’s FUN US Coins Auction

In the world of numismatics, where every coin tells a story, Heritage Auctions is set to unveil a remarkable collection that promises to captivate both collectors and history enthusiasts alike. Among the treasures to be showcased is the much-anticipated appearance of the 1855 Kellogg & Co. Fifty Dollar PR64 Cameo PCGS. CAC, a coin revered as a pinnacle of beauty and scarcity. Described by Fort Worth coins dealer B. Max Mehl as “the most beautiful of all Pioneer gold coins,” this exemplar stands as a testament to a bygone era and is anticipated to steal the spotlight in the upcoming auction scheduled for Jan. 10-14.

With only 14 known examples to exist, none surpassing the grade of the featured coin, its allure lies not just in its aesthetic brilliance but also in its historical significance. Crafted in proof format, these coins likely served as prestigious presentation pieces for esteemed officials and businessmen of the time. The tale surrounding the Kellogg $50 coins, conceived to rival other coinage in circulation during the mid-19th century, unveils a fascinating chapter in American numismatic history.

Executive Vice President at Heritage Auctions, Todd Imhof, sheds light on this era, explaining, “The emergence of the San Francisco Mint in 1854 marked the end of private coinage in California, yet the Mint struggled to meet the burgeoning demand for coins, making these proof examples highly sought after.”

Adding further intrigue to this event is the appearance of the 1792 Half Disme, Judd-7, Pollock-7, R.4, MS62 NGC, one of the earliest official coins of the United States. This coin’s origins trace back to a significant deposit of silver by none other than Thomas Jefferson, a transaction that led to the production of a mere 1,500 of these remarkable early American rarities.

The collection also boasts a stunning array of Morgan dollars, including the 1893-S Morgan Dollar, MS63, and the 1889-CC Dollar MS64 Deep Mirror Prooflike PCGS. CAC, each bearing a tale of economic turmoil and limited minting, resulting in their status as coveted treasures within the Morgan dollar series.

David T. Miller’s collection adds to the allure with coins like the 1893-S Morgan Dollar, a testimony to a tumultuous year in American history, and the 1889-CC Morgan dollar, emblematic of the Carson City Mint’s legacy and scarcity.

The auction will feature treasures from various top collections, including the Bob R. Simpson Collection, Part XI, showcasing rare Half Unions from 1877, among other remarkable pieces.

However, it’s the Old Pioneer Collection that truly embodies the spirit of exploration and entrepreneurship during the early American gold rushes. Highlighted by coins like the 1830 Templeton Reid Quarter Eagle and the 1852 Assay Office Ten Dollar, each coin echoes tales of a time when pioneers sought to transform gold nuggets into private coinage.

Among the standout lots, the 1804 Ten Dollar, Judd-34, Pollock-46, PR64 PCGS, stands as a testament to the enigmatic King of Siam Proof Set, representing a pivotal era in American numismatic history.

The auction promises a journey through time, inviting collectors and enthusiasts to delve into the rare and storied world of American coinage. Each coin, a tangible piece of history, beckons with its unique narrative, sparking intrigue and fascination.

For those eager to explore further or secure their place in this remarkable event, images and information about all lots in the auction can be found at HA.com/1371. Don’t miss the opportunity to own a piece of history and immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of American numismatics at Heritage’s FUN US Coins Auction.

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Echoes of History: Exploring Ancient Artifacts

Echoes of History: Exploring Ancient Artifacts

The third edition of Harlan J. Berk’s 100 Greatest Ancient Coins will debut in December 2023, available from bookstores and hobby shops nationwide, and online (including at Whitman.com). Here, David Hendin, vice president and adjunct curator of the American Numismatic Society, shares his thoughts on the book and its author.

The greatest thing about Harlan Berk’s 100 Greatest Ancient Coins—aside from the coins!—is that even family and friends of collectors will appreciate the fabulous photos of these treasures and Harlan’s concise historic explanations. Collectors fear not, however, since Harlan has also provided current scholarly information to satisfy them as well. He also gives us a book that covers Greek, Roman, and so-called Byzantine coins in a single, impressively entertaining and informative volume.

I can’t think of another person more qualified to have written this popular book than Harlan J. Berk. He is a serious collector and connoisseur of art and paintings. (He has amassed the best-known collection of Chicago Modernists.) Anyone who has even chatted casually with Harlan knows his excitement for the subjects, as well as his expertise. He has also been a leading coin dealer, based in Chicago, for more than fifty years. He maintains an extensive numismatic library at his office and welcomes collectors and scholars. I’m proud to say that we have been friends for fifty years or so.

Harlan is obsessed with beauty and workmanship of coins, which, he notes, “have been collected almost since they were issued. There is evidence that the leaders of some great cities issued wonderful artistic coins made by recognized artists so that future generations would know what heights they reached. . . . Renaissance kings and princes collected coins. . . . Today ancient coins are collected around the globe.”

If you are one of those readers who tend to skip the text and admire the beautiful photos and look up values—don’t even think about it. Harlan’s notable introduction explains a great deal about ancient art and how it evolved; in the third edition of 100 Greatest Ancient Coins he adds a new section on cave paintings. We also get Harlan’s quick guided tour of coinage from the beginning up to the Eastern Roman Empire (the topic of one of his other important books), as well as an overview of collecting, grading, and authentication. Especially illuminating is Harlan’s snapshot of how the values of these coins have evolved from the mid-twentieth century forward. I’ve been reading about ancient coins for more than fifty-five years, and I learned something!

In this third edition, Harlan has paid special attention to updating his text on Tyre shekels, coins with portraits of Cleopatra VII, Athenian owl tetradrachms (a significant summary that updates dating theories and suggests that some later Athens types, once believed to be Athenian in origin, were actually struck in the ancient East), the Horseman staters of Tarentum, Brutus’s Eid Mar coins, Nero’s Port of Ostia sestertius, Titus’s Colosseum sestertius, Constantine IV folles, and the Judaea Capta sestertius. Photos of these coins and others have been upgraded to even more fabulous than in previous editions.

If you are a collector on a budget, you don’t need to worry. If you cannot afford to purchase all 100 of these significant coin types, there are many first-cousins of the “100 Greatest” that can still be purchased for less than $100.

It’s not easy to write about the “best 100” of anything. Harlan presents his numismatic hit parade in the order they were issued, hence #87, the Ionia electrum stater, is listed first. There is also an appendix that lists the coins in their order of “greatness,” as well as an appendix that shows the coins in actual size alongside each other together with dimensions, weight, and page number where the coin is featured.

Even some collectors often pass over words they do not fully understand. Harlan provides a brief but excellent illustrated glossary of terms, locations, and mythological and actual names that enhance the book’s value.

It’s no wonder that the first two editions of this classic book are “out of print.” It is the perfect gift for your cousin, aunt, uncle, mom, dad, sibling, grandpa, or friend who collects ancient coins. In fact, it’s a fun book to read for anyone interested in ancient history.

Coin collectors have a well-known saying: “Buy the book before the coin.” In this case you must have the book, so in this case it is okay to buy it before or after you buy the coin. You will be paging through it for many years to come.

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Ron Drzewucki Assumes Presidency at CAC Grading

Ron Drzewucki Assumes Presidency at CAC Grading

A Numismatic Visionary

We are thrilled to announce the latest development at CAC Grading, one that marks a significant milestone in our commitment to setting the highest standards in rare coin authentication and certification. Ron Drzewucki, a distinguished figure in the numismatic world, has been appointed as the new President of CAC Grading, succeeding John Albanese, who continues his role as Chief Executive Officer.

Ron’s journey with CAC Grading has been nothing short of exceptional. As one of the co-founders, he played a pivotal role as Senior Finalizer, overseeing the authentication and grading of over 100,000 coins since our inception. With over 40 years of experience as a professional numismatist and a reputation for being a world-class grader, Ron’s dedication and expertise have been invaluable to our growth and success.

A stalwart in the numismatic community, Ron’s affiliations with esteemed organizations like the American Numismatic Association, the American Numismatic Society, and the Professional Numismatists Guild underscore his deep-rooted commitment to the craft. His extensive background, coupled with his tenure at Numismatic Guaranty Corporation, where his discerning eye for coins was highly regarded, positions him as an exemplary leader for CAC Grading.

“I am honored to take on the role of President at CAC Grading and continue the legacy of transparency and excellence set by John Albanese,” expressed Ron Drzewucki. “My focus remains on upholding the highest standards in grading and fostering the growth of coin enthusiasts, guiding us into an exciting future.”

John Butler, Co-Founder and Finalizer at CAC Grading, commended Ron’s journey, emphasizing his unwavering dedication from his early days in a coin store to this pinnacle in his career. His ascent to the presidency is a testament to his relentless pursuit of excellence, a sentiment echoed by the numismatic community.

With the exceptional leadership of both John Albanese and Ron Drzewucki, we anticipate a robust 2024, building on the momentum and trust garnered by collectors and dealers since our inception.

CAC Grading’s journey, initiated in 2007 with Certified Acceptance Corporation (CAC), has evolved into a symbol of accuracy and reliability in the numismatic realm. In 2022, under the guidance of Albanese and key figures like Drzewucki, CAC Grading emerged as a beacon of consistency, setting new benchmarks in third-party grading and encapsulation services.

We invite you to explore our services and join us in celebrating this exciting new chapter in the world of numismatics. For more information, visit www.CACgrading.com, reach out via email at help@CACgrading.com, or call 888-537-3798. Join us as we continue our commitment to excellence in rare coin authentication and grading.

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Rare 1815 B-1 Quarter from ‘Colonel’ Green’s Collection at Heritage’s US Coins Auction

Rare 1815 B-1 Quarter from ‘Colonel’ Green’s Collection at Heritage’s US Coins Auction

In the world of numismatics, there exists a captivating phrase: “history that can fit in your pocket.” This sentiment rings true in the upcoming Heritage’s Dec. 14-17 US Coins Signature® Auction, where a breathtaking array of rare and historically significant coins awaits eager collectors and enthusiasts.

Among the illustrious figures woven into the tapestry of American coinage history are John Reich and Edward Howland Robinson Green. Reich, a German-born designer, dazzled Thomas Jefferson with his medal-making prowess before leaving an indelible mark at the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia. His masterful hand crafted the iconic Capped Bust design, defining American coinage for decades across various denominations, from the large cent to the $5 gold piece cherished by collectors.

One of Reich’s crowning achievements, the exquisite 1815 B-1 Quarter Dollar in its finest-certified state (CACG-Certified MS67), stands as a centerpiece offering. Originating from the esteemed collection of “Colonel” E.H.R. Green, this coin holds a distinguished place in numismatic history. Green, a titan among collectors and a multifaceted personality, was renowned for his vast collection that included the famed “Inverted Jennies” and close ties with President William McKinley.

Todd Imhof, Executive Vice President at Heritage Auctions, emphasized, “This auction underscores the rare coin market’s enduring strength and growth. It features some exceptional individual lots, as well as featured collections that will allow winning bidders prime opportunities to bolster their collections heading into the new year.”

The auction further boasts remarkable pieces such as the exceedingly rare 1864-S Liberty Eagle, XF40 NGC, a testament to the scarcity of S-Mint Ten coins, and the sought-after 1853-D Liberty Half Eagle, MS64+ PCGS. CAC, a prized possession among Southern gold collectors for its distinction as one of the finest certified examples from the Dahlonega Mint.

A stunning highlight is the 1927-S Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle, MS64, a coin steeped in allure and historical significance. Once believed to be rarer than it was, this masterpiece reflects a chapter in numismatic history intertwined with international trade and the aftermath of the Gold Recall of 1933.

Also gracing this auction is the exclusive 1855 Gold Dollar, MS66+, the pinnacle of NGC grading, showcasing the transition in coin design from the Type One to Type Two gold dollars, marking an era of captivating evolution in numismatic craftsmanship.

Delve into these numismatic treasures and explore the stories they hold by visiting HA.com/1367. The auction promises an extraordinary opportunity to acquire these timeless pieces that encapsulate the rich history of American coinage.

Join us in this journey through time, where history finds a home in the palm of your hand.

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