This year’s American Numismatic Association’s World Money Fair auctions take place after the convention, with Heritage holding its ground sessions in Dallas starting August 18 and online sessions ending August 22. . Stack’s Bowers Galleries ANA sessions begin at its Costa Mesa. , Calif., Offices August 16 with online sessions ending August 25.
These online sessions can offer more affordable options for collectors.
The Heritage website allows users to categorize the bundles by ‘most popular (viewed)’ and it turns out that visually exciting, high-quality collectibles with a nice toning factor are featured heavily in the most popular bundles. most popular.
One of the most visited coins among all Heritage offerings is a 1923 Peace Dollar rated Mint State 66+ by Professional Coin Grading Service with a gorgeous rainbow tone that is rarely seen on the type of design. . A deep, warm orange hugs the edge of the obverse with accents of seagreens, lavender and honey, while Liberty’s profile is nice and frosty. The reverse is the same tone.
While the 1923 Peace Dollar is one of the most common dates in the series, PCGS scored only 313 MS-66 + ratings with 108 finer. Typical examples sell for between $ 600 and $ 700 at auction today, but this one has visual appeal that may help it skyrocket beyond comparable sales at recent auctions.
Another stunning tonic is a WWII-era 1943-S Jefferson 5-cent coin composed of 56% copper, 35% silver, and 9% manganese which was used to help reduce use of nickel, a metal that was necessary for the war effort (the pre-war alloy was 75% copper and 25% nickel).
The presence of silver means that many of those “war nickels” have a nice tonicity, as seen on this one rated MS-67 + by PCGS, which is one of 191 of that grade with three pluses. purposes. Both sides feature a range of mixed pastel colors, with more intense jewel tones around the edges. As per the PCGS definition of “full stages”, the reverse shows five separate stages (lines) at the base of Monticello. An untinted and comparably graded copy fetched $ 720 at a Heritage auction earlier this year, but collectors seem to respond favorably to the attractive colors of the lot on offer.
Who is ‘JJ’ on this dollar?
Stack’s Bowers Galleries online sessions contain wonderfully bizarre objects, such as a selection of counter-stamped American coins that were marked by merchants in the 18th and 19th centuries. Many of them have been cataloged by Russell Rulau and more recently in Gregory Brunk’s book Countermarked merchant and private coins, but some brands remain a mystery and the collection area is ripe for research.
A Draped Bust Silver Dollar from 1803 is rated very good by the auctioneer, while a neat hole masks much of the 8 and all 9s of the date. The obverse features the letters “JJ”, stamped prominently on either side of Liberty, and again on the eagle shield on the reverse. As of August 2, he had a current bid of $ 160, which is sure to be exceeded as the August 23 closing date approaches.
Also closed on August 23, a 1959 gold coin from Nation of Celestial Space 1-Cleston, minted on a 90% gold blank and measuring only 14 millimeters in diameter. The Nation of Celestial Space was established in 1948 by James T. Mangan of Evergreen Park, Illinois. The portrait is of his daughter Ruth Mangan and is inspired by the traditional design of 19th century American gold coins, replacing LIBERTY on the headband with the word MAGNANIMITY. It is rated Proof 65 Cameo by Numismatic Guaranty Corp.
Mangan was committed to protecting “outer space” from the colonization of a single country. He died in 1970, thus ending the movement, but his efforts are remembered in his gold and silver issues.